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Κυριακή, 25 Απριλίου 2021

Turkey’s genocide blackmail: Threats to work closer with Iran and Russia

ΣΧΟΛΙΟ ΙΣΤΟΛΟΓΙΟΥ : Ευτυχώς το λένε δημοσιογράφοι άλλων χωρών, γιατί αν περιμένουμε τους δικούς μας καήκαμε. Οι Εβραίοι δεν τα λένε για να γίνουν αρεστοί σε εμάς. Όχι τα λένε διότι η Τουρκία θέλει να γίνει μια ΝΕΑ περιφερειακή δύναμη στην περιοχή και αυτό δεν το θέλουν.Όπως και να έχει όμως εμείς πρέπει να το εκμεταλλευτούμε αυτό. Διότι τώρα θα αρχίσουν να λέγονται τα καλά "πράγματα" για την Τουρκία.Η Jerusalem Post απλά είπε αυτό που μέχρι τώρα δεν ήθελε κανείς Δυτικός να ακούσει ή να διαβάσει. Να τελειώνουμε με τους μύθους περί δήθεν φιλοδυτικης Τουρκίας κλπ κλπ...ΤΕΛΟΣ. Εμείς τι λέγαμε ΕΔΩ : "Η ίδια η Τουρκία πλέον γνωρίζει ότι μέσα στο ΝΑΤΟ δεν είναι πλέον ασφαλείς και δεν νοιώθει άνετα, και σχεδιάζει την επόμενη μέρα ...την εκτός αμερικανικού ΝΑΤΟ. Σε αυτήν την κατάσταση, μεσοπρόθεσμα, μπορούμε να περιμένουμε την εμφάνιση ενός «Κεντρικού Ασιατικού ΝΑΤΟ» υπό την πτέρυγα της Άγκυρας.Όσο και να θέλουν οι Δυτικοί και Αμερικανοί να κρατήσουν την Τουρκία στην Δύση, αυτό είναι πλέον ένα όνειρο θερινής νυκτός. Καλά θα κάνουν να το πάρουν απόφαση ότι η Τουρκία είναι πλέον "ξένο σώμα" προς την Δύση και να αναπροσαρμόσουν την γεωστρατηγική πολιτική τους.."

Σήμερα μετά απο 6 μήνες που τα λέγαμε εμείς, έρχονται και τα λένε δια στόματος Jerusalem Post ο ένας απο τους δύο πόλους εξουσίας του πλανήτη. 

The Biden administration has called Turkey’s bluff: that it might leave NATO because it is angry to hear the word “genocide” – and that Ankara should never be offended, but can do what it wants.

The US decision to finally recognize the Armenian genocide comes after decades in which Turkey and its lobbyists in Washington threatened the US. Their narrative was that if Washington would just use the term “genocide” – for a crime committed 106 years ago by a former government in what is now Turkey – then Ankara would rapidly move to sanction the US, close its bases, threaten its citizens and ally with Iran, China and Russia, or other US enemies.

This bizarre, mafia-like threat is the same one that Tehran used regarding the Iran deal. It is because non-Western countries learned that the way to deal with Western countries was to prey on their fears. For instance, today Pakistan is threatening to expel France’s ambassador because far-right religious extremists in Pakistan claim to be offended by cartoons published years ago in a French magazine. 

Ankara’s attempt to hold countries hostage regarding the Armenian genocide worked well for many years. It prevented many countries, including Israel, from “offending” Ankara by mentioning the genocide. It’s unclear if this same blackmail would have worked had Germany in 1946 also told countries that they can’t mention the Holocaust or Germany would be “offended,” so that Western countries would have denied the Shoah the way some continue to deny the Armenian genocide.  

Turkey was coddled for many years because it sold itself as a key to helping the West confront the Soviets. When the Soviets were gone in 1989, Turkey shifted its pattern of denial to claims that it wanted to be part of the European Union, was somehow a bridge between the West and Asia, and that if it was offended it might aid Islamist extremism or something. That claim has now grown to arguments in Turkey that openly bash the West, calling Western countries and Israel “Nazi” and then asserting that Ankara will position itself with Russia, China and Iran against Western democracies. 


THE TURKEY that is running to embrace Russia and Iran is the same one that still talks about the myth of joining the European Union. It’s unclear how a Turkey that has an authoritarian regime and where there are almost not critical journalists allowed and where people are put in prison for decades for tweets, could ever join an EU that is ostensibly democratic. NATO was also supposed to be about values and democracy, and yet it has empowered Ankara for years to become more authoritarian, including excusing Ankara’s invasion of Kurdish Afrin in 2018 and the ethnic cleansing of Kurds. 

 

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