Turkey could paralyze critical supply lines to Iraq
The Bush administration is concerned that Turkey could block vital U.S. supply routes to Iraq.
Seventy percent of the fuel and air shipments to the U.S. military in Iraq are currently routed through Turkey.
Officials said the Defense Department and U.S. military believe Ankara could retaliate to a U.S. House resolution that blamed Turkey for the killing of 1.5 million Armenians in World War I. They said Ankara could block weapons and supplies to
the U.S. military in Iraq.
Even those supposedly affected by this legislation are opposed to it.
Patriarch Mesrob II underscores opposition to US Armenian bill
The spiritual leader of Armenians living in Turkey, Patriarch Mesrob
Mutafian, has asserted that he is against the Armenian bill accepted last week by the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Pelosi, et al are doing this purposely in an attempt to once again undermine a sitting president and his duties as the Commander in Chief regarding the war in Iraq.
Turkish General Issues Warning on Bill
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's top general warned that ties with the
U.S., already strained by attacks from rebels hiding in Iraq, will be
irreversibly damaged if Congress passes a resolution that labels the World War
I-era killings of Armenians a genocide.
Turkey, which is a major cargo hub for U.S. and allied military
forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, has recalled its ambassador to Washington for
consultations and warned that there might be a cut in the logistical support to
the U.S. over the issue.
"If this resolution passed in the committee passes the House as
well, our military ties with the U.S. will never be the same again," Gen. Yasar
Buyukanit told the daily Milliyet newspaper.
Not only will this action damage our effort in Iraq it will also affect our relationship with an important ally for years to come.
Enough is enough. It is time for Pelosi to go. She is a traitor.
UPDATE: This Ain't Hell is all over this along with some buddies. Keep scrolling.