MESOPOTAMIA NEWS BACKGROUNDER :Turkish President Erdogan’s Confidant Karagul, Editor-In-Chief Of AKP Mouthpiece: WWI Is Repeating Itself; A Regional War Targeting Turkey May Erupt; UAE’s Mohammad bin Zayed Is The Boss Behind The New ‘Axis Of Evil’
In his op-eds, Karagul frequently stresses that World War I is repeating itself and that the anti-Ottoman/Turkey coalition has been reconstituted. He adds, however, that the unraveling of the Khashoggi murder conspiracy can tip the balance against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. When Turkey begins releasing the audio recordings of Khashoggi’s murder, he says, it will be the beginning of the end for Mohammed bin Salman – but nothing will change in the region as long as Mohammed bin Zayed is in power. “He is the boss behind all this business. We are going to continue to write about him, discuss him, and reveal his evils,” Karagul notes.
Below are excerpts from Karagul’s November 19 op-ed in Yeni Safak:
Mohammed Bin Salman, Mohammed Bin Zayed Are Behind Khashoggi’s Murder
“I guess the audio recordings of the moments during, before and after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing are going to start being released as of today. Because the international discussions about the order for this brutal murder, its organization, preparations and perpetration have made it necessary to present ‘new evidence.’ Today or this week seems to be the most convenient time to do this.
“The conversations among the murderers, their conversations with Riyadh after committing the murder, dialogues that will prove the crown prince was the one who directly gave the order, perhaps the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egyptian intelligence’s role in the incident, and as a matter of fact, information on Israeli intelligence’s ‘expertise’ or on the U.S. leg of the murder may be revealed.
“Information of this kind will shake the world, lead to tremors in the region, turn the Saudi palace upside down, and create brand new situations in the region’s power structuring.
“I have been writing from the very start of the incident that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the boss behind this, that he personally gave the order, that the UAE’s Mohammed Bin Zayed is a partner in the murder, that the whole world is now trying to save the crown prince, and that they are at the table ready to exhaust all their money and influence for this purpose.
“My opinion never changed. This is what it will lead to. The Saudi crown prince won’t be able to worm his way out of this one; regardless of the cover-up operations they carry out, regardless of the negotiations they attempt, saving this person under these circumstances will be impossible. What’s more, it will reach Mohammed bin Zayed too. This is also going to be impossible to prevent.
“Up until now, when everything was actually very blatant, despite everybody knowing who gave the order, who killed Khashoggi, who the murderers are connected to, that the Saudi crown prince is directly the architect of this atrocity, efforts have been made to cover up the incident. We know that Saudi Arabia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration are trying to cover up this incident, and that the U.S.-Israel-Saudi Arabia-UAE axis are both negotiating and tampering with evidence in efforts to ‘save’ the Saudi crown prince.”
‘We Are Trying To Stand Against A New Kind Of ‘Invasion’ Project’
“They have reached the point of paying any price to save the crown prince; they are willing to negotiate anything, including Qatar or the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). The forces behind the July 15, 2016 coup attempt are now working hard to save Prince Mohammed, to save the newly established ‘evil axis’ in the region, and to maintain the ‘new Middle East design’ they planned themselves.
“If they fail, a major plan will go down the drain. All their covert and dirty files, from Yemen to Iraq and Syria, from Egypt to Somalia, from Iran to Turkey, will be revealed. That is when we will see that the matter is not the Khashoggi murder alone, that there are even more critical issues, and that they have a massive destruction project that will lead to the destruction of our region.
“Under these circumstances, we are not discussing Jamal Khashoggi alone. They are the representatives of a plot as critical as the Khashoggi murder, which is targeting the entire region, and we are trying to expose them. They are pursuing a regional war, they are after a showdown with Turkey, they are chasing new coup plots inside Turkey, they are pursuing new civil wars in some of the countries in the region, they are seeking to impose U.S.-Israeli-British plans in the region, and they are on a quest to eliminate everybody standing against all this. We know all of this.”