“Home” in this case is Turkey and Erdogan ain’t happy.
This situation in Austria has been a subject of concern to others, many of whom understand the reaction this move may cause. An acquaintance in the intelligence and national security movement says [my emphasis below – D]:
This is not good at all and presages some very difficult times to come.
After decades of immigration, there are probably millions of Turks living in Germany, Austria, and other European countries. What is being set up by this is nothing less than civil war. It’s already evident in France and Sweden (with various other ethnic mixes), and soon will be in places like Austria and Germany — Erdogan is absolutely serious about his agenda to take leadership of the Ummah as Sultan, and perhaps even Caliph. He is appealing to expat Turks to rise up in jihad — literally, to pick up where the Gates of Vienna left off in 1683.
What will happen then is that the authorities — police, security forces — will take the side of the non-Europeans. They will side with the Muslims. The citizens have just about had enough, but they will be no match on the streets for a combined force of both Muslims (including battle-hardened weapons-proficient jihadis who’ve been on the Syrian battlefields) and their own countries’ security forces. The only forces that can help, maybe, to equalize things are groups such as the neo-Nazis, skinheads, soccer hooligans, and, yes, biker gangs, who will fight for their land and their people — not the match-up one would hope for at all, but they are all that’s left to fight.
So essentially he’s saying it’s going to be the Turks against the nativist fringes. But the latter may have some willing students among the civilians when “civil” war does come. A steep learning curve for sure, but that’s what revolt entails. The thing is the Left has been taking to the street for decades. Wait till average citizens begin to fight back. Dangerous? Yes. Outcome uncertain? It always is.
Chaos is stirring, in more ways than one. War is coming, in more countries than we can guess at now. Makes you wonder if the Poles will think it in their own best interests to join others once again to rescue Austria? And it makes Poland’s request for an American military base more comprehensible, especially since the Poles are willing to pay a billion dollars for the privilege.
How about the rest of the Visegrad Four? As happened at the 1683 siege of Vienna, France again will only watch. This time it won’t be greed or indifference but the fact that France itself is under siege and probably headed the same way.
How very different this pan-European war will be from the last one. But one thing hasn’t changed: the continent will once more call down the gods of war. “Civil” war? Not hardly. That would suggest an internecine conflict. This one will not be brother-against-brother. Instead, it will be brothers against invaders who want to take the country over.
Europe stood by when the Turks massacred the Armenians. This may be the long scorpion’s karmic tail, come back to sting their inaction. Imagine the outcome today had the Europeans ordered Turkey to stop, thereby stemming the atrocities.
Time to get out the Greek history books and find the parallels.