safe zone

Erdogan Gives the Finger

When Trump threatened to sanction Turkey

if the attacks on the Kurds are not stopped,

Erdogan just gave him the finger,

summarily debunking the celebrated Art of the Deal.

It is clear that Erdogan has the upper hand on this deal.

What is the deal all about?

I am guessing that Erdogan has the damning evidence

about the Khashoggi cut-up,

and the deal was to withdraw the American troops

or the evidence will be publicized.

Two things : he knows where the pieces were dumped,

or he has an audio recording of the butchery,

that divulges who were responsible for the crime.

This sends Trump in a corner if only to assist the cover-up.

Whatever it is, Erdogan will not halt the attacks until

he gets his safe zone, come Pence or high water.

A short, meaningful strip of land, Russia will give it to him.

That is, unless I miss my guess.

(Or Pence offers F-35’s)