Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nothing Teaches Like a Good, Old-Fashioned Ass-Whooping...,


bionicmosquito |  WASHINGTON — Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, including his government security forces and several armed individuals, violently charged a group of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence here on Tuesday night in what the police characterized as “a brutal attack.”
Eleven people were injured, including a police officer, and nine were taken to a hospital, the Metropolitan Police chief, Peter Newsham, said at a news conference on Wednesday. Two Secret Service agents were also assaulted in the melee, according to a federal law enforcement official.
And the initial response?
The State Department condemned the attack as an assault on free speech and warned Turkey that the action would not be tolerated. “We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms,” said Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman.
No arrests.
Agents of a foreign government, on American soil, attacked and beat Americans.  An invasion; an impotent response.
Maybe the protestors instigated the aggression; Erdogan’s security detail was merely acting in defense?
Hardly.  The New York Times (yes, I know) has done an extensive examination of the many videos that were taken at the time of the attack.  Here is what they found: