Turkey Closes Door on Israel’s Planned “Pearl Harbor” on Iran
Leaders in Israel, far more extreme than Netanyahu himself, are nearing panic. Five minutes ago, I finished a TV broadcast with live video from Jerusalem. Things are happening quickly and our fear is that very dangerous options will be chosen by interests tied to Israel that feel their power over “history” threatened.
Israel’s own people are tired of joblessness, homelessness, rigged elections, government corruption, in fact, they are tired of living like Americans. I understand their problems well. They are also sick of the Netanyahu’s government and the continual terror scares and the overly “convenient” attacks that arrive on cue like the videos made by Osama bin Laden to help President Bush, videos made by bin Laden years after his death.
For 10 years, the “Masters of the Universe” have felt they were building, not a New American Century, as PNAC (Project for a New American Century) claimed, but something far more diabolical. Behind all the rumors and plots one move has been afoot worldwide, a movement to undermine representative government, the move toward ending hope of real democracy that must lead to a violent explosion, not just social upheaval, as limited resources and limited expectations push millions of young, highly educated adults, toward a life of near poverty.
Eventually, the world will descend into total darkness or violent revolution erasing many things “from the sands of time.”
For ten years an Orwellian nightmare has been in the production, moving forward on plan, war after war, collapse after collapse, fear, disinformation, mind control, a staged artificial reality supported by controlled press and virtual armies of collaborators and the mentally deficient. The strange goings on we now learn about Libya have some new clues.
On August 11, 2011, Gaddafi’s son, Saif, attended a meeting in Cairo to discuss using Palestinian charities run by the Mossad to payoff bloggers and activists fronting for Gaddafi. Since then we learned that, not only was former President Bush’s personal envoy, David Welch, now CEO of construction and oil giant Bechtel, the chair of that meeting representing the Mossad’s “inside man” in congress, one of many I am afraid, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (R OH) but that representatives of, not only Gaddafi intelligence and Egyptian intelligence were there but two agents each from the CIA and Mossad also.
A big “Veterans Today thanks” to friends on the staff of Four Seasons Hotels for our “heads up.” Veterans Today has a great staff in Egypt and we don’t miss much.
Two days ago, I put my foot up the “behind” of an Israeli shill on international television, yes I am relentless and bad mannered in the presence of vermin. You might enjoy this:
Thus, Israel is again today struck with mass political rallies, certainly over 500,000 in the streets, claims of 1 million, Jews seeking political justice in a society the world has been told is the picture of democracy.
In a few days, Israel’s diplomats return from Turkey, expelled from a nation that was, second to the United States, their biggest military partner.
In a few days, 90% of the UN will vote for sanctions against Israel, a vote that will not pass because of a Security Council override, a veto expected to be delivered by President Obama, something that will leave a black mark behind his name.
What should be seen as the hope of the world, Israeli people rising for peace, seeking real democracy in their own country as have millions of their Arab neighbors, is going to be taken as a threat.
Who will see it as a threat, who sees peace and justice as a bad thing, who sees hope and brotherhood as disastrous to their plans, who is willing to step in and “adjust” history as was done on 9/11?
Laying out what we know, what we fear and what we can safely surmise:
- We have confirmed that the killings in Norway were a Mossad operation entirely, managed by a controlled cell of Freemasons in Northern Europe and Britain with strong contacts to Poland and Belarus. This group has extensive access to weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear material.
- On the “runup” to 9/11, Israel and their friends in the US, including the Dominionist friends of General Boykin, are planning a terror scare based on a radiological device. A training exercise recently including aspects of “operational training” that is more “disease related” than “cure related”
- Israel sacrificed more than we know when Turkey ended military training maneuvers with them.
Israel was bringing planes into Turkey for combined training with the Turkish Air Force as per their joint agreements. However, rather than return the planes to Israel, they were being taken to former Soviet fighter bases in Azerbaijan that had fallen under the control of “rebels” funded by Israel. These planes have been stationed near the Iranian border for an unexpected attack on nuclear facilities there, an attack that would not openly violate Iraq’s airspace. Their plans were originally “outed” in this June, 2010 article in Veterans Today:
Israeli Ruse Allows Use of Turkish Air Corridor
A Door Now Closed
By Gordon Duff
06-19-2010 – A week ago, Israel leaked to the press that they had permission from Saudi Arabia to use their air space to attack Iran.
The Saudi’s quickly denied this. The effort on Israel’s part was a ruse to cover their real plans, to attack from the Republic of Georgia, close to Iran’s northern border.
However, the breakdown in relations with Turkey after miscalculating the response to their Flotilla raid on a Turkish ship in international waters may have ended this operation.
Israel, whose arms agreements with Turkey mounted to nearly $5 billion dollars over a period of years, had been training pilots in Turkey for bombing attacks on Iran. During these training missions, Israel was smuggling aircraft through Turkish airspace. Sources indicate that Georgia has become a major transhipment point for narcotics from Afghanistan and other countries in the region.
Both a land route through Turkey and into Northern Cyprus and air and sea routes directly into Europe and North America have been cited.
Turkey had allowed Israel to use their air space for training because their terrain closely resembled areas of Iran that Israel planned to attack.
However, Turkey was unaware that planes involved in this effort were being relocated to forward staging areas in the Republic of Georgia, making Turkey, technically, fully complicit in this planned illegal attack.
Helping coordinate the attack are intelligence units forward stationed in Azerbaijan, under the guise of technicians, trainers and advisors under the broad armaments agreements with that small nation.
Supply operations, moving necessary ordnance, much of it supplied by the United States under ammunition storage agreements, is being moved through the Black Sea to the Georgian Port of Poti, a major site for exporting coal and manganese ore.
Cover for the supply operations is being performed by the Georgian Coast Guard, set up by Israel and manned with Israeli observers.
Their job is to keep Russian surveillance craft away from supply operations under the guise of a “Gaza type” naval blockade of Abkhazia, a separatist province supported by Russia.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia have both separated from the Republic of Georgia and are seeking independence with Russian backing. Georgia attempted to “reattach” South Ossetia with Israeli help in 2008 until Russian forces moved in after the killing of peacekeeping troops by Israeli “commandos.”
US Naval forces began operating in the Black Sea in late May, with the USS Grapple (T-ars 53), a service and salvage ship, visiting the George port of Poti for joint military exercises which ended June 8th. The USS Graple is no
longer Navy but rather “Sealift” with a civilian crew and is used to support “black operations” and carry cargoes that would violate international treaties were the American military crew to be in control.
In fact, we have no idea who controls the USS Grapple, an American naval vessel.
Prior to that, the last US Navy ship in the region was the USS John L. Hall (FFG-32), a Perry class guided missile frigate. A Russian spokesman said, “The US is trying to turn the Black Sea into an American lake.”
The US is also maintaining a training and observation command in Tiblisi, a unit from Ramstein AFB in Germany, that is coordinating air traffic and radar functions.
With regular visits by the US Navy scheduled and ramping up at the same convenient time Israel is building up its arms cache in Georgia for the upcoming attack on Iran, the current debacle with Turkey may have set things back or ended this gambit completely.
Turkish air controllers had to know something was afoot when the attack bombers failed to return to the agreed upon flight plans and return to Israel.
A critical issue, of course, is the S300 air defense system that Russia has agreed to withhold from Iran as part of the program of sanctions. The current Tor 1 system, though robust, can be defeated by a well planned low level attack.
As the use of Georgia may be seen as a provocation by Russia, even if the attacks never manifest as anything other than more “firing blanks” like Israel’s tussle with Hezbollah in Lebanon, Russia may reconsider the delivery of this vital defense technology.
Without the ability to use forward bases in either Georgia, Azerbaijan or Kazakhstan, Israel would be unable to attack Iran at all except by flying a circuitous 4500 mile “each way” route or using the limited capabilities of its nuclear armed submarine off the coast of Iran.
It is uncertain how Turkey will deal with the illegal use of their airspace by Israel as relations are already at a low ebb. With a number of former Soviet airfields spread across Georgia and 4 of 5 fields in Azerbaijan available for operations and support, the region makes a perfect area for broad operations, not only against Iran but for movement of contraband of every variety.
Deep Background: Only Bridge Between West and Caspian Falling Apart
2002 False Report of Terrorism and Drug Running By Iran, Army War College As Ordered by Security Advisor Karl Rove (Classification Uncertain)
Caspian Region: Purpose: Staging for an attack on Iran
04-10-2002 – BACKGROUND: Despite Central Asia’s new prominence, few observers have reported about rising threats to and from naval forces in the Caspian. Russia’s Caspian Fleet is the only one of its fleets to have grown since 1991, but the more direct threat is posed by Iran.
Iran’s open desire to expand its territorial sector in the Caspian, obstruct agreement on delimiting the Caspian and dividing it among the littoral states, and to use force to threaten its neighbors is well known and quite visible to those governments.
Recently it was revealed that Iran had deployed some 38 ships in the Caspian. In Summer 2001, it threatened Azerbaijan’s exploration ships in the Caspian and Foreign Minister Kamil Kharazzi told Baku that it should heed Iran’s warnings “if it knows what is good for it”. Exploration in the area was subsequently suspended because of the uncertain security and the unclear political situation in those waters.
Iran could make such threats, force Azerbaijan to recall its exploration ships, and compel the cessation of exploration precisely because Azerbaijan lacks the means to defend its coastline. Thus it is not surprising that Baku turned to Washington.
Nor is it surprising that Washington responded and is assisting Azerbaijan, like Turkey has for years, with training and educating military officers, and training its forces for peacekeeping and drug control operations. Those activities are certainly connected not just with the war on terrorism as such, but with growing signs of Iran’s cooptation of the Al-Qaeda network.
Over time, it has also become clear to the United States that Iran continues to be the leading state sponsor of terrorism, deliberately supports terrorism throughout the Middle East, undermines U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan under Hamid Karzai’s government, and shelters Al-Qaeda terrorists.
As some of those terrorists seem also to have fled to Georgia, the threats of terrorism and/or Iranian military activity in the Caucasus no longer appear to be remote contingencies. And since it is unlikely that the scheduled conference of April 24-25, 2002 to define the Caspian’s territorial delimitation will resolve the issue, the undefined situation there could stoke the fires of conflict in the area. Iran might also be able to contribute to the looming succession crisis in Azerbaijan since it harbors Mahir Javadov, who plotted against Azeri ruler, Heydar Aliyev.
Iran’s mischief-making potential is enhanced by the fact that Azerbaijan’s domestic situation is none too secure. Its 78-year old ruler, Heydar Aliyev, appears to be in failing health and his regime is under increasing pressure from popular disaffection at home.
Public demonstrations protest against rigged elections, and the transparent effort to ensure that his son Ilham succeed him, as well as the unresolved war in Nagorno-Karabakh that owes much to elite and popular refusal accept the changes needed to make peace there all suggest the possibility of a major domestic crisis if and when Aliyev leaves the scene.
This domestic crisis, the possibility of terrorists trying to exploit it either for themselves or for Iran’s benefit, or the alternative of an Iranian military operation against Baku, and the energy assets at risk should Azerbaijan fall into crisis, are all proximate causes for the spread of U.S. military influence to Azerbaijan.
Nor is that presence solely a naval one. In November, press reports announced that the U.S. Air Force was considering obtaining an air base in Azerbaijan. And since Congress has repealed section 907 of the Freedom Supports Act (that prohibited government-to-government assistance to Azerbaijan) the United States can now openly render Azerbaijan military assistance and aid.
On March 27-28, the first bilateral U.S.-Azerbaijan military consultations took place in Baku, which focused on naval defense in the Caspian and on standardization of air controls, as well as training programs. As the ban on U.S. arms exports to Azerbaijan and Armenia has been lifted, the road is now cleared for Washington to support Baku substantially.
We should not lose sight of the potential for a major crisis either in Azerbaijan’s internal arrangements or in its external relations, or even more likely, coinciding crises. Just as in Georgia’s case, the structural weaknesses of Azerbaijan, combined with its enhanced strategic relevance makes the likelihood of crisis and conflict rather high.
By inserting its presence into this lion’s den, the United States is not only asserting its power and influence throughout the Caucasus and the overall former Soviet Union, it is also putting its influence and perhaps its military assets at some risk.
Whether or not the American military presence will be a long-lasting one cannot be definitively ascertained at present. But there is little doubt that American economic and political influence throughout the area is rising, and is intended to be there for the long run.
Unfortunately, that presence is also accompanied by ever more numerous signs of domestic crises and interstate rivalries across the entire region. Only time will tell if those who wager on crisis and conflict or on the United States’ pacifying presence are correct. But in the meantime the Caucasus and Central Asia will undoubtedly live through what the Chinese call “interesting times.”
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.