Κυριακή, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Is Turkey a reliable ally to the U.S.?

Gene Rossides - President of the American Hellenic Institute

The surfacing last year in Turkey of virulent anti-Americanism and
anti-Semitism raises the question of what should U.S. relations with Turkey
be in the interests of the U.S.?

To answer this question we need to answer the following first

-Is Turkey a reliable ally?

-What is Turkey's strategic, political and economic value to the U.S.?

-Is Turkey a friend or a foe of the U.S. (or somewhere in-between)?

I submit that Turkey is not a friend of the U.S.; that Turkey's
interests basically are not compatible with U.S. interests; that Turkey is
of minimal strategic value to the U.S. and that Turkey is clearly and
fundamentally an unreliable ally.

Let's look at the record.

Is Turkey a reliable ally?

The evidence is overwhelming that Turkey is an unreliable ally whose
actions damaged the U.S. during the Cold War decades and more recently in
the 21st century.

I have written previously regarding Turkey's traitorous conduct during
the Cold War when Turkey actively aided the Soviet military to the serious
detriment of the U.S. Let me repeat three examples.

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