Wednesday :: Jul 19, 2006

Chain Lightning


by pessimist

A couple of years back, there was this great animation which outlined what was going to happen in Southwest Asia once George invaded Iraq. It showed a US soldier character on a map of Iraq running into Baghdad and capturing a Saddam character, with other soldiers lining up on the major towns. Then, Iraqi guerilla characters counter-attacked - and not just in Iraq - which caused military characters in surrounding countries to attack the attackers, ...

That sad thing is that the artist was all to prescient!

Turkey Signals It's Prepared to Enter Iraq

Turkey is facing increasing domestic pressure to act after 15 soldiers, police and guards were killed fighting the guerrillas in southeastern Turkey in the past week.

Turkish officials signaled Tuesday they are prepared to send the army into northern Iraq if U.S. and Iraqi forces do not take steps to combat Turkish Kurdish guerrillas there - a move that could put Turkey on a collision course with the United States.

I'm sorry - that part has already begun, and not all that recently.

Think back to when George invaded - Turkey wouldn't allow the US to use bases in turkey for the attack. In addition, there is a very popular war movie showing in Turkey, with the US starring in the SS shock trooper role:

It is rabidly anti-American, and it is the biggest draw in town.

With a budget of $10m (£5.7m), Valley of the Wolves Iraq is the most expensive film ever made in Turkey - and it is pulling record crowds.

At one of Istanbul's biggest multiplex cinemas the blockbuster is showing on five separate screens and nearly all the seats are sold out. It's the same story across the country.

"I'm back to see it for the second time already," says one student, waiting impatiently outside Screen 10. "It is anti-American, but we already know what they've done in Iraq. That's the reality. Now we can see it on screen."

"Everything we've been hearing on the news about Iraq is in this film," one woman says as she emerges from the auditorium.

"If I see an American when I get out of here I feel like taking a hood and putting it over their head" an older man says, as [he] rushes away.

Now tell me this - would any rational human being think that taking extreme actions like 'Shock and Awe' bombing and utilizing Gestapo-style interrogations could be done without any repercussions? That non-American populations would meekly allow George to run rampant like the spoiled child that he is and never take action?

If the Kurds are attacked by the Turks, there is nothing the US can do to stop it. The Kurds will then turn against America as well, and will also decide that it is their time to act, since Turkey's attack will be seen as an attack on their homeland. At that point, one-thind of Iraq - containing the northern Iraqi oilfields - will be lost.

Is that when it will finally become clear to Red State America that their loyalty is to a buffoon? That their ignoramous leader is only making things worse?

This is just another nail in the Bu$hCo coffin. I only wish we could have closed it forever back in 2000.

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