onsdag den 8. december 2010

Kort om Wikileaks

Visse vinklinger er mere til venstrebenet, end andre i det danske mediebillede.

For eksempel er der meget fokus på forfærdelige amerikanske diplomater, der bør fyres og forflyttes. Amerika er jo som altid Bad Bad Bad.

Denne her historie er ikke fra wikileaks
, men til venstrebenet ligger det også helt naturligt, at "trække racisme kortet", når israelere ikke vil sælge ejendomme, eller land til palæstinensere.

Hvad der ikke ligger venstrebenet, det er, når islamister taler om udslettelse af Israel, massemord på jøder, elsker Mein Kampf, og synes Holocaust var helt fint, bare ærgerligt Hitler ikke fik ram på alle sammen.

Men tilbage til WIkileaks, det her synes man ikke var interessant i forbindelse med det kommende EU medlems land Tyrkiet:

"Our discussions with contacts both inside and outside of the Turkish government on Turkey's deteriorating relations with Israel tend to confirm Levy's thesis that Erdogan simply hates Israel," the cable said.

Levy reportedly dismissed domestic political calculations as the motive behind Erdogan's hostility, and instead attributed it to the prime minister's Islamist background.

"He's a fundamentalist. He hates us religiously and his hatred is spreading," Levy was quoted as saying.

According to other papers, Erdogan lacks "vision" and "analytic depth", reads "minimally", ignores foreign ministry expertise and is guided by an "iron ring of sycophantic (but contemptuous) advisors... which partially explains... his susceptibility to Islamist theories."

He is said to rely on "his charisma, instincts, and the filterings of advisors who pull conspiracy theories off the Web or are lost in neo-Ottoman Islamist fantasies, e.g., Islamist foreign policy advisor... Ahmet Davutoglu."


"Democracy is like a train. We shall get out when we arrive at the station we want." (Erdogan)

Og om hans rådgiver, nævnt tidligere:

One report identifies an “extraordinary” speech given by Davutoglu in Sarajevo in 2009 in which he argued that “the Balkans, Caucasus, and Middle East were all better off when under Ottoman control or influence ... however, now Turkey is back, ready to lead — or even unite. ... We will re-establish this [Ottoman] Balkan.”

The same report describes Turkey’s “neo-Ottoman posturing around the Middle East and Balkans” as “a ‘back to the past’ attitude that is hampered by Rolls Royce ambitions but Rover resources. To cut themselves in on the action, the Turks have to 'cheat' by finding an underdog, a Siladjcic, Mish’al, or Ahmadinejad, who will be happy to have the Turks take up his cause.”

Some AKP politicians, according to a US assessment, support Turkish membership in the EU for "murky" and "muddled" reasons, for example because they believe Turkey must spread Islam in Europe. A US dispatch from late 2004 reports that a member of a leading AKP think tank said that Turkey's role is "to take back Andalusia and avenge the defeat at the siege of Vienna in 1683."


Reports allege that, contrary to their claims, Turkish politicians cannot [e]ffect changes in Iranian attitudes and that their country is being used as a transit zone to smuggle dual-use materials into Iran for its controversial nuclear program...

And Erdoğan is not an isolated case. His network of Islamists includes Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim, former deputy prime minister and current leader of the opposition. Ibrahim is currently on trial for what his supporters say are trumped-up charges of sodomy, and his powerful friends in the U.S., such as Al Gore and Paul Wolfowitz, have stridently defended him as a persecuted moderate Muslim who should serve as an example of the kind of Islam the U.S. has been -- and should be -- promoting. Hillary Clinton, in her role as secretary of state, requested a face-to-face meeting with Anwar last month, and when it didn't happen, she pressed the Malaysian leadership privately and publicly on Anwar's behalf.

But Anwar is also an anti-Semite, complaining of Zionist infiltration of state agencies and Israeli proxy control of police units. And Anwar is a co-founder of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, a Muslim Brotherhood think-tank in Virginia that has called for violence against Israel and has been under investigation by the FBI for the better part of a decade for its ties to terrorist organizations.

Anwar also helped finance oil projects for Sudanese Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi, who is the leader of the National Islamic Front, a partner organization to the Muslim Brotherhood. Turabi calls Anwar a "fellow-student of his." Anwar also serves on the board of the Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG). ABG's chairman is Shaikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, who, in the wake of 9/11, was sued for having "lent material support to Al Qaeda and OBL (Osama bin Laden), aided and abetted others who lent material support to Al Qaeda and OBL, and otherwise engaged in racketeering activity in violation of the law," according to the complaint.

So perhaps we can give Obama the benefit of the doubt that he is not really "disappointed" that the Muslim Brotherhood lost influence in Egypt. But we should also note that such benefit of the doubt is getting to be increasingly generous, for the president's record of supporting Islamists is consistent and troublesome, to say the least.


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