Zero Hedge: ““NATO also has a requirement with respect to democracy and NATO will indeed measure very carefully what is happening,” Kerry tells reporters in Brussels after attending a meeting of European Union foreign ministers.
It was unclear how that “requirement” fits with Turkey – one of the world’s largest, US-supplied military forces – housing the all-important Incirlik airbase which provides the US (and NATO) with a convenient staging point for air missions across the entire middle east.
“My hope is that Turkey is going to move in ways that do respect what they have said to me many times is the bedrock of their country.”
Opinion: Is anyone that gullible? The future sultan of the Islamic caliphate has cleansed the nation of dissidents, which is quite a coup in and of itself.
Every nation that the US turns its back on winds up in Russia’s orbit. Think Syria, Libya, Iraq, East Africa and Egypt as Vladimir Putin scoops up what the US has turned its back on.
And that, Virginia, is prophetic.
In our June 26, 2014 post “Turkey’s High Risk Power Play” we said this:
“In preparation for its role in Ezekiel’s war of Gog and Magog, Turkey will shift away from NATO and likely join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). During a trip to Russia in November 2013, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again said that Ankara would abandon its quest to join the European Union if it was offered full membership in the SCO.”
And John Kerry may have made that happen.