Turkish president, Recep Erdogan, wants nuclear weapons.

By |2019-10-21T05:24:54-08:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

Yeah. that’s not good.

 Courtesy of NYT:

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says he wants the Bomb.

In the weeks leading up to his order to launch the military across the border to clear Kurdish areas, Mr. Erdogan made no secret of his larger ambition. “Some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads,” he told a meeting of his governing party in September. But the West insists “we can’t have them,” he said. “This, I cannot accept.”

With Turkey now in open confrontation with its NATO allies, having gambled and won a bet that it could conduct a military incursion into Syria and get away with it, Mr. Erdogan’s threat takes on new meaning. If the United States could not prevent the Turkish leader from routing its Kurdish allies, how can it stop him from building a nuclear weapon or following Iran in gathering the technology to do so?

“The Turks have said for years that they will follow what Iran does,” said John J. Hamre, a former deputy secretary of defense who now runs the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “But this time is different. Erdogan has just facilitated America’s retreat from the region.”

In other words, Trump may have helped to create a power craving monster who is unresponsive to diplomatic intervention or threats from western nations. 

Much like Kim Jong Un who parlayed his seeming dominance over a US president into increased power and influence in Asia, Erdogan now finds himself in a similar situation where he can flex his muscles and bully his way into gaining access to weaponry that will make him a truly terrifying figure in the Middle East.

Donald Trump’s bumbling incompetence may have just created a serious problem that future presidents will have to spend decades trying to contain.

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  2. anonymous October 21, 2019 at 9:22 am


    Rugman: ‘pragmatism has won the day’ after Khashoggi’s murder:
    “”Killing in the Consulate” author Jonathan Rugman tells Christiane Amanpour what he has learned after a year of investigating Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.”

  3. Lucy October 21, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Yes, this is a disaster, an unforeseen result brought to us by an ignorant electorate thinking a reality TV and 6-time bankrupt con man should be president.

  4. Anonymous October 21, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Well I am sure the idiot occupying the WH will accommodate his wishes, as soon as he gets putin’s permission.

  5. anonymous October 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm

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    Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns that he will start wiping out Kurdish ‘terrorists’ in new assault tomorrow and boasts about ‘neutralising’ 765 fighters


    ‘Betrayed’ Kurds pelt US troops with POTATOES as they pull out of northern Syria and Turkey’s President Erdogan warns he’ll start wiping out ‘terrorists’ tomorrow after Trump’s ceasefire ends


    Trump gave the green light to Turkey’s invasion, and America’s national security disaster


  6. anonymous October 21, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Plumbing the depths of the alt-reality network

    There comes a time where it becomes evident that we aren’t just dealing with a difference of opinion. We aren’t just arguing from different points of view. It’s become more and more obvious that we are dealing with some form of derangement, and that we are dealing with people who literally do not perceive the world and reality in the same form and manner as the rest of us.

    ….. But we’ve reached a stage where for large swaths of the public, the actual facts simply don’t matter. Truth doesn’t matter. Reality doesn’t matter. And this is far from an accident.

    Donald John Trump is, of course, a primary example of someone who is lost in the fever swamp of alt-reality. He has become the de facto leader of this fact-free movement. As has been shown time and time again, his belief system is as twisted and tangled as a rat’s nest after it’s been thrown inside a bag of cats.

    Trump literally does believe that the Russia investigation was an elaborate hoax. He believes, seriously, that Crowdstrike faked their analysis that the FSB and GRU were responsible for the hack of the DNC, and that the FBI merely followed their analysis blindly without double-checking their work. He seems to believe this because the Democratic National Committee didn’t physically give the FBI their server rather than providing them a digital copy of the server’s hard drive.

    There may have been a point when he knew better, but that view seems to have crumbled, as shown during his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, when Trump was asking him “Where is the server?” He also falsely believes that the owner of Crowdstrike is from Ukraine, when he’s really from California Russian born, and that the “real” server is being hidden away someone in that country.

    That means that the determination by the CIA, FBI, and NSA way back in 2016 that Russia attacked our election; attacked systems in every state; hacked the DNC, DCCC, and John Podesta; and staged an elaborate disinformation campaign across social media to influence voters simply didn’t happen. The findings of the Mueller report that Russia hacked our election simply don’t count, and the recent findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia was responsible for the attack simply don’t register with him. He is totally enthralled by this demented conspiracy theory about Ukraine, as Rachel Maddow explains here.


  7. Anonymous October 21, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Trump doesn’t care. He’ll be dead and we’ll be living with the fallout. Literally.

  8. nanna October 21, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    We’re going to find out in a few years how dangerous the fat fucker has been for the world. I don’t doubt for a moment that there will be nuclear war- maybe even after the fat fucker is dead and gone to hell- but there are so many diseased and depraved minds with so much power that it’s inevitable.

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