Originating with the episode titled- Mavi Marmara: Israel does Turkey's dirty work
Turkish/Israeli relations have been just peachy thank you very much. The IDF carried out hits for the Turks on the aid ship. Truly things have never been better. Israel and Turkey are busily killing Syrians, side by side, I must add. However the media has given us the psyop of discord with Turkey demanding an apology from Israel. Of course, Israel is not wanting to apologize. In previous posts, I have made mention of the "apology" as a sign, a bellwether, an omen of things to come.
Refresh yourself on the Israeli/Turkish kiss off. July26/2012
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"But wait just one minute. Israel and Turkey would never work together. Why, they are very angry with one another!!!! You know the Mavi Marmara incident?
Well what if Israel apologized?
I had speculated previously that if Israel issues some sort of an apology to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara stage show this would be a signal that an attack on Syria is imminent
So this is interesting- US-Pakistan apology may yield Israel-Turkey detenteGov't official: Israel ready for rapprochement after US apology to Pakistan over accidental killing of soldiers sets precedent.
What to my wondering eyes should appear? Not a miniature sleigh or 8 tiny reindeer...
The CIA director has pressed, Israel will apologize
The low-profile visit of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) David Petraeus to Turkey was extensively debated in the corridors of power. It was the Syrian scenarios that found their way into the papers.Bolstering the claim made in the Turkish press:
But the real aim of the visit was different. It was Fehmi Koru who wrote the only notable article on the subject yesterday by assembling the pieces together under his alias, Taha Kıvanç:
“Why has nobody noticed that Petraeus was in our region for a two-legged visit? In fact, Petraeus diverted his plane to Tel Aviv for the second leg of his tour after his talks in Istanbul. He will convey the mood he found here to the people he will meet in Israel. I don’t like to enunciate but let me write an expectation of mine: Petraeus might feel the need to stop in Turkey again after Israel… This is because the reason for his visit to our region nowadays might be to end the deadlock in the Israel-Turkey relationship that is bothering almost every quarter in the United States…”
Petraeus came to Turkey to repair the relations between the two countries. For this reason, he swiftly continued onto Israel.
Well, what did he say?
He explained to Turkey how crucial the normalization of Turkey-Israel relations was for both countries and for the U.S. while major upheavals are occurring in the region. He gave the message that Israel should officially apologize for the nine Turkish citizens it killed so that this problem comes to an end.
Because Turkish officials have been insisting, from the beginning, that “an official apology is a sine qua non for the restart of relations,” Ankara welcomed Petraeus’ proposal.
Meanwhile, there is another detail that fell off the map. Namely, that Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman accompanied the CIA director on this visit.
Senators McCain and Lieberman are not ordinary senators. McCain was the presidential candidate of the Republicans in the last elections. And Lieberman was his deputy. Both of them are very close to the Israeli government.
Apparently, U.S. President Barack Obama wants the Turkey-Israel relationship to recover as soon as possible in this critical period. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have sent along two senators, his rivals in the presidential elections, to accompany Petraeus.
Up to this point, it was corridors and analysis.
However, now, let’s see the second leg of the trip and whether the aim is met or not.
Sit tight; after all the zigzagging, and probably with this visit, Turkey will receive the official apology it is expecting from Israel.
And from whom?
From Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has been opposing the apology the most.
Because, the same message conveyed to Turkey was also delivered to Israel the other day in a very clear fashion. The message is this:
“The Middle East is boiling. There is too much uncertainty. The Mavi Marmara flotilla crisis is not for the advantage of both countries. Apologize to Turkey just as we did when we accidentally killed 24 civilians in Pakistan and finish this matter.”
The message was taken. How do I know about it?
From daily Yedioth, which best feels the pulse of the Foreign Ministry in Israel:
“Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he was ready to issue a similar apology statement like the one the U.S. did after it killed civilians in Pakistan.”
It is Lieberman personally who gave the above statement after Petraeus’ visit. In other words, the person who caused the flotilla crisis to escalate to its present stage.
What do you think? Has the aim been reached?
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has not received a written official apology from Lieberman. But it is imminent…
Reuters reports- Israel looks to U.S. example in trying to end rift with Turkey
Israel has signalled a willingness to adopt diplomatic language used to smooth U.S.-Pakistani relations in order to end its more than two-year-old rift with Turkey.
Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said on Wednesday the United States was trying to mediate an end to the dispute, for which Turkey has set several demands including that Israel apologise for the deaths. Denying wrongdoing, Israel has offered statements of regret, rather than contrition.
Israeli and Turkish officials had no comment on the report. But Israel's hawkish foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said on Tuesday he was open to taking a page from U.S. diplomacy in crafting a statement to try to end an impasse with Ankara.
Lieberman noted that, after the United States mistakenly killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in an air strike last November on the Afghan border, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said her country was "sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military" and that Washington was "committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from every happening again".
Lieberman said Clinton's statement could not be called an apology, "but an expression of regret on the killing of innocents".
"I say to you if this is the wording - if the Turks accept the American wording - I will certainly go with it. This is what I am willing to accept," he told his party in a speech whose transcript was provided to Reuters.
The signal from Lieberman, a powerful partner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government, was significant because he had been among the Israeli leaders most vocally opposed to accommodating the Turks' rapprochement demands.Can you figure out why I used green to highlight?
The apology/sideshow/psyop is fodder for the masses.
There was never any argument between the two nations.
This apology will be played up by the media. Historic. Peacemaking. Signalling some new era. Blah, blah, blah.The gullible will eat it up.
People who read here will know that this means, starting with Syria, the whole war scenario is about to get much worse.
Thanks AP @ Twelfthbough!