By Hamma Mirwaisi and Alison Buckley
The lives of ordinary Kurds in Iran and other Iranians nowadays are so hard that they are barely sustainable. As a result KODAR, a new Kurdish organization in Iran has been formed to unite Kurdish people in Iran first and then to unite the Iranian people to bring about change in the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI).
United, the Kurds and Lurs of Iran, owner occupants of the Aryan lands since ancient times, can bring the Islamic Government down faster.
In 1979 two Iranian leaders, namely Karim Sanjabi from the Kurdish Sanjabi tribal family's leadership, and Shapour Bakhtiar from the Lurish Bakhtiari tribal family's leadership had the chance to take over the Iranian Government after the departure of the Shah of Iran. Although both men had PhD degrees, unfortunately, because of their tribal thinking they could not agree on one plan to run the Iranian Government.
Karim Sanjabi, a veteran Iranian politician was born in Kermanshah in September 1904 to the chief of the Kurdish Sanj bi tribe. He studied law and politics at Sorbonne University in Paris, where he earned his doctorate in law. He subsequently worked as a law professor at the University of Tehran. He was associated with fellow Bakhtiari Mohammed Mossadegh, the nationalist Prime Minister who sought to nationalize the country's vast oil monopoly controlled by British interests. Dr. Mossadegh was ousted in 1951 in a coup engineered by the American and British intelligence services with the aid of the Shah's military.
Dr. Sanjabi emerged in the late 1970's as the leader of Iran's principal opposition party, the liberal and centrist National Front. With Shahpur Bakhtiar and Mehdi Bazargan he was among the first to criticize the Shah's policies openly. As popular unrest began to crest in 1978, Dr. Sanjabi turned down an offer to head a coalition government because the Shah insisted on keeping control of the army. He tried to strike a balance between the monarchy and the religious opposition led by Ayatollah Khomeini from exile in Paris.
Sanjabi was a veteran Iranian politician who fought both the heavy-handed monarchy of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and the harsh Islamic fundamentalism of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that followed. He died in exile in 1994 at his home in Carbondale, Ill. He was 90 years old.
Bakhtiar was born on 26 June 1914 in southwestern Iran into a family of Iranian tribal nobility: the family of the paramount chieftains of the then powerful Bakthiari tribe. His father was Mohammad Reza Khan (Sardar-e-Fateh), his mother Naz-Baygom, both Lurs and Bakhtiaris. Bakhtiar's maternal grandfather, Najaf-Gholi Khan Samsam ol-Saltaneh (a.k.a. Saad ad-Daula), was appointed prime minister twice, in 1912 and 1918. Bakhtiar's mother died when he was seven years old. Reza Shah executed his father in 1934 while Shapour was studying in Paris.
Shapour Bakhtiar received his PhD degree in political science, as well as a degree in law in 1945 could not agree with Sanjabi about how to lead the liberation of the Iranian people in 1979, allowing an Indian by the name of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to form an Islamic Arab Government in Iran.
In a move that would affect millions of Iranians then and in the future, Shahpur Bakhtiar betrayed Karim Sanjabi and his liberal and centrist National Front party by accepting the Shah of Iran's offer in 1979 to be Prime Minister of Iran. He was alone and without the Iranian people's support. As soon as Ayatollah Khomeini landed in Tehran, Shahpur Bakhtiar ran for his life, and was later butchered in his house in Paris by the Iranian Islamic intelligence services of Ayatollah Khomeini who cut his throat in cold blood. And Karim Sanjabi joined the IRI Government of Ayatollah Khomeini briefly, but after so many years of struggle to overthrow Shah of Iran, he was dismissed.
It is clear that Iranian leaders with tribal mentalities are still not capable of overthrowing the fanatical government that currently rules Iran. But armed with the teachings of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, the newly formed KODAR organisation with its contemporary approach to the vexing political and social problems in Iran can defeat the outdated policies of the Islamic terrorist Ayatollah Khomeini.
KODAR is working to teach and unite the Iranian people in their own land. It's counterparts in Syria and Turkey has already defeated Islamic terrorist organizations by giving the people their freedom and peace. The transparent strength behind the liberation of women in these territories alone is enough to defeat Islamic terrorist ideologies.
KODAR in Iran is giving the people the chance to rule themselves at all political levels from village to regional; how they organize themselves under the leadership of KODAR based on Abdullah Ocalan's philosophy is up to them. But nowhere else in the Middle East or perhaps the world do citizens have so much power over the way they are governed, and so many rights in determining how they live.
Abdullah Ocalan's philosophy can be used not only in oppressed nations such as Iran and nascent political entities such as Rojava in northern Syria, but it can also be applied in sophisticated countries such as the USA and Japan to remediate their economies. Its emphasis on social justice and environmental protection could also be the key to opening a new pathway towards peace and freedom worldwide.
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