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US-UK-German-KEG-Israeli complicity with Turkey and ISIS

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Nov 27, 2015 at 17:34

Hi, Alexandros

By your name, I take it that you are a UK resident/citizen of Greek ancestry. Your observations are pertinent, as Greece seems to be getting drawn into the Middle East conficl in many ways:

  1. a long-standing conflict with Turkey, over Cyprus and the Aegean Islands
  2. Turkey's dumping of hundreds of thousands of refugees on Greece
  3. Greece's military cooperation with Israel (vs. Turkey's hostility and agression against that country)
  4. the possibility of a pipeline from Israel's oilfields to Europe, competing with the now-scrapped Russian plans for a pipeline through Turkey
  5. Greece's political and financial crisis with the EU, at a time when the latter is becoming increasingly mired in ME politics because of refugees and ISIS terrorist attacks in Europe
  6. the fact that both Turkey and Greece are NATO members, pledged to support one another if attacked, while Turkey is busy provoking the Russians to respond to Turkish aggression.

It would be nice, if the US didn't have to get involved in these matters; but Turkey's President is leading US President Obama by the nose into a very inconvenient situation: First, they have militarily attacked the Syrian Kurds, America's closest allies in the war against ISIS; and now, they have taken the side of ISIS against Russia and froced the US, by its NATO treaty obligations, to back them up. What's more, Turkey's actions have prompted harsh responses from close US allies Iraq and the Syrian Kurdish Autonomous Region. Both have openly joined Russia in accusing Turkey of supporting ISIS; and an expose has implicated the US, UK and the Iraqi Kurdish Region (KRG) of Masoud Barzani of collaborating with ISIS as well.

Israel is also implicated, since it is known to be buying oil from the KRG that is transported through Turkey. That's the same Israel whose PM is visiting Greece now about economic cooperation. The upshot of it all is that Turkey is brazenly supporting ISIS while lamely denying this obvious fact; The US, UK, KRG and Israel, meanwhile, are secretly complicit with them while proclaiming to their own people that they are at war with ISIS. For Greece, I see a situation similar to that during the 1997 war against Yugoslavia over Kosovo: The Greek populace and national interest are clearly with the Russians; while German, US and Turkish interests are paramount in NATO. Greece, meanwhile, is in hock economically to the Western alliance, so they have to keep their mouths shut.

This thread is about Erdogan. His son, Bilal, is a major funder of ISIS, but Obama and the rest are keeping mum on the matter.

I applaud your holding King Solomon and the Bible in a positive light, something even many Jews are skittish about doing. The problem with Solomon is that despite his God-given wisdom, he was led astray in the end by entanglements with foreign wives. The Germans, Brits and Americans have been doing the same thing with their Turkish "wife". Finally, you asked:

"How complicated is for the US leadership to understand who wants the well-being of Cyprus? Is it the Turks who want just a part of it? Is it the British who just want to control a smaller part of it or is it the Greeks who want a United and independent (alive) island?"

Cyprus obviously is and always has been properly part of Greece. When the Greeks were powerful enough to control Istanbul for over 1000 years, they also controlled Cyprus. Now it's the Turks who control Istanbul, and Saint Sophia's is a Turkish secular museum (in danger of becoming a mosque); and Cyprus is also a pawn to the interests of Turkey and its Western allies. Meanwhile, Greece is financially on its back, and can't even stem an invasion by unarmed Muslim migrants. It's sad, but true.

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