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Teach genocide!Teach genocide! Kurdistan and Hayastan - Hand in Hand: Kurdish and Armenian communism

Friday, October 5, 2007

Kurdish and Armenian communism

ASALA is short for Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia and PKK is short for Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan, the Kurdistan working party. Both this organisations is classified as terrorists, both the organisations ideology was founded on Leninst Marxism.

PKK ASALA

In the year of 1980 these organisations held a press conference, there they declared and made they're cooperation public in Sidon. The cooperation lasted until 1983 when ASALA disappeared in the Lebanese Beqaa Valley that PKK established its camps.
Later on, the cooperation between PKK and ASALA became stronger until the end of the 90´s when the PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan was captured.

8 comments:

Ferrus` Point of view about Kurds and the world said...

hello gurgin.
a pretty interesting history that Asala posseses...the Asala made bomb attacks against important Turkish persons in the diaspora, to make revenge for the denied Armenian Genocide. And for a short time they cooperated with the PKK that fights against the Turkish denial of the Kurdish people.

Both of them are parties administrated in the diaspora, both of them are communistic parties and both of them have been declared as terroristic.
Asala disappeared, the bomb attacks stopped and we can say that the Armenians today have a better fame now.

What about the PKK? Is it realistic to say the fame of us Kurds could be bettered if the PKK step by step hands over his political position to another Kurdish party? For example the DTP.

What would happen if the PKK ends his armed fight and officially declares that they hand over their political position to the unarmed DTP? Would that be negative or positive?

I just ask these questions because in diaspora a lot of Kurdish cultural unions feel sympathy to PKK - and NOT to DTP... they ignore the important function of the nationally accepted DTP - which is sad.
Slav, Ferrus

Frieda said...

ASLA did not do anything for Armenian communities and did not advance our cause.

Communist ideas does not bring the best out of human souls...It's so sad to see any Armenian or Kurd gravitates toward anything communism

Anonymous said...

Asala has not existed for over 20 years, why do people still talk about them as if they still exist?

Anonymous said...

Let's set the record straight!!! ASALA was not founded on the principles of Marxism-Leninism. This declaration just points to the lack of knowledge on the subject by the author. At the very least, ASALA, and it most progressive factions, were guided by a nationalism that in essence was anti-imperialist and had certain socialist tendencies. Nothing More!!! As for those like Frieda who categorically declare that ASALA "did nothing for Armenians", I would ask her what she has done to promote the cause of Armenian national liberation. Was she even around when ASALA existed or is she talking based on second-hand conjecture. To belittle the sacrifice of those ASALA members who sacrificed their lives for a just cause is tantamount to treason!!! The sad fact is that the Armenian diaspora, for the most part, failed to seize the opportunity created by ASALA and sat on their asses as they have done for the past 50 years. Even if people disagreed with some of the tactics used by ASALA, the diaspora could have at least made an attempt to analyze the reasons why ASALA came into being and why it succeeded to motivate a small, but activist core of supporters. If anything, ASALA proved that the traditional political parties of the diaspora, most notably the ARF(Dashnaks) had nothing to offer the people despite the fact that they labelled themselves "Revolutionary". The history of ASALA and the po[pular movements that formed around it as a result in France, England, Greece and even the USA, is an important chapter in the development of the political and philosophical consciousness of both the Armenian diaspora and Armenia itself. To neglect this fact and to offer simplistic evaluations, as done here, does a great injustice to those who participated in the movement and to the legacy that movement inspired. People should know their history before making such absolute statements. Otherwise, please don't insult the intelligence of the rest of us. Go and read Markar Melkonian's book, "My Brother's Road" (a history/bio of Monte Melonian) for a start! (Ramik)

Anonymous said...

LONG LIVE ASALA. ASALA STARTED THIS MASSIVE MOVEMENT FOR RECOGNITION OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE. ASALA WAS NATIONALISTIC GROUP THAT HAD ANTI IMPERIALSTIC GOALS. THEY WERE NOT COMMUNIST. THERE ARE MEMBERS OF ASALA RIGHT NOW THAT LIVE IN ARMENIA. IF IT WAS UP TO ME I WOULD BRING ASALA BACK...

ARMENIANPATRIOTS.COM

Anonymous said...

While ASALA as an organization wasn't grounded on "Communist" principles, it is true that some members, most notably Monte Melkonian, were Marxist in orientation. (Ramik)

Anonymous said...

To Armenian Patriot:

Please don't make the mistake of saying that ASALA was merely concerned with securing genocide recognition. The core of ASALA's political philosophy was to liberate Armenians from the bourgeois mentality of the Diaspora and to free Armenian patriots from the status-quo politics of the ARF and other traditional political organizations. ASALA wanted to revolutionize the mind of the Armenian patriot so that he/she could visualize the true path towards national liberation.

Chello

Anonymous said...

The Anonymous with the the "ARMENIANPATRIOTS.COM" link posted on his comment. You say the ASALA had anti-imperalist idea. Then why are the biggest champions of the Armenian causes such as US Senators Bob Menendez and Mark Kirk have very neoconservative tendancies? Or what about the neoconservative tendancies of congressman Ed Royce? Or what about the neoconservative tendancies of British Parliamentarian Baroness Cox? Or what about the neoconservative tendancies of anti-Turkey crusaders like Nicolas Sarkozy? Most anti-Turkey racists support globalism, neoconservatism and many wars around the world.