February 02, 2004

Talabani Points Finger

The two bombings at offices of both major Kurdish parties in Iraq has certainly left a scar, but Kurds are not easily swayed from their resolve. The main question however remains as to who was responsible for the attacks? The two immediate suspect are the Islamists and Ba'ath Party loyalists. However, there is a report about how Jalal Talabani is convinced the attacks were organized and carried out by Turkish intelligence. Although the Israeli source of the report has been proven less than unbiased and fair in the past (not to mention being very poor at spelling names), if true and proven, this could be significant on many fronts.

Turkish government, a staunch partner of U.S. in the region carrying out military operations against two of the other allies and in the territory currently occupied and under control of U.S. military carries a message. It could also signal a beginning to a very difficult relationship between two neighbors as the Kurds appear to be a significant part of the occupation government in post-Saddam Iraq. Will the Kurds retaliate at some point? Will the Turks stop at two bombs and not expand this to the point of attempting to maintain a militarized buffer-zone between Kurds on both sides of the border? If official or unceremonious hostilities flare up in the region, will the Iranian Kurds be dragged in to it? Could they possibly say neutral? Which side will Uncle Sam support?

Think for a second about something else: who will benefit most if there was some confrontation between the two neighbors? Perhaps the entity that benefited most significantly when over a million casualties were piling up during Iran-Iraq war you say? The one that loves to see conflict between possible allies as when they are busy fighting one another, it is spared the attention it should receive for its conduct and methods? Likud war-mongers in Israel you say? ahhhh, suddenly things make some sense, no?

Posted by Pedram at February 2, 2004 11:48 PM

Yes this is an interesting link on the Skull and Bones, it starts out with a brief history which sounds very legit. But as you keep going you see the author implicates George Bush in the JFK assasination.

So we can add George Bush to Aliens, the Phone Company, The Mafia, J.E. Hoover's dressmakers, and Mutant Underground Dwelling Psychic Vampire Mole People, on the list of groups implicated in the JFK assasination.

It is interesting to note that the Soviet Union never makes that list. MOTIVE?

Posted by: A.H> at February 3, 2004 02:59 AM

Apparently the PUK has strongly denounced Debka's "false report" (http://www.puk.org/web/htm/news/nws/knews040202.html ). Which might or might not mean something - they would issue a denial either way, wouldn't they?
First comment here, so let me also thank you for a constantly informative and interesting weblog Pedram!

Posted by: talos at February 3, 2004 07:46 AM

It is my belief that if we continue to allow people like Pedram into our coutnry we will bring about a civil unrest and potential collapse of our country. I was born here and here I will stay. But Pedram came here while simultaneously hating this country.

'Broke Ass' refers to broken, shiite country known as Iran. He is welcome to go there and enjoy real democracy if our fantasy of democracy doesn't suit him.

Furthermore don't talk down to me like a child. I am educated and am a world traveller. I am not some idiot hyper redneck as some have assumed in this web page. I work with people from all over the world in the hi tech industry and welcome them to my country.

But Pedram and people like him hate this country and want to change it. Why? Jealousy? Racism? I don't know, but as I have said many times before, if you hate this country, why come here?

He himself admits to being fed propoganda that led him to admire Malcom X and not M.L.K.

When are one you going to lift that paper thin cover and just come out and say it. You think America deserved 911 and you are going to jump up and down and applaud if it happens again. SAY IT! Get on with it. Put your money where your mouth is.

Go ahead, say it, you think America has false borders. SAY IT! You think America should be forced to give up some of its sovereignty to the U.N..

Come on don't just dance around the subject say what you mean, America does not have the right to exist and should be at least partially dismantled, by force if needed.

Come on, lets see a show of hands, how many of you faux patriots believe America deserved 911.

Posted by: A.H> at February 3, 2004 07:57 AM

The Russians would benefit the most? They were the ones who gained the most in arms deals from the Iran-Iraq war. The Americans made peanuts by comparison.

And how the hell would Israel benefit from this, given that Turkey is a close military ally and the two countries have diplomatic and trade ties? You see, it's only the dictatorships, monarchies, and theocracies in the Islamic world that are foaming with hatred of Israel.

By the way, considering the debt that Iran owes to Israel during that war for taking out Saddam's nuclear reactor, I find a denunciation of Israel's actions during the war by an Iranian to be pretty sad. Or do you ignore the Osirak raid because Israel was only looking out for itself? Well then, the same holds true for America's limited support for Saddam during the war (at least limited compared with what the French and Russians were giving him).

Posted by: Bob at February 3, 2004 01:46 PM

I dont trust Debka on anything they post. They float interesting theories out there but post them as facts. 10% of the time they turn out to be right just by chance, but if you read them regularly you will notice that most of what they post is just propogandist hogwash trying to benefit their cause in one way or another. The same goes for its sister site, www.worldtribune.com, that has claimed half a dozen times so far that Bin Ladin has been caught

Posted by: Omid at February 13, 2004 09:11 PM