Wednesday, October 19, 2011

around the world

Around the world:

-- Turkey invaded northern Iraq (it's called "hot pursuit") after Kurds allegedly killed 24 Turks along the border. The Kurds, long given the short end of the international stick, whether from Iraq or from Turkey or from the United States,  are sitting on what are thought to be vast oil reserves. The United States supported the incursion by the Turks. No word from Iraq, under whose umbrella the Kurds currently reside. It's not the first such 'incursion' based on what is not the first attack on Turks.

-- In Afghanistan, the top U.S. and NATO commander announced a new offensive against militant networks along the Pakistan border and plans to ramp up operations next year. Pakistan is not amused.

-- And in Greece, a nationwide strike has erupted in ... go ahead and guess ... is it A. a yo-yo championship; B. a peaceful resolution or C. violence?

1 comment:

  1. As much as I know, there have always been agreements by which Turkey and Iraq would give permission for each to penetrate up to dozens of miles into the other’s territory.
    Some useful details here.