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The fourth coup d'état

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Oct 31, 2009 at 16:23

Tulay wrote :

> The Turkish military has been cornered since the appearance of so called "Ergenokon", which most of us thing is the creation of the current government in the first place. Right now, in Turkey, there are thousands of innocent people who have been locked up without seeing a day in a court. The list of the imprisoned individuals include many ex generals and other ranks currently serving in the military, members of the press, university professors, and decent businessman.<

It seems that the Turks learn their survival-in-the-Turkish-jungle- lessons very quickly. Before it was the military that staged show trials, fabricated conspiracies, invented charges of activities against the state and jailed. Now those formerly jailed jail their former jailers using the same proven methods of show trials, fabricated conspiracies and forged charges of anti-state activities which they have learnt from the previous rulers of Turkey. They are getting some of their own medicine.

> You may call it a fight of seculars and Islamists. <

No, I wouldn't call it so at all. It is one overprivileged and fat clique who is desperately fighting to preserve these enormous privileged ( huge wages, big pensions, free housing, free health service, transport etc. etc. ) against another clique which is striving to get the privileged for themselves. The struggle is hidden behind the secularist-islamist window dressing. In fact all of the dogs involved in the fight are good Moslems. The country is after all a proud example of Islamic monoculture - with 99,8% Islamization rate second only to Saudi Arabia!

> The phones are tapped, people's private lives are played on You-Tube to silence them.<

On YouTube? This must be quite inefficient as YouTube is regularly blocked in Turkey. But optimistically enough, this may change now that the US has been kindly asked by Turkey to start co-hunting anti-Turkish individuals across the globe. And I have nowhere heard of US refusal to positively consider the kind request of the staunch Islamic "ally" of America.

> However, no one in the Western world is questioning this very undemocratic act. Anyone who is against the government's Islamist policies, or anyone who is a defender of Ataturk's ideology (the ideology named after the first president who made Turkey a nation of Western values; Kemal Ataturk) is locked up without a question.<

Ataturk was a big opportunist. He himself was a ghazi - a victorious jihadist , a defender of Islam - before the caliph death fatwa forced him to embrace 'secularism' to save his own life. There was no idealism in him or his new ideology. He ruled with terror, produced a comedy of democracy, hanged the opposition which he had appointed and ended with a one-party regime ... and heavy alcoholism which finally killed him. He betrayed and cheated all he dealt with. Not just the Russians who had saved him in 1920-1921 but also the Americans with the hoax of the infamous Chester concession. The Russians may well remember his double-dealings. Among Americans a longer historical memory is a deficit commodity though. In short , don't tell us fairy tales of Ataturk. We are not afraid of being denounced by the US or whomever to Islamo-Kemalist censors and jailers for telling in public the truth about this war criminal, impostor and hypocrite.

> Believe me, no one is more distressed than a secular Turk who has been watching the changes since the arrival of AKP.<

Living in a police state is comfortable as long as one belongs to the ruling clique. When the power is seized by the opposing clique things become less rosy although police methods don't change in the least. Turkey changes its sultans and sheikhs-ul-Islam. Turkish ways remain unchanged.

> Unfortunately, it's already too late.

You mean the fourth militarist coup d'etat will not take place in Turkey, don't you ?

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