Thursday, July 19, 2007
O.K, according to Joe Lieberman’s logic, Turkey should launch an attack on the U.S.?
Here’s why I reached that conclusion. Joe, along with a lot of his influential neo-cons buddies and their wingnut base, is exceedingly enthusiastic about the U.S. attacking Iran due to the Iranian weapons that are being used by whatever groups there are in Iraq that are attacking the U.S. troops there. Well, if that is a reasonable conclusion, then isn’t it also a reasonable conclusion that Turkey could attack us for the same reason? U.S. made weapons are being used in attacks against Turkish troops by Kurdish terrorists in northern Iraq.
This is from Aviation Week & Space Technology, July 16, 2007.
The Pentagon complains that Iranian weapons and explosives have killed U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Now Turkey says its soldiers along the border with Iraq are being killed by U.S. weapons. Nabi Sensoy, Turkey’s ambassador to Washington, says weapons and explosives the U.S. supplied to the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq are winding up in the hands of a terrorist group that uses them to attack Turkish troops patrolling the Kurdish-populated areas of Turkey. “We know there have been a number of weapons of American origin,” Sensoy says. “We know that the U.S. is supplying arms to the northern Iraqi administration. We have enough information to prove that [the forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government and President Massoud] Barzani himself [are] not only providing safe haven to the terrorists, but also providing logistical support, food, weapons, ammunition, explosives which are being used by the terrorists in their operations in Turkey.” Sensoy won’t verify news reports that 140,000 Turkish troops are operating near the border, but he declines to say “that Turkey would be able to rule out any alternative [such as cross-border incursions] in the fight against the terrorist organization.”
If I were Turkey, I’d be rather pissed, too. Many people not named George Bush saw this coming.