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Indian Tribes Seek Trade Ties With Turkey

At first glance we thought this was an early Thanksgiving Day story, from the Associated Press:

Native American tribes seek trade ties with Turkey

By Selcan Hacaoglu [sic], Associated Press Thu Nov 11, 2010

ANKARA, Turkey – Native American tribal leaders seeking trade ties with Turkish companies have offered them tax incentives to operate in their territories in the United States, the organizer of the trip said Thursday.

Lincoln McCurdy, president of the Turkish Coalition of America which organized the trip, said Thursday that the Native American tribes belong to sovereign nations that can strike their own trade deals and offer special tax incentives

How is it that even Indians — who are taught in schools, were little short of communists — can see the advantage of low taxes, and ‘the Great Father in Washington,’ cannot?

The delegation, representing 17 tribes from at least 10 U.S. states, has been welcomed by the Turkish government, which wants to bolster trade ties with the United States, which is Turkey’s seventh largest trading partner…

Zafer Caglayan, the minister who oversees foreign trade, met the U.S. delegation in Istanbul earlier this week and discussed areas of possible cooperation in tourism and construction. Turkish constructors are active across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, building dams, stadiums and highways

Er, it’s not a "US delegation." But we won’t get into the propriety of Indian tribes making international trade deals.

The delegation, including seven tribal leaders, chief executive officers of Native American companies as well as casino operators and Indian affairs experts, also visited some Turkish universities to discuss scholarships available to support Native Americans.

We suspect that casino construction has a lot to do with this sudden interest in trade. Also, come to think of it, Turkey makes some good, cheap cigarettes.

The Turkish Coalition of America offers its own scholarships to study in Turkey to up to 100 American minority students each year

Great. We can look forward to a whole new source for ‘home grown’ jihad.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Indian Tribes Seek Trade Ties With Turkey”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    The following is all speculation and the veracity of these alleged reports is totally bogus™

    Early in the 1980s Wackenhut was working on an improved version of both the Clipper Chip and the Inslaw Affair. On the Cabazon Indian Reservation in desert California. Why there?

    Because Wackenhut could domicile these operations ‘off-shore’ without leaving the Continental US. Indian Reservations (a hateful term) are unique and different legal jurisdictions, jurisdictions that can be loop-holed, twisted and through legal sleight of hand used to create off shore possibilities that normally the criminally minded have to actually go off shore to obtain.

    Indians, unique legal off shore jurisdictions and gaming casinos. (scratching head) Now how did that happen?

    So, someone out there has figured out that the next step is to further enhance the native American presence in the USA not just as the premier money laundering service, but also as the new source of jihad amongst the ‘disenfranchised’ and racially aggrieved.

  2. proreason says:

    Soon the Black Caucus will be seeking its own trade agreement with Cuba, the paradise island just south of Florida.

  3. Petronius says:

    Steve : “Er, it’s not a ‘US delegation’.”

    True, but maybe it should be the US delegation.

    After all, what have we got to lose?

    After two years in office, has the Nerobama regime achieved a single foreign policy success anywhere in the world? Anywhere?

    Or, to put it more bluntly, is there any foreign policy matter that the regime has not bungled and mismanaged?

    So maybe it’s time we gave the Quapaw tribe and the rest of the Indian delegates a chance.

    PS : Opening American borders to invasion by Mexico does not count as a foreign policy success.

    Also, removing US missiles from Poland, dissing Israel, Britain, and Germany, and cuddling the Queen are not foreign policy successes.

    Also, a Dutch passenger subduing the underpants bomber does not count as an American foreign policy victory.

  4. Mae says:

    From America.gov.: Sovereignty of Indian Tribes

    “Federally recognized American Indian tribes are considered sovereign entities within the United States. This sovereign status – sometimes called “nation-within-a- nation” – is protected by treaty, federal law, and court rulings. Members of tribes are not subject to state or local income, sales, or property taxes, and states have little power to regulate Indians in tribal territories. Tribes have their own rule-making bodies and judicial systems to settle disputes arising on tribal lands or between tribal members. While significant, tribal sovereignty is not absolute; Indians are subject to federal taxes and to laws passed by the U.S. Congress.”

    So, tell me again how they are getting away with this? Doesn’t a foreign national coming to the U.S. to work on a project need to have “papers”? Tribes certainly cannot issue their own. I think they are just pushing the envelope here, knowing white guilt will let them get away with it.

  5. canary says:

    Steve/ Also, come to think of it, Turkey makes some good, cheap cigarettes.

    Bingo. The most expensive legal cigarettes in my state are grown & made by the Indians. Suppose to make people think they are getting some kind of pure form of tobacco. Also, maybe the peyote isn’t cutting anymore, and the Indians are getting some poppy seeds to hybrid. Marlboro did it in another country and smuggled it in. Slap on the hand.

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