When a leader of one sovereign nation threatens to protect the Capital city of another sovereign nation from the country in which it resides, it’s generally considered advocating for an act of war. Yet, in this case, the western media and the American people all but yawn, via the Jerusalem Post:
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu slammed Israel for its recent “attacks” on Jerusalem, vowing to defend the city and its holy sites, even if doing so alone.
“Nothing will prevent Turkey from protecting Jerusalem and the al-Aksa mosque,” Davutoglu addressed his party at a weekly faction meeting in Ankara, according to Turkish media.
Israel’s “brutal” leaders should not “dare consider” continuing their attacks on the city, Hurriyet quoted him as saying.
That reference to protecting the al-Aqsa mosque is particularly laughable because the Israeli government briefly shut it down after an Israeli activist was shot by a Palestinian terrorist in front of the mosque. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas referred to that as an “Israeli escalation”. Not only that but Israel has had to deal with a spike in Palestinian terrorist attacks.
Meanwhile, inside Turkey, ISIS is allowed to roam free and recruit in broad daylight.
Yet Davutoglu thinks Jerusalem must be defended against the country whose Capital it is.