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Where to Go with Turkey

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 3, 2017

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/where-to-go-with-turkey/

Turkey also has supported ISIS when it suited its government to do so and has reportedly been a supplier of sarin gas to rebels inside Syria.

One only has to look at the inherent contradictions in what appears to be the Trump Administration policy towards Syria to understand how the United States has somehow gone down a path that leads nowhere. Last week, NATO member and nominal U.S. ally Turkey bombed Kurdish militiamen operating against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Iraq is an American ally and one group of Kurds that suffered twenty fatalities was being advised by U.S. special forces. The Kurds, who are reported to be the most effective soldiers in the American supported pushback against ISIS, are described by the Turkish government as terrorists.

Turkey’s objective has been from the beginning to forestall any creation of an independent Kurdish state near its border that might serve as a haven for what it describes as terrorism from the PKK and other related groups. All other interests are secondary and it has cooperated with ISIS as well as with al-Ansar when it has felt that to be desirable.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will do anything, support anyone in order to crush the Kurds.  The neocon/warparty/pentagon has the same attitude with respect to Shia countries like Iran and Syria.

Particularly disgusting is neocon/warparty/pentagon support for Saudi Arabia, the country that made 9/11 happen.

a reflection of the fact that the potential opposition media had either been shut down or cowed into submission. Opposition rallies were banned and opposition demonstrators were beaten and arrested.

Erdogan has deliberately and cynically destroyed democracy in Turkey. In the aftermath of the recent referendum he immediately moved to arrest even more citizens who have criticized him and to fire nearly 4,000 more government employees, referring to them as traitors.

Erdogan has deliberately and cynically destroyed democracy in Turkey. In the aftermath of the recent referendum he immediately moved to arrest even more citizens who have criticized him and to fire nearly 4,000 more government employees, referring to them as traitors.

Since July, Erdogan has rounded up and arrested more than 160,000 Turks, including 47,000 who have been sent to prison. Many suffered from the misfortunate of appearing on an “enemies” list, which clearly was prepared and ready before the coup.

With US reliance on allies like this it is no wonder US efforts at freeing and democratizing the Middle East is a dismal failure.

We really know the only thing the US is interested in freeing, or more accurately unleashing, is military/industrial/bankster/Israeli complex bank accounts and US hegemony.

If your goal is sunshine and green lights, you don’t deal with the likes of Erdogan.

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