Tuesday, September 4, 2007

America Supplying Arms to Kurdish Insurgents In Turkey

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 — Weapons that were originally given to Iraqi security forces by the American military have been recovered over the past year by the authorities in Turkey after being used in violent crimes in that country, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

The discovery that serial numbers on pistols and other weapons recovered in Turkey matched those distributed to Iraqi police units has prompted growing concern by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates that controls on weapons being provided to Iraqis are inadequate. It was also a factor in the decision to dispatch the department’s inspector general to Iraq next week to investigate the problem, the officials said.[1]

In the echo of the drumbeat to war with Iran, I found this article very interesting. It is a glimpse into the hypocrisy of not only this administration, but all the media outlets that support it and in a larger sense the idea of American supremacy in the world that so many people support. To view the article in and by itself it appears completely harmless, a few lost American weapons show up in Turkey big deal. It’s not like that region isn’t awash with weapons that we have supplied to help arm the Iraqis, so what if some of them happen to end up in Turkey. It’s not like our government is party to supplying these “insurgent groups” with American arms to kill Turkish citizens.

However, according to the logic of the Bush administration, our government must be involved in their distribution. We have serial numbers that tie them to purchases made by the US military for distribution in that region. This of course is the same logic being used to justify the claim that Iran is supplying Iraqi insurgents with arms to kill US forces.

Markings on the EFPs and mortars, as well as the machining processes, identified the weapons as being Iranian made. "The weapons had characteristics unique to being manufactured in Iran ... Iran is the only country in the region that produces these weapons," according to the anonymous defense official. "The dates of manufacture on weapons found so far indicate they were made after fall of Saddam Hussein."[2]

So if confiscated weapons can be traced back to the country of origin or to the purchase made by a certain country then that constitutes unequivocal evidence that the “government at the highest levels” is involved in the supplying of arms to the insurgents, case closed. So using this logic, then it only stands to reason that our government at the highest levels is also supplying the Kurdish insurgents with weapons that are killing Turkish military personnel. This of course is not how the story is being played, because see in America our motives are pure as the driven snow. Unlike those filthy Persian heathens who are aligning themselves to attack and kill Americans with WMD’s and of course we don’t want to wait for the mushroom cloud before we act.

The amazing thing to me is that there are not more weapons being touted in front of the media from a host of countries. I would be willing to bet if all the information concerning the origin of arms found in that region were published, you could make a case against Israel and most of Europe. Let’s face it there are more weapons in that region, thanks in large part to our weapons giveaway program, that who and how they are being supplied is a lesson in futility. You could make the case of arming the insurgents against a number of countries, including our own. So, after Iran, do we attack ourselves? We have seen the enemy and you know the rest.

Is Iran using the instability of Iraq for its own policy goals? Of course they are, but let’s remember who created this situation for them to try and exploit. I guess Iran is the only country that ever tried to extend its influence on another country during a chaotic situation, those bastards. The insanity of all of this is that we want other countries to help so long as they do it for our benefit and the way we want them to. If they are not there to serve our interests then the hell with them, Iraqi neighbors you can help stabilize the country so long as you don’t interfere with our agenda. So Syria, Jordan, and Iran we will have a conference, but don’t expect to have any input in the outcome. You are only there as a courtesy, for photo-ops for the American media and public.

For many years while we were supporting Saddam Hussein, the Iranians were supporting the Shiites that are now in power. Is it a far stretch of the imagination that they look to those that provided them support and a refuge from the brutality of the Sunni minority, now that they have achieved majority political status. How foolish it must seem to the Iraqis to hear Washington say “stay away from Iran”, sure we supported the brutal dictator and we encouraged you to rise up against that dictator and left you hanging, but we're here now. Forget the fact that they provided you material support and comfort in your darkest days and that many of your current leaders were exiled to Iran, they are bad. They are supplying arms to insurgents, we are supplying arms to insurgents, everyone is supplying arms to the insurgents. No wonder there is no shortage of materials to kill US service people and Iraqi civilians.

[1] http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/30/washington/30contract.html?hp

[2] http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/02/evidence_of_iran_sup.php

No comments:

HTML stat tracker