TURKEY IS PRIVY TO THE ALLIANCE'S PLANS AND CAN - AND PROBABLY DOES - SHARE THEM WITH IRAN AND SYRIA AND HAMAS AND HIZBALLAH --- WHICH MEANS AL QAEDA HAS THEM,TOO.
KEEPING TURKEY ION NATO IS INSANE. IT'S LIKE CALLING ISLAM A "RELIGION OF PEACE" - IT'S NUTTY AND A FAILING STRATEGY.
ANOTHER THING IS NUTS:
WHILE AT THE NATO MEETINGS, GATES ARGUED THAT TURKEY'S SHIFT TOWARD THE AXIS OF EVIL WAS EUROPE'S FAULT!!!!
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday he was "disappointed" that Turkey voted against imposing UN sanctions on Iran, but acknowledged allies sometimes disagree.BLAMING EUROPE FOR TURKEY'S MOVE EAST IS INSANE!
"I was disappointed by the Turkey vote on the Iranian sanctions," Gates told a news conference after a meeting of NATO defence ministers, including Turkey's representative.
"That said, Turkey is a decades long ally of the US and a member of NATO. Turkey continues to play a critical part in the alliance," he said.
Gates said Washington had "strong" defence ties with Ankara as well as military bases on Turkish territory.
"Allies don't always agree on things. But I think we move forward from here, and we'll just do that," he said.
Turkey, along with Brazil, voted against fresh sanctions against Iran, which the UN Security Council adopted on Wednesday.
Ankara argued that Tehran should be given a chance to carry out a nuclear fuel swap deal, brokered by Turkey and Brazil last month.
Gates on Wednesday blasted the European Union over its treatment of Turkey, saying the EU's reluctant stance towards possible Turkish membership was a factor behind Ankara's perceived foreign policy shift away from the West.
IT'S LIKE BLAMING THE BATTERED WIFE FOR THE BATTERING HER HUBBY DOLES OUT ON HER FACE!
- TURKEY IS RUN BY THE AKP - A SELF-DESCRIBED ISLAMIST PARTY.
- SIDING WITH IRAN IS WHAT ISLAMISTS DO.
- IT'S NOT A REACTION TO ANYTHING WE DO; IT'S WHAT ISLAMISTS DO: SIDE WITH EACH OTHER AGAINST INFIDELS!