Friday, October 30, 2009

Turkey is no longer Israel's ally

JPOST Daniel Pipes

"There is no doubt he is our friend," Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, even as he accuses Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of threatening to use nuclear weapons against Gaza. These outrageous assertions point to the profound change of orientation by Turkey's government - for six decades the West's closest Muslim ally - since Erdogan's AK party came to power in 2002.

Three events this past month reveal the extent of that change. The first came on October 11 with the news that the Turkish military - a long-time bastion of secularism and advocate of cooperation with Israel - abruptly asked Israeli forces not to participate in the annual "Anatolian Eagle" air force exercise. [...]


  1. Recipients and PublicityOctober 30, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    "Turkey is no longer Israel's ally" because their goose is now cooked in the Islamofascist poison brew.

    They will get more indigestion than benefit from it.

    In a way it is part of modern Turkey's tragic choices. In World War I (1914-1918) Ottoman Turkey sided with the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary) opening itself to attacks from the Allied Powers (Britain, France, Russia, USA) and when the Allies won, they carved up the Turkish Empire but let it keep some pieces near its contiguous territory over-riding the Kurdish homeland and over-looking the genocide of the Armenians.

    During World War II (1939-1945) Turkey wisely chose to remain neutral and was left alone by the Allies (Britain, France, Russia, USA) who were fighting the Axis (Germany, Italy, Japan).

    It was with the rise of Nazism that Germany sent its agents to Egypt to create the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt which became the source of all subsequent Islamist ideologies an groups to this day. The Muslim Brotherhood inspired Egyptians like Sadat to work with the Nazis who jailed him during World War II.

    When the war was over Arab Nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism started to sweep the Arab world. Those were in many ways the bitter fruits of the raw seeds that the Nazis planted all over the Islamic world.

    One must not forget that the Arab and Islamic world was pro-Nazi during all of World War II in various ways. In Egypt the Nazis worked to cultivate the Islamic Brotherhood as a way of raisng Arabian Islamic nationlist fever to undermine Bristish rule in North Africa. They learned this from British who did the same thing teaching the Arabs to rise up against the Turks in WWI, sending T.E. Lawrence the Arabist to do the job in Saudi Arabia (the Americans managed to use the Saudi clan to get power to push out Lawrence's Hashemites who were then given Trans-Jordan and Iraq as compensation kingdoms.)

    With the outbreak of WWI, in Iraq and Syria the Nazis supported a coup against the British which the British right away crushed in the earliest engagements of the war. Then came the surrender of France to Nazi Germany and its decision to be a German ally known as the Vichy Regime. All the Arab colonies of France, like Algeria, Lebanon, Syria became Vichy-controlled states.

    The British and the Jewish Haganah fought the Vichy French in Syria early in the war. (That's where Moshe Dayan lost his eye in combat.) Eventually the Americans land in North Africa and the British defeat the Germans in EGYPT at El Alamein stopping a Nazi hookup with their forces in Europe via Palestine and Turkey of course.

  2. Recipients and PublicityOctober 30, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    After the war, when the Arab states finally won independence they hired former Nazis to help them organize their secret police and armies. The Syrians especially.

    The Arab states then discored they had huge petroleum to use. Even the Persians had it, but not Turkey. Poor Turkey waht was it to do. It faces a hostile dangerous Russia to the north that covets its lands, a secular Europe to the east that employs its people, an Islamic world to its east that draws it it, a WEst that is broke and in finacial meltdown, and rich Arabs with petro-dollars galore that maybe will help (they won't. Arabs are not Jews or Christians who have a Biblical command to tithe and give charity. Muslims are not so generous with their money to give it to infidels and dimmis who should be happy they don't get their heads chopped off or forced by the sword to convert to Islam.)

    Then later came the Islamic revolution in Iran, now a state that denies the Holocaust and thinks that the Jews of Israel must be sent back to where they came from (the gas chambers?)

    So now Turkey has come full circle and fallen into this den of anti-Western, Nazi-nurtured, Islamofascist circle, going back to a point in 1914 when it was aligned with the wrong people at the wrong time in the wrong place that brought disaster upon itself follwing World War I end in 1918, that it avoided and put off during World War II, but now in 2009 is now returning to its fatal attraction in the scenraio unfolding in relation to World War III in the showdown between the Western (mostly Christian and democratic) and Eastern (mostly Islamic and autocratic) worlds.

    Goodbye Turkey, it was nice knowing you. You can't win!

  3. Recipients and PublicityOctober 30, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Typo: "With the outbreak of WWII, in Iraq and Syria the Nazis supported a coup against the British"


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