Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Turkey: US Imperial Tool

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Stephen Lendman
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In 1999, Nobel laureate/outspoken anti-war critic Harold Pinter minced no words denouncing NATO's Yugoslavia war.

"Let us face the truth," he said. "The truth is that neither Clinton nor Blair gives a damn about the Kosovar Albanians. This action has been another blatant and brutal assertion of US power using NATO as its missile."

"It set out to consolidate one thing - American domination Europe. This must be fully recognized and it must be resisted."

Obama's using Turkey as its missile against Syria. Both countries share a common border. CIA elements infest the region.

They're very much involved in Turkey. They're recruiting, arming, training and directing insurgent fighters. They're likely doing it on both sides of the border.

In June 2012, The New York Times headlined "CIA Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition," saying:

Operating covertly from southern Turkey, CIA operatives are "decid(ing) which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers."

Weapons supplied include "automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition, (and) antitank weapons...."

They're smuggled across Turkey's border through "a shadowy network of intermediaries...."

Turkey's a NATO country. It's a reliable imperial partner. It has its own regional ambitions. It's Washington's lead attack dog against Syria.

The aftermath of Saturday's Reyhanli's bombings bears watching. Turkey blamed Syria. It did so straightaway. No evidence whatever proves it. Accusations don't wash.

Staged arrests were made. We've seen it all before. The pattern looks very familiar. It has a distinct aroma. It heads things closer to full-scale intervention. It's been heading that way all along.

It's unimaginable that Syria was responsible in Reyhanli. Involvement would be clearly self-defeating. The incident has all the earmarks of a Turkish and/or CIA false flag. Perhaps Al Qaeda, Al Nusra or other extremist elements were used.

Intensified violence sabotages peaceful conflict resolution. Washington wants Syria's government toppled. It wants a subservient pro-Western regime replacing it.

Negotiations won't achieve longstanding plans. Governments don't voluntarily surrender. They don't accede to their own dismemberment. They have to be pushed or destroyed.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's heading to Washington. On May 16, he and Obama will meet. Syria tops the agenda. Perhaps war plans will be discussed. Maybe they'll be finalized. Obama's been tiptoeing toward it incrementally.

Erdogan said "(w)hoever targets Turkey will sooner or later pay the price." Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on "the international community to act together against" Syria.

Reyhanli-type provocations provide pretexts to intervene. US-backed insurgents are no match against Syria's military superiority. Without air power, they're consistently defeated.

NATO made the difference in Libya. Obama may launch air strikes against Syria. Perhaps doing so is a major false flag away. Reyhanli's so far the most provocative one. Something bigger may be planned.

Syria's going all out to avoid direct foreign intervention. Reyhanli was a staged anti-Assad provocation. Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi denounced it.

"Any accusation against Syria in any statement, (whether) explicit or implicit, by any Turkish official is completely rejected," he said.

Turkey bears full responsibility, he added. Erdogan turned border areas into "international terrorist concentrations."

He facilitates the delivery of weapons, munitions, funding and terrorists into Syria. He's doing it complicit with Washington, key NATO partners and regional allies.

We've had "problems with Turkey (for) hundreds of years, yet SyriaĆ¢€¦has never acted this way or done such an act. It's not because we can't, but because the way we were raised and our morals, conduct and values don't allow us to do such a thing," he added.
Why should the bombings in Turkey take place days before Erdogan meeting Obama? 
Is it that (he) wants to show off and say he has enough power to intervene in Syria? 
Does Erdogan want to foil the Russian-US efforts to hold an international conference? 
I ask Erdogan to step down as a murderer and blood shedder, and I say to him that that it's not his right to brag out his glories at the expense of the blood of the Turks and the Syrians.
During a Friday Security Council session, Syria's Permanent UN Representative Bashar al-Jaafari also minced no words.

He's consistently outspoken. He explains what needs to be said. The Syria Arab News Agency (SANA) said he called countries involved in "arming, funding, training and harboring terrorists and facilitating their entry into Syria partners in terrorism and complicit it taking Syrian lives."

He "wondered how terrorism, vandalism, the targeting of hospitals, schools, universities, mosques, churches, civilians airplanes and diplomatic missions, the theft of factories, the assassination and abduction of religious figures, the robbery and vandalism of antiquities and museums, desecrating tombs and abducting UNDOF peacekeeping forces can be in the interest of Syria and Syrians."

He noted that some countries that denounce terrorism actively aid, abet, facilitate and commit it.

He called on Security Council members to hold them accountable. He knows they won't. Permanent members America, Britain and France are directly responsible. They're imperial partners in crime. They're allied against Syria.

Russia's trying to end conflict. It wants all sides involved in diplomatic negotiations to do it. Perhaps it's doing more.

A previous article discussed Mossad-connected DEBKA file (DF) saying it plans to supply Syria with sophisticated long range S-300 surface-to-air missile systems. They're able to take out invading aircraft with precision.

On May 12, DF headlined "Russia staffs Mediterranean fleet. Turkey weighs payback for Syrian bombings."

Russian Admiral Viktor Chirkov was cited. He said a permanent staff will run Russian Mediterranean-based fleet operations. Five to six warships will be involved. Nuclear submarines may be deployed.

According to DF, "(t)he new permanent deployment is the next Russian step for safeguarding Bashar Assad’s regime in Damascus and deterring military attacks on his Hizballah allies and Iranian interests in their three-way bloc."
Moscow is also announcing loud and clear that Russia is finally restoring its military presence to the Middle East in 2013 after the last Soviet squadron exited the Mediterranean in 1992.
Chirkov's announcement followed Saturday's Reyhanli bombings. Moscow's perhaps concerned "that Ankara was preparing to deliver a serious reprisal, possibly in the form of an aerial or missile assault, on Syrian military targets."

Doing so would follow Israel's May 4 and 5 attacks. Perhaps a Washington-orchestrated scheme plans incrementally upping the stakes toward full-scale intervention.

On Sunday, Israeli warplanes again overflew south Lebanon's eastern Beqaa Valley near Syria's border. Doing so was provocative short of launching more attacks.

Maybe they're planned. Perhaps a joint Israeli/Turkish operation is forthcoming. It would advance things closer to all-out war. Events suggest it's coming. How and when remains to be seen.

Post-9/11, Washington planned regime change in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. Wars are America's strategy of choice.

Syria's now targeted. US-orchestrated proxy war rages. Escalation appears planned. Full-scale war could erupt any time.

A Final Comment

On May 12, Hurriyet.com.tr/gundem published a report in Turkish suggesting Ankara authorities knew on April 23 about three bomb-laden cars in Syria’s insurgent-held Raqqa heading for Turkey.

Apparently they were allowed to proceed to Reyhanli. It suggests Turkey’s involvement in Saturday’s bombings.

A choppy translation reads as follows:
MIT (Turkish National Intelligence), the city of Raqqa, Syria on April 23 suspects in three car bomb attacks in Turkey has been installed and plans, bombers Gaziantep, Hatay and Sanliurfa determined the three border crossing can use. 
Intelligence report prepared by the action of vehicles waiting for instructions, so it was stated that Turkey is not clear in hours of action. Allegedly, the police, the gendarmerie and the MIT shared the information provided. 
Then, the three vehicle models and brands of the border crossings were warned to be sensitive to. 2 Reyhanli daki attack is determined by assessing the three vehicles, the trace can not be reached 3rd alarm was given to the vehicle. 
February 11 after the explosion at the border crossing point Cilvegozu sent ghost screening tool. Trucks of x-ray equipment in the car, or if it is suspected explosive display capable of passing through the sides of the cars. 
Therefore, even if there is no security cameras instead of bombs Cilvegozu vehicles are often used by the Syrians entered Turkey from the border crossing Yayladagi bandied about.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His new book is titled How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War. Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/


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David A. Laibow said...

Mr. Lendman, my suggestion to the Bashar al-Assad regime: First, sign a peace treaty with Israel and recognize its right to exist; second, disavow all ties with Iran and Hezbollah. Form a military and political alliance with Israel, and disavow any future role in overthrowing any other nation's political regime. Declare that the future role of Syria's armed forces will be to defend Syria against foreign attack, and apply to join NATO.

Anonymous said...

The following Video was made by Honest German Investigators, who were Investigating NATO's (America's) Illegal and Immoral War against Serbia, and the Video is Titled: It Began With a Lie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pujC5qlujiA .

The Fact that it Began with Lies, meant that the Entire Process had to be Sustained by Lies even to this day, and the Western Mainstream Media who are America's Partners in Crime have known about this all along, and continue to publish Lies.

The Clinton's set up a Sham Court that is called the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, where the Innocent Serbs where Wrongly Convicted, and the Criminals were Wrongly Acquitted.

The Albanians of Serbia's Province did flee to Neighboring Countries during that time, but it was on the orders of NATO, who even bombed those who would not comply, and blamed it on the Innocent Serbs, because NATO had to have Deceptive 'Justification' for their Crimes against Humanity, and Crimes against the Peace, which the Nuremberg Tribunal said was the Ultimate War Crime.

We now know that this is what America did with other Countries, and America did it with the 2 Innocent Patsies they accused of bombing at the recent Boston Marathon, and which we know they are Innocent, because it was a Hoax Engineered by the Paid Public Servants, who Hired Public Contractors and Crisis Actors, in their attempt to make America a Military Dictatorship.

Anonymous said...

@ David - Haha, you are joking right?

I mean from an objective geopolitical perspective what you suggest could make sense, but it will never happen.

Are you forgetting that Israel illegally occupies part of Syrian sovereign territory?

Even if Assad were willing to overlook that the Syrian people would not, and if Assad even began discussions of a peace treaty with Israel without the precondition that Israel withdraws from Syrian lands then he would face a real "popular revolution" - unlike the fake "revolution" backed by Israel today.

To add to that we have the Israeli airstrikes on Syrian targets just a week or so ago, which Assad and the Syrian government correctly termed an "act of war".

You either have to be completely ignorant of the situation in Syria and the Mid-East in general or extremely delusional in your geopolitical views to think any representative of Syria would make a deal with Israel like that.

Even if these fake revolutionaries manage to take over Syria they despite being tools of the Zionists right now openly espouse militant anti-Zionist views - they sure as hell will sign no treaties with Israel.

Israel has burnt all of it's political bridges and Syria has no interest in any further association with the Zionists - and Israel is in no position to scare Syria into anything, Hezbollah knows how to defeat the IDF and the Zionists are more concerned with dragging the U.S into it to fight their battles anyways.

If Syria were to deal it would be with the U.S.A, to try to get the Zionist claws out of them and get them to support some sane Mid-East policies for once - they would never deal with Israeli Zionist cowards.


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