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Posted on Nov 2, 2007
Condi and her Turkish buddy

The Mosaic Intelligence Report takes a look at the United States’ Kurdish double standard: Washington supports those in Iraq while declaring Kurdish fighters in Turkey a “common enemy.”

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By Lauri Harris, November 5, 2007 at 7:27 pm Link to this comment
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Israel might not have anything to do with the Kurdish problem; however, it was created through colonial imperialism when Lord Balfour decided to give someone’s homeland to others. Similarly, Kurdistan was divided between Turkey, Iran, Iraq & Syria by Sykes-Pico.

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By sloggybay, November 4, 2007 at 6:36 pm Link to this comment
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After reading the other comments I would like to make a few brief statements.
Israel and the U.S. foreign policy have a good deal to do with everything in the middle east. Israel and the U.S. will not be happy untill they completely control the resources (OIL) and the governments of the middle east.
Our government cares nothing for anyone ,
their interests are totally oil driven. The Kurds should know this and I doubt that they have any great trust in the U.S.
Turkey has every right to attack the PKK inside the Iraqi borders, just like the Palestinians have every right to attack Israel after they have been rolled over by Israel/U.S force.
Now the U.S. have managed to pi** off Russia by driving a wedge in the oil contract they drew up with southern Iraq oil.
Way to go, idiot farm aka the whitehouse.
Tell me it’s not about the OIL!

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By Verne Arnold, November 4, 2007 at 6:38 am Link to this comment

#111376 by Paolo on 11/03 at 6:21 am
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Our masters in Washington think they, from seven thousand miles away, can make the “right call” on which parties to support in the Middle East. What unbelievable hubris!

Paolo, it’s not just hubris, it’s also hegemony. Checkmate they hope (Bush), but, they will not succeed.  The Mosaic Intelligence Report is really good and points out the hypocrites we are.  I am very surprised the Kurds are so friendly to us after our betrayal of them after Bush I in the 91 adventure.  I do agree with you and the Kurds have been screwed for too long.  This may just be their time….I hope!  Too long with no home.

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By Douglas Chalmers, November 3, 2007 at 9:07 pm Link to this comment

#111406 by Lee on 11/03 at 8:53 am: “...I sympathize with the Kurds, but what does the problems between the Turks and the Kurds have to do with Israel? Nothing ... but of course commenters like Douglas Chalmers…”

Rabbiting on again, as usual, Lee? Just for you, I’ll repeat this link ‘USAF struck Syrian nuclear site’ http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1192380718519&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull and scroll down….

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By Lee, November 3, 2007 at 9:53 am Link to this comment
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It’s a shame our foreign policy is so convoluted, and that our professed sense of justice is so inconsistent. I sympathize with the Kurds, but what does the problems between the Turks and the Kurds have to do with Israel? Nothing ... but of course commenters like Douglas Chalmers #111336 ... as well as the white supremacists, neo nazis, Klu Kux Klan, and radical Islamists miss no opportunity, or rather create opportunities to blame Israel for anything and everything! Excuse me, but with friends like the Palestinians who’s leaders pocketed the aid we gave them for their people, and cheered in the streets after 9/11 ... and the Saudi’s who finance madrassas and gave us Bin Laden ... and Iran who is supplying arms and personnel that’s killing American soldiers ... and Syria who is assassinating leaders of their neighboring countries ... and Iraq who invaded their neighbors and fought Americans, etc., etc., etc. ... why is it that there is always the anti semetic voice that trys to divert all the blame on to Israel?

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By GW=MCHammered, November 3, 2007 at 8:30 am Link to this comment
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Rice to Face Subpoena in Espionage Case
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=3812816

We know she’ll just put on her wide-eyed innocent look and lie… how can she be held accountable? She holds no position of responsibility, right?

Funny how different the world is for those of us judged by our actions and the results of our labor.

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By Paolo, November 3, 2007 at 7:21 am Link to this comment

Do we need any more evidence to back up the Founder’s wisdom in advising us to “avoid entangling alliances?”

Kurds are good guys in Iraq, but turn to bad guys when they step over the line into Turkey. Oops—turns out Kurds have lived in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran for as long as anyone can remember.

Our masters in Washington think they, from seven thousand miles away, can make the “right call” on which parties to support in the Middle East. What unbelievable hubris!

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By randyha, November 3, 2007 at 1:19 am Link to this comment

The US lets Turkey get away with murder because it is a “strategic” ally. Turkey has never apologized for the Armenian genocide and has never taken responsibilty for years of descrimination against its Kurdish minority.

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By Douglas Chalmers, November 3, 2007 at 1:17 am Link to this comment

Oh, whoopee, we’ve finally got another ENEMY, uhh. With friends like Israel….......

Now, do tell, WHY are they “evil”???

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