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Monday, June 11, 2012

US keeps Turkey happy by throwing Israel out of counterterrorism conference

In case anyone has any doubt as to which country is the Obama administration's top priority... (Hat Tip: Shy Guy).
The United States blocked Israel's participation in the Global Counterterrorism Forum's (GCTF) first meeting in Istanbul on Friday, despite Israel's having one of the most extensive counterterrorism experiences in the world.

Israel was excluded from the meeting due to fierce objections by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Washington-based source told Globes news.

According the State Department’s website, the GCTF, which was established in September 2011, aims at “strengthening the global counterterrorism (CT) architecture in a manner that complements and reinforces the CT work of existing multilateral bodies.”

Twenty-nine countries are participating in the GCTF, ten of which are Arab and/or Muslim countries.

"The GCTF sought from the outset to bridge old and deep divides in the international community between Western donor nations and Muslim majority nations. And it has, I think, done that quite effectively," a top US official said at the press briefing prior to the opening session.

Republican politicians claim that since one third of the GCTF's members are Muslim countries, the Obama administration is trying to deepen ties with the Muslim world at Israel's expense, Globes noted.
If this is how Israel is treated now, imagine how we would be treated in - God forbid - a second Obama term.

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At 12:33 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Disgusting and shameful.

Among other things, it's past the point at which Islamist Turkey should have been expelled from NATO. Now, we have an Islamist enemy withing NATO, privy to NATO secrets. Not the least of those is that Turkey is also buying some F-35s. Why not just send the blueprints to Iran, China and Russia?!

Hurry up, November!

At 5:10 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
I presume one day in the near future Turkey will accuse Israel of terrorist activities together with the Kurdish PKK.
And i'm sure Obama will be all to willing to oblige Turkey in it's fight against 'terrorist' Israel.


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