A bit of an aside “progress” almost always has a positive connotation. Oh we’re making progress. Including the use of the nonsensical “progressives” to describe persons of a certain political leaning. Often though, it shouldn’t be taken as a positive. Examples:
* “We’re making progress in the pandemic with vaccination” Are we?
* The destabilization of Turkey is progressing; Which makes plain, or should make plain that, displacement, death and destruction will be the outcome. *The outcomes for many people worsened as the destabilization of Syria progressed.
Progress and progression should not be cast in a positive light nor seen as a positive at all times. Much of the time the use of the word hides a great deal of dark.
The Neo Cons Take Aim At Turkey- Responsible Statecraft (hat tip brian)
I’ll feature the RS article below two previous reports. One from 2015. Another from 2016. You see the Neo Cons have been taking aim at Turkey for years now- And I’ve covered it all here for many years. This is not a first. It’s not new. It’s a progression of the remake agenda that’s been talked about endlessly.
The Turkish government, its military, and Turkish diplomats may deny any implication that partition could be Turkey’s fate, and US officials will do so publicly, but behind the hot denials, it seems increasingly likely that some sort of division will be the second order effect of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s cynical drive toward autocracy.
So if the Turkish military moves to oust Erdogan and place his inner circle behind bars, could they get away with it?The Neo Cons were quieter under Trump, but quieter doesn't mean inactive.
In the realm of analysis rather than advocacy, the answer is yes. At this point in election season, it is doubtful that the Obama administration would do more than castigate any coup leaders, especially if they immediately laid out a clear path to the restoration of democracy.
Hawks pushing for war and regime change in Iran have formed a new group to challenge Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.- Responsible Statecraft link above
Prominent neoconservatives and other hawks have set their sights on Turkey, announcing a new Washington-based group “in response to Turkey’s recent turn away from democracy and toward authoritarianism” on Thursday.
The Turkey Democracy Project states that its mission is to “inform a policy towards Turkey that opposes its destabilizing behavior, supports genuine democratic reform, and holds the forces of corruption and oppression within Turkey to account.”
But they never oppose US or Israeli destabilizing behaviour.. This is transfer propaganda being deployed
“For the better part of the last century, Turkey was a reliable ally (until they cooperated far too much with Russia, Iran, and China) and a model in the region of liberal ideals and cultural freedom,” the group says on its website. “But in recent years, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dramatically altered Turkey’s position in the international community and its status as a free and liberal democracy.” (didn't follow NATO's edicts to a tee)
Turkey has been a U.S. ally since the end of World War II, but its democratic record is spotty. The Turkish military has overthrown several democratically-elected governments, and parts of the country have been under on-and-off martial law since the Kurdish uprising of the 1980s.- (fast and loose with facts)
The Turkey Democracy Project includes several prominent members of United Against Nuclear Iran, a group whose members have called for the U.S.-led overthrow of the Iranian government, as well as the hawkish former White House national security adviser John Bolton.
The new anti-Turkey group is headed by UANI chief executive Mark Wallace. Its members include UANI chairman Joe Lieberman, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, retired Bush administration counterterrorism official Frances Townsend, career U.S. diplomat Alejandro Wolff, retired CIA officer Robert Richer and former UANI intelligence chief Norman Roule.
UANI megadonor Thomas Kaplan helped co-found Justice for Kurds, another group dedicated to pushing back on Turkey’s influence. Kaplan is not listed as a member of the Turkey Democracy Project. (he's afilliated)
The creation of the Turkey Democracy Project is the latest sign that Ankara has shifted from a favored ally of U.S. hawks to one of their major bugbears. ( the latest sign of many signs that have flashed brightly for years now) It would not be the first time American hawks turned on a former U.S. sidekick; in the 1980s and 1990s, Republican administrations went from backing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran to pushing for a U.S.-led regime change campaign against him.
Turkey had long served as the eastern flank of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a key outpost for U.S. operations in the Middle East. The Turkish military purchased $16.6 billion in American weapons from the end of the Cold War to 2021, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute arms trade database.
But the Erdoğan government has run afoul of Washington in recent years. It has picked fights with European allies over energy resources, bought Russian missiles, taken a hardline stance against Israel, and allowed U.S. rivals to evade economic sanctions.
Oh, dear taken a hardline stance against Israel- For all the bullsh*tter$ around that claim Turkey and Israel are buddied up- You have no clue what you are speaking of. Unless intentional disinfo is your motivation?
Here's a J-Post article that makes clear the targeting of Iran and Turkey:
"Neither Ankara nor Tehran want a
strong Iraq, or a strong Syria. On the contrary, the fragmentation of
these countries suits both."
That's not true because Syria and Iraq, destabilized will create further instability in the region- And in fact already has- This is what the US and Israel want to redraw the borders
The most dramatic confrontation took place in October 2019. While the Trump administration had hoped to enlist Turkey as a partner in the Syrian civil war, Turkey instead attacked U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, creating a humanitarian crisis and embarrassing the United States.
Bolton, who left the White House shortly before the crisis unfolded, had taken an antagonistic stance towards both Turkey and the Kurds. In his memoirs, he compared Erdoğan to Italian fascist leader Benito “Mussolini speaking from his Rome balcony,” but also called left-wing Kurdish fighters a “terrorist group.” (At least Bolton know who and what the US's Kurdish pals really are- he's got no clue on Mussolini though)
With his new Turkey-focused group, Bolton is softening his tone on the Turkish state’s opponents.
“In addition to persecuting those Kurds who live within Turkey’s borders, Erdogan has attacked Kurdish targets in Syria and Iraq,” the Turkey Democracy Project states. “Turkey is also targeting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — the United States’ most reliable partner in Syria and the coalition most responsible for the demise of ISIS.”
The Kurds are ISIS. And they've always been.
A handful of many previous reports on this topic:
Previously stated: Internet gatekeepers/dupes keep on pushing the 'fierce' Kurd meme!! It helps NATO/Israel so very much. It serves NATO/Israeli interests quite well. Keep shoring up the artificially contrived good cop/bad cop routine. There is no difference between the Kurds/ISIS. They are one & the same in this situation. Each "cop" has their job to do. They are performing their assigned duties. Remaking the ME. Nation destroying. Killing civilians. Forcing the relocation of people who have homes, jobs, families etc. from their own nation state. Driving these intentionally displaced persons onto cohesive societies in Europe in order to break down and destroy those long standing European societies. Enriching human, organ and drug traffickers. As for Kurdistan? It won't even benefit the Kurds. It will represent the expansion of Israel.