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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:59 PM
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Turkish troops idea riles Iraqi leaders
http://www.msnbc.com/news/976541.asp?0cv=CB10

Turkeys parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow troops to be sent to Iraq, a move that could lead to the first major contingent of Muslim peacekeepers there. But members of Iraqs Governing Council said the body had reached consensus to oppose any deployment of Turkish soldiers.

STATEMENTS by members of the U.S.-appointed council in Baghdad reflected the history of tensions between the neighboring nations and many Iraqis fears that Turkey aims to grab territory, suppress Kurds or dominate Iraq.

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Iraqs 15-member Governing Council met Tuesday to debate the prospect of a Turkish deployment and after long deliberations we reached consensus on issuing a statement opposing the arrival Turkish troops, said council member Mahmoud Othman, a Kurd.

But the council delayed issuing the statement and Othman believed it was because of pressure from the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority.

"We believe any interference from a neighboring country, either north, south, west or east, is unacceptable, said Mouwafak Al-Rabii, a Shiite council member and longtime human rights activist. This interference is unacceptable. This interference will jeopardize Iraq and that country.
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:16 PM
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1. surely that'll go over well...
since late summer I've read things from both the Kurds & Moqtada Sadr that any Turkish troops supporting the occupation would be fought, that's probably a widespread feeling.. the US occupation leaders would have to be dumb as bricks to invite the unwanted anyway--so of course they will..

2003--08-29 -- 'Al Sadr warns Turkey not to send troops to Iraq'
http://www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=4241

2003--10-07 -- 'Kurds reject Turkish troops in Iraq'
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6E20858D-2D68-4A...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:18 PM
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2. So the US screws the Kurds again
What did they expect, Bush Sr. screwed them the first time around, why wouldn't W screw them this time.

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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:42 PM
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3. Bush* says "Who Cares What You Think"
Does anyone really believe they have any choice in the matter?
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:45 PM
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4. When I was in Saudi they were still talking about the Turks.
And they did not like them as they seemed to recall the rule. I wonder if all those countries still feel that way? The Turks must have ruled for 100 years but right now I forget my history and dates on that.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:09 PM
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6. the turks have been gone from iraq
for less 100 yrs .remember larry of arabia ? the turks empire collasped in the first part of the 1900`s.
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:58 PM
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5. There will be one advantage to living in the US

When the whole middle east blows up we will have a front row seat to the mass killing as we watch the Capitalist News Network.

That paragon of virtue and wisdom, GW Bush* aka Captain Codpiece, will fuck around until the entire area is in flames. Will someone please tell him to resign!
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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:33 PM
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7. Dubya got more than he bargained for in invading Iraq.
Now he wants Turkey and Pakistan to be his surrogate oppressors of Iraq.
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:53 PM
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8. What is he thinking?
Let's bring in a country that Iraq has a LONG (and terrible) history with and they can help us occupy it. There is sure to be more trouble in the streets if this goes down. What a joke. Just when I think he can't F up anymore, he goes and does it again.


COULD WE LOOK ANYMORE DESPERATE? CAN THIS ADMINISTRATION DO ANYTHING ELSE TO SHOW THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE!
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:43 PM
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9. Bring in Israeli Defense Forces
That will be even worse. The Iraqi Governing Council is only a focus group.
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freeforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:28 PM
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10. Chimpy must live in some alternate reality
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:29 PM by freeforall
if he thinks that bringing Turks into Iraq will lessen the tension and fighting.

This twerp is absolutely unbelievable.
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