posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 04:57 AM
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Sweet.... Turkey finally manning up to the bullies.
Dude, you're one of those guys that is a total mystery to me. We agree on almost everything, but when it comes to Israel, we couldn't be further
apart. Same with our Aussie friend...
Now, with the pleasantries out of the way, Turkey is making a BIG mistake. They just booted out the Israeli ambassador, and now they are planning to
escort aid ships to Gaza? Man oh man are they in for a surprise.
They've been relatively close to Israel over the past decade, up until the Mavi Marmara incident. I think that they are under the impression that
because of that relationship, or perhaps because they have a strong military and membership in NATO, that Israel will back down. They couldn't be more
delusional if they took a handful of brown acid at Woodstock.
I guarantee that if Turkish warships interfere with the Israeli blockade of Gaza that there will be bloodshed, and the dead won't be just a few
terrorists but Turkish military personnel. Once that happens, Turkish civilians will be calling for an all out war; and they'll get it too. It's been
a long time since an Arab army stood up against the Israelis, but every time is has happened in the past, the Arabs limped away humiliated. I fear the
Turks have forgotten this lesson.
And if they are planning on their NATO membership to provide them any backing, then again: They must be dreaming. There is no way an American led NATO
is going to take up arms against Israel. If the Europeans attempt to do it on their own (Germany won't, that's a given) then that could spell the end
of NATO altogether.
I don't see ANY good coming from this.
edit on 9/3/2011 by OldCorp because: Spellin an punkshoeation