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Mike Pence warns Turkey: America will stand with Israel

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Posted on June 10 2010 3:34 am
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by AllahPundit

Fine words, guaranteed to please the conservative base, but he’s more confident about this than I am. Thanks to Turkey’s NATO status and its (rapidly deteriorating) distinction as a secular-ish Muslim state, my hunch is that Democratic and Republican administrations alike will bend over backwards in the years ahead to keep them in the western fold. Which isn’t, of course, to say that we’d side with them against Israel, merely that “triangulation” between the two nations will remain the status quo on our end unless and until Turkey throws its lot in fully, rather thanpartially, with Iran et al. And why would they do that? They can get a lot more out of us by being a formally friendly thorn in our side.

Even so, Noah Pollak wonders where the outrage is.

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