So was the attempted coup in Turkey real or was it a false flag? We have to ask since so many events of this type are fabrications perpetrated by the supposed victims (search this site for the term “False Flag”).
Tyler Durden, in his The Oddly “Inconsistent” Event That Has Turkey Wondering If The Entire Coup Was Staged, 7/20/2016, says that questions surrounding the failed coup are piling up.
- Why did a Streetbees poll find that one third of Turks polled believe that Erdogan himself was behind the coup? Only about 5% thought it was the CIA.
- Rebel F-16s had Erdogan’s plane in their sights, but allowed him to fly to Istanbul anyway.
- Then a helicopter attack was carried out on a hotel in Marmaris where Erdogan had been vacationing; but it took place an hour after Turkish news channels broadcast footage of him giving a speech from Istanbul.
Durden points out that Erdogan commented the coup, “a gift from god to fully cleanse the army.” even as his government fired or detain up to 20,000 people. Durden goes on to say,
Turks who believe Mr Erdogan staged the coup himself say that its failure is proof enough — the military in this country knows how to topple a government, having done so several times before. …
Sinan Ulgen, a former Turkish diplomat and chairman of Istanbul’s Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (said), “People in this country remember past coups. They already have a frame of reference of what a coup should look like, and this didn’t fit.”
What does fit, however, is Erdogan’s response to the coup, real or faked: the authoritarian president is on his way to cementing all power in the country while eliminating all political, miltary, educational and press opposition.
Michael Snyder, in his Erdogan’s Staged Coup Has Resulted In A Purge Of 50,000 Teachers, Judges, Soldiers And Government Officials says, “1,845 ‘journalists, writers and critics’ have been arrested for ‘insulting’ President Erdogan over just the past two years,” and since the coup, ” the number of victims of “Erdogan’s purge” has hit 50,000… .” These include police, military, judges (3,000!), employees of Turkey’s ministry of Finance, and of the Religious Affairs Directorate, education workers, and university deans, among others. The press was already mostly under Erdogan’s control. He comments, “Of course there is a possibility that the coup was not staged, but if it wasn’t staged it was the worst military coup that I have seen in my entire lifetime.” In addition to the questions put by Durden, Snyder asks,
Among the questions being asked are why coup plotters didn’t execute the most basic steps in seizing power, like securing Erdogan and other top officials. Not a single member of his cabinet and inner-circle AKP party leadership was detained. Nor did coup plotters effectively take control of TV, radio and internet outlets. (They) failed to secure most airports and other transportation hubs, (and) didn’t occupy or attack Erdogan’s $600 million presidential palace
He says, “It is being reported that soldiers that took part in the coup claimed ‘that they thought that they were taking part in military exercises‘, and that even though rebel forces did occupy the airport for Istanbul for a time, “they suspiciously left just in time for Erdogan’s plane to land.”
Meanwhile, Carey Wedler says that, “Wikileaks claimed Monday (7/18/2016) it was under attack after it announced it would release hundreds of thousands of documents related to Turkey and the failed military coup attempted Friday, CNET reported.”
Erdogan is a radical Islamist. Snyder closes by saying that Turkey, “a country that is already a member of NATO and that was supposed to become a member of the European Union is rapidly becoming a hardcore radical Islamic dictatorship.” And I would like to close by saying that this appears to dovetail with a clandestine effort that is centuries old intended to foment and build up Islamic Jihad as a worldwide threat.