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Why did the CIA help Turkey capture the Kurdish "Napoleon," Abdullah Öcalan ?

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Feb 15, 2015 at 19:30

An interesting article by MURAT YETKİN, titled, "Erdoğan may need Öcalan's hand for strong presidency," and published today in Hurriet Daily News reveals that even the Turkish Prime Minister at the time, didn't know why the CIA had helped capture Abdullah Öcalan (16 years ago to the day).

It has been said (by Winston Churchill, as I recall) that the United States always does the right thing - after it exhausts all other possibilities.

It appears clear to me that it is at least in the best interests bof the United States to remove the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from the State Department's list of Terror Organizations and support the liberation of the Kurdish "Napoleon" from his incarceration on his prison island in the Sea of Marmara; supporting freeing Abdullah Öcalan from this "Elba" prison by the United States would greatly endeer us to the Kurdish people of Turkey, the "Islamic State" (a de facto state in Iraq and Syria), and Iran (which also has a Kurdish population. Of all the people in the Muslim world of Western Asia, only the Kurds are "civilized" by modern standards. Those Westerners who insist on seeing the Kurds as "terrorists" should be reminded that even Zionist Israel had its Stern Gang and Ze'ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky which were opposed by the more "civil" David Ben Gurion. Besides identifying Abdullah Öcalan with our nation's "Father," George Washington, it is reasonable also to identify Abdullah Öcalan with Jabotinsky, beside's the Palestinians Yasser Arafat:

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/jabotinsky.html

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/565756/Stern-Gang

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