A story about the weird coup in Turkey belongs here today but there is a distinct Reichstag aroma in the air and we’re still trying to sort it out.
It certainly seems unlikely that Fethullah Güllen, the US-based moderate Sunni cleric accused by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of staging the coup is personally guilty of anything of the kind. The brand of Islam preached by Güllen is refreshingly tolerant of other faiths and embraces science, maths and equal opportunity of education for girls and boys.
On the other hand, the Turkish military has historically defended the secular state founded by Kemal Atatürk against past Executive leaders, who like Erdogan began to impose a more theocratic order. The Turkish Army has staged two such coups over the past century and this coup had the ear markings of another of these except that there are indications that it was actually staged by Erdogan.
I’ll talk more about the corrupt, schizophrenic Neocon, disgusting scumbag Turkey currently has for a president tomorrow.
There’s just too much bad news. I’m not even going to get into Nice. Enough awfulness, already. Today, we go from monstrous to the ridiculous:
The UK’s Daily Mirror reports that Jean Claude Juncker was addressing “EU bigwigs” when he said he had “heard from the leaders of other planets”.
The video was re-published by many Independent News outlets, including by my friends at Sott.net, where one viewer commented that staging a fake alien invasion to hasten the New World Order has been a contingency plan for some time, saying:
“Sometimes, state secrets slip out of many a leader, like Joe Biden announcing to a university audience that the US funds terrorists as proxies in the Middle East.”
But the aliens may have more to worry about than Brexit. Many experts think that Italy will be the next country to exit the Eurozone – not so much by choice but because its debt is 132% of its GDP and that if Prime Minister Matteo Rienzi’s economic reforms fail to turn it around, his government will collapse in the midst of a protracted recession, which will force Italy’s amputation from the Eurozone, in order to stop its contagion from spreading to the rest of the EU’s body.
But no one will be safe. The IMF’s forecast for Italy suggests that Italy’s recession could spill over into the global economy.
France, too looks like it could follow fast on the heels of Italy.
According to Albert Edwards, a strategist at Société Général, one of France’s largest banks, with total estimated assets at €1.3T:
“My view is that I believe it is only a matter of time before the Eurozone project fractures. Clearly the UK referendum has not helped matters. For me, the problem is Italy and France in that order. Why? Because you have got disaffected populations in too-big-to-fail economies who are disillusioned with what the Eurozone has delivered, in terms of employment and economic growth. AND much more significantly, you have major opposition parties who are committed to leaving the Eurozone and who would be likely to do so if they were to attain power.”