By Caroline Glick, JPost—
As the crisis in U.S.-Turkey relations escalates, the time has come to imagine the unimaginable.
Imagine that Turkish President Recep Erdogan decides — G-d forbid — to execute American pastor Andrew Brunson.
On Wednesday, a Turkish court in Itzmir province rejected an appeal by Brunson’s lawyer to release him from house arrest and sent the appeal to a higher court.
Imagine that Brunson were to be tried –in a kangaroo court — and found guilty of espionage and support for terrorism.
He is sentenced to death, taken out of the courtroom with a hood over his head, led to the gallows and hung in broad daylight.
The U.S. embassy in Ankara is then invited to pick up his body for disposal.
What would the U.S. do?
It is important to imagine the unimaginable because at this point, the unimaginable is possible.
This is the key point to consider when observing the rapid deterioration Turkish-U.S. relations are now experiencing.
For the better part of the past 15 years since Erdogan and his Islamist AJP party were first elected in December 2002, Turkey watchers in the U.S. have warned that U.S. leaders and policymakers that Erdogan is an Islamist revolutionary who intends to transform Turkey into a radical Islamic state. Continue Reading…