January 10, 2004

Debka Bias

A classic from Debka today and why it's so hard to take what they say uncritically. I'll buy that Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan laid out the case that Turkey is giving up support for Northern Cyprus and, oh, btw: we should sign a treaty that would only make sense if Syria gives up historical claims it has to a province in Turkey. That's the kind of inside information that makes Debka a valuable source. If such a move did happen it would not only impact the EU by easing tensions with Turkey over Cyprus but it would also put Turkey back on the table as a possible EU entrant itself, which changes the entire dynamic of the Balkans as well as the EU.

But Debka isn't satisfied with a nice little scoop that is peripheral to their major hobby horse, Israel, they have to stretch and reach to make the square peg fit into the round hole of Syria/Israel Golan Heights negotiations. Sad.

Debka proves once again that it's too connected to ignore and too partisan to believe. It's a constant annoyance.

Posted by TMLutas at January 10, 2004 12:46 PM