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Damned if we do, damned if we don't.

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Submitted by Nazim (Egypt), Jun 13, 2012 at 17:48

And yet again you are excluding Turkey from the West and trying to position it as an enemy. Hardly an innuendo. It is West that is urging Turkey to take action, not vice versa. If we did not take any action, you would be blaming us for being in cahoots with Iranian regime. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Clever.

Syria is a humanitarian disaster, and a concern of everyone. Who would you want to control Syria, us or Saudis:? Well, for you it does not matter...

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Yes, I have excluded Turkey from the West for nearly a decade now. Any government dominated by Islamists by definition is not Western.

I would be fine if Ankara, like Amman - and as I argue Washington should do - stayed away from the conflict in Syria. I would not blame it for that.

You are right, a choice between Turkish and Saudi control of Syria does not matter much to me. Both are foul and unacceptable.

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