Coup Now Appears to be Genuine
This coup appears to be genuine because it was outlined, in detail, as far back as December 2 of 2015, more than 7 months ago. The Pentagon has lost access to NATO tactical nukes and the Incirlik airbase used to fight ISIS. A few interesting links to consider:
“President Erdogan himself laid the blame for the coup attempt on Fetullah Gulen, a US-based opposition leader who allegedly seeks the power in Turkey. In this case, experts link the coup attempt with the reaction of some pro-Western powers on Erdogan’s steps to stabilize relations with Russia and alleged will to find a consensus over Syria. US special services have a wide network of informants in Turkey and it’s hard to believe that Washington had had no information about such preparations.”
Studying Turkish Coup Attempt, South Front on July 18, 2016
“Altan Kalayci, the president of the Istanbul Center, which is also known as the Global Spectrum Foundation, gave $17,000 to Ready PAC [Hillary PAC] in 2014, a contribution which also won him the designation of a national finance co-chair for the committee. As USA Today found in its investigation of the congressional trips, the Istanbul Center sponsored a nine-day visit to Turkey for Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks (R), his wife and four staffers which was secretly funded by a Turkey-based organization tied to Gulen.”
“The United States is prepared to consider extraditing Fethullah Gulen to Turkey if Ankara files an extradition request, a US Department of Justice spokesperson told Sputnik on Monday.”
US Justice Dept. to Consider Gulen Extradition if Turkey Files Request, Sputnik, July 18, 2016
“Even the US got played here. After supporting the Erdogan regime it was denounced as having backed the coup by “allowing” the Gulen group to organize it, a ridiculous fantasy. That was followed by closing down the main air base currently being used for the DAESH strikes and home to NATO’s tactical nuclear weapons.”
What’s Behind Turkish Officers’ Attempt to Stage a Coup?, VT, July 17, 2016
“The Pentagon sources suspect Erdogan used light shows like that as part of a staged the coup attempt against himself in order to give him an excuse to purge the Turkish military and law enforcement agencies of rivals. One Pentagon source said that “because Erdogan renewed ties to Mossad and may steal US nukes at Incirlik to arm ISIS, the coup is far from over. Chinese government sources, however, had a very different interpretation of events in Turkey. They say the Turkish government was attacked because it was moving away from NATO and towards the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Turkish government is also negotiating with the Iranian government to create a Sunni/Shia Muslim alliance and renew the Caliphate. The Khazarian mafia front organization ISIS (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) is trying to stop this by creating a fake Caliphate and acting in disgusting ways designed to make everybody hate Muslims. What is at stake is the $2 trillion in oil and gas money coming out of the Middle East every year.”
Chaos everywhere as current world order continues to collapse while new age begins, Weekly Geo-Political News and Analysis, July 19, 2016
As new evidence comes to light, however, we see that both the Pentagon analysis and Chinese assessment may be both right in some aspects. This doesn’t appear to be a staged coup because there were too many things that could have gone wrong. For example, an unpopular leader would be insane to bet his life on the hope that his enemies would rally together to protect his regime if there was a coup. But that is what happened. In addition to that, pro-Netanyahu (Israel) factions in the west celebrated what was thought to be a successful coup, and ex-generals and pro-Netanyahu pundits made the rounds on US television. It appears the Pentagon analysis, from Benjamin Fulford’s source, has good reason to suspect Mossad involvement in the coup. The Chinese also have a good point in suspecting NATO involvement, which wouldn’t contradict the Pentagon story as much as add an additional dimension. Erdogan’s fall would have favored NATO interests as well, since he was making peace with their enemies: Iran, Russia, and Syria.
Turkish Anti-Gulen Protesters Crushed By Tanks (WARNING: Graphic)
— Umut (@uumuutarslan) July 16, 2016
The Clinton Foundation Connection
[pullquote] A dual arrangement was then brokered by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton between the Erdogan and Gulen factions in Turkey to split the illegal oil wealth captured by Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria—and which Hillary Clinton has been paid by Gulen, to both her families foundation and presidential campaign, an estimated $1 million.[/pullquote]Aiding this CIA in this effort, this report continues, is the Turkish imam Fethullah Gulen who came to the United States in 1999 due to “health problems” and has stayed there since after gaining his visa with help from former CIA officials.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), however, this report notes, resisted granting permanent residency status to Gulen and, according to secret US leaked cables [Warning:It is illegal under US law for US federal employees or military personal to click on these red links], parts of the American government have long believed that Gülen “is a ‘radical Islamist’ whose moderate message cloaks a more sinister and radical agenda.”
Shortly after the CIA got Gulen into the United States, this report further explains, President Erdogan established in Turkey the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001 as the “moderate Muslim” platform desired by the AEI to effectuate change throughout the entire Middle East using part of Gulen’s massive wealth estimated to be between $22-50 billion.
In 2013 though, this report continues, then Prime Minister Erdogan discovered the CIA-Gulen plot against himself and Turkey which he publically labeled as an “international conspiracy” vowing revenge on Gulen and threatening Francis Ricciardone, the US ambassador to Turkey, with expulsion.
Fearing their “moderate Muslim” project would be destroyed, this report grimly states, the CIA then transferred out of Turkey “selected” military and intelligence officers, before Erdogan could arrest them, to Iraq—and where on 8 April 2013 they declared themselves to be the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS/Daesh/Islamic State).
With Gulen being described as nothing more than the projection of an idea from Langley Virginia CIA headquarters, an idea from essentially stupid people there who believed they could use him and they could abuse religion as a cover to advance their design for global control, this report continues, a duel arrangement was then brokered by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton between the Erdogan and Gulen factions in Turkey to split the illegal oil wealth captured by Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria—and which Hillary Clinton has been paid by Gulen, to both her families foundation and presidential campaign, an estimated $1 million.
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 ISTANBUL 001336
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/27/2015
TAGS: CVIS, PHUM, PREL, TU, Istanbul
SUBJECT: RALLYING SUPPORT FOR THE HOCA
1. (C) Summary: In a farewell luncheon for Consul General, Istanbul Chief Rabbi Ishak Haleva noted that he is wrestling with a difficult request from a local foundation for a letter in support of Fethullah Gulen, the Turkish-Muslim spiritual leader of a major Islamist lodge who is currently residing in the United States. Haleva said that those who approached him indicated that Gulen will soon seek to adjust his immigration status in the United States, and needs the testimonial to address the belief in parts of the U.S. government that he is a “radical Islamist” whose moderate message cloaks a more sinister and radical agenda. This concern apparently stems in part from FBI documents that Gulen supporters received through a recent FOIA request in the U.S.. Separately, business contacts with links to Gulen confirmed the fact that they are soliciting such testimonials at Gulen’s personal request, while Istanbul Legat was also approached by police contacts with Gulenist links who asked that the bureau provide a “clean bill of health” for Gulen. End Summary.
2. (C) Foundation Approach: In his luncheon with the Consul General, Haleva emphasized the quandary the Foundation request had created for him. While he did not wish to provide an open-ended “to whom it may concern” testimonial that could be used broadly (text of the foundation’s proposed letter is in para 6), given his own lack of certainty of Gulen’s ultimate intentions, he also could not simply turn the request aside, given the assistance Gulen has provided to Turkey’s Jewish Community in the past. While no final decision has been made, Haleva indicated he is leaning towards providing a more limited letter, addressed to U.S. immigration officials (he asked that we provide the name of an appropriate addressee), and limited to the community’s specific interactions with Gulen and his movement. Subsequently, after learning that the Ecumenical Patriarch and Armenian Patriarch had been similarly approached, but had demurred, Haleva told Consul General that he was rethinking whether even a limited letter is appropriate.
3. (C) Encomiums: Haleva’s and his Orthodox and Armenian colleagues’ wary attitude is similar to that of much of Turkish officialdom and of our best contacts among conservative Turks with a deep knowledge of Islam and of Turkish brotherhoods/lodges, but contrasts with the praise Gulen has received in other quarters. Most notably, the Vatican Nuncio surprised a visiting Congressional delegation during a recent breakfast meeting here by not just enthusiastically praising Gulen, but also presenting the delegation’s chairman with a book about him. (Gulen’s meeting with Pope John Paul II several years ago excited much controversy in Turkey, with some rival brotherhoods/lodges accusing Gulen of selling out while other pious Turks who have been among our best contacts assessed the move as the ultimate in hypocrisy.) Gulen has also attracted steady interest among commentators. Some writers, mainly those who write for the Gulenist daily “Zaman” or who teach at the Gulenist Fatih University in Istanbul, or who have otherwise identified themselves with his movement, assert that Gulen’s public message of “dialogue” is a more mature expression of Islam. Given the Gulenists’ penetration of the National Police (TNP) and many media outlets and their record of going after anyone who criticizes Gulen, others who are skeptical about Gulen’s intentions feel intimidated from expressing their views publicly. Privately they note: (1) Gulen’s sharply radical past as a fiery Islamist preacher in the 1970’s-1980’s; (2) his ruthlessness in banishing people from his more inner circles (Gulenists have admitted to us that they are petrified of making a “mistake”); (3) his and his inner circles’ insistence that followers of Gulen mediate their study of Islam totally through his writings, i.e. no tolerance of dissent or critical thinking; and (4) the cult-like obedience and conformity that he and the layers of his movement insist on in his global network of schools, his media outlets, and his business associations.
4. (C) Confirmation: The specific Gulenist concern about negative U.S. attitudes towards Gulen apparently stems in part from a November 2004 FBI report that Gulen’s lawyer obtained through a FOIA request. Three ranking Turkish National Police contacts recently raised the issue in a meeting with Istanbul legat, in which they also provided material on Gulen and asked if the FBI could provide some sort of “clean bill of health” for him. (Note: Legat demurred, given the apparent intention to mount a public relations campaign with such material.) In a separate farewell call on the Consul General, Mustafa Gunay, Secretary General of the Gulen-linked Business Life Association (ISHAD) confirmed that a general effort is underway to solicit testimonials attesting to Gulen’s good character. He noted that the initiative stems from Gulen himself, who is concerned that some in the U.S. may doubt his good faith, given a decision by U.S. immigration authorities this year that for the first time denied him the right to travel outside of the country.
5. (C) Comment: Given Gulen’s public message of tolerance and “dialogue,” and his parallel effort to reconcile Islam and science and modernity, a number of Western observers have latched on to him as a Muslim teacher (or “hoca”) who they prefer to see as a voice of “moderate Islam.” He has spoken frequently against terrorism (although he is careful not to explore the link between some readings of the Koran and terrorist violence in the name of Islam). He has also acted in ways which the Jewish community interprets as supportive of its existence.
6. (C) Deep and widespread doubts remain, however, about his movement’s ultimate intentions. We have anecdotal evidence of the pressure that the various circles of his movement put on people they have drawn in, for instance severe pressure on businessmen to continue to give money to support Gulenist schools or other activities. We have multiple reliable reports that the Gulenists use their school network (including dozens of schools in the U.S.) to cherry-pick students they think are susceptible to being molded as proselytizers and we have steadily heard reports about how the schools indoctrinate boarding students.
7. (S) These facts, when coupled with the Gulenists’ penetration of state institutions, including the TNP (as reflected in Istanbul legat’s meeting– Ankara septel will address the impact this development has had on police anti-terrorism efforts), hint that a much harder line, a sense of world-wide Islamist proselytizing mission, lies just under the surface. In short, the Gulenists’ efforts to mold future generations through their international school network (which exists throughout Turkey, Asia (e.g., Afghanistan and Pakistan), and Africa, in addition to the U.S.) and their documented effort to infiltrate not just Turkish business circles but governmental institutions as well have raised questions about whether their moderation would continue if they gained a preponderant voice in Turkish Islam. Haleva’s caution thus appears well-judged. End Comment.
8. (C) Draft letter text (as proposed by the Gulenist Foundation) but NOT/NOT accepted by the Chief Rabbi:
To Whom It May Concern:
As the world has been suffering from violence, hostility, and tyranny, mankind became painfully aware of an absence of an environment in which people can realize the value of understanding of each other, passion, and generosity.
I would like to take this opportunity to talk with you about Mr. Fethullah Gulen, who is a Turkish-Muslim scholar and a spiritual leader of a global faith-based movement. Mr. Gulen has influenced many people toward creating tolerance and dialogue environment through which we can effectively respond to world’s troubles, including violence and tyranny. To my knowledge he is one of the leading figures who can bring people together to achieve what I called “world of peace.” Mr. Gulen emphasized the necessity of dialogue among Muslims.
However, Mr. Gulen’s ideas about tolerance and dialogue are not restricted to Muslims but also extend to Christians, Jews and members of other faiths. Mr. Gulen maintains that there are more bonds bringing people together, even from different faiths, than separating them. As one of the founding members of the Foundation of Journalists and Writers, a group that promotes dialogue and tolerance among all social strata. Mr. Gulen has received welcome from almost all segments of life. With this perspective of dialogue he has visited and received leading Turkish and international figures including Pope John Paul II, the Vatican Ambassador to Turkey, the Patriarchs of Turkey’s Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian community, myself as the Chief Rabbi of Turkey’s Jewish community, leading journalists, columnists, television and movie stars, and intellectuals.
I would like to thank you for taking your time to talk to you about the mission of Mr. Gulen who dedicated himself for the good of others regardless of their beliefs and opinions, and embraced them.
Thank you very much for your attention, and I wish God will help us on our mission to create peaceful world.
Chief Rabbi of Jews Community in Turkey