'Disputed' gas fields - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Angelo
    • 30.09.11 | 15:58 (IDT)

    I really don't see what the Turks are trying to do. This is a political power play- which they are very good at- and is aimed at securing gas fields which they have no claim to even if the 'TRNC' was magically legitemised tomorrow, and to set them as a leader of the Sunni world post- revolution. Great, but instead of pushing around us (Cyprus) they are trying to force the hand of Israel, a US company acting legally, and in a sense the EU. There is no moral or legal high grounds for Turkey on this one, but since when does that matter- the question is where US support will land, pure and simple. I doubt it will come to (serious) blows, I cannot see either country sending troops into the other where it will be a bloodbath, and with both airforces being well developed there will be a lot of thought before any air strikes. Has Erdogan flown too close to the sun, or is he a master politician? I think it's the former, but let's wait and see. In any event, the further they shove Cyprus into close cooperation with Israel, the better it is for us (Cyprus).

    from the article: Report: Israel scrambles IAF warplanes toward Turkish ship
    First published 13:12 30.09.11 | Last updated 13:12 30.09.11
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