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"Case for Delisting the PKK as a Foreign Terrorist Organization" - Lawfare

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Mar 31, 2016 at 07:02

This blog article argues convincingly that the PKK should be removed from the FTO list
in the national interests of the United States.

We Americans (USA) should recall the violence of our American Revolution. We should also recall the violence of our Civil War. On the other hand, the PKK isn't accused of Genocide, something which the Kurdish state may be doing currently against the Kurdish people inside and outside of Turkey, or maybe "only" War Crimes.

Furthermore, violence against Turkey had been renounced, and there were peace negotiations between Turkey and the PKK.

It is not in the national interests of the United States to oppose revolutions and civil wars of other peoples in their own lands.

Therefore, in light of current events in the Middle East, it is in the national interests of the United States to delist the PKK as a FTO, and our Secretary of State has the discretion to do so.

The threshold for receiving a response from the White House on a Petition is 100,000 signatures. A previous Petition (in 2014) only received 33,000 signatures - so it was merely archived.

I think a new Petition for delisting is now in order.

"Case for Delisting the PKK as a Foreign Terrorist Organization" - Lawfare
https://www.lawfareblog.com/case-delisting-pkk-foreign-terrorist-organization

"[R]emove Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from the list of international terrorist organizations"
- White House Online Petition
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-kurdistan-workers-party-pkk-list-international-terrorist-organizations

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