posted on 10/05/2011 7:14:27 AM PDT
The Turkish economy is doing fine.
Turkey’s $735 billion economy grew 8.8 percent in the second quarter, faster than India’s and the IMF projects 7.5 percent economic growth for Turkey this year.
Do we still have an air base in Turkey ?
It is possible that he is hoping to combine a foreign policy crisis with Turkey's oncoming economic crisis in order to blame the latter on the former.
This is why he has to move against Cyprus. Only by looting the Cypriot gas fields can he hope to pay off the debts in the Turkish economy. He doesn't have the firepower to go after Israel one on one. So he figured the Greeks, being on the verge of complete collapse, would be an easy mark. But the Russians have come in on the Greek side, and unlike NATO they are not toothless. Not because they have more or better weapons, but because unlike Western leaders Putin is willing to use what weapons he has.
posted on 10/05/2011 7:29:48 AM PDT
(There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
Turkey requires the drones to facilitate its war against the Kurds in Iraq and eastern Anatolia.
Oh that'll go over just grate in Iraq! Those who think Zero isn't trying to give Iraq back to Islamo-fascists just isn't watching.
Does anybody know for certain which flavor of Islam ol' Barack "professed"? Was it Sunnia or Shia (I am presuming the latter).
posted on 10/05/2011 8:02:13 AM PDT
(GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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The Turkish Military in the last century (1960, 1971, 1980 & 1997) has several times stepped in and pulled the rug from under past Ankara regimes that went too far, AND it is time for them to do it again!
posted on 10/05/2011 8:08:16 AM PDT
("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
Then there are the Balkans. After winning his third national election in June, Erdogan dispatched his Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Kosovo, Bosnia and Romania to conduct what the Turks referred to as "mosque diplomacy."
Erdogan's government has been lavishing aid on Bosnia for several years and is promoting itself as a neo-Ottoman guardian of the former Ottoman possessions
And guess who spearheaded support for islamic domination in Europe? Mecca called and they want their dhimmi Madeline Albright back.
posted on 10/05/2011 8:32:59 AM PDT
(This thread needs more cowbell)
Regarding Turkey’s domestic consumption bubble, and it’s impending bursting,
Spengler blog had a really good piece about this a few months ago, still pertinent:
Aug 10, 2011
Instant obsolescence of the Turkish model
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posted on 10/05/2011 4:34:21 PM PDT
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