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What are the Differences Between Teymur Bakhtiar and PJAK’s leadership of Iran?

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by Hamma Mirwaisi and Alison Buckley

Those who care about Iran's future must understand the differences between tribal leadership and PJAK's leadership as taught by Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.

The differences have been evident since the era of General Darius, son of Hystaspes and Rhodogune and father of Xerxes of Persia. Along with six other generals from the Median army, Otanes, Intraphrenes, Gobryas, Hydarnes, Megabyzus and Aspathines, Darius killed the last Median Emperor, King of Kings Bardiya (misnamed Gautama to hide the crime), son of Cyrus the Great in the fortress of Sikayauvati most likely with the help of Jewish intelligence services embedded within the Median royal family. Ever since, Iran has been unstable and led by tribal leaders who have failed to serve the Aryan people of Iran.

General Teymur Bakhtiar of Lur fought other Iranians feverishly to gain power in Iran during the era of Mohammad Reza, Shah of Iran era. Soon after losing power, he became a refugee in Iraq, but while in exile he called on Iranian leaders, one of whom was Hussein Beg Jwanro-Kermanshah from the Kurdish Jaff tribe, to help him defeat the Shah of Iran. He told him in his letter that the Lurs were Kurds too, and that both tribes needed to be united in order to overthrow Mohammad Reza Shah's government. He wrote that Shah of Iran is dictator and against none Persian people of Iran.

When the Shah of Iran's intelligence services got hold of that letter, the Shah became afraid of the prospect of the united Kurd and Lur tribes, so he prepared and planned General Teymur Bakhtiar's assassination personally before the general could unite both tribes of Iran. When he succeeded he diffused the dangers his kingdom faced from the unification of both tribes.

Later, the Shah of Iran's intelligence services became aware of the union between two important Iranian politicians, Shapour Bakhtiar from the Lur tribe and Karim Sanjabi from the Kurdish tribe. Still fearing the power of the united Kurd and Lur tribes, the Shah expedited division between them before departing Iran in the 1979 revolution. To divide them, he offered the Prime Ministership to Shapour Bakhtiar, but agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Paris, France, later killed Bakhtiar.

The outcome of these machinations is that today's Medes, the Lurs, Kurds, Talyish, Gialini, and other Aryan groups of Iran are suffering dire persecution at the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), which is run by Islamic Sayyieds of Arab origin and servants of the Persians, some Lurs and Turks.

But General Teymur Bakhtiar's mother Bibi Koakab not only inspired his ambitions, but tried to realise them before her son's death. She was amongst a handful of remarkable women of her time. After completing her studies in the traditional manner in Isfahan, she enhanced her knowledge of literature, history, and religious issues by constant reading and association with specialists and authorities in those fields. One of her unique and most valuable works is the journal of her travels in Europe in which she has written in great detail her observations and comments.

Bibi Koakab showed her strong political convictions in a typical instance by giving refuge and hospitality to the famous Iranian politician Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh from the Lur people, who had resigned his post as Governor of Fars over disagreements with the new Prime Minister. Mossadegh remained in Bakhtiari territory as an honored guest of Bibi Koakab and other Bakhtiari Khans until a new government was formed in Teheran. There is a handwritten order from Bibi Koakab to the Alderman of the village of Dizzak ordering him to provide complete hospitality to Dr. Mossadegh, and to put her personal carriage at his disposal. Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh later became well known as the Prime Minister of Iran, who wanted to reform the country and establish a democratic system of government with the rule of law. But the CIA of America overthrew him for the Shah of Iran, based on the advice of Jewish intelligence services. Most of the readers might ask why the CIA favoured the Shah above the proponents of the democracy, which the US now claims it is struggling for in the Middle East?

During the 1925-1941 rule of Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, the expansion of Bakhtiari influence caused urban elites, particularly in T eheran, concern about a potential Bakhtiari takeover of Persia's affairs. Prior to this point, the Bakhtiari had largely remained within their territorial boundaries. But the Bakhtiari influence continued to play an important role within the early 20th-century politics of Iran.

Consequently, Reza Shah Pahlavi was amongst the first of the modern shahs who made the destruction of the Bakhtiari influence his mission. The existence of oil and now water on Bakhtiari territory further motivated the Pahlavi monarch to undermine the autonomy of the tribe and force its population to adhere to the commands of the central government. Reza Shah Pahlavi eventually executed a few Bakhtiari tribal leaders in order to crush Bakhtiari autonomy and maintain control over the tribe. Amongst the executed Khans was Mohammad Reza Khan (Sardar-e-Fateh), whose son Shapour Bakhtiar later was appointed Pahlavi to became Prime Minister of Iran. This was a turning point for the Bakhtiari and their rise within Iranian politics.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Arab-originated Shi'a Sayyieds now follow Mohammad Reza, Shah of Iran's policies, towards the Kurd and Lur peoples. The regime removed the chief commander of the IRGC, General Mohsen Rezaee of the Lur tribe in 1981, because it was afraid of his influence in the Iranian military forces. He was subsequently appointed a member of the Supreme Defense Council of the IRGC. Under pressure from his supporters, President Mohammad Khatami removed General Mohsen Rezaee from the IRGC in 1997 for similar reasons.

But none of these measures have diverted the true Aryan people of Iran from their struggle for freedom from the darkest forms of oppression. Today, in the spirit of Teymour and Shapur Bakhtiar, Bibi Koakab, Dr Mohammed Mossadegh and General Mohsen Rezaee, PJAK, the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan, is leading not just a few tribes but all of the people of Iran to fight for liberation under the teachings of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. In time they will unite the majority of the Iranian people from Balochistan to Gilan and from Kermanshah to Khorasan with one thing in mind -- the liberation of the Iranian people for good.

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