'Israel might be behind terror in Ankara'

The recent assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara was possibly perpetrated by Israel-linked forces which want to destabilize Turkey and damage its warming relations with Moscow and Tehran, according to an American scholar and political analyst.

Dr. Kevin Barrett, an author, political commentator and a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday.

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry denied American involvement in the assassination of Russia’s envoy to Turkey, voicing concern about Ankara’s rhetoric against Washington.

Earlier, Turkey blamed US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen for Monday’s assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and tried to place blame on the United States for allowing Gulen to live in the country.

“It’s interesting that John Kerry feels it’s necessary to deny American involvement in the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara,” Dr. Barrett said.

“And indeed it’s a real testament to the power of the internet, which has awakened so many people around the world to the reality that all sorts of dirty dealings have been going on under the cover of the mythical mainstream media pabulum that’s what pretty much people have been imbibing since the print press turned into a sort of daily news press back in the nineteenth century,” he stated.

“But today because we have such a wild plethora of news sources available, the really dirty laundry stuff that’s banned from the mainstream organs has gotten a lot of attention. And today people understand that these kinds of spy vs. spy games, political assassinations, false flags and other kinds of things are going on that you never really hear about in the mainstream [media],” the analyst noted.

“And that’s why when something like this happens, Kerry actually has to deny the possibility of American involvement because people now know that Operation Gladio, for example, which is an ongoing wave of NATO-sponsored terrorism and political assassinations, is run by the United States’ military and deep state,” he explained.

He said, “They shot the Pope a couple of decades ago.  They committed most of the supposed leftwing terrorism in Europe during Cold War.”

Gladio B continues

“And today Gladio B continues, killing people and blaming radical Islam for it. And Gladio is very much centered on Turkey," said the author of Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie.

"A majority of the people murdered during the Cold War era by the US military’s deep state Operation Gladio were in Turkey. So Turkey is a real focus,” he added.

He said the assassination, “it seems to have been calculated to try to ruin relations between Turkey and Russia. The first question that people today, the awakened people ask themselves is who benefits?”

“And we have seen this coup attempt against Erdogan, after which Erdogan was supported by Iran and Russia. The coup attempt has been blamed on Fethullah Gülen, who is a CIA-linked so-called Islamist who lives in Pennsylvania,” the commentator said.

"And elements of the US deep state were widely blamed for that coup attempt, which was also perhaps an attempt to ruin warming relations between Turkey, Russia and Iran,” he said.

“So the rumors are going wild and indeed being amplified by people who are in official positions in Russia and Turkey who are saying that this looks like may have been done by the usual sort of Gladio and/or Israel-linked forces to destabilize Turkey and ruin its warming relations with Moscow and Tehran,” the analyst said. 

“Kerry himself may very well believe that the US had no role because the deep state is not usually connected to the State Department.  Everything is deniable, everything is compartmentalized. But Kerry has to deny, that’s part of his job. And it doesn’t mean the rest of us have to believe it,” the researcher concluded.