by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: 8/2/2016 This article and more specifically, this image, is making it’s way across social media right now and I have done my best at the request of a reader to track it’s origin to it’s source. This is a difficult task post-coup. Anyone on the record for having been calling for a Gulenist regime change operation in our government prior to the failed Gulenist coup would certainly have their IT guys scrub the image from their servers and the web in general. That said, I can only find a handful of Feb. 18 postings of the image on websites by “notorious mike” who appears to have created the accounts for that posting only (unless he’s a regular who creates different accounts for each posting in order to remain more anonymous, which is possible). That said, I cannot independently confirm the legitimacy of this image. But I can confirm that it follows the foreign policy ideology of all those signed on the document. If anyone comes across a source of this image earlier than Feb. 18, 2016, please let us know. thank you.
If you go read this comment I left a reader you can see what I found about the history of the image itself.
In order to find out more, I sent a Tweet to the following to see if they would reply:
Paul and Udal do not appear to have Twitter accounts. I will craft an email and zap it out to all of them later.
So, there is no pro-Kurd/Gulenist regime change operation in Turkey huh? Tip of the Hat to Penny from Penny for your Thoughts for sticking with the regime change in Turkey story like she is.
How’s that for doublespeak? They want to bring “democracy” back to Turkey via an unconstitutional regime change operation to install their boy Gulen and at the same time use it to bring Turkey back into a position of subservience (“mutually beneficial cooperation”) via respect for the “rule of international law”
“We write to express our deep concern about the recent Turkey’s shelling of Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria..
..It is vitally important for the entire global community to prevent Turkish society from further religious radicalization. We believe the goal can be achieved by providing support to the movement of a reputable Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen who stands for interfaith and intercultural dialogues as well as for abiding by the democratic principles in ruling the country. Mr. Gulen’s authority reinforced by the support of the world community will enable us to turn Turkey away from the radical Islam.
Besides, we strongly urge you to adjust the U.S. foreign policy towards Turkey and exert any available leverage to get the country back on the path of mutually beneficial cooperation based in the rules of international law.” Rand Paul, Tim Kaine and Marco Rubio
“Use any means necessary to regime change Turkey and install a puppet in Fethullah Gulen who will stop hindering the Kurds as they steal as much of Syria as they can for Greater Kurdistan”
The Libertarians, the Clinton Dems and the establishment Republicans all working together to bring about more illegal, unconstitutional regime change operations in the Condi Rice’s “New Middle East”
They don’t call it the Washington Consensus for nothing folks.
All this coming at a time when Erdogan is bringing the military under more civilian control (been to long coming if you ask me) and clearing the country of it’s Gulenist stay behind forces. The Turkish military has been under CIA/Pentagon and NATO control for decades.
Recently Penny covered a U.S. general lamenting the fact that so many of our bought and paid for Turkish military leaders and coup planners were being arrested for treason in the country.
“U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel said Thursday that a number of the U.S. military’s closest allies in the Turkish military have now been placed in jail following the coup attempt.” WSJ
Apparently the failed coup, busted up by hundreds of thousands of civilians who took to the streets in order to regain their democracy, has cost our New Middle East operation dearly. That’s the price you pay when you fail at your undemocratic, illegal regime change operations.
What’s good though is it exposes your traitors. Apparently it also exposes globalist, neoliberal war-mongering assholes as well.
Here’s looking at you Rand Paul, Tim Kaine and Marco Rubio.
Thanks for the good work Penny.