By Capt Joseph R. John, on December 2, 2015
On December 1, 2015, Obama met with Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Europe; Obama said he trusts Recep Erdogan, and said Erdogan had every right to shoot down the Russian SU 24 aircraft that was engaged in counter terrorist operations, attacking ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists.
Why does Obama trust Erdogan, when for the last 5 years, Obama’s daily CIA Intelligence briefs have provided Obama with the below listed information?
Why has Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, been training ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists with Turkish Special Forces at secret bases in the Konya Province inside the Turkish border?
Why is Sümeyye Erdogan, the daughter of the Turkish President, running a secret hospital camp inside Turkey, just over the Syrian border, treating wounded ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists, until they are well enough to return to Islamic State, so they can continue prosecuting genocide against Syrian and Assyrian Christians?
Why is Recep Erdogan son, Bilal Erdogan, involved in the illegal oil trade, selling plundered Iraqi oil from the captured Mosul regional oil fields for billions of dollars to Turkish, Syrian, Japanese, and possibly Lebanese oil trading companies? That smuggled oil is generating billions of dollars, to fund ISIS’ genocide against Syrian and Assyrian Christians, and is also enriching Recep Erdogan and his son, Bilal Erdogan.
Why has Obama prevented US pilots from attacking the oil fields and oil trucks smuggling millions of barrels of oil from ISIS held territory to Syria, Turkey, Japan and possibly to some Lebanese oil trading companies?
Why has Recep Tayyip Erdogan been breaching every known International Anti-Terrorism Law against funding international terrorism, by allowing ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists to illegal smuggle and sell of millions of barrels of stolen Iraqi oil?
Why is the son of Recep Erdogan, Bilal Erdogan, providing ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists with supplies, weapons, and ammunition thru his international trading company, The BMZ Group?
Why has Recep Erdogan said he is attacking ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists, when he has in fact, launched bombing strikes against the Kurdish Forces who have been attacking ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists?
Why has Bilal Erdogan been facilitating the recruiting and smuggling of new ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists into the Islamic State thru Turkey’s border, which Recep Erdogan has kept open. Recep Erdogan has refused to close Turkey’s border to ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists, just like Obama has refused to close the wide open US southern border, to ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists who have been entering the United States.
Why did Recep Erdogan shoot down a Russian SU 24 aircraft that was engaged in counter terrorist operations, while it was attacking ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists?
By opening Turkey’s northern border, to allow millions of military-aged young Muslims men from every country in the Middle East, and millions of Muslim refugees to flood into Europe, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facilitating the migration of millions of Muslim refugees and ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist into Europe. It appears that Recep Erdogan’s goal is to spread Islam throughout Europe, which will destabilize the NATO countries.
Recep Erdogan is planning to hold a vote on a national referendum in early 2016, in order to consolidate his power, to give him the authority to rule Turkey for life, and to turn the first NATO member nation into an Islamic State.
In light of what Erdogan has been doing to support ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists to prosecute genocide against Syrian and Assyrian Christians, and in facilitating of the mass migration of millions of Muslim refugees (including ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists) into NATO countries, the members of NATO should reassess Turkey’s continued membership in the NATO Alliance.
Turkey’s President, Recep Erdogan's actions seem to support ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists. At the same time, Obama has been preventing the US military from mounting an effective military campaign to defeat ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists (recently, Obama authorized 50 special operator military personnel to help prosecute the military mission against ISIS, and today an additional 200 special operator military personnel received orders to go Iraq to prosecute the military mission against over 50,000 ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists in the Islamic State. It is hoped that the 250 US special operator military personnel being deployed, will only be the beginning of a larger US military force that will be deployed to oppose the 50,000 ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists.
In the below listed article following this Op Ed, you will be able to read the details of how Turkey has been supporting the genocide against Syrian and Assyrian Christians, just as Turkey perpetrated genocide against Armenian and Assyrian Christians in 1914. The below listed article also outlines how Turkey has been funding ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists through the sale of captured Iraqi oil, and how Recep Erdogan has been helping infiltrate ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists recruits, who have been arriving from 80 countries for transit to the Islamic State.
Obama continues to state that ISIS has been contained, while General Dunford, the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stated in testimony before the US Congress that ISIS has not been contained. It appears that Obama is delusional, since the CIA has informed the US Congress that ISIS has metastasized over the last 18 months and now has strong influence in 19 countries, and has effectively taken control of Libya after Obama and Hillary destroyed the pro-western government, and has also been effectively employing social media to recruit 16,400 ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists fighters from 80 countries (including 1700 Russian Jihadists) who have joined the Islamic State, and that ISIS is now operational and effective in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, & Nigeria.
The FBI Director, Director Comey, informed the American people there are over 250 Muslim Americans with US Passports who trained and are fighting with ISIS in Iraq and Africa (some of those trained ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists have returned to the US, have not been arrested, nor charged by the Obama administration for terrorism operations). The FBI also informed the American people that 70+ terrorists plots aimed at the US by ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist have been broken up with the arrest of the terrorists. The FBI Director Comey has also informed the US Congress that it has opened investigations on over 900 cases on suspected terrorist plots in the US.
The FBI Director Comey also testified before Congress that the Bureau is overwhelmed and understaffed with 900+ terrorist cases, and that they can no longer keep up with the workload, or guarantee the safety of Americans from ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist attacks. The US House has passed a bill calling for a pause in bringing Muslim refugees into the United States, until the Director of the FBI and the Secretary of Homeland Security can guarantee that the Muslim refugees being admitted are free from ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists ties. Obama has threatened to veto that bill.
Obama has only allowed the launch of “15” aircraft sorties/day, 450 sorties/month, to attack ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists in the Islamic State (during Operation Desert Storm, the US launched over 1100 aircraft sorties/day, or 33,000/month). According to reports from Central Command, 75% of the 450 US aircraft sorties launched each month are prevented from dropping their weapons, requiring that they return to their bases with full weapon loads. On an average, only 112 sorties/month are permitted to drop their weapons on ISIS targets (that is less than 4 sorties/day being allowed to attack their targets----compare that to 11000 sorties/day during Operation Desert Storm. That ineffective “very dangerous and corrupt military policy” by the Obama administration, is no more than a pin prick, and is risking the lives of 450 US pilots each month, sending them “into harm’s way”, while preventing 75% of them from ever employ their weapons suit.
All the hard lessons learned in Vietnam, that gradualism doesn’t work, that were corrected during the Gulf Wars, have been discarded by civilians with no military experience in The White House War Room. The manner in which Obama has restricted air operations has degraded the “Combat Effectiveness” of US Air Force and US Navy. The level of centralized execution, bureaucracy, and politics is very unsettling for US pilots; they no longer have the decision-making authority that they once had in their cockpit.
In all sorties, unless a general officer can look at a video picture from a UAV over a satellite link, US pilots cannot obtain the authority to engage or drop their weapon packages on an intended ISIS target. Pilots report that they spend many hours flying over Iraq, staring through a targeting pod screen in their own cockpit, watching ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists perpetrate their acts of genocide against Syrian and Assyrian Christians, without being able to do anything about it. The institutional fear of making a mistake and not being politically correct has crept into the central mindset of the Flag and General Officers who were promoted by Obama over the last 7 years, their fears are endemic and is destroying the “Combat Effectiveness” in the US air campaign against ISIS.
Pilots have been prevented from taking the fight to ISIS, because of Obama’s new and dangerous “Rules Of Engagement” (ROE), changed by the last two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullins, and General Dempsey, who were both responsible for covering up the reasons for the reasons why a rescue mission was not sent to prevent the death of four Americans murdered in the Battle of Benghazi. Those new and dangerous ROEs have been responsible for the increasing the Combat Deaths in Afghanistan by 458% (76% of all US combat deaths in Afghanistan have occurred employing Obama’s new ROE), and dramatically increasing the numbers of US military personnel Wounded In Combat (WIC) in Afghanistan by 378% (resulting in thousands of US military personnel crippled and maimed for life, with missing limbs and PTSD).
US pilots have been prevented from targeting ISIS’s centers of gravity in Raqqa, Syria, however Jordanian, French, and Russian pilots have been ordered to strike those targets. All the roads between Syria and Iraq are still intact with trucks flowing freely, because US pilots have been restricted from interdicting that traffic, supposedly, for fear of damaging the infrastructure. Orders from Flag and General Officers to US Pilots are preventing them from dropping their ordnance 75% of the time; if those same types of orders had been ordered to US pilots during WWII, the US & Allied Forces would still be fighting Nazi Germany.
Hundreds of small tanker trucks are lined up at oilfields in ISIS-held northeast Syria, presumably filling up with oil to be transited and traded on the black market, going from the Islamic State to Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Japan, and Obama has prevented US pilots from attacking those oil trucks and the oil fields—thus permitting the sale of Iraqi stolen oil to fund ISIS in the amount of billions of dollars.
Last week, former CIA Director Michael Morell said The White House has hampered the intelligence community's ability to have the military attack oil fields and oil trucks controlled by ISIS. Morell said that, “we aren’t going after oil wells, or actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we haven’t wanted to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy the infrastructure." He went on to say that there was a pretentious feeling in Obama’s White House War Room that bombing ISIS oil targets would indeed cause environmental damage. On November 18th, Colonel Steve Warren said that striking oil trucks owned by ISIS, have been prevented by the Obama White House, because it may cause harm to the drivers who may be innocent (the drivers are well armed ISI Radical Islamic Terrorists protecting their valuable oil cargos with their weapons).
The left of center liberal media establishment is not asking why a delusional Obama, in his own fantasy world, is saying “Climate Change and Global Warming” is what is creating ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists who are prosecuting genocide against Syrian and Assyrian Christians.
Obama is saying Climate Change is creating worldwide terrorism, is restricting US Pilots from striking Turkey’s ISIS oil smuggling operations, and is limiting US pilots to less than 4 sorties/day striking ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists, while Putin is prosecuting over 1000 sorties/day against ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists?
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Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President
In addition to son Bilal’s illegal and lucrative oil trading for ISIS, Sümeyye Erdogan, the daughter of the Turkish President apparently runs a secret hospital camp inside Turkey just over the Syrian border.
By ZeroHedge.com | November 30, 2015
Bilal Erdogan, the son of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leaves a polling station after he voted, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Turks are heading to the polls in a crucial parliamentary election that will determine whether ruling party lawmakers can rewrite the constitution to bolster the powers of President Erdogan. All eyes will be on the results for the main Kurdish party, the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, (HDP). If it crosses a 10 percent threshold for entering parliament as a party, that would extinguish AKP’s constitutional plans.
Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say: “We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.
But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).
As Sputnik transcribes, according to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, “by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS.”
It was in this context when Lavrov added that “Turkey’s actions appear premeditated, planned, and undertaken with a specific objective.”
More importantly, Lavrov pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade. Per the Russian statement:
“The Russian Minister reminded his counterpart about Turkey’s involvement in the ISIS’ illegal trade in oil, which is transported via the area where the Russian plane was shot down, and about the terrorist infrastructure, arms and munitions depots and control centers that are also located there.”
Others reaffirmed Lavrov’s stance, such as retired French General Dominique Trinquand, who said that “Turkey is either not fighting ISIL at all or very little, and does not interfere with different types of smuggling that takes place on its border, be it oil, phosphate, cotton or people,” he said.
The reason we find this line of questioning fascinating is that just last week in the aftermath of the French terror attack but long before the Turkish downing of the Russian jet, we wrote about “The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking” in which we asked who is the one “breaching every known law of funding terrorism when buying ISIS crude, almost certainly with the tacit approval by various “western alliance” governments, and why is it that these governments have allowed said middleman to continue funding ISIS for as long as it has?”
Precisely one week later, in even more tragic circumstances, suddenly everyone is asking this question.
And while we patiently dig to find who the on and offshore “commodity trading” middleman are, who cart away ISIS oil to European and other international markets in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars, one name keeps popping up as the primary culprit of regional demand for the Islamic State’s “terrorist oil” – that of Turkish president Recep Erdogan’s son: Bilal Erdogan.
His very brief bio:
Necmettin Bilal Erdogan, commonly known as Bilal Erdogan (born 23 April 1980) is the third child of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the current President of Turkey.
After graduating from Kartal Imam Hatip High School in 1999, Bilal Erdogan moved to the US for undergraduate education. He also earned a Master’s Degree in John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2004. After graduation, he served in the World Bank as intern for a while. He returned Turkey in 2006 and started to his business life. Bilal Erdogan is one of the three equal shareholders of “BMZ Group Denizcilik “, a marine transportation corporation.
Bilal is involved in various business ventures, starting with his BMZ Group which is the name implicated most often in the smuggling of illegal Iraqi and Islamic State through to the western supply chain, but for now here is a brief, if very disturbing snapshot, of both father and son Erdogan by F. William Engdahl, one which should make everyone ask whether the son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.
By F. William Engdahl, posted originally in New Eastern Outlook:
Erdogan’s Dirth Dangerous ISIS Games
More and more details are coming to light revealing that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, variously known as ISIS, IS or Daesh, is being fed and kept alive by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President and by his Turkish intelligence service, including MIT, the Turkish CIA. Turkey, as a result of Erdogan’s pursuit of what some call a Neo-Ottoman Empire fantasies that stretch all the way to China, Syria and Iraq, threatens not only to destroy Turkey but much of the Middle East if he continues on his present path.
In October 2014 US Vice President Joe Biden told a Harvard gathering that Erdogan’s regime was backing ISIS with “hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons…” Biden later apologized clearly for tactical reasons to get Erdogan’s permission to use Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base for airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, but the dimensions of Erdogan’s backing for ISIS since revealed is far, far more than Biden hinted.
ISIS militants were trained by US, Israeli and now it emerges, by Turkish special forces at secret bases in Konya Province inside the Turkish border to Syria, over the past three years. Erdogan’s involvement in ISIS goes much deeper. At a time when Washington, Saudi Arabia and even Qatar appear to have cut off their support for ISIS, they remaining amazingly durable. The reason appears to be the scale of the backing from Erdogan and his fellow neo-Ottoman Sunni Islam Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu.
Nice Family Business
The prime source of money feeding ISIS these days is sale of Iraqi oil from the Mosul region oilfields where they maintain a stronghold. The son of Erdogan it seems is the man who makes the export sales of ISIS-controlled oil possible.
Bilal Erdogan owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogan’s maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIS’ smuggled crude oil in Japan-bound oil tankers.
Gürsel Tekin vice-president of the Turkish Republican Peoples’ Party, CHP, declared in a recent Turkish media interview, “President Erdogan claims that according to international transportation conventions there is no legal infraction concerning Bilal’s illicit activities and his son is doing an ordinary business with the registered Japanese companies, but in fact Bilal Erdogan is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office he will be immune from any judicial prosecution.” Tekin adds that Bilal’s maritime company doing the oil trades for ISIS, BMZ Ltd, is “a family business and president Erdogan’s close relatives hold shares in BMZ and they misused public funds and took illicit loans from Turkish banks.”
In addition to son Bilal’s illegal and lucrative oil trading for ISIS, Sümeyye Erdogan, the daughter of the Turkish President apparently runs a secret hospital camp inside Turkey just over the Syrian border where Turkish army trucks daily being in scores of wounded ISIS Jihadists to be patched up and sent back to wage the bloody Jihad in Syria, according to the testimony of a nurse who was recruited to work there until it was discovered she was a member of the Alawite branch of Islam, the same as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who Erdogan seems hell-bent on toppling.
Turkish citizen Ramazan Bagol, captured this month by Kurdish People’s Defense Units,YPG, as he attempted to join ISIS from Konya province, told his captors that said he was sent to ISIS by the ‘Ismailia Sect,’ a strict Turkish Islam sect reported to be tied to Recep Erdogan. Baol said the sect recruits members and provides logistic support to the radical Islamist organization. He added that the Sect gives jihad training in neighborhoods of Konya and sends those trained here to join ISIS gangs in Syria.
According to French geopolitical analyst, Thierry Meyssan, Recep Erdogan “organized the pillage of Syria, dismantled all the factories in Aleppo, the economic capital, and stole the machine-tools. Similarly, he organized the theft of archeological treasures and set up an international market in Antioch…with the help of General Benoît Puga, Chief of Staff for the Elysée, he organized a false-flag operation intended to provoke the launching of a war by the Atlantic Alliance – the chemical bombing of la Ghoutta in Damascus, in August 2013. “
Meyssan claims that the Syria strategy of Erdogan was initially secretly developed in coordination with former French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé and Erdogan’s then Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in 2011, after Juppe won a hesitant Erdogan to the idea of supporting the attack on traditional Turkish ally Syria in return for a promise of French support for Turkish membership in the EU. France later backed out, leaving Erdogan to continue the Syrian bloodbath largely on his own using ISIS.
Gen. John R. Allen, an opponent of Obama’s Iran peace strategy, now US diplomatic envoy coordinating the coalition against the Islamic State, exceeded his authorized role after meeting with Erdogan and “promised to create a “no-fly zone” ninety miles wide, over Syrian territory, along the whole border with Turkey, supposedly intended to help Syrian refugees fleeing from their government, but in reality to apply the “Juppé-Wright plan”. The Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, revealed US support for the project on the TV channel A Haber by launching a bombing raid against the PKK.” Meyssan adds.
There are never winners in war and Erdogan’s war against Syria’s Assad demonstrates that in bold. Turkey and the world deserve better. Ahmet Davutoglu’s famous “Zero Problems With Neighbors” foreign policy has been turned into massive problems with all neighbors due to the foolish ambitions of Erdogan and his gang.
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