Israel Provides Air Support for Syrian Jihadists (ISIS) — Again
Israel just reminded the world that it is the de facto air force for Salafist(ISIS) head-choppers terrorizing Syria
By Russia Insider
A compound near Damascus International Airport was hit with five strikes at around 3:25 A.M. local time on Thursday.
But following its normal bad neighbor protocol, Israel has declined to confirm that it was behind the attack.
Instead, Intelligence Affairs Minister Yisrael Katz said in an interview on Thursday morning that the attack in Syria was "entirely consistent with our policy to prevent the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah."
Citing 'rebel' sources, Reuters says that the strikes targeted a facility used to store weapons and munitions used by Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias.
According to Haaretz, these forces are "engaged in some of the toughest fronts against Syrian rebels".
. Manifest Destiny The Monroe Doctrine The Exceptional Nation
The Shining Light on the Hill The Project for a New American Century Full Spectrum Dominance of the Globe "We are going to make the USA military the biggest and most powerful in the world, with a bigger navy and more special ops and wars to come." Paraphrased. Paul Craig Roberts blames 'Insouciant' Americans.......but this is an utter waste of 'expert' analysis. The problems of aggressive American foreign policy is not so general. It is based in tiny cabals of a few well organised faggotty Neocons (Israeli Americans), billionaires who are politically active (Jews--Soros, Koch brothers), the Rothschilds of London (The Jewish monarchy), .........ALL bolstered and supported by the USA 'Deep State' and so called MIC. Demographically this is not more than 1% of Americans. Further PC Roberts omits the important role of Israel, working through the Israeli lobby in America, AIPAC and the MSM in CONFLATING AGGRESSIVE LIKUD foreign POLICY WITH THAT OF THE USA, and then using the USA to execute that policy in the world. Its the Jew JEW stupid! By not properly identifying the problem, no proper response can be mustered against it. The PROBLEM PC Roberts clearly identifies....the problem of the USA policy which thinks that: 1. Limited incremental confrontations with Russia and China are good. 2. Limited direct conventional military confrontations with Russia and China will be effective. 3. Limited nuclear first strike attacks against Russia and China will be successful. 4. Russian and Chinese DIPLOMATIC LANGUAGE of up holding International Law and compromise and mediation are evidence and indications of 'weakness' in these countries.( a psychological condition which has been transfered from Likud Israel to the USA) 5. Russia and China must never be allowed to create an alternative dominant universe to that which exists under Washington. There is no compromise on this issue. The USA will not share power with any other nation in the world, and even allow Russia to exercise some sovereignty in its back yards of Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus.......or China in the Korean peninsular, the Eastern Pacific etc. 6. Since there is no room for power sharing.....and 'live and let live'...the rule of International Law...and compromise.....INEVITABLE CONFLICT MUST ENSUE....between them as in Syria, Ukraine, the Caucasus.....AND in the Eastern Pacfic theater soon. To confuse and distract,... America will send prostitutes over to fondle the 'little brother' They will send over high emmissaries of the Rothschilds of London like Kissinger to whisper sweet nothings into Putins LONE ears: "We love you comrade Putin brother....you are after all white, European and Christian" We can sign a $1,000,000,000,000 oil and gas deal with Exxon. Goldman Sachs and Wall Street will lend you money....what ever you need baby. BUT this is all false illusion and elaborate distraction.....as a precursor of the attack. Lower your guard comrade Putin, and cut defense by 30% for 2017. Continue with Neo-liberal policies which is tied to the umbellical cord of mother Washington, the IMF, the World Bank and the Chicago School of Economics.....THE CIA and State Department through the back door. Give the Russian students of the CIA which every Russian knows about in place RUNNING HIGH STATE FINANCE, ECONOMIC PLANNING AND THE CENTRAL BANK in place.....right up to the eve of war. Ignore Autarky, which the moment calls for. Igore Demand side economics which the moment calls for. Igore massive rearmament which the moment calls for. Continue to buy dollars into the Russian economy, and make token symbolic gestures of financial independence.......because both you and I know that one day you could become 'friends' and 'equal partners' with the USA. Byt maybe we can agree that individual and specific benefits from them will not provide comprehensive strategic safe guards against the EMPIRE of Chaos.
By Paul Craig Roberts at Information Clearing House
- Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.
In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion.
It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done.
Careful studies have convinced the Russians that Washington is investing in and arranging components that have no other function than to devastate Russia and cripple the country’s retaliatory capability. In short, Washington is preparing to launch a nuclear war. https://www.rt.com/news/386276-us-missile-shield-russia-strike/
As I explained previously, the theory behind this insane scheme is that after America’s preemptive strike Russia will be so devastated that Russia would not retaliate with any remaining forces out of fear that Washington would launch a second major strike.
Washington also plans to use agents in place to assassinate as many members as possible of the Russian government, thus leaving the government in confusion without leadership.
Yes, the insane American/Israeli neoconservatives are this determined to exercise hegemony over the world.
Yes, Washington is sufficiently criminally insane to risk the destruction of life on earth based on the supposition that Washington’s offense will work perfectly and Russia and China’s capabilities will be so degraded that no retaliatory response will occur.
One might hope that the American and Western populations would be outraged that Washington is so power-crazed that Washington is subjecting all life to such risks. But there is no sign of an anti-war movement. The Western leftwing has degenerated into Identity Politics in which the only threat comes from white heterosexual males who are portrayed as misogynists, racists, and homophopes. The Western leftwing is no longer war-conscious. Indeed, the leftwing has become diverted into such silly irrelevancies as transgender rights to toilets of their choice. The impotence of the Western left is so overwhelming that the left might as well not exist.
Where then is the hope? Russia and China cannot simply sit there and await America’s preemptive nuclear strike.
Possibly Washington does not intend a preemptive strike, but only to convince Russia and China that Washington’s preparations give Washington so much predominance in a conflict that Russia and China will submit to Washington’s hegemony. But this interpretation of Washington’s intention implies no less risk. Why would Russia and China wait for Washington to complete its preparations for war, preparations that permit Washington to turn Russia and China into puppet states?
The US military/security complex has clearly prevailed over Trump’s intention to normalize relations between the US and Russia, and anti-Russian venom continues to pour out of NATO and Washington’s European vassal states. The majority of the American people seem to have accepted the propaganda that Russia is the number one threat to the United States. With propaganda controlling the explanation, Washington’s aggressive actions are explained as defense against a threat and not as a policy that will end life on earth.
The chances are high that life on earth is approaching its end. The responsibility lies heavily on the American people, whose success, due to the mistakes of others, made Americans think that they are exceptional and privileged. Unaware of the inhumane threat to all life that is embodied in the neoconservative claim that Americans are exceptional and indispensable, the self-satisfied American public is unaware of the consequences of such hubris. Hubris is leading them, and the entire world, to slaughter in thermo-nuclear war.
The neoconservative claim of American exceptionalism is the identical claim made for Germans by Hitler. If Americans are indispensable, everyone else is dispensable and can be “bombed into the stone age” as one US government official put it, or nuked as Washington intends to do to Russia and China. The claim of American exceptionalism is not accepted by Russia and China. Therefore, the insane, crazed monsters who rule over the West in Washington are bringing life on earth to an end.
And there are no protests. The idiot British, the idiot Germans, the idiot French, Italians, Canadians, Australians, Belgians, Greeks, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, rally behind the insanity that is Washington.
And so apparently do the American people, a population stupid beyond all belief.
In a shocking revelation, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud), who served from 2013 until mid-2016, revealed that the November gunbattle between Israeli troops and ISIS forces along the Golan frontier, materially the only significant fight between the two sides, was followed up with an ISIS “apology.”
Being ISIS generally speaking means never having to say you’re sorry, and the group has no real allies so it generally doesn’t come up. That ISIS felt the need to apologize to Israel for the brief clash, which had no Israeli casualties, speaks volumes about the group’s position. .
Ya’alon revealed this apology in the context of comments about Israel’s policy in Syria, and its repeated airstrikes against Syrian military targets whenever any cross-border fire is reported has led Syria to repeatedly complain that Israel is a de facto ally of the rebels.
It appears ISIS may see things this way too, at least for now. Despite ISIS making public statements playing up their animosity toward Israel, and their ideology clearly positioning them as an enemy, they likely see Israel as an ally of convenience.
. . . . The rationale and explanation for the Israeli support of ISIS is based on the old Arab proverb, 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend' The ultimate Israeli goal is the creation of Eretz Israel, from the ashes of a Balkanised Middle East.
The Israelis use the USA as their useful idiot butt-buddy to organise the ISIS fifth column destabilisation tool, and in turn the state services of NATO Turkey, UK......Saudi Arabia and the GCC. The article below does not talk about Israeli support for ISIS in Iraq. ISIS fighters come and go between Syria and Iraq. Israeli security personnel are embedded with especially Iraqi ISIS fighters, though the Syrian government also claims that they have intelligence that Israelis also operate with ISIS in Syria. ISIS fighters and 'al-CIA-duh' fighters are rescued by Israeli commando's regularly, when they are injured in the battle field, and treated in military hospitals in Northern Israel. Israeli military rations have been found in ISIS bunkers, along with Israeli manufactured weapons. ISIS can also be translated to mean, Israeli Security Intelligence Service. Israel regularly carries out air force raids into sovereign Syrian territory to attack Syrian military infrastructure. Israel often attacks Syrian military positions via artillery fire. ISRAEL THUS EXISTS TO DIRECTLY SUPPORT ISIS MILITARILY ON THE GROUND. Israel in one occasion attacked deep inside sovereign Syrian territory to attack Syrian government positions, near Palmyra, to protect ISIS from a coordinated onslaught to take the historic city by the SAA and Russian special forces. Of the 4 Israeli jets taking part in SUPPORT OF ISIS RETREAT, 2 were shot down by SAA air-defense missiles. The attack on the Shayrat airbase in Syria with 59 cruise missiles (5 ♚) by the USA, and the reflex pre-meditated false accusations against the Syrian government about chemical weapons was in response to the SAA shooting down 2 Israeli jets (revenge, punishment) executed through the Israeli butt buddy, the USA. Trophy daughter Salome, President Jared Kushner and the Neocons played the role of the useful idiots of Israel in Washington for that war crime act. DOES THE USA exist for Israel? For the USA 'Deep State' ISIS can be used as a destabilisation tool beyond the boundaries of the Middle, in support of aggressive USA geo-strategy around the world, as dictated by the 'Project for a new American century' policy paper of 2000, and the doctrine of 'Full Spectrum Dominance'...preventing ANY rival from challenging the global hegemony of the USA, and all bolstered by the 'Grand Chess Board' Strategy of 1997...penned by Zbig Brzezinski....the architect of the 'Russian bear trap' in Afghanistan....from JULY 1979. Hence 7000 Russian terrorists are fighting with ISIS in Turkey, Iraq and Syria. 10,000 Chinese terrorists are in Turkey, and North West Syria.
Former Israeli Defense Minister Confirms Israeli Collaboration With ISIS In Syria
By Richard Silverstein at Information Clearing House and Tikun Olam
In the midst of complaining about the Islamist threat to Israel and the world, Bibi Netanyahu conveniently forgets that his own countryenjoys a tacit alliance with ISISin Syria. It is an alliance of convenience to be sure and one that’s not boasted about by either party. But is not terribly different from one than Israel enjoys with its other Muslim allies like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. .
Bogie Yaalon served as defence minister in the current government till he had a falling out with Netanyahu. Now Yaalon plans to form his own party and run against his former boss. Unfortunately for him, he’s not polling well and doesn’t appear to be much of a political threat. .
So Yaalon enjoys the position of having little to lose. He can speak more candidly than the average politician. In this context, he spoke at length on security matters at a public event in Afula. There is always much that I disagree with whenever I read Yaalon’s views. For example, while warning about the danger of favoring too heavily one side over the other, he essentially justifies Israel’s interventionist approach, which largely has favored Assad’s opponents. Nor do I like his choice of political allies–from Pam Geller to Meir Kahane’s grandson. .
But he did reveal how closely tied Israel is to ISIS in Syria. I’ve documented, along with other journalists, Israeli collaboration with al-Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaeda. But no Israeli till now has admitted it has forged an alliance with ISIS as well. Below Yaalon implicitly confirms this below:
…Within Syria there are many factions: the regime, Iran, the Russians, and even al-Qaeda and ISIS. In such circumstances, one must develop a responsible, carefully-balanced policy by which you protect your own interests on the one hand, and on the other hand you don’t intervene. Because if Israel does intervene on behalf of one side, it will serve the interests of the other; which is why we’ve established red lines. Anyone who violates our sovereignty will immediately feel the full weight of our power. On most occasions, firing comes from regions under the control of the regime. But once the firing came from ISIS positions–and it immediately apologized.
The attack he refers to was never reported in Israeli media. Either the information was placed under gag order or under military censorship. It was suppressed most certainly because both the firing by an Israeli Islamist ally on Israeli territory and ISIS’ apology would embarrass both Israel and the Islamists. .
Keep in mind, this is the same ISIS which beheaded a Jewish-American who’d lived in Israel: Steven Sotloff. The same ISIS which raped Yazidi women and threw gay men off buildings. The same ISIS which has rampaged through the Middle East sowing havoc and rivers of blood wherever it goes. . The same ISIS which Netanyahu routinely excoriates as being the root of all evil in the world.
It’s common knowledge that Israeli foreign policy going back to the days of Ben Gurion has been exceedingly opportunistic and amoral. So I suppose one shouldn’t be surprised at this new development. But still it does momentarily take one’s breath away to contemplate just how sleazy Israel’s motives can be.
Tikun Olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם tikkun olam, "repairing the world") is a Seattle-based political blog that regularly reports on Israeli security matters. The blog was created in 2003 by Richard Silverstein and covers the Arab–Israeli conflict. Silverstein describes it as a "liberal Jewish blog" that "focuses on exposing the excesses of the Israeli national security state".
Russia Responds After US Blocks Inspection of Syrian Air Base
US 'blocked a decision aimed at a prompt initiation of a mission to find out what really happened in Khan Sheikhun', according Russia's OPCW Ambassador Alexander Shulgin
By Russia Insider
Alexander Shulgin, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), gave a remarkable statement after the US rejected an impartial investigation into the alleged 'Sarin' attack in Khan Sheikhun, Syria, earlier this month. .
According to Shulgin, the Untied States and other western countries do not want to conduct an actual, on-the-ground investigation, and instead are relying upon alleged 'samples' taken from the site of the attack. .
We guess that Americans probably have something to hide, since they persistently want to take the Shayrat airport out of the investigation. Maybe they knew from the start there was no chemical weapons there, and all this was used only as an excuse?
Below are his remarks after the OPCW voted against a joint Russia-Iran resolution to conduct an on-the-ground investigation of the alleged chemical attacks:
First of all, I would like to thank the delegations of Algeria, China, Sudan and South Africa for supporting the Russian-Iranian draft decision of the Executive Council. .
The results of the vote that just took place were distressing to us. The proposal that we put forward in conjunction with Iran on the immediate start of a full-fledged investigation into the circumstances of the incident with the use of chemical agents in the Syrian province of Idlib on April 4 was not supported by the required number of votes. In particular, the states from the Western group opposed this draft decision. We are all the more disappointed by this since the Russian delegation, mindful of the instructions issued by a number of colleagues from other regional groups, was looking, until the last minute, for an opportunity to reach a compromise. Upon agreement with our Iranian partners, who co-authored this draft, we submitted a revised version of it, which includes almost all the comments made during yesterday's meeting. We assumed that no one would step forward to reject such a document. .
Still, it happened. We see that this was done under far-fetched and unconvincing pretexts. However, we would like to ask our colleagues from the Western group to think about the repercussions of their actions rather than celebrate their victory. They blocked a decision aimed at a prompt initiation of a mission to find out what really happened in Khan Sheikhun on April 4 and whether there actually were chemical weapons at Shayrat Airbase. Instead, we are told to wait patiently for the FFM to finish its remote work going through a mass of some information without even going to the site.
We are told that the FFM already took some biomedical samples, which were analysed and revealed the presence of sarin. Moreover, they say that the results of this investigation are final and not subject to any doubt. But let me ask you where, how and when were these samples taken? Was the chain of custody, established by the OPCW itself, complied with when safekeeping the evidence? It would be good to receive answers to these questions, especially since the mission, as we know, has never gone to Syria. I’m asking these questions for a reason. In my remarks on April 13, I already said that the Russian military, who collected the materials testifying to the use of chemical weapons in Aleppo, are being forced to bend over backwards trying to explain how they found the fragments of ammunition, to whom they reported and even asking them to present some obscure logbooks. They kept asking us about this during a special video conference, and posed an ever greater number of questions during a meeting on the sidelines of the Executive Council. And this in spite of the fact that our specialists already have a pretty much clear general picture of what actually happened there. Still, four months later, the FFM has not yet come up with any conclusions. I emphasise that they have been analysing this for four months and are still unable to come with any conclusions. Then here, all of a sudden we see such incredible efficiency and conclusions that are not subject to any doubt. So, think for yourselves why we are insisting that the results of a full-fledged comprehensive investigation should inspire confidence not only to a group of Western countries, but to all other states as well. .
The fact that the delegations of some countries, primarily from the Western group, are always shying away from accepting the decisions proposed by us and the Iranians suggests that they are, in fact, not interested in establishing the truth. .
We operate based on the premise that these irresponsible maneuvers – this is precisely how the Western countries’ initiative to urgently convene the Executive Council in the wake of the events in Idlib should be seen, followed by embarrassed and unintelligible explanations that there’s no need for a solution at all – precisely these irresponsible maneuvers did not escape the attention of some thoughtful delegations. This is evidenced by the large number of countries that abstained from voting today. Of course, we expected that they would vote in accord with us. It would probably be correct to boldly declare their position at this critical juncture and resolutely engage the OPCW’s full potential. But in and of itself, the lack of approval of the view presented by the United States and its closest partners speaks volumes about the fact that the vision of the situation imposed by the Western group is beginning to be perceived critically instead of enjoying unconditional and automatic support. I fully subscribe to the statement by the distinguished Ambassador of Algeria who, explaining why his country supported the Russian-Iranian draft decision, called on everyone to learn lessons from the past. He said that there was a time when people on the African continent were led to think that some things are “absolute truth,” but after a certain time these so-called absolute truths turned out to be absolute lies. Well put. In my remarks at the Executive Council meeting – and some Western colleagues resented me for that – I brought up the false arguments used by the United Kingdom and the United States to invade Iraq, an invasion the consequences of which that country is experiencing to this day. .
In a word, it is gratifying to know that many delegations are beginning to look deeper into this situation. I believe this is a guarantee that we will eventually block the imposition of politicised and self-serving approaches. .
Russia is committed to the CWC’s goals and objectives, and reserves the right, acting strictly within the framework of the Convention, to take any measures that it deems appropriate to shed light on what happened in Khan Sheikhun, and to verify the allegations of the United States about the supposed use of the Shayrat Airbase for delivering air strikes with the use of chemical bombs.
Thank you. Please see to it that this statement is circulated as an official document of the (UN's) Executive Council’s special session.
. It is approaching the 100 anniversary of the Jewish banker Bolshevik revolution in the Russian empire. Presumably neo-liberal Russia with its constitution and economic policies written by the CIA, State Department and the Chicago School of Economics after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, will NOT be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Jewish Bolshevik Revolution.
Comrade Lenin was
of mixed Slavic-Altai race, and Jewish. He had his own personal copy of the
Torah and Talmud which he kept hidden throughout his life, and like all the Jew
revolutionaries adopted a nom de guerre....that hid his Jewish roots.
Medvedev in Russia, the
current prime minister is the modern present equivalent.
Shalom free trade
Israel...and the people of the world please come to Russia....and settle in the
Far East. Whilst people in Tanzania have figured out how to increase their population
by 4% annually, we in Russia have not...since it is an astro-physics
complicated question. Corruption is good, state corruption is even better
especially casino's in Leningrad. $100 billion capital flight each year from
Russia is good. Medieval robber baron Oligarchs are good...though obviously for
the sake of PR we must deal with the a few loud mouth amongst them, so we chase
them out with all their loot to Rothschild London where they can buy a football
club and deposit their stolen cash from Russia, peacefully. A middle class of
15% banana republic is just fine....you don't want too many of the serfs to be
educated, and with a little money in their pockets.
Throughout the 19th and
20th century a variety of mainly Jewish led revolutionary groups tried to
remake Europe away from old Europe, where the Jew was logged, surveilled,
registered as a distinct separate entity in their designated ghetto...into an
universal globalist 'workers paradise' where there would be no class or race
In the USA George Soros
and the neo-liberal globalists from the NE specifically in New York represent
that Jewish revolutionary force currently in the USA, 'REMAKING AMERICA'. The
'GREAT Society experiment' under crypto-Jew LBJ, a thoroughly shady thuggish character
from Texas....which promoted Jewish monopoly of the professions.....and 9/11
which promotes a police state with FEMA gulags under the Jew...and endless war
So the JEW banks funded
the Bolshevik revolution from 1918.
The Jew banks bankrolled
the Soviet industrialisation program from the 1920's, with American industrial
The Rothchilds ordered
Stalin to murder the entire Soviet military staff in the eve of WWII, including
the revolutionary military genius Field Marshal Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky .In 1941 on paper the Soviet forces were
the most powerful in the world, against which the Nazi Germans with only 3350
tanks deployed against RUSSIA stood very little chance of winning. The Nazis
were essentially a horse drawn infantry and mortars force despite the
propaganda pictures of panzers racing across the steppe.
60 million died, including many workers in the
Soviet Union through 'State mistakes'……. 'purges'……. 'gulags'…… and war. This
Jew run state was mostly not a beautiful kind state that loved its people. It
was a state that focused on punishment....AND SACRIFICE.
Israel came into existence in 1948, and the
Soviet Union was no longer needed. The Jews collapsed the Soviet Union through
Pizza Gorbachov and looted it under drunk Yeltsin and the 'Chicago School of
Economics' Neo-liberals, some of whose STUDENTS still exist in the Russian
government, today. The Soviet Jews escaped to Israel and more than most to the
The international globalist Jew through the USA
now attacks RUSSIA via NATO on the border, Ukraine and Syria and North Korea,
an Eastern ally Russia WILL PROTECT.
. Bogus Erdogan holding a bogus referendum, so that he can be President for life after serving 15 years since 2002, and convert the modern secular country into an Islamic republic with the aid of the CIA. This will destabilise AND divide the country, and ensure that Turkey will never be able to join the EU. One imagines that most rational educated Turks don't want to live in a CIA instituted Islamic Republic.......as with Iran. In March 1979 the 37 million Iranians, and 20 million voters with voter turnout of 90% ALL.....99.3% practically voted for an Islamic Republic! In a country with strong left-wing/Communist fractions (20% of voters, mainly in the cities) Monarchist fractions belonging to the ousted Shah (30% Monarchists in the cities and and countrside) Center left and right SECULAR constitutionalists of the Shahpour Bakhtair variety (22%) ethnic Kurds (5%) ethnic Turkmens (4%) ethnic Baluchis (2%)....ETHNIC groups who would loathe a Shia nationalist Islamic state run from Tehran HOWEVER SPOOKILY, with the aid of the CIA the bogus referundum instituted and legitimated an Islamic Republic. Crooks always look for legitimation...the Rothschilds for example love their titles of Lordie this and Lordie that, Baron this and Baron that...they have also married into British Royalty via Princess Diana......or the Mafia openning a new Pizza Restuarant. Ayatollah Khomeini was a British agent who had constant contact with the CIA, as RECENT British press releases have confirmed. Though the BBC propaganda made him the figure head of the 'Iranian revolution' (Instituted by the CIA and European intelligence) the so called 'Iranian revolution' was not wholly dominated by mullahs during 1977--1979.
The illerate mullahs played a minimal role in the so called 'Iranian revolution'. For Turkey, the 'al-CIA-duh' ISIS activity in Syria and Iraq through Turkish support is the catalyist that is helping turn the modern secular country into an Islamic Republic with the aid of the CIA.(Chickens coming home to roost) All I can do is pray that Erdogan is ousted from power by whatever means before we see turbans and burqa's domanting the streets of a medieval Istanbul. Iran has been lost for 38 years.....let us hope the same fate does not follow Turkey. ________________________________________________________________
A Turkey Divided by Erdogan Will Become Prey for the Country’s Enemies
By Patrick Cockburn of the Independent, via Unz report and antiwar.com
What critics claim is the openly fraudulent Turkish referendum ends parliamentary democracy in the country and gives President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers. The most unexpected aspect of the poll on Sunday was not the declared outcome, but that the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) allegedly found it necessary to fix the vote quite so blatantly. .
The tightness of the final outcome of the referendum – 51.4 per cent “yes” to the constitutional changes and 48.59 per cent voting “no” – shows that the “no” voters would have been in the majority in any fairly conducted election.
1. Late on election day the head of the Electoral Board overseeing the process decided that votes not stamped as legally valid, numbering as many as 1.5 million, would be counted as valid, quite contrary to the practice in previous Turkish elections. .
2. An even cheekier ploy was to announce that cities with large Kurdish populations in south-east Turkey, where Erdogan’s security services have brutally crushed dissent, had swung in his direction. .
These possible signs of fraud come in addition to the detention of journalists, MPs and activists and the takeover or closure of almost 150 media outlets. .
Some 145,000 people have been detained or arrested and a further 134,000 sacked for alleged links to the attempted military coup on 16 July 2016 which is the excuse for a purge in which anybody suspected of dissent is targeted as “a terrorist”. .
Erdogan already holds arbitrary power under a state of emergency under which parliament, the judiciary and other power centres will be brought under the full control of “an executive presidency”. .
All of this will be familiar to anybody familiar with the toxic politics of one party or monarchical states anywhere in the world. Syrian elections to this day and Iraqi elections up to 2003 invariably returned overwhelming majorities in favour of their regimes and some found it a mystery why their rulers bothered to hold a vote at all. The answer was that the vanity of autocrats is bottomless and they want to see reports in their state-controlled media that they and their policies are the people’s choice. A subtler and more menacing message is to demonstrate their ability to force their people to perform an electoral kow-tow as a demonstration of raw power and to show the world who is in charge. .
In the past foreign observers have often made the mistake of thinking that Turkey was similar to Middle East states. In reality, it was a much more modern state closer in its political history to the countries of southern Europe. There were military coups and military rule, but there were also real elections and powerful parliaments. There was a sophisticated and influential media and an intellectual energy in Turkey superior to most countries in Europe. It is this that is now being eliminated as Turkey becomes yet another member of the corrupt and tawdry club of Middle East autocracies. .
The manipulation of the referendum results, claimed by the opposition, is in sharp contrast to the conduct of past Turkish elections which were generally fair. Parts of the process remained legitimate, as witness the majority of “no” votes Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, the three biggest Turkish cities. This was an encouraging show of independence by voters and their representatives in the face of relentless pressure from the authorities to vote “yes”. No act of revenge is too petty or cruel: In one case an opposition MP, who denounced the “yes” voters, found that in retaliation his 88-year-old mother had been discharged from a hospital where she had been under treatment for two-and-a-half years. .
Opponents of Erdogan are taking comfort in the thought that a “stolen” election will not legitimise his rule and can be challenged in the courts. But people in the business of establishing authoritarian rule and taking over the judiciary are not going to be deterred by such quibbles. In addition, the leaders of opposition political parties are incompetent, rendered ineffective by state persecution or, as in the case of the pro-Kurdish HDP, in jail awaiting long sentences. .
The narrowness and dubious nature of Erdogan’s electoral “success” is unlikely to make him more conciliatory and, going by his actions after failing to get the majority he wanted in a general election in 2015, he will become even more aggressive in stamping out opposition. He is already proposing to bring back the death penalty which scarcely argues any appetite for compromise on his part. . Resistance to his rule, deprived of any effective legitimate vehicle for protest through parliamentary politics, may become more violent, but he can use this to demonise all dissent as “terrorism”. .
Yet it will be difficult for Erdogan to stabilise his country because he has previously specialised in provoking crises, such as the Kurdish insurgency since 2015 or Turkey’s role in the war in Syria, which supposedly necessitate a strong leader such as himself. .
Authoritarian rulers often get away with such justifications for their monopoly of power, particularly if they have full control of the media in their own country. They can deal with domestic opponents by unleashing the security arm of the state against them. The real danger to their rule is when their foreign and domestic enemies combine against them. .
Erdogan tried to whip up Turkish nationalist feeling during the election campaign, by carefully-staged theatrical rows with the Netherlands and Germany. (fake ultra-nationalism)