- 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
- 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.
- Kurt Nimmo, kurtnimmo.com, 2005