"US/Turkey both are Not Honest Brokers." In politics there is no such thing as an honest broker. Not any more. Today. every broker has his own agenda, his own bias, his own "special interests" at heart. Just try to get the USA to reveal its special interests in Asia. They will talk your arm and leg off; but they're not telling. We are not supposed to know what the left hand is doing while the right preaches wholesome thoughts of gallant patriotism. But you can bet your bottom dollar that someone in the USA was mightily upset when Iraq made that oil deal with China.
Jerusalem stabbing: One cop seriously wounded, two others suffer moderate wounds (Haaretz)
from the article: Lieberman: After all the insults, Turkey can't mediate Syria talks