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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


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, Rated 3/5 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]



The TroublesThe sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland which flared into serious sustained violence through the summer of 1969
Contaminated blood affairFor several years in the 1980s France knowingly exported tainted blood, killing thousands.
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
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
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 crashPlane crash that killed 35, including US Commerce Secretary, Ron Brown. At least one associate of the Clintons, Johnny Chung, did not understand this to be a simple accident, and became afraid for his life.
Bilderberg/1996The 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada
TWA Flight 800An extremely 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 seminal but still rather poorly understood deep event. It led to the coining of the phrase "deep state", and by extension "deep politics" and "deep politician".


New Groups

InfraGardGroup.pngThink tank
Swansea UniversitySwansea University logo.pngPublicHome of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law; partnership with Pfizer
Palestinian Media WatchPalestinian Media Watch.jpgNGO
Istanbul Bilgi UniversityIstanbul Bilgi.pngMilitary ranksA private university located in Istanbul, Turkey.
Frontiers of FreedomGroup.pngResearch
Think tank
StratforStratfor.jpgSpooky US company exposed by Wikileaks
International Institute for Counter-TerrorismInternational Institute for Counter-Terrorism.png
Fox NewsFox News Channel logo.svgNot known for its insightful analysis, but has provided useful reporting on topics such as 9-11 and Covid-19
New Local Government NetworkGroup.pngThink tank
S. Rajaratnam School of International StudiesRSIS School Logo.pngPublic
Singapore national security school
James Randi Educational FoundationJREF.png
Democracy Now!Democracy Now!.png
Loyalist Volunteer ForceYoung Loyalist Volunteers Ballycraigy.jpgLargely inactive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group
Terrorism Research CenterTRCLogo.jpg
Hermitage Capital ManagementBrowder Dollar.jpg
International Commission on Missing PersonsIcmp.svgIGOIGO tasked with remembering, storing, and gathering remains of murdered and disappeared victims. It enjoys a lack of recognition in the world but has an abnormal big interest in the Srebrenica massacre.
Neocon EuropeGroup.pngThink tank
Office for National StatisticsGroup.png
Al JazeeraGroup.pngPropaganda


New Websites

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.
DogpileDogpile logo.gifhttps://www.dogpile.comAlternative search engine
Ask.comAsk.pnghttps://ask.comOne of the earliest search engines.
SoftpanoramaSplogo.gifhttp://www.softpanorama.infoA mix of politics and programming
Sky News AustraliaMain.pnghttps://www.skynews.com.au/Australian branch of Sky News. Faces censorship for non-mainstream opinions.
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




TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
Richard E. Sprague19211996Author
Arleigh Burke19 October 19011 January 1996Maryland
MarinerUS admiral, one of the founders of Center for Strategic and International Studies
Tor Moursund19271996Lawyer
Jens Henrik Nordlie18 January 19101996
Norah Briscoe18991996SpookAttempted to supply UK classified information to Nazi Germany
Enrique Ruiz-Williams19221996Spook
Exile Cuba who was taken prisoner during the Bay of Pigs invasion.
François Fontaine19171996Colleague and friend of Jean Monnet.
François Mitterrand26 October 19168 January 1996France
Harvey Hancock2 January 19008 January 1996US
Phil Schneider23 April 194710 January 1996
John Hope7 April 191218 January 1996PoliticianScottish aristocrat and Tory politician.
Arthur Martin1 February 1996Spook
Antonina Porfirieva1902February 1996New York
John Loudon27 June 19054 February 1996Netherlands
BusinesspersonAnglo/Dutch CEO of Shell, and close friend with David Rockefeller. Attended the 1962, 1965, 1975 Bilderbergs.
Mitchell Rogovin3 December 19307 February 1996LawyerSpecial counsel to the Central Intelligence Agency in 1975 and 1976.
Henri Simonet10 May 193115 February 1996PoliticianBelgian politician, Bilderberg Steering committee
Vehbi Koç20 July 190125 February 1996Deep state actor
Douglas Jay23 March 19076 March 1996PoliticianUK politician
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 YorkLawyer
Deep state functionary
Single Bilderberg classmate of Charles W. Yost, Paul Nitze and Chapman Rose. US Deputy Secretary of Defense
Ray S. Cline4 June 191816 March 1996US
"Terror expert"
Thomas O. Enders28 November 193117 March 1996New York
DiplomatUS diplomat. Single Bilderberger
Edmund Muskie28 March 191426 March 1996US
Washington DC
Ron Brown1 August 19413 April 1996Croatia
Air disasterPremature death
Clinton body count
Ron 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
BusinesspersonGreek shipping magnate. Bilderberger
Jean Allard12 June 191323 April 1996Quebec
SoldierSenior Canadian soldier. Bilderberg 1968
William Colby4 January 192027 April 1996Maryland
Rock Point
Deep politician
CIA boss who maybe became too loose-mouthed, died in suspicious circumstances
David Kennedy21 July 19051 May 1996DiplomatChicago banker, Secretary of the Treasury and NATO ambassador under Nixon, with hints at deep state connections.
Howard Smith15 October 19197 May 19966)Diplomat
Terrance Yeakey8 May 1996Gunshot
Police officer
Oklahoma City bombing/Premature death
The first policeman on the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing. Reportedly a suicide.
Fitzroy MacLean11 March 191115 June 1996Hertford
Michael Maclay11 March 191115 June 1996Hertford
Louis J. Lefkowitz3 July 190420 June 1996New York
The longest serving New York Attorney General.
Andreas Papandreou5 February 191923 June 1996Greece
J. Lee Rankin8 July 190726 June 1996California
Santa Cruz
Federico Umberto D'Amato19191 July 1996Spook
Deep politician
Columnist for The Times and chairman of Demos.
Amschel Rothschild18 April 19558 July 1996France
Banker/Premature deaths
Rothschild family
A hung banker
Mohamed Farah Aideed15 December 19342 August 1996Somalia
President of Somalia assassinated in office
Anthony Parsons9 September 192212 August 1996Diplomat
António de Spínola11 April 191013 August 1996Portugal
Julian Amery27 March 19193 September 1996Spook
Deep politician
MI6, deep politician who chaired Le Cercle for several years.
John Tuthill10 November 19109 September 1996Was appointed United States Ambassador to Brazil 3 months after attended the 1966 Bilderberg
Tupac Shakur16 June 197113 September 1996Nevada
Las Vegas
Internationally known rap musician. Assassinated
McGeorge Bundy30 March 191916 September 1996Boston
Heart attackSpook
Deep state actor
S&B, Deep state actor, National Security Advisor
Spiro Agnew9 November 191817 September 1996Maryland
Rufus Youngblood13 January 19242 October 1996Georgia
US/Secret Service
Emile van Lennep15 January 19152 October 1996Den HaagConsultant
Civil servant
Deep state operative
Secretary-General of the OECD for 15 years. Poly Bilderberg
Robert Bourassa14 July 19332 October 1996Canada
PoliticianAttended the 1971 Bilderberg as Premier of Quebec
Etienne de la Vallee Poussin23 November 19034 October 1996Belgium
PoliticianBelgian politician who attended the first Bilderberg and three more in the 1950s
Joseph Morris14 June 191311 October 1996Canada
British Columbia
Union organizer
... further results



TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
Ahmed Siddiqui1996USIllegal detainee
Nadia Whittome1996Politician
Razan al-Najjar11 September 1996Khuza'a
Khan Yunis
1 June 2018NursePalestinian nurse executed by Israeli soldiers.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya19 November 1996BelarusAthleteAthlete who refused to go home to Belarus from the 2020 Olympics.
Hector Lafayeedney7 December 1996A member of the Institute for Statecraft, the group of which his father and half-brother were directors.