Mr Micheal Rubin published an article called "The PKK factor", the quotes text are directly copied from his article.
“We stopped. Ten armed guards got out of our vehicles. Two walked down to meet
the PKK fighters. A few minutes later they returned. "It's no problem. They
wanted to know where we were going," one of my guards said. "They don't bother
people more heavily armed than they are."
Gee, I wonder why these terrorists didn’t kill them? They face Nato’s second largest army everyday and face death everyday but now they are frightened by five SUVs? Give a break!
“The PKK occupies homes and farms, extorts illegal taxes, and metes out summary
justice to those who do not comply. On occasion, the PKK mines roads. In a
region where adults and children pile into the back of pick-up trucks for
transportation, carnage from PKK mines can be immense.”
Lies, Lies, lies. There was indeed a civil war between PKK and KDP which was in alliance with the Turks in change for money. In fact, there was a price head on PKK fighters at one time. KDP hooligans gathered rallies to “fetch some PKK fighter”. It was disgusting, demoralizing and the KDP, a traitor in Kurdish history for their killings on PKK fighters.
Later KDP found out that the Turks don’t consider them less “terrorist” when they stayed in south Kurdistan with about 10 000 soldiers (that still are stationed there). Since then the KDP repeal has asked the Turkish army to move back, but failed to get any response. Actually, many Kurds wore killed by Turkish shell bombs near the border. Oh yes, the also threatened to invade south Kurdistan and the KDP was not that very happy. In Homer Simpson spirit, Duhhhh…
“PKK members also sabotaged bridges, cutting off villagers from their fields and
disrupting the local economy. No matter how poor were Masud Barzani's Kurdistan
Democratic party and Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan at their
nadir, neither cultivated nor smuggled drugs. The same is not true of the PKK,
which facilitates drug smuggling from Iran through Iraq and Turkey and into
I was there, we saw photos and propaganda images of “PKK attacks” on the KDP controlled TV, but I never witnessed a living that indeed saw a PKK fighter! I have many relatives in the villages in Rania, and other areas near by. Actually many south Kurdistanis (Iraqi Kurds) wore PKK supporters. Today if you take a look at most PKK organizations and sister organizations there are many Kurds from Rania, Rawanduz and Sulyamania.
I am not saying that there wore no conflicts between the PKK and some villagers, but it was only a few! No child murdering PKK monsters and other crap that the KDP wanted to give the public to justify how they became traitors, or Turkish Jash against the Kurdish course.
Funny this Rubin claiming that the PUK and the KDP are poor. Please, take a look at their business, houses, companies, hotels, stores, restaurants, they control the economy. Damn, I am a businessman, you can hardly do “huge” business without giving the KDP and PUK a share. And you Americans complain about TAXs, you should try our shoes.
“The PKK's most bloody legacy is in Turkey. In the mid-1980s, the PKK initiated
a violent campaign responsible for over 30,000 deaths in Turkey. The PKK raided
villages and executed civilians. More Kurdish civilians died at the hands of the
PKK than at the hands of the Turkish army.”
What a ignorant bastard! Sorry, I cannot take such lies! I am angered.
Turkey ruined, burned and destroyed over 4000 villages! About half of million Kurds from north Kurdistan (Turkey) left their homes from 1975 to 1995 to Europe! Gee, I wonder why?
PKK did indeed killed villagers, by the way was is the penalty of treason in the USA? Is it not the death penalty? Well guess what, these villagers that Rubin calls “civilians” wore actually gendarmes, mobsters, villains, and tribal families that gets paid to “guard” the area and hunt down PKK fighters, spying on pro-Kurdish activities, full immunity for crimes, steeling and etc.
These gendarmes, wore worse than the Turks themselves. The toruted people, raped, and took prorties from pro-Kurdish families.
“On July 18, 2004, I ducked into a teahouse in Konya, a large town in
south-central Turkey. With no empty tables, I joined a middle-aged man reading a
newspaper. Originally from Bursa, he had trained as a schoolteacher. Upon
graduation, the Turkish government sought to assign him to Mardin, a largely
Kurdish town in southeastern Turkey. But the PKK had begun executing
schoolteachers (whom they called state collaborators), and so he, as with of his
classmates, refused to take their positions. The Turkish economy and education
system suffered; southeastern Turkey continues to lag behind the rest of the
Well, Mr Yale got some nice sources! A old-man at a teahouse! Wow!
Guess what Mr Rubin, there are fascists, Kemalists and anti-PKK Kurds that hate everything about PKK and they too like to drink tee at teahouses. So did Mr Rubin asked a pro-Kurdish Kurd about this? Nope.
Turkey has in the past several times, used gendarmes to portray “PKK” wearing their cloths and shouting pro-Kurdish and then killing teachers and pro-Kurdish activities. Many gendarmes have relatives in the PSK (Socialist Party Kurdistan) which is a revival (envy) small political party.
“The conditions under which they are able to return to their native villages, however, is a subject of controversy. Only those willing to sign a government form stating that their village was attacked by terrorists - synonymous in Turkey with the PKK - are allowed to return, human rights organizations and Kurdish political parties claim.” from: http://csmonitor.com/2003/0403/p09s01-woeu.html and see other links
“I spent August 2000 in Diyarbakir, the largest town in south-eastern Turkey,
waiting for permission to cross into northern Iraq. Diyarbakir was emerging from
years of terrorism and insurgency. Hotels were empty and streets deserted at
night. Taking a public bus to Van, seven hours away near the Iranian border,
police stopped us more than a dozen times to check identity cards and bags, and
to make sure there were no PKK among us.”
Gee, could it be that there was a curfew or a 15-year state of emergency just being lifted? Could it be that the Kurdish cities receives very little governmental support? Gee.. could it be that the Turks not developing the area so the Kurds stay in misery hence not letting them in power in the society? What do they teach in Yale?
“On July 4, 2003, U.S. forces in Sulaymaniyah detained a Turkish commando force
operating illegally in Iraq. Turkish authorities leaked the incident to the
press. U.S. officials say that the Turkish commandoes had in their possession
documents indicating that they sought to assassinate a Kirkuk political figure;
Turkish authorities deny this.”
Yes, Mr Rubin. Turkey is good at these operations. But Mr Rubin is very egger to write “Turkish authorities deny this” BS. Why did he not bother asking the pro-Kurds them? Come on!
“As we continued on from the de facto PKK checkpoint, we could see from the
roadside a well-tended PKK graveyard and also a permanent PKK compound under
camouflage, mesh netting. Twice rounding bends beneath high bluffs, we saw
automatic weapon-toting PKK fighters over looking the road.”
What is wrong with a graveyard for martyrs? Is it not allowed for Kurds in their own land? These true freedom fighters die in battle with a barbaric army that you country provides weapon are not allowed to have their grave in their homeland? What is wrong with this issue?
“Local farmers would complain about the PKK, which extorts taxes and seizes land
and property. "All of us know where the PKK is. Any of us could point out where
they are, if the U.S. army asked," one old farmer said.”
Give me a B, give me a S.
“...was a sentiment that was expressed by various elders in different villages.
Karim Khan Bradosti, the tribal leader in the area, has repeatedly offered
assistance and cooperation to American forces in the fight against the PKK.”
Karim Khan Bradosti, a local mobster family that lives rich on dirty affairs and creating small tribal armies to control large villages and gain wealth and money. Another great Rubin source! Did they not teach to check sources? Mr Rubin, please check out my sources Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, what the heck check even for your pro-Turkish State Department to find out more about your pals at the Turkish army.
“Nearly 3,000 Americans would be alive today had the Clinton administration not
left unaddressed a vacuum in Afghanistan. Our impotence toward the PKK threatens
to undermine our credibility not only in Turkey, but also in our fight against
terrorists and states like Lebanon which provide them safe haven. With regard to
the PKK, the stakes are higher. Not only is the president's credibility on the
line, but so too is a 50-year partnership with one of our most valuable allies.”
Is this an other liberal democrat that wants to take shoots at Bush by using the Kurdish course? Blaming the victims? Denying the truth about Turkey’s sickness? What a bastard! Pardon me.
Summery: Mr Rubin’s profile states this: Political adviser, Coalition Provisional Authority (Baghdad), 2003-2004 No wonder why we wore screwed by the Americans over the TAL. With this anti-Kurd we don’t need any fascist Turks as advisors.
Get this fact straight. I love the American people, for their nationalism and patriotism but mostly for their belief in freedom. If the USA attacks the PKK hell will break out in south Kurdistan (north Iraq).
The KDP and PUK know better. If they let Turkey and USA destroy the PKK then Turkey will become even more powerful and making them more weaker.
The PKK has supporters in Iran, Syrian, Iraq and Turkey, making it the largaest political Kurdish party in the World. And over 100 000 members living in Europe. By attacking them just to make a barbaric ally happy is not worth of making 20 or so millions Kurdish enemies.
Not mentioning all the anti-American Muslims that will laugh at me for the rest of my life, right? :(
Mr Rubins knows that too, he cannot be that dumb? He must know the crimes of the Turkish army, right? I mean all those years at Yale must have learned him some thing about the TRUTH................................
God Bless Kurdistan, and the USA ...May we always be friends... since we share the passion for freedom...
I will be off for a busniess trip, will be back soon to write more..