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Assyrians Prevented By Kurdish Terrorists From Voting in North Iraq

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posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 09:37 AM
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The problem in the middle east is that all these tribes are tribes of fighters, they have fought each other through the centuries, and when they stop fighting the US they are going to turn into each other.

By the way the Kurds are fierce fighters and they will fight for Independence while US is trying to bring control into Iraq, they are training and getting ready and at the same time the Turkish people is watching them closely after all they Kurds and Turkish share the same background, while the Shiites and Sunnis used to belong on the same group and then divided so actually Sunnis and Shiites care less about the kurds themselves.




posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
the Kurds are fierce fighters and they will fight for Independence while US is trying to bring control into Iraq,

They might settle for autonomy inside a 'unified' iraq, rathern than a completely independent Kurdistan, made up of parts of iraq, turkey, and iran.

after all they Kurds and Turkish share the same background

No they don't. Kurds are of 'iranian' extraction. Turks, technically, were origianlly from central asia, they're an 'asiatic people'. In their long migration they've blended with many peoples, and developed in turkey into the modern 'Turks', who probably wouldn't be recognizable as 'Turks' to the actual Turkmen who began the expansion. Similarly, Turkish (the language) and Kurdish (the language) are from entirely different language families.
So while its true that there are Turks and Kurds in Turkey, and because of that they share a 'common history', they aren't of the same 'ethnic/, inguistic, cultural background, to put it one way.

while the Shiites and Sunnis used to belong on the same group and then divided so actually Sunnis and Shiites care less about the kurds themselves.

I beleive that kurds are shi'ite muslims.



posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 02:47 AM
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Kurds accused of rigging Kirkuk vote

Turkmen and Arab political parties in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk have accused Kurds of fixing the result of provincial elections held on the 30 January.




Turkmen and Arab parties in the northern city on Sunday said that Kurds from other parts of the country flooded the city on election day to inflate the community's vote.

According to local Kurdish media, the Kurdish list expects to get about 63% of the vote for the Tamim provincial council which includes Kirkuk.

"The elections lack credibility because of the major violations and the absence of international observers," a Turkmen candidate for the provincial election, Saad al-Din Arkaj, said after a meeting of Turkmen parties in Kirkuk.

Arkaj said the Iraqi election commission should review the whole vote count and investigate the complaints of Arab and Turkmen parties.

"The results fixed by the Kurds will cause a catastrophe," he warned


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english.aljazeera.net


ok,
now one week after the "free elections in iraq",
we are starting to see through this muddy waters of "democracy" in middle east.
while all the tribes did their best to win the elections,
the international observers that were supposed to observe,
were stationed in jordan during the elections.
so,
now we see what happens...



posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 09:21 AM
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They seem to be saying that there is no way to show that there was no fraud, because there were no international observers.

Looks like they simply loose out then.

Why didn't they participate in the election observation process then? Why didn't they get foreign observers to participate? Is 63% an unusual number for the Kurd majority region anyway?

What are they asking for eactly, a review of the count? A recount? What good is a recount going to accomplish, if the vote was rigged it was rigged. What numbers are they giving for their people at the poles?



posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 09:30 AM
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I have the feeling that we are going to see some unrest on the population of Iraq, yes I remember reading that Kurdish citizens where showing in great numbers in certain areas to win control of those areas and it was complains about it but nobody was helping or listening.

The areas in question are rich in oil reserves not yet exploited. Remember the Kurds want autonomy and they one their own littler piece of land with good investing prospect, not just a hole full of sand in the desert.

[edit on 7-2-2005 by marg6043]



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