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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Conflict with Russia
Since the Russian "invasion" of Syria and the encirclement of Turkey, the potential of a serious conflict between the Turks and the Russians cannot be understated! The United States (under the inept Obama administration) has let the situation in the Middle East deteriorated rapidly, putting the Turkish forces in a very bad position. Washington has signaled to Ankara that it will not support any military action against Russia in several ways, including withdrawing US military jets from eastern Turkey, where they are normally situated. Turkey is literally surrounded by its enemies, enemies of its own making: in the recent past the Turks massacred the Greeks, Armenians, Bulgars, Kurds, and many others, cutting off any potential allies for Ankara. The only real hope for support for Turkey comes from the United States; even their NATO allies in Europe aren't interested in going out on a limb for Turkey. To make maters worse, the Turkish president Erdrogan has gutted the Turkish military ranks by sacking many high ranking (and experienced) officers, mainly in a move to prevent a secular military coup against his Islamist administration. Oddly enough, since many poorer Turks are becoming Islamic Fundamentalist, one of the few allies that Ankara can now count on is devious Iran, a traditional enemy. Sadly, Erdrogan has let his Islamist attitude destroy the one vital military alliance that Turkey has gained in recent years, the one with Israel. Overall (and mainly because of Erdrogan's foolish schemes) this has led the Turks into a very serious strategic and tactical nightmare, one that doesn't seem to have a future positive outcome. Russian troops passing through Turkey's largest city of Istanbul (an enormously populated city of over 10 million people) were seen brandishing weapons as they passed through the Straits, inflaming the situation. Without much more provocation by Moscow, Ankara could shut down the straights, causing a serious crisis. Turkish leaders have little recourse when it comes to Russian aggression, with the lack of support from Washington and other European capitals, the Turks may feel they are on their own and have to look out for their own security, regardless of what the rest of the world thinks. This mindset is creating a very dangerous situation, one that could spark World War 3 in mere moments. Stay tuned!
I am 47 years old, living in the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in Kennewick, Boise, and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I have lived in every major US city. I am a gunsmith, artist, writer, musician, farmer, ordained minister, and political blogger. Former truck driver, shrimper, logger, and Navy guy.
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“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Thomas Jefferson.
Those who would sacrifice liberty for a temporary convenience deserve neither. Ben Franklin
The heart of the wise inclines to the Right, but the heart of the fool to the Left. Ecclesiastes 10:2 (the Bible)
I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat vegetables. Damon
My beliefs are born from pain, not politics. Damon
While all ideas have a right to be heard, none has an automatic right to be respected. Pat BuchananSince the 1980s there has been a great increase in the right to behave badly and an equal decrease in the freedom to behave normally
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.If you need to bring in a business partner, make sure your partner brings along some money.Remember that what's right isn't always popular, and what is popular isn't always right.Politics is too important to be left to the politicians.Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Coach Lou HoltzIf you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. Unknown AuthorOne man with courage is a majority. Andrew JacksonNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor RooseveltIt's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. Roy DisneyChoose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ConfuciousDo unto others as you would have them do unto you. Jesus ChristThe opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference.