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Gen. John Allen Says Trump Orders Could Lead To ‘Civil Military Crisis’

“He’s talked about needing to torture. He’s talked about needing to murder the families of alleged terrorists. He’s talked about carpet-bombing ISIL. Who do you think is going to get carpet-bombed when all of that occurs? It’ll be innocent families.”

August 1, 2016
People take cover as shots are fired in Ankara, Turkey July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Tumay Berkin

Turkish Forces Fight To Crush Coup Remnants After Erdogan Returns

More than 90 people were killed in violence that erupted late on Friday after a faction of the Turkish armed forces attempted to seize power using tanks and attack helicopters. “They will pay a heavy price for this,” President Tayyip Erdogan said. “This uprising is a gift from God to us because this will be a reason to cleanse our army.”

July 16, 2016

Yemen Faces Power Vacuum After President Quits

Learn more about the volatile situation in Yemen.

January 23, 2015

Thailand’s Military Rulers Accused Of Human Rights Abuses

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI, India — Thailand’s military rulers detained hundreds of people without charges, tortured some prisoners and systematically stifled dissent since seizing power in a May coup, a leading human rights watchdog reported Thursday. Amnesty International said that although most prisoners were released within a week, they remain at risk of […]

September 11, 2014

Turkish Court Releases 230 Accused Of Plotting Coup

ISTANBUL — A Turkish court ordered Thursday the release of 230 people who were convicted of being involved in the so-called “sledgehammer” plot to stage a coup against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The move came a day after the Constitutional Court ruled that the rights of the 230 had been violated. It paves the […]

June 19, 2014

U.S. Denounces Thai Coup, Warns On Relations

Washington (AFP) – The United States warned Thursday it was reconsidering cooperation with ally Thailand after a military coup, which Secretary of State John Kerry denounced as having “no justification.” Kerry urged the restoration of a civilian government, respect for press freedom and “early elections that reflect the will of the people.” “I am disappointed […]

May 22, 2014

Thailand Army Criticized For ‘De Facto Coup’

By Gabrielle Paluch and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times BANGKOK — The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests. As Thai soldiers took up positions across Bangkok, the leadership of […]

May 20, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Obama Drone Strikes Washington, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. David Dewhurst Texas lieutenant governor David Dewhurst is experiencing some serious deja vu. For the second time in two years, the third-term Republican […]

May 9, 2014

Egypt’s el-Sissi Says U.S. Asked Him Not To Overthrow Morsi

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Egyptian presidential front-runner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has disclosed that the United States tried last summer to stave off the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president. In a televised interview taped earlier this week and aired Tuesday night, el-Sissi said that then-U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson asked […]

May 7, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Cliven Bundy Should Stop Talking, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Steve Hurst Alabama state representative Steve Hurst has a problem. Despite his strongly pro-gun record, Hurst is facing a primary challenge from the […]

April 25, 2014