From this BBC News article today:
“Elsewhere, four heavy bombs have been dropped by US planes in northern areas controlled by the extremist Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, which is suspected of having links with the al-Qaeda network. ”
Ansar al-Islam do not seem to be a particularly pleasant group of people, but the first significant aspect of this attack is that they’re Kurdish nationalists. So now Turkey attacks Kurds, Iran attacks Kurds, Iraq attack Kurds, and the US attacks Kurds.
This group contains many veterans of the war against the USSR in Afghanistan. What are the odds that this was yet another US funded terrorist group?
The other interesting aspect of this, of course, is that the US is yet again preemptively attacking because it ‘suspects’ something.
All this makes the US attack rather dangerous, I think.