US, Turkey partners to ISIL: Analyst
An interview with Gordon Duff
The following is a summary and an approximate transcript of the interview.
Press TV: Just how genuine is the West in its so-called anti-ISIL coalition? And doesn’t this demand by Turkey show the possible true intentions of the West and the anti-Assad forces by taking part in the so-called anti-ISIL campaign?
Duff: I think we’re certainly seeing the true intentions of Mr. Erdogan. If there is a no-fly zone to be implemented anywhere, I would suggest that it be over Turkey.
Jihadists of multiple nationalities being brought into Syria are all flown into Turkey.
More than this, the oil that is being taken is hundred times more than anyone is speaking about this. And the only way this oil can be stolen is by being loaded into the Turkish- and Israeli-owned Baku-Ceyhan pipeline… in the south of the city of Ceyhan… and this is managed by NATO and the Turkish navy.
This works as transitional period for ISIS, where they are moving from funding from Qatar and Saudi Arabia and becoming self-funding. They are now not only beginning to pay off for themselves, but they have also started making profits for their partners as well.
In that case by partners, we mean Mr. Erdogan, who is very much a pipeline partner. And other oil partners with the ISIS… the Israelis are certainly oil partners. To this extent, those companies within the US and the West that would be making billions theoretically training anti-terrorist terrorists. The insanity of that is almost beyond discussion.
The ISIS is very much a business and President Obama has decided to make this a very long-running business. One way of doing this is restricting the Syrian air force.
How can they [Syrians] control the flow of militants without having an air cover? It is insane and is a violation of their sovereignty. It is also a violation of the rule of sanity.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he 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.