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Turkey accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in Gaza
AFP ^ | 11/19/2012

Posted on 11/20/2012 5:56:58 PM PST by bruinbirdman

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" in Gaza, saying the Jewish state's air raids could not be considered self-defence.

"Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law," Erdogan said. "It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step."

The premier said Israeli air raids against Gaza could not be deemed self-defence, accusing Western countries of aiding what he called a "terrorist state" by condoning its violence.

"Sooner or later, Israel will answer for the innocent blood it has shed so far," he said.

Erdogan's words came after Israel halted a threatened Gaza ground operation to give Egyptian-led truce talks a chance to end nearly a week of cross-border violence that has killed more than 100 Palestinians and three Israelis.

He said Turkey, Egypt and the Gulf countries, particularly Qatar and Saudi Arabia, had to take their own initiative, accusing the United Nations Security Council of doing nothing to save Gazans.

"It is against them today, tomorrow it will be us, keep that in mind," he said. "If we are going to die, let's go down with decency. Keep that in mind too."

In Washington, the United States -- an ally of both Israel and Turkey -- was upset with the harsh words.

"Some of the extremely harsh rhetoric coming from Turkey we do not consider helpful at all," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

"Of course we don't agree with some of these very difficult statements that have been coming there. And we've made those views clear to the Turks," she said.

On Monday, Erdogan said the UN "turned a blind eye" on Israeli attacks against Palestinians, accusing the international body of double standards against Muslims.

Erdogan emerged as a staunch advocate of the Palestinian

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1 posted on 11/20/2012 5:57:02 PM PST by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman
That sort of thing really outrages the Turks!!!!


2 posted on 11/20/2012 6:00:12 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Screw the Muslims. They need to learn how to keep their radical nut jobs under control.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 6:00:33 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: bruinbirdman

Time for the Kurds to launch their strikes on turkey from northern Iraq. I support dropping off a few weapons to help.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 6:00:38 PM PST by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: bruinbirdman

well if anyone knows ethnic cleansing it’s turkey ,but I don’t think Gaza is part of Israel ,it’s a neighboring cesspool


5 posted on 11/20/2012 6:02:19 PM PST by molson209
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To: bruinbirdman

What a jerk! (This being the same stupid guy who tried to provoke a war with Israel just a couple years ago). Ethnic cleansing, eh? Ask any Armenian what “ethnic cleansing” really looks like, Erdovan. Sheeesh! Its miraculous the world survives with such people running governments!


6 posted on 11/20/2012 6:03:24 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: bruinbirdman
The least effective "genocide" ever...
7 posted on 11/20/2012 6:06:36 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: bruinbirdman
What is this IDIOT smoking?!?

...ignoring peace in this region and violating international law..

I guess he forgot about those pesky little rockets that keep landing in Israel, huh?

"It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step."

Uh, didn't Israel GIVE UP Gaza for PEACE?

8 posted on 11/20/2012 6:07:11 PM PST by red-dawg
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To: ClearCase_guy
That sort of thing really outrages the Turks!!!!

The Turks certainly know how to do ethnic cleansing. Just ask the Armenians, the Anatolian Greeks, the Kurds, etc.

9 posted on 11/20/2012 6:08:18 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: bruinbirdman

The muzzies would know ALL ABOUT ‘ethnic cleansing’. It’s all about their past, present, and future.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 6:09:03 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: bruinbirdman

There would be no cleansing, ethnic or otherwise, if the idiots in Gaza hand not started firing rockets into Israel. I know I’m stating the obvious but there it is. To bad the rest of the world can’t get their heads around this simple fact.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 6:10:10 PM PST by doc1019
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To: txnativegop
Screw the Muslims. They need to learn how to keep their radical nut jobs under control.

The main problem is moslems are ALL radical nutjobs. So it falls to others to "cleanse".

And P.S. Referring to them as "Muslims" may be politically correct , but referring to them as "moslems" is an insult... They are moslems.

Muslim/moslem

A Muslim in Arabic means"one who gives himself to God," and is by definition, someone who adheres to Islam. By contrast, a Moslem in Arabic means"one who is evil and unjust"

12 posted on 11/20/2012 6:11:25 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Thanks for info! I did not know that! I’ll keep it mind.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 6:13:25 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: txnativegop

You are welcome. Please keep it in the front of your mind. The HELL that is Islam isn’t something I will willingly leave for my children and grandchildren to deal with.


14 posted on 11/20/2012 6:16:27 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bruinbirdman

this planet needs to ‘ethnically cleanse ‘ itself of all muslims . The human face needs to save it’s gene pool , before it’s too late


15 posted on 11/20/2012 6:21:33 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Check out my post #12. Calling them muslim is an insult to me. :-)


16 posted on 11/20/2012 6:23:49 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: red-dawg
Uh, didn't Israel GIVE UP Gaza for PEACE? <<

Wasn't enough..... NOW!!!!...its social “drift”...same as in the US...we don't have enough illegal immigrants yet.... need to hit the tipping point......./S

17 posted on 11/20/2012 6:25:15 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: txnativegop; bigheadfred
"Referring to them as "Muslims" may be politically correct , but referring to them as "moslems" is an insult... They are moslems."

Mohammedan moslem

yitbos

18 posted on 11/20/2012 6:25:28 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

Love it!


19 posted on 11/20/2012 6:26:49 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: txnativegop

moozlum credo: I love you. I will murderer you and your family.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 6:29:57 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: bruinbirdman; txnativegop

21 posted on 11/20/2012 6:35:24 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: lonestar67

I had a dream last year. Never forgot it. It was very powerful and led me to do some research. It was a booming nonsound. Can’t describe it because it filled my head with shockwaves, but it was simple.
“BE AWARE OF THE MEDES!”
Guess who the Medes are.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:39:35 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: bruinbirdman

Mmmmmmm.....turkey.......with dressing......cranberries......gravy......fish lips......just checking to see if you were paying attention.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 7:12:23 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bruinbirdman

Erdogan can go “do” himself. Israel’s land, their business and their right to protect themselves and not put up with $h!t from hamas.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 7:15:39 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: bruinbirdman

Time for Israel to step up aid to the Kurds.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 7:26:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bruinbirdman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide


26 posted on 11/20/2012 7:30:01 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: bigheadfred
moslems

Exactly, and I don't believe in the Frenchie "islamic spelling" crap either.

The moslems hang out in mosks conspiring to commit gee-hawed.

It's Irack, or Erock if you wish. Not Al Qaida but rather alkida. Kadoffy, etc etc

Since the moslems don't use the English alphabet, there is no right or wrong way to spell their words. We need to spell it like it sounds.

After all, we're Merkins.

27 posted on 11/20/2012 7:31:15 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: bruinbirdman

LOL. Considering a thousand years of perpetual genocide of numerous ethnicities by Turkey it sounds far further than sipmply a keg and a pot.


28 posted on 11/20/2012 7:53:56 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: bruinbirdman
Let's see, who fired first? Hamas

After that, the Israeli's are free, under any law to retaliate utterly.

If nation A attacks nation B, that is a license for nation B to use any and all force, even utterly disproportionate.

29 posted on 11/21/2012 7:42:54 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: bruinbirdman
committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law

err.. Erdogan, what about the Kurds or the Alawis? Or the Syriac Christians? or the Assyrians? or the Armenians?

30 posted on 11/21/2012 7:44:08 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: bigheadfred; txnativegop

or, you can call them Mohammedans... that will really tick them off...


31 posted on 11/21/2012 7:47:03 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Iraq is a strange one -- it's derived from the ancient city of Uruk which is close to Ur (you know the "Ur of the Chaldeans" that Abraham was from) -- the city dates from 3000 BC

Of course, English didn't come around until 4500 years later :)

32 posted on 11/21/2012 7:49:59 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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