Risk Increases with Desperate Turkish Coup Attempt
By JC Collins
In the months leading up to the Western-backed coup in Ukraine it was widely being reported that the government in Kiev was strengthening economic and geopolitical relations with both Russia and China. The situation for Ukraine was precarious as building strong ties with the larger Eurasian zone offered benefits above and beyond remaining exclusively in the sphere of the EU and America.
As reported in this Global Times article on January 21, 2014, less than one month from the start of the so-called “Ukrainian Revolution”:
“…Ukraine has paid back Russia economically. Yanukovych signed 14 cooperative agreements in December with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to these agreements, Russia and Ukraine will carry out large-scale industrial integration projects. Russia also has opportunities of investing in Ukraine’s industrial system.”
This makes it clear that the democratically elected government of Ukraine was strengthening relations with the larger Eurasian Union and further geopolitical integration would be sure to follow, as is the case in such alliances and unions.
This conclusion is further advanced when we consider this article from the South China Morning Post titled Ukraine to become China’s largest overseas farmer in 3 million hectare deal.
During the five days of February 18 to February 23, 2014, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by what is internationally accepted as a western initiated and funded coup. The logic was to prevent the strengthening of relations between Ukraine and the larger Eurasian Union; as such integration would eventually pull the rest of the European peninsula with it.
The recent BREXIT vote, considered in this context, is likely a strategy implemented by the Anglo-American establishment to create a buffer zone with the Eurasian zone in the event that pieces of the European peninsula are lost nation by nation, or in whole, to the more economically dominant Eurasian Union, headed by Russia and China.
Since the coup the tension between the United States and NATO with Russia has increased at an alarming rate. The buildup of NATO forces around Russia has forced Putin to issue numerous warning to the international community. The propaganda being broadcast by the Anglo-American media has convinced the vast majority in the west that Russia is the aggressor and NATO is simply responding to such aggression.
The so-called “annexation” of Crimea by Russia was in fact a democratic vote by the people to re-establish itself as a part of Russia. This also secured Russian naval bases in Crimea and access to the Black Sea. The Russia fleet also requires passage through the Bosphorus Straits which runs through Istanbul, Turkey, in order to position its power strategically in the Mediterranean, which would be necessary in a broad conflict involving the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
It is important to understand the dynamics and purpose of the Ukrainian “revolution” because the same methodology was used in the failed Turkish coup. Establishing the motive for the Anglo-American establishment to attempt such a move against a NATO ally with a strong government is not that difficult.
Like in Ukraine, the time period just before the coup provides a lot of valuable insight and evidence. Though Turkey has played an important role in the support of ISIS and has demanded the removal of Assad in Syria, as well as shooting down a Russian fighter jet, Turkey is also strategically located as the regional hinge between the Middle East, the European peninsula, and the larger Eurasian continent.
The importance of this is not lost on the Anglo-American establishment and the loss of Turkey as a key NATO and American ally would be more destructive than the incomplete take-over of Ukraine was back in the spring and summer of 2014. The failure to gain control of eastern Ukraine and Crimea, along with a shift in alliances by the government in Ankara, and in turn the Bosphorus Straits, would place the European peninsula in a precarious economic and geopolitical position.
On July 7, 2016, Sputnik reported the following in an article titled Friends Again: Why Good Ties with Russia are Beneficial for Turkey:
“By improving its relations with Russia, Turkey can strengthen its ties with the SCO and the Eurasian Union and other international organizations in Eurasia. Russian-Turkish cooperation will also enable a more peaceful situation in the Caucasus and in Syria. Therefore, the current foreign policy of the Turkish government headed by Binali Yildirim will pay more attention to peace in the region and, above all, it will be directed at resolving the crisis in relations with its neighbors.”
The initial motive piece to support the conclusion that the failed coup in Turkey was a product of the Anglo-American establishment has been established. This is built upon by considering that it was widely reported on June 28, 2016 that Turkish President Erdogan has apologized to Russia for the downing of the fighter jet. It was suggested this was the beginning of warming relations between the two nations.
The next day on June 29, 2016 the Ataturk Airport suffered a massive terrorist attack which claimed the lives of 41 and injured another 230. This is important because it appears all ISIS attacks and strategies somehow seem to further the Anglo-American agenda of divide and conquer. The chart below defines how the Anglo-American military buildup, ongoing military conflicts, and ISIS positions and attacks all further the agenda of isolating Russia and China on the Eurasian Continent.
The buildup and requirement for the Anglo-American establishment to attempt a coup in Turkey and move its puppet into a position of power, just like it did in Ukraine, was brought about by the relatively sudden about-face by Erdogan. The lack of planning and organization was apparent in the failed attempt. It can even be expected that Erdogan may have been tipped off by Russia and was waiting for the planners to make their move. The 20,000+ which have been arrested in the first three days since the coup would suggest that this may in fact be the case.
Erdogan was quick to blame the United States and has demanded that American authorities hand over a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania by the name of Fethullah Gulen. USA Today even covered this with an article titled Alleged Mastermind of attempted coup in Turkey is cleric living in Pennsylvania. It can be assumed that cleric puppet Gulen would have been given power in Turkey in the same manner that Oleksandr Turchynov was in Ukraine following that coup.
Since the failed coup Turkey’s membership with NATO has been questioned, never mind that no NATO members came to Erdogan’s assistance, and it has been considered that Turkey’s relationship with Russia could grow even stronger.
It is also interesting that Turkish police forces have entered an air force base housing US fighter jets and 50 nuclear weapons. This unprecedented move by the Turkish government is extremely telling of the situation which is developing.
Based on the above information it would appear that the Anglo-American establishment has acted out of desperation to prevent a major shift of power and influence on the Eurasian continent. This is not a good position to be in as it could lead to further bad choices and errors in judgement.
The reforming of the international monetary system is prompting this re-positioning and multilateral strategy on the part of the Anglo-American establishment. The need for such a monetary change is agreed upon by all players, but the leverage and influence which the west has relied upon for decades is being diluted with that of Russia and China.
How far will the west push to maintain a semi-hegemonic position in the world? Can the major players go to war while still shifting the international monetary system towards a multi-currency framework? The world could very well go to the brink of war, and maybe we have already passed that point, but it should be considered that a horrible game and strategy of last minute leverage and deals could be taking place, as the lives of millions are gambled. – JC
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