By KANI XULAM 6/7/2014 June was a good month for the Kurds. That is if you subscribe to the Hollywood adage: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Kurds have had some bad news, for sure, but some good news too. First the good news: “The Kurds and Iraq: A Winning Hand,” ran a headline… 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.
“They get together again and often, but Selim is uneasy.” Continue reading
Sponsored by: San Mateo County Peace Action San Mateo, California May 1, 2000 I want to start by thanking Jerry Fuchs, Ron Zucker and Hamdi Ugur for inviting me here tonight. I also want to thank the board of directors of the San Mateo County Peace Action for agreeing to hear an address on the… Continue reading
By Kani Xulam March 4, 1997 Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Acts of War, the newest Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik novel is sure to sell well, if for no other reason than their introduction of the new bad guys of the Middle East, the Kurds. To be sure, Clancy and Pieczenik do an okay job of… Continue reading