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Turkey’s Arab Spring

June 6, 2013 by  

There is a revolution growing in the Middle East you are not hearing about. The mainstream media are all but ignoring it, and there’s good reason. It’s not part of the plan. In fact, it threatens to upend the plans of the globalist elites running U.S. foreign policy in the region.

The Turkey uprising has been going on for a week. Unlike high-profile “Arab Spring” events in Egypt, Libya and Syria, this one is truly organic. It wasn’t instigated by the CIA and affiliated nongovernmental organizations. And it’s threatening the rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the U.S. puppet who has ruled the country since 2002.

Turkish PM Erdogan and U.S. President Obama Have Joint Press Conference

Erdogan and President Barack Obama shake hands in the White House Rose Garden in May. Credit: UPI

The uprising began over the government’s decision to destroy a park in Istanbul and turn it into a shopping center. It grew after police cracked down on the protesters with tear gas and water cannons. It has grown beyond the park issue into a rejection of Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian rule, his crack down on press freedoms (hundreds of journalists have been imprisoned in recent years), Internet censorship and his pursuit of an Islamist agenda. In a television interview this week, Erdoğan described social media, including Twitter, as a “scourge”. But social media have taken on a particular importance as newspapers and television have come increasingly under the sway of government.

So far, two have died and more than 3,000 have been injured and dozens have been arrested in seven days of protests. Some in the Turkish government — like Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arnic — are apologizing for the heavy-handed tactics police have used against Turkish citizens. But Erdoğan appears to be getting desperate and has begun calling protesters looters, vandals and terrorists.

The CIA has been using Turkey to funnel arms to the so-called rebels (really al-Qaida terrorists) trying overthrow the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. If Turkey comes apart the region could explode. And as Turkey is a member of NATO, the U.S. will be drawn into another shooting war in a place we don’t belong.

The protest may fizzle out. But it may also grow. And world wars have begun over less significant incidents.

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Vigilant

    Not to worry. These protests are going nowhere. If they do, the military will fix the problem.

    The Turkish people live under a secular constitutional republic thanks to the efforts of Attaturk. Of all the nations in which Muslims are the majority, Turkey is the only one with a democratic form of government.

    It has been largely Erdoğan’s efforts to Islamicize Turkey that have caused this dissatisfaction. The populace has become very accustomed to a western style of life, and the freedom of conscience it fosters. For decades they have sought membership in the EU, and they do not identify with the radical Muslim efforts in the rest of the Middle East.

    If things get bad in Turkey, the military will step in to re-establish the constitutional guarantees as it has done in the past. The region will not “:explode” due to a downfall of the Turkish government.

  • Blank Reg

    I just find it interesting that this “revolt” sprung up after the Turkish government began to insist that Russia and Iran be included in the next round of Syrian peace talks. No coincidence there, eh? And probably promoted by the same people funneling arms to al-Qaida. I think the author of this piece has it backwards.

    • Karolyn

      It was started primarily by peaceful student protesters who just want to keep a park in Istanbul rather than have it turned into a shopping center. The police turned it ugly, which angered the populace and grew the demonstration..

  • Ethan Clarke

    Vladimir Putin is watching…!!!

  • Robbie

    How do you get to say that the media is ignoring the situation in Turkey? I’ve been seeing reports on this on various stations every night for the last week or so.

    • perry

      in what world do you live the only report what the government lets them

    • Karolyn

      Actually, very little. I’ve been getting reports directly from Turkey via Facebook; and there is a lot more to report than has appeared on the news. I did not see it reported that 40,000 people had crossed the bridge to Istanbul one day. I don’t think I’ve heard any mention of the massive number of people involved.

  • jaybird

    Did you notice that they used tear gas and water cannons first? In one of our

    State Dept Memos some years back it has that if we protest/uprising against the gov. that there will be “NO warning shots fired” so I guess they will just start firing on the people of US. This president is not an American nor does he have the compassion to fire water cannons or tear gas at us. I guess that is what the Hollow Point bullets that they have stock piled at DHS are for.

    • Karolyn

      “State Dept. memos some years back” – Can you provide any background on this assertion?

      • jaybird

        Everybody should read United Nations Operation Garden Plot, it was in one of their articles, I can’t remember which one. It is a lot to read and it also tells about FEMA camps for protesters/civil disobedience and the power the government has over you.

        Also, March 16, 2012, he signed an Executive Order claiming Martial Law Powers for himself. He will have the power to declare Martial Law under any circumstances and suspend elections, stop Congress from meeting, force the Supreme Court to recess, deploy American troops to enforce his dictates on American soil.

        • CaroleAnn71

          Operation Garden Plot 1984 been out there a long time. Was mentioned in the Iran/Contra hearings, Americans basically slept through it as they have a tendency to do.

          Just like the spying on Americans using the phone Companies, the Patriot Act and even killing U S Citizens w/o a trial. Going to war based on lies, torture and a myriad of other things.

          BRAIN DEAD? MIND CONTROL? SUBLIMINALS? WTF!

  • perry

    the Turkish people are played by the us and the bilderberg group they wish to rule the world with obama as its leader there will be a civil war in america with in two years.

    • Robbie

      There will NOT be a civil war in America in the next 2 years. Totally false. Wait and see.

  • Karolyn

    And there aren’t many comments here either. I don’t understand. I guess people don’t think Turkey’s important.

    • WTS/JAY

      There are bigger problems here, to worry about, Karolyn.

  • Michael Shreve

    Oh so different if the protesters OPPOSE sharia law or a Muslim government.

  • Jeffery Brooke

    It’s difficult to follow everything that’s going on when you are n the midst of a three ring circus! If these retards want to kill each other, all I have to say is to let them do it with there own guns. All this gun running is done our American citizens dollar, the vast majority of which I feel it is safe to assume would rather not pay for guns going to freaks in the Middle East, Mexico, or any other nation. If we do send troops to assist, make damn sure we are not assisting the wrong people. How to do that? A good first step would be to send Obama into oblivion and get someone who respects America and what it stands for in office.

    Only then can we begin to sort out who needs to hang in offices such as the CIA, FBI, ATF, DHS, NSA, IRS, AG, etc. Obama is a cancer on the spine of America, it’s time to remove him, his czars, and their bastard laws.

  • WTS/JAY

    BETRAYAL: DEMOCRAT GOV NIXON VETOES ANTI-SHARIA BILL IN MISSOURI

    The original bill passed the Senate 24-9, which is one vote more than needed for a veto override. It passed the House 109-41, which is the exact number of “yes” votes needed. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, would consider whether to seek a veto override. No media mentions that the traitor is a Democrat.

    ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–GST. LOUIS • Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed on Monday an anti-“Sharia Law” bill, saying that in its zeal to address an imaginary problem, the legislation creates a real one for parents seeking foreign adoptions.

    The bill would make it illegal for Missouri to enforce any foreign law or legal decision deemed “repugnant or inconsistent” with Missouri or U.S. law. It doesn’t specify Islamist Sharia religious law, but it’s part of a movement by conservative lawmakers in more than 20 states who have pushed similar measures to highlight alleged Sharia influences in the U.S.

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/06/betrayal-democrat-gov-nixon-vetoes-anti-sharia-bill-in-missouri.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

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