Le toupet des Kurdes

If you were a Turk in an executive political position what would you do with a statement like this one:

The president of Iraq’s Kurdish region on Thursday rejected Ankara’s declaration that it was ready for dialogue with Iraqi Kurds provided they took measures against Turkish Kurd rebels holed up in the autonomous enclave.
“We do not accept the conditions laid down to deal with the PKK. We have always said that we would help Turkey if it chooses the path of dialogue and we confirm this,” Massoud Barzani told a news conference alongside Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, also a Kurd.

You know I wonder what Israelis were thinking when they started training Kurds and giving them military aid. Maybe they thought that selling weapons to Turkey on one side and to Kurds who just found themselves with the presidency of Iraq on the other, is something that could pay off eventually. Maybe they thought this would help the Americans… I mean what is the logic behind all these moves?
See, this is why I don’t believe much in grand conspiracy theories. People conspire don’t get me wrong, but people cannot accommodate for the desires/interests (depending on which terminology you want to use) of every ally.

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One thought on “Le toupet des Kurdes

  1. Both Iran and Turkey are reportedly shelling northern Kurdistan. Clusterfuck, anyone?

    I loved Erdogan calling Barzani “a tribal leader.” Even Turkey’s “Islamists” can play the Ataturk game.

    Even the Israelis have the good sense not to paint West Bank hillsides with the words, “happiness is being a jew.”

    This just gets worse, because it is tied to Kirkuk referendum and the Iraqi oil law. Expect the regulars to believe they can control the uncontrollable. I dont see a political solution in the near term.

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