Monday, August 31, 2015

American Woman Fighter With Kurds Beheaded By IS

There is a growing number of Western fighters joining the Kurdish defense against the ISIS onslaught. These men and women are the stuff of true heroes. They voluntarily join battle against the evil of our time. Some are wounded, some pay the ultimate price for freedom. 

UPDATE:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dutch Comedian: "Free Speech Has Been Lost"

US comedian Bill Maher and Dutch standup Hans Teeuwen are some of the few Western artists left to defend free speech. They understand that the right to criticize ideas is central to the values of the Enlightenment. A right is the inherent freedom to act. There is no right not to be offended. 



Muslims interrogating comedian Hans Teeuwen about insulting Islam. No one can be offended without his consent. 

In a recent newspaper interview (source) Teeuwen has admitted that free speech has already been forfeited. "Like film producers in dictatorships we're working around the censor in trying to find ways to say what we want to say without getting murdered". Teeuwen is admitting that since Theo van Gogh was slaughtered by a Muslim Jihadist, he is exercising self restraint. Even before then Salman Rushdie had to go into hiding. It's not a new phenomenon. But the feeling has grown over the years. "An artist poring pig's blood over a Koran has a huge problem". Teeuwen thinks it is important to point this out. "There are those who are trying to diminish the importance of free speech. That's even worse. That means that terrorism has an influence over how we think". He says that the risk of "accidents" has become too great. In your face jokes of the past are no longer possible today. We have to recognize that free speech has been lost. It's become really difficult to create a song or a sketch that isn't offensive to Muslims. There are none on his new CD. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

VIRGINIA SHOOTING: crackpot attacks on language are killing us!

A double murder in cold blood and recorded on camera is what can be expected in a culture that removes personal morality and cultivates race baiting and agitation. Liberal politicians are quick to attack the Second Amendment, distracting from the real issues. 



Aug 26, 2015 Alex Jones breaks down the Virginia News shooting. (Source)

UPDATE: The words are a part of everyday conversation — “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field.” But in the twisted mind of Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan II, they were pure racism — and saying them became a death sentence for Alison Parker. (...) “Alison made racist comments,” Flanagan posted while he was on the run from cops. “They hired her after that??” he wrote. But colleagues said that it was all in Flanagan’s head and that Parker was as far from racist as they come. “That’s how that guy’s mind worked. Just crazy, left-field assumptions like that,” Ryan Fuqua, a video editor at WDBJ, told The Post. (...) Trevor Fair, a 33-year-old cameraman at WDBJ for six years, said that the words Parker used are commonplace but that they would routinely set Flanagan off. “We would say stuff like, ‘The reporter’s out in the field.’ And he would look at us and say, ‘What are you saying, cotton fields? That’s racist,’ ” Fair recounted. “We’d be like, ‘What?’ We all know what that means, but he took it as cotton fields, and therefore we’re all racists.” “This guy was a nightmare,” Fair said. “Management’s worst nightmare.” Flanagan assumed everything was a jab at his race, even when a manager brought in watermelon for all employees. “Of course, he thought that was racist. He was like, ‘You’re doing that because of me.’ No, the general manager brought in watermelon for the entire news team. He’s like, ‘Nope, this is out for me. You guys are calling me out because I’m black.’ ”Flanagan even declared that ­7-Eleven was racist because it sold watermelon-flavored Slurpees. “It’s not a coincidence, they’re racist,” he allegedly told Fair. (Source)


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Varoufakis Goes Pan European

Varoufakis fans and haters get ready! Instead of running for the upcoming elections, the former Greek FinMin shall be launching a Pan European movement for pro Euro Keynesian economics that will eventually lay the groundwork for a political party. 


Yanis Varoufakis: The Greek election campaign will be 'sad and fruitless', he tells Late Night Live of Australian ABC National Radio. Player.

Varoufakis described the elections campaign as “sad and fruitless” and said that he will not be running for Greek parliament in the September elections, as he no longer believes in what Syriza and its leader, Tsipras, are doing. ‘The party that I served and the leader that I served has decided to change course completely and to espouse an economic policy that makes absolutely no sense, which was imposed upon us. I don’t believe that we should have signed up to it, simply because within a few months the ship is going to hit the rocks again. And we don’t have the right to stand in front of our courageous people who voted no against this program, and propose to them that we implement it, given that we know that it cannot be implemented.” 

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Steps In the Fallacy of Income Equality

The truth and morality of 'equality of outcome' economics as narrated by Piketty and his shills in politics and media is a good example of gaslighting. It is fueled by 'truth by concensus'



Margaret Thatcher's last House of Commons Speech on November 22, 1990.

UPDATE: An article on the site on the Ayn Rand Institute is explaining the Piketty type fallacy:
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders complaining about economic inequality in America: 
There is something profoundly wrong when in recent years we have seen a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires yet the average American is working longer hours for lower wages and we have shamefully the highest rate of child poverty of any major country on earth. 
A question for the socialist senator from Vermont: would he prefer that that there was no proliferation of millionaires and billionaires, and that all Americans were equally mired in poverty? If not, then let’s stop talking about poverty as if it were an inequality problem. 
Sanders is employing one of the most popular gimmicks inequality alarmists use to get Americans fired up about income disparities: he is conflating hardship and comparative differences. Here’s how it works: 
Step 1: Point to people facing a genuine hardship, like poverty. 
Step 2: Point to people who are enjoying above-average success. 
Step 3: Imply that the problem is the gap between the two, not the hardship itself. (Bonus points if you can suggest that the one group’s success is the cause of the other group’s hardship.) 
Step 4: Advocate closing the gap by bringing down the high fliers. 
Whenever you see this sort of argument, you can be sure that the goal of the speaker is not to end the hardship, but to smash the successful. An analogy might help. Imagine two people are thrown into a lake: a kid who can’t swim and Michael Phelps. What would you make of someone who said, “There is something profoundly wrong when we’ve seen a child drown while an Olympic gold medalist easily swims to the shore”? Take Phelps out of the picture, and the kid is still drowning. The only reason to mention Phelps is if your goal is not to help the kid, but to smear the athlete. So it is for the inequality alarmists. They don’t want to guide everyone to dry land. They want to drown the best swimmers. (source)


Destabilization of the Middle East Began With Arab Spring

Libya, the country led by the eccentric leader Ghadaffi, which was 'liberated' by a Western coalition, is now officially a failed state. Egypt has started raids on the country after terrorists of the Islamic State beheaded 21 Coptic Christians. The West is refusing to intervene. 



Sep 15, 2011 European leaders are given a hero's welcome by Libyan rebels.

UPDATE: Let's remind ourselves of the state of mind of Western leaders just a few years ago, a.k.a. the Arab Spring. With that foreign policy went a doctrine that supported the Muslim Brotherhood as the "democratic, secular and peaceful" alternative to radicals like Al Qaeda. The result are the failed states of Libya and Syria and the most genocidal, evil terror group since Genghis Khan: the Islamic State. But that's no problem, because according to postmodern philosophy morality is group subjective. According to multiculturalism every culture is equally valid, therefore the Caliphate has a right to its own state. It's the biggest foreign policy blunder since the Second World War. We now know Obama knowingly armed Syrian rebels against Assad (from Libyan weapons caches in Benghazi), who later turned on Iraq, the Kurds and basically anyone who isn't a Sunni Wahhabi. Obama is justifying this by the notion that it is possible to separate radicals from moderates. But moderates consist of various factions close to the Muslim Brotherhood. (FSA file) The people who fought wars to prevent the genocide of Muslims, have abandoned Christians and Yezidis to their fate, because Christian is choice while Muslim is race. Read the following logs on the file of the Caliphate Conspiracy. It's all but forgotten, but these leaders have a lot to answer for.
  • "A New Middle East With Space For the Caliphate"
  • "Endgame in Syria: Iran Versus Turkey"
  • "Obama Armed Rebels, Aware of the Dangers for Iraq"


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Banksy's Dismaland Hate Fest Against Humanity

Banksy’s new show, Dismaland, which opened on Thursday on the Weston-super-Mare seafront is described as a "family theme park unsuitable for small children", and with the Grim Reaper whooping it up on the dodgems and Cinderella horribly mangled in a pumpkin carriage crash, it is easy to see why.

Most people get there is something particular nasty and destructive about the Banksy attack on theme parks. But the philosophical root is deeply buried in our culture. Superfically activists with a bee in their cap against "plastic and artificiality" seem to have a point. But on examination the contrary is true. Fantasy, styling and exaggeration of cuteness and beauty are not about fake, but about stressing values. It is artistic testimony that man can be anything he wishes to be if he has the integrity to stay true to his values. Heroes are such figures, that defend virtues against all odds. (Why We Need Heroes) Therefore the nasty attacks by Nihilists such as Banksy are no surprise at all. They hate free will, reason, liberty and everything that comes with it. They want to see man as a slave to other man and will not rest until they cut the arms and the legs of every man that holds anything of value. Nihilists rather see everyone equally stripped to the bone, than to accept the "unfairness" of moral choices. A quote from a great piece by Brendan O'Neill says it brilliantly:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Reformation of Islam: Stagnation Is Not Inevitable

After the escalation of terror by IS and the attacks in the heart of Europe, momentum is growing to break new ground in reforming Islam. Muslims, their Leftist appeasers and enablers, and even most critics are part of the problem. Nevertheless, there are some bright, shining lights in unexpected places.



Aug 29, 2012 In the 14th century a Muslim historian named Ibn Khaldun wrote about the pattern of history.

UPDATE: Backwardness isn't in the soil of the Middle East, or in the DNA of its people. Men aren't cattle. What we produce is the result of the ideas in the minds of the people. Sir Winston Churchill called Islam the most regressive force on earth. Why this is so, is rooted in the nature of Islam. History proves it. The Middle East has been the cradle of a number of great civilizations before the onset of Islam. Stagnation is not inevitable, because it is man-made. For the complete picture, here's the History of Islam. (Source) H/t @Mahmou6


(BBC DOCU) KURDISH WOMEN FIGHTERS AVENGE IS RAPE VICTIMS

Kobane is in ruins, but the battles in the area against the terrorists of the Islamic State continue. Kurdish forces are advancing on the "capital" of the Caliphate in Raqqa. Erdogan of Turkey is launching airstrikes against the PKK, a resistance group he considers "the same" as the terrorists of ISIS.



Aug 19, 2015 The BBC's Jiyar Gol has gained exclusive access to a PKK women's unit.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fine Art Inspired by Ayn Rand's Apollo Vs Dionysos

The Objective Standard (TOS), the preeminent source for commentary from an Objectivist perspective has recently printed Bryan Larsen's work entitled "The Unknown Awaits" on its front cover. Cordair Fine Art Gallery, specializing in Romantic Realism, has a special offer for aficionados. 


"The Unknown Awaits" by Bryan Larsen inspired by Ayn Rand's essay Apollo Versus Dionysos.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

SPECIAL: CAN THE MIDDLE EAST BE SAVED?

Mehdi Hasan talks to retired Lt. General Michael T. Flynn, former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, on how to deal with ISIS and Iran, and about the long term future of the Middle East. According to Flynn too much is invested in conflict and not enough in development. Flynn is a registered Democrat and a progressive. 



Aug 4, 2015 Head to Head with retired Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn.

In the video Al Jazeera's Mehdi Hasan challenges retired Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), on the rise of ISIS, the War on Terror, and how to deal with Iran. Flynn is the former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and a commander of J-SOC, the covert ops squad that hunted Al Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan all the way to Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Germany Balancing Budget On Greek Crisis

Neo Communist party leader Alexis Tsipras set up a confrontation with the transnational elites as he is making good on his promise to end economic reforms. In the meantime national sovereignty and the democratic process have been suspended by the euro group, who in effect are trying to run the country instead of the elected government. 



Stefan Molyneux explains why the current system is a prop up for the Socialist system of private money controlled by governments.
"The Tragedy of the Euro" by Philipp Bagus is a Must Read for all students of the euro disaster area. The book explains the history of banking and why current monetary system is so corrupt, that it is bound to collapse sooner or later. The Mises Institute has kindly released a free PDF of the book. 
UPDATE: Germany, which has taken a tough line on Greece, has profited from the country's crisis to the tune of 100 billion euros ($109 billion), according to a new study Monday. The sum represents money Germany saved through lower interest payments on funds the government borrowed amid investor "flights to safety", the study said. "These savings exceed the costs of the crisis -- even if Greece were to default on its entire debt," said the private, non-profit Leibniz Institute of Economic Research in its paper. "Germany has clearly benefited from the Greek crisis." When investors are faced with turmoil, they typically seek a safe haven for their money, and export champion Germany "disproportionately benefited" from that during the debt crisis, it said. "Every time financial markets faced negative news on Greece in recent years, interest rates on German government bonds fell, and every time there was good news, they rose." (Source)


Thursday, August 6, 2015

35 MEN OF 'MODERATE' SYRIAN ARMY NOW IN KURDISH PROTECTION

The Obama administration is training and arming members of the 'moderate' Free Syrian Army (FSA). Syria is the US's Afghanistan 2.0 where they armed the Mujaheddin with stingers against the Sovjets which metastacized into Al Qaeda. The FSA consists of various factions of Islamists and has relabeled itself Syria Democratic Forces (SDF).



Free Syrian Army (FSA) Col. Abdel Jabbar Al Okaidi after the rebel capture of Menagh military airbase.

UPDATE:



Aug. 3, 2015

OBAMA'S 'MODERATE' REBEL ARMY OUT OF ACTION





Aug. 2, 2015

CAPTURED SYRIAN REBEL DESCRIBES CIA TRAINING PROCESS

One of the captured men from Division 30 (all thoroughly screened for 'moderation') describes the training process (not necessarily true):
One of the alleged rebels captured by Nusra Front identified himself as Zakaria Ahmad Safsouf from the northwestern village of Jbala saying he was asked by a rebel commander to go to Aleppo where he guarded a post. He said that after spending between 10 to 20 days in Aleppo, fighters were sent to Turkey for a 45-day training program that ended with each rebel being given an M16 assault rifle as well as $400 and 400 Turkish Liras ($150). "They then send them back to Syria to fight the Nusra Front" (...) "There are senior American officers and telecommunications equipment so that (rebels) communicate with the coalition." (...)  A U.S. military official seemed to deny any American connection to Division 30, saying on Friday that no member of a U.S.-backed rebel faction had been abducted. (Source)


US TAKEN BY SURPRISE: 31 TRAINEES ABDUCTED BY AQ IN SYRIA

Not only has the Obama regime constructed Islamic 'moderates', it also (mis)calculated that Nusra -- Al Qaeda in Syria -- would be its ally against ISIS. This is the make belief world of the Obama regime operating in the most explosive area on the globe.



Jul 31, 2015 Warplanes believed to be part of a U.S.-led alliance struck Nusra Front positions in northern Syria on Friday following an attack by the al Qaeda-linked group on Western-backed rebels in the area.



Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels abandoned their headquarters, activists said Saturday. The Nusra Front meanwhile released a video showing one of the captured rebels saying that the men in the faction known as Division 30 were trained in Turkey by U.S. officers and sent back to Syria with money and weapons. The fighting came a few days after the U.S. and Turkey announced the outlines of a deal to help rebels push the Islamic State group back from a strip of territory it controls along the Syrian-Turkish border, replacing it with more moderate rebels backed by Washington and Ankara. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said members of the Division 30 faction fled to a nearby area controlled by a Syrian Kurdish militia. Abu al-Hassan Marea, a Syrian activist who is currently in Turkey near the Syrian border, confirmed Saturday that Division 30 fighters have withdrawn from their headquarters. Abdurrahman and Marea said Division 30 had less than 60 fighters and that on Friday alone the group lost five fighters and 18 others were wounded. A representative of Division 30 did not respond to written questions sent to the group's Facebook account. On Friday night the Nusra Front said it attacked Division 30 and abducted some of its members, including its commander, because they were trained by the CIA and vowed in a statement to cut off "the arms" of the American government in Syria. During the fighting, U.S.-led coalition warplanes attacked the Nusra Front fighters according to activists. (Source)



July 31, 2015

Al Qaeda in Syria Kidnaps 31 US Trained FSA Rebels

In an apparent setback for the Obama administration’s campaign against Islamic State extremists, Al Qaida’s branch in Syria (Nusra) has captured a commander of a new U.S.-trained anti-jihadist force and several fighters, according to Turkish officials and Syrian rebels. The abduction, confirmed on the ground but with details disputed by the Pentagon, underlines the risk the United States incurs by fielding a force in a battlefield so messy that a group trained to target one set of jihadists is seized by a rival set of jihadists before it even really began fighting enemy No. 1, the Islamic State. Accounts of the incident from Turkish officials, Syrian rebels, Turkish media and a posting on the commander’s Facebook page, offer this sequence of events (Source)

In the meantime rumors have it that the US launched airstrikes last night against Nusra. And Erdogan has ordered Nusra to attack the YPG, warning the Kurds that an attack on the FSA would bring out Turkey in a full scale war against them.



May 10, 2015

Rand Paul Blasts US Support of Free Syrian Army (Full Speech)

Rand Paul is trying to explain to hapless US politicians that so called 'moderates' are in fact mainstream Islamists who will eventually bite the hand that feeds them. None are so blind as those that can't see. For over a quarter of a century the West has constructed the illusion of a moderate Islam that simply doesn't exist! Islam is not Christianity.




March 11, 2015

The 'Free' Syrian Army Is Fighting For Survival

An article in Christian Science Monitor describes the false Western narrative to a T. It makes no sense to support these Muslim Brotherhood operatives. Who believes these are democrats, needs his head examined (but then, the same lunacy happened in Egypt and almost pushed the country over the brink). What the article does explain however, is why Israel is 'supporting' them, rather than the Hezbollah-Assad-Iran axis. (Source)




Feb. 19, 2015

US, Turkey Agree To Train 'Moderate Syrian Rebels'




Feb. 17, 2015

Islamic FSA Brigade, Our "Moderate Allies"

Unclear if this is part of the contingent of FSA already in Kobane. It may be a fresh brigade.



Jan. 10, 2015

Turkey wants command of 'Moderate' Free Syrian Army




Jan. 5, 2015

'Moderate' FSA Has Got An All Female Battalion Now

Look, the FSA has got an women only unit now! And check out just how 'moderate' they are!




Dec. 2, 2014

'Moderate' Syrian Rebels Combine to Impose Sharia

It may go down in history as one of the biggest lies perpetrated on a catatonic public: the rival Islamists opposed to IS cast in the role of 'moderates and democrats'. The first tweet tells the narrative as framed by mainstream politicians and the media in the West. The second tweet shows what big a lie this narrative in reality is.


Dec. 1, 2014

Interview With the Son of An FSA Legend

A Dutch newspaper recently had an interview with the son of Col. Abdel Jabbar Al Okaidi (in the video), Ahmed Al Okaidi. (Source)

Ahmed confirms that Islam is playing an increasingly central role in the FSA. Al Okaidi Senior deserted in Februari 2012 from the national army and joined the FSA. He has become one of the main assets of the rebel forces in Aleppo, Idlib and more recently in Kobani. Washington saw him as a moderate and gave him support. But since the FSA was routed earlier this month in an assault by IS, sources and funds have slowed to a trickle. Al Okaidi was forced to apply for support elsewhere. The results are devastating, Ahmed confesses in a café in the Turkish border town of Gaziantep.

Ahmed left Kobani for a visit to his chosen university. "The FSA has weakened considerably", he says. "In Aleppo half the force deserted". Most of them have fled to Turkey. According to Al Okaidi the FSA broke up into autonomous groups. Two years ago they may have been 'moderate', but they turned staunchly Islamist.

There's a reason. "Powerful individuals from Qatar and Saudi Arabia are the FSA's main sponsors in Aleppo. They sign off on every major mission. But they have but one goal: the spread of Islam. If they don't like the plan, they withdraw their support".

Recently many FSA fighters deserted to the Islamic State to participate in their siege of Kobani. As a reason Al Okaidi offers the US air attacks. "To many Syrians America is the main enemy. Any group that is attacked by the US, gets their support. If anything, the air attacks have made IS more popular".

According to Al Okaidi IS is still in control of seventy percent of Kobani. But he doesn't believe IS will take the town. "Our defense is much too strong. IS is losing a lot of assets in Kobani. They are killed by FSA or YPG snipers positioned on roof tops. On the day I arrived in Kobani alone some 85 Jihadists were killed. IS have become more careful.

They will only attack with long range arms". The FSA and the YPG are defending the thirty percent of the town they control. There are no direct assaults, simply because that isn't possible. We don't have the artillery, just mortars, kalashnikovs and automatics. IS on the other hand have all the modern arms and tanks".

The FSA has some fifty fighters in Kobani. About a hundred stayed behind in Aleppo. They are no longer fighting for freedom and democracy, but simply to earn a living. "They have families to feed", says Al Okaidi.  Their pay of 150 dollars two years ago has shrunk to ninety dollars.

Al Okaidi thinks it is sad what the FSA has come to. Yet he is determined to continue fighting. "I can't give up now. It is my father's dream for me to rise through the ranks".

By special request of @HananShamounNL



Nov. 5, 2014

More Evidence of Atrocities by Obama's 'Moderate Syrian Rebels'

More material has emerged of Obama's 'moderate Syrian rebels' committing atrocities in Idlib. There's no telling how reliable this evidence is, but we don't need to have any illusions as to who these people are. They're evidently no seculars: Maarouf - who fled to Turkey - prays five times a day and has three wives.


Nov. 4, 2014

Graphic Pics of Stronghold Vacated by Obama's 'Moderate Syrian Rebels'

Pictures released online and distributed through various Twitter accounts allegedly show jihadist Jund al Aqsa and Al Nusrah Front fighters in Jabal al Zawiya, Syria, which had previously been a stronghold for Jamaal Maarouf and his western-backed Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF). In an assault that began last week, the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, supported by Jund al Aqsa, targeted the SRF and seized parts of its territory in Idlib province. (...) The photos showcase the fighters allegedly pulling up bodies from a well, a room where the SRF kept civilians and Islamic State fighters prisoner, and an alleged dungeon. Other photos show a destroyed jeep, an SRF flag burning, and piles of aid packages that were stockpiled by the SRF. One photo purports to be taken in the house of Jamaal Maarouf. Al Nusrah has also released several pictures on one of its Twitter accounts purporting to show bodies in the aforementioned well. (Source) Pamela Geller describes how weapons provided by the Obama Government to the SRF and FSA end up with Nusra, as emerges from the above. (Source)




Nov 3, 2014 Video allegedly showing bodies pulled up from the well. View with discretion: graphic! 


Nov. 3, 2014

Obama's 'Moderate Syrian Rebels' Defect to Al Qaeda




Nov. 1, 2014

Obama's War Lords in Syria As Boots  On the Ground

SRF leader Maarouf has ended his alliance with Nusra. He's fled to Turkey (tweet) after losing a battle with Nusra. 'I am not fighting against al-Qa’ida… it’s not our problem', he told The Independent earlier this year. (Source) Apparently he's now joined the Syrian Revolutionaries' Front (SRF), a US-backed Islamist group. He has sent a strong message to Abu Muhammad al-Joulani (Wiki), the leader of Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria), angry for fighting him in Jabal al-Zawiya. The close relationship that binds Nusra and many other rebel groups in Syria puts the SRF in a weak position. The US-backed SRF and other "moderate" groups were tasked since early 2014 by the Obama administration to fight other hardcore Wahhabi militant groups such as ISIL and Nusra Front. Until recently, the SRF conducted joint operations with Nusra; however, recent fighting seems to suggest that this alliance is over. (Source) The US administration must be mad to count on these war lords as 'boots on the ground'. They're all pawns of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey in one way, shape or other.


Oct. 28, 2014

General Allen Sees Political Role For FSA

Has the US dropped the FSA? We have to be realistic. The Obama regime has been pursuing the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood wherever it got the chance. Egypt, Gaza, Turkey and Syria. The US already know who they are. If Obama is dropping the FSA -- which is not very likely -- it is not over their Islamist qualifications. In fact, they may have been upgraded from 'boots on the ground', to government in waiting. The US is pursuing a 'political solution' rather than a military one.


While Turkey has finally allowed the Peshmerga to pass over its territory to defend Kobane (ETA early hours of the morning), their demand to drop 1300 men of the FSA in the town to fill the vacuum once IS when defeated, is still on the table. The Kurds will not be amused. (Source) Related: The Caliphate Conspiracy (Source)


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Oct. 25, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: WHO IS THE FREE SYRIAN ARMY

The FSA has long been suspected of being not quite as 'moderate' as the Obama administration makes them out to be. As students of Islam well know, there is only one Islam. Moderate Islam is a typical example of Orientalism: a Western notion projected on to an Islamic concept that is none of the sort. It would be like selective shopping in Catholicism, accepting the Pope, but not Confession. It wouldn't be Catholicism, it can't be done.

But back to the FSA which the Obama admin has been training and arming for some years now. (Source) It is rumored that the 9/11 attack on the CIA annex at Benghazi may have been a flunked operation to arm the FSA through Turkey. Clandestinely, but once vetted, the arrangement will be official and training and arming can start in earnest.

In the video above is one of the key men in Syria, the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) Col. Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, who operated mostly in the greater Aleppo area, who was open about his daily communication and collaboration with extremist jihadists from IS and al-Qaeda's official branch in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra.

He refers to their fighters as brothers. In one footage after the rebel capture of Menagh military airbase, he even appeared standing next to an Egyptian jihadist from IS, Abu Jandal, while thanking him and his group for their contributions.

The US is known to have funneled military aid to al-Okaidi and others in the FSA the last couple of years. (Source) Video on the secret training mission (source). Read articles about this video (source) (source).

Given the connections it is obvious that the FSA is aligned to the Muslim Brotherhood (Wiki), which has long infiltrated the Obama administration. The director of the CIA, John Brennan, a converted Muslim (source) in an infamous video described the organization as the "moderate", "secular", "democratic" and "peaceful" alternative to Al Qaeda (the Islamic State was still in a rudimentary stage at the time of Brennan's confirmation). 

The result of the US-MB partnership has been the war in Libya, the Arab Spring in Tunisia and in Egypt, the latter resulting in the disaster of the Mursi Government. Trouble is also ahead for King Abdullah of Jordan, who the MB see as a Western puppet  (video). Other countries ruled by the Brotherhood are Sudan, Gaza, paymaster Qatar and Turkey.


The Obama administration in order to get Congress on board is going through the process of vetting the FSA so that by the end of the year a small army can be operational as 'boots on the ground'. Here is the preliminary result of that vetting process. (Source) Every crest speaks volumes about its lack of moderation, invoking mottos as "Mohammed is the Prophet of Allah". Compare the texts with the last, the crest of the Islamic State.


The Kurds have also smelled a rat. On Thursday (Oct. 23) we reported (source) that the FSA had confirmed sending 1300 fighters to Kobane to help the Kurdish forces combat Islamic State. The architect of this plan turned out to be none other than the scheming Turkish President Erdogan. He announced during a press conference that the Kurds had accepted the proposal. But on Friday Oct. 24 the Kurds had become skeptical. Bulat Jan, a Kurdish spokesman taunted the FSA, saying:
"If they really want to fight Daesh, they can attack from Azaz and Ifrin (in northern Syria) eastwards. Any force that enters our areas without our permission would be considered an enemy force." 

He stopped short of saying whether the Kurds would turn them away. Like Erdogan, al-Okaidi said on Thursday he would send fighters into Kobane, but Jan voiced suspicion about Okaidi's intentions saying the Kurds would not "allow him (Okaidi) to play the role of a Trojan horse".  (Source) To be continued. 

Note from the editors: We thank our partner from Syria for helping us collecting and translating the material in this post. Given the situation she prefers to remain anonymous. Here's more in helping us identify our so-called partners in the Middle East and keeping tabs on their double crossing deception and schemes against our true, natural allies. 



Free Syrian Army Col. Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi. The FSA are quite open about their alignments. (Source)


FSA Uniform.


The 'moderate' members of Syrian Opposition Coalition performing a Hajj ceremony in Mecca.


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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Is Our Universe a Fake?

Ever since men started on the quest to explore the world, a war has been waging for the objective or the subjective approach. The latest subjective version is "it's all a computer simulation".



Jul 31, 2015 David Brin - Could Our Universe Be a Fake?

David Brin, sci-fi writer and space scientist is rejecting the notion that the universe is a subjective mental construct. Our senses may not be perfect, but they don't have to be, in order to discover reality. Our perceptions are filtered by experience and reason. Are aspirin, the combustion engine and the refrigerator just mental constructs? The attack on reason, the war on reality continues...

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OIL CRASH: THE $1,3 TRILLION WIPE OUT

From 2005 to 2015 global oil output has increased from 83 million to 93 million bpd (1.29%). The oil and gas companies with the most impressive increases often all state-owned. Other economically less rational resources are taking over, but only at the expense of the tax payer.

UPDATE:


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hamas's Totalitarian Rule Over Gaza Nearing The End

Hamas's totalitarian rule over the Gaza Strip seems to be nearing its end, as the Islamist movement faces increased challenges from various militias in the area. Many Palestinians are worried that Gaza will fall into the hands of Islamic State or Al-Qaeda.


Jul 30, 2015 Philippe Assouline, international relations expert, on ISIS in Gaza.

"By Allah's will, we will uproot the state of the Jews and you [Hamas] and others will vanish as the Gaza Strip will be ruled by sharia, whether you like it or not." — Spokesman for the Islamic State. In public, Hamas leaders do not admit that their movement is being challenged by Islamic State and Al-Qaeda supporters in Gaza. It is more convenient for them to blame "Israeli occupation" for the violence, on the pretext that only Israel is interested in removing Hamas from power. This claim, however, has proven to be untrue. It is time for the international community to realize that the Palestinian dream of establishing an independent state is being destroyed by none other than the Palestinians themselves. (Source)


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Monday, August 3, 2015

Co-Founder of Greenpeace Explains Why Climate Change is a Sham

Since time immemorial, our climate has been and will always be changing. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace explains why 'climate change', far from being a recent human-caused disaster, is, for a myriad of complex reasons, a fact of life on Planet Earth..



Jul 27, 2015 Patrick Moore explains why “climate change”  is  a fact of life on Planet Earth. YouTube Channel Prager University. (Source)


Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said facts don’t support climate change, in a speech that described the notion as a front for power-hungry politicians who want to control Americans’ lives. During an appearance before some of the most influential conservative donors in the country, the Texas Republican said there is no factual basis for scientists’ research that shows the planet is changing.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Archive The Caliphate Conspiracy: Oct. 13, 2014 - July 31, 2015

Continued on the Live Blog


July 31, 2015

EGYPT HAS PROOF OF TURKISH SUPPORT OF ISIS


Egypt has been able to shed some light on the recent cooperative spirit coming from Turkey. It has been remarked earlier that the agreement between Ankara and Washington for the use of Incirlik airbase to launch airstrikes against ISIS is still at a verbal stage and probably weeks away (source). Now a senior Foreign Ministry official said that..
(...) Egypt could prove Turkey was supporting the Islamic State affiliate in Sinai, Ansar Beit Al Maqdis, or Champions of Jerusalem, a terrorist group that has fired rockets at Israel and attacked security forces after the Egyptian military under Mr. el-Sisi overthrew the country’s Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. The group also calls itself Wilayat Sinai, or Sinai Province. “We have evidence linking the Turkish government to Ansar Beit Al Maqdis,” said the source. “This is in addition to the support the Turks have given to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.” On July 4, Egyptians made public pictures of men killed or captured in Sinai who were suspected of being agents with Turkey’s intelligence agency, MiT. On July 23, the privately owned, pro-government Tahrir News identified the four men as MiT colonel Ismail Aly Bal and operatives Diaa El Din Mehmet Gado, Bakoush Al Hussaini Youzmi and Abd Allah Al Turki. Egypt made the striking statements after Turkey launched its first attacks against the Islamic State in northern Syria last week and allowed the U.S. to use Turkish air bases for bombing runs against the militants after Turkey resisted American assaults from its territory for the past year. Jacques Neriah, a former deputy head for assessment of Israeli military intelligence, said the American-Turkish cooperation likely reflected Ankara’s attempt to conduct damage control and bolster its image in Washington. (Source)




July 30, 2015

TURKEY PM: "ISIS AND PKK COORDINATING AGAINST TURKEY"

This is a patent lie, an indication of the sub standard level the NATO ally has now stooped to. And it is not just coming from a regime spokesman, but from the PM himself. Shameless!


American Volunteer with Kurds Shot At By Turkish Army

Documents seized during a US Special Forces raid in Syria prove that Turkey has been working with the Islamic State in Syria. Israel National News reported:
Damning evidence was found when US special forces killed Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Sayyaf in May, revealing that NATO-member Turkey has in fact been collaborating with the brutal jihadists. The British Guardian reported on Sunday that when Abu Sayyaf’s compound was raided in eastern Syria, it was discovered that Turkey is the main buyer of smuggled ISIS oil which was managed by Abu Sayyaf to economically prop up the terror group. 
The report quoted a senior Western official, who told the Observer that the findings at the compound showed direct deals between Turkish officials and ISIS leaders is “undeniable.” “There are hundreds of flash drives and documents that were seized there,” the official said. “They are being analyzed at the moment, but the links are already so clear that they could end up having profound policy implications for the relationship between us and Ankara.” “We are at a phase in this war where things that have been in the shadows for a long time are now being exposed to daylight. 
Hezbollah is dominant in the west of Syria, and the Turkish role, however you wish to define it, is also becoming clearer. This is an important time for them. Will they now see ISIS as a threat to their own sovereignty? …A lot of damage has been done from this.” ISIS was allowed to transform into a major regional power thanks to an estimated $1-4 million a day in oil sales during a period of six months beginning in late 2013. While Abu Sayyaf’s oil smuggling operation has been cut in scope, tankers still carry crude oil from the refineries captured by ISIS to the Turkish border. (Source)



July 28, 2015

TURKEY FOUNDING "UNITED TURKMEN ARMY"


A high-level delegation from the Syrian Turkmen Brigades held secret talks in Ankara on Monday to put final touches on a strategy, aiming at developing all armed brigades into a regular Turkmen Army. Sources in Ankara said the talks have largely revealed the final shape of the United Turkmen Army, who will include 5,000 men. (Source) But Kurdish commentators have said this Turkmen army is largely made up of IS, Nusra (and FSA) fighters, that under cover of fighting IS and Assad will attack the Kurdish forces instead.



TURKEY TROT: THE GAME OF DIVIDE AND CONQUER


Erdogan has hit on a 3 step plan to get back to absolute power. 1. To conflate the Kurds and the Islamic State as the same bunch of terrorists. 2. Getting the "international community" behind this conflation. Turkey had called an extraordinary meeting of NATO today for this purpose. NATO dutifully complied. (Presser) 3. To disqualify and declare the Kurdish HDP Party illegal on the grounds of its alignment to a terrorist organization. This will open the way for new elections in which Erdogan is to play the nationalist card. If that is the case Turkey and Erdogan are benefiting from chaos and an uptick in terrorism. This is pure speculation, but who knows what plans he has with ISIS.  And there's more trouble brewing on the terrorist front.


But according Theodore Karasik, a Gulf-based analyst of regional geo-political affairs, Turkey is now in ISIS’ crosshairs. The information he has on the Balkans is truly alarming!  (Source)




July 26, 2015

TURKEY CALLS NATO EMERGENCY MEETING ON TUESDAY



Jul 25, 2015 Turkish forces have launched airstrikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, an escalation which puts a truce in place since 2013 into question.


NATO Security General Jens Stoltenberg called an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss security at the request of Turkey after last week's suicide bombing there and Turkish security operations against Islamic State and PKK Kurdish militants. NATO said in a statement on Sunday that the North Atlantic Council, which includes the ambassadors of all 28 NATO allies, would meet following a request by Turkey to hold consultations under Article 4 of NATO's founding Washington Treaty. "Turkey requested the meeting in view of the seriousness of the situation after the heinous terrorist attacks in recent days, and also to inform allies of the measures it is taking," NATO said.  (Source)



OBAMA CONTINUES TO SUPPORT TURKEY'S ATTACKS ON KURDS

This may be confusing. So let's connect the dots here. Obama is supporting Turkey's attacks on the Kurdish PKK under the cover of bombing a few empty positions of ISIS. The YPG (remember, those Kurdish forces with the plucky girls?) is the PKK's affiliate in Syria. They have been responsible of liberating Kobane, protecting the Yazidis, and are currently marching on the ISIS capital Raqqa after having cut their supply lines. And just to make the alignment clear, this is where the Kurds stand on Israel.





EU CALLS TURKISH ATTACKS ON PKK

EU Foreign Policy Czar Mogherini has called upon her Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to continue the peace process with the PKK. The EU has issued a statement to that effect on Saturday. Bild am Sonntag is reporting that the German DefMin, Ursula von der Leyen has a made similar declaration. But Washington continues to support the Turkish attacks on the PKK. Confusion continues to reign the Obama regime. The PKK is (or was) indeed Marxist (as is Cuba). The PKK is still on the terror list. Yet the US is having courteous relations with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) that hosts the PKK. (Source in Dutch)



TURKEY ATTACKING THE BEST FORCE AGAINST ISIS

Part of the problem is Western versus the Islamic approach to terrorism. Islam has no division of powers. Neither does it make a difference between civilians and the military. Because in Islam war is by definition against unbelievers, civilians are legitimate targets. We in the West call that terrorism. Turkey does not make any difference between the terrorist group ISIS and the PKK, the latter waging a legitimate war against the Turkish state resisting oppression of the Kurds. Their solution, a Socialist state, is equally oppressive. But the PKK affiliate in Syria, the single most effective force against ISIS, has made the transition to a normal, democratic and secular faction.
Turkey's sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it's afraid of losing clout with the U.S., but its second front against Kurdish rebels in Iraq on Saturday could complicate Washington's war. For months, Ankara had been reluctant to join the U.S.-led coalition against IS despite gains made by the extremist group on Turkey's doorstep. Now, Turkish warplanes are directly targeting IS locations — the latest bombing run coming early Saturday for a second straight day. Turkey then opened a second front on Kurdish rebel sites. The strikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, muddle the U.S.-led fight against IS. The United States has relied on Syrian Kurdish fighters affiliated with the PKK while making gains against IS. U.S. officials declined to comment publicly on the Turkish strikes in northern Iraq. (Source)





July 25, 2015

TURKEY: "ISIS AND PKK COLLABORATING AGAINST US"

After daybreak the world is trying to make sense of the Turkish attacks on the Kurds, which apparently continued well into the day. Turkey is harping on the narrative there is no difference between ISIS and the PKK, both being terrorist. Except of the widespread documentation of collaboration with ISIS and a 'peace process' with the Iraqi Kurds, which is now presumably dead. The moral equivalence is translating in head lines as "Turkey launches airstrikes on ISIS-PKK", as if the groups are related. Turkish MP Davutoglu has even made it official, stating the groups are collaborating against Turkey. The media are as ever dumb, lazy and uncritical. 2015

Turkish MP Davutoglu: there is cooperation between IS and the Kurdish terror organization PKK against Turkey.



UNDER COVER OF STRIKES ON ISIS, TURKEY ATTACKS KURDS

And then under cover of airstrikes on ISIS, what many expect to happen, actually happens: while the police are attacking protesters on the ground, the Turkish air force is bombing PKK bases in Iraq.



July 24, 2015

 (Video) Turkish Airstrikes On ISIS Positions in Syria




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June 13, 2015

Turkey Fire Warning Shots At Syrian Refugees





June 11, 2015

Turkish Secret Service Caught Working For ISIS






June 7, 2015

Kurds Reveil Proof of Turkey-ISIS Cooperation

During its recent operation on ISIS gangs, YPG uncovered Turkish flags, plane tickets showing of gangs who traveled through Turkey on the way to Syria, Turkish translations of the Koran, and the list of Turkish gang members who participated in the attack against YPG positions in Til Xenzir. YPG’s military operation codenamed 'Commander Rubar Qamishlo' enters its 28th day as YPG deals major blows to ISIS gangs. Several gang members were killed during yesterday’s operations in the villages of Ummud Tavaric, Xerkan, Hecer, Nestel, Dixalîyê and Hevasi. YPG also uncovered many documents belonging to the gangs and our agency managed to get a hold of these documents. (...) One of the most important documents uncovered by YPG is the list of 17 Turkish gang members who participated in the ISIS attack on Til Xenzir which is located 25 km to the west of Serêkanîyê. Last winter in Til Xenzir, YPG commanders were stating that the attack came from the Turkish side of the border and the feeing gangs took refuge in Turkish military posts. (Source) H/t: @SaintMichel180 @TaninKendal @windwens



Feb. 20, 2015

5 Turkish Prosecutors Removed In Arms 4 Jihad Scandal





Feb. 9, 2015

IS Suspect: 'MİT Helped Us Smuggle Arms To Jihadists'

Mehmet Aşkar, one of the 11 suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) currently being tried by the Niğde High Criminal Court, has said that Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) helped them smuggle arms to opposition groups in Syria during the early stages of the country's civil war, a Turkish daily has reported. According to a story published in the Cumhuriyet daily on Monday, Turkish authorities are trying to divert public attention from the case because the prosecutor's dossier has details which reveal the involvement of MİT in arms smuggling. The 11 suspects in the case include a Syrian Turkmen who is allegedly linked with the anti-regime Free Syrian Army (FSA) and radical groups such as ISIL and al-Qaeda affiliates. Haisam Toubaljeh, also known as Heysem Topalca and who is also a suspect in the Reyhanlı attack case, according to Hürriyet, is believed to have been involved in numerous cases of smuggling as well as a transfer of rocket warheads to Syria that was intercepted in November 2013 by security forces in the southern city of Adana. (Source) H/T @HananShamounNL




Jan. 30, 2015

Turkey Wants the Kurds To Disarm By March





Nov. 28, 2014


The Caliphate Conspiracy




Turkey's Supply Line To The Islamic State

There is plenty of evidence that the Caliphate has no want of supplies. As we already reported, Turkey shipped $1.3 billion in goods to IS through September, the highest nine-month total on record. (Source) That's apart from the rat lines that funnel arms and Jihadists over the border.



Nov 27, 2014 The radical Islamist group Islamic State (IS) is growing steadily. It now pays salaries to thousands of troops and has state-of-the-art weapons at its disposal. It has declared a caliphate stretching across parts of Syria and Iraq. Against a backdrop of cross-border trade with Turkish goods, it is now seeking to control border crossing points to Turkey. (Source)



Nov. 12, 2014

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links By David L. Phillips
Introduction
Is Turkey collaborating with the Islamic State (ISIS)? Allegations range from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of medical services. It is also alleged that Turkey turned a blind eye to ISIS attacks against Kobani. (Source)



Nov. 9, 2014

Former IS Member Reveals Turkey Is An Ally

Don't miss this: why IS and Turkey feel the same hatred for the Kurds, specifically the Marxist PKK/YPG/J as they feel for Assad - "Fighting an Existential War With Demoralized Leaders" (Source)
It's not because the PKK is a terrorist organization; Islam hardly understands the concept of terrorism. And it's not hatred against Assad for being a dictator; the Middle East is full of dictators for the one reason: to prevent political Islam from ever grabbing power. Turkey, IS and the Muslim Brotherhood hate the Kurds, the PKK and Assad because they are Godless apostates!


Nov. 5, 2014

Turkey Sept. Exports to Islamic State Worth $1,3bn

Unbelievable! Turkey shipped $1.3 billion in goods to ISIS through September, the highest nine-month total on record.
Turkey shipped $1.3 billion in goods to Syria through September, the highest nine-month total on record, according to trade statistics published in Ankara last week. The increase came after President Bashar al-Assad’s government in Damascus lost control of most border crossings with Turkey, leaving them to rebel groups such as the Free Syrian Army and Islamic Front, as well as Islamic State extremists. (...) While Turkey imposed financial sanctions on Assad three years ago, the trade is legal and shows up in Turkish customs data. Transporters enter a no-man’s land where state control is absent and they pay whoever controls the crossing. (Source)


Oct. 31, 2014

Erdogan Blanks Out On Defense of Kobane

There's something seriously amiss with the Turkish President Erdogan. He can't for the life of him understand why the coalition is concentrating so much of their efforts on Kobane. Suppose you're a hard nosed, pragmatic, Machiavellian power politician and you're half a psychopath who's incapable of empathy; even then there's still the matter of the symbolism, dealing a vicious opponent (?) a major psychological blow, postmodern optics, an historically oppressed people, and the one chance to score brownie points with that suspicious peace partner and their many friends in the West. What TF is the matter with this man?! He appears to be obsessed with getting the secular Assad out, nothing else seems to matter.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he believes that the coalition combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is focusing too much on the Syrian town of Kobane near the Turkish border and should turn its attention to other areas. "Why Kobane? And why not other towns like Idlib, Hama or Homs, or why not even Deir al-Zor?" Erdogan said in Paris on Friday after talks with President Francois Hollande. "Why not Iraqi territory, 40 percent of which is occupied? Why aren't we envisaging an intervention in these provinces and why are we envisaging an intervention in Kobane? (Source
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meantime told the BBC it would only take part in operations if the US-led coalition's strategy included military action against Syrian government forces. Western and Arab air strikes are only targeting jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Turkey would meanwhile "accelerate" the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight in Kobane, Mr Davutoglu said. But he emphasised that negotiations with allies over access to Turkey's military bases for refuelling and air strikes would not succeed until "the parameters are clear". (Source)



Oct. 28, 2014

Turkey Wants FSA To Rule Liberated Kobane

While Turkey has finally agreed to let the Meshmerga convoy pass over its territory to Kobane (ETA early hours of the morning), the plan to drop 1300 men of the FSA to fill the vacuum once IS has been defeated, is still on. Foreign Minister Davutoglu explains it on Press TV. (Source) As a matter of fact, this glues very well with another development regarding the FSA: retired US General John Allen may have upgraded the FSA from a military force to a political role.
What we would like to see is for the FSA and the forces that we will ultimately generate, train and equip to become the credible force that the Assad government ultimately has to acknowledge and recognize." "There is not going to be a military solution here," he added, in comments published at the weekend on the newspaper's English language website. (Source) H/t @AJDarcy
Related: What is the FSA? (Source)


Oct. 27, 2014

Turkey Plotting Against Kurds, Can't Approve of US Assistance

The plot is thickening in the Caliphate Conspiracy with Turkey. Hostility is now no longer a secret, lies and schemes are thick, and Erdogan is trying to split the Kurdisch factions.



Two Dead Journalists at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Once, an isolated coincidence; twice, calls for investigation. Two dead journalists at the Turkish-Syrian border, one dead in a car accident, another shot.



Oct 20, 2014 A Lebanese-American reporter working for Iranian channel, Press TV, Serena Shim has been killed in a car crash in Turkey, following her reports of accusations from Turkey’s intelligence agency that she had been “spying.”



Oct. 26, 2014

Turkish Border Village Joins Islamic State 

While Western Governments try to keep Jihadists from traveling to the battle fields in Syria and Iraq, thereby risking home attacks like we saw last week in Ottawa and New York City (source), MB ruled Turkey has no such compunctions. This case shows how Islamic State does not even have to conquer territory to expand! Here an entire Turkish village volunteered to join the Caliphate.


German Report On theTurkish Rat Lines Into Syria


NATO member Turkey is mainly responsible for the growing number of Al Qaeda and IS affiliated Jihadists in Syria. This report shows how Turkey allows Jihadists from all over the world to use its land as a jumping board. Turkey also arms the Jihadists, provides them with medical treatment, and allows them to cross the border without any restrictions. - H/t @JacquelineWxxx



German report how Turkey arms and sends Jihadists into Syria. 

Yet again more evidence that Turkey is still allowing IS terrorists to cross into Kobane to kill Kurds.

Turkey Denies US NATO Base, 20 mts From Kobane

Evidence of Turkey's open hostility is everywhere, yet the West is wearing blinkers.


Oct. 22, 2014

More Evidence That Turkey Is A Rat Line For IS

Erdogan can't understand why Americans think Kobane is important and worth fighting for. This tells us volumes about the nature of Erdogan. And more evidence that Turkey serves as what the CIA calls a 'rat line', a back channel highway for the Islamic State.



Oct. 17, 2014

Turkey's Int'l Standing In Tatters After Kobane

Dutch Parliament voted today on a proposal to investigate Turkish armaments shipments to Jihadist groups in Syria and Turkish involvement in the attack on Kobane. The same subject was debated yesterday in the Turkish parliament. The former American Ambassador to Turkey as well as US VP Joe Biden have made the same accusations. The name of Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria) is mentioned. "Leaked document proves Syria-bound Turkish trucks were carrying arms." (Source) It has also been reported that FSA has sold weapons to Nusra and IS. Turkey has a huge PR problem, but there's a plan to counter the gap in a campaign for the "hearts and minds" of Europeans. It's laughable. Here's a report of what happened today in the UNSC where new temporary members were chosen. Turkey lost richly from Spain. (Tweet)



Oct. 16, 2014

To Turkey, the Kurds Are a Bigger Threat Than IS

Today more indications have come to light about the position of Turkey in relation to combating the Islamic State.
Turkey on Wednesday said only Syrian refugees would be allowed to cross its border to fight jihadists for the mainly Kurdish Syrian town of Kobane, rejecting calls from the West to fully open the frontier. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters that "those coming from Syria can go back to join the fight" for Kobane, but that Turkish and other nationals would not be allowed to cross the border.
We have to consider the ideological basics: Turkey spent decades fighting the PKK, the Marxist party. They are on the terrorist watch list for good reason. Victims of PKK actions can be found all over the country. Add to that the Islamist turn the country has taken over the last decade or so, and it becomes apparent why the Kurds may be seen as a bigger threat than ISIS. As we pointed out before, as a Muslim country Turkey has no fundamental quarrel with the builders of the Caliphate.

From the West this all looks very different. The fact that the Kurds emerged from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire as a stateless people has opened the West up to view the Kurds as an oppressed people living on the edge of four countries - Iran, Syria, Iraq and Turkey - under continuous forms of dictatorship at any given time during the last century.

Given that the Kurds emerged from post Saddam Hussein's Iraq as the people who made the most of their new found liberty, has made the West very sympathetic to the plight of the Kurds. Their truly heroic stance at Kobane did the rest. These people deserve a huge break. If the Turks insist on maintaining their hostile position while pretending to be an ally, this is going to cost them dearly.



Oct. 14, 2014

Turkey Bombs Mutual Ally, the Syrian Kurds 

Who still had any doubt about the position of Turkey in this coalition, may be persuaded by the indisputable fact that Turkey is now bombing their own "peace partner" and coalition ally, the Syrian Kurds.
Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets near the country’s border with Iraq. The strikes highlight rising tensions in Turkey over Ankara’s perceived unwillingness to aid besieged Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani. The Turkish General Staff dispatched F-16 and F-4 jets to the southeastern village of Daglica in Hakkari province on Monday, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reports. (...)  Turkey says the bombings came in response to three days of attacks on the Daglıca military guard post with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. PKK insurgents for their part blamed the Turkish military of violating the ceasefire. Monday’s strikes were the first to be conducted since the Kurdish rebel group declared a ceasefire with Turkey in March 2013. (Source)

Moreover, in an interview with spokesperson of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Polat Can, when asked why the coalition hasn't started their bombing campaign on IS before they reached Kobane, has this to say:
They [Turkey] made every effort to prevent any help from reaching us and to prevent the air strikes. At first, coalition jets could get no closer than 10 kilometers to the Turkish border, because Turkey would not allow it. Read it all! (Source)
And then there's this!
And here some news about the new Al Qaeda. The point about Syria is, most good guys are fighting in the army of the secularist, Assad. What is left, are various denominations of Islamists, the "moderates" rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood.
And another indicator that the FSA are (at least in part) very far from moderate. The Gulf Arabs are playing us for fools.

Introduction


Oct. 13, 2014

The Caliphate Conspiracy

It started with the testimony of Abu Muhammad al-Amriki, who perished Oct. 12, 2014 in the service of the Caliphate.



Abu Muhammad al-Amriki was under orders while fighting with Nusra to let arms from Turkey pass to the Free Syrian Army. 

A very ugly story is taking shape. As long suspected, we are presented with a confidence trick, a false choice between radicals and moderates. It is reminiscent of what was on offer in the interbellum, when the world was presented with two forms of totalitarianism, and ended up having to fight both. The same is true today. There is no radical and moderate Islamism; whatever we do, we'll end up having to fight both. You can't negotiate or live with evil and expect clean hands.

As Abu Muhammad al-Amriki is explaining in the video above, Turkey - with assistance of Nusra, which is Al Qaeda in Syria - has been arming the Free Syrian Army (FSA, or Jamal Marouf  as Al-Amriki calls them  (Wiki)*. Al-Amriki was operating from a border town called Atma (Wiki); here an interactive map for easy handling. Global Post has the full story on Abu Muhammad al-Amriki, who he was and how he died. (Source)

As we revealed not long ago, the roots of (at least some of) the FSA is the Muslim Brotherhood**, the ideology of the former President of Egypt, Mohammed Mursi, the Palestinian terror organization that is running Gaza, and Erdogan of Turkey himself. The West is upholding the Muslim Brotherhood as the "peaceful, secular and democratic" alternative to radicals like Al Qaeda and Islamic State.

Erdogan, in the meantime on another chess board, is playing faithful NATO member and loyal ally to the West. Erdogan is saying one thing, while doing quite another.

This video is showing a Turkish train loaded with 49 tanks, allegedly a transport consigned to Islamic State in Tel Abyad, another contested Kurdish town. The transport was paid for by the Turkish government.



Sep 22, 2014 Turkish train carrying tanks and other weapons, consigned to ISIS in Tel Abyad. Reported by Zilan Qandil, journalist from Kobane.
Here is some more circumstantial evidence about the game Turkey is playing. It is not at all beyond conjecture that Erdogan is using IS, Nusra and FSA (all or in part) as a vanguard for a reconstituted Caliphate of his own.
Notwithstanding the incompetence of this US administration, it is still a good question how come Susan Rice believes she has a deal, allowing the coalition to launch airstrikes against IS from bases in Turkey, which a day later is categorically denied by the Turks? The explanation of the administration is that "the Turks weren't ready to go public with the information". Maybe there's not much more to it than eagerness for good PR. 
This story broke this morning, which required some sorting out. The upshot is: the Turks have been chasing away the Kurdish forces while IS orcs got a free pass. It's not the first time such behavior has been reported. 
And then there's this.
Well, can you?

* Al-Amriki also mentions the following receivers of the Turkish armament shipment: 1- Muhajerin: foreign Jihadists. 2- the emir of Al-Nusra. 3-Abo Allayth: an unknown person, probably aligned to IS. 

** From "Obama's 'Moderate Syrian Rebels' Have Muslim Brotherhood Roots" logged on the Live Blog on Oct. 1, 2014 (Source)
Most illusive of all fighters in the theater are Obama's famous moderate Syrian rebels: Harakat Hazm. From the Wiki: "The previous incarnation of the group, called Harakat Zaman Mohamed (The movement of the time of Muhammad) was supported by the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood". (Source


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