Turkey seeks 10 life sentences for Israeli commanders
Reuters, Aviel Magnezi
Published: 23.05.12, 14:50
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1. Was about time Turkey!
paco ,   Canada   (05.23.12)
2. Turkey/IstanbulProsecutor's Indictment of 4 ex-officials
mimi jacques ,   oob,usa   (05.23.12)
PM Erdogan's Turkey manifests its true totalitarian agenda vs,Israel. This is only the prelude in PM Erdogan's quest to oust Israel's participation in Cyprus oil and natural gas exploration(s). Obama himself propmised to sell Turkey 'ARMED DRONES" w/o US Congress' appoval/consent. -reminder- 1st Turkish Drone missile attack inside Turkey killedc 34 smugglers that PM Erdogan's party first accused US of falose info/then exonarated the Turkish military from any culpability since they were not part of the Sledgehammer/28th Movement/et al cabals. Israeli former officials need to be conscious of perils caused by PM Erdogan's Turkey.
3. Frightening stupidity
Avi ,   Israel   (05.23.12)
Some people stated polemically that Turks are stupid. Now, after reading this, there are good grounds to opine that they are rather plain idiots. Frightening stupidity.
4. Turkeys
John ,   Herzliya, Israel   (05.23.12)
They will not stop if you don't teach them a lesson. Take one NGO, give them some money and start preparing flotilla with humanitarian assistance to Kurds in Turkey. Let's see their reaction...
5. So Turkey saved some lifes from Spanish Jews...
Ari ,   Jerusalem   (05.23.12)
and a few lives from the Holocaust and Israel owes them it's" existence" First of all This turkey is not the Turkey of the Otoman Empire, it's behaviour, it's composition it Has nothing to do with Suleiman the Magnificent. It's true the Otoman Empire was a Save Heaven fot Jews, but it was not completaly free. People like Dona Gracia Mendes and Joseph Hanazzi contributed immensely to the Royal Archs with Hard Cash. These Jews made the Turkish commerce Florish. This was not an unilateral gesture from the Sultan it was a convenient one for both the Jews and the Otomans. And since then Jews have contributed greatly to the flourishment of Turkey. As for the Marmara Turkey asked the UN to create a commision of enquire. The commision made the Inquire and Turkey did not accepted. Turkey wanted only one result of the inquire. BLAME ISRAEL. The violence inflicted upon the IDF soldiers by the passengers of the Marmara is recorded clearly in the films and pictures. Erdogan behaviour is that of a spoiled child. Maybe he thinks he is the personification of the Sultan. mmm. How far is he from this
6. Turks commited genocide against armenians.
robert renders ,   belgium   (05.23.12)
7. Barak is to blame
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (05.23.12)
Barak could have chosen many different ways to board the Mavi Marmara, most logically, with YSM riot troops. Instead, Barak sent commandos armed with paintball guns to individually rapel into the hands of the terrorists. What is strange is that the Turks are charging Ashkenazi, Marom, Levy and Yadlin with murder, while ignoring the one responsible, Barak.
8. These repressed Turkish ...
Antonio ,   Spharad   (05.23.12)
Hmmm... If I were a Turkish my brain should be every day just like a light switch on a child's hand. Now, I feel European; now I feel Arab; now I feel that I must kill some Kurds ... Pity Turkey, more than 150 years without finding its identity!
DAV ZEE ,   ATLANTA GA USA   (05.23.12)
THE VIDEO SHOWS THE turkey's CREW/ACTIVISTS ATTACKING THE IDF WITH WEAPONS...THE TURKS WANTED AN OPEN FIGHT TO PUSH ISRAEL OUT OF THE CYPRUS OIL AND GAS arena...No wonder the "SUPER" OTTOMAN'S plan is so myopic and shallow, yet dismal...what a load of HOOEY!. Between the fascists Davotaglu and Erodogen there is no daylight...both are obvious mealymouthed DEVOUT JEW haters.
10. There are far better places to go on vacation ;-)
michael redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (05.23.12)
11. It is true
Tim ,   Brighton   (05.23.12)
That Turkey saved Jews during the Holocaust. And for that we are eternally grateful Isnt that therefore all the more of a stark contrast between Turkeys natural and binding historical affinity with Israel and the Jewish People and Erdogan and Davutoglus attempts to undermine Israels Security and break the blockade on Gaza which is STILL technically at war with Israel and whose sole objective is the destuction of Israel?
12. Call it what it is. This is a declaration of war
Cynic ,   USA   (05.23.12)
To bring such charges is a concession by Turkey that they deliberately breached an internationally recognized naval blockade and committed an act of war against Israel
13. The traitor Zoabi will be the star witness for Turkey
Bozotheclown ,   Space   (05.23.12)
14. Blame ISM not Turkey!
Bodrum Turkey   (05.23.12)
Israel if you dont stop eu and american fools ( activists ) you will lose your all friends!
15. Make no mistake.
Jules   (05.23.12)
The whole "flotilla" affair was just a blatant attempt to overthrough the Netanyahu-Lieberman government.
16. We should do the same and
David ,   Raanana, Israel   (05.23.12)
Make a trial and indict them. Starting for the Organization that sent that people and including the autorithies that where warn and didn't do anything to stop this unnecesary trip
17. Turkish Justice
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (05.23.12)
Turkey / Justice oxymoron: Professor Dr. Ahmet Haberal s a Turkish surgeon who pioneered organ transplants in Turkey saving many lives. He received many international awards for hs work in the medical field most recently one from Harvard Medical school. Among the people who's lfe he saved s the wife of a prominent AKP member and minister. Dr. Haberal in his 70 es has been accused for being a terrorist and in jail with no bail for 3 years now with no clear charges against him. Additionally there are over 100 journalists in jail for the last 3 years making Turkey one of the worst offenders of basic human rights. On the other hand a fake Turko Islamic charity was tried and found guilty of embezzlement and misuse of the charity money in a German court. German court found out that the DENIZ FENERI (light house) charity was funneling the money to to AKP through the Turkish national Radio and TV organization. For the last 3 years there has been no action in Turkey to persecute the culprits. I could write many examples about Turkish justice or the non existence of it but that would make a book. THERE IS NO JUSTICE N TURKEY
18. One for all, give to Turkey a good lesson...
Anna M Sedda ,   Rome-Italy   (05.23.12)
Turkish need a good lesson and until they do not pay every time they damage something,they will repeat blaming "the others".Now Israel,tomorrow EU etc..etc. Give them a lesson never to be forgotten,like in Lepanto...
19. Turkey=Foul
Yakov ,   Tel Aviv   (05.23.12)
You Turkish fools think that was the IDF on those boats? Not quite. That was every Israeli, as we support our troops. Come and indict us all. You can indict, convict, do whatever you wish. All you do is show the world exactly how impotent you are! A bunch of Turkey's!
20. Retaliation
C. Bendavid   (05.23.12)
Let's not fool ourselves, Turkey is lost once for all. Even if we reconcile with their government, the public opinion will remain against. So it's time to flex our muscles and to finance the PKK. Erdogan wants to talk about the Palestinians who were offered a state on nearly all the West Bank twice over the last decade. No problem. Then we'll talk about the Kurds who are not even allowed to learn their language at school and who not even asking for independence anymore, but merely autonomy. We'll see who wins.
David H ,   Marietta, Georgia   (05.23.12)
Typical Muslim double standard, or lack of any standard. Turkey is a country best ignored.
22. End Turkey's ILLEGAL OCCUPATION of Cyprus!
Linda Rivera ,   New York, USA   (05.23.12)
When Turkey's Prime Minister, Erdogan, was mayor of Istanbul, he publicly recited: "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers." Why is WARMONGER, Turkey, a member of NATO, endangering Free World nations? Why is NATO not PROTECTING the Free World? End Turkey's ILLEGAL OCCUPATION of Cyprus!
23. Violent Aggressor, Turkey is Utterly Opposed to Hated
Linda Rivera ,   New York, USA   (05.23.12)
non-Muslim infidels from protecting themselves from violent Muslim attackers ANYWHERE, including on the Marmara terrorist ship. Muslim Turkey wants HATED non-Muslims to SUBMIT and allow themselves to be severely injured and barbarically murdered by Muslims. Why is warmonger Turkey, a member of NATO, endangering Free World nations? END TURKEY'S ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF CYPRUS!
24. # 12
Amichai ,   Huntsville, US   (05.23.12)
Exactly! Many are missing that very salient point. The blockade has been deemed legal under international law and the independent investigation by the UN body proves that. In this case, Turkey is exhibiting the same behavior as "Palestinians" - let's poke the bear & then cry foul when it retaliates. I say let Turkey beat its chest all it wants, but lay one hand on any of my Jewish brothers or sisters and we'll put you in your place. Keep your "activists" out of war zones if you don't want them endangered! And by all means, if you're going to be belligerent and send them anyway, PLEASE, for the love of humanity, instruct them NOT to attack the lawful military presence there. It's bad for their health.
25. Erdogan should be on trial.
Stephen ,   UK   (05.23.12)
Turkish morons. Israel has nothing to apologise for, but I think the Kurds should be putting Erdogan on trial.
26. Let's bring Erdogan/Gul to trial!
Farhad ,   Iran   (05.23.12)
These 2 criminals who sponsored & sent this "terrorist flotilla" of the IHH, recognized internationally as terrorists, should be charged and brought to trial in the Hague for endangering Israeli lives & making trouble for Israel's survival & safety.
27. Seem to be showing
Ian Thomas   (05.23.12)
Turkey seem to be showing solidarity with their close ally Islamic Iran.
28. What a joke!!!!
David ,   Israel   (05.23.12)
29. Israel's mistake
sk ,   USA   (05.23.12)
Was not to have brought legal and criminal charges against the Turkish (and other) organizers and the Turkish government. This was pure provocation by the Turks and others; by blatantly flaunting Israel's rights to self defense under International law. Israel had REPEATEDLY given them the safer/better option of unloading their cargo at Asdod port for land transportation to Gaza, but the INSTIGATORS chose to confront the Israelis which DIRECTLY RESULTED in the deaths. They are ultimately responsible!
30. Turks are second class citziens in Europe.
Efraim ,   in Virginia   (05.23.12)
End of story.
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