Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Monday, 18 April 2011

Al Beeb's pro-Palestinian Boss Patten Talks Up Turkey

To try to demonstrate "objectivity" as the incoming Chairman of the BBC Trust, demonstrably pro-Palestinian Lord Patten, a Conservative Party "wet" ("wet" being the operative word) wrote his last article for the online "Project Syndicate: A World of Ideas" at the end of March.

He explained that. given the new role,
 "I have to take a Sicilian vow of omerta on controversial issues for the term of my chairmanship. That makes for boring commentary: better to put down my pen."
The article in question is entitled "Turkey and the Future of Europe" and it inspires no great confidence for expectations that Al Beeb, so doggedly anti-Israel, will desist in its other biases towards British membership of the European Union and towards Islam anytime soon.

For Patten demonstrated, like that other Conservative Party "wet", David Cameron, that he's gung-go about securing Turkey's admission to the European Union.  His article concluded:
'So what is the point of Europe today? .... Europe’s moral purpose today is an existential question that all Europeans must consider.
For me the answer is to be found in Turkey. Europe with Turkey as a member would naturally be a more dynamic economy. Turkey is a regional energy hub. It has clout and respect in its own region with formidable fighting forces. And, above all, Turkey is now a role model for other Islamic societies striving to accommodate democracy, civil liberties, the rule of law, an open economy, pluralism, and religion.
As an EU member, Turkey would add a new dimension of massive historic importance. Europeans would show that we could embrace an Islamic democracy and build a strong bridge between Europe and Western Asia.
That, in turn, would create a new European identity and narrative, a new reason for the EU to exist in this century, a way of rejecting the divisive politics of old. I hope that by the time I take up my pen again, we will be on our way to this destination. If not, then many of us will find it increasingly difficult to see Europe as anything more than a glorified customs union with political ambitions that are far too big for its boots.'
(http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/patten39/English; hat tip: Biased BBC)

Personally, the thought of millions and millions of Muslims from Turkey's Islamic hinterland in Asia being eligible for immigration to Britain and other lands inside the EU fills me with dread, for reasons delineated by a former UKIP parliamentay candidate in his blog a couple of years ago:
http://paulweston101.blogspot.com/2009/07/review-of-bridge-too-far-by-philip.html

Given Patten's predilections, the Turkish case for EU entry, like zeal for the Palestinian cause, is certainly unlikely to diminish at Al Beeb.

5 comments:

  1. Tell Patton to ask the North Cypriots what they think of his beloved Turkey and don't even go near any Armeniens to ask.

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  2. There is also the problem of North Africa. There will have to be a way of making them prosper so that we don't have a mass migration from Africa into Europe. I foresee some sort of Euro-Mediterranean Alliance. Greece and Cyprus could be assuaged if Turkey left Northern Cyprus. Bat Ye'or calls it Eurabia. It is to be hoped that the UK will turn back to the Anglo-sphere in the near future.

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  3. Ian, in 1908 "The Great White Fleet" sailed to Australia - it wasn't a racist term, but the name given to the US Fleet. At the time, there was enormous interest in Joe Chamberlain's idea of Imperial Federation, and many Aussies saw the arrival of the American Fleet as the precursor to an alliance of the English-speaking peoples. If only that had happened, and Britain had stayed out of the EU!

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  4. I can only conclude from Patten's comments that he wants to destroy Europe. He is serving the forces of darkness.
    Here's a line from a poem by Erdogan, the Turkish PM: 'The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.' Feel the love.

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