Well, before, 9am, for every person in the country of Iraq on this day …
what idiots for generations will call the 27th of March … of some stupid 2thousand3, on this day,
1000 extremely specifically-trained members of the United States Army dropped out of airplanes that were being flown illegally over the people called Kurds in the Northern Region of the country established by definition of the UN Charter as Iraq, and,
using parachutes landed – american newspapers, radio and television newscasts casually called them “paratroopers” – to begin one mission: to seize control of an airbase.
For more than 2500 years, the Kurds have been living in the mountains of this region – stateless and unaffected by the west – but for the will of the British, Russians and Americans to posses the dark crude oil that lies beneath the Caspian Sea region. It is the most valuable property on earth.
Thanks to numerous experts we have had on the air here at KPFK, we know what was offered to Turkey – 15.6 Billion U.S. Dollars – to allow the U.S. to use an airbase in the southern part of that country or at least to share one belonging to the Turks in order to let 62,000 military personnel and 300 flying machines capable of carrying death and destruction – including the most world-renting bombs yet invented – into the region.
And the Turks emphatically said “NO!” in their democratically-elected Parliament, a body that is widely recognized as legitimate, and there was much debate there and particularly courageous editorials were written in Turkish dailies.
The pre-Erdogan deputies of the Parliament of a government that has been growing ever-closer to Europe, in fact nears becoming European – as per the Maastricht Treaty that has created the European Union; the Pre-Erdogan deputies of the Turkish Parliament are heroes of peace.
And as a result of their action, before 9am Baghdad time, 1000 paratroopers landed in the mountainous regions of Iraq.
This act is illegal on so many levels.
It violates every treaty signed since the second world war: the UN Charter, the Geneva Convention, Warsaw and Nuremberg codes.