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28 October 2007

Britons join Kurdish rebels to fight Turks

TimesOnline:
"BRITONS are among foreigners fighting Turkish troops with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, The Sunday Times can reveal."
"According to PKK fighters holed up in one of the natural fortresses of the Qandil mountain range which runs along Iraq’s Turkish and Iranian borders, several Europeans have joined forces with their group."
"At least three Britons were in the PKK’s 3,000-strong force, boasted one fighter as he and a group of men huddled in a room discussing the latest clashes with the Turkish army. Others include Russians, Germans, Greeks, Iranians and Arabs. The PKK is labelled by both Europe and America as a terrorist organisation..."

In a word, disgusting. The PKK is using American weapons and ammunition against Turkish troops, it is said that the PJAK is supported by the US in order to destabilize Iran, and now the PKK threat includes a variety of multi-nationals who bear an axe to grind with Turkey.. It's little wonder that the US commanders in Iraq matter-of-factly declare that they will do nothing to help stop the PKK. It's clearly been established that the PKK, PJAK, and the US are in cahoots.. It might be intended to weaken Iran [only], but the side effects for Turkey seem to have been judged as acceptable. Will it require a joint invasion by both Iran and Turkey to end the PKK/PJAK threat? How will the US military react to such a situation? World War 3 is about to be ignited because of an oil deal between Hunt Consolidated and the Kurdish Regional Government, not to mention a few thousand trigger happy Kurdish militants with delusional ambitions of repeating their good fortune in Iraq. We can be sure that their luck has run out. Kurds will not fall ass-backwards into semi autonomous Turkish or Kurdish land.. (as the above map by Ralph Peters suggests) but the US will repeat their treatment of the Kurds, once the oil deals are inked and their usefulness against Iran runs out. Who are the ones really trying to draw Iran and Turkey into the conflict? Is this a case of one bully pushing a weakling into engaging another bully, for dubious reasons? Why is the US still in Afghanistan and why does the US turn a blind eye to PKK terrorism? The Taliban.. who obviously and openly declare their death chant against America.. just like the Iranians. We must keep up appearances in the war on terrorists who hate us, not the ones who like us and who are willing to share their oil.. Kurds are not only hard working pawns of the Bush Administration, they're also oil partners and boot licking suck ups who pretend to be "America's best ally in the region" for as long as it suits their purposes.

10 comments:

Gulay said...

murat, this is such an old map....woodrow wilson and his acolytes were touting this in 1919.....together with his ide that all tribes should have a homeland...a racist, bigots and ethnic cleansers wet dream

Murat Altinbasak said...

You're right Gulay, this isn't a new idea, but it's a lot different from the map set forth at Sevres. Six of one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

Anonymous said...

Dude, you are an American, not a Turk. Lay Off!

Murat Altinbasak said...

Dude, you are an asswipe! Please refrain from dismissing my Turkishness.. especially today.. Dude.

Hans said...

Do you know what scares me? All the rhetoric, over reacting...
You see it on the streets of Istanbul...and I know quiet some foreigners who are scared. Its almost a lynch culture..((
Very sad...

the Husband said...

yes and the foreigners have only themselves (partly) to blame.....less racism and islamophobia especially from the french and other bigots might help to stop the rise in nationalism and threat on the streets......

Hans said...

husband,
you are from the UK, or not...most noisy people in the world, obvious here. and why do get so personal? quilt?

Hans said...

and h.
i talked about personal feelings in general. not about politics.

the Husband said...

Hans, what the hell is the point of your comment.

Phantom said...

Husband,

Why is it always someone else's fault? You think Turkey is the only country in the world that gets criticized for stuff?