We Must Consider – and Treat – Erdogan as a Foe, Not a Friend

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expected to meet today with Turkish President Erdogan. Their mission is to secure an immediate cease-fire in his invasion of Syria and may prove to be an exercise in futility.

After all, under Erdogan’s Sharia-supremacist misrule, Turkey can no longer be considered a U.S. ally – despite its membership in NATO. For example, his regime has: flooded Europe with millions of unassimilable Muslim refugees; purchased Russian air defenses; enabled ISIS operations in Syria; surrounded and denied electrical power to the main U.S. base in Turkey; and, most recently, effectively forcibly displaced American troops in Syria. It is also supporting Muslim Brotherhood subversion in this country.

Messrs. Pence and Pompeo’s mission probably won’t be successful.  But it should clarify that Turkey is an ally no more – and must henceforth be treated as such.

This is Frank Gaffney.