July 28, 2012

the pattern, part 2

When Kurdish terrorist group PKK was first established in mid 80s, they started to attack Kurdish villages, massacring everybody, including children and even babies. Later on, they started to attack public servants such as teachers, doctors and imams. Today, they shifted to mostly military targets to claim that they're freedom fighters, not some bloody terrorists. But that's what they are.

And interestingly, whenever PKK attacked, it was Turkish Republic to blame. It was extremely hard to tell the world that these people were ruthless killers. Instead, the world was more interested in violations of Kurdish rights in Turkey. 

In my previous post, I said that defending the opposite of the situation was also impossible. Actually, this is the big trick. Honestly, Turkey doesn't have a good human rights report, and it would be insane to claim something such as "Kurds are not oppressed." No, of course they were oppressed but they only got their share, just like everybody else in this country. It is not even semi-true if you try to put it as if Kurds are the only people who have been suffering. And it is definitely evil if you sound like the Kurdish terrorist movement is right - even if you put a pathetic footnote that you don't approve their violent methods.

And, trying to improve the Kurdish rights -whatever they might ever be- without giving a shit about the overall democratic improvement which covers every single person in this country, is simply wrong. And it doesn't help the cause you claim to support. 

It is important to see this pattern, because it is everywhere. In my previous post, I mentioned about the similarities between the so called Free Syrian Army and PKK.   They operate in the same way. And today, it is always the Syrian government to blame. 

Of course, it is almost impossible to defend the Syrian regime. It would be insane to claim that they're clean. However, this doesn't change the fact that Free Syrian Army is nothing but an opportunist rebellious group who cause extremely violent conflicts in Syria. 

Last decade, Syria was harboring PKK. Today, we are harboring the Free Syrian Army. And they are both equally wrong. 

It is also very important to see that, i am not actually talking about two different but very similar situations. As a matter of fact, both of these conflicts are the part of the same international scheme. And this scheme is not only limited to modern times. Actually, it has some very deep roots. 


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