World View: Turkey Considers Chinese Missile Defenses in Violation of NATO Agreements
- Turkey urged to normalize with Israel because of Armenian genocide
- Turkey considers Chinese missile defenses, violating NATO agreements
- Documents reveal Pakistan's collaboration on drone strikes
Turkey urged to normalize with Israel because of Armenian genocide
Turkey has still not normalized its diplomatic relations with Israel since they were broken off after the the deaths of nine Turkish
citizens on May 31, 2010, in a confrontation between Israel's navy and
the boat Mavi Marmara in a flotilla headed for Gaza in violation of
Israel's Gaza blockade. Now a Jewish leader in Turkey is urging
Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to normalize relationships
with Israel for its own benefit.
Many people have accused Turkey of
perpetrating a genocide in 1915, when 1.5 million Armenians were
killed by Turkish forces. Turkey has bitterly denied that it was a
genocide, and in the past that conclusion has been supported by the
Israeli government. However, now the 100th anniversary is approaching
in 2015, and Zali De Toledo, head of the Association of Turkish Jews
in Israel, is pointing out that Erdogan's policies are causing Israel
to reconsider its opposition to the genocide designation.
for many years Israel has held back from commenting on the matter for
fear of angering Turkey, last year the Israeli parliament had a debate
over whether to recognize the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman
Turks during World War I as genocide. Zaman (Istanbul)
Turkey considers Chinese missile defenses, violating NATO agreements
The United States and NATO are expressing concern over Turkey's
announcement that it will purchase an FD-2000 missile defense system
from China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, or CPMIEC,
instead of rival systems from Russian, U.S., and European firms.
CPMIEC is under U.S. sanctions for violations of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. Furthermore, Turkey is a member of
NATO, and the new missile system will be incompatible with other NATO
missile systems, making it difficult or impossible for Turkey to
participate in NATO operations.
For years, Generational Dynamics has predicted that in the coming
Clash of Civilizations world war, China, Pakistan, and the Sunni
nations would be allied against the U.S., India, Pakistan, and Russia.
In recent weeks, we've seen several changes along that trend line:
Saudi Arabia and Turkey are distancing themselves from the U.S. and
the West, while Iran is showing signs of wanting to reduce tensions
with the West. Hurriyet (Ankara) and The National (UAE)
Documents reveal Pakistan's collaboration on drone strikes
Pakistan's politicians have for years been demanding an end to
American drone strikes targeting Taliban militias in Pakistan's tribal
areas because the strikes are so unpopular with the Pakistan people.
It's been a poorly kept secret that Pakistan's Inter-Services
Intelligence (ISI) agency has tacitly approved the drone strikes.
Now, previously secret documents confirm this and a lot more.
documents describe dozens of drone strikes that were agreed on in
detail by the ISI and the CIA. The documents also confirm another
suspicion: that the ISI has funded Taliban-linked terrorist groups
that have attacked American forces in Afghanistan. Washington Post
KEYS: Generational Dynamics, Turkey, Israel, Armenia, genocide,
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mavi Marmara, Zali De Toledo,
China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, CPMIEC,
China, NATO, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India,
Pakistan, Inter-Services Intelligence, ISI, Taliban
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