24 July 2015

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: now in action finally. But what action exactly?

The half-mad half-Caliph finally started to do something about ISIS, after all these years of mouthing vague but passionate threats. The action against ISIS amounts to the following:
Three F-16 fighter jets took off from a base in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, early on Friday and hit two Islamic State bases and one "assembly point" before returning, the prime minister's office said.
Hard to call it even a regular air force exercise. The other part of the same operation, however, looks a bit more serious:
Police also rounded up nearly 300 people in Friday's raids against suspected Islamic State and Kurdish militants, Prime Minister Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said after vowing to fight all "terrorist groups" equally.

Local media reported that helicopters and more than 5,000 officers, including special forces, were deployed in the operation. Anti-terror police raided more than 100 locations across Istanbul alone, broadcasters CNN Turk and NTV reported.
Emphasis mine, and I am sure you see why: the fearless leader is jumping on an opportunity to round up as many as possible members of the Kurdish opposition he hates so passionately (definitely more than he hates the ISIS abomination).

The "fight against all terrorist groups" covered the whole country, and if you read the detailed reports from the Turkish press you can easily detect who is really being rounded up.

To remind you, Turkey is a member of NATO and Recep Tayyip Erdogan is buddy-buddy with some high placed figures in Washington I am too tired now to mention. And he knows how to make them look the other way, no matter how depraved his treatment of Kurds is.

Too bad.

P.S. Want to bet that the flow of resupplies and reinforcements to ISIS through Turkish territory (including the European wannabe jihadis) will be curtailed? Then don't.


GideonSwort said...

With you Goon. While three F-16's kick up some desert dust in the air, providing cover and an opportunity to smack the crap out of a few Kurds.

Dick Stanley said...

He might be taking lessons from Our Little Barry Hussein whose security folks consider the Tea Party as (or more) dangerous than Islamic terrorists.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah, not to be missed.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

It is just that his hate of Kurds, who definitely deserve their own country, carved up from Syria, Turkey and Iraq, is boundless.

Dick Stanley said...

Best chance of that is the day after he admits to the Armenian massacre.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah, we should just wait a bit.