Turkey – Game Changer in the ‘Middle East’ – Central Asia?
Submitted by Pachamama
The critical thing about intrigues is that you never know who’s on whose side until the music stops. The music stopped for the globalist party goers in Turkey about a week ago.
On 15th July 2016, in the late evening, Caribbean Time, American government deep state forces, operating in Turkey activated a planned coup to remove the duly elected coalition government of Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Erdogan and Putin had planned a summit in Moscow for the first two weeks of August. Ahead of the summit Erdogan had already apologized to Russia for downing its fighter jets and killing a pilot over Syrian territory and had offered compensation to the families in compliance with Russian demands.
At that summit, amongst another agenda items, will be The South Stream Gas Pipeline, running from Russia to Western Europe through Turkey. If the Americans cannot control Turkey, they cannot do what hegemons like best – have control over the resources going to Western Europe as a lever to ensure European compliance to the-every demand of Washington. Erdogan, at the same time, moved to normalize relationships with Israel. Israel will come to play a role in natural gas geo-politics, they hope.
In return, Russia had loosened some of the sanctions on Turkey whose annual revenues of over 10 billion dollars derived from Russians holidaying in Turkey had virtually disappeared.
At home, he removed prime minister Ahmed Davutoglu, a Gulenist having close ties with the American intelligence, and replaced him with an ally and leader of the ruling coalition in Parliament, Binali Yildirim.
Erdogan had also started to withhold support for the terrorists operating in Syria. He had come to see that mission as the failure of his misguided foreign policy. He now knows well that the current battle in Aleppo and that in Manbij will cut off supply lines and render the terrorists supported by the Americans and himself, defeated. American policy is to double down.
Erdogan was also concerned that the continued American military support for the YPK in northern Syria would extend their presence and lead to calls for a Kurdish homeland in Syria, as part of the American plot to divide and conquer.
With such a presence next to Turkish territory and under conditions where of Kurds within Turkey already are seeking autonomy, the best way out of this morass, he had been to led to, was no longer the revival of the Ottoman Empire, as he had hoped, but seeking some kind of peace with Syria. And by extension Syria’s allies.
These moves represented a 180-degree reversal of established policy. The ‘foreign affairs community’ in Washington watched in amazement, apoplectic, as all its Middle Eastern policy, developed over decades was crumbling before their very eyes.
In their minds an asymmetric response was warranted. It was felt necessary to remind Erdogan and his new found friends who was the indispensable nation. Who was hegemon. Who set the global agenda. It has been suggested that the events in Nice were to serve as a distraction and to lay the table for the real action elsewhere.
All war is about deception, says Sun Tzu.
The wars that Turkey had helped the USA to plan for the destruction of the Middle East, to break up countries for better control, was backfiring with catastrophic consequences at the nadir of a less than average president who though he could succeed with his ‘smart wars’, done on the cheap. The Americans then proceeded to take a reckless gamble, the costs of which, is too early to assess.
We will suggest the actors involved and the roles likely played; how they were set up; analyze the geo-strategic interests at stake. None of the forces we will implicate are nice people. There are however, several interests and counter-interests. We will argue that the orders of magnitude are large and will determined the distribution of global power for the foreseeable future. This is great game theory, in practice. Interests, and interests alone, served as primary guidance for all parties.
Before we roll out the cast of characters it is important to describe the pivotal nature of Turkey as the land bridge between Europe and Asia and how it would be impossible for the American imperium to control access to any of Central Asia and its resources without Turkey.
Turkey serves as the ‘key’ if empire is to disrupt or to seek to control the massive development plans which China, Russia and Iran have in the works. These projects will decisively and economically shift the balance of global dominance away from the West and towards the East unless they are brought under Washington’s control. It will mean that the whole post war international economic infrastructure on which America’s global supremacy lies will be no more.
Turkey’s airbase at Incirlik houses up to 100 American nuclear weapons, placed there, to threaten Russia, China and Iran away from planning such a seismic shift. Turkey has a high percentage of NATO troops under arms. NATO’s main fighting force, over 500,000 soldiers. What is at stake is what Brzezinski called the ‘stupendous prize’- the resources of Central Asia. They have the capacity to energize the global economy and thrust us into a new era of expansion – maybe the greatest of all times. We refer to the New Silk Road Project, the industrialization of Central Asian countries generally, massive gas pipelines to Western Europe for which Turkey is the indispensable pivot. Without these pipelines Western Europe will enter a Dark Age.
The above briefly summaries the environments in which the cast of characters are operating.
Muhammed Fethullah Gulen is the titular head of a CIA- sponsored chain of schools operating internationally but with concentration in Turkey. He is a 75-year-old man with a meagre 5th grade education who over 30 years ago was inserted as an ‘Islamic scholar’ by a cabal which includes the likes of George Soros and David Rockefeller. These are but a few of the business people who back such projects. They form the nexus between intelligence operations and imperial or corporate hegemony.
Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, until recently, was a close allay to Gulen and the Gulenist Movement. They were (are) both in the same hegemonic structure built by the Americans. He has been well aware of the shadow government the Gulen Movement was (is), the spy networks, the terrorist networks, the funding networks. They supported Erdogan for years, until a falling out. The tens of thousands of people, over 50,000, Erdogan is now rounding up in his purges are all Gulen educated, Gulen affiliated, CIA sleeper cells, agents and networks.
They operate like lodges, with private communication systems, secret signs and so on.
Vladimir Putin is reported to have been the one whose intelligence gathering station in Syria first picked up an intercepted communication about the planned coup and informed Erdogan what was happening. And yes, Erdogan infiltrated the coup to make sure it would fail but also give himself the pretext to engage in the purges he’s currently conducting, further the restructuring of his foreign policy.
Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, who also has military advisers in Syria, made a similar report, to Erdogan, before the plot was activated.
There are also reports that senior officials in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE played roles in the coup. None of these countries are listed as providing intelligence to Erdogan but there are other reports that money has been offered in exchange for forgiveness, by them. We judge that their own natural gas interests and the fear of being sidelined in this great game could explain tacit involvement, at least.
In war, Sun Tzu, foreknowledge must be obtained from the people who know the conditions of the enemy. The American empire has been overthrowing governments for hundreds of years. They are very good at this. More than expecting them to do such, the only things that can stop them is foreknowledge, planning, preparation.
Who benefits? The best evidence lies in the responses of parties after the attempted coup.
That Erdogan had signal, publicly, that the Americans should extradite Gulen must be interpreted as pointing an accusatory finger at the American intelligence agencies, the American government and Obama himself. We hardly think such a thing could have happened without Obama being informed, though presidents are often left in the dark. In these circumstances, we doubt any of the many intelligence agencies would, on their own, take such large risks.
The Americans themselves issued a delayed first statement. A statement which clearly withheld strong support for Erdogan’s government, it was nuanced. Only when it became clear that the coup had failed did the Americans make what could be called a statement of strong support. This has not gone unnoticed by Erdogan. It suggests guilt.
Turkey’s minister of labour, last Saturday, pointed directly to American involvement.
The initial diplomatic language from Turkey’s NATO allies followed the same course. When the purges started both the Americans and NATO sought to threaten Turkey about membership in the EU, human rights and the illegality of the death penalty. Actions aimed at protecting their spies, coup plotters in Turkey, these must be read as.
On the other hand, Turkey’s ‘new’ best friends Russia, Iran and China from first reports made strong diplomatic statements and condemned unconstitutional means of removing Erdogan. They all knew that this was an American plot.
Hassan Rouhani, Iranian president, assured Erdogan that despite differences, Iran could not support coups under any pretext and pledged support.
In the midst of the party atmosphere in the USA, as Hillary Clinton announces Tim Kane as her running-mate and as a madman, Donald Trump, seeks to get his hands on the nuclear button, conditions might have so changed by the 20th of January 2017 that an existential crisis could confronts the next president on his/her first day on the job.
We judge that the Americans are incapable to relinquishing hyper power status and are prepared to go to any lengths to so maintain. On the other hand, it is only a matter of time before the Russians and the Chinese come to the unavoidable conclusions, that they cannot coexist with a singular superpower constantly seeking to dominate every square inch of land, sea and space, that there is only one route to global dominance.
When this immovable object meets an irresistible force all parties will stop. The CIA sponsored coup in Turkey may not be the end of the beginning but the beginning of the end.