Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Friday, March 23, 2007
Kurd Watch
Northern Iraq is still a tinderbox:
The US is scrambling to head off a "disastrous" Turkish military intervention in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq that threatens to derail the Baghdad security surge and open up a third front in the battle to save Iraq from disintegration.

Senior Bush administration officials have assured Turkey in recent days that US forces will increase efforts to root out Kurdistan Workers' party (PKK) guerrillas enjoying safe haven in the Qandil mountains, on the Iraq-Iran-Turkey border.
Hey, why not? The U.S. is in the middle of keeping a bunch of other folks separated who want to kill each other.

Seriously, it looks like Turkish special forces are already operating in Northern Iraq. You've got to wonder if/when that battle will get hot.