By Hamma Mirwaisi:
Today PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) organizations are the largest organizations in Kurdistan. They are enjoying wide support in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran because they are fighting for Kurdish people rights – without ruling them yet.
The civil wars in Syria are giving Kurdish people there an opportunity to become free from occupiers, like Kurds in Iraq today.
But the story of Kurdish people in the liberation in Iraq is very sad. The Kurds in Iraq are suffering at the hands of Massoud Barzani and Jalal Talabani because both families took over the region and enslaved the Kurdish population. Barzani and Talabani family members are now in control of the Kurdish people’s wealth without any laws to control them. They are wild rulers of that part of Kurdistan. They are involved in corruption and no one dares to challenge them because the US, Israel, Iran and Turkey are so far supporting both families as the rulers of the region.
There are many assumptions that the PKK is affiliated to Communist or Maoist ideologies, meaning supporting a labor dictatorship without accepting others to be partners in ruling.
The PKK for the first time are in control of the Kurdish region of Syria through an affiliated political party known as the ‘Democratic Union Party’ (PYD) which is effectively ruling that part of Kurdistan.
Is the PYD going to share ruling privileges through free elections and the rule of law, or they will end up being like the Barzani and Talabani family rulers? Time will tell.
Will PYD members become involved in corruption like Barzani and Talabani? Soon we can tell.
For over 2,500 years, Kurdish people has been revolting and revolting to achieve freedom but they have failed so far because of the corruption among Kurdish rulers.
The PKK is a Kurdish organization. Kurdish organizations will always have corrupt elements within them. It is like a body with infection. The body defense systems will always fight germs to stay healthy. Is the PKK capable of fighting corrupt Kurds within its organization to stay clean or not?
Corruption is killing the Barzanis and Talabanis slowly. Corruption can kill the PKK too.
Hamma Mirwaisi is a former member of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) and representative of the KNK in America and the author of the book, “Return of the Medes”. Born in Kurdistan, he is a US citizen and has lived in the US for more than 35 years. He currently works as a speaker and business consultant for the Middle East region where he hopes to some day assist in the establishment of an “Economic Union” in the area spanning from Pakistan to Turkey and from Kurdistan to the former Soviet Union. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org