1. His quote of C. Burkowski is undoubtedly true: “the problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence”.

    I have come to think of the Turkish coup as puppet theatre where multiple folk are operating each puppet, but each operator is either unaware of the other or they are simply working against each other whilst appearing to be on the same team. One could expand such a metaphor.

    Erdogan seemed to have several epiphanies in a small time frame. I suspect wanting to be part of the silk road from China was what he wanted. He and his style of governance is closer to the Chinese and the Russians than it is to the USA and the West.

    Sadly, I keep waiting for the assassins to appear, not only in Turkey but all over the world. Currently, ISIS has their assassins out to terrify the masses by the evil they do such as the beheading of the priest in France. But I think we are at the point with the attempted coup against Erdogan, that the heads of state should be very careful. There are many, many echoes of the assassinated of the Archduke Ferdinand about.

    1. Pellevoisin, you bring up a good point concerning Erdogan. He has not been assassinated, in one style or another. What does this say about Erdogan? I am assuming that any of a dozen outfits have the capability to take-him-out in a way Turkish forces could not stop. So why, REALLY, is he alive? Who does he serve that is powerful-enough to ward-off all the other assassins?

  2. A interesting take of the coup in Turkey in light of a priest killed in France today in Rouen. I think that was the capital of the Duchy of Normandy when that area was ceded to the Vikings in 911 AD.

  3. Robert Barricklow

    I like the frame from which this article is set:
    The more news channels we have the less we know.

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