Turkey: Obama versus Trump, Putin and Erdogan, can Coups defeat elected Governments?

Published on Axis of Logic, by James Petras, Aug 10, 2016.

Introduction: … //
… The Anti-Trump Coup: … //
… The Roots of the Anti-Trump Coup: … //
… Obama-Clinton Junta Runs Amok:… //

… Conclusion:

Washington’s strategy of illegal, violent coups to retain the delusion of empire stretches across the globe, ranging from Trump in the US to Putin in Russia, from Erdogan in Turkey to Maduro in Venezuela to Xi Jinping in China.

The conflict is between US-EU imperialism backed by their local clients against endogenous regimes rooted in nationalist alliances.

The struggle is ongoing and sustained and threatens to undermine the political and social fabric of the US and the European Union.

The top priority for the US Empire is to undermine and destroy Trump by any means necessary. Trump already has raised the question of ‘rigged elections’. But each elite media attack of Trump seems to add to and strengthen his mass support and polarize the electorate.

As the elections approach, will the elite confine themselves to verbal hysteria or will they turn from verbal assassinations to the ‘other kind’?

Obama’s global coup strategy shows mixed results: they succeeded in Brazil but were defeated in Turkey; they seized power in the Ukraine but were defeated in Russia; they gained propaganda allies in Hong Kong and Taiwan but suffered severe strategic economic defeats in the region as China’s Asian trade policies advanced.

As the US elections approach, and Obama’s pursuit of his imperial legacy collapses, we can expect greater deception and manipulation and perhaps even frequent resort to elite-designed ‘terrorist’ assassinations.

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(His new collection of essays: THE END OF THE REPUBLIC AND THE DELUSION OF EMPIRE, ISBN: 978-0-9972870-5-9).


There Isn’t Really a ‘Mainstream’ at All, on Institute for New Economic Thinking, by J.W. Mason, Aug 11, 2016;

Therapy and Prevention: The Race to Stop Youth from Radicalizing, on Spiegel Online International, by Maik Baumgärtner, Jörg Diehl, Frank Hornig, Philip Kaleta, Martin Knobbe, Beate Lakotta, Ann-Katrin Müller, Jörg Schindler, Katja Thimm and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmid, Aug 11, 2016 (translated from the German by Christopher Sultan): the recent spate of deadly attacks in Germany have highlighted the need to intervene with angry young men before they turn to extremism or violence. But the country has a lot of catching up to do – and the work can be controversial;

How the Baltimore Police Incited a Riot, on Outsider Club, by Jason Simpkins, Aug 10, 2016;

Think the north and the poor caused Brexit? think again, on The Guardian, by Zoe Williams, Aug 7, 2016;

Vote Donald Trump – David Icke, 64.00 min, uploaded by Conspiracy News 2016, July 12, 2016;

Ticket to Europe, Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa, on Spiegel Online International, by Walter Mayr, April 27, 2016 (Photo Gallery): hundreds of thousands of Africans are preparing to test their luck on the voyage across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the weather begins improving, the number of arrivals will rise – as will the number of deaths;

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von Dharma Sutra, im Juli-August 2016:

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