The Vice News Reporters is a tragic story.
It could have been avoided if they had understood
what is was that they were actually reporting about.
There is no good outcome for the journalists. Unless ransomed or rescued.
Understand that this is Erdogan's War on the Kurds.
The reporters failed to understand just who they were reporting about.
Erdogan is writing the script.
1/n The vice reporters will be found to have committed suicide in their cells, leaving notes confessing guilt.
2/n That is how this is going to play out. They cannot be released & they cannot be held indefinitely.
3/n It is tragic, no doubt about it. Unless a true rescue mission is mounted they are all but lost.
4/n This is not a game, this is Erdogan's War & he writes the rules. Release seen weak. Hold seen a lawless.
5/n They commit suicide in custody, because of profound guilt, tragic yes, but Erdogan is not seen as guilty.
6/n Memorials held, pretty words said, journalist grieve, bodies buried, another day war reporting.