Rough Justice

The Turks are moving into Iraqi Kurd areas.

A Turkish commando force of around 1,500 men crossed into northern Iraq (news – web sites) on Friday night, a precursor to eventual larger deployment, a Turkish military official told Reuters.

The United States has told Turkey it would not welcome a large unilateral Turkish incursion into northern Iraq, where Kurdish authorities are suspicious of Turkish motives.

Turkey says it needs troops in Iraq to control refugees and forestall any attempt to create a Kurdish state.

Kurdish groups have said they will resist any Turkish invasion.


Having pissed away overly-generous offers of US aid, and taxed American goodwill, Turkey will now have to pay for their mini invasion out of their own pockets.

And in the end, they still won’t control Kurdistan or the Mosul oil fields. Serves’em right.


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