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Turkey's Erdogan calls Israel's offshore gas drilling 'madness'
Haaretz ^

Posted on 09/21/2011 5:58:41 AM PDT by jhpigott

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described offshore gas drilling by estranged ally Israel and Cyprus as "madness" on Wednesday, raising the stakes in a confrontation over potentially huge deposits in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

The quarrel over gas has escalated in recent weeks, just as relations between Israel and Turkey abruptly broke down over Israel's refusal to apologize for its raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last year in which nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists died.

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"The Greek Cypriot administration and Israel are engaging in oil exploration madness in the Mediterranean," Turkish state news agency Anatolian quoted Erdogan as telling Turkish journalists in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly meeting.

"Actually, the Greek Cypriot administration's drilling activity is nothing but sabotage of the negotiation process between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots," he added.

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Erdogan again emphasized Turkish military prowess on Wednesday: "Our assault boats and frigates are already in the region," Anatolian quoted him as saying.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armageddon; cyprus; erdogan; gas; greece; israel; israeldrilling; lastdays; methane; neareast; theneareast; turkey

1 posted on 09/21/2011 5:58:46 AM PDT by jhpigott
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2 posted on 09/21/2011 6:00:25 AM PDT by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott

This dude has been hitting the Houka WAAAAAY to hard lately.

Since when is Gas exploration and drilling “madness”?

Ass-Clown!


3 posted on 09/21/2011 6:04:47 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: jhpigott

The Israelis and the Cypriots should really get under the turkeys in Turkey’s skin and join with the Armenians in oil exploration.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 6:06:09 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: jhpigott
A number of Turkey's “assault boats and frigates” need to find themselves disabled or sunk in port mysteriously. Also, NATO needs to recognize reality and expel Turkey. Turkey is a hostile Islamist state that should never be allowed into the EU either.
5 posted on 09/21/2011 6:07:01 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: jhpigott
"The Greek Cypriot administration and Israel are engaging in oil exploration madness in the Mediterranean"

Madness!?!?!?

THIS

IS

ISRAEL!!!



6 posted on 09/21/2011 6:15:01 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: jhpigott
Erdogan again emphasized Turkish military prowess on Wednesday: "Our assault boats and frigates are already in the region," Anatolian quoted him as saying.

Bring it on, douchebag! Israel will put them on the bottom of the Sea.

7 posted on 09/21/2011 6:20:27 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: barstoolblues
The Israelis and the Cypriots should really get under the turkeys in Turkey’s skin and join with the Armenians in oil exploration.

Oh they have done better than that. The rigs are owned by a Russian company and some have Russian crews. When Turkey started blowing smoke last week Putin sent a couple of nuke subs to keep an eye on their rigs. So Turkey could get a whole lot more than they expect if the shooting starts around Cyprus.
8 posted on 09/21/2011 6:30:11 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: jhpigott

Greece is always fighting with Turkey. Maybe now’s a good time for another dust-up. It would take their minds off the fact that their broke. Instead of beating up on their own riot police, they can expend their energy on something useful like throttling Erdogan.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 6:30:20 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: jhpigott

Wow this muzzie is kooky with his jihad. Some call Turkey as Gomer. Either way along with Libya and Iran the nations of Ezek ara are lining up against Israel in the latter days.


10 posted on 09/21/2011 6:37:51 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Some say the Edomites (Esau) went there and settled.


11 posted on 09/21/2011 7:15:04 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: F15Eagle

Not only Libya, but Egypt too, both are heading quickly into the Iranian orbit. I wonder how Turkey will figure in this.


12 posted on 09/21/2011 7:19:59 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: jhpigott
Parts of this seem eerily close to The Ezekiel Option
13 posted on 09/21/2011 7:45:10 AM PDT by wizzardude
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To: wizzardude

Joel Rosenberg has an uncanny knack: fiction today, fact tomorrow.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 7:57:16 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: montag813

“Israel will put them on the bottom of the Sea”. Then Turkey can purchase new glass-bottom boats, to view their old assault boats and frigates sunk by Israel and remember
“he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” Zechariah 2:8. If you touch Israel, you touch the apple of God’s eye, and you will never touch His chosen people again.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 8:13:21 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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16 posted on 09/21/2011 9:46:21 AM PDT by SJackson (Free Palestine, return it to the inhabitants who had the land taken by the Romans, Alan West)
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To: jhpigott
He is STILL bluffing.

He thinks pushing around Cyprus is the same thing as pushing around Israel.

It's not.

Oh, and Russia has promised to protect Cyprus too.

He will either eat crow, or get his a$$ kicked.

17 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:12 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Truth29
Where was Tantawi during the embassy attack?

This week on the Tribal Update, the weekly satirical newscast produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language, satirical media criticism website I run, we bring you and interview with Egyptian Field Marshal Tantawi, the head of the ruling military junta who our intrepid reporters tracked down during last weekend's mob assault on the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

We also bring you a Turkish naval captain discussing Turkey's plans to destroy Israel.

PS: English sub-titles

18 posted on 09/21/2011 10:43:57 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: jhpigott

These Muslim psycho-b!tches have enough oil . They have used their oil wealth to spread jihad and to build nuclear weapons. Time to let the Jews make some oil and natgas money

F off Turkey!


19 posted on 09/21/2011 11:46:20 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: jhpigott

“”Actually, the Greek Cypriot administration’s drilling activity is nothing but sabotage of the negotiation process between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots,” he added.

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Erdogan again emphasized Turkish military prowess on Wednesday: “Our assault boats and frigates are already in the region,” Anatolian quoted him as saying.”

Sabotaging negotiations, huh? Sounds familiar....

Here’s a little video for ya, Erdogan: http://www.latma.co.il/

Remember it when you see what becomes of your assault boats and frigates.


20 posted on 09/21/2011 1:47:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: roaddog727

The dude is itching for a fight, or at least a way to flex his muscles.


21 posted on 09/21/2011 3:46:57 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Genoa

Turkey and Iran have always been rivals.


22 posted on 09/21/2011 3:49:35 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: jhpigott

Does anyone even recognize “Turkish Cyprus”?

Israel has aligned with Greece and Cyprus to drill this gas - very smart of Israel because they draw a wedge further between Turkey and the EU, call attention to Turkish aggression on Cyprus, and of course give themselves a defensive shield. While Israel is not in NATO, Turkey and Greece both are. By working with Greece, Turkey would be attacking NATO if it were to attack these Israeli/Greek installations.


23 posted on 09/21/2011 4:48:44 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Truth29

They pretended to be docile and friendly for years, hoping the EU would let them in. The EU decided to put off their application for a few years and they went over the edge, threw their lot in with the Arabs. That was the dumbest thing they could do - align themselves with some of the poorest people on earth. What good is that going to do their national self-interest? Can’t trade with poor people. Can’t really learn anything from the Arab countries they have no technology. The Turks don’t need cheap Arab laborers.

Turkish foreign policy = “madness” but I don’t really care if their country implodes so long as they don’t cause wars or make trouble for people I do care about.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 5:01:09 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Genoa

The Edomites would be Jordan. Turkey has been House of Togarmah and some call it Gomer. I have been calling it House of Togarmah but there may be some valid points for Gomer.

Here is a prophecy regarding the land of Jordan and the Returning Messiah (see Bozrah in the KJV):

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2063:1-6&version=KJV

Isaiah 63:1-6
King James Version (KJV)

Isaiah 63
1Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

2Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

3I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

4For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

5And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

6And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.


25 posted on 09/21/2011 6:56:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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Thanks jhpigott.
26 posted on 09/21/2011 8:24:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Truth29
Turkey is a hostile Islamist state that should never be allowed into the EU either.

If the right people take over again, things could change on that front. History is bound to repeat itself on that front again.

27 posted on 09/22/2011 11:38:20 AM PDT by Sawdring
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