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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Turkey’s 'Islamist' president is destabilizing the nation in his quest for more power.


Turkey’s 'Islamist' president is destabilizing the nation in his quest for more power.(Wapo).

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared ready to join with the United States in a more determined campaign against the Islamic State in July, when he agreed to allow U.S. planes to conduct missions from a Turkish air base. Now that is looking like a feint.

In the days after the agreement, the Turkish military launched an all-out assault not on the Islamists but on Kurdish insurgents in Turkey and Iraq, breaking a two-year cease-fire.
Rather than help U.S. operations, the campaign is complicating U.S. efforts to support a Kurdish militia inside Syria that has emerged as the strongest anti-Islamic State ground force.
Mr. Erdogan’s objective, it turns out, was not to turn the tide of war in Syria but to reverse his failure to consolidate his power in Turkey. In June the would-be strongman was the big loser of a parliamentary election that he hoped would give his Justice and Development (AK) Party a majority sufficient to rewrite the constitution and grant him Putinesque powers.

After launching his military campaign against the insurgents of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Mr. Erdogan used his position as president to obstruct the formation of a new government and called new elections for Nov. 1.

His aim is to push the Kurdish party below the 10 percent of the vote it needs to enter parliament while attracting votes from Turks who previously supported right-wing nationalist parties. That, he hopes, will give him the supermajority he seeks — or, at least, a new AK government that will treat him as a de facto strongman even without constitutional changes. Hmmmm....'Sometimes NATO Ally' , state sponsor of terrorism.....One of Obama's BFF. Read the full story here.

Muslim 'Clock Kid' Ahmed was Serial Troublemaker.


Muslim 'Clock Kid' Ahmed was Serial Troublemaker. (INN).

The Muslim teenager from Texas who was arrested for bringing his home-made clock to school was a “weird little kid” that could have a future in crime, one of his former teachers said, according to the Daily Mail.

Ralph Kubiak, a retired teacher from the Sam Houston Middle School, said that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was a troublemaker in his younger years.

He’s one of those that could either be CEO of a company or head of a gang,” Kubiak was quoted as having told the Dallas Morning News.

The teenager was arrested two weeks ago after teachers at MacArthur High School mistook a homemade clock for a bomb. He was later invited to the White House by President Barack Obama, after the story went viral on social media.

The clock debacle wasn’t the first time Mohamed raised eyebrows in the school district, according to the Daily Mail. In middle school he racked up a number of suspensions and once made a homemade remote to turn off one of his classroom projectors.

The Irving School District investigated claims of anti-Muslim bullying from staff members and students about a year after Mohamed arrived at the school, knowing almost no English.

Mohamed claimed his classmates called him “ISIS boy” and said his teachers told him he couldn’t pray in school, according to the report..

The teen’s disciplinary record is confidential, but peers and former students said that some incidents were blown out of proportion.

Mohamed reportedly brought several versions of his homemade clock to school in the past without a problem. Read the full story here.

Former Obama 'admin' official tried to convince Argentina to “provide Iran with nuclear fuel in 2010.”


Former Obama 'admin' official tried to convince Argentina to “provide Iran with nuclear fuel in 2010.” TheBlaze.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed during the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” 

The claim was seemingly overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s high-stakes dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The official at the center of Kirchner’s claims confirmed his trip to Argentina in a statement to TheBlaze, but also provided vital context behind his objective and a proposed fuel swap deal that he said ultimately fell apart.

 For full context, read her remarks via a transcript from the Argentine president’s official website:
In 2010 we were visited in Argentina by Gary Samore, at that time the White House’s top advisor in nuclear issues. He came to see us in Argentina with a mission, with an objective: under the control of IAEA, the international organization in the field of weapons control and nuclear regulation, Argentina had supplied in the year 1987, during the first democratic government, the nuclear fuel for the reactor known as “Teheran”. Gary Samore had explained to our Minister of Foreign Affairs, Héctor Timerman, that negotiations were underway for the Islamic Republic of Iran to cease with its uranium enrichment activities or to do it to a lesser extent but Iran claimed that it needed to enrich this Teheran nuclear reactor and this was hindering negotiations. They came to ask us, Argentines, to provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel. Rohani was not in office yet. It was Ahmadinejad’s administration and negotiations had already started.
The allegations come at a time when the Obama administration is still under heavy scrutiny over its nuclear deal with Iran, which critics say puts the national security of the U.S. and Israel at risk.

Following the publication of this article, Samore provided a statement to TheBlaze outlining a past proposed nuclear deal that involved nations manufacturing “fresh fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor in exchange for Iran shipping most of its stockpile of low enriched uranium to Russia.” Hmmmmm......Iran's 'Staunchest ally' first tried to find Uranium in 2010 for Iran and in 2011 recognized Iran's Right To Enrich Uranium. Both during Ahmadinejad's reign, High crimes and misdemeanors.  Read the full story here.

Video - Uyghur Families Colonize Syrian Village



Mayadeen TV recently reported on Uyghurs fighting alongside ISIS and Jabhat Al-Nusra in Syria. A Syrian village was being transformed into "a settlement for hundreds of Uyghur Turkistani families who are fleeing China," according to the TV report, which aired on September 3, 2015. The report also said that hundreds of Uyghur children were learning how to fight in ISIS schools and training camps.

President Erdogan denied hall for political rally in Brussels by Mayor.


President Erdogan denied hall for political rally in Brussels by Mayor. (BG).

The mayor of Brussels has refused permission to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the use of an 18,000-seat arena to conduct a rally during his visit to the Belgian capital between Oct. 4 and 6.

The Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD), known as the European arm of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), applied for permission to conduct the rally in the Palais 12 arena. Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur turned down the application on the grounds that the arena was designed for spectacles and concerts not political rallies.

The Palais 12 arena is not designed for political meetings; it is used for concerts and exhibitions. We will not compromise that rule,” Mayeur said in a statement to L'Echo daily, a Belgian business newspaper.

Upon the mayor's refusal, the UETD decided to hold Erdoğan's rally in the Belgian city of Haaselt. However, Erdoğan is reported to be considering forgoing the rally in Haaselt as he held a similar rally there on May 10, when he spoke to Turkish expatriate voters hoping to garner support for the AK Party.

Erdoğan, who is scheduled to be in Brussels on Oct. 4 for the opening ceremony of the Europalia International Arts Festival, is hoping to conduct rallies in Europe under the slogan “Millions of breaths, one voice against terror” to denounce the recent rise of terrorist attacks by the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) in Turkey.

However, many believe the anti-terror rallies are being exploited by Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as a platform to garner votes for the AK Party. Recently, at a rally in the Yenikapı neighborhood of İstanbul, Davutoğlu shouted at the crowd, "You will work hard until Nov. 1 and you will give the AK Party, which is the symbol of unity in Parliament, the single-party government again." Hmmmm......Europe has enough of the Turkish Dictator pouring oil on the domestic fires.

Putin the 'Mr.Clean' For Syria - Russian Air Force to Strike All Terrorist Organizations in Syria.




Putin the 'Mr.Clean' For Syria - Russian Air Force to Strike All Terrorist Organizations in Syria. (SP).

Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad said that the Russian Armed Forces will attack all the terrorist organizations present in Syria, including the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra.

Syria hopes that the Russian Air Force will carry out airstrikes against all terrorist organizations that are present in the country, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told Sputnik on Wednesday.

The Russian Armed Forces will attack all the terrorist organizations present in Syria, including the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra,” Haddad said.

Haddad also said that the Russian Air Force headquarters would be determined by the military command. Hmmmm....Sound like 'Kill them all, let God sort out his'. Read the full story here.

Several high-ranking Iranian officials vanished after Hajj stampede


Several high-ranking Iranian officials vanished after Hajj stampede. (Taz).

A number of Iranian high-ranking officials were killed and gone missing as a result of the stampede in Mina valley outside the Saudi city of Mecca, Ali Akbar Velayati, Iranian supreme leader’s top adviser on international affairs said.

Earlier on Sept. 24, a stampede occurred in the Mina valley, where Muslims were performing the Hajj rites.

Velayati said Saudi Arabia should carry out the necessary work on investigating this issue, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported Sept.30.

The names of the killed and missing Iranian officials have not been revealed.

Meanwhile, aside from Iran’s former ambassador to Libya Ghazanfar Roknabadi, the head of institute for IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) strategic studies Ali Asghar Fouladgar is also among the missing, according to the official website of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization.

Moreover, several employees of the Foreign Ministry, Education Ministry, as well as the Office of the Supreme Leader are also on the list of those missing.


Over 240 Iranian pilgrims missing and 239 more were killed as a result of the stampede in Mina valley, according to the latest data. Hmmm.......Little or great Satan stole them? 

Video - Alleged footage of 4 Russian warplanes conducting airstrikes on Talbissa - Homs and Tajamu Alezza toaday





Russian pilots talks while bombing Talbisa, Homs.





HT and Source:

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U.S. Candidate Donald Trump Gives Putin 'A' For Leadership.


U.S. Candidate Donald Trump Gives Putin 'A' For Leadership. (rferl).

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gave Russian President Vladimir Putin an 'A' for leadership in an interview on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" September 29.

The billionaire businessman and leading Republican contender to replace U.S. President Barack Obama praised Russia's military buildup in Syria, which has caused consternation in the Obama White House, and said Russia should be welcomed to join the fight against the Islamic State group.

Referring to widely published photos of Obama and Putin glaring at each other at the United Nations General Assembly this week, Trump said Putin comes across as the better leader.

"I will tell you that, in terms of leadership, he's getting an 'A' and our president is not doing so well," Trump said. "They did not look good together."

Trump has said he thinks he would get along well with the Russian leader, declaring that "Putin is a nicer person than I am."

He said Russia should be free to pursue its quest of defeating IS in Syria.

"I say there's very little downside with Putin fighting ISIS," he said. "If he wants to fight ISIS, let him fight ISIS." Read the full story here.

German, Austrian Jews worried about anti-Semitism from refugees being imported in to Europe.


German, Austrian Jews worried about anti-Semitism from refugees being imported in to Europe. (Jpost).

The growing influx into central Europe of refugees from Muslim-majority countries with a deeply rooted culture of lethal anti-Semitism has started to jolt Jewish leaders and journalists into an examination of dangers inherent in the mass migration.

Oskar Deutsch, head of Austria’s Jewish community, issued a warning in a column last week in the daily Kurier, “The hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria or Afghanistan who are coming to Europe were exposed while growing up to decades of anti-Semitism. Jew-hatred was learned and promoted in schools, newspapers and social networks. Terrorism against Israeli was celebrated – such as Islamic attacks on Jewish schools, synagogues and Jewish museums in the West.”

Latent anti-Semitism among the approximate 20 million Muslims can transform into violence, as we have unfortunately experienced too often in the past years,” said Deutsch.

In a column last week entitled: “How much anti-Semitism are we actually importing?” Christian Ortner, a popular Vienna columnist, praised Deutsch for his intellectual honesty, and warned that refugees are streaming into the heart of Europe with “a highly likely hefty dose of anti-Semitism, hatred of gays and misogyny.”

In a Washington Post article, Hisham Fares, an interpreter of Libyan origin, said of the refugees in Vienna: “I’ve met Palestinians who live in camps in Lebanon and now claim they were from Yarmouk camp in Syria. Many of them said they have family in Germany and just use this situation to finally get asylum.

Most of these people say they’ve lost their passports.

The sad thing is that those Syrians who really are fleeing war will be the ones paying the price.” Hmmm......And in a bigger way the EU Children and Grandchildren of those who cheer the refugee stream now. Read the full story here.

Russian parliament green lights Putin's request for use of Russian troops in Syria

Checkmate.

Russian parliament green lights Putin's request for use of Russian troops in Syria. (RT).

The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad. 
Consent was necessary for deployment of troops for foreign combat missions under the Russian constitution.
The request for use of force was sent by the president after considering the large number of Russian citizens, who went to join terrorist groups fighting in Syria, head of the presidential administration Sergey Ivanov told media. There are thousands of them, and Russia’s national security would be under threat, should they return home, he added.

Ivanov stressed that no ground operations are planned in Syria. Russia would use its warplanes to hit terrorist targets when requested by the Syrian government. He stressed that unlike the US-led coalition of countries that bombs militant troops in Syria, Russia was invited to do so by the legal authorities of Syria and thus follows international law.

Previously, Russia provided the Syrian government with advanced weapons and military instructors to teach the Syrians how to use them.

The developement comes after Moscow has intensified involvement in Syria, establishing an Iraqi-based military communications center with Damascus, Baghdad and Tehran.Hmmm.....The lines have been drawn, It will become East Versus West, Putin's aerial defenses are ready for any 'hostile' planes. Read the full story here.

Video - Germany - Report on conversions to Christianity by refugees. (French)

Video - Egypt’s president on fighting Islamic State, U.S. relations

Video - U.S. VP Biden presents former Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s deputy Sheik Abdallah bin Beyah At the UNGA.



Flashback 2013:

Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, who serves as vice-president of an organization that supports the terrorist group Hamas and whose president sanctioned the killing of American soldiers in Iraq, has met with senior Obama administration officials at the White House.

Bin Bayyah is the principal deputy to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief Sharia jurist and the driving force of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). In addition to being behind the 2004 fatwa calling for the killing of American troops and other personnel serving in Iraq, Qaradawi also promotes suicide bombing against Israel.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that in 2011, Bayyah made a statement on his Arabic-language website where he criticized the West for placing Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and others in the same category as al-Qaeda.

In a posting on his website Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah revealed that he met at the White House on June 13 with Gayle Smith, senior director of the National Security Council, and Rashad Hussain, President Obama’s special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, among other officials.

The posting originally stated that the "national security adviser" was at the meeting, without naming him directly, though that part of the post was removed shortly thereafter when it was revealed that National Security Adviser Tom Donilon was not in fact at the meeting.

Among the topics the posting says bin Bayyah addressed at the meeting was how to "lift the injustices from vulnerable peoples such as the Syrian people, the Palestinians and the Muslims in Myanmar" and for the U.S. to do more to aid the Syrian revolution.

According to bin Bayyah’s website’s account of the meeting, it was the White House who asked for an audience with him.

A senior Obama administration official confirmed that the meeting took place, but declined to confirm whether all the officials listed by bin Bayyah’s website, including the American "national security adviser," were in attendance.



The official claimed that the meeting was set up to learn about bin Bayyah’s efforts to "counter the al-Qaeda narrative."



In granting bin Bayyah a visa, White House officials ignored his radical statements as well as his close connection to Qaradawi.

IUMS's hostility toward Israel, and its support of terrorists, is well documented. Considering that this information is readily available on the internet, it would not have been too difficult for White House officials to uncover that both Bin Bayyah and the IUMS support Palestinian terrorism and Israel's destruction. Hmmmm.....It seems the love from the Obama 'Admin' is still strong for #Israel's enemies. Source. More on the Sheikh's past can be read here.......Amazing coincidence that the Sheikh resigned from Qaradawis MB Club once the Obama White house was inviting him.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Video - Arab Mk Jamal Zahalka screaming and cursing Jewish visitors on Temple Mount



MK Jamal Zahalka and MK Abed al-Hakeem Haj Yahya took part in the violence. Zahalka shouted at frum Jews visiting the holy site, compelling police to intervene to maintain order and keep the sides apart.

The MK called them “crazy criminals, fascists and Kahanists”, shouting at them to get off Har Habayis. “Go to Hell” he exclaimed as he shouted Jews have no claim to Har Habayis, adding “This is my house”. They both shouted at police, questing how and why they were permitting Jews to visit and accusing them of not caring about offending the religious sensibilities of Muslims. Read the full story here.

Deadly stampede at Hajj pilgrimage suspicious, Khamenei aide says


Deadly stampede at Hajj pilgrimage suspicious, Leader aide says.(Taz).

A senior Iranian official says the recent deadly crush in Mina, near the holy Saudi city of Mecca, during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals is “suspicious”, Press TV reported.

This incident and its circumstances are suspicious because some of our senior officials have been killed or gone missing in this incident,” Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday.

He added that the Saudi government is dodging its responsibility in dealing with the consequences of this incident.

Asked if the disappearance of some Iranian diplomats in the stampede could be part of a plot, Velayati said, “Cooperation between the Saudi regime and the Israel in different arenas is not something that could be covered up.

He added that Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, should call on Muslim states to investigate the catastrophic Mina incident and work out strategies to guarantee the safety of pilgrims during the Hajj rituals.

If Saudi Arabia is unable to fulfill its duties with regard to protecting the Hajj pilgrims, Muslim countries should move to carry out their duties in this regard,” Velayati said. Hmmmm........perhaps they decided to say permanently goodbye to the wonderful state of Iran? 

Americans being radicalized by ISIS at ‘unprecedented’ rate and reentering the country - report.


Americans being radicalized by ISIS at ‘unprecedented’ rate and reentering the country - report. (RT).

The United States has “largely failed” in its effort to keep Americans from joining the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria, and the government lacks a national strategy for combating the trend, a bipartisan congressional report stated.

Released on Monday, the report found that the federal government has generally failed to keep more than 250 Americans from leaving the country to join Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) since 2011. Overall, nearly 30,000 people from around the world have traveled to the region in the same time frame.

Despite concerted efforts to stem the flow, we have largely failed to stop Americans from traveling overseas to join jihadists,” the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee concluded. “Of the hundreds of Americans who have sought to travel to the conflict zone in Syria and Iraq, authorities have only interdicted a fraction of them.”

The report stated that “several dozen” Americans have also been able to reenter the US after traveling to the conflict zones. It cautioned that Americans are being radicalized at an “unprecedented speed,” and that they hold armed combat experience as well as extremist connections. Even if they don’t come back to US shores, they seek to continue radicalizing others by way of the internet.

“Our nation faces a grave and growing threat from foreign fighters,” said committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas). “Sadly, global efforts have failed to stop the flow of these aspiring jihadists into Syria, and we have already seen ‘returnees’ from the conflict zone come home to America and Europe and plot acts of terror.” Read the full story here.

Obama 'Admin' Gives 1,519 Engaged in Terrorism “While Under Duress” Residency, Asylum.


Obama 'Admin' Gives 1,519 Engaged in Terrorism “While Under Duress” Residency, Asylum. HT: Judicial Watch.

As if the President Obama’s sweeping amnesty measures haven’t compromised national security enough, the administration let 1,519 “inadmissible” foreigners embroiled in terrorism into the U.S. last year because the crimes were committed “while under duress.”

Before the Obama administration tweaked a federal law last year, these foreign nationals would have been banned from the country for supporting terrorist causes. But under the changes the Secretary of Homeland Security has “discretionary authority” to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility relating to terrorism. We’ve seen this discretionary authority abused in the last few years and in fact, the administration has eliminated a zero tolerance policy for granting asylum or residency to individuals who have provided any sort of terrorism-related support.

The bottom line is that the U.S. government is allowing them all to stay in the country with rights and benefits afforded to legal residents despite their terrorist connections and associations.

More than half of the candidates rewarded by DHS last year provided material support to terrorist organizations, according to the DHS report. The others received military-type training from a terrorist organization, voluntarily provided medical care to members of a terrorist group and solicited funds or individuals for membership in a terrorist organization.

After a case-by-case review, Obama’s DHS Secretary, Jeh Johnson, determined that the recently admitted terrorists only participated in these activities “while under duress.” So, welcome to America! Hmmmm.....Never met a terrorist they did not like.....Tea party not included. Read the full story here.

There's now an Islamic Party of Canada: "We hope to dismantle the ruling corporate elite in Canada, restructure the economy"


There's now an Islamic Party of Canada: "We hope to dismantle the ruling corporate elite in Canada, restructure the economy" HT: Scaramouchee.

What's the point of the outfit? Would you surprised to learn that it's nothing less that a complete overhaul of Canada and its economy based on the sharia way of doing things?

The purpose of the Islamic Party of Canada is to encourage an political, economic, social, and educational reform, and an exponential increase in knowledge. The last time such a thing has been observed was the Islamic world's renaissance (900-1200 years ago) that produced the best scholars of the time, Muslim and non-Muslim, in all disciplines. Politically, we use this knowledge approach (see "Philosophy") and apply it to contemporary issues such as education, economics, health, and social wellbeing Several examples of which have been published or are in the process publication.

We hope to dismantle the ruling corporate elite in Canada, restructure the economy, encourage peace and tolerance, protect the poor and oppressed domestically and abroad, and become an example for the rest of the world.

Don't worry, though. The site assures us that this is not another "faith-based" party:

The denomination of Islam as a ‘religion’ is a misnomer at best. Averroes, the man that introduced Islamic cognition to Europe is known as the “Father of secular philosophy in Europe”. What the IPC-PIC does is follow the model perfected by prophet Muhammad whose revolution over 1400 years ago marked the most significant change in human history...

My question: if Muhammad perfected the model long ago, why can't any Muslim nation seem to follow it?

Or could it be that they are following the paradigm, and that that, in fact, is the problem?

No matter. Not when the party has such lofty goals:

Goals include restructuring of the inherently oppressive capitalist economy and provide a true free market, focusing on internal security including domestic non-violent threats to the nation, and dismantling of the ruling elite in Canada. Hmmmm.....yeah i bet they'll chop more than this in the long run.Sounds like the 'change' Justine Trudeau is bringing.

Video - Claim of Iranian foreign min about shaking hand of pres Hussein Obama and Javad Zarif



Which US Pres would shake hands with a country who just was spewing anti US rhetoric? Hmmm....A Manchurian one.

Anti-US rhetoric a last-minute addition to Obama's BFF Rouhani’s UN speech




Anti-US rhetoric a last-minute addition to Obama's BFF Rouhani’s UN speech. (TOI).
Two passages bashing America were hurriedly inserted into Iranian president’s text.
The extra sentences were included in Rouhani’s address only after the formal text had been submitted to the UN. They therefore are not contained in the text of the speech as it appears on the UN’s website; the UN posted the unamended text, as is its custom, shortly after the speaker had completed his address.

The extra passages appear to have been hurriedly written: In a speech whose English translation is generally of a high, polished standard, both of the additional passages interrupt the flow of the speech and feature grammatical errors.

The additional passages also jar in tone with the thrust of much of the speech, in which Rouhani repeatedly reaches out to the international community, proclaims the start of a “new era” and a “new chapter” in Iran’s relations with the world, and calls for greater international cooperation. By contrast, the added passages appear to reflect a harder-line rhetorical style, more typical of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and other Iranian officials who repeatedly declaim against warmed relations with the United States.

Iran expert Dr. Soli Sahavar noted that “Rouhani is constantly walking on eggshells between Iranian conservatives and moderates,” and speculated that “one of his consultants may have added those sections for perceived balance.” Sahavar, who heads Haifa University’s Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, noted that material far more hostile to the US features frequently in the Iranian press at present, “with the US depicted as weak, and Iran as bold and victorious.” Hmmmm.....As i said last week the 'moderates' are on their way out, their usefulness has expired for the Supreme leader.Read the full story here.

Islamic State terror can be ended only after Saudi royals’ overthrown according to Iranian MP

IS terror can be ended only after Saudi royals’ overthrown -Iranian MP  (TAZ).

The terrorist groups in the region including the Islamic State (IS) group may be defeated only by downfall of the ruling monarchy in Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Agha Mohammadi, a senior Iranian MP said.

The best approach in fighting the Daesh (IS, also referred as ISIS, ISIL) is supporting the overthrow of Saudi royals, and the Islamic Republic is in favor of this process,” Agha Mohammadi, who is a member of the Iranian parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said, semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Sept. 29.

The Iranian MP was reacting to recent comments of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, who accused Tehran of being behind regional instability.

"If it was not for Iran, there would not be the destruction and killing we see today in Syria. Iran supports Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad by sending thousands of militants and fueling sectarianism between Sunnis and Shiites in Syria and the whole region," said Minister Al-Jubeir.

Meanwhile the Iranian MP claimed that the Saudi government is “equal to the IS group and other regional terrorists”.

If the global community seeks an effective approach to end IS terror, they should spare no effort for establishing democracy in Saudi Arabia, Agha Mohammadi argued.

Iran and Saudi Arabia have opposite points of view and positions on conflicts in Yemen, Syria , and Bahrain. Hmmm.....The Iranian MP is a fool if he believes that, Turkey and Qatar play a huge role in the ISIS and terrorist support.

Influential Emirati Business Leader And Commentator: "Iran Deal Goes From Risky To Farcical"


Influential Emirati Business Leader And Commentator: "Iran Deal Goes From Risky To Farcical" HT: Memri.

At First, "I Shrugged Off The News" Of The Secret Agreement "As A Figment Of Someone's Heated Imagination"

In his August 25 article, Al-Habtoor wrote:

"When I first learned from the news that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had signed a secret agreement permitting Iran to self-monitor at least one of its major nuclear sites, I shrugged off the news as a figment of someone's heated imagination.
"It is inconceivable that the world's nuclear watchdog, known for its professionalism and stringent monitoring, would sign off on something so bizarre – or so I initially believed.

"Iraq, whose nuclear activities, both civilian and military, were dismantled following the Gulf War, certainly did not get off that lightly. Even after years of intrusive inspections, the IAEA under the directorship of Mohammed ElBaradei declined to present Iraq's deserved clean bill of health to the UN Security Council prior to the US-led invasion.

"Yet the Islamic Republic of Iran, that has been spinning thousands of centrifuges to enrich uranium beyond accepted civilian levels and has refused to come clean on its past activities in this sphere, is trusted to inspect itself.

"The IAEA cannot be accused of lacking innovation. Perhaps we will soon see drivers suspected of being under the influence allowed to test their own substance levels. Moreover, given that the ayatollahs, whose mantra is 'Death to America,' are suddenly considered trustworthy, years of negotiations could have been avoided. A simple affidavit signed by the Supreme Leader would have sufficed just as well. Something does not smell right here."

"The Obama Administration's Claim That The U.S. Was Not A Party To This Agreement" Is "Just As Fishy".

"Just as fishy is the Obama administration's claim that the U.S. was not a party to this agreement specific to the Parchin Military Complex – known as Separate Arrangement II – when it was approved by all P5+1 countries.

"A White House spokesman has confirmed the administration is 'comfortable' with the terms of the confidential side agreement between Iran and the IAEA. Are we to suppose that the IAEA took this dangerous, lackadaisical approach off its own bat?

"According to a leaked draft of this 'Separate Arrangement' divulged by the Associated Press, Iran is bound to provide the IAEA with photographs and videos of the various locations within Parchin, together with environmental samples. The question remains, how can those photos, videos and samples be verified as relating to the Parchin complex – and even if they are legit, who is to know whether or not they have been cherry-picked?

"President Obama's assurances that Iran's activities would be subject to 'unprecedented verification' sound ever more hollow. The IAEA has been barred from this site, suspected of carrying out explosives tests related to nuclear weapons, since 2005 and now it has assented to being locked-out for the duration, which is out of character."

Like Other UN Bodies, The IAEA Too Is Now Politicized.

"This surrender on the part of the IAEA leads me to believe that like so many other UN bodies, the IAEA is politicized; in this case, it has shaped its usual rock-solid strategies to suit political goals. However it is spun, this does not amount to 'the most robust inspection regime' ever, as touted by the Obama administration.
"The AP news report has been slammed by the IAEA as 'misleading.' However, the agency's Director General Yukiya Amano has not disclaimed the draft's published content. He insisted that the arrangements are in conformity with long-established IAEA practices, while emphasizing that he has 'a legal obligation not to make them public.' One is left wondering why the public, not to mention U.S. lawmakers, are being left in the dark."

"My Suspicions That Iran Is Being Deliberately Empowered To Fit A Geopolitical End-Game Are Heightened".

"I have been against this unsatisfactory arrangement with Iran since day one, primarily because of its narrow remit. An acceptable deal would have been conditional upon Tehran ceasing its troublemaking and its attempts to topple governments throughout the region.

"My view broadly reflects the opinions of many of Iran's neighbors, who are rightly fearful that the lifting of sanctions will see Iran's coffers overflowing into the hands of its armed proxies.

"President Obama has repeatedly countered our concerns on the grounds that curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions for 10 years is better than no deal. I did not find his arguments credible then, but now that the existence of secret side agreements have come to the fore, my suspicions that Iran is being deliberately empowered to fit a geopolitical end-game are heightened.

"I would love to know why a country that has been hostile to Western powers and their allies since its inception in 1979 is being so rewarded. Or is this animosity with the West just a farce to fool us?"

"Obama Has Been... Bribing America's Middle East Allies, Appealing To The American People, And Playing The Heavy With Congress To Seal His Deal, To The Point Of Being Unseemly – At Stake Is His Legacy"

"European capitals are eyeing up lucrative trade deals and planning to reopen their embassies in Tehran. Iranian-Russian trade is set to expand exponentially... Iran's oil industry is gearing up to expand production of crude to pre-sanctions levels, which could see already depressed oil prices spiraling to new lows.

"Obama's hard-sell campaign is not working, despite his frequent appearances on U.S. news networks to plug the deal for all he is worth, and his furious lobbying of Congress. He has even resorted to pleading with the American people to press their Congressional representatives to vote 'yes,' but is making little headway. A recently released CNN/ORC poll indicates that 56 per cent of Americans want Congress to reject the deal.

"Just about every Republican presidential hopeful – with the exception of Jeb Bush who is on the fence – vows to undo the deal and re-impose sanctions; most of their Democratic rivals are trying to distance themselves from the topic.

"Congress has 60 days to put the issue under a spotlight and is set to vote early next month on a 'Resolution of Disapproval.' If the vote fails to go in the President's favor, in theory Congress could prevent him from lifting sanctions against Iran. Obama has threatened to use his veto, risking putting the White House and Congress on a war footing. It will take a two-thirds majority in Congress to override that veto.

"President Obama has been browbeating and bribing America's Middle East allies, appealing to the American people and playing the heavy with Congress to seal his deal, to the point of being unseemly. At stake is his legacy. It is my hope that America's lawmakers will vote in sufficient numbers to ensure that we in this part of the world are not doomed to pay the price."[2]

"Europe's Unseemly Haste To Embrace Tehran"
"The Mullahs Have Gone From Zero To Hero In The Blink Of An Eye"

In his August 31 article, Al-Habtoor wrote: "The ink hardly dried on the Iran nuclear deal before European countries were racing to seal trade deals and reopen embassies. The mullahs have gone from zero to hero in the blink of an eye. Forgotten are Tehran's links to terrorists, attempts to overthrow Middle Eastern governments and mass gatherings organized to hurl insults and threats at the West.

"Cast aside are concerns about Iran's suppression of minorities, its dismal human rights record or its practice of stoning women. I believe Iran has made no substantial statements to the effect it is willing to change. On the contrary, its message throughout has been one of defiance. It has not been required to denounce terrorism let alone its participation in terrorist acts.

"Iran's crimes are suddenly of no consequence to Europe's democracies; I believe they have purposefully put their blinkers on and are literally queuing with their hands out to beat down Tehran's golden doors. All they see now are flashing neon dollar signs. The Islamic Republic, soon to be flush with an $80 billion plus bonanza, is destined to become Europe's latest cash cow.

"I was extremely disappointed and saddened at Britain's rush to reopen its Tehran embassy that has been closed for four years subsequent to coming under mob attack in November, 2011. I have always had great respect and admiration for the UK that I consider my second home, based on my homeland's historic ties and the principled stances taken by great leaders like Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, who kept the 'Great' in Britain, politically, militarily, industrially and economically.

"I cannot imagine that those prime ministers, whose names remain engraved on world history to this day, groveling before a country that five minutes ago was their enemy, just to get their clutches on a fistful of dollars."

"Iran's Crimes Are Suddenly Of No Consequence To Europe's Democracies; They Have Purposefully Put Their Blinkers On"

"The UK's Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, was the first to beat a track to Tehran since 2003. Naturally, he arrived with a trade delegation and took the opportunity to stress the 'huge appetite' shown by British business to invest in Iran as well as the readiness of British banks to finance deals.
"As the Iranian network Press TV has reported, Iran has recently hosted 'a delegation of government ministers from Italy,' who has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fund industrial, construction and infrastructure projects worth over 3 billion euros. This comes on the heels of a visit by Germany's Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, with a team of manufacturers, as well as visits from Austrian, Serbian, Swiss and Azerbaijani government officials. Spain is also champing at the bit to board the gravy train.

"Moreover, President Hassan Rohani has been invited to visit Rome 'in the coming weeks'. Rohani's red carpet travel schedule is getting fuller by the day. Following a visit to Tehran by France's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius, accompanied by business leaders, he has been invited to visit the Elysees Palace in November. Russia and China, which have always been cosy with Tehran, are waiting in the wings with lucrative energy and weapons contracts at the ready.

"No doubt President Barack Obama is rubbing his hands together awaiting his turn to get in on the action, delayed by pesky lawmakers who refused to take his word that his deal is the best thing that has happened since the invention of the wheel.

"Iran and its Lebanese proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, have not changed. Nevertheless, America inexplicably saw it fit to remove those entities from its terror threat list even as it is fighting to preserve Syria's Killer-in-Chief and supporting a Houthi takeover of Yemen.

"At least one senior Iranian official has gleefully announced his country's continued support for 'resistance' groups, which translated means their armed minions and spies targeting Arabian Gulf States. Who can blame Iran's Arab neighbors for being rattled when a massive cache of weapons were recently discovered in Kuwait in the hands of a Hezbollah cell poised to create mayhem and bloodshed!..."

"A 'Grand Bargain' Between The West And Iran Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes".

"I am starting to wonder whether there is more to the nuclear deal, which permits Iran to carry out self-inspections of its suspect Parchin Military Complex, than meets the eye - especially when there are other secret agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency which the nuclear watchdog is legally bound not to disclose, even to the U.S. and the other P5+1 countries. Believe that if you will!

"In this case, one can only speculate about the existence of other secret arrangements between Iran and the Obama administration that has displayed unprecedented determination to ensure the deal passes muster with Congress and has gone to extreme lengths to persuade America's longstanding Middle East allies to come on board, including invitations to the leaders of Gulf States to weekend talks at Camp David. Likewise, President Obama is trying, unsuccessfully, to bribe the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into silence with a massive 'military compensation package.'

"The Shah of Iran may have sat on the Peacock Throne, but it is my bet that Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei is strutting around like a peacock these days, his feathers plumped up by European sycophants and endless praise from U.S. officials.

He is getting everything for nothing. Iran's nuclear infrastructure remains intact, uranium enrichment will be ongoing. Opening up some of the country's nuclear facilities, barring military sites, to intrusive inspections for 10 years is just a mere inconvenience paling by comparison with the glittering rewards.

"I warned again and again of the potential of a 'Grand Bargain' being struck between the West and Iran many years ago and now it is unfolding before our eyes. I recall President Obama saying the nuclear deal could possibly lead to normalization of relations with Iran way into the future provided it sticks to its commitments. What is happening now makes a mockery of those cautious words.

"Here is another prediction. Those Western leaders prostrating themselves before the Iranian leadership will live to rue the day. Enriched and emboldened, I believe it is only a matter of time before Tehran strikes at their countries interests because its ideology and hatred for all things western are immutable.

"The Arab World, in particular Iran's closest neighbors, the Arabian Gulf states, must not only be alert to the coming danger, but should take a leaf out of Donald Trump's book by erecting an impenetrable wall in terms of military, surveillance and intelligence capabilities, to keep Iran, its mercenaries and proxies far from our shores. If we are not careful, the West's lust to bolster their failing economies will leave us hung out to dry." [3]


Endnotes:
[1] Subheads added by MEMRI.
[2] The National (UAE), August 23, 2015. The article was also published on English.alarabiya.net on August 25, 2015.
[3] The National (UAE), August 27, 2015. The article was also published on English.alarabiya.net on August 31, 2015. 

Pres Hussein Obama ignores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his UN speech - the Final stab coming soon?


Pres Hussein Obama ignores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his UN speech - the Final stab coming soon? (JPost).
It seems now, that the only thing worse than too much attention, is no attention at all.
For the first time since taking office in 2009, US President Barack Obama failed to mention the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during his annual address to the UN General Assembly in New York.

Last year, as he stood at the same podium, Obama assured the international community that as “bleak as the landscape” appeared to be in the Middle East, America would “never give up the pursuit of peace” between Israelis and Palestinians.

But on Monday, during his 43 minute speech to the UNGA, the president was suddenly silent on the matter, awakening Israeli fears that his attention will be elsewhere in the last year-and-a-half of his presidency.

True, these addresses are not a full-proof blueprint for future US foreign policy. Hmmm......Considering the past six years, his 'Love' for Israel can only get worse. Read the full story here.

Video - Praying for PEACE - Egyptian Ahmed Meligy



I dream for the day that Jews and Muslims walk FREELY Together as FAMILY without being afraid of Anti-Semitism or Islamophobia. Amen for PEACE heart emoticon

Monday, September 28, 2015

Political Islamist and 'paramilitary' violence in 'Islamist' Turkey.


Political Islamist and 'paramilitary' violence in 'Islamist' Turkey. (TZ).By Abdullah bozkurt.

Faced with growing public discontent regarding his leadership and strong resentment of his meddlesome presidency, intrusive politician Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his band of political Islamist brethren have begun to resort more to brute force and violence than other means of intimidating opponents and critics.

On a slippery downward slope, the Islamists chose to escalate a war on Turkish democracy. When Erdoğan and his associates failed to gain traction in public debates with their overused political campaign slogans and much-abused conspiracy theories, they finally turned to harsh rhetoric, hate speech and even violent behavior.

Erdoğan urged his people to be confrontational in parliamentary debates, when controversial bills faced huge challenges from the opposition in terms of both procedure and substance. Instead of attempting to convince the opposition or compromising on amendments, he opted to use force to strong-arm opposition deputies. Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers who use kicks and punches to intimidate the opposition are often rewarded with guarantees that their names will appear on the list of nominees in the next election or with privileged positions in government.

In the meantime, a relatively unknown group affiliated with the AKP, the Ottoman Hearths (Osmanlı Ocakları), is being groomed as a paramilitary nationalist youth network. It was mobilized during attacks on buildings belonging to pro-Kurdish and secular opposition parties. Ankara insiders believe Erdoğan made a pact with mafia bosses to lead this group in exchange for clearing the slate on their long list of records and convictions. Their goal is to intimidate opponents and critics of Erdoğan with sheer violence.

The second serious force to be reckoned with is composed of the renegade groups employed by the notorious Turkish intelligence agency, used by Erdoğan's political machinery to manipulate public perception in difficult times. The overtly politicized National Intelligence Organization (MİT), led by Erdoğan's close confidante Hakan Fidan, was instrumental in turning peaceful protests violent.

All of these revelations point to the conclusion that Erdoğan and his associates may go to great lengths to survive politically in Turkey. Utilizing radical and armed religious groups may be their last resort in a pattern of violence an increasing number of Turks have begun to detect, revealing the character of the political Islamist elites proven to be capable of resorting to violence and provoking ethnic and sectarian clashes.

Apparently, these Islamist rulers have no constitutional, moral or ethical boundaries. They will not hesitate to adopt scorched-earth policies. 
What they do not understand is that the specter of a bloody civil war, be it ideological, ethnic or sectarian, will mobilize the real masses against Erdoğan's rule and will likely precipitate a military coup in Turkey. Let's just hope that the Nov. 1 election will correct this anomaly and set the country straight on a democratic path with the least possible damage. Hmmmm......Somehow The Moderate Turk still believes dictators silently leave into the night after Democratic elections, time to wake up and smell the 'strong Islamist Coffe' they don't leave. Read the full story here.

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy: We must wage this war against radical Islam as if our life depended on it. Because it does.


House majority leader Kevin McCarthy: Obama isolated Israel, emboldened Iran. (TOI).

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the front-runner to replace House Speaker John Boehner, denounced President Barack Obama’s foreign policy on Monday, saying the US has “lost the respect of allies and adversaries alike.”

“We have lost the respect of allies and adversaries alike. We have isolated Israel while emboldening nations like Iran. We let North Korea threaten South Korea, Russia encroach on Ukraine and now China is asserting a greater sphere of influence,” McCarthy said. “Wherever we look, the world is less safe and less secure because America is less engaged.

We must wage this war against radical Islam as if our life depended on it. Because it does,” said McCarthy, who also reiterated his criticism of the international nuclear deal with Iran.

McCarthy is a heavy favorite to replace Boehner. Hmmmm....Actions speak louder then words.Read the full story here.

Video - “Anti-migration sentiment in Europe is unnecessarily endangering the lives of migrants,”



“Anti-migration sentiment in Europe is unnecessarily endangering the lives of migrants,” William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has warned the United Nations General Assembly.

With winter fast approaching, many undertaking the journey face further complications.

In recent days, temperatures have dropped significantly and many migrants have caught colds or the flu following days on the road in the rain and mud.

Croatia

Officials say more than 70,000 migrants have arrived in Croatia over the past few days.

A transit camp has been set up near the eastern border for the bus loads of people arriving from Serbia.

Austria

Some 10,500 people are waiting in Austria to enter Germany. However, with the country preparing to accept as many as 80,000 arrivals in 2015 alone, the German president has warned there are limits to the numbers Germany is able to receive.

But the amount of people making the journey doesn’t seem to be slowing down. According to the IOM, a record half a million migrants have crossed the Mediterranean between January and September 2015.

Between Sunday and Monday (September 27-28), 17 people lost their lives making the crossing

Video - The Invasion of Europe - Pat Condell





Sunday, September 27, 2015

Free speech? - Merkel presses Zuckerberg to monitor racist posts on Facebook.


Free speech? - Merkel presses Zuckerberg to monitor racist posts on Facebook. (RT).

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she wants more action from Facebook when it comes to filtering hateful racial posts. The comments were overheard by media as Merkel was speaking to CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the sidelines of the UN summit.

Merkel’s request could be heard on a live transmission broadcast seconds before the introductory remarks at a luncheon in New York on Saturday.

The German leader asked Zuckerberg about hate speech posts, with the Facebook CEO responding: “We need to do some work.”

Merkel followed up: “Are you working on this?” Zuckerberg was heard replying: “Yeah.”

The transmission was then cut off as the luncheon began.

This is not the first time Merkel has called on Facebook to curtail hate speech comments on the social network.

When people stir up sedition on social networks using their real name, it’s not only the state that has to act, but also Facebook as a company should do something against these [people],” Merkel told regional newspaper Rheinische Post earlier in September.

The German leader added that the social media company has the tools to track hate speech, but is lacking in enforcement. “The rules need to be implemented,” Merkel said.

The increased attention towards online hate is believed to have been triggered by an influx of refugees traveling to Germany, with around 1 million migrants expected to come to the country this year. The rise in immigrants and refugees from war zones has divided the population, with massive pro- and anti-refugee rallies hitting the country amid intensifying hate rhetoric.

Following criticism, Facebook committed to improve its efforts to fight racism online. On September 14, the company announced its cooperation with German Internet watchdog, Voluntary Self-Monitoring of Multimedia Service Providers, to keep an eye on hate speech posts. Hmmmm......I warned that the flood of refugees would bring a massive increase of extreme right, just wait till the next elections in Europe, and limiting free speech won't stop it on the contrary. I don't approve of hate speech but free speech is a must in a democracy.

Report: Assad to give Hezbollah Soviet tank division.

2013 shows Syrian army tanks north

Report: Assad to give Hezbollah Soviet tank division.(INN).

Hezbollah may have recently declared an end to offensive combat in Syria on behalf of government forces fighting off rebel groups, but President Bashar Assad hasn't forgot to thank the Lebanese group for years of support.

That "thank you" is set to arrive in the form of 75 soviet-era tanks, the T-55 and T-72, to help Hezbollah create their own armored division for use in their fight against al-Qaeda affiliated militants, according a report Saturday in Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai.   

The Guardian also reported on Syria Saturday, quoting a report from the Royal United Services research institute which stated that Russia's presence in Syria is likely to aid the forces of the Islamic State.

According to the report, Russia's forces are currently positioned to take on smaller rebel groups like Nusra Front which are threatening the Assad regime, but also actively fighting Islamic State. Read the full story here.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Obama 'Admin' 'Bought 610 Anti-Tank Missiles from Bulgaria for Syrian 'rebels' in 2014.


Obama 'Admin' Bought 610 Anti-Tank Missiles from Bulgaria for Syrian 'rebels' in 2014.(Janes).

Anti-tank guided Fagot missiles from Bulgaria are "among the most notable" arms transfers to the US army on behalf of Syrian rebels in 2014, IHS Jane's Defence has said.

Citing a document released by the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) IHS Jane's singles out "610 missiles for the Russian-made 9K111 Fagot anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system together with one 9P151 launcher" and also the transfer of eight 9K115 Metis ATGM systems to the US.


These transfers would have taken place before the US officially began a train-and-equip programme for moderate Syrian opposition forces, which according to a 17 September BuzzFeed report involved hiring a US company to buy RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, SPG-9 recoilless guns, and 9K113 Konkurs ATGM systems for the rebels. Hmmmm......Smartest 'Admin' ....evah.  Read the full story here.



British ISIS Member Fundraiser, Directs ‘Serious’ Donors To Contact ISIS Via Secure Messaging App Kik.



Al-Britani’s Tumblr page

British ISIS Member Fundraiser, Directs ‘Serious’ Donors To Contact ISIS Via Secure Messaging App Kik. (Memri).

On September 24, 2015, British Islamic State (ISIS) member Omar Hussain, aka Abu Saeed Al-Britani, from High Wycombe, England, published an appeal on his Tumblr account to Muslims living in the West to donate money for ISIS.[1]

Al-Britani’s post, titled “The Importance Of Financially Aiding The Mujahidin,” focuses primarily on providing religious justifications, citing Koranic verses and hadiths, for Muslims’ obligation to support the jihad with money.

According to Al-Britani, aiding the mujahideen and jihad with one’s wealth is a form of jihad

He also says that the Koran has always prioritized financial jihad over physical jihad, saying: 

Allah first mentions jihad with one’s wealth thus showing the great importance of spending one’s wealth in jihad, and showing that jihad cannot function properly without financial aid; for indeed jihad is in need of financial contributions for it to properly succeed. The Mujahidin need wealth, and I am informing you of this while in the lands of jihad; the Mujahidin need [the word is emphasized in the original text] financial contributions from their brothers overseas.”Read the full story here.

The full text of this report is available to MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor Subscribers.  Subscription information is available at this link.
JTTM subscribers can visit this page to view the report.

"U.S. has created Syrian conflict, US irrelevant in Syria talks, invitation not accepted" Iranian MP.


"U.S. has created Syrian conflict, US irrelevant in Syria talks, invitation not accepted" Iranian MP. (Taz).

The United States is the one side which has created the Syrian conflict and Iran does not consider holding talks with the US administration over the crisis, a senior Iranian MP has said.

Iran believes that the US is the one that started the crisis by creating and then backing terrorist groups such as the ISIL and other Takfiri groups, and therefore Washington is not fit to be a focal point in the Syria talks, Esmail Kosari, member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, told Trend September 26.

His remarks came in response to a new US initiative that has invited Iran and a number of other countries to the Syria talks.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will try to launch a new initiative for a political solution in Syria during meetings in New York in the next week, starting with talks with his Iranian counterpart on Saturday, U.S. and other Western officials said.

The new approach - which officials stressed was in its infancy - could bring together Russia, a major ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Saudi Arabia and countries such as Turkey and Qatar, which support Syrian terrorist opposition  groups.

It would be irrelevant for the US to place itself at the center of the talks while it is committing crimes in Syria, Yemen, and other places, Kosari stressed.

It is also irrelevant that European countries _ which have rejected the war refugees _ say they would accept Iran as part of the talks, he said, adding that on the contrary, it is Tehran which would not consider these countries as suitable sides to the Syria talks.


The MP marked the new US move as a retreat, noting that while previously Washington would stress that even current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no place in the talks, now it says Assad should be part of a solution to the Syrian crisis. Hmmm...... 'A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste death but once'. - William Shakespeare .

At U.N., Obama's BFF Rouhani calls for investigation into haj crush.


At U.N., Obama's BFF Iran's Rouhani calls for investigation into haj crush. (Taz).

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani used a major United Nations speech on Saturday to demand an investigation into a crush that killed over 700 people at the haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported.

The fact that Rouhani used a U.N. summit meeting on global development goals to reiterate Iran's outrage over the haj tragedy was a sign that Tehran does not intend to tone down criticism of its regional rival Saudi Arabia. Both Iran and the Saudis see themselves as leaders in the Muslim world.

In his speech to the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly, Rouhani emphasized the need for an investigation into "the causes of this incident and other similar incidents in this year's haj." He describe the crush as "heart-rending."

Speaking to reporters before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif repeated that "we need to address the disastrous event in Saudi Arabia."  Hmmmm....... Zarif while meeting Kerry also mentioned the "the unfortunate developments in Saudi Arabia over the last week," which he said need to be addressed in the "proper international forum." Seems the 'love' the Obama 'admin' had for the Saudis is dead and buried.

The Evolution in Islamic State Administration: The Documentary Evidence.


The Evolution in Islamic State Administration: The Documentary Evidence. (MEF). by Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi.
  
Perspectives on Terrorism

This paper traces the development in Islamic State administration from the establishment of the Islamic State of Iraq in 2006 until the present day. The paper draws on rare primary sources to explain the growing sophistication in the group's governance structures. The current bureaucratic system has reached a level of complexity and professionalism that probably makes the Islamic State sustainable, even under containment, provided it maintains control of its strongholds.

Introduction

Since the 1980s, jihadist groups have attempted to govern their territories and provide services to locals. Some proclaimed state entities, most often in the form of an Islamic 'emirate': a localized entity that is supposed to be subordinate to the Caliphate.[1] This paper examines the governance structures of the largest jihadi state-building project to date: the Islamic State (IS).

For such an entity to function and survive, administration will be a key part of its order. This has been a prominent theme in the Islamic State's own propaganda and one which came to the forefront during the ISIS era.

Studying the IS administration is important for two main reasons. For one, Islamic State is a prominent case of the general phenomenon of rebel governance, a topic that remains underexplored in the social science literature and that may hold clues to why some insurgent groups perform better than others. For another, this inquiry can shed important light on the organizational structure and long-term viability of the Islamic State, issues that have direct implications for the policy debate about how the international community should deal with IS.[2]

The existing literature has provided descriptive snapshots of the IS administration, but lacks a thorough analysis of its evolution over time.[3]
This paper therefore traces the evolution of the administration through its many prior incarnations, beginning with

  • Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi's Jamaat al-Tawhid wa al-Jihad (1999), 
  • followed by al-Qa'ida in Iraq (Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn: AQI, 2004), 
  • the Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen (2006), 
  • the Islamic State of Iraq (Dawlat al-Iraq al-Islamiya- ISI, 2006 post-Zarqawi), 
  • the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (al-Dawla al-Islamiya fil Iraq wa al-Sham- ISIS: 2013) 
  • and finally the Islamic State (IS: 2014 till present). 
  • In the course of this evolution, one goes from a mere group (jamaat) through to an Islamic emirate in ISI, and finally an entity that is now claiming to be the Caliphate.

This article attempts to answer these questions by relying on primary IS source documents, and mainly those not released in an official capacity by IS' media wings. These are documents that have been released online by pro or anti-IS activists, or sent to this author in a private capacity. Non-officially-released IS documents are useful because they can shed more critical light on the nature of IS administration.

The main limitation here is that the total number of documents unearthed thus far is still likely to be only a small fraction of the total number of administrative documents issued by IS in its various state departments, and ever more granular analysis will have to be reserved for future years, particularly if IS is driven out of its key strongholds and outside forces can seize caches of documents for research.

The article is structured chronologically, starting with the first official claim to statehood by ISI in 2006 and continuing right through to the present day. I make two arguments: first, the documentary evidence represents a growing sophistication over time, and second, the current model seems sustainable and resistant to internal collapse if IS control of its strongholds is allowed to continue.

In this regard, I dissent from the assessment of Jamie Hansen-Lewis and Jacob Shapiro that "from an economic perspective, Daesh [IS] is extremely unlikely to be sustainable."[4] This is not to portray IS as having a model economy, but rather to say IS can probably sustain control over its territories because the quality of life there was low to begin with. Read the full story here.



Video - PM Orban of Hungary has given a simple, earth-shattering and historic speech.



Blob of cold water in North Atlantic has scientists worried


Blob of cold water in North Atlantic has scientists worried.(Wapo).

There's a blob of cold water in the North Atlantic Ocean, following a summer of abnormally warm temperatures -- and that has scientists concerned.

While the world appears to be heating up, an area south of Greenland and Iceland has been seeing the coldest temperatures in recorded history, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Researchers say there's no mistake in the data. The chillier-than-usual area is densely-populated with buoys and along a well-observed shipping line.

There's no definitive answer as to why the blob is there, but scientists think it has to do with the slowing of circulation in the Atlantic Ocean.

In March a team of scientists published a paper in Nature Climate Change, arguing a massive ocean current called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is weakening.

AMOC is driven by temperature differences and the salinity of the water -- but a sudden injection of cold water can weaken the circulation.

So -- where is the cold water coming from?

The suggested source is melting glaciers in Greenland -- an area that's losing more than a hundred billion tonnes of ice annually.

Scientists aren't sure what this all means, but they're keeping a close eye on the area.


For years, climatologists have debated the effect global warming will have on the thermohaline circulation, and the Gulf Stream in particular. The currents are driven in part by cold, salty water sinking to the bottom of the North Atlantic, where it then flows south.

Even cold freshwater doesn't sink. The melting of the North American ice sheets at the end of the last Ice Age is considered the most likely explanation for the Younger Dryas event, when temperatures plunged again.

However, it's been less than clear how much melt would create a serious impact. According to Professor Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, whatever is required, we've had more. In Nature Climate Change, Rahmstorf and colleagues collate evidence that the Gulf Stream has weakened by 15-20%—an extent that is unprecedented in at least the last thousand years and it's probably our fault.

“Maps of temperature trends over the twentieth century show a conspicuous region of cooling in the northern Atlantic,” the paper notes, which is indicative of a loss of warm waters from the south. The authors calculate that more than 400 cubic kilometers (96 cubic miles) of runoff a year from Greenland glacial melt is diluting the once salty waters of the area. They have expressed concern that the trend could get worse.

A question of salinity.

Water with a lower salt concentration does not drop easily to the ocean depths, which is what usually happens to the Gulf Stream to the north of Iceland. It is here that this famous current plunges to the ocean floor before returning to the tropics and then, further south, towards the Antarctic Ocean. In other words, this deep ocean current is the ‘return’ of the surface Gulf Stream.

After more intense rainfall, however, the additional fresh water in the mix inhibits the Gulf Stream’s drop towards the ocean floor, and jams up this vast, worldwide climatic mechanism. This in turn interferes with, or even blocks off, the Gulf Stream on the surface.

If the Gulf Stream malfunctions, then Europe, deprived of its effects, will in turn lurch towards a new era of lower temperatures. In other words, winters in Lisbon may become as rigorous as those in New York.
Source pic. 

Fact or fiction? 

The climatic history of our planet shows that such a development in the past – a considerable influx of fresh water in the North Atlantic resulting from a massive offloading of ice from the American ice sheet – has already seen the Gulf Stream mechanism put “out of order. Hmmmm......Mother Nature has a way of handling things, i would start worrying seriously about Global Cooling......Maunder Minimum style. Read the full story here.

Related: Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say. ICYM.......Gulf Stream stops Britain from freezing over in Winter.




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