CIA and NATO Re-activate Soviet-era Assets to Fight "New Cold War"

Last August, The Telegraph reported on the arrest of Adem Karadag, "a foreign suspect bearing fake Turkish identity papers" by police in Thailand after one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history. 

Mr. Karadag was found in possession of dozens of fake Turkish passports, and thus his arrest immediately led terrorism experts to point fingers at the Grey Wolves, a pan-Turkish group linked to a series of false-flag attacks during Operation Gladio. In 2013, Abreu Report wrote about Operation Gladio and how groups like the Grey Wolves were recruited by the CIA and NATO to carry out attacks against their own populations: 

"Undisputed historical fact"
"During the Cold War, the CIA and NATO feared that many countries in Europe could fall to communism, be it democratically or with Soviet 'assistance.' Stay-behind networks were covert groups tasked with destabilizing any future government deemed communistic by either the CIA or NATO.

Stay-behind groups were trained in disinformation, political assassinations, and false-flag attacks -- false-flag attacks are violent acts attributed to an uninvolved party. If a country became socialist through democratic channels was of no concern to stay-behind groups. Their job was to terrorize by any means, and as a result the CIA and NATO often recruited from the far-right of society, from its fascist elements. 

In Italy and in Turkey, where communism had the potential to become a majority democratic movement, Gladio operatives carried out terrorist attacks which were meant to convince the population of the need for a dictatorial, pro-Washington regime.

The Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union, but as Russian Prime Minister Medvedev recently announced, we have entered a second era of global tension, with PM Medvedev telling the world that "NATO's policy with regard to Russia has remained unfriendly and opaque." Mr. Medvedev complained that he "could go as far as to say that we have slid back to a new Cold War."

Mr. Medvedev, in more formally announcing the continuation of Soviet-era politics, further complained that NATO and the United States were waging a secretive information war against Russia, something which is commonly echoed in Russia Today, the Kremlin's international media outlet.

Mr. Medvedev's words are not to be taken lightly, for they most likely represent what President Vladimir Putin himself lends credence to, and Russia's actions in the international arena often mirror Mr. Putin's beliefs.

In furtherance of that mirror theory, the Kremlinologists at the Central Intelligence Agency are carefully interpreting whether Russia actually sees itself as being embroiled in a new Cold War, or if it is merely using hyperbolic language to bury any attempts to counter the country's plans in Syria.  

Regardless, the CIA can't lose the opportunity to profit from future proxy wars, thus reactivating old assets in NATO countries, ie., the Grey Wolves in Turkey. 

According to The Telegraph, The Grey Wolves have "close ties to Turkish crime mafia gangs that operate in Bangkok," and analysis by Abreu Report indicates that the group has an operational presence in the Netherlands and other Northern European countries.

Last December, we reported on the wave of political assassinations plaguing the Netherlands, writing that there were "multiple political assassins on the loose in the Netherlands" killing prominent Turkish political activists. 

One thing is certain in this whole affair: the assassinations will continue, and the new Cold War won't be too different from the old one.