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Turkish general warns US over ties

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 14, 2007

By C. ONUR ANT, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 4 minutes ago
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey’s top general warned that ties with the U.S., already strained by attacks from rebels hiding in Iraq, will be irreversibly damaged if Congress passes a resolution that labels the World War I-era killings of Armenians a genocide.

Read the rest of the article at the link, but here are two key quotes revealing how the Democrats just dont care about anything except getting power back-

Gen. Yasar Buyukanit told daily Milliyet newspaper that a congressional committee’s approval of the measure had already harmed ties between the two countries.

“If this resolution passed in the committee passes the House as well, our military ties with the U.S. will never be the same again,” Buyukanit was quoted as saying by Milliyet.

“I’m the military chief, I deal with security issues. I’m not a politician,” Buyukanit was quoted as saying by Milliyet. “In this regard, the U.S. shot its own foot.”

President Bush has said the resolution is the wrong response to the Armenian deaths, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the measure’s timing was important “because many of the survivors are very old.”

Pelosi is working hard on condemning Turkey for something that happened 100 years ago under a different government. One of our staunchest allies in the region, and Nancy has to go and poke a stick their eye..

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  1. Patrick Truax said, on October 14, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Im not sure of my WWI timeline, but wasnt the Ottoman Empire one of the folks we fought AGAINST? If we were allied with those who overthrew the Ottomans and brought in a new government, doesnt that count for anything?

  2. Elizabeth said, on October 15, 2007 at 4:52 am

    I don’t see a point in this. I think P is out to stir some stuff up.

  3. axe said, on October 16, 2007 at 12:05 am

    During the 1970s, there was a terror campaign being waged by ASALA. They were bombing Turkish embassies in the region. ASALA’s campaign ended with the fall of the USSR and Armenia regained its independence. (ASALA = Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia.)


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