Skip to comments.Remembering Who Our Friends Are
Posted on 02/02/2018 11:09:30 AM PST by Kaslin
In what has ironically been designated Operation Olive Branch, Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been trying to put the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin into a stranglehold. Turkey is now in its second week of bombardment over Afrin from the air and heavy tanks are now carrying out a ground offensive into the Kurdish region.
Erdogan is a brute and a thug, who has made a habit of trampling on the human rights of his own people. He used the failed military coup of July, 2016 to arbitrarily arrest and imprison anyone whom he considers to be his opposition, including dissidents, parliamentarians, journalists, and academicians. Many have been languishing in prison since the failed military coup, without right of habeas corpus, and in 2017, Erdogan further strengthened his ironclad grip on the country of Turkey by winning a referendum, so there is no longer a free and independent judiciary or a free and independent legislative branch. A former member of the opposition party in the Turkish Parliament recently told me, Every Saturday night, my friends and colleagues gather to read the newspaper to see if they are on the list of people to be purged in the coming week.
The late Soviet dissident, Andre Sakharov, once said, One can always tell a nations foreign policy by the way they treat their internal dissident population.
Erdogan is sensing that America is in a period of withdrawal and isolation, and his eyes are set in taking over the Afrin region of Syria. But it will not end there.
Erdogan has threatened to go into Manbij, which is an American outpost, and he is just reckless enough to try to take out American lives.
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“Erdogan has threatened to go into Manbij, which is an American outpost, and he is just reckless enough to try to take out American lives.”
I think he would be ill-advised to try that. We know that F35’s are superior to the F-15’s we sold Turkey. And with our air power, Erdogan’s ‘’tank inventory” will suffer serious depletion.
Shouldn’t we be defending our real allies?
Be real. We could have wiped out the “problem” in Benghazi but we have deep state bureuacrats, NOT military, in charge of our arms.
Turk rebels reportedly mutilate body of Kurdish fighter. Pretty ugly over there.
Real allies put their necks on the line to defeat ISIS for the US. There's the answer to your question.
Whether we will get into a conflict is another thing, this here is the scenario I was hoping we'd never see.
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