BFP Exclusive- The Lone Gladio: Meet Journalist Lou Brian

The Lone Gladio Countdown: 11 Days to Go

We are continuing our countdown to The Lone Gladio official launch date: Thursday, September 11, 2014, with less than two weeks to go. Actually I am currently engaged in several countdowns in my life: nervously counting the days to my daughter’s start of the school year (First Grade is a major stepping stone you know!) while struggling between the homeschooling option versus the awful public education (read: ‘conditioning’) system, counting down to my dreaded surgeries on September 9 & 10, and the list goes on.

Well, here we are: eleven days to the thirteenth anniversary of the September Eleven Attacks. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my newsletter for all the coming news, updates and promos for The Lone Gladio here at The Lone Gladio Website. You can also join The Lone Gladio pages at Twitter and Facebook

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Now, are you ready for the third round of select excerpts from The Lone Gladio? Here we go: Please meet journalist Lou Brian:

Chapter 6


     Lou felt exhausted by the time he finished telling Mitch the entire story and chronology of events. He wanted to provide as much detail as possible: partly for the relief that came with having at least one person in on this story; and partly—cynical person that he was—for insurance to keep his story alive even if he no longer was.

     They’d been sitting in an outdoor café on the river in District Two. The constant parade of loud-engine riverboats in front, combined with the buzzing cars and beeping motorbikes behind provided a safe and comfortable zone for their meeting and conversation.

     Uncle Mitch had not interrupted him once during the entire narrative, which had taken at least thirty minutes. Every so often he averted his eyes and stared emptily at the passing boats and water taxis or looked down as he sipped his cold coconut water, but otherwise he’d been all attention.

     Lou leaned back and let out a breath. “There you have it, from beginning to end.” He picked up the green coconut shell to drain whatever was left over.

     Mitch signaled the waiter. “I’d say we deserve our beer now, no?” He ordered two Saigon beers, a double platter of fried spring rolls and a plate of lemongrass squid.

     “Of all the people and entities in the world, you found the worst and most vicious to mess with, son.”

     “I didn’t pick them!” Lou protested. “I stumbled and fell into this shit! It was supposed to be a report on a scandal involving dirty U.S. politicians. Who could have guessed? The CIA has been doing its own stories on these scumbags—for blackmail! I—”

     Mitch held up his hand. ‘Hey, hey. I know. All I meant was, I can’t think of any bigger shit.”

     “Where do I go? What do I do? They know that I know, and they can’t have that. So there’s only one choice left: to kill me, and destroy every copy. So far I’ve scattered around as many copies as possible . . . just for some level of insurance. Well, kinda.”

     “You think they haven’t already figured that out? That one is easy: it is what anyone would do for insurance, and that takes out the insurance part.”

     “So . . . you’re saying they’d kill me and not worry about how many people have digital copies?”

     “I suspect yes. Think about it. Who in the world would be suicidal enough to take your DVD and publicize it once you’re dead?”

     Lou smiled slyly. “You would.” He produced a DVD from his pants and slid it across the table. “There, Uncle Mitch, consider yourself served!”

     Mitch refused to touch it. “I’m serious. You have to think rationally. As far as I can see, you have two options—”

     “What about the Internet?” Lou interrupted. “Once the shit goes viral, I go back home and get my life back, no? What would be the point?”

     Mitch sadly shook his head. “You could never count on that to protect you. The death warrant already has been issued. You’re marked.”

     The waiter brought their food and set it up in front of them.

     Mitch continued. “Option one: you go living like this, on the run and in hiding for as long as you live or as long as they let you live. Option two: you find an intermediary then try to negotiate with them.”

     “Negotiate how?”

     “That’s what the intermediary is for: someone who knows the bastards and how they think or bargain. You must find a way to assure them that you’re mum for life and help them to retrieve every copy.”

     “And they’ll take my word for it, just like that!”

     “Don’t be too quick to dismiss that possibility, Lou. They’d know you know your life is dependent on keeping your word. What better guarantee to secure every copy? Including this.” He slid the disk back toward Lou.

     Lou had to admit, his uncle had been around the block more than once. He’d survived.

     “You said an intermediary, someone who knows the other side. Do you have someone in mind?”

     Mitch nodded slowly. “Yes, I believe I do.”


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BFP Exclusive- The Lone Gladio: Meet FBI Analyst Elsie Simon

The Lone Gladio Countdown: 3 Weeks to Go

We are continuing our countdown to The Lone Gladio official launch date: September 11, 2014, with only three more weeks to go.

Yesterday, after reviewing and re-reviewing our proof copies, we submitted our officially final file for publication. I know one thing: I won’t be re-reading this book for a very long time. In addition to over a year of writing, I have had to endure reading this book at least two dozen times since its supposed completion. Can you blame me?!

Okay, so what is left to do? I am happy to report: not much. I am going to send a few copies to my trusted independent news and blog partners. I will be working on a brief news release for the launch and newsletters. We will update The Lone Gladio website. And … well, I’ll be leaving home for  a couple of minor surgeries on September 8, and return on the day my book will be officially released- September 11.

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Now, are you ready for the second round of select excerpts from The Lone Gladio? Here we go: Please meet FBI Analyst Elsie Simon:


Chapter 5

            . . .

Elsie was about to sit and start up her monitor when she changed her mind, grabbing her notepad and heading out.

She entered the unit’s file and archives room where she noticed an Asian translator on her knees methodically filing copies of her printed transcripts. The FBI insisted on keeping with its precomputer methods. Each analyst had to make multiple copies of every translated document or concluding analysis and file them with each corresponding unit. In addition, another copy had to be submitted to the central secretary, who arranged secure hand-delivery to headquarters at the end of each day, and yet another had to be filed here in this enormous archive. Change was despised. Any time-saving resource or innovation was doubly loathed and fought against.

Up until the terror attack, analysts worked at headquarters, where they received hand-delivered translated documents from the language specialists and agents’ reports from field offices around the country. Their analyses then were sent to the unit heads, who shared them with the corresponding agents.

Middlemen and redundancies often caused delays and near useless analyses. Raw data without context or a hastily written field report almost never gave the full picture. Analysts and agents need regular briefings and consulting face to face in real time. Stale and dated data produces useless analyses.

Elsie proceeded along the wall opposite to where the translator was finishing up. She opened the first drawer on top, ran through the alphabetized folders until she found the file that corresponded to her unit and current operation numerical code. She removed the file, placed it on top of her legal pad, and quietly closed the drawer. Once she heard the translator exit, she quickly moved near to where the woman had been filing. This was the area for the Arabic division.

Elsie opened the middle drawer for northern Africa–related cases and operations, scanning the folders under Egypt until she reached 2001. Spotting the CT-Counterterrorism section, she pulled the folder rack forward and removed the file labeled Mahmoud, Yousef CT 119-TSC WFO.

The file was amazingly thin. She flipped open the jacket. Only two pages: one with a short paragraph summarizing the Canadian unit’s memo and deportation date and time; and the other, an itemized list of Yousef’s belongings confiscated by Canadian Intelligence, with several items redacted and turned over to the FBI.

According to the list, Yousef carried three international passports, one of which was a diplomatic passport issued in 1997 by the State Department under the name Khalid Ramesh—immediately raising the question of whether or not it was faked. Why would the State Department issue a diplomatic passport to an air force major stationed in Nebraska? If it was real, wouldn’t that give credence to her theory that Yousef worked as a double agent? She wondered what Ryan’s reaction would be. Still, there was no way for them to verify the passport’s authenticity.

Yousef carried a laptop as well, with numerous suspicious files and documents, many of which were encrypted and a few in other languages, including Arabic and Turkic. Notes with regard to this were blacked out; Elsie couldn’t help but wonder why.

What was he doing with Turkic documents? She couldn’t stop the questions swirling in her head. The bureau had him for over 72 hours; where is the rest of the usual thick paperwork? Where is the FBI’s order for translation and analysis of Yousef’s documents? Did they in fact get them translated and analyzed? If so, to whom did they assign those tasks? Where was the insisted-on customary paper trail for that? Why is the fileso empty? Who was the arresting agent(s), and where is their mandatory routine report?

She placed the file back in the folder, closed the drawer and returned to her office. Clearly, she was anxious to share this new finding with Ryan but had to wait. In-house phone or direct discussions of their outside case inside the building was verboten. Instead, they used a code to signal each other of the need to meet or talk. She planned to use it now.

For Meltem’s sake, she pretended to be working with her headset on while typing and staring at her monitor. After thirty minutes, she grabbed her legal pad and the file she’d removed from the archive room (the current boring case she and Ryan had been working on per their unit boss’s order, right after the Nazim fiasco) and took the stairs.

Elsie knocked twice on Ryan’s door. No response. She opened it a crack and peeked in. Empty. Going over to his desk, she tore a page from his Post-Its and jotted down a note: I’ll be @ Lunch @ La Luna Pizza, 12 p.m. # 89. 89 stood for fairly important but not urgent. She stuck the note on the center of his desk and went back to her cubicle.

She spent the next couple of hours going over transcripts, one of which instantly caught her eye. It pertained to a State Department request sent to the Turkish embassy on behalf of two employees of US International Education Development (USIED-US) for temporary work visas. According to the document, this was for a “brief education assessment trip” to Diyarbakir, a city near the border of Iraq-Turkey. She took out her personal organizer and wrote down the names, dates of birth, and assignment titles in her coded and abbreviated style, submitting the full versions into her infallible memory database. This case was hers alone and had nothing to do with Ryan’s projects or the bureau.

She left her office at 11:45 to give herself time to walk to La Luna. Walking outside like this, by herself, always helped her to think clearly.

She thought about their meeting this morning, and went over everything Ryan had given her. Granted, his intel was almost all fourth hand: from a supposedly reliable informant to Robert, Robert to Ryan and then to her—not ideal sourcing for solid analysis. Much better would be to meet the informant face to face.

Yousef was one of a select few top-tier operatives of the massive terror operation in the United States. He was one of the three who were captured, and one of the two captured alive. How could he be out, roaming freely and traveling internationally?

She had to think. With his education, background, and intimate knowledge of the al-Hazar network he’d be incredibly valuable as an asset-informant-agent. Might the U.S. government, for instance, alter his face and send him out on missions to catch a bigger fish? She supposed so; yet she doubted it. What made Yousef high value also made him risky and unreliable: very hard if not impossible to keep tabs on and control once out. Doing so no doubt would ensure disaster.

Elsie shifted gears, to Yousef’s files and history: What happened to them? Did the Pentagon order the bureau to hand over everything, leaving no trace? Again, this was doubtful; not that the Pentagon wouldn’t try. Between the two agencies there existed an epic ongoing pissing contest. Besides, someone somewhere in the FBI would always keep a copy, just in case. Even so, knowing that HQ had those files did not help her or Ryan.

Now she was back to the reasoning that had filled Ryan with such rage and adamant denial. What if Yousef had been a government agent from the start? What if his position with the U.S. Air Force and obtaining high-level clearance were by design? What if he was working with and directing al-Hazar as a commando general while being followed and watched by his bosses at the Pentagon? Finally—and horribly—what if his U.S. bosses knew of al-Hazar’s plans all along? Who knew, precisely? How many knew, and for how long? Even more, what if al-Hazar had moles in key positions within the government? What if they operated a major network within our government agencies? Could it be? Perhaps. They certainly have the money and backing, and when it comes to high-level U.S. officials, everything is up for sale. Or was this scenario too far-fetched?

She stopped when she realized she’d overshot the pizza joint by two blocks. Turning around, she double-timed it back, making sure to be there at twelve on the dot.

The place was packed. Elsie ordered a slice and tall lemonade and stepped aside. Every time the door opened, she’d glance to see if it was Ryan; so far, no sign of him.

She took her slice to a little wooden table and sat there alone, picking at it. Fifteen minutes later, still no sign. She took one last sip of her too-sweet drink, tossed the oily plate and cup and left. Lunchtime over.

            . . .

Sibel Edmonds is editor of Boiling Frogs Post, founder-director of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, and author of the acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds has been subjected to several government-asserted State Secrets Privilege orders, and the U.S. Congress has been indefinitely gagged and prevented from taking up her case through unprecedented retroactive classification orders issued by the Department of Justice. She is nationally recognized as the most classified woman in the United States. She has an MA in public policy from George Mason University and a BA in criminal justice and psychology from George Washington University.

BFP Exclusive- The Lone Gladio: Meet OG 68, a k a Greg McPhearson

The Lone Gladio Countdown Begins: 4 Weeks to Go

We are beginning our countdown to The Lone Gladio official launch date: September 11, 2014. We just received our proof copies, and are going through the final proof-reading of the hard-copy book. The project will be considered completed by August 25 (You can pat me on the back on that date;-). Meanwhile, other than a few links to be activated, The Lone Gladio website is completed: Click Here. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my newsletter list for all the coming news, updates and promos for The Lone Gladio here at The Lone Gladio Website. You can also join The Lone Gladio pages at Twitter and Facebook

Next week, as part of our BFP quarterly donation drive, we will begin to offer 50 signed review copies of the coming book to our irate minority members-More on that next week.

Now, are you ready for the first select excerpts from The Lone Gladio? Here we go: Meet OG 68- a k a Greg McPhearson.


Chapter 8

     Greg had efficiently and smoothly completed his setup in less than eight minutes. He looked at his watch. Two hours and six minutes. More than enough. Josh was on his back inside the stall with his legs propped up against the wall. A hand towel was draped over his eyes, extending midway over the bridge of his nose.

     “Are you ready, Josh? Because I am. I am going to kill you slow.” He was hovering over Josh just outside the stall. Lifting the showerhead from its cradle, he turned on the water and set the temperature to coldest and the pressure to weakest. He let the water slowly soak the towel over Josh’s upper face; then he unfolded and lowered the fully soaked towel until it covered both Josh’s nose and mouth. He continued watering, holding the showerhead eighteen inches above Josh’s head. His watch beeped: 36 seconds. Time to break. He turned off the water and lifted up the towel. From the color of Josh’s lips and skin, he could tell the man was really getting it. His pupils expressed a level of fear rarely reached in the life of the average man. This is precisely what Greg wanted and intended to get—at this stage.

     Greg sat on the commode next to the stall and watched Josh. “I suspect you’re familiar with our water splash party. How do they teach it to you guys nowadays? CIA Semi-Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, CSEIT 101. A prerequisite to CIA Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, CEIT 200; and what is it after that? I don’t think they offer that to guys in lower levels, like you. Because with guys like me, and there aren’t too many, we go through Souped-Up Interrogation Techniques—and beyond. Then we top that with the Pentagon’s own version of enhanced techniques and . . . well, we become the best in the business at pain and kill. The best in the world. Okay, are you ready for another round? Time to splash.”

     Greg repeated the same steps all over again. This time he set his timer at 42 seconds: two seconds beyond the sequence limit set by agency guidelines for effective waterboarding techniques. When he lifted the soaked towel the second time he could see Josh regaining some muscle response: he was shivering. Involuntary muscle response to cold water and splash. Good.

     Greg sat on the commode and gave Josh a few seconds of recovery time. “I have two theories, Josh. One, you killed my woman by design and per your bosses’ order. Two, you killed my woman because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that—ironically—is coming back to haunt you since she happened to belong to a very wrong man. I’m leaning toward number two. The outcome, what happens to you, isn’t going to change. Whether one or two, one fact remains the same: You killed my woman.”

     Greg grabbed another towel and applied the semi-enhanced technique once more, this time for 48 seconds. By the end of the third session, Josh was shaking violently. His lips were turning dark blue-black.

     With 1 hour 43 minutes remaining, Greg decided to move to the next procedure. Not as bad as Souped-Up but definitely above Semi-Enhanced. He plugged an extension cord into the wall socket above the sink and connected his open-end copper wire. “Josh, we’re going from cold to hot. Hot as in burning hot. In Spanish, they call it muy caliente; in Russian, ochen’ goryachiy; in German, sehr heiß . . .”

     By the time he finished the first round of his enhanced procedure, Josh was beginning to recover some movement in his facial muscles and partially his voice. The bathroom smelled a bit like a barbecue joint. A mix of burnt hair, fat and meat not easily distinguishable as human; it could be pork or even a fatty Kobe burger.

     Josh whimpered. He kind of howled. Mucus was running down his nose, out of his mouth, and dripping down his chin. His eyes were askew and out of focus, sometimes even crossed. Pathetic, true, but he was not yet out of it. Greg knew. He was not about to let him go so soon.

     Greg, now towering over the man, began to free associate. “Unlike you, I don’t enjoy this. I did these things for no other reason than that they were in my line of work: mainly, to the Russians. Some people . . . deluded people . . . would call this, what I’m doing here, justice. I never use that word. I hear it a lot. I read it all the time but I don’t have a use for it. It’s a dumb word. It’s abstract. It’s a phantom—no, a gremlin—that affects what people say and what they do to one another, a right to let themselves off the hook, to evade culpability by invoking some codified rule or law . . . are you with me Josh? Am I getting to you?”

     He paused and watched him. “Guys like you are a mistake for the agency. Granted, we all get in based on our unique qualifications, our special backgrounds. You know. Deviancy, sadism, extreme childhood trauma . . . Some of us, a few of us, can channel those traits in our jobs constructively. The rest, the ones like you, cannot. You end up using the missions—and especially the missions on the side, like this—to satisfy your impulses, compulsions and sickness. You’re out of control. I bet you jerked off during Keller’s session. The boy in the room back there is proof of your wrongness for the job.” He unrolled the wire and approached Josh’s limp body. “All right. Let’s barbecue some more.”

     The second round of electrocution knocked Josh unconscious for a full minute or so. The blisters were already forming on his penis, buttocks and lower abdomen. Greg waited for him to come back. He did. Now moaning. Snot all over his face. Time for a break and talk.

     “The other day I was thinking. What would happen if agencies like the CIA shut their doors for whatever reason? Consider this, Josh. Men and women just like you, thousands of you, with your inborn apathy, psychopathy, sociopathy, fuck-allpathy, paired with your expert agency training, out in the world running amok. Can you imagine, Josh? Think about the spike in murders, serial killings, serial rapes, pedophile rings, theft, hacking, cons and scams . . . one reason to let agencies like that stay operational. Somebody up there must know this. He or she must be watching out for the population at large.”

     Greg checked his watch. Forty-five minutes before Maurice came to pick up the boy. “We need to wrap this up, Josh. Are you ready? You are going to die. I know you already know that. If there is such a thing as an afterlife, well, you better pray there isn’t. Because you and I will be meeting—in hell, that is. I have made peace with that, yet I wonder: Is hell a big open space? Are we all thrown together, all in one place, with no hierarchical division? That would make it a real hell for me, thus, for you. A better arrangement would be compartmentalized hell. If the delusionals are right about justice, we should be placed in different compartments quite a distance away from each other. Just because you and I worked for the same kind of people—the same bosses—you, Josh, and I are not the same.”

Update-The Lone Gladio: New Launch Date

After nearly two years of nonstop work I have arrived at the final stage on my book - where things start coming together and the countdown begins. It is still a bit early to take a deep breath or welcome a pat on the back. While the bulk of the work required in finalizing and producing my book is over and done with, there still remain a few steps: the completion of interior design, file conversions, final reviewing of the sample printed copies, website design, and … well, I guess that’s when I’ll welcome that pat on the back.

Up until a couple of months ago, based on the required workload, logistics and scheduling, I was aiming for a mid to late October release. However, just to make things more hectic, pressurized and chaotic, I revised the release date plan- not just by a few days, but by 5 to 6 weeks. Why? Because I’m masochistic that way! No, really- here is why: because for me the new launch date is as important as what I have written, why I have written it, and to whom and what I have dedicated this book (which is on record). It is far more than ‘symbolic’ for me. It is not about drama. Nor is it about some twisted marketing ploy. It may be hard for some of you to understand, but I suspect only a very few of you here at Boiling Frogs Post will have any difficulties or reservations in understanding and appreciating the new release date- September 11, 2014.

The change in release date came with much pressure and scrambling, not only for me, but for the entire production team of The Lone Gladio. It is as the saying goes: It takes an entire village. Although this book is self-published, with no involvement whatsoever with any corporation, to produce this book, and to make sure it is produced as a high quality book, I gathered together a team of highly experienced professional people. A delightful circle of individuals, most of whom I worked with in producing my previous book- Classified Woman.  A group whom I respect, trust and consider friends: Michael Wilde (Senior Editor), Christine Van Bree (Cover Artist & Designer), Lorie Pagnozzi (Interior Designer), and Cecilia Molinari (Proofreading & Final Editing). Everyone on this team had to work hard and fast to make this new date, September 11, a reality. I am very thankful to each and every one of them.

Over the next few weeks I will be working on the design and production of the website for The Lone Gladio. Meanwhile, I am looking for experienced marketing experts who are willing to help us in getting the word out and to help raise awareness. I am not looking for salespeople. No. I am looking for ‘real believers,’ those who believe in the fight for truth and justice as much as I do-as much as we do. Those within our irate minority circle here at Boiling Frogs Post. Please let me know if you are interested in being a part of our BFP team in utilizing independent forums and networks to help get the word out on this coming book.

I know we have spent loads of time talking and writing about the need for both collective and individual action for truth, change and justice. Writing this book is one way for me as an individual to continue the fight- for truth. Similarly, producing this book independently, as a self-publisher, is another way for me as an individual to challenge the establishment and big corporations. Sure- it would have been far easier to accept a few dollars from one of the scummy mega publishers out there, turn in my manuscript to them, and let them butcher it (editorially), produce and market it. However, as we all know, the best track is rarely the easiest track. Thus, my decision to produce this book - despite a limited budget and a hefty workload, independently and with the help of similarly independent experts.

The same principle applies to marketing and sales of this book. I am not interested in marketing and publicity companies. I am not interested in sleek and jazzy sales pitches or annoying pop up ads and forced-fed web cookies. What I am seeking is a handful of activists and believers who know how to reach and inform other activists and truth-seekers. Same with independent and creative methods to reach out and spread the word, and to do so with integrity.

I believe I have covered the updates and status on our coming book. I will keep you posted as the release date nears. Meanwhile, those of you who have the expertise and are interested in helping with the release of this book and getting the word out on it, please contact me via the BFP contact page, and include a bit about yourself, your ideas and your expertise. With that said, here is a brief (and somewhat ambiguous) synopsis from The Lone Gladio:


Assassinations. Drug running. False flag ops. A shadow paramilitary global network. Synthetic wars. CIA-NATO: A darker truth. Operation Gladio Plan B: Murder.

OG 68—a k a Greg McPhearson—no longer works for the company. The hunter has now become prey. He knows this beast: what created him and shattered his soul. Until Mai. When he opened the door to her three years ago, he opened what soul he had left. Yet no amount of pride or power, he discovers—too late—can ever replace one precious breath …

When a sting is called off at the last minute by his FBI bosses per order of the CIA, Special Agent Ryan Marcello decides to do some digging. He calls in senior analyst Elsie Simon, expert in the Turkey-Central Asian-Caucasus nexus, to help track down the high-level target with ties to ruthless power players in a global narcotics-terrorism ring. Every lead and each new suspect brings them that much closer to home. With Elsie’s help, and at risk to their lives, the two begin their own investigating …

The missing son of a U.S. mogul leads to the hiring of Ryan and Elsie, who are used and then trapped in a byzantine scheme of retribution: of black ops within black ops, trails gone cold, kidnappings, blackmail, unexplained murders … a plot that extends from Russia and Azerbaijan to Cambodia, Vietnam, and deep inside the Deep State.

In a world where reality now stands on its head, “my enemy’s enemy is my enemy”—and for his final mission, no one would be spared … the Gladio would be acting alone ...

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Sibel Edmonds is the Publisher & Editor of Boiling Frogs Post and the author of the Memoir Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN Newman's Own First Amendment Award for her “commitment to preserving the free flow of information in the United States in a time of growing international isolation and increasing government secrecy” Ms. Edmonds has a MA in Public Policy and International Commerce from George Mason University, a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.

The New Great Game Round-Up: April 20, 2014

Azerbaijan Cracks Down on Mullah Gülen Movement, Azerbaijan’s Syria-Problem, SCO Fights Color Revolutions & Drug Trafficking

*The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players.

Although the U.S.-backed Gülen movement has tried to topple Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan by all available means, the controversial political leader managed to achieve a decisive victory in Turkey's recent local elections, which were viewed as a "referendum" on the Erdogan-led government. The Turkish PM did not waste any time by celebrating and instead continued his crackdown on the Gülen movement. Less than a week after the vote, the fight against the vast network of CIA puppet Fethullah Gülen led Erdogan to Azerbaijan, where Hizmet enjoys a strong presence:

Gülen: Top Issue in the Agenda of Erdoğan’s Visit to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has always had a tremendous importance for the Gülen movement, partly because that is where they started to expand and where they met success. Further development throughout the Caucasus and post-Soviet Central Asia helped them become one of the most
powerful and influential transnational Islamic movement present in more than 130 countries. Still, Azerbaijan is the one place outside Turkey where the movement is the most involved. Indeed, numerous businesses and educational companies managed by Gülen’s disciples and sympathizers operate here. Among them are the highly visible international Qafqaz University, a network of 15 high schools and more than 20 Araz prep schools spread around the country. Besides, some major media, like the newspapers Zaman Azerbaijan, the radio station Burç and a TV channel, are close to the Gülen movement.

Azerbaijan Cracks Down On Gülen Movement

The transnational Turkish-Azeri Gülen community plays an important role in the bilateral relationship between the two countries and the Azerbaijani authorities have always been very supportive of Hizmet's activities in Azerbaijan. But a few weeks ago, the Aliyev regime demonstrated its support of the Turkish PM by taking measures against the Gülen movement. In late February, while Erdogan stepped up his fight against Gülen's shadowy network in Turkey, Azerbajani media reported that a similar “parallel structure” existed in Azerbaijan. Erdogan then shut down Gülen-associated private schools in order to target Gülen's finances and asked other countries to follow suit. Within a few days, Hizmet's schools in Azerbaijan were put under tight control:

Azerbaijan Backing Turkey's Crackdown on Gülen Movement

In early March, Khalik Mammadov, vice-president of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR), announced that the government-run energy company had taken over 11 Turkish-language high schools, 13 university-exam preparation centers and the private, Baku-based Caucasus University, all run by a Turkish educational company called Çağ Öğrətim (Era Education).

Çağ Öğrətim has never acknowledged a link with the Gülen movement, but most Azerbaijani education specialists and political experts have viewed its facilities as part of the Gülen movement’s 140-country network of schools. Çağ Öğrətim is part of the International Association of Turkish and Azerbaijani Manufacturers and Businessmen, a group that contains many Turkish companies that advocate Gülen’s principles.

 Furthermore, the diplomatic missions of both Turkey and Azerbaijan reportedly provided the government in Baku with a list of local Gülen followers and emails showing ties between Azerbaijani officials and Hizmet were leaked to the media in early March. One of the implicated officials was Elnur Aslanov who is considered to be the "patron of the Azerbaijani branch of Gülen followers". Shortly afterwards, Aslanov lost his job:

Turkey's Gülen Controversy Spills over to Azerbaijan

Aslanov was sacked on March 17 after a decision by President Aliyev, but the document did not name a reason for his dismissal. He headed the political analysis and information department in the President's administration since 2007, and is the son of Rabiyyat Aslanova, a ruling party MP, and reportedly has ties to the influential "grey cardinal" Ramiz Mekhtiyev, head of the President's Administration. He was responsible for supervising the Center for Strategic Studies, some leading pro-governmental media outlets, and the pro-governmental youth organization Ireli. Two days later, Aslanov's department was closed and merged with the Department of public-political issues.

A published list of alleged Azerbaijani Gülenists also included Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov and, ironically, SOCAR’s vice-president Khalik Mammadov, which has prompted some speculation whether Baku is really cracking down on Hizmet by placing its schools under SOCAR's control or if the Gülenists are in league with the state-owned oil and natural gas corporation. Whatever the case may be, the Azerbaijani authorities have detained several Gülenists, who are also often referred to as "nurcu", in the last few days after Erdogan's visit to Baku and are now starting to blame them for Azerbaijan's Syria-problem. In light of the increasing number of Azerbaijani fighters heading to Syria, Sheikh ul-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus Allahshukur Pashazadeh had already called for harsher measures against Islamic extremists including nurcus at the beginning of this month [emphasis mine]:

Allahshukur Pashazadeh calls for joint fight against wahhabi, nurcu and takfiris not honoring state law 

Pashazadeh underlined the importance of joint fight against believers not honoring the laws of Azerbaijan Republic.

According to him, today there are all necessary conditions in Azerbaijan for religious people: “New mosques are being built. All conditions have also been created for representatives of other religions. Those who call themselves wahhabi, nurcu and takfiris should not pursue their policy against the Azerbaijani statehood. Each state has its own laws. If these people don’t obey the state laws, we all need to fight together with them, not only mullahs.”

The Syria-Problem

Given Azerbaijan's key role in NATO's jihadi operations in the region, the increasing number of Azerbaijani terrorists in Syria is hardly surprising. By now, dozens of Azerbaijani fighters have sacrificed their lifes for the efforts of the NATO-GCC-Israel axis to topple the Syrian government and the Aliyev regime is totally fine with his as long as the jihadists do not come up with the idea of "liberating" their home country. One terrorist learned this the hard way when he returned to Baku a few days ago. But even if the jihadi mercenaries do as they are told and continue to fight in Syria, there might be an unpleasant surprise:

Armenia and Azerbaijan Share a Syria-Problem

The Syrian war is giving a headache to both Azerbaijan and Armenia, with jihadists heading into Syria from Azerbaijan and refugees heading out of Syria into Armenia. Most recently, Azerbaijani news outlets have reported that the leader of an Azerbaijani militant group has been captured by the rebel Al-Nusra Front, which recently took control of the ethnic Armenian town of Kessab, and allegedly sentenced to death.

It is unclear why the Azerbaijani terrorist leader was sentenced to death but the Al-Nusra Front usually does not need a good reason to kill somebody. Since joining "more moderate" terrorist groups can be dangerous, other Azerbaijani jihadists prefer to fight for one of the local al-Qaeda branches. Every other day media outlets in Azerbaijan report about a new video documenting the activities of Azerbaijanis in Syria. The presence of Central Asian terrorists in the Middle Eastern country was likewise first highlighted by online videos, which caused a great stir in their respective home countries. Although the local authorities have tried to contain terrorist recruitment in the 'stans, many young men from the region continue to travel to Syria for jihad. Especially Kyrgyzstan struggles with this problem and so the grand mufti of Kyrgyzstan issued a statement this week calling on Kyrgyz youth to refrain from fighting in Syria. Moreover, two imams were removed from their posts and arrested:

Two imams banned from mosque service in Kyrgyzstan

Two members of extremist religious organizations banned in Kyrgyzstan worked as mosque imams in the Jalal-Abad Region in southern Kyrgyzstan.

The Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security confirmed the arrest: "Efforts are under way to check whether an imam from the Bazar-Korgon District and yet another one from the Suzak District in the Jalal-Abad Region have links to extremist religious organizations."

Over the past few years Kyrgyz police have identified a number of cases where mosque imams were members of banned extremist religious organizations.  

With members of extremist religious organizations such as Hizb ut-Tahrir working as mosque imams, the influx of Kyrgyz fighters into Syria comes as no real surprise. According to Kyrgyz officials, poor education of imams is one of the main reasons for the rise of Islamic extremism in the country. This has raised some concerns in neighboring Xinjiang, where the local authorities are facing a similar problem:

Xinjiang chairman vows to stop religious extremism

Nur Bekri, chairman of the government of west China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has vowed to stop religious extremism from spreading in the ethnic region.

In an article in Monday's edition of the Xinjiang Daily newspaper, he said recent years have seen separatists, terrorists and religious extremists renew their efforts to sabotage Xinjiang's prosperity and stability by perpetrating a slew of terrorist incidents.

He went on to say that religious extremism had misled people, particularly the youth, into terrorist activities, and that those deceived became chess pieces in a politically motivated plot. 

SCO to Fight Color Revolutions, Drug Trafficking

Police in Xinjiang clamp down on religious extremism, terrorism and separatism, also known as the "three evil forces", and the law enforcers do not stand for any nonsense. With NATO troops reducing their presence in Afghanistan, the Chinese government is keeping a close eye on the security situation in neighboring countries because Beijing attaches utmost importance to stability in the region. After leading Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has already stated that the "door is wide open for the Taliban" to be included in political process, the Chinese authorities will be even more alert. Beijing is wary of developments, which could further Washington's East Turkestan project. Therefore, China's Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun used this week's meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to warn against new waves of color revolutions:

Guo Shengkun: SCO States are under threat of “color revolutions”

Ministry of Chinese Public Security, Guo Shengkun, stated during a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Security Council secretaries meeting held in Dushanbe on Thursday that the SCO member-states are under the threat of external forces, which are initiating “color revolutions”.

Mr. Guo noted that the SCO should join forces and work out joint measures to combat interference in the internal affairs of the countries. He proposed strengthening the management of NGOs and to strengthen control over social networks in order to “identify, analyze, prevent, and resolve scenarios of ‘color revolutions’ repetition in a timely manner in order to strengthen peace and stability in the region.”

The U.S./EU-sponsored "Brown Revolution" in Ukraine apparently made an impression on several SCO members. Last week, Russian President Putin had also pointed out that Russia faced a threat from NGOs "serving foreign national interests". So other leaders of SCO countries could soon follow Putin's example by enacting "foreign agents" laws or take their cue from Erdogan and ban Twitter. In addition to fighting NGOs and social networks, Shengkun proposed setting up a joint security center to deal with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and other terrorist groups in the region. China's Public Security Minister emphasized the role of the IMU and Hizb ut-Tahrir in drug trafficking and wants to deprive them of their funding by tackling the drug trade:

Beijing: Islamists control regional drug trafficking routes

Extremist religious organizations, among them Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan affiliated with Al-Qaeda, control drug trafficking routes which contribute the lion's share of their financing, Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun said on Thursday.

The notorious terrorist organizations, such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Islamic Jihad and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, are energetically returning to the region, and new terrorist organizations emerge and launch their operations, the Chinese minister told the SCO colleagues.

Many routes of drug trafficking are controlled by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Hizb ut-Tahrir and the link between terrorism and drug trafficking is growing closer, Guo said.

As Shengkun rightly noticed, Washington's jihadist mercenaries get paid with money from NATO's opium trade, which is booming since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, because the drug money is "off the books". Since the Central Asian authorities are partially complicit in the illegal drug trade, large quantities of Afghan heroin reach Russia and Europe via Central Asia. Small amounts of drugs are regularly seized and minor drug traffickers busted but this does not affect the multi-billion dollar trade with opium from Afghanistan: 

Smuggling of more than 40 kg of Afghan heroin into Russia via Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan prevented in Tajikistan

Tajik special forces prevented the smuggling of more than 40 kg of Afghan heroin into Russia via territory of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, the public relations center of the State Committee of National Security of Tajikistan reported on Monday.

Wanted by Interpol drug-dealer from Kazakhstan detained in Bishkek

The employees of the National Central Bureau of Interpol in Kyrgyzstan detained a citizen of Kazakhstan, who is internationally wanted, in Bishkek Manas airport, the press service of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported Friday.

The man was trying to fly to Turkey on a passport with different name and photo. The detained man suspected of illegal possession, distribution and sale of Afghan drugs, trafficking via Kazakhstan to neighboring countries.

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Christoph Germann- BFP Contributing Author & Analyst

Christoph Germann is an independent analyst and researcher based in Germany, where he is currently studying political science. His work focuses on the New Great Game in Central Asia and the Caucasus region. You can visit his website here

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