Turkey is not an ‘ally’- just like Pakistan or Saudi Arabia can never be ‘allies’-, not in the absurdly named ‘WoT’ and not in any other way.
1) The Cold War, or at least the First Cold War, is over. It is no longer 1950, or 1960. There is no longer a need for Turkey’s help in confronting Russia, which, while it has reverted to unpleasantness and despotism, is not the menace it once was. And Turkey is not quite so important a place for listening-posts and other bases.
Lying scoundrels warn U.S. that they won’t be our friends if we won’t lie too
* We dhimmis are expected to lie about so much: Islam as a religion of peace, Muslim Spain as a proto-multicultural paradise of tolerance, the Turks as guiltless of genocide. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if we started telling the truth about history as well as present-day realities, and let the devil take the hindmost?
Turkey’s powerful military chief said on Sunday if the U.S. Congress approved a resolution branding the 1915 killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks genocide ties between the NATO allies would never be the same again.
* Links: “Stop Debating Armenian Genocide or Israel/Jews Will Get Hurt” sez Turkish Envoy
* The Armenian Genocide is an established fact. Turkey steadfastly lies and denies everything about it, in the typical Muhammedan fashion.
* The free world has moral and strategic purposes in denouncing the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as a horrendous genocide perpetrated by Turks.
Back to the article above:
Ankara is a crucial ally for Washington which relies on Turkey as a logistical base for the war in Iraq.
* No its not.
Some analysts believe the vote could weaken Washington’s influence over Turkey and increase the likelihood of a Turkish incursion into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish separatist rebels who use the territory to stage attacks into Turkey.
* Turkey has been planning this for a long time, regardless of US concerns…
“If the resolution that has passed in the U.S. committee is accepted by the assembly of the House of Representatives our military relations with the United States can never be the same again,” chief of General Staff, General Yasar Buyukanit, told newspaper Milliyet.
* Face up to the Armenian Genocide and stop prevaricating!
The top Democrat in the House of Representatives said on Sunday she intended to press ahead with the resolution, despite White House concerns it would damage relations with Turkey.
“I said if it passed the committee that we would bring it to the floor,” House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview on ABC television’s “This Week.”
The Turkish government is to seek approval from parliament this week for a major operation against separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants based in the Iraqi mountains.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Saturday she had urged the Turkish government to refrain from any major military operation in northern Iraq. U.S. officials fear such a move could destabilize a relatively peaceful area of Iraq.
Turkish artillery fired seven to eight shells into a village in northern Iraq late on Saturday, witnesses said, the latest bout of shelling of the mountainous border area where separatist guerrillas are believed to hide out.
Ankara recalled its ambassador from the United States for consultations after the U.S. congressional committee vote, which was condemned in predominantly Muslim but secular Turkey.
* Turkey is 99% Muslim, that is not ‘predominantly’- 99% means entirely, and Islam is on the march.
The House of Representatives is due to vote on the symbolic measure, sponsored by a California lawmaker whose district has a large Armenian-American constituency, by mid-November.
Republicans on Sunday called on Pelosi to block the measure.
U.S. President George W. Bush voiced his concerns last week, saying: “This resolution is not the right response to these historic mass killings, and its passage would do great harm to our relations with a key ally in NATO and in the global war on terror.”
* Really? It might just help the Turks to show their true colors. It might help to cure some delusions in the Bush government.
Turkey’s new President Abdullah Gul (L) with Turkish Chief of Staff General Yasar Buyukanit. Buyukanit said on Sunday that if the U.S. Congress approved a bill branding the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks genocide ties between the NATO allies would never be the same again. (Fatih Saribas/Reuters)
* The use of the base was already denied during the Iraq war. And what are joint military exercises with an Islamic nation good for?
“I’m the chief of General Staff. I deal with security issues, I’m not a politician … in this respect the United States has shot itself in the foot,” Buyukanit said.
Turkey rejects the Armenian position, backed by many Western historians and some foreign parliaments, that up to 1.5 million Armenians suffered genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks.
Turkey says many Muslim Turks died alongside Christian Armenians in inter-ethnic conflict in World War One.
Patriarch Mesrob II, the Istanbul-based spiritual leader of Turkey’s Armenians, was quoted by state-run Anatolian news agency as saying his community opposed the U.S. bill. He has long called for dialogue to deal with past injustices.
* The patriarch is a good dhimmi. He doesn’t dare to rock the boat.
Two senior U.S. officials visited Ankara on Saturday for talks with Turkish officials to try to ease tensions.
Over more than fifty years the American military has poured money and weapons into various Muslim states, and built expensive bases in Muslim states, assuming that certain alliances would last.
* There is no Muslim state that can be relied on. That is the lesson.
Armenian crime amnesia?
* Bruce Fein is a resident scholar with the Turkish Coalition of America.
Turkish propaganda goes into overdrive:
From the ‘cooking-history-in-the-Islamic-way’ department’
Armenian crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Ottoman Turkish and Kurdish populations of eastern and southern Anatolia during World War I and its aftermath have been forgotten amidst congressional preoccupation with placating the vocal and richly financed Armenian lobby.
“The Armenians are not the only subject people in Turkey which have suffered from this policy of making Turkey exclusively the country of the Turks. The story which I have told about the Armenians I could also tell with certain modifications about the Greeks and the Syrians. Indeed the Greeks were the first victims of this nationalizing idea.”
Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story
Henry Morgenthau – 1918
The Greeks in Turkey were also the victims of genocide, particularly by the Nationalist regime from 1918 to 1923. Here is a photo of a column of Greeks being marched to their death.
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