FLASH OVERRIDE- Power Shut off to Turkey Incirlik Air Base

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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:23 am

Diedrich wrote:
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Diedrich wrote: I'd wager a bigger bet that communication is broken and they don't know who they can trust. The soldiers that were involved in the coup thought they were running a drill after all.

My bet is they're waiting. Coup II: Resurgence
I highly doubt they had control of 600,000 soldiers, the coup would have already been successful.
It is pretty clear that most if not all of the ground forces at least were either part of the coup or caught up in the mess. They wouldn't fire on their own people. Otherwise, the death count would be much higher than a few hundred.

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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:25 am

TruthandJustice wrote:
Diedrich wrote:
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My bet is they're waiting. Coup II: Resurgence
I highly doubt they had control of 600,000 soldiers, the coup would have already been successful.
It is pretty clear that most if not all of the ground forces at least were either part of the coup or caught up in the mess. They wouldn't fire on their own people. Otherwise, the death count would be much higher than a few hundred.
Then why is erdogan alive?

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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:31 am

TheArtist wrote: My bet is they're waiting. Coup II: Resurgence
That would actually be a good name for a movie actually! :lol:
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:32 am

Diedrich wrote:
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Diedrich wrote: I highly doubt they had control of 600,000 soldiers, the coup would have already been successful.
It is pretty clear that most if not all of the ground forces at least were either part of the coup or caught up in the mess. They wouldn't fire on their own people. Otherwise, the death count would be much higher than a few hundred.
Then why is erdogan alive?
Good question I personally think this is staged. This is just too cute. According to a Rueters article I posted in General Discussion, they supposedly had the opportunity to shoot him down in the air as he was coming into Istanbul but didn't try. They then tried to bomb the airport? He knew the army wouldn't just indiscrimantly fire into random hoards of people so that it why he was so quick to surround himself with his "patriotic" followers.

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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:35 am

Diedrich wrote:
TruthandJustice wrote:
Diedrich wrote: I highly doubt they had control of 600,000 soldiers, the coup would have already been successful.
It is pretty clear that most if not all of the ground forces at least were either part of the coup or caught up in the mess. They wouldn't fire on their own people. Otherwise, the death count would be much higher than a few hundred.
Then why is erdogan alive?
You tell me.

At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turke ... SKCN0ZX0Q9

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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:36 am

TheArtist wrote:
Diedrich wrote:
TruthandJustice wrote:
It is pretty clear that most if not all of the ground forces at least were either part of the coup or caught up in the mess. They wouldn't fire on their own people. Otherwise, the death count would be much higher than a few hundred.
Then why is erdogan alive?
You tell me.

At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turke ... SKCN0ZX0Q9
Either Erdogan is one of the luckiest people alive, or something else entirely went on during those few moments.

In a way, it's probably both.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wor ... -jeopardy/
Kerry warns Turkey’s NATO membership could be in jeopardy

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Edit: Made new post as this one is getting too long. Could mods lock plz? :D

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