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Thread #129840   Message #2917641
Posted By: Arnie
31-May-10 - 09:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Subject: RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
It's significant that the Turks got involved in this convoy to help the people of Gaza. In fact the mother ship was the Mavi Marmara (Blue Marmaris) flying a Turkish flag. Turkey has always had a secular constitution but is now run by an Islamic government who sympathize with the Palestinians in Gaza. So far the Turkish army has successfully protected Turkey's secularism (using the occasional military coup) but the present Islamic government is forever pushing the boundaries. Turkey also has the largest land army in Nato and plenty of modern armaments. The Turks are today burning Israeli flags in the streets. I studied in Turkey many years ago and can attest that they are not the sort of people you want to annoy.