US vs Turkey war by proxy?

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by Devil_Dog, Oct 13, 2007.

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  1. CNN is reporting that the Turks may lock their air and ground to US forces headed to Iraq.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/12/us.turkey/index.html

    The Christian Science Monitor (one of the more reliable newspapers around here in the opinion of many) reported earlier today:

    Also tough words from a Turkish general:


    http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1012/p01s04-woeu.html?page=2


    How likely is the idea of two NATO allies going against each other directly or by proxy?
     
  2. Hello Devil_Dog,

    I think they have both got far too much to lose.

    tangosix.
     
  3. :D Turkey,( not chicken) give us the money, as bent as any country money is god :D
     

  4. Hi Tango.

    How so?

    In a proxy war, the US doesn't have to confront the Turks directly but still manages to keep them out of Kurdistan Iraq and hence from messing up the only bright spot in the Iraq war.

    For the Turks, an incursion against the Kurds in N. Iraq stops their nationalistic ambitions and maintains the territorial integrity of Turkey.

    With Iran shelling the Kurds on their northwestern border and the Turks bearing down upon them from the West, seems to me the Kurds are fecked. Unless the US intervenes directly.

    I think they are all crazy.