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2003-02-19 Iraq
Money gobbling Turks - whose goose will be cooked?
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Posted by Becky 2003-02-19 06:31 pm|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6474 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Darn..title was supposed to be Money gobbling Turkies!
Posted by becky 2003-02-19 15:14:56||   2003-02-19 15:14:56|| Front Page Top

#2 Why don't we just back an independent Kurdistan? They sure in Hell deserve--they're running a democracy right now. What the US should be doing is backing democracy at every turn. It's the moral truth. Why don't we just go for it. Democracy for all. The world will be a better place. Enough of this shit making deal with corrupt regimes. It's over. Democracy, Democracy, Democracy.
Posted by Rodger Dodger 2003-02-19 15:28:45||   2003-02-19 15:28:45|| Front Page Top

#3 OK...get yer salt shakers. Debka says we're ready for this. Smaller contigent of troops to be airlifted into N. Iraq, with other troops linking up coming in from Jordan. I'm not aware of any sizeable deployment in Jordan though. We're the best friend they got. If they muck this up... sod 'em.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2003-02-19 15:33:12||   2003-02-19 15:33:12|| Front Page Top

#4 Watch the hands, not the mouth:
The U.S.-flagged ship Tellus Wednesday, February 19, offloaded 522 military vehicles among other military equipments, in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, southern Turkey without permission from the Turkish government.
She's there, she's offloading, you think she didn't have permission? This may be the biggest diversion since D-day.
Posted by Steve  2003-02-19 15:43:59||   2003-02-19 15:43:59|| Front Page Top

#5 heh, heh, I guess we could also wonder if it really is a diversion! Maybe those ships are full of cardboard tanks and the things we just promised to give to Turkey to protect itself. Iraq would have to spread itself thin...just in case! Oh...the intrigue!
Posted by becky 2003-02-19 18:19:31||   2003-02-19 18:19:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Iskenderun? Quickest route from Iskenderun to Iraq is through Northern Syria. Pay attention Assad
Posted by john  2003-02-19 18:49:23||   2003-02-19 18:49:23|| Front Page Top

#7 hmmm.. Iskenderun to Iraq through Syria....wonder where those "Analysts were baffled by the timing" redeployed 4,000 Syrian troops from Batrun Lebanon will end up. Ya don't think.....boy, that would be a shocker.
Posted by becky 2003-02-19 20:13:26||   2003-02-19 20:13:26|| Front Page Top

#8 I've done my part to support Turkey. Any of you reading the labels in your clothes?
Posted by Anonymous 2003-02-19 21:13:19||   2003-02-19 21:13:19|| Front Page Top

#9 The current government in Ankara really wants no part of this war, which is inconvenient in the short run but makes it easier to do right by the Kurds. Without the latter element we might as well forget about trying to reform Iraq; the place can't remain a Sunni Muslim overlordship.

It does make one wonder if Old Europe has made Ankara a deal that's too good to be true.

The landing of equipment strikes me as a fluke.
Posted by Hiryu 2003-02-20 07:32:48||   2003-02-20 07:32:48|| Front Page Top

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