This map shows where Kurds are majorities. The western part of Iran has alot of Kurds. Major cities for Iranian Kurds are Mahabad, Sanandaj and Kermenshah.
The Iranian Kurds are desperate. We cannot ignore their bloody oppressed cries for our help. Why do we ignore our allies and kiss the asses of everyone that stabs us in the back? These are our friends, kindred spirits in the fight for freedom. These are the people we should be liberating along with Iraq.
Iran is already at war with us in Iraq. They are ignoring the feeble attempts by Eurabia to appease them and march ever more deliberately towards nuclear enrichment. Peaceful use my ass.
Iran expressed defiance in the face of an emergency meeting on its nuclear programme, with President Mahmood Ahmadinejad dismissing a European Union offer of nuclear cooperation as an "insult".
Accusing Europe of "living in the last century", Ahmadinejad said he still wanted talks that are teetering on collapse following Tehran's decision to resume uranium conversion activities to continue, but with different proposals.
The Islamic republic's defiance won approval in the hardline press with Jomhuri Eslami saying that the "next step is Natanz", referring to Iran's nuclear enrichment plant. "We have won," it said.
There is only one answer REGIME CHANGE. WE backed the wrong muslims in Bosnia (yeah the guys we saved are backing al qaeda) but I blame Clinton for that. This is a historic opportunity to do something glorious here.
A general strike has started to paralyze, since this morning, the northwestern Iran. Cities, such as, Marivan, Oshnaviah, Bookan, Sardashat, Javan-Rood, Mahabad, Baneh, Saghez, Piranshahr, and Sannandaj are affected by the popular action.
The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, a centre-left opposition group outlawed in Iran, has urged "international organisations, human-rights supporters and the international community to make efforts to stop the bloodshed of the Iranian Kurdish people by the Islamic republic regime of Iran".
Reuters, Kurdish police dispersed hundreds of Kurds protesting outside U.N. offices in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday over reports of detentions of dozens of Iranian Kurds just across the border.
"We support our brothers in Iran and demand that all the detainees are
released," one demonstrator, Asso Mustafa, said in Sulaimaniya, adding he had
friends among those detained.
Protesters said authorities in Iran had arrested dozens of Kurds over the last 10 days, including public figures well-known as Kurdish rights campaigners, after they had staged protests in favour of Kurdish rights in Iran.
Amnesty International today expressed alarm at the cycle of violence in the Iranian province of Kordestan and neighbouring Kurdish areas, which has reportedly left up to 20 people dead, hundreds wounded. Hundreds of others are believed to have been arrested, including prominent Kurdish human rights defenders and activists.
The largest state sponsor of terrorism must be stopped and now. The are killing, kidnapping, torturing ..............please start writing your Senators, congressmen, and representatives.
Dr Roya Toloui , the famous Kurdish feminist, is missing. Taken away by the
She is probably still alive. She can be saved if the MSM would pay attention. It is imcumbant upon us to make the MSM and the world media pay attention.
This is what's really happening in the world.
If they devote a 2 hour Greta Van Sustern Special to the murdered girl in Aruba, can't they find any time to save a person, a people and as a result, the free world? ........................it is up to us. Sit by idly and you are just as guilty.
UPDATE: Tuesday, August 10th..........Tim asks "Where is the media on stories like this?"
Each morning before dawn, hundreds of Arabs from southern Iraq gather near a mosque in Sulemani hoping to find work on one of scores of construction sites dotting the landscape.
What began 18 months ago as a trickle of poor, unemployed young men moving north to find work and escape violence in predominantly Arab areas has now turned into a rapid stream.
And it's no longer just the poor and jobless fleeing.
Professionals -- including doctors, engineers and teachers -- are following them, desperate to escape the chaos tearing cities such as Baghdad, Basra, Baquba and Hilla apart.
"I came here for safety, and for my family," says Dr Ali Alwan, 40, an eye specialist who moved from the southern city of Basra to Sulaimaniya in late 2003 and has since encouraged dozens of former colleagues to follow him.
"Here it is a wonderful life. The children are in school, my wife is happy and there is good work," he says. "I don't think I will ever return to Basra."
- "Too many of my friends were threatened," he said, referring to barbers who have been killed by militants for cutting hair in western styles or shaving beards. "Here I feel much safer."
- The language barrier is a problem, but he has found a house in a Christian village, where most people speak Arabic.
- "The money is good and the people are friendly," he says.
- "I can't see myself ever going back to Baghdad."
Question Taken at the August 8, 2005 Daily Press Briefing
IRAN: CRACKDOWN ON ETHNIC KURDS
Question: What is our reaction to Iranian government crackdown on ethnic minority Kurds in northern party of country?
Answer: The United States is concerned by reports of an Iranian government crackdown on ethnic Kurds in northern Iran, and in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan. These reports indicate that several people have been killed and that many more, perhaps hundreds, may have been arrested.
Denial of the rights of minority groups is one aspect of the regime's appalling human rights and democracy record that has been well documented by non-governmental organizations and in our annual Country Report on Human Rights. We call on the Iranian authorities to exercise restraint and to respect the peaceful exercise by the Iranian people of their democratic rights.