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.Will Trump support Turkey;s sham election?
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wolfbat359
2017-04-18 19:01:37 UTC
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'Massive Electoral Fraud' in Turkey's Referendum Reports find followers of Tayyip Erdogan rigged vote to give president sweeping executive powers

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The referendum marks the death of Turkish democracy. Erdogan endorsed the death penalty, signaling the demise of Turkey’s EU candidacy.

If NATO was being formed today, Turkey would not qualify as a member because it is Islamist, undemocratic, and anti-American.

What effect will the sham referendum have on US-Turkey relations?

Turkey wants the Trump administration to endorse the referendum’s result. Turkey has a formidable advocacy machine. It lavishes contracts on lobbyists. It uses surrogates to fund political campaigns. It throws money at think-tanks and influence peddlers like Michael Flynn and Rudy Giuliani.

Turkey’s hired hands emphasize Turkey as an indispensable security partner, ignoring its well-documented support for jihadists including ISIS. Turkey is at best an uncertain ally. Pentagon planners should diversify air combat operations. Alternatives to Incirlik Air Force base exist in Cyprus, Jordan Kuwait, and Iraqi Kurdistan.

If the US is serious about defeating ISIS in Syria, it should increase support for Syrian Kurds in the Battle for Raqqa. It will also work with Syrian Kurds to enforce a safe zone on the Turkish-Syrian border. Additionally, the US should formalize its security cooperation with Syrian Kurds who comprise a majority of Syrian Defense Forces.
GLOBALIST
2017-04-18 20:19:06 UTC
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'Massive Electoral Fraud' in Turkey's Referendum Reports find followers of Tayyip Erdogan rigged vote to give president sweeping executive powers
The referendum marks the death of Turkish democracy. Erdogan endorsed the death penalty, signaling the demise of Turkey’s EU candidacy.
If NATO was being formed today, Turkey would not qualify as a member because it is Islamist, undemocratic, and anti-American.
What effect will the sham referendum have on US-Turkey relations?
Turkey wants the Trump administration to endorse the referendum’s result. Turkey has a formidable advocacy machine. It lavishes contracts on lobbyists. It uses surrogates to fund political campaigns. It throws money at think-tanks and influence peddlers like Michael Flynn and Rudy Giuliani.
Turkey’s hired hands emphasize Turkey as an indispensable security partner, ignoring its well-documented support for jihadists including ISIS. Turkey is at best an uncertain ally. Pentagon planners should diversify air combat operations. Alternatives to Incirlik Air Force base exist in Cyprus, Jordan Kuwait, and Iraqi Kurdistan.
If the US is serious about defeating ISIS in Syria, it should increase support for Syrian Kurds in the Battle for Raqqa. It will also work with Syrian Kurds to enforce a safe zone on the Turkish-Syrian border. Additionally, the US should formalize its security cooperation with Syrian Kurds who comprise a majority of Syrian Defense Forces.
What difference does it make? How they vote is
their business.
Should Trump tweet condemning the outcome. (like you
Democrats did ours?)
Lawrence Akutagawa
2017-04-18 20:38:07 UTC
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'Massive Electoral Fraud' in Turkey's Referendum Reports find followers
of Tayyip Erdogan rigged vote to give president sweeping executive powers
The referendum marks the death of Turkish democracy. Erdogan endorsed the
death penalty, signaling the demise of Turkey’s EU candidacy.
If NATO was being formed today, Turkey would not qualify as a member
because it is Islamist, undemocratic, and anti-American.
What effect will the sham referendum have on US-Turkey relations?
Turkey wants the Trump administration to endorse the referendum’s result.
Turkey has a formidable advocacy machine. It lavishes contracts on
lobbyists. It uses surrogates to fund political campaigns. It throws money
at think-tanks and influence peddlers like Michael Flynn and Rudy
Giuliani.
Turkey’s hired hands emphasize Turkey as an indispensable security
partner, ignoring its well-documented support for jihadists including
ISIS. Turkey is at best an uncertain ally. Pentagon planners should
diversify air combat operations. Alternatives to Incirlik Air Force base
exist in Cyprus, Jordan Kuwait, and Iraqi Kurdistan.
If the US is serious about defeating ISIS in Syria, it should increase
support for Syrian Kurds in the Battle for Raqqa. It will also work with
Syrian Kurds to enforce a safe zone on the Turkish-Syrian border.
Additionally, the US should formalize its security cooperation with Syrian
Kurds who comprise a majority of Syrian Defense Forces.
What difference does it make? How they vote is
their business.
Should Trump tweet condemning the outcome. (like you
Democrats did ours?)

***** This line separates my response from the foregoing ******

Ha Ha Ha!!
Behold how the Village Idiot again entertain us all with his crappy crappy
English!

You, Village Idiot, are so very very *F*U*N*N*Y* with your crappy crappy
English!

Why, Village Idiot, are you with your crappy crappy English still in this
country?

wups...just look at the Village Idiot run away again from the issue of his
crappy crappy English by performing yet another Intellectual Coward ploy, of
course with his tail barely perceivable between his legs this time, back
into that deep dark diseased hole of his under his rock!

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