Thursday, August 17, 2006

Iran Shells Kurds In Northern Iraq

Turkey and Iran have dispatched tanks, artillery and thousands of troops to their frontiers with Iraq during the past few weeks in what appears to be a coordinated effort to disrupt the activities of Kurdish rebel bases.

Scores of Kurds have fled their homes in the northern frontier region after four days of shelling by the Iranian army. Local officials said Turkey had also fired a number of shells into Iraqi territory.

Well, that is an interesting turn of events... Just more evidence that we are going to have to do something about Iran at some point.

One major problem with a war with Iran though. Iran is the 4th largest oil exporter in the world. It will be a difficult task to pump, ship, or refine irradiated oil.

You know a long while back I said our dependence on foreign oil was a potential national security risk and that we should start drilling our own oil. I think we are about to find out just how big of a risk it is in the not so distant future.

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