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When the West cannot meet the East

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Submitted by NuritG (United States), Nov 30, 2010 at 23:38

During the era of the Shah, Iran was part of the West. In the era preceding Erdoğan, Turkey's drive was to be inseparable part of the West.

Let us be honest, Ahmadinejad is the 21st Century Hitler, who, if not contained and taken out of the world's scene, will bring about devastating on the world that will dwarf WWII.

The West is fearing Islam. Fear is reflected in political correctness, a disease the West is suffering from that stems from fear. Mistakenly and out of lack of resolve, the West has been appeasing and empowering Islam on every turn rather than forcefully standing up to it. Erdoğan has recognized the weakness of the West and have decided to join Ahmadinejad, the fearless one, in a apolitical cocktail of vile hatred for Israel and Jews and the West.

Erdoğan and Turkey's defection from the West, is a world war in the making. I do not have a crystal ball, but I am prepared to predict the predictable, which the entire West prefers to ignore. A looming weathering storm is on the not so far horizon.

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