Obfuscate/Obfuscation is the obscuring of intended meaning in communication, making the message confusing, willfully ambiguous, or harder to understand
I used to like Mike Whitney: That affection alongside much of my trust, respect, whatever for alt media has flown the coop.
Where to begin? How about the first sentence?
“On Friday, the United States rejected a draft resolution by Russia that was intended to prevent a Turkish invasion of Syria”Incorrect. Since the resolution never mentioned Turkey, I wouldn’t assume it was intended to specifally prevent a Turkish invasion. Making that point in this previous post: Russia’s UN Resolution Demanding an End to ANY actions that Undermine Syrian Sovereignty- Rejected
The resolution demanded the end to ANY actions that could undermine Syrian sovereignty.
Which means that resolution could have been aimed at many players- US. Israel. UK. France. Turkey. Saudi Arabia.
Mike Whitney opens up with a questionable claim, framing the narrative. He then contradicts his opening claim:
"Russia’s deputy U.N. envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, “The main elements of this Russian draft resolution are to demand that all parties refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Syria, that they fully respect Syria’s sovereignty and independence, stop incursions, and abandon plans for ground operations.”
As I’ve stated. All parties respect Syria’s sovereignty and independence So why finger point at Turkey? Because shill for NATO, Mike Whitney wants readers to know that Turkey is a bad nation. While misleading with this UN resolution claim. Mike Whitney wants reader to think that Russia and Turkey are headed for a conflict. This is certainly what NATO wants. What NATO desires. What NATO has encouraged. But so far neither Russia nor Turkey have taken the bait-
“There was nothing controversial about the resolution, no tricks and no hidden meaning. The delegates were simply asked to support Syrian sovereignty and oppose armed aggression. These are the very principles upon which the United Nations was founded. The US and its allies rejected these principles because they failed to jibe with Washington’s geopolitical ambitions in Syria”
Yes, the US and their allies rejected the principles because it obviously failed to jibe with Washingtons’ political ambitions in Syria- AND in Turkey. Since the US wants to draw Turkey into Syria.
"We continue to believe that the US-Kurdish (YPG) alliance does not really advance US strategic interests in Syria"Really Mike? Well if it doesn't advance US strategic interests does it advance Israel's? Dishonest.
“Turkish generals want assurances that they will not be prosecuted for war crimes in the future. The best way to do that is to make sure that any invasion has the blessing of either the US, NATO or the UN.”
Mr Whitney, speaking the same language I’ve spoken here- The intermingling of Turkey’s military with that of the US. Good disinfo always contains some tidbits of valid info
“This leads me to believe that the Washington’s primary objective in Syria is no longer the removal of Syrian President Bashar al Assad but the bogging down of Russia in a never-ending conflict.”
Washington hasn’t given up on removing Bashar al Assad- That’s still the plan. But there is more to it still, how about getting Turkey and Russia fighting? How many times has that been mentioned here? Over and over. Since the shooting down of the Russian jet- The US has pushed and pushed Russia and Turkey towards confrontation.
Last mention yesterday: Pentagon & CIA Chiefs: Collude for a Russian Quagmire
How does Mike Whitney tie all this into Erdogan being overthrown? I’m hoping we get to that information at some point in time- Instead Mike Whitney presents a garbled hodge podge of mumbo jumbo- Intended to dazzle the reader with bullshit or truthiness? Whichever?
“Erdogan’s threats to invade Syria have intensified following a car bombing in Ankara last week.....”
Except there has been no threat to invade from Erdogan. There has been no move to invade either. Just lies presented by liars like Whitney. And others such as Zero Hedge. I mentioned this fact, again, just the other day- Russian/US Ceasefire Plan to Begin Saturday. Feb.27/16- John Kerry Statement
Turkey and Saudi Arabia still have zero intention of sending ground troops into Syria- Both nations, as stated weeks ago, will only commit to ground troops if the US takes the lead.
"Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey and Saudi Arabia have currently no plan for a ground incursion into Syria"Considering the compromised military assets of both Turkey and Saudi Arabia I’m not sure how long they can stay out of this quagmire, but, so far they’ve managed
“The real purpose of the US-YPG alliance is to enrage Turkey and provoke them into a cross-border conflict with the Russian-led coalition. If Turkey deploys ground troops to Syria, then Moscow could face the quagmire it has tried so hard to avoid"
Well Mike, that’s a half truth! While the US/ YPG alliance is definitely being employed to ‘enrage’ Turkey, it's also being employed to destabilize Turkey. (PKK= YPG) With an eye to balkanization.
If Turkey deployed troops it would only be with US approval/leadership. The deployment of troops to Syria would leave Turkey wide open to increased PKK attacks- And possibly a coup. The end of Turkey as we've all known it - I’ve written about this for so long now Mike. But not in half truth style
“More importantly, a Turkish invasion would exacerbate divisions inside Turkey seriously eroding Erdogan’s grip on power while creating vulnerabilities the US could exploit by working with its agents in the Turkish military and Intel agency (MIT). The ultimate objective would be to foment sufficient social unrest to incite a color-coded revolution that would dispose of the troublemaking Erdogan in a Washington-orchestrated coup, much like the one the CIA executed in Kiev.”
But Mike this has been going on for a while now. This is a work in progress. Your talking the end game for Erdogan, while ignoring this is a plan in motion- Long in motion- Goodness know I’ve mentioned the impending destruction of Turkey since November 2014. And have bolstered that theory in article after article- Yet, somehow I’ve been troll attacked at varying sites as a “Turkish agent” for stating the obvious. That which was staring us all straight into the eyes. Perhaps my observations were too close to the truth?
Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey.
Pt.2- Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey
"It is not hard to imagine Obama secretly giving Erdogan the greenlight, and then pulling the rug out from under him as soon as his troops crossed over into Syria. A similar scam was carried out in 1990 when U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, gave Saddam Hussein the nod to invade Kuwait"It’s so not hard to imagine this scenario! In fact, I actually have to ask myself if Mike Whitney reads my blog? Because I spoke of the April Glaspie handshake in this post dated: August 11/2015- Is the US/Turkey "Safe Zone" the April Glaspie Handshake?
Using a safe zone to draw Turkey into the fight
“But even worse, the safe zone may be a way to draw Turkey into a fight it can't win- In order to grind it down”
Mike Whitney. Seriously, have you been pilfering my ideas? And if you are, why don’t you mention the creation of Kurdistan? Or would that give too much away? And erode your value as as an obfuscator for NATO ? Disinfo propagator?
This is the third time I've noticed Mike Whitney engaging in extremely misleading writings
All the while misdirecting from the US backed/ YPG annexation of Syrian territory
“DNA samples from the two suicide bombers indicate they were both members of ISIS”
Does ISIS have some kind of special DNA?