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1. “1. Bangladesh.... In 1971 ... Kissinger overrode all advice in order to support the Pakistani generals in both their civilian massacre policy in East Bengal and their armed attack on India from West Pakistan.... This led to a moral and political catastrophe the effects of which are still sorely felt. Kissinger’s undisclosed reason for the ‘tilt’ was the supposed but never materialised ‘brokerage’ offered by the dictator Yahya Khan in the course of secret diplomacy between Nixon and China.... Of the new state of Bangladesh, Kissinger remarked coldly that it was ‘a basket case’ before turning his unsolicited expertise elsewhere.2. Chile.... Kissinger had direct personal knowledge of the CIA’s plan to kidnap and murder General René Schneider, the head of the Chilean Armed Forces ... who refused to countenance military intervention in politics. In his hatred for the Allende Government, Kissinger even outdid Richard Helms ... who warned him that a coup in such a stable democracy would be hard to procure. The murder of Schneider nonetheless went ahead, at Kissinger’s urging and with American financing, just between Allende’s election and his confirmation.... This was one of the relatively few times that Mr Kissinger (his success in getting people to call him ‘Doctor’ is greater than that of most PhDs) involved himself in the assassination of a single named individual rather than the slaughter of anonymous thousands. His jocular remark on this occasion—‘I don’t see why we have to let a country go Marxist just because its people are irresponsible’—suggests he may have been having the best of times....3. Cyprus.... Kissinger approved of the preparations by Greek Cypriot fascists for the murder of President Makarios, and sanctioned the coup which tried to extend the rule of the Athens junta (a favoured client of his) to the island. When despite great waste of life this coup failed in its objective, which was also Kissinger’s, of enforced partition, Kissinger promiscuously switched sides to support an even bloodier intervention by Turkey. Thomas Boyatt ... went to Kissinger in advance of the anti-Makarios putsch and warned him that it could lead to a civil war. ‘Spare me the civics lecture,’ replied Kissinger, who as you can readily see had an aphorism for all occasions.4. Kurdistan. Having endorsed the covert policy of supporting a Kurdish revolt in northern Iraq between 1974 and 1975, with ‘deniable’ assistance also provided by Israel and the Shah of Iran, Kissinger made it plain to his subordinates that the Kurds were not to be allowed to win, but were to be employed for their nuisance value alone. They were not to be told that this was the case, but soon found out when the Shah and Saddam Hussein composed their differences, and American aid to Kurdistan was cut off. Hardened CIA hands went to Kissinger ... for an aid programme for the many thousands of Kurdish refugees who were thus abruptly created.... The apercu of the day was: ‘foreign policy should not he confused with missionary work.’ Saddam Hussein heartily concurred.5. East Timor. The day after Kissinger left Djakarta in 1975, the Armed Forces of Indonesia employed American weapons to invade and subjugate the independent former Portuguese colony of East Timor. Isaacson gives a figure of 100,000 deaths resulting from the occupation, or one-seventh of the population, and there are good judges who put this estimate on the low side. Kissinger was furious when news of his own collusion was leaked, because as well as breaking international law the Indonesians were also violating an agreement with the United States.... Monroe Leigh ... pointed out this awkward latter fact. Kissinger snapped: ‘The Israelis when they go into Lebanon—when was the last time we protested that?’ A good question, even if it did not and does not lie especially well in his mouth.It goes on and on and on until one cannot eat enough to vomit enough.”

Tags : 1973 Chilean Coup D Etat Central Intelligence Agency Chile Cyprus East Timor Greek Cypriots International Law Iran Iraq War Israeli Lebanese Conflict Kurdish People Military Of Chile Mohammad Reza Pahlavi News Leaks Pakistan Partition Rene Schneider Turkey United States Yahya Khan

2. “If the Bahreini royal family can have an embassy, a state, and a seat at the UN, why should the twenty-five million Kurds not have a claim to autonomy? The alleviation of their suffering and the assertion of their self-government is one of the few unarguable benefits of regime change in Iraq. It is not a position from which any moral retreat would be allowable.”

Tags : Al Khalifa Family Autonomy Bahrain Iraq Iraq War Kurdish People Kurdistan Morality Royalty Statehood
Source : A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

3. “I Will Follow Anyone And Remind EveryoneOf The Targeted Civilians...In Kurdistan Regions”

Tags : Dr Widad Akrawi Kurdistan Peace War War Crimes Widad Akrawi
Author : Widad Akreyi

4. “It is time to recognize the past and ongoing genocides to prevent new ones. Together we can build a better world!”

Tags : Arabs Armenians Christians Genocide Genocides Human Rights Humanity Kurdistan Kurdland Kurds Mesopotamia Peace Peacemaking Terror Turkey Turks War Widad Akreyi Yazidis Zoroastrians
Author : Widad Akreyi

5. “Let’s stand against the killing of innocent civilians. It is time to make the future better than today. Together we can bring peace and unity to our communities.”

Tags : Arabs Armenians Christians Genocide Genocides Human Rights Humanity Kurdistan Kurdland Kurds Mesopotamia Peace Peacemaking Terror Turkey Turks War Widad Akreyi Yazidis Zoroastrians
Author : Widad Akreyi

6. “Ji bona her kesek yarek heye ê min welat yar eBelê çibkim di destê dijminê xwînxwar û xeddar e.”

Tags : Cegerxwîn Kurd Kurdi Kurdish Kurdistan Kurdî
Author : Cegerxwîn

7. “Kurdno! Yan nebêjin em Kurd in, Yan jî Kurdî biaxivîn.”

Tags : Bedirhan Bedirxan Celadet Kurd Kurdish Kurdistan Kurdî

8. “Ger te divêtin ku beraber nebitin kes bir te raIlmê bixwîn hem emelî tu bike sin'et ji xwe ra”

Tags : Ehmedê Xanî Ilm Kurd Kurdish Kurdistan Kurdî Kürtçe
Author : Ehmedê Xanî

9. “Yê bash ageh ji bashîya xo nîne ji ber hndê yê bashe. Yê xrab yê xirabe çinkî divêt yê bash bît.”

Tags : Bashi Kurdi Kurdistan Xirabi
Author : Jiwar Chelky

10. “Sahi be sen hiç Kürt oldun mu?Geçti mi çocukluğun mermilerin ışığındaYayıldı mı köyüne kan kokularıBabanı dövdüler mi köy meydanındaAnnenin havar çığlıkları altındaİsmini soranlara ez tirkî nizanim dedin mi hiçBir gece yarısı evin basıldı mı seninAnnen müzik kasetlerini toprağa gömdü müAbinin hiç gidip bir daha gelmediği oldu muBir sabah ezanında köy meydanına toplatıldın mıSize akşama kadar müsade siktirin gidin diyen oldu mu?Yakıldı mı köyün en sevdiğin kuzuda kaldımı yangınlardaSende terkettin mi toprağını taşını suyunu kuzularınıSeninde baban megrî giro mi megrî em ê vegerin rojkê dedimiKan döktü mü gözlerin sonra şehirlerde kıro diyen oldu muAnnenle sokak sokak ev ararken kürde vermiyoruz kiraya diyen oldu musende yaşadın mı yoksulluğu iliklerine kadarcam sildin mi sakız sattın mı ayakkabı boyadın mıSahibe sende aşık oldun mu çocukken bir Türk kızınaKonuşmak istediginde dilinle alay edildi miOkulda andımızı okurken senide sardı mı çılgın duygularAma ben Kürdüm diye bağırmak istedin miSeni çeviren polisler alın bunu kaşları yapışıkKürt olduğu her halinden belli dediler midövüldün mü ölürcesine karakollardaÜniversitede omzuna puşu taktın diye 11 Yıl 5 Ay ceza aldın mı?Ah ah soracak çok şey varda son olsunBe”

Tags : Kurd Kurdistan
Author : Anonymous

11. “Welat xweş bûk e, Xwîna me qelen e...”

Tags : Azadî Cegerxwîn Cigerxwîn Kurd Kurdistan Welat Xwîn
Author : Cegerxwîn

12. “Demê te ji dil tshtek bvêt o kar dikey bu wî tshtî, hemî rêk dê bu te vebn o gerdon dê harîkarîya te ket xo heta dîwara jî dê bu te bn dergeh.”

Tags : Gerdon Jiyan Kurdistan Serkeftn
Author : Jiwar Chelky

13. “Ne hêle axftnên xelkê te damay biken o te torre biken, çinkî wan ew di vêt, o demê di bînn tu têkçoy ew dilxush di bn, çnkî te armanca wan bu bi cih îna.”

Tags : Kurdistan
Author : Jiwar Chelky

14. “You think it's impossible to be a passive fighter? Well, sometimes fighting just means existing. Existing, not going away, and quietly biding your time.”

Tags : Europe Illegal Immigration Islam Kurdistan Political Fiction Sophie Hardach
Source : The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages

15. “We don’t want to have a child that has many illnesses, and that will pass away after a few months. A child must have a good environment, and parents that will take care of it. [...] It [a Kurdish state] must be a part of stability in this area.”

Tags : Independence Iraq Iraqi Kurdistan Kurdish State Kurdistan Kurds Middle East
Author : Fuad Hussein

16. “It is time for the international community to work for the creation of an independent Kurdistan as they did once for the Jews after the Holocaust. The current war against ISIS, which is perceived by many as World War Three, can be compared to World War Two. After horrible wars, great changes can be brought about for those who have suffered extreme injustice.”

Tags : Holocaust Human Rights Independent Kurdistan Injustice Isis Jews Kurdistan Kurds Widad Akreyi World War World War 3 World War Two
Author : Widad Akreyi