Islamic Turkey should have never been in NATO to begin with.
Reports out of Turkey cite government sources that say that Turkey is pulling out of NATO and withdrawing its application for E.U. member status. In September the U.S. cancelled all further sales of replacement parts for Turkish Military Jets such as the F16. Turkey has been calling for moderation dealing with Iran’s nuclear program but has protested a U.S. led effort to establish an independent Kurdistan.
Ankara accused of ‘abandoning’ Israel and France by Dutch Freedom Party.
J’Post- BERLIN â€“ The Dutch Freedom Party, the Netherlands’s third largest political party, urged the Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministries last week to reconsider Turkey’s continued membership in NATO.
Geert Wilders, head of the party, and its Mideast expert, deputy Wim Kortenoeven, accused Turkey of abandoning its allies â€“ Israel earlier this year, and now France.
Really? Who said that?
The result of red-green dhimmitude….
Yeah, yeah. Just remove the parasites from European soil!
Turkey severed diplomatic and military ties with France last week, over the French parliamentary resolution on the current Turkish government’s reaction to the Ottoman Empire’s massacre of Christian Armenians in 1915. The empire preceded the modern secular Turkish state founded in 1923, and the French deemed the state’s denial that these events represented genocide to be punishable by a monetary fine.
France is a leading member of the NATO military alliance, as is Holland.
Kortenoeven, a leading European specialist on the Mideast and author of several books on the region, told The Jerusalem Post that since Turkey has a short but disturbing history of abandoning allies, it could be a lethal mistake to entrust them with the custody of a crucial element of the new Western/European defense system against nuclear rogue states such as Iran and Pakistan. The Dutch lawmakers asked that the slated missile shield to be installed in Turkey be reconsidered.
The party’s military spokesman, Marcial Hernandez, also posed questions to the ministries regarding Turkey’s reliability as a NATO partner.
Radio Netherlands Worldwide stated that it is unlikely that countries such as the Netherlands or Germany will follow the French example and pass resolutions against Turkey.
Larissa van den Herik, professor of international law at Leiden University, was cited as saying: “Both countries have large Turkish communities. No one will be keen to offend them with a ban. But it would be good to put a bit more pressure on Turkey. It’s always good to take an honest look at your history.”
The Dutch Freedom Party opposes militant Islam and has generated much controversy in Europe due to its criticisms of political and reactionary strands of Islam in Holland and throughout Europe. The party played a kingmaker role in the last national election and helped establish the current coalition government.
The Bunglaphobia mob whines:
You’ll note that the report distorts the position of the PVV with regard to Islam. Wilders and his party have made it clear that they oppose not just “militant Islam” or “political and reactionary strands of Islam” but the entire faith.
(Obviously, that’s because there’s nothing in the “entire faith” worth having.)
TheÂ Jerusalem PostÂ can hardly claim ignorance of that fact. When Wilders visited Israel in 2008 to show his filmÂ Fitna, the paperÂ reportedÂ that he described Islam as “a totalitarian ideology ‘full of hate, violence and submission'”.
(The facts speak for themselves. Funny that the Bungla cannot offer up a peaceful version we can live with but blames Wilders for stating facts.)
For an earlier example of theÂ Jerusalem PostÂ promoting the PVV (“The Party for Freedom has prioritized Israel’s security interests and sees combating extremist Islam as integral to defending Israel and Western liberal values”) seeÂ here.