Saturday, July 16, 2016

Counter-Coup Begins In Turkey - Erdogan Purges 2,745 Judges, Arrests Hundreds



The Counter-Coup Begins: Erdogan Purges 2,745 Judges, Prosecutors; Arrests Hundreds

When we described the aftermath of Turkey's failed, and painfully disorganized military coup attempt, we asked rhetorically, "Who wins?" To which we answered: "Why Erdogan of course. As he said during a press conference upon his arrival back in Istanbul in the early Saturday morning hours, the coup is an opportunity to "to purge the military." Erdogan also vowed to exact "the highest price" from the perpetrators. Or, to summarize, the military said Erdogan's power consolidation justifies the attempted coup; Erdogan said the coup justifies further consolidation of power."
Overnight, when analyzing the market's take of the coup, Renaissance Capital's Michael Harris said that "for markets to respond positively, we think Erdogan must go the reconciliation route, pledging not to hold elections for the coming year and committing to a consensus approach to constitutional change. More likely, though, Erdogan will seek to leverage this into a constitutional super-majority via a snap election."

Their conclusion: "A military coup has failed, but if Erdogan responds to this historic moment the wrong way, a democratic coup could be the result."
Not surprisingly, as of this morning, Erdogan is indeed responding to this historic moment the "wrong way."  But before we get to that point, there are questions whether this coup was even that. 
As a NYT analyst on the ground pointed out, confirming what we said last night, the planning, organization and implementation of the attempted military overthrow were suspect at best and outright laughable at worst:
We don't have to remind readers that when military coups take place in the middle-east, they are i) ruthless, ii) extremely well-organized and planned, and iii) succeed on virtually every occasion. But not this one. The question why is what the media (or at least its fringes) will be pondering over the next few days and weeks. 
What there is no question about, however, is Erdogan's response, which as he warned last night, would begin with a quick crackdown against the army. As of this moment, hundreds of soldiers have already been arrested.
However, the real punchline was revealed moments ago when Anadolu said a top body overseeing judges and prosecutors has dismissed 2,745 judges across the country. Anadolu Agency says the emergency meeting of the Judges and Prosecutors High Council was held Saturday, mere hours after Turkish forces quashed an attempted coup, and promptly purged the slate clean of anyone in the judicial branch who was seen as even remotely opposed to Erdogan.





Friday night’s failed coup was Turkey’s last hope to stop the Islamization of its government and the degradation of its society.  Reflexively, Western leaders rushed to condemn a coup attempt they refused to understand. Their reward will be a toxic Islamist regime at the gates of Europe.



Erdogan will use the coup as an excuse to accelerate the Islamization of his country and to lead Turkey deeper into the darkness engulfing the Muslim world. His vision is one of a neo-Ottoman megalomaniac.

So who is the man our own president rushed to support because he was “democratically elected?” Recep Tayyip Erdogan is openly Islamist and affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which President Obama appears to believe represents the best hope for the Middle East. But the difference between ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood isn’t one of purpose, but merely of manners:  Muslim Brothers wash the blood off their hands before they sit down to dinner with their dupes.

With barely a murmured “Tut-tut!” from Western leaders, Erdogan has dismantled Turkey’s secular constitution (which the military is duty-bound to protect). 

Opposition parties have been suppressed.  Recent elections have not been held so much as staged.  And Erdogan has torn the fresh scab from the Kurdish wound, fostering civil war in Turkey’s southeast for his own political advantage.

Erdogan has packed Turkey’s courts with Islamists.  He appointed pliant, pro-Islamist generals and admirals, while staging show trials of those of whom he wished to rid the country.  He has de facto, if not yet de jure, curtailed women’s freedoms.  He dissolved the wall between mosque and state (Friday night, he used mosques’ loudspeakers to call his supporters into the streets).  Not least, he had long allowed foreign fighters to transit Turkey to join ISIS and has aggressively backed other extremists whom he believed he could manage.

By Saturday morning, it was clear that the mullahs and mobs behind Erdogan had won. Erdogan will use the coup as an excuse to accelerate the Islamization of his country and to lead Turkey deeper into the darkness engulfing the Muslim world. His vision is one of a neo-Ottoman megalomaniac.






I have to give credit where it is due- this false flag military coup in Turkey was a brilliant move by the Sultan aspirant Turkish President Erdogan at consolidating his power and furthering his goal of creating a neo-Ottoman Islamic super state.
No, I do not believe this military coup was an organic uprising. This entire situation stinks of  a set-up at the highest levels of the Turkish government.
These are the undeniable facts about the current world stiuation:
-President Erdogan wants to revive the Caliphate and declare himself a new Ottoman sultan. We have covered this extensively at Shoebat.com, and his actions clearly bear this out.
-President Erdogan is loved by his people- Islam is on the rise in Turkey, and the people are becoming more religious as they are also rallying around Erdogan, while the policy of “secularism” brought in under Ataturk has been in decline

Looking at these facts, and because there were still a lot of details that were not clear, I also had a series of questions about this coup:
-Who was behind the coup?
-What is the end goal of the coup?
-What is President Erdogan saying and doing?
-What is Russia saying?
-What is Germany saying?
-What is the public response to the coup?
-What is the government’s response?
-What is the military’s response?
-What is anybody else saying or doing in reference to this coup?
The first scenario assumes that the coup was truly an act of the military against the government. This could be organized by solely the military, or it could be “influenced” by either the Germans or the Russians. Each group would have competing interests for why they would do it, but the point would be in any case to get control over Turkey in order to use that nation for a greater geopolitical end.
The second scenario is that the coup was a false flag event- it would be the government using the military to attack itself designed by nothing other than Erdogan himself. The goal would be to give the appearance of a rebellion, orchestrated at the hands of a few expendable officers, after which the coup would be violently crushed and Erdogan would re-emerged as a “victorious leader” around which people would rally. This would allow him to consolidate his power, purge his enemies with public support, and further his Islamist visions.
-1200 News emerges that a military coup is taking place in Turkey
-2000 Turkish government confirms a coup in taking place
-2030 Erodgan reported as being safe, several military officers supposedly taken “hostage”
-2100 Turkish government seized media outlets
-2130 Turkish government says it is still in power, tells people to “protest” the coup, says the coup will be stopped
-2200 Turkish government blames the Gulen movement for the coup
-2315 Gulen movement denies involvement
-2345 Turkey blames Gulen movement again

This was all I needed to make my conclusions, because with this short timeline, one can observe the following-
1) An entire military coup went from start to fail in scarcely 12 hours. Military coups often times last for at the very least days, and many times can take weeks or even months. And this entire coup is over in barely half a day? Very suspicious.
2) The people are rising up and defeating the soldiers. In a real military coup, anybody who opposes the coup is violently destroyed. They do not allow the vulgar masses to rise up and crush them like what happened today in Turkey, but they rather do what happened at Tiananmen Square in China in 1989- the military just runs over the protestors and keeps going.
3) After the “coup,” Erdogan’s supporters rushed to him and rallied around him as he suddenly “emerges victorious” and promises to make Turkey stronger and better and purge his enemies. As expected, in a pattern often reproduced in many false flag attacks, the “victorious underdog” Erdogan has now become the “winner” that everybody looks to and will support his decisions without questioning them.
4) Erdogan blamed the Gulen movement consistently for the coup. This was the absolute dead give away. We have reported on Shoebat.com that Erdogan has been caught attempting false flag attacks against the Gulen movement, including the faked assassination attempt of his own son, because they are a hindrance to his Ottoman dream. The Gulen movement is not good, as it is Islamist. However, it is an obstacle to Erdogan, and he has wanted Gulen’s influence destroyed since at least 2013. The issue here, just with the ousting of Ahmet Davutoglu, is about Erdogan’s power- he wants no obstacle whatsoever to his ascendancy to the Caliphate.
Erdogan has already encouraged people to call him god as well as the new great leader of the Muslim world. But to make sure this new candidate for the antichrist has no competition to his self-proclaimed divinity, he has had to resort to the tactics of devils to purge all opposition.






Social media is abuzz with new claims that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faked the coup attempt against the government after the country’s leader called the botched overthrow “a gift from Allah.” Posting under #TheaterNotCoup social media users ask aloud whether the whole think was an elaborate scheme for the Turkish strongman to garner even more control.

The theory originated when Politico’s European correspondent Ryan Heath said that a Turkish source of his believed that the entire debacle was a staged performance citing the fact that the government was able to communicate with everybody in Turkey via SMS text message and that Erdogan would be able to "clean" the military of secularists and install hardline Islamists in both the judiciary and the armed forces stripping away any constitutional check on the leader.


​Others point to the convenience for Erdogan who was able to blame his arch nemesis Fethullah Gulen who alleged has developed a shadow government within Turkey – known as the Parallel Structure – with ambitions of ultimately seizing control of the country.
Furthermore, Erdogan had fallen out of favor among Western leaders in recent months after repeated crackdowns on journalists, legal maneuvering to outlaw dissenters, forging a constitutional amendment revoking legislative immunity for opposition lawmakers, and seizure of nearly full control of the country’s executive and legislative powers with the tacit consent of Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

"This means it [the failed coup] will be followed by a real coup by Erdogan himself, and the last remnants of democracy will be lost," suggested one social media pundit. 
Whether the coup was ultimately fact or fiction, the world has been fundamentally changed by the horror descended on the streets of Istanbul and Ankara on Friday with the advantage clearly going to the coup’s survivor – Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 








Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started a crackdown on the country's military and judiciary and accused a US-exiled cleric of being behind Friday's (15 July) failed coup to topple his government.
More than 2,800 soldiers, including army commanders, and 2,700 judges were arrested on Saturday in what appears to be an effort to clear both institutions of opponents and critics to Erdogan's power.
"This uprising is a gift from God to us because this will be a reason to cleanse our army," Erdogan said on Saturday. "They will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey”, he added. 
Videos of soldiers, who participated in the coup, being attacked by crowds were circulated on social networks.
Erdogan said his government was in charge and would "continue exercising [its] powers until the end".
The Turkish army chief, Umit Dundar, said that “the coup attempt was rejected by the chain of command immediately.”
Erdogan suggested that the coup was inspired by Fethullah Gulen, an influential cleric who lives in the US.

Turkish authorities also closed for several hours the airspace around the US base of Incirlik, preventing air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.
They said the move was to ensure that all the Turkish air force was under their control.
Power was also cut to the base, where tactical nuclear weapons are stocked, and the US forces there had to use internal power sources.


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