Turkey ready to invade northern Iraq
If you think Iraq is a Clusterfuck now, just wait: Things can always get worse. AP, in a story I missed yesterday:
Turkey's government and military have agreed on detailed plans for a possible cross-border operation against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq, the foreign minister said Friday.
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul urged the United States and Iraq, which oppose a Turkish military move into Iraq, to crack down on rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. But he said Turkey was ready to stage an offensive if necessary.
"We have decided how to act, everything is clear," Gul told private NTV television. "We know what to do and when to do it," he said without providing details.
Asked whether the government would discuss a possible cross-border offensive during a Cabinet meeting next week, Gul said: "Everything can happen in one day."
Of course, when I said "things can always get worse," I didn't mean to imply that things would get worse for everybody:
The mercenaries, and the arms dealers, and the winger stink tanks, and the glblwrnterra industries, Republican contributors and operatives all, will all make out very well, thanks very much. For them, it's not who wins or loses, it's whether the game is played.
NOTE As I recall, Israsel's arming the Kurds that Turkey's thinking of attacking. Should be interesting!