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Ankara’s chosen scapegoat

The Turks didn’t harass the Israeli tourists in order to send a message to Israel. They have nothing more to say to us. We are non-entities to them. We’re only good for attacking.

No, Israel wasn’t the target audience the Turks were playing to on Monday. Turkey harassed Israeli businessmen in Istanbul in order to gain popularity in the Muslim world generally and Arab world specifically.


Since 2003, Turkey has undertaken a series of actions that have harmed US strategic interests. The first, of course, was Erdogan’s decision on the eve of the Iraq War to deny the US military the right to invade northern Iraq from Turkey.

The latest action was arguably Turkey’s joint air exercises with the Chinese Air Force last September.


By CAROLINE B. GLICK
09/05/2011 21:48


Monday morning, Turk

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Added: Sep-11-2011 Occurred On: Sep-11-2011
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  • You can only push people for so long before they decide to push back. Karma is a bitch.

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  • And this "neutral" jerusalem based article does nothing but make turkey the scapegoat in a poorly hidden partisanship. The propaganda blame game runs another iteration. First it makes Erdogan out to be somewhat of a radical muslim. Then it calls turkey out to be a dodgy unrealiable state. It even compares it to iran which "everybody" considers to be a maniac state. I.e they're using the guilty by association method. It makes Netanyahu out to be the hero. It'll probably work More..

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  • Just read that the turks backed down on their threat to bring their warships down to try to intimidate the Israelis! Guess they didn't want to lose their fleet! Erdogan proves he's nothing but a lap dog for iran,muslim scum!

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  • Yes,yes, Maeserulakookoo- Turkey 'is the best ally of USA in the region, never failed them...' keep on bullshiting us kookoo, we know you are good with that.

    And shitlips- thanks for the link ;)

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  • the US air force conducted air attacks from bases in turkey I saw them fly over us,Your completly out of order get your facts straight.

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  • Glick pissed me off for calling the US anti-semitic some time back as regards keeping Israeli spies in prison. I am starting to understand that she is good at idiocy.

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  • Keep killing innocent Palestinians. Keep posting your stupid propaganda. Your days are numbered my friend. your crying because 40 israelis got interrogated. imagine we killed 9 of them and said its self defence. You proved nothing.

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  • Israel? Turkey? Who gives a shit?

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