Goodbye secular Turkey (since 1920) hello Islamic Republic courtesy of currently American citizen, Fetulah Gulen, labelled the Khomeini of Turkey, who has established Sharia schools up and down and across the USA from his headquarters in Pennsylvania.
Gulen receives tons of our taxpayer dollars to fund his Islamic schools and full protection of increasingly openly devoted Moslem Obama, whose main aim in life - the destruction of America - gets closer day by day with the ruin of our economy via the debt ceiling crisis and if that were not enough, by failing for the third year in a row to pass a budget when the continuing resolution, by which we operate financially, expires in September of 2011.
By Damien McElroy
The generals had been preparing for a confrontation with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan at next week's annual promotions board.
Gen Kosaner resigned because he "deemed it necessary," according to a report on NTV. Mr Erdogan had signalled he would block promotions for officers he believed were part of a conspiracy to destabilise Turkey and undermine his government.
The first elected prime minister from an Islamic movement was targeted by a conspiracy known as Sledgehammer, prosecutors have alleged.
Police have drawn up a list of 195 suspect, all retired or active duty members of the military, who had been party to the plot since 2003, the year Mr Erdogan took office.
Senior officers in the army had been trying to get the imprisoned officers promoted despite their incarceration, but the government has insisted that they be forced to retire.
Officials have also hinted that they wish to seek charges brought against two former chiefs of staff, Gen. Büyükanıt, who has been accused of involvement in a 2005 bombing, while retired Gen Ilker Başbuğ has been accused of ordering subordinates to run subversive websites.
Turkey's military regards its role as guardian of the secular state established by Mustafa Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. The second biggest military in Nato has steadily lost ground as Mr Erdogan is rewarded by voters for presiding over an economic boom.
The Turkish Lire fell more than one per cent on foreign exchange markets as analysts warned that the escalation of tensions and a protracted power struggle could derail Turkey's progress.
"Things in Turkey look chaotic," Suha Yaygin, deputy chief of emerging markets at Toronto-Dominion Bank said. "This has never happened in Turkey."
The Turkish military serves in Afghanistan and has been battling an upsurge in Kurdish terrorism. More than 20 conscripts have been killed in recent attacks.
Its defenders rubbish the government claims of a vast deep state conspiracy believing the evidence presented so far is built on assumptions not hard evidence of wrong doing.
The government said that Turkish democracy will lack credibility and be vulnerable to security service plotting if the cases are not prosecuted.
More than 400 people, including high profile academics, journalists, politicians and soldiers, are separately on trial for participation in another project – known as the Ergenekon Plot – to bring down the government.