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Rice labels Kurdistan Workers Party a terrorist group

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posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 05:45 AM

Rice labels Kurdistan Workers Party a terrorist group

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday branded the Kurdistan Workers Party a “terrorist organization” and a “common enemy” of the United States, Turkey and Iraq.

She stopped short of committing Washington to military action against the guerrilla force.

Turkey has threatened to launch military operations against the group in Iraq, and Turkish officials weren’t satisfied by what Rice told them in talks Friday.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 05:45 AM
It seems like the US will classify anyone a 'terror group' who doesn't agree w/ their policies. The world has to be getting sick of this regime.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 05:48 AM
I was about to post this yesterday, but then hesitated.

The interesting thing is: The Kurds were Saddam Husseins enemy and saw the Americans as their "liberators". Americans used Kurds help to gather intelligence on Iraq. And now they are suddenly "the enemy".

posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 05:51 AM
Like I said Skyfloating, the US isn't getting their way about Iran, when China and Russia disagreed, I was wondering if Cheney was gonna have the heart attack.

And like you mentioned, they were using each other prior to war, I remember seeing countless articles about that.

posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 06:38 AM
It's kind of funny that the Kurds were always held up to be the model of success in Iraq by the administration. Whenever there was criticism about the violence in central and southern Iraq they would point to the 'peaceful' Kurds in the north as proof that it was all worthwhile. All this time, they've been launching terror attacks into Turkey and Iran (notice Condi doesn't mention Iran), and the US has been turning a blind eye to it.

It's a perfect example of why we're so hated in the middle east - Turkey has bent over backwards to accomodate the US by providing supply lines and staging areas and flight corridors and air bases, against the wishes of it's people and alienating itself from it's neighbors by doing it. In return we've allowed terrorists to build a stronghold on their southern border and largely ignored the situation, until now they're forced to do something about it themselves. And how are we helping them out now? We send Condi over to ask them to keep on taking it up the [expletive deleted] and do nothng about protecting it's people from terror attacks. Unbelievable...

posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 06:41 AM
I thought the PKK had been on the State Department terrorist list for a long time already?
Of course, what's said in public and what's done behind the scenes are two completely different things. There have been claims many times over the last few years that US and Israeli special forces have been arming and training Kurdish groups to strike at Iranian targets. The Turks have even recovered American arms and munitions from dead Kurdish fighters.

The US administration really painted themselves into a corner on the Kurdish issue. Their support for the Kurdish groups has pushed cooperation between Turkey and Iran to a higher level and now Turkey has begun operations against the Kurds inside Iraq. The US has to capitulate as they need Turkey as a strategic staging post for supply flights to Iraq.

Oh what a mess!

posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 06:45 AM
There's serious 'anti-American' sentiment going on in Turkey actually. The U.S. threatened to get a launching base there, they went crying to the U.N.

There's a movie out in Turkey, that's Iraqi in origin called, Valley of the Wolves. In it, there's depictions of U.S. soldiers killing Iraqis to sell their organs for money in Israel. Supposedly, the country in in arms about it and wants the U.S. out of their country.

Now, we got Condi everywhere crying 'terror' -- nothing but a class, race war. Oil? How are we to know, where's the definitive research?

To me, it's more fear "war on" to gut the middle class for their Tower of Babel revised.

posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 08:37 PM


Now, we got Condi everywhere crying 'terror'

I've listened to that cry for morer than 6 years now, so what's the news?

Press Release, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq

On the 28th of January 2004, Poul Bremer, the incompetent first state holder of Iraq, announced:

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and its aliases the Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress (KADEK) and the Kurdistan People’s Congress (Kongra Gel) are terrorist organizations and have been designated as such under U.S. law.

Only kindly asking.

In the post-911 world a thousand organisations or more have been declared terrorist under US law. Does it make news every time admin have to name one of them?

I'm well aware putting the question to an American public, to name some of those organisations, it would at best come up with one name. But still Condo having to tell one, doesn't make it news. The news is that US now will enforce its powers against PKK as terrorists ...and it broke about a month ago.

Trying to add to your discussion:

You do realize PKK, as so many other terrorists organisations, was build and funded by US and Israel?

...or considering this breaking forum also is called Alternative, the outright hypocrisy in the US judgement, that the sister organisation of PKK, PJAK is NOT labeled terrorist, cause they mainly do their insurgency inside Iran. No, they are one of 'our' secret allies in the very same fight on this notion, they call terror.

Not out bashing, just saying this forum is reserved news alternating to MS, and that your news sure ain't breaking.

posted on Nov, 5 2007 @ 06:00 AM
Absolutely unbeliveable. Alls fair in love and war? Give with this hand, take with that?

There is only one reason this has happened, Turkey hold a major strategic parallel with the US and Israel.

Without Turkey, the war effort has one arm tied behind its back.

Turkey is a muslim nation.

If the US get played by Turkey while on the stage with Iran it's going to be more than a quagmire, it will be quicksand for the allied forces.

If there is war in Iran, don't be suprised if this happens. The US seem to be running out of friends very quickly in the Middle East.

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