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EU Turkish Arranged Marriage Plans

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Submitted by Rebecca (United Kingdom), Feb 25, 2012 at 23:24

That was the whole reason - or at least a significant part of it - for the US push for Turkey to join Europe.

Which seemed to be saying - 'We don't care if you are suited - just get married anyway!'

It would solidify our relations with the Muslim world and allow us to pipe gas through the Turkish territory.

But the European Union doesn't want to marry the old man Ankara.

This bride does not go willingly.

And Ankara doesn't seem concerned at all about love - in this match-up.

The pushing of Turkey into Europe - is a 1000 year decision - Europe is right to smell disaster.

The thing Turkey wants most is not membership into Europe - it's power - and the return of past Empire glories.

In this EU membership can only be a route.

For what - is the question?

It is simply not an EU concern.

No!

It doesn't feel right, it does smell right - then something isn't right!

Why the hurry to buy Turkish - its a bum deal!

Is Turkey going somewhere?

Current crisis come and go.

As WikiLeaks pointed to there are too many contradictory messages coming out of Ankara. But also Bulgarian and other press in the region are also pointing to these provocative statements.

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All these moves are given current technology.

Next we may be all driving electric cars, and technologies in heating, may mean that we don't need, these quantities of natural gas.

And Europe would stuck with this Turkish invasion - ambitious for its own ends.

Submitting....

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