Two articles by TONY SEED and Sendika.Org News
The menace of ISIS grew in the Middle East with the overt and covert help of the ruling JDP (Justice Development Party) government in Turkey, a member of the US NATO military bloc and host of the current meeting of the G20 states, being held under the high ideals of the “war against terrorism”, and such members of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) as Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Once again these facts have been wiped from the terrible story of the violent attacks in Paris.
This murky affair occurs under the aegis of the Obama war doctrine: the reliance of U.S. imperialism on special forces and drones to conduct targeted assassinations, coupled with use of black ops and proxy forces to foment civil wars, mayhem, violence and chaos. Washington signed an agreement with Turkey to train “moderate” rebels on Turkish soil to fight in Syria on February 19, 2015. This brought into the open what had been going on for several years. Similar arrangements are in place with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
Today the U.S. negotiated another agreement with Turkey, as if it is doing something against ISIS: “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday his country is starting an operation with Turkey to finish securing the northern Syrian border” – that is, the creation of a terrorist sanctuary on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Turkish border, where the US and its partners can continue to arm, train and deploy terrorists back into Syria whenever they choose to do so. Undoubtedly, U.S. Special Forces will be used to oversee this operation.
Canadian journalist-author Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya writes on the murky origins and modus operandi behind the creation of Islamic State or ISIS and the collusion of the Harper government here.
It merits attention that in August 2011 the Canadian government gave over premises in its embassy in Ankara to the newly-formed “Syrian National Council” (SNC), which included al-Qaeda/al-Nusra and the “Free Syrian Army” jihadists, to be introduced at a reception for resident legations of the NATO bloc in Turkey.
In November, 2011 two SNC members were brought to the Wshington-based Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) – attendance is by invitation only – as accredited delegates and speakers. Sen. John McCain issued a public call (on November 19) for formal recognition of the SNC and its proxy army of mercenaries and jihadists as the official U.S.-NATO instrument for destabilizing and destroying the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria.
HISF president Peter Van Praagh, whose salary is paid by the Canadian Department of National Defence, openly incited Turkey against the Syrian Arab Republic, stating in a feature interview with Todays Zaman that “No doubt Turkey intends to work with international partners, but Turkey should lead within that category of partners.” (“Turkey should lead international partners to action on Syria,” Todays Zaman, November 27, 2011) Praagh served as the senior policy advisor to Peter MacKay when he was minister of foreign affairs of Canada. He also served as deputy vice president of programs at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C., and country director for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) both in the former Soviet Union and in Turkey.
Justin Trudeau’s pledge at the G20 to intensify military training by the Canadian Forces in Iraq in the guise of a “peace mission” pours more oil on the fire.
An investigation by American journalist-author Nick Turse reported that the secret military of the United States now operates in over half the nations on the planet, including the United States and Canada.
All of it shows that political solutions are not on the agenda of the U.S. and European powers, as well as Canada. The Obama Doctrine “is a desperate hope,” wrote TML in February 2013, “born out of anarchy that the U.S. and its bloc can prevail over its rivals, including both competitors amongst the imperialist powers and against developing nations’ intent on making a way for themselves and against the peoples of the world fighting for their right to be. The unspoken aim of the Obama doctrine is to defend the monopoly right of U.S. private interests to exploit the sovereign land, natural resources and human potential of the entire world, destroy resistance to this exploitation and trampling of sovereign rights, and to deny imperialist competitors access to those sovereign lands and peoples.”
We are reposting information and evidence just published by Sendika.org about the direct role of the outlaw Erdogan state in facilitating the spread of ISIS. David L. Phillips of the Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights earlier published a selective dossier assembled by “a team of researchers in the United States, Europe, and Turkey.” It also documented abundant links between Turkey and ISIS – from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of medical services. The dossier omitted all evidentiary media reports documenting US and NATO bloc links such as France and Britain to the terrorist forces assembled against the Arab Republic of Syria. Phillips previously “served as a Senior Adviser and Foreign Affairs Expert for the U.S. Department of State.”
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It is worth noting that hundreds of factories, ranging from small body shops to medium and large-scale giant enterprises, were stripped and plundered from Aleppo, the largest city in Syria and its industrial and economic centre, and taken lock, stock and barrel for sale – value created by the labour of the Syrian worker – to Turkish capitalists. (See Al-Monitor reports here and here.) Some of these factories were re-assembled in Turkey and are already operational, while others were sold as second-hand machinery. Turkish capitalists also crippled the revenue-generating, tourism sector in the city of Lattakia on the beautiful Mediterranean coast of Syria, contributing to the destruction of the economy and the impoverishment of the Syrian people. They shut down every one of their tourist hotels. They were stripped so clean, I was told when I visited polling stations there on June 3, 2014 during the presidential elections, “that they even took the hotel bars of soap.” Then there is the oil infrastructure that is owned by the Syrian government but now under IS control. Hundreds of oil tanker trucks wait every day at ISIS distribution points to smuggle oil to Turkey and elsewhere. Until today, only one such distribution point was ever bombed and that attack was by the Iraqi air force. This is not a war against the sovereign government of Bashar al-Assad; it is a reactionary war to crush the Syrian nation, destroy its society and smash its historical resistance to enslaving imperialists.
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The love affair between ISIS and the Turkish JDP (AKP) government: the entire story and the evidence
Sendika.org (November 15) – Everybody knows that the menace of ISIS grew in the Middle East with the help of the JDP (Justice Development Party) government in Turkey. We get to understand this reality better with each massacre at the hands of the jihadists. We think this is a good time to republish the case of documents, articles and evidence of such relationship we had compiled earlier on between the JDP and the ISIS.
JDP government of Turkey gave ISIL 49 people to be used as human shields. Turkey gave a consulate building to ISIS to be used as the headquarters. JDP government of Turkey gave a port to be used as the landing site for the jihadists arriving from Libya. Turkey gave planes to transfer militant jihadists from Central Asia and the Caucuses. It was the Turkish government of JDP which gave the media equipment to ISIS so they could publish the propaganda of their savagery. Turkey supplied the state news agency Anadolu Ajansi so that ISIS could promote themselves. Turkish government of JDP gave them roads for attacking the Kurds. ISIS received permission from the Turkish JDP government so they could simply flow unhindered through the borders. Turkey gave ISIS border towns to sit back and relax when the jihadists got tired after long days of severing heads. Turkey provided them with markets to sell the oil they stole. The opportunities were given to ISIS by the Turkish JDP government so they could gather money and fighters. What else could the JDP government give ISIS? Of course, of course, all of these are lies, all of these are made up, all of these are conspiracy theories.
Sure. Read on.
1. JDP GAVE 49 PRECIOUS HOSTAGES TO ISIS:
ISIS occupied the Turkish Mosul Consulate building on June 10, 2014. They took 49 consulate workers as hostages, including the Turkish consul. This provided the cover for Turkish government to protect the ISIS by saying, “We can’t do anything against ISIS. If we do anything they may harm our consulate workers.”
2. TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER DAVUTOGLU GAVE OPPORTUNITY TO ISIL TO RAID THE TURKISH CONSULATE.
Turkish foreign ministry had been warned prior to the attack on the Turkish consulate, however the foreign minister Davutoglu opposed evacuating the consulate declaring, “ISIS is not our enemy.”
3. FOREIGN MINISTRY IGNORED ALL ISIS WARNING.
While ISIS was approaching the consulate openly and dangerously, the Turkish consulate workers had written their concerns about their safety in the social media. The JDP chose to look the other way.
4. INTERIOR AFFAIRS MINISTRY IGNORED ALL ISIS WARNINGS IN HATAY, TURKEY.
Warning on ISIS was not only originating from abroad but also internally. Governor of Hatay, Mr. Lekesiz, warned that ISIS would target the entire country since they were already using the city of Hatay.
5. ISIS HEADQUARTERS IS THE TURKISH CONSULATE IN MOSUL
Turkish consulate in Mosul became the headquarters of ISIS that changed its name to Islamic State.
6. “ISIS’ MOSUL ATTACK WAS PLANNED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF TURKEY”
The daily Gündem published a serious claim on the “sudden” ISIS attack on the Turkish consulate, documenting who planned the attack and when it was planned.
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7. ISIS FOLLOWED PRIME MINSTER ERDOGAN AND SEVERED THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ANKARA AND THE MOSUL CONSUL
Turkish Consul General, hostage of ISIS in Mosul, was communicating with Ankara secretly with his cell phone ISIS militants had forgotten to take. Erdogan, in a public speech declared he personally was communicating with the Turkish consul. Following this tip, ISIS discovered and severed the secret communication.
8. ISIS TURNED THE 49 HOSTAGES INTO HUMAN SHIELDS
While Erdogan expected the Turkish hostages to be freed by his “faithful” Sunni friends, ISIS used the hostages as human shields.
9. IHH, THE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FUND, IS THE GO BETWEEN ISIS AND THE TURKISH JDP GOVERNMENT
Turkish expert Henry Barkey, who has ties to the US intelligence organization CIA, says the situation in Turkey is very bad and that the JDP government is in close contact with the Sunni politicians and IHH who are elbow to elbow with ISIS.
10. TURKISH GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY, ANADOLU AJANSI: ISIS IS WONDERFUL, WHY DON’T YOU JOIN US?
As expected, the Turkish official news agency Anadolu Ajansi, the Anatolian News Agency, worked like the propaganda tool of ISIS. The agency correspondents “secretly” went to Mosul and reported positively about ISIS from Mosul.
11. TURKEY IS IN THE MAP OF CALIPHATE DRAWN BY ISIS.
From the organization that declares, “Iraq-Syria will not be the only border we will do away with, we will eliminate other borders as well,” comes the map of Caliphate which includes Turkey within its borders.
12. “SINCE WE CAN NOT SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE AGAINST ISIS, LET’S AT LEAST ATTACK THE OPPOSITION PARTY RPP (CHP – Republican Peoples’ Party)”
JDP which took criticism for not saying anything negative against ISIS. To counter this criticism, the governing JDP switched the real target on the Reyhanli massacre and accused the opposition party RPP instead of the actual criminals ISIS.
13. “ISIS CANNOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY, THIS NATION WILL SPIT ON THE FACE OF THE OPPOSITION LEADER KILICDAROGLU”
Erdogan’s heaviest criticism of ISIS is, “cannot be taken lightly,” while his entire anger is hurled towards the Alevite opposition leader Kilicdaroglu.
14. ISIS HOLIDAY GREETING PARTY IN THE HEART OF ISTANBUL WITH THE SUPPORT OF JDP
Serious claims surfaced of the holiday greeting party in Istanbul organized by ISIS with the support of the governing JDP where calls for jihad were raised and death fetwas were delivered.
15. THOUSANDS OF NEW MEMBERS FROM TURKEY FLOWS TO ISIS
It is very easy to join ISIS from Turkey. ISIS is allowed to recruit everywhere from the most remote areas to the heartland of the country. These militants easily cross the borders under the control of Turkish intelligence agency MIT and the Turkish armed forces.
16. TURKISH GOVERNMENT ALLOWS ISIS TO OPEN A STAND FOR RECRUITING MILITANTS IN THE VERY HEART OF ISTANBUL, FATIH.
ISIS opens a recruitment stand claims to be gathering “help.” The public, open stand clearly had the large ISIS flag displayed soliciting donations for ISIS.
17. THE SERIES ISIL CRITICIZED WAS PULLED SUDDENLY FROM THE STATE TV, TRT
The series, The Red Apple, had been criticized by ISIS. Turkish security offices had sent warning messages to the Turkish State TV that the series was getting a reaction from ISIS. Immediately the series was pulled down. The series was about the Turkish intelligence service MIT. ISIS considered the series to be “hostile to ISIS” because it portrayed ISIS “like an organization that spreads fear,” and considered The Red Apple and other “series for women” to be culturally adversarial. As soon as this was communicated to the state TV by the intelligence service, the series was pulled from broadcast.
18. THEN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER DAVUTOGLU (now, the Prime Minister) PRAISES ISIL PUBLICLY
Davutoglu portrayed the terrorist organization as, “Only a reaction against the unpleasant situation in the region.” He claimed the terrorist organization representing the feeling of the region’s people.
19. ISIS IS ALLOWED TO SELL OIL IN TURKISH MARKETS WORTH $800,000,000.00
RPP (Republican Peoples’ Party) representative Mehmet Ali Ediboglu declared ISIS had sold 800 million dollars’ worth of oil in the Turkish markets. Assemblyman Ediboglu also revealed that the Turkish intelligence service MIT was behind ISIS and supported their oil trading in Turkey.
Full Turkish text [ http://sendika7.org/2014/06/isid-turkiyeye-800-milyon-dolarlik-petrol-satti/ ]
20. THE MONEY SENT TO ISIS FROM QATAR PASSED THROUGH TURKEY
The opposition in Qatar revealed with documentation how $1,375,000 was paid to Turkey to be passed along to ISIS. Documents also show the Kurdish leader Barzani helping the ISIS jihadists to pass through Iraq. The money was sent to Turkey from Qatar for their services of hosting the terrorists and obtaining the equipment the jihadists may need.
21. ISIS MILITANTS USED TURKISH PORTS TO GO TO IRAQ
“We request that the coordination with Turkey commences to allow the passage of armed volunteers whose gear have been completed in Northern Africa to go through Kurdistan to Iraq for jihad, to provide the logistic help and to meet the fighters in Turkish ports”
22. ISIS MILITANTS FLOWN TO IRAQ WITH TURKISH STATE AIRLINES THY
The Persian News Agency in Iran reported that 91 jihadist militants from Tajikistan were transported with THY, the Turkish State Airlines, to ISIS. The ISIS terrorists were carried on July 2, 2014 to Istanbul where they were later routed to Iraq. The source also claimed that around 1,000 Tajik citizens were carried to ISIS by Turkish Airlines, the state airline of Turkey.
23. THE BARBAROUS MEDIA NETWORK OF ISIS WAS ESTABLISHED WITH TURKEY AND QATAR’S HELP
The money sent through Turkey was used to buy sophisticated media equipment for the ISIS propaganda.
24. THE TARGET OF UN’S DECISION ON ISIS’S OIL TRADE IS TURKEY
Turkey becomes the country that would be most affected by the UN’s decision of sanctions against ISIS.
UN decided on sanctions for the countries that trade oil with the Islamic State. This is a decision initiated by Russia against the wide spread oil trading ISIS freely does in Turkey.
25. UN PASSES RESOLUTION IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL AFFECTS MOSTLY TURKEY
The resolution warned those countries that allowed terrorists to pass freely to Iraq and Syria.
26. TURKISH ARMY STAGES A SHOW WITH THE PERMISSION OF ISIS TERRORISTS
Turkish army crosses the Syrian border to carry the Suleyman Sah grave closer to Turkish border. The army units crossed the border in the morning from the Kurdish YPG controlled region and returned safely without any clashes with ISIS from ISIS controlled area in the evening. Kurdish guerillas openly gave permission for the Turkish forces to cross. Since no clashes occurred between the ISIS forces controlling the area and the Turkish military, observers claim there must have been a secret agreement. When asked about this, the prime minister Erdogan said, “We have no issues with ISIS. We were only sending help to the site of the grave.”
27. KURDISH FORCES SHARPLY WARN TURKEY FOR ITS COOPERATION WITH ISIS JIHADIST TERRORISTS
Kurdish organization KCK warned, “ISIS and the JDP Turkish state have joined forces. Their common strategy is for Kobane to fall to ISIS and to reverse the revolution in Rojava in Kurdistan. With such an agreement the Turkish hostages in Mosul will be allowed to go free.”
28. TURKISH POLICE ATTACK THE PEOPLE WHO CROSS THE BORDER TO STOP ISIS ATTACKS.
In the Cengelli village of Suruc in Turkey, the residents crossed the border after ISIS attacks against Turkish and Kurdish civilians and residents. To protect ISIS, the Turkish police and military attacked its own citizens wounding 10 people. Turkish forces also destroyed the tents setup by people for kitchen and toilet purposes. Demonstrations against the ISIS terrorists and the Turkish forces acting in unison gathered more than 10,000 marching to the border.
29. ISIS THREATENS THEIR TURKISH COUNTERPARTS: “IF YOU DON’T OPEN UP THE ATATURK DAM, WE WILL COME AND OPEN IT FROM ISTANBUL”
ISIS openly told the Turkish government how to help them with water supplies: “I am praying that the government who may fall against Allah will reevaluate their decision. If they don’t reevaluate their decisions, we will free Istanbul from them,” says the ISIS Media representative Ebu Musa. Turkey had prevented the water flow to ISIS terrorist controlled area.
30. ASSEMBLY MEMBER DEMANDS AN END TO ALL RELATIONSHIP WITH ISIS
Elected National Assembly member representative Sezgin Tanrikulu calls to end all state relationship to ISIS and demands an inquiry to reveal the murderers of Turkish soldiers. He added, “If you want peace in Turkey, you must cut all ties to ISIS.” Three Turkish soldiers had been killed in Turkish city of Ceylanpinar where ISIS was organizing and recruiting. The Turkish state immediately, of course, accused the Kurdish people with the killings. Kurds, on the other hand, immediately rejected this accusation. Previously the Kurds had owned up to any clashes or casualties they caused. The representative said Turkey was openly supporting, helping and aiding the ISIS jihadists. He claimed the center for ISIS recruitments was in Gaziantep, in Turkey.
Snowden’s documents reveal the relationship of ISIS and imperialists. However, the Turkish government media stayed silent for months after the revelation. Then only reported the relationship with a twist to protect the JDP government. The only reason this was brought to media’s attention was not the revelations but the UN resolution that called attention to the countries helping terrorists in the Middle East.
32. ISIL ADMITS OPENLY: WE ENJOYED A LOT OF HELP WE RECEIVED FROM THE JDP. HOWEVER, WE DON’T NEED THEM ANY MORE
Washington Post reported that ISIS was using the town of Reyhanli in Turkey like its very own shopping mall. Report also mentioned that Turkey was laying red carpet to the terrorist organization. It was also indicated that “Turkey is reaping what it saw.”
33. DAILY CUMHURIYET PUBLISHED THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ARMS BEING CARRIED TO ISIS IN THE STATE TRUCKS THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMED WERE CARRYING FOOD.
The pictures obtained by daily Cumhuriyet showed the arms smuggling the Turkish state was involved in, supplying ISIS with fighting materials.
34. PICTURES OF ISIS HEADQUARTERS IN URFA, AKCAKALE
The picture of a house given to ISIS to be used as their headquarters by the JDP government after the terrorist jihadists had to evacuate Tel Abyad in Syria was published. What is interesting is that this headquarters was right next to a Turkish army garrison and very close to the border. The home owner is paid 100,000 TL (around $30,000) per month rent.
35. ISIS ATTACKS THE KURDISH TOWN KOBANE (Ain al-Arab) WITH VEHICLES CROSSING THE BORDER FROM TURKEY
Isis dressed up as Kurdish fighters to disguise themselves as Kurds attack Syria from Turkish side of the border. In this attack ISIS murdered more than 20 civilians in Berxbotan village. Total casualties added up to 42 with hundreds wounded.
36. THE GOVERNOR OF URFA ARRESTS 4 JOURNALISTS WHO ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ISIS
During a press conference when journalists asked about presence of ISIS in his town, the Governor became agitated and shouted at security, “Take them in!” The journalists were arrested. The press representative of the Governor’s office replied, “How dare they ask questions like this? They are bringing tension to the press conference.” Other officers tried to beat the journalists before they were arrested. The journalists were taken to “Anti Terror” department for questioning.