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Kurds say "screw the cease fire thing"

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posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 04:15 PM

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 smell test.

posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 06:10 PM
Though the situation surrounding Iraqi and Turkish Kurds is nothing new, all this article points to is an effort on the part of Iraqi Kurds to import terrorism into Turkey to destabilize their system. The article makes no mention of a military effort to establish an independent Kurdish state.

posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 08:55 PM
I admire at how you effortlessly skate over the repercussion this story may entail.

Did you miss them; not appreciate them; or deliberately dismiss them?

Interested to know.


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