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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How About A Convoy To Turkey?

Turkey has repressed its large Kurdish minority, which seeks a nation of its own, and has threatened to invade Iraqi Kurdistan if it gained too much autonomy.

Turkey, in turn, has been subjected to attacks from Kurdish separatist groups, and has responded harshly. The attacks on Turkey pale in comparison to attacks against Israel. Unlike Israel, the survival of Turkey and Turks is not threatened.

The repression of the Kurds in Turkey, Syria, and under Saddam Hussein in Iraq, is one of the great injustices of the modern era. Arbitrarily drawn borders have split a people, who outnumber Palestinians several times over, among several countries.

Since Turkey now has thrust itself into the forefront of making sure Hamas can be resupplied by Iran from the sea, I presume Turkey will open its borders to shipments to Kurdish separatist groups, without inspecting those shipments for weapons.

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17 comments:

  1. I love the way you think. You could be the next Secretary of State! Much better than the one we have now......

    Unfortunately, logic and reason don't hold with the Chicago-on-the-Potomac crowd. They "rule" - not "govern." I am sure they are already trying to find a way to not "let [this] crisis go to waste." Hopefully Israel will raise the same point you do.

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  2. " And the reason the Israelis have a blockade is because they only want to allow humanitarian supplies and not weaponry. Look, the proof of that is the fact that if you look at a map of Gaza, you’ll see that Israelis only control three sides of this rectangle. There’s a fourth side on the Egyptian side. So it is an Egyptian-Israeli blockade. The Egyptians have the same problem with Gaza. People accuse Israelis of having a blockade because they’re racist, they’re anti-Muslim, anti-Arab. The Egyptians are Muslim and Arab, and they’ve gone to war three times on behalf of the Palestinians.

    So why do they have exactly the same blockade? Because Gaza is run by Hamas, a terror entity that wants to import weaponry and resume the war against Israel." Charles Krauthammer (h/t Michelle Malkin)

    The Egyptians have the same blockade? No MSM coverage of that? Why don't the Turks' IHH try to pass the Egyptian blockade? It's all about framing up Israel, and provoking world-wide condemnation of Israel. Terrorists.

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  3. The Muslim Brotherhood certainly got the favorable media attention for their protests in Europe over the crisis involving those poor people in Hamas. Bad Israel. Bad Israel.

    The local newspapers here in 'assachusetts', had their run of a local 'hero' storyline of 2 Baystaters on the flotillas. Touching.

    No Muslim Brotherhood protests here yet, by the real terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood but I'm sure they are working on that for future events soon. Until then they have the left to do their bidding. How fitting. Unfortunately not so good for Israel.

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  4. Unfortunately, your comment is quite out of date and uninformed. The AKP, the governing party in Turkey, has strong support among the Kurdish population while the guerilla war there ended several years ago. (The anti-Kurdish bloc in Turkey, curiously, has a strong overlap with the pro-Israel bloc ... while the Kurdish rebellion was strongly supported by the Syrian government).


    Please try again

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  5. You of course have a cite for this assertion that doesn't involve Daily Kos?

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  6. Tom,
    The Kurds and the Turks are all happy and nice? Really?
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jaQi6OY_A1G1bCSOqVoDHeGWJqKQD9G1SSJ80

    Please try again.

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  7. BZZZT Try again Tom.

    Kurdish forces have killed Turkish troops (I am sure they will claim retaliation) in the last week.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100531/wl_afp/turkeyunrest

    So a claim for uninspected convoys would be a similar drive.

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  8. Flotilla to aid Armenians ... via Turkish ports.

    Let's go now!

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  9. Tom, so you think that Turkey would be OK with uninspected shipments of aid to Kurdish separatists? If not, the fact that Turkey is in a better spot than Israel only strengthens the initial post's argument.

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  10. Wait isn't this the same Turkey that committed genocide against the Armenians and threatened the US when our Congress expressed regret for the deed. Oh, yeah, I think the Turks blamed the Jews for the passage of that resolution. Israel has really not lost anything worthwhile when it comes to the Turkish government. It's also time to kick Turkey out of NATO. How they were let in in the first place is beyond me. An Iranian pal given our most secret access and weaponry. Whose stupid idea was that one?

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  11. In the same vein, I wonder how open Putin would be to having sealed "humanitarian" shipments sent to Chechnya via the Caspian Sea? Anyone wishing to try? I feel confident that Iran might be supportive....

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  12. How about settling the dispute between Greece and Turkey over who owns Cyprus? Israel now owns it. That ought to keep those meddling Turks busy.

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  13. Gee, folks, I can't believe that you haven't noticed that a "tom" is a male TURKEY!

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  14. Armenian Genocide is all I have to say

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  15. let get the flotila ready and go through the Turkish blockade... hell if they do something we got the International community on our side right?
    right? nah probably not

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  16. Time to get busy and highlight the Armenian genocides. (I have a feeling that there were two episodes). Anyone who is into needlework and lace should try to find a copy of the book on Armenian lace... the author was an eye-witness to the Armenian genocide and she tells the story of what she witnessed very vividly.

    The Turks intended to completely destroy the Armenian culture. They stole property from the Armenians....

    It is time that this event in history was brought out and that Turkey is finally asked to accept responsibility for those past actions.

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  17. Boycott The Pixies

    All nations must to understand that the real war is between two cultures: One culture is educated,intelligent,in develop trand which aspire calm and peacful life WHILE the other culture base on suppression, violence and JIHAD (= Holy war agains non believers)

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