FLASH OVERRIDE- Power Shut off to Turkey Incirlik Air Base

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Slim313shady
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Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:44 pm

That not good.I think international law says that cut power off and block embassies is act of war?Correct me if i wrong?

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Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:55 pm

Marian Houk retweeted MediaWatcher saying Incirlik's commander has been arrested
https://twitter.com/MediaWatcher_/statu ... 2817708032

U.S. Embassy, Ankara "still hearing reports of sporadic gunfire" at Ataturk airport, as of a few hours ago.
http://turkey.usembassy.gov/sm-071616a.html

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Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:56 pm

At 10:30 am DC time, Obama will convene a meeting with his national security and broader foreign policy team to update him on situation in Turkey.

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Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:17 pm

So they're holding us responsible for the coup? Well, shit.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn return to the same box...

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Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:20 pm

NAIMINA wrote:So they're holding us responsible for the coup? Well, shit.
What I think has has happened is that Turkey asked, via back channels, the US to hand over the cleric that was "responsible" for the coup. The US has said "no", and this happened as a result....
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Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:22 pm

I am sure there would be some a willing expeditionary force of Marines that would like to help with force protection in that area.
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Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:26 pm

...this has taken a turn for the interesting. Still, not good. Really wish I wasn't still on vacation so I could examine this in more detail.
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Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:31 pm

When it comes down to it, it looks to me that NATO will have to step in and either side with US or Turkey, but I kind of know how that will play out. NATO has massive resources there and need to protect those assets. Could we see a mobilization of NATO forces into Turkey?
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