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The Susurluk car crash, the event which lead to the coining of the phrase "deep state".
An important year in the exposure of the deep state, both in US and especially in Turkey.

1996 was a very important year in the exposure of the deep state. In Turkey the Susurluk car crash clearly confirmed a lot of people's suspicions about a high level nexus of government and criminal leaders, and gave a phrase to describe this: the "deep state", which was popularised in US over 20 years later.

In USA, Gary Webb was the first person to establish just how effective the WWW would be in circumventing the deep state controled commercially-controlled media. The US establishment first ignored his revelations, then when public pressure was mounting for a response, dismissed them with the claim that they contained nothing new.

Stratesec, a security company with connections to the Bush Family acquired an $8.3 million contract to help provide security at the World Trade Center.[1]

Exposure of CIA Drug Trafficking

Full article: CIA/Drug trafficking/Exposure
The pioneering series from Gary Webb

In 1996 USA journalist Gary Webb published Dark Alliance, a series of articles which clearly detailed CIA involvement in the illegal drug trade. More importantly still, it proved the effectiveness of the emerging World Wide Web as a means of circumventing traditional commercially-controlled media. By posting a lot of evidence online, he had answers to those critics who attempted to discredit him. Having checked the details, his newspaper initially stood by him, before caving to pressure from the establishment, which initially ignored the expose, then said they were old news.

Other Internet activism

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The vintage leak site, Cryptome (an inspiration for Wikispooks[2]) was set up in 1996. Over 20 years on, it remains extremely useful.

Susurluk car crash

Full article: Susurluk car crash
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On 3 November 1996, an assassination was carried out by means of a car crash in Susurluk, Turkey. Three passengers were killed: Abdullah Çatlı (a drug trafficking assassin), his girlfriend (a beauty queen) & Huseyin Kocadağ (a former Istanbul Deputy police Chief), while the 4th passenger, Sedat Bucak MP, was injured. What is more, Çatlı was found carrying guns, drugs, cash, a fake passport and apparently genuine diplomatic credentials issued by the Turkish government, facts which exceeded the deep state could not conceal. "For weeks on end the press and the TV channels were dominated by the scandal and the newest revelations of the corrupt 'Susurluk state'. Nearly 100,000 workers marched in protest in the Turkish capital demanding the truth about the stay-behind soldiers while people on the streets in opinion polls expressed their belief that the Turkish judicial system was not working properly and that the government was corrupt, declaring that they were sick and tired of all the violence and secret operations."[3] This top level corruption network was termed "'Derin devlet" in Turkish which translates into English as the "deep state".

Related Plane Crashes?

Full articles: 1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash, TWA Flight 800

On April 3, US Commerce Secretary, Ron Brown, was killed on a trade mission to Bosnia. On July 17, TWA Flight 800 exploded about 30 minutes out of New York. Among the 230 people on board was Mohammed Samir Ferrat, a business deal of whose Ron Brown had witnessed on a trade mission to the Ivory Coast in February.[4] Ferrat is also rumoured to have been invited to accompany Brown on his ill fated trip to Bosnia, but who withdrew at the last minute.[5]

 

Events

EventDateDescription
The Troubles
Al-Yamamah arms dealA complex series of multi billion dollar arms for oil deals set up under the government of Margaret Thatcher, involving a bunch of deep state arms dealers, and her son - who earned £12 million. Fines levied have been in the hundreds of millions, while kickbacks amount to billions.
Operation Mass AppealAn effort by MI6 to facilitate the UK's invasion of Iraq.
Cash-for-questions affair
Dunblane school massacreA school massacre by an acquaintance of George Robertson, a Bilderberger and later Secretary General of NATO with a range of other connections.
1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash
Bilderberg/1996
TWA Flight 800A suspicious air crash, which occurred simultaneously with a live fire exercise being carried out by the US Navy.
Le Cercle/1996 (Amman)
Susurluk car crashA still rather poorly understood deep event, one event which lead to the coining of the phrase "deep state", and by extension "deep politics" and "deep politician".

 

New Groups

GroupImageType
Frontiers of FreedomGroup.pngResearch
Think tank
Loyalist Volunteer ForceGroup.png
International Institute for Counter-TerrorismInternational Institute for Counter-Terrorism.png
Fox NewsFox News Channel logo.svg
International Commission on Missing PersonsIcmp.svgIGO
S. Rajaratnam School of International StudiesGroup.pngPublic
Autonomous
Democracy Now!Democracy Now!.png
Terrorism Research CenterTRCLogo.jpg
StratforStratfor.jpg
James Randi Educational FoundationGroup.png
Neocon EuropeGroup.pngThink tank
New Local Government NetworkGroup.pngThink tank
Palestinian Media WatchPalestinian Media Watch.jpgNGO
Office for National StatisticsGroup.png

 

New Websites

EventImageURLDescription
Ask.comAsk.pnghttps://ask.com
SoftpanoramaSplogo.gifhttp://www.softpanorama.infoA mix of politics and programming
CryptomeCryptome.pnghttp://cryptome.org/Cryptome is the grand-daddy of anti-authoritarian whistleblower, leak, publish-and-be-damned sites. It was a major source of both content and inspiration when setting up the Wikispooks site. It is highly recommended when researching anything concerning Wikispooks articles.
Serendipity.liSerendipity.jpghttp://serendipity.liA lot of information from Peter Meyer on a range of topics (9/11 to Ganesh Baba the psychedelic swami) plus selected writings of other authors. For sale on a CD.
ThiemeworksThiemeworksLogo.pnghttp://www.thiemeworks.com/The website of Richard Thieme

 

==Quotations== 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
Arleigh Burke19 October 19011 January 1996Maryland
Bethesda
U.S.
Mariner
Richard E. Sprague19211996Author
Researcher
Tor Moursund19271996Banker
Lawyer
François Mitterrand26 October 19168 January 1996France
Paris
Politician
Harvey Hancock2 January 19008 January 1996US
California
Monterey
Businessperson
John Hope7 April 191218 January 1996Politician
Arthur Martin1 February 1996Spook
Antonina Porfirieva1902February 1996New York
US
Ossining
Spook
Jonkheer John H. Loudon27 June 19054 February 1996Netherlands
Haarlem
Businessperson
Mitchell Rogovin7 February 1996Lawyer
Henri Simonet10 May 193115 February 1996
Douglas Jay23 March 19076 March 1996Politician
Thomas Hamilton10 May 195213 March 1996Dunblane school massacreShopkeeper
Deep state functionary
A "lone nut" who shot a class of primary children and their teacher before turning the gun on himself.
Roswell Gilpatric11 April 190615 March 1996New York
Ray S. Cline4 June 191816 March 1996US
Virginia
Arlington
Spook
Academic
Terror expert
Thomas O. Enders28 November 193117 March 1996New York
U.S.
Diplomat
Edmund Muskie28 March 191426 March 1996US
Washington DC
Lawyer
Ron Brown1 August 19413 April 1996Croatia
Near
Dubrovnik
Air disasterRon Brown was the United States Secretary of Commerce, serving during the first term of President Bill Clinton. He died in a plane crash along with 34 others.
Stavros Niarchos3 July 190916 April 1996Switzerland
Zurich
Businessperson
Jean Allard12 June 191323 April 1996Quebec
Trois-Rivières
Soldier
William Colby4 January 192027 April 1996Maryland
Rock Point
Spook
Deep politician
Howard Smith15 October 19197 May 19966)Diplomat
Spook
Terrance Yeakey8 May 1996Soldier
Police officer
Oklahoma City bombing/Premature death
Fitzroy MacLean11 March 191115 June 1996Hertford
England
Diplomat
Soldier
Politician
Michael Maclay11 March 191115 June 1996Hertford
England
Soldier
Politician
Louis J. Lefkowitz3 July 190420 June 1996New York
Manhattan
Politician
Lawyer
The longest serving New York Attorney General.
Andreas Papandreou5 February 191923 June 1996Greece
Athens
J. Lee Rankin8 July 190726 June 1996California
Santa Cruz
Lawyer
Federico Umberto D'Amato19191 July 1996Spook
Deep politician
Amschel Rothschild18 April 19558 July 1996France
Paris
Businessperson
Mohamed Farah Aideed15 December 19342 August 1996Somalia
Mogadishu
Soldier
Anthony Parsons9 September 192212 August 1996Diplomat
António de Spínola11 April 191013 August 1996Portugal
Lisbon
Spook
Soldier
Politician
Julian Amery27 March 19193 September 1996Spook
Politician
Deep politician
MI6, deep politician who chaired Le Cercle for several years.
John Tuthill10 November 19109 September 1996
Tupac Shakur16 June 197113 September 1996Nevada
Las Vegas
U.S.
GunshotMusician
Activist
Poet
McGeorge Bundy30 March 191916 September 1996Boston
Massachusetts
Spook
Spiro Agnew9 November 191817 September 1996Maryland
Berlin
U.S.
Politician
Emile van Lennep15 January 19152 October 1996Den Haag
Robert Bourassa14 July 19332 October 1996Canada
Montreal
Quebec
Politician
Rufus Youngblood13 January 19242 October 1996Georgia
Savannah
U.S.
Agent
US/Secret Service
Etienne de la Vallee Poussin23 November 19034 October 1996Belgium
Brussels
Politician
Joseph Morris14 June 191311 October 1996Canada
Victoria
British Columbia
Union organizer
Gladwyn Jebb25 April 190024 October 1996Suffolk
UK
England
Diplomat
Spook
Eric Drake29 November 191031 October 1996Businessperson
Hugh Bullock1898November 1996BankerPresident of the US Pilgrims Society for 41 years, no Wikipedia entry as of 2015.
Abdullah Çatlı3 November 1996Turkey
Susurluk
Balıkesir
Spook
Assassin
A contract killer and figure in the Turkish underworld, who was killed in the 1996 Susurluk car crash.
Huseyin Kocadağ19443 November 1996Police officerThe former Istanbul Deputy police Chief killed in the Susurluk car crash
Alger Hiss11 November 190415 November 1996New York
US
Spook
Barbara Wise29 November 1996
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Births

TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummary
Ahmed Siddiqui1996USIllegal detainee
Razan al-Najjar11 September 1996Khuza'a
Khan Yunis
1 June 2018Nurse


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