by William Skink
To live, we need water, so water is a part of war. Anything vital to surviving plays into global conflict. b at MoA digs into the water angle in the Syrian/Iraq mess. It’s worth reading.
I’m going to contrast that little bit of water politics with late breaking news about a really fucking crazy last-minute lawsuit aimed at preventing the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from taking ownership of Kerr Dam this weekend.
I’m just going to say it: I am deeply impressed with how State Sen. Bob Keenan, R-Bigfork, and former state Sen. Verdell Jackson, R-Kalispell, decided to legally frame their argument against this transfer of ownership. Because it has to do with the nation of Turkey and the spread of Islam. On the Reservation. In Montana. Seriously:
Court documents filed by Kogan suggest the nation of Turkey has sought to invest in Native American tribes because the 2009 Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act makes Indian reservations “largely off-limits to federal and state regulatory and law enforcement authorities.”
“It would appear that this setting would provide Turkey and such organizations with the opportunity to more freely promote their brand of Islam on reservations and/or to pursue other potentially more dangerous activities,” the complaint states.
That includes the possibility that Turkey seeks “access to the uranium deposits and bountiful water sources surrounding the Flathead Reservation for production of yellowcake capable of later conversion to a gaseous state for eventual use in incendiary devices,” it goes on.
The complaint asks a judge to issue an emergency temporary restraining order and temporary injunction prohibiting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from conveying the dam to the tribes.
What do you even say to this? I entertain all kinds of conspiracy theories, but a Turkish invasion of the Flathead Reservation to spread Islam is some of the stupidest shit I’ve seen in a long time.
Keep it coming, you crazies.