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Turkey Rejects Human Shield
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Here's a follow-up to the story about the idiots headed for Iraq to act as human shields (via Instapundit).

Turns out the leader of this misguided lot couldn't get into Turkey.

Border police on Friday denied entry into Turkey to a former U.S. Marine who is leading an anti-war group of "human shields" headed for Iraq ahead of a possible U.S.-led attack, an official said.

Ken O'Keefe, the founder of the "Human Shield Mission" protest group who flew into Istanbul from Italy, was not let into the country when he presented a passport issued by the World Service Authority.

A spokesman of Istanbul airport, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Turkey does not recognize this passport.

The spokesman said O'Keefe protested, shouting that he had traveled across the world with that passport and was a "citizen of the world."

The U.S.-based World Service Authority issues passports on the basis of an article of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights that guarantees the right to travel freely. The authority says the passport is recognized by more than 150 countries.

Five other activists accompanying O'Keefe were allowed into the country, while O'Keefe flew back to Italy.

Turns out this braniac renounced his American citizenship a few years ago in protest. Hmm...a bit ironic, wouldn't you say?

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