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March 29, 2018

The S-400 Dilemma


                                           
Let’s start with a quote. “They have not learned anything. They have not forgotten anything.” This was a quote during the time when the Ottomans came knocking on Vienna’s door.

Fast forward to today. The US and Europe are not happy that Turkey signed a contract with Russia to buy two batteries of S-400 ballistic missiles. The US and the Europeans ‘have not learned anything, and they have not forgotten anything.’ They want Turkey be obedient just like the Arabs.

Let’s look at several hard truths about this dilemma. After WWII, Turkey joined NATO and became dependent on America supplying its defense weapons. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Turkey has been confronted with an internal problem with PKK. The Turks know that the CIA and NATO have been supporting the PKK for a long time. In addition, both the Arab Spring and the Syrian war have complicated Turkey’s defense problem even further.

During the Gulf Wars, NATO invoked article 5, and, because of the fact that Turkey is a member of the NATO alliance, placed two batteries of Patriot missiles on the Turkish/Syrian border. When the YPG fired missiles from Syria into Turkish territory, the Patriot missiles, operated by the Germans and Spaniards, were not used to intercept those YPG missiles. Later on the Germans pulled out the Patriot missiles from the Turkish/Syrian border.

It is an accepted fact that the PKK is active in Turkey and is supported by NATO allies. Also, since the 1990s there have been several failed coups, the latest of which occurred in 2015. It was orchestrated by the CIA and also failed. Turkey finds itself in a very insecure position regarding its alliance with the US and with NATO.

Because of these insecurities, Turkey decided to look to other countries for ways to satisfy its security needs. Turkey initiated a defense tender. The European-consortium, US Raytheon Corp., Russian and Chinese companies participated in bidding to build a Turkish air defense system.

Among all the participants, the Chinese offered the lowest bid and were willing to produce these missiles in Turkey. What happened? The US (NATO) put pressure on Turkey implying that the system was not compatible with NATO standards. In addition, the US not only threatened, went ahead and put a weapons embargo on Turkey.

What did Turkey do? It turned to Russia. As of now it has financed and signed an agreement for S-400 missiles for its defense needs. The response?  NATO and the US are putting further pressure on Turkey.

How?

During recent NATO exercises in Norway, pictures of Ataturk (the founder of the Turkish Republic) and pictures of Turkish President Erdogan were put on the practice targets. NATO authorities have apologized three times. Turks have refused to accept the apology.

It was done deliberately to teach the Turks a lesson. US (NATO) is saying that the Russian S-400 missiles are not compatible with the NATO system. But why is it that other NATO countries, including Greece, Bulgaria Hungary, and Germany use the S-300 system? Why is it not a problem for these countries?

In July 15, 2015 if the CIA orchestrated coup had been successful, none of this dialogue with Turkey would have been necessary. Turkey would have been divided, with parts of it a Kurdistan country, and other parts would have been Armenian.

The tables were turned around when Turkey invaded Syria during the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations in Afrin. At that point the greater Middle East project hit the proverbial wall and the obstruction was Turkey.

Recently Turkey has become economically independent from the IMF by paying off all its debts. Of course the IMF patrons are not happy with this. But, because of this economic independence, Turkey has now started to increase its defense budget and produce its own new technology system.  

It must be remembered that Turkey asked to buy Patriot missiles, including technology transfer, from the US, but the US refused. For the past six decades the US got too used dealing with Turkey under its control. Now the US can’t get used to the new independent Turkey. In response, the US and Europeans are threatening Turkey on all levels.

One example is the fact that the Europeans have been dragging their feet for the last 63 years to accept Turkey into the European Union. The irony is the fact that the union is failing and failing badly. Just look at Brexit.

America and the Europeans fear Turkey is sliding into the Eastern bloc. Some Europeans are openly saying they hear the footsteps of Ottoman Empire. Double standards of imperialism.

The fact is, Turkey is not turning to the east or turning to the west. Nor is Turkey going into the eastern or the western orbit. Turkey wants to be independent. Turkey wants to live securely from all the threats it’s surrounded by.

That is what America can’t get used to.

Is it any wonder that Turkey does not trust America and the Europeans? Remember, the CIA orchestrated coup in 2015 failed. Remember, for six decades America has been trying to realize its greater Middle East project and it’s failed. Remember that America and the Europeans did everything under their power to divide Turkey by supporting PKK/YPG/YPD, and giving them 5000 truck-loads of high technology weapons and training their soldiers. But that too, has failed.

America and Europe are so ‘concerned’ that they are telling the Turks not to use drones in Afrin operations, calling it a human rights issue. Well America, why did you use drones in Afghanistan and kill hundreds at a time? Is it not a fact that Pakistan gave orders to shoot any drone used by US?

The drumbeat goes on – Turkey, you can’t buy the S-400 system because it’s not compatible with NATO standards, Turkey, don’t do business with Russia. But, why is it that during the six decades of the alliance between the US and Turkey, trade never once exceeded 20-billion. Yet, with Russia, Turkey is reaching hundreds of billions of dollars in trade. 

Finally, unless America and Europe start a third world war in Syria and declare war against Turkey, it is now very doubtful that the Middle Eastern project will ever succeed. Consider this - if Europe and the US do attack Turkey, do you think Russia and China will not be an observant? Do you think Russia and China will remain neutral? Think about that.






 




























March 22, 2018

The Two Faces of Imperialism



In 1917, 1918, 1919 during WWI, the British and the Europeans, namely France, Italy, and Greece were fighting the Ottoman Empire. At the same time in western Turkey the Greeks were killing Turkish babies, burning whole villages, and burning the mosques full of local people, while in eastern Turkey the Armenians (Dashnak Party members) were doing the same thing.



Fast forward a hundred years to 2015, 2016, and 2018. The Europeans, British and Americans are doing the same thing in Iraq and Syria that they did a hundred years ago to Muslim Turkey. You see how it is the same agenda.



Add to that the fact that in 2015, the CIA orchestrated a coup in Turkey that weakened its military. The US has also partnered with the PKK/YPG/PYD with the same idea to divide the Turks. 40,000 Turkish citizens have been killed by the PKK.



Let’s look at the Johnson letter to Turkey. In 1964 President Johnson sent a letter that briefly stated, “Turkey can’t use American weapons to invade Cyprus.” But, in his cowboy mentality, it was okay for the Greek EOKA terrorists to decimate Turkish villagers. Yet Turkey couldn’t use American made weapons to defend Turkish rights? What do you think the Turks bought those weapons for? To make a theatrical play?



Let’s take a closer look at today’s scenario between the US and Turkey, two NATO members. The US is supplying weapons to the PKK terrorists against Turkey. So, what happens? In the Afrin operation, Turkish Armed Forces captured the American weapons depots, securing weapons that it couldn’t obtain in the normal weapons market.



It’s clear that America doesn’t want to sell weapons to Turkey. I would say thank you America, since we now have secured the weapons for free. American policy makers, have you considered the fact that it isn’t the weapons, but rather it’s the soldiers who have the courage to use those weapons?



NATO members take note - what America does to Turkey they can do to any other NATO members. It’s becoming all too clear that NATO is no longer of any use to its members.



Because of the current American policy (Pentagon) towards Turkey, Turkey is forming a closer partnership with Russia. Again, I say thank you America.

Remember the Russian SU-24 fighter plane that was downed (with a directive by the CIA) by the FETO people within the Turkish Air Force? Remember the Russian ambassador assassinated by a FETO member, again with a CIA directive? All of these actions were an attempt to hammer a wedge between Russia and Turkey.



But it hasn’t worked. In fact, the reverse. America is no longer Turkey’s friend. But Russia is. And thanks go to Russia’s clever leader, President Putin, who understood the implication that the West didn’t want Russia and Turkey to form an alliance.



It is important to mention that Turkey and Russia have had seventeen wars in the past. Ten of those wars were initiated by Europeans. The Russian people and Turkish people understand this. When the Afrin operation was initiated, Russia stood with the Turks just as they did a hundred years ago when Russia stood and helped Turkey win its war of independence. Turkey would never have succeeded in Afrin if the Russians hadn’t opened the Syrian-Afrin air space to the Turkish Air Force.



Let’s take a closer look at the difference between American operations in Mosul, East Ghouta, and Allepo and Turkish operations in Afrin, Cereblus and Elbab. American forces have completely destroyed these cities. In stark contrast, the Turkish Armed Forces operations have not destroyed the cities. City buildings are still standing.



Beware false propaganda. The PKK in Europe spread fake news that a hospital in Afrin was bombed by Turks, when in reality they showed a hospital that American forces had destroyed in Iraq. Europeans readily accept the fake news without verification, which only shows the true colors of Europeans. Turkish Armed Forces don’t destroy buildings unless there are terrorist groups residing in it.



PKK/YPG/YPD never fight face to face with Turkish Armed Forces. Instead, they plan bombs attacks from behind and run. It’s a shame that America has partnered with these thugs. At the same time it tries to contain another terror group, Daesh.



Is it because Americans don’t have any friends left in the Middle East other that Israel and Saudi Arabia? Both countries depend heavily on Pentagon and they don’t have manpower to do the dirty work.



“A defeat for Syrian Kurds is another blow for US policy,” was a recent headline in the Washington Post. For many years American foreign policy has been hijacked by the Jewish lobby. The pragmatic thing for America to do is to take Turkey on its side and stabilize Syria.



The hard truth has been exposed. Remember this. From the beginning of Syrian civil war, Turkey wanted to partner with the US to contain Daesh. The intention has never been to stabilize Syria, but rather to divide, orchestrate chaos, and create groups like Daesh to start a Sunni/Shia war all with the aim of benefiting Israel by creating a Kurdish northern corridor for Israel.



Now this plan has hit a brick wall. So what does America do next? Is there a Plan B, or C? Or is it that American policy in the Middle East has completely failed?



The next operations will take place in Membic or Sincar. Remember how the PKK are being protected in Sincar by the American forces? Last year the Turkish Air Force bombed the PKK camps with only ten minutes notice to Americans. This action by the Turks really hit a nerve. No need to dwell on it. America got the message. Now Americans have the US flag on their armed vehicles. This is an indication that the vehicles are not to be mistaken for Kurdish vehicles. But in Membic they may be surprised again with ten minutes notification to clear the area, it will be bombed.



Understand this, without Turkey no one’s Middle East plan will be realized. And, like the famous Rockefeller once stated, “Ataturk put their Middle East border plans a hundred years behind.” A century later the borders of 22 Middle Eastern countries will probably be delayed another hundred years.



In the end it is Turkey who will have the final word on Middle East geography.   

March 15, 2018

Ottoman Turks - WWI to Now



Let’s go back to the eighteen hundreds and take a look at Middle Eastern geography. When the Ottoman Empire started its decline, Zionism dreams began coming into the existence, including the greater Middle East project to enlarge the borders of the Israel. Although Israel came into existence in the nineteen hundreds, the plan was prepared long before that. After the birth of Israel and even with its sixty years of struggle with Arab nations, Israel stood up and persevered with the help of America and the West. Now it is time to enlarge the borders of Israel.



In today’s Middle East, Iraq is divided and Syria is almost gone. All of these conflicts are for the greater Israeli project. What is the problem? It is the country of Turkey. Turkey is curtailing this Israeli expansion. So what should America and Europe do? Attack Turkey in all fronts. How? By creating the PKK, Daesh, and other terrorist groups. These groups are attacking Turkey from both the inside and the outside. This attacks are as important as attacking Iraq.



After the end of cold war Turkey started to become powerful in economy, infrastructure, and self-sufficiency. It even went further and began to develop the South Eastern Anatolian project that could potentially have fed half of the world. Turkey tied to leave the Atlantic orbit and align itself with the world orbit.



What happened? America and the West created the PKK to stop this project and they have succeeded.



These are the games that America and Europe have played. In Iraq and Syria they have pretty much succeeded, but Turkey is still the problem for the Greater Middle Eastern project. America has succeeded in weakening the Turkish Armed Forces by fabricating false evidence that TSK (Turkish Armed Forces) planned a coup against the AKP government and orchestrating the July 2015 failed coup. 247 high ranking generals were tried and jailed for over three years.



What America and the West thought was that by weakening the Turkish Armed Forces, it should have been easy to divide Turkey. What they failed to realize is that the entire Turkish nation of 80 million are all military. In other words, the entire country is one military, unified by common purpose.



The latest development is Turkey’s invading Syria, first with the Euphrates Shield and then the Olive Branch operation. These invasions have halted the greater Israeli ME project.

 

Let’s look at the recent history of Turkey. Beginning in the 1960’s, the left/right problems in Turkey lasted fifteen years. Then came the PKK separation tactics. The purpose was to divide Turkey. The way they did this was to say, “You Turks don’t have democracy,” claiming that the Kurds and other ethnic groups in Turkey don’t have minority rights.



Therefore the West encouraged the uprising of the Asala Armenian terror groups, who assassinated 45 Turkish diplomats and ambassadors. Then Asala and PKK terror groups joined together resulting in four decades of struggle in with 40,000 Kurdish origin Turkish citizens have been killed.



Let’s look at the facts. We’ve had a Kurdish president, Ozal. We’ve had Kurdish generals, judges, policemen, parliamentary deputies, foreign ministers, and major business owners. Kurds have the same rights as the Turks, Lazez, Caucasians, Arabs, Bosnians, Christians, Jews and Armenians.



It is ludicrous to accuse Turkey of not giving rights to minorities.



It was the same blame during the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. How? Ataturk encountered internal struggles with the Seyhs, religious clerics, some of whom were credible and some self-claimed. These clerics were supposedly fighting Kemalizm. In fact they were fighting against formation of the Republic with the direction of the West.



In addition, the British installed many spies all over Anatolia, roaming the countryside dressed in burkas. That is why Ataturk outlawed burkas. Finally, Ataturk succeeded in forming the new Turkey. After WWII, a new threat come to an existence. The Cold War. Turkey joined NATO. What that meant was from 1950s until 2000, Turkey was being managed by NATO and America.



When AKP came to power, it was a different scenario. After the end of Cold War, Turkey tried to conduct its foreign policy independent of NATO. Turkey has become the 17th largest economy of the world. In other words, Turkey is now becoming powerful, and America, Europe, and NATO have all started to play the old imperialist games.



To stop Turkey, they internally arranged internally an organization headed by Fatiullah Gulen, whose members are well established in powerful places in government. The PKK was formed to reduce Turkey and stop Turkish power in the region. In addition, the 2015 coup, orchestrated by the CIA, was another attempt to stop Turkey’s becoming a major power. Since 1960s Turkey spent billions for fighting PKK, even in that position Turkey managed to become 17th economy in the world.



Personally, I don’t particularly care for Erdogan and his corruptions, but Erdogan stands up against the super powers and tries to lead a new Turkey. So the West directs all of its energies to overthrow Erdogan, by supporting the other parties. Erdogan may be corrupt, and undemocratic, and I don’t want to argue about that. The point is, if it was not Erdogan or somebody else, the same game would have been played by the West.



Another point I want to make is how history repeats itself. During WWI, Turkey ordered and paid for a warship from Britain. But the Brits did not honor their agreement and the ship was never delivered. Isn’t it the same scenario with America? Turkey paid for several F-35 jets, but now Trump is considering not delivering. All because America can’t manage Turkey anymore.



Because Turkey is no longer under the influence of the West and is following an independent foreign policy, the geography of the area becomes independent. Who leads this Turkey? President Erdogan. Just as Ataturk did, despite the fact that the Brits tried unsuccessfully three times to assassinate him and encouraged the clerics to uprise within the country.



Turkey is saying to America and the West, “You no longer can plan the borders of Middle East.”



As Erdogan becomes a more undemocratic dictator, turning the country to a more religious direction instead of a secular one, the West is using any excuse it can to over throw Erdogan’s government. The irony is that even if they overthrow Erdogan and another party succeeds in taking power, that leader would do the same thing as Erdogan, hopefully without corruption.



To recap, despite the fact the Ottoman Empire disintegrated with the help of Britain, France and Italy, the Turks managed to form the Republic of Turkey under the leadership of Ataturk. The West was unable to destroy the Turks completely.



Now that Turkey has saved itself from total destruction, it wants to be independent of the West. This is the struggle Turkey is facing today. Turkey must win this struggle against the West, otherwise, if the West wins this game, the nation of Turks will end. If we win then America and the West will no longer be the major player in the Middle East.