For those who have not been apprised of a series of ongoing events in Turkey moribund Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is following up his Twitter ban with a Youtube one also. The ostensible incitement for the authoritarian move by the power mad/drunken Erdogan was that a recording was released on the video sharing service that had top Turkish diplomats and intelligence officials, including Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT), discussing the commission of a false flag attack, of course, for the purposes of intensifying the conflagration with the neighboring Arab Republic of Syria. The intelligence official Fidan said, “I’ll send four men from Syria, if that’s what it takes. I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey. We can also prepare an attack on Suleiman Shah Tomb if necessary.” The Tomb of Suleiman Shah is Turkish sovereignty within the borders of Syria, and it is an expanse that is guarded by the Turkish military.

This entire situation patently also makes one think of Northern Cyprus, which is considered by the UN to be an illegally occupied territory of Turkey, and rightly a part of the duly recognized — under international law — Republic of Cyprus. If all of these things were things that the Russian Federation was doing; in lieu of a NATO-allied country, we can only imagine the hysterics, and the infantile behavior and the temper tantrums (and not to mention the hue and cry, of course, for surely) that would be whirling/catapulting from the unfettered/unsettled Western media! And even though Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fallen out with the West — at least to a limited extent, if not greater — he was, for certain, a fleeting and indeed transient “fair-haired boy” of theirs in past years! And furthermore, he was even someone who had curried favor with them with his brand of so-called Muslim democracy that the West was even viewing, at one time, as a possible model to use throughout the wider region. It seems abundantly clear that the West has backed the wrong horse, unequivocally, at the present however, and it wouldn’t come as the least bit of a surprise (at least to this observer) that the Sultan isn’t long for spending out his remaining days in a pasture somewhere; talking to the portraits of his own personal, revered, and celebrated great Ottoman leaders on the walls of his pristine, worry free as well as uber-plush retreat somewhere.

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