Before the coup was defeated PCG's Richard Palmer appeared to have welcomed the prospect of the Turkish government getting overthrown.
It's finally happening! https://t.co/V4oQ31bjut— Richard Palmer (@R_G_Palmer) July 15, 2016
If you can't get Al Jazeera video, here's the audio stream: https://t.co/5WEtVOEnFa (don't usually like AJ, but great for this kind of this)— Richard Palmer (@R_G_Palmer) July 15, 2016
Calling for civilians to face army on streets seems desperate. Not who is winning, but gov doesn't seem comfortable. https://t.co/J008ci7cok— Richard Palmer (@R_G_Palmer) July 15, 2016
Here's one tweet by Palmer discussing a rumor that President Erdoğan had been denied asylum in Germany.
Revenge is a dish best served cold (if true) https://t.co/RrN0K9lzod— Richard Palmer (@R_G_Palmer) July 15, 2016
PCG's Jeremiah Jacques posted a tweet commenting on President Erdoğan speaking on FaceTime.
Nothing demonstrates an unwavering grip on power like addressing your nation via Facetime from a hidden bunker: pic.twitter.com/SPrMyp6HNE— jeremiah jacques (@js_jacques) July 15, 2016
It is revealing how PCG's leaders are so careless about the blessings of living under democratic institutions that they would carelessly yearn for an elected government to be overthrown by force just because they did not like it heedless of the severe social problems any such military coup would be bound to produce. PCG is an authoritarian group so it is little wonder that elected institutions would be viewed so carelessly.