The Worst (Fake?) Coup Ever Has Enthroned Erdogan As A Dictator And Has Sealed Turkey’s Fate

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President ErdoganWhat 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.

If you are going to conduct a military coup, the very first thing that should be on your list is to decapitate the current leadership structure.  But even though hundreds were killed and approximately 1,400 people were injured during the short-lived conflict, not a single high ranking official was killed or captured.

I don’t know if I have ever heard of a coup where that didn’t happen.  How do you not get a single high ranking official?  Either the planners of this coup were completely incompetent, or it was fake.  And yes, it is entirely possible that only a small portion of the military was involved and this effort represented the best that they could do to try to rescue Turkey from the grip of a ruthless dictator.  Maybe they were hoping that once they lit a spark the public would rally to their cause.

But I don’t know if I am buying that explanation.  There are just way too many inconsistencies.

For instance, according to Reuters F-16s that were controlled by the opposition could have fired on Erdogan’s plane and taken him out, but they didn’t…

“At least two F-16s harassed Erdogan’s plane while it was in the air and en route to Istanbul. They locked their radars on his plane and on two other F-16s protecting him,” a former military officer with knowledge of the events told Reuters.

Why they didn’t fire is a mystery,” he said.

To me, that simply defies a normal explanation.

In addition, soldiers that took part in the “coup” said “that they thought that they were taking part in military exercises”

Soldiers arrested during a failed coup attempt in Turkey told interrogators that they thought that they were taking part in military exercises.

A group of 678 troops and 10 officers, headed by a colonel, was detained by authorities at Ataturk International Airport overnight.

During the interrogations, some of the soldiers claimed that, initially, they had no idea that they were taking part in an attempt to topple the government, thinking that it was just a military drill.

Only when people began to climb on the tanks, we understood everything,” the soldiers said, according to Hurriyet newspaper.

If this is true, then the soldiers were just as surprised as everyone else.

To me, this whole thing stinks.  Either it was the worst military coup that I have ever seen in my lifetime, or it was a giant theater production.

In any event, President Erdogan is taking full advantage of it.  His popularity in Turkey is now off the charts, and he is going to have power to do virtually anything he wants at this point…

Still, the coup appears to have boosted Erdogan’s popularity. Clapping, singing and dancing, thousands of government backers celebrated the defeat of the coup in public squares in Ankara and Istanbul into the wee hours Sunday, bolstering support for the man who’s led Turkey for over 13 years.

Erdogan’s survival has turned him into a “sort of a mythical figure” and could further erode democracy in Turkey, said Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish research program at The Washington Institute.

In public remarks, Erdogan described the coup as “a gift from God”, and he has spoken of the need to “cleanse” the government and the military.  So far since the end of the “coup”, approximately 6,000 officials have already been rounded up

Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy.

Supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan gathered in front of his Istanbul home to call for the plotters to face the death penalty, which Turkey outlawed in 2004 as part of its efforts to join the European Union.

“We cannot ignore this demand,” Erdogan told the chanting crowd. “In democracies, whatever the people say has to happen.”

This number includes at least 2,745 judges.  I don’t even know that it is possible to put together a list of specific judges that you want to target that is that long in just a couple of days.  Obviously this was a list that someone had developed before the “coup” ever took place, and now this “coup” has handed Erdogan the perfect opportunity to round them all up.

And you may have heard tales of what goes on in Turkish prisons.  The Turks are known for being absolutely brutal, and many of those that have been rounded up are already paying a tremendous price

Pictures on social media showed detained soldiers stripped from the waist up, some wearing only their underpants, handcuffed and lying packed together on the floor of a sports hall where they were being held in Ankara.

One video on Twitter showed detained generals with bruises and bandages.

As for Erdogan, this is just par for the course.  Those that follow Turkey closely know that he has already been acting like a modern day version of Adolf Hitler for years.  The following comes from Ralph Peters

Key opposition figures have been driven into exile or banned.  Opposition parties have been suppressed.  Recent elections have not been held so much as staged.  And Erdogan has torn the fresh scab from the Kurdish wound, fostering civil war in Turkey’s southeast for his own political advantage.

Erdogan has packed Turkey’s courts with Islamists.  He appointed pliant, pro-Islamist generals and admirals, while staging show trials of those of whom he wished to rid the country.  He has de facto, if not yet de jure, curtailed women’s freedoms.  He dissolved the wall between mosque and state (Friday night, he used mosques’ loudspeakers to call his supporters into the streets).  Not least, he had long allowed foreign fighters to transit Turkey to join ISIS and has aggressively backed other extremists whom he believed he could manage.

At this point, there is essentially nothing standing in the way of Turkey becoming a radical Islamic dictatorship.  Anyone that dares to be critical of Erdogan is dealt with ruthlessly.  In fact, 1,845 “journalists, writers and critics” have been arrested for “insulting the president” since 2014 alone.

Yes, that is actually a crime in Turkey.

Erdogan envisions himself as the one that will recapture the glory of the old Ottoman Empire, and to show how great he is, he had the largest presidential palace in the entire world built for himself.  If you can believe it, it is actually 30 times larger than the White House

The £400 million palace of Turkey’s President Erdogan is the biggest in the world. It is also a monstrosity. Thirty times the size of the White House, all the seats of government of Turkey’s Nato allies could be contained inside its vast marble halls and endless corridors.

Just who in the world does this guy think that he is, and what does he have planned next?

Unfortunately for the people of Turkey, they are not going to get rid of this dictator any time soon, and he is going to take them much farther down the road toward becoming a truly radical Islamic state.

  • Jorma

    This Turkey issue is actually far more grave than Michael has alluded to in this article. The US military not only has a base in Turkey, which is effectively US sovereign soil. But this base has state of the art US weaponry and other goods that we do not share with our Allies. We may also have tactical nuclear warheads stored their as well. Turkey used to be a close NATO partner of ours.

    If Turkey becomes an Islamic state I would like to know how we are going to protect our US technology? And of course any tactical nuclear devices we have their as well.

    Or maybe, Obama has already inked a classified deal that gives Erdogan all of this beyond our public awareness?

    Note that Secretary John F Kerry stated how surprised we were to this coup? Which on the main streets in middle US means…we helped teach Erdogan how to cheat, steal, lie and kill his own people…and oh yeah, we gave him the nukes too.

    I’m so much not of this world.

    I can’t believe the darkness that is blinding us to the truth in all of this.

    • iris

      Thanks for the info, and I hope this won’t be imitated here, although perhaps Ergodan was taking cues from tptb, which include those here. I agree, this world and its ways are not our home.

    • Vishwas Patil

      It is like Iraqi forces ‘retreading’ leaving behind all weaponry and ammunition for ISIS. Obama policies of sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood are pretty clear.

    • GV

      “…If Turkey becomes an Islamic state I would like to know how we are going to protect our US technology? And of course any tactical nuclear devices we have their as well….”

      maybe be can bring all the technology and military personnel HOME where they belong

      • FVS

        The Brits have a large base on the (Greek) side of Cyprus. Seems the logical alternative. It certainly helps that the Geeks dispise the Turks.

        • www.tomatobubble.com

          We need to bring all our weapons home and keep them here.

          • FVS

            Always a practical idea to have low yield tactical nukes on short notice, short delivery time, loaded on manned aircraft that can be recalled if need be. Kind of a “better to have and not need, than need and not have” thing.

    • TheLulzWarrior

      Turkey have been an Islamic state for years and their intention is to extend the Ottoman Empire all the way to the Danish border!

  • K

    Now let me add the U.S. airbase commander has been arrested by the turks. All power has been cut to the airbase, as well as the airspace above the base declared, a no fly zone. And last but not least, the base contains nuclear weapons, somewhere around 50 of them. Various models of the B61 bomb. Yes I know the bombs have lockout devices. I would not expect them to withstand long term attempts to crack them.

    • iris

      Thanks, K, for this. God bless.

    • Hillary4Prison

      Though the base reopened for air operations Sunday after a 24-hour closure, official media reported the arrest of the top Turkish military official at Incirlik, Gen. Bekir Ercan Van.

      • K

        That is good news. If we had any sense, all forward deployed nukes. Would be brought home. The danger in an unstable world of such weapons. Now far outweighs the advantages.

    • Vishwas Patil

      American voters will be making all the world pay for their dumb voting.

  • iris

    Thanks, Michael, for posting this. “curiouser and curiouser”.

  • Tallkiwi

    Oh for Christ sake! Every single mass shooting, killing event is either a “false flag” or “staged event” . Get a life, please!

    • www.tomatobubble.com

      No, you need to stop being in denial.
      Every mass shooting and every major event (such as the fake coup in Turkey) IS staged. And there is plenty of evidence to back it up,

      • Joan Camara

        Yup, your right…us people who know that these “false flags” have been happening since..WAY back…know how it all plays out. Hitler did it himself, burned down his own “building”, and blamed it on someone else! (Can’t recall the details). Tallkiwi needs to get up to date, on these things, and what signs to look for.

  • JackerRaabit

    Well, isn’t the ‘sudden’ race-thing in the USA the product of the Clinton machine? As in are they not using MASS MURDERS as a Media tool?
    Is the intent of it not CLEARLY to put some time between Comey’s F-U-ALL, and when they have to lie about it in public again?

    Muslims are stoopid, true, but then so are the vast majority of American voters.

  • DJohn1

    Perhaps it is time to bring the nuclear weapons home.

    And the men and the air base should evacuate and close.
    The alternative is to simply set them all off before you leave.
    That is the reason they may actually get to leave Turkey.
    IF and when Turkey becomes the enemy state we need all the help we can get.
    The worst hell on Earth comes not from the devil. It comes from religious states that dictate how you believe, what you believe, and a strict accounting of how you act within the state with punishments too severe to mention.
    I think we are close to such a state right now right here in the USA.
    The restrictions on religion itself are the cause.
    No longer able to teach moral values in a school is one reason.
    Humanism taught in the schools.
    Evolution taught not as a theory but as a fact.
    Coming down legally on people that refuse to do business with people with values different than their own.
    To me this is discrimination based on Humanism.
    Turkey and other nations in the area are Muslim Religious states.
    Those states do discriminate against other religions big time.
    Up to and including killing the people that do not believe as they do.
    Restricting people from meeting for something as simple as a Bible Study in this country is a clear indication of where government is going.
    Just as bad as this is going the opposite direction and taking the neutral position of government towards all religions down.
    But that ship sailed when the Muslim 5 prayer a day was allowed in public institutions.
    We need to get out of Turkey pronto. And take all our weapons with us. There will come a time and a place where every nation on Earth that is not Muslim will raise their weapons against the Muslim faith.
    Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
    The terrorists world wide are going to generate that reaction.

    • GV

      I agree with Gerald Celente:
      1. bring the troops home
      2. seal the borders (NO immigration)
      3. rebuild America

      NO foreign entanglements

  • www.tomatobubble.com

    Erdogan greatly benefits from this “coup”, so it ‘s logical to think he was behind it.

  • chriscas

    Kind of like Hitler the first week in July, 1934. Just putting down an insurrection for the good of the nation. What “Night of the Long Knives”? Like then, this will spell big trouble before too long.

  • Vishwas Patil

    Typical Muslim mentality. Hundreds killed for this lie for more power and declare Turkey an Islamic country. Turkey people lost. Muslim brotherhood sponsorer Obama was in the know? The free world need to understand now and protect their countries from Islamic invasion. India, China have no such risk as Indian Govt. under Modi & Chinese Govt under Xi do not follow pseudo secular or pseudo liberal policies.

  • MR.RANDY DOUGLAS MILLER

    THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY IS TOGARMAH IN EZEKIEL CH.38!

  • bodge

    It was a highly dangerous theatrical power grab, period.

  • iris

    Is that site from Walid Shoebat? My neighbor and I heard him speak years ago. Good man.

  • Tatiana Covington

    It’s a TURKEY!

  • Joan Camara

    Reading as much as I do of world news, and prophecy, it is REALLY beginning to look like the antichrist will come from there. Everyone is on the same page about him, possibly being the one…Erdogan. We’ll keep watching him, for sure! I know the pope, whoever is in that position at the trib time, will be the false prophet, so there’s no question about that!! Just waiting on the 7 year peace contract between Israel and Palestinians for the beginning of the 7 year Trib.

    • iris

      Orrr, what if, and I’m not endorsing the RCC, the false prophet will be from Western Protestant, but apostate circles? There’s a lot of crud which has enveloped mainline denoms, and now, evangelical norms. And very possibly, that person won’t even name the name of Jesus, it might raise its head in the name of Humanism or Communitarianism, etc. That would fit perfectly with the idea of a one world religion, where truth is relative, so no one can speak out if they disagree, for the sake of tolerance, and I’m not talking about extending grace to those who are weaker in faith, but as a means to the destruction of absolute truths.

    • The Daddy

      There’s a big Question about That !(false prophet = pope)

  • FVS

    This was, pure and simple, Ergodan restaging the Nazi’s burning of the Reichstag.

  • SantosGarcia