There can be no further doubt that the 'event' in Istanbul last weekend was staged, choreographed, and packaged as a piece of political theater - by which the pretext for a Turkish-Israeli "reconciliation" has been introduced for both domestic and international "audiences."
There is no more news. Period. As I detailed in the series which started it all,
the seamless teamwork of government, finance, and a fully complicit media creates whatever impressions of reality are deemed desirable, for a given episode of "reality." Now we are watching that template expand into the full measure of the COMPLETE PACKAGING OF REALITY on a grand scale, in the entire middle eastern 'theater.' Nowhere is this more evident than in the sudden "surprise" pull-out of Russia from Syria. Which was neither a surprise - nor a pullout. The idea that such a move would have been taken without COMPLETE CONSULTATION AND PLANNING with all of the pertinent parties involved is absurd. It violates every tenet of what we know Russia's diplomatic program to be. Yet it has been pushed from all sides as the truth of the affair. Because there really is no opposition anymore to the staging of the news. IN FACT - THERE. IS. NO. NEWS.
The staged tweet from an AKP chosen scapegoat which immediately follows the bombing - and gets instant coverage from the israeli press - the quick messages of condolences, and speedy identification of the 'bomber' as an ISIL/ISIS operative.... how many clues do we need - to see this for what it is? They even threw in a random "Iranian" victim - just to add some spice - or smoked ham - to the mix!
At this point, there is no way of knowing whether in fact there were ANY injuries, fatalities, or anything other than a loud noise, followed by a panoply of stage props - it's way that 'events' are managed these days! No names of victims appear, just 'stories' in the press about supposed events impossible to trace.Full spectrum dominance. Of a kind which confirms the quote from Baurillards's Simulacra and Simulation which I highlight in another story:
of more than half a decade past - Baudrillard was absolutely correct. “Information devours its own content. It devours communication and the social…. Rather than creating communication, it exhausts itself in the act of staging communication. Rather than producing meaning, it exhausts itself in the staging of meaning.” In the age of advanced ‘communications’ meaning evacuates to be replaced by a simulation of reality directed by whomever is pulling the strings. And since everyone’s socialized identity is entirely contingent upon their ability to stay abreast of the latest vehicles of communication, the twitterings, the ’social networks’ etc, the absorption of meaning by content is in direct proportion to one’s media hipness – and that hipness in turn in directly inverse ratio to actual lived reality – one is aware, exclusively, of their awareness, which is content provider and information fused together into the perfect simulation of meaning – aka meaninglessness. “The real abolished.”
Those who remain transfixed by the daily news-cycle – an intravenous drip of concocted events – need become aware that we have entered an era truly post-reality. Eradication of the real has been achieved, it is no longer a pending goal. You can therefore be sure that the American, Syrians, Saudis, Turks – yes, eve the Iranians – were well apprised of the Russian move before it happened. And that they are working according to a script by and large written in Tel Aviv. No less than the farce of the American Presidential Election season, this middle eastern theater of the irreal will now consist of daily soundbites delivered to whatever segment of the audience they are tailored to deceive. There's “news” for all tastes and persuasions! “Analysts” of all descriptions to 'inform' you of whatever you wish to hear. Except the real.
So, in the midst of all of this theater, what might really be going on? What deals have been made behind scenes? Remarkably, we are able to answer this question due to the diligent work of one man.
"Thierry Meyssan sees a manipulation of the Kurdish peoples’ dream to profit Israel, the United States and Turkey. Also, he denounces the Barzani ethnic cleansing project and observes the PKK opposition to the creation of a "Kurdistan" of this nature. “
In tracking the background to this story of a Kurdistan-satellite state of Israel, Meyssan laid bare the machinations which have led us to this point - yet no one has paid any attention.
"Paris and London are multiplying their categorical declarations against Daesh, its programme of ethnic cleansing and its terrorist attacks. And yet they are preparing in secret for the ethnic cleansing of Northern Syria with a view to creating a pseudo-Kurdistan."
Meyssan fondness for the Assad side of the story, and obvious sympathies for the past President of Iran must cause care in not over-depending upon his version of events, yet in the larger picture of things, the story he outlines has been more true to the way events have unfolded than any other to date.
"In 2011, Alain Juppé, then French Minister for Foreign Affairs, and his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoğlu, signed a secret treaty. We know that it included several reciprocal engagements, including that of « resolving the Kurdish question » without « damaging the integrity of Turkish territory », in other words, the creation of a pseudo-Kurdistan in Syria."
"On the 31st October 2014, Salih Muslim, the director of the Kurdish Democratic Union of Syria, was received by François Hollande in annex to an interview with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, just after the battle of Kobani. The two heads of state, who until then had refused to help the Syrian Kurds, managed to convince Salih Muslim that he would have a personal interest in betraying the engagements of the PKK and joining their project.
ne year later, Salih Muslim launched an operation consisting of the forced « Kurdisation » of Northen Syria, which provoked the uprising of the local populations, mainly Assyrian Christians and Sunni Arabs."
"However, when France, Israël and the United Kingdom launched the operation of the creation of a Kurdistan in Syria, Salih Muslim encountered great difficulty in mobilising combatants. The young Kurds who had found refuge in Iraq refused en masse to participate in the colonial project."
What is necessary is to take this Meyssan narrative one step further - to perhaps even more secret and conspiratorial heights - into a zone which suspends all possible belief in good guys and bad guys, highlighting instead, the unitary nature of the force which is behind all of these machinations. And since no one else seems willing to go there - here I am.
Israel has been well positioned inside of the breakaway part of northern Iraq which styles itself a "Kurdistan Republic" - that is common knowledge and fairly well reported. It is also known that the Barzani clique which controls that statelet is a dependent of Ankara, which acts as a conduit for the transfer of the stolen Iraqi gas/oil which Erbil is selling to Tel Aviv via the Turkish port of Ceyhan. The two countries then, can be legitimately considered the parents of this bastard offspring of America's Gulf War dismemberment of Saddam's Iraq. And it would be well to keep in mind the Israeli influence in that historical process.
It's at this point that things become murky - the story seems to get lost in a maze of competing narratives which place Tel Aviv and Ankara in a hostile relationship - and no one therefore bothers to pay attention to the developing coalition between the two 'apparent' enemies. A coalition which has now morphed into the kind of relationship such as is that of the cordyceps fungus and it's insect prey,
From which we learn - "When the fungus is ready to sporulate, the mycelia grow into the ant’s brain. The fungus then produces chemicals which act on the host’s brain and alter its perception of pheromones. This causes the ant to climb a plant and, upon reaching the top, to clamp its mandibles around a leaf or leaf stem, thus securing it firmly to what will be its final resting place. The fungus then devours the ant’s brain, killing the host. The fruiting bodies of the fungus sprout from the ant’s head, through gaps in the joints of the exoskeleton."
Much of the incredible trajectory of the Ankara's regime's suicidal foreign policy mistakes could be mistaken for a replay of that process of infection and metamorphis! Because at the end of the day, that is what is happening to the state of Turkey right now. Induced to belief that it can 'relocate' millions of it's Kurdish citizens to a puppet Kurdistan carved out of northern Syria, while moving in millions of Syrian Sunni Muslims to replace them, the Ankara regime has opened the floodgates to a repeat of the mass atrocities of another bout of ethnic cleansing from one exactly one hundred years previous. It is unworkable, self-destructive... and by now... almost unavoidable.