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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Finally: Israel helping the PKK?

Turkish intelligence agencies are claiming that Israeli Heron drones are helping the PKK in Turkey.
According to reports by Turkish intelligence agencies, Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operated by Israel that have been observed in Hatay and Adana provinces in recent months spied for the terrorist Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK).

Turkish intelligence agencies prepared a report after the detection of two Israeli Herons in Hatay and Adana roughly two months ago, claiming that the Herons are collecting intelligence on Turkish military units in order to aid PKK operations in those regions.

The report asserts that the PKK's training camps in northern Syria, near Turkey's Hatay border “where Turkish military border posts are relatively weak” were established in those locations based on intelligence collected by the UAVs.

The report also claims that Kenan Yıldızbakan, a PKK member who commanded an assault against a Turkish naval base in İskenderun in 2010, has made repeated trips into Israeli territory, reinforcing suspicions of a possible link between Israeli and the PKK.
I hope this story is true. It's long overdue. One of the first rules of life here in the Middle East is 'my enemy's enemy is my friend.' And the Kurds of Turkey are (or can be) a lot more to us than our enemy's enemy.

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At 12:11 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
Now that the US has partnered with Turkey in the fight against terrorism and that they left Israel out,what better way to accuse Israel than to point out the cooperation of a 'known terror organisation' with Israel?

At 2:46 AM, Blogger nieuwe_zijde said...

I always thought it was a terrible mistake when Israel found Öcalan and turned him over to Turkey. Kurds are obvious natural allies and should be treated as such.

At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear misleds,

Kurds are Sunni Muslims, you are deluded, if you think they will ever side against the Turks with non Muslims, if and ever there were a serious battle.

Don't be fooled. Didn't you learn your lesson with Ahmed Chalabi?

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignorant muslima Chayma apparently has no idea about the immense cooperation between Israel and the Kurds, the Barzani tribe and its leaders, going back more that half a century.

At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignorant Jew ShyGuy apparently has no idea I already know about the 'immense cooperation, between Israel and the Kurds. He also is apparently unaware that it has no bearing on what I said which still stands. Turkey was an ally during that time.

At 5:15 AM, Blogger nieuwe_zijde said...

Turkey was an ally during that time.

Just to make sure I got your point: Sunni Muslim Turks can be (and indeed were) allies, but not Kurds as they are Sunni Muslims.

Thank you for clearing this up.

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I meant that Israel can count on Kurds as allies for as long as Turkey was an ally. If Turkey turns against Israel or if she and Israel become enemies, the Kurds will have to make a choice. It would be a foolish Israel that would rely on Sunni Muslims to help them AGAINST Sunni Muslims.

Shia Sunni may fight amongst themselves (the extremists that is) but they will rarely ally with a non Muslim against each other.

Like I said above, Ahmed Chalabi was a Shia, and the US stupidly thought they could count on him, and trusted him because they thought he’d be an enemey of the Sunni Iraqis. But when he came to making a choice he made it. He double crossed the USA. Any Muslim could have told the US that, but they had the stupid Republicans in power at that time.

Why did a $50 million from the Americans reward not flush out Osama bin Laden? You are aware that Obama only got him when he kept Pakistan' ISI (rumoured to be better than Mossad) out of the picture. Only then did the Americans get Bin Laden.

The Muslim will not side against another Muslim against an enemy of Muslims whether Shia or Sunni, and if they do, they will do so knowing they are disrespecting core teachings of Islam. Sooner or later their conscience will prick them. Ahmed Chalabi's did.

Similarly, if Israel thinks it can put in client regimes to play off against the ruling power, it will be a huge mistake and will backfire badly. Again, you have the Mubarak regime as an example.

Point clear I hope?

At 4:10 PM, Blogger nieuwe_zijde said...

One point is abundantly clear: when you are in a hole, it makes sense to stop digging.

Wise insight, but somewhat belated, I am afraid.

At 4:11 PM, Blogger nieuwe_zijde said...

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