Liberating Rojhelat

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Rojhelati political parties/movements. (Image by Hiwak82 on Wikicommons)

Rojhelat (East Kurdistan in Iran) has long suffered under Islamic imperialism, Persian imperialism and more recently Islamist imperialism. While Rojava (West Kurdistan In Syria) and Bashur (South Kurdistan in Iraq) are already liberated is the liberation process accelerating in Bakur (North Kurdistan in Turkey). Rojhelat however is still somehow off the map and the suffering of the Kurds of Rojhelat and in particular so the millions of Yarsani Kurds (who remain fully halakhically Jewish) is still typically quite invisible even to other Kurds.

The United States maintains unofficial diplomatic ties with the PKK since 2005 and America has completely ditched any further attempts to diplomatically reconcile with the criminal AKP Muslim Brotherhood power structure. The PKK movement through the revolutionary feminist state in Rojava is now a senior partner to the NATO alliance and AKP leaders could not even veto that NATO decision or Turkey would have been even formally kicked out of the NATO alliance. AKP in the tradition of Sayyid Qutb are Anti-American neo-imperialist demagogues, Anti-Jewish genocidal bigots and anti-democratic haters of European freedom who have effectively burned their bridges to other NATO countries. They speak like extremists because that is plainly what they are. Like the former Muslim Brotherhood regime in Cairo are they indeed awash in religious hybris and imperialist megalomania.

For the AKP like the Hamas Muslim Brotherhood regime in Gaza are there no permanent peaceful solutions, only political Jihad, military Jihad and terrorist Jihad. There is no Inner Jihad for them as they are sexist brutes seeking to destroy freedom everywhere. They will not agree to peace for they plainly seek to terrorize humanity by all means possible. All three main streams within the Kurdistani liberation movement (KDP, PKK and PUK) are thus not only allied with Israel but now also with the US and NATO as well.

Rojhelat is therefore liberation region #4 in the trajectory of the liberation of Kurdistan. The nominally Islamist regime (whose power structure is complex and largely covert) is increasingly non-Islamist as are indeed the peoples of Iran themselves whose disillusionment with the Islamist regime have led them to abandon and even increasingly in their hearts reject Islam itself. Israel’s relationship with Iran is therefore rapidly deepening and the prospect of reconnecting with the proud heritage of Median Judaism by means of local communal reversions throughout Iran is particularly attractive to increasing numbers of Iranian regime leaders who simply no longer believe in Islam. The Kurdish people are in this context no longer as in the past perceived as a threat to Persian hegemony but indeed rather as proud carriers of religious, linguistic and cultural continuity with the proud historical Median heritage of Iran.

The Persian language and the Oghuz language were imposed by Muslim imperialists and most Median languages excepting Kurdish became demographically marginalized due to the linguistic dimension of Islamization. Kurds are therefore no more considered rebel villains but are rather seen as heroes by increasing numbers of influential secular leaders within the Iranian regime.

The Kurdistani movement needs however prepare for the liberation of Rojhelat by means of developing their military and civilian capabilities to liberate and subsequently administer Rojhelat. Provided that the three main political streams within the Kurdish movement continue to abide by their mutual diplomatic agreements should Rojhelat be divided into three liberated sectors. The southern sector should be ruled by the PUK (including importantly the Yarsani region), the central sector by the KDPI (Iranian KDP) and the northern sector by PJAK (Iranian PKK or Kurdistan Free Life Party).

Rojhelat is a huge territory with a large population and the Kurdish movement needs to do a far better job in preparing itself for the liberation and subsequent administration of Rojhelat. The PKK is preparing itself for liberating and subsequently administering Bakur, yet the KDP and the PUK have a substantial role to play in the liberation of Rojhelat, indeed they need to play a leading role in using their own resources (military, economic, political etc.) towards this end after the Islamic State Caliphate is vanquished.

Peshmerga forces will therefore be very much needed on the ground in Rojhelat and the respective Peshmerga forces of the KDP and the PUK need to learn the feminist methods from Rojava in how to liberate cities, towns and villages for there are also many important aspects of liberation as subsequent to the establishing of military control over liberated territories.

To be sure this is not about sharing “the spoils of war” but rather about the three main streams of the Kurdish movement sharing in the responsibility of liberating Rojhelat as the PKK will indeed be sufficiently preoccupied with both military and civilian aspects of the liberation of Bakur and so the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government of Bashur) needs to do its part in contributing to the liberation of Rojhelat.

Indeed, it is essential that the liberation of Rojhelat becomes as peaceful as possible and so the KRG needs to engage in effective and practical diplomatic dialogue with secular factions of the mostly covert Iranian regime structure as most powerful Iranian regime leaders are not known to the general public but are instead influential figures within the Iranian intelligence establishment.

Israel as the guardian of the Kurdish revolution therefore has an essential diplomatic role to play in mediating between its long-term Kurdish friends & allies and newfound Iranian partners. It is indeed essential that Iran is partitioned in a diplomatic fashion through the application of democratic confederalism and indeed as peacefully as possible whereby Iran becomes a confederation of linguistic states as based on the historical pre-Islamic extension of Median languages; indeed a confederation which any constituent member state at any time can leave if their people so wishes. Handover of power in Rojhelat therefore needs to be carefully planned and diplomatically coordinated between Free Kurdistan and secular factions of the Iranian administration as mediated by Israeli Tevel diplomats of Kurdish and Iranian ethnic origins who indeed understand both sides.

Israel as the midwife of the independence of unified Kurdistan is essential as military contributor, advisor and diplomatic facilitator in the process of the liberation of Kurdistan. It is essential that the Kurdish political parties far more seriously commit to this essential task in terms of comprehensively preparing and planning for establishing control over and administering the vast territory and large population of Rojhelat.

The task here is certainly not war yet there are really many aspects (military, civilian and political) in preparing for the handover of Rojhelat from the Iranian administration to Free Kurdistan as Kurdish leaders need to do a far better job in comprehensively preparing and planning for Free Life in Rojhelat.