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Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan — The Man Who Could Trigger a World War — Asks Obama to Reconsider Palestinian Vote

“Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed hope for a favorable UN Security Council outcome that would grant full membership to Palestine and recognize its statehood, as he had requested the US president to reconsider a predicted US veto of the Palestinian bid.

‘Palestine needs nine votes in the UN Security Council; it would be a great development for them if they manage to get the votes,’ Erdoğan told Charlie Rose, a host on the US-based PBS television during an interview the channel aired on Wednesday. The Turkish premier noted that in case Palestine, whose sovereignty Turkey strongly supports, fails to get the votes it needs for full UN membership, it would apply to the General Assembly for an observer state status much like that of the Holy See in the international body.” Read more.

The man who could trigger a world war – “The greatest threat to the world’s peace, at this moment, comes from a man named Recip Tayyip Erdogan. He is the prime minister of Turkey, at the head of the Justice and Development Party (‘AK,’ from the Turkish). A former mayor of Istanbul, he was arrested and jailed when he publicly recited Islamist verses (‘the mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets are our bayonets,’ etc.), in defiance of the old secularist, Ataturk constitution, which made it an offence to incite religious and racial fanaticism… The West is just watching, while Erdogan creates pretexts for another Middle Eastern war: one in which Israel may be pitted not only against the neighbouring states of the old Arab League, but also Turkey, and Iran, and Hamas, and Hezbollah. This is what is called an ‘existential threat’ to Israel, unfolding in live time. It could leave the West with a choice between defending Israel, and permitting another Holocaust. In other words, we are staring at the trigger for a genuine world war. With Recip Erdogan’s twitching finger on it.” Read more.

Turkey Still Receives Cordial Treatment From Obama Administration Even While Declaring It Is Now ‘Too Late’ For Mediation With Israel – “As Turkey’s leaders intensify efforts to isolate Israel internationally, the cordial treatment they are receiving from the Obama administration this week will add to concerns some Americans have about the strength of its support for Israel… While Israeli leaders have expressed a desire to heal the rift between the one-time allies, Turkey imposed sanctions on Jerusalem and declared its intention to use all international forums to make its views on Israel known.” Read more.

  1. 09/24/2011 at 3:30 AM

    The David Warren Ottawa Citizen article was well written and reasoned… if Erdogan makes good on his threat to send the Turkish Navy with the next flotilla there is going to be some fireworks.


  2. ICA
    09/24/2011 at 12:51 PM

    Turkey has been working on doubling the size of its army recently and the strengthening of the Turkish forces is likely giving Erdogan a sense of military superiority. When coupled with the fact that Erdogan, who is positioning himself against Israel to appear strong to the Muslim world, is now basking in support from a growing number of Muslim far and wide, giving Israel any slack now whatsoever will make him, and Turkey, look weak. Somehow I have a feeling that Erdogan has hardened his heart against Israel and will not be backing down from his threats.


  3. 09/24/2011 at 1:12 PM

    Yes, and to boot, he’s painted himself into a corner. I’ve seen quotes from him to the effect that ‘even if Israel apologizes for the flotilla raid, we can’t forgive & forget; everything has changed.’ They’re not only going against Israel in the Gaza blockade arena, but the eastern Mediterranean gas fields issue as well.

    On the one hand, I feel absolutely terrible about the darkness clearly coming on the horizon, on the other, ‘Jesus come quickly’!

    To change the subject, check out this facebook posting–quite amazing:



  4. ICA
    09/24/2011 at 1:24 PM

    Great story, I’ll post it.


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