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Turkish warplanes attack PKK targets in Iraq
Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:16pm EDT | Seyhmus Cakan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; kurdistan; kurds; turkey

1 posted on 08/17/2011 5:08:35 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Polish attack on radio station reported.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 5:13:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Hmm...Syria threatened, Iraq attacked. Turks are feeling their oats. I wonder why.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 5:14:10 PM PDT by houeto
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To: tet68
Polish attack on radio station reported.

Do what? Do you have a source tet?

4 posted on 08/17/2011 5:17:03 PM PDT by houeto
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To: houeto
Turks are feeling their oats. I wonder why.

These ain't yer father's secular Turks.

5 posted on 08/17/2011 5:18:16 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: houeto; tet68
Polish attack on radio station reported

01 Sept 1939

6 posted on 08/17/2011 5:23:40 PM PDT by tomkat (adopt a 1775 state of mind)
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To: houeto; tet68; tomkat
Border Clashes Increase

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.

New York Times

September 1, 1939

7 posted on 08/17/2011 5:24:37 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: berdie

later


8 posted on 08/17/2011 5:25:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Pan_Yan
These ain't yer father's secular Turks.

What a koinkydink 'cause it sure ain't yer father's Christian POTUS either.

9 posted on 08/17/2011 5:26:29 PM PDT by houeto
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


10 posted on 08/17/2011 5:36:49 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
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.

11 posted on 08/17/2011 5:42:42 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I’m routing for the Kurds myself.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 5:45:02 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Pan_Yan

Our paring down have created a vacuum to be filled.


13 posted on 08/17/2011 5:46:01 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Scythian
I’m routing for the Kurds myself.


Me too.

14 posted on 08/17/2011 5:47:46 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: houeto
Hmm...Syria threatened, Iraq attacked. Turks are feeling their oats. I wonder why.

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 America’s 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 haven’t done enough to mold the world in America’s image: “America must lead by reaching out to all those living disconnected lives of despair in the world’s forgotten corners.”

Heckuva job, Obie.

15 posted on 08/17/2011 5:48:18 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Pan_Yan

The Turk PM said that after ramadan they would be an increase in attacks against the PPK.


16 posted on 08/17/2011 5:50:50 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Pan_Yan; Scythian

That’s putting the spin on it.


17 posted on 08/17/2011 7:13:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Give a little bit of yourself to me)
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To: bayouranger
after ramadan

Why wait? Hasn't yet stopped the rest.

Bombathon

18 posted on 08/17/2011 7:18:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Give a little bit of yourself to me)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 7:40:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Pan_Yan

Are the new Kurds the same as the old Kurds we once embraced?


20 posted on 08/17/2011 8:05:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Europe’s first or second “flashmob”?

I would say that “Krystalnacht” was the first.


21 posted on 08/17/2011 8:08:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: houeto
Turks are feeling their oats. I wonder why.

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.

22 posted on 08/17/2011 8:55:11 PM PDT by caww
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To: Gene Eric

“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?


23 posted on 08/17/2011 9:29:30 PM PDT by Serf Zupp
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To: Serf Zupp

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...


24 posted on 08/18/2011 2:16:09 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: hannibaal

“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?


25 posted on 08/18/2011 11:20:51 AM PDT by Serf Zupp
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