Friday, July 15, 2016

Coup d'etat in Turkey?

A group of military personell claim to have taken control of Turkey in a coup d'etat. This is not yet confirmed.

This is stupid. You should not take control of a country by using force.

There was an attempted military coup d'etat in Spain in the early 1980s. King Juan Carlos I put an end to it, however, by dressing in his military uniform as general of the army and order the coup men to step down.

There is no King in Turkey who can do this. This is one of the major faults of a republic.

The Emperor of Japan made sure Japan gave up the war in 1945, before too many lives were lost for a cause that was already lost. Monarchs are good this way.

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