“Just think a moment about what is happening right now. In 25 years, your children and grandchildren will read [about this coup], as now people read about the 1953 overthrow of Prime Minister of Iran Mohammed Mossadegh. Does it not seem to you at some point that this can happen in Caracas and Kiev, or actually in Ankara, Damascus and Baghdad?”
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson — Chief of staff of US Secretary of State Colin Powell
The CIA played a role in the attempt of a military coup in Turkey, says Lawrence Wilkerson. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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Lawrence Wilkerson was the chief of staff of former US Secretary of state Colin Powell. Wilkerson does not mince words about the attempted coup in Turkey.
“I think it is undeniable that John Brennan and others knew about what was happening in Turkey, and it is clear that the USA had to do something.”
“Either we are internally advised to refrain from doing so, which happens from time to time, or, conversely, greatly contributed to this, or something between.”
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TURKEY — Former US Secretary chief of staff: “The CIA knew about the coming coup…”