Even Steven Lendman is Erdogan Bashing

by Scott Creighton

This is amazing.

Steven Lendman, a writer I had a great deal of respect for, is buying into the Erdogan bashing gambit, helping promote the seemingly unavoidable military coup and junta that’s about to be created in Turkey.

What’s even more amazing is the kind of source Steven cites for his article:

Mowaffak al Rubaie is a former Iraqi Governing Council member/national security advisor. Interviewed by RT International, he explained “(i)n the last eight months (alone), ISIS (sold) $800 million dollars worth of (stolen) oil on the black market of Turkey.”

“This is Iraqi oil and Syrian oil, carried by trucks from Iraq, from Syria through the borders to Turkey and sold (at) less than 50 percent of the international oil price.”

“Now this either gets consumed inside, the crude refined on Turkish territory by the Turkish refineries, and sold in the Turkish market or it goes to Jihan and then in the pipelines from Jihan to the Mediterranean and sold to the international market.”

“Money and dollars generated by selling Iraqi and Syrian oil on the Turkish black market is like the oxygen supply to ISIS and it’s operation. Once you cut the oxygen then ISIS will suffocate.”

Al Rubaie stressed “no shadow of  a doubt” about Turkey’s full knowledge and involvement in what’s ongoing. Responsibility goes right to the top. Reports suggest that Erdogan’s son, Bilal, is actively engaged in illegal smuggling, selling and profiting from stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil, facilitated by Turkey’s security apparatus and intelligence Steve Lendman

Unfortunately, Steve doesn’t tell you who al Rubaie is:

Rubaie graduated top of his class at the Baghdad School of Medicine in 1977 and gained his MRCP (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians) whilst at King’s College Medical School in London in 1979…

He was appointed as a member of the 25 member Iraqi Governing Council by the Coalition Provisional Authority in July 2003. In April 2004, in recognition of his astute understanding of the risks and challenges faced by Iraq, he was appointed as National Security Advisor (NSA) by the Coalition Provisional Authority

While he was in exile in London from 1979 until 2003, Rubaie embarked on a successful career in both the UK public and private sectors

In May, 2007, Rubaie made an official trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby leading Democratic critics of the war against withdrawing troops, primarily Senator Carl Levin and Representative John P. Murtha. Rubaie argued that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was making progress in stabilising Iraq, and that the United States should be patient as Iraqis make steady progress. He also met with supporters of the war, including Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.[1]

Yeah that’s right. Steve Lendman uncritically quoting a US globalist puppet in order to point the finger at Erdogan saying he’s the one backing ISIS and not Obama.

Thanks for nothing Steve.

5 Responses

  1. So, who runs Turkey, Erdogan or o’bama? If it’s Erdogan (and it is), then he is the responsible one in my book! (though o’bama is probably working with him)

    • actually, Erdogan is pretty much a figure head. The prime minister runs the country along with the popularly elected AFP. but don’t worry. they’ll be a nice happy NATO-backed military junta running it soon enough. And oh yeah, the MIT is deeply embedded with the CIA as well. But yeah, go ahead, blame Erdogan for everything. That will help when it comes time for the coup.

  2. Are Syria and Iran blaming Erdogan for “everything?” Or are they
    publically warning about a Nato favored coup?
    i guess they don’t have the sources you have.

  3. On the note of sellouts, I’d like to present you Willy Madsen.
    Look at this article of him from 2011 about the “Donmeh”:


    In the final bits he even mentions how Erdogan and his party are fighting against this group:

    “Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) seem to have finally seen a way to break free from the domination and cruelty of the Dönmeh, whether in the form of Kemalist followers of Ataturk or nationalist schemers and plotters in Ergenekon”

    Now. Compare the things he wrote here in 2011 with the article he posted 4 days ago:


    A clear shift from being an investigative, researchful journalist to a paid mouthpiece for zionist propaganda. How does this work? Do they just approach these guys and buy them out?

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