URGE THE US GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE WITH THE CLASSIFICATION OF KDP & PUK AS TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS
of your time and send a message to your two US Senators urging them to vote against S.2255 a bill introduced by Senator McCain of Arizona to exempt the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) of Masoud Barazani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Jalal Talabani from treatment as terrorist organizations. Although the two Kurdish parties have a tight grip on the security situation in the three provinces under their jurisdiction, there have been countless cases of kidnapping, torture and murder of politicians, journalists and ordinary citizens that dare to speak out against corruption, nepotism and the abuse of power by the Kurdish ruling elite.
By signing this petition you will be communicating to the US government and its State Department that such behavior should not be tolerated let alone rewarded by removing the two entities from the list of terrorist organizations. At the same time you will be informing the leadership of the KDP and the PUK that they are fully responsible for these acts and until the perpetrators of such heinous crimes are brought to justice, the KDP and the PUK should continue to be classified as terrorist organizations.
Yours in Freedom
David William Lazar
American Mesopotamian Organization