obamablunders Recep Tayyip Erdoğan



Done in a way that the secret service couldn’t take him down.

I saw this coming before the words were spoken and the handshakes given. Erdogan has reneged on his words were Israel is concerned, and continues to meddle around as if the US doesn’t exist.


Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Praised at White House as He Puts Knife In U.S.’s Back

By Barry Rubin

barry-rubin2Consider five factors that had no effect on the very warm reception given by President Barack Obama to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

–While the U.S. government has pressured Erdogan not to visit the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Erdogan announced in the White House Rose Garden that he would do so. An alleged U.S. ally says publicly in front of Obama while being hosted by him that he is going to defy the United States.

This is not some routine matter. With previous presidents, if an ally was going to do something like that he would say nothing at the time and then months later would subvert U.S. policy. Or better yet the foreign leader would not do so. To announce defiance in such a way is a serious sign of how little respect Middle East leaders have for Obama—and U.S. policy nowadays—and how little Obama will do about it.

–Equally bad is the fact that Erdogan directly promised Obama that he would conciliate with Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cooperated because Obama asked him to do so. That’s what U.S. allies do. But immediately Erdogan showed he would pay no attention to the agreement he made.

His negotiators subverted it in several ways, including the demands for ridiculously large amounts of money, the delay in the promised return of the Turkish ambassador to Israel, the continuation of legal action against Israeli officials involved in the Mavi Marmara affair, when Israeli soldiers were attacked by Turkish terrorists demanding to sail to Gaza to deliver equipment to Hamas.

So a second time Erdogan betrayed Obama and make the president look foolish (that is, if anyone in the mass media pointed it out). Again, there was no U.S. criticism of the move or apparent pressure to make Erdogan keep his promise.

There are three other ways that Erdogan has subverted U.S. interests with minimal costs. In fact, the Obama Administration has usually furthered this behavior.

More here.

One Response

  1. Hmmmm……First of all according to me this is a Obama and Erdogan message: flashback 2012 US Pres Elect: Democrat platform leaves out God and Jerusalem.

    We discover some missing language about Israel in the 2012 (compared with 2008) Democratic party platform.

    Below is the section missing from the 2012 document. Pay special attention to the areas in bold
    The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and abides by past agreements. Sustained American leadership for peace and security will require patient efforts and the personal commitment of the President of the United States. The creation of a Palestinian state through final status negotiations, together with an international compensation mechanism, should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel. All understand that it is unrealistic to expect the outcome of final status negotiations to be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949. Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.
    Note the implications of removing this paragraph:

    1. The Democratic party no longer advocates isolating Hamas. By implication, they advocate ‘negotiations’ with that terror group.

    2. The Democratic party no longer advocates resettling ‘Palestinian refugees’ only in the ‘Palestinian state,’ and by implication advocates resettling them in ‘Israel proper’ (i.e. the truncated Israel that would presumably still exist after implementation of a ‘two-state solution’).

    3. The Democratic party no longer believes that it is unrealistic that the results of negotiations will be a return to the 1949 armistice lines. By implication (and based on Obama’s statements last May) that means that the Democratic party will try to push Israel back to the 1949 lines.

    4. The Democratic party no longer believes that Jerusalem ‘is and will remain’ the capital of Israel. Where else do they propose that we put our capital?

    I know that I will get comments from Obama’s defenders claiming that the platform is meaningless. Well, it’s not. The Obama campaign is the biggest influence on the platform and every one of these issues has come up during Obama’s term.Hmmmm…………Obama: “But I’m also mindful of the proverb, “A man is judged by his deeds, not his words.” So if you want to know where my heart lies, look no further than what I have done — to stand up for Israel.”………..He has Israel’s back… with a knife.

    The NEXT day after Huge backlash they change their platform formula: God and Jerusalem are restored but!!!!!!

    Also left out of the Dem platform, and NOT ADDRESSES OR RESTORED:

    “The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and abides by past agreements”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.