Until yesterday British and American diplomats at the UN were
scrambling to round up the required Security Council votes. But the
mighty US military machine is rolling and American military commanders
say they are now ready to invade. Diplomacy has been exhausted. The
time for fun and games is over.
On March 1, Ankara witnessed two important events. While as a result of
the dirty haggles between the government and the US, parliament was
negotiating the government petition for a permit to allow US troops on
to Turkish soil, there were tens of thousands of workers and youth in
the streets of Ankara shouting no to war in Iraq. From Turkish Marxist
website Marksist Tutum.
We received this article a few days ago from a Turkish Marxist, who
looks at the reasons behind the failure of Turkey's parliament to pass
a motion giving the US the right to move its troops across Turkish
territory into Iraq. Now it seems the Turkish government is attempting
to get a second motion authorising the US to use Turkish air space to
bomb Iraq, and this is to be voted on tomorrow.