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Ankara bristles at White House arms ultimatum claim

By Michael Collins

It appears that the United States is winning friends and influencing people all over the world. This exchange is not acknowledged by either government, but the report has the ring of truth to it. The US is the world’s leading arms exporter and the president is, alas, the arms pusher in chief. Now we’re trying to shove around a NATO ally, the second largest armed force in that alliance, and an emerging world power. Why is it that our  leaders are so different than the citizens?  I don’t know any business people who  would take such an arrogant approach to a friend and excellent customer. Amazing, as the fools lead us to decline.

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