The Turkish people have come out in force to defend and expand their democracy. It’s important to understand the context of these demonstrations, which have at least as much similarity to the Occupy protests as they do to the Arab Awakening. I’d argue they actually are closer to the former. I explore these points at LobeLog.
Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’
Posted in United States, tagged AIPAC, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Chuck Hagel, foreign policy, Gaza, Israel, Israel Lobby, John Kerry, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestine, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salam Fayyad, Turkey on April 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in US-Israel Lobby, tagged AIPAC, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bunker Buster, Chuck Hagel, Congress, fordo, foreign policy, Iran, Iran nuclear, Iran War, Israel, Israel Lobby, Kerry, Massive Ordnance Penetrator, MOP, Obama, Osprey, Senate Resolution 65, Turkey, V-22 on April 24, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Barack Obama, US-Israel Lobby, tagged Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, John Kerry, John Mearsheimer, Mahmoud Abbas, Philip Wilcox, Salam Fayyad, Turkey on April 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Syria, tagged Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, CIA, David Lesch, Facebook, France, Free Syrian Army, Hafez al-Assad, Hama, Hezbollah, Iran, Jane Harman, John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, Lebanon, Lindsey Graham, Muslim Brotherhood, Rafik-Al Hariri, Salam Idriss, Sunni, Syria, Turkey, United States, Victoria Nuland on April 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
It seems there’s an awful lot of surety around when it comes to action, or non-action, on Syria. But a deeper look at what is happening there does not lead to simple solutions, or even to a whole lot of clarity on the nature of who the “good guys” are. I examine the dynamics in this week’s column at Souciant.