Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Top US Military Official Arrives in Turkey. Who Greets Him?...

...And who does not ?

This post has been updated- Scroll down! 
"Something’s happenin’ here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. There’s a man with a gun over there. Telling me I got to beware.. There’s a man with a gun over there. Telling me I got to beware"
 You know that song  "For What it's Worth"? It’s playin’ in my head right at this moment.
 Something is afoot. But what? Let's take a brief trip down memory lane shall we? Perhaps then you'll understand my trepidation?

Prior to the Russian jet shootdown-
Nov.23/2015Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva starts his visit to Ankara reportedly to discuss the fight against DAESH and Turkey's border security in the region.

Selva, an air force general and the nation's second-highest ranking military officer, is expected to commence his official talks with Turkish officials today and pay his first visit to Deputy Chief of Military General Staff Gen. Yasar Güler.

During the meetings the officials are expected to discuss the Russian airstrikes on Turkmen-populated areas in Syria as well as other issues pertaining to the region.

Previously the U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill., responsible for managing all global air, land and sea transportation, Selva assumed the post of vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on July 31, 2015
 November 24/2015 it is all over the news that Turkey had shot down a Russian jet

The timing is certainly curious.

I want to get this latest news posted before it get’s too dated. Why? Because I suspect it’s important. Undoubtedly related to the Saudi/Iran situation. Keep it under your hat. The mass executions carried out by Saudi Arabia were intended to provoke Iran.  

 Turkey. NATO occupied Turkey, is the “monkey in the middle”. Turkey the sovereign nation gains nothing being caught up in this melee. NATO occupied Turkey will play it’s role. It’s vital role.  I believe the PKK will be involved. The PKK crosses freely between Turkey and Iran, through the many mountain routes that run between the two nations. The PKK are allies/one and the same with many, but, not all of the Kurds in Iran. The Kurds are for the most part Sunni Muslim. The Kurds are in an ideal position to kick off terror attacks in Iran. It would be to their benefit to participate in destabilizing Iran.
 I wrote about this back in August of 2015:  P5+1 is a distraction. Early Seeds of Iranian destabilization cross the Turkish border

Onto the latest meeting

Top US Military Officer Arrives in Turkey

 The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford arrived in Turkey on Tuesday to hold a series of meetings.

Dunford's visit comes amid increased tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the execution of prominent Shia cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr by the Saudi authorities.

Saturday's execution prompted attacks on Saudi missions in Iran and saw the axing of diplomatic ties between Riyadh and Tehran.
Dunford was welcomed at Esenboga Airport in the capital Ankara by Turkish and U.S. officials and is scheduled to meet his local counterpart Hulusi Akar on Wednesday, according to military sources.
Dunford goes to Turkey, immediately following the Saudi executions but is not greeted by Erdogan or Davutoglu. He is greeted jointly by US & Turkish "officials”
Who are these officials?

He then was set to meet  his “local counterpart” yesterday. The local counterpart is Hulusi Akar
In what context is Hulusi Akar, Dunford’s counterpart? The use of that wording got me thinking. “Local counterpart” Counterpart: a person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person- Local being locale or location. So Hulusi Akar is Dunford’s equal performing the same function in a different locale?

General Hulusi Akar is definitely part of the NATO infrastructure and he has an interesting bio.
Hulusi  Akar
The US pretty much runs NATO. So, read on,

General Hulusi AKAR graduated from the Turkish Military Academy as an infantry officer in 1972 and from the Infantry School in 1973.
 So, this is about waging war on the ground. Of the covert kind.
Following tours as a Platoon Leader and Company Commander between 1973 and 1976, he was assigned to the Turkish Military Academy as a Cadet Platoon Leader and Data Processing Officer for four years.

He graduated from the Army Command and Staff College in 1982, from the Armed Forces College in 1985 and from the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College in 1987.

He served as a company commander, section chief and branch chief at various units and headquarters including the Turkish General Staff.  He also served as an instructor at the Army Command and Staff College and was posted abroad as a staff officer in the intelligence division in HQ AFSOUTH / Naples, Italy between 1990 and 1993
From 1993 to 1994, he was the Military Assistant to the Land Forces Commander, also served as the Chief Public Information Officer. Later on, he continued this assignment for the Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces between the years of 1994-1997. He was subsequently posted as the Commander of the Turkish Brigade – Zenica / Bosnia from 1997 to 1998.

Upon his promotion to Brigadier General in 1998, he commanded the Internal Security Brigade for two years, and then served as the Chief of Plans and Policy in Headquarters AFSOUTH / Naples, Italy between 2000 and 2002.

Following his promotion to Major General in 2002, he assumed the command of the Military Academy for three years and was subsequently the Commander of the Army Command and Staff College for two years until 2007.

After his promotion to Lieutenant General, he was the commander of Land Forces Logistics and then the Commander of NRDC-T and the 3rd Turkish Corps between 2009 and 2011.

Subsequent to his promotion to the rank of General in 2011, he served as the Deputy Chief of the Turkish General Staff from 2011 to 2013, and the Commander of the Turkish Land Forces from 2013 to 2015. Afterwards, he assumed his current post as the Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces on 18 August 2015.

He was awarded the Courage and Self-Sacrifice Medal by the Turkish General Staff due to his outstanding achievements in internal security operations, Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Service and Medal of Honor for his exceptional service. He was also awarded the NATO Medal and Legion of Merit in Bosnia-Herzegovina during SFOR Operation, the NATO Medal during KFOR operation, Korean National Security Legion of Merit, the United States Legion of Merit, Kazakhstan Armed Forces’ 20th Anniversary Medal and Kyrgyzstan Armed Forces General Staff Distinguished Service Medal, Republic of Azerbaijan Distinguished Service in Military Cooperation Medal and Azerbaijan Border Security 95th Anniversary Medal.

His military and professional education includes a number of academic studies at the Middle East Technical University, Political Sciences Faculty of Ankara University. General AKAR holds a PhD in modern Turkish history from Bogaziçi University.
Okay, this guy is definitely linked to the US and NATO. He, from that bio, looks to have been involved with and have experience with covert operations.

So why is the top military dog meeting with his 'counterpart' in Turkey, alongside other officials, but not meeting the elected leadership?
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford
And finally h/t GC: There is also the coup option. Alongside the destabilization of Iran.


Hattip-  rouge k
Excerpt:  "Obama expected to appoint new CENTCOM head U.S. Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel"
As I've suggested:  Increasing the destabilization geographically- worsening it in Turkey. Iraq. Syria. Moving into Iran Just take a look at who Obama is expected to appoint to CENTCOM!  Highlighting the interesting tidbits:
Joseph Votel

President Barack Obama is expected to put a special operations officer in charge of U.S. Central Command, the headquarters that oversees U.S. military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as well as the war in Afghanistan, a senior defense official said Wednesday.
The president's choice is Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, to succeed Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the official said. The official was not authorized to reveal the choice and so spoke on condition of anonymity.
The unusual choice of a special operations commander to head Central Command aligns with Obama's heavy reliance on special operations forces in the intensifying war against the Islamic State, as well as the prominent role that the commandos are playing in Afghanistan a year after the U.S. combat role there officially came to an end.
 Votel, 57, is a former commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He headed the secretive Joint Special Operations Command before becoming commander of Special Operations Command in 2014.

For What It's Worth?


  1. Thanks for posting that song....reminds me of my youth. Neil Young up in the right hand corner of the pic. Re The big US military cheese coming to meet with his "counterpart" in Turkey...are we talking "regime change"?

    1. We could be talking coup. The deep state ties between Turkey's military and NATO are many, varied and deep.

      I've added a hattip to you for reminding me of the coup option- I had destabilisation on my mind, because using Turkey as the conduit to destabilise would make "bad Turkey" yet again

      The Kurds could play their "ISIS" role same as they have been while they carve out chunks of Iraq and Syria for the NATO terror state/2nd Israel of Kurdistan.

      It's all playing out in plain site..but well obfuscated by the media disinfo- msm and alt


    I'll comment more tomorrow.

    Greencrow me to

    1. Hey jo
      I missed you last time- the Russian documentary you linked if you find it in English- leave the link, please and thanks in advance?

      The deep state- Yup. In the US. Canada. Turkey
      I've discussed this a ton of times
      This is my NATO occupied nation vs Sovereign nation
      NATO occupied Canada vs a Sovereign Canada
      NATO occupied Turkey vs Sovereign Turkey
      NATO occupied US vs Sovereign US

      A real country, unoccupied would make their own citizens a priority

      Right now in Canada it's all refugees. All the time
      Yet, I haven't met one Canadian who is happy about this. Not one. The more I talk about it. The more grumbling people I hear from. Yet according to the lying war whoring media- It's freakin' woodstock here.
      It isn't
      The ethnic cleansing of the ME supported by Canada, to also destabilize this country, is a NATO occupied Canada operation

    2. And I've stated on a number of occasions the whole refugee movement crisis was a NATO operation from beginning to end

  3. Hi Penny! Nice job connecting the dots. Coincidences like these you mention in your post,are rarely that. I might add to the mix a story I read today about cluster bombs being dropped in Yeman by Saudi forces on civilian populations.Then, the North Korea H-bomb test. I mean is it me, or are things going really crazy? The sectarianism is getting insane throughout the Muslim world something that worries secular Arabs. And to put a cherry on top, another story about the city of Jerusalem, with settlers and Palestinians increasing their mutual attacks on one another using knives and guns. I really do not see anything or anyone putting the genie back in the bottle. But then again, these types of behaviours have been ongoing for quite some time. History seems to vindicate, that during economic times of stress, wars break out.It has been almost exactly 100 years since WWI broke out. Are we approaching, yet again, a fin de siecle??
    Anyway, your post is timely and perhaps prophetic. Time will tell. ciao ciao

    1. Hey Peter:

      good comment, I would like to add that the Sykes Picot Agreement between Britain and France was also completed 100 years ago- 1916

      May 16/1916- There's that 100 year cycle, again


    "The Sykes-Picot Agreement, reached on 15-16 May 1916 by Sir Edward Grey and Paul Cambon, divided the Middle East into areas of influence for Britain and France (among others)"

  5. As requested this is subtitled, it's well done. Saker had Putin end of yr interview very interesting.

  6. Penny,

    considering Turkey and NATO aka US military

    Obama expected to appoint new CENTCOM head U.S. Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel

    haven't wiki-ed him yet
    I, and several people I talk to on twitter , have a growing uneasy feeling of upsurge in ME (Syria + Iraq ) + and with the fiasco of the Ponzi stock exchange, this will add to the tension.
    Oh, and Russia news has put on the skids tight. Also not a good sign.


    1. Hey Karin

      Isn't that a significant piece of the puzzle- fits right into my theory that the covert ops are going to take a giant leap forward.

      going to add that to the post, because it's important!


  7. 2016 will be a historically significant year. I believe one in which TSHTF finally. One that's a significant turning point for humanity and its future survival. If you are not a little terrified you are asleep.

    1. Hi again Charles :)
      2016 is shaping up to be an ugly year
      there is talk here in Canada of increasing mortgage rates- so I figure the orderly bursting(orderly for bankers) of the housing bubble is about to begin

  8. Hey Penny-
    If you follow the path of Votel's career it is like he walked in the footsteps of current head of Centcom Austin. Austin and all his predecessors back to the Iraq invasion/occupation are all connected to disgraced David Patraeus. They all went through and led at one time in their careers a part of the US Army's Special Forces. Since at least the Clinton administration, when this Turkish guy was involved in BiH, there has been a competition between the US Army and Navy Spec. Ops. for control of the politicians and funding in US.
    Would leave you a link where you could read many many posts about this ongoing struggle, but it's all in Russian so unless you can read Russian even the translation is tough to understand. But as soon as I saw both Dunford and Votel in this post my mind went to the behind the scenes battles these two groups carry out between themselves. Hillary Clinton had SEALs on her side but after she left Sec. of State, Army personnel have been taking over the positions of high profile. This Turk General, looks to me like he's in the same type of deal inside Turkey as well as the NATO part of this whole fight. He has intel experience as well as logistics so he is the perfect person to continue the covert wars on Iraq, Syra, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Turkey and expand them into Iran, all the central Asian stans, Russia and China.
    Here's an interesting story from RT this morning about Syrian Kurds taking over control of major oil field from "ISIS". Listen carefully to the choice of words - it's presented as a good thing but these did not belong to them before US decided to split Syria up:

    1. "Listen carefully to the choice of words - it's presented as a good thing but these did not belong to them before US decided to split Syria up"

      Notice the RT guy keeps calling them "Syrian Kurds"?
      To obfuscate that fact that NATO's kurdish allies have been annexing Syrian and Iraqi territory
      They aren't Syrians. Not all of them. I'm not even certain what percentage would have been Syrian citizens prior to the NATO destabilization?

      Of course he describes the KurdIShIS symbiosis I've been talking about for so long now- There is no way it is a coincidence that ISIS has assisted the PKK/YPG Kurds in taking Syrian, Iraqi territory for Kurdistan. I am not a coincidence theorist- It is the war theatre and it's all hidden in plain site.

      Manipulative language use abounds to hide it all-
      I'm going to give it another listen still and read the transcript
      interesting comment SP, thanks
      I wish that I could read another language beside English, but, I can't and translate doesn't do it without some help
      but, if you have even one link that might be helpful you could leave it because there are others here that may be able to read it.
      thanks again :)

    2. An aside I find RT- "Russia Today" very suspect
      How is it this reporter got in with NATO's irregulars?
      I don't know?
      I have as much difficulty with RT as I do with any msm

    3. Agreed 100%. To whom their true alligience lies is not clearly obvious, but at the same time is becoming more obvious. The quality of their programming over the past couple of years has surely fallen. This is a red flag as far as I am concerned. Aside from Lavelle's Cross-Talk there is not much there.

    4. Hi Charles:
      So, it's not just me thinking what's up with RT?
      Lavelle's Cross Talk is interesting- and still mostly worthwhile but even that I find a bit 'limited hangout' Example? The show the disappearance of Christians in the Middle East, never mind the great reduction in Arabs, and not a word about Israel's expansionism?
      That bothered me.

    5. Hi Pen,
      I find Crosstalk a limited hangout, at the very least. Lavelle is either a gatekeeper or as thick as two planks. I don't watch it any more.

      I did an article on the show a little while back-

    6. Hey james! :)
      I was wondering where you had gotten to and am going to read your piece- hoping others here do also!

    7. May I interject something in this chorus of RT bashing?
      Of course RT is limited hangout, it has to. If it was not, it would as credible and influential (i.e. not at all) as Alex Jones or David Icke channel.
      We should not forget whom it is destined to. It's not for people like us here, who went all the way through and know about conspi and false flag etc.
      It is a main stream media as a direct contrast to CNN and Foxnews (and ARD, ZDF, France2, RAI1, etc). You do not imagine how obtuse people can be. I have colleagues who consider RT as biased as Foxnews but CNN neutral. Ok, he's swede and lived for years in the US, but he is starting to see the light. It is not easy to get them out of their propaganda blanket. For that you have to bring them slowly to a point where the cognitive dissonance can not be ignored anymore. RT is a good stepping stone, as is Chomsky and other pseudo-dissenters.
      If you're genuinly interested in the "truth", gatekeepers like Chomsky, Alex Jones, Icke or RT, do only represent a small hurdle in the journey to enlightnment (sorry for using satanic vocabulary).

      To conclude, we have to be aware to the role a source has, when that is clear, even pure propaganda players become interesting (like knowing a video comes from MEMRI or Rita Katz tells more than the content of that video).

    8. Of course you can share a thought!
      You make a good point wrt RT having to be a limited hangout to gain credibility amongst the masses. And it is not for people who see through the perception management

      I like the use of propaganda blanket- with everyone tucked safely in it- for cover from truth- that's good!

      Your thinking is along the same lines as mine- I'll use it as source because you can glean that bit of truth from it- same as all the others. The valuable nugget just has to be dug out of all the dirt and rock so it can shine through

      Thanks gallier2


  9. on RT.,, I wised up to them about a year ago and stopped using them for a source. Wayne Madsen (iffy) claims Soros owns 50% of them and that's why he lost his correspondent/journo spot.

    On Kurds/ Turkey /Syria /Iraq
    A long time 'friend' from twitter who is from strong Armenia roots told me 2 days ago that Erdogan wants the oil/and maybe gas unknown) fields back in N. Syria and Iraq. Harry isn't a talker and tweets very little but he and I have a rapport of sorts. He likes my choices of news articles + research that I tweet. He has told me of stories his old Armenian grandparents told him growing up.
    In this internet friendship world, I trust him 99.9% as true.

    So, we have that twist now ( or I do ) into the Turk / israel /NATO /Kurds / Iraq /Syria and last and not least, Iran.

    In my mind ( mostly thanks to you) I see the Kurds as nothing less than bloodthirsty, conniving turks or 'israelites'. Throw in some Tartars ( fake psyop kind in Turkey ) or the ones in Crimea.
    The Ottoman Empire was huge at one point.. what is ole crazy Erdogan would be happy w/ N. Syria + N. Iraq and UknowWho gets the south portion of Syria and Turkey ?

    I'm just throwing ideas out there.. still running through recent developments.
    Erdogan is a wild card and 'they' knew that when they got him where he is w/ whatever promises made. He is Mbrotherhood all the way ( see the statue on his new office desk) and has no problems with the new (rumored to be 'out of control' Salman) <-- I'm not buying his independence any more than Erdogan being a wild card and no one seeing it.

    Independent UK AND Economist did high profile articles back to back suggesting how crazy Salman is... nope. this isn't new news to anyone if I already knew that.

    I have to laugh. Now, not only do we have netty-red-line maniac in ME, but we have Erdogan and Salman. It really would be a funny thing if so many haven't suffered already with what looks like more promises to come. :(

    IMO right now ? , WWIII will start right there. Where it goes from there, I think depends on many factors.

    just my 2cents and heaven knows, I'm no genius

    1. Karin; give yourself credit- I value your contribution greatly

      RT, like all the other media outlets can be useful to glean truth from, but, ya gotta sort through lots of crap,obfuscation and other logical fallacies to grasp it.

      "A long time 'friend' from twitter who is from strong Armenia roots told me 2 days ago that Erdogan wants the oil/and maybe gas unknown) fields back in N. Syria and Iraq"

      I myself haven't seen much to support that concept- though that is a concept that is passed around quite a bit

      Regarding Erdogan and dreams of empire:
      My take: Never going to happen. Never was going to happen. Turkey is NATO occupied. It's (Turkey's) army is full of NATO affiliates. Who would simply toss Erdogan to the curb. as they are in the process of doing presently

      In hindsight it seems Erdogan was encouraged to play a bigger role in the ME- suspecting he's a bit of an egotistical fellow.. So he would believe he was part of the A team, when he was always on the nothing team.

      Lately I find him to be both panicked and frantic. Like a cornered beast.

      As for the Kurds? Especially the drug running NATO backed PKK- blood thirsty? Oh yes.
      The Kurds have that history of sucking up to power.
      They served in the Ottaman empire- killing, raping, pillaging from many
      They served Saddam Hussein when he was brutal
      So, they (Kurds) are willing to play the game. And kill their own in the process- makes them brutes for sure!

      WWW3- Is already well underway- It just hasn't been announced officialy

      And Karin- you better stop by more often :)