It seems to me that Europe is still quite busy fighting Jews and Muslims after all of this time. Pretty sad. I'm sure they'd be fighting each other too if we hadn't been occupying them all of this time. Joining their anti Turkish campaign is insanity. I'm not saying Turkey is a perfect place. They are not. They are not even a free nation in the European sense of the word. They are a secular nation though, and we should support secularism in the face of rule by religious extremists. It is not so much that Turkey is important because we have troops in the middle east. Turkey is important because it is part of the ongoing geopolitical struggle between secular nations and religious extremist rule. Just as the US was forced to support communists during WWII in the name of defeating fascism, we must support some secular nations now that are not fully free in the name of defeating religious extremism. I'd make the same case for Sadam Hussein's Iraq if he had respected the borders of his neighbors and not supported terrorism against Israel.
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