This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- 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 Turkishcitizens on May 31, 2010, in a confrontation between Israel’s navy andthe boat Mavi Marmara in a flotilla headed for Gaza in violation ofIsrael’s Gaza blockade. Now a Jewish leader in Turkey is urgingTurkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to normalize relationshipswith Israel for its own benefit.
Many people have accused Turkey ofperpetrating a genocide in 1915, when 1.5 million Armenians werekilled by Turkish forces. Turkey has bitterly denied that it was agenocide, and in the past that conclusion has been supported by theIsraeli government. However, now the 100th anniversary is approachingin 2015, and Zali De Toledo, head of the Association of Turkish Jewsin Israel, is pointing out that Erdogan’s policies are causing Israelto reconsider its opposition to the genocide designation.
Althoughfor many years Israel has held back from commenting on the matter forfear of angering Turkey, last year the Israeli parliament had a debateover whether to recognize the mass killing of Armenians by OttomanTurks 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’sannouncement that it will purchase an FD-2000 missile defense systemfrom 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 ofNATO, and the new missile system will be incompatible with other NATOmissile systems, making it difficult or impossible for Turkey toparticipate in NATO operations.
For years, Generational Dynamics has predicted that in the comingClash of Civilizations world war, China, Pakistan, and the Sunninations 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. andthe West, while Iran is showing signs of wanting to reduce tensionswith 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 toAmerican drone strikes targeting Taliban militias in Pakistan’s tribalareas because the strikes are so unpopular with the Pakistan people.It’s been a poorly kept secret that Pakistan’s Inter-ServicesIntelligence (ISI) agency has tacitly approved the drone strikes.Now, previously secret documents confirm this and a lot more.
Thedocuments describe dozens of drone strikes that were agreed on indetail by the ISI and the CIA. The documents also confirm anothersuspicion: that the ISI has funded Taliban-linked terrorist groupsthat have attacked American forces in Afghanistan. Washington Post
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