Attempted coup d'etat in Turkey - probable conclusion

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Mon Jul 18 17:52:04 PDT 2016

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 09:33:02AM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 07:24:42AM -0700, Rayzer wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > On 07/17/2016 11:02 PM, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > > This sounds compelling and conclusive. Let's see.
> > > Good news for Syrian nationalism, not good news for Kurdish project.
> > >
> > 
> > You've got to explain... HOW can an ISIS-enabling Islamist be "Good news
> > for Syrian nationalism..."?
> Because Syria is Russias very long term national partner, and Turkey is
> also making up with Russia. ISTM that Turkey will back off completely
> now and stop sending the jihadis to Syria.
> Could be wrong of course, but I don't think Russia would accept
> rapproachment if Turkey keeps fighting Syria. I.e., Erdogan will have
> his hand in the Russian Turk Stream money pot, and will give up Syrian
> ISIS oil smuggling trade in return - he will make MUCH more money
> shipping Russian gas, then laundering ISIS oil. Just pragmatism.

More details:

Behind the CIA's Desperate Turkey Coup Attempt

Erdogan Taunts Obama Over Coup Attempt in Turkey
Erdogan will not forgive the Obama administration for leading him up the
garden path on Syria, convincing him that Washington was leaving no
stone unturned to overthrow the Assad regime

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