Kurds and Whey

October 27, 2007 at 4:19 am (Iraq, Turkey)

Things are heating up between Turkey and Iraq. At times, it seems that Iraq will give in to Turkey’s demands, preventing a Turkish invasion. At other times, it seems that Turkey is intentionally making things difficult for Iraq.

How about this for a twist: Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq, is a Kurd.

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1 Comment

  1. JackStraw said,

    What do you think of the idea that everyone who can is making it difficult in Iraq?

    There is never a time when a friend or foe is at it’s weakest as when it is extended far from home in a place where it is less than welcome. Countries are no different than people. We rely on our friends when we act abroad but we are tremendously vulnerable to our enemies, even the strongest are reduced.

    Maybe Turkey realizes how vulnerable the US is in Iraq and sees this as an opportunity to strength their hand in NATO and the EU. Vulernable not as a military but in popularity and international influence. Nations are no different than people. Nations are just people writ large.

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