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in response to reader comment: Sackcloth and ashes while the hungry wolves are howling around

Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Mar 18, 2012 at 07:28

First of all, when i wrote, "this is our education" παιδεία as you very successfully write, a word which i do not know if it has a direct translation in English, i meant you as well of course. Your words remind me of a story that my uncle used to say, my ancestors from my mother's side come from Smyrni and Aivali and then they moved to Limnos and later to the mainland, his grandfather taught him a small phrase to remember all his life "Never the Tuks will become your friend Never". This of course means that you can not trust the Turks and i do not trust them believe me. I am not asking for forgiveness for what we have done, i am recognising it was wrong and Turkish apologising for what they have done to us is not also enough, i am just saying what it should be done.

In any case the Turks have this attitude and keep having it, because they have a very strong diplomacy and gain the favour of the big powers and also because the policy of the surrounding states like Armenia or Greece are very moderate because they see that big countries support the Turkish policy. Let us not forget that they gained the favour of Israel so to gain America's favour and now that they have won what they wanted they got rid of Israel.

If the policy of the big powers was different then the Turks would have to become moderate as well, the problem is that i do not see any kind of change, because there is no vision in American policy. Very recently Brzezinsky was asked about the Talibans, that they were a creation of the US against the Soviets, he replied what was a bigger evil the Soviets or the Talibans, meaning that Soviet Union should be destroyed and that Talibans is a less evil. Well, i completely disagree, the Talibans and the new rising Muslim order is going to be the destruction of the US as a power we know it today, remember my words.


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