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Jesus is a Communist; Russell ‘texas’ Bentley on good and evil:

Gina Haspel is an apropos follow-on subject to Bentley’s recalling ‘People of the Lie’ as evil incarnate pointing to Haspel’s pubescent girl-hots for Hollywood’s Jack Bauer:

“That the series was supported by the CIA shows that Haspel was not the only one with the 24 mentality, and that she had started to believe her own Agency’s propaganda”

Well, it (in a perverted way) makes perfect sense that an agency run by a woman who derives her world-view from action-entertainment fiction (a phenomenon consistent with CIA top brass for far too long) wouldn’t have a clue about who they’re dealing with in Turkey, a NATO ‘ally’ where Salafi philosophy has been making inroads over the past 30 years:

“Salafi discourse has made considerable inroads in Turkey over the past 30 years, making contributions to sectarianism in ways that have yet to be fully studied and understood”

Now, if our several NATO intelligence chiefs had been studying this necrotic evolution undermining Turkey’s democracy, rather than watching 24’s Jack Bauer saving us from fictional bad guys, our Western democracies leadership might have some concrete idea of just how screwed we’ve become when it turns out the guy in charge of Turkey’s intelligence is a bona fide Salafi terrorist with a real history:

[Turkish intelligence chief Hakan] “Fidan was a prime suspect in a series of terrorism attacks in the 1990s — when Yayla worked as a police officer in Ankara. The attacks involved targeted assassinations of leftwing Turkish intellectuals affiliated with the newspaper Cumhuriyet, in the form of car bombings and exploding parcels. The victims included journalist Ugur Mumtu, women’s rights activist Bahriye Ucok, and intellectual Ahmet Taner Kislali.

“Police operations traced the perpetrators of the attacks to a terrorist cell run by the [al-Qaida affiliated] Turkish Hizbollah (TH). Two key individuals now close to Erdogan were identified by police as members of the cell: Hakan Fidan and Faruk Koca, a founding member of the ruling AKP”

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Now, what do you suppose this portends for the Western European democracies when a documented Salafi terrorist is chief of Turkish intelligence, serving a regime that flushed a million refugees out of Turkey and into the European Union?

“According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 4.8 million have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, and 6.6 million are internally displaced within Syria. Meanwhile about one million have requested asylum to Europe. Germany, with more than 300,000 cumulated applications, and Sweden with 100,000, are EU’s top receiving countries”

Whose ‘blind spot’ are we talking about in this next? Erdogan’s? I doubt it. “Speculate” is the wrong word:

“The willingness of some Turkish politicians and high-ranking members of the security forces to counter the Islamic State is also in doubt. In early February, more than 10 high-profile Islamic State members — including the “emir” of Diyarbakir and militants who had been involved in bombing attacks in Istanbul, Ankara, and Gaziantep — were abruptly released by judges. In many cases, Turkish intelligence officials who did not see the group as the primary threat pressured the judiciary to let dangerous suspects go despite the fact that prosecutors had sought extremely long prison sentences for them. Since Turkey has been accused of recruiting thousands of former Islamic State fighters to attack Kurds in Syria, some speculate that the release of Islamic State members without explanation could be the result of a backdoor deal with the Turkish intelligence service”

Foreign Policy:

Those EU nations refusing refugee quotas (and associated terror cells) appear to have better information on what Merkel has actually accomplished; her intelligence service supporting the insurgency in Syria is one of the parties directly responsible for the refugee wave. The question that has to be asked is, was terrorizing Syria, and then milking Syria for its working class to bolster Germany’s aging demographic, worth the Trojan Horse a closet Salafi regime’s intelligence service has, beyond question, planted in the heart of the European democracies?

If Astynome were beautiful, the same cannot be said of these Trojans’ whorse Merkel; whose gate opening geopolitical acumen resembles the intelligence of an aging Flanders mare in estrus taken by an artificial stud. Homeric legend set aside, we should recall it was a German, Heinrich Schliemann, looted ancient Troy. Since, the German misanthropist hasn’t shed its spots and karma is going to be Germany’s vicious miststück.


Note: Departed Vietnam 47 years ago today, 8 November 1971

A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.


‘Beware of Greeks bearing gifts’ or ‘Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’?

My international readers will understand the first admonishment, but outside of a horse culture, the second might bear some explanation. So, the anecdote:

It was Summer of 1977, at the Sportsman Bar in Columbia Falls, Montana, I was drinking with a friend, George, when a grizzled sheepherder decided to interrogate us, for the fact of our long hair and his desire to know if we were hippies or the fundamentally different ‘mountain people.’ Sort of like you wouldn’t necessarily know by superficial glance, whether a horse was six years old or sixteen years old. After a few short, unsatisfactory answers to his rude interjections, the old shepherd suddenly demanded to know “How old do you think I am?” George and I looked at each other and ignored this question. Our ignoring him did not derail his determination, however, and he answered his own inquiry with a solemn and and assertive “I am forty five.”

With a nod of the head towards the ancient one (he couldn’t have been a day under a badly beat up sixty years, by all outward appearance, and looked a full ten years older or more than that) I told George “You had better check his teeth.”

My indirect but satisfactory reply caught the old man just as he was taking a swallow of his beer (as if to punctuate his declaration) and he blew the beer out his nose with involuntary laugh and as well choked on significant amount of brew that went down his windpipe and began a coughing fit so severe it changed the color of his complexion and looked as though he actually might not survive.

With the old man hanging onto the bar with both hands so as not to collapse while struggling to find his ability to breathe, George’s and my conversation went something like this:

George: My God, Ron, ‘better check his teeth’ was a little harsh.

Myself: If he dies, whose fault is it? We didn’t initiate his ass-holiness.

It seemed like five eternities, but could not have been five minutes, finally the old man had recovered his breath, and altogether satisfied we were not hippies, afterwards left us alone. As a matter of fact we were ‘mountain people’, both young war veterans who were expert horsemen and local hunters influenced by the indigenous tribal culture reflected in our long hair; rather far away, philosophically speaking, from your typical ‘peace and love’ college student/dissident types.

It follows, when it comes to rude people interjecting uninvited crude behaviors into other peoples’ lives, that old man, with his honest sense of humor and ability to laugh at himself when confronted concerning his bull-shit, was possessed of humanity ten thousand times greater than a Gina Haspel or Hakan Fidan.

Speaking of jokes that can kill people, in the 1 November update of this blog’s piece on the Khashoggi assassination, you will find this language:

“When Gina Haspel flew to Turkey to ‘review evidence’, no doubt she compared notes with Hakan Fidan on who has the better ‘insurance file’ where national players represented in the intelligence agencies heads do business based not only on common interests but also liberally blackmail each other”

The very next day, the timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous, a former head of a French intelligence agency made what amounts to an unheard of admission (big mistake), the proposed fact intelligence agencies are often in position to call the shots between nations, in international relations:

Sophie Shevardnadze: But nevertheless, when the Washington-Moscow relationship was already in tatters, sanctions were flung around and everything, heads of Russian security and intelligence services – top brass – went to the United States to meet with their American counterparts (despite the personal sanctions). It showed that if need be, two conflicting sides can still benefit from talking to each other.

Bernard Squarcini: This is where I’m telling you that on one hand, it is a necessity, and on the other hand, if we don’t want to show it, it is done in a fairly confidential way, via the intelligence services, who are trusted by the heads of state.

Shevardnadze: The intelligence services are actually right after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,’cause their are kind of doing what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs couldn’t do? 

Squarcini: But we work together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we transmit all the tidbits of information that are brought forth that might be of concern to them, and even better, and it happened to me personally, often when I went to see my foreign counterparts, I would always go visit our ambassador in that country and would transmit fresh analysis to the embassy.

Shevardnadze: So when diplomacy fails, that’s for secret services to come into play.

Squarcini: Which is very good! Especially useful when two countries no longer talk… Like in a married couple…

Meet NATO’s Trojan Horse

It was 22 October when the CIA’s Haspel traveled to Turkey for a meeting with MIT’s (Turkey’s intelligence chief) Fidan. It was one week later, two remarkable things happened, and both are concessions to Iran; 1) it was announced eight nations, presumably including Turkey, will be exempt from sanctions if they continue doing oil business with Iran, and 2) USA tells the Saudis to wind down and quit the proxy war with Iran in Yemen.

Recalling Squarcini’s “if we don’t want to show it, it is done in a fairly confidential way, via the intelligence services” one wonders who might have been present at the meeting other than the obviously blackmailed parties, that is Haspel and Fidan. Obviously blackmailed, one might ask? Certainly.

Erdogan and Fidan are no darlings of the Iranians, the Turks have been key in creating the perfect mess in Syria, to the Iranians profound concern. If it were not for that fact, the USA military would not be camped out in Syria east of the Euphrates, on Iran’s border, as the guests of separatist minded Kurds. That Erdogan had been too stupid to see this coming, changes nothing. He blew it in the eyes of Tehran. Moreover, it wouldn’t matter who was in charge in Turkey, they’d have to cooperate with Iran in regards to the Kurds.

This brings up Turkey and Iran on opposite sides of the ‘regime change’ endeavor in Syria where the losing Sunni extremists (takfiri-salafi) will be dispersed to the four corners of the world. Certainly by now the Iranians have all of the intelligence they need to expose Erdogan and Fidan’s Salafi nature (with Fidan a member of the Turkish branch of al-Qaida since the 1990s.) The Iranians could live without Erdogan and his minions but meanwhile, when stuck with this bozo leading their neighboring nation, the point has come the blackmailed Erdogan regime can be the Iranians’ useful idiot.

On the Western democracies side, it is simply inadmissible, however consistent with Erdogan’s policies, that 1) a serving NATO intelligence chief of 8+ years, Hakan Fidan, is a bona fide Salafi terrorist with two decades passed since he’d taken membership in the Turkish branch of al-Qaida. It follows, the gross imbecility of the other NATO nations intelligence agencies either 2) unaware of this information and associated potential for career ending scandal or what’s worse 3) knowing but allowing this to go unchallenged, would put every Western intelligence head at risk of not only scandal but in jeopardy of prison term.

The result? This not only explains Iran’s history of exploiting Fidan where he…

“arranged the secret black marketing of Iran through Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government”

…as a means of breaking past USA imposed sanctions but explains how it is the USA is presently taking steps to make the renewed sanctions regime ineffective enough Iran will survive until alternative (to SWIFT) oil trade mechanism is in place, and conceding the proxy war with Iran in Yemen; following the meeting between the CIA’s Haspel and MIT’s Fidan. This also should explain certain European nations resisting the Israeli lap-dog Atlantic Council’s policy on Iran in regards to reimposing sanctions; raising the question in geopolitical chess terms: what other, related avenues to ‘check’, could possibly be in the works? Stay tuned.

A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.


Spoiler: The short conclusion of this assessment is, Saudi Arabia had to accept & swallow being set up and framed for the murder of longtime intelligence asset Jamal Khashoggi. This reporting had been developed in real time as the so-called ‘facts’ were ‘developed’ in media. None of the msm reporting added up, nevertheless there exists metadata enables sorting through much of the smoke and mirrors:

Jamal Khashoggi’s Turkish Wrap

What will be written one can believe? MSM is so pervasively lied through, in the course of the information wars, we are informed the Russians have committed all attributable acts of evil since Eve took a bite of the apple, example given. That is, until Erdogan’s people accused the Saudis of murdering Jamal Khashoggi. What will the history books say?

As of this writing, one can order “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” (weasel words excusing its sale notwithstanding) at Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ but you cannot order ‘How to Get Away With Murder in America’ by Evan Wright, an account of a high ranking CIA official, Enrique Prado, who is demonstrated to have doubled as a serial contract killer throughout his career, as detailed by a crack, award winning reporter citing government records no less.

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Why the ‘Saudis did it’ line just doesn’t make sense: However the Saudi regime is undoubtedly brutal by any sensible standards, not only Western standards, their intelligence operatives are not unprofessional and so stupid as to lead the bloodhounds directly to their door by murdering Khashoggi during a known appointment that that he would not return from. This would include rogue agents necessarily needing to conceal the murder from not only the Turks but also the Saudis, impossible within the consulate. It really is as simple as this. In the event the murder were actually a state sanctioned Saudi act, the Istanbul location would have staff who’re Saudi intelligence professionals and would have options to assassinate Khashoggi exterior to the consulate with little opportunity to trace the murder back to the Saudis. That’s the black and white of ‘what’s wrong with this picture.’

In a case where it had actually been Turkish state actors had murdered Jamal Khashoggi, there is no way the Saudis could win the ‘he-said-she-said’ information war and they’d have to cave in and play the game.

No doubt there will be many, falsified future accounts, made available at Amazon Books, of the so-called ‘journalist’ Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, especially those ‘agency approved’ narratives steering the reader away from certain inconvenient facts; 1) Khashoggi’s most recent employer, the Bezos owned Washington Post, is the CIA’s number one (top) information operations laundering organization (front), 2) Khashoggi had intelligence ties to CIA in Afghanistan going back years and profiles as a CIA asset, 3) the murder account is crude enough to pass muster as a false-flag information operation engineered by Turkey’s intelligence chief, the long time al-Qaida aligned (actual member) Hakan Fidan, eliminating a CIA asset and aiming to bring less liberal Saudi players into power who’d be more favorable to the interests of the Erdogan regime’s clandestine relationship with its takfiri allies, 4) any real exam of the facts would notice the main difference between Turkey’s regime and the Saudi regime is Erdogan and his people have to finesse the fact of their actual nature (Salafi) in regards to a strong secular political opposition and NATO membership.

Insofar as the Western leadership howls of outrage at the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, they have little choice but to play along for the fact alternative admissions are too destabilizing, for instance NATO’s Turkey employs an intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, an al-Qaida member since the 1990s, who amounts to a laundered and state employed al-Baghdadi.

Mike Pence declaring Gina Haspel has been sent to Turkey to ‘get the facts’ is cynical to place of surreal. Recalling Haspel is a veteran of the USA’s own ‘disappearing people’ (the USA’s renditions program with 100 or so declared ‘detainees’ but 11,000 known flights, do the math, meanwhile Haspel had run a ‘black site’), it is anybody’s guess as to why she might really have made the trip. To finger wag at Turkish intelligence?

Other possibilities would include but not be limited to, the NATO states having decided MBS (the Saudi Crown Prince) had become a liability and the operation was carried out as a sop to the liberal democracies. In this case Haspel would be running damage control; wanting the Turks to all get on the same page and improve their story line, from ‘the body has been found in a well’ at the Saudi consul’s residence but that didn’t work because the body would already be demanded for exam, to ‘we have permission to look for the body’ in the well, and ‘we can’t find the body’ that ‘was smuggled out in a carpet’ (if you know that, you should know where the body is), all on top of if the Saudis have honestly admitted the dirty deed, they should be able to locate the body (a week on and they haven’t been able to.) In other words it appears to be the typical liars fest when guilty people don’t know what to say when confronted with demands for information. The Turks’ story lines come across as messed up as the Saudis’ story lines, that’s what happens when both parties are in circumstance of making things up. If the body is found in the well, oh well, now you’d have to examine how it actually got there, or consider if it had been merely asserted it had been found there, this whole thing is hostage to what amounts to a criminal regime’s liars playing off the liars of a criminal regime with its’ back to the wall.

Did the Saudis actually do it? It’s possible. People do incredibly stupid things and that includes the Saudis but I’m not convinced the Saudis did this one. The narrative (information war), as presented in mainstream media, details circumstance absolutely too stupid to be the planned intelligence hit Erdogan and his people would have us believe.

In the paradox that is today’s global reality, faced with soap-opera mentality level of propaganda (what people are prepared to believe) the escape strategy for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia could be to absorb the accusations framing him with an ‘it was rogue players!’ defense and hope to weather the storm, but it’s not likely without major concessions.

This is consequence of the immense amount of ill will Saudi Arabia has accumulated over decades of extreme intolerance and radically brutal punishments insuring people around the world will put nothing past the Saudis when it comes to the information wars. Maybe they DID do it.

26 October 2018 updates: According to Craig Murray, Khashoggi filmed his own murder with Dick Tracy’s 2-way wrist TV:

I have not seen the video from inside the consulate, but have been shown stills which may be from a video. The most important thing to say is that they are not from a fixed position camera and appear at first sight consistent with the idea they are taken by a device brought in by the victim. I was only shown them briefly. I have not heard the audio recording

Guess what Craig? That’s absolutely an asinine assertion and if that’s the line being circulated out of Turkey, it means Saudi intelligence was not only stupid enough to kill Khashoggi during an appointment at the consulate pointing the finger direct to themselves, it also means they did not confiscate and shut down Khashoggi’s electronic device but let it broadcast instead. The Turks need to upgrade the level of novels they take their inspirations from; this is just too cheesy. If there is photos  extracted from video, as well as audio of the killing in the hands of the Turks (will we ever see them?), it follows the most simple explanation is Khashoggi was in the custody of the Turks when he was murdered. Or someone very close to Turkish intelligence, bringing up this next:

Over at the Spectator, Matthew Brodsky brings up two very salient points ignored in this story by MSM: Khashoggi’s longtime al-Qaida relationship including access to bin Ladin and how it looks very much like CIA issued Khashoggi’s Green Card before he even relocated to the States last year. This would be consistent with Hakan Fidan’s fraternal brothers, al Qaida, having an interest in interrogating and disposing of Khashoggi, with an assist from the Turks (Fidan.)

29 October 2018: Over at, ‘Tyler Durden’ dissects a Financial Times article (pay wall) where the USA spooks lay out their disinformation line however the author dissecting the Times, seemingly astutely, notes the intelligence agencies are extending what amounts to…

“… a public invitation for MbS to save his own ass by becoming “triply loyal” to the CIA and MI6″

…except the problem with this is, the very nature of the ‘invitation’ (public) is inviting a palace coup. As well, the Financial Times article’s intelligence ‘sources’ states the prince who’d been ousted by MBS, that is Mohammed bin Nayef, had been the “darling” of Western intelligence. That’s a second public kiss of death by the CIA, indicating they certainly don’t want him back. The spook disinformation math (psychology) is simple: when a so-called ‘credible’ source (i.e. Financial Times, where English literate wealthy Saudis read) lays out a case that the CIA has what amounts to geopolitical consensual relationship with a player (Mohammed bin Nayef), that’s a means of making that player’s position impossible within the (in this case Saudi) hierarchy for the very important reasons of perception. If your proposed leader is in bed with CIA, MI6 and/or MOSSAD, the domestic perception is possessed of rather deadly potential. The more likely scenario is, Mohammed bin Nayef was pushed out with an assist from CIA, MI6 and MOSSAD but his replacement, MBS, is hopelessly damaged goods and it’s necessary to get other fish to rise to the bait. Directly relevant to this, Le Figaro is reporting a secret conclave of senior Saudi royals to determine who will replace MBS (who will be discretely retired.)

Meanwhile, across the pond in Britain, the stupidity of the disinformation line grows exponentially; supposedly British intelligence had foreknowledge of the planned Khashoggi kidnap and/or murder, had monitored the Saudi intelligence team’s movement and “begged” the Saudi’s not to do it. But they apparently forgot to tip Khashoggi, the Turks and the CIA… quoting MI6 “we’d done what we could” which indicates this new line in the story is methane generated noise from the MI6 arse.

Recap of the NATO intelligence agencies’ line: Saudi intelligence is so dumb they kill Khashoggi at a known appointment he won’t return from, pointing the finger direct to themselves, an event broadcast with Khashogggi’s own electronic device, ON TOP OF the Saudis having been tipped off the British are monitoring what they’re up to BEFORE the killing. My pet squirrel monkey could do better than this (if I had one.)

As this soap goes on, the Turks demand the Saudis produce a body the Saudis don’t seem to be able to find, and one wonders if the body is being ‘pre-soaked’ by the Turks to point of non-recognition so any remains (perhaps recovered from al-Qaida) can be convincingly be ‘found in a sewer’ (near the consulate, where the Turks are reported to be searching.)

1 November 2018: Who Ate Jamal Khashoggi?

“When you invite cannibals to dinner you can expect to end up as the main course”

The renown cannibal takfiri-salafi terrorist, however originating with Saudi-Wahabi theology, is not allowed in Saudi Arabia. You join, it’s exile for life, ‘don’t come home, ever’ or ‘thwok, thunk’ is the sound of the sword & head roll. It was Hakan Fidan and Recep Erdogan welcomed the takfiri-salafi terrorists into NATO via Turkey with open arms and now there are over a thousand cells there. It follows, where Turkey  continues to shield al-Qaida members in Syria’s Northwest Idlib province, counter to the Turks’ agreement with the Russians, we should recall when an al-Qaida commander “was denounced … for his descent into cannibalism on camera” (note he was not denounced for cannibalism per se) later was ambushed and killed by another group, and Hakan Fidan’s fraternal brothers (the al-Qaida group in Turkish controlled Idlib) went to immediate battle to avenge their cannibal commander’s death.

Who would cut up Khashoggi while still alive? The Saudis? Or the Turk’s allies with a documented (video, no less) reputation for cannibalism?

Jamal Khashoggi was a triple agent reflecting his long time relationships with al-Qaida, Saudi intelligence and the CIA. When it comes to Syria, Saudi intelligence and CIA’s consensual relations have been rather smooth for quite some time. The Turks and al-Qaida, on the other hand, despite a common animus held towards Assad with the Saudis and Americans, would jump at opportunity to interrogate and butcher a CIA asset, especially if there were opportunity to frame a 3rd party. Al Qaida likes the Saudis even less than the Erdogan regime who sees the the House of Saud’s Arabian desert kingdom as a renegade Ottoman province. As well, for the Turks, they won’t forget the CIA has already tried to take Erdogan out. Saudi intelligence might be a bit more reticent in carrying out the killing of a CIA asset, given the close nature of their relationship with the CIA. Then, it should be looked at whether Khashoggi’s fiance, a Turkish “36 year old doctoral student” had been a Turkish intelligence or al-Qaida aligned ‘honey pot.’

The Insurance File

When Gina Haspel flew to Turkey to ‘review evidence’, no doubt she compared notes with Hakan Fidan on who has the better ‘insurance file’ where national players represented in the intelligence agencies heads do business based not only on common interests but also liberally blackmail each other. In this latter case, the Turks could easily point out ‘if we take the hit for this and go down as result, the Western (read NATO) nations will discover who had been deep in the oil for weapons business with ISIS, you know it wasn’t only us.’ This would be a big concern for British and French, especially, not only the Americans.

FINALLY, it comes down to there is no body any of the parties are able or willing to produce. The (plausibly blackmailed) NATO nations would have us believe the Saudis butchered Khashoggi alive but that seems much more like a Turk allied al-Qaida narrative or what happens when you encounter people who prefer to think of their dinner as ‘long pig.’

What happened to Jamal Khashoggi? We’ll probably never know. But it could as easily (or more easily) be the Edogan regime’s al-Qaida actors murdered him with Fidan’s blessing and the Saudis had to take the hit.

Despite the much deserved worldwide reputation for brutality in matters of state punishments, the Saudi regime was never so bloody as the people Erdogan’s regime rub shoulders with everyday.


A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.


This in from Raghead a.k.a. Bill Purkayastha, his other blog HERE


Disclaimer: Just in case James Comey’s FBI doesn’t get it, this IS a satirical cartoon that does NOT support terrorism, and especially does not support NATO’s Gladio B false-flag terror:


Updated stories linked below the article:

16 March 2016:

This information has been forwarded on (via email) to the leadership of the German parliament, as well the German federal prosecutor’s office, the German constitutional court, and the International Criminal Court. One can only wonder how long the criminally complicit politicians will sit on their hands and do nothing. German politicians have known for quite sometime that BND (German CIA) head Gerhard Schindler lied to them when he stated Assad ordered the sarin gas attack at Ghouta, Syria in August 2013. As well, Germany has a provision of law under the principle of universal jurisdiction which could be  used to prosecute these crimes and a constitutional loophole bigger than the Brandenberg Gate that allows passing on prosecutions when in ‘the best interest of the state.’

When the Turkish government seized Today’s Zaman newspaper on 5 March 2016, it was only a matter of time before the Zaman English website was taken down. Today I checked and discovered the site has indeed been taken offline (and had been replaced with a Turkish language site featuring Erdogan’s government line.) Anticipating something like this, I’d saved a few stories together with screenshots; here is the most damning story and a prime motivation behind the criminal Erdogan administration’s act of taking over the most  popular news outlet in Turkey. As the several NATO states shed what are clearly crocodile tears over Turkey’s suppression of a free press, none will point to stories such as this following; in fact there will be only relief that evidence NATO is doing business with & propping up war criminals will have been swept under the rug. Verbatim text of the screen shots (full story) pasted in, below:

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21 October 2015

Two deputies from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) have claimed that the government is against investigating Turkey’s role in sending toxic sarin gas which was used in an attack on civilians in Syria in 2013 and in which over 1,300 Syrians were killed.

CHP deputies Eren Erdem and Ali Şeker held a press conference in İstanbul on Wednesday in which they claimed the investigation into allegations regarding Turkey’s involvement in the procurement of sarin gas which was used in the chemical attack on a civil population and delivered to the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to enable the attack was derailed.

Taking the floor first, Erdem stated that the Adana Chief Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into allegations that sarin was sent to Syria from Turkey via several businessmen. An indictment followed regarding the accusations targeting the government.

“The MKE [Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation] is also an actor that is mentioned in the investigation file. Here is the indictment. All the details about how sarin was procured in Turkey and delivered to the terrorists, along with audio recordings, are inside the file,” Erdem said while waving the file.

Erdem also noted that the prosecutor’s office conducted detailed technical surveillance and found that an al-Qaeda militant, Hayyam Kasap, acquired sarin, adding: “Wiretapped phone conversations reveal the process of procuring the gas at specific addresses as well as the process of procuring the rockets that would fire the capsules containing the toxic gas. However, despite such solid evidence there has been no arrest in the case. Thirteen individuals were arrested during the first stage of the investigation but were later released, refuting government claims that it is fighting terrorism,” Erdem noted.

Over 1,300 people were killed in the sarin gas attack in Ghouta and several other neighborhoods near the Syrian capital of Damascus, with the West quickly blaming the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Russia claiming it was a “false flag” operation aimed at making US military intervention in Syria possible.

Suburbs near Damascus were struck by rockets containing the toxic sarin gas in August 2013.

The purpose of the attack was allegedly to provoke a US military operation in Syria which would topple the Assad regime in line with the political agenda of then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government.

CHP deputy Şeker spoke after Erdem, pointing out that the government misled the public on the issue by asserting that sarin was provided by Russia. The purpose was to create the perception that, according to Şeker, “Assad killed his people with sarin and that requires a US military intervention in Syria.”

He also underlined that all of the files and evidence from the investigation show a war crime was committed within the borders of the Turkish Republic.

“The investigation clearly indicates that those people who smuggled the chemicals required to procure sarin faced no difficulties, proving that Turkish intelligence was aware of their activities. While these people had to be in prison for their illegal acts, not a single person is in jail. Former prime ministers and the interior minister should be held accountable for their negligence in the incident,” Şeker further commented.

Erdem also added that he will launch a criminal complaint against those responsible, including those who issued a verdict of non-prosecution in the case, those who did not prevent the transfer of chemicals and those who first ordered the arrest of the suspects who were later released.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in late August that an inquiry had been launched into the gas attacks allegedly perpetuated by both Assad’s Syrian regime and rebel groups fighting in Syria since the civil war erupted in 2011.

However, Erdem is not the only figure who has accused Turkey of possible involvement in the gas attack. Pulitzer Prize winner and journalist, Seymour M. Hersh, argued in an article published in 2014 that MİT was involved with extremist Syrian groups fighting against the Assad regime.

In his article, Hersh said Assad was not behind the attack, as claimed by the US and Europe, but that Turkish-Syrian opposition collaboration was trying to provoke a US intervention in Syria in order to bring down the Assad regime.

Keywords: Eren Erdem , Ali Şeker , Syria , Turkey , chemical attack

4 April 2017 update: With the new accusations of Assad (and by extension, the Russians) having used chemical weapons in Syria, it does well to recall what the NATO states have never come clean about; independent sources having arrived at the conclusion it was NOT Assad’s people had attacked with chemicals at Ghouta, Syria, in August 2013. This was a NATO nation’s intelligence agency perpetrated the chemical attack resulting in well over 1,000 dead.

8 April 2018 update: Another chemical attack accusation with blame on Assad and Russia, at Douma, Syria. This is nothing less than a war-footing preparatory propaganda and a criminal act of NATO sponsored ‘moderate rebels.’ The information in this article is the Achilles Heel that should put this nonsense to rest. This suppressed information points squarely to the actual perpetrators, NATO and the NATO proxies in Syria.


Seymour Hersh’s article on the gas attack: The Redline and the Ratline


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