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1) Last week Turkey announced it was sending tanks and armoured vehicles across the border into Iraqi Kurdistan. They then later announced they were pulling out. The Kurds announced that they had no idea about any of this, and there had been no incursion.

 

2) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15462752

Two Chechens linked to a Russian bomb attack were shot in Turkey.

 

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There's surely some proper shenanigans afoot.

 

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Commence the wild speculation!

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1) Last week Turkey announced it was sending tanks and armoured vehicles across the border into Iraqi Kurdistan. They then later announced they were pulling out. The Kurds announced that they had no idea about any of this, and there had been no incursion.

Nothing particularly weird there. Assuming what the Kurds say is true there are two explanations.

 

1) The incursion thing was always for domestic consumption alone. We got attacked, We're striking back, We've struck back, Everyone celebrate our great victory!

 

1a) The US or Iraq may have asked them not to and they may have agreed despite initially planning an attack, but still wanted it thought that They Had Done Something.

 

2) There was a fairly large earthquake nearby which may have changed plans either through logistical problems or from the troops being needed to help in rescue and food/ shelter distribution.

 

Don't really know about the assassinations, chechens are extensively linked to organised crime as well so it could be a subtle "please stop selling our heroin on the side, ta muchly" situation. If it ain't, well, I had little problem with ObL getting taken out and see no reason to object to this just because it was done by russkies rather than blue-eyed corn-fed apple-pie-eating flag-waving red-white-and-blue patriots. The turks didn't necessarily have any solid prior knowledge about chechen terrorists (or 'terrorists') being on their soil since it's difficult enough to keep tabs on 50 million people.

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Two Chechens linked to a Russian bomb attack were shot in Turkey.

I read this as "Two Chickens linked to a Russian bomb were shot in Turkey."

 

Terrorism most fowl.

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Two Chechens linked to a Russian bomb attack were shot in Turkey.

I read this as "Two Chickens linked to a Russian bomb were shot in Turkey."

 

Terrorism most fowl.

 

:lol::)

 

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I like the notion of a phantom invasion followed by a quick phantom win. Our own Ministry of defence may have to have one or two of those.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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