October 3, 2012 – “It is all orchestrated by the U.S. and Turkey”, he says. “They are behind this chaos. World War III already started, people just don’t recognize it. It’s no longer soldiers of one country fighting soldiers of an other country you know.”
“Indeed”, I say, pleasantly surprised. This middle-aged Turkish man next to me on the train in a West-European country isn’t supposed to have an opinion like that. “Nowadays’ wars are fought by foreign mercenaries and supported by many youth and many ignorant that have been brought into the streets to act in fake, corporate-fascist financed ‘revolutions’. Those people have been duped into believing in the sincerity of those fake revolutions by the Zionist and imperialist powers, don’t you think so too?”
The Turkish man, I forgot his exact name but it sounded like Ishafin, nodds at me. “And now that bitch gave them another 45 million dollars!”
“We came, we saw, he died!“, recites Ishafin. He clearly isn’t shy to let others hear his voice.
“She is pure evil”, I agree. “You know, one of the main features of evil is that it tends to copy the truth to perfection and if any truth has appeared then evil will appear soon after under a guise that at first side is hard to be distinguished from real…”
“People became slaves”, Ishafin says on a meditating tone. “They are like little children, like infants. They need to learn to read. They need to learn to analyze. They need to learn to distinguish the good from the bad. They need to use this crap as toilet paper only.”
He grabs one of Germany’s leading newspapers, rips it in two and throws it through the air. The gesture immediately reminds me of Muammar Gaddafi’s historic 2009 UN speech during which he cut the UN charter in pieces and threw it away like rubbish. I giggle again.
“Do these papers mention the fact that a group of rebel leaders in fact have defected to the government forces last week, because they began to acknowledge the evil behind this so-called revolution? Do these papers mention the fact that other terrorists killed their own leader just a few days ago?
Those terrorists of the so-called Free Syrian Army finally admitted last week that they only recently moved their headquarters from Turkey to Syria, so what does that mean? Does it mean they are winning ground in Syria, like these papers want us to believe? No! To begin with, it means that, if it wasn’t already clear, there is nothing civilian about this crisis, as the headquarters of the so-called opposition weren’t even in Syria but in NATO member country Turkey from the start.
And secondly, it means that Turkey has become sick of those terrorists itself so they have kicked them out. But no word at all about this in this… this propaganda newspaper. I rather call it a presstitude tabloid. You know, the press’ prostitutes…”, but I already understand.
“The terrorist filth” he says, shaking his head in utter disgust. “That is the filth they’re funding. You know Syria, ever been there? You look a bit…”
“Romanian”, I say, “I’m Romanian”.
We approach my final destination.
“I’ve been there many times. It was the most… or maybe not the most, I mean probably not the most in the world. Who knows. But it was such a harmonious country, you know, really tolerant and progressive. Some points needed improvement, but overall…”
“I’m so sorry but I have to leave”, I interrupt. “It was so nice meeting you and talking to you, thank you very much.”
“I totally agree!” He jumps off the chair and shakes my hand for a short while.
“Allah Syria Bashar Ou Bas!” is the last I hear when I leave the train, and I laugh out loud now.
When I am home I read the news about the growing tension between Turkey and Syria, and I can’t help wondering if Isharin’s opinion on his motherland’s neighbouring country will still be the same after today.