I haven't written anything about this yet because the way it's being covered--here, in the US, in Israel--is driving me bananas. Something about this latest contretemps is bringing out the conspiracy theorist in me: Did someone do something to all the opinion writers to knock fifty points off their IQs overnight? What just sets my teeth on edge is when some twerp columnist who I'm sure has never set foot in Gaza and certainly hasn't been to Turkey confidently, blithely advises his readers that if the Israelis would just stop being so stubborn and give back the Occupied Territories, why, the problem would be solved! And people believe it. I just don't know where to start with that.
But the right is just as dumb. What is Caroline Gllick going on about? She doesn't really believe that Turkey is going to turn into Iran. If so, she's not qualified to do her job. So what's she trying to do? Influence Americans who think she's a trusted authority?
Everyone is winding themselves into hysterics about this, and meanwhile everyone has just sort of forgotten that Turks and Kurds are coming home in body bags here. And Syria? Everyone's forgotten. Except the Syrians who are getting killed.