On Iraq

Robert Malecki malecki at algonet.se
Mon Sep 16 14:10:30 MDT 1996

Yossi writes;
>It seems to me that you were looking for a reason not to support the
>document which stands in opposition to American imperialism attacks on a
>"thirld country" and you found one.

Yossi, it was i who wrote the original document! And when i got the thought
that nothing on Israel was in it that it was important to take up the
question. Here is a copy of the original text i sent to the list.



In the final days of the election campaign Bill
Clinton, being cheered on by the jealous war-drum
beating Republicans from the wings, has used the
present round of jockeying of pro-Iran and pro-Irak
Kurdish Nationalists, in order to collect the
anti-Saddam votes of the previous Bush
administration. This synical attack against
Irak is taking place in the face of growing
misery, starvation and health deterioration of
millions of Irakian poor and working class
people. But also in the light of the lifting
of the ban on Irakian oil which would have
lowered the price of oil on the world market,
cutting into the profits of the mega corporations,
if Irakian oil for food and medicine for the
starving and sick masses were to be dumped out
on the market.

Naturally all communists must condemn this synical
and brutal "clean" attack with the "smart" bombs
of Imperialist America.

In back of this brutal attack we have two big
factions of Kurdish Nationalists. The one who
is getting it support from the Mullahs of Iran
and the other who is being backed by Saddam
who,s main contribution to the Kurds was to
carry out a brutal and genocidal war with
chemical weapons a few years back. It is also
said the saddam has even been responsible for
killing numerous members of the same family
who the present leader of the one Kurdish
faction seen on CNN as one of Sadam's new
Kurdish generals. And its no better with the
faction that is getting its support from the
Mullahs in Iran. The blood of many Kurd and
Iranian workers is on the hands of these
muslim fundementalists. Not to mention the
Turkish regime who for years has done
everything in its power to surpress the
rightful national demands of the Kurdish

In this mini "exile" statelett created by the
allied coalition during the American Imperialist
led UN war on Irak after their occupation of
Kwait and directly a product of the hate of
the Kurds and their right to self-determination
and land to build a state on by all of the
countries which border this area Iran,Irak
and Turkey. All three of these countries are
using the Kurdish Question in their own
little expanionist goals, especially the
Mullahs and Sadam. None of these bordering
countries have and interest in seeing the
creation of a Kurdish State! In fact all
of them through there past actions against
the Kurdish minorities have proven that. But
the Kurdish political scene is dominated by
groups that are cowtowing and being armed by
these states! None of these Kurdish groups
have the interests of the Kurdish people
at heart nor their right to a country and
self-determination. All of these groups
appear to be playing into one military
click, mullah led hands of one of the
bordering countries who are using this
question to whip up nationalism and preparation
for war against each other in a historical dead
end cycle..

What is needed in these countries and
amongst the Kurdish people who have no
country is Communist parties of a Bolshevik
Leninist model. A party who fights
independently for poor and working class
people against the tin pot dictators and
mullah fundementalists and out side intervention.
Who puts the slogan of the United Socialist
states in the region, including a state
where the Kurds can live and thrive, against
all of the present regimes in the area. This
is why communists can give no political support
what so ever to the present warring Kurdish
factions being backed by their respective

The complete bankruptcy of the present
leadership of Kurds who capitulate time and
again to the regimes of the bordering
countries and some of the fractions who
call on American imperialism to help them
deserve no support!




Only parties in a reforged communist International
can show the way forward.

I posted this the day after the attack!
Now that certainly does not sound like it was me that did not want to find a
way to put forth a document. It was after this document was sent that PO
contacted me to help draft a document. I said however that we should have a
position on Israel.
What is your position. Drive the Jews into the sea? Or what? Otherwise you
have my critisism of the part on the Israeli question either you support it
or you are against it.

Warm regards
Bob Malecki

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