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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Confirmed: Turks plan to raise Israeli nukes at Washington conference

After the fact, the Egyptians are claiming that they had no intention of raising the issue of Israel's alleged nuclear arsenal at President Obama's nuclear conference on Monday and Tuesday. On the other hand, the Turks have admitted that they do plan to raise it.
"We believe that Netanyahu withdrew from the summit because he did not want to face President Obama and is using Egypt and Turkey as an excuse," a senior Egyptian diplomat said.

Another senior Arab diplomat intimately involved in the negotiations said Arab states had no plan to "politicize" the venue and raise the Israeli issue there.

"We are surprised that the Israeli prime minister would use this as a pretext for not attending," the second diplomat told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

But Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan would demand at the summit that Israel disarm as part of a nuclear-free Middle East.

The French newspaper Le Monde quoted Erdogan as saying in Paris this week that "Israel is the principal threat to peace in the region today."

"Israel has nuclear weapons but doesn't belong to the NPT. Does that mean that those who don't sign the NPT are in a privileged position?"
By the way, I'm not thrilled that Netanyahu is sending Dan Meridor to this conference. Meridor is probably the most Left-leaning member of Netanyahu's cabinet. I would have sent Ehud Barak. He also leans Left, but as a military man he knows the value of Israel's alleged nuke deterrent, and on that score, at least, could be trusted to keep his mouth shut while making the Americans just as happy as having Meridor there.


At 6:27 PM, Blogger Broomer said...

Bibi is setting up a trap for the Meretz party to finish them for once and for all.

At 6:39 PM, Blogger nomatter said...

Of course the Turks will play this to the hilt. They have their populace to come home to, after all.

The real reason why Turkey gets away with this is because they have been allowed to. Turkey is yet another completely whitewashed country by U.S successive administrations.

A good lesson to learn, wouldn't you say?

We need leaders that tell the truth -->then act upon truth no matter what consequences befall them. Newsflash: in the end, black gold wins over truth and honor.

It goes like this. One bows to the house of Saud and the other holds their hands. That my friends trumps truth every time and that is why Turkey and all the rest get away with what they do. They get away with it because they can.
(caught in the middle to take the fall for the liars and distorters of truth each and every time is Israel)

...and so it goes.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger ProfessorPelotard said...

That's why the US should "drill here, and drill now".
Governor Palin gave an excellent speech on energy policy and its importance for foreign policy at the SRLC in New Orleans.

Full Palin speech at SRLC

At 7:27 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Meridor won't give away the store. The Turks and the Arabs are free to raise the issue if they want. Israel is not going to change its policy for them. What for its worth, I'm sure this conference will not find the resolve to stop Iran.

What could go wrong indeed

At 7:42 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

I wish Ehud Barak were going also. He has a proven spine of steel in his personal actions. While he may wish things could follow the unicorn path, and has tried all the unicorn solutions that people have pushed for, I don't have any inkling that he thinks Israel (and thus the whole west) should just lie down and die. The one benefit I see to Israel's current position is that you have tried these "solutions" and they have proven disastrous (for the Arabs more than anyone). If you read Winston Churchill's books written in the 1800s, the treatment of each other perpetrated by the Arabs, Turks, etc. is quite nauseating.


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