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Submitted by stranchan (Hungary), Nov 14, 2012 at 22:49

Thank you for the detailed post, I enjoyed reading it. But the truth is, not only Turkish intellectuals are pro-Palestinian. Almost all intellectuals are. There are various reasons why this is so, and I think they would like to think that, as intellectual humanitarians, they are civilized and believe in supporting the weak against the strong (though I believe the concept was raised in Christianity- the meek shall inherit the earth). But the real truth behind the facade of empathy and identification is, power and oil. The left intellectuals pretend that they are for the underdog, but in reality, they get to have their cake and eat it too, since the 'underdog' is really a large part of the world population.

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