OT: Turkish embassy incident

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Submitted by spdrun on May 17, 2017 - 3:49pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/tu...

Today, Turkish embassy staff attacked protesters outside of the Turkish Embassy in DC. Some of those demonstrators were US citizens.

An attack by armed foreign agents, on US citizens, on US territory sure smells like an act of war. Trump's response on Twitter: nothing, except a tweet about how tickled he was to meet Erdogan.

The response of the DC police: arrested two demonstrators, left Erdogan's goons untouched. If Trump has any b@lls, he'd declare the people responsible to be personae non gratae.

If they can't be prosecuted (diplomatic immunity), they can be deported -- march them up the airstairs of a "Con Air" plane at Dulles, flanked by armed US Marshals, on live national TV. Make it as humiliating as possible; make it clear that attacks by foreign governments on US soil are never acceptable.

Will Trump man up? Doubt it.

Submitted by outtamojo on May 18, 2017 - 10:41am.

let's see...foreign nationals beating up on Americans exercising their Constitutional rights on American soil. Where is police brutality when you need it? Where are the America-first tribalists?

Submitted by harvey on May 18, 2017 - 4:45pm.

There may even be Muslims involved.

Submitted by spdrun on May 18, 2017 - 6:46pm.

Yeah, I don't normally like police brutality, but if a few of those assholes had some sense beaten into them by DC's finest, they'd have deserved it. Richly.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on May 23, 2017 - 3:04pm.

Funny, Trump is letting Turkey get away with this despite all the rhetoric. Turkey doesn't really want to fight ISIS because that would strengthen the Kurds.

Plus Trump went to kiss-ass to the Sunni Arabs who are funding ISIS (who are themselves Sunnis) all the while vilifying Iran (Shia) whose help fighting ISIS is critical.

I predict more chaos in the Middle East and more Americans sent over there. Yippee!

Submitted by The-Shoveler on May 23, 2017 - 3:19pm.

If we get into it with North Korea, ISIS and the middle east will be a small forgotten issue (which really it already is for us, But should be a MUCH MUCH bigger concern for Europe).

We just can not seem to get out of the biz of being Europe armed force, it should be Europe's job not ours.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on May 23, 2017 - 4:06pm.

My European friends say that we broke Iraq so we own it. They never wanted to go in.

The interesting thing is that Saudi Arabia and the Sunni Arabs are funding ISIS, because if they didn't, the Shias would totally control Iraq which would then become a satellite state of Iran.

On the Turkey Embassy incident, foreign guards beat up US citizens/residents on US soil, but the Trump administration has been pretty mum on that. So much for American pride and sovereignty.

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