Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Meet the fan

Since Day One of the discussion about invading Iraq, I said the two biggest issues were going to eventually be 1) the distraction from what needed to be done to stabilize Afghanistan, and 2) the very real and dangerous possibility of bringing the conflict between the Kurds and the surrounding nations who are extremely invested in keeping Kurdish nationalism in check (read: crushed; this includes but is not limited to Turkey, Syria, and Iran).

So the last couple of months have made me very nervous, with the Turkish threats and now execution of incursions into Kurdish territory in Iraq. Now it looks like the shit is about THIS -><- far from the whirling fan blades.

For all the talk about a possible conflagration if the U.S. withdraws, if this continues, there will be a conflagration regardless of whether we withdraw or not.

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