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Morning Briefing | July 31, 2015

Tax Wall Street Party Exposes Anti-Obama Coup by ISIS Czar Allen and Turkey’s Erdogan for a Terrorist Safe Haven Under NATO Protection in Northern Syria: The Full Three-Part Expose

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net
July 30, 2015

First Published July 28-29-30, 2015

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Coup d’Etat in Washington: While Obama Visits Africa, ISIS Czar Allen Rams Through No Fly Buffer Zone in Northern Syria, Protecting ISIS Supply Line from Kurds; Obama Must Fire Allen Now! #FireAllen4ISIS

Syrian map

At the present time, ISIS supplies can pass through Turkey into rebel held-Syria only on border areas West of Jarabulus on the Euphrates approximately to Dabiq. If the Kurds were able to seize this area, as they have already seized the area around Kobane, ISIS forces would collapse.

While the cat’s away, the rats will play– and this time the rats are the clique around General John Allen who have been for months demanding a wider US war in Syria for the purpose of overthrowing the Assad government. Now, with Obama in Kenya and Ethiopia, as far out of the loop as it is possible to be, the Allen clique has decided to confront the President with a fait accompli in the form of the buffer zone/ safe zone/ no fly zone which the deranged Moslem Brotherhood fanatics and neo-Ottoman megalomaniacs have been seeking. This treacherous maneuver is being accomplished as a series of subterfuges– last Friday, the Turkish government was supposedly bombing ISIS; on Saturday, the world learned that the main target was the Kurdish PKK in northern Iraq. On Monday, the headline of the Washington Post announced: “Turkey, US plan safe zone in Syria.” This Turkish farce must stop. Obama must stop this monstrosity now!

This current coup comes in the following form. Obama is in Africa addressing the African Union on the problem posed by ISIS, and is thus isolated from his usual cluster of White House advisors and other inputs. Turkey has begun its deceptive bombing attacks against the Kurds, weakening the most effective opponents of ISIS. On Monday, the front page of The Washington Post declared the air campaign will be expanded into a “safe-zone” along the Turkish-Syrian border that “could become a haven for civilians” — meaning ISIS and Nusra butchers disguised as the “Free Syrian Army”.

Obama had been reluctant to follow Erdogan’s demand for a no-fly zone in Syria. Obama’s answer was always NO. Now, with Obama out of the country, the opportunist clique of military officers led by General John Allen have seized on the opportunity to preserve a supply line for more ISIS fighters to infiltrate Syria through an alleged refugee sanctuary. Allen, representing the axis of NATO, Gulf monarchies, Saudi Arabia and Turks ostensibly fighting ISIS, has claimed that his recent visits to Turkey contained no talk of creating a buffer zone. As our Daily Briefing reported over the weekend:

“ISIS czar General John Allen met with Turkish delegates earlier this month, resulting in contradictory reports over the status of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria; Allen claims that, ‘No. It was not part of the discussion,’ but Turkish publications claim that Ankara, ‘got what it received in the negotiations, which is a no-fly zone.’”

Pushing ISIS away from the Turkish border, regardless of the semantic argument over whether it will be a buffer zone/safe zone/no-fly zone or “civilian haven” are all methods for achieving the same end. Any place along the Turkish-Syrian border put under the control of the NATO-Turkey-Saudi-Qatar Axis represented by Gen. Allen would act as a smuggling route transporting ISIS fighters, money and equipment into the country and oil or other resources out of the country.

The alleged “civilian haven” would represent the only part of the Turkish-Syrian border not interdicted by Kurdish forces who will not let ISIS logistics cross into Syria. In recent weeks, the Kurds had almost completely seized the Turkish-Syria border crossings, threatening to completely sever the ISIS supply line running from Turkey into northern Syria. The Erdogan-Allen civilian haven would represent an open door for foreign fighters to cross into northern Syria. If the Kurds had in fact succeeded in interdicting the entire border, ISIS would have been severely weakened and possibly doomed. Therefore, Erdogan and Allen had to spring into action to save their ISIS asset from destruction.

The foreign fighters passing through this open door, would not only be unleashed on Assad, who has consolidated his forces in western Syria, but also be directed against the weakened Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Assad recently said the consolidation of the Syrian Army is a result of the prolonged war of attrition NATO is waging against him, using fanatical foreign jihadis. With Assad’s offensive attacks temporarily slowed, the Kurds are an indispensable force against ISIS. As Time Magazine of July 23, 2015 argued:

“The recent run of victories in Syria illustrates the Kurds’ battlefield capabilities. Six months after winning in Kobani, the Turkish border town where as many as 1,000 ISIS fighters died, Syrian Kurd fighters on June 15 took another border town, Tel Abyad, creating a corridor on Syria’s northern border and—far more important—cutting off the main supply line to Raqqah, ISIS’s capital 60 miles due south. On Tuesday, the Kurd forces—a Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, or PKK—seized a military base known as Brigade 93, as well as the town adjoining it, Ain Issa. The victories put them within 30 miles of Raqqah.”

This analysis shows how close ISIS has been coming to collapse and rout, in sharp contrast to the myth of invincibility trumpeted by the rotten US media. Pushing the Frankenstein monster of ISIS away from Turkey and towards the Kurds is Erdogan’s goal. Pushing ISIS towards Iraq and Iran is the goal of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Destroying Assad and partitioning Syria is the goal of General Allen, NATO and their supporters like General Petraeus and the Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Wall Street faction behind Petraeus and Allen. Obama’s absence from the White House allowed the perfect opportunity for this clique to enact a shift in U.S. policy that has matured over time.

The Obama Administration now is left with two choices: Either accept the coup d’etat or fire General Allen and pursue further cooperation with Iran to rebuild the Middle East with a new Marshall Plan.

Note: A coup d’etat does not necessarily mean that government leaders are overtly removed from power by force. In fact, the idea of a coup is that the policy of government is dramatically shifted, often with those in power simply following along to maintain appearances and their position of power. One example of this was the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Another example is currently in progress. Continue reading Tax Wall Street Party Exposes Anti-Obama Coup by ISIS Czar Allen and Turkey’s Erdogan for a Terrorist Safe Haven Under NATO Protection in Northern Syria: The Full Three-Part Expose »

Putschist Clique Sends Out NATO Commander Gen. Breedlove to Deny Obvious Fact of a Safe Haven for ISIS Terrorists Being Carved Out of Northern Syria; Erdogan’s Children Deeply Implicated in Caliphate; Short History of Cabal’s Relentless Attempts to Embroil US vs Assad

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Morning Briefing | July 30, 2015

Thanks to the cowardly failure of the US mainstream media to pay attention to a pro-war putsch occurring in Washington during Obama’s African trip as first reported in this publication on Monday, July 28, the Petraeus-Allen faction was able today to send out one of its acolytes, NATO’s supreme commander, General Philip Breedlove to be interviewed on the PBS News Hour. Questioned by Gwen Ifill about reports of a US-Turkish agreement to create a safe haven under no-fly protection in northern Syria, Breedlove simply stonewalled, totally denying the existence of any such safe zone. And, thanks to Gwen Ifill’s softball style when dealing with illustrious warmongers, this impudent mendacity was allowed to pass totally unchallenged. Breedlove, having done his best to hide the reality, then retreated into a cloud of threats and hysteria about Putin’s Russia.

Sümeyye Erdoğan

Sümeyye Erdoğan

In the meantime, Thierry Meyssan of the Voltaire Network (Réseau Voltaire) is providing new revelations about the role of Turkish President Erdogan as one of the top terrorist controllers running ISIS and parallel groups like al Qaeda. Voltaire writes: “in order to care for the wounded ISIS jihadis, Erdogan has created a secret hospital, outside of the combat zones, in the Turkish town of Sanliurfa, not far north of the Turkish-Syrian border. This town was already the site of a secret Al Qaeda training camp. The wounded ISIS fighters are taken to this hospital in Turkish military vehicles by the MIT (Milli Istihbarat Teskilati or national intelligence organization). This hospital is under the personal supervision of Sümeyye Erdogan, the daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. She is also the director of international relations for the Erdogan-Davutoglu AKP Islamist party.

In addition, according to Gürsel Tekin, the spokesman of the CHP party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi or “Republican People’s Party”), the crude oil stolen by ISIS is now being exported by BMZ Ltd., the shipping company controlled by Bilal Erdogan, the son of President Erdogan, in flagrant violation of Resolution 2170 of the United Nations Security Council. (See « Le rôle de la famille Erdogan au sein de Daesh, » Réseau Voltaire, 26 juillet 2015)

The immediate roots of the present situation go back to the spring of 2014, when US Secretary of State John “Skull and Bones” Kerry and his humanitarian bomber sidekick Samantha Power, became frustrated at their inability to get Obama to commit to a full scale air war against the Assad government of Syria. At that point, Kerry and Power turned to the Petraeus clique of disgruntled, dishonored, and defeated flag officers. As the Wall Street Journal wrote at that time:

“Frustrated by the stalemate in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for the U.S. military to be more aggressive in supporting the country’s rebel forces. Opposition has come from the institution that would spearhead any such effort: the Pentagon. Mr. Kerry and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power have advocated options that range from an American military intervention to weaken the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to using U.S. special operations forces to train and equip a large number of rebel fighters. Such moves would go far beyond the U.S.’s current engagement. In recent White House meetings, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have pushed back against military intervention, said senior officials….Searching for new options, Mr. Kerry has been huddling with retired generals David Petraeus and Jack Keane, architects of the 2007 troop surge in Iraq. The two generals have told Mr. Kerry they believe a military program to train and equip the Syrian rebels, and limited strikes to weaken Mr. Assad, could be effective, according to U.S. officials.” (Julian Barnes, “John Kerry, U.S. Military Clash on Approach to Syria’s Rebels: Pentagon Opposes Direct Military Intervention Against Assad,” Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2014, at http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304441304579479500649988892)

Gen. Keane is notoriously a satellite of the neocon-warmonger Kagan clan, who featured prominently in the Bush 2007 surge in Iraq, which helped prepare the coming of ISIS. This illegal and seditious activity did not escape the attention of Tarpley.net; we discussed this operation at length in a broadcast headlined: “Warmonger Clique Exposed: Kerry, Samantha Power, Gen. Keane, Petraeus Press Obama and Dempsey to Attack Syria for Benefit of Erdogan, Saudis.” (April 12, 2014)

A few months later, just after the November 2014 election, the warmonger network began showing its preference for bureaucratic ends, resulting in a wider war, but conducted while Obama was out of the country. In this case, the broadcast denouncing and attempted pro-war putsch was headlined: “Post-Election War Coup: GOP Chairman Ed Royce of House Foreign Affairs Committee Touts “Policy Review” on Syria, in Reality a Cover for the Latest Kerry-Allen-McCain Effort to Bomb Assad, Save ISIS and Al Qaeda; Bid Comes with Obama Overseas….” (November 14, 2014)

Mid-November 2014 was also the time of Obama’s celebrated “Brisbane No,” when he repudiated before the world press any intention of launching an attack on the Assad government. But the secret government intrigue continued. Secretary of Defense Hagel had joined with uniformed flag officers to try to block the putschists from driving this country into a wider war. ISIS Czar Allen, evidently mobilizing the full power of subversive networks across the US federal government, was able to secure Hagel’s ouster. Petraeus wanted Hagel’s successor to be Michele Flournoy of his favorite think tank, the Center for a New American Security, but here he was unsuccessful. The nod went to Ashton Carter, a Utopian “defense intellectual” of the Strangelove school. As we commented at that time: “ISIS Czar Allen Ousts Hagel from Pentagon; Defense Secretary Had Opposed McCain Demand to Spare ISIS and Al Qaeda, Shift to Bombing Assad Only; Petraeus’ Candidate Michele Flournoy Forced to Drop Out.” (November 29, 2014)

The Petraeus-Allen faction is consumed by ambition and the lust for power. Never forget that on August 7, 2012, the reactionary Drudge Report asserted that, “Obama has told a top fundraiser he thinks Romney wants to name CIA boss Gen. David Petraeus as his running mate.” Of course, Petraeus is now deeply tarnished by his illicit affair with adoring puff piece biographer Paula Broadwell, and his subsequent felony conviction for mishandling top-secret documents. But, with the backing of Kravis, the General is determined to forge ahead.

We should also recall that many top generals and admirals regard ISIS Czar Allen with loathing and resentment. As Mark Perry wrote soon after Allen was named to the State Department by Kerry:

“…not everyone was pleased, especially at the Pentagon, where top generals had deep misgivings ….

Among the dissenters was the head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Lloyd Austin…. Austin complained to aides that Allen would report directly to the president — bypassing both himself and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Austin believed that Allen’s appointment would lead to confusion about who was really leading the effort, a senior U.S. officer who serves with Austin told me several days after the appointment. “Why the hell do we need a special envoy — isn’t that what [Secretary of State] John Kerry’s for?” this senior officer asked.

Austin’s private doubts echoed the deep skepticism among a host of serving and retired officers…Included in this group was former U.S. Central Command (Centcom) chief Anthony Zinni, who issued a harsh public condemnation of the appointment…. “John Allen is a great guy,” Zinni told a reporter on Sept. 12, “but does it take a retired general to coordinate a coalition? What is Centcom, chopped liver? … Who is really leading here — that is my question…”

The Allen appointment also sparked grumbling among a cadre of Marine Corps officers who had served in Iraq’s restive western province of Anbar during the Sunni Awakening of 2006 and 2007. In that period, the Marines serving under Gen. James Conway and Gen. James Mattis successfully kick-started the Anbar Awakening during a series of meetings with Sunni tribal heads in Amman, Jordan. While Allen served as deputy commanding general of the international forces in Anbar from 2006 to 2008, several senior officers and Defense Department officials involved in the Awakening say that Allen did not play a lead role in their effort….

“John Allen is taking a lot of credit for the work done by others,” said one of the officers who served in a senior position under Conway. “I was in those meetings, and I don’t remember seeing him.” (See Mark Perry, “Is Gen. John Allen in Over His Head? –President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home — even in the Pentagon — may be his biggest enemy,” Foreign Policy, October 30, 2014, at http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/10/30/is-gen-john-allen-in-over-his-head/)

If this account is correct, Alan must be seen as something less than the consummate counterinsurgency and countergang expert he pretends to be. Maybe his lack of expertise will end up damaging the entire ISIS project. And maybe some of his many enemies, including those officers who perhaps do not share Allen’s determination to make Turkish-Saudi controlled ISIS the centerpiece of US Middle East policy, will help him down the road to failure and oblivion.

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

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Morning Briefing | July 29, 2015

Gen. Allen

ISIS Czar General John Allen

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.

Ratney

Michael Ratney (on left)

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.

Robin Wright

Robin Wright

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.

Coup d’Etat in Washington: While Obama Visits Africa, ISIS Czar Allen Rams Through No Fly Buffer Zone in Northern Syria, Protecting ISIS Supply Line from Kurds; Obama Must Fire Allen Now! #FireAllen4ISIS

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Morning Briefing | July 28, 2015

Syrian map

At the present time, ISIS supplies can pass through Turkey into rebel held-Syria only on border areas West of Jarabulus on the Euphrates approximately to Dabiq. If the Kurds were able to seize this area, as they have already seized the area around Kobane, ISIS forces would collapse.

While the cat’s away, the rats will play– and this time the rats are the clique around General John Allen who have been for months demanding a wider US war in Syria for the purpose of overthrowing the Assad government. Now, with Obama in Kenya and Ethiopia, as far out of the loop as it is possible to be, the Allen clique has decided to confront the President with a fait accompli in the form of the buffer zone/ safe zone/ no fly zone which the deranged Moslem Brotherhood fanatics and neo-Ottoman megalomaniacs have been seeking. This treacherous maneuver is being accomplished as a series of subterfuges– last Friday, the Turkish government was supposedly bombing ISIS; on Saturday, the world learned that the main target was the Kurdish PKK in northern Iraq. On Monday, the headline of the Washington Post announced: “Turkey, US plan safe zone in Syria.” This Turkish farce must stop. Obama must stop this monstrosity now!

This current coup comes in the following form. Obama is in Africa addressing the African Union on the problem posed by ISIS, and is thus isolated from his usual cluster of White House advisors and other inputs. Turkey has begun its deceptive bombing attacks against the Kurds, weakening the most effective opponents of ISIS. On Monday, the front page of The Washington Post declared the air campaign will be expanded into a “safe-zone” along the Turkish-Syrian border that “could become a haven for civilians” — meaning ISIS and Nusra butchers disguised as the “Free Syrian Army”.

Obama had been reluctant to follow Erdogan’s demand for a no-fly zone in Syria. Obama’s answer was always NO. Now, with Obama out of the country, the opportunist clique of military officers led by General John Allen have seized on the opportunity to preserve a supply line for more ISIS fighters to infiltrate Syria through an alleged refugee sanctuary. Allen, representing the axis of NATO, Gulf monarchies, Saudi Arabia and Turks ostensibly fighting ISIS, has claimed that his recent visits to Turkey contained no talk of creating a buffer zone. As our Daily Briefing reported over the weekend:

“ISIS czar General John Allen met with Turkish delegates earlier this month, resulting in contradictory reports over the status of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria; Allen claims that, ‘No. It was not part of the discussion,’ but Turkish publications claim that Ankara, ‘got what it received in the negotiations, which is a no-fly zone.’”

Pushing ISIS away from the Turkish border, regardless of the semantic argument over whether it will be a buffer zone/safe zone/no-fly zone or “civilian haven” are all methods for achieving the same end. Any place along the Turkish-Syrian border put under the control of the NATO-Turkey-Saudi-Qatar Axis represented by Gen. Allen would act as a smuggling route transporting ISIS fighters, money and equipment into the country and oil or other resources out of the country.

The alleged “civilian haven” would represent the only part of the Turkish-Syrian border not interdicted by Kurdish forces who will not let ISIS logistics cross into Syria. In recent weeks, the Kurds had almost completely seized the Turkish-Syria border crossings, threatening to completely sever the ISIS supply line running from Turkey into northern Syria. The Erdogan-Allen civilian haven would represent an open door for foreign fighters to cross into northern Syria. If the Kurds had in fact succeeded in interdicting the entire border, ISIS would have been severely weakened and possibly doomed. Therefore, Erdogan and Allen had to spring into action to save their ISIS asset from destruction.

The foreign fighters passing through this open door, would not only be unleashed on Assad, who has consolidated his forces in western Syria, but also be directed against the weakened Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Assad recently said the consolidation of the Syrian Army is a result of the prolonged war of attrition NATO is waging against him, using fanatical foreign jihadis. With Assad’s offensive attacks temporarily slowed, the Kurds are an indispensable force against ISIS. As Time Magazine of July 23, 2015 argued:

“The recent run of victories in Syria illustrates the Kurds’ battlefield capabilities. Six months after winning in Kobani, the Turkish border town where as many as 1,000 ISIS fighters died, Syrian Kurd fighters on June 15 took another border town, Tel Abyad, creating a corridor on Syria’s northern border and—far more important—cutting off the main supply line to Raqqah, ISIS’s capital 60 miles due south. On Tuesday, the Kurd forces—a Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, or PKK—seized a military base known as Brigade 93, as well as the town adjoining it, Ain Issa. The victories put them within 30 miles of Raqqah.”

This analysis shows how close ISIS has been coming to collapse and rout, in sharp contrast to the myth of invincibility trumpeted by the rotten US media. Pushing the Frankenstein monster of ISIS away from Turkey and towards the Kurds is Erdogan’s goal. Pushing ISIS towards Iraq and Iran is the goal of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Destroying Assad and partitioning Syria is the goal of General Allen, NATO and their supporters like General Petraeus and the Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Wall Street faction behind Petraeus and Allen. Obama’s absence from the White House allowed the perfect opportunity for this clique to enact a shift in U.S. policy that has matured over time.

The Obama Administration now is left with two choices: Either accept the coup d’etat or fire General Allen and pursue further cooperation with Iran to rebuild the Middle East with a new Marshall Plan.

Note: A coup d’etat does not necessarily mean that government leaders are overtly removed from power by force. In fact, the idea of a coup is that the policy of government is dramatically shifted, often with those in power simply following along to maintain appearances and their position of power. One example of this was the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Another example is currently in progress.

Erdogan and Davutoglu Promised to Hit “Caliphate,” but Main Target Turns Out to Be PKK Kurds in Northern Iraq — A Crude Bait and Switch to Push ISIS Away from Turkey, into Iraqi Kurdistan

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
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July 25, 2015

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July 25, 2015

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During the recent days following the conclusion of the Iranian nuclear accord in Vienna, President Obama has jettisoned the sterile rhetoric of confrontation with Russia, and has repeatedly stressed the indispensable contribution made by President Putin to concluding this arms-control agreement. Taken together, Obama’s statements constitute a much needed shift in the language of US diplomacy in the direction of Moscow. This now must be followed up with the total scrapping of the anti-Iran economic sanctions and a rapid neutralization of the various points of Russo-American conflict. Once comprehensive cooperation has been reestablished, new vistas will open for joint efforts by the two powers to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems, quite possibly starting from the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

The UN economic sanctions against Iran are in many ways already a dead letter. A German delegation has arrived in Tehran top-heavy with the biggest international companies seeking to resume the close economic ties between these two countries, which go back to the time of the Shah. As much of the world rushes to Tehran to take advantage of the economic opportunities, the earth will gape under the feet of the neocons, Republicans, and assorted warmongers who are seeking any demagogic argument to maintain the sanctions. It will be increasingly clear that that train has already left the station, and that no amount of neocon hysteria will be sufficient to bring it back.

Obama’s first conciliatory statement in regard to Russia and Putin came in an interview with the ignoramus and blowhard Thomas Friedman of the New York Times published on July 14. Here we read:

‘Asked if President Vladimir Putin of Russia was a help or a hindrance in concluding this deal, Mr. Obama said: “Russia was a help on this. I’ll be honest with you. I was not sure given the strong differences we are having with Russia right now around Ukraine, whether this would sustain itself. Putin and the Russian government compartmentalized on this in a way that surprised me, and we would have not achieved this agreement had it not been for Russia’s willingness to stick with us and the other P5-Plus members in insisting on a strong deal. “I was encouraged by the fact that Mr. Putin called me a couple of weeks ago and initiated the call to talk about Syria. I think they get a sense that the Assad regime is losing a grip over greater and greater swaths of territory inside of Syria [to Sunni jihadist militias] and that the prospects for a [Sunni jihadist] takeover or rout of the Syrian regime is not imminent but becomes a greater and greater threat by the day. That offers us an opportunity to have a serious conversation with them.”’
(New York Times, July 14, 2015, at
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/15/opinion/thomas-friedman-obama-makes-his-case-on-iran-nuclear-deal.html)

As the well-informed German business publication Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten points out, there is not much reason to believe Obama when he hints that Putin might be ready to sell out the Assad government in Syria. It is much more likely that Obama has realized that no US initiatives whatsoever in regard to Syria will be effective without full Russian support. His remark is an attempt to reflect that truth and to camouflage it at the same time.
(See “Deutliche Zeichen der Entspannung zwischen Obama und Putin,“http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/07/20/deutliche-zeichen-der-entspannung-zwischen-obama-und-putin/)

On the day after the Friedman interview was published, Josh Earnest of the White House Press Office announced that Obama had placed a call to Russian President Putin to thank him for the extraordinarily constructive role played by Russia in the Iranian nuclear negotiations just concluded in Vienna. Earnest offered the following readout, or summary, of the main points covered in the conversation:

“The President spoke by phone today with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation to discuss the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached among the P5+1, the European Union, and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The President thanked President Putin for Russia’s important role in achieving this milestone, the culmination of nearly 20 months of intense negotiations. They affirmed that the JCPOA represents an historic solution that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon by cutting off all of the pathways to a bomb while ensuring the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program going forward. The leaders committed to remain in close coordination as the JCPOA is operationalized and also expressed a desire to work together on reducing regional tensions, particularly in Syria.”
(https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/15/readout-president%E2%80%99s-call-president-vladimir-putin-russia)

These important signals coming from the White House has been largely suppressed by the U.S. mass media.

Perhaps reflecting a Russian-inspired gesture of confidence building, the Russian news agency TASS reported that the Defense Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic has ordered the withdrawal of DPR light artillery (weapons of a caliber less than 100 mm) to positions at least 3 km from the front lines. Heavier artillery had already been pulled back by the Donetsk government in conformity with the Minsk accord of earlier this year. (http://tass.ru/en/developments-in-eastern-ukraine)

The United States should now immediately reciprocate this conciliatory gesture by announcing the immediate permanent withdrawal of all US military advisers, instructors, and drill sergeants from Ukraine. The dangerous and damaging calls to give the Kiev regime heavy armaments should now cease. It is also imperative that all military drills and exercises planned for Ukrainian territory be canceled. The cancellations should include three Ukrainian-American command post exercises, Fearless Guardian 2015, Sea Breeze 2015 and Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident 2015, and two Ukrainian-Polish exercises, Secure Skies 2015, and Law and Order 2015. (See Russia Insider at http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/16/4547) Most of these exercises are currently in progress, and should be terminated forthwith.

These exercises and drills have now become clear and present threats to international peace and security. World peace is now threatened by disgruntled warmongers who are dismayed by the Iran nuclear accord and by the irrevocable collapse of their sanctions and economic warfare machinery against Iran. Now that Obama has launched his charm offensive in regard to Moscow, the number of malcontent warmongers will surely increase exponentially. One of the classic reactions by these circles to international moves to pacify dangerous conflicts has often been recourse to false flag provocations. Much vigilance will be required to make sure this does not happen again.

Organizing International Support for SYRIZA Is Possible; If Retreat Is Unavoidable, Make Sure It Is Orderly; Start Printing Drachmas and Preparing Government Teams Now!

A Reply to Professor Lapavitsas of the SYRIZA Left Platform

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net
July 19, 2015

To Surrender Power Is to Surrender the Initiative to the Finance Oligarchs; Tsipras Must Remain as Prime Minister; Critics Should Get Anti-Austerity Allies for Greece

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
INNINN World Report with Tom Kiely
July 17, 2015

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From Donetsk to Athens: Popular Governments Challenge Privately Owned Central Banks

Originally posted on Guns and Butter on July 8, 2015

Webster G. Tarpley Ph.D.
Guns and Butter with Bonnie Faulkner
July 16, 2015

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