Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks limitless power

The Turkish president has wilfully cut himself off from any free flow of critical information

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week pushed out Ahmet Davutoglu, the prime minister he himself had handpicked, seemingly to clear his way towards the untrammelled one-man rule he has sought since he moved from the premiership to Turkey’s presidency two years ago. Conventional wisdom says Mr Erdogan is surrounding himself with loyalists. But the man he has just defenestrated is a loyalist. He joins a long list of those jettisoned from the president’s inner circle over the past two years, in a processional purge that is starting to look like standard political procedure. Continue reading

Defiant Tsipras Warns European Leaders They Are “Making A Grave Mistake”

The long-warned Fourth Reich is coming and Greece, while not completely innocent itself, is likely to fall victim of a new rising empire that wishes to turn it into a vassal state. Also, mentioned many times is that the most likely solution for Europe is not a break-up, but rather a dual economy. The dual economy will have a core comprising of the wealthy nations running the show while the periphery will contain the downtrodden who will import all the factory jobs to keep them socially satisfied so long as they have employment and widgets to crank out. The EU and Eurozone may not be around for long, but it will be rebuilt, restructured and resemble a United States of Europe. It’s all a controlled meltdown designed to fail in order to achieve the goal of becoming a world superpower. Create the crisis and provide the solution — by force if necessary.

 

We’ve said repeatedly that negotiations between Greece and the troika are just as much about politics as they are about economics although, in the final analysis the two are inextricably related especially as it relates to the anti-austerity contagion in the EU. In “Democracy Under Fire: Troika Looks To Force Greek Political ‘Reshuffle’” we said the following about the “institutions’” bargaining stance:

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Syriza show will ultimately have to be canceled in Greece (or at least recast) if the country intends to find a long-term solution that allows for stable relations with European creditors, but as we’ve noted before, it may be time for Greeks to ask themselves if binding their fate to Europe is in their best interests given that some EU creditors seem to be perfectly fine with inflicting untold economic pain upon everyday Greeks if it means usurping the ‘radical leftists.’ 

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