Monday, April 27, 2015

Turkish Editor-in-chief & close ally of Erdogan, E.Diler: 'Turkey’s capable destroying big Western capitals'

Hmmm.....'Sometimes NATO Ally'....As i said many times these words below had a prophetic meaning.

Report: French Woman Recruit Escapes ISIS in Syria.

Report: French Woman Recruit Escapes ISIS in Syria. (INN).

Unnamed jihadi bride reportedly fled Islamic State-held territory with help from anti-ISIS insurgents and Kurdish militia.

A French Muslim woman who joined the Islamic State jihadist group (ISIS) in Syria has reportedly fled to Turkey with her young son, after Kurdish fighters help smuggle her to safety from Islamist-held territory.

The as-yet unconfirmed report was revealed by an anti-ISIS Syrian activist operating inside the terror group's self-proclaimed "caliphate" state.

"Abu Ward Al-Raqqawi" posted a picture of the unnamed woman and her child on Sunday. The image is emblazoned with the logo of the Raqqa Revolutionaries' Brigade (Liwa Thuwwar al-Raqqa in Arabic), a rebel group currently believed to be taking part in a clandestine insurgency against ISIS.

The woman is seen holding a piece of paper thanking the Brigade "for saving me from ISIS." She was reportedly transported from ISIS territory into the Kurdish autonomous region in Syria, and from there taken across the Turkish border with the aid of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), which itself is fighting a bloody war against ISIS.

Al-Raqqawi is the pseudonym for one of the founders of the "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" activist collective. The group - named after the once overwhelmingly secular de-facto capital of Islamic State, Raqqa - has taken up the perilous task of documenting and exposing ISIS crimes.Read the full story here.

'Advanced Islamist Democracy' Turkey is no longer a democracy.

'Advanced Islamist Democracy' Turkey is no longer a democracy. (TZ).By Abdullah Bozkurt.

The open defiance of Turkey's Islamist rulers and their partisan hacks in the judiciary of the landmark court judgment that ordered the release of a wrongfully jailed senior journalist and dozens of anti-corruption investigators from long pre-trial detention is yet another clear piece of evidence that political Islamists in Turkey do not believe in the rule of law, fundamental rights and democracy at all.

The non-execution of the court order to release Hidayet Karaca, a veteran journalist and the general manager of leading national TV network Samanyolu in Turkey, also exposed the extent of the damage the four years of increasingly authoritarian misrule of political Islamists under the leadership of corrupt President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has done to most national institutions, including the judiciary and the civil service.

Erdoğan and his company of crooks must be terrified of the prospect of releasing the anti-corruption investigators who discovered his involvement in massive corruption schemes with Iranians as well as his hoarding of piles of cash from the billions of dollars that were funneled by Gulf patrons to radical groups in Syria.

For the first time in Turkey, a prosecutor has not enforced a court judgment, under immense pressure brought about by the government that played out in the open, with the chief prosecutor -- a political appointee put in place by the government-controlled judicial council -- rushing to the courthouse in the middle of night to stall the execution of the court order.

Turkey's transformation from a liberal market economy and democracy to an authoritarian Islamist rule under the stewardship of Erdoğan and his associates presents a more ominous threat to the vital interests of the Turkish nation.

This roll-back of democratic gains in the country also poses a significant challenge to Turkey's neighbors, partners and allies in ways even the military rulers in past coup eras were unable to do. 

Turkey, departing fast from democracy, cannot function as a reliable partner with either NATO or the EU because it will no longer be able to play the role of an active participant in regional and international economic, political and security forums.

For the Islamists in Turkey, the only game in the town is survival and they are ready to risk anything and everything to ensure their rule.  Hmmmm.....'Islamist Dictatorship'....End of the line. How long will Obama continue to protect his BFF? Read the full story here.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatens the Philippines through the Black Flag Movement in Mindanao.

This file photo shows Al Qaeda's black flag that was seized in a BIFF (Source)

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatens the Philippines through the Black Flag Movement in Mindanao. (Philstar).

KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario bared yesterday before the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reports of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threat to the Philippines through the Black Flag Movement in Mindanao.

Speaking before ASEAN foreign ministers, Del Rosario said the ISIS threat to Philippine security is real rather than imagined because of the Black Flag Movement’s pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“We will contribute in the fight against extremism, terrorism and crimes against humanity by engaging or cooperating with other countries in the areas of information sharing, joint investigations, educational campaigns, humanitarian assistance to victims, restricting flow of funds intended to finance terrorism, supporting resolutions aimed at curbing terrorism and enhancing local legislation to address terrorism,” he said.

ISIS has followers among the Abu Sayyaf, Rajah Solaiman Islamic Movement, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and the Khilafa Islamiyah Mindanao or the Black Flag Movement, according to the presentation of Rommel Banlaoi, Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR) chairman of the board, and director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies (CINSS).

The ASEAN is expected to come up with a Declaration on Global Movement of Moderates to curb extremism and terrorism in the region.

Del Rosario said he would like to stress that the Philippines remains steadfast in cooperating with ASEAN, the United Nations and all other countries in confronting extremism and radical violence. Read the full story here.

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Russia's Armenian Genocide statement might endanger Turkish Stream.

Russia's Armenian Genocide statement might endanger Turkish Stream. (Taz).

Despite the fact that the Turkish authorities urged for justice regarding the 1915 events, such countries as Russia and France blindly chose to hold Armenia’s side.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, commenting on the visit of President Vladimir Putin to Yerevan, said that “each country makes decisions on its own, and Russia, in turn, made this decision a long time ago.” This justification could have calmed Ankara down, if not for Putin's words that the 1915 events are the so-called Armenian genocide. Ankara expressed serious resentment.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, commenting on the visit of heads of Russia and France to Yerevan in order to participate in activities in connection with the “centennial” of the so-called Armenian genocide, said that this decision casts doubts on the neutrality of the OSCE Minsk Group.

It is impossible not to agree with it, despite the fact that the Russian side said that Putin's visit to Yerevan would not affect relations with Ankara.

"It is quite natural that the president was with other counterparts in Yerevan,” spokesman for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said. “It is very important to thoroughly examine President Putin’s speech. It is also very important not to forget that at the same time, Turkey is our strategic partner. We have diversified relations. We believe that the prospects for the development of our relations are wide."

This will not affect the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, however one must not forget that there is also the Turkish Stream project which Russia greatly needs.
Turkey has already made a statement that it will reconsider cooperation with a number of countries after April 24 that have lost neutrality on the issue related to the events of 1915.
Of course, along with Europe, Russia is also on the "black list" of Ankara. It is not ruled out that after President Putin’s visit to Yerevan and his statements about the events of 1915, Ankara will reconsider the issue of the Turkish Stream construction.

The issue of implementation of Turkish Stream project causes controversy in Turkey. The main reason is Russia’s demand from Turkey to make additional concessions. Media hasn’t specified what kind of concession it is, but this led to refusal of Turkey’s BOTAS company from signing an agreement on discount for Russian gas delivered to Turkey.

Although the sides were expected to sign the discount agreement in March 2015, Turkey hasn’t signed it so far. Another disputed issue is that Russia has completely isolated Turkey’s BOTAS company from the construction of the Turkish Stream, which doesn’t meet Ankara’s interests.

All these facts suggest that the visit of Russian president to Armenia and his remarks about the “Armenian genocide” first of all put Russia’s energy interests under threat. Turkish authorities will unlikely miss the chance to use this for their purposes.

53 year old Jewish Man Beaten Up Outside Paris Synagogue

53 year old Jewish Man Beaten Up Outside Paris Synagogue.(SP).

An investigation is underway in France to track down a group of men who allegedly attacked a 53-year-old Jewish man on Saturday as he was leaving the Saint-Ouen synagogue in the Seine-Saint-Denis department north of Paris.

The man, who owns a supermarket and has lived in the area for 15 years, said he was leaving the synagogue with a Rabbi at around 1:20 pm on Saturday when he was pursued by a man aged around 25.

As he walked along Rue du Docteur Bauer the man following him repeatedly called him “dirty Jew”. When he failed to react the attacker spat at him and when he told the man to stop, things turned ugly. “He head-butted me, I was bleeding everywhere,” the victim was quoted as saying by Le Parisien.

He then spoke of how he tried to defend himself before the attacker was joined by two other men.

“They beat me up. They kicked me in the leg, back and that’s when the first attacker took out a knife. I heard the others saying ‘Go on, stab him, Jew’,” he recalled.

He said he then jumped on his attacker to get him to drop the knife and hit him as people shouted ‘call the police!’ The attackers eventually fled after kicking him in the stomach. More here in French.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

'Advanced Islamist Democracy' Turkey hangs in at number 76 in the 2015 World Happiness Report.

'Advanced Islamist Democracy' Turkey hangs in at number 76 in the 2015 World Happiness Report. (LiveScience).

Israel ranks Nr. 11. 

Read and Download the full report here. (PDF).

Qatari Foreign Minister Says Muslim Brotherhood Is “Political Party That Practices Democracy”

Qatari Foreign Minister Says Muslim Brotherhood Is “Political Party That Practices Democracy” . (TGMR).

Qatari media has reported on remarks by the Qatari Foreign Minister in which he said that Qatar considers the Muslim Brotherhood to be a “political party that practices democracy” and not a terrorist group. According to The Peninsula report:
April 20, 2015 Doha: Qatar says it does not consider Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation and it is rather a political outfit that practices democracy.
That said, however, Qatar does not support the Muslim Brotherhood and has no quarrel with Egypt.
‘Our differences (with Egypt) are differences only as regards our views,’ said Foreign Minister H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah. ‘Qatar does not consider the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation but as a political party that practices democracy,’ he said.
 What is really important for Qatar is that Egypt remains strong and stable as an important part of the Arab world.
‘We wish that Arab countries leave these issues behind them and focus on those that pose danger to them,’ said the FM in an interview published by Al Sharq yesterday, reports Qatar News Agency (QNA).
Al Attiyah said Qatar’s relations with its GCC peers are strong and cordial, noting that the differences of opinion do not spoil intimacy and do not change the nature of unity and coherence of the GCC as a system. “Read the rest here.

The GMBDW reported earlier in November 2014 on the publication of a list of groups designated by the UAE as terrorist organizations and which included a large number of groups tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood. We have also been following the reactions of a number of these groups to being included on the UAE list. Hmmm.......He should share jokes with Pres Obama.
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