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Acre [Akko] as The Capitol of Iraq?!

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Submitted by mariana (United States), Oct 14, 2007 at 14:01

Daniel.

This deliciously wonderful, timely piece has literally taught and caused me more thought about this subject and period than I'd accumulated lifelong. Your DPO and MEF websites are the best advanced seminars widely available, anywhere.

The 1291 Fall of the Last Crusader Stronghold at Acre [Akko], particularly sparked my attention, because it was mentioned by Pat Buchannan in a colloquy with Mort Zuckerman on the last "McLaughlin Group" program [10/12? PBS]. I'm sorry I didn't tape it, because it "flew by" very quickly, and was certainly not expected. [Buchannan's positions on Iraq have caused me to listen with only 1/2 of one ear, when he expounds on this topic].

Original topic I think, was a very mundane discussion of a few possible ramifications of the lunatic Bill the Senate just passed [formally blaming Turkey for the "1915 Armenian Genocide" perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire], to sabotage what lib/dems call "Bush's Iraq War". By withholding overflights transport, and access to Incerlik AFB as Turkey is threatening, Turkey might be able to accomplish for Congress, what Congress can't [without responsibility and blame for results] ... a shut-down of the war in Iraq through cutting American supply lines. While they didn't mention it on the program, removing Americans from Turkey and environs would also complicate American interference with the 60,000 Turkish troops now poised and waiting on their southern border with Turkistan.

We've written lots about Turkey this past Spring, so my feelings on Turkey's 2003 extortionate behaviour, and their Islamist government [Erdogan] are clear... [even though Gul - an even more rabid Islamist than Erdogan- has since been installed as President, and Erdogan's majority has increased]; nevertheless, I do not see how this Bill does not constitute "..giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war..", and Treason, per se.

Back to Buchannan. Building on his assumption that Bush would have to close down the Iraq war if Turkey did this, he predicted that whoever thereafter gained ascendancy in Iraq after we leave "....would make his Capitol at Acre, at the old Crusader Castle on top of the Galilee.

Not having taped this [usually fatuous food-fight] show, and unable to reconstruct it any better than above, the serendipity here is just too good not to pass on. I'd love to see your opinion and comments.

mariana

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