Turkey's CIA scandal - Ergenekon
CIA-partners explode bombs and blame it on arabs... so they get more money!
British did it in Iraq:
huuuge news.. going on in Turkey right now.. and the embedded media DOES NOT REPORT.
It is censored... 9/11 inside job, madrid bombings, bali, london 7 July 2005...
And we are led by the nose.
|Prosecutors should go wherever the evidence points, analysts say|
“It is usually not a good idea to cut deals with terrorists or sponsors of terrorism,” Daniele Ganser, Swiss historian and security expert at the history department of the University of Basel, told Today's Zaman. Ganser, who wrote a popular book titled “NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe,” said Ergenekon could be a remnant of the old Turkish counter-guerilla set up during the Cold War by NATO to fight an insurgent war in case of an invasion by communist forces.
In August 1990, Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti openly admitted for the first time what had long been denied: the existence of a secret army inside the Italian Secret Service codenamed “Gladio.” “Italians did destroy their own Ergenekon [Gladio],” said Grenville Byford, a Boston-based analyst and long-time researcher on Turkey. Speaking to Today's Zaman, Byford said Turkey should investigate and follow the evidence and then prosecute those the evidence suggests have committed crimes.
Byford, whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Foreign Affairs and the Washington Monthly, believes investigators should pull out all the stops in prosecuting the Ergenekon case and thoroughly examine every link and lead. “Follow the evidence. If there is evidence that judges and politicians are involved, then they should be prosecuted along with their fellow conspirators,” he stressed.
Critics of the Ergenekon trial allege that the case has turned into a witch hunt, as Soner Çağaptay from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy wrote in Newsweek, likening the investigation to the McCarthy trials in the US. Byford does not agree with this characterization. “The first thing that everyone needs to keep in focus with regard to the Ergenekon investigation is that large quantities of military weapons have been uncovered: LAWs [light anti-tank weapons], grenades, C4 explosives, rifles and ammunition,” he said. Byford raised three questions with regard to these discoveries: “Where were they stolen from? Who stole them? And how did they intend to use them?” “Those who say the investigation is a ‘witch hunt' have to provide answers to these questions rather than simply ignoring them,” he underlined.
Byford also drew attention to the cynical approach adopted by critics of the Ergenekon case. “We have a saying in English that ‘there is no smoke without fire.' There is a great deal of smoke around Ergenekon, but there is evidently a fire at its center. What I would like to ask those who think it's all a witch hunt is this: How is it that the same judicial system that produced the intellectually bankrupt ‘367' decision, almost banned the [Justice and Development Party] AK Party, protected the Şemdinli bombers and now wishes to prosecute President [Abdullah] Gül in clear breach of the Constitution, is now conducting a ‘witch hunt' on behalf of the AK Party?” he said.
The case has also received an endorsement from the newly elected leader of the nationalist Grand Unity Party (BBP). Yalçın Topçu said the government should go all the way to prosecute the case. “Anybody, no matter what his or her affiliation is, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if he/she is involved in any crime or terror activity,” he told Today's Zaman. Though he expressed his discomfort with calling the case “Ergenekon,” since that is the name of the legendary birth place of the Turkic race, Topçu was firm in saying that no one should be spared if the evidence suggests they are linked to a terrorist plot.
Turkish security intelligence sources said they expect the incidence of terrorism to rise as the Ergenekon investigation digs deeper. The Turkish police issued a warning to all officers and stations countrywide to brace themselves for possible terrorist strikes. When asked whether deep elements in the clandestine group that have not been caught yet will resort to more violence as the investigation progresses, security expert Ganser believes that this is possible. Evidence disclosed by the court shows that suspects sought to assassinate prominent Turkish figures, including Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, in an effort to destabilize the country and generate support for a coup against the government.
Cautioning that in Gladio-type organizations it may prove to be difficult to determine who is pulling the strings, Ganser described these types of organizations as having a hierarchical structure. “That makes it extremely difficult to climb up the ladder, because usually there are no written records, just word to word orders and the strict application of a ‘need to know' principle; thus, the lower elements, as a rule, have only fragmented knowledge,” he explained.
In two separate indictments submitted to the court, Turkish prosecutors unveiled a body of evidence linking low-profile operatives to top names consisting of retired generals, university presidents, former police chiefs, writers and others. Yet more leads may warrant further arrests in the Ergenekon case, prompting prosecutors to go after prominent names.
Byford mentioned a journal allegedly belonging to former Naval Forces Commander Adm. Özden Örnek that contains coup plans and asked whether it is a genuine. “If the prosecutors have evidence that it is, they cannot ignore the fact that four of Turkey's top generals plotted to remove Turkey's duly elected civilian government,” he said. “Obviously, the prosecutors will have to prove this in court, but that is what courts are for.” “Simply ignoring the evidence will not do,” Byford emphasized.
Ganser argued that it is quite possible that the Ergenekon gang used all kinds of ideologies to garner support for its own agenda. “All sorts of extremism are useful for the strategy of tension, be it militant neo-fascists, militant leftists or militant Islamists,” he said. The violence in the case indicates that Ergenekon's leaders used terrorist organizations in Turkey from all backgrounds, worldviews and political ideologies for their ultimate aim of creating chaos in the country. The evidence suggests that the group had links with the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the extreme-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C), the Islamist organization Hizbullah, the ultranationalist Turkish Revenge Brigade (TİT), the Turkish Workers' and Peasants' Liberation Army (TİKKO), the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) and the Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an extreme group wishing to reinstate the Islamic caliphate.
| ABDULLAH BOZKURT ANKARA|
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