Crossfire War-RAPID FIRE NEWS=TEHRAN – ANKARA – BAGHDAD WATCH – West Asia-North-Northeast Africa Theatre: Tehran – Riyadh – Amman – Tripoli – Khartoum – Beirut – Damascus – Ankara – Baghdad/Khowacork – Warsaw – London – Washington – Paris – Rome – Cairo – Jerusalem; Turkey Bombards PKK Bases After Kurdish Ambush – Iran Explodes Four Bombs Near Polish Embassy Baghdad – Sudan Army – Janjaweed Militia Attack Darfur Base – Hooded Youths Riot in Paris Suburb
Night Watch: KHOWACORK – DPA reports Turkish forces bombarded the mountainous area known as Khowacork, near the Turkey-Iraq border for an hour Sunday night. Kurdish nationalist groups like the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) use the area and they have recently staged some successful attacks against Turkish troops and local Village Guard units in the area, which operate with Ankara. Someone in the area said the bombardment was “intense” but there were no casualties reported. [PRESSTV]
Ankara – TDN reports Turkey Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek was quoted after a cabinet meeting stating Ankara was carefully weighing “all possible measures” including a cross border operation, but I suspect more than just a cross border operation is being planned since Ankara has done that a number of times already this year and that an occupation lasting several years is really being planned now. Cicek continued, “Public opinion is being misled by suggestions that one single measure will resolve the problem. The question is do the measures you take bring you closer to your objective or takes you further from it.” Some government officials have mentioned the reason for the increased attacks by the PKK is due to the less support the nationalists are receiving from the Kurdish community since Ankara instituted pro-Kurdish reforms suggested by the European Union (EU). [TDN]
Baghdad – Tehran had four explosions set off near the Polish Embassy in Baghdad Monday, less than a week after three bombs wounded Polish Ambassador General Edward Pietryk targeting his convoy. He is now back in Poland being kept in an artificial coma. Acting Ambassador Waldemar Figaj described today’s attack, “There were four explosions at different distances (from the Embassy). It happened in the morning and early afternoon.” Poland has maintained 900 troops as part of the lost alliance UK/US occupation and Iran does not want to have the units deployed in other regional theatres. Attacks against the remaining occupation bases will increase with Iran using guided bombs it has been producing. [PRESSTV]
Muhajiriya – Reuter’s reports Sudan government planes and Janjaweed militia have attacked the base of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) one of the units in western Sudan that had signed a peace agreement last year with Khartoum. Khalid Abakar, senior representative of the SLA stated, “Government planes have attacked Muhajiriya, which belongs to us and government forces and Janjaweed militia are fighting our forces.” The Janjaweed are mainly heavily armed Arab fighters working with Khartoum as this war continues to exploit the historic division in the country between the Arab north and African south. [SWISSINFO]
Other groups in the region, opposed to Khartoum are now reporting Sudan’s troops are massing near the town of Tine on the Chadian border. These latest developments indicate Khartoum is about to go to war again with Chad after having been defeated in April by Chadian forces. Members of another rebel unit opposed to Khartoum, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) have said the Sudanese forces and militias, which attacked the African Union troops at Haskanita in southeast Darfur, looted the town and have been selling the material at nearby town markets. Tehran-Khartoum have had close relations for more than 20 years, established within five years after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. Iran supports Khartoum for purely economic reasons, Sudan’s oil, for export mainly to China due to Beijing’s massive support for Iran’s nuclear-ballistic missile programs.
Saint-Dizier – Iran Press TV reports as firefighters, under police escort, responded to a fire alarm in the Paris suburb of Saint-Dizier they were attacked by dozens of hooded youths with iron bars. This is exactly two years from the series of riots by North African youths that began in a Paris suburb Oct. 2005 then spread to three hundred cities and towns for three weeks. During the disturbances the French police uncovered, south of Paris in the suburb of Ivry, a gasoline bomb making factory in an abandoned building. At the time of the riots, an Iranian paper mentioned the idea seems to be to make Paris look like Beirut of the 1980s or Sarajevo of the 1990s. Paris had a direct hand in both of those wars having started the fifteen year Lebanon civil war (1975-90) through Maronite Catholic militias in Lebanon and in the former Yugoslavia through NATO ( 1991 to the present). [PRESSTV]
At the time of the riots, Nicolas Sarkozy was Interior Minister and he responded very hatefully to the rioters. Now he is President and Sarkozy’s hate was a very real reflection of the majority of the French population, which is why he won very convincingly the election in May and the voter turnout was heavy. There was a riot after his election victory but that lasted only one night. Since the disturbances two years ago, French security has been rehearsing the scenario of perhaps as many as twenty car bombs exploding. Tehran was waiting for him, a head of state personally close to the French establishment, the business – banking interests of Boulevard Haussmann. With the end of Ramadan now occurring, the holy war month used to generate hate against “enemies of Islam”, Iran wants to make France its own theatre in World War III. Because the French establishment has historically led the effort of the West to control and manipulate West Asia (Middle East) and not just in times distant past. The Ayatollah Khomeini was in exile in a Paris suburb when he overthrew the Shah of Iran. The French and the West did not realize his influence would extend much beyond the Caucasus, creating unrest that would justify Moscow conducting one more invasion toward the Persian Gulf, which is what Russia had been doing for centuries. That is why the West established Russia to have control over its vast territory with its enormous amount of resources exported by inexpensive labor.
But the Arab world, including the North African community, shares the same hatred as Iranians against the West for its constant attempts to manipulate the region. This is the return on the investment in Khomeini’s final exile and providing him with the communication assistance he needed in order to overthrow the Shah.