Skip to comments.Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS
Posted on 10/18/2019 5:45:55 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is designated as a terrorist group by both the U.S. and Turkey, penned an open letter in English rebuking President Trump's comparison of the group to ISIS amid a fight between Kurds and Turkish forces in northern Syria.
The PKK said in Friday's letter that it refused comparisons to ISIS after Trump said at a press conference on Wednesday that the Kurds were no angels and that the PKK is likely more of a terrorist threat than ISIS.
We refuse comparisons being made between our movement and the inhumane thugs of ISIS, the PKKs Foreign Relations Committee wrote in the letter.
We are not guilty of terrorism; we are victims of state terrorism. But we are guilty of defending our people. We believe that the American people will be able to judge for themselves who the dangerous terrorists of this world are, the group added.
The PKK has been in armed conflict with Ankara for decades as part of an anti-Turkish insurgency to establish an independent Kurdish state. Turkey has accused the PKK and Peoples Protection Units (YPG), which is fighting against Ankara in Syria and allied with the U.S. against ISIS, of being linked.
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The PKK sent Trump a strongly worded letter. That is friggin hilarious.
He gets them to out themselves in a very public way!
Anyone know where those pictures of McCain with the terror leaders
It is indeed inappropriate to call the PKK a terrorist group.
The Kurds are freedom fighters and helped us a great deal in Iraq.
You are so wrong, its funny.
The PKK is not all of the Kurds. Most all Kurds are Muslims, though.
What you are saying is effectively this in an American context:
It is indeed inappropriate to call the Animal Liberation Front a terrorist group.
The Americans are animal welfare supporters and helped us a great deal in the United Kingdom.
PKK are marxist scum.
They are a terrorists. Pure and simple.
It's a sad commentary that so many people want/need to be brain-blitzed. Too bad they don't find God.
Is that being naive?
They are terrorists in the same way the IRA were terrorists in Northern Ireland, Irgun were terrorists in Israel, and we were terrorists against the British - they are fighting a guerrilla war of liberation against an occupying force.
Life on Earth is a competition to acquire scarce resources. I don’t understand how people who use drugs can compete successfully and provide for their family. F**k the Kurds.
a. Drug users CAN'T compete. They end up on the street.
b. Agreed. The Kurds are doing that to themselves. They can't get it through their heads that Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia and Turkey are NOT obligated to give them ONE inch of their lands.
The want a "Kurdistan" and they want it off the backs of five other countries.
AIN'T gonna happen.
I hate it when people want to self-govern. Where do they get these strange ideas.
This is the strategy Islam uses and La Reconquista in the southwest with the help of american politicians. Demographics to take over. Immigration, Sharia, illegals voting, more and more coming each day. the kurds have more of acclaims being in some areas for centuries.
The Kurds HAVE been self-governing. But THAT'S not the problem. THEY WANT LAND...and they want Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Armenia and Syria to GIVE THEM their lands so the Kurds can create their very own KURDISTAN.
The Kurds have been DEMANDING this for quite a while.
Detailed info on the Muslim Kurds killing Christians in Syria.
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