There is something ironic in the crushing of an attempt by some Turkish soldiers who wanted to take over the government in order to save what remains of democracy in Turkey. Unfortunately, these rebels lacked any sense of how to conduct a coup and they were cut to pieces by the government of President Recep Erdogan. The President of Turkey has gradually arrested or suppressed the media, has placed in jail more journalists than any other national leader, and begun to re-introduce religious law in a nation that outlawed such legislation over ninety years ago.
Erdogan is the Donald Trump of Turkey. He uses fear of Kurds to arouse people to the need of ending democracy in order to save democracy. With defeat of the coup, it will now be open season on arresting thousands who want a democratic Turkey. This is one success of the Trump fear and loathing political process!
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Not a word from Donald these past months about the Hispanic rapists coming over the border.
I await Donald promising to build walls in every American city to separate blacks from whites.
We Americans live by the gun, and for some strange reason, we die from the gun.
Is there any Middle Eastern nation that has quiet and peace these days?
I await Donald’s little grandson being appointed to run the Education Department.
Does any American know which law Donald will get passed to end violence between blacks and cops?
Gee, the head of Israel’s Army praised the nuclear agreement with Iran. Any comment, Bibi?
Donald always boasts about his kids, but not a word about his wife? Just wondering.