Israel Turns to Greece, Deal Cut to Bring Putin Back, Gut US Prestige and Power
When fears of losing the Jewish vote pushed Obama and Secretary Clinton into promising Netanyahu an American veto of Palestine’s bid for UN membership, as is the norm, the real issues weren’t seen. The big loser, at first anyway, will be America. Payoffs, being cut in on the oil and gas deals between Cyprus, Israel and Greece will make key Democrats “well.” We call that bribery.
Israel has played the GOP into total self destruction. Now a party totally under Israeli control, the GOP is fielding a hopeless gang of losers for the presidency but can expect gains in both the house and senate. The reasons? Israel wants America weak and indecisive, seeing opportunities for its friends to do well while crashing the dollar and splitting the European Union.
Israel also believes it is building a new alliance, Russia and India, betting that America will disappear into the “sands of time.” Pushing them is the aggressive stand Turkey has taken, its navy off Cypriot shores today, in a bid to counter Israeli claims to vast gas reserves under the Mediterranean, some potentially Turkish but many clearly owned by the new Palestinian state that Israel is working to block.
To secure control of Cyprus, Israel turned to Greece, blocking a gas pipeline that would have gone there, leaving Israel as the only potential market for gas and oil the projected multi-trillion dollar finds in the Mediterranean.
Israel sold out Cyprus too.
In the process, Israel turned to Greece, asking them to intercede with Russia, promising them America’s now empty place at the table as arbiter of Middle East affairs. Turkey’s major strategic asset, control of the Bosporus, threatens Russia’s plans to replace America as the major naval power in the Mediterranean.
Thus, the chess pieces move and the pawns, some thinking of themselves as kings, prepare to fall.
Terrorism as Policy
Have things gone this far? Standing by Israel, America will lose Turkey as an ally. With that, the conflict in Iraq is likely to escalate, helped by a strong Israeli presence with the PKK in Kurdistan and an extensive terrorist presence around Mosul, one responsible for hundreds of bombings used to keep US forces in place as an offset to Iranian influence in the area. Israel has been, for years, the prime mover in the attacks in Iraq blamed on Sunni and Shiite groups.
Similarly, Israel has used the PKK, the communist Kurdish rebels, to stage terror attacks inside Turkey and recently threatened to begin another terror campaign. Israel openly admitted its role in PKK terror, part of its odd history of “friendship” with Turkey, befriending the army and intelligence services while helping the military in Turkey destabilize the civilian government.
Erdogan just finished pushing the US into giving Turkey Predator drones to use against Israeli backed rebels. This is America’s attempt at maintaining some influence and playing the “brinksmanship” game. As reported in the Jerusalem Post:
ANKARA – The United States has agreed in principle to deploy US Predator drones on Turkish soil to aid in the fight against Kurdish separatist rebels, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said.
The US military flies unarmed surveillance Predators based in Iraq and shares images and vital intelligence with Turkey to aid Ankara as it battles Kurdish Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels who have camps in northern Iraq.
Erdogan, speaking to reporters in New York on Friday where he attended a UN General Assembly, said Turkey has offered to buy or lease the drones and that details are being worked out.
US troops are due to leave Iraq at the end of 2011. Turkish officials have expressed concern the PKK, which has bases in northern Iraq, might exploit any security vacuum left by the departure of the US military from Iraq.
Security experts say Turkey is very dependent on the Predators and other spy aircraft in its fight against the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
Turkey, a NATO ally for the United States, agreed earlier this month to host a NATO early-warning radar system as part of the defenses of the Western military alliance.
The Turkish military has launched air strikes and artillery raids against suspected PKK hideouts in northern Iraq in retaliation for a spate of militant attacks inside Turkey, despite opposition from Iraq’s regional Kurdish government.
Erdogan said such operations will continue until the PKK lays down its weapons. Iraqi Kurdish government officials have called for the issue to be resolved through diplomatic means.
“Our decision is clear. We can not back off, we can not think about ending the cross-border operations,” Erdogan said.
“If the terrorist organization can manage to lay down weapons, naturally the operations will also stop.”
There has been an increase in rhetoric by Turkey of a potential cross-border land operation into northern Iraq, possibly in cooperation with Iran, which is locked in its own conflict with an offshoot of the PKK.
The PKK has fought for Kurdish self-rule for more than 27 years in a conflict that has killed 40,000 people.
What is not said in the Jerusalem Post is that the PKK has been controlled by Israel since its origins much as Israel controls similar groups in Bahrain and Yemen along with the Boko Harum in Nigeria. All are said to be “Al Qaeda” franchises, a claim made often of the new Libyan government. A long time joke in the region is that the organization known as Al Qaeda, which is attractive to so many younger Islamic extremists angry at the west, has never existed.
When examined carefully, all “Al Qaeda” attacks have served the foreign policy needs of Israel, from 9/11 to 7/7 to Mumbai, always timed to support western intervention, strain relations between Pakistan and India or to, more often than not, enhance the marketability of Israeli defense technology firms who invariably show up the day after any attack, marketing their wares.
Nigeria just had one of those experiences, no, actually two. More are coming.
When the trail of the Detroit “crotch bomber” led to Israeli based security companies, first in helping the “bomber” reach Detroit and then in marketing $2 billion dollars of defective scanners that leaked dangerous ionizing radiation in America airports, supplying both “the disease” and “the cure,” this time the trail went directly to Michael Chertoff, former Bush Homeland Security chief and his friends.
From Mother Jones
Within days or even hours of the bombing attempt, everyone was talking about so-called whole-body imaging as the magic bullet that could stop this type of attack. In announcing hearings by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Joe Lieberman approached the use of scanners as a foregone conclusion, saying one of the “big, urgent questions that we are holding this hearing to answer” was “Why isn’t whole-body-scanning technology that can detect explosives in wider use?”
Former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff told the Washington Post, “You’ve got to find some way of detecting things in parts of the body that aren’t easy to get at. It’s either pat downs or imaging, or otherwise hoping that bad guys haven’t figured it out, and I guess bad guys have figured it out.”…
As I documented in my book The Five Unanswered Questions About 9/11, airport security has always been compromised by corporate interests.When it comes to high-tech screening methods, the TSA has a dismal record of enriching private corporations with failed technologies, and there are signs that the latest miracle device may just bring more of the same.… Yesterday, the London Independent reported on “authoritative claims that officials at the [UK] Department for Transport and the Home Office have already tested the scanners and were not persuaded that they would work comprehensively against terrorist threats to aviation.” A British defense-research firm reportedly found the machines unreliable in detecting “low-density” materials like plastics, chemicals, and liquids—precisely what the underwear bomber had stuffed in his briefs.
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