Wednesday , 31 October 2007
* By Kamil OSMANOGLU (USAK Iraqi Studies Desk)
SABRINA TAVERNISE, New York Times correspondent, who visited the PKK terrorist camps in Northern Iraq claimed in her recent article that “logistical flows remained uninterrupted despite of the strong Barzani and Talabani intelligence network”:
“Even logistical flows remain uninterrupted, despite the fact that Iraqi Kurdish leaders have some of the most precise and extensive intelligence networks in the country” she wrote in New York Times.
Sabrina Tavernise also wrote that the Iraqi Kurdish officials “politely” ignore American calls for action against the terrorists in northern Iraq. Tavernise also said the Iraqi Kurdish leaders allow the PKK to exist on their territory.
Similarly Mark Parris, a former American ambassador to Turkey who is now at the Brookings Institution say “They have allowed the P.K.K. to be up there. That couldn’t have happened without their permitting them to be there. That’s their turf. It’s as simple as that.”
Another American journalist Seymour Hersh told Zaman, Turkish daily that the United States and Israel also support the PKK terrorists in the region.
31 October 2007
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