Sunday, March 7, 2010

US-Turkey relations at risk

Turkey-US relations are on the brink of collapse after the Congressional votes labeled the World War One-era massacre of Armenians by Turkish forces as genocide. Prime Minister Erdogan (pic) has issued a warning that relations between the two countries was at stake.

US, which has a major military airbase in Turkey, are also being pressured by some legislators to withdraw the decision, which has also jeopardised Turkish-Armenian good relations. Some political groups in Turkey have condemned Washington, labeling the Americans as the propagator of another war in Europe.

And the force behind the vote was the Jewish. Why? Pro-Israel lobbyists had previously backed Turkey on the issue but changed tack in retaliation for Turkish condemnation of Israel's policies in the Gaza Strip (read h e r e).

Ankara has on Friday called home its ambassador to the US to get a clearer picture ot the Congress resolution, described by Turkish people as a 'deliberate act to incite confrontation between two neighbours.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said the vote was a boost for human rights.

The vote calls on President Barack Obama to ensure U.S. policy formally refers to the massacre as genocide, putting him in a tight spot.

FOOTNOTE: I agree with the opinion that the US are the propagator of world crisis. After the Korea Peninsular, they put two Vietnams at war, then Iraq, Afghanistan, Nicaragua and now planning an attacks on Iran. They are worse than the Nazi!


Anonymous said...

that's what the world's police is all about.

if they dont make peace, they make and create war

sammy said...

u should also read what iranian president said, that sept 11 was american biggest lie!

i agree!


memang sudah menjadi tugas amerika untuk melaga-lagakan mana2 negara. ini bertujuan untuk campur tangan bila terjadinya petikaian antara negara. bila dia campur tangan, seluruh dunia akan puji. obama atau bush atau clinton, sama je dasar luarnya!

melissa, JB said...

what must we dig the past? if the us love doing so, then the whole world should be blamed for WW1.

the americans, british, france and even the japanese should be blamed for genocide.

Anonymous said...

i like america...

dil said...

memang amerika ni berhati yahudi, segala yang dibuat oleh yahudi adalah baik dan diikuti.

dalam sejarah pun, amerika adalah terbabit menghantar jutaan yahudi ke bumi palestin, yang hari ini ditindas oleh israel.

usaha amerika untuk mendamaikan rantau itu cuma drama semata-mata. setiap serangan dan kegasan yahudi ke atas palestin disokongnya dari belakang dan senyap2!