The Russian News Agency, Tass, quotes on February 7. 2023, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying that “More than 13 million people have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey.”
“The earthquake has caused colossal damage. It was the biggest-ever calamity not only in our country’s history but in the history of the entire world,” Erdogan was quoted telling local television channels.
“We are living through the most painful days in our history. Two powerful earthquakes, with the epicenters in Pazarcik and Elbistan in Kahramanmaras, [close to the city of Gaziantep] have caused large-scale damage in ten provinces. Around 13.5 million [out of 85 million Turkish population] of our citizens have been affected on these territories,” he said.
Early Monday morning, at around 4 AM, on February 6, 2023, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked southeast Turkey and Syria. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake’s epicenter hit an area about 30 km from Gaziantep (2.1 million pop.), a major city and provincial capital 100 km from the Syrian border.
The quake was centered about 18 km deep. It was followed by a strong 6.7-magnitude aftershock about 10 minutes later. Read more at https://nypost.com/2023/02/05/7-8-mag…
See also NY Post drone video of some of the devastated areas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wwQPst33LI
The death toll from the earthquake so far exceeds 5,400, and some 32,000 people were injured. This is only after day two, when most of the destruction and rubble has not yet been searched for survivors or bodies.
The earthquake also hit northern Syria, leaving so far at least 1,200 deaths and thousands of injured. (See 2 google maps to the left).
By comparison, the 1960 Chile earthquake, hitting the Santiago area, was one of the most devastating tremors in recent history, killing some 1,700 people, plus the ensuing
tsunami with a death toll of between 2000 and 2,500, and tens of thousands of injured.
Could the Turkish Earthquake have been a horrendous Act of Terror?
If so, how could it have been done?
There are several technologies available already for many years.
Artificial earthquakes have been prompted before. For example, the 12 January 2010 earthquake off Port-au-Prince, capital city of Haiti, is suspected having been prompted by underwater / underground explosions, in order to bring huge oil reserves lodged largely around the shores of the Caribbean Sea, closer to the surface to be easier accessible and exploitable. William Engdahl’s “Strategic denial of oil in Haiti?” points clearly in this direction.
Engdahl says Geo-physics suggest there could be massive oil and mineral deposits in and off-shore Haiti. Here – 9-min video of 30 January 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqIWqLylZj8 .
Today, there are more modern and more sophisticated weapons of mass destruction (WMD) available to not only change the climate, but also to trigger earthquakes.
HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), in addition to geoengineering weapons to modify climate patterns – which is going on as we speak, has also developed technologies of high-vibration beams that can enter deep into the earth and, indeed, cause an earthquake, especially when these vibrations hit potentially shifting tectonic plates which is the case on the particular location in Turkey of the quake’s epicenter.
See also this https://www.bitchute.com/video/XFnxfDPtB2hM/ .
A HAARP scientific paper
HAL Id: hal-01082992 https://hal.science/hal-01082992 – reprinted on Nov 2014, explains that high-power ELF radiation generated by modulated HF heating of the ionosphere can cause Earthquakes, Cyclones and localized heating.
The paper by Fran De Aquino Maranhao State University, Physics Department, S.Luis/MA, Brazil. (Copyright © 2011 by Fran De Aquino. All Rights Reserved) summarizes the scientific findings as follows:
HAARP is currently the most important facility used to generate extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic radiation in the ionosphere. In order to produce this ELF radiation, the HAARP transmitter radiates a strong beam of high frequency (HF) waves modulated at ELF.
This HF heating modulates the electrons’ temperature in the D region ionosphere and leads to modulated conductivity and a time-varying current which then radiates at the modulation frequency.
Recently, the HAARP HF transmitter operated with 3.6GW of effective radiated power modulated at frequency of 2.5Hz. It is shown that high-power ELF radiation generated by HF ionospheric heaters, such as the current HAARP heater, can cause Earthquakes, Cyclones and strong localized heating.
Potential Reasons for such an Act of Terror
If President Erdogan is right, that this is one of the world’s largest calamities ever – and it looks very much like he is right – wars notwithstanding, then the question of natural or an act of utmost terror, like a monstruous act of vengeance – becomes legitimate.
What has Turkey done to elicit such a devastating reaction – by whom? – The US of A? NATO, which as far as command goes is also Washington and the Pentagon?
A few recent initiatives by Turkey – a key member and heavy-weight of NATO for her strategic geographic location between east and west – may have provoked the wrath of her NATO allies.
Not necessarily in order of priority:
> Turkey has entered an alliance with Russia – which for a NATO-member is like “sleeping with the enemy”. See this https://www.globalresearch.ca/unspoken-divisions-within-nato-sleeping-with-enemy/5805828 and this https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-say-no-to-world-war-iii-abolish-nato-michel-chossudovsky/5807224 . Such a partnership with a NATO enemy is indeed an absolute no-go for the west. Under this alliance, Turkey has decided to buy the
Russian S-400 Air Defense system, instead of the US Patriot system, as it would behoove for a NATO member, especially one as crucial as is Turkey. Patriot (standing for Phased Array Tracking Radar for Intercept on Target) is a surface-to-air missile and anti-ballistic system. It is NATO’s air defense system.
Instead, Turkey’s decision for the more sophisticated, more precise and effective Russian S-400, is a strong backbone for her alliance with Russia. President Erdogan brokered in 2017 a US$ 2.5 billion deal with President Putin for the S-400. First deliveries of the S-400 missile batteries arrived in 2019.
The S-400 system is said to pose a risk to the NATO alliance as well as the F-35, America’s most expensive weapons platform.
Turkey was severely sanctioned at the time by President Trump, notably by a foreign-manipulated currency devaluation of the Turkish Lira – which had a devastating impact on Turkey’s economy.
It is unusual, almost unheard of, for Washington to “punish” a NATO member for misbehavior.
> US warship USS Nitze barred from entering the Black Sea through the Turkish controlled Bosporus. According to USNI News https://news.usni.org/2023/02/03/u-s-destroyer-operating-near-the-black-sea-for-first-time-since-russia-invaded-ukraine , the US warship USS Nitze, a US destroyer, was spotted in early February 2023, operating near the Black Sea. It is said to be the closest a US warship has come to Russia since Putin’s special operation in Ukraine began.
On February 3rd, the Nitze was seen at the lower edge of the Bosporus Strait, en route to a port call in Turkey. The last US warship to pass through the strait was the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), which left the Black Sea on December 15, 2021. See Goggle map, below.
In February 2022, Turkey, in control of the Bosporus, closed the closed the crucial passage from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea for all vessels which do not have a national port within the Black Sea.
This means, US war ships are not allowed to cross from the Med-Sea through the Bosporus into the Black Sea, from where Russia may be vulnerable for cruise missiles from US destroyers, for example the USS Nitze.
In the meantime, Nitze has scheduled a port call at Gölcük Naval Base, in the Sea of Marmara (see Goggle map above).
Turkey, a key NATO country, between East and West, with the crucial Bosporus as the dividing line, is closing a critical strategic passage to her NATO ally – NATO commander – protecting Russia, the US enemy – may not be seen with joy by Washington.
> Turkish – Syrian rapprochement, is certainly not what Washington wants. It is the latest development in regional surprises, as reported by Arab Center Washington DC – see this https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/erdogans-rapprochement-with-assad-spells-trouble-for-syrian-refugees/ .
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s interest in a rapprochement with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is the latest chapter in his delicate domestic and regional balancing act, and it has his friends and enemies alike, especially the US, scrambling for how this development might impact them.
The rapprochement, if it succeeds, would further complicate the domestic and regional dynamics in northern Syria without securing any clear advantage for Erdogan beyond, perhaps, in the upcoming Turkish elections.
Remember the Russian Involvement in Syria – when the US was chased out of Syria? At the request of President Bashar al-Assad – Russian military, mostly air force interventions from September 2015 until the end of 2017, was largely responsible for Washington’s significant withdrawal, albeit not complete, from Syria.
In 2017, when “mission accomplished”, Russian combat troops were withdrawn, but Russia keeps a nominal military police presence in Northern Syria.
> Turkey’s Bombshell – a few days ago, rejecting Sweden as NATO member, may have been the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. For a new country to become a NATO member, ALL NATO nations must approve the new candidate.
Sweden says they cannot meet some of the Turkish conditions. Among them are Turkey’s accusations that Sweden is supporting members of the Kurdish Working Party – the PKK, archenemies of Erdogan’s. Sweden denies the accusation.
According to a Turkish Crisis Group, some 30,000 to 40,000 people are estimated to have died in fighting between the PKK and Turkish government, since 1984.
Maybe there were also some Russian interests at stake in Turkey’s rejection of Sweden as a NATO member.
Although peace has prevailed between Sweden and Russia, since 1809, the two countries never achieved a close relationship, unlike the situation with other neighbors. This is particularly the case with the current Swedish Government.
> Turkish General Elections on 14 May 2023. If the timing of the earthquake was part of a plan, it would fit perfectly into the coming General Elections on 14 May 2023. President Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AK Party), are currently not doing well in popularity polls.
Depending on his dealing with the consequences of the earthquake, he and his Party may gain or lose in approval ratings. Usually, „natural“ disasters do not bode well for the governments in place, regardless of whether they bear any responsibility.
In any case, new elections bring new “opportunities”. However, it is clear to most analysts, that no elections are truly “democratic” – that there is literally no election in the world in which the decisive vote – the decisive influence – is not exerted by the Anglosaxon-western empire.
Replacing Erdogan with a US stooge, might bring Turkey back as the desired all-obedient NATO country, no alliance with Russia, no more “sleeping with the enemy”.
Now, that we know of the existence of the scientific and technical possibility to trigger such a monstruous, biblical proportion earthquake, brings a geoengineered mega-tremor into the realm of possibilities.
Each one of us, may reflect on whether, and if so, who may be so diabolical to bring about such devastating death and destruction to a country, in an effort to coerce the world a step closer to “their” desired One World Order?
Whoever may or may not be, behind such evil and disaster, the One World Order will not happen.
[The following addition is author’s postscript]
From my point of view – this is not all.
Turkey has over the past decade or so, played both sides, alliance with Russia, which in itself is already a non-no for a NATO country, then it bars the US Navy access to the Black Sea… buy the Russian S-400 Air Defense system instead of the US Patriot… and more.
And it may be even possible -my suspicion – that Sweden was prompted by the US to reject Turkey’s conditions, so that Turkey HAD to reject Sweden’s access to NATO – which would then give the US / NATO the final reason for the big punishment. A crime of biblical proportions.
As physiology, the science of life, has proven many times, all things, when driven to the limits of excess – and beyond – they will collapse. History is living proof. Empires of the past.
Looks like we are reaching this point now quickly – when Mother Earth is literally being weaponized.
With the threat of North Pole Ice being HAARP-melted of destroy Continents by massive flooding… that is aparently one of the plans of the Globalists, to bring about their population reduction and “new beginning” — under the pretext of “climate Change” – man-made climate change.
Indeed manmade, except not the way they want us to believe.
By Peter Koenig is a geopolitical analyst and a former Senior Economist at the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), where he worked for over 30 years around the world. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for online journals and is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed; and co-author of Cynthia McKinney’s book “When China Sneezes: From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis” (Clarity Press – November 1, 2020) Peter is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He is also is a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute of Renmin University, Beijing.
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