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environmentalist Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 06:18 AM
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US to Turkey: Stay out of Iraq
Uh oh:

Turkey and America's strategic partnership is at risk because of the tension growing between the Turkish army on the border of Iraq and the ~3,000 outlawed PKK Kurdish fighters said to be using the mountainous region as a base from which to strike inside Turkey...


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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 06:42 AM
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1. Who will we threaten next? Time to let the Middle East alone to
solve their problems.

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environmentalist Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 06:46 AM
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2. In this case
I see it more as incompetence in handling the situation rather than our threatening them. We have no teeth -- both Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan are our allies. If we side with either, all the enemies we've made will move in to make friends with the one we don't side with. A recipe for disaster. So, in a way, the US message is: work it out rather than fight. Just don't know what good it will do.

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 07:17 AM
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3. And, now, Turkey is shelling Northern Iraq.
Turkey started shelling on of the few places in Iraq lacking widespread violence.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071010/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turk...
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