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CIA chief Tells Turkey to Prepare for US attack on Iran and Syria

You'd think the fact Porter Goss, head broom sweeper at the CIA, recently told the Turkish government the United States plans to attack Iran and Syria would be headline splashing news in the New York Times and the Washington Post. But although the news was carried in the Turkish press, it elicited hardly a murmur here in America, with the exception of United Press International and Reuters.
You'd think the fact Porter Goss, head broom sweeper at the CIA, recently told the Turkish government the United States plans to attack Iran and Syria would be headline splashing news in the New York Times and the Washington Post. But although the news was carried in the Turkish press, it elicited hardly a murmur here in America, with the exception of United Press International and Reuters. As for the latter, only Goss' meeting with Turkish officials on the "separatist terrorist organization" known as the Kurdistan Workers Party was mentioned and nothing about the impending attack, while the UPI mentioned it in the fourth paragraph, stating: "Goss said that Iran sees Turkey as an enemy and will 'export its regime,' warning Ankara to be ready for a possible U.S. aerial operation against Iran and Syria."

PHX News was more specific and noted the lack of attention the story: "In an overlooked story, the Turkish press reported last week that CIA Director Porter Goss went to Ankara recently and informed the Turkish government that Iran already has nuclear weapons and they should be ready for 'a possible US air operation against Iran and Syria.'" The Turkish Press added more details:

During his recent visit to Ankara, CIA Director Porter Goss reportedly brought three dossiers on Iran to Ankara. Goss is said to have asked for Turkey's support for Washington's policy against Iran's nuclear activities, charging that Tehran had supported terrorism and taken part in activities against Turkey. Goss also asked Ankara to be ready for a possible US air operation against Iran and Syria. Goss, who came to Ankara just after FBI Director Robert Mueller's visit, brought up Iran's alleged attempts to develop nuclear weapons. It was said that Goss first told Ankara that Iran has nuclear weapons and this situation was creating a huge threat for both Turkey and other states in the region. Diplomatic sources say that Washington wants Turkey to coordinate with its Iran policies. The second dossier is about Iran's stance on terrorism. The CIA argued that Iran was supporting terrorism, the PKK and al-Qaeda.

In short, Goss and Mueller were sent by the neocons to shop around an "air operation against Iran and Syria" in Turkey in exchange for a hardline against the Kurds and using the unestablished "fact" the Iranians have nukes and the desire to use them as enticement.

As I have written here for months, the neocons are determined to attack Iran and Syria, if only with airstrikes. Of course, if this is accomplished it will stir up even more chaos and strife, precisely what the neocons want, regardless of all the nonsense Bush mumbles about democracy and Iraqi elections. As we should know if we pay attention, the Bushcons are playing by the Zionist script in an effort to balkanize the Muslim Middle East by way of mass murder and sectarian violence.


forgot the url 24.Dec.2005 19:53

blog repost


thanks 24.Dec.2005 22:40

j

for the post.

thursday's shortwave report 24.Dec.2005 23:21

shakedown or hoe down

The shortwave radio report from russia as presented in indy port 22nd of dec. 2005 report mentions impending israel air assalt from iraq.

googling around gives other indications of preparations since last june by scott ritter. Lots of talk on deep penetration nuclear weapons.

The problem here as I see it is there is a lot of talk. Further US force are doing a triple play now in rpb (rape pillage and burn)since 2002 and will be burning thier equipment and people out.

Thanks for the post 25.Dec.2005 11:07

Yngwie Van Hendrix

I hope this isn't accurate, but it wouldn't surprise me. That John Dean, the guy who had the 11th hour Nixon tapes to grease the impeachment of Nixon and open the doors for Nelson Rockefeller to be VP, is being cited by Boxer as the authority for impeachment, I'd have to say the Neocons are very desperate. Even the military-petroleum establishment is turning against them. Bush has always fancied himself in the same league as Rockefeller, Shroeder, Rothschild, Morgan, etc, and little W's impeachment would probably mean an end to the families political dynasty. Then there is the hard core, Likud (Talmudic) types who have the Bush's balls in their pockets. They would love to murder the Arabs and establish an Israeli empire in the Middle East (payed for by U.S.).

some more stuff 25.Dec.2005 13:59

Malak Tawas

Well this weekend Herr Busch announce some troops are leaving Iraq..
could the plans be to redeploy them in a war zone in Iran or Syria?
We have been hearing that there was plans of
attacks against Iran and Syria since last spring. Could it be part
of a disinformation or preparing to stop Chinese access to oil in the
Middle East (specifically Iran) or this raising alliance between
Iran, Russia, China and the New Socialist Revolutionaries of Latin
America? Or somekinda combination of all. All for the greater glory of a new Kurdistan (just joking).

some articles with URLs:



Speculations over US attack against Iran
Jürgen Gottschlich, Der Spiegel



December 23, 2005

Are the USA planing a rocket attack against targets in Iran? In
secret discussions Washington was preparing the Allies for
appropriate air strikes in 2006, agencies disclosed to day.
Especially in the NATO country Turkey, speculations about an attack
against Iranian nuclear facilities are taking place.

Istanbul/Berlin - The News exploded like a Bomb in the tranquil
prechristmas mood.:Washington was preparing close allies for air
strikes against Iran. This was disseminated today by the German
Depeschenservice in a text by the former "FAZ" editor - Head and
Secret Service Expert Udo Ulfkotte - however substantial doubts on
this matter are certainly justified.

As source given by the not undoubted journalist Ulfkotte "Western
security circles" without naming specifics. According to his
statements, CIA-Chief Porter Goss in the Turkish Capital Ankara asked
M.P. Recep Tayyip Erdogan to support the air strikes against Iranian
Nuclear and Military Installations especially with uninhibited
exchange of secret information. At the present plan the attacks were
planned for 2006.

In recent weeks The governments of Saudi-Arabia, Jordan, Oman and
Pakistan have been informed about the implementations of military
plans. The air strikes were described as "possible option" a specific
point in time was however, not mentioned.

CIA Chief Gloss was now to have provided the Turkish Security
Administration in Ankara with three information packages, one of
which supposedly includes that Teheran cooperate with the terror
organization Al-Qaida. A further transferred info pertains to the
progress of the Iranian nuclear Armament, it was said. According to
statements from German security agencies, in Ankara Goss assured the
Turkish Government they would be informed a few hours before the
possible Air Strike and to give Turkey already the green light for
this particular day to attack depots of the separatist PKK on Iranian
territory - a curious "Green Light" however, because the PKK does not
maintain any military bases, but operates primarily in North Iraq.

The possible critical move in that situation - DDP reports -
dependent mainly on the latest antisemitic outbursts of the Iranian
president Mahmud Ahmadinedschad, whose scathing verbal attacks
against Israel, prompted the American governments stronger
impression, that Teheran would not yield in the nuclear -
disagreement and were stalling for time. The News Agency cited a high
ranking German Military official, anonymously: " I would not surprise
me, if the Americans in short would not capitalize on the opportunity
delivered by Teheran. The Americans would have to Attack Iran, before
they have developed nuclear weapons. Afterwards it would be too late.

If US plans for attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities exist, or how
detailed they are is hard to estimate. Last the American discovery
annalist Seymour Hersh, reported about this in January 2005 in
the "New Yorker" that secret US Commando Groups were active in
marking military targets.

The Bush Government did not deny Hersh's report at that time. They
only played it down: The article was full of "false statements" it
was said in Washington. That the central issue in the report were
false, was not disputed. Bush himself added explicitly, he didn't
want to exclude the "War" option.

Air attack after New year?

Is a military action, possibly a war in the region about to happen?
In Berlin the subject is moderated down. During the visit of defense
minister Franz Josef Jung with Donald Rumsfeld this week in
Washington, the possible Air Attack by the US on Iran did not come up
as "a subject", a speaker for SPIEGEL ONLINE said.

However, the speculation on US attacks against Iran refers primarily
to happenings in Turkey. Last week there was actually a mighty
assembly of high ranking Security Personnel from the USA and from
NATO in Ankara. Within a couple of days there was first the Chief of
the FBI, then the Chief of the CIA and last the Secretary General
Scheffer in Turkey. After her visit in Germany Coondoleezza Rize
travelled to Turkey, too.

In fact Turkey's newspapers in connection with these visits have
speculated too, that an attack on Iran was being prepared. But the
assumptions in Turkey were not based on hard facts. Following the
meeting of Porter Goss with Tayyip Erdogan the leftist Cumhuriyet
headlined: "Now its Iran's turn". Substantiations: None.

The Paper noted, however, that the meeting between the CIA-Chief and
Erdogan lasted unusually over an hour, even though Goss met
beforehand with the Chief of the Turkish Secret Service. Because of
that the Turkish public deducted that it had to be something very
important - detailed facts: Wrong conclusion. Just about all media
speculates over the possibility that Erdogan and Goss could have
discussed a mutual action against the PKK in North Iraq. Possibly
that Goss requested in exchange requested Turkish secret service
photographs. A possible Air Attack on Iran would certainly not be
staged from the Turkish base Incirlik, it is of course plausible that
the USA informed Turkey, to test their reaction.

Ankara is skeptical. In the past the government in Ankara was
skeptical concerning military actions by the USA to the point of
directly opposed. An offensive by US ground troops in Northern Iraq
against Saddam's Regime was even prevented by Ankara in 2003 - the
lack of this second front was blamed by Donald Rumsfield over and
over for military problems in Iraq.

Now the Turkish commander in chief and the probable future chief of
staff Yasar Buyukanit both spent two weeks in Washington. Afterwards
he commented that the relationship between the Turkish Army and the
US Army were again excellent. This is therefore remarkable, because
Buyukanit is one of the Hawks in the fight against the PKK and in the
past had already considered, to himself march into North Iraq - in
case the USA and the North Iraqi Kurds would not prevent the PKK from
staging attacks against Turkey.

The Turkish - Iranian relations have been chilled for a long time.
Teheran criticizes for years, that Turkey has good relations with
Israel and is even cooperating with the Israeli Military. About the
anti Israeli transgressions by Ahmadinedschad, Turkey was still not
bombarded by the news media as it was the case in Germany - they just
shook their head (shrugged their shoulder).

MP Erdogan has, however, just recently called his Israeli college
Aril Sharon and congratulated him to his recovery - The long rather
withheld contact by Erdogan with Sharon has in recently become much
closer. Sharon had recently declared, if in doubt, he would go combat
those in-love-with-nuclear Mullahs alone.

In spite of that The Turkish government spoke repeatedly against
military action against Iran and Syria. Because at least with respect
to the Kurdish question Turkey Syria and Iran are united, that there
may not be an independent Kurdistan in northern Iraq. An alliance
concerning these interests does not seem to exist between Washington
and Ankara. However, if the USA plans a missile attack against Iran,
Turkey must come aboard - active or passive.


But Erdogan and his military harbor the worst fear for the whole
region, in case the USA would actually go against Iran. Western
experts, too, consider the success of a military action against
nuclear installations in Iran in no way guaranteed. Just the
opposite: An attack would probably miss its aim to stop the nuclear
program and provide Ahmadinedschad with even more supporters.

found at  http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m18970&l=i&size=1&hd=0

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Possible US Air Operation Against Iran & Syria
CIA Director Porter Goss recently visited Ankara, Turkey. He
reportedly brought 3 dossiers on Iran with him, which stated that
Iran has nuclear weapons, was supporting terrorism including the PKK
and al-Qaeda, and that Tehran sees Turkey as an enemy.
Goss is said to have asked for Turkey's support against Iran's
nuclear activities, and asked Ankara to be ready for a possible US
air operation against Iran and Syria.
Government spokesman Cemil Cicek said "There are important
developments and movements in the region, Turkey's exchange of
information with the CIA comes from this and is normal". He also said
that Turkey has expectations of the US regarding the PKK

found at  http://www.shortnews.com/shownews.cfm?id=51873

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C.I.A. Chief Warns Allies to Prepare for U.S. Bombing of Iran and
Syria

ADE - Kurt Nimmo - During a recent visit to Ankara, CIA Director
Porter Goss reportedly brought three dossiers on Iran to Ankara. Goss
is said to have asked for Turkey's support for Washington's policy
against Iran's nuclear activities, charging that Tehran had supported
terrorism and taken part in activities against Turkey. Goss also
asked Ankara to be ready for a possible US air operation against Iran
and Syria.

www.kurtnimmo.com



Goss Tells Turks to Prepare for Iran Attack
Kurt Nimmo

Another Day in the Empire
December 20th 2005

You'd think the fact Porter Goss, head broom sweeper at the CIA,
recently told the Turkish government the United States plans to
attack Iran and Syria would be headline splashing news in the New
York Times and the Washington Post. But although the news was carried
in the Turkish press, it elicited hardly a murmur here in America,
with the exception of United Press International and Reuters.

As for the latter, only Goss' meeting with Turkish officials on
the "separatist terrorist organization" known as the Kurdistan
Workers Party was mentioned and nothing about the impending attack,
while the UPI mentioned it in the fourth paragraph, stating: "Goss
said that Iran sees Turkey as an enemy and will `export its regime,'
warning Ankara to be ready for a possible U.S. aerial operation
against Iran and Syria."

PHX News was more specific and noted the lack of attention the
story: "In an overlooked story, the Turkish press reported last week
that CIA Director Porter Goss went to Ankara recently and informed
the Turkish government that Iran already has nuclear weapons and they
should be ready for `a possible US air operation against Iran and
Syria.'"

The Turkish Press added more details:

During his recent visit to Ankara, CIA Director Porter Goss
reportedly brought three dossiers on Iran to Ankara. Goss is said to
have asked for Turkey's support for Washington's policy against
Iran's nuclear activities, charging that Tehran had supported
terrorism and taken part in activities against Turkey. Goss also
asked Ankara to be ready for a possible US air operation against Iran
and Syria. Goss, who came to Ankara just after FBI Director Robert
Mueller's visit, brought up Iran's alleged attempts to develop
nuclear weapons. It was said that Goss first told Ankara that Iran
has nuclear weapons and this situation was creating a huge threat for
both Turkey and other states in the region. Diplomatic sources say
that Washington wants Turkey to coordinate with its Iran policies.
The second dossier is about Iran's stance on terrorism. The CIA
argued that Iran was supporting terrorism, the PKK and al-Qaeda.

In short, Goss and Mueller were sent by the neocons to shop around
an "air operation against Iran and Syria" in Turkey in exchange for a
hardline against the Kurds and using the unestablished "fact" the
Iranians have nukes and the desire to use them as enticement.

As I have written here for months, the neocons are determined to
attack Iran and Syria, if only with airstrikes. Of course, if this is
accomplished it will stir up even more chaos and strife, precisely
what the neocons want, regardless of all the nonsense Bush mumbles
about democracy and Iraqi elections. As we should know if we pay
attention, the Bushcons are playing by the Zionist script in an
effort to balkanize the Muslim Middle East by way of mass murder and
sectarian violence.

found at  http://www.pej.org/html/modules.php?
op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3949&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0


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Turkey bargains with CIA over PKK



Following the visit of FBI director Robert Mueller to Turkey on Saturday, CIA chief Porter Goss followed in Mueller's footsteps and paid a visit to Ankara for talks with officials from the Turkish General Staff and the intelligence service MIT. Goss might also meet with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and some other government officials while on his trip.


the two visits took place soon after US Ambassador Ross Wilson announced that there were some secret aspects to the visit over cooperating in the fight against PKK. The visits have triggered speculations that the US might start a serious initiative for the neutralization of PKK after the Iraqi elections.

The talks between Goss and Turkish officials will focus on al Qaeda, and on developments in Iraq, Iran and Syria. The Turkish side will submit to Goss a file containing intelligence information about top-level PKK militants in Northern Iraq. Turkey will also convey to Goss its concerns about developments that might pave the way for the founding of a Kurdish state in Northern Iraq. Turkey will warn that such a development would increase the influence of al Qaeda terror network.

Goss is also expected to give to Turkish officials details about CIA planes that have landed at least once in Turkey.

Turkish Land Forces Commander General Yaşar Büyükanıt was currently in the US for talks with US officials.

The visit of Goss was taking place in the aftermath of the meeting of Turkish MIT chief Emre Taner with Massoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdish regional government in Northern Iraq.

found at  http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/3637319.asp?gid=74

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Turkey wants more CIA intelligence to fight PKK
12 Dec 2005 16:12:40 GMT

Source: Reuters

ANKARA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Turkey wants the United States to provide more intelligence to help it fight the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a government spokesman said on Monday during a visit by the head of the CIA.

Turkish forces have been battling an armed campaign by the PKK, which is on the U.S. and EU lists of foreign terrorist organisations, in the southeast since 1984.

The violence, at its height in the 1980s and 1990s, dwindled when the PKK declared a unilateral ceasefire in 1999, but the group recently took up arms again.

"Turkey has expectations from the United States especially in the fight against the separatist terrorist organisation, both in the sense of sharing information and also the measures that can be built on this," Justice Minister and government spokesman Cemil Cicek told a news conference. He did not elaborate.

Central Intelligence Agency Director Porter Goss is in Ankara to meet senior officials, including Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and members of the NATO country's key National Intelligence Organisation (MIT).

"He is here to discuss the many areas we cooperate on in intelligence, such as international terrorism and the PKK," a U.S. official in Ankara told Reuters.

FBI Director Robert Mueller visited Turkey only a few days ago. The United States considers Turkey, which is seeking EU membership, a key ally in the region. Turkey has borders with Iran, Iraq and Syria and close ties with Israel.

Turkey has repeatedly called on the United States to crack down on PKK rebels based in northern Iraq.

EU officials say Ankara can play a crucial role in bringing greater stability to the Middle East.

Broadcaster NTV said Goss and his Turkish counterparts were expected to consider measures against the PKK, and quoted a senior official as saying "If the CIA shares with us 25 percent of the intelligence it has on the PKK, we will have taken a large step in this struggle."

More than 30,000 people have been killed since the PKK launched a separatist insurgency in 1984. The group's leader, Abdullah Ocalan, was captured in 1999 and is imprisoned in an island jail south of Istanbul.

found at  http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L12134782.htm