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Iraq President Talibani Seeks 'Socialist Kurdistan' Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Oct 7, 2014, 10:10 PM

Iraq President Jalal Talibani takes pride in his Kurdish roots along with his links to Marxist comrades, who intend to create a 'Socialist Kurdistan.' Marxism is widely popular with many Kurds in the Middle East.

According to the Revolutionary Internationalist Organization, "Twenty-five years ago, on August 15, 1984, the armed struggle began in the Kurdish regions of Turkey. The left-wing Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK) called for a struggle against the military dictatorship which had come to power in the coup of September 12, 1980, and against the decades-old oppression of the Kurds in Turkey. On this day, their Kurdish Liberation Forces (HRK) attacked the state institutions in the villages of Eruh and Semdinli and gave the signal for a broad guerrilla struggle in the Kurdish regions of Turkey."

Needless to say, Jalal Talibani has garnered widespread support from President Barry Obama and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

As reported by the Revolutionary Internationalist Organization, "The experience of the Kurds in northern Iraq shows that Kurdish autonomy (or a de facto independence) in the framework of the capitalist system and with the support of the imperialist powers will only help some Kurds. In the Kurdish areas in Iraq, the clan structures around the politicians Barzani and Talibani (which persist in power despite the thoroughly capitalist nature of the economy) are making themselves incredibly rich. But the masses of Kurds there remain in unemployment, poverty or dependence as recipients of handouts from the corrupt government parties, which in turn depend on the Baghdad central government and US imperialism."

However, Talibani has gone missing from the public spotlight for over a year.

To read the entire article from the Revolutionary Internationalist Organization, link here:

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