Contributor Post Created with Sketch. At least Istanbul’s never boring

 

So, who double-dares me to go out on the streets and ask where I can find a kosher bratwurst?

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  1. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You could watch Fiddlers on the Roof at high volume and see how many closet Jew-lovers recognize the music as they pass by.

    Caroline Glick predicted this flotilla scenario last week.

    The news articles I read this morning were from the AP and Fox News. Only the Fox article mentions the civilians going for the Israeli soldiers’ guns.

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    • May 31, 2010, at 8:13 AM PDT
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  2. John Boyer Member
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    Aaron Miller: You could watch Fiddlers on the Roof at high volume and see how many closet Jew-lovers recognize the music as they pass by.

    Caroline Glick predicted this flotilla scenario last week.

    The news articles I read this morning were from the AP and Fox News. Only the Fox article mentions the civilians going for the Israeli soldiers’ guns. · May 31 at 8:13am

    The video of the incident is up at Hot Air. Quite disturbing. If these were true “peace activists”, they wouldn’t be beating soldiers with metal pipes and what not. All they would have at hand to fight would be acoustic guitars, bongos, and bongs.

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    • May 31, 2010, at 9:38 AM PDT
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  3. Duane Oyen Member

    You could always”chicken” out and ask for beef brats…

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    • May 31, 2010, at 9:48 AM PDT
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  4. Morituri Te Inactive

    I love this quote from the LA Times:

    Turkey was once one of Israel’s only Muslim allies in the region, with close economic and military ties. But over the past 18 months, their relationship has soured, particularly after Israel’s 2008-2009 military assault on the Gaza Strip.

    Oh? And here I thought their relationship has soured because Turkey has an Islamist government.

    How does a Great Power trigger a war in a volatile region? One sure fire way to do it is to abruptly and publicly withdraw support from a key player. The perceived shift in the balance of power will mobilize its enemies, and the result will be either strategic miscalculation or victory, but never peace. I’m put in mind of Bush I’s signaling to Saddam that the US took no interest in his dispute with Kuwait. See how that worked out — and what Obama is doing with Israel is far worse, particularly when you throw in the Iranian nuclear threat.

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    • May 31, 2010, at 10:00 AM PDT
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  5. Claire Berlinski, Ed. Editor
    Claire Berlinski, Ed.

    Peter, it was never really a choice, more one of those things that just happened. I’ll explain the whole story one of these days, but it involves a man, of course, seven cats, two turtles, and the strange way that decisions to stay “a little while longer” tend to amount over time to years. And it should be said that the city is clearly a madhouse, yes, but the most interesting place I’ve ever lived, by far. (Not only in a Chinese-curse way, although increasingly so.)

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    • June 1, 2010, at 10:05 AM PDT
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  6. Peter Robinson Founder

    You must have written about this somewhere, Claire, so I feel a trifle shamefaced to ask. But Ricochet is devoted to conversation, and the question is–well, it’s obvious. Why have you chosen to live in Istanbul in the first place?

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    • June 1, 2010, at 12:14 PM PDT
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