Attack on Turkey-Iraq pipeline knocks out oil flows - report

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  1. Predator

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    Attack on Turkey-Iraq pipeline knocks out oil flows - report | Reuters

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities are blaming sabotage for a fire on a pipeline carrying petroleum from Iraq to Turkey's Mediterranean coast that cut oil flows late on Friday, NTV television said.

    The fire on the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline erupted near the town of Midyat in south-eastern Turkey, it said, citing the provincial governor.

    No one was immediately available at the governor's office or at the state pipeline operator Botas to confirm the report.

    The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a Kurdish separatist group, has claimed responsibility for attacks on the 960-kilometre link, which carries about a quarter of Iraqi oil exports, in the past.
     
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    Sweet news. It is time Turkey itself was bogged down in its own insurgency. They deserve it. For all its criticism of Syria fighting insurgency, Turkey needs a taste of its own medicine. Let Turkey get bogged down with the Kurds.

    BTW, I can smell the Russians behind this.
     
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  4. Predator

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    ^ even the syrian rebels are attacking turkish interests, its anarchy at its borders.

    Turkish drivers say rebel fighters loot, burn trucks

    Dozens of Turkish truck drivers yesterday accused Free Syrian Army rebels of having burned and looted their lorries as they captured a border post in Syria from government troops. A group of truck owners, traders and transporters who have braved Syria’s highways despite the bloody conflict have been waiting since Friday at Turkey’s Cilvegozu border crossing, opposite Syria’s Bab Al Hawa post.

    Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel fighters captured the border post in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad’s loyalist troops. “We barely escaped when the rebel fighters took full control of the Bab Al Hawa border post in Syria,” said Hasan Abbasoglu as he had retrieved his vehicle from Syria after the looting.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    As I said earlier, it is still a world of Lawrence of Arabia
     
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    I liked this news.

    Fire shall be replied with fire too.

    Turkey foments a rebellion and ought to taste her own poison now. Assad should foment a Kurdish revolt in south Turkey, even as a card to divert media's watching on Syria. If Kurds booms some bombs in Istambul, an European city, for a time, West maybe forget its focus in Syria for a time too.
     
  7. Predator

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    dude why are you talking like that. innocent people die in bomb blasts. the elites will be safe in their well guarded and fortified homes.
     
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    War is the politics by other means. In a war, such innocent people are those fewer important.

    Turkey don't thought on Syrian civilians when they incited this rebellion, that killed thousands people until now. So, why Assad shall cares on turkish people? Assad has to mind first on Syria sovereignty, second in its people social well-being, and only last place to think in foreign peoples.
     
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    good job our Kurdish brothers good job
    free Kurdistan!!!
     
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    Divided Syria after WW1

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