posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 04:15 PM
GOOD PRE-PLANNING IS THE MARK OF INTELLIGENCE
As yet not widely reported the Kurds of Northern Iraq have suspended their unilateral cease fire with Turkey, and at the same time reasserted their
right to establish an independent and democratic free state.
This is a disturbing incident, following soon after, American movement in granting Iraqi sovereignty. This event creates an escalation of tensions in
an area already at flash point.
To follow the obvious and progressive steps this action may precipitate and will provide the Bush Administration’s one of its most dangerous
international dilemma since the Iraq war:
Kurdish assertion of a free and independent state technically creates a state of civil war within the new and almost sovereign state of Iraq; it also
pits the Kurds against Turkey.
If the Kurds attack Turkey, a state of war exists and automatically triggers NATO’s “attack on one is an attack on all” clause of mutual defense;
given our support of the new government of Iraq and out commitment to protect the state we would find ourselves technically at war with ourselves.
A condition which - impossible in any other Administration - not out of possibility given our current leadership.
I look forward eagerly to hear the spin the Administration puts on this one. The Talking Points will have to be top class sophistry even to pass the