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bennywhale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 10:03 AM
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15. TURKS JUST FLEXING
Edited on Wed May-04-05 10:06 AM by bennywhale
their muscles. They did it in the build up to war, and are just sending messages to the kurds. However once the Americans and Brits have gone home in a few years time, just watch those kurds build up their army and start something with turkey and Iran. Kurdistan straddles Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria and they are gonna want their nation back.

Self determination is all part of the doctrine of us being in Iraq, but self determination can get awful bloody, just look at the Balkans. European troops are still in there keeping everyone apart.
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  -Turkey massing troops along Kurdish areas of Iraq border Barrett808  May-04-05 09:17 AM   #0 
  - *gulp*  BlueEyedSon   May-04-05 09:18 AM   #1 
  - Here we go. WWIII.  chicagojoe   May-04-05 09:19 AM   #2 
  - Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq has opened the gates of hell.  asjr   May-04-05 09:30 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-04-05 11:40 AM   #33 
  - excuse me?  there-s a   May-04-05 11:49 AM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-04-05 11:40 AM   #34 
     - We are in a war based on LIES.....  Claire Beth   May-04-05 11:59 AM   #36 
  - I thought this action was what they wanted to avoid at all costs.  demgrrrll   May-04-05 09:21 AM   #3 
  - We knew Turkey wanted the Kurdistan  Julius Civitatus   May-04-05 09:22 AM   #4 
  - Crap!  ewagner   May-04-05 09:23 AM   #5 
  - No hope for Iraq  watercolors   May-04-05 09:28 AM   #7 
  - Sorry to hear that watercolors  TNOE   May-04-05 12:10 PM   #39 
  - What the hell do you mean, Condi is probably encouraging them to  nolabels   May-04-05 10:28 AM   #23 
     - I concede  ewagner   May-04-05 11:34 AM   #31 
        - Dubya goes without saying, but Condi only as a figure head also  nolabels   May-04-05 01:20 PM   #45 
           - It's puzzling, though - they wouldn't want to lose Kirkuk.  Zhade   May-04-05 11:35 PM   #74 
              - Or  SweetLeftFoot   May-05-05 07:07 AM   #80 
                 - Turkey is no rock solid US ally. Or we could have entered from there  wildwww2   May-05-05 07:22 AM   #82 
                    - Yes it is  SweetLeftFoot   May-05-05 07:29 AM   #83 
  - This almost derailed Iraq invasion plans from North, this is nothing new  bobthedrummer   May-04-05 09:27 AM   #6 
  - TURKS AREN'T IN EU BECAUSE OF THEIR  bennywhale   May-05-05 08:55 AM   #85 
  - This sounds really really bad.  meganmonkey   May-04-05 09:31 AM   #9 
  - Iraqi "insurgents" = VC  DemoTex   May-04-05 09:33 AM   #10 
  - Not yet at least  Toots   May-04-05 10:04 AM   #16 
  - There's a lot going on in Kurdistan right now (article from last month)  htuttle   May-04-05 09:38 AM   #11 
  - Oh no  Frederik   May-04-05 11:09 AM   #27 
  - Kurdish Terrorists  bennywhale   May-04-05 12:18 PM   #40 
  - The PKK are classified as terrorists because they are  Tempest   May-04-05 11:03 PM   #73 
     - PKK are Freedom fighters if  bennywhale   May-05-05 07:02 AM   #79 
        - The PKK do not qualify as freedom fighters  Tempest   May-05-05 09:36 AM   #87 
           - The IRA targeted civilians yet  bennywhale   May-05-05 09:49 AM   #89 
              - You claim America loved the IRA  Tempest   May-05-05 10:46 AM   #90 
                 - The IRA has been going for a lot longer than  bennywhale   May-05-05 11:00 AM   #91 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   May-05-05 11:06 AM   #92 
                    - I don't believe  bennywhale   May-06-05 08:40 AM   #97 
                    - So thats why  bennywhale   May-06-05 12:07 PM   #98 
  - What a dilemma for the conservative "patriots" of this country...  CAG   May-04-05 02:39 PM   #53 
  - I didn't know Kurds wanted to bring down Tehran  pie   May-04-05 03:11 PM   #61 
     - The Kurds are also stirring in certain cities in Syria....  Gloria   May-04-05 04:34 PM   #63 
        - That's very weird - why would Iran send Arabs to Syria?  Zhade   May-04-05 11:40 PM   #75 
  - First the big war, then the little war...  Javaman   May-04-05 09:42 AM   #12 
  - The big war hasn't happened yet. n/t  chicagojoe   May-04-05 09:57 AM   #14 
  - It's coming . . .  T-Jeff_Dem   May-04-05 10:12 AM   #19 
  - They'll want more than their own  Boo Boo   May-04-05 11:09 AM   #28 
     - Oh yeah  SweetLeftFoot   May-05-05 07:21 AM   #81 
  - Operation Iraqi Freedom continues!  gratuitous   May-04-05 09:45 AM   #13 
  - TURKS JUST FLEXING  bennywhale   May-04-05 10:03 AM   #15 
  - Turkey doing more than flexing their muscles  Tempest   May-04-05 10:22 AM   #20 
  - 'Final solution'  T-Jeff_Dem   May-04-05 10:26 AM   #22 
  - No, but...  Tempest   May-04-05 02:15 PM   #47 
  - Flexing for now  bennywhale   May-04-05 10:59 AM   #25 
  - Turkey will go into Iraq regardless of the U.S.  Tempest   May-04-05 02:18 PM   #49 
  - Interesting.  cliss   May-04-05 12:08 PM   #38 
     - I recall they could not get their "deal"  Karenina   May-04-05 12:39 PM   #42 
     - Yes and no  Tempest   May-04-05 02:40 PM   #55 
     - More interesting info  Tempest   May-04-05 02:35 PM   #52 
        - I thought, also, that NATO would not backup turkey if it was attacked  Sivafae   May-04-05 03:06 PM   #60 
           - No  aneerkoinos   May-05-05 03:27 AM   #78 
  - Like Turkey flexed it's muscle in Armenia?  joefree1   May-04-05 10:25 AM   #21 
  - Welcome to the DU BTW  DrDebug   May-04-05 12:06 PM   #37 
  - Like the crusaders  Frederik   May-04-05 11:12 AM   #30 
  - Gee, I wonder if Erdogan's visit to Israel touched on this subject.  bemildred   May-04-05 10:10 AM   #17 
  - One thing Erdogan did say which won't be reported  Tempest   May-04-05 02:59 PM   #58 
     - Yeah, there is that.  bemildred   May-04-05 06:40 PM   #67 
  - Turkey was said to have massed troops  Massachusetts   May-04-05 10:12 AM   #18 
  - Aw,.....shit,....  Just Me   May-04-05 10:37 AM   #24 
  - I thought the World Tribune was verboten. Is there another source?  Dover   May-04-05 11:00 AM   # 
  - .  Dover   May-04-05 11:00 AM   #26 
  - Oh, this is great. Just great.  shrike   May-04-05 11:10 AM   #29 
  - Join the Club!  AuntiBush   May-05-05 01:03 AM   #77 
  - Hmm, I wonder if the shites in eastern  Jose Diablo   May-04-05 11:39 AM   #32 
  - You forgot Pakistan. nt  bemildred   May-04-05 12:25 PM   #41 
     - Huge explosion  staticstopper   May-04-05 12:53 PM   #43 
     - You know, I think we here in the west don't understand these people  Jose Diablo   May-04-05 12:54 PM   #44 
        - Agreed on all counts.  bemildred   May-04-05 02:13 PM   #46 
        - Just the revengeful spurned suitor  DanaM   May-05-05 11:07 AM   #93 
  - Turkey ain't gonna do jack in Iraq...  txaslftist   May-04-05 02:17 PM   #48 
  - Turkey will go if provoked  Tempest   May-04-05 02:48 PM   #56 
     - I give Turkey a ton of credit  Pissed_Progressive   May-04-05 07:35 PM   #70 
        - Strawman  Tempest   May-04-05 10:59 PM   #71 
           - You need to read the post again...  Pissed_Progressive   May-05-05 11:13 AM   #94 
  - The US will do nothing  woosh   May-04-05 02:22 PM   #50 
  - they're threatened by the strong Kurdish presence in the Iraq govt  librechik   May-04-05 02:23 PM   #51 
  - What they're most threated by is the uptick in activity  Tempest   May-04-05 02:55 PM   #57 
  - worldtribune?  dutchdemocrat   May-04-05 02:40 PM   #54 
  - Thanks for the 411 n/t  Barrett808   May-04-05 03:23 PM   #62 
  - Lock this thread??? If you're correct I don't know if this is LBN. n/t  frictionlessO   May-04-05 06:10 PM   #66 
     - Highly dubious  Tiberius   May-05-05 09:39 AM   #88 
        - excellent point  Pissed_Progressive   May-05-05 11:14 AM   #95 
  - hmmm... don't like the sounds of dis...  lonestarnot   May-04-05 03:05 PM   #59 
  - Well.  deadparrot   May-04-05 04:39 PM   #64 
  - Thank you Tempest  elizsan   May-04-05 05:13 PM   #65 
  - Is this the same source that said Iraq was massing troops on the Saudi...  NNN0LHI   May-04-05 07:15 PM   #68 
  - Turkey wants those oil wells and Iraq is very vulnerable!!!  lovuian   May-04-05 07:31 PM   #69 
  - That's just plain ignorant  Tempest   May-04-05 11:01 PM   #72 
     - Should the Kurds be allowed their 'Kurdistan' in Northern Iraq?  pie   May-05-05 11:54 AM   #96 
  - Turkey always had troops there  hel   May-05-05 12:41 AM   #76 
  - You are right. There have been Turkish troops IN Iraq since Gulf War 1 n/t  NNN0LHI   May-05-05 07:53 AM   #84 
  - oh, nothing is going to happen. they are just reminding the kurds  okieinpain   May-05-05 09:26 AM   #86 
 

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