"Goran also notes the unilateral nature of Kurdish attempts to discuss Kerkuk with the Turkish state, with Turkey's rejection-by-silence. Is this a reflection of Turkey's unstated official policy toward the Kurdish people? I think so, especially in light of the Ankara regime's rejection of a democratic solution to the untenable situation of the Kurdish people under Turkish occupation in North Kurdistan, which was offered by PKK last August, as well as the regime's rejection of PKK's fifth unilateral ceasefire from the beginning of last October.
While "[M]any Kurds feel uncomfortable with the Americans’ silent stance on this issue and believe their reasons are in order to avoid embarrassment with their Turkish ally," this may simply be a matter of vastly misplaced politeness (aka diplomacy) on the part of the KRG. The fact is that the US war industry makes a lot of money for their executives and members of their boards of directors, such as Lockheed Martin's Joseph Ralston who, coincidentally or not, is the American "special envoy" to "coordinate" the PKK for the Ankara regime. On behalf of the Washington regime, Ralston has rejected PKK's ceasefire, has completely ignored PKK's democratic solution, and has lied to Congress about the nature of Kurdish refugees from Turkish-occupied Kurdistan. There most recent long-term residence has been the Maxmur refugee camp, just outside and to the west of Hewlêr Governorate.
It's not in the interests of the US to see a stable Turkey in the region, just as it may not be in the interests of the US to see a stable Iraq. As long as the Washington and Ankara regimes collaborate in the maintenance of a low-intensity conflict in Turkish-occupied Kurdistan, their Deep Staters will continue to maintain control of the region and its highly coveted energy resources, as well as to turn a few billion bucks through Deep State corporations . . . like Lockheed Martin.
While the Washington regime presents a united front when the subject is the genocide of the Kurdish people (or the Armenian people, for that matter), it talks out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to other areas of political instability, thereby helping to maintain instability. For instance, US propagandists from the State Department feign concern for the non-existent democratic process in Turkey while at the same time cultivate the deep and abiding "friendship" of the Deep State, controlled by the Turkish military. Witness the US response to the recent "e-coup" of the Paşas.
Other, non-official propagandists, such as Michael Rubin and the AEI, continue to deny that any US-backed atrocities have been inflicted on the Kurdish people by America's Ankara allies. American lies about the Turkish genocide of Kurds can be found most recently, and in such inocuous pieces of writing as book reviews, like Rubin's latest...
For the Turkish propagandist, the Kurdish "problem" is all the fault of the Americans. The official policy is to blame everyone else, just like adolescents do. There is no acceptance by the Ankara regime for having pushed the Kurdish people into legitimate armed resistance against 80 years of atrocities and no acceptance of the fact that a military solution will never solve the situation.
Then again, I doubt whether the regime really wants to solve the situation. It would be so much more lucrative to simply invade South Kurdistan in order to control energy resources in Mûsil and Kerkuk."
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Posted by lukery at 5/08/2007 03:50:00 PM