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Who needs the turks?

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Submitted by James Burke (Canada), Oct 28, 2009 at 08:17

Dr Pipes,

The first issue for Israel is: where to carry out aerial training exercises?

A sad " off-shoot" or " by product" of the regrettable Israeli Egypt Peace Treaty ( which is really a peace treaty between the Israeli Govt and Pres. Sadat as far as the Islamists are concerned) is that Israel was forced to become friends with Turkey because of their geographical location and maybe .. they are not as savage as their muslim cousins.

As the Egypt Israeli peace treaty was a great boon for the Egyptian economy, so to is this temporary Israeli/Turkish ( what I call as a ) tacit peace treaty.

Whatever Egypt and Turkey produce, one can find it now in India or China or....

Israel should invade the Sinai and take it back for its space and oil and as a buffer betwen itself and Egypt.

Without huge westen investment, both Egypt and Turkey are on road to nowhere and Israel dows not need them because they have nothing of value to offer the world except for impressive feats of construction to marvel at.

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