Skip to comments.Turkish PM says Syrian leader overshadowed his legitimacy
Posted on 09/12/2011 5:30:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overshadowed his legitimacy.
In a televised interview with the Al-Jazeera, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "when we came to the political power nine years ago, there was a 30-year resentment between Turkey and Syria. We made great efforts to improve relations with Syria with which we share 910 kilometres of border. We always proposed al-Assad to release political prisoners, make constitutional amendments and start multiparty system. Unfortunately, none of these reforms were made. I paid a visit to Aleppo earlier this year. I told al-Assad that we were ready to extend any kind of support. But, Syrian forces began killing defenseless people. Then, Syrian people began migrating into Turkey. We could not leave them there. Therefore, we kept doors for Syrian people. For the time being, around 8,000 Syrian people are living in temporary camps in Turkey."
"I sent my special envoy, my foreign minister to Syria to meet with al-Assad. Unfortunately, Syrian president has overshadowed his legitimacy. He is about to lose it. Political leaders are obliged to establish their future on the basis of justice, not on atrocity and blood. We advice all Middle Eastern countries to strengthen democracy, human rights and freedoms," he said.
When asked whether he still talked to President al-Assad on phone, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "I am not calling him any more. But if he calls me, I talk to him."
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When asked whether he still talked to President al-Assad on phone, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "I am not calling him any more. But if he calls me, I talk to him." (File Photo)
My guess is Syria is about to return to the Ottoman Empire.
Bashar al-Assad acquired and retains power through bloody electioneering characterized by crafting superior alliances of human cunning and animal brutality. For him dazzling spectacle and mercurial oratory belie a principled commitment to a continuum where politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. The vitality of this approach is again confirmed by his intransigence towards the Turkish premier.
Into this contentious environment, Obama brings his newly minted Nobel Peace Prize. He and the nominating committee consider al-Assad received a crushing blow as Obama lead Western leaders in saying al-Assad must go to benefit the Syrian people. However, al-Assad shares the perception of Greg Lewis in American Thinker, who portrayed Obama as displaying classic beta male behavior.
The alpha male dog approaches directly, while the beta male displays acquiescent gestures signaling uncompromising submission. Lewis saw submissiveness in offering conciliatory gestures to Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir, in sending John Kerry to meet Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, in bowing to King Abdullah, in airy discussions with Hugo Chavez and David Ortega, and in generally ridiculing the U.S. whenever he appears on an international stage. His ridicule of the U.S. for past actions disturbs Arab states where people regard speaking ill of ones own tribe to strangers a moral lapse.
These actions appear constructive within the worldview vetted by the European elites Obama cherishes. For them the highest expressions of diplomacy and politics reside within modern game theory for which John Nash and others received their Nobel prizes. Clearly, al-Assad should realize the brilliance of Western conflict resolution and entertain peaceful, meaningful dialogue.
When al-Assads actions beleaguer the feebleness he trampled in rising to power, liberal statesmen become befuddled by the intricacies and chicanery of this unorthodox diplomacy. A pre-meditated ignorance of Oriental diplomacy ensures the Western powers have little to offer in the current dilemma.
Obama as beta male. LOL.
Here is a link to the article.
Thanks Retain Mike.
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