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  • Turkey faces financial disaster

    01/17/2017 5:46:40 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | 17 Jan 2017 (last modified) | Cengiz Candar
    Gauging the value of the Turkish lira against the US dollar has required the power of divination so far this year. Anxiety is high as Turks wait to see whether the lira will tumble more and reach the once-unimaginable level of 4 lira per $1. snip- Now, 4 lira to a dollar is entirely possible and is seen as a harbinger of the big financial crisis to come. snip- The data indicates Turkey will be facing an inevitable financial collapse or at least a severe economic crisis this year. Such a crisis will worsen the security situation in Turkey, which...
  • Ex-Spook: CIA Monitoring ‘Kremlin Buttboi Traitor’ Trump – Intel ‘Taking Traitor Trump Out’

    01/12/2017 10:49:46 PM PST · by M. Thatcher · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 13th, 2017 12:01 am | Kristinn Taylor
    Former spook John Schindler pronounced on Twitter Thursday night that the CIA is trying to take out President-elect Donald Trump before he is sworn in as president next Friday, January 20. Schindler has long accused Trump of being a Russian stooge. Schindler’s bio for his Observer column reads, “John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer. A specialist in espionage and terrorism, he’s also been a Navy officer and a War College professor. He’s published four books and is on Twitter at @20committee.” Schindler made his comment about the CIA in reaction to...
  • Trump nemesis Rosie O’Donnell calls for martial law

    01/12/2017 3:51:44 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    Donald Trump ripped Rosie O’Donnell during the first Republican presidential debate in 2015, saying that she was the only woman about whom he had ever made disparaging comments. Now, with less than 10 days until Trump takes the oath of office, O’Donnell says that she’d support “martial law” in order to delay his inauguration. “FULLY SUPPORT IMPOSING MARTIAL LAW – DELAYING THE INAUGURATION – UNTIL TRUMP IS ‘CLEARED’ OF ALL CHARGES,” O’Donnell wrote in response to a Twitter user who suggested the U.S. military take control of the government until the president-elect can prove he has no financial ties to...
  • The Acerbic Occupant

    01/06/2017 10:15:48 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1/6/17 | Bill Wilson
    The occupant of the Oval Office appears as if he is doing everything he can to undermine president-elect Donald Trump. The media has reported that the “president” has established a presidential record by on creating federal regulations and red tape that will cost the American taxpayer over a trillion dollars. He has also presided over record illegal immigration and “refugee” resettlement from terrorist sponsoring states. He has created diplomatic and foreign policy crisis with his reckless treatment of Israel and harassment of Russia. He has said that if he had a third term he would have won the election, and...
  • Team Clinton: This Effort To Block Trump Through The Electoral College

    12/20/2016 11:19:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Electoral College has voted and Donald J. Trump is officially the winner of the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump was probably one of the biggest political upsets in recent memory. Yet, the efforts to block Trump through this institution provided another opportunity for desperate liberals to cling onto the notion that they could block Trump from the presidency. While the Clinton campaign, shell shocked at their loss, kept quiet about this push to block Trump within the Electoral College, after yesterday’s vote—former spokesperson Brian Fallon pretty much called it a shoddy coup attempt that has zero chance...
  • Yes, There Is STILL a Coup in America

    12/16/2016 12:51:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/16 | Peggy Ryan
    The left wants to rewrite our laws, redo our elections, and unravel our democracy. I wrote a piece for American Thinker, Yes, There Is a Coup On in America to call attention to the fact that our government, media, and Washington establishment is attempting a coup d’etat right before our eyes. I pointed out that per 18 USC Ch. 101, Hillary, Clinton, even without an indictment, was legally disqualified to run for President after her mishandling of classified information. I called out the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) as accessories after the fact when they used their positions to...
  • Barack Obama Says US Will Retaliate Against Russian Hacking

    12/16/2016 9:00:14 AM PST · by UnChained · 55 replies
    NDTV ^ | 12/16/2016 | VARIOUS
    Barack Obama on Thursday said the United States would retaliate against Russian hacking after the White House accused Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in cyberattacks designed to influence the US election. The outgoing US president's remarks dramatically upped the stakes in a dispute between the world's leading nuclear powers over interference that may have swayed last month's tight election in which Republican billionaire Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton.
  • Obama to hold press conference at White House on Friday

    12/15/2016 5:29:53 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 101 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-15-2016 | Roberta Rampton
    U.S. President Barack Obama will hold a press conference at the White House on Friday at 2:15 p.m. ET (1915 GMT) before leaving for his annual family vacation in Hawaii, the White House said on Thursday.
  • Wake Up America, We Are In the Throes of a Soft Coup (Vanity)

    12/15/2016 8:05:25 AM PST · by ManHunter · 62 replies
    12/15/2016 | Manhunter
    In looking at the escalation of this “The Russians Did It” nonsense, including the role of (apparently) the highest echelons of the CIA, the vote recount efforts, pressure and threats on electors, etc., but particularly the latest claims that “Trump knew” and Putin was personally involved, it appears to me that the United States is in the throes of what I would term a “soft coup”. In history and politics, a coup is an attempt to illegally overthrow, replace, or undermine a government. Taken from the French phrase coup d’etat, which translates to a “blow” or “stroke” of, or at,...
  • Just in case I disappear...

    12/12/2016 4:13:04 PM PST · by RightInTheMain · 34 replies
    I couldn't help myself - I joined Twitter today and tweeted to Hillary that she should be ashamed of herself for attempting a coup in America. It was liberating, but risky because if she read it while drunk (fairly likely) I could be in real trouble. Fellow Freepers, if I stop posting please check local state parks for my body in case I commit suicide by shooting myself in the head 3 times.
  • Are we headed toward another civil war? Can it be avoided?

    12/12/2016 11:43:08 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 86 replies
    Are we headed towards another civil war? Can one be avoided? When you step back and see the ravenous hunger that the MSM has to bring down President Trump.... how they will spin and magnify and they glory in and relish in their own faults narratives… How they overload the echo chamber of news…until their masters create a crescendo.. Can the second civil war be avoided? War IS a real possibility! I fear possibly inevitable! Why? Because of who controls the news today… ...They will not let up… They have no conscience… They have no morals… They only have one...
  • Clinton campaign backs call for intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote

    12/12/2016 11:29:04 AM PST · by quesney · 147 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s top political adviser John Podesta said the campaign is supporting an effort by members of the Electoral College to request an intelligence briefing on foreign intervention in the presidential election. “The bipartisan electors' letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
  • Vanity: We are watching a slow-mo post-modern coup attempt

    12/12/2016 11:50:06 AM PST · by Chengdu54 · 137 replies
    I don't know how else to describe the joint efforts of the media, the Democrats, and some Republicans to overturn the results of the recent election than to call it a coup attempt. A few thoughts come to mind. First, many here have raised the idea that something like this could trigger a civil war. I agree. But second, it's clear that it's very risky to discuss here or anywhere in public how such a thing could happen in terms of actual strategies or tactics. One thing that can be done, since we haven't yet entirely lost freedom of speech...
  • The Globalists Are Attempting A Coup Against The Legal and Lawful Election of Trump (Vanity)

    12/11/2016 6:21:42 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    12/11/16
    The Globalists ARE attempting a coup d'état against the legal and lawful election of President-Elect Trump. The post election riots plan "A" has failed. Their plan "B" Hillary Clinton recount via Jill Stein's attempted has failed miserably and backfired. Now they are going absolute hysterical. They know President-Elect Trump will bring back real prosperity vs. austerity. These habitual pathological liars are absolutely crazy! The Globalists are now rerunning their pre-election false narrative that the Russians have hacked our election. Never mind the fact the FBI has already said this is false, and there is no evidence. Never mind the facts...
  • Report: 60 diplomatic passport holders, mostly soldiers, seeking asylum in Germany

    11/16/2016 4:02:07 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | November 15, 2016 | TM
    According to a report in Deutsche Welle (DW) on Tuesday, most of the 60 Turkish diplomatic passport holders who are seeking asylum in Germany in the post coup period are military personnel who were representing Turkey at NATO. Given the fact that the military personnel at NATO have classified information regarding Turkey, which is a NATO ally, German officials are reportedly evaluating the applications with sensitivity. In an earlier report in October, German media said that 35 Turkish diplomatic passport holders had applied to Germany for political asylum. Today’s DW story gives this number as 60. However, it has emerged...
  • No, the Electoral College won’t make Clinton president instead of Trump

    11/15/2016 12:44:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | November 11, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    Donald Trump won Tuesday’s presidential election. But many liberals and progressives have begun clinging to one faint hope that he could still be stopped — through the Electoral College. Tuesday’s vote was technically not to make Trump president, but only to determine who the 538 electors in various states across the country will be. It is those electors who will cast the votes that legally elect the president on December 19. In modern times, the casting of electoral votes has been a purely ceremonial occasion where the results in the states have been rubber-stamped. But one idea spreading on left-leaning...
  • Sidney Blumenthal: ‘Right-Wing’ FBI Agents Took Down Hillary In A ‘Coup D’Etat’

    Longtime Clinton insider Sidney Blumenthal claims that a group of “right-wing agents” in the FBI staged a coup d’etat to prevent Hillary Clinton from behind elected president “It was the result of a cabal of right-wing agents of the FBI in the New York office attached to Rudy Giuliani, who was a member of Trump’s campaign,” said Blumenthal, who emailed frequently with Clinton while she was secretary of state. “I think it’s not unfair to call it a coup,” added Blumenthal, who served in the Bill Clinton White House aide and was said to be an informal adviser to Hillary...
  • Is Putin About To QUIT? Russian President May Step Down Due To Ill Health, Kremlin Expert Hints

    11/11/2016 8:23:12 AM PST · by Strategy · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Will Stewart
    Vladimir Putin is considering quitting as Russian President, a Kremlin expert has claimed. The 64-year-old may stand down due to 'certain circumstances' that mean he will need to be out of the spotlight next year, it is suggested. Russian political analyst Valery Solovey hinted that Putin, who welcomed the election of Donald Trump as US President, may be forced to step aside due to illness. Mr Solovey, professor at Moscow State Institute of Foreign Affairs, said the president might need to 'avoid publicity in 2017 for several months or will appear very rarely'.
  • US Takeover May Be Near

    11/04/2016 4:36:28 PM PDT · by Gadsden1st · 23 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Nov. 4 | Steve Pieczenik
    Latest video from Steve Pieczenik about "Coup". Decide for yourself. I was excited when I saw his first videos. It sounded like it might be real. Now, sounds like "Vote for Trump" if you want change. "Peacefully go forth and hopefully we can win this time." I think I kinda knew that already.
  • SR 1309 - Silent Counter-Coup by 17 Intel Agencies To Stop Crooked Clintons

    11/01/2016 9:09:47 PM PDT · by bigbob · 59 replies
    Bill Still via YouTube ^ | 11-1-16 | Bill Still
    Good evening, I’m still reporting on an ongoing counter-coup being run by patriotic members of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies to stop the Clinton Crime syndicate from proceeding with the rigging of the coming election. According to a 4 minute video, done by Dr. Steve Pieczenik, a Harvard and MIT-educated psychiatrist who has written 26 New York Times Best Sellers, the Clinton coup has been put down by an intelligence community counter-coup, effective at noon today. Dr. Pieczenik has great contacts in the American intelligence community. He put the following video up on his YouTube channel at noon today and says...
  • GOV'T INSIDERS HELPING ASSANGE? (Drudge Headline)

    11/01/2016 6:48:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 279 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1 Nov 16 | Matt Drudge and Dr. Steve Pieczenik
    Headline only, for now. Links to Dr. Steve Pieczenik's video claiming a counter-coup launched by the Intelligence community against the Clintons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov5kvWSz5LM
  • Yes, There Is a Coup On in America

    10/26/2016 4:30:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2016 | Peggy Ryan
    There's a great LifeLock ad where four masked bank robbers burst through the door and yell for everyone to get down. A woman on the floor looks up at a bank guard. "Do something," she whispers. "Oh, I'm not a security guard," the man says. "I'm a security monitor. I only notify people if there's a robbery." He looks over at the armed robbers in stocking masks, holding a hostage. "There's a robbery." Like the security monitor, Americans are passively observing a robbery, the theft of democracy. We're witnessing, in real time, an insurrection, a coup d'état. The definition of...
  • Venezuelan Congress declares that Maduro has staged a coup

    10/23/2016 7:29:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2016 8:38 PM EDT | Hannah Dreier
    Venezuela’s Congress on Sunday declared that the government had staged a coup by blocking a drive to recall President Nicolas Maduro in a raucous legislative session that was interrupted when his supporters stormed the chamber. Opposition lawmakers vowed to put Maduro on trial after a court friendly to his socialist administration on Thursday suspended their campaign to collect signatures to hold a referendum on removing the deeply-unpopular president. Lawmaker Julio Borges said the opposition-led congress is now in open rebellion after a majority of its members voted that the decision constituted a coup with government participation. …
  • It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war ( it WAS the USA)

    10/18/2016 1:13:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/30/2014 | Seumas Milne
    When the Ukrainian president was replaced by a US-selected administration, in an entirely unconstitutional takeover, politicians such as William Hague brazenly misled parliament about the legality of what had taken place: the imposition of a pro-western government on Russia's most neuralgic and politically divided neighbour... The reality is that, after two decades of eastward Nato expansion, this crisis was triggered by the west's attempt to pull Ukraine decisively into its orbit and defence structure, via an explicitly anti-Moscow EU association agreement. Its rejection led to the Maidan protests and the installation of an anti-Russian administration – rejected by half the...
  • Gingrich: 20 Media Executives Are Launching A "Coup D'Etat" Against Millions Of Trump Voters

    10/16/2016 12:48:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics via ABC ^ | 10-16-2016 | Tim Hains
    In an interview with 'This Week' co-host Martha Raddatz, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich categorized Donald Trump's 'rigged election' claims as a "coup d'etat" against fourteen million citizens who voted for Donald Trump in the Republican primary committed by "20 media executives." "This is about last Friday when the networks spent 23 minutes on the Trump tape," he said. "And less than one minute -- all three networks combined -- less than one minute on the Hillary Clinton’s secret speeches that were being revealed on WikiLeaks." "I think it’s amazing that Trump is as close as he is right now,...
  • CIA accused of Eritrea 'coup plot' (DISPUTE YOU NEVER HEARD OF ALERT)

    10/21/2002 10:50:47 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 382+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 21, 2002 | Alex Last
    The Eritrean Government has reacted furiously to criticism from the US State Department. The US State Department called on the Eritrean Government to release two local employees of the US embassy in Eritrea who have been in detention since last year; Ali Alamin and Kiflom Gebremichael. It also urged the Eritrean Government to grant them an open and fair trail and "respect fundamental human rights." The Eritrean Foreign Ministry released a statement which said it totally rejected the state department's position, and called on it to refrain from unwarranted intervention. But the statement also contains some surprises, with the government...
  • RNC halts Victory project work for Trump

    10/08/2016 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | October 8, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    The Republican National Committee on Saturday appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations of some of the “Victory” program that is devoted to electing Donald Trump. The move comes as the GOP nominee is under mounting pressure from elected Republicans to step aside after he was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women. In an email from the RNC to a victory program mail vendor, with the subject line “Hold on all projects,” the committee asked the vendor to “put a hold” on mail production. “Please put a hold/stop on all mail projects right now. If something is...
  • McCain rescinds Trump support

    10/08/2016 2:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 8, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    After supporting Donald Trump through inflammatory statements for months, Sen. John McCain has had enough. The Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP presidential nominee said in a statement to POLITICO that he cannot support Trump any longer after published audio of him demeaning women and making sexually lewd statements...
  • John McCain Won't Vote for Trump

    10/08/2016 2:11:48 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 203 replies
    John McCain ^ | 10/8/2016 | John McCain
    Phoenix, AZ– John McCain issued the following statement today withdrawing his support of Donald Trump: “In addition to my well known differences with Donald Trump on public policy issues, I have raised questions about his character after his comments on Prisoners of War, the Khan Gold Star family, Judge Curiel and earlier inappropriate comments about women. Just this week, he made outrageous statements about the innocent men in the Central Park Five case. “As I said yesterday, there are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive and demeaning comments in the just released video; no woman should ever be victimized by...
  • Mike Cernovich reporting on Twitter that the GOP is in process of performimg a coup against Trump

    10/08/2016 1:18:47 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 301 replies
    Cernovich/Twitter ^ | 10/8/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Cernovich reporting that GOP is locking out Trump supporters from field offices and instructing elected officials to not speak of him favorably. In his words "It's a coup"
  • 25 years after coup, Russia wallows in Soviet nostalgia

    08/22/2016 4:01:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | AUGUST 21 2016
    Communists waving Marxist pamphlets and Twitter storms praising the Soviet Union are probably not what the thousands of Russians who rallied in 1991 against a coup by hardliners expected to see 25 years later. And yet as Russia marks the symbolic anniversary of the August 1991 putsch this week, pro-Kremlin media have concentrated on nostalgia for the Soviet era, while officials have barred a rally by those who manned the barricades. On August 19, 1991, a group of security chiefs and Communist bosses who opposed Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms declared themselves in charge, ushering in three days of turbulence. Calling themselves...
  • Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 82,000 sacked or suspended

    08/14/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 August 2016
    Some 5,000 state employees have been sacked and 77,000 suspended in the purge since last month's failed coup in Turkey, the prime minister says. Binali Yildirim told reporters in Ankara that more than 3,000 of those sacked were members of the military. They are suspected of links to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, he said. Announcing a visit to Turkey by US Vice-President Joe Biden, he again urged the US to extradite Mr Gulen. The cleric, a former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, from where he runs a worldwide network of charities and...
  • Biden to visit Turkey following coup attempt

    08/14/2016 5:49:38 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2016, 01:38 pm | Harper Neidig
    Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey later this month to smooth over the administration’s relationship with the NATO ally. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime survived a coup attempt last month and has since been cracking down on journalists, academics and the military in an effort to suppress what it sees as vestiges of the coup movement. The White House said in a release that Biden's stop in Ankara will be part of a three-day trip that also includes visits to Latvia and Sweden.
  • US Base in Turkey Under Siege

    07/31/2016 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 50 replies
    Jews News ^ | 07/31/2016 | Admin
    The Turkish Incirlik airbase in Adana, Turkey, which houses NATO forces, U.S. forces and at least 50 nuclear devices, experienced massive protests this week, yet the media and President Barack Obama have been conspicuously silent.
  • US Embassy says family of staff authorized to depart Turkey

    07/26/2016 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Braak · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/26/2016 | Alya Jean Yackley
    Tue Jul 26, 2016 | 2:58 AM EDT U.S. Embassy says family of staff authorised to depart Turkey (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Tuesday the State Department has authorised the voluntary departure of employees' family members in Turkey after a failed military
  • Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights in wake of failed coup

    07/21/2016 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2016 | Kareem Shaheen in Ankara
    Turkey has said it will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of last weekend’s coup attempt. “Turkey will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights insofar as it does not conflict with its international obligations,” the deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency. The state of emergency will allow the government to rule by decree, passing bills that have the force of the rule of law unless they are overturned by parliament, where the majority of MPs belong to the ruling Justice...
  • Turkey gouvernement revokes 3213 ham radio licenses (Spellius Wrongus Copy/Paste)

    07/20/2016 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Celerity · 25 replies
    yaesuft817.com ^ | 7/20/16 | UNK
    It has been confirmed by Supreme Council of radio and television of Turkey (RTUK) the news that Mr. Erdogan – the president of Turkey has revoked 3213 national ham radio licenses. The HF radio in Turkey is now silent. No transmissions are allowed. Following the coup d’etat – of July 5th – many things are changing in Turkey. TV , Radio licenses have been cancelled and this involved also our colleagues : ham radio amateurs. The number of amateur radio operators in Turkey is not too much, but according to the site TRAC.org it looks like that around 3000 licenses...
  • Erdogan declares state of emergency

    07/20/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/16 | Elad Benari
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday evening declared a three-month state of emergency following last week's failed coup, Sky News reported. In a speech in which he announced the state of emergency, Erdogan warned there "may be more plans" from dissidents to try and overthrow the government again. He added that the state of emergency was in order to "take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible, which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law, and to the rights and freedoms of citizens in our country". Earlier, noted Sky...
  • Turkey Closes Down 626 [Private] Schools, Erdogan in Emergency Meetings [ed]

    07/20/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Staff | Staff
    Turkish state media say authorities are acting to close down 626 private schools and other educational establishments, in the latest step of a crackdown after last week's attempted coup. The schools are linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who set up a network of schools across Turkey to promote his teachings.
  • L.A. Times Suggests Military Coup Against President Trump

    07/20/2016 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/16 | Joel B. Pollack
    Jamie Kirchick, writing in the Los Angeles Times, asks readers to imagine a military coup against a future President Donald Trump — and argues why one would be necessary. Kirchick cites the example of the recent failed coup in Turkey as a source of inspiration: Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story — the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil — should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were
  • Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup

    07/20/2016 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Turkey’s failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here. For example, part-time law professor and full-time Instapundit Glenn Reynold has recently taken some serious looks at the issue of coups within the context of the American system of checks and balances. So what if next January Obama and his barely post-puberty band of juice box screw-ups in the West Wing decide they don’t want to leave? And the issue is even more pressing with Donald Trump sneaking up in the...
  • Turkey's latest reaction to coup attempt: ban academics from traveling

    07/20/2016 6:36:20 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 17 replies
    Vice News ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kayla Ruble
    Turkey's academics found themselves in the government's crossfire once again on Wednesday amid a continued crackdown following a failed military coup last week. The High Board of Education placed a travel ban on academics, temporarily barring them from leaving the country, according to an official speaking on state-run broadcaster TRT. "Universities have always been crucial for military juntas in Turkey and certain individuals are believed to be in contact with cells within the military," the official said, explaining the goal of the ban was to keep any professors involved in Friday's attempted overthrow from leaving the country. This is just...
  • After Turkey, an American coup? Glenn Reynolds

    07/19/2016 7:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    USA Today | July 18, 2016 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/18/turkey-coup-erdogan-military-trump-shaun-king-constitution-history-column/87225042/?AID=10709313&PID=4003003&SID=iqtit4qlds015zc900dth
  • Mystery of 14 Turkish navy ships 'still missing' after failed coup(tr)

    07/19/2016 2:47:42 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    More than a dozen Turkish navy ships are reportedly still at sea and remain unaccounted for following the botched military coup. The commander of the Turkish navy Admiral Veysel Kosele also remains missing, having been out of contact since Friday evening. It is unclear if he was part of the coup attempt or if he is being held against his will after local media reports said he was tricked into boarding one of the missing ships after being told there was a terrorist attack.
  • How the Clintons and the Rest of Washington Are Getting Rich From the Turkey Coup

    07/18/2016 4:05:47 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | July 18, 2016 | Ira Stoll
    Here’s one outcome of the Turkish coup attempt that you can bet on: Washington lobbyists will be getting rich off it. The Podesta Group, a firm with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, registered in May to lobby for the “Alliance for Shared Values.” That comically named organization supports Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based imam that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, blames, rightly or wrongly, for the coup.
  • Right Side Broadcasting is reporting that the never Trumpers are staging a coup détat [DEFEATED!]

    07/18/2016 1:08:50 PM PDT · by ak267 · 618 replies
    RSB Live Feed! ^ | 7-18-16 | RSB
    Right Side Broadcasting is reporting that the never Trumpers are staging a coup d'etat via a roll call vote
  • Turkey's crackdown: How far will it go?

    07/18/2016 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 31 replies
    Public Radio International ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jared Goyette
    The post-coup crackdown in Turkey has been been swift and brutal, concerning observers that the country may be pushed closer to authoritarianism and away from democracy and the rule of law. Some 6,000 people, mostly soldiers, have been detained on charges of high treason, and more than 2,700 judges and prosecutors were purged Sunday for alleged links to the coup plotters. Authorities issued arrest warrants for another 188 high court judges, and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said the ruling AKP party will consider bringing back the death penalty for perpetrators. On Monday, the government said 30 governors and 8,000...
  • Turkish former air force commander tells interrogators he DID plot coup against Erdogan – after [tr]

    07/18/2016 11:54:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2016 | SamTonkin
    Former Turkish air force chief Akin Ozturk has confessed to prosecutors his role in plotting the coup that attempted to topple the government over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports. Gen Ozturk was quoted as having told interrogators that he 'acted with intention to stage a coup'. Earlier today officials accused of masterminding the uprising, including Ozturk, were paraded on camera with their hands bound and ordered to give their name and rank before being taken to be interrogated. Photographs appeared to show several injuries to Gen Ozturk's head and upper body.
  • False Flags & the End of Secularism in Turkey (video)

    07/18/2016 7:16:10 AM PDT · by libertarian27
    YouTube ^ | July 18, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    False Flags & the End of Secularism in Turkey. Video Link above.
  • Shaun King [Fake Black BLM] Predicts Turkey Style Coup If Trump Wins The Presidency

    07/18/2016 6:47:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 17, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Following the attempted military coup in Turkey, former Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King has claimed that there will also be a coup against Donald Trump should he become president of the United States. “If Donald Trump becomes President, you are fooling yourself if you think we’re far from having a coup our own selves,” King tweeted. “I’m dead serious.”