Saturday, July 30, 2016

Turkey Surrounds, Blocks Access To NATO's Incirlik Airbase Amid Speculation Of Second Coup

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While it is common knowledge by now that the failed and/or staged Turkish coup two weekends ago was nothing more than an excuse for Erdogan to concentrate even more power and eradicate all political and independent opposition, a story that has gotten less attention is the sudden, and acute deterioration in US-Turkish relations. This culminated two days ago when the Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel was forced to deny on the record having anything to do with the attempted coup in Turkey following pointed allegations from the very top in the local government that the US orchestrated last Friday's "coup", according to a statement released by the US military on Friday.

As Stars and Stripes reported late last week, the recent failed coup and jailing of military leaders in Turkey could impact U.S. operations there against the Islamic State group, Gen. Joseph Votel said Thursday at a security conference in Colorado. Votel said the coup attempt in Turkey two weeks ago left him “concerned” about how U.S. operations and personnel at Incirlik Air Base will be affected.

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10 comments:

  1. The question is, is Erdogan going to use US service personnel and what ever US tourists foolish enough to still be in the country as hostages and in exchange for what? The options are numerous. Pressure the Greeks to abandon southern Cyprus. Pressure the Europeans to pressure Israel to allow more "humanitarian aid" into Gaza. Aid that will be little more than a conduit for smuggling arms and missle components to the various PLO factions. Pressure the Europeans to take in even more jihadi fifth columnists. I wouldn't put it past this mad man to try and seize the nukes stored at Incirlic air base either through force of arms or by intimidating/blackmailing the feckless fool in the White House.

    We're he to succeed in acquiring nukes it would be a threat to Israel, Syria and anyone who stands between him and dreams of a new 1000 year Califate.

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    1. Good analysis, but maybe that will spark a coup that will secede.

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  2. The problem is that it is a problem to have nukes near muslims

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    1. Absolutely and it seems they would have been able to acquire something by now.

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