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Turkey is a tragedy.

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Submitted by batya dagan (United States), Apr 12, 2011 at 17:27

To put it mildly - Turkey is a tragedy.A Muslim country that was pulled away from the Muslim jail and into western civilization which, of course, is all about freedom,is being pulled back into the sewage where human rights are a joke and a burning desire to be king of the Middle East is eating up every last one of its body cells and long forgotten decency towards minorities and other countries.

What does it say about Turkey when we see that it is comfortable with Iran and Syria and uncomfortable with the US and Israel?

Clearly Erdogan is fleeing democracies and running towards tyranies .I read in these cards that Erdogan wants to be a tyran too but of all of the Middle East.

The man scares me.He lies too easily.He told Israel that there are no terrorists on the MARMARA only peaceniks.Israel forgot that Turky is no longer a friend and chose to believe the lie.It could have cost her dearly.Instead the terrorists were the ones who went home in coffins and Israel went home with an unforfgettable lesson.

While Erdogan is full of ambitions he really is not smart.He is doing foolish things one on top of the other and a day will come when he will be sorry.Joining Iran and Syria is beyond foolish it is detriment to its health.Iran is doing only what is good for Iran for now and Erdogan is going to learn that Syria is poor and hungry and dry ( partly because Turkey stole its water) and angry and does not have much milk to feed her.

As always the people will be the ones who will suffer.True, Erdogan gave them ANTISEMITISM but this is not exactly a source of happiness.left to feed her.

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