The Worst (Fake?) Coup Ever Has Enthroned Erdogan as a Dictator and Has Sealed Turkey’s Fate

What just happened in Turkey? I have been thinking about this for a number of hours now, and I have narrowed it down to two options. Either this was the worst military coup in my entire lifetime, or it was staged. I will explain how I came to this conclusion below, but in any event the end result of this “coup” is that President Erdogan is even more popular and has consolidated power to an extent that is absolutely breathtaking. He already was essentially a dictator, but now this “coup” has sealed Turkey’s fate and has pushed them even farther down the path toward becoming a radical Islamic state.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I don’t think this was planned at all, it’s just that things worked out well (in the end) for Erdogen. Sometimes happy accidents happen.
    I once had a friend who was in a Lexus lease (maybe twenty-five years ago) that he couldn’t pay and was trying everything possible to get out of the lease.
    Then out of the blue, he was T-Boned in an intersection by a drunk Mexican, and his own uninsured motorists rider solved all of his problems, with nary a scratch on his pretty little head.
    Erdogen at the height of the coup looked pretty darned weak (remember his cell phone interview) and the one thing that Arab leaders will never do is look weak.
    No, I say this was a badly planned coup and Erdogen got damn lucky.

    • We may never know for sure, but lucky or planned the result is the same: massive dictatorial powers for Erdogan and a new radical Islamist state.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Yep, Turkey’s march toward a radical Islamist state continues unimpeded.

        • WalterBannon

          that is the natural state of entropy for all Islamic states.

    • Walt

      There are no such things as accidents in politics. Certainly not on this scale, anyway.

  • Slickfoot

    And… There are 50 US nuclear weapons at Incirlik air base (no idea why) and the base is effectively under siege, no flying in or out, water and electricity cut off, this from a fellow NATO member… It looks like obama may be giving the caliphate nukes.

    • Hard Little Machine

      If those weapons PALs (permissive action links) are released under any circumstances then Obama shouldn’t be impeached he should be arrested.

      • Slickfoot

        We ought to float carrier battle group right up to his front door and tell old Estrogen we are going to take our shit and leave, I think he might be persuaded by the argument.

  • This has been planned since 2009. Wiki says 60-70 US nukes are at Incirlik. I’m guessing ISIS will be a nuclear power in ….days? Obama lifted the restrictions on the Iranian nuke program via a secret document?

    Wow, Sunnis, Shia, and Israel..all in a stew.

    WE can only turn to the Constitution, or go Obama’s direction.

    Chpt 5″First, the FIRST” exclude EVIL,
    Chpt 12″U.S. SOVEREIGNTY” remove CANCER!

  • Hard Little Machine

    There was something planned but Erdogan got wind of it, acted first and forced them to react prematurely. But watching Obama endorsing the public mass executions, martial law, and genocides will be priceless.

    Let’s hope the 11,000 or Jews in Turkey have the common sense to leave.

  • WalterBannon

    Turkey’s fate was sealed long ago, when the Ottoman Turks invaded and brought Islam with them, and western culture again failed to stop them

    Worry less about Turkey and more about our repeating our mistake with muslim invaders in our own country.

  • The Butterfly

    Term limits are a wonderful thing.

    • Alain

      Provided they are respected.

      • The Butterfly

        That’s pretty much how you know you’ve got a tyrant on your hands.

  • canminuteman

    Europe’s problem here is that there are millions of refugees in Turkey who erdogen will let leave and he will create millions more refugees as he goes full Mohammed on his own people. The European refugee crisis is only just getting warmed up.

  • Ed

    As with all things muslim, the country will go to shit, and in that sense, who cares?