"Pro-coup jets reportedly had Erdogan’s plane in their sights but didn’t shoot him down". Hehe... "gambit", ca la şah...The Daily Bell:
Behind The CIA Desperate Turkey Coup Attempt Column … On the evening of July 15, a group of Turkish army officers announced that they had staged a military coup d’etat and had assumed control of the country. They claimed that Erdogan was in a desperate flight for his life and that they were now in the process of restoring order … Behind the coup attempt is a far more dramatic story of the huge geopolitical shift that the often unpredictable political survivor, President (still) Recep Erdogan, was in the midst of making when Gülen’s loyalists made their desperate, now apparently failed coup attempt. – New Eastern Outlook
Here’s an idea. Is the CIA actually supportive of Turkey’s Recep Erdogan in order to provide a plausible justification for an Islamic Turkey to ally with Russia?
Erdogan is said to be jailing plotters of the recent failed Turkish coup and many others as well. It looks more like Erdogan is removing his opponents throughout Turkey and may emerge strengthened.
Why is it important what the CIA is actually trying to do? Because we believe the ultimate aim is world war and all else is windy rhetoric. Out of chaos, a “global order,” etc.
And there is plenty of rhetoric. So we will add our odd suggestions with the intention of eliciting, perhaps, reactions and even clarifications.
Let us try to summarize …
The US and the CIA have supposedly been supporting the Islamist Gulen in Pennsylvania. Gulen is old now and probably not much of a factor when it comes to actual activity in Turkey. He has degenerated into a figurehead.
In any event, Erdogan is now dismantling his network in Turkey. The two men are enemies.
We are asked to believe the CIA is firmly anti-Erdogan. The truth is could be more nuanced, at least of late. For instance, Erdogan was recently shooting down Russian jets (he just apologized) and has been a supporter of “new” pro-Western Ukraine.
It is certainly possible that the CIA’s prejudices advance and abate depending on its objectives and who can promote them. Erdogan seems a good deal more powerful than Gulen now.
An interview with F. William Engdah in the New Eastern Outlook – see excerpt above – tells us that the CIA has made a “desperate coup attempt” and lost.
Is this realistic? Or is the truth more complex?
Erdogan is not a big booster of the current secular state in Turkey. He would like to orient Turkey toward Sunni-Sharia from what we can tell.
We are also told that Erdogan has approached Russia and is in the process, once again, of becoming a Russian ally because of CIA “enmity” and continued ISIS attacks.
Now we have Middle East and near Asia map that allies Turkey with Russia against the EU, Britain and the US.
Let us note that Putin genuinely does not seem to want the war that the West is setting up in his backyard.
NATO and the US are forcing it upon him and have created tensions by gaining control of Ukraine.
But somehow the CIA at the same time has managed to lose Turkey. (At the moment anyway.)
The Pentagon and CIA have turned Ukraine away from Russia, maneuvered Russia into an anti-NATO posture and set four or five Middle Eastern countries aflame with war.
But they have failed with Erdogan? Or was the coup somehow intended to fail? For instance, pro-coup jets reportedly had Erdogan’s plane in their sights but didn’t shoot him down.
In any event, we see as a result the emergent creation of “sides” of a new, wider war.
On one side a marriage of moderate Islam to Russia via a resurgent quasi-Ottoman empire.
On the other side, the US, Britain and NATO.
Do the wars in the Middle East begin to make sense now? Was the idea perhaps always, sooner or later, to involve Russia in the mix and create a Russian-Islamic alliance that the West could oppose? The Islamic migrations into Europe serve the purpose of further uniting the EU against Russia and Turkey.
Here’s another thought: The US vetoed an evacuation of Incirlik Air Base, post coup. The power remains off at the base and no supplies are coming in. Is Erdogan of the mind to confiscate nuclear weapons? [Cum, adică, "vetoed" ?! Au cerut turcii asta - n-a "transpirat" nimic explicit în acest sens - sau a fost respinsă opţiunea în urma unor "deliberări interne", la americani ?]
Conclusion: This is one idea: that Western interests trying to incite a wider war may not be entirely disappointed the coup has failed. If another coup is fomented against Erdogan with CIA backing, or something else happens, then our current suspicions will obviously evolve. Time will tell.