Wednesday, August 09, 2006
...violence along the border of Turkey and Iraq between Kurdish separatists and the Turkish armed forces.
Intensified attacks by Kurdish separatists are putting increased pressure on the Turkish government to strike at rebel bases in Iraq.
Washington has warned Turkey to refrain from any cross-border action, but diplomats say Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has replied that Kurdish violence "has gone beyond the limits of tolerance."
The difficulty today emerges because, as Seymour Hersch reported years ago, the Kurds in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan Workers Party, known by its acronym, PKK) are closely alligned with Apartheid Israel (but this is more about shipping oil from Kirkuk to Haifa and an wedge against the Sunni Insurgency).
The combination of continually brazen attacks against Turks by Kurds from Iraq and the appointment of the ruthlessly anti-Kurd Buyukanit as commander of the Turkish military probably means...
PHOTO: Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah (Apo) Ocalan
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Posted by Jesus Reyes at 8:59 AM