COMMENT POSTED (AND SOON REMOVED BY EDITOR) TO AN ARTICLE BY RECEP ERDOGAN IN THE GUARDIAN
Why do you print anything with this man’s name on it?
He may have the title President but he is a mass killer, a killer of Kurds and Syrians.
He suppresses freedom of the press throughout his own country, and he makes lunatic demands of other countries such as insisting Germany prosecute a television comedian for making fun of him.
Never mind he has refugee camps, it is mainly his fault that there are streams of Syrian refugees in the first place.
And now he is blackmailing the EU around the future of the refugees.
He has sent wave after wave of cut throats and maniacs, gathered from all over, covertly there to destroy the country.
He has sent weapons, including Sarin nerve gas taken by America from Gadhafi’s stores, and he arranged an entire system for stealing Syrian oil and selling it on the black-market to help finance all his dirty operations.
Indeed Turkish journalists who uncovered his filthy shipments are now spending five years in Turkish prison.
President or not, he is simply a bloody thug, one of the world’s worst.
The Guardian should know that, yet you give him space.
I guess it can only mean you support his goal of getting rid of Assad, a leader who in fact is far more tolerant and intelligent than Erdogan.
But the United States wants Assad gone – in part because Israel hates him and in part because he doesn’t do some things America has demanded which he views as not good for his country – so you fall into line with David Cameron in effectively telling a country’s people who their leader should be. There is no other way to interpret any support for Turkey or Saudi Arabia on this matter.
In supporting this and giving a killer space in the paper, The Guardian effectively embraces a world where only might makes right, hardly the position of a truly liberal or progressive publication.