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    I don't know. I'm starting to feel like you just can't trust brutal despots who suspend the constitution, seize control of government and courts, imprison torture and kill opposition, clamp down on dissent, murder or destroy journalists and judges, and declare themselves uniquely, solely responsible for running the country.


    Call me paranoid.
    now now....Trump isn't that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I don't know. I'm starting to feel like you just can't trust brutal despots who suspend the constitution, seize control of government and courts, imprison torture and kill opposition, clamp down on dissent, murder or destroy journalists and judges, and declare themselves uniquely, solely responsible for running the country.


    Call me paranoid.
    I wonder every day why Turkey is in NATO... If we keep them, why not invite the fucking Saudis in also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    now now....Trump isn't that bad.
    I set that one up like a t-ball, didn't I
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    WASHINGTON — Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, including his government security forces, violently charged a group of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence here on Tuesday night in what the Metropolitan Police chief characterized as “a brutal attack.”

    Eleven people were injured, including a police officer, and nine were taken to a hospital, the police chief, Peter Newsham, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

    The State Department condemned the attack as an assault on free speech and warned Turkey that the action would not be tolerated. “We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms,” Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement on Wednesday.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/u...rotest-dc.html

    yeah, I would hope that the State Department was communicating that this will not be tolerated. The question is what are they going to do about? There might be constraints because of diplomatic immunity. But, I say kick their butts out of this country. Sooner rather than later. That is , of course, unless it might effect our presidents financial interest.
    Worth remembering, ERDOGAN is the one that paid FLYNN to try and get back a cleric (by kidnapping him) who lives in PA and who Erdogan thinks is behind his country's unrest. FLYNN was paid almost 1/2 million dollars, at least in part to try and pull this off. He couldn't (or didn't).

    Yesterday was such an ENORMOUS news day, it got lost! Too bad, these thugs will walk away, claiming diplomatic immunity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    Let them rot in a US jail. Don 't send them home.
    they have diplomatic immunity. They are already home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    yeah, I would hope that the State Department was communicating that this will not be tolerated. The question is what are they going to do about? There might be constraints because of diplomatic immunity. But, I say kick their butts out of this country. Sooner rather than later. That is , of course, unless it might effect our presidents financial interest.
    Make a show of expelling any diplomatic personnel who were involved from the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    Let them rot in a US jail. Don 't send them home.
    Probably can't do that, but we can expel the ambassador and declare persona non grata all those people engaging in violence on our soil under cover of diplomatic immunity. And we should.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.c479de0f4175
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    Trump probably wishes he could have security forces like the Turkish one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    WASHINGTON — Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, including his government security forces, violently charged a group of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence here on Tuesday night in what the Metropolitan Police chief characterized as “a brutal attack.”

    Eleven people were injured, including a police officer, and nine were taken to a hospital, the police chief, Peter Newsham, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

    The State Department condemned the attack as an assault on free speech and warned Turkey that the action would not be tolerated. “We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms,” Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement on Wednesday.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/u...rotest-dc.html

    yeah, I would hope that the State Department was communicating that this will not be tolerated. The question is what are they going to do about? There might be constraints because of diplomatic immunity. But, I say kick their butts out of this country. Sooner rather than later. That is , of course, unless it might effect our presidents financial interest.
    How is the Turkish Ambassador or anyone else affiliated with this embassy even involved? Americans had a protest and a counterprotest, and there was a series of assaults, etc. Sounds like an American law and order problem to me.

    I admit, I am surprised there are that many Ergodan supporters in the DC area, but WTF do I know?

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    Trump made Erdogan feel right at home.

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