Although the present situation seems to have commenced less than 24 hours ago, I think it significant that nothing drastic has happened as yet; if the Turks were up to serious mischief, they wouldn’t have waited this long to make a move against the base itself, and if another “coup” is brewing, it has yet to show itself.
Going by several different sources, (some links below), “the move is a surprising action taken against an important U.S. strategic asset.” Turkey cut power to the base for almost a week after the recent coup attempt, requiring internal power generation. This will have been deeply worrying to the U.S. military, and Dr. Michael Rubin, a middle east expert at the American Enterprise Institute, is quoted by the Daily Caller as saying that “the Turkish government’s actions were akin to taking Incirlik airbase hostage” (1).
The Muslim invasion – twelve items in total…
France: Mother and three daughters stabbed by Muslim after father allegedly ‘scratched his thigh’ in front of the Muslim’s wife
Bulgaria: Border police give award to voluntary border patrol which detained 23 refugees near the border with Turkey – “I want to encourage them, because they have reacted very appropriately”
Germany: Muslims storm nudist pool yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ and threatening to ‘exterminate’ women for being ‘sluts’
Several thousand Turkish troops, and/or paramilitary police, have surrounded the Incirlik air base for a “safety check”. Several dozen nuclear weapons are stored at Incirlik, and if the Turkish government, or rogue elements, try to seize them then it will get very nasty, very quickly.
People protesting the failure of NATO government leaders to support Erdogan in the recent “coup” were demonstrating in front of the base within the last day or so, many demanding that the U.S. leave Turkey.
This situation has a very serious negative potential…
See the news items listed below.
Six items in total…
United Kingdom: Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose now on display after sinking the Solent in 1545
Albania: King Skanderbeg rebelled against the Ottoman Empire, defeating them at the Battle of Torvioll in 1444
United Kingdom: Londinium – Roman ruins lurk in parking garages and forgotten churches
Canada: 18th century British fortress located in Lunenburg N.S?
United Kingdom: Find of over 400 wooden tablets includes the oldest handwritten document ever found in Britain
Canada: Wreck of the schooner Royal Albert – lost in 1868 – found in Lake Ontario
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“There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China… Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.” – Justin Trudeau, quoted by Mark Bonokoski in “Trudeau in China: Like father, like son”, Toronto Sun July 9th, 2016.
“Despite a substantial Black middle class (significantly the result of affirmative action policies), the great majority of the Black population throughout the West is unable to adjust to a contemporary society demanding impulse control and cognitive competence.” – Andrew Joyce Phd., “Learn to live with it: Nice and the ever-rising cost of multiculturalism” – Occidental Observer, July 18th, 2016.
Black crime in Toronto and the Eastern GTA – ten items in total…
Toronto: Black arrested on three sexual assault charges including one in Vaughan
Ajax: Black pushes woman to the ground, runs away when she screams
Toronto: Black faces three sexual assault charges, including one on a three-month-old girl
Emphasis added, five items in total… “language alert” for the last item.
“During the debate, Talkback host William Crawley asked how the U.K. could have a monarchy that wasn’t as brown as the U.K. itself. Although historically the country has been overwhelmingly white, recent waves of immigration mean about 15 percent of the U.K.’s population is now non-white… ‘In modern Britain, we’re a very diverse society. The royals don’t look like us anymore,’ said Crawley.” – Blake Neff, “British media asks why country’s Royal Family is so white” – The Daily Caller, July 26th, 2016.
U.S. Election 2016: Emphasis added – five items in total…
“On the second night of the convention, a group called LGBTrump held an event featuring gay provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, during which a number of speakers – including Dutch MP Geert Wilders – charged that the left is focusing on “distraction” issues like wedding cakes and transgender washrooms while Trump is tackling the real threat to gays – radical Islam.” – Andrew Lawton, “Trump support more diverse than media admits” – Toronto Sun, July 26th, 2016.
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World-wide: Illegal logging, land clearance and habitat destruction all contribute towards a net global loss of around 6.6 billion trees each year – unmanned aerial vehicle mapping initiative could help with replanting
Indonesia: Forest fires released 11.3 million tonnes of carbon per day in 2015
Colorado: Experiment with controlled pulse of water to the Colorado River Delta shows that large dry water-courses release greenhouse gasses when flooded
Emphasis added – five items in total…
“Many of the principles of radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions. Remember this, radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American. I refuse to allow America to become a place where gay people, Christian people, Jewish people are targets of persecution and intimation by radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence… This is not just a national security issue. It’s a quality of life issue. If we want to protect the quality of life for all Americans – women and children, gay and straight, Jews and Christians and all people then we need to tell the truth about radical Islam and we need to do it now.” – Donald Trump, quoted in “Finally: A realistic plan for fighting the Jihad and protecting Americans” by Robert Spencer – “frontpagemag” June 14th, 2016.