Wednesday, August 24, 2011

TURKEY AND IRAN WAGING WAR ON THE IRAQI KURDS

NYTIMES:

First shelling from neighbouring Iran drove Iraqi Kurdish farmer Haider Rasul from his village, now weeks later bombardments from Turkish warplanes hunting Kurdish rebels stopped him going back.

Along the Iraqi northern Kurdish region's borders with Iran and Turkey, hundreds of refugees have fled since mid-July to small camps to escape attacks by Iraq's neighbours on rebels hiding along the frontier in their long war for Kurdish self-rule.

Iraqi Kurds say they are caught in the middle as Turkey and Iran attack their villages across the border while Ankara and Tehran court their local government with foreign investment that has helped make the Kurdish region the most stable part of Iraq.

Since mid-July, when Iran began shelling, farmers abandoned crops and livestock for small refugee camps on the parched hillsides at the foot of Qandil mountains where Turkish jets now fly low across the frontier to hunt Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels taking refuge in northern Iraq and southern Turkey.

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. OBAMA IS DOING NOTHING TO PROTECT THE KURDS AS THEY COME UNDER INCREASING ATTACKS.

THE ROAD TO GLOBAL PEACE GOES THROUGH TEHRAN. AND CONSTANTINOPLE.

TURKEY SHOULD BE THROWN OUT OF NATO.

IRAN'S REGIME SHOULD BE PRE-EMPTIVELY ATTACKED.

THE LONGER WE WAIT, THE WORSE THE ULTIMATE CONFLICT WILL BE.

SIGH.





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