By Haider Abbas
Was the earthquake that has hit Turkey-Greece on October 30, 2020, an induced earthquake? A miniature or a manmade disaster to make Turkey succumb to its knees, owing to the pivotal role Turkey has started to play recently vis-a-vis the ‘annexation-plan’ of West Bank by Israel or Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claim over Jerusalem, once a part of Ottoman Empire, before Israel was carved out of its Palestine along with the 22 Arab states, or his reclaim of Hagia Sophia mpsque and his announcement towards the Al Aqsa mosque, his eyeball-to-eyeball with Greece, his overt support to Azerbaijan over its war with Armenia, his remarks over Kashmir and his spurt with France president Emmanuel Macron over the making of cartoon of Prophet of Islam along with his growing ‘differences’ with the regime of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to its heartburn, his affinity towards Qatar which KSA and UAE had wanted to invade. Interestingly, Greece also had felt earthquake but which did not cause any major damage. More than 90 people have so far been dead in Turkey.
This theory of a manipulated and organised earthquake thus, has not come out of isolation as now the world stands on a stage, owing to technology, that a controlled earthquake can easily be orchestrated in any part of land , as isn’t it true, that when Beirut blasts had taken place on August 4, 2020, there were six-blasts beneath the site, at 11 seconds each, prior to the ‘mushroom-cloud’ blast, which Lebanon interior minister Nohad Machnouk has accused to have been done by Israel in AsiaTimes on August 13, 2020 1 . Beirut is the capital of Lebanon.
It took a former Israel military engineering officer Boaz Hayoun, to disclose in In.Reuters on August 14, 2020 2 that according to seismological data it was found that six-blasts had happened at the same location which preceded the actual blast which left Beirut to a rubble. ‘Israel Defense, a leading private online journal with close ties to the Israeli military establishment and which first reported Hayoun’s findings, described his analysis of a possible blast sequence as consistent with munitions detonations’. Notwithstanding, the declaration by Benny Gantz, the Israeli defense minister and rival to Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who on July 31, 2020, four days prior to the blasts, had ordered Israel army to attack infrastructure in Lebanon, which was considered to be as a ‘dramatic’ shift in Israel policy, discloses IsraelHayom 3 .
Hence, when the earthquake of 7.7 magnitude hit Turkey it just did not surprise. Such earthquakes now therefore are to be in vogue, as there wasn’t any geological warning which came before it, which is a standard practice in an advanced world of today-to help evacuate people etc. After all, it hasn’t been that late when Venezuela president Hugo Chavez had called Haiti earthquake of 2010, to have been designed by US as he had accused US to have ‘played God’, informs LiveScience on January 29, 2020 4 . A very important news portal RadioFreeEuropeRadioLiberty carried an elaborate story on January 25, 2010 5 , as to how Chavez had pointed US using High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) to bludgeon an earthquake in Haiti which was later dismissed as only a perceived science-fiction. But, despite how the conspiracy theories had been abound, it was also found that US had stopped its HAARP agenda , tells NbcNews on May 23, 2014 6 , through which it is construed that manmade tsunamis, earthquakes, weather alterations and many natural disasters can be manufactured. It is no doubt that such conjectures were dismissed as conspiracy-theories, but after the Beirut blasts of 2020 and the Israel military engineering service ex. official, referring to blasts beneath the earth, it does give a renewed credence to such manipulations. Hugo Chavez has been well-known for anti-US imperialism.
Moreover, recently The Diplomat, a magazine with a formidable insight into international affairs, on December 19, 2019 7, had deliberated quite well, on the report published by South Korean government which disclosed that the 2017 earthquake in its Pohang city was not an ‘Act of God’ and what was in fact manmade and induced! Thus, it brings back to delve on the pertinent possibility that in today’s age a manmade earthquake is quite possible. Hence, the ‘powers-that-be’ as after all US along with European nations as well as Israel and Arab states are all positioned against Turkey and for Turkey to probe an investigation into its earthquake would take a long time, and even that be found, it would be branded as just another ‘conspiracy-theory’ and thereafter ‘consigned to record’ with no purposeful use.
The world polity, for that matter, is quite against Turkey as Turkey has started to change the political discourse in world today. It has boycotted French products, its own products are boycotted by KSA, it plans to reclaim its Ottoman Caliphate after 100 years, and it has signaled to form a new power bloc with China, Russia, Malaysia, Iran and Pakistan. Therefore, Turkey has to be put to brakes. If the earthquake in Turkey was formulated by manmade efforts, even by the thinnest remotest possibility, then Turkey is really ahead to face some very hard waters apart from the existential danger looming over the Al Aqsa mosque, Jerusalem, where a controlled earthquake can demolish it, and on it the Jewish state of Israel would make its promised Third-Temple.
The world seems very dangerously heading for the Armageddon.
The writer is a former State Information Commissioner, India. He is a media analyst and writers on international politics.