by Scott Creighton
Last night on CNN, former CIA spook Robert Baer was despondent, irreconcilably inconsolable. He was talking to a CNN “journalist” about the coup attempt in Turkey which at that point was looking like it was quickly becoming a failed coup attempt.
Baer laid out a list of what he said were mistakes by the coup leaders and stressed that he himself had taken part in many CIA-backed coups over the course of his career so he was speaking from experience. “Baer would have done it better” was the point of the discussion as he mourned the missed opportunity for undemocratic regime change by violence in Turkey.
The normalization of the CIA’s policy of brutality was chilling. But Baer does have a point. He is experienced.
On MSNBC Rachel Maddow, the fake-left sycophantic Clinton cheerleader, it took them less than 5 minutes after Erdogan regained control of the country for them to start demonizing him again. Millions of Turks were out on the streets, had risked their lives and their freedom to thwart the unconstitutional coup and the first thing Maddow and company could do was start talking about their elected leader being a “power-mad dictator” locking up journalists and arresting opposition leaders.
Maddow’s guest, I forget which “foreign policy expert” it was, said looking at the airport where a hundred thousand citizens greeted Erdogan’s plane, that he was some kind of “populist… like Huey Long”
He spit the name out like he expected it to be censored like the “F” bomb or the “N” word. Maddow shuddered.
Oh God. Imagine a leftist who stands up for his constituency. The madness!
This morning CNN is covering Trump’s VP pick. Fox News is covering the Republican convention. And MSNBC is showing a rerun of an older Rachel Maddow show.
The coup attempt failed and the Mockingbird press wants us to simply “move along”
So it’s up to me to give you guys a wrap-up of last night’s events.
According to al Jazeera, these are the numbers:
– 161 government forces and civilians killed– 104 coup plotters killed– 1,140 people wounded– 2,839 military personnel detained, with the number of arrests expected to rise(Source: DPA)
The coup soldiers opened fire on civilians and police alike on several different occasions. I don’t know the break down of that 161 number as of yet.
When it was looking bad, some of the coup leaders decided to make a break for the border (I mentioned they would last night) and they jumped in a helicopter and entered Greek airspace where they were detained for illegally entering the country.
“Turkish media quote Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying that “we have demanded the immediate return of the eight treacherous officers who fled to Greece by helicopter”. Cavusoglu’s statement came after Greece’s defense ministry said that seven military personnel and one civilian had landed in Alexandroupolis in a military helicopter and asked for asylum. They were arrested for illegal entry.” al Jazeera
Another helicopter with coup leaders trying to make a break for it was shot down according to sources. But that’s not confirmed.
Erdogan says this is nothing short of treason and the plotters will be dealt with accordingly.
The situation in Turkey is calm. The MSM was saying late last night that they didn’t know if the plotters were done quite yet and it seemed most of them were holding out hope that they might stage a bloody comeback like a football team in the Superbowl down by 20 early in the forth quarter. It didn’t happen.
The Gulenists waited til the very end to denounce the failed coup attempt. It would appear they are busy doing their spin detail trying to distance themselves from the events of last night.
According to the agency, a US-based organization close to Turkish Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen denied involvement in Friday’s coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan. “We condemn any military intervention in domestic politics of Turkey,” the Alliance for Shared Values group said in a statement. “Comments by pro-Erdogan circles about the movement are highly irresponsible,” it said.
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said in a television interview earlier that members of the Hizmet movement loyal to Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, were involved in the attempted military takeover. Ankara believes that his colleagues in a “parallel structure” within the state power bodies are trying to discredit and oust the current leadership of the country. Tass News Agency
This version of events is not expected to hold up under interrogation by Turkey’s security forces. The Gulenist movement took their shot and it failed and now their sleeper cell in the military is spent. Surely the leaders sneaking out in helicopters aren’t going to be the last in the country to hit the bricks.
They tipped their hand when they pushed all in and the results are pretty clear: they went bust.
It looks like they tried to take advantage of the international media cover provided by the Nice truck attack. They were motivated by Erdogan’s new attempt to normalize relations with Assad and Russia. This is bad news for the US and her allies that want Syria and Turkey broken up so they can build a new nation called Greater Kurdistan.
The plan was working pretty well. The MSM wasn’t paying much attention and they held the airports and media outlets so Erdogan could not return to the country and they could control the narrative. They reported early that he had requested asylum in German which turned out to be a lie. They often do that, it’s a demoralizing trick the CIA has perfected and use quite often in their coup attempts. They said the same thing about Saddam, the same about Gaddafi, the same about Chavez all those years ago when that coup attempt failed.
What they didn’t factor into the equasion was the citizens of Turkey ignoring their marshal law declaration and coming out by the millions to demand their country back from the Gulenist junta that was developing.
I myself reported that the coup leaders were already talking about re-writing the constitution, something these IMF/World Bank regime change operations always do.
I guess the people didn’t want the neoliberals to do that, so they came out in force and confronted the traitors.
Many of them lost their lives in the process. Too many of them.
As parliament held an emergency session last night to voice their outrage over the coup and their support of democracy and the elected government, coup helicopters fired on the parliament building causing a great deal of damage and the loss of lives of several Turkish police officers.
If that reminds anyone of the CIA-backed Chilean coup, it’s understandable.
Whatever happens at this point, the sleep cell of Gulenists is spent. Used up. Gone.
Perhaps that means Gulen himself with enjoy far less privilege from his friends here in the US. What does he have to offer them now? Nothing. He shot his wad and came up short. Now he’s just another neoliberal dick swinging in the wind with no Viagra.
Erdogan has been strengthened by this, or should I say the AKP, his political party. This is always the risk of any coup effort. Right now even the opposition Kurd party stands with the elected government, with democracy. The last thing they want is to be lumped in with the impotent Gulenists of the country.
This doesn’t mean he will be able to get all the government reforms in place that he wants. He actually wants a system more like ours and less like a parliamentary one they have in place. But it’s one thing for opposition to stand with the people in the face of a coup and yet another to do so when it comes to re-writing the constitution. He will still find opposition to that and though he may try to push those reforms in the wake of this failure (his success) I doubt he will succeed.
What he will do though is advance his efforts to normalize relations with Syria and Russia.
Erdogan is not an ignorant man. Nor is Assad or Putin. They know what this coup was about and since he already has a good relationship with Iranian leaders and since Assad just recently said he was intent on keeping “ALL OF SYRIA” for the Syrians, my guess is we will see a shift from the government of Turkey to support of the Syrian government against the destabilization forces in both countries and the push to build Greater Kurdistan.
But understand this: it is far from over.
The spin doctors are already giving their talking points memos to their influence peddlers which infect the social media like cancer. The “hearts and minds” campaign is underway as is demonstrated by the likes of Rachel Maddow and company. Erdogan is still being made into Hitler despite the massive support he received from the population of Turkey. The story of the failed coup is slipping down the memory hole as we speak.
If you can say one thing about the masters of the universe who direct such things you can say they don’t take defeat well. In fact, they don’t take it at all. They just see it as a minor set-back and move forward, always moving forward with the “plots and plans” as “W” used too say.
As we saw in Egypt after the people there overthrew the master’s dictator Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak, these guys don’t give up. They may realign their plans for a couple years, but they always keep the same plan. And as al Sisi rules Egypt now with an iron fist, so too do the Turkish people need to worry about the next coup. Lessons learned, these guys will definitely be back.
We can hope that this failed attempt will at least slow the progression of Greater Kurdistan. We can hope this means that the Gulenists in the military now gone will not be allowing Takfari terrorists into Syria to terrorize that country. We can hope this means the stolen Syrian oil will stop flowing into Turkey financing the destabilization campaign and the Barzani clan in Iraq.
We can hope these things will be the result but we cannot be sure of it. The YPG and PKK will surely continue their terrorism in Turkey as the MSM here will step up their demonization of Erdogan in preparation for yet another regime change effort.
But it’s good news for now if for no other reason than Turkey is able to cleanse itself of the cancer of the Gulenist sleeper cells.
They took their shot and failed because the “x factor”, the people, refused to bow to the masters of the universe. And Robert Baer cried himself to sleep last night. Good.
Democracy won in Turkey last night and after a prolonged day of blogging on the subject… I slept like a baby.
Good for you Turkey.
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