Monday, September 26, 2011
Jim Dean of Veterans Today: Erdogan was waiting to clean Zionists out of Turkish military before breaking with Israel
Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 11 a.m. to noon Central (9-10 Pacific) on NoLiesRadio.org (archived here a few hours after broadcast).
Last week Imran Kurter discussed Turkey's recent turn against Israel. Today we'll get another angle on this historic shift from Jim Dean, Managing Editor of Veterans Today. Jim writes:
A light went on when I just couldn't figure why Erdogan was soft shoeing the Israelis after the Marmara as a lack of action would seem to me to have weakened his base. But I had missed all the high officer arrests that had been going on, starting with the major round up in Feb 24th, 2010. Erdogan was still cleaning out the Israeli wing in the military which he could expect to definitely make a move on him with a major break with Israel. He arrested their armed forces Intel chief around Sept. 1st...and he really put things into gear after that. Missing in my research on the military arrests, were the military 'suicides' that were also going on. Here is the Turkey part of...which got dragged out do for three days as it was a moving target. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/16/the-mid-east-drums-for-war-are-beating-2/
We'll also discuss the ongoing drama over UN recognition of Palestine...