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Soldiers With Pens In The Information War Against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 11:45am 6/3/2010 at 11:45am

I have been sounding the warning over Turkey since January 2009. Now that Turkey has instigated a confrontation with Israel, it is important to keep Turkey’s greater game in mind.

Caroline Glick (h/t Instapundit) explains it quite well.

Glick makes another important point, which is that alongside the shooting war is an information...

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Pallywood Meets The Gaza Blockade (Or, “Did You Hear The One About How Palestinians Can’t Eat Chocolate?”)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9:10am 6/3/2010 at 9:10am

One of the arguments against the military blockade of Gaza is that Israel does not only prevent military items from entering, it blocks non-military foodstuff and other supplies. This argument, of course, does not argue for a lifting of the blockade, but narrowing the scope of prohibited items found during screening.

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These Are The Bad Old Days

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 7:00am 6/3/2010 at 7:00am

The rise of Islamist Turkey, and its deliberate and calculated instigation of a crisis in the Middle East, is reminiscent of the time period prior to the fall of the Shah of Iran.

The Turkish Islamists know exactly what they are doing by precipitating a crisis with Israel. The weakness of the...

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An Iranian Port In Gaza

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 2:42pm 6/2/2010 at 2:42pm

An Iranian port in Gaza is the goal of those who want uninspected sea shipping to Gaza.

The “Freedom Flotilla” is a lie and a fraud. The Islamist government of Turkey, which has an ongoing rapprochement in progress with Iran, instigated the crisis, and a Turkish Islamist charity funded it, as The...

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Eliot Spitzer Pwns Glenn Greenwald

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 8:48am 6/2/2010 at 8:48am

Glenn Greenwald is venomous in his attacks on Israel. Greenwald calls supporters of Israel, including Rep. Anthony Weiner, “Israel-firsters,” an obscene charge of disloyalty.

Anyone who disagrees with Greenwald on whether the flotilla actually had a humanitarian intent, or whether Israel had a right under international law to board the ships, is...

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The Difference Between Israel and Anti-Israelis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 4:26pm 6/1/2010 at 4:26pm

The government of Israel is upset that the operation to intercept the Turkish-backed flotilla ended up with the loss of several lives.

Lack of proper operational planning, the almost ridiculous initial use of too little force (paint balls) and the failure to clear the decks of the ship prior to landing allowed...

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Gaza Flotilla Organizer Puts Lie To “Humanitarian” Purpose

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 11:03am 6/1/2010 at 11:03am

Adam Shapiro, one of the organizers of flotillas to break the sea blockade of Gaza in 2009 and again in 2010, was interviewed on PBS. In the interview, Shapiro made clear that the primary purpose of the flotilla was political.

Only upon prompting by Gwen Ifill did Shapiro even mention a...

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How About A Convoy To Turkey?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 7:13am 6/1/2010 at 7:13am

Turkey has repressed its large Kurdish minority, which seeks a nation of its own, and has threatened to invade Iraqi Kurdistan if it gained too much autonomy.

Turkey, in turn, has been subjected to attacks from Kurdish separatist groups, and has responded harshly. The attacks on Turkey pale in comparison to attacks...

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Useful Idiots Condemn Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:17pm 5/31/2010 at 2:17pm

The left-wing blogosphere is full of useful idiots, who pretend that the flotilla which just was stopped by Israel was a humanitarian mission.

The flotilla was organized by the Islamist government in Turkey to aid Hamas with the goal of opening up shipping channels for Turkey’s new friend, Iran, to ship more...

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Gaza Human Shields and The Turkey Problem

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 31, 2010 at 7:57am 5/31/2010 at 7:57am

The United States has a major problem in Turkey, which under increasingly authoritarian Islamist rule, has become a primary player in undermining U.S. policy in the Middle East, not to mention a growing antagonist of Israel.

I have posted on Turkey’s Islamist government before. The ploy recently to announce a farce agreement...

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Another Warning on Turkey’s Islamist Slide

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 9:25am 11/24/2009 at 9:25am

Last January, I warned of a dangerous slide by Turkey into the Islamist orbit, Turkey Looking Like The Next Iran. About a month ago, I further noted Caroline Glick’s excellent article about Turkey’s coziness with Iran and anti-democratic Islamism, Turkey is Lost to Islamists.

In response to Glick’s article, with a link...

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Turkey is Lost to Islamists

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 4:32pm 10/17/2009 at 4:32pm

On January 31, 2009, I wrote that Turkey Looking Like The Next Iran:

My prediction: Turkey is the next Iran, unless Obama stops blaming the U.S. for Islamist aggression and gives support to Turkey’s secular institutions, including the Turkish army. Jimmy Carter tried the blame America first tactic; it didn’t win...

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Turkey Looking Like The Next Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 9:17am 1/31/2009 at 9:17am

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who heads an Islamist party, recently ripped into Shimon Peres, President of Israel at the Davos forum, telling Peres “when it comes to killing, you know well how to kill.” Peres gave it right back to Erdogan, accusing Erdogan of ignoring the long history of...

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