We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Background of Turkish Coups in a Nutshell

Click here to access article from Katehon. (Note: there are some typo or translation errors in this article.)

This piece I believe offers the best assessment at this early date of the attempted military coup in Turkey. As such it is necessarily speculative, but it is based on some very intelligent observations from excellent sources such as Sybil Edmonds who is of Turkish descent.
As pointed out by former FBI employee Sybil Edmonds, Gülen schools are a well-disguised rear asset of the CIA and are used for operations in the different regions of the world.
I've always believed that the US has protected and supported the Gülen organization in order to act as a check on Turkish governments.
Then there is the timing of this coup:
The pro-American coup it was made at precisely the moment when Erdogan apologized to Putin and expressed a strong willingness to make adjustments in Turkey's foreign policy by beginning to change its position on the Syrian issue.