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Israeli-made drones against the Kurds

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jun 29, 2010 at 18:29

Dear Barry Black ,

You write :

> However, my point is still valid. To Turkey, the rebellious Kurds in Northern Iraq are terrorists and they take decisive and strong action and all the better with support from the USA. <

The only lesson I have learnt studying Turkish history and Turks' behaviour is that you will never ever learn from a Turk what's wrong with Turkey unless you know it from other non-Turkish sources . In other words , you may dispatch ALL official Turkish stories to Alice's Wonderland . They are invented not to explain what it is really going on in Turkey , but to misguide us on the subject .

Now as far as the Kurds are concerned , their cause is clear and legitimate . During Kemal's jihad against the Entente between 1919-1922 , officially called "the war of independence" , Ghazi (=successful Jihadist ) Mustafa Kemal promised the Kurds more than they had been given by the treaty of Sèvres from 1920 and in the treaty they were given a Kurdish state . But after the common jihad was over , Ghazi started the ruthless campaign of oppression and extermination of the the Kurds denying them even the right to call themselves "Kurds". He officially called them "Mountain Turks" .

During the bloody war against the Kurds in the 1980-1990-ies where the Turks stationed a huge army in Kurdistan and relied heavily on US weapons to implement their grand scheme of wiping out c. 3000 Kurdish villages and expelling some 2 000 000 people. The Turkish ingeniosity as far as terror and oppression is concerned is really fine . The National Security Council of Turkey sanctioned a covert war using the special forces, village guards, mafia, and contract killers to hunt down and exterminate Kurds following Ghazi Kemal's idea of Endloesung of the Kurdish problem .

On a different daily note if you are a Kurd in Turkey you mustn't give your children Kurdish names , you can get jailed for selling cassettes with Kurdish music or for having a shop with a Kurdish name on charges of Aricle 141 and 142 of the Turkish Penal Code which "protect the economic institutions and social foundations of the nation" and prescribe 5-15 years imprisonment for those "seeking to destroy the political and legal order of the state."

Now you tell me "To Turkey, the rebellious Kurds in Northern Iraq are terrorists" and I understand that you are credulously repeating the official Turkish propaganda . But tell me relying on common sense and your intlelect instead of unverifiable Turkish claims "To Kurds who are those Turks and their oppressive state stained with multiple genocides , infamous for its genocide denials and a bloody and consistent record of terror and oppression against the Kurds ? " ...

May I hope you won't try to convince me - as I have the impression that Dr. Pipes sometimes unwittingly seems to be doing - that because Turks are "secularists" , "staunch allies" of America , a "NATO member" , then all their crimes can be forgotten and forgiven , while all their glib lies are believed and repeated ?

" Turkey will have a more difficult time condemning Israel for anti-terrorism activities".

Not really . After all Turkey is successfully using Israeli-made drones to locate and hit Kurdish positions in Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. Turks are impudent and cynical hypocrites . They organize a flotilla provocation against Israel and at the same time with a suave smile greedily grab at the newest Israeli military technology which they need ! As the above link informs :

"Despite growing strains in Turkey's relationship with Israel, which reached a nadir following the deadly commando raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, a delegation of more than 20 Turkish officers and soldiers landed in the Jewish state on Tuesday for a two-week visit, during which they will be trained to operate the Heron drone, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Turkey has purchased 10 Heron drones for an estimated $190 million. Six of them have already been delivered. The Turkish delegation, which also includes senior government officials, is expected to return to Ankara with the remaining four drones.

The drones, which are manufactured by the Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems, are used by the Turkish military to gather intelligence in the ongoing conflict with Kurdish insurgents."

Interesting story, isn't it? It seems that Israelis are hoodwinked or simply like the Americans are corrupt . As a wise Jew said some 2000 years ago "For where your treaure is , so your heart will be also" .

"How many Kurds were killed by the bombing?"

The same source says "more than 300". The number of refugees as a result of Turkish terror raids seems to be ten times higher . Well , the Turks would gladly increase it a thousand times carrying out another genocide adding to the mountain of mutilated Armenian Greek corpses a mountain of dead Kurds . It is what they are best at , aren't they ? But in the meatime , they must be more modest and be satisfied with a smaller number of victims relying on Israeli technology and naivety or greed to get the best result possible under the strained present circumstances .

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