Friday, July 22, 2016

The Crisis in Turkey Could Swallow Us All

Via Billy
Whatever happens next, it’s not likely to be pretty
Turkey has been in a growing crisis for years, and the end seems nowhere in sight.

In the wake of the failed military coup, Turkish officials and civilians are pointing the finger at the U.S. for instigating it. “America is behind the coup,” said Turkey’s Labor Minister Suleyman Solyu. Solyu is a close ally of Turkey’s President Recip Tayyip Erdogan, who also blames the U.S. for harboring the Islamic cleric he says was behind the coup.

Officially, the U.S. says that speculation that the U.S. supported the coup is “categorically untrue.”

Officially, the U.S. says it is “factually incorrect” to say it is harboring the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who lives in a secluded, 26-acre gated compound in Saylorsville (pop. 1,126 in 2010) in rural, northeastern Pennsylvania. From there, at the Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center, Gulen, 75, reportedly runs a murky, billion-dollar global program of Islamic education and proselytizing called the Gulen Movement, also known as Hizmet (“service”) and Cemaat (“community”). 

And the Gulen people have contributed substantially to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

More @ RSN


  1. No way does this man amass this fortune and have this kind of immunity without some pretty serious protection from the invisible PTB (CIA). Gulen came here in 1999 for medical treatment, clearly under the protection of the Clintons and all subsequent presidents. In that time, Turkish-funded (by Gulen or Erdogan, not sure) mosques and Islamic schools have been built all over the Philadelphia area, many along the main railroad line into NYC where a few strange accidents have occurred recently that were never explained adequately.

    Now we see Erdogan demanding Gulen be extradited. Interesting timing indeed. Give him back or we are going to keep the American base and everything on it, including the nukes. If this stands, Trump is right about NATO and how the USA needs to get out of it. Turkey as an "ally" is a prime example of the insanity of our foreign policy. No more foreign entanglements!

    1. Turkey as an "ally" is a prime example of the insanity of our foreign policy. No more foreign entanglements!