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Eyes and pockets

Reader comment on item: Crisis in Turkey
in response to reader comment: Some have eyes but they do not see

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Mar 6, 2010 at 17:05

David W. Lincoln wrote :

> I've had it out with my representative in the Canadian Parliament. He continues to insist that Turkey is a valued member of NATO, and so forth[...] For those who are wondering, my Member of Parliament is in the caucus of the Conservative Party of Canada. <

I wonder if your representative in the Canadian Parliament beside you doesn't represent also a few influential Canadian arms dealers eager to continue earning quite well by selling weapons to the Turkish militarists? The Turkish militarists beside being great "secularists" are after all also quite generous customers in permanent need of modern Western arms. Turkey has grand imperial ambitions, a huge brain-washed army but practically its whole modern arsenal comes from outside Turkey. The Turkish "secularists" might stop being so generous if the bad Islamists reduce their wasteful military spendings. Your reprentative may have a serious reason to worry about this "valued member of NATO" as its erratic behaviour might have a direct influence on his pocket. Well, many see the world rather with their pocket than with their eyes.


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