UNITED FRONT AGAINST AUSTERITY / TAX WALL STREET PARTY
MORNING BRIEFING FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
ALLEN-ERDOGAN SAFE ZONE/ NO FLY COUP CONFIRMED AS ISIS CZAR’S TREACHERY DURING OBAMA’S ABSENCE IN AFRICA; WHITE HOUSE FIGHTS BACK WITH APPOINTMENT OF RATNEY, SLATED TO FUNCTION AS OBAMA’S ANTI-ALLEN; ERDOGAN STEERS TOWARDS DICTATORSHIP AND CIVIL WAR WITH KURDS; ROBIN WRIGHT PLAN CITED AS PUTSCHIST PROGRAM; MEGALOMANIA RAMPANT IN ANKARA
Yesterday we argued that ISIS Czar Gen. John Allen had taken advantage of President Obama’s absence in Kenya and Ethiopia in order to mount a coup d’état in cahoots with Turkish President Erdogan, committing the United States to support a Turkish-controlled free zone or buffer zone, complete with no-fly air protection, in northern Syria. The purpose of this piece of treachery is twofold: first, to make sure that the vital supply lines running from Turkey into northern Syria – which are essential if ISIS is to continue in its role as a classic CIA secret army -- are not cut, and secondly, that ISIS be pushed away from the Turkish-Syrian border and made to channel its genocidal energy toward the Kurdish zone of northern Iraq, since Erdogan hates and fears the PKK in northern Iraq as the possible point of crystallization for a pan-Kurdish state emerging in the near future.
In response to the widespread diffusion of this analysis overnight, we have received the following confirmation from a well-informed and highly reliable Middle East source:
Your information fits together with what I have learned. On Friday, Obama called Erdogan and threatened to kick Turkey out of NATO if the Turkish president were to refuse to (1) immediately abandon his natural gas pipeline contract with Russia (South Stream or Turkish Stream) and (2) immediately stop supporting ISIS. Obama then embarked on his visit to Africa.
Allen then conspired with Erdogan to create the no-fly zones and to carry out the bombing operation against the PKK [Turkish Workers Party armed militants in northern Iraq]. These two objectives aim at implementing the Robin Wright plan (a Kurdistan state in Iraq and in Syria, but not in Turkey, plus a Sunnistan with Daesh (ISIS, Caliphate) in Iraq and Syria, while also sabotaging the US-Iran nuclear accord.
Obama responded by repudiating Allen and by appointing Michael Ratney as his special envoy for Syria.
In the afternoon of Monday, July 27, the State Department did indeed announce the Ratney appointment, which was soon reported by the wire services:
Washington (AFP) - The United States named a new special envoy to Syria on Monday, the third since the war began four years ago, as Washington seeks a political solution to the conflict.
Michael Ratney, an Arabic speaker who served as US consul general in Jerusalem, and as a diplomat in Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco and Qatar, replaces Daniel Rubinstein.
Ratney will have to run a very energetic and no holds barred campaign if he wants to stop the subversive intrigues of Isis Czar Allen, a leading member of the Petraeus cabal of disgruntled and insubordinate officers, with Petraeus enjoying the support of Wall Street mogul Henry Kravis and his multibillion-dollar fortune. Obama would be very well advised to fire Allen on the spot for acting as an agent of foreign powers – in this case, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Moslem Brotherhood.
As for Erdogan, he is now in the manic phase of a berserk rampage. He has announced that a peace process with the PKK Kurds will henceforth be impossible. Erdogan is also demanding that his regime acquire the capability of jailing members of the parliamentary opposition, despite the fact that the Turkish Constitution expressly provides ironclad immunity for these elected officials. Erdogan is of course reacting to the landmark success of the ethnic Kurdish party HDP in the elections last spring. The HDP got 13% of the votes and 80 of 550 seats in the Turkish parliament. The overall result of this election deprived the Erdogan-Davutoglu party of the seats needed to unilaterally dictate changes in the Constitution, a process which Erdogan wanted to use to concentrate virtually total power in his own hands.
What will become of the pro-democracy demagogy which is the hallmark of NATO if Turkey, one of the leading members of the Atlantic Alliance, starts jailing members of the opposition on orders from the dictator Erdogan, who may be hoping one day to reign as caliph himself?
Knowledgeable observers have pointed out that Kurds make up between 18% and 20%, and perhaps even more, of the Turkish population of about 74 million. The Kurds are heavily concentrated in the southeast of the country. It is no exaggeration to say that Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman chimera is generating the very real threat of civil war. Civil war in Turkey would have the most devastating regional and global consequences. Erdogan must either be neutralized or ousted.
The Robin Wright
Plan referred to by the source quoted above amounts to a variation on the general theme of the BERNARD LEWIS PLAN for the further Balkanization of the Middle East, with rump states, failed states, mini-states, micro-states, warlords, and terrorist states. The veteran journalist Robin Wright (pictured, left) had two years ago circulated a version of this Anglo-American anti-nation-state policy for the Middle East and beyond, writing:
Over time, Iraq’s Sunni minority — notably in western Anbar Province, site of anti-government protests — may feel more commonality with eastern Syria’s Sunni majority. Tribal ties and smuggling span the border. Together, they could form a de facto or formal Sunnistan. Iraq’s south would effectively become Shiitestan [sic], although separation is not likely to be that neat. The dominant political parties in the two Kurdish regions of Syria and Iraq have longstanding differences, but when the border opened in August, more than 50,000 Syrian Kurds fled to Iraqi Kurdistan, creating new cross-border communities. (Robin Wright, “Imagining a Remapped Middle East,” New York Times, Sepember 28, 2013)
At Tuesday’s emergency NATO meeting, Erdogan’s top sidekick Davutoglu pontificated that Turkey considers ISIS and the Kurds as the same thing – a manifest absurdity. He then demanded that all the NATO allies provide enthusiastic support for his government’s policy, which amounts to building ISIS up and attempting to push these crazies, like a cloud of locusts, towards Iran and the Russian Caucasus.
The impudence, arrogance, and megalomania of the Turkish ruling clique know no limits. It is time for the rug to be pulled out from under these turbulent and demented figures.