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  •  this, however -- (7+ / 0-)
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    there is no way NATO will give up the early warning systems and air bases in Turkey
    -- does make me wonder whether NATO is at all in a position to overtly or covertly topple the Turkish government.  Not very likely, I imagine, but Turkish armed accompaniment of the flotilla will result in some spectacular pushing-coming-to-shoving.

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    by corvo on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:11:43 PM PDT

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    •  Given US and EU support for the color revolutions (7+ / 0-)
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      in various other countries and the various occupy like uprisings in Turkey in the last few years I wouldn't be surprised if the US decided to support the local 'revolutionaries' after these actions by Turkey.

      No War but Class War

      by AoT on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:15:43 PM PDT

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      •  Then the real question becomes (6+ / 0-)
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        how well the USA and its NATO buddies have infiltrated the Turkish military.  Turkey is one of those countries (Thailand is another) where civilian authority is tolerated only to the extent that it doesn't upset the delicate sensibilities of the military.

        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 Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:21:25 PM PDT

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      •  And then, after a decent interval, (3+ / 0-)
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        support a military coup.

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        by chuckvw on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 08:25:13 PM PDT

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        •  It wouldn't be the first time the US supported (5+ / 0-)

          a coup in Turkey against an elected president. And this one is an Islamist, however moderate he might be.

          The more I think about it though, the more I think that the protesters response to a military coup would not be the least bit passive. There would be outrage, especially if there were no elections soon after. And I'd bet those protesters would get aid from other protesters in the EU.

          No War but Class War

          by AoT on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 08:39:34 PM PDT

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          •  It wasn't completely passive last time (3+ / 0-)
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            People died and disappeared. In 1980, the military cited social unrest and three digit inflation as reasons for the coup.

            It was probably a close thing last year.

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            by chuckvw on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 09:06:20 PM PDT

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    •  Let's face it (3+ / 0-)
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      NATO/U.S. has suffered a psychotic break. They are a danger to themselves and others.

      If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers. - Thomas Pynchon

      by chuckvw on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 08:24:09 PM PDT

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