Thursday, September 22, 2016

US Issues Starbucks/Turkey,Terror Warning. Starbucks PR?

Seriously, avoid Starbucks in Turkey. Specifically in Gaziantiep near Turkish/Syrian border

No such thing as bad PR!
- The United States has warned its citizens to avoid Starbucks coffee shops and other businesses catering to Westerners in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria.
In a security warning sent to U.S. citizens Thursday, the U.S. Embassy said Turkish police were investigating a "terror cell" in Gaziantep that could be targeting "shopping centers, Starbucks, Big Chef Restaurants" and other businesses in the city.
The warning did not specify the organization that is under investigation.

 US warns of 'Starbucks attack risk' in south Turkey

The United States has warned of the risk of a terror attack in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep close to the Syrian border on businesses frequented by Westerners, including the popular coffee chain Starbucks.
The US embassy in Ankara said in a message to citizens that there are reports of a police investigation into a "terror cell" in Gaziantep, which in August was hit by a deadly suicide bombing on a wedding blamed on Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
It said the information suggests the jihadists are "possibly targeting" shopping centres, Starbucks, the popular upscale Turkish restaurant chain Big Chef or other businesses frequented by Western customers.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz 

 In 1998, Schultz was awarded the "Israel 50th Anniversary Tribute Award" from the Jerusalem Fund of Aish Ha-Torah for "playing a key role in promoting a close alliance between the United States and Israel".[26][27
Close alliance between Israel and the US? And, the US cites Starbucks specifically?
If there is a terror attack at the Starbucks, surely the coffee chain can expect a huge jump in pity coffee sales from outraged 'anti-terror coffee consumers...If there is a terror attack how can it be spun?

Should be interesting!




  1. China caveat emptor

    1. Interfax
      U.S. is incapable of fulfilling its obligations on agreement with Russia on Syria - Ryabkov
      U.S. proposal to ban any aircraft operations in some Syrian regions won't work - Russian Foreign Ministry

    2. Starbucks reads as if it's an extension of the CIA or something along that line. Like an NGO!- sheesh

      social media use
      cross promotion
      subsidized housing

      and this one!

      In June 2014, Starbucks introduced the China Youth Development Program, which molds future leaders.

      really? A coffee chain?
      no wonder this news raised my suspicion levels

  2. Wouldn't you just love it if the Syrian Government issued a warning to customers of Starbucks worldwide as Starbucks has close connections to international terror organizations that fund, train and arm head choppers and liver eaters.

    1. I would love to see that warning issued james

      Starbucks sure seems to be much more then an overpriced coffee shop!