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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:25 am 
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[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/turkey/story/0,,2041022,00.html]US struggles to avert Turkish intervention in northern Iraq
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The US is scrambling to head off a "disastrous" Turkish military intervention in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq that threatens to derail the Baghdad security surge and open up a third front in the battle to save Iraq from disintegration.

Senior Bush administration officials have assured Turkey in recent days that US forces will increase efforts to root out Kurdistan Workers' party (PKK) guerrillas enjoying safe haven in the Qandil mountains, on the Iraq-Iran-Turkey border.

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Well the U.S. appears to be part of the problem not the solution. How unusual. :lol:

US / Israel continue to support anti-Iranian guerillas

Reese Erlich is author of the upcoming book "The Iran Agenda: the Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis.”

Erlich, a journalist, just came back from spending three weeks with Kurdish resistance organizations in Iran and Iraq's Kurdish region.

He confirms that the USA and Israel are funding armed groups to overthrow the Iranian government........

http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/948


The Cia In Kurdistan
By Husayn Al-Kurdi

Kurdistan has come to the attention of the West in the wake of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, in which the U.S.-shaped coalition virtually destroyed Iraq and its people. A side-effect and result of this war was the establishment of a "safe haven" for Kurds fleeing Iraqi-occupied Kurdistan. This safe haven turned out to be a base for CIA maneuvers against the Iraqi regime, utilizing Kurdish "assets" as a backstop for its destabilizing initiatives in Iraq. The perennial "outside agitator" on a global scale, the CIA has been particularly active in the Middle East, notably in defense of the plunder of Middle Eastern oil. For over three to eight years, the CIA has been involved in assassination and coup attempts against Iraqi governments.

Americans have been left in the dark concerning CIA maneuvers in the Middle East. Fed a steady diet of fantasy mush in which Arabs and Muslims are inexorably tagged as irrational, fanatical terrorists and in which their American, Israeli and other tormentors are relentlessly portrayed as harbingers of a democratic civilization under siege in the areas they seek to control. The actual CIA involvement in Kurdistan tells a far different story.........

http://www.zmag.org/zmag/articles/dec96kurdi.htm

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This was posted last year in the Bush's Lies thread. Looks like a good time to revisit this lie by George W. Bush.

Bush is harboring terrorists in Iraq! Maybe we should invade Iraq!

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We're pursuing terrorists wherever they hide.- George W. Bush February 22, 2005

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Turkey and Iran have dispatched tanks, artillery and thousands of troops to their frontiers with Iraq during the past few weeks in what appears to be a coordinated effort to disrupt the activities of Kurdish rebel bases.

They told the Guardian yesterday that at least six villages had been abandoned and one person had died following a sustained artillery barrage by Iranian forces that appeared designed to flush out guerrillas linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who have hideouts in Iraq.

Frustrated by the reluctance of the US and the government in Baghdad to crack down on the PKK bases inside Iraq,
Turkish generals have hinted they are considering a large-scale military operation across the border. They are said to be sharing intelligence about Kurdish rebel movements with their Iranian counterparts.

The PKK is regarded by Ankara, Washington and the EU as a terrorist organisation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,1852843,00.html


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