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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:10 AM

Three Kurdish women found shot dead in Paris - police

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Three Kurdish women said to include a founding member of the PKK militant group were shot dead overnight in Paris in killings that appeared politically motivated, police and other sources said on Thursday.

The bodies of the women were found early on Thursday at the Information Centre of Kurdistan in the city centre, a police source said.

An employee of the centre, which has close links to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), told French broadcaster i<Tele that one of the dead was a founding member of the group, which is fighting for greater Kurdish autonomy.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/10/uk-france-kurds-idUKBRE90907820130110

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Reply Three Kurdish women found shot dead in Paris - police (Original post)
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
Tempest Jan 2013 #1
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #3
Tempest Jan 2013 #5
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #6
ButterflyBlood Jan 2013 #7
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #8
ButterflyBlood Jan 2013 #9
JackRiddler Jan 2013 #10
The Straight Story Jan 2013 #2
The Magistrate Jan 2013 #4
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #11
The Magistrate Jan 2013 #12

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:59 AM

1. PKK is on the U.S. terrorist watch list and known to attack civilians in Turkey

I'm not going to shed any tears over them.

I hope it was the Turks.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:33 PM

3. You hope the Turks assassinated these three women? Really?

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:01 PM

5. I'm not a terrorist sympathizer, so yes. n/t

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Response to Tempest (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:28 PM

6. Wow, what a murderous and simplistic world view!

Were these women engaged in terrorist activities? Do you have any idea?

Do you support assassination without trial as a law enforcement tool?

Your post was really disgusting and callous. And frightening. Basically okaying the murder of anyone who is a member of what the US government deems a terrorist organization.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:00 PM

7. I'm not going to say I'm happy but I won't be mourning

PKK is a nasty group. In addition to Turkish civilians they kill Kurds who won't cooperate with them/pay extortion money, etc.

I doubt this was the Turks though. Probably part of an internal PKK conflict.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:10 PM

8. The PKK is a national liberation movement with an armed wing.

We used to call such groups "guerrillas," now we call them "terrorists" (unless we like them). I found it shocking that a DU member would cheer their murders just because they were members of the organization.

It is also a broader movement. I doubt these women working in a Paris office were part of the armed struggle.

That said, I, too, doubt that the Turks did it. That would be really stupid and piss off the French. And the PKK has had internecine struggles before.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:30 PM

9. I'd drawthe line at targeting civilians, which the PKK clearly has done

And cheering the killings for being members of the organization could be seen as no different than cheering the killing of bin Laden, or Gadaffi, or Syrian government and military officials, all of which I've seen.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:36 PM

10. Disgusting post.

The PKK is in the middle of making a peace deal with Ankara.

Would you prefer another decade of bloodshed?

Would you talk like this about Irish people, by the way?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:08 AM

2. Ban guns in Paris and there will be no shootings

And then ban killing as well so them there criminals won't do that either.

Man, this governing stuff is easy

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:39 PM

4. You Are Diving Head-First into An Empty Pool, Sir

This is part of a clandestine war, almost certainly, and participants on both sides of it are armed and ruthless in their use of arms.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:42 AM

11. Evidence suggests Paris murders an internal PKK feud - Turkish PM

(Reuters) - The execution-style killing in Paris of three Kurdish female activists, including a founder of the PKK militant group, appears to have been the result of an internal feud, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Sakine Cansiz, a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and two fellow activists were found shot in the head early on Thursday in an attack which overshadowed peace moves between Turkey and the guerrillas.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/uk-france-kurds-idUKBRE90A08S20130111

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:07 AM

12. Well He Would, Sir Would He Not?

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