RE: Release of CIA’s ‘Family Jewels’
Tue Jun 26, 2007 14:52

RE: Release of CIA’s ‘Family Jewels’

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Subject: Raw Story Investigates: Intelligence officials confirm Kissinger role in Turkish invasion]
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:41:33 -0400
From: Kyle Hence
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Bravo to the Family Steering Committee for confronting the deeply
conflicted (and war criminal) Kissinger. Too bad Kean ended up presiding
over a cover-up anyway. Please support Rep. Dennis Kucinich's plan for
hearings this coming September. He's courageously pledged to
investigation two financial issues pertaining to the 9/11 attacks. And
please sign up to host a screening of 9/11: Press for Truth.
* NOTE: The man who might (if not for the 9/11 families) have led the
9/11 Commission investigating the September 11th attacks, seems to have
been involved in Gladio-like operations in Cyprus. We would do well to
confront the ugly horrific reality of Western sponsored "false flag"
terrorism best exemplified in the legacy of deeply covert black
operations conducted by the so-called NATO 'stay-behind' groups
throughout Europe and Turkey. HINT: It didn't end with the Gladio investigations (Italy,
Belgium, Switzerland) of the early 90s nor is this modus operandi
limited to Europe. --KFH, 9/11: Press for Truth

Intelligence officials confirm Kissinger role in Turkish invasion*
*by Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane

**Release of CIA’s ‘Family Jewels’ provides insight into political
juggernaut and Bush Administration adviser*

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger pushed for the 1974 Turkish
invasion of Cyprus and allowed arms o be moved to Ankara for an attack
on that island in reaction to a coup sponsored by the Greek junta,
according to documents and intelligence officers with close knowledge of
the event.

Nearly 700 pages of highly classified Central Intelligence Agency
reports from the 1970's, known collectively as the "Family Jewels," are
slated for public release today. However, the National Security Archive
had previously obtained four related documents through the Freedom of
Information Act and made them public Friday. “In all the world the
things that hurt us the most are the CIA business and Turkey aid,”
Kissinger declares in one of those documents, a White House memorandum
of a conversation from Feb. 20, 1975. On the surface, the comment seems
innocuous, but the context as well as the time period suggests Kissinger
had abetted illegal financial aid and arms support to Turkey for its
1974 Cyprus invasion.

In July and August of 1974, Turkey staged a military invasion of the island nation of
Cyprus, taking over nearly a third of the island and creating a divide
between the south and north. Most historians consider that Kissinger –
then Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to President
Gerald Ford – not only knew about the planned attack on Cyprus, but
encouraged it.


According to columnist Christopher Hitchens, author of the book "The
Trial of Henry Kissinger," "At the time, many Greeks believed that the
significant thing was that [Prime Minister Bulent] Ecevit had been a
pupil of Kissinger's at Harvard."


However, a former CIA officer who was working in Turkey at the time,
suggests that Kissinger's statement in the memorandum about Turkish aid
likely means the Ford administration, following Kissinger’s advice,
conducted business under the table with right-wing ultra-nationalist
General Kenan Evren, who later dissolved Parliament and became the
dictator of Turkey in a 1980 coup.

“The implication is that the US government was dealing directly with
General Evren and circumventing the [democratically elected] Turkish
government,” the former CIA officer said. “This was authorized by
Kissinger, because they were nervous about Ecevit, who was a Social

“We technically cut off military aid for them,” the officer added,
referring to an arms embargo passed by Congress after the invasion.
“Technically… technically, but this would imply that the military and/or
probably CIA aid continued even after the aid was cut off by Congress.
This may substantively be what led to the overthrow eventually of Ecevit.”


*Kissinger, Rumsfeld, and Cheney, then and now*

Though no longer a government official, Kissinger remains a powerful
force in Washington – particularly within the Bush Administration. Dr.
Kissinger was the first choice by President Bush to lead a blue ribbon
investigation into the attacks of September 11, 2001. He was, however,
quickly removed by the White House after the 9/11 Family Steering
Committee had a private meeting with him at his Kissinger and Associates
Inc. New York office and asked him
point blank if he had any clients by the name of Bin Laden.

According to Monica Gabrielle, who lost her husband Richard in the
attacks and who was present as part of the 12-member 9/11 Family
Steering Committee during the private meeting, the White House seems to
have overlooked Dr. Kissinger's apparent conflict of interest.

"We had the meeting with him... the whole Steering Committee, all 12 of
us. Because we are basically doing our due diligence and asking for his
client list to be released to see if there was a conflict of interest
between his client list and potential areas of investigation," said
Gabrielle during a Tuesday morning phone conversation, recounting the
events of December 12, 2002. "We went back and forth with him,
discussing his client list... asking him who was on it, if there were
conflicts and so forth," she continued.

"Lorie [Van Auken] asked, do you have any Saudi clients on your list?
And he got a blank look. Then Lorie asked, do you have any clients by
the name of Bin Laden? And he was stuttering and mumbling, and finally
said he would maybe, possibly consider releasing the client list to an
attorney but not for the public."

Dr. Kissinger did not reveal his client list, and the very next day the
White House withdrew his name without public explanation.


Cheney, along with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, first came
to prominence during the administration of President Ford. Rumsfeld had
served in various posts under Nixon before being sent to Europe as the
US ambassador to NATO in 1973, a period that included the Cyprus coup.
When Ford became president on August 9, 1974, immediately preceding the
second wave of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Rumsfeld returned to
Washington to serve as his chief of staff, while Cheney became deputy
assistant to the president.

Rumsfeld and Cheney gained increasing influence under Ford, reaching
their apex of power in November 1975 with a shakeup that saw Rumsfeld
installed as Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney as White House chief of
staff, and George H.W. Bush replacing William Colby as CIA director.

Together, Rumsfeld and Cheney created a bubble
not unlike the one that has enveloped President George W. Bush’s White
House, surrounding Ford with a close knit group of advisors who worked
to head off any possibility of openness about past misdeeds and to turn
the administration sharply to the right.


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