May 16th, 2004


Побредятинки в строю AKA Under Influence (7)

Глаза подсоединены к полушариям мозга крест-накрест. Таким образом, чтобы подавить деятельность правого полушария, следует смотреть на мир правым глазом. Желательно через прицел.
Eyes and brain hemispheres are linked crosswise. Thus, to suppress right hemisphere activity you should use your right eye only. The easiest way to do that is to take aim.
ANGRY red squirrel

Well, well, well, what have we here? (c)

It looks like Cyprus referendum did changed Turkey attitude to Europe. In an interesting way.

But let it be a lesson to us. There are no such thing as "stable relationship" in this world. The major factor of Turkey interest in Israel were military ties. Now when it doesn't need us, Turkey, most probably, quickly join anti-Israel chorus. I will watch the development with curiosity.

Jerusalem Post May. 15, 2004 18:30
Turkey cancels multi-billion defense tenders

Diplomatic and defense industry officials reacted with dismay at reports of a surprise announcement by Turkey that it was canceling billions of dollars worth of military tenders.

Some of the tenders could include potential sales by Israeli defense industries to Turkey.

A special meeting held on Friday by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan concluded with the cancellation of tenders to purchase 145 attack helicopters, build 1,000 tanks and procure unmanned aerial vehicles. The tenders are reportedly worth over $11 billion.

According to a statement issued by the Defense Industry 2004 Year Executive Committee, Turkey would seek to manufacture these items domestically. Besides Erdogan, members of the committee including Turkish General Staff Chief Gen. Hilmi Ozkok, Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul and Turkish Defense Industry Undersecretary Murat Bayar. Collapse )