Thursday 22 August 2013 / Hour 2, Block B: Michael Rubin, ex-Pentagon; author: Dancing with the Devil, Encounter Books (a history of U.S. diplomacy with rogue regimes and terrorist groups), early 2014; also writing for the New York Daily News; in re: Syria, Turkey. Chemical attack to the east of Damascus? Pres Obama said one year ago: "A red line for us would be evidence of a chemical attack." When regimes acquire this capability, it’s likely they'll use it - not only chem, but nuclear. Erdogan is blaming Jews for Egypt, and for using telekinesis for [some other problem]. Recall when Erdogan was in hte Rose Garden, it began to rain, the press stood and got wet while two Marines arrived to cover Erdogan and Pres Obama with huge umbrellas. At that moment, Turkish police were raiding a Turkish newspaper [for intellectual insubordination]. Recip Erdogan, PM; Abdullah Gul, president; and Fatoullah Gulin, controls security forces – all three jockeying most unpleasantly for power.