CEASEFIRE AND MORAL IMPERATIVE

“Boyd recognized the pre-eminence of the moral aspect of war in his discussions of guerrilla conflict. It is the belief of this writer that Boyd would have recognized the pre-eminence of the moral aspect of war in 4GW, and he would have considered morality worthy of a unique place in dealing with 4GW.”
~ Greg Wilcox, “Fourth Generation Warfare and the Moral Imperative.”

In light of the fact that it appears we have yet another attempt at the creation of a peaceful solution to the situation of the Kurdish people under Turkish occupation, through KKK’s ceasefire (due to go into effect 1 October), there were two articles of interest on the Kurdish Globe this week.

In the first, we read that US intentions toward the Kurdish people are moving in rhythm of the same song and dance that we all know so well. The “bad” Kurds remain “bad” Kurds, and the US has no interest in making a place at the table for those issues that “bad” Kurds face daily. Those issues include the recent increase in repression, especially as outlined in the new anti-terror law, the removal of America’s allies, the Pashas, from the control of civil government, or an end to the Ankara regime’s policy of equality through forced assimilation. Let’s make it absolutely clear that this severe repression has been, and continues to be, actively assisted by the policies of the US government.

The joke is that the US has appointed a PKK coordinator in order to “counter PKK,” while ignoring gross human rights abuses perpetrated by Turkey, the eternal victim. Considering that both the Ankara regime and Washington have appointed two former generals to “counter the PKK,” there will be no effort on the part of either state to negotiate a peaceful solution to the dire situation of the Kurdish people. To complete the tirumvirate of evil against the Kurdish people, is Iraqi general, Amir Amed Hassun, a Sunni Arab.

What we clearly see from these appointments is that there will be no effort made to find a political solution to a political problem. In addition, the very people whose existence depends on a just political solution have no voice in this process because they are not represented in it, as PKK coordinator, Ralston notes:

“It is important for the United States government, the Turkish government and the Iraqi government to cooperate because this is something that is not going to be solved by any one of us alone,” he said.

There has never been any mention of the Kurds under Turkish occupation in any statement from the other side. It must be that the “bad” Kurds simply do not exist, which is, in itself, a form of genocide.

While Deep Stater, Ralston, claims that “all options are on the table,” clearly this is a lie, because Ralston refuses to meet with representatives of PKK, even though the US meets with representatives of the “insurgency” in Iraq. We also have a clear idea of what kind of interests Ralston represents:

“Turkey is the best possible friend that Iraq could have in that neighborhood; there is no question about that,” he noted. “And the economic interests between Iraq and Turkey are critical for both Iraq and Turkey.”

That’s very enlightening, coming from the vice chairman of The Cohen Group, a lobby group whose purpose is to “help[ing] multinational clients explore opportunities overseas as well as solve problems that may develop,” and which has close ties to the American Turkish Council (ATC).

By comparison, we have an example of the hands-off approach of the US and allies, to Iran’s premier terrorist organization, Hezbollah. Particularly interesting is the acknowledgement that nothing can be done about disarming Hezbollah, short of a political solution:

For now, all sides say it’s likely full disarmament will happen only in the future as part of a political solution – despite the U.N. resolution that ended the 34-day war on Aug. 14 and required disarmament.

Until a political solution is discovered, some time in the indeterminate future, Hezbollah remains fully armed and faces no pressure to disarm, much less come to a “settlement,” although it is on The List® and has targeted Americans in the past.

As PKK and the Kurdish people continue the struggle for a political solution to a problem that all Kurds know is a political problem, the enemies of the Kurdish people continue in the opposite direction; they search only for a military solution. These enemies do not understand that they have chosen the path to failure. The nature of future struggles are not military in nature, but political, as current analyses of these struggles show:

The fact that the root of Fourth Generation war is a political, social and moral phenomenon, the decline of the state, means that there can be no purely military solution to Fourth Generation threats. Military force is incapable, by itself, of restoring legitimacy to a state. This is especially the case when the military force is foreign; usually, its mere presence will further undermine the legitimacy of the state it is attempting to support.

Recent statements from the PKK recognize the fact that it is a political solution that is needed, and the demands of PKK reflect this need. The current move toward ceasefire is still predicated on a laying down of arms on all sides. Continued aggression will receive an aggressive response, and if the US and EU are truly interested in reaching a peaceful settlement, they must support the efforts of the Kurdish people as expressed in the call to ceasefire.

As long as the US continues to manipulate the situation in the Middle East for it’s own interests, particularly with regard to Iran, we can expect that no concrete steps will be taken on the part of the warmongers who sit in Washington, Ankara, and Baghdad. We shall have our first hint of which direction the wind is blowing in this regard when Erdogan meets Bush on Monday. Erdogan has already said that his fascist regime will refuse to recognize any ceasefire called by the PKK.

In the meantime, Erdogan is currently in New York, where he will meet with Ahmet Ertegun, among others. Ertegun, as Rastî readers will remember, together with Rupert Murdoch, recently purchased TGRT from Ihlas Holding.

There is one noteworthy thing to keep in mind about Erdogan’s visits to the US; He always spends time in New York before heading to Washington. Is it a coincidence that his master, Fethullah Gulen, lives a short 85 miles away in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania? Is this why Erdogan was desperate to have an official invitation from Washington in July, so that he would be able to confer with his master before Buyukanit took over in August as the real power in Turkey? Inquiring minds want to know.

We have numerous ceasefires in the past that benefited no one because there was no proper response from the enemy’s side. We have military men, of which two are deeply involved in Deep State activites, who do not have the experience necessary to negotiate a political solution–even if a political solution were their aim. We have no inclusion of the people of Turkish-occupied Kurdistan in this process, nor has there ever been an acknowledgement of the severe repression of the Kurdish people on the part of any of the states involved. Neither did any of those states acknowledge the ceasefire offer declared by KKK in August. What we have, then, from the other side, is a total lack of moral imperative.

Thus, history repeats itself.

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