Skip to comments.Turkish warplanes attack PKK targets in Iraq
Posted on 08/17/2011 5:08:22 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
(Reuters) - Turkey sent warplanes to attack Kurdish targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday, military sources said, hours after a rebel attack in southeast Turkey killed a dozen soldiers.
The planes took off from a base in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir and struck targets in the mountainous Kandil and Zap areas of Iraq where the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) operates a number of bases, the sources said.
They said the targets included anti-aircraft defenses and rebel shelters in the region.
The air raids came hours after reports of an attack by Kurdish guerrillas on a military convoy in southeastern Turkey.
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Polish attack on radio station reported.
Hmm...Syria threatened, Iraq attacked. Turks are feeling their oats. I wonder why.
Do what? Do you have a source tet?
These ain't yer father's secular Turks.
01 Sept 1939
Wireless to The New York Times
Berlin, Friday, Sept. 1--An increasing number of border incidents involving shooting and mutual Polish-German casualties are reported by the German press and radio. The most serious is reported from Gleiwitz, a German city on the line where the southwestern portion of Poland meets the Reich.
At 8 P.M., according to the semi-official news agency, a group of Polish insurrectionists forced an entrance into the Gleiwitz radio station, overpowering the watchmen and beating and generally mishandling the attendants. The Gleiwitz station was relaying a Breslau station's program, which was broken off by the Poles.
They proceeded to broadcast a prepared proclamation, partly in Polish and partly in German, announcing themselves as "the Polish Volunteer Corps of Upper Silesia speaking from the Polish station in Gleiwitz." The city, they alleged, was in Polish hands.
September 1, 1939
What a koinkydink 'cause it sure ain't yer father's Christian PO
That’s the one, the SS left the bodies of Polish
criminals from concentration camps dressed in Polish
uniforms behind. Some of Reinhard Heydrich’s work.
I always find these reports of incursions suspect
at first after this.
The reporting is opaque to say the least, but it doesn't look like the Turks are denying it. Their war with the Kurds has not been a joking matter.
I’m routing for the Kurds myself.
Our paring down have created a vacuum to be filled.
In a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs last April(2008)(Obama) he said, We have heard much over the last six years about how Americas larger purpose in the world is to promote the spread of freedom. The anticipated twist never came. I agree, Obama told the crowd. Turns out we havent done enough to mold the world in Americas image: America must lead by reaching out to all those living disconnected lives of despair in the worlds forgotten corners.
Heckuva job, Obie.
The Turk PM said that after ramadan they would be an increase in attacks against the PPK.
That’s putting the spin on it.
Why wait? Hasn't yet stopped the rest.
Are the new Kurds the same as the old Kurds we once embraced?
Europe’s first or second “flashmob”?
I would say that “Krystalnacht” was the first.
Because they know the US isn't going to interfer anymore. I think the whole M.E. leadership knows our power has weakened so much for being in so many wars that the people aren't going to stand for any more, further we're broke and it takes money to fight wars.
Other countries are basically on their own...and have been moving rapidly and unhindered since Obama took office. Now with Britain and Europe all in turmoil the Middle Easterners, Russia and China are fast on the move.
“Are the new Kurds the same as the old Kurds we once embraced?”
Have we ever embraced the PKK?!? The PKK is a Far-Left Marxist terrorist group that has been around for several decades.
Maybe you’re thinking of the PUK or KDP?
If we havent we should. Any enemy of muslims are a friend of mine. In any case I cant possibly back that islamist Erdogan in Turkey. Read about who this man follows, he has delusions of bringing back the caliphate in the middle east. His mentor was protected and given asylum by none other than our former 2 presidents...
“If we havent we should. Any enemy of muslims are a friend of mine.”
So you’re great buddies with an international, drug-running, anti-Israel, anti-Christian, anti-USA, anti-Western Europe, Marxist organization using kidnapping, terrorism, and assassination in hopes of destroying the West and bringing about an autonomic Kurdistan. Nice.
By any chance are you a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party yourself, or do you just consider them your friends?
Surely, since the US has been involved in the region for nearly a decade, you realize that the majority of Kurds are Sunni Muslim. Do you really think that after achieving autonomy the PKK would continue on with its Marxist, anti-religious campaign? I think it’s clear that they would lose lots of support, melt away, and there would be no campaign against Islam.
“In any case I cant possibly back that islamist Erdogan in Turkey.”
I don’t know of American conservatives suggesting support of the current Turkish PM. Who is?
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