Sole Survivor: A Kurdish Rebel and the Strength of the Iranian government
The Atlantic / Graeme Wood
10-Aug-2010 (2 comments)

Four years ago, in a remote area of the mountains of northern Iraq, I visited the guerrilla camp of several dozen dissident Iranian Kurds. They are now all dead. They were fighting to overthrow the government in Tehran and made regular incursions into Iranian territory to ambush and kill Revolutionary Guards. The Guards responded first by raining artillery onto the rebels' mountain redoubts, and then by buying off local people -- mostly fellow Kurds -- along the border, and getting them to rat out the rebel positions.

The only person I met in the camps who survived was a mild-mannered Iranian ex-lawyer named Wirya Rehmany. Rehmany wore fatigues and sometimes carried a weapon, but his main function was to camp out in the mountains and write about the Kurdish question, occasionally answering questions from pestering foreigners like me. He escaped and is now a political asylee in Paris, where I met him last Saturday at a Vietnamese restaurant in the neighborhood of Belleville.

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Hoshang Targol

32 years of military occupation of Kurdestan by Islamic Republi

by Hoshang Targol on

most extensive minefields in civilian areas ( compared to anywhere in the world), extreme barbaric, violence unleashed towards all civilian population regradless of their position towards Islamic Republic, and all of this for what?

Because Kurdestan never sucuumbed to mullahs.

And the net result of these most futile repressive measures:two  very  successful General Strikes (in 2005 and 2010)  that stand out as a models of creative,civilized, non-violent, effective resistance for the rest of the nation.

Bazhi Kurdestan!

Bazhi Erun!


i.r. crushed this, i.r. crushed that.

by پیام on

Zionists weep and bla bla bla bla..... Shazdeh gholi, when are you going to grow up?