— The Erimtan Angle —

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Republican Virginia state Senator Dick Black has recently come out making some remarkable statements: “I believe that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are the two greatest dangers to world peace . . . It is Saudi Arabia, through the Wahhabist doctrine, that is spreading terrorism across the globe. It’s not Iran, it’s not Syria or any other country”, adding next that “[Turkey’s President Tayyip] Erdogan has a dream of becoming a new Ottoman Empire . . .. He’s a very calculating, very vicious individual and, I think, a great danger. Erdogan won an absolute majority of the Turkish parliament, which will enable him to rewrite the constitution. Once he had that total power to impose an absolute dictatorship – which he intends to do – and he publicly said that his model is that of Adolph Hitler”.[1]

As I wrote myself some time ago: ‘in fact, [Tayyip Erdoğan] himself has now come out and even made a reference to “Hitler’s Germany” as an example of a successful “presidential system in a unitary state”’.[2] While, the AFP news agency even provides a lengthier quote: ““In a unitary system [such as Turkey’s] a presidential system can work perfectly. . . There’s already examples in the world and in history. You can see it when you look at Hitler’s Germany”.[3]

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Dick Black went a lot further in his condemnation, stipulating that “[v]irtually all arms, ammunition, equipment, supplies, jihadists, medical support – all of it comes from Turkey. Right now, ISIS sends 44,000 barrels of oil per day – stolen barrels, most of it from Syria – across the border into Turkey . . . The State Department has publicly said that there’s only a trickle of oil that gets into Turkey, but I have personally spoken to Kurdish activists … [who] observed hundreds of ISIS oil tankers carrying stolen Syrian oil into Turkey on a daily basis . . . [going on to say that Turkey is] actively assisting the ISIS rebels, [and also] helping the Al-Nusra rebels which are linked with Al-Qaeda . . . In both places we’ve got terrorists, and in both places their major support comes out of Turkey. And it comes out of Turkey with approval from the highest levels of government”.[4]

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Turning to the Wahhabi Kingdom, Black did not mince any words either: “The US has been so in bed with the Saudi Arabians for so long. The Bush family – Herbert Walker Bush, George Bush, Jeb Bush – all of them have been closely tied with the dictatorship of Saudi Arabia . . . The same thing with the Clintons – Bill, Hillary – very closely tied to the money from Saudi Arabia. And because of this Saudi Arabia has been able to do the most outrageous things . . . We tend to condemn various secular nations in the Middle East because they do don’t do this quite right, or that quite right. And yet we overlook the absolute barbarity of the Saudi Kingdom, their absolute dictatorship”.[5] Continuing in the same vein, the VA state Senator added that “What’s happening is that they [the Saudi family] are trying to restore some of the hostility between Shiites and the Sunnis. The Saudis massacred 47 people . . . I’m sure some of them were genuine criminals, but many of them were simply political opponents. And then there was an inevitable reaction which they knew there would be. And the Saudis, in typical fashion, have now shown a sense of outrage that people would be angered by the level of their debauchery – and this is typical of the Saudis”.[6]

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[1] “Saudi Arabia & Turkey are greatest dangers to world peace – VA state Senator” RT News (12 Jan 2016). es https://www.rt.com/usa/328590-senator-saudi-arabia-turkey-threat/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome.

[2] C. Erimtan, “Turks, Saudis & Kurds: What’s Going on?” NEO (11 Jan 2016). http://journal-neo.org/2016/01/11/turks-saudis-kurds-whats-going-on/.

[3] “Saudi Arabia & Turkey are greatest dangers to world peace – VA state Senator”.

[4] “Saudi Arabia & Turkey are greatest dangers to world peace – VA state Senator”.

[5] “Saudi Arabia & Turkey are greatest dangers to world peace – VA state Senator”.

[6] “Saudi Arabia & Turkey are greatest dangers to world peace – VA state Senator”.

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