Mr. Zirin is obviously naïve. Perhaps he has never before witnessed anti-Semitism. Well, he has now gotten a taste of it. It is not pretty.
Can you imagine the uproar in the world if a Turkish basketball team were to visit Israel and the Israelis were to riot against them? You would never hear the end of it. There would likely be twenty or more UN resolutions protesting Israel as some type of demonic empire.
Can you imagine if Turkey suffered rocket attacks for weeks and months from the Kurds and took action to defend itself and its civilian citizens? If the Kurds had threatened to establish a Kurdish empire in Turkey, and Turkey bombed the Kurdish sections of Iraq, and then went in to take out the weaponry that threatened its civilian citizenry--do you think there would be an outcry that Turkey had no right to do what it did? Do you think the Turks would be chastised for creating an alleged humanitarian crisis? Doubtful, wouldn't you say?
It is only Jews that are supposed to lie down and wait to be slaughtered.
Mr. Zirin, grow up.
Leonard S. Miller
Fair Lawn, NJ
Jan 14 2009 - 7:40pm