17 October 2007
According to this article (found via Redneck's Revenge), Turkish forces are helping to train their Iranian counterparts in counter-insurgency. According to Kurdish rebel leader Biryar Gabar, PJAK fighters have killed 200 Revolutionary Guards troops and lost seven of their own soldiers since the fighting began on Aug. 16. As immense as the internet is as a news source, it goes to show you that all the news does not reach us unless we seek it. No one in Western media cares enough about Iranian soldiers fighting Kurdish terrorists and dying in large numbers, to do any mainstream reporting on it. Fine and dandy.. nothing to be surprised about. What's annoying to me is the often heard American assertion that all is fine in northern Iraq, where Kurds supposedly live autonomously and cause no trouble for anyone. What a load of bullshit we're being fed. I suppose as long as Kurds aren't attacking or killing American soldiers, they're considered "peaceful friends and allies", whether they kill Turks and Iranians, or not.. Let the Turks and Iranians work together to protect their respective borders and citizens. It's as it should be. Unless someone else steps up and offers to do it for them, critics can go pound sand..
Posted by IMA at 10/17/2007