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Sunday, July 31, 2011

AKP should account for dead Turks before demanding an apology from Israel

Turkish writer Emin Colasan asks Turks to imagine what would happen if an Israeli ship tried to aid Kurdistan (something that has been suggested a number of times over the last year) and then comes up with this (Hat Tip: Simone B):
We can't know whether Israel will apologize or not. However nine were killed on that ship, and they were declared "martyrs" by the Islamists.

Martyrs or not, who is accountable for those nine lives?

The AKP government has not yet provided an answer to this question. It is unlikely that they will do so now.

The AKP government was the ones that sent the Mavi Marmara to Gaza. How could a ship this size leave a Turkish port to sail in the Mediterranean without the blessing and the permission of the government? How can the 400 people board a ship loaded with humanitarian aid material that no one knows how it was paid for?

That ship meant to attack a port of a foreign country. Exactly like the Israeli ship trying to reach Iskenderun as in the example above. If we were subject to the same belligerence in our country we would rightfully raise hell, and we could even sink that pirate ship in the Mediterranean.

AKP bears the responsibility of the Mavi Marmara. More importantly AKP bears the responsibility of those nine lives. Those men were sent openly to a certain death. They knew for sure that Israel would intervene. The only thing that they didn’t know was the number of casualties.

The AKP government should first account for the deaths to the Turkish people, and only then expect an apology from Israel.

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At 5:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the article; "...and only then expect an apology from Israel." ---- I think that should read GIVE an apology to Israel!

At 6:31 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Well, they just got rid of their conscience (aka the traditional military leaders), so they'll never think they have to apologize when they drum up attempted murder with their yelling about killing the Jews. And they don't give a hoot whether their own people come out of these situations alive, except in how they can use it against the Jews as a secondary attack.


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