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In the wake of a week of Ter­ror­ist attacks in Europe and Asia the admin­is­tra­tion has decided it’s time to get Amer­i­cans the hell out of Turkey:

The State Depart­ment and Pen­ta­gon ordered the fam­i­lies of U.S. diplo­mats and mil­i­tary per­son­nel Tues­day to leave posts in south­ern Turkey due to secu­rity fears.

The two agen­cies said depen­dents of Amer­i­can staffers at the U.S. con­sulate in Adana, the Incir­lik air base and two other loca­tions must leave. The so-​called “ordered depar­ture” notice means the relo­ca­tion costs will be cov­ered by the government.

CNN (via this Jake Tap­per Tweet)

has more

“The deci­sion to move our fam­i­lies and civil­ians was made in con­sul­ta­tion with the Gov­ern­ment of Turkey, our State Depart­ment, and our Sec­re­tary of Defense,” Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, com­man­der of U.S. Euro­pean Com­mand, said in the state­ment.
A U.S. defense offi­cial told CNN that the base had been placed under Force Pro­tec­tion Con­di­tion Delta for weeks, the high­est level of force pro­tec­tion for U.S. mil­i­tary bases. Delta level means that either a ter­ror­ist attack has just taken place in the imme­di­ate vicin­ity or “intel­li­gence has been received that ter­ror­ist action against a spe­cific loca­tion or per­son is immi­nent,” accord­ing to mil­i­tary guidelines.

Note the key word here “ordered”. Not sug­gested, not advised ORDERED. It’s reached a point where it is so dan­ger­ous in Turkey, a NATO ally, that the fam­i­lies of US per­sonal and their depen­dents MUST flee for their own safety.

Now in a nor­mal time this would be a huge story. It would be lead­ing the news on every net­work and peo­ple and the MSM, much to their dis­gust, would be forced to bring in “experts” to explain that his forced evac­u­a­tion of Amer­i­cans have noth­ing to do with the failed anti-​terrorism poli­cies of the Obama administration’s for­eign pol­icy has led to this.

But for­tu­nately for the MSM Corey Lewandowski com­mit­ted the 2nd unen­forced error for the Trump cam­paign (the 1st being the “Klan” inter­view with Jake Tap­per) when he encoun­tered Michelle Fields and didn’t take Glenn Reynolds advice about an apol­ogy & a drink to end the mat­ter:

Don­ald Trump’s cam­paign man­ager was charged Tues­day in Florida with sim­ple bat­tery for allegedly rough­ing up a reporter.

Jupiter police said Corey Lewandowski, 41, was charged with the mis­de­meanor for grab­bing and bruis­ing the arm of Michelle Fields, 28, an ex-​reporter for the con­ser­v­a­tive Bre­it­bart News out­let, at a cam­paign event at Trump National Golf Course on March 8.

A “mis­de­meanor for grab­bing and bruis­ing the arm”. Now even in an elec­tion year by any ratio­nal stan­dard this would never “trump” the forced evac­u­a­tion of US per­sonal from the ter­ri­tory of a NATO ally due to the threat of terrorism.

But then again I’m not the media look­ing for an excuse to change the sub­ject from the utter and absolute fail­ure of the Obama for­eign pol­icy (which was led by a woman named Clin­ton for the first 4 years) and change it to the Trump cam­paign which not only car­ries a lot of eye­balls but does so with a story that plays right into the “Trump vs Women” meme that they love.

Now this is an elec­tion year and man­han­dling a female reporter, even if one argues that it was acci­den­tal is news­wor­thy, par­tic­u­larly if it’s done by the cam­paign man­ager of the front run­ner for the GOP nomination.

But if you think for one minute that this is a more impor­tant story than US per­sonal being pulled from Turkey, you’re smok­ing something.

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In the wake of a week of Terrorist attacks in Europe and Asia the administration has decided it’s time to get Americans the hell out of Turkey:

The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to security fears.

The two agencies said dependents of American staffers at the U.S. consulate in Adana, the Incirlik air base and two other locations must leave. The so-called “ordered departure” notice means the relocation costs will be covered by the government.

CNN (via this Jake Tapper Tweet)

has more

“The decision to move our families and civilians was made in consultation with the Government of Turkey, our State Department, and our Secretary of Defense,” Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command, said in the statement.
A U.S. defense official told CNN that the base had been placed under Force Protection Condition Delta for weeks, the highest level of force protection for U.S. military bases. Delta level means that either a terrorist attack has just taken place in the immediate vicinity or “intelligence has been received that terrorist action against a specific location or person is imminent,” according to military guidelines.

Note the key word here “ordered”. Not suggested, not advised ORDERED. It’s reached a point where it is so dangerous in Turkey, a NATO ally, that the families of US personal and their dependents MUST flee for their own safety.

Now in a normal time this would be a huge story. It would be leading the news on every network and people and the MSM, much to their disgust, would be forced to bring in “experts” to explain that his forced evacuation of Americans have nothing to do with the failed anti-terrorism policies of the Obama administration’s foreign policy has led to this.

But fortunately for the MSM Corey Lewandowski committed the 2nd unenforced error for the Trump campaign (the 1st being the “Klan” interview with Jake Tapper) when he encountered Michelle Fields and didn’t take Glenn Reynolds advice about an apology & a drink to end the matter:

Donald Trump’s campaign manager was charged Tuesday in Florida with simple battery for allegedly roughing up a reporter.

Jupiter police said Corey Lewandowski, 41, was charged with the misdemeanor for grabbing and bruising the arm of Michelle Fields, 28, an ex-reporter for the conservative Breitbart News outlet, at a campaign event at Trump National Golf Course on March 8.

A “misdemeanor for grabbing and bruising the arm”. Now even in an election year by any rational standard this would never “trump” the forced evacuation of US personal from the territory of a NATO ally due to the threat of terrorism.

But then again I’m not the media looking for an excuse to change the subject from the utter and absolute failure of the Obama foreign policy (which was led by a woman named Clinton for the first 4 years) and change it to the Trump campaign which not only carries a lot of eyeballs but does so with a story that plays right into the “Trump vs Women” meme that they love.

Now this is an election year and manhandling a female reporter, even if one argues that it was accidental is newsworthy, particularly if it’s done by the campaign manager of the front runner for the GOP nomination.

But if you think for one minute that this is a more important story than US personal being pulled from Turkey, you’re smoking something.

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I’m back trying to get that elusive $61 a day for DaTipJar but lately I haven’t reported on my progress. Part of it has been I’ve been busy but the other part being the reports for March would be rather depressing.

If we made our $61 a day my annual Tip jar would come into today at $5185, it currently stands at $2857. That’s a deficit of $2328 an increase of nearly $1000 this month.

Or to put it bluntly As of March 26, we’ve made our goal up to Feb 15th a full 29 days behind our goal.

And it’s not due to a lack of traffic, our number in March remain consistent with the blog’s recovery from our previous doldrums as of today we are over 10,000 visits ahead of last March and on a pace to nearly meet March 2014 the final month before our unexpected traffic crash began.

As I’ve said I’d like to think we do good work here If you’d like to help us keep up the pace please consider hitting DaTipJar




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