Thursday, May 11, 2006

Flashpoint?

The Kurds very definitely have an agenda, but this is worth keeping an eye on.

Turkish, Iranian armies build up forces along Iraq’s only quiet area

ANKARA, Turkey – Hundreds of Kurds had to flee their homes in the mountain village of Razqa, Iraq, when artillery shells came whistling down from Iran early this month, blowing apart their homes and livestock.

In Turkey, meanwhile, armored personnel carriers and tanks rumble along its remote border with Iraq's Kurdish zone. Turkey has sent tens of thousands of fresh soldiers in the last few weeks to beef up an already formidable force there.

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