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Submitted by Joe Six-Pack (United States), Apr 16, 2011 at 10:06

Sounds good, Mr. Argon.

I do remember how Turkey acted prior to our invasion of Iraq. OK, so Turkey does not want us to invade, I can understand. However, Turkey had agreed to allow the U.S. to use it's airspace and conduct ground operations out of Turkey. Then the agreement was revolked just two days prior to the attack. This was deliberate. And it was a direct, material aid to our enemy. No way in hell could those resources be re-deployed in time. And don't try to tell me that Turkish leadership did not know this.

This demonstrates that anything Turkey agrees to can be changed at the last minute. And you will defend this? OK, Turkey is not a puppet of the U.S. Their is a BIG difference between not being a puppet and directly aiding our enemy.

Few good things exist about warfare. One thing is that you can really find out who your friends are and who your enemies are when the shooting is going on. Turkey can take a hike. It will be a long time and a lot of good gestures (made when the heat is on) before I change my mind about Turkey. Dr. Pipes is being far more generous than I.

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