Don’t come here very often, but it is good to remember that Turkey in its old guise as the Ottoman EMpire was a sworn enemy of Russia.
Hence Turkey, taken in as a NATO member, is interested in maneuvering a situation to its advantage and since the current PM, Erdogan, is an Islamacist I suspect that THIS would be why Obama is marginally on the side of the protestors.
Only my theory, and I have no proof. I happened to see the link to this article on Twitter and thought I would see what you all had to say.
NONE of this would have happened if we did not have a weakened military and a president who goes around apologizing and then making trash talk about Putin, after which he makes stupid comments like a few lines in a speech or interview is going to change Putin’s mind.
I hope we survive the next 3 years.