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14 October 2007

Buyukanit: "..the US shot it's own foot"

It's hard to swing a dead cat without hitting either a genocide supporter, denier, recognizer, or apathetic military person. What I find most chilling is the remark by Murat Karayilan ("Karayilan" is translated literally into "Blacksnake") He warns AP that an eventual Turkish incursion would "make Turkey experience a Vietnam war." Beg your pardon My Blacksnake, but Turkey has been fighting such a war with you, on it's home soil, for decades. -AT

More from the CNN article:
"Secretary of State Rice Condoleezza Rice asked us before we came here to express that the Bush administration is opposed to this resolution," Edelman said Saturday.
"If this resolution passed in the committee passes the House as well, our military ties with the U.S. will never be the same again," Buyukanit was quoted as saying.
"I'm the military chief; I deal with security issues. I'm not a politician," Buyukanit was quoted as saying by Milliyet. "In this regard, the U.S. shot its own foot."
Meanwhile..
IRBIL, Iraq (CNN) -- Turkish forces overnight fired across the border on Kurdish villages in northern Iraq's Dohuk province, a Kurdish official told CNN Sunday.



9 comments:

Sean said...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15264313

Anonymous said...

The "terrorist" threat in Turkey is a joke :)) How many turkish civilians have been targeted by the PKK in Turkey in the past 2o years? 50? How many foreigners? 5?

The numbers for the total number of people killed are around 35 000. The great majority of the victims are Kurds, killed by Turkish military, you dolt. The Turks don't know the first thing about terrorism.

Terrorism is when you target civilians. Since when are turkish army personnel civilians??? Since when is armed combat by a guerrilla group against a military unit terrorism????

If Turkey had a terrorism problem you would surely not have taken your family there for a nice vacation.

If you really want to see terrorism in Turkey, go to Amed - or Diyarbakir in Kurdish -- stand beside an under cover police officer and whisper "Biji Serok Apo" and then, after you receive a couple of hours of Turkish hospitality in the Jandarma's office, we can talk about terrorism against civilians.

Metin said...

anonymous:

I have no doubt that the some, or most, or even all 30,000 people killed are Kurds. However, they are still Turkish citizens, killed by ...

Murat Altinbasak said...

"The Turks don't know the first thing about terrorism."
Hmm. Seems to me that 12 unarmed civilians were machine gunned down in Sirnak two weeks ago.

"The great majority of the victims are Kurds, killed by Turkish military, you dolt."
Get lost! It's dipshits like you who require me to restrict anonymous posts.. and yet, I allow them, LOSER! If you're going to disrespect me, do it like a man.

Sean said...

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-ferguson15oct15,0,3664625.column?coll=la-util-opinion-commentary

This is another interesting article. Here is what was amazing for me: is he suggesting that the Turks will commit another genocide, this time against the Kurds?

Anonymous said...

re: 12 unarmed civilians

From what I've read, the 12 killed were Kurds - though not necessarily civilians. Some of them were village guards - Kurds armed and paid by the Turkish state to fight against PKK.

But regardless of who they were, why would the PKK kill 12 Kurdish civilians on a bus at a time when it is facing an imminent threat from Turkey? Doesn't make sense to me. They may be terrorists in your book, but last I checked, invoking terror doesn't leave you brain dead.

Either this incident is something akin to the Guclukonak incident, where the Turkish state was involved in the supposed PKK killing of unarmed civilians, or, it had nothing at all to do with the PKK and the Turkish military was itching to blame something on the PKK.

For a brief history on how the Turkish state likes to create its own terror threat, see the amnesty international article:

http://web.amnesty.org/library/
Index/ENGEUR440241998?open&of=ENG-394

or do a google search for Guclukonak and choose a source of your own liking.

Phantom said...

Review your Turkish history, and you will learn that "Terrorist" is code for dead man whom I will shortly Genocide and then blame. Anyone who tells you that the current Turkey is not the same as the Ottoman Empire is myopic probably suffering from Alzheimers.

Murat Altinbasak said...

Phantom,
you are way out of line to suggest that anyone has designs on attempting to "wipe out" 15 million Kurds. Is this the new Armenian tactic? Recognition in the US failed for the nth time so let's start telling the world about a future 'genocide'. Puh-lease.

Phantom said...

Murat, don't give us any more bullshit. Is it so unfathomable that an unrepentant committer of Genocide may do it again! In your minds, your are the eternal victims and will do whatever it takes to "survive", including killing innocent people. How many massacres, Genocides and pogroms have to be committed in the name of "Turkishness" before you will admit this to yourselves!