Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan came out swinging today. With the U.S. led coalition (Britain and France included) recently suffering an embarrassing defeat in Aleppo, Syria when Syrian and Russian forces helped to liberate the city from ISIL, this latest revelation could be seen as Turkey throwing salt on the U.S. wound.
Erdogan’s bombshell statements highlighted what much of the world is now accepting as the reality:
“They [the U.S.] give support to terrorist groups including Daesh (IS/ISIL). We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos.”
While no videos or pictures have been made public yet, most of the world is hoping that Erdogan will make good on his words by publicly disclosing their alleged evidence. Such a move would be significant on many different levels. Would the U.S. be held responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity? Would the other countries also involved be held responsible, legally and on the world stage?
Adding to the disclosure was Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan:
“The Western coalition is of a formal nature, they have no real intention to fight neither in Syria nor in Iraq. We don’t see any readiness on their part to play a truly useful and meaningful role in fighting IS, because it’s them who have raised terrorists and they are interested in keeping them there. Maybe the coalition forces would like to see terrorists weakened, but certainly not destroyed, because those terrorists are their tool for destabilizing this region and some other parts of the world.”
This statement is no longer just a “conspiracy theory” or exaggeration, as U.S. House Representative from Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill that would stop the U.S. government from funding and supporting ISIL, both directly and indirectly. Tulsi stated a few things sure to get the attention of many:
“If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Why does our gov get a free pass on this? The CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. This madness must end. We must stop arming terrorists. The Government must end this hypocrisy and abide by the same laws that apply to its’ citizens.”
Indeed, the U.S. government and other governments must be held responsible.
Something that is interesting about Erdogan’s comments today is that he is publicly slamming the U.S. government for funding and arming ISIL and other terrorists groups, when he has also been slammed in the past for funding and arming ISIL. Remember from the paragraph above that Tulsi Gabbard said Turkey is one of the countries arming and funding ISIL. We must also keep in mind what Vladimir Putin said in November of 2015 about Turkey and 39 other countries funding ISIL. The dam is breaking.
So, perhaps Turkey, or certain aspects within the military and intelligence community within Turkey have stopped coordinating with the CIA and other intelligence groups in helping to aid ISIL. Putin and Erdogan have made it no secret as to their willingness to cooperate more over the six several months especially. One of the biggest signs of this growing cooperation between Russia and Turkey was the signing of the “Turkish Stream” pipeline in late October of 2016.
Furthermore, Moscow announced today that they will be “intensifying cooperation” between Turkey, Iran and themselves within Syria. Maybe Turkey has broken ties with the Western banking/political cabal. Time will tell and the truth around this situation will be revealed.
It would make sense though in many ways if Turkey has broken off all or most ties with the Western cabal, as the world sees the writing on the wall for ISIL: Time is running extremely short.
Not only was ISIL defeated in Aleppo, Syria, which was the largest battle to date, but ISIL is being defeated in Mosul, Iraq. Today, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told the world that ISIL would be defeated in Iraq within three months.
Perhaps Turkey has made a full pivot East and is now working to defeat the terrorist group they were once arming and funding. Stranger things have happened. We watch in great anticipation as to what will happen next.
What do you think will happen next? Does Turkey, Russia and other have the evidence they claim about the U.S. funding and arming ISIL and other terrorist groups? If so, what should be the consequences of such actions? Will ISIL be defeated entirely in 2017? Will ISIL be defeated in Iraq within 3 months like the Prime Minister stated? Will the other 39 countries that have been funding ISIL be exposed as Putin suggested in late 2015?
The times we live in are incredible and exciting. Though there will be massive revelations, we can look forward to them as the lies continue to come crumbling down and a new, brighter world begins to emerge.
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