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cspiguy Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:45 AM
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Turkish Parliament OKs Troops for Iraq
OH S*&^%!

This is where the story goes from bad to unbelievable...
10,000 Ottomans coming to "aid" U.S. occupation.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20031...
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:47 AM
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1. How much is the American taxpayer paying as a bribe for this? n/t
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:48 AM
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2. Houston, we have a problem
see this thred:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Apparently, the Ruling Council in Iraq doesn't want troops from Turkey to come in
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:55 AM
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3. I can't wait to see how this plays out
Will Bush reject the Turks, or the ruling council?

If the Turks, then they receive over $30 billion from the U.S. for doing nothing.

If the ruling council, Bush inflames not only the Kurds, but all Iraqis who will see the U.S. as heavy handed in its dealings with them.

Bush is between a rock and a hard place.
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cspiguy Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:03 AM
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4. The council are just display pieces.
n/t
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:16 AM
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8. I agree!
Bush needs that council to "legitimize" what is euphemistically called local representation.

If the Bush admin goes against the council, it negates what they have worked soooo hard to promote! This could get REAL interesting!
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amlouden Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:04 AM
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5. is this really that great of an idea?
this isn't good, the turks have been known to be very cruel to the kurds in their own country, and hopefully they'll be on their best behavior if they have to go into northern iraq where there are lots of kurds
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:43 PM
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11. Hi amlouden!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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legin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:13 AM
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6. better get ready for bush*
to start announcing this and crowing victorously.

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Evil_Dewers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:14 AM
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7. The military really controls Turkey
not the Parliament.
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Kitsune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:17 AM
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9. Oh, this is bad.
The Kurds will not be happy with this.
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:44 PM
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12. Quid pro quo
Turkey, US agree on "action plan" to purge N.Iraq of Kurdish rebels
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2003...

Turks, U.S. Agree Plan to Tackle Kurd Rebels
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?storyID=354626...

Turkey's Cabinet Approves Troops for Iraq
http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-tur...

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HaThorAtor Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:51 PM
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13. it's even worse (new world record)
Now the Iraqi people does have all of the colonial powers they had for the last 300 years together and united on their piece of land: the US as aheavily armed newbie, the British as former colonial master and Turkey as their traditional suppressor.

They'll love it!

(And it's worth to be listed in Guiness' Book of World Records)

Greeting from Good Old Europe

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HaThorAtor Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:55 PM
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14. BtW: Guess where WMD's might have rested....
Saddam might have disposed all of the WMDs supplied by Donald Rumsfeld in KURDISTAN...

Sad Greetings form Good Old Europe
:cry: :cry: :cry:
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legin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:06 PM
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15. Grimly funny HaThorAtor
and welcome :hi:
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:49 AM
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10. So we convince the Turkish folks that war is over and this is peacekeeping
otherwise a UN resolution would have been needed under their consitution - as I understand the situation.

And we gave loan guarantees in return plus some real money.

But the Iraqi's do not want the troops.

Does the Bush right hand know what the left hand is doing?
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