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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:24 PM

Cheney calls for Turkish leader's bodyguards to be banned from re-entering US


Cheney calls for Turkish leader's bodyguards to be banned from re-entering US
By Juliegrace Brufke - 11/11/19 04:34 PM EST


Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is calling on the State Department to bar any individuals who traveled with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2017 and took part in an assault on U.S. citizens outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence from re-entering the country this week.

The request from the House Republican Conference chairwoman comes as Erdoğan is due to meet with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday.

In a letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, Cheney — who has risen to become one of the most prominent GOP voices on foreign policy — noted the 2017 attack was not the first instance of such violence, stating “Erdoğan’s thugs have used authoritarian tactics” against Americans during visits to the U.S. in the past.

“During his last visit to Washington, D.C. in 2017, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's so-called 'security detail' brutally attacked peaceful demonstrators outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence,” she wrote.

“At least eleven people were injured throughout the day, including law enforcement personnel who every day defend Americans' constitutional rights and physical safety.”


The Wyoming Republican — who has been highly critical of the administration’s decision to pull troops out of northern Syria ahead of a Turkish attack on Kurdish allies last month — said the behavior might be routine in Turkey but that it should not be brought to the U.S.

“It is wrong and disturbing there, and it is an affront to American values and entirely unwelcome here. The Erdoğan regime's use of violence against innocent civilians anywhere is inhumane, uncivilized, and unacceptable,” she continued.


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Reply Cheney calls for Turkish leader's bodyguards to be banned from re-entering US (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 11 OP
yellowcanine Nov 11 #1
babylonsister Nov 11 #2
Nictuku Nov 11 #5
redstateblues Nov 11 #9
yellowcanine Nov 11 #8
Hekate Nov 11 #3
gratuitous Nov 11 #6
lunatica Nov 11 #4
enid602 Nov 11 #7
Me. Nov 11 #10

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:36 PM

1. Big deal. No, ban Erdogan. Then we don't have to worry about his thugs.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:41 PM

2. I think it's a big deal. Have any Dems

suggested or demanded the same?

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:58 PM

5. Yeah, I can't stand her

... but think she is probably right here. Our situation is so .... surreal.. I'm agreeing with a Cheney....

Anyone else wonder how much advice she gets from Dad?

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:16 PM

9. Can't stand her either but she called for a stop to

The smearing of Lt Col Vinman

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:18 PM

8. He will just bring different thugs. Ban Ergogan.

We are only inviting him because T-rump likes tyrants.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:47 PM

3. Well -- thank you, Liz. That's a good move. nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:00 PM

6. She's actually right

But I don't see how it's going to stop Erdogan from bringing his favorite thugs to Washington again.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:53 PM

4. She's jockeying to be the leader of the new Republican party

after Trump finishes destroying the present one.

Suddenly she coming our with statements unrelated to anything except they’re hooded messages to the old time Republicans like the Bush family, her father Dick Cheney and even Bill Krystol. That crowd.

They’re going back to the drawing board.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:11 PM

7. Fuck off Liz

. . . says a woman whose own father was convicted of war crimes, and has effectively been banned from visiting foreign countries.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:33 PM

10. Uh-Oh Who Will Don Side With?

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