I'll do this one, you can do the next one.
Edit: Let me preface by observing that although we're allied with Turkey, they have become increasingly politically unstable in recent history, and such a state serves as a fine buffer through which to siphon resources. Perhaps too conspiratorial for some.
I think there are a startlingly large number of people filtering one or both of these two tags. Although I understand, I don't agree.
My loafers are fucking soapboxes, and I'm sorry about it, but my gut is turning over several times a day, lately. Please tell me that I'm wrong for feeling like the national stage is set for a train wreck of monumental proportions. Our footprint in the geopolitical minefield is growing by the day.