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2018-11-16 The Grand Turk
US may extradite Gulen to ease Turkey pressure on Saudi Arabia
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Posted by Fred 2018-11-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6479 views ]  Top
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#1 I don't like this move at all; Erdogan's probably gonna welsh on any deal we cut with him in this regard.
Posted by Raj 2018-11-16 00:50||   2018-11-16 00:50|| Front Page Top

#2 No, not a prudent move. He'll end up the same as Khashoggi, only after more extensive torture. I hope CIA Director Haspel strongly discourages this.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-16 00:58||   2018-11-16 00:58|| Front Page Top

#3 Are these unnamed sources as elusive as those supporting the Russia dossier? I’ll believe it when it happens, and not before.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-16 01:58||   2018-11-16 01:58|| Front Page Top

#4 Extradite to the Muslim Brother that destroyed the freest press in Islamoland, jailed hundreds (or is it thousands) of reporters and murdered how many? Dream on Iran.
Posted by Angaique Whise9809 2018-11-16 03:48||   2018-11-16 03:48|| Front Page Top

#5 Realpolitik would say yes... The Gray Men™ in State would like to sweep Gulen under the rug so they enjoy their European wine parties without pesky interruptions because "...at this point what difference does it make?" in their view.
But then, Why should we make Erdogan happy? What would we gain from it?
Posted by magpie 2018-11-16 04:02||   2018-11-16 04:02|| Front Page Top

#6 Iran news quotes NBC reporting on anonymous swamp creatures. IDK who I trust the least.

Posted by The peanut gallery 2018-11-16 05:13||   2018-11-16 05:13|| Front Page Top

#7 Can I say ditto to #1 - #6?
Posted by AlanC 2018-11-16 07:38||   2018-11-16 07:38|| Front Page Top

#8 Well, lessee. Gulen was allowed to enter the US for "medical treatment" in 1999. That's have been the BJ Clinton prexidency. Did his state department deny any foreign nationals entree to the US for such humanitarian reasons in the same time frame?

Per Ickypedia (yeah, yeah, I know...)

Gülen's application for permanent residence status in the US was controversial. Gülen first based his claim to residency on his status as an "alien of extraordinary ability" in the field of education - the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services categorically rejected it. As lawyers representing the Secretary of Homeland Security observed, Gülen has no degree or training in education and had authored no scholarly works. To the contrary, they argued, the evidence submitted by Gülen indicates that, far from being an academic, he seeks to cloak himself with academic status by commissioning academics to write about him and paying for conferences at which his work is studied. But, over the objections of the FBI, of the State Department, and of the Department of Homeland Security, three former CIA operatives intervened and managed to secure a permanent US residency for Gülen. CIA National Intelligence Council former vice chairman Graham E. Fuller, former CIA official George Fidas and former US Ambassador to Turkey Morton Abramowitz wrote endorsement letters for Gülen's green card application in 2008. His application ultimately won approval.
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-11-16 09:05||   2018-11-16 09:05|| Front Page Top

#9 Ref #8: .....he seeks to cloak himself with academic status by commissioning academics to write about him and paying for conferences at which his work is studied.

I believe we know how this originated and why General Mike Flynn was attacked by the Deep State for suggesting Gulen be repatriated.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-16 09:16||   2018-11-16 09:16|| Front Page Top

#10 how would this differ from Obama scapegoating a filmmaker for "causing" Bengazi?
Posted by Jeremiah Darling of the Slytherins8420 2018-11-16 11:50||   2018-11-16 11:50|| Front Page Top

#11 Rather than Deport Gulen, Dismantle His Toxic Empire - Center for Security Policy https://buff.ly/2PuVM66
Posted by newc 2018-11-16 15:01||   2018-11-16 15:01|| Front Page Top

#12 Has Trump lost his fucking mind?
Posted by Boss Spoper5850 2018-11-16 18:46||   2018-11-16 18:46|| Front Page Top

#13 Note: PRESSTV = Iranian propaganda. Trial balloon that Yippy's floated many times before
Posted by Frank G 2018-11-16 20:11||   2018-11-16 20:11|| Front Page Top

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