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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 13, 2007 at 07:56

Hi Italian

I very much enjoyed reading your very astute remarks. As for Turkey joining the EU I think it would be a grave mistake. Can Turkey become a democracy? I doubt it very much and you know what? In a democracy any and all is open for debate, and the Turks have never and will never want to confront their bloody past.

Turkey and its people have committed too many crimes against humanity, and I include here the destruction of the Byzantine empire, the Armenian genocide, the expulsion of the Greeks from Asia minor in 1922, the massacres of the Greeks in Constantinople in 1922 and these are just a few examples of crimes committed by the Turks. An apology to the Greeks and the Armenians and the rest of humanity would be a good start but I do not see this happening as I do believe that the Turks even after almost 500 years of residing in what was the home of Hellenism from time immemorial they do not feel secure and may be the reason is spoken or unspoken is that they believe that the Greeks and the Armenians will return to reclaim their lands and homes. And you know what? This could happen if they join the EU!

Now the answer to your question about Turkey becoming the 51 state the answer is: no thanks. As for immigration from Latin Amercia to the US I'm very much for it and even those that do not like it realize that our economy here in the US would suffer if Latinos stop coming to our shores and I do see your point for trading Turks for Latinos and the answer is: no thanks. Latinos have been enriched our lives here in the US beyond imagination. I would rather have Latinos (most of them are catholics anyway) and indeed within a generation or two they blend in the great melting pot of the US. Turks? that is a different story.

Are you also aware that about a month ago the House here in the US was to debate the issue of declaring the obvious and that is that the Armenian genocide was indeed a genocide! Then we hear from Rice telling us that this would be not of no advantage to the US to have such declaration go figure! And now this issue will not be debated (you can see the hands of the Turks behind such shameful act ). More disrutbing is that there is a real industry of the Armenian genocide denial in academia here in the US and well funded by the Turks. I just cannot understand it.

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