Where and when did it all go so wrong? There comes a time when the best of friends must part but why now? You can read an article here that covers the latest efforts to break through to Gaza but it won’t tell you anything about the 180% turn in relations with Israel’s former friend and war horse Turkey champing at the bit against them.
The recent focus on the holey land began with a show on Turkish television about a Palestinian family that presented Israeli soldiers as heartless killers and the drama spilled over into the mainstream narrative. Tel Aviv didn’t do themselves any favours when their oh so boorish foreign minister Lieberman huffed, puffed and postured after summoning the Turkish ambassador for a carpeting. Needless to say, relations went downhill from then on, the true crux of this matter hangs on the contents of a book.
The Secret Jews, by Rabbi Joachim Prinz had negligible if any circulation but it’s full of boasting and hot bluster that turns Turkish history, as the Turks know it on it’s head. Ataturk, meaning ‘Father of the Turks’ as the creator of the modern republic Mustafa Kemal came to be known is hailed as a Dönmeh, which would make him a Jewish convert to Islam who was never truly converted. That needn’t have been a mark against him yet many feel that Kemal’s actions and those of his cohorts in The Young Turks cabal should come under new scrutiny in light of the Rabbi’s braggart bravado.
History tells us that as the sun set on the Ottoman Empire, they earned the monicker ‘Sick man of Europe’ and were ripe for plunder and intrigue but few Turks expected to learn that this illness may have been induced by the same pseudo-revolutionaries who administered the cure. Fast forward to 2007′s Ergenekon investigation on ‘deep-state’ activity by Kemalist elements and it becomes a little more confusing due to the wild incoherence of facts and the prosecutor’s inability to pin down suspects as anything other than political opponents of the power structure in the manipulated modern state.
A frustrated Turkish public fed on fantasy nationalist legends is beginning to realise their ancestors may have been suckered into losing their empire and nobody likes being outed as a fool. Practically all of Turkey’s enemies were manufactured early in the last century so they could be divided, conquered and tarred with the brush of barbarism. No surprise then that their recent friendship pact with Iran has set alarm bells ringing from Haifa to Helsinki, no one can imagine what the Turks will do next.
It must be highly unpleasant for them to accept they ditched the Sultan and fractured their domains due to a pack of lies from an unexpected quarter. War drums beating out a fresh cadence for Israel to attack Iran has sent Washington’s minions scurrying in every direction but the main focus is Turkey still, as they hold all the cards. If Israeli nukes aren’t just another ploy in the ‘war by deception’, Tel Aviv ought to forget about bombing Iran and point their rockets over to the left, a bit. The Turks are bloody livid!