Barak on Turkey: This wave will pass
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Published: 08.09.11, 10:13
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1. It's either: lock me up in an asylum or: get him OUT, now!!!
tom ,   tel aviv   (09.08.11)
2. raining??
Michel ,   Vincennes   (09.08.11)
How can be that Erdogan is spitting in your face and you says ; It`s raining" ?
3. what a dork
JL   (09.08.11)
4. Barak: Turkey crisis will pass - like you
DT ,   TA Israel   (09.08.11)
will but the sooner the better
5. pass?
Anton ,   istanbul turkey   (09.08.11)
it might pass or it might not, the question is what will it cost? no whatter what happnes one thing is certain trust is gone and even if realations established again it will associated with suspicion
6. Greedy kibbutznik knows everything ,what's past and future
ab   (09.08.11)
His inaction in face of pal terror following his Taba appeasement has also been wel thought of.
7. this guy is delusional
chaim.schonbrun ,   brooklyn ny   (09.08.11)
in any other normal country,this pathetic delusional coward,would be in a straight jacket,locked up in a insane asylum,but in Israel he is the defense minister, we weep for you Israel
8. Is right to be so wimpish?
Shalom Freedman ,   Jerusalem Israel   (09.08.11)
Perhaps Barak is right. We have nothing to gain and a lot to lose by conflict with Turkey. Still the failure to respond to the insults and threats suggests that we are simply a punching bag for the mustachioed fanatic. It might make a bit of sense to flex a bit of muscle though this might be just what the other side wants. So perhaps Barak is right after all, perhaps.
9. History
michaelpielet ,   boca raton, Israel   (09.08.11)
From the 1950"s operation KADESH until the six day war, israel had a very strong and close military relationship with France. De Gaulle used the excuse of the war to end the relationship and align France with the arabs. French interests. History repeats itself, Turkey has aligned itself with Iran, the Islamists, and the radical arab world against Israel. Turkish interests. Read history, learn something.
10. Time to act wisely
Pedro ,   Brazil   (09.08.11)
In my opinion Barak is right in try to calm down the situation. The best thing at this moment is let the dog Erdogan barking alone. Time to act wisely, and not like a fool as Erdogan does.
11. barak is wrong again
mohson   (09.08.11)
barak is a brilliant mind but disconnected and detached and uncertain when it comes to warfare. turkey is not an enemy of israel and that is true. Its not about the country turkey. Its about erdogan. His primary driving force is his arabic wife Emin, an islamist who is a deciple of yassir arafat. His second impulse is his own schooling as an islamic and that is why he fings common cause with hamas and th ebrotherhood wherever they are. Since he is the leader of turkey for the next number of years, he will be an implacable enemy who will keep raising the ante to subjugate israel. Leaders of israel have to remain steadfast and firm and unlike the weaklings of haaretz and merridor along wiht barak who rush to get down on their fours to kiss erdogan's hand.
12. Can anyone tell me
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (09.08.11)
When was the last time that Barak was right about anything ? He's past his prime, put him out to pasture with Peres
13. #10. um sabio Pedro
Tim ,   Brighton   (09.08.11)
Thanks for your calm words amidst a stormy sea There is no logic whatsoever despite differences for Turkey Israel relations carefully and patiently built up over the years to be compromised. There are intelligent people on both sides that value Turkey Israel relations and are quite able to calm troubled waters and not allow this situation to worsen Turkey Israel relations have taken a bit of a battering this last few weeks but is constructed on a foundation solid enough to withstand these crises. It will take patience, hard work goodwill and above of calm to restore relations - but thankfully theres still plenty of that around on both sides
14. Maybe An Apology of Some Sort would have been best
GHook93 ,   Chicago   (09.08.11)
No apologizing for the raid or the gaza blockade. Give a precusor that both were necessary measures, but Israel is sorry that a lose of life occurred no matter who they may be. But Israel has a duty to protect it's citizen.
15. What will really happen is that Barak wiil be out of a job!
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (09.08.11)
And so, hopefully, will Bibi! Time for the few good people in the Likud to start thinking "What can I do for my country and not how I can help myself become a tycoon"!
16. #14 Ghook33 - I might agree, providing
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (09.08.11)
The USA extends its own apologies for the loss of life in caused in Iraq, Afghanistan and wherever else the U.S. has meddled No reason for Israel to extend any apology to Turkey, they came with pre-stated hostile intentions If anyone had approached Turkey with pre-stated hostile intent, the Turks would have blown them out of the water instead of merely boarding
17. Barak has no respect for Turks or Arabs for that matter.
usa   (09.08.11)
What arrogance, what disrespect to Turkey and it's leaders by this dwarf. calling this serious crisis "spilled milk". Jewish leaders like Ehud Barak are a bigger threat to our existance and survival than 10 Erdogans from 10different countries. He is an ostrich who refuse to recognize dangers and threats and act on them. And I am a Jew myself but let me tell you something these Jewish leaders have no respect for themselves, for their own religion, for their own people and their country so how in this world can he possibly understand and respect a proud muslim nation like Turkey or Egypt and expect to have good relations and understanding. He thinks Turkey is playing political games with Israel. Let there be no mistake, I love Israel and I beleive Turkey is blowing this flotilla out of proportion, however I don't want leaders like Barak so I am hoping that Turkey eliminate all ties and I mean ALL ties with Israel like Iran and maybe, just maybe we can get a real defense minister who has honour and respect for his own nation, so he can show respect toward another.
18. All the noise out of Turkey is merely spilled milk.
usa   (09.08.11)
Erdgoan and Dovutoglu doing all this hard work, all the news of expelling Israeli ambasadors, cutting of ties, cutting trade, calling the Palmer report Null and Void, threating to sue Israel in the Hague and Plan, A, B an C, calling Israel a spoiled child and a savage nation and all those efforts are merely some spilled milk for Ehud Barak. It doesn't get any better than this. You hear this Erdgoan and Turks, all this noise coming out of your country are nothing but some spilled milk for us. I wonder how Erdogan will accept this.
19. Is that why Turkey is now in military exercise with Egypt ?
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (09.08.11)
Doesn't anyone see the repercussions of what is happening ? Turkey is purposely inciting so that Israel will be left to defend itself, by itself.
20. Turkey
Chaim   (09.08.11)
Its about time to understand that Turkey became an enemy. Its about time to understand this and to cut all ties between the west and NATO.
21. #19 Barbara
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (09.08.11)
When was the last time any country sent troops to defend Israel?
22. Turkey is just full of hot air. Stop
Iranian Jew ,   LA   (09.09.11)
panicking but be ready to deal with them smartly. They acts emotionally. We should act sensebly.
23. Normally Barak is wrong.........Hmmmm...
Ben Zion   (09.10.11)
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