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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. Still operating 25 years later, 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 withdrew at the last minute.[5]

Gun control shootings?

Full article: Gun control shooting

1996 saw two shootings in countries of the Commonwealth of Nations - the Dunblane school massacre in Britain on 13th of March and the Port Arthur Massacre in Australia on the 28th of April. Both shootings lead to gun confiscation.



The Troubles19661998The sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland which flared into serious sustained violence through the summer of 1969
FBI/Activities 1971-200119712001FBI activities between the official end of COINTELPRO and 911
Contaminated blood affair19832003For several years in the 1980s France knowingly exported tainted blood, killing thousands.
Al-Yamamah arms dealSeptember 1985August 2006A 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 Yellowbird19891997A UK/US operation to extract Chinese leadership of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
Operation Mass Appeal19902003An effort by MI6 to facilitate the UK's invasion of Iraq.
Operation Provide ComfortMarch 199131 December 1996The no-fly zone instituted would become one of the main factors allowing the development of the autonomous Kurdistan Region.
Foster child drug trials19922004In the nightmarish, surreal world of pediatric clinical trials, infants, toddlers, children and teenagers in New York and around the United States are forced to ingest dangerous, toxic pharmaceuticals, arranged by the National Institutes of Health and Big Pharma.
Mani pulite17 February 19922002
Bill Clinton/Presidency20 January 199320 January 2001The Bill Clinton administration
Cash-for-questions affairOctober 19942000
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda8 November 199431 December 2016
Dunblane school massacre13 March 1996 09:35:0013 March 1996 09:40:00A 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 crash3 April 19963 April 1996Plane 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/199630 May 19962 June 1996The 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada
TWA Flight 80017 July 199617 July 1996An extremely suspicious air crash, which occurred simultaneously with a live fire exercise being carried out by the US Navy.
Le Cercle/1996 (Amman)October 1996October 1996
Susurluk car crash3 November 19963 November 1996A 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

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
Terrorism Research CenterTRCLogo.jpg
Democracy Now!Democracy Now!.png"Alternative" media with nothing much to say about deep politics.
Media Development Investment FundMedia Development Investment Fund logo.pngFund financing a large number of "independent" news and information businesses around the world. Connected to the Open Society Foundations and other usual suspects.
Loyalist Volunteer ForceYoung Loyalist Volunteers Ballycraigy.jpgLargely inactive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group
Neocon EuropeGroup.pngThink tank
James Randi Educational FoundationJREF.png
Palestinian Media WatchPalestinian Media Watch.jpgNGO
Mercator FoundationGroup.pngGerman foundation financing projects of deep state interest and buying control over the narrative, especially on "climate change" and pro-migration. Frequently connected to censorship initiatives.
Frontiers of FreedomGroup.pngResearch
Think tank
Hermitage Capital ManagementBrowder Dollar.jpg
Swansea UniversitySwansea University logo.pngPublicHome of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law; partnership with Pfizer
International Institute for Counter-TerrorismInternational Institute for Counter-Terrorism.png
Australian Davos ConnectionADC Forum.pngOrganization created to promote the World Economic Forum within Australia. Its secretive, invitation only, annual Leadership Retreat "brings together Federal Ministers, State Premiers and Ministers, Chief Executives, senior government officials, leading international academics and other community leaders to "contribute to the process of setting the agenda".
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.
Bin Laden Issue StationGroup.pngA particularly secret CIA station purportedly set up to try to capture and thwart Osama Bin Laden, but which appear to have been thwarting other US law enforcement officials from uncovering the 9-11 event.
InfraGardInfraGard logo.gifThink tankProgram to turn private-sector corporations - having access to enormous amounts of information on citizens - into surrogate eyes and ears for the FBI.
StratforStratfor.jpgSpooky US company exposed by Wikileaks
S. Rajaratnam School of International StudiesRSIS School Logo.pngPublic
Singapore national security school
Istanbul Bilgi UniversityIstanbul Bilgi.pngMilitary ranksA private university located in Istanbul, Turkey.
Office for National StatisticsGroup.png
Forum Portugal GlobalGroup.pngLusophone subgroup of the Trilateral Commission.
Al JazeeraAl Jazeera.jpgBroadcaster


New Websites

Ask.comAsk.pnghttps://ask.comOne of the earliest search engines.
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.
SoftpanoramaSplogo.gifhttp://www.softpanorama.infoA mix of politics and programming
DogpileDogpile logo.gifhttps://www.dogpile.comAlternative search engine
CorporateWatchCorporate Watch.jpghttps://corporatewatch.org/A "co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism". A bit weak on deeper narratives, though...
Sky News AustraliaSky News Australia.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 1996United States
MarinerUS admiral, one of the founders of Center for Strategic and International Studies
Tor Moursund19271996Banker
A towering figure in Norwegian banking from the 1960s until his death in 1996. Attended the 1981 and 1982 Bilderberg meetings.
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.
Rainer Wiegand1996SpainSpook
François Mitterrand26 October 19168 January 1996France
Harvey Hancock2 January 19008 January 1996US
BusinesspersonCampaign manager for Richard Nixon's successful 1950 United States Senate race and then the 1952 general election won by Dwight D. Eisenhower and Nixon. Bohemian Grove.
Phil Schneider23 April 194710 January 1996
John Hope7 April 191218 January 1996PoliticianScottish aristocrat and Tory politician.
Sidney Korshak6 June 190720 January 1996United States
Beverly Hills
Deep state operative
His partnership with Chicago mobsters led him to be named "...the most powerful lawyer in the world"
Arthur Martin1 February 1996SpookMI5 counterespionage officer and a primary investigator in the spy scandals in the post-war era.
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 1996PoliticianTransatlantic Belgian politician, Bilderberg Steering committee.
Niall MacDermot10 September 191622 February 1996GenevaSpook
British solicitor and Labour politician who was President of the International Commission of Jurists for 20 years.
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 Cline4 June 191816 March 1996US
"Terror expert"
Senior CIA, spoke at the 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism
Thomas O. Enders28 November 193117 March 1996New York
United States
DiplomatUS diplomat. Single Bilderberger
Edmund Muskie28 March 191426 March 1996US
Washington DC
LawyerHis legislative work during his career as a Senator coincided with an expansion of modern liberalism in the United States. ran for President several times, sabotaged by Richard Nixon in 1972.
Ron Brown1 August 19413 April 1996Croatia
Air disasterPolitician
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. 3 months later, Mohammed Ferrat, a business partner, reportedly died aboard TWA 800.
Stavros Niarchos3 July 190915 April 1996Switzerland
Shipping magnate
Greek shipping magnate. Worked closely with the CIA. Bilderberger.
Jean Allard12 June 191323 April 1996Canada
SoldierSenior Canadian officer. 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.
Timothy Leary22 October 192031 May 1996Los Angeles
Fitzroy MacLean11 March 191115 June 1996United Kingdom
Louis J. Lefkowitz3 July 190420 June 1996New York
The longest serving New York Attorney General. Plenty of licensing corruption on his watch.
Andreas Papandreou5 February 191923 June 1996Greece
J. Lee Rankin8 July 190726 June 1996California
Santa Cruz
Federico Umberto D'Amato19191 July 1996Spook
Deep politician
Italian spook who claimed to have founded the Club de Berne. In 2020, indicated him as one of the 4 principal organizers or financiers of the 1980 Bologna train station massacre.
Amschel Rothschild18 April 19558 July 1996France
Banker/Premature deaths
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 1996DiplomatActive in developing the Marshall Plan's OEEC. Appointed United States Ambassador to Brazil 3 months after attended the 1966 Bilderberg
Tupac Shakur13 September 199613 September 1996United States
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 1996United States
PoliticianUS Vice President under Richard Nixon. Removed by the cabal before the Watergate coup so Gerald Ford could retake the presidency for them.
Rufus Youngblood13 January 19242 October 1996United States
Police officer
Emile van Lennep15 January 19152 October 1996The HagueConsultant
Civil servant
Deep state operative
Secretary-General of the OECD for 15 years. Poly Bilderberg
... further results



TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
Ahmed Siddiqui1996USIllegal detainee
Nadia Whittome1996Politician
Vita Zaverukha1996War actor, criminal, neo-Nazi
Gen Kitchen1996Politician
Marianna Spring21 February 1996Spook
BBC "disinformation" specialist. When criticised online for her "fact checking", Internet censorship is her answer.
Razan al-Najjar11 September 1996Khuza'a
Khan Yunis
1 June 2018NursePalestinian nurse executed by Israeli soldiers.
Tupac Shakur13 September 1996New York
United States
East Harlem
13 September 1996Activist
Internationally known rap musician. Assassinated
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.
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