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To George and Louis Markos

Reader comment on item: A New Axis: The Emerging Turkish-Israeli Entente

Submitted by Büyük (Netherlands), Nov 14, 2005 at 16:43

The 'Greeks are a warrior race and Aryan like the Germans'? What are you guys (George and Louis Markos) talking about? ...

If Turkey and Israel would even consider attacking Greece (which sounds really absurd) and the last would be backed by the whole European army - which doens't even exist - Greece wouldn't stand a chance. You guys will never get it, will you?

Do you really think that the main security concern of Turkey is Greece? Whatever happened in history, happened and passed. Greece is not that important anymore, not for Turkey nor for the European Union. Turkey is surrounded by a bunch of radical Arabs who cannot wait to force the Arab culture upon the Turks. The Turkish-Israeli axis is necessary for peace in the Middle East, not for war on the European continent! Both states face the same security threats, share the same principles, and use the same means to minimize or even end the threat (if possible) which is not shared by the soft power Europe. However, Europe is starting to change, expecially since the Madrid attacks. This is just one example in Europe, Turkey and Israel dealt with even more horrible attacks. The peaceful interaction between the Jewish and Turks goes way back and there is nothing that can come between them.

PS: Greece has always been anti-semitic. Try reading Mark Mazowers Thessaloniki. While the Ottomans were protecting the sefardic Jewish minority in Thessaloniki, after 1922 Greece started expelling them which led to the death of 45.000 Jews from Greece in Auschwitz! Greece never did anything to stop this horrible event. And this is just a recent example.

The most important task for us is to prevent history repeating itself. You guys are not contributing to this at all. It's a shame...
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