Monday, July 28, 2008
The CIA, working with the PKK and others, to topple the Turkish government?
The CIA and its friends appear to be trying to topple the Turkish government.
1. At Global Research, 21 July 2008, (Operation Gladio: CIA Network of "Stay Behind" Secret Armies) Andrew G marshall wrote:
"Through NATO... the CIA set up a network of stay behind 'secret armies' which were responsible for dozens of terrorist atrocities across Western Europe over decades...
"In Turkey in 1960, NATO's stay behind army, working with the army, staged a coup d’état and killed Prime Minister Adnan Menderes...
In 1971 in Turkey, after a military coup, the stay-behind army engaged in “domestic terror” and killed hundreds.
In 1980 in Turkey, the head of the stay behind army staged a coup and took power.
2. Turkey is home to a variety of militants (Turkey Blames Kurdish Rebels For Istanbul Blasts That Killed 17 ), including:
1. Kurdish rebels,
2. Islamic extremists
3. and a 'fascist' group called Ergenekon, reportedly linked to the military and to the security services of the West.
An Istanbul court plans to try 86 people, including former army officers, accused of plotting to provoke an armed uprising with the aim of bringing down Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
Ergenekon may be allied with some of the Islamists. (In Turkey, the fascist generals are in bed with the Islamists?)
Ergenekon may also be allied to the Kurdish PKK.
3. Daniel Neun, on 28 July 2008, at Radio Utopie, (Operation Nabucco II: Turkey Under Radar Of Ergenekon And Oil War ...) wrote about Turkey, terrorism, and the oil war.
He makes the following points:
1. In Turkey, the right-wing group called Ergenekon has reportedly tried to topple the government.
Arrests of Ergenekon people were made and then bombs exploded in Instanbul.
2. The indictment says Ergenekon were in the process of infiltrating
A. the General Staff of Turkish military.
B. the secret service MIT
C. the PKK (Kurds).
Reportedly, Dogu Perincek, a chief suspect in the Ergenekon case, has been photographed shaking hands with PKK members during a visit to a PKK camp.
3. The government of Turkey has to decide who to cooperate with in terms of oil pipelines.
In 2007, Iran and Turkey signed a preliminary agreement on natural gas under which Turkey will develop three Iranian natural gas fields in the south.
Israel is not happy about this and would rather people used Israeli pipelines.
A proposed Mediterranean Pipeline Project (Medstream) would consist of five pipelines that would carry water, natural gas, oil, electricity and fibreoptics from Turkey to Israel.
A proposed Nabucco pipeline would link Europe, the Caspian Sea and India, and would have Turkey and Iran at its centre.
4. A Turkish government that is friends with Iran and other neighbours may not suit the USA and Israel.
On July 14 2008 “Turkish Daily News” reported:
“Erdogan (Turkish Prime Minister) is closely interested in the rich natural gas resources of Iraq. He said these rich gas resources are situated in the `Kurdish region` and pointed out that by making use of these resources, linking them with the Nabucco pipeline transferring natural gas from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and even Iran to Europe, Iraq’s connection with the West via Turkey will bring additional `strategic-economic power` to Turkey.”
Iranians President Ahmadinejad is soon to visit Turkey.