Wednesday, June 06, 2007 

Can we have some more death, please?

If there's one thing I'm sure we can all agree on, it's that there just aren't enough soldiers in Iraq already. What with there being around 150,000 US troops, the Iraqi army, British soldiers in the south and those who make up the various terrorist/resistance groups, who could possibly blame Turkey for wanting a piece of the action?

Although reports are currently sketchy, two security officials briefed MSNBC that several thousand Turkish troops have entered the Kurdish north, ostensibly to go after PKK guerillas, aka the Kurdistan Workers' Party, blamed for a suicide bombing which killed 6 people in Ankara. AP is additionally reporting, according to IraqSlogger, that the Turkish military has requested permission for more extensive operations.

If accurate, such an incursion threatens to throw the relatively stable, at least by comparison to the rest of the country, semi-autonomous Kurdish region into the chaos and the recriminations that it has largely avoided since the US/UK invasion. In a country already the most dangerous on the planet, it seems the poor, benighted Iraqi people just can't get a break. Lenin has more.

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