Skip to comments.US Ousts Israel From Counterterrorism Forum
Posted on 06/10/2012 3:50:19 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The United States blocked Israel's participation in the Global Counterterrorism Forum's (GCTF) first meeting in Istanbul on Friday, despite Israel's having one of the most extensive counterterrorism experiences in the world.
Israel was excluded from the meeting due to fierce objections by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Washington-based source told Globes news.
According the State Departments website, the GCTF, which was established in September 2011, aims at strengthening the global counterterrorism (CT) architecture in a manner that complements and reinforces the CT work of existing multilateral bodies.
Twenty-nine countries are participating in the GCTF, ten of which are Arab and/or Muslim countries.
"The GCTF sought from the outset to bridge old and deep divides in the international community between Western donor nations and Muslim majority nations. And it has, I think, done that quite effectively," a top US official said at the press briefing prior to the opening session.
Republican politicians claim that since one third of the GCTF's members are Muslim countries, the Obama administration is trying to deepen ties with the Muslim world at Israel's expense, Globes noted.
"Our idea with the GCTF was to bring together a limited number of traditional donors, front line states, and emerging powers develop a more robust, yet representative, counterterrorism capacity-building platform. A number of our close partners with considerable experience countering and preventing terrorism are not included among the GCTFs founding members, a State Department spokesman said in response to questions about Israel's exclusion from the GCTF.
"We have discussed the GCTF and ways to involve Israel in its activities on a number of occasions, and are committed to making this happen," he added.
Pro-Israeli sources say that the Obama administration decided to ignore the fact that Turkey, which has a key role in the GCTF...
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Must sleep. Nearly 2 am Jerusalem time. More incredibly stupid things happening all over the world. Can't stop posting. Pant. Pant. Pant.
Is this thread live???
Israel was informing terrorists of U.S. plans?
Oh, maybe "they" = U.S. and "we" = Israel. Is that it?
Getting back to the article...Probably just as well...The leaker-in-chief would have spilled his guts on anything significant learned from the Israelis...
They = Turkey. We = Israel.
Hussein is insane.
But.......we knew that already, didn’t we?
But.......we knew that already, didn’t we?
OMG - is Obama nuts?
I think the Israelis are on to him...
“I (God) will bless those who bless you (Israel) and will curse those who curse you”
Another reason for the Jews to vote for obamma and the demoRats! The American Jews are not faithful to the nation of Israel. The group as a whole, with few individual exceptions, are Benedict Arnolds!
Hope I live long enough to see the Turkish military rediscover their cojones and drag Erdogan to Anitkabir to hang him.
If American Jews did in fact vote on the basis of what is good for the State of Israel, they would be bashed just as often on FR for being traitors to America. They can’t win, which is why they have no problem just ignoring outsiders’ arguments.
re: “US Ousts Israel From Counterterrorism Forum”
That’s the ticket - remove the smartest counterterrorism intelligence service from the “Counterterrorism forum”. Obama’s administration is suicidal - the problem is he is going to take us down with him.
Donor nations vs Moslem nations? I guess the donors are trying to pay off the terrorists.
The US should have said:
“If Israel is out, the USA is out - so adios.”
And so it begins... Wait until we abandon them at the UN after the election.
And those ten are there as spies!...
Nuttin' to see here; just move along all you Islamaphobes, Infadels and Kafur.
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