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July 29, 2008: Bruce E. Ivins, another government scientist suspected in the 2001 anthrax attacks, commits suicide.
originally posted by: Ohanka
a reply to: yuppa
The US Military is not invincible. it's fifth generation fighters are not magical invisible aircraft. They can be detected by radar, and have been (mostly during NATO exercises but still). Nor are they available in any significant quality. I doubt the USAF wants to risk it's 184 F-22s on Turkey given the current state of the World. The gravest mistake any military can make is to underestimate it's adversary.
I think it's been emboldened by the Iraqi Invasion. Where the Air Force didn't fly and the Army & Republican Guard didn't fight.
Military Coups in Turkey—(1960-2016): Turkey has a history of its military overthrowing elected governments and imposing or re-imposing its own brand of political correctness on the nation. The Turkish military, the army in particular, sees itself as the guardian of the pro-Western, secular, (or non-religious) form of government established by modern Turkey's founder, Kemal Ataturk.
Four times since the founding of the Turkish Republic in the 1920s, the military has successfully stepped in to effect a change in government. In the spring of 2007, tensions in Turkey were high as military leaders once again issued warnings to the government of the ruling conservative Justice and Development Party (AK Party) . Massive street protests by hundreds of thousands of urban secular Turks protesting the perceived religious bias of the ruling party took place, but, despite the tensions, a new coup did not occur.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
The bigger question to be asking is...
Why is none of this being covered by the MSM?
It's BIG news, and nary a word of it is circulating!
originally posted by: Britguy
I had a feeling at the time of the coup that something was up, and that feeling only strengthened afterwards with the very quick purge and mass arrests that swiftly followed, almost like they already had a list drawn up of who to get rid of / arrest.
I still think it was all planned simply for Erdogan to consolidate power.
As for Incirlik, it's a big bargaining chip to wave about, as is the demand for a political opponent to be extradited, with conditions and threats alongside that demand.
Waving foreign plotters in front of the people is always a sure way to consolidate strength and get the populace onside!
Maybe they will tell NATO forces to leave Incirlik, and seize the nuclear weapons stationed there and move them before anyone can do anything. After all, they do have the numbers force wise to do so.