Iranian Kurds: Just Doing The Jobs Americans Won't Do (Yet)
My favorite anti-mullah source sends this:
I thought you might be interested in this snippet of news.
Two days ago in northwest Iran, the Iranian Kurds brought down a chopper belonging to the IRGC (the main prop of the mullahcracy) killing 14 "Pasdaran" including two of their battalion commanders. The regime of course blamed inclement weather for causing the crash.
My sources are the links below (unfortunately in Persian) 1. http://radis.org/ Radio Israel Persian service
2. [redacted for obvious reasons - Vinnie] an Iranian anti-Mullah blogger who quotes Reuters as claiming the chopper was brought down by ground fire by a Kurdish group called "Pezhak". Even the mullah regime admits that there have an increasing number of clashes between the IRGC and what they call "the criminal and anti-revolutionary element" in that region. This blogger makes the interesting speculation that the Kurds may have used shoulder-fired ground-to-air missiles provided to them covertly by the coalition. I wouldn't be surprised if the coalition or Israel did provide Iranian Kurds with anti-aircraft weapons in retaliation for the Islamic Republic and/or Syria providing anit-aircraft missiles to the terrorists in Iraq and to the Hizbullah of Lebanon.
Posted by: Mike at February 27, 2007 08:14 AM
Posted by: Darth Odie at February 27, 2007 09:16 AM
Your speculation is feasible in that the missile(s) may have been the ones taken from the bad guys in Iraq and passed on to the Kurds. Now wouldn't that be sweet :-)
Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at February 27, 2007 01:44 PM
Since 1992, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has been based in Erbil. The KRG has a parliament, elected by popular vote, called the Iraqi Kurdistan National Assembly, and a cabinet composed of the KDP, the PUK and their allies (Iraqi Communist Party, the Socialist Party of Kurdistan etc.). Nechervan Idris Barzani has been prime minister of the KRG since 1999.
After the 2003 Invasion of Iraq Kurdish politicians were represented in the Iraqi governing council.
On January 30, 2005 three elections were held in the region: 1) for
Transitional National Assembly of Iraq 2) for Iraqi Kurdistan National
Assembly and 3) for provincial councils . The Law of Administration for the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period recognized the autonomy of the Kurdistan Regional Government during the interim between "full sovereignty" and the adoption of a permanent constitution.
The Kurdistan Regional Government currently has constitutionally recognised authority over the provinces of Erbil, Dohuk, and Suleimaniya, as well as de facto authority over parts of Diyala and Ninawa and Kirkuk (at-Ta'mim) provinces.
The PKK has connections to al-Qaeda and the Baath gong back Saddam's rule. So it's kind of funny. Teh MSM says no terrorists in iraq then says PKK is linked to al-Qaeda.
I'd not support gving them weapons of any kind. You cant trust them no to use them against you. Which is what I is think happened. Iran let some Sunni insurgents have these things. Laughed thier ass off when they shot down our choppers. But some Iraq insurgents like the ISI (zaqueerys former group) let the PKK have a few and they boomeranged on them.
Posted by: Darth Odie at February 27, 2007 02:01 PM
Call me a cynic but whether it's the bad guys offing bad guys or the good guys offiing the bad guys; I'd like to take it as good news as long as the bad guys are being sent to h_ll.
Nevertheless, I agree with you that the enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.
Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at February 27, 2007 06:16 PM
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