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, March 20, 2003


Turkey was determined to send troops into Kurdish-held northern Iraq, deputy prime minister Mehmet Ali Sahin said Thursday describing such a move as a humanitarian mission.

"We can take this step once the parliament approves the motion which allows the Turkish armed forces to cross" to northern Iraq, Sahin told NTV television.

The Turkish parliament was scheduled to vote later Thursday on a government motion seeking permission for the dispatch of Turkish forces to northern Iraq and opening the country's airspace to the use of the US warplanes.

"Our soldiers will cross the border only for humanitarian purposes. If there is a refugee wave towards our border, we plan to stop the refugees on the other side of the border and accomodate them in humanitarian support centers there," Sahin said.

I really hope we are on the phone with Erdogan right now saying they better not.

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