Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Turkish Government Orders Army To Prepare To Invade Iraq To Smash Kurdish Rebels 'Once and for all'

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Warning that "our patience has run out," the Turkish government has authorized the army to draft a plan for a major military thrust into Iraq to smash Kurdish rebel bases there "once and for all."
Opinions are divided on whether the expected attack will take place before or after the nation's July 22 parliamentary elections. According to Turkish sources, a pre-election attack would likely dominate the electoral campaign and dwarf other issues of greater importance to the contending parties.
Another factor is the government's hope to persuade the United States to lift its opposition to a military action in Iraq, which Washington fears would exacerbate the current turmoil.



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