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Erdogan -- starting a war with his tongue

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Oct 1, 2014 at 04:43

Hi, Havas

It's refreshing to hear from an ordinary Turk. Here is what Erdogan has been doing, from my point of view:

1. He has virtually declared war against Israel

2. He has insulted the President of Egypt

3. He has insulted the Armenians

4. He has insulted the Greeks

5. He has called upon the Syrian President to step down

6. He has denigrated Black people.

7. He has jailed more journalists than any country in the world.

8. He has insulted the Gülen movement (calling them "perverts" and "leech worms"), student protestors ("atheists" and "terrorists"), the PKK ("bloodsucking vampires"), members of the judiciary, police and bureacracy ("insidious viruses", "tumors", "criminals" and "assasins"), Shi'ites ("liars and slanderers"), -- http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-16/sunday-humor-turkish-pm-erdogans-top-15-insults-world-leaders

The litany goes on and on -- perhaps par for the course for a Middle Eastern dictator; but way overboard for a man who claims to want "zero problems" with his neighbors.

Wars begin in people's hearts, when they get puffed up with pride. They then spread to their tongues; and once they are unleashed from there, bloodshed becomes inevitable. Erdogan is not alone in this madness: The US President has done his share, along with the Russians, Chinese, Japanese, just about every world leader. I don't wonder, whether or not we will soon have a worldwide nuclear war; I merely keep track of the news to figure out how soon it will happen.

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