Prosecutors interrogate 51 Turkish officers
By SELCAN HACAOGLU
ANKARA, Turkey — Prosecutors interrogate 51 Turkish military commanders, including former Air Force and Navy chiefs, over alleged plans to destabilize the country by blowing up mosques to trigger a coup and topple the Islamic-rooted government.
It is the highest profile crackdown ever on the Turkish military, which has ousted four governments since 1960. The officers, self-appointed guardians of the country’s secular tradition, are expected to be taken to a court Tuesday after their interrogation in Istanbul.
The sweep has dramatically deepened a power struggle between the secular establishment and the government, which has strong electoral backing and the support of the European Union.
Just the other day I was arguing with a leftist who basically stated that since Islamic rule has not yet been forced upon us, there basically is no problem here in America. My response was advising him to take a look across Europe, that the idea is to fight Islam now before it gets as bad here. That once Islamists are in positions of power, it is extremely hard to remove them. This article is perfect example of that, and so is the situation with the Mullahs of Iran. We need to fight Islam now, or else our families future generations will suffer later. The choice is yours.