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- Rubén Blades

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- Art Buchwald

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- Tyler Durden

"It is your corrupt we claim. It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath, we shall hunt them down."
- Boondock Saints

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Who Flew Over The Erdogan Nest?

Friday was unique. At the close of US markets news broke of a military coup in Turkey. As I do every Friday night, I embraced my inner hermit and avoided going out. Instead I did what any single, early 30 year-old on Wall Street would do...I opened my satellite tracking software and monitored Turkish air-traffic, ships, and Military vessel movements for about 3.5 hours. I know, you're jealous.

Anyway, as Twitter folk monitored Erdogan's flight in the back half of the 8PM edt hour, something unique began to happen after Erdogan landed.
After Erdogan landed he addressed supporters at the airport, following Turkey's announced No-Fly restrictions over Ankara.

A flight leaving the Ukraine caught my attention. There were not many private jets in the air during this coup. It was interesting to see a plane leave the Ukraine, fly over Erdogan, then continue down to Saudi Arabia. Who was it?

The Greek military also got the fuck out of dodge:
To top it off, why did the US Government claim Erdogan was seeking asylum in Germany? Is the US military info really that bad or were they attempting to manage this "coup" they likely could have enabled or participated in?
The whole thing stinks like shit but hey, we needed the tension for the oil price boost to help the Dallas Fed avoid the disaster of a HY E&P bailout. Well done.