I’m sure after Thanksgiving weekend, people are tired of turkey. But I think when it comes to U.S. foreign policy, Turkey should very much be on our minds.
Over at NRO, Daniel Pipes makes the case that the Obama Administration should considering desginating Turkey as a state sponsor of terrorism in light of intelligence from Israel indicating that Hamas has moved its foreign headquarters from Syria to Turkey.
Well, with the Obama Administration and Turkey about to embark on a joint mission agreement against ISIS this ain’t gonna happen. This would be dubious agreement considering reports that ISIS apparently launched attacks against the Syrian town of Kobani from Turkish territory over the weekend. The Turks, of course, deny any such allegations. At the very minimum, Turkey is playing both sides of the fence. So let’s face it. President Erdogan is not exactly known for his honesty and integrity. Then again the same could be said for Obama.
Frankly, Turkey should have been designated a state sponsor of terror after it organized the flotillas to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza which led to the incident aboard the Mavi Marmara. But what did Obama do? He made Bibi Netanyahu apologize to Erdogan for the lives lost on the Mavi Marmara.
As long as Obama is in office, he isn’t going to do Israel any favors nor is he going to do anything that will harm the standing of his BFF Erdogan.