Erdogan Uses MIT for Black-Ops Against His Own People

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Ankara, Sunday 13 March 2016. Courtesy: Open Source

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 19 March 2016

The history of the Turkish National Intelligence Organisation (MIT) is rooted in its military past, akin to the British Security Service , aka. MI5. The MIT was established in 1965, ostensibly to replace the Turkish National Security Service (MEH) who were mostly a murderous cohort of ex-military forces that were responsible for the nations first coup d'état and military regime from 1960 to 1966. The MIT, who are also predominately staffed by ex-military forces and maintain close links with the military, have demonstrated that they are no different to their predecessors.

The MEH were actually a creation of the country's first dictator, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in 1926, who, in his second term of office, was desperate to solidify his power base and maintain control over the nation following the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War 1. Subsequently, all Turkish dictators, past and present, have relied on the services of MEH and MIT, respectively, to maintain their power and authority over the nation: both the MEH and the MIT are known to have supported successive regimes with liberal doses of murder and mayhem, when their own interests are met, and undermined their benefactors, as in the coup d'état's and installation of military regimes of 1960-66 and 1980-82, when they felt they were threatened.

The notion that the MIT are a virtuous derivative of the MEH is quite fanciful in the extreme.

As history records, on 12 September 1980, General Kenan Evren of the Turkish military mounted a coup d'état and took control of the country. At the time, it was assumed that the armed conflicts that had raged between left and right wing political factions during the 1970's were simply a proxy war being waged by NATO and the former USSR for regional influence and power. However, nothing could be further from the truth. When Evren assumed power in September 1980 the political turmoil that had engulfed the nation over the previous decade immediately ceased and the waring factions magically disappeared: the peace and calm that unfolded in the country in late 1980 was not the result of any military intervention but was, in fact, a withdrawal of the MIT from a prolonged campaign of activities designed to justify an increase in their operating budget which had been in decline for years. It is no coincidence that the MIT recieved a massive boost in their budget in 1981 which was maintained throughout the 1980's and 1990's and has increased even further since the Erdogan regime assumed power in 2003.

While it is true that there has been an ongoing conflict between the Kurdistan people of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey and the respective authorities of these nations, a situation created by the victors of World War I who carved up the region into their own spheres of influence and control, it is a well known fact that Iran, Iraq and Syria have sought to resolve the issue by giving the Kurds greater autonomy within their corresponding regions. Turkey, on the other hand, has not embraced this solution and has continued to suppress and oppress an already marginalised and disenfranchised group of the population for decades. The events over the last 90 years, or so, bear witness to this ill-fated policy. Nonetheless, the notion that the Kurds are a serious threat to the nation state of Turkey and that they are responsible for all of the atrocities they have been accused of is nothing less than the propaganda of flagging regimes on the cusp of removal from office.

Erdogan, like many of his predecessors, heads a regime on the point of collapse given his complicity in the attempted coup d'état of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, his duplicity in engineering, exacerbating and perpetuating the European refugee crisis and now, the creation of an imaginary foe within his own borders so that he can save the people from a fate worse than death.

Earlier this week, on Sunday 13 March, a car bomb exploded in Ankara killing 35 people and injured another 120 or more. The MIT were quick to apportion blame claiming that it was the work of the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê (PKK}, aka. the Kurdistan Workers Party, when it could just as easily have been the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who are in retreat from Syria. They, the MIT, even claimed that the car used in the attack, which had been stolen in the capital in January, had travelled to Diyarbakir, a regional Kurdish city in the east, where its deadly cargo was installed.

Naturally, the MIT does not go on to explain how any, or all, of these events could have possibly happened when the country is, in effect, on high alert for such eventualities. That a stolen car would be able to travel more 1,800 km's, which is the shortest return journey to Ankara, on roads littered with toll gates and check points, without raising suspicion or being intercepted, beggars belief.

The facts are, the MIT facilitated this attack in a similar manoeuvre to the FBI in the US where they are known to nurture, goad, train and supply vulnerable people of questionable intellect before they entrap them in an act where they are about to commit a terrorist offence in order to justify their ballooning budgets and their very existence. The MIT, on this occasion, as it has on many previous occasions and unlike the FBI, allowed the plan to continue to its deadly conclusion.

The truth is, the MIT are simply doing what they are paid to do and Erdogan, whose demise is imminent, is desperate for them to keep on doing it.

The desperation of despots is measured by the number of deaths of the people.
Ann-Marie de Veer