I don’t think history repeats itself. I do think it echoes. The situation in Turkey over the airbase is reaching critical mass. It will be over, one way or another, by the end of July. Depending on how things pan out, we could easily have a military confrontation between US or NATO forces and Erdogan’s “new” Turkish military.
Okay, let me be clear on several issues. I have the “gut feeling” we are now seeing an echo of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Reagan for President, and the financial chaos of Volcker’s rate increases.
I agree we have the technical military ability to get those people, and the nukes out. Unfortunately, Obama is our Cretin in Chief and he will NEVER AUTHORIZE a military solution. He will try to suck up to Erdogan. Further, he will hand over this guy to Erdogan in record time.
The issue facing the USA, NATO and the EU is the nukes being held hostage.
I have said that Iran, Syria, Russia, the Kurds and Iraq are watching Turkey very closely. Iran has granted recognition to Turkey, even though Turkey supports ISIS. Syria is following Russia’s lead. The Kurds have already made the decision they won’t take any dung from Erdogan. I expect the Kurds to protect themselves in SouthEastern Turkey from Erdogan’s thugs. This will be the first flashpoint, as indicated by the raging firefights. I will note the firefights are between the Kurdish Peshmerga and the “paramilitary groups.” These groups are the armed Erdogan thug militia, who seem to be getting their butts kicked by the Peshmerga. What a surprise.
The next flashpoint will be in a week or so at the airbase. Let me be very, very clear here. I have long said that at some point in the Obama administration the adults would take over. Obama has been allowed to play the fool and the cretin as long as it really didn’t matter. Turkey’s Erdgoan getting his hands on sixty nuclear weapons matters. Ergo, if that seems likely to happen, then the adults, either in the USA or Russia, will intervene. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL VLADAMIR PUTIN ALLOW ERDOGAN TO TAKE PHYSICAL CONTROL OF THOSE 60 NUKES. IT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AND IF HE HAS TO NUKE THE AIRBASE, OR SEND IN THREE BRIGADES TO DO THAT HE WILL.
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This link shows Erdogan is not backing off on the airbase either.
Of course, Erdogan has purged the military as the link below shows.