Turkey's Shift Towards Russia & the Grand Chessboard

28.07.2016

As with so many CIA-backed leaders, tyrants and despots, once your usefulness to Washington and Langley expires or your policies go off script, a coup or regime change magically emerges.  With Turkey's Erdogan, we have seen these familiar patterns as NATO and its globalist backers are more and more revealed to be aggressors against Eurasian interests.  Indeed, it was Brzezinski himself who wrote in his Grand Chessboard that control of Eurasia is key to control of the globe:

"... But in the meantime, it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging America. The formulation of a comprehensive and integrated Eurasian geostrategy is therefore the purpose of this book.” (p. xiv)

"In that context, how America 'manages' Eurasia is critical. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world's three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa's subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania (Australia) geopolitically peripheral to the world's central continent. About 75 per cent of the world's people live in Eurasia, and most of the world's physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for about three-fourths of the world's known energy resources." (p.31)

And,

“The momentum of Asia's economic development is already generating massive pressures for the exploration and exploitation of new sources of energy and the Central Asian region and the Caspian Sea basin are known to contain reserves of natural gas and oil that dwarf those of Kuwait, the Gulf of Mexico, or the North Sea." (p.125)

Indeed, the pipeline projects through these regions dictate much of the geopolitical kerfuffle. Turkey's pivot away from NATO towards Russia is precisely the reason for the coup, as the CIA and Hillary Clinton-connected charter school mastermind, Fethullah Gulen.  The Gulenists and their western backers, formerly allied with Erdogan and the Kemalists, now oppose the AKP and sought, through apparent U.S. aid, to enact a regime change before Turkish second thoughts on NATO.  As Katehon explains:

"The attempt at a military coup was undertaken by the supporters of the Islamist leader Fethullah Gulen and his movement  "Khizmat". Gülen lives in Pennsylvania in the United States and cooperates with US intelligence agencies. He is known as the main opponent of Erdogan, who was formerly his ally. It was Gulen’s structures that stood behind the notorious “Ergenekon” case when thousands of high-ranking military men were thrown in jail, including the entire leadership of the Turkish General Staff.

Gulen's network acted on orders from the US once the top brass Kemalists, whose ideologue was the prominent politician Dogu Perincek, raised the issue of radically accelerating Turkey's course of rapprochement with Russia, Iran and China, and even withdrawing from NATO. Gülen’s structure penetrated up to the very top echelon of the government and intelligence services. Erdogan understood the danger of this sect only at the last moment, when Gulenists, once again on US orders, attempted to carry out a color revolution on Taksim Square by trying to unite Kemalists, liberals and everybody opposing Erdogan. The following purges, however, did not liquidate the whole structure."

Two key indicators of the coup being western-backed are as follows: One, the immediate western media attempt to paint the entire operation as Erdogan's own "false flag," suggesting a targeted mass media psy op as, in one accord, the entire western media made an about face from their earlier position of stressing the coup as real.  Second, the talks of reconciliation with Syria and the relation to a "second Israel" to be found in the Kurds.  Following the coup, western media also attempted to utilize its targeted, limited hangout leak engine WikiLeaks, to damage Erdogan.  None of this is meant to suggest Erdogan is a saint, but rather his position between two power blocs leaves him on the horns of a dilemma. Andrew Korybko comments:

"Erdogan correctly calculated that the EU wants nothing to do with his country and that Turkey is unable to milk extra benefits from the bloc after the Brexit referendum, so he recalibrated his state's foreign policy to align with the multipolar world instead. This saw the recent news of Turkey belatedly declaring Al Nusra a terrorist organization and opening up secret reconciliation talks with Syria, despite still repeating the "face saving" refrain of "Assad must go". Furthermore, Turkey is part of Russia's nascent coalition of regional powers opposed to the US' daring attempt to militantly carve out the "second geopolitical Israel" of "Kurdistan". Not only that, but Turkey are Russia are also back on track for reimplementing the Balkan Stream megaproject, which when paired with China's complementary Balkan Silk Road high-speed rail project from Budapest to Piraeus, is perhaps the most ambitious multipolar outreach to Europe that has ever been attempted."

These events are also related to the media-crafted terror attacks in France and Germany that demonstrate hybrid warfare, combining conventional attacks, terrorism and cyber warfare (as well as, in my estimation, the participation of the giant mass media psy op complex!).   The Gladio-style "attacks" are meant to cause destabilization and the hype of racial and religious tensions through enforced multi-cultural, helter-skelter chaos.  Meanwhile, the NATO and EU apparatus call for greater power, as faux threats like Syria and now Turkey are targeted.  However, Turkey and Russia are natural, ancient allies through Byzantium and the NATO alliance is thus decidedly unnatural. This dialectical strategy of tension is explained well below, echoing analyses I have made in recent interviews:

"As more and more immigrants from conflict zones will settle in Europe, the potential for inter-ethnic wars between the various groups of migrants will increase dramatically. At the same time increased number of the Muslim population will lead to a radicalization of the indigenous inhabitants of the continent. Thus the failure of the liberal migration policy outlined three fronts of the civil war of the future in Europe:

1. Migrants against indigenous people.

2. Migrants against migrants.

3. Indigenous people against the migrants.

All these contradictions will be used by enemies of continental Europe, primarily the United States to destabilize and weaken the country. Western intelligence-controlled network will be used among European nationalists, Islamists, Kurdish nationalists, the mafia clans. The American bases and facilities uncontrolled by national authorities will be used in secret operations against Europe. The current German leadership of its migration policy is doing everything to facilitate these plans failed."

Following Brexit, we saw a call for an even larger EU/NATO superstate with even greater integration and bureaucracy, a clarion call that is also aided by the never-ending, eternal and perennial terror attacks.  Given recent information suggesting direct US involvement through General John F. Campbell.  GlobalReasearch notes:

"General John F. Campbell was one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey, sources close to ongoing legal process of pro-coup detainees said.  Campbell also managed more than $2 billion money transactions via UBA Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links to distribute among the pro-coup military personnel in Turkey.  The ongoing investigation unveiled that Campbell had paid at least two secret visits to Turkey since May, until the day of the coup attempt."