Friday, October 18, 2013

Turkey Exposed 10 Israeli Agents in Iran Yet Erdogan remains among Obama’s key confidants.

Bee's note:
The following observation from an Israeli friend:
"The Americans, talking with Iran, including with Hakan FidanThe American trust him.We have posted the news, Hakan Fidan, is a spy.But the U.S. ignores, from Israeli intelligence, about it. Did not want to know. If we say "a spy", we mean it. So what is left? That we will post it that way, maybe someone will wake up.  And your government will ask, "Why do not you listen?"
My friend is referring to the news of Turkey exposing 10 Israeli agents betrayed by Hakan Fidan.  My guess is that the United States Obama, Inc. crowd still works with Fidan because "Fidan was arming jihadist rebels in Syria", according to The Wall Street Journal.  Obama is also arming Syrian "rebels" ("rebels" = al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations - enemies of the United States) and so, would consider Fidan a "friend" who sticks closer than a brother.  That should answer any questions Israel has about Obama's "key" confidants.  
What do you suppose the punishment for treason should be for anyone "aiding and abetting the enemy" of the United States?
Turkey Exposed 10 Israeli Agents in Iran Yet Erdogan remains among Obama’s key confidants.
By: Yori Yanover 
October 17th, 2013
Turkish spy chief Hakan Fidan is basically an Iranian agent.
Turkish spy chief Hakan Fidan is basically an Iranian agent.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed to Iranian intelligence the identities of as many as 10 Iranians who had been meeting with their Mossad case officers in Turkey, The Washington Post’s David Ignatius reported Thursday.
The move was described by “knowledgeable sources” as causing a “significant” loss of intelligence and “an effort to slap the Israelis.” A Turkish Embassy spokesman had no comment.
Ignatius thinks this was the reason Netanyahu was waiting for so long to apologize to Turkey for the 2010 Gaza flotilla fiasco – he was furious. For more than a year, Bibi had resisted appeals from Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to say I’m sorry to the Turks and bring the feud to an end.
But regardless of the apology, there’s no love lost between Erdogan and Israel. In fact, Israeli intelligence sources have no doubt that Turkish intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, is basically an Iranian agent. They’ve described Fidan to CIA officials as “the MOIS (Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security) station chief in Ankara.”
Nevertheless, the United States is still dealing with Fidan on sensitive matters, Ignatius reports. U.S. officials were so sorry to see ten good men die as a result of Erdogan’s treachery, but they didn’t protest to Turkish officials. Turkish-American relations continued warming last year, writes Ignatius, to the point that Erdogan was among Obama’s key confidants
The practice of separating intelligence issues from policy issues is supposedly a long-standing U.S. approach. We keep our friends far and our enemies up close. It all makes sense when you think global.
Israeli intelligence had apparently run part of its Iranian spy network through Turkey, Ignatius speculates, saying Turkey has relatively easy movement back and forth across its border with Iran. The Turkish intelligence service, the Milli Istihbarat Teskilati, or MIT, was probably monitoring Israeli-Iranian covert meetings.
The Mossad is probably to blame here, say the Americans, who believe that after more than 50 years of cooperation with Turkey, the Mossad simply couldn’t imagine the Turks would “shop” Israeli agents to a hostile power. So, it turns out the Mossad can also be naïve.
If anyone deserves to find a special surprise in his car one morning, it’s Fidan, the Turkish spy chief. He is a key Erdogan man, who was handed the MIT in 2010, after serving as a noncommissioned officer in the Turkish army and getting a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a doctorate in Ankara. After Fidan took over the Turkish service, “he rattled Turkey’s allies by allegedly passing to Iran sensitive intelligence collected by the U.S. and Israel,” according to a profile in the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ also mentioned that Fidan was arming jihadist rebels in Syria.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth,,, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published two fun books: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

Note: See:

NATO Ally Reportedly Exposed Israeli Spies in Iran


Stop Intelligence Sharing with Turkey

(Photo: Flickr/KLMircea)
(Photo: Flickr/KLMircea)
Writing at Commentary, Michael Rubin says that — in light of the revelation yesterday that Turkey had shared Israeli intelligence with Iran that resulted in the break-up of an Israeli spy ring — it’s a safe assumption that any intelligence shared with the Turks, including U.S. intelligence, might now be in the hands of the Iranians:
Under Erdoğan and Fidan, Turkey has been taking U.S. technology and working to reverse engineer it for their own economic benefit. Turkey is a liability. Trusting Turkish officials with intelligence would be about as wise as renewing Edward Snowden’s security clearance.Given Turkey’s pivot to China, Iran, and Hamas, it may also be time to reconsider Turkey’s position in NATO.

Author: Stand For Israel | October 18, 2013