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Reader comment on item: Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza
in response to reader comment: Palestinian head praises Munich massacre chief.

Submitted by Nihat C. (Germany), Jul 22, 2010 at 08:50

Dear Dr. Pipes,

I am not sure if I'm glad or mad to read this article. i thought this page is a good source to find scientific approaches on current politics. Maybe you are just experimenting, but regarding to the fact that you are a scientist it is a shame that you provide a conclusion on just a couple sources. Who do you want to influence? Why protecting israel's politics while watching their real terror going on??? And pleeeease explain this "entailed virtually no civilian casualties". are we discussing about the same topic? on which planet do you live? ever heard of the goldstone-report?

now, it would be a lie if i said that the invasion was a soft one...i mean we're talking about an invasion. But here some facts:

1. turk's invasion had the only and only mission to protect turkish people ON the island. israel is "protecting" its people just like the us outside its borders, ...it's preventive but still needs to be discussed if this can be right way.

2. how come that you can spend your holidays in cyprus and not gaza (i will and can ask this question in ten/twenty years again, trust me, your answer will be the same!)

3. turkey has changed its politics towards greece looong time ago, and just have a look at greek newspapers if it's working...who's the one supporting turkey's eu-candidateship again? haaa?

please stay what you are: a scientist. that supposed to have certain standards on how to analyze and on how to conclude. lets please not forget who the real protector state for jews has been for decades, maybe centuries: TURKEY. Just like erdogan said: a friend can say good, but it must confront his counterpart with the truth! there is no way that you will find an example to compare it to israel, NO way. what happens there is unique. and it will end exactly on its unique way.

there is much of propaganda going on these days/months against turkey. its interesting because it makes people start to say things that they seem to think for a long time. to me it's just funny.

Submitting....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I stopped at the reference to the Goldstone Report. That concerned the war in 2008-09. My comment about civilian casualties concerned the war in 1967.

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