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Remember the countless tears shed when an Afghani Taliban was caught with a rusty Persian-made gun? Remember the lies spread about the Hisbollah assistet by Iran defending their home against Jewish terrorism?
What terrorists are the USA and its ugly little satellite sponsoring at the moment? Kurdish terrorists in Persia, as they backed the PKK against Turkey. However, businesslike as the US are, they also delivered the weaponry to Turkey to battle the Kurdish separatists, as they did before with Saddam as he fought his Kurds.
American politics, disgusting. The great evil, indeed.
Quote:US / Israel continue to support anti-Iranian guerillas
Reese Erlich is author of the upcoming book "The Iran Agenda: the Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis.”

Erlich, a journalist, just came back from spending three weeks with Kurdish resistance organizations in Iran and Iraq's Kurdish region.

He confirms that the USA and Israel are funding armed groups to overthrow the Iranian government.

He says Bush’s strategy is mainly focused on media propaganda -- such as websites and satellite television and radio stations -- but also includes military training, plus armed incursions.

Erlich says Kurdish compounds in Iran are like small villages. They have barracks for the single male "peshmurga" (i.e., resistance fighters—AZ). Political cadres live with their families in small homes, as do Kurds in Iraq. They have meeting halls and offices.

There is also a Kurdish guerilla group called PJAK [Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistanê, or Party of Free Life of Kurdistan]. These fighters live in the cold mountains in rudimentary huts, and are radical.

One PJAK leader is a textbook case of a modern guerrilla general, with a cell phone, Internet access, and satellite TV.

Kurdish women guerrillas claim they only watch news programs, but Erlich got them to admit they also like movies with Brad Pitt and Mel Gibson.( What--don't they like Jewish actors?--AZ )

The US and Israel give money and training to these groups are part of an overall strategy against Iran.

Erlich also spoke with Iraqi members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK or MKO), a bizarre cult listed by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization.

Erlich feels that Kurds and other minorities in Iran have legitimate grievances. They are not allowed to learn in their local languages, and face other forms of discrimination. (They are equally persecuted in Turkey, whose government is an ally of Israel. – AZ) However, he does not agree with U.S. policy of seeking out the most extremist of minority groups and pushing them to violence.

PJAK guerillas are affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and have become a nationalist cult built around the personality of Abdullah Ocalan.

The MEK cult centers on terrorist leader Maryam Rajavi, an Iranian who lives in France. Both these groups get support from extreme right wingers in the U.S.

None of the Kurdish groups call for separatism, but if Israel and Bush make the Kurdish part of Iraq a separate country in order to get at its oil, then the Kurds may push for separatism in Iran. They may seek to form a Kurdistan.

Some Kurdish groups (e.g., PJAK) would welcome a Bush / Israeli attack on Iran, thinking it will topple the government. Other groups think the reverse. KDPI strongly opposes any attack, saying it will make the Iranian government stronger.

Erlich spoke with U.S. military officials in Iraq, all of which said the USA does NOT support any Kurdish groups. “In reality, the U.S. is doing everything in its power to overthrow the Iranian government and install a regime that is friendly to the U.S.”

In 2006, KDPI leaders visited the U.S. to meet with mid-level State Department and intelligence officials.

Morteza Esfandiari is the KDPI representative in the U.S. He told Erlich that KDPI applied to get some of the 85 million dollars Cheney gave his daughter Elizabeth to "promote democracy" in Iran.

Erlich thinks Iran will not be able to crush the Kurdish opposition. Kurds are as fierce as Afghans, and they can retreat into Iraq. (Iraq's president is himself a Kurd.)

The KRG (Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq) allows the KDPI to maintain compounds in Iraq, and train peshmurga, so long as they don't carry out armed actions inside Iran.

PJAK, however, does carry out armed actions. KRG officials say they can't stop PJAK, because of the rugged mountain terrain. In reality, they just look the other way, since PJAK has U.S. and Israeli backing.

In the past, Iran asked the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq to shut down opposition groups operating in Kurdistan. However, the Kurdish Regional Government relies on the U.S., which wants to destroy Iran’s government.

Quote:Former leader of Kurd rebels reveals retreat into Iran

By Patrick Cockburnin Arbil
Published: 05 November 2007

Turkish Kurd guerrillas are leaving Iraqi Kurdistan for Iran in order to avoid an attack by the Turkish army according to a former leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, the PKK.

Osman Ocalan, brother of the imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, said: "the PKK has decreased its forces in Iraqi Kurdistan and they are moving to Iran. It is part of PKK tactics that when they feel pressure in one country they move to another."

President George Bush and the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are to meet today in Washington to discuss what can be done about the PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan, from which it has been staging attacks on Turkish army units.

The news that the PKK is moving its mobile fighters into Iranian Kurdistan – where they have escalated attacks on Iranian government forces – further complicates any action against the guerrillas.

Mr Ocalan was at the top of Turkey's most wanted list until he left the PKK because he had fallen in love with a woman who was a fellow PKK fighter. PKK rules forbade relationships between guerrillas, so they fled the mountains in 2004, where he had lived for 18 years, in order to marry.

As a founder member of the PKK and the brother of its revered leader, Mr Ocalan is well informed about the actions and intentions of the organisation. In an interview in Arbil he estimated the total strength of the PKK guerrillas at just under 7,000. "There are 2,750 fighters in Turkey," he said. "A further 2,500 are in the border areas of Iraq and 1,500 are in Iran." It is the PKK's war in Iran, where there is a Kurdish minority of four million, that is escalating. "In the last six months the PKK has started a war against Iran."

"There are more and more fighters in Iranian Kurdistan and the Iranian Kurds support the PKK strongly." The shift of part of the PKK into Iran to evade a Turkish military operations and to attack Iranian forces faces the US with a problem. America condemns the PKK when it is killing Turkish soldiers in Turkey as "terrorists", but has not similarly denounced the section of the PKK, known as PJAK, which has killed as many as 150 Iranian soldiers and police in Iran. Iran claims that the PKK receives covert support from the US.

The PKK is skilful in exploiting the fact that the 25 million Kurds in the Middle East have no state of their own, but are spread across eastern Turkey (where they number 15 million), northern Iraq (five million), Iran (four million) and Syria (one million). "In this instance the partition of Kurdistan works in our interests," Mr Ocalan said.

One reason for the intensification of PKK attacks on the Turkish army is the movement's concern about the health of its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned on the Turkish island of Imrali in the Sea of Marmara. "The Turks want to kill Apu [Abdullah's nickname]," he said of his brother. "He can't breathe very well."

Only a fool would believe that the U.S. would jeopardize its relationship with Turkey by assisting the PPK. Iran and Syria are assisting these nutcases in order to destabilize the U.S./Turkish relationship.
It is important to note the Iranian Kurdish opposition are not terrorists at all. They attack soldiers and armed policemen. It is a shame the USA is not assisting them.

The fact is the PKK is a communist organization that kills Turk police and soldiers and does not act like Islamic terrorists at all.

Now that we have claimed they are terrs,it makes it difficult for us to support their Iranian based bros.

Terrorists mainly attack innocent civilians,the PKK has never gone that route as a general rule. Neither has their Iranian side or the Iraqi side.

We should be assisting all opposition inside Iran,but there is no evidence we're doing anything. I wish we were,it will be less painful to arm Iranians than send our own kids,but then again we have leadership here who sees it otherwise.

Below is an article indictaing the PKK has released the Turk soldiers taken prisoner recently,not the acts of terrorists:
Just one month ago PKK terrorist stopped a bus carrying 15 Kurdish workers and their families who were digging a canal to bring running water to their village and executed them, their wives and children on the spot. Two weeks before that they executed 5 Kurdish Forrest Workers, stating that they have not given permission to them to work in their forest.
Some people might classify workers, their wives and infants as not civilians, but in most civilized countries they are considered civilians.
Why you think Kurds in Turkey are demonstrating against PKK?

PJAK and PKK are the same organization and share manpower and camps in N. Iraq. They supplement their drug income by setting roads blocks in N.Iraq and extorting money from other Kurds, and in any moment they could change their allegiance.
As a general rule,the Kurds do not act like Arab terrorists. never have. If you want to make the case that any attacks on civilians make an organization terrorist,then you have to also consider Turkey's Army as terrorists since they likely were involved in the Armenian thing,but people generally do not make such accusations. I don't either,that was an exception to the rule.

The PKK rarely targets civilians,islamic terrorists rarely don't attack civilians.

I disagreed with the anti American insurgents in Iraq,but only those targetting civilians should be classified as terrorists. Al qaeda fits that bill,several of the insurgent groups never majored on murdering civilians.

If we're going to call everyone terrorists whom we disagree with,everyone is a terrorist. That sort of diminishes the opprobrium that should be reserved for deliberate murderers,IMO.

Don't misunderstand my point,I oppose the PKK and all groups who are in general revolt against national authority,but they aren't all terrs. I dislike the KLA in Kosovo,the PKK in Turkey,the Chechens in Russia and I would dislike the PKK in Iran,except Iran is responsible for the murder of many Americans so we owe them some payback.