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From: John T <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] re Twanda re FYI
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 05:12:19 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <20030317155016.50024.qmail@web41408.mail.yahoo.com>


Brent Kennedy <> wrote:
*** Howdy Brent I have checked you message out below and have some questions, Look for my **

----- Original Message -----
> From: Brent Kennedy <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 1:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [Melungeon] re Brent re Twanda re FYI
>
>
>BK- Hi Kelly,
>
> Yes, the Turks are in a tough spot. The majority actually voted to
> support us, but there wasn't a quorum. I don't think our media
> helped us
> with the Turks. What I learned long ago (1994 and on) is that the
> Turks
> have always been there for us (Korea, the Gulf War, etc.), but that
> our
> national policy has invariably abandoned them once our need was met.
> The first Gulf War is a good example. They sacrificed terribly for us,
> losing billions of dollars after agreeing to cut off Saddam's oil pipeline,
> absorbing hundreds of thousands of Kurdish refugees, and engendering
> the undying hatred of their Arab neighbors (even the ones they helped) by
> allying with us. Israel is now their only real friend in the region.
> Anyway, after the Gulf War we did not honor our commitments to help
> rebuild their economy and it has floundered ever since.

***Brent, How do you know we did not honor our commitments to Turkey.? Was you information from the streets of Turkey during one of your 10 visits? Continue below

>BK- Even though the Turks still
> respect us, I've heard from day one (after ten trips there), "Why did
> America do this to us?" But this side of the story is seldom if ever told. > Sooooo, this time around when we approach
> them with the same promises, what did we expect?

** Brent, do you know for a fact American did not honor their commitment to Turkey? if so what were they, and who made them?

BK-To their credit,
> they took
> it to their "legislature" for democratic debate (yes, Turkey is a
> democracy), but all the while the American media called them "rug
> traders"
> and "blackmailers." Well, the Turks also get CNN and FOX and > I can tell you > it didn't help our cause.

*** Brent I watch CNN and I have never heard Turkey called this name by our national media, this seems like a wild unsupported charge by you. Thanks, Frank

BK- And yet, the majority STILL voted to support us.
> Turkey may yet come through for us, but we didn't handle our old ally
> very well.
> >
> > Here's an interesting link on the whole issue:
> >
> > http://www.theturkishtimes.com/op-beinart.html
> >
> > But bottom line, we all need to pray as hard as we can.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Brent
> >
> > wrote:In a message dated 3/18/2003 8:21:39 AM
Pacific
> Standard Time,
> > writes:
> >
> > > The title of the book is: From Anatolia to Appalachia: A
> Turkish-American
> > > Dialogue
> > >
> > >
> > Congradulations on the new book Brent. I am very much looking
forward to
> the
> > readin of it. I too believe the same way you do and I also have
wondered
> > during these days of world maddness if the ties to the Turks would
> influance
> > their decisoin to protect their country from US invasion. They are
walking
> a
> > fine line and my prayers for peace are with them.
> >
> > Kelly Pritchard
> > Isla Vista, California
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