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  • WigWag

    “Turkey and Iran are going to cooperate in the fight against the PKK and Kurdish fighters who attacked Turkish soldiers this week.” (Via Meadia)

    Just a few posts down from this one, in an essay entitled “Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Fez,” Professor Mead says,

    “Interestingly, the US is backing Turkey strongly as it takes on the Kurdish terrorists, denouncing the PKK and using its influence in Iraq to smooth the path for a Turkish response.”

    I guess this means that the United States and Iran are allied in the fight against the Kurds with the Turks being the third member of this tripartite alliance.

    Perhaps someone can explain what it is about the Kurds that makes their national aspirations so appalling that the United States would in effect join forces with its hated enemy, Iran, to stifle the Kurdish desire for a nation of their own.

    Why is it that President Obama is so passionate about self-determination for Arabs that he believes that the 22 Arab nations are not enough but that an additional Arab nation should be created for the Palestinians? At the same time he believes that the Kurds are not entitled to even one nation of their own and he is willing to put the resources of the United States at the disposal of those nations who wish to squelch Kurdish national aspirations.

    What makes the situation even more perplexing is that the nations that the United States is willing to assist in opposition to the Kurds are themselves mostly American enemies.

    Surely Iran is an enemy of the United States. Both Shia and Sunni forces in Iraq have spent the better part of the last decade killing and maiming American service men and women with IEDs. The Syrian Kurds are bitter opponents of an American enemy of long-standing, Bashar Assad. And Turkey is busy transitioning itself from an NATO ally into an American adversary. Despite all this, the clueless Barack Obama is willing to side with all of these American enemies just to insure that Kurdish self-determination is still-born.

    Do you think that President Obama has ever suggested to Prime Minister Erdogan that if he wants American assistance against the PKK he had better stop allying himself with Hamas terrorists who kill Israeli civilians at Bar Mitzvahs and in pizza restaurants with as much pleasure as PKK terrorists kill Turkish police officers?

    Siding with Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria against the Kurds is mind numbingly stupid from a strategic point of view; even worse, it’s morally reprehensible.

    The fact that so-called experts in both political parties oppose American advocacy of Kurdish independence says nothing about the merits of the creating of a Kurdish homeland but it does speak volumes about the cowardice and fecklessness of our foreign policy elites.

  • nicholas chriatie

    “US Launches a WTO Nuke Towards China’s Great Firewall”

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/10/china-censorship-trade-barrier/

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