In what has been widely labelled as an “incredibly stupid speech”, Cameron talked about how desperately Britain wants Turkey’s friendship, his admiration of Islamism knew no bounds, he lavished praise on Turkey’s “strategic friendship” with the West, with Israel and with the Palestinians in Gaza – while managing to ignore the fact that Turkey has been illegally occupying half of Cyprus for almost half a century, is still systematically persecuting its Kurdish and Armenian minorities, has gone out of its way to antagonise the Jewish state and is actively aiding and abetting Gaza’s Hamas Islamist regime which is pitted in a deadly war against the legitimate Palestinian leadership under Fatah’s Mahmoud Abbas – who in turn is a Holocaust denier (read his university thesis).
Cameron’s visit to Turkey and his message of carte blanche to Islamism took place on Tuesday 27 July. The effects were not long in coming: On Thursday July 29, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, widely touted by his darlings in the West as a “moderate” and a “man of peace”, declared that in any future Palestinian state, no Jews will be allowed to live. “Palestine” is to be judenrein. This contrasts interestingly with Israel, 20 percent of whose population consists of Arabs – both Muslim and Christian.
And just a few hours later on the morning of Friday July 30 the Hamas terrorist organisation, Abbas’s rivals in the Gaza Strip, not to be outdone, fired a Grad rocket at the Israeli city of Ashkelon. This is the city that supplies electricity to the Gaza Strip and the power station has been targeted several times by rockets fired from Gaza.
On all this David Cameron remained utterly silent.
He was less silent on the subject of terrorism, however. He was not referring to systematic Islamist terrorism against Jews by the Iran-Syria-Turkey allies in the Lebanon (Hizbollah), or the Iran-Syria-Turkey allies in the West Bank (Fatah-PLO) or the Iran-Syria-Turkey allies in the Gaza Strip (Hamas-Moslem Brotherhood).
On that terrorism Cameron was silent. But he did speak up against terrorism that targets India:
“We cannot tolerate in any sense the idea that this country is allowed to look both ways and is able, in any way, to promote the export of terror whether to India, whether to Afghanistan or to anywhere else in the world.
“That is why this relationship is important. It should be a relationship based on a very clear message – that it is not right to have any relations with groups that are promoting terror.”
He was referring solely to terrorism emanating from Pakistan and aimed at India – a former British colony to which Cameron now travelled cap in hand begging for increased commerce and extended trade.
Cameron’s words were spot-on regarding India’s existential problem with its Islamic neighbour Pakistan, and his words were well-received in what is the world’s largest democracy.
The problem is, Cameron could have equally well applied exactly the same words to Turkey, to Syria, to Iran and, above all, to both the Fatah-PLO terrorist organisation that rules the West Bank and the Hamas-Islamic Jihad gangs that rule the Gaza Strip.
But he chose not to.
Which is why his trip and his speeches were not only “incredibly stupid”, they were insulting, condescending and counterproductive. He antagonised virtually everyone, and earned the sneering disrespect of those he tried hardest to appease.
Just wait now for Pakistan to react to Cameron’s insult.