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Israel’s Media Friends throw Turkey a Lifeline


… by Liz Sly,  Washington Post

The Turkish military is no longer the stabilizing force it always has been to keep the country glued together.

The Turkish military is no longer the stabilizing force it always has been to keep the country glued together

[ Editor’s Note: Most VT readers know my bi-line phrase is “You just can’t make this stuff up.” But apparently you can at the Washington Post, where I had to start the day reading something that a journalist actually got paid to do. I decided to use it to lead off the day, as it is a classic example of spin-meistering.

We live in a sea of spin, so we can spot all the usual ploys with a blindfold on. We have a good batch of experienced Cold War psyops people at VT who know this game intimately. First task is to create a false reality by presenting it as an agreed-upon framework, and then add in some light to medium critical stuff as smokescreen so that your main psyops points are not glaringly such.

Ms. Sly, (how I loved the irony there) in the first line comes out swinging with “strategic nightmare”, “enemies encroach on its borders” and “allies snub its demands.” Notice how she dispenses with how Kurds who live in northern Syria have any right to move around in their own area where they have lived for a long time, even with permission from their own government, and to push back terrorists supported by Turkey.

She transforms this into “enemies encroach”, words rarely used, but chosen carefully because the Kurds have not threatened to cross Turkey’s border. She is spinning a threat that does not exist. And mind you, an editor signed off on this copy, which is no surprise at the NeoCon Washington Post.

Next we have Turkey being spun as Russia’s oldest and nearest “rival”, when Russia has years of major investment in building long term business bonds as a main theme of its foreign policy, particularly the gas pipelines. Earlier in the blowup of relations with Turkey after the plane shoot down, Putin even mentioned the huge investment Russia had made in Turkey, and mentioned his personal investment with Erdogan.

So the WP article is spin-meistering on steroids. Tied into this morning internet jaunt was seeing InfoWars step into this Turkey-Syria furball, when Alex Jones, who has no expertise in the area, has another shillster Wayne Madsen on the show to hype the “Turkish Threat”. It is the kind of thing one would see when a handler is activating an asset to seed the media. There is more by clicking on the WP link, but VT readers can spot a lot of itJim W. Dean ]


Turkey has become the rogue elephant of NATO, who is not totally innocent either

Turkey has become the rogue elephant of NATO, which is not totally innocent either

February 20, at 7:09 PM

Beauty, history and intrigue all rolled into one sack of cats

Beauty, history and intrigue all rolled into one sack of cats

Turkey is confronting what amounts to a strategic nightmare as bombs explode in its cities, its enemies encroach on its borders and its allies seemingly snub its demands. 
As recently as four years ago, Turkey appeared poised to become one of the biggest winners of the Arab Spring, an ascendant power hailed by the West as a model and embraced by a region seeking new patrons and new forms of governance.
All that has evaporated since the failure of the Arab revolts, shifts in the geopolitical landscape and the trajectory of the Syrian war. Russia, Turkey’s oldest and nearest rival, is expanding its presence around Turkey’s borders — in Syria to the south, in Crimea and Ukraine to the north, and in Armenia to the east.
On Saturday, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced the deployment of a new batch of fighter jets and combat helicopters to an air base outside the Armenian capital, Yerevan, 25 miles from the Turkish border.

Blowback from the Syrian war in the form of a string of suicide bombings in Istanbul and Ankara, most recently on Wednesday, has brought fear to Turkish streets and dampened the vital tourist industry.

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12 Responses to "Israel’s Media Friends throw Turkey a Lifeline"

  1. Peter Johnson  February 23, 2016 at 3:25 am

    The current project to cleanse the cradle of civilisation of all cultures and sub-breeds pre-dating 1948 is an utter disaster.

    The Kurds are the direct genetic descendants of the Medes, who were a power to reckon with between 5000 and 2500 years ago — during the Bronze Age. Their bronze lamps, locks, horse bits, and edge weapons are sold on the antiquities market as “Luristan Bronzes” and can be Googled.

    Their glory days were behind them at the end of the Bronze Age — Iron Weapons finally forced them to absorb into Iran during the Iron Age. But they were already a very ancient civilisation during the Bronze Age, since small grains and grazing animals were domesticated in the Zagros Mountains which they have inhabited continuously. They have thus been there since at least the Neolithic Revolution and probably much longer. They are one of the oldest peoples on Earth.

    If anyone has a right to “move around in their own area” it’s the Kurds. The descendants of the Mongols who are attempting to exterminate them have only been there for 700 years.

  2. Spiritual Warrior  February 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    As soon as I saw the article I remembered Gordon’s article about the Intel of Turkey planning on a ground incursion Monday (today) and thought what perfect timing. These pros keep showing their hand and reminding us who is who in the game. Thanks for the opportunity Mr. Dean.

  3. captain obvious  February 22, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    aren’t there laws against psyop propaganda garbage?

  4. ayelyahbenjamin  February 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    This is what you call the manufacture of war …..with the usual suspects

  5. Howie  February 22, 2016 at 10:57 am

    wjabbe, my grandfather fought the Turks in some of the bloodiest warfare in human history, and suffered for the rest of his life as a result.

    Watching Washington lovingly fondle their boy Erdogan really pi$$es me off!

  6. Howie  February 22, 2016 at 10:42 am

    What a bunch ov drivel from wapo.

    But I feel sorry for you guys having to listen to AJ, I would probably chuck my computer out the window if forced to do that for more than two minutes.

    And Aljahawhaw (headchopper central)are having kittens right now, they even showed a clip of “civilians fleeing barrel bombs”, and showed a group of kids smiling and playing on a swing, no joke.

  7. wjabbe  February 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

    In case people have forgotten one of the world’s gross examples of man’s inhumanity to man, committed by Turks against Armenians just before the formal start of WWI, here is a brief quote from history.com:
    “On April 24, 1915, the Armenian genocide began. That day, the Turkish government arrested and executed several hundred Armenian intellectuals. After that, ordinary Armenians were turned out of their homes and sent on death marches through the Mesopotamian desert without food or water. Frequently, the marchers were stripped naked and forced to walk under the scorching sun until they dropped dead. People who stopped to rest were shot.

    At the same time, the Young Turks created a “Special Organization,” which in turn organized “killing squads” or “butcher battalions” to carry out, as one officer put it, “the liquidation of the Christian elements.” These killing squads were often made up of murderers and other ex-convicts. They drowned people in rivers, threw them off cliffs, crucified them and burned them alive. In short order, the Turkish countryside was littered with Armenian corpses.”

    • Worker Bee  February 22, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Armenian genocide – practice by the Dönmeh and the central banking cartel for the Soviet Union genocide of Orthodox Christian peasants and many others?

    • Peter Johnson  February 23, 2016 at 3:37 am

      They are still Mongols.

  8. Snoop Dough  February 22, 2016 at 10:12 am

    The moral contradictions of lame stream news is an offence to my intelligence!

  9. wjabbe  February 22, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Here is a comment near the top of the WP article:
    10:10 AM EST
    “When the Russians invade, it will be a perfect time to demand the Turkish evacuation of Cyprus. Eastern Turkey will go to the Kurds and Armenians, Cyprus to the Greeks. Christians throughout what’s left of Turkey must be given freedom of worship. If the Turks resist, let the Russians occupy the whole country. The Turks created ISIS, and were never our allies; not in WW1 or 2. We should have finished them off after WW1. Asia Minor is a European country.”

  10. US-First  February 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

    NeoCon media moguls swayed and paid by the Khazarian/Zionist pied-piper and Ms. Sly is down among the rats dancing to the music. (Apologies to Sly and the Family Stone).

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