Did Zbigniew Brzezinski blame CIA for Turkey's coup?
In recent days, an impressive article presenting Zbigniew Brzezinki, political guru and former U.S. National Security Advisor, has been circulated on Turkey's social media. "Top U.S. National Security Official Admits Turkey Coup," its title reads. It then explains:
"The first admission that U.S. intelligence had a hand in the anti-Erdoğan coup, a coup launched just days after Erdoğan announced a major strategic shift away from NATO and towards Russia, came from Zbigniew Brzezinski … In a Twitter tweet from his own blog, Brzezinski wrote a precis of a new article he wrote for The American Interest magazine: 'The U.S. backing the attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was a grave mistake that could deliver a major blow to the U.S.'s reputation.' Given what has been unfolding in Turkey since July 15, that is definitely putting it mildly."
These are, of course, very impressive details — until you figure out that the piece is completely fake. There is no such article either on The American Interest magazine's website or on Brzezinski's Twitter feed. (You can check for yourself at: https://twitter.com/zbig.) I also checked Mr. Brzezinski's Facebook page, and saw that the supposed article there about the CIA role in Turkey's coup simply does not exist.
So, here we have a forgery, apparently intended to make Turks believe that the failed coup of July 15 was a CIA job.
The question is, who is producing this "information"? The author of the article, which has "quotes" from the mythical Brzezinski text, is a writer named F. William Engdahl. He most frequently appears on Russia Today and is known for depicting the whole Arab Spring as an American conspiracy, which sounds quite in line with the Kremlin's view of the...