Saturday, July 16, 2016

Talking Turkey


Well, that was sudden, unexpected and shocking, wasn't it?

About eight months ago, I suggested that if the US isn't going to leave NATO, it should at least move to expel Turkey from NATO. I offered several reasons. One reason I didn't offer, but which makes a good deal of sense, is "you never know who might suddenly end up in charge, or how they might seize or hold power or what they might do with that power."

Or, to put it a different way, gambling on something as uncertain as continuing stability in Turkey, especially when the stakes might include all-out war with Russia, is a really, really dumb idea.

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