In my previous post I noted that several alternative bloggers were saying the failed coup attempt on the Erdogan Turkish government was a "false flag" set up by Erdogan himself. Specifically, I was thinking of Wayne Madsen of the Wayne Madsen Report. This is a blog I've been subscribing to for some time now because he seems to have very good instincts and sources from his previous work at the CIA. Here is what Wayne said shortly after the coup:
Most of the coup participants were from the air force, Army armored units, and military police. It appears that in rounding up coup participants, Erdogan's government is involved in a fish net operation, using the coup as an excuse to also arrest Erdogan critics. The coup attempt was a standard "fly paper" operation, with Erdogan and his allies now seeing which officers attached themselves to the coup......
Erdogan is now operating as Hitler did in 1944 from East Prussia. Erdogan is ordering the arrests of all those involved in or suspected to have been involved in the coup that was destined to fail. And that makes Erdogan infinitely more dangerous than any actual military junta that would have taken over Turkey to restore secular rule and steer the country away from Erdogan's delusion of Ottoman grandeur.
Of course, Erdogan would react strongly against those he believed were involved in the coup. It is more difficult to extrapolate from his strong reaction that he "wanted" the coup. More evidence is needed. To compare Erdogan to Hitler is over the top. With all we've found out about the beginnings of WWII in revisionist history...even Hitler can't be compared to Hitler anymore. Enough said.
Stephen Lendman also took the stance that the failed coup was staged by Erdogan but has more recently posted a more circumspect analysis here.
The most obvious way to oust a regime is by cutting off its head first. Erdogan was returning to Istanbul after vacationing in Marmaris at the time.
According to Reuters, “(a)t (the) height of (the) coup bid, rebel (F-16) jets had (his) plane in their sights.”
A former Turkish military officer “with knowledge of the events” explained “(a)t least two F-16s…locked their radars on his plane and two other F-16s protecting him.”
Why didn’t they shoot him down, an obvious way to eliminate him, making the toppling of his regime easier, a new leader ready to assume power.
Why didn't the two F-16's shoot him down? Easy. The two other "protecting" jets were probably Russian jets. The first two F-16's probably didn't want to tangle with the rooskies...and the rooskies knew that so that's why their jets were guarding Erdogan. The West just doesn't want to wrap its head around the idea of how involved the Russians were in opposing the coup. Even though it's obvious that Russia supplied intelligence...and probably directed the entire opposition strategy...Putin's chess master's hands are all over it.
Erdogan’s dubious account, claiming coup plotters tried attacking him at his resort location, not knowing he already left strains credibility.
They took control of state television, not CNN Turk - letting him be interviewed by cell phone, urging supporters to take to the streets and squares to “overcome” plotters against him.
Effective coups require controlling the message through media and online, shutting out regime voices and all others besides their own.
Without enough military support at high levels, rebels in the ranks are easily overcome - the way things played out.
The coup was a one-day affair, the aftermath ongoing, thousands facing Erdogan’s wrath, anyone suspected of opposing his policies. Long knives remain out in force.
A Final Comment
After announcing it’ll release thousands of emails and documents on Erdogan’s regime, WikiLeaks said “(o)ur infrastructure is under sustained attack.”
“We are unsure of the true origin of the attack. The timing suggests a Turkish state power faction or its allies.”
More than likely the Israelis are behind the Wikileak "sustained attack"....they don't want anyone knowing about their duplicitous finagling with both Turkey and the West. They have the expertise to do the attack and it's what they dooooooooooo.
Update on Current Status of Turkey in Aftermath of Coup Attempt