January 2, 2016

Recep Erdoğan: First as Tragedy; second, Farce; third as…Monty Python

F. William Engdahl - From 1853 into 1856 the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, egged on by Britain and the France of Napoleon III, went into one of the most absurd conflicts in modern history, the Crimean War. Perhaps the most lasting outcome of the ridiculous war fought on Crimea was the oft-cited line from Lord Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade: “Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do & die…Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.”

It aptly describes the escalating conflict being incited by Turkey’s would-be new Sultan, Recep Erdoğan, provoking Russia again and again. Read more.

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