Well, I hate to say I said so, but the overwhelming support of the mass of Turkish people for becoming an Islamic Republic confirms what I've long been saying - that instead of being a NATO ally, Turkey ought to be considered a potentially hostile neighbour. Not yet openly an enemy, but certainly a country with which Europe and NATO should no longer be sharing intelligence and co-operative military planning.
The reason the dinosaurs are still so keen to keep Turkey on board as a NATO member is to counter Russia. Well, they really need to realise that Russia is not our enemy, and ought to be our ally against the Islamic Sultanates, Caliphates and Republics to our South and East. Putin has made the offer, which has been contemptuously rejected by the fools of the EU and NATO's deluded warmongers. Who now keep prodding and poking the bear, fearful of its teeth and claws but unable to resist baiting her.
Russia has now turned to Asia for friends. A hugely wasted opportunity, a horrendous global error by the morons, cretins and mental dwarfs who drive Europe's foreign policy. If the US does go to war with China in the Pacific in the foreseeable future, it's not our fight. We should support Australia and New Zealand with whatever they decide to do, but let them lead. Our interest is in maintaining peace in Europe - and we need Russia on board as a neutral in any China - US conflict.
In the past ten years, the blogosphere has outperformed governments at every turn on foreign policy matters. We have been right about the outcomes of every mistaken adventure, every poorly advised intervention, every lunatic policy misdirection. And we're right about this.
Turkey is just the start. Let's begin by starting to make the right decisions.