Media Neglect Turkish False Flag Attack Leak And Its Implications
By Moon Of Alamaba
March 28, 2014 “Information Clearing House”
“Moon Of Alabama”- Some more thoughts on the leaked tape from a
meeting in the Turkish foreign ministry which is only very selectively
reported in “western” media.
A video with recorded
voices and English text is available as is the seemingly complete text
in two parts
The setting of the recording is this:
The voices of the illegal recording believed to belong to
DavutoÄ=9Flu, National Intelligence Organization (MÄ°T) Hakan Fidan,
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun SinirlioÄ=9Flu, and Deputy
Chief of General Staff Gen. YaÅ=9Far Gürel. According to the
information obtained from sources, the recording consists of a chat
between four officials in DavutoÄ=9Flu’s office before the
commencement of the official meeting with the participation of more
civil and military bureaucrats in another room at the Foreign
It is not clear when exactly the meeting happened. It would fit the
situation late last year or early 2014.
The major points from my view:
– Turkey has delivered 2,000 trucks of weapons and ammunition to the
insurgents in Syria.
– There are plans for false flag attacks on Turkey or Turkish property
to justify an attack from Turkey on Syria.
– The Turkish military has great concerns going into and fighting Syria.
– The general atmosphere between these deciders is one of
indecisiveness. Everyone seems to be unclear what Erdogan wants and is
waiting for clear orders from above.
– U.S. military has shortly before the meeting presented fresh plans for
a no-fly one over Syria.
Then there is the fact in itself that this tape and others leaked. Internal
government communication in Turkey and personal communication of Turkish
official has been thoroughly compromised. This will hinder future decision
making and will erode any trust Turkish government allies may have in it.
It is somewhat astonishing how “western” media avoid the content of the
leaked tape. An AP report on it makes a lot of the youtube blocking the
Turkish government ordered in reaction to the tape. Of the recording
itself the AP only mentions this:
The four are allegedly heard discussing a military intervention in
neighboring Syria, a sensitive political issue in Turkey, although the
context of the conversation is not clear.
The Washington Post filed that AP report under Technology. This is an
incredible disservice to its readers.
The Guardian report based on Reuters is not any better:
The move by the TIB came hours after an anonymous YouTube account posted a
leaked audio recording allegedly of a confidential conversation between
Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan, foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu,
undersecretary of the foreign ministry Feridun Sinirlioglu and deputy chief
of the general staff, Yasar Gürel, discussing possible military action in
There is no mentioning at all of the false flag attack. The Wall Street
Journal comes somewhat nearer to the truth:
… a leaked recording published anonymously on the platform purported to
reveal a conversation in which Turkey’s foreign minister, spy chief and a
top general appear to discuss how to create a pretext for a possible
Turkish attack within Syria.
For once kudos to the NYT which at least touches one point but leaves
out the other important ones:
… the officials were heard discussing a plot to establish a
justification for military strikes in Syria. One option that is said to
have been discussed was orchestrating an attack on the Tomb of Suleyman
German media did not do any better.
A NATO ally is planning a false flag attack on its own territory which
would implicate NATO Article 5 and other NATO countries’ forces and the
media do not even touch the issue? This is ludicrous.
Related to the Syria issue is another thinly sourced trial balloon, the
tenth or so, by the unofficial CIA spokesperson David Ignatius in the
The Obama administration, stung by reversals in Ukraine and Syria,
appears to have decided to expand its covert program of training and
assistance for the Syrian opposition, deepening U.S. involvement in that
brutal and stalemated civil war. … Details of the plan were still
being debated Thursday, but its likely outlines were described by
knowledgeable officials: …
It follows the list of issues that have been discussed on and on over the
last three years, more CIA training for insurgents in Jordan, more weapons,
maybe some MANPADs. Ignatius source is here seems to be the CIA friends in
the Syrian opposition:
The expanded program would `send a clear message to the Assad regime
that there is no military solution to the struggle,’ according to a
March memo to the White House from the opposition. Assad `has no
incentive to talk’ now, the memo argued, because he thinks he is
The rationale, bluntly stated, is that to reach an eventual diplomatic
settlement in Syria, it is necessary now to escalate the conflict
militarily. This has been a hard pill for Obama to swallow, but prodded
by the Saudis, he seems to have reached that point.
There are so many caveats in here – “appears to have decided”, 2still being
debated”, “seems to have reached that point” – that I do not believe a word
of it. The loudly announced, by Ignatius and others, attack on south Syria
has yet to appear and the halfhearted attack by the Turkish supported
Jihadists in the north seems to be stuck.
I do not anticipate any bigger action by Turkey or the U.S. especially as
the such action right now would likely lead to harsher reaction by Russia.