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Saturday, March 22, 2014

New York Times Editorial, "Turkey’s Move to Silence Twitter": The Silence of Obama's Lambs

"Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day."


- "Home on the Range"


In an editorial entitled "Turkey’s Move to Silence Twitter" (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/22/opinion/turkeys-move-to-silence-twitter.html?_r=0), Obama's little helpers at The New York Times declare:

"Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s feverish crackdown on news reports of corruption within his government and family previously led to the bullying and jailing of dozens of journalists. And now he’s aiming to 'eradicate Twitter,' as he put it, for allegedly violating citizens’ privacy, a pretext for snuffing out further disclosures and criticism of his regime as national elections approach. 'Everyone will see how powerful the state of the Republic of Turkey is,” he thundered on Thursday, before the government crackdown began.'

. . . .

Mr. Erdogan’s brutal move was patently directed at stopping the continuing reports of bid-rigging, money laundering and payoffs to government officials’ families. He angrily insisted in December that one leaked recording — purporting to be his warning to his son to get rid of large sums of cash in advance of a police raid — was fabricated."

So what isn't the Times telling us? Obama previously told the world that Erdogan is one of his best overseas friends (see: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/obama-names-turkish-pmerdogan-among-trusted-friends.aspx?pageID=238&nid=11897).

Is Obama now walking back the compliment to this Turkish despot? No way! Not at a time when he is trying to forget another catastrophic foreign affairs faux pas: his promise of "flexibility" to Putin during his second term.

You see, Obama, a narcissist, still thinks that he knows more about international relations than anyone else.

Criticism of Obama on the pages of The New York Times? Dream on!

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