Skip to comments.300 TURKISH TROOPS ENTER NORTHERN IRAQ OVERNIGHT -SENIOR IRAQI MILITARY SOURCE
Posted on 12/17/2007 11:46:27 PM PST by HAL9000
300 TURKISH TROOPS ENTER NORTHERN IRAQ OVERNIGHT -SENIOR IRAQI MILITARY SOURCE
Reuters - TURKISH TROOPS MOVE 2-3 KM INTO IRAQ, LIGHTLY ARMED, NO CLASHES
AP News Alert - KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes unannounced visit to Kirkuk, the city that Iraq’s Kurds call their Jerusalem.
Yikes! This isn’t good.
It looks like Turkey will get served this Christmas.
Maybe put a sarcasm tag on that one.
“Maybe put a sarcasm tag on that one.”
Why? Seemed reasonable enough.
OK... Now I’m sufficiently confused. Are these Kurds that are being targeted hostiles? Are they siding with Al Qaeda — hence the term separatists. Or are these the same Kurds that simply wished to develop their own country? Have these people proved to have been dangerous, and/or perpetrating attacks in Turkey?
Perhaps someone would be so kind as to fill me in as I’m obviously not as educated on this particular issue as I thought... Thanks in advance for any links, etc... so that I can increase my understanding.
I’m reading over the articles linked in this thread thus far now... Maybe after doing so this will become more clear to me.
Thank you for the link to the Washington Post article. It contained a LOT more information than the Reuters article, and helped me remember some stuff I had apparently forgotten.
I don’t however understand how this is possibly going to help the U.S. in the long-run to quell the political unrest in Iraq. If anything I think this will make our job that much harder...
Backing up US troops or joining the “insurgency” invasion?
The bombing of Turkey starts at 0700 hours...
Where did Condi hang the “no jews welcome” sign?
“The bombing of Turkey starts at 0700 hours...”
Err, no it doesn’t.
Obviously the sarcasm tag was implied but what are the specifics?
Friend or foe border crossings?
The Mexican army crossings into the US certainly are no friends and much of the “insurgency” is of foreign origin.
“Are these Kurds that are being targeted hostiles?”
They’re are a Communist terrorist group that has been conducting operations against Turkey since the 1970s.
“Have these people proved to have been dangerous, and/or perpetrating attacks in Turkey?”
“Since August 15, 1984, PKK violence has accounted for the deaths of more than 30,000 Turkish security forces and civilians, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement August 14.
The U.S. government is calling upon the PKK to cease its terrorist acts and lay down its arms, McCormack said.”
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