It is not unreasonable for those secular elements in the Turkish military, after watching the torture and murder of their comrades who surrendered, to be heading underground. I find it very interesting that six days after the coup attempt, Erdogan is clearly still not in control of his country. He has significant naval assets that went poof! He has at least one thousand military people who went poof. He has open combat between the Kurds and his armed thugs and rapists. He hasn’t pulled his troops out of Iraq.
Erdogan is acting like a tyrant who sees plots everywhere. This may be just an expression of his delusional nature, but then again, it may reflect reality.
Erdogan rolled the dice. The fact he is now, still, calling for armed Islamic militias to pour into the streets is telling. The comments about a second coup attempt are devastating to his usual “I am in control,” mantra. The man isn’t in control or he wouldn’t still be doing what he is doing.
The Kurds are mobilizing in Southeast Turkey for self defense at the minimum. Elements of the Turkish military are either hiding, deserting or forming up for a low level civil war scenario.
It is also critical to understand that S and P just reduced Turkey to junk level. Tourists have abandoned going to Turkey and the economy is withering away.
The EU and NATO are facing the prospect of sending coup plotters back to be tortured and murdered. I can’t emphasize enough the pictures, the multiple pictures, of the captured soldiers, beaten, bruised and with clear signs of torture has shifted the Western attitude decisively. The West now has no cover left to continue to support Erdogan, who really is a mentally ill, delusional fool with the Muslim version of a Messiah complex.
The nukes just add lighter fluid to the barbeque. This is going to end badly. The combination of a mentally ill Turkish leader, gutless groups like EU and NATO, along with our Cretin in Chief and his minions will have to end in disaster.
Yep, it will no doubt play out, likely to the end of July time frame. The Nukes of August, anyone?
About the time Doomer Doug thinks the insanity can’t get any more insane, it does.
The nukes are going to be the final straw.