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Turkey Out, Greece In: Security Deal Signed with Athens [Israel]
Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/11 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 09/04/2011 12:55:36 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Defense Minister Ehud Barak signed a security cooperation agreement with the Greek Defense Minister, Panagiotis Beglitis Sunday at a meeting at the Kirya Base in Tel Aviv. The timing of the deal may or may not be connected to the recent souring of relations with Greece's neighbor, Turkey.

"We welcome the Greek Defense Minister and thanked the Greek government for their rapid assistance during the Carmel fire. We're pleased with the strengthened relationship between Greece and Israel in all aspects, including defense," said Barak at the end of their meeting, according to the IDF Website.

Barak added that the Israeli and Greek nations are "ancient nations that provided the world with culture. Looking ahead, the nations expect to see a deepening of the cooperation between the two governments, defense ministries and peoples."

According to Barak, the security cooperation agreement represents future cooperation with the Greek government. "Both Greece and Israel are undergoing a difficult period in the world and I believe we view each other positively."

In recent years, the IAF has been training with many foreign armies however recently the cooperation between the Greek Army and the IDF grew significantly.

Last June IAF participated in a joint training exercise with the Greek Air Force at the Larissa area using UH-60 Black Hawk and Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: greece; israel; israelgreece; securitydeal; switchpardners; turkey
What could be more natural? We're both Mediterranean minorities, Jews and Byzantine Christians working together at last against a common enemy. Ditto Copts, South Sudan, Lebanese Christians, Syrian Christians, Kurds everywhere, India, all facing off against Shiite and Sunni Islamofascists. Hang together or hang separately.
1 posted on 09/04/2011 12:55:41 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
The timing of the deal may or may not be connected to the recent souring of relations with Greece's neighbor, Turkey.

LOL! Trust me...

2 posted on 09/04/2011 1:02:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Eleutheria5

Kurds are Muslim. However, they’ll be an ideal group to convert to Christianity, IMHO.


3 posted on 09/04/2011 1:07:20 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

They may be Muslims, but they’re persecuted and murdered by non-Kurdish Muslims, and while this may not necessarily be better, they have a large number of Suffis among them, which are distinguishable from Sunni and Shiite Islam, one way or another. Enemy of enemy = Friend.


4 posted on 09/04/2011 1:12:58 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
They may be Muslims, but they’re persecuted and murdered by non-Kurdish Muslims, and while this may not necessarily be better, they have a large number of Suffis among them, which are distinguishable from Sunni and Shiite Islam, one way or another. Enemy of enemy = Friend.

In Turkey, Christianity has attracted a number of converts both among Kurds and Turks in the past decade. In Iraqi Kurdistan, several evangelical groups have been formed. While in some cases they have faced intolerance by extremist Muslims, their activities are largely tolerated by the Regional Government of Kurdistan (KRG) out of a desire to remain democratic.

5 posted on 09/04/2011 1:31:54 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Eleutheria5

Bump.


6 posted on 09/04/2011 1:36:08 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m glad to see Christians and Jews allying themselves, though given Greece’s economic problems and left wing politics, they make for a very weak ally at best. Still, it’s only natural. Islam is the threat.


7 posted on 09/04/2011 1:40:39 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Eleutheria5

Muzzies killing Muzzies. Sounds like south LA. Go figure.


8 posted on 09/04/2011 2:26:54 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
The timing of the deal may or may not be connected to the recent souring of relations with Greece's neighbor, Turkey

Geez, what a stretch ... lol

9 posted on 09/04/2011 2:43:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Eleutheria5
An interesting related story is that of Israel and South Sudan. They have already signed trade deals and it looks like South Sudan will build their first embassy in Jerusalem and Israel will have the first embassy in South Sudan's new capitol.
10 posted on 09/04/2011 2:46:48 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: MinorityRepublican

I doubt that tolerance will last much longer. They’re increasingly aligned with Iran and Hizbollah, even though all those refugees have p@#$#ed them off at Syria. This whole democracy thing has been around for a while in Turkey, but its roots have always been in sand, not soil. Sooner or later, with friends like those, the old Islamic intolerance will rear its ugly head and roar. Think Armenians and ethnic Greeks.


11 posted on 09/04/2011 2:55:20 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: americanophile

Time to re-take Constantinople.


12 posted on 09/04/2011 3:24:11 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: americanophile
I’m glad to see Christians and Jews allying themselves, though given Greece’s economic problems and left wing politics, they make for a very weak ally at best. Still, it’s only natural. Islam is the threat.

The ONLY reason this is taking place at all is because Greece is very worried about what may happen in Turkey. Anti-Semitism and anti-Israel attitudes are quite strong amongst Greeks.

13 posted on 09/04/2011 4:49:41 PM PDT by eekitsagreek (got no money and you got no car, then you got no woman...and there you are!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Turkey is transitioning to a non-secular Islamic state as evidenced by the exodus of their secular army chiefs. There is no longer any interest in supporting Turkey because as an Islamic state, their foreign policy will be Jihad. If Turkey is to remain in NATO, the only utility for the West will be the opportunity for destabilizing and replacing the Islamic leadership through subversion. We probably also will see a self destructive power struggle amongst the Islamic states (Egypt, Iran)for regional hegemony.


14 posted on 09/04/2011 5:05:18 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak signed a security cooperation agreement with the Greek Defense Minister, Panagiotis Beglitis... "We welcome the Greek Defense Minister and thanked the Greek government for their rapid assistance during the Carmel fire. We're pleased with the strengthened relationship between Greece and Israel in all aspects, including defense... ancient nations that provided the world with culture. Looking ahead, the nations expect to see a deepening of the cooperation between the two governments, defense ministries and peoples."

15 posted on 09/04/2011 6:29:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: grumpygresh

“If Turkey is to remain in NATO, the only utility for the West will be the opportunity for destabilizing and replacing the Islamic leadership through subversion.”

The West is probably too stupid at this point to pull it off.

” We probably also will see a self destructive power struggle amongst the Islamic states (Egypt, Iran)for regional hegemony.”

I’ll make the popcorn.


16 posted on 09/04/2011 11:18:38 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Given how Saladin was a Kurd, I’m not sure if they’ll be completely receptive to the idea.


17 posted on 09/04/2011 11:42:03 PM PDT by RightCenter
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To: Eleutheria5

“hegemony”

I swear only 1% of the people that use that word have looked it up.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 9:07:48 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: eekitsagreek

I know, and the Greeks don’t particularly like Americans in my experience either.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 9:51:04 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: GunsAndBibles

I’m in!


20 posted on 09/05/2011 9:51:55 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
The greeks like us better than the turks do. I've spent time in both countries. I'll take the greeks anytime.
21 posted on 09/05/2011 8:53:58 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: oldenuff2no

I have too, and I’ll take the Greeks as well.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 9:16:27 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Islam is not he native religion of the Kurds. It was forced upon the Yazidis, Jews and Christians of Kurdistan. Most Kurds are Sunni Muslim, but not all.


23 posted on 09/06/2011 11:28:54 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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