Dear Mr. Talabani, As someone who is sometimes asked to comment on the affairs of our hapless Kurds, I have been confronted with the question of just who is Bafil Talabani? Before October 12, I would have declined the request or referred people to the good folks at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) office, named… Continue reading
Jan 12, 2016 America will pause to honor one of its heroes, Dr. King, on January 15, 2016. As Bakur (northern Kurdistan) comes under a Turkish war of aggression, we feel the need to make room for Dr. King’s message of nonviolence. To that end, we are undertaking A (open-ended) Kurdish Vigil for King’s Dream… Continue reading
In its reports, don’t expect to find a reference to Ismail Besikci who first “discovered” Kurds in Turkey and was awarded 17 years behind bars for his “treasonous” efforts nor a mention of Giuseppe Mazzini who had the likes of Kurds in mind when he said, “without [a] country … you are the bastards of humanity,” nor an acknowledgement of Tacitus who had the likes of Turks in mind when he said, “Master race and liberty do not go together.”
Instead bigoted Turks define the Kurds and turncoat Kurds act as exhibits of why Kurds should never enjoy a place of their own under the sun.