Th(is) article discusses some of the background to Turkish politics, something that I know very little about.
Sometimes I get lost thinking about what your informant Sibel claims because I don't see the background context very well.
I suspect that most people who one might think of as part of the mass, or the crowd, don't pay much attention, because they do not understand the general story of what's going on in Turkey, or the rest of the world, and how it could possibly relate to them.
I suspect news organizations cut out a lot of their foreign coverage in order to make people pay less attention."
for the record:
- I wouldn't categorise Sibel as my 'informant' - at all. Just about everything I know is from the public record (some of which is from my interviews with her)
- I don't know anything about Turkey at all, either. The 'background context' actually isn't necessary to understand what she's saying. It's true thta there is some stuff 'related' to 'Turkey' - but basically we only need to consider the whole thing as a criminal enterprise. To a large extent, 'nationality' is irrelevant. It's important to remember that. A lot of Sibel's stuff isn't about 'Turkey' - it's just about some people, some are Turkish, some Americans, some from other nations.
- It's true that many don't understand Sibel's story - that's my fault. I'm trying to change it. The story isn't really that difficult. If I can understand it, anyone can. One of the great mysteries, to me, is that we can't recruit certain segments of the population to the cause. The anti-war crowd ought to be lining up to yoke Perle and Feith, even if not for the reasons that Sibel's case indicates.