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False flag

Reader comment on item: Why I Rooted for the Turkish Coup Attempt
in response to reader comment: Was the attempted coup genuine?

Submitted by Alan (Canada), Aug 19, 2016 at 17:13

I, too, harbour suspicions about the genuineness of the attempted coup. A "false flag" uprising is a good way to flush out actual and potential opponents, and justify arrests.

The remarkable speed with which thousands of potential opponents were targeted suggests pre-compiled lists.

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