^ The CIA will sleep with anyone ^
How Dumb is the CIA Part Three
Now, in (post-coup attempt) Turkey it’s a choice between the democratically elected but paranoid narcissist Erdogan, who’s been intimate with the CIA in the worst of the criminal efforts to overthrow Assad, or we’ll get whoever NATO (the future CIA sponsored coup) will again attempt replacing him with. Some choice. Now, Erdogan is behaving somewhat like Mao’s ‘Gang of Four’ had during the cultural revolution (democratic principles have recently died in Turkey the attentive might notice) while embarking on a massive purge of the CIA sponsored Fethullah Gülen movement and turning to the Russians to keep him in power.
Meanwhile (pre-coup attempt) a Gulen associated newspaper, Today’s Zaman, had been shut down by Erdogan following its’ reporting Turkey’s intelligence agency MIT was doing business with Islamic State (supplying arms), as well MIT had facilitated supplying the sarin components used by al-Qaida at Ghouta, Syria in August 2013 (blamed in western media on Assad.) The journalists were jailed. The CHP deputies (members of parliament) who’d produced the sarin investigative files (by now jailed investigating police and judges) have since had their immunity lifted. The main opposition CHP (Republican People’s Party), also under repression, can hardly be accused of any historic sympathy for Gulen. The censored reporting checks out as absolutely legitimate and had been doing the CIA no favors. So, who did the shutting down of Today’s Zaman benefit? It follows, the post-coup attempt Gulen ‘fifth column’ purge argument is simplistic, inaccurate, serves as cover for a much wider purge on behalf of the blossoming dictator Erdogan, and as well has been about shutting up news outlets exposing Erdogan as complicit in CIA associated crimes; as many more journalists have since been arrested. It’s not a black & white Gulen versus Erdogan movie folks. If the CHP has been recently linking up with the so-called Gulen movement, it is most certainly survival driven. Then, there’d been the reporting on the (not so small) matter of Islamic State doing the bulk of its oil exports via Erdogan’s Turkey, as noted previously by the Russians among others (as well admitted by the Pentagon.)
A bit of post-coup attempt levity brought to Turkey’s purge of the so-called ‘Gulen movement’ or ‘fifth column’ story racing through alternative media would be an analogy; if every Reform Jew in the USA were fired from their civil service job, inclusive of police, judges, educators, military, legislators, mayors and more, because their leadership were international criminals in bed with MOSSAD via AIPAC, the result would be tens of thousands of honest civil servants who went to work every day simply to do a honest job; purged as a so-called ‘fifth column.’ Tens upon tens of thousands of firings and arrests in Turkey because Gulen has slept with the CIA (Erdogan has done that as well) cannot be construed to be neutralizing a ‘fifth column’ but should rather be construed to be a fracturing society on the road to a police state and likely civil war. The CIA associated Gulen’s notorious rival, the (until just recently) CIA associated paranoid-narcissist Erdogan, might be in some respects popular but popularity does not excuse world class crimes.
Meanwhile, the Russians might consider the criminal character and motives of Erdogan, now that he’s pivoting in their direction (I’m certain Mr Putin has no illusions about the filthy character embodied in the viciously corrupt, current President of Turkey.) It follows, NATO is about to come apart at the seams, as Turkey had been their historic under-belly access to Russia and storage site of up to 100 tactical nuclear weapons, guarded by Erdogan’s military. No one should envy the blackmail our Pentagon will be required to perform (or be subjected to) in attempt to correct another CIA world class screw-up that can never be admitted; as it would appear the CIA, with a failed coup attempt, just handed control of a Pentagon nuclear arsenal to an unstable paranoid, Erdogan, nominally in charge of a nation in process of imploding.
Note 1: The several months previous to the attempted coup evacuation of American dependents at Incirlik points to previous coup attempt knowledge and contingency planning by the Americans.
Note 2: Those inclined to endorse Erdogan’s likely mistaken belief the attempted coup was orchestrated by the US military at Incirlik airbase should be disabused of such a fantasy; recalling military career is a common CIA operative cover, little different to the Department of State diplomatic corps. Any USA initiated coup out of Incirlik would involve military cover but is unlikely of military origin. Former Pentagon liaison to the CIA, Colonel Fletcher Prouty, had pointed to the distinct danger to democracies by career CIA advancing in seniority so far as the Pentagon under cover of United States military officer career (in his suppressed book ‘The Secret Team‘)
Note 3: Seven thousand militarized Turkish police suddenly mobilized at Adana, Turkey, location of NATO’s Incirlik airbase coinciding with the emergency visit of the USA’s top military commander, sends a message concerning the facility where Turkey secures up to 100 of NATO’s (one source gives 90, another source states 50, a third source gives 70 USA provided) tactical nuclear weapons. Setting aside Turkish military, the suddenly mobilized Turkish police alone considerably outnumber the Americans securing the nukes at Incirlik.
Note 4: One wonders what role the apocalyptic Doug Coe cult plays in a circumstance of having penetrated the CIA and USA military intelligence: “A lot of their key men in a country would be the intelligence [CIA] officers in the American embassy. Throughout their correspondence, that’s the kind of guy they would like to have involved [And] They always had a lot of Army intelligence guys involved, Pentagon guys.” The better analysts should get on with investigating that creepy connection; by comparison it could make Gulen look like a saint. When it comes to a religious movement, and possibility of the Doug Coe cult using Fethullah Gülen for cover, Erdogan could be altogether barking up the wrong tree.
I won’t be doing much of this in future (or at all if I could get out of bureaucratic immigration limbo and onto the farm) but have kids and care about the world we’re handing to them –