Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, October 03, 2002

This could portend something about coming action in Iraq. Turkey has agreed to lift the death sentence passed on Abdullah Ocalan the Kurdish Nationalist leader. BBC is reporting that this is proof to the EU that they mean to do away with the death penalty as a part of their acceptance to the EU. I don't agree, I think it is a offering to the Kurds. The EU hasn't murdered tens of thousands of Turks in a separatist movement.

Ocalan is the sole inmate of an island prison off Istanbul. The BBC's Tabitha Morgan says Ocalan's fate still arouses strong feelings, with many Turks still believing he should hang.

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