Here we have a series of high-level visits betwen Turkish and US military forces before us this week. Very hard to detect just reading the mainstream news.
You and I (wink. wink) know what Sibel has warned us all about - look out! they're giving Turkey more nuclear technology!
And yesterday we are told that the mucketys are in Ankara in very quietways. Some interesting names crop up and this despite the fact that the Sibel Edmonds story has at long last arrived in the mainstream press, to wit, the Dallas Morning News.
People are left to speculate about the real reason for this highly unusual "social calls' - and based on current MSM reading, the reader just might infer that it's about Kurdistan and Turkey's war on the Kurds (for the highly informed reader), it's about who poor little ole Turkey is being upset by Kurds' insurgency OR maybe it's to talk about the new Iran oil bourse.
Here's some past interesting history - the Mukasey appointment was approved just as the Turkish forces were discovered in Irak and George go on TV and made his (lieing) announcment:
World and National News: Mukasey Vote, Rice in Turkey, Writers on Strike, Hurricane Noel
Bloomberg-Clip • Nov. 02, 2007. 08:54 AM EST
Bush Defends Mukasey Over Waterboard Comment; Rice in Turket For Kurdish Talks; Hollywood Writers May Strike, Threatening TV Shows; Hurricane Noel Kills 108 People, Dominican Republic and Haiti Worst Hit
Mukasey warns Turkey on recent expansion of Al Qaeda presence
By Zeynep Gurcanli
"We are watching Al Qaeda closely. And we have seen in the recent period that they have increased their activities in Turkey" he told Turkish Justice Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin and Interior Minister Besir Atalay, according to sources close to the matter.
In addition, the US head of the Justice Department warned Turkish officials that it "appeared as though Al Qaeda may have chosen Turkey as a base". Mukasey is the first American head of Justice to have made an official visit to Turkey.
Mukasey's meetings in Ankara also focused on the presence of PKK terror in Northern Iraq, and according to sources in Ankara, Turkish officials expressed gratitude for the recent changes in American attitude towards the struggle against PKK terror.
The same officials did however warn Mukasey that the PKK may be trying to sustain its movement in the US "under a different name". Within this framework, Turkish officials told Mukasey that the PKK was trying to organize and operate in the US as a "civil society organization," noting that groups such as the "American Kurdish Information network," the "Washington Kurdish Institute," and the "North American Kurdish National Congress" were all examples of such efforts.High Level Visits to Turkey Go Unreported
By Courtney Doggart
All the news that's fit to print doesn't seem to include recent and planned visits to Turkey by top U.S. administration and military officials. That's a bit odd, don't you think? The laundry list of visits includes General James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (the 2nd highest ranking military office in the U.S. Armed Forces); Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense; Vice President Dick Cheney; US Attorney General Michael Mukasey; and Frank Urbancic, responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of counterterrorism for the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism.