Pro-govt Turkish reporters: U.S. Jews are organizing all of these protests, or something

posted at 1:11 pm on June 21, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in some serious hot water over in Turkey, as recent widespread protests have been rocking the country and many critics are pegging his handling of the situation as an out-of-touch despot imposing an Islamizing agenda on the entire population and undercutting their more secular constitution. The popular opposition to Erdogan’s policies is gaining some steam… but of course, you know it’s probably just a conspiratorial plot by pro-Israel and American Jews, amirite? Er… Via the WFB:

As anti-government protests continue in Istanbul, Turkish media outlets have begun reporting that the demonstrations are part of an anti-Erdogan plot organized by members of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative think tank that is home to many former senior U.S. officials.

“Apparently, a meeting took place between some of our scholars and outsiders, and these Jews (for many, though not all, at the alleged meeting are Jews) and their fellow travelers planned the whole thing,” AEI wrote on its website Wednesday in a statement lambasting the reports.

The Turkish reports mention several former U.S. government insiders, including Bush administration national security adviser Elliott Abrams, former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The Turkish reports also claim that Jewish officials and so-called “neo-cons” associated with the American Israel Public Affairs Council (AIPAC), America’s most prominent pro-Israel lobby, are involved in the plot, which was supposedly hatched during a secret meeting in February.

Oh, good grief. Venezuela, Egypt, and now Turkey are all joining the list of countries who just recently have been blaming their own very much homespun troubles on the secret and nefarious actions of seedy U.S. interests. Heck, when you want to distract and unite your own people, just blame everything on a foreign threat to get them to hate on — and the United States is everybody’s favorite scapegoat!

And speaking of Erdogan’s range of troubles, Croatia was recently granted access into the European Union — although many were oddly less excited than they might have once been about that, ahem — but Turkey’s longstanding quest to join the EU isn’t going nearly as well, and especially not in light of recent events. The Guardian reports:

Turkey‘s chances of a breaking a three-year stalemate and relaunching its bid to join the European Union look like being dashed because of the government’s ruthless response to three weeks of street protests amid worsening friction between Ankara and Berlin.

The foreign ministry in Berlin summoned the Turkish ambassador toGermany on Friday to explain the harsh language directed at the chancellor, Angela Merkel, by Egemen Bağis, the Turkish official in charge of negotiations with the EU.

Merkel had said earlier this week that she was “appalled at the very tough” response by the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in ordering riot police to clear central Istanbul of thousands of protesters last weekend.

Bağis accused the chancellor of playing domestic politics, said that anyone using Turkey for political purposes would suffer “an inauspicious end” and warned of severe retaliation if the negotiations were called off.


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the moderates.

rob verdi on June 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Akmadinnerjacket smiles.

platypus on June 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I love sunlight.

faraway on June 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

It’s not just the losers who claim this, but the worldwide collection of zombies who believe it. It’s the end of the world – and I feel fine. (source: forgot the name of the group but you all know who I mean).

HomeoftheBrave on June 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

and undercutting their more secular constitution.

You can pretty much thank the idiots in the EU for that. They forced (in a manner of speaking) Turkey to change their Constitution to take supreme power away from the secular military in order to have full civilian control of government. The EU told Turkey that this was the only way it would be considered for EU membership (which the EU never intended to extend to Turkey, anyway – and rightfully so, I would add).

But Turkey is not a Western nation. The only way that Turkey, an islamic nation, could even be a close to a reasonable facsimile of a Western nation is to have its structure the way it was – with the secular military holding ultimate power and keeping an eye out for islamist control of the governemnt as ALWAYS happens in islamic nations, as islam is a POLITICAL IDEOLOGY that demands the power of state. Ataturk knew this and he set Turkey up in the only way possible for an islamic nation. The EU helped tear this down in 2003. Coincidentally, Turkey started on a new path to islamism right after. Shocka!!

hate on

Please don’t use this mistaken form of speech. It makes you sound like an idiot. You don’t “hate on” anything. I really can’t stand people who have picked up this retarded slang expression. I can’t even begin to imagine why they like to use it. It’s dumb and unnecessary in the extreme.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Model Islamic Democracy™

mudskipper on June 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Hey…Who’s up for WWIII? Syria…Libya…Turkey…

“Congratulations are in order. The United States has just earned a court-side seat to exactly the kind of transnational Sunni-Shiite confrontation it wished to avoid…”

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/commentaryanalysis/the-awakening-sunni-giant

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Behold the birth pangs of the Obama Caliphate !

Enjoy the chains Arab world! Amerika!

PappyD61 on June 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

You don’t “hate on” anything.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Sure you do. I get my hate on all the time.

John the Libertarian on June 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM

OK, it is time to kick Turkey out of NATO. It has become a de facto dictatorship, that is even hostile to Christianity that has existed there since time began.

SC.Charlie on June 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Aww, didn’t ‘t take them long to blame the Joooss, eh…borrowing a chapter from the European Judenfrage book:) how uttterly unimaginative of Erdogan….I hope his researchers were smart enough to check figures forf Jewish population in turkey (15,000 or so only, mainly old people), so an Armenian-style progrom wouldn’t be quite worth it or achieve much…then what’s the point to blame the American Joos if you can’t offer your population ome Joos heads…

jimver on June 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Apologies for the O/T but, George Will finally repeats what I’ve loved him for in the past, but, has gotten away from, recently. The courteous insult!

a capella on June 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

So, is there anything that doesn’t get blamed on the Jews?

DDay on June 21, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Pic of the Day: The Truth About Erdoğan’s Turkey

Resist We Much on June 21, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Ah, Socialism and Islamism, Hell’s allies!

tom daschle concerned on June 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Venezuela, Egypt, and now Turkey are all joining the list of countries who just recently have been blaming their own very much homespun troubles on the secret and nefarious actions of seedy U.S. interests. Heck, when you want to distract and unite your own people, just blame everything on a foreign threat to get them to hate on — and the United States is everybody’s favorite scapegoat!

The nutters running these countries are just taking their cues from the Obama playbook. They look at Obama, & how he operates on a daily basis and think “Hey, if it works in the US when Obama does it, why wouldn’t it work in (insert backwards-ass foreign dictatorship here) if we tried it. Get Samantha Powers and Van Jones on the phone for some tips and ideas. Hope and Change Uber Alles!!”

Sacramento on June 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM

OK, it is time to kick Turkey out of NATO. It has become a de facto dictatorship, that is even hostile to Christianity that has existed there since time began.

SC.Charlie on June 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Oh…I thought you were talkin about France…

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Who will Obama and McCain want to bomb if Turkey heats up like Syria?

Liam on June 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Erdogan and his ilk covering themselves in glory, as usual. Turkey deserves far better.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on June 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

OT…kinda sorta…

Hey…Who’s up for sending US Troops to Egypt for crowd control?

“(KCEN) — A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post.

They’re planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country’s border with Israel.

Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training.

Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, “Just what I’ve seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago.”

PFC Perez Alexander says, “We want to be as professional as possible… Know what we’re doing.”

They wrap up training today before preparing to ship out in the near future.

http://www.kcentv.com/story/22647545/riot-control-training

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Nothing the rat eared clown can’t straighten out.

acyl72 on June 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

The EU helped tear this down in 2003. Coincidentally, Turkey started on a new path to islamism right after. Shocka!!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Yeah, because the EU is run by Socialists and the European versions of RINOs. Of course they’re going to be PC about Islamists..

So, is there anything that doesn’t get blamed on the Jews?

DDay on June 21, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Not much it would seem. This BS was clearly put out there for local consumption in Turkey. They just as easily could have used the other stand-by: the CIA. I believe it to be Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood or some other Muslim outfit stirring all this up or some combination of them.

However, to believe that no Jewish person anywhere can do anything wrong is just as bad as blaming them for everything.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

It’s all on topic – obama is helping his bros.

Schadenfreude on June 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM

And this

Schadenfreude on June 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Doesn’t the world know that the days of US government competence are long gone?

NoDonkey on June 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM

It’s obvious that American Jews bribed the Turkish politicians to give Gezi Park to real estate developers. Turkish politicians are helpless before bribe money, and can’t be blamed.

thuja on June 21, 2013 at 2:29 PM

However, to believe that no Jewish person anywhere can do anything wrong is just as bad as blaming them for everything.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Well Said.

DDay on June 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM

…our NATO allies.

equanimous on June 21, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Wrong dude. It’s Dick Cheney organizing these protests. Get it right.

Hummer53 on June 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM

All it takes is a little bit of protests and Turkey’s real face peaks out. They’re as European as Iran is.

Frankly I’m surprised there haven’t been too many deaths from police brutality. These guys love cracking skulls to show everyone who’s boss.

AlexB on June 22, 2013 at 1:17 AM

As I see it accusing us of doing something in foreign relations we’re not is our moral license to actually do it, especially if they are actually doing the same thing to us.

{^_^}

herself on June 22, 2013 at 2:45 AM

We should blame the demonstrations on Iran trying to distract Erdogan from confronting Syria. Why not? It might even be true. Can they prove it isn’t?

KW64 on June 22, 2013 at 12:10 PM