Be Careful with Evaluations of Turkish Uprising – Though Brutal, It May not Be as Legit as you Think

by Scott Creighton

When attempting to evaluate the legitimacy of the ongoing uprising in Turkey, there are a lot of factors to consider and the view from the outside is just as cloudy and fogged as it is on the streets right now. Only, our eyes aren’t burning.

Analysts are quick to pass judgement one way or the other, to say it’s legit or it’s not, based on an incomplete assessment of the facts on the ground. Be especially careful of those claiming this is a legitimate uprising of the people and Egypt was not… the first Egyptian uprising in Tahrir Sq. that is. Be especially weary if they claim the new uprising in Egypt is legit as well.

More than likely what we are seeing in Turkey is a bit of both. Think about it. Terrorist attacks in Turkey by our contractors was designed to ferment destabilization in Turkey as well as global hostility toward the Assad regime. Well, fact is, it turns out that our mercenary contractors were the ones who did it and we only know that because Turkey allowed to truth to come out. That certainly didn’t help our NATO destabilization plans, did it?

Then, to add insult to injury, Turkish forces arrested even more of our terrorist contractors a week ago, with sarin gas. Apparently they were planning an attack inside Turkey. That really turned the tide as far as popular opinion of our terrorism in Syria was concerned… but don’t forget who caught them and exposed it… the Turks.

Now, suddenly, the people rise up? CBS “news” refers to Erdogan as “a dictator”?

How about this news story that died on arrival a couple last week:

Seeking a peaceful solution for the Syrian crisis would be impossible in the absence of Iran and Russia, said the Turkey’s president on his way back from Turkmenistan during a press conference in response to a question on how the Syrian crisis can come to an end…

… Earlier this month, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that Tehran is likely to take part in the Geneva II Conference on Syria if the co-hosts, the US and Russia, invite it to the international gathering.

If the Geneva II Conference is held and if Iran is invited, we will study our presence with a positive view,” Araqchi said.

Araqchi underlined that Iran expects the Geneva II conference to find a solution acceptable to the Syrian people, and said, “Comprehensiveness is a necessity for the success of this conference, meaning that all the people who are influential in Syria and can help to the settlement of this crisis should take part in that meeting in a bid to guarantee its success.”” FARS

If Turkey supports the inclusion of Iran to the Geneva II conference, NATO’s little regime change and neoliberalization operation in Syria is doomed. Turkey is a big player in the Middle East. Their support can truly shift the power structure.

So let’s recap –

  1. car bombing investigation reveals our mercenaries did it.
  2. our mercenaries caught red-handed with sarin gas, Obama’s “red line game changer” in the making
  3. Turkey at least appears to support the inclusion of Russia and Iran in next round of talks on Syria.

And suddenly, uprising.

Let’s also not forget that this dramatic action takes a lot of attention away from some rather embarrassing developments for us and the Brits and the Israelis at this time. With Obama’s problems with the IRS and the Justice Department and the lies surrounding Benghazi, the timing of this certainly doesn’t hurt him.

The protest over the privatization of the park was legit. There’s no question of that. And the brutal reaction by the authorities is a clear sign that Erdogan is desperate.  But here is a good question, why did the authorities choose to move on those protesters when they did? Is the shopping mall so important as to risk igniting a fire across Turkey as such a delicate time as this? There had already been protests, larger protests last week. Those had died down a bit and this senseless move rekindled it.


How important is a new shopping mall anyway?

Is it possible that someone outside the Erdogan administration gave that order? Is it possible they had “revolutionaries” ready and waiting like they do in most Middle Eastern countries? And is it possible that they took advantage of the real reactions from the protesters in the park to launch another of their color revolutions in light of what is happening in Turkey with respect to Syria?

Either way you look at it, this is the very destabilization of the Turkish society that our mercenaries were trying to achieve through their car bombings and the attempted sarin gas attack. In essence, they are getting exactly what they wanted.

The question becomes, who ends up in charge? It’s possible that Erdogan is still in bed with the architects of this “uprising”, using it as an excuse to crack down on the society and close it even further in the line of Saudi Arabia or Jordan or Qatar for instance.

It’s also possible that the people of Turkey have simply had enough and all of this is just coincidental timing, though given how badly the psyop in Syria is failing, and what is at stake with such a public loss, I doubt that very much.

And it’s also possible that hordes of “color revolutionaries” were set in place, like we did in Georgia, Iran and Russia recently, ready to leap into action when the protesters in the park were pounced on.

The timing is critical to understanding what this is as is the way it is portrayed in the MSM.

13 Responses

  1. It sure looks like this could be a Gladio type destabilisation going on in Turkey – I vaguely remember thumbing through Richard Cottrell’s book on Gladio, where he mentions that Turkey would be a future target of a Gladio campaign… The book came out in 2012.

    • Actually found some interesting undated article by Cottrell:

      ¨Erdogan hitchhikes with the alliance when it suits the interests of the New Ottomans, but only when it is to his benefit. He knows it would be extremely difficult for the US to sir up some popular rebellion in Turkey (as in the past) with any hopes of success. So to this extent he has out-witted all those gritted teeth in Washington.

      On the other hand, NATO is desperately afraid that Erdogan might pull the plug on the alliance altogether. So every time he seems to come around to some common cause, they rush at him with a warm and clammy public embrace.¨

  2. Turkey has a tradition of Gladio-propelled coups. If the mess gets big enough, you know who will take charge.

    Also, it seems Erdogan was on the brink of some sort of deal with the Kurds, Öcalan / PKK.

    In any case the people are not in favor of some kind of proxy-war to curb Syria.

    I have already asked some of my friends in Turkey whether the “color” of their “revolution” is already known…. 😉

  3. Turkey has been under the spell of Gladio since the 60’s, with a Gladio-propelled military coup almost every decade, as Joost states.

    The sentiments o the protesting public is 100% genuine. However, this fact alone does not make it a real movement.

    Judging by the reaction of the Turkish government and Police, and reading the tealeaves in the lack of coverage of facts by the world media, my guess would be:

    The gladio coups of the past had a lot of uncertainties in them, since the Kemalist views and sentiments in the Turkish army were still strong. This time around however, we are faced with a Turkish army that has been heavily infiltrated by the pro-religion AKP party and its followers for the past two decades… These agents of change have now matured in the military and dominate high ranks… To add to ths heavy shift, the Erdogan government, using a mostly manufactured crisis called Ergenekon, and under the guise of investigating and exposing some shadow government members within the Military, have jailed, retired or intimidated the still defiant rank and file of the armed forces. (4000 officers just last year, including the recently retired Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces)

    I know that similar operations have resulted for the sitting leader of the countries involve to be killed, kicked out, arrested, hanged… But in Turkey’s case, I feel the protests and the unrest will be used by the Erdogan government to impose martial law, and possibly a military coup that would not dispose of Erdogan but push through the last leg of the move to a new constitution, which does away with prime minister post and switches to a US style presidential system. The new constitution is also looking to divide the country in to semi-autonomous states, which will further remove the regions from a democratic parliamentary system. They are also looking to change the name of the country, allow states to have their own flags, and ultimately change the Flag of Turkey as well.

    As the half baked plans to topple Assad and open the way to Iran failed last year, this unrest is just what the doctor ordered to give Erdogan enough time to finish off the job he has started. I am not sure if he was consciously under US control, or if his political and philosophical weaknesses have been abused by a manipulative Gladio campaign. Regardless of which, he has long past the point of no return, made enemies of his closest neighbors as well as all the mslims in the region who might sympathize with the Syrian population, privatized everything he could and allowed extremist Al Qaeda affiliated mercenaries in to its borders, who are roaming free with arms, sinister plans and their private stash of Sarin gas… (and they will do something nasty soon for sure)

    • You’ve gotta love this 52% business. Turkey is now equipped with the same highly compromised electronic voting machines which seem to throw elections in either direction my a maximum of 2 points. So it might be fair to say that the Turkish elections had 1% more fraud than the US elections.

  4. from inside Turkey the view is very different – it was the usual police brutality against peaceful tree-huggers repeated over three days that sparked the outpouring of protesters onto the square in support. There are virtually no green public spaces left in the city and people are pissed off with ‘their’ places being sold off to cronies of the government. Old buildings being torn down and replaced with concrete. The reaction of Erdogan who dismissed everyone who doesn’t agree with him as alcoholics and the excessive police brutality was the tipping point. All of the grievances – from Kurdish issue to his support of US/NATO/Zionist war on Syria to islamisation to you name it has coalesced into these demonstrations. This is not an uprising – it is a rebellion against overbearing, arrogant government. When the supporters of the three main soccer teams combine on the streets and form Istanbul United you know the government is in trouble – these are some of the most passionate street fighters around!
    What we have here at the moment is a non-political popular rebellion with a lot to be discontented about. Attempts by politcos to make capital has been howled down and the suits sent packing – this is the people and they are determined that this time they will be listened to.
    The danger lies in the probability that if the unrest continues without a genuine political solution then the colonels (there aren’t enough generals left -all in jail) will take matters in hand and we all know where that leads. That said, Turkey could best be described as the dictatorship of the majority (52% vote AKP).
    Follow what local bloggers are putting up and the few Occupy type groups on FB – mainstream media is not reporting anything.

  5. Hmmm, this occurred to me as well. Reading the comments in various press web sites in the English speaking world, there is very much the flavour of colour revolution tactics coming through.

  6. In any case, I really hope for the best for the people of Turkey.

    No wonder so many out there don’t want to protest, psyops and manipulations are all over the damn place these days! Any genuine revolution out there is just waiting to be hijacked. I fear neoliberalism may truly have spread too far for any change…

    What never ceases to cause my brain and heart to sink is that people don’t need to be protesting. They could achieve so much more by simply not paying bills, not showing up for work, not voting, etc. If enough people stop doing the things that keep the system going (military, police, transportation, education, etc.), they would cause it to completely shut down and perhaps even collapse!

  7. When you recap, please don’t say “our mercenaries”, that implies that you and I purchased mercenaries to attack Syria. I assure your I did not. Please identify them as either US government mercenaries or CIA mercenaries. The more people start to differentiate themselves from our overlord government the better.

    • I see your point but… are they “our troops” or the Pentagon’s? Are they “our Ambassadors” or State’s? I do that so people will start to understand that they aren’t really that separate from the overall military agenda itself. Are they “our drones” or Obama’s? We gotta take responsibility. If we know this stuff is ours, that our tax-dollars pay for it all, then I think people will be more inclined to feel as if they can actually do something about it.

      But I do understand your point and it’s a valid one; you have to call out the agencies responsible for it. But in terms of responsibility, I think we are well beyond being able to say “we didn’t know” at least in terms of stuff like this. Syria, as we all know, is being destabilized by mercenaries being funded through proxy nations like Saudi Arabia and Qatar but that money ultimately comes from us. And politicians like McCain and Clinton are pushing to arm them even more with heavy weaponry. We all know that. We all know they are linked to al-Nursra and thus al-Qaeda. We know that. Most people know that. And they are committing acts of terrorism that we freak out over when tiny little acts happen here. the hypocrisy is staggering.

      and yet most people do nothing.

      so yeah, they are just as much “ours” as they are Obama’s, Clinton’s, McCain’s and the CIA’s. That’s my point.

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