Anyway, Turkey's top military leader, General Yasar Buyukanit, claimed that he would hunt down Kurdish rebels who have killed Turkish citizens and "make them grieve with an intensity they cannot imagine." I don’t know about you, but to me that’s pretty powerful shit. I can imagine some pretty intense forms of suffering:
But a suffering I can’t imagine? No thank you, sir, I’m fine here with my Mr. Pibb and grilled cheese sandwich. Sounds like Turks have some pretty fucked up imaginations. Or maybe they don’t, considering that when pressed for elaboration Buyukanit said “we can’t say when or how we will do it, we’ll just do it.”
Of course, I’m hoping the reason he said that is because he’s got a think tank of Turkish torture specialists brainstorming never-before-imagined ways in which to make someone grieve. Grieve so hard.
Otherwise, wow, way to undercut your frightening image, Yasar. Take a hint from American officials: when you instill fear, make sure it sticks and then use it to keep gays from getting married.