From its establishment by Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey who purposefully balkanized the Ottoman empire into more ethnically homogeneous states for the good of his own Turkish people, the military has been secular, and tried to keep the government from which it has remained relatively independent secular, as well. Erdogan’s back door deals with ISIS to buy oil from them produced in areas they still controll(ed), not attacking them directly, and acting as their proxy against the Kurds, and the Turkish borders being overrun by “refugees” from Syria; and the growing radicalization of the almost totally Muslim civilian population in Turkey, propelled the military into a desperate move to seize power. Democracy isn’t always good, however that might shock some to hear. In this case it means mob rule and Islamification.
However, the military wasn’t willing to open fire on the civilians, who surprised them by rising up against the attempted coup. Due to the nature of the exercise, many in the military didn’t even know they were involved in a coup, so they surrendered to the Police, who remained loyal to Erdogan. Now, soldiers are being beaten in the streets, and in some cases, suffered public executions and beheadings by mobs Muslim mobs. Over two thousand moderate judges have been arrested, in preparation for shifts towards Sharia law. And, Turkey has tilted towards more radical Islam. The military will no longer be a secular power base in the country. This is a huge victory for ISIS, and a defeat for the West. Hillary and Obama expressing their support for Erdogan, as the “democratically elected” government, shows exactly whose side they are on: the radical Muslims. With our two air bases already in Turkey, and our forces in the region, a public statement of support for the Turkish military and physical support from Incirlik might have made the difference. A non-Muslim government in Turkey might have kept millions of Muslims from entering Europe through the back door, in the near future. As it stands, the action, or lack thereof, of the U.S. government in Turkey yesterday will be remembered historically as a repeat of our failure to support the anti-Communist Cubans during the Bay Of Pigs fiasco in 1961.
I wrote about the defeat of the secular Turkish military by radical Muslim forces in an overthrow of the government in support of ISIS, and what that would mean for the future of the region, in my “Hasten The Day” trilogy.
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