Terror attacks not independent from incidents in our region: President Erdoğan

(Destabilization subcontractors? Who does that sound like?)

from Hurriyet Daily

Attacks perpetrated by terrorist organizations in Turkey are not independent from incidents happening in the region, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said after a gun attack at a nightclub in Istanbul on Jan. 1.

In a written statement, Erdoğan vowed that Turkey was “determined to do whatever is necessary in the region to maintain the security and peace of Turkish citizens.”

“We are aware that these attacks carried out by different terrorist organizations targeting our citizens are not independent from incidents happening in our region. We are determined to destroy the attacks and threats against our country from its root,” he said.

Those who are targeting Turkey’s peace and their subcontractors are aiming to destabilize our country, demoralize our people and create chaos,” he added.

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Terror attack on Istanbul nightclub leaves 39 dead, 69 wounded

from Daily Sabah

An assailant dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations, killing 39 people and wounding 69, and escaped afterwards, Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said early Sunday.

Police have launched a province wide search operation for the perpetrator who managed to escape after the attack.

Soylu said that 15 of the attack’s victims were identified to be foreigners, five were Turkish citizens. Efforts continue to identify the remaining 18 bodies. The interior minister also mentioned that 69 people are in hospitals, receiving treatment.

“4 of those injured are in a critical condition. One of them is severely injured,” Soylu said.

A police officer was among the killed in the attack targeting the popular Reina nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortaköy district. More than one assailant may have been involved in the attack, sources said. Over 500 people were inside the club at the time.

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Understanding this Weekend’s Kurdish Terror Attacks in Turkey and the Wave of New McCarthyism

by Scott Creighton

The greatest threat to the well-being of the United States and the rest of humanity is the out of control and desperate post 9/11 “Capitalism’s Invisible Army” (CIA) armed with their proxy mercenary armies (Kurds and Kurd”ISIS”), “moderate” terrorists (Free Syrian Army), al-Qaeda off-shoots (al-Nusra) and seemingly endless piles of unregulated cash (thanks to congress and all that heroin we are cultivating over in Afghanistan).

Contrary to popular belief, the Greater Kurdistan project is not dead on arrival. The recent defeat of Hillary Clinton (and her minions of global instability) in the recent U.S. presidential election caused ripples of concern throughout the ranks of the CIA’s “moderate” terrorist cottage industry in the Middle East. However, these animals didn’t’ crawl away to lick their wounds. Instead, like wounded predators, they are pressing forward in a fevered pitch to rundown and feast on their prey before they become to weak to accomplish their task.

What’s happening in Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran is quite simple. One graphic makes it all very clear.

Qatar, our closest ally in the Middle East and financial backer of many of the “moderate” terrorists looking to force a regime change in Syria (interesting: Trump’s latest Sec. of State contender, Exxon CEO, has a vested interest in the Qatar LNG pipeline question as Exxon is the leading foreign investment partner to Qatar’s state-own LNG industry) along with Saudi Arabia have a very serious reason for wanting Assad to go and a more friendly regime to be installed in Turkey: total global hegemony in the future LNG market.

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Exposed: Deep State Ties to the Failed Turkish Coup

(President Erdogan is still being routinely demonized as the “creator”, “protector” and “state sponsor” of “ISIS” as well as a supposed full fledged partner in crime with the US/NATO war of aggression in Syria in both the MSM and unfortunately the so-called “alternative” media as well. Several things prove this is not the case. Many have even tried to make the claim that the failed coup in Turkey was a false flag event he himself staged in order to justify more authoritarian crackdowns in the country he supposedly rules with an iron fist. None of that is true. As I have pointed out many times, Erdogan began drifting away from the neoliberal West years ago when he first refused to take out another IMF loan and ever since then he has been targeted for either hard or soft regime change. His understanding of the Greater Kurdistan project and his opposition to it (because it requires a third of his country to make it work) cinched the deal. His own military leadership attempted to take him out on behalf of Western interests, just like the Morsi presidency in Egypt not that long ago. It was these same military leaders who have been allowing their border to be infiltrated by US/NATO “moderate” terrorists for all these years and these same CIA-backed generals who helped US interests stage the shoot-down of a Russian fighter jet this year. Erdogan has, after the failed coup, fired hundreds of generals linked to NATO and the CIA and has gone out of his way to reestablish mutually beneficial ties with Moscow. He is still very much opposed to the formation of Condi Rice’s “new Middle East” with Greater Kurdistan as it’s foundation. The following article sheds light on perhaps the most important and influential deep state program of the past ten years but it shouldn’t be telling anyone here anything new, only providing more insight and confirmation of what I and a few others (like Penny) have been reporting for quite sometime. What is interesting though is how Hillary Clinton was still receiving briefings from very influential assets of the deep state long after she left office.)

By Stephen A. Molling , Activist Post

Emails released by WikiLeaks describe recent activities of the American deep state. Of note is a statement by Henry Kissinger about President Erdogan six months before a failed coup against the Turkish leader:

Kissinger felt it was a “fantasy” to think Erdogan could become pro-Western, since he is very pro-Islamic.

The quote is from a leaked email entitled Turkey and ISIS (Defense Policy Board) sent to Hillary Clinton Advisor, Jake Sullivan, on January 17, 2016. The sixteen-point memo is intended to alert the Clinton campaign of the Defense Policy Board’s conclusion that President Erdogan is persona non grata.

Henry Kissinger is famous for the statement that “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” He has proven experience exercising that power while removing uncooperative heads of state.

After serving on the Defense Policy Board (DPB) for decades, 93-year-old Kissinger is the ranking elder of the council. He expressed the consensus of the group when he called the Turkish President anti-Western. For Erdogan it could have been the kiss of death.

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One of coup plot leaders was Clinton donor: Report

from Hurriyet Daily

One of the suspected leaders of the July 15 failed coup attempt, for whom an arrest warrant has been issued, was at the center of a group of suspicious 2014 contributions to a super political action committee (PAC) supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to an analysis by USA TODAY.

A company created by Adil Öksüz, who is believed to have ties to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, made a $5,000 donation to the Ready for Hillary PAC…

“A company called Harmony Enterprises gave $5,000 to the PAC on June 27, 2014, campaign finance records show. Öksüz registered Harmony in New Jersey in 2010, according to state corporate records. It is the only campaign donation the company had ever made,”…

“The company website suggests it is a paper manufacturing business, but the address listed on the corporate records is a used-car lot on a highway in Lodi, N.J…

The donation was reportedly one of a half-dozen donations made to Ready PAC that same day totaling more than $62,000 from Turkish Americans in and around Lodi…

Most of the donors reportedly have clear ties to the Gülen movement.

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Rand Paul, Tim Kaine and Marco Rubio Are Gulenists: Call on State Department to Regime Change Turkey on Behalf of Greater Kurdistan in Letter

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.

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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

Translation:

“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.

Nafeez Ahmed is a Propagandist for Obama’s “Freedom Fighters”, the Kurds – Blames Erdogan for the CIA’s ISIS™

by Scott Creighton

At one point in his career, Nafeez Ahmed was praised by Gore Vidal. He argued that the CIA and various Washington insiders had their fingerprints all over 9/11 (even though he was basically a LIHOPer from day one) He was against the cancer of globalization and the scourge of the Endless War (OF) Terror being waged by the neocons in their pursuit of what Condi Rice once called the “New Middle East”

Now that he’s earned some street cred, Nafeez Ahmed is a sellout piece of shit just like the rest of ’em. Well, let’s be honest. Nafeez has been cashing in his “truther chips” for a while now, hasn’t he? For years he’s been propping up various psyops on behalf of those same CIA and neocon war-criminals he used to pretend to oppose. He even started his own little “think tank” so he could really cash in.

In a piece he scribbled together on his “crowdfunded” website called “Insurge Intelligence” Nafeez spends up the last of his left-cover credibility points when he claims “he has the documents” that prove President Erdogan of Turkey is personally running the CIA’s ISIS™ program.

“New evidence has emerged that the Turkish government under President Erdogan is covertly providing direct military, financial and logistical support of ISIS, even while claiming to fight the terror network.” Nafeez Ahmed

With “evidence” provided by our new “freedom fighters”, the Kurds, Ahmed is trying to lay blame for false flag ops like Paris, San Bernadino and Orlando squarely at the feet of Turkey’s elected President Erdogan and the implications for that are staggering in the wake of the failed US-backed coup. Nothing short of all out war against Turkey to “fight ISIS” is a distinct possibility. All out war in pursuit of Condi Rice’s “New Middle East”

And here we have an “alternative truth teller” laying the foundations for this new version of Dick Cheney’s WMDs story.

Gore Vidal is rolling in his grave. He should be digging himself out and printing a retraction for writing anything positive about this Mockingbird propagandist asset Nafeez Ahmed. Is he the new Judith Miller? You be the judge.

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