Turkish Coup Outcome is not a Choice for Freedom, it’s PHYSICS
It was suddenly OBVIOUS that the people of Turkey supported this because they did not want their (Christian?) alliance partner’s men on Muslim soil in Iraq or crossing their land.
Of course I have never since believed they actually were in NATO in any other than an ancillary membership, and realized that they had elected if not an Islamist govt FREELY, then one sympathetic to the same goals.
Since then it is OBVIOUS that across several elections, the Turkish people themselves are Islamist.
That is reflected by the failure of this coup.
They do NOT support freedom of religion, conscience, speech, or action unless it conforms to the Quran. They do not WANT the presence of NATO forces except that they may NEED them. They will attack allied American people if found alone.
They, the Turkish PEOPLE are not our allies. They, the Turkish people have chosen different values. They, the Turkish people want Islamism to succeed and that is why they have chosen an autocratic Islamist govt. SEVERAL TIMES.
Fine, it’s their nation. And they are in a VERY strategic geography
However…as Yoda once said, there is another…
and they have FAR more of our values