Non-corporate media sources have recently uncovered yet another CIA operation that shocks even experienced analysts because of Washington’s blatant confidence that its criminal actions in different regions of the world will go unnoticed and unpunished. We see yet again that in order to secure its foreign interests along with the interests of US military contractors, the White House is demanding the CIA to constantly develop new covert operations aimed at overthrowing political figures who object to Washington’s interests upon the international scene.
One should not be surprised if tomorrow a CIA agent appears, demanding obedience to American dictates. If only the international community would rally against such malicious practices, demanding the White House and the CIA to answer for their actions in front of an international tribunal.
According to the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak Daily, the failed military coup in Turkey was staged by the White House. The newspaper is providing details regarding who exactly was behind the preparations of this bloody event, noting that due to rapidly deteriorating relations between the Obama administration and Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, Washington launched an operation to create preconditions for the toppling of the Turkish president.
It’s noted that the massive propaganda war against Erdogan coupled with the extensive amount of pressure that was put on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European politicians who are heavily influenced by Washington to prevent Turkey’s accession to the EU, despite a string of encouraging promises that have been fed to Ankara for the last three decades, was but the first step. This push was followed by the demand of former US ambassadors who published a former appeal to Tayyip Erdogan in the White House mouthpiece – The Washington Post, demanding Erdogan to step down immediately.
The new phase of confrontation between Ankara and Washington started last April, once Turkish officials threatened to ban US military personnel from using the Incirlik military base. Yet, the main reason behind the failed military coup that was prepared in much haste, was rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow that was perceived by the White House as a major threat to US domination in the Middle East.
According to a recent journalistic investigation, US intelligence services spent over 2 billion dollars on the preparations of the failed military in Turkey. The mastermind behind the coup, we are being told, is the former commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, General John F. Campbell. He was behind the planning of this operation and instructing Turkish military officers at the Incirlik military base. It’s been reported that this American General acted under the direct supervision of the CIA and in close contact with the movement of the self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, who resides in Pennsylvania. The 2 billion dollars that Washington decided to spent on the coup was transferred to Campbell via Nigerian bank UBA. This sum was used to bribe Turkish officers who decided to participate in the failed coup attempt.
It’s believed that Campbell led the preparations for the operation in Turkey for eight and a half months. We are being told that the CIA established a special team with the code name of “Safari” to operate the coup plot process and rehearse all steps of the operation. According to Turkish journalists, Henri Bakrey was the CIA’s “supervisor on the spot” in Turkey, this former CIA agent now occupies the position of the Director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
It’s now known that Henri Bakrey was holding meetings in Istanbul on July 15 and 16 in the lounge of the Île de Princes Hotel. Barkey was so confident that the outcome of the CIA coup would be successful that he even demanded the administration of the hotel to assist him in making a public statement on July 16 to Western media sources like the CNN, NBC and Voice of America.
Turkish journalists report that the military coup was not simply aimed at toppling the sitting Turkish leader and replacing him with a more convenient pro-US candidate, but to obtain an additional military base within Turkish territory to strengthen its subversive activities against Syria, Iran and Russia.
So, it looks like it’s high time to hold the United States and the CIA accountable for the ongoing meddling in the sovereign affairs of other states, which has now led to the spread of destructive chaos and destabilisations across a number of regions.
Martin Berger is a freelance journalist and geopolitical analyst, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”