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Turks buy America just as Saudis do.

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Aug 9, 2010 at 19:23

Buff wrote :

> The head of MGM at the time was Louis Mayer, of Jewish faith. I wonder if the 1934 pogrom influenced his decision to abandon the project.<

They write in the link it was the influential Turkish ambassador in America Mehmet Münir Ertegün (i.e. Kemal's power and gold) that suppressed the project through the subservient State Department. Funny, when one reads what they write on anemic censorship of the book in Nazi Germany. Apparently, in this case suppressing politically incorrect ideas worked more efficiently in America.

Anyway, the Turks continue to use the proven methods to influence in their favour what the Americans think and do as one interesting article shows clearly :

" The Turkish government has consistently lavished millions each year on well-connected Washington lobbying firms--including those employing former House leaders--which contacted offices of the lower chamber 1,468 times, according to an analysis of data from Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker of disclosures filed in 2008 by firms under the Foreign Agent Registration Act nearly twice that of the second-highest country, Libya."

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