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    • Mark Marshall
    • 26.06.10 | 22:21 (IDT)

    With this arrogant rhetoric and talk about how Turkey must "prove" its loyalty to the West, Obama is going to accomplish one of two things: either he will succeed in pushing Turkey away from the West, or he will provoke a coup d'etat against Erdogan by the Turkish armed forces. One must wonder what Obama has promised General Bashbug and/or other top-ranking officers in the Turkish armed forces. Could Obama really think that by buying a few Turkish generals he can also buy an entire nation (with borrowed Chinese money)? Is it really possible that Obama really thinks that Erdogan will respond to this scolding by meekly saying, "I'm sorry, Mr. President. I'll try to be good from now on" ? Is it possible that Obama is really that clueless? Yes, I fear it really is possible. After all, Obama and representatives of his Administration routinely presume to speak in the name of "the International Community", apparently oblivious to the fact that the countries they have in mind when they say "International Community" - the Anglo-Saxon countries, Western Europe and Israel - together constitute only about 12% of the population of the world. This is the very definition of hubris. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris Mark Marshall Toronto, Canada

    from the article: U.S.: Turkey must prove its commitment to the West
    First published 08:54 26.06.10 | Last updated 08:54 26.06.10
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