Take a look at this graphic map from BBC News. Pay close attention to the pipelines and oil fields. Now, what’s the real reason for invading northern Iraq? — PID
October 17, 2007
(AINA) — U.S. ally Turkey and U.S. arch-enemy Iran have formed a military alliance to drive opposition Kurds from bases in northern Iraq they have used since 2004 to launch guerrilla operations inside Iran, rebel leaders told Newsmax at a secret base in the Qandil mountains.
Both Iran and Turkey have vowed to send troops into northern Iraq, but until now evidence of active military cooperation between them has remained a closely-held secret.