Friday, December 16, 2005

From blog member Lee Penn
Lee wrote all of the following:

I just saw these items:

This new column by Joel Hirsch who is on the left:

Nuclear deployment for an attack on Iran
Read the whole thing; on the right-hand side of the page are links to Hirsch’s earlier columns on the same topic, which all point in the same direction.

And this, from a right-wing site:

Northeast Intelligence Network
Relevant quote:
Goss warns Ankara to be ready for a possible U.S. aerial operation against Iran and Syria

15 December 2005: As people in the U.S. readied themselves for Christmas, few were aware that CIA Director Porter Goss was in Ankara, Turkey on Monday, engaged in a meeting that lasted over four hours with Turkish Intelligence officials. Goss, accompanied by a large delegation, brought secret data about Iran as he met with officials of the Milli Istihbarat Teskilati, or MIT. Goss allegedly asked for Turkish support for the Bush administration's policies on Iran's nuclear activities, telling Turkish officials that Iran has nuclear weapons, a situation that created a huge threat to Turkey and other countries in the region.

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.

On Tuesday Goss was driven in his armored BMW to a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Additional dialogue reportedly focused on the intelligence data, with Goss warning Ankara to be ready for a possible U.S. aerial operation against Iran and Syria.
The right-wing site is corroborated by this Turkish press site:

CIA’s Goss reportedly warned Ankara of Iranian threat
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. The third had to do with Iran’s alleged stance against Ankara. Goss said that Tehran sees Turkey as an enemy and would try to “export its regime.”
On the same prep-orientated BBS where I saw the preceding two stories, a member posted this quote from a premium (i.e., subscriber-only) STRATFOR report. The report itself is not online, so there is no link to post. But here is what the BBS member quoted:
December 15, 2005, 2027 GMT - Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz will visit Turkey on Dec. 22, Turk.US news reported Dec. 15. Halutz is expected to meet with Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hilmi Ozkok and Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul. Halutz's visit comes shortly after visits to Turkey by high-ranking U.S. officials, including CIA Director Porter Goss and FBI Director Robert Mueller.
This item is consistent in timing and direction with the foregoing reports. STRATFOR is a private intel service in Texas; I have heard rumours that it has CIA ties. You may know far more than I do about them.

I would love to be wrong about this... but the evidence points in a certain direction.

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