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    Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    Turkey approves Rasmussen as next NATO head after Obama steps in
    Turkey approved the nomination of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the next head of NATO, after U.S. President Barack Obama has answered Ankara's objections, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told reporters Saturday. (UPDATED)

    NATO leaders agreed unanimously to appoint Rasmussen as the new head of the alliance after Turkey dropped its objections.

    "You know that there has been discussion over the past 36 hours, but the fact that we are standing here next to each other means a solution has been found also for the concerns expressed by Turkey, and we all very much agree and are unanimous," NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told a joint news conference with Rasmussen.

    Turkey had opposed Rasmussen's bid for the top NATO post, saying the Dane's unwillingness to suspend broadcasts from a Denmark-based TV station linked to the terror organization PKK, and his stance during the 2006 crisis over a Danish newspapers publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, cast doubts over his ability to lead the alliance.

    "I am deeply honored to be appointed as the next secretary-general of NATO and I will do my utmost to live up to the confidence shown to me by my colleagues," said Rasmussen, who will replace Dutchman Jaap de Hoop Scheffer on Aug. 1.
    Despite an hour of talking to his Turkish counterpart, Berlusconi could not persuade Turkish PM to recieve a gaurentee that Rasmussen will not be Vetoed by Turkey. However, Obama stepped in and made gaurentees that one of Rasmussen's deputies would be a Turk and that Turkish commanders would be present at the alliance's command. Turkey then changed its stance last minute on Rasmussen and a possible Veto, and the Dane will replace current leader on Aug. 1.
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    That Mr Obama is a smooth operator. He will do a fine job.
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    I can hear the Danish opposition jumping for joy.... finally they got rid of the man that has defeated them time and time again.
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    Turkey has many wonderful and special attitudes towards Palestine

    Thank you for Turkey
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    Quote Originally Posted by elyas View Post
    Turkey has many wonderful and special attitudes towards Palestine

    Thank you for Turkey
    I think the turks just want the palestinians to have a stronger voice in what happens regarding Israel and the middle east, but thats not to forget the Gaza strip is run by Hamas a terrorist group, and the palestinians voted for them also. Not good.
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    I think the turks just want the palestinians to have a stronger voice in what happens regarding Israel and the middle east, but thats not to forget the Gaza strip is run by Hamas a terrorist group, and the palestinians voted for them also. Not good.
    Thank you for your comment. But

    Hamas is not a terrorist organization, demonstrated by the fact that the Palestinian people is one of the chosen.
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    Quote Originally Posted by elyas View Post

    Hamas is not a terrorist organization, demonstrated by the fact that the Palestinian people is one of the chosen.
    German people chose the Nazis, that makes Nazism a beacon of light and hope does it??

    Terrorism is defined by people who kill innocents for political gain. I think Hamas as done a bit of that in its time, dont you?
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    German people chose the Nazis, that makes Nazism a beacon of light and hope does it??

    Terrorism is defined by people who kill innocents for political gain. I think Hamas as done a bit of that in its time, dont you?
    Thank you, I respect your opinion, but
    The recent war in Gaza is a terrorist found

    Who has killed more than 1300 Palestinians in Gaza? Israel or Hamas
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    Quote Originally Posted by elyas View Post
    Thank you, I respect your opinion, but
    The recent war in Gaza is a terrorist found

    Who has killed more than 1300 Palestinians in Gaza? Israel or Hamas
    Israel. But who caused the conflict by launching missiles over the boarder and killing innocent Jews first? The excursion was merely a respone to what Hamas was doing. Did you expect them to allow it to happen and carry on killing innocent Jews? I understand you may feel Israel is palestinian land or whatever it may be and it does not rightfully belong to the Jews but this approach is wrong.
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    Re: Turkey says "yes" to Rasmussen, Obama gaurentees favour in return

    Quote Originally Posted by elyas View Post
    Thank you, I respect your opinion, but
    The recent war in Gaza is a terrorist found

    Who has killed more than 1300 Palestinians in Gaza? Israel or Hamas
    But aren't the leaders of Israel elected also? So then they couldn't be terrorists by your definition, right?

    Besides, just because one is a Palestinian, it does not mean that they are not terrorists, or rather that they weren't part of Hamas. The numbers are never seperated out. The number always given is "Palestinians", rather than combatants, militants, etc....I imagine this is a ploy used to try and gain sympathies where little should exist.
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