Iranian Consulate raid in Erbil

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    Hear to this Audio Report about Erbil Iranian consulate raid.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/dmg/dm...2007&segNum=11&mediaPref=WM&getUnderwriting=1

    There was a stand off between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and a three-HUMVEE convoy of American forces outside the Erbil airport, which lasted about an hour. The Peshmerga surrounded the Americans and aimed their weapons at them, holding them in place because they were in Kurdish territory without authorization.
    :eusa_think:

    According to this Kurdish Forum, where a Arabic-Language Kurdish Newspaper is cited, US Soldiers were handcuffed and blindfolded
    http://thekurdistani.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2464&sid=22bd120a218599c48b7b133c885dda2f


    http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/164288

    http://www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=13878
     
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    Iranians aren't really one to complain considering they are the ones who started the concept of consulate raids are they?
     
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    Great reasoning.

    Whats good for the goose eh?
     
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    Nothing like alienating the only allies America has in Iraq. Chimpy's already pissed everyone else off, why not the Kurds as well?
     
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    Yeah, it isn't like they've been quietly going about setting up their own private little country; which, in reality is STILL part of Iraq.

    This is nothing more than grandstanding by the Kurds and you know it, so DO try to get over yourself. They aren't going to alienate the only ally that keeps them in existence over this.
     
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    We do not agree on several things, but here you are right.
    The Kurds in North-East Iraq are without the USA in same position as they were before Northern No-Fly zone was set-up.
    Kurds do not have a choice in saying either "no" to the role USA has drawn for them, nor beak-up their relations to USA.
    Everything what Kurds have gotten is from USA. And USA is able to take away everything again.

    So far Kurds lived quiet secure in North-East Iraq. USA now wants them to fight in areas like Bagdad against Al-Sadr and USA now makes them clear, that maximum demands of the Kurds like control over natural resources won't be fulfilled.
    So Kurds do not have a choice besides doing what USA wants.
    The incident on Erbil airport just shows, how helpless they are biting the hand which feeds them. And i believe USA has given immediately the right message to this incident.

    To Bullypit, who believes USA is alienating the Kurds i can say, that this relationship is not based on equal rights. USA is the big player.
    What USA says is be done, Kurds do not have any choice to say no, as they can not rely on somebody else.
    Otherwise Kurds know that angering USA is not in their best interest.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/basbug/barzani333-1.jpg

    the other option is:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/basbug/d.jpg
     

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