The CIA’s plan for «Pan-Turania» to replace the USSR
|Wayne MADSEN | 26.11.2013 | 00:00|
Held for decades deep within the Central Intelligence Agency’s Top Secret Archives and Records Center was a plan, co-opted from an unnamed German Turkish expert, known as a «Turcologist», that would have seen a victorious Nazi Germany carve the Soviet Union into a group of puppet states based on Turanian nationalism. This «Pan Turania Idea» report, not declassified by the CIA until Christmas Eve of 2005, was, in fact, adopted by the CIA during the early days of the Cold War as a means to dissolve much of the USSR and replace it with a Pan-Turanian federation.
«Pan-Turanianism» was a concept originally developed by the British Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister Lord Palmerston as a way to destroy the Russian empire and replace it with Turkic and Mongol vassal states that would answer to the Ottoman sultan and ultimately, to the British crown. Pan-Turanianism influenced the «Young Turks» movement of Kemal Ataturk and was conceived, along with «pan-Arabism» that would eventually destroy the Ottoman Empire, by Wilfred Blunt, a British intelligence officer who headed the Secret Intelligence Service’s Cairo office.
The idea of a restored pan-Turan empire and a single Arab nation, or «Ummah», also influenced the Zionist movement, which saw a future for a Jewish and nationalistic «Greater Israel». The Nazi plan for pan-Turania was tempered by the realization that the Turkish nationalist had no wish to rule over a decentralized empire that would include an Arab Ummah and pockets of self-governing Christians, including Russian and Greek Orthodox.
The blueprint for pan-Turania, referred to by the German Turcologist, was written by Turkish author Halide Edip Adivar, described as the «greatest author of modern Turkey» and who advocated pan-Turania in her novel, «Yeni Turan» (The New Turan).
The German Nazis, according to the Pan-Turania paper, established contacts before the outbreak of World War II with «Turkic peoples in Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia, and in the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Crimean Tatars (ASSR Tartary) in the USSR. Attempts by the Germans to establish contacts in the Central Asian constituent Kazakh and Uzbek republics were unsuccessful because, as the German Turcologist explained, there were «‘no Intourist bases’ there».
The German Turkish expert states in his report that Nazi Germany set up «puppet governments» on German soil that published newspapers in the «various languages in order to exert an influence on these groups and prepare them for possible collaboration if the attempt were made to partition Russia on the basis of national states». After the German invasion of the USSR on June 22, 1941, the German command, according to the plan «commenced segregating the non-Russian among the captured formations of the Red Army» and formed them into nationalist-based «legions». Even more amazing, the Pan-Turania paper reveals that the Turkic puppet governments on German soil were permitted to maintain contact with similar groups based in neutral Turkey and Germany’s wartime enemy, Britain.
The Nazis helped establish a Greater Turkestan «exile committee» in Berlin and funded the Turan nationalist newspaper «Naher Osten/Yakin Sark», or «Near East». Berlin hosted a Turanian political leader named Mustafa-bij-Choqai-ogli who told his fellow Turanians in Berlin, «All six countries, Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, Karakalpakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, as well as Tajikistan, are to form one state; Turkestan». The blueprint of the Turanian’s Nazi benefactors for the future of the USSR became clear. The Nazis is Berlin also managed to convince the Azerbaijanis and some non-Turkic Armenians, Georgians, and north Caucasus minorities, including the Mongolian Kalmyks, to support the Turanian cause and eventually form a Caucasus Federation with the Chechens, and other Turkic minorities after the foreseen defeat by Germany of the Soviet Union.
One pan-Turania advocate who bridged the span between German Nazi support for a Turan empire taking over much of central Asia from the Soviet Union to the post-war CIA-supported Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN) fascist alliance in Eastern Europe was the head of the Turkish Nationalist Action Party, Alparslan Turkes. Razi Nazar, a leader of the Munich-based ABN, also worked for the CIA-supported Radio Free Europe during the Cold War. Nazar was close to Turkes. After the fall of the USSR, Turkes visited Baku, Azerbaijan where he was given a hero’s reception. Turkes endorsed Abulfaz Elchibey for president of Azerbaijan.
At the onset of the Cold War, the CIA and NATO established a series of «stay behind» networks in Western Europe. These networks were to serve as anti-Soviet underground guerrillas movements to attack Soviet forces in the event of a Soviet invasion and occupation of Western Europe. In Italy, the underground movement became known as «Gladio». In Turkey, it became «Ergenekon», named after the storied city in Mongolia from where the Turan people, the forerunners of the Turkish people, are said to have originated. Pan-Turania is more of an idea than an actual historical and mighty empire. However, Turkish nationalists of both the secular Ataturk and followers of Turkish tycoon and Islamist leader Fethullah Gulen, currently exiled in Pennsylvania under the auspice of the CIA, have relied upon. It is Gulen, with his network of madrassas across central Asia, the Middle East, and even the United States, who now espouses the closest thing to pan-Turanism. And the CIA’s support for Gulen’s pan-Turania is a direct result of the agency’s embracing of the Nazi ideas of pan-Turania. CIA support, through Gulen’s non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as those supported by George Soros and Freedom House, for Chechen terrorists is part of the pan-Turania concept.
It was Gulen who was the impetus behind sweeping into power the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has made no secret of his desire for a non-European Union Turkey heading up a Turkic commonwealth stretching from Albania to the central Asian border of China. Gulen's brand of Islam is adamantly opposed to Saudi Wahhabism and Salafism and appears to be a recreation of the original Young Turks and Ataturk’s idea of melding pan-Turania and pan-Islamic nationalism.
Many countries, including Russia, Egypt, and Syria, see no difference in the goals of the Sunni Muslim Salafists and Gulenists. It was through Gulenist operations, such as madrassa schools and "civil society" organizations, that the CIA, Saudis, and Qataris were able to gain an entreé with Islamist radicals in Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, and the independent "stans" of central Asia. In fact, Gulen's movement was accused of arranging for CIA weapons sales to Albanian Muslim guerrillas fighting against Serbian forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. Gulen has also been tied to CIA operations in Chechnya/ Turkey was used by the CIA as a base for the Balkans and Caucasus operations in support of Muslim radical insurgents fighting the Serbs and Russians, including the elements that spawned Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing. The brothers’ uncle, Ruslan Tsarni (aka Tsarnaev), is a longtime agent-of-influence for CIA operations in the pan-Turan region.
The Ergenekon Turkish military-intelligence network was centered around the Grey Wolves, an extreme right-wing group that has pushed for the creation of a pan-Turkic Turan Empire that would include what the Turkish expansionist call East Turkestan, China's Xinjiang province, as well as the central Asian republics of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and a number of Russian autonomous republics like Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Tuva, all nexuses of Soros non-governmental organization (NGO) destabilization activities. Some pan-Turan plans included Finno-Ugric peoples in the Turan empire, including Finns, Hungarians, the Komi, Udmurt, and Mari peoples of Russia, as well as Mongolians, Koreans, and even the Japanese and Tibetans. The Nazi pan-Turan concept also included Native North American peoples in their post-war plan for world domination.
The CIA's control officer for the Wolves during the 1960s and 1970s was reportedly the CIA's station chief in Ankara, former National Intelligence Council vice chairman Graham Fuller, who was also assigned as a CIA chief in Afghanistan, Lebanon, and north Yemen, and who is the former father-in-law of Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of the alleged Boston bombers. It was a member of the Wolves, Turkish national Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981, an event the CIA tried to pin on the governments of the Soviet Union and Bulgaria. Turkes also promoted the ideology of the Wolves. Another promoter of the Wolves was Samuel Huntington, the neocon darling and author of the book "Clash of Civilizations," the "bible" for western military attacks on and occupation of Muslim nations. Huntington, who received his inspiration from Zionist intellectual guru Bernard Lewis, is evidence of the link between Zionism and pan-Turania.
In fact, the idea of the recreation of the Turan Empire also has a major Hollywood connection, where the CIA has maintained a liaison office since the days of the Cold War to influence major films. The pan-Asian Turan Empire was the inspiration for the movie "Conan the Barbarian," which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. The pan-Turan Turks were also the role models for J.R.R. Tolkien's fearsome Orks, named after the Orkhun Valley, homeland of the Turks in Outer Mongolia. Rebiya Kadeer, the wealthy former Chinese Politburo member who is now the head of the Soros- and Gulen-backed World Uighur Conference seeking independence for China’s majority Muslim Xinjiang province, has also taken on mythic powers. Kadeer is now known as the "Dragon Fighter," which is also the title of her book, the introduction for which was written by the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Kadeer’s title and book are the same as a 2003 movie about a battle against a dragon created from genetic cloning. Kadeer’s husband Sidiq Rouzi is linked to the CIA through his employment with Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America.
Kadeer’s independence movement is a direct outgrowth of Nazi plans for pan-Turania. The German pan-Turania report author states that General Ma Chung-ying, who attempted to declare an independent Chinese Turkestan in 1928 until his rebellion was suppressed in 1937 by Soviet intervention on behalf of the Chinese nationalist government, wanted to see Nazi Germany win a war against Russia in order to secure East Turkestan’s independence. This was yet another indication of the ties between pan-Turania and Nazi Germany.
The neo-conservatives and neo-Cold Warriors of Freedom House, Soros’s Open Society Institute, the CIA’s National Endowment for Democracy have dusted off the «Pan-Turania Idea», which was kept under lock and key by the CIA for over 50 years, in an attempt to split the Russian Federation and China into a mosaic of independent statelets all committed to a pan-Turania federation with its capital in Istanbul but its true masters in Washington, London, and New York… Source:
Wayne Madsen Biography:
Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and columnist. He has written for The Village Voice, The Progressive, Counterpunch, Online Journal, CorpWatch, Multinational Monitor, News Insider, In These Times, and The American Conservative. His columns have appeared in The Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others.
Madsen is the author of The Handbook of Personal Data Protection (London: Macmillan, 1992), an acclaimed reference book on international data protection law; Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999 (Edwin Mellen Press, 1999); co-author of America's Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II (Dandelion, 2003); author of Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates; Overthrow a Fascist Regime on $15 a Day; The Manufacturing of a President: the CIA's Insertion of Barack H. Obama, Jr. into the White House; L'Affaire Petraeus; and National Security Agency Surveillance: Reflections and Revelations.
Madsen has been a regular contributor on RT and PressTV. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and a terrorism investigation judicial inquiry of the French government.
Madsen has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Madsen was a Senior Fellow for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy public advocacy organization.
Madsen is a member of the National Press Club.