by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: It’s almost official but I will call it anyway… the people of Turkey have spoken. Their elected government stays and the coup leaders will scramble for the exits in hopes to make it out of the country before they are caught. It’s over. Just that fast. Even people who opposed Erdogan in the end were out there supporting the protesters and opposing the coup. I guess they remember what life under a junta is like. All they have to do is ask someone from Thailand or Egypt how that feels. I guess they didn’t like the part where the junta said they were going to write a new constitution for Turkey. Perhaps the Turks like their constitution. Either way, it appears to be done. Police are rounding up soldiers, they are being pulled from their tanks.
Goddamn… democracy still has some balls. We could use a few Turks over here in the states if you guys aren’t too busy in the next couple of weeks.
It’s hard to keep up with all this stuff. Thanks to you readers for leaving links. It’s getting bad over there in Turkey right now. Here are some Twitter feed videos. Turkish police are siding with the people against the military coup. Helicopters are firing on the the people and the police. Civilians are crawling up on tanks trying to yank their drivers out. Unbelievable.
And currently it looks like the State Department and White House are slowly starting to side with the elected government of the NATO member state Turkey. It took long enough. I guess that means they don’t expect it to succeed. Kinda like George H. W. Bush turning his back on the insurgents in Iraq back in the first Iraq War. Looks like Obama may ditch the coup leaders as it seems to be failing.
I even saw Chris Mathews, that drooling neocon sycophant to power, saying he can understand that Erdogan doesn’ want to concede part of Turkey to the Kurds for their new country.
Really? After all this time with only Penny and I and a few others talking about Greater Kurdistan and the regime change operation in Turkey and it goes from “conspiracy theory” to mainstream news in about 5 seconds… and it’s Mathews who does it? Damn.
I gotta take a break for a while. my leg hurts. Thanks for all the links guys. keep it up.
Twitter video feeds after break.