Cause and Effect
October 17, 2007 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Cause and Effect.

From the WaPo: "U.S. and Iraqi officials fear a Turkish invasion into Iraq could lead to even more chaos in Iraq and could open the door to other neighboring countries, including Iran and Syria, to launch attacks against other Kurdish groups along their borders with Iraq. Both Iran and Turkey have been firing artillery shells into northern Iraq for the past several weeks.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who met with Turkish leaders during a state visit here Wednesday, said Turkey has a legitimate right to launch a cross-border offensive."

posted by Avenger (12 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: when your "previously" link goes to a post from yesterday, that shoudl give you a good idea where to put your links. -- jessamyn

Uh oh, indeed. I suspect this will not Poolio for anybody.
posted by dersins at 9:13 AM on October 17, 2007

That does it--we're having Freedom Bird for Thanksgiving.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:36 AM on October 17, 2007 [13 favorites]

Freedom is on the march!!!!
posted by oncogenesis at 9:37 AM on October 17, 2007

Does this mean we're about to screw the Kurds yet again?
posted by rusty at 9:37 AM on October 17, 2007

posted by dhartung at 9:49 AM on October 17, 2007

"We are making it very clear to Turkey that we don't think it is in their interests to send troops into Iraq," Bush told reporters. " . . . There's a better way to deal with the issue than having the Turks send massive troops into the country."

This is a joke right? Sure, we invaded Iraq but we really don't think you should invade. This wouldn't even be an issue if the Turks had been forward thinking enough to call "dibs" on Iraq. Massive troops? Perhaps if the Turks sent in tiny troops Bush wouldn't object.
posted by MikeMc at 9:59 AM on October 17, 2007

Wait, wait, wait. Is Wikipedia causing Turkey to invade Iraq?
posted by elwoodwiles at 10:03 AM on October 17, 2007

Heckuva job Kurdey!
posted by blue_beetle at 10:11 AM on October 17, 2007

But surely not related to this or this??
posted by cogneuro at 10:15 AM on October 17, 2007

This is a crappy, inflammatory, editorializing post that should be confined to your own blog. Wikipedia is not a (valid) citation.
posted by OmieWise at 10:20 AM on October 17, 2007

I had the same thing ready to paste in as MikeMc
posted by poppo at 10:22 AM on October 17, 2007

My new exit strategy: Let the turks go into Iraq. When they're not looking, we sneak out the other way and they'll be left holding the bag.
posted by Mcable at 10:50 AM on October 17, 2007

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