As a result, he epitomizes what Winston Churchill thought of appeasers:
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.Cameron is attempting to cozy up to a regime that has become all but Islamist while pointing the finger at neighboring western countries who oppose Turkey's entry into the EU.
Some westerners were hoping against hope that a "conservative" Cameron would usher in policies that reminded people of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. Quite the contrary, Cameron's speech in Turkey demonstrates his name doesn't belong in the same sentence as those two former leaders - sorry for doing it.
Here's an excerpt of Cameron's speech via Barry Rubin at Pajamas Media:
Turkey’s relationships in the region, both with Israel and with the Arab world, are of incalculable value. No other country has the same potential to build understanding between Israel and the Arab world. I know that Gaza has led to real strains in Turkey’s relationship with Israel. But Turkey is a friend of Israel. And I urge Turkey, and Israel, not to give up on that friendship.That "attack" on the Gaza flotilla was anything but. Besides, that flotilla had the backing of Hamas, Hezbolla, the IHH, and the Free Gaza Movement, which is supported by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Cameron is placing himself on the side of the enemy with words like this.
Let me be clear. The Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla was completely unacceptable. And I have told PM Netanyahu, we will expect the Israeli inquiry to be swift, transparent and rigorous. Let me also be clear that the situation in Gaza has to change. Humanitarian goods and people must flow in both directions. Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp.
But as, hopefully, we move in the coming weeks to direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians so it’s Turkey that can make the case for peace and Turkey that can help to press the parties to come together, and point the way to a just and viable solution.
As for Cameron's alienation of his neighbors - he doesn't just go to the front of the crocodile feeding line. He covers those neighbors in meat sauce before throwing them in the river by painting them as racists toward Islam:
The prejudiced. Those who willfully misunderstand Islam. They see no difference between real Islam and the distorted version of the extremists. They think the problem is Islam itself. And they think the values of Islam can just never be compatible with the values of other religions, societies, or cultures.Again, one needs only to refer to the words of Churchill to refute Cameron, a man who would surely repulse Churchill (sorry, I did it again). In the words of Sir Winston in 1899:
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.Interestingly, at the time Churchill wrote these words in 1899, the Ottoman Empire was the center of the Islamic world and was based in what is today known as Turkey.
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."
Read Rubin's entire piece.
Also, more at the Telegraph