Skip to comments.IMF loans for Turkey transferred to the Israeli military industries[TURKEY SHOULD BE PUNISHED!]
Posted on 11/25/2001 6:00:24 PM PST by oxi-nato
Turkish news reports said on Friday that loans of the International Monetary Fund IMF the Turkish minister of the economy Kamal Darwish used to say it will arrive Turkey very soon in order to rescue the economy from its drastic recession, appeared to be used to rescue certain Israeli military industry companies instead of supporting the Turkish economy.
The Turkish daily Millet said that it is expected that a sum of USD 700 million of the IMF loans will be transferred to the Israeli manufacturing company " AMA" and this loan will rescue the company from the drastic financial crisis it has been suffering since a long period of time. This facility will be given for an agreement to be signed between the Turkish ministry of defense and the said company in order to renovate 170 tanks used by the Turkish land forces.
The paper explained that if the Israeli company will accept the conditions of the Turkish army chief of staff to reducing bid prices, and allocate part of the production for the Turkish companies, then Turkey and Israel will sign the largest arms deal between them since the beginning of the new Millennium.
turkish priorities are wacked!
i am not going to accept turkey with open arms because they are sending some troops to afghanistan!
they have some serious issues to fix before they should get any trust!
just about any nation can join the eu, but why is turkey having such difficulty?
people like you cannot be trusted with a comment like that!
Come to think of it, I don't think I've heard of any nation other than the US incinerating children alive, as we did in Waco.
Surely that would just encourage Muslim extramists throughout the world.
yes, i agree the u.s. should fix its own house first!
the u.s. should admit they supported, armed and trained albanian islamic terrorists in the balkans, open investigations and punish those responsible before they should make their next move after the taliban is wiped out!
but will bush admit that? after all he signed an executive order back in june using u.s. airborne troops to rescue albanian terrorists in macedonia!
yes, i agree the u.s. should clean its house first!
why should turkey get any respect?
the u.s. gave weapons to afghanistan terrorists to fight the soviets with and now are in the hands of the taliban. that does us a lot of good!
the u.s. armed, trained and supported albanian terrorists and now they are the sole culprits to the problems in the region including macedonia. that done us a lot of good!
the point is the u.s. should be careful of who they support today because today's friend could be tomorrow's enemy!
Here's a statement from January 17, 2001:
On January 17, 2001, the United States, Israeli and Turkish navies combined in their third annual joint naval operation. The cooperative exercise, code named Reliant Mermaid III, consisted of search-and-rescue drills [ ;) ], and involved both war-ships and planes. One of the objectives of the exercise for Israel was to strengthen its military relationship with Turkey. In the event that a Middle East war becomes imminent, the location of the exercise, off the coast of Haifa, could serve to dissuade surrounding countries from attacking Israel. A result, much of the Arab world, most notably Syria and Iran, has denounced the operation, claiming that the United States is assisting in the organization of a new power axis in the Middle East.
For Turkey, the exercise had two main goals. The most immediate goal, of course, is improving and advancing its naval field training. But Turkey is also eager to prove to the United States that it deserves American economic and military support. For the United States, the Reliant Mermaid exercise conveyed the signal to Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria that the U.S. 6th naval fleet in the Middle East is not to be underestimated.
Due to scheduling errors, Jordan was unable to observe the exercises, as they have in previous years.
I agree that we should be careful who we support.
However, future possibilities should not blind us to the fact that we have enemies today who we need to deal with. This theory, carried to a logical extreme, would have prevented us from allying with the Soviet Union to defeat Germany. If such had been the case, there is little doubt the Nazis would have destroyed Russia, leaving us to face a Germany with all the resources of Eurasia and the Middle East.
Not a good idea.
Here's the article's first paragraph:
"In February 1996, the Turkish Deputy Chief of Staff, Cevik Bir, secretly visited Israel and forged a military alliance with Shimon Peres. Unfortunately, instead of sounding the alarm, the Greeks failed to see that, in the "new" Middle East, the axis between Israel and Turkey is the most important political development in the region since the 1991 Gulf War. While the Greeks are building Holocaust memorials in Greece and restoring synagogues, Greek interests are trashed in the United States Congress by the unholy Turkish-Israeli collusion. While the Greek Americans, are awarding medals and honors to prominent American Jews, the Israelis are modernizing the Turkish armed forces.
Kind of logic one expects from the arab press. An "unholy alliance?" Sounds like an unholy alliance we should be part of. I think Russia might join in a bit too. That will really give them all a scare.