July 22, 2016

Caesar Trump Proclaims Himself The People's Voice; Supreme Leader's Advisor Fears A Second Israel In Middle East; Sultan Erdogan Remolds Turkey's Military In His Own Image

The law and order candidate vs the crime and chaos candidate. 

America, this is the best you could do? Jesus Christ. Get some new parties. There is so much political talent in America who are not served well by the two corrupt parties and the dysfunctional U.S. political system. Jill Stein and Gary Johnson are just two recent examples. The Democrats and Republicans have overstayed their welcome. Hopefully by 2020 they will be long forgotten along with this election cycle.

An excerpt from, "Trump Accepts Nomination: Americanism, Not Globalism Will Be Our Credo" By Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics, July 21, 2016:
The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put America First. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo. As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America First, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect. This will all change in 2017.

The American People will come first once again. My plan will begin with safety at home – which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism. There can be no prosperity without law and order. On the economy, I will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth that can be used to rebuild America.
Caesar's speech was a home run. Trump hit all the right notes, targeting all the right fears. Never thought a future president would ever say the words "Americanism, not globalism" on television. Trump was savage in his diagnosis. He took a battle axe to decades of propaganda from democrats and republicans. He essentially purged the Republican party. All the no-shows from Romney to the Bushes have no political future.

In the past year Trump took down the old gods of U.S. politics and mainstream media with social media and new media.

An excerpt from, "Turkey - Erdogan Bashing Will Not Stop Foreign Policy Changes " By b, Moon of Alabama, July 22, 2016:
I expect Turkey to make nice with the governments in Tehran, Baghdad and Damascus (with Russia as the grand power behind) to defeat the common threat of an independent Kurdish state. The plan will be to divide the Kurds into various factions and to instigate these to fight each other. That is usually not difficult. It has worked "well" for hundreds of years and always kept the Kurds from asserting a united national state.

Neither Iran, nor Russia, nor Syria or Iraq will trust Turkey. They will look for any small sign that it might fall back into a hostile position and will be prepared for treason. It will take years for Erdogan to regain good standing with any of them. But he has to start somewhere. The foreign policy of the last years has brought nothing but huge problems for Turkey. The botched coup gives Erdogan the chance to completely change direction and to it fast The U.S., NATO, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will attempt  to undermine those changes. The current Erdogan bashing is part of that. It will fail as it has no echo within Turkey.

Following Iranian advice Erdogan is keeping his people in the streets and plazas. The first attempt of the 1953 CIA coup in Iran on August 15 failed. Four days later another attempt succeeded. The danger for the Turkish democracy is not over.
An excerpt from, "There’s More to Turkey’s Failed Coup Than Meets the Eye" By M. K. Bhadrakumar, Global Research, July 19, 2016:
Of course, Ankara has been wary of the US and France establishing military bases in northern Syria with the support of local Kurdish tribes, which it suspected would be a stepping stone leading to the creation of a ‘Kurdistan’. (The advisor on foreign affairs to Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, who is an influential figure in Tehran alleged on Sunday that the US is attempting to create a Kurdistan state carved out of neighboring countries with Kurdish population, which will be a “second Israel” in the Middle East to serve Washington’s regional interests.)
What's wrong with a second Israel? Israel is a highly-productive, powerful, and prosperous country with very talented and hard-working people. It's not perfect by any means but compared to the competition it is doing very well. The Middle East needs ten Israels if it is ever going to get anywhere.

An excerpt from, "Turkey's President Erdogan calls for ‘fresh blood’ in military as he threatens to extend state of emergency" By Samuel Osborne, The Independent, July 22, 2016:
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to restructure the military and give it "fresh blood" in the wake of the recent failed coup – suggesting that he intends to make use of the newly-imposed state of emergency to continue his purge of state institutions.

President Erdogan said the government's Supreme Military Council, which is chaired by the prime minister, and includes the defence minister and the chief of staff, would oversee the restructuring of the armed forces.

"They are all working together as to what might be done, and ... within a very short amount of time a new structure will be emerging. With this new structure, I believe the armed forces will get fresh blood," he said.
Erdogan has also formally requested the United States to extradite the house imam Gulen.