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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Politics: MessOPotamia

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Li'l Boots has just made an offer to Turkey: in order to prevent the Turkish invasion of Northern Iraq, the U.S. will bomb Northern Iraq.
According to an official familiar with the conversation, Mr Bush assured the Turkish President that the US was seriously looking into options beyond diplomacy to stop the attacks coming from Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq.
How exactly he thinks he's going to do that is unclear.
While the use of US soldiers on the ground to root out the PKK would be the last resort, the US would be willing to launch air strikes on PKK targets, the official said, and has discussed the use of cruise missiles.


Another option would be to persuade the Kurdistan Regional Government, which runs that part of Iraq, to order its Peshmerga forces to form a cordon preventing the movement of the PKK beyond its mountain camps.
Great. So now the Kurds are expected to risk the lives of their militia - the Peshmerga - to control the PKK. Will Kurds fight each other to protect the U.S. and Turkey from the consequences of Li'l Boots' big mess? Meanwhile, the U.S. puppet in charge bleated:
[Nouri al-Maliki] gave no details on how the rebels could be prevented from launching attacks from their remote mountain bases. Analysts say military action would have to involve US forces in Iraq.
How's that surge workin' for ya, Bootsie? The Turks have threatened to cut off exports to Iraq if something isn't done to contain the PKK. When Iraqi President Jalil Talabani, a Kurd, announced that the PKK would agree to a ceasefire, Turkey responded that the PKK, as a guerilla movement, cannot negotiate a ceasefire. Only nations negotiate ceasefires. It's enough to make your head explode.

As the International Herald Tribune reported in September of last year, in an article written by Peter Galbraith, Li'l Boots' daddy, Humongous Wimp, and his administration, were complicit in Saddam Hussein's attempted genocide against the Kurds.
On Aug. 25, 1988 - five days after the Iran-Iraq War ended - Iraq attacked 48 Kurdish villages more than 150 kilometers from Iran. Within days, the U.S. Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Claiborne Pell, Democrat of Rhode Island, to end U.S. financial support for Saddam and to impose trade sanctions.


The next year, President George H.W. Bush's administration actually doubled U.S. financial credits for Iraq. A week before Saddam invaded Kuwait, the administration vociferously opposed legislation that would have conditioned U.S. assistance to Iraq on a commitment not to use chemical weapons and to stop the genocide against the Kurds.
And Dr. Najmaldin Karim, President of the Washington Kurdish Institute, writing in the Washington Post in 2006, opines:
The Kurds also attest to the 'realist' betrayal of Iraq in 1991. As Coalition Forces were breaking the back of Saddam's army from the air, President George HW Bush's public suggestion to Iraqis, "to take matters into their own hands and force Saddam Hussein, the dictator, to step aside," encouraged Kurdish and Shiite uprising against the Baathist regime. George H.W. Bush and Baker provided no support and tens of thousands of Shi'a and Kurdish Iraqis were slaughtered in reprisal once the regime regrouped.
And now, Caligula George wants to bomb them. Why? Because the Turkish government is facing massive internal political pressure from Turks who are tired of PKK attacks across the border, and the Iraqi and American authorities' failure or refusal to do control the attacks.

So, to preempt the Turkish attacks, the U.S. will bomb Kurdistan. Since bombs are not capable of determining PKK membership or degree of hostile activity, it is only to be expected that many civilians will be killed. Kurdish civilians. Who were gassed with the support of Caligula's father 20 years ago, and massacred due to the lack of support by Caligula's father 16 years ago.

Would someone please give the son-of-a-whore a blowjob so we can impeach him already?

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