Turkey is one of the OECD satrap manufacturing countries that comes to mind when I think of who stands to gain from oil stolen from Iran in the not-so-distant future by the Kurds, and piped to the Mediterranean across Iraq and a destroyed feudal Syria.
Also see: It’s Crunch Time For Syria… U.N. Votes SNC Legitimacy; Senate Panel Rebel Arming Vote Next Week
[Editorial note; I have a Turkish Marxist friend who had to ‘disappear’ from the internet due to persecution related issues when Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power. This is the kind of scum Obama invites with ‘pomp and ceremony’ to the White House.]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is looking for stepped-up action on Syria as he meets with President Barack Obama at the White House. But the U.S. and Turkey remain far apart on how to handle Syria’s bloody civil war.
Erdogan is visiting Washington just days after two car bombs in Turkey killed dozens in the deadliest terrorist attack there in years. Turkish authorities have blamed Syrian intelligence, and Erdogan has been calling for more aggressive steps to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.
But the Obama administration remains reluctant to take the kind of action Turkey would like to see, including establishing a no-fly zone in Syria.
The disagreement was unlikely to spoil a day of pomp for Erdogan, who met with Obama Thursday morning before they were to appear in the Rose Garden at lunchtime for a joint news conference. Erdogan also was being treated to a formal lunch at the State Department lunch with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry before his return to the White House for a working dinner with the president.
An honor guard also lined the north driveway of the White House as Erdogan arrived by limousine. [Continue Reading].