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Submitted by Philip (United Kingdom), Dec 29, 2015 at 07:30

In normal circs i would agree wholeheartedly with these sentiments. I don't DIS-agree with any of it. Just that I understand the geopolitics a bit differently. Since the US officially left Iraq (2013?) and the pretty well subsequent/consequent rise of ISIS, there have been 'rumours' of a Saudi driven 'coalition' between Saudi-US (long standing), Turkey and ...Israel.

There are rumours that, in return for Israel helping the anti-Iran coaltion headed by Saudi, that a) Saudi has supplied some discreet funding to Israel and b) that Saudi, Israel and Turkey are secetly incahoots against Iran, Syria and Hezbollah. And Russia... If there is ANY reality t this 'rumour' then, despite Erdogan's rhetoric, Saudi/US efforts to patch up between Isrtael/Turkey may be resultimng in this pipeline deal. The situation out there between these parties is incredibly, mind bogglingly complex, and likely to become more so as Russia's considerable presence in Syria takes root. Given that the Russian sea route from the Bosphorus to Latakia would have to pass over an undersea pipeline route from Israel to Turkey (I mean they wouldn't lay it overland...) The potential for sabotage is enormous.

The fact that the Russian mil/AF base 30 miles from Latakia houses an S400 radarsysten that covers southernTurkey and N.Israel is complimented by te fact that the Russians are operating right under te noses of te British/NATO listening post in Cyprus... Crazy, bloody crazy. And you think a pipeline is mad...?

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Turkish weakness [64 words]Javaid AkhtarJan 31, 2016 01:19227876
An Israeli Pipeline to Turkey? A Bad Idea....Yes. [35 words]AnneJan 2, 2016 09:35227418
I wait to hear Israel say Turkey's position makes progress impossible [64 words]Anon.Dec 29, 2015 13:08227349
Agree [239 words]PhilipDec 29, 2015 07:30227344
Deep in your guts, you know they're nuts. [16 words]Michael SJan 2, 2016 03:45227344
What Turkey is doing [22 words]Charles MartelDec 25, 2015 02:15227276
Empires [214 words]SAKOVKTDec 23, 2015 12:19227233
1Ignorance of Islamism Hurts Israel and the West [235 words]DaveDec 22, 2015 21:09227224
Naivety of modern socieites [49 words]
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AnonDec 22, 2015 18:48227222
Follow the money? [85 words]philleshfanDec 22, 2015 13:59227220
Economic Warfare [316 words]SAKOVKTDec 22, 2015 08:34227216
Did Russia beat Turkey in WWI? [37 words]
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VivartoDec 22, 2015 06:02227215
1An Israeli Gas Pipeline to Turkey? Bad Idea [122 words]JudithDec 21, 2015 13:37227196
Strictly speaking Ariel Sharon was neither naive nor cynical regarding the Gaza withdrawal. [319 words]Anon.Dec 21, 2015 13:30227195
Disagree with the analysis; it overlooks too much [112 words]
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Naftali GreenwoodDec 21, 2015 12:24227192
Playing games [36 words]BorisGDec 21, 2015 10:40227188
2Let us put Erdogan to the test and do Not be fooled by the most dangerous Islamist on the Planet. [175 words]Miichael Hanni MorcosDec 21, 2015 09:54227186
A very bad idea [135 words]NuritGDec 21, 2015 09:41227184
What is the alternative? [39 words]
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Why is this pipeline bad for Israel? [82 words]
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1End all ties with Muslim Brotherhood network [21 words]BrakhaDec 21, 2015 07:27227180
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Israeli exposure in gas deal with Turkey function of composition of pipeline consortium [66 words]
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2Obama [24 words]steven LDec 21, 2015 01:15227171
The choice really isn't tat hard: Money talks [169 words]Michael SDec 21, 2015 17:34227171
Don't point to foul play when sheer stupidity will do [59 words]AnonDec 21, 2015 18:33227171
2Netanyahu made the right move [111 words]Michael SDec 25, 2015 02:54227171

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