Erdogan puts Israel next in list for conquest

Dems endless war against Trump keep his hands too full to respond to Erdogan’s increasing aggression towards Greece, Israel and key Christian holdings. Brad Johnson warns of potential for Erdogan to start war. Watch his analysis of developments since Erdogan seized Hagia Sofia and the implications of his increasingly dangerous behavior. Libya, Syria, Russia and Egypt involvement discussed. Links below to related material Americans for Intelligence Reform.


brad johnson it is the 26th of july
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and yesterday the 25th there were some
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bizarre news it happened really quickly
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as far as i could gather it looked like
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like erdogan in turkey had made a fairly
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classic islamic demand on greece
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surrender territory or go to war and
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greece surprisingly sent
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its fleet out to meet the turks and the
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turks
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turned tail and ran what can you can you
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give us any insight on that
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yeah i mean that’s kind of the yeah this
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was just i think yesterday that all that
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part of it took place but
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this is kind of on the heels of the uh
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sofia which is the
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uh like it’s kind of like the vatican of
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the orthodox
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church that was taken over many many
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years ago by the ottoman empire in that
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from when it was
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constantinople and they converted it to
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a mosque and then back in like the 1920s
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or so
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uh when ada took took took power in
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turkey he made it into a museum and uh
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so now many years later now but
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right around 100 years later now you
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have a current
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turkish president erwan uh has now
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reinstated that as a mosque which of
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course is an
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insult and a an act of essentially
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aggression towards christendom
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at the same time he made his speech
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which
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was the part that was it the reporting
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in the united states in the west was not
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very accurate on it and
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interestingly enough the jerusalem post
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did a report on it that said
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you know here’s what was reported in
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english but that’s not right here’s the
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actual words that he said
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essentially he was saying that he’s
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going to also
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take back the holy places in jerusalem
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which means reconquer
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jerusalem and and essentially spell the
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end of
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of christendom and israel so
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that was kind of the essence of what he
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was pushing for at that speech following
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the
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announcement of haggai sophia right on
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the heels of that also he made another
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speech
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uh where he was saying that and i’ve
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mentioned this before
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from his perspective in turkey
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everything that was ever conquered by
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the ottoman empire
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rightfully is his and so he views
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all of those greek waters as his and the
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fact that the
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greeks are exploiting oil and gas
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and things like that in those areas of
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greek waters is them stealing from him
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that’s the turkish perspective and so
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uh he was very aggressive with this and
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basically came out and said i’m sending
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out the fleet
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and by the way they’ve already done some
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exploratory searching
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in those waters uh which is a
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provocation of course from
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everyone else’s perspective not from
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turkish perspective but
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from everybody else’s and so he said
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either uh you know you either
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be willing to pay the price which of
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course in this case means
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face me militarily or
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enter negotiations either way you’re
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going to lose
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and those waters are ours and so he then
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on the heels of that sent out the fleet
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and as you say
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the greeks had no choice but to send out
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their
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own fleet and uh and when they came in
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to
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to confront the turks the turks turned
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around and went back to turkey
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now that’s an interesting thing in many
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ways he he chose
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uh to make a threat and and it turns out
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to have been a bluff
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now everything that president erdogan
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does out of turkey is not going to end
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up being a bluff
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but in this case it was so that’s
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interesting i think what he was doing
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was testing the resolve of the greeks to
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see if that he could just bluff his way
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into
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it which i would say is uh
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very hitleresque i mean if you look at
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how world war ii
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started hitler would just like go in and
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try to take places
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and was very surprised when nobody
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pushed back so i think what you’re
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seeing is
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is the equivalent of that today on
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on the part of the turks to see just how
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far they can take things before they hit
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opposition so i mean his tents are
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completely clear
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intents are completely clear i would say
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uh president erdogan of turkey
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is uh doesn’t lie about these things i
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think he’s saying what he
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honestly believes that he should and
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will achieve
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and certainly the destruction of israel
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is now on the list
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and the repression or conquering of most
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of christendom is on his list
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and he’s acting accordingly so
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the problem out of all of this is that
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greece
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militarily cannot stand up to turkey
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if it’s any sort of fairly full
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military conflict and
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they’re both part of nato so there’s no
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natural alignment this hasn’t happened
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before
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so there’s no natural alignment here
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where aid is going to come necessarily
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to
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to greece in a conflict with turkey
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france has made some noises uh
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and they’ve pointed out that the the
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drilling that turkey has already done
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in these greek territorial waters is a
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violation of sovereignty and that they
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shouldn’t have done it
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but france you know they don’t you know
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they’re
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while there be a huge support if they
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were to take on turkey
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again both nato nato members i i don’t
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think that’s
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something that france could or would do
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i don’t think macron has the
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political fortitude to do anything of
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that nature so it’s unlikely
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now russia’s in the mix too and i i
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point out that
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russia and turkey are have been in uh
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various levels of conflict for you know
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hundreds of years there’s no surprise
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that they’re in conflict they it doesn’t
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mean they can’t cooperate on issues
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because there
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are things where they have levels of
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cooperation but
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there’s more areas where they have
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conflict
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so of course against your fiance
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orthodox church
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the greeks are orthodox the russians are
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orthodox
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so there is a certain um
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you know camaraderie there if you will
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and russia has made some noise about
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supporting greek
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claims and reactions to all this on the
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part of turkey
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but i again with turkey being a nato
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country i just don’t know how this would
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play out i don’t know how much aid
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russia would send to greece and of
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course russia doesn’t give
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aid without there being strings so uh
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i would now france and russia have
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variously cooperated and
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beated through the years too but this is
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something where potentially
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they could team up and try to do
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something to support greece
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in what appears to be a growing conflict
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but uh
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i would not i i don’t think so and i
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think
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it looks more and more to me like turkey
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there’s no way turkey’s giving up on
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this just
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absolutely not it’s not in erdogan to
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just completely give up on this and go
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away
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and so it’s going to continue to grow as
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a conflict
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will there be a response or is turkey
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going to have its way
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and i think it looks like it’s going to
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go all turkey’s way
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the united states doesn’t have a strong
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position on this they’re not reacting to
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it
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so until unless united states takes a
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position
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i don’t see any other player out there
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that’s going to
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so uh i wish this is something where
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president trump would put this up
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to a higher level on the burner but i
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believe president trump’s been fairly
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clear kind of in his
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general take on these sorts of things
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that those areas have been points of
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contention
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for centuries if not a thousand years
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and so
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he doesn’t like to get involved with
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those sorts of things because it’s going
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to be a never-ending
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conflict so i think he’s hesitant to do
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so which is why we don’t see
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strong policy for that area of the world
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and
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i don’t think you see any other players
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that are fully bound and determined
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besides turkey so i think that’s the way
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we’re going to see this
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play out now just as a general update
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i am with turkey since we’re on the
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subject of turkey
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we’re also seeing something in parallel
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play itself out in libya and this is
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something we’ve much talked about
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because
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part of the justification justification
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for
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turkey doing what it’s doing in greek
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waters is
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uh this this treaty that was signed with
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libya
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and so uh turkey has just has got to
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protect
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the uh the government the government of
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unity it’s called
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in lib in the capital of tripoli and
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um in libya and so they’re they’re bound
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to determine is something i mentioned in
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a previous interview
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they’ve already said that if that they
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will that they’re bringing in
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supplies and that they’re going to treat
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attacks on that government
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as a tax on turkey and will respond
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using turkish military
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uh to to those sorts of things now egypt
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has responded in kind
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i uh uh was speculating that it looked
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like that that would be what egypt’s
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next move would be
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and indeed it has turned out to be so
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and egypt
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has gotten it through parliament that
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they can send troops and men and
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material all that sort of stuff to
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libya and they have said something
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similar that firing on these troops
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would be something where
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uh where they would be responding with
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egyptian
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military units so that’s an interesting
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thing that is a serious
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um step up in the
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the possibility of serious conflict
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where you would have
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uh you know the libyan troops facing off
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against each other but also to the point
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where
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uh egyptian forces and turkish force
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forces could actually in direct conflict
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with each other
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now that’s important there are other
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countries at play basically it’s turkey
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on the one side
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and then some other countries that play
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including russia on the
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on the other side supporting the half
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tar side now
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the eu has the union has recognized
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this government of unity in uh libya
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that’s something that a number of people
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have mentioned
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i don’t think any of that’s particularly
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significant i mean it’s it’s a turkish
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creation and it only exists because of
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turkey if turkey
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were to withdraw it would go away almost
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instantly so
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it is a it is a surrogate of president
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erdogan’s it’s not
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some actual independent government they
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philosophically are in an agreement
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with erdogan or he would not back them
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so yes while it’s true that it’s a u.n
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recognized government i don’t think you
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see a lot of interest
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you’re seeing pushback out of france a
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little bit out of germany uh so you
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there’s the backing out of the eu
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countries i don’t think is there
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and i think you see a lot of people
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revisiting this
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thinking we may be backing the wrong
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horse on this egyptians take
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egypt has taken a very strong position
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and i think in this sort of conflict
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you’ll see the other area most of the
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other many of the other arab countries
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fall in line with the egyptian position
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which by the way egyptian egypt is by
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far the largest
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arab military the largest standing army
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and their position is that turks
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you stay out of arab business and so
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they view libya as part of
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arab business and turkey shouldn’t be a
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player in there so
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i think uh the arab world in general
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and you know they may fall on one side
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or the other but they recognize that
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uh part of turkish intentions and and
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looking again
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at an ottoman type of empire would of
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course include these arab lands and so
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i think some of them are starting to
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look at this with alarm some of them are
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looking at it with some possibilities
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for them perhaps but
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uh all in all i think egypt is a
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reflection of kind of the general mood
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and and why they’re viewing this with
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quite a little bit of alarm and why
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they’re coming in and backing general
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haftar
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and trying to stymie try to stop turkey
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from doing what they’re doing and
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expanding in the area so
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real problem out of all of that when you
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take this grease and libya thing
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all as a whole even though we’ve
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discussed them here as separate issues
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they’re not really they’re all one
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kind of one thing you now have quite a
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few countries
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squaring off against each other and
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it’s getting to the point where these
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countries could then begin
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actually shooting at each other’s troops
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in a
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direct fashion not through surrogate
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countries or surrogate
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militia troops for example and uh
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that was is similar historically to kind
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of what we found
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ourselves in prior to world war one
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there were a lot of opposing groups that
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had kind of faced off against each other
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and all it took was a spark and world
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war one was kicked off which
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i remind everybody i mean most people
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probably remember aware that this is
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what took place but
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it was a single assassination by a
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serbian of
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duke ferdinand when he was in sarajevo
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and
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that one incident then kicked off a
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major world conflict which
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you know was world war one and we’re
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starting to see some
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uh parallels to that and what was also
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lacking in world war one
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was a powerful united states who was
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taking positions on all of these issues
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that cut all of this off and that’s
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similar to what
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we see ourselves and now the united
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states is turned
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inward because of what the democratic
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party and the mainstream media
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and uh and corrupt political officials
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and and law enforcement officials doj
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and fbi and all those corrupt political
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politically corrupt officials have done
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it has taken up
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the the atmosphere out of the room the
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oxygen out of the room in the united
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states
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so that we’re turned inward and looking
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at all of those things and while that
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power vacuum has been created by
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what the democrats are doing this is why
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we’re seeing some of these things play
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out
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if the united states took a strong
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position
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and you know had sat across the table
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from turkey and said
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you know you do this we’ll do that these
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situations wouldn’t be taking place
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but the reason that the united states
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and president trump and the
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administration are not in a position to
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do it
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is part of what we see what the
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democrats are doing this
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idiocy and stupidity on the part of the
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democratic party
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is dangerous and this is one of those
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ways that it’s playing out
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and if that turns into a shooting war
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it’s it’s because the cat’s away and the
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mice are playing
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and the cat’s away because the cat’s got
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to be here paying attention to the
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problems
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here in the united states and it’s a
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horrible pity that
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the the democratic party as a whole
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not i’m not talking about just people
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that are democrats in the united states
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but the political types
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as a whole in the united states cared
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nothing about anyone or anything
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other than trying to take power and that
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is such a dangerous
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thing and this is exactly an example of
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why it’s so dangerous
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to have that stupidity and selfishness
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uh playing out here in the united states
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and
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i i do fear that there’s a very good
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chance now that you’re going to see
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uh the egyptian and turkish troops
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square off and it’s only a question of
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time then until shooting takes place
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back and forth somewhere along that
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those lines and they go go
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wholeheartedly at it and then
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i think you probably see other countries
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become more involved
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and does it spread from there or not you
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know who knows i mean that’s kind of
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like i say
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it’s a fairly similar scenario to how
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uh world war one got started and i don’t
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like that stuff
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this stuff needs to be quashed and we
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need to
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you know the democrats need to back off
15:38
on all this stuff and win or lose the
15:39
election
15:40
you know on the issues
15:44
and do they get through until they win
15:46
whatever
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but to use all these things that they’re
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doing to create such turmoil in the
15:51
united states and
15:52
riots in the street and everything we’re
15:54
seeing in portland all backed by the
15:56
democrats
15:57
uh that stuff is wildly irresponsible
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and if it’s not currently these guys go
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to jail the democratic party as a whole
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has become nothing more than a uh an
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organization that backs criminal
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activity and thereby
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agree or does it have itself just one of
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many dangers that we’re starting to see
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play out around the world
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as the internal pressure is building
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here in the us
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so that’s what i one of the areas where
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i would look at is a real danger
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beginning to develop
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that we should have the opportunity to
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take uh take stronger steps there to cut
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this stuff off before
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before our shooting war takes takes
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place thank you very much brad johnson
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it’s not like china’s doing nothing also
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in the background so
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certainly it’s certainly an important
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absolutely
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Erdogan’s radical moves amidst global crises

Erdogan’s radical moves amidst global crises

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