Monday, October 15, 2007

Bush and Turkey call PKK terrorists which gives Turkey the right to attack them as Bush fights to keep Iraq Al Qaeda alive to keep his attack going!

First I have to admit that I for one was surprised to find out that sitting on Iraq's Northern Border is NATO's 2nd largest military so I had to research this of course. But first Turkey's cabinet asked parliament on Monday for permission to launch attacks on Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq that Washington fears could destabilize one of the most peaceful areas of the country. Government spokesman Cemil Cicek said Turkey still hoped military action against the Kurds, who use the mountainous region as base for attacks inside Turkey, would not be needed.
"But the most painful reality of our country, our region, is the reality of terror," he told a news conference. by Bush's own definition that gives Turkey the right to attack them and further destabilize Iraq. Anyway Cicek said the motion, which parliament is expected to approve on Wednesday, would be valid for one year and would allow multiple cross-border operations. You know that will be extended and once there Turkey too will be embroiled in this still just developing mess.

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's centre-right government is under heavy public pressure to act after a series of attacks on Turkish troops by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which seeks an independent homeland in eastern Turkey. The prospect of NATO's second largest army crossing into mainly Kurdish northern Iraq helped propel global oil prices to an all-time high of $85 a barrel on Monday while the lira currency fell more than 2 percent against the dollar.Turkey looking for permission to attack Iraq
I was really surprised to find Turkey's military at some 3/4 of a million troops was far greater than Britain and France combined and was the main reason the EU voted to let them in NATO. Turkey's military

Now I am more concerned than ever, having Turkey's military holding full scale military operations inside Iraq endeavoring for just the opposite of what the chief idiot is. Meanwhile to anger Turkey The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 27-21 Wednesday to approve the nonbinding measure, which declares the deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923 was "systematic" and "deliberate," amounting to "genocide." The deportations led to the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million people. It was genocide but why now? This has to be pure Politics to further complicate the chief idiots efforts but this will be a further hardship on our military because the chief idiot will not stop.

Anyway Pelosi stood by her previous assertion that the measure would be taken to a full vote if it passed the committee. Newly installed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen, tried to calm tensions by phoning his Turkish counterpart shortly after Wednesday's vote. Mullen told Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, Turkey's chief of staff, that the Pentagon is working hard to inform Congress of what the military implications might be if the Turks were to respond by cutting off U.S. access to the air base at Incirlik in Turkey. Seventy percent of U.S. air cargo bound for Iraq passes over or through Turkey. Pelosi to press genocide resolution

Amidst this The U.S. military says it has dealt devastating and potentially irreversible blows to Al Qaeda in Iraq in recent months, leading some generals to advocate a declaration of victory over the group, which the Bush administration has long described as the most lethal U.S. adversary in Iraq, the Washington Post reported Monday.
But as the White House and its military commanders plan the next phase of the war, other officials have cautioned against taking what they see as a premature step that could create strategic and political difficulties for the United States, the newspaper said. Such a declaration could fuel criticism that the Iraq conflict has become a civil war in which U.S. combat forces should not be involved. Simultaneously, the intelligence community, and some military members, worry about underestimating an enemy that has shown surprising resilience in the past.
"I think it would be premature at this point," a senior intelligence official said to the Washington Post of a victory declaration over AQI, as the group is known. Despite recent U.S. gains, he said, AQI retains "the ability for surprise and for catastrophic attacks." Earlier periods of optimism, such as immediately following the June 2006 death of AQI founder Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi in a U.S. air raid, not only proved unfounded but were followed by expanded operations by the militant organization, the Post reported.

There is widespread agreement that AQI has suffered major blows over the past three months. Indications cited include a sharp drop in suicide bombings, the group's signature attack, from more than 60 in January to around 30 a month since July, said the Washington Post. Captures and interrogations of AQI leaders over the summer had what a senior military intelligence official called a "cascade effect," leading to other killings and captures. The flow of foreign fighters through Syria into Iraq has also diminished, although officials are unsure of the reason and are concerned that the broader al-Qaeda network may be diverting new recruits to Afghanistan and elsewhere, the paper reported Monday. Bush needs Al Qaeda alive

Bush will keep Iraq's Al Qaeda alive if there is one and fight amidst this Iraqi civil war that besides Iran will now have another contributor, Turkey, until he can attack Iran to further his new middle east order. But which side will Turkey come down on in this? We know about Russia and China? This is just getting worse and worse and the chief idiot wants a permanent presence in the middle of it for his new world order Forever War and war economy!

James Joiner
Gardner Ma

No comments: