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Kurdish Rebels Threaten Attacks Against U.S. Interests

May 6th, 2008 . by TexasFred

QANDIL MOUNTAINS, Iraq - Kurdish rebels could launch suicide attacks against American interests to punish the U.S. for sharing intelligence with Turkey after Turkey bombed rebel bases, a spokeswoman for a wing of a rebel group warned.

Turkey’s military said more than 150 Kurdish rebels were killed in Friday’s air strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, on Mount Qandil on the border of Iran and Iraq. Peritan Derseem, a senior official of the rebel group’s Iranian wing, PEJAK, claimed that only six people were killed in latest Turkish strikes.

The PKK fights for autonomy in Turkey’s southeast and also has a wing fighting for Kurdish rights in Iran.

Derseem blamed the United States for helping Turkey in an interview late Sunday.

She said some rebels want to join suicide squads to avenge the deaths of their comrades but that “combatants are under the control of the organization,” which she said is against such attacks. That may change, Derseem hinted.

“We have changed our stand toward the United States government and we are standing against them now,” she said. “Maybe some day … individual combatants might launch suicide attacks inside Iraq and Turkey, and even against American interests.”

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So now the Kurds are pissed off at the USA and are threatening to attack U.S. targets??

Aren’t these the people that so many here in the USA had their bloomers in a wad over?? The ones that Saddam gassed?? Aren’t they one of the major justifications for going to war in Iraq, that Iraqi Freedom thing??

So, now they are going on the declared enemies list, well, isn’t that an interesting turn of events, maybe we need to give the Turks even more information, Turkey has wanted to go after the Kurds in northern Iraq for a long time and have held off at the behest of the USA, maybe it’s time to turn them loose and let them run a while…

Turkey has been an ally for a long time, we have a history with Turkey, Ambivalent Allies and it would be in our favor to court that alliance, seriously, what do the Kurds have to offer us in the way of value?? Not too much that I can see, and now that they have declared their hostile intentions, put them on that ‘if you’re not with us, you’re against us’ list…

You know, maybe there was a legitimate reason Saddam went after the Kurds, it seems they have a history of pissing off forces that can take them out of the equation, and we can do just that, all our forces need is an order to get the job done, and in my estimation, once a nation or people declare a hostile intent, it’s game on!! 

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Iraq Pledges to Fight Kurdish Rebels

November 3rd, 2007 . by TexasFred

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pledged Saturday to work with his country’s neighbors to fight terrorism, comments that come under intense pressure from Turkey and the United States for his government to help put an end to attacks from Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.

A short time later, Iraqi authorities shut down an office of the Kurdistan Democratic Solution party in Irbil , an organization that allegedly had close ties to Kurdish guerrillas.

The top U.S. diplomat, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was playing go-between with Turkish and Iraqi officials as escalating tensions along the Turkish-Iraqi border overshadowed an international meeting on Iraq’s future. Turkish troops are massed on the border, and world leaders are trying to prevent an assault that could open a new front in the Iraq war.

“Iraq should not be a base for attacks against neighbors,” al-Maliki said. “We will cooperate with our neighbors in defeating this threat.”

For some odd reason, al-Maliki reminds me of a very stubborn mule, one that, in addition to being stubborn, is NOT too bright either, al-Maliki would, in MY opinion, if left to his own devices, allow Iraq to fall into the hands of Iran and a-Qaeda, I honestly believe that, I also honestly believe that al-Maliki is a lot like the CHOCOLATES in New Orleans, he’ll sit back and wait for someone to come and help him, no matter who it is or what the consequences may be, he is very shy about lifting a hand to help himself or his nation, but he will scream bloody murder if he feels that the people that ARE spending BILLIONS of their tax dollars on him and his people actually want or expect something from him…

Earlier, al-Maliki’s spokesman had warned that no one can stop Kurdish rebels in Iraq’s remote northern border region from attacking Turkey.

“It’s not in our capacity” to capture the rebels, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said. “It’s not even in the capacity of Turkey.”

It may not be something Iraq can accomplish but I feel they are wrong in saying that the Turks can’t make it happen, if you’ve never seen the Turks in action, well, from a warriors standpoint, it IS a sight to behold…

I personally consider the Iraqis to be less than desirable as allies, in any way, for one thing, I don’t believe they can ever be trusted, there is going to always be that inherent allegiance to Allah and Islam above anything else, and that allegiance is more directed to Imams than the deity of Allah itself, so, IF their particular Mullah of the Moment is a moonbat, that’s the way the ball rolls for the Iraqis, Death to America and all that nonsense…

And if you want to see not in our capacity at it’s finest, look at Iraq while under Saddam, no one in Iraq felt it was their job to remove the most tyrannical dictator since Hitler or Stalin, Iraqis lack motivation and drive, they do score well in deception though, I believe in giving the devil his due…

Until now, Iraq’s border with Turkey to the north was not considered much of a problem for U.S. forces or the fragile government in Baghdad. That changed over the past month with an onslaught of attacks by the PKK rebel group.

The deaths of more than 40 people over the past month have pushed Turkey to threaten a major offensive across the Iraq border unless Iraq and the United States can neutralize the rebels first. The Turkish anger came on top of umbrage over a U.S. congressional vote labeling the 1915 deaths of Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks a genocide.

The Kurds may not be considered by Baghdad to be a problem but the Kurds are a long ways from Baghdad, it appears that the PKK rebels have attacked the Turks, and that was NOT the smartest move the PKK could make, the Turks have a way of reacting to attacks that is a lot different than the USA, they don’t go in and do a surgical air strike and wipe out 3 top terrorists and call it good, they wipe out whole villages and then let any survivors know, “THIS is what you get, tell your neighbors, we KILL you!“, war the way war should be fought…

Regarding the Armenian thing, that my friends is nothing more than the Dem Bulbs in Congress trying to disrupt one of the better alliances we have in that part of the world by dredging up something that happened a century ago, remember, if it’s good for the USA, the Dems are going to dispute it…

And one other thing, I sincerely hope that our next president will appoint a MALE as Secretary of State, there is nothing that makes us look any worse in certain regions of the world than having a FEMALE Secretary of State throwing HER weight around with the most backwards and sexually repressed societies on earth…

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Turkey Threatens Repercussions for U.S.

October 12th, 2007 . by TexasFred

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey, which is a key supply route to U.S. troops in Iraq, recalled its ambassador to Washington on Thursday and warned of serious repercussions if Congress labels the killing of Armenians by Turks a century ago as genocide.

Ordered after a House committee endorsed the genocide measure, the summons of the ambassador for consultations was a further sign of the deteriorating relations between two longtime allies and the potential for new turmoil in an already troubled region.

Egeman Bagis, an aide to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told Turkish media that Turkey - a conduit for many of the supplies shipped to American bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan - might have to “cut logistical support to the U.S.”

Analysts also have speculated the resolution could make Turkey more inclined to send troops into northern Iraq to hunt Turkish Kurd rebels, a move opposed by the U.S. because it would disrupt one of the few relatively stable and peaceful Iraqi areas.

OK, so maybe it WAS an act of genocide, it happened 100 years ago and no one that was involved is alive today, what is the relevance of this in todays world and todays politics??

I had an ancestor that was a Nazi Admiral during WWII but that doesn’t mean I should be labeled a Nazi, I had other ancestors that fought in the War Against Northern Aggression but that doesn’t mean I need to be labeled a Yankee or a Reb, yeah, I had em on BOTH sides…

The measure before Congress is just a nonbinding resolution without the force of law, but the debate has incensed Turkey’s government.

And I don’t blame the Turks for getting their scimitars all steamed up, this would be like saying that ALL Americans are indirectly responsible for the slavery that was in this nation until 140 or so odd years ago, Americans today aren’t responsible for those acts and should never be held libel for slave reparations, well, the same is only fair for the Turks, as I said, no one is still alive from 100 years ago that participated in this, let it go, this was done in another place and time and it’s damn sure not worth losing a valuable ally over, we seem to be coming up pretty short on allies as it is…

The Bush administration, which is lobbying strongly in hopes of persuading Congress to reject the resolution, stressed the need for good relations with Turkey.

And here is one of those cases where I have to applaud the administration, it appears that they know the value of a strong ally like Turkey, I will certainly give credit where credit is due…

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