cold-war stay-behind group implicated in Turkey killings

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  1. more at the link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7225889.stm

    Shades of the Gladio stuff that got picked up in Italy in the '90s.
     
  2. From Todays Zaman Wanted: Backers of Ergenekon
    Turkish military up to its old tricks. The story is littered with shady retired senior officers.

    Zaman has more deep state background in Gladio, Turkish Counter-Guerilla and Ergenekon, a devilish trio
    Some may think Ganser is one of the tin foil hatted tendency but anybody who knows about the history of terrorism in Turkey, Algeria or even France won't be eager to discount that a strategia della tensione might have been in play.

    Ergenekon are reported to have been planning to exploit some assets in a PKK splinter faction TAK in terrorist attacks. You'd have to bear in mind that the Turkish military approaches fevered lunacy of the Pakistani officer corps. Fly fishing and a spot of gardening what these chaps do in retirement.

    Ganser wrote Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe. Operation Gladio was linked to various groups of far right nutters including the ODESSA Nazi ratlines, Operation Condor, the Taksim Square massacre and most notably the 1980 Bologna Massacre in which 85 people were murdered. It's unwise to rely on nutters; they invariably follow their warped own agenda rather than the clients.

    It's worth bearing in mind that AQ are also a bunch of ultra reactionary loons that started out as fervent opponents of Godless communism. They still have intimate ties with the Saudi and Pakistani military. Via these channels they once had a distant relationship with the CIA. That they happen also to be Muslim tends to obscure the nature of the beast.