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  •  Wow, imagine what Israel could do in Turkey! (0+ / 0-)

    You know, a country whose military is actually sympathetic to Israel.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:38:27 AM PDT

    •  Turkey will back down. (2+ / 0-)
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      Johnny Q, whizdom

      It always does.  Some outrage for the cameras, some pabulum for the public, after an Israeli insult (humiliation of Turkish ambassador, Mavi Marmara, etc.), then everything settles back into the status quo.

      It's not as if a NATO member has any real choice in the matter, of course.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:43:45 AM PDT

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    •  Erdogan is fighting his own military (1+ / 0-)
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      Turkey has been dominated by the military since Ataturk's time; Erdogan is the first PM to actually be more powerful than them. He has taken major steps against the military and so far gotten away with it.  Whether he can continue to defy the "deep state" for the long run remains to be seen.

      But he turns out to be pretty corrupt after all, witness the recent events in Istanbul.  This has nothing to do with religion or the military either; it's just the corruption of power, greed and patronage.  That is what will bring down Erdogan.  He is too obviously corrupt.

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