Increasingly we see that the era of Ataturk was a mere blip on the Islamic historical radar screen. The ummah always returns to jihad. Don't take my word for it; just look at history.
Turkey is continuing its jihad against Israel. The jihad Flotilla was a set-up; The Ambush, The Bloodshed: "We had no Choice"... did not expect to be landing in "a battlefield" and facing a group of "murderous mercenaries."
Now, we witness part two of the set up, in tandem with the OIC-driven UN. The Islamic forces of evil have conspired to persecute the tiny Jewish state. The jihad flotilla warship launched from Turkey should have resulted in sanctions against the Turkish government. In a right and righteous world, that's what would have happened. Instead, the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation)-driven UN conspired with Turkey to release another libelous report against the Jews to legitimize their Islamic judeophobia and delegitimize the Jewish state.
One of the flotilla event organizers called for "death to Israel," saying they will fight till their last breath until they take over Jerusalem.
Turkey still has not made reparations or been held accountable for the 1915 Armenian Genocide, which resulted in the Islamic slaughter of millions of Armenian Christians. Turkey should be sponsoring our Freedom from Jihad flotilla to save the victims of sharia living in Muslim countries (we had to push the launch back to raise funds, and get a ship and a country to sail under. Freedom is growing increasingly unpopular in a leftist/Islamic world). Instead, Turkey supported a genocidal mission against Jews. We must demand the end of Turkey's occupation of Northern Cyprus and demand justice for Armenia and the Kurds.
Turkey vows legal action against Israelis involved in raid REUTERS 09/02/2011 (hat tip Choi)
Turkish embassy in DC: Ankara will seek to prosecute Israeli soldiers, officials responsible for "crimes" committed during 'Marmara' raid. UNITED NATIONS - Turkey said on Friday it will seek to prosecute all Israelis responsible for crimes committed during an Israeli raid on a ship bound for the Gaza Strip that killed nine Turks in May 2010.
"Turkey will take legal actions against the Israeli soldiers and all other officials responsible for the crimes committed and pursue the matter resolutely," Turkey's embassy in Washington said in a statement.
The threat follows a UN report that confirmed the legality of Israel's naval blockade of Gaza but said Israel had used unreasonable force in the raid. Both Turkey and Israel disputed some of the conclusions of the so-called Palmer Report.
The names of the Israeli marines involved in the raid have not been released, so only ranking commanders overseeing the operation could be identified if Turkey follows through with the legal action.
The full text of the UN report, which was leaked on Thursday, was formally handed to the office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and published on Friday , a UN spokesman said.
The United Nations issued a brief statement that said Ban thanked the panel for the report. It made no reference to the contents or the current frosty state of Israeli-Turkish ties.
Turkey's expulsion of Israeli diplomats and determination to pursue legal action suggested that the Palmer Report has only deepened the divide between Ankara and its one-time ally.
"Turkey challenges certain conclusions of the Palmer Report, which we believe will not serve the goal of stability and peace, particularly in our region," Turkey's embassy said.
"Turkey also reaffirms that relations between Turkey and Israel will not normalize as long as Israel does not apologize and refuses to pay compensation for what it has done."
The statement reiterated Ankara's view that the Israeli blockade of Gaza was illegal.
Israel rejects the conclusion that the Israeli military used excessive force during the raid on the Mavi Marmara, the largest in a flotilla of six ships that the crew said were delivering aid to Palestinians in Gaza.
IHH Was Not Acting Alone – The Role of the Global Muslim Brotherhood Network
The Gaza flotilla incident brought into sharp focus an even more significant long- term development: the growing relationship between the Erdogan government and the Global Muslim Brotherhood, which has given rise to some of the most notorious Islamist terrorist groups – from al-Qaeda to Hamas. Since 2006, Turkey has become a new center for the Global Muslim Brotherhood, while the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip acted as the main axis for this activity. The AKP allowed key elements of the Global Muslim Brotherhood, and above all the International Union of Muslim Scholars, led by Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi, to operate freely on Turkish territory, with its active support, as witnessed by the large number of conferences held recently in Istanbul and sponsored and/or attended by Global Muslim Brotherhood leaders. The cooperation between the Global Muslim Brotherhood and the Erdogan government appears to have been based on mutual interests. Erdogan and the AKP were able to indulge the “neo-Ottoman” goals of reasserting a sphere of influence in former Islamic areas, while at the same time outmaneuvering the other Islamist parties and, as a bonus, satisfying Erdogan’s reported hatred of Israel. For their part, the Global Muslim Brotherhood was able to begin operating out of a major state without any of the interference that it normally encountered elsewhere in the Arab world.
Erdogan chose not to rely on the official organs of the Turkish state alone, but rather on non-governmental organizations with which he and the AKP had close ties. Prominent among those Turkish NGOs was IHH which subsequently became the focus of attention in the aftermath of the flotilla. However, as this report demonstrates, the IHH was not acting alone but rather was an integral part of a Turkish Muslim Brotherhood network comprised of seven NGOs with strong links to each other, to the Global Muslim Brotherhood, and to the Turkish political establishment. Taken together, the network possesses a business, a charity, and legal, organizational, and Palestinian advocacy capacity; two of its most important leaders are Turks of Arab ethnic origin who are associated with European Muslim Brotherhood organizations.
The Turkish/MB network has been supported by nearly the whole of the Global Muslim Brotherhood, whose affiliates, from a number of Middle Eastern countries, provided passengers for the Mavi Marmara. In addition, the Global Muslim Brotherhood frequently held press conferences and demonstrations to demonize Israel, initiated legal actions against Israeli leaders, and delivered aid to those in conflict with Israel. The Turkish/MB network played a major role in supporting the Gaza flotilla prior to its launching through statements and press conferences, and one of its most important leaders, MAZLUMDER Chairman Ahmet Unsal, was on board the flotilla. In the aftermath of the flotilla, the Turkish/MB network continued its support in more official statements, and at a post-flotilla event in Kuwait, Turkish/MB network leader Gazi Misirli revealed that MUSIAD had played a major role in funding the flotilla by “coordinating” donations. In addition, the Turkish/MB network was in ongoing contact with Hamas leaders as well as with the Union of Good, the coalition of charities headed by Youssef Qaradawi that raises funds for Hamas. These conclusions raise three further important issues.