Trump Wants Peace With Erdogan – The Miltary Wants To Sabotage It

from Moon of Alabama

President Trump is attempting to calm down the U.S. conflict with Turkey. The military junta in the White House has different plans. It now attempts to circumvent the decision the president communicated to his Turkish counterpart. The result will be more Turkish-U.S. acrimony.

Yesterday the Turkish foreign minister surprisingly announced a phone call President Trump had held with President Erdogan of Turkey.

United States President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on the phone on Nov. 24 only days after a Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on Syria, with Ankara saying that Washington has pledged not to send weapons to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) any more.“President Trump instructed [his generals] in a very open way that the YPG will no longer be given weapons. He openly said that this absurdity should have ended much earlier,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters after the phone call.

Trump had announced the call:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpWill be speaking to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey this morning about bringing peace to the mess that I inherited in the Middle East. I will get it all done, but what a mistake, in lives and dollars (6 trillion), to be there in the first place!
12:04 PM – 24 Nov 2017

During the phone call Trump must have escaped his minders for a moment and promptly tried to make, as announced, peace with Erdogan. The issue of arming the YPG is really difficult for Turkey to swallow. Ending that would probably make up for the recent NATO blunder of presenting the founder of modern Turkey Kemal Atatürk and Erdogan himself as enemies.

The YPG is the Syrian sister organization of the Turkish-Kurdish terror group PKK. Some weapons the U.S. had delivered to the YPK in Syria to fight the Islamic State have been recovered from PKK fighters in Turkey who were out to kill Turkish security personal. Despite that, supply for the YPG continued. In total over 3,500 truckloads were provided to it by the U.S. military. Only recently the YPK received some 120 armored Humvees, mine clearance vehicles and other equipment.

The generals in the White House and other parts of the administration were caught flat-footed by the promise Trump has made. The Washington Post writes:

Initially, the administration’s national security team appeared surprised by the Turks’ announcement and uncertain what to say about it. The State Department referred questions to the White House, and hours passed with no confirmation from the National Security Council.

The White House finally released what the Associated Press called:

a cryptic statement about the phone call that said Trump had informed the Turk of “pending adjustments to the military support provided to our partners on the ground in Syria.”

Neither a read-out of the call nor the statement AP refers to are currently available on the White House website.

The U.S. military uses the YPG as proxy power in Syria to justify and support its occupation of north-east Syria, The intent of the occupation is , for now, to press the Syrian government into agreeing to a U.S. controlled “regime change”…

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5 Eyes Media Warns of “End of Democracy” in Turkey as they Collectively Attack Referendum Results

by Scott Creighton

Looks like the Turkish people voted the wrong way. And we all know how much the Masters of the Universe hate it when people “vote the wrong way”. Expect the 5 Eyed monster to begin full scale “democratization” in the days to come.

Not a year removed from the failed U.S.-backed coup in Turkey (July 15-16, 2016) the country held a referendum that could help prevent another one in the future. The changes in the political structure of the country look to remake their parliamentary system into one more like ours with an executive presidency and parliament serving as something similar to our congress.

The vote was close but the “YES” crowd won and Turkey will begin the transition to a new form of democracy starting in 2019.

Ironically, according to the 5 Eyes Press, this democratic process means the end of democracy in Turkey (see here, here, here, here and here) and the beginning of them having the same system we have. Hmmm.

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So Who is William Jacob Raak?

by Scott Creighton

As one of the nations that prompted the Truman Doctrine, Turkey is one of the first countries to participate in Operation Gladio and, some say, the only country where it has not been purged.[45]

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William Jacob Raak being whisked out of Turkey

A reader (David H.) gave me a little head’s up on a part of a story involving the New Year’s Eve Istanbul shooting at the Reina nightclub. It involved an American “victim” of the shooting, William Jacob Raak, and his less than convincing interviews.

Raak is a military contractor of sorts and his LinkedIn follow page is a veritable “who’s who” of big league Pentagon contractors. He is listed as the president of something called TECH Manufacturing Corp which is a sheet metal fabrication shop in Sharon Hill, Penn. On their Manta page Erick Raak is listed as the “owner”. Probably William’s father. They also have this statement: “Established in 1952 TECH Manufacturing, Corp. is a leading manufacturer of sheet metal and machined items for the aerospace and medical industries. Additionally, TECH Manufacturing, Corp. assists in the manufacturing of rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, UAV’s and a diverse array of small medical components and devices.” The business website, www.techmanufacturingcorp.com, seems to be a dead link. The Manta page is maintained by Jake Raak. Jacob.

Jake Raak says he was shot in the leg by one of the assailants. The bullet supposedly hit his cell phone and then traveled down his hip to his knee. Here he is the night he was shot. This is when he said there were multiple shooters but he only saw the one. In the videos below you can see that interview as well as one he gave as he was being whisked out of the country by some handlers. Both videos are highly suspect in that his behavior is quite odd.

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Here is Jake Raak being whisked out of the country with an odd look on his face.

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Here he is smiling during his interview as he’s being whisked out of the country. He’s talking about the 7 friends of his who were also shot, according to Raak. And he can’t seem to stop smiling.

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Interestingly, during the interview he says he would return to Turkey someday “when it’s not so dangerous”.

The terror attack at the popular nightclub was clearly an attempt to hurt Turkey’s tourism industry. Most of the victims were tourists. So Raak’s statement seems custom made to suit that end.

Here is a photo you aren’t going to see that much of in regards to this story. It’s Jake Raak in the back of that ambulance. He’s just said he was shot in the leg and his 7 friends were also shot. He’s been addressed by first responders and placed on a gurney for transport to the hospital.

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Jake Raak has a wound in his leg, near his femoral artery, from an AK-47 and has already been aided by first responders and loaded into an ambulance for transport… and he is wearing what appears to be a New Year’s Eve scrunchie on his leg and NOTHING ELSE has been done to him. A scrunchie. Still on his leg.

They haven’t cut his pant’s leg to see if he is bleeding internally. They haven’t done any sort of field dressing on his wound. Nope. None of that. They simply put him on a gurney, along with his scrunchie, and wheeled him to the ambulance where everyone seem content to work on other things like getting out of there, instead of working on the guy with an AK-47 gunshot wound to his femur.

Why did they grab this guy right off the bat who’s only apparent injury is his scrunchie while dozens of others lay bleeding out on the nightclub floor?

Are these the worst first responders in Turkey or is this just his get away ride?

According to reports, the assailants got away by dropping their weapons, changing clothes and blending in with the victims either by fleeing the nightclub on their own… or laying down and pretending to be victims.

I’ve put together a couple videos done by others addressing the Raak situation. You can find them below the break.

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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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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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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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Cross-party pro-democracy rally shows unity in Istanbul

(Condi Rice’s “New Middle East” suffered a major setback as the CIA moles have been driven out in the open and the opposition is coming together in Turkey in support of real democracy)

from TRT World

Millions of Turkish citizens gathered to attend a Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Yenikapi, on the European side of Istanbul, in a display of national solidarity against July 15’s failed coup attempt.

During the rally, President Erdogan said, “I would like to refer to martyrs and all those people who stood against tanks and these terrorists. I will like to commemorate them… we defended our country…

The leaders of Turkey’s main opposition parties – the secularist Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) – have also spoken at the rally, in a sign that long-standing political rifts may be healing in response to the failed coup…

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