Sick Man of Europe: Turkey's infection with the cancer of ISIS
On October 17, 2014, American journalist Serena Shim was beheaded --
and "not with a sword but a cement truck," to paraphrase T.S. Elliott.
Right before she lost her head in a brutal "accidental" collision with a
cement truck the size of a freight train, Shim had reported that not
only was Turkey supplying ISIS foreign fighters and terrorists from such places as
Pakistan and Chechnya with weapons and material, but Turkey was also
spiriting wounded ISIS terrorists back over the Syrian border into
Turkey, hidden in NGO aid trucks, so they could be treated in Turkish
Turkish Intelligence is highly suspected of setting up this tragic hit
on Shim, hoping to silence her -- but its actions have backfired and all
it has really accomplished is to make the whole world put Turkey under a
microscope, asking questions about Shim's bloody death and the role
that the Turkish intelligence agency played in this beheading.
"Turkey. how could you have sunk so low?" the whole world now asks.
"Hey, it was easy," Turkey replies. "What else could we do?" What
else could Turkey do indeed -- when the usual crew of polished and
professional American and Israeli neo-con con-men (not to be mistaken
for actual honest, hardworking
and sorely hoodwinked Americans and Israelis) simply showed up at its
doorstep, waved their magic wands over Turkish president Erdogan's head and promised to get him the old Ottoman Empire back if only he would attack Syria. (Or else.)
And then with his eyes dazzled by dreams of glittering booty, Erdogan
fell for the con -- hook, line and sinker. Of course he did. And then
he opened Pandora's box and let ISIS in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gioad9TG04
According to Middle East expert Judith Bello, the Washington Post published a map "of the
flow of 15,000 fighters flowing into Syria from more than 80 nations,
hardly the foot soldiers of a civil war. Most of these fighters
have entered Syria through Turkey." http://deconstructedglobe.com/wordpress/?p=1384
A sorry cancer-like epidemic of death, destruction and deceit has
spread over the Middle East in the last few decades. And Turkey, the
"Sick Man of Europe," has been the latest nation to catch it.
Welcome to the cancer ward, President Erdogan.
On Thanksgiving this year, Turkey will obviously have nothing to be
thankful for, what with ISIS sitting at its table and expecting its
dinner -- unless Turkey
starts "chemotherapy" immediately. My prescription for Turkey? "Stop
messing around with ISIS, stop believing the empty promises of American
and Israeli neo-con-men, and start behaving in Turkey's citizens' best
Turkey has been trying to join the European Union for years now. But
who wants a Turkey in the EU that has already proven itself to be just
another Middle Eastern "soiled dove" for American and Israeli con-men?
Erdogan has thrown the baby out with the bathwater here.
Just because Iraq,
Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Yemen, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have all
been diagnosed with the kind of fuzzy thinking that can only be caused
by cancer of the part of the brain that governs common sense and
self-preservation, this doesn't mean that Turkey has to waste away too.
Beheading a journalist is common in these other neo-con infected
countries. But one would expect that a sophisticated and modern country
like Turkey, a potential member of the EU even, might be immune. But
President Erdogan, what were you THINKING!
Looks like the average American and Israeli isn't immune from catching
the cancer of stupid thinking
either. If we aren't a lot more careful and watchful and vigilant than
we are right now, then we too may soon be contracting this Turkish and
Middle Eastern disease -- and then watch our own journalists get
beheaded too. http://my.firedoglake.com/blog/2014/10/21/everything-wrong-with-liberalism-in-one-image-found-on-facebook/