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Friday, September 30, 2016

Video - Jamaican Sheikh: The Infidels Put Cancer in Fake "Zamzam" Sacred Water and Sell It to Muslims

Video - Jamaican Sheikh: The Infidels Put Cancer in Fake "Zamzam" Sacred Water and Sell It to Muslims. (Memri).

In a video-clip posted on his YouTube account, Jamaican Sheikh Abdullah Al-Faisal accused "infidels" of putting cancer in fake "zamzam" (water drawn from a sacred well in Mecca), which was then bottled and sold to Muslims. "Many many Muslims die from cancer from drinking fake zamzam," said the pro-ISIS Al-Faisal, whose original name was Trevor William Forrest and who spent four years in a U.K. prison for murder and inciting hatred before being deported. "Every infidel is a liar and a hypocrite," he said.

Following are excerpts

Abdullah Al-Faisal: "Every infidel is a liar and a hypocrite, and every hypocrite is an infidel. Every infidel is a hypocrite, and every hypocrite is an infidel. A liar and a hypocrite."

"The infidels, they put Zamzam in bottle and sell [them] to Muslims, and it is fake Zamzam -not real. They put cancer in the water and many Muslims die from cancer. Something you did not know. Fake Zamzam. And they put cancer in it. And people buy it and drink it and many many Muslims die from cancer by drinking fake Zamzam. So when you buy from the infidels your fake Zamzam, you are going to die from cancer. Many people, many Muslims die from cancer by drinking fake Zamzam water." Hmmm.......Considering Non Muslims are not allowed in Mecca it's for sure A Mission impossible feature. 

 Related: Zam Zam Holy Water Is ‘Unsafe for Human Consumption’

 More here: Contamination of the Sacred Well in Mecca.

Obama 'Admin' signed secret document lifting UN sanctions on Iran banks on day Iran released Americans.

Obama 'Admin' signed secret document lifting UN sanctions on Iran banks on day Iran released Americans. (WSJ).

The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations.

The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16.

The U.N. Security Council’s delisting of the two banks, Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, was part of a package of tightly scripted agreements—the others were a controversial prisoner swap and transfer of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran—that were finalized between the U.S. and Iran on Jan. 17, the day the Americans were freed.

The new details of the delisting have emerged after administration officials briefed lawmakers earlier this month on the U.S. decision.

According to senior U.S. officials, a senior State Department official, Brett McGurk, and a representative of the Iranian government signed three documents in Geneva on the morning of Jan. 17.

“By agreeing to remove U.N. and EU sanctions eight years early on Iran’s main missile financing bank, the administration effectively greenlighted their nuclear warhead-capable ballistic missile program,” said Mark Dubowitz, a top critic of the Iran nuclear deal at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank. Hmmm......As i said more than once in the past 'High crimes and misdemeanors'. Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Russian Council of Muftis criticizes Grozny fatwa on 'Who Is recognized as true Muslims'.

Russian Council of Muftis criticizes Grozny fatwa on 'Who Is recognized as true Muslims'. (Caucasianknot).

The final document of the Islamic Conference, held in Grozny, should be revised, says the resolution of the Council of Muftis of Russia.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the Islamic Conference "Who are they – Sunnah followers?" held in Grozny on August 25-27 adopted a fatwa (a punishment resolution), according to which only the followers of the Sufi tariqa (Muslim spiritual way) are recognized as true Muslims.

The fatwa treats supporters of Salafism as dangerous separatists. Well-known religious leaders of Russia and the Arab world have criticized the final documents of the Islamic Conference.

The sitting of the co-chairmen of the Council of Muftis of Russia was held on September 26 at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, headed by Ravil Gainutdin, the Mufti of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM) of Russia. The resolution of the sitting was posted on the website of the Moscow's SAM on September 27.

According to the resolution of the conference, the agenda assumed a discussion of "the most important and still topical issue regarding the acceptance or rejection of the Grozny fatwa 'Who are they – Sunnah followers?'"

Religious leaders have called it necessary to reconsider and significantly modify its wording, "in view of the fact that it makes a split within the country, as well as among the domestic and foreign Muslim community," says the press release of the SAM. Hmmmm.....A new Schism in the 'Religion of peace' in the make?

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Related: 'Heretics' - World's leading Sunni clerics declare 'Wahhabism is not Sunnism'

Video - Max Abrahams explains Hillary Clinton's foreign policy positions.

Max Abrahams:

Northeastern University 2013-Present Assistant Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science Boston, MA

Northeastern University 2016-Present Assistant Professor School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Boston, MA

Council on Foreign Relations 2013-Present Term Member New York, NY

Center for Cyber & Homeland Security 2014-Present Senior Fellow George Washington University Washington, DC

Center for the Study of Terrorism 2014-Present Board Member University of Rome Rome, Italy

Crude oil dips after OPEC boost.

Crude oil dips after OPEC boost. (Reuters).

Oil prices, however, edged off their highs as some investors took profits on Wednesday's more than 5 percent surge, which was prompted by OPEC's first deal to limit output since 2008. Scepticism over how it would be implemented also crept in.

"Everything you’re seeing today is a response to the move in crude and the possible coordination necessary for OPEC to do what it has announced. Even though I think the agreement is probably a bit flimsy, the amount of coordination is part of the reason for the rally in risk,"

Each Opec member's output levels will be decided at the next formal OPEC meeting in Vienna in November, when non-OPEC countries such as Russia could also be invited to join the cuts.

Goldman Sachs said the deal could add as much as $10 to oil prices ion the first half of next year but, given the uncertainty of the proposal, stuck to its year-end and 2017 oil price forecasts.

Brent crude, the international benchmark was down 61 cents, 1.3 percent, at $48.08 per barrel, after rising to as high as $49.09 on Wednesday.

"Even if there's a 5 percent rise in oil prices, this will not trigger a strong rebound in inflation and at these levels, oil output is still higher than demand so we're unlikely to see a massive rally in oil," he said. Hmmm......Opec only controls 48% of the World Oil production. Making oil more expensive is only the green light for the US Shale oil. Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"Russian Campaign Saved Syria from Becoming Part of New Ottoman Empire": PYD co-chairman Saleh Muslim.

"Russian Campaign Saved Syria from Becoming Part of New Ottoman Empire": PYD co-chairman Saleh Muslim. (IFPNews).

Russia’s aerial campaign in Syria has reinforced Moscow’s positions among other countries and contributed to the multi-polarity in the world, Syria’s Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-chairman Saleh Muslim said.

“The Russian campaign in Syria has strengthened country’s positions in the world affairs. I believe, this was the end of the uni-polar world. We can talk about multi-polar world now,” Muslim said, as reported by Sputnik and covered by ISNA.

He added that Moscow’s aerial campaign had also changed Washington’s perception of terrorists, pushing the United States to change its stance with regard to several militant groups in the region.

According to the PYD co-chairman, Russia’s support of Syria prevented the Middle Eastern nation “from being cut into pieces and becoming a part of a new Ottoman Empire.”

Turkey’s National 'Islamist' Police reportedly establish special torture unit following coup attempt.

Turkey’s National 'Islamist' Police reportedly establish special torture unit following coup attempt. (TurkeyPurge).

With allegations of ill-treatment of Turkey’s post-coup detainees becoming more widespread with every passing day, TR724 has claimed that the National Police Department has set up a torture unit in order to deal with alleged coup plotters.

Independent news portal TR724 on Monday published the fourth part in a series on the re-emergence of torture in Turkey’s detention centers following a failed coup on July 15.

Unlike the other previously published installments, the fourth part focuses on the identities of the police officers who were specifically assigned to be responsible for torturing detainees in the aftermath of the putsch.

While the personal accounts of the victims and their families have been used as the primary sources for the revelations so far, TR724 stated that the social media posts of those who were involved in torture were referenced in this instance.

U.Ö and A.K., two chief inspectors in Ankara and İstanbul, respectively, were specially tasked with torturing soldiers allegedly involved in the July 15 coup attempt, the news portal claimed.

Participating in the interrogation of Gen. Akın Öztürk, one of the alleged leaders of the coup who was photographed after having been beaten, U.Ö also tortured several detainees by inserting bottles in their anuses, TR724 alleged, backing up its claims with the officer’s own statements.

Several S.A.T. commandos, meanwhile, were tortured for days by A.K. who drove them to forested land in İstanbul instead of a police station after they were detained following the July 15 coup attempt, according to the media outlet.

Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Department heads C.T., R.A.T., M.B., S.Y., M.T.G. and T.K. in Antalya were also involved in torture by inserting bottles in detainees’ anuses, the news platform stated.

Among other department heads who reportedly tortured detained judges, prosecutors and soldiers in İstanbul are F.A., A.S., İ.G., M.S., H.K., C.A. and Ö.F.G.

S.G., G.G. and E.A. from the Çanakkale Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit forced a detained woman to take off her headscarf, while the same staff also tortured detained academic S.T. to force him to plead guilty.

Related: Turkey removes evidence of torture, maltreatment in prisons ahead of ‘Committee for the Prevention of Torture’ visit

Tortured detainee would choose 50 years in prison over return to custody in Turkey

ISIS names new ‘war minister’ to replace 'last week' killed Omar al-Shishani.

ISIS names new ‘war minister’ to replace 'last week' killed Omar al-Shishani. (Rudaw).

The Islamic State (ISIS) has elected a former military official of Iraq’s defunct Baathist regime as its new war minister, to replace its dead commander, Abu Omer Shishani.

Yasin Salam, known as Abu Taha, the new minister of war, is from the Haditha area of Anbar province. During Saddam Hussein's rule in Iraq, he was commander of the elite Presidential Guards battalion.

Like many other of Saddam’s former army commanders, Abu Taha pledged allegiance to ISIS after the Iraqi dictator was ousted in the 2003 US-led invasion.

(Abu Taha) has pledged allegiance to ISIS for five years. He was given the post after several meetings among ISIS leaders,” said Nazim Jighenfi, a leader from the Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi.

Jighenfi added that Abu Taha is now “in Anbar province, commanding ISIS attacks on Iraqi security forces.”

ISIS confirmed that Omar al-Shishani, one of its top military commanders, was killed.

But contrary to reports that said he died in Syria in March, the group said he was killed last week in fighting south of Mosul, the last ISIS-held city in Iraq. Hmmmm..........Shishani Has more lives than a cat.Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

China Opposes US Indictment Of Firm Tied To North Korea Nukes

China Opposes US Indictment Of Firm Tied To North Korea Nukes. (NDtv)

China said Tuesday it opposes a US decision to bring criminal charges against a Chinese firm and executives for their alleged role in supporting North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

"We would like to stress we oppose any country carrying out so-called 'long-arm jurisdiction' over a Chinese entity or individual in accordance with its own domestic laws," said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.

Beijing has expressed its position directly to the US in recent communications, he added during a regular briefing.

On Monday the US Justice Department announced criminal charges against the Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development company and four Chinese nationals for conspiring to evade US sanctions on North Korea, violating US regulations against support for "weapons of mass destruction proliferators", and money-laundering.

In parallel the Treasury added the company and the four individuals to a sanctions blacklist, making them ineligible to do business with American individuals or companies, particularly financial firms.

The move follows an earlier announcement by Chinese authorities that they were investigating the company, located in the city of Dandong on the border with North Korea.

Geng said Beijing would "seriously punish any illegal activities by companies or individuals, once discovered".

He added that China was willing to cooperate with other countries, if needed, on the basis of "mutual respect and equal treatment." He also stressed that China opposes Pyongyang's nuclear programme and has been "faithfully observing" its commitment to UN sanctions.

However, customs data released Monday showed China's imports of North Korean coal have surged 60 percent since the latest sanctions went into effect in April, reaching nearly 2.5 million tonnes valued at $113 million.

Dandong Hongxiang logged more than $530 million in two-way trade with North Korea between 2011 and 2015, according to a recent report by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul and C4ADS in Washington.

That could have been enough to fund North Korea's uranium enrichment facilities, and to design, make, and test its nuclear weapons, the report said.

The North carried out its fifth and most powerful atomic weapons test this month, sparking moves to impose even tougher sanctions. Hmmm......As i said earlier Big Brother China will 'protect' North Korea, as they are their 'wild card' in the south China sea disputes.

'Wahhabism Even More Evil than Israel': Hezbollah leader Nasrallah

'Wahhabism Even More Evil than Israel': Hezbollah leader Nasrallah. (IFPNews).

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, made the remark during his annual meeting with Muslim eulogists and the people responsible for commemoration ceremonies during the Lunar month of Muharram, Lebanon’s Al Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The Hezbollah chief said he considered Wahhabism to be responsible for damaging Islam’s image worldwide. “Wahhabism is more evil than Israel, especially [in] that it seeks to destroy others and eliminate whatever thing that has to do with Islam and its history,” he said.

Not a Shia, Sunni matter.

This project was launched in 2011, and it not a Shia and Sunni matter. The role played by spy services is completely evident here. We should use this opportunity to pin Wahhabism down and deal a blow to it,” he added.

The existent conflict, Nasrallah said, was not between Shias and Sunnis, but with Wahhabism.
Wahhabism is the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia, freely preached by government-backed clerics there, and inspiring terrorists worldwide.

Daesh and other Takfiri terror groups use the ideology to declare people of other faiths as “infidels” and then kill them.

Nasrallah also said what posed a yet bigger threat than Wahhabism and Zionism was “British Shiism,” which, he said, was being promoted by pseudo-religious figures, whom he called mercenaries of intelligence services.

Hezbollah has been crucial to keeping Wahhabi terrorism out of Lebanon, while helping neighboring Syria in holding back the scourge, too.

The Hezbollah chief said Saudi Arabia had escalated tensions to a climax and was trying, with the help of the US and Britain, to portray conflicts as sectarian.

Referring to the Syrian conflict, he said there were no “moderate” armed groups in Syria, warning that all those fighting Damascus were either working with Daesh or al-Nusra, which has recently renamed itself.

Nasrallah also said he saw no prospect for a political solution for the Syrian conflict. “Developments on the [battle] ground will ultimately determine [the outcome],” he said matter-of-factly.

Syria has been fighting a foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Hezbollah fighters have been assisting Syrian government forces fighting back the militants, including Daesh and other dangerous groups.

Iran’s Pres Rouhani Assures Syria of Resolute Support, will protect Syrian territorial integrity.

Iran’s Pres Rouhani Assures Syria of Resolute Support, will protect Syrian territorial integrity. (Ifpnews).

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will keep assisting Syria in the fight against terrorism and in the establishment of security in the region,” President Rouhani said at a meeting with Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, held in Tehran on Tuesday.

Such help for Syria is based upon Iran’s deeply-held belief that terrorism is a serious threat to the region and the world, the president added.

He also noted that efforts to preserve territorial integrity and solidarity of regional countries, including Syria, is a principle behind Iran’s policies, underscoring that changes in the borders would not benefit the region at all.

Elsewhere, President Rouhani said delivering humanitarian aid to the Syrian people is now a high priority.

For her part, the visiting Syrian speaker praised Iran for backing her country from the outset of crisis in 2011.

She also made it clear that the Syrian nation is the only entity entitled to decide the fate of the Arab country, recommending big powers, the US in particular, to try to stem terrorism if they are to provide any help.

Khalaf Abbas arrived in Tehran on Monday at the invitation of Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

Iran: "Our target is Israel and we don’t need missiles with a range of more than 2,000km."

Iran: "Our target is Israel and we don’t need missiles with a range of more than 2,000km." (Fars).

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced Iran's plans to supply the IRGC forces with a large number of various types of Zolfaqar missiles.

"The new Zolfaqar missile is being supplied to the IRGC Aerospace Force and a large number of this missile will be supplied to our units by the yearend," General Hajizadeh told FNA on Tuesday.

Asked if Iran has any plans to develop missiles to hit targets more than 2,000km in range, he said, "Our target is Israel and we don’t need missiles with a range of more than 2,000km."

Iran on Sunday started mass-production of home-made Zolfaqar missile that can destroy targets in distances up to 700km in range with a zero margin of error.

The production line of Zolfaqar was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and General Hajizadeh.

Zolfaqar, the latest generation of Iran's mid-range missiles, was unveiled during the nationwide parades of Armed Forces on Wednesday.

Iran has made giant advancements in developing long-range missiles in recent years.

The IRGC fired 2 home-made 'Qadr H' ballistic missiles from the Eastern Alborz Mountains at a target in Iran's Southeastern Makran seashore some 1,400km away in March.

The missiles were fired on the sidelines of the main stage of the IRGC drills in Central Iran and various parts of the country.

One missile had a message written on it that said in Hebrew: "Israel should be wiped off the Earth".
Qadr is a 2000km-range, liquid-fuel and ballistic missile which can reach territories as far as Israel.

Improved warhead designs allow smaller warheads for a given yield, while better electronics and guidance systems allowed greater accuracy. As a result MIRV technology has proven more attractive than MRV for advanced nations. 
Because of the larger amount of nuclear material consumed by MRVs and MIRVs, single warhead missiles are more attractive for nations with less advanced technology.

The United States deployed an MRV payload on the Polaris A-3. The Soviet Union deployed MRVs on the SS-9 Mod 4 ICBM. Hmmmm.........'Because of the larger amount of nuclear material'?

Nusra (AlQaeda) commander in Syria: Obama 'Admin' supporting us…but not enough.

Nusra (AlQaeda) commander in Syria: Obama 'Admin' supporting us…but not enough. (almasdarnews).

A high-ranking commander of the al-Qaeda branch in Syria revealed that the United States indirectly supports rebel forces fighting Assad government in Syria, Kölner Stadtanzeiger newspaper reported.

"The U.S. support the opposition, but not directly. They support the countries which support us.

But we are not yet satisfied with this support. They should support us with highly developed weapons.

We have won battles thanks to the "TOW" missiles. We reached a balance with the regime through these missiles. We received the tanks from Libya through Turkey. 

Also the "BMs" - multiple rocket launchers", Abu al-Ezz, the jihadi commander, told reporter Jürgen Todenhöfer.

To whom did the U.S. hand those missiles before they were brought to you? Were those missiles first given to the Free Syrian Army by the U.S. and from there to you?

No, the missiles were give directly to us. They were delivered to a certain group. When the "road" was closed and we were besieged we had officers here from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States.

What did those officers do?
Experts! Experts for the use of satellites, missiles, reconnaissance work, thermal surveillance cameras ...

Were there also American experts?

Yes, experts from several countries.

Including Americans?

Yes. The Americans are on our side, but not as it should be. For example we were told: We must capture and conquer "Battalion 47". Saudi Arabia gave us 500 million Syrian pounds. For taking the "al-Muslimiya" infantry school years ago we received from Kuwait 1.5 million Kuwaiti dinar and from Saudi Arabia 5 million U.S. dollars.

From the governments or from private persons?

From the governments.

Interestingly, the al-Nusra Front commander also mentioned the UN aid convoy. Keep in mind that Todenhöfer, the first Western journalist to be granted access to Daesh's caliphate, conducted the interview ten day ago, before the attack.Read the full story here.

Click here to see the full interview in English

Video - FULL REPLAY of Trump-Clinton’s First Presidential Debate

Monday, September 26, 2016

Video - N.Y.-Based Egyptian-American Activist Ayat Oraby Calls for Economic Boycott of Copts: The Crescent Must Always Be on Top of the Cross

N.Y.-Based Egyptian-American Activist Ayat Oraby Calls for Economic Boycott of Copts: The Crescent Must Always Be on Top of the Cross. (Memri).

In a video posted on her Facebook page on September 21, New York-based Egyptian-American activist Ayat Oraby called the Coptic church "a gang, striving to establish a Coptic mini-state," and "a full-fledged mafia," and described Pope Tawadros as "a criminal." Oraby called upon Muslims to participate in an economic boycott of Copts, saying that: "They must be made to understand that the crescent must be on top of the cross."

Related: I seem to recall her name, and a quick search revealed her 'Muslim Brotherhood hatred' for the Copts.

Video - Captured ISIS Fighter Talks about Use of Slave-Girls as Rewards for Fighters

EU launches large financial 'taxpayer paid' aid project for refugees in Turkey.

EU launches large financial 'taxpayer paid' aid project for refugees in Turkey. (DS).

Turkey: The European Union was set on Monday to launch a 348 million euros ($391 million) aid project to help the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey - part of a landmark EU deal with Turkey aimed at curbing the flow of migrants to Europe.

Up to a million refugees living outside of camps are to receive debit cards that will allow them to buy their own food and pay for housing, education and other needs. The cards would be topped up monthly, with payments dependent on the size and needs of the families.

The project, to be launched by EU Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides in Ankara, said the program was "proof of the EU's commitment to (help) Turkey cover the challenge posed by the refugee crisis."

"I am in Ankara for a specific reason: to launch the biggest, largest humanitarian project the EU has ever supported," Stylianides said before the launch.

The program is to be administered by the World Food Program, with help of Turkish Red Crescent, the Turkish crisis management agency and the Turkish ministry for family and social policy.

The European Commission says safeguards are in place to ensure the money is correctly spent.
Turkey is home to an estimated 3 million refugees.

The program is part of an agreement the EU has with Turkey to provide a total of 3 billion euros in 2016 and 2017 to help Turkey support Syrian migrants. The EU has also agreed to fast track membership talks and ease visa restrictions for Turkish citizens traveling to Europe in return for Turkey's cooperation in stopping migrants heading to Europe.

However, plans to loosen visa rules came to a standstill after Turkey balked at the EU's demand that it relax its anti-terrorism laws. Hmmm........I'm wondering how many Non Muslims will obtain such a card.

"It looks like the US military does not eagerly obey the U.S. commander-in-chief." Lavrov.

"It looks like the US military does not eagerly obey the U.S. commander-in-chief." Lavrov. (Tass).

The Western countries are not coping with their obligations on Syria and the UN Security Council’s urgent session was called on September 25 to distract attention from the bombing near Deir ez-Zor, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the NTV channel.

Lavrov reminded that over the past week the Syrian crisis dominated the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly.

A ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on Syria and two meetings of the International Syria Support Grpu were held, he said.

"The Syrian government and we were accused of all sins and all answers regarding the accusations were given," Lavrov said.

"We can only guess why it was necessary to convene the urgent meeting during the weekend," Lavrov said. "I think it is not difficult to guess. It is evident that the West led by the US does not cope with its obligations."

The minister stressed that the meeting was needed "to distract the attention from the bombing near Deir ez-Zor."

"I’m not in the mood of finding faults with somebody," he stated. "But we know too well how the leading world mass media, such as the CNN and the BBC can juggle with facts. Just recall the way they covered the situation in Iraq several years ago, and what they have been saying about the current events in Syria today. Of course, we will demand the most thorough investigation."

He recalled that Russia had been urging the most thorough investigation into the attack against the humanitarian convoy in Syria from the outset.

"We demanded an investigation, while John Kerry, a good partner of mine stated all of a sudden (which was very uncommon of him) that an investigation might be conducted, of course, but he everybody else knew who had done that - either the Syrian army or Russia, but in any case Russia was to blame."

"Apparently he was under very strong pressure. He is under the harshest criticism from the US military machine," Lavrov said. "And although US Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, as I’ve been told all the way, has maintained interaction with Russia, which he confirmed that himself at a meeting with Vladimir Putin in China, it looks like the US military does not eagerly obey the commander-in-chief."

The top diplomat went on to say that he cannot afford to have absolute trust towards the United States on the issue of its readiness to deal strikes against the terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra.

"US Secretary of State John Kerry keeps saying that Jabhat Al-Nusra poses the same terrorist threat as the Islamic State (both outlawed in Russia)," Lavrov said. "But Nusra remains untouchable. This is a paradox. I don’t know whom I can trust. That I cannot trust them (the United States) one hundred percent is for certain."

Lavrov stresses US should fulfil promise to separate opposition from terrorists in Syria Russian Defense Ministry says US, Syrian opposition fail to fulfil Geneva deal

"It is a vicious circle. Each time Russia or Syrian planes hit Nusra positions, they make a fuss, claiming that we’ve hit the patriotic opposition again thereby pushing it into Nusra’s embrace," Lavrov said. Hmmmm......Russia made a huge mistake to trust Turkey, as long as they're involved there will be no peace in Syria....or Iraq. Read the full story here.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kremlin reportedly planning to 'resurrect' KGB-style security behemoth.

Kremlin reportedly planning to 'resurrect' KGB-style security behemoth. (SG).

The Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing unnamed sources, reported this week that before the next presidential election, scheduled for March 2018, the Kremlin plans to create a gigantic new ministry that will absorb most of Russia’s existing security agencies.

According to Kommersant’s sources, this new security behemoth will be called the Ministry of State Security, with its Russian acronym MGB. That is the same name Soviet dictator Josef Stalin gave to his repressive apparatus which operated from 1946 until his death in 1953. After Stalin’s death, the MGB was reformatted as the KGB, the Committee for State Security.

The new MGB, the newspaper reported, will merge the existing Federal Security Service (FSB), currently Russia’s principal security agency, with the Federal Guard Service (FSO), which protects high-level officials and includes the Presidential Security Service (SPB), which guards the president.

The MGB will also absorb the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Russia’s external spy agency. The investigative arm of the MGB will deal with the country’s most important criminal cases, and MGB staff will oversee the work of many of Russia’s remaining law-enforcement bodies, including the Interior Ministry and the Investigative Committee.

If the rumored restructuring plan indeed comes to pass, it would be just the latest major change that President Vladimir Putin has made to Russia’s security system. Earlier this year, he created the National Guard, which is charged with securing Russia’s borders, combating terrorism and organized crime, ensuring public order and guarding key state facilities.

The National Guard is directly subordinated to the president and headed by Viktor Zolotov, who served as Putin’s bodyguard in Saint Petersburg in the early 1990s. Zolotov headed the Presidential Security Service from 2000 to 2013, after which he served as commander of the Internal Troops, the Interior Ministry’s paramilitary force, from 2014 to earlier this year, when he was picked to head the National Guard.

Is the Russian government really planning to revive a Stalin-era security behemoth? VOA’s Russian Service spoke with several experts.

Boris Volodarsky, a former officer with the Russian military’s intelligence agency, the GRU, and an expert on Soviet and Russian intelligence agencies, said he believes there really is a plan to create such a state security structure. He also said the proposed use of the name “Ministry of State Security” is not coincidental.

“Because the Kremlin has a clear tendency to refer to the good old Stalinist and post-Stalinist days, it is clear that they intend to create a ministry that will unite all the security structures under its own roof,” he said. “They have already created the National Guard, and are now recreating a ministry which earlier, under Stalin, consolidated foreign intelligence and internal security.”

Volodarsky said he does not think that the FSB or its current top officials will play the dominant role in the new security ministry, adding that even now, the FSB is not the main player in Russia’s security system.

“The main structure was and is the Federal Guard Service – and, within it, the Presidential Security Service,” he said. “In fact, people from the Presidential Security Service dominate all the other security bodies.

Viktor Zolotov, who heads the National Guard, was Putin’s personal bodyguard, and he was made head of the Presidential Security Service. And, from that post, Putin sent him first to the Interior Ministry to get everything there under control, and then put practically all of the power structures under his control,” Volodarsky said.

Reflection of Kremlin’s ‘fear’

Andrei Soldatov, an expert on Russia’s security services and chief editor of the website, said Russia’s current main security body, the Federal Security Service, has already acquired the characteristics of the Soviet KGB.

“The FSB has been involved in a lot of things over the last 16 years (time since Putin assumed power), but it has been obvious since last year that two functions, two directions, have intensified – the hunt for spies and targeted repression,” he said.

“These are functions of the KGB, if you think about it: it was precisely through these [functions] that the system of KGB control over Soviet society was maintained: keeping the population in the grip of spy mania, and gathering material on the elite and using [that material] if so ordered. Putin is changing the functions of the FSB closer to what the KGB did. From that point of view, the new name [MGB], is quite logical,” said Soldatov.

Still, Soldatov said the FSB no longer has the same influence it had 10 years ago. “The FSB suddenly stopped being ‘the new nobility’ – it is no longer the supplier of personnel [for other government and state bodies]; cadres are now chosen from among the Federal Guard Service and technocrats.”

Andrei Kolesnikov, a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center, said the desire to create a single powerful national security ministry is a sign of the Kremlin’s fear of the future.

“It’s a reflection of the power elite’s fear of what can happen with the country in the coming years,” he said. “Moreover, this fear has various characteristics – foreign policy and domestic policy [fears]; fear of the people; economic fear, that the crisis could drag on and… cause some social turbulence, and this turbulence will have to be extinguished somehow.” Hmmm......Well Belarus never abolished the KGB shouldn't be to difficult to resurrect the whole apparatus. 


Syrian Army Discovers Turkish Terrorists Manual, Instructing how to Use Nukes.

Syrian Army Discovers Turkish Terrorists Manual, Instructing how to Use Nukes. (Sputnik).

In the course of a recent operation to liberate a terrorist-held enclave in northern Latakia, Syrian Army troops discovered a 'manual for terrorists'. Printed in Turkey, the book teaches jihadis "the proper conduct of war on foreign soil," up to and including the use of nuclear weapons.

The manual, printed in Arabic and called 'Zad al-Mujahed' (roughly, 'Fruits for the work of God's Warriors') was published in Istanbul, with its publishers making no attempt to even try to hide the book's origins. It features the logo of the Istanbul-based Guraba publishing company, contact information, and even an ISBN, inside its front cover.

Speaking to Sputnik Arabic, the Syrian Army soldier who discovered the book said that it was filled with hatred and calls to war against people who don't share jihadists' faith, as well as instructions on what must be done with "enemies and their property."

"The book describes how to properly burn cities captured by jihadi fighters, how to cut down all the trees, destroy all life, how to execute prisoners in the correct manner," the soldier explained.
"The book says that jihadis have a right to marry their captives; the book even mentions the aspect of the possible use of nuclear weapons," he added.
The book is banned in Syria for its radical content, and repeated calls to violence and terror. For this reason, Sputnik Arabic decided not to quote it directly. Still, it published photos, republished here, showing the cover and details on the book's publisher. It remains unclear how many copies of this book were found.

Syrian authorities are extremely sensitive about published materials which could be seen to inspire sectarian conflict.

Pakistani Christians Assaulted by Drunk Muslim Mob Using Metal Rods as Weapons.

Pakistani Christians Assaulted by Drunk Muslim Mob Using Metal Rods as Weapons.(Christian post).

A drunken Muslim mob in Pakistan stormed the homes of Christians and beat men, women and children because they deemed the Christian residents to be "ritually impure."

As the systematic persecution of Christians in Pakistan continues to increase across the country and the situation shows no signs of improvement, the London-based charity British Pakistani Christian Association reports that a small group of Muslim men in the Faisalabad district physically beat at least seven Christians in the town of Samundri last Friday.

The inebriated men were reportedly being loud and obnoxious as they walked down the residential streets of Samundri. After a Christian woman asked them to quiet down and told them they were disturbing the peace in the neighborhood, they were enraged by "the audacity of 'ritually impure' Christians making demands on them," BPCA reports.

The drunk Muslim men gathered up at least a dozen of their friends and grabbed sticks, metal rods and other assorted weapons and returned to attack the Christian residents.

Upon returning to the neighborhood, the mob stormed the Christians' homes and indiscriminately beat them without regard for whether they were attacking men, women or children, according to BPCA.

Not only did the Muslim mob physically and verbally assault Christians, they also insulted Jesus Christ, even though He is also a prophet in the Quran.

Seven victims were injured in the attack, five of whom had to go to the hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.

Among those injured are 48-year-old Arif Masih, 40-year-old Parveen Akhtar, 42-year-old Akram Masih, 50-year-old Jamaal Masih, 35-year-old Sharifaan Bibi, 34-year-old Shahzad Masih and 35-year-old Zahid Masih.

"I had returned from work and we were enjoying some rest as we waited for our food to be prepared. A group of drunk Muslims came and were shouting loudly and saying lewd things to any young girls that were passing," Arif Masih told BPCA officer Kanwal Amar, who visited with the victims in the hospital and at their homes to provide counseling and support.

"My wife asked them to leave the area as they were disturbing locals and they started shouting obscenities at us, but left shortly after," Masih continued. "About and hour later they returned with a gang of around 15 people and started beating us with sticks and poles. They said all Christians should be killed. They said we were evil demons and made Pakistan impure. I thought I and my family would be killed. It was very frightening."

When Amar first arrived, he noticed that no report had been filed by police in response to the incident even though there were eyewitness accounts and visible injuries as evidence. Amar later visited the police station in Samundri with a couple local village leaders to urge police to seek justice for the abused Christians.

After providing overwhelming evidence, Deputy Superintendent Malik Shahid finally registered a police report.

As police have begun questioning suspects, BPCA reports that the severity of the injuries sustained by the Christians will determine the severity of the charges leveled against the Muslim men.

However, there are no X-ray machines at Samundri hospital, which means that there will be a bit of a wait until results can come back from Faisalabad General Hospital.

"To many, this attack just seems to be an act of drunken violence. But the manner of the insults directed at these innocent Christians, evidences their lowly status," Armar said in a statement to BPCA. "I believe most Muslims in Pakistan hold a deep hatred for Christians that is easy to evoke just by a Christian being in their presence. Fear of an attack is an ever present fear in the minds of all Christians living here and our government is doing little to change this."

Pakistan ranks as the sixth worst country in the world when it comes to the persecution of Christians, according to Open Doors USA's World Watch List.

As Christians comprise only 4 million of the nation's 199 million total population, they are often victimized through accusations of blasphemy, bonded labor agreements, beatings and the systematic kidnapping and forced marriage of Christians girls. Read the full story here.  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bell Unveils 'Vigilant' Unmanned Tiltrotor, proposed for use by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Bell Unveils 'Vigilant' Unmanned Tiltrotor for U.S. Marine Corps. (ainonline)

Bell Helicopter unveiled a new unmanned tiltrotor aircraft—the V-247 Vigilant—it is proposing for the U.S. Marine Corps. The manufacturer displayed a one-eighth-scale model of the aircraft with a working swiveling wing at a briefing September 22 in Washington, D.C.

Bell has designed the Vigilant to meet a need expressed in the 2016 Marine Aviation Plan for a large, “sea-baseable” unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capable of performing multiple missions. It would be a Group 5 UAS—weighing 16,000 pounds empty, with the ability to carry 13,000 pounds in fuel, weapons such as the MK-50 torpedo, Hellfire or JAGM missiles, and sensors including sonobuoys and LiDAR or radar modules. Advertised mission range is 450 nm, with time on station of 11 hours. Read the full story here.

Chechen man reports secret departure of his wife with four children to Syria.

Chechen man reports secret departure of his wife with four children to Syria. (Kavkav).

More than three weeks it is impossible to establish the whereabouts of Zareta Zubairaeva, 25, a resident of Grozny, and her four children, her husband Azamat has reported. 

According to his story, his wife has secretly gone abroad. Turkish law enforcers take part in the search, as they believe that Zubairaeva had been recruited by militants.

Azamat said that Zareta stopped answering telephone calls on August 29. In search of his wife and children, he came to Turkey and is still there.

He stressed that he had no suspicions that his wife was interested in radical Islam.

Law enforcers told him that Zareta had been in correspondence with the recruiter for about a year.

Interesting detail is that two of their children were born in France which leads to the conclusion that she traveled often to France.

The "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports that a story about the search for Zubairaeva was shown, in particular, in the news programme of the Turkish NTV-Turkey Channel.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Intel Report Confirms More “Transferred” Gitmo prisoners Return to Terrorism.

Intel Report Confirms More “Transferred” Gitmo prisoners Return to Terrorism. HT: JudicialWatch.

As President Obama scrambles to release captives from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba his own intelligence advisers reveal that a growing number of inmates freed from the compound reengage in terrorism. This is nothing new and in fact, has been documented over the years in various government assessments but this latest information comes in the midst of a frenzy to clear out the maximum security facility in order to realize the president’s longtime dream of closing it.

A new report released this month by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) shows that of the 161 Gitmo detainees released by the Obama administration, nine are confirmed to be “directly involved in terrorist or insurgent activities.”

The ODNI, the broad agency that serve as an umbrella for the intelligence community and advises the president, also writes that 113 of the 532 Gitmo captives released during the George W. Bush administration have engaged in terrorist activities.

This demonstrates that recidivism among this demographic is hardly earth-shattering news yet the administration keeps releasing more and more captives from the facility at the U.S. Naval base in southeast Cuba.

The ODNI further reveals that at least two prisoners released from Gitmo by Obama and two others released by Bush have returned to “terrorist activities” during the first half of this year alone. Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ISIS Child Abuse & Indoctrination - Instagram Video Shows ISIS Father-Daughter Workout as Toddler Plays with Gun.

'Hamas, LTTE should be dropped from terror list': European Court of Justice advocate general.

'Hamas, LTTE should be dropped from terror list': European Court of Justice advocate general. (DS).

The European Union's top court took a step toward confirming the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government.

An advocate general at the European Court of Justice, whose advice is usually followed by judges, recommended Thursday that they reject an appeal by the Council of EU member states against the lower EU court's decisions in late 2014 to remove both movements from the sanctions list due to flaw procedures.

The United States has urged the maintenance of sanctions on Hamas. The Sri Lankan government had said in 2014 that it would provide the evidence which the court found lacking to support sanctions against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

In both cases, judges of the EU's General Court ruled that EU leaders relied too heavily on media reports rather than their own investigations when they imposed asset freezes and travel bans dating back 15 years on members of Hamas and the LTTE.

Both organizations argued that they were engaged in legal wars against Israel and the Sri Lankan government respectively.

Her advice, which also said some elements of the appeal were justified, is not binding. But judges' rulings typically follow closely the recommendations of the advocates general.

The ECJ said its justices were beginning their deliberations on the case and there was no set date for a ruling. Read the full story here.

Belgian police arrested while 'dumping' a van load of migrants in France.

Belgian police arrested while 'dumping' a van load of migrants in France. (DS).

LILLE, France: Two Belgian policemen were arrested after being found in a French border town with a vanload of migrants, officials said Thursday, sparking a diplomatic incident.

The police van carrying 13 migrants and the two policemen was stopped by French police in Nieppe, a town on the Belgian border, on Tuesday evening, after crossing from Belgium.

The Belgian policemen were arrested and questioned before being released, an official source said.
The policemen, from Ypres, said they had picked up the migrants after finding them walking along a road in Belgium.

One of the officers, Georges Aeck, told Belgian broadcaster RTBF: "We didn't want to leave them... on the side of the road to walk to the border. "So we took them... in the direction they wanted to go."

Belgium's ambassador to France, Vincent Mertens de Wilmars, was summoned Thursday over the incident "so we can ask him for an explanation", the French interior ministry said.

French authorities have already expressed "their strongest condemnation after this initiative which does not conform to the normal work practices agreed between France and Belgium".

The Belgian police union said the French police had handcuffed their Belgian colleagues before questioning, a claim denied by the French authorities.

The migrants were taken to a border police station in the northern French city of Lille. Three minors were placed in the care of local authorities and the adults have been temporarily detained while their status is assessed.

The northern French port of Calais is a magnet for migrants who try to board lorries there to reach Britain, although it is not known whether the migrants in the incident had asked to be taken to Calais. Hmmmm.....Here you are carrying out a humanitarian 'action' and you get arrested :)

ETIAS - A 13-euro Visa entry fee for the EU?

ETIAS - A 13-euro Visa entry fee for the EU? (SG).

The EU is planning to massively increase its border controls. Those who want to enter have to register, or apply for a visa. The goal is more security, though EU citizens will be spared.

Australia’s had one for a long time, and the United States has had one since 2007: An electronic entry system for travellers who don’t need a visa. Now, the EU wants to implement such a system in order to have better control over who is actually entering and leaving the bloc.

In the US, the online electronic registration system is known as “ESTA.”

In Europe, it will be known as “Etias” (European Travel Information and Authorisation System).

The EU Commission is currently carrying out a feasibility study to determine how Etias can be set up at hundreds of airports and border crossings. The legislative process would then begin at the end of the year.

EU interior ministers called for a digital registration system last year following the terror attacks in Paris. But the system, designed to close recognized security loopholes, has been in planning for much longer. Now, it’s going to become a reality.

Similar to the US system, travelers who don’t need a visa for the EU will be required to register online. A fee will be charged for the process; according to EU officials, it could be anywhere between 13 and 50 euro ($15 and $56) (19 Can$). Based on the current 30 million travelers from non-EU countries who do not need a visa, that would create income of between 390 million to 1.5 billion euro per year.

The number of people who don’t need a visa but who will have to pay this “entry fee” could increase considerably in the next few years. After Brexit, millions of British people travelling to the EU for vacations or business trips will also have to pay and register with Etias. The same goes for people from Turkey or Ukraine, in the event that the EU grants them visa-free travel. According to Camino Mortera-Martinez of the Brussels-based think tank, the Center for European Reform, it’s a bad deal. “It would be damaging for British business,” she told Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Read the full story here. More here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Video - Iran unveils new high speed catamaran.

Video - Iran unveils new high speed catamaran. HT: offiziere; (Fars).

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Second Naval Zone General Ali Razmjou announced on Tuesday that the IRGC Navy has launched a high-speed vessel capable of carrying military helicopters.

He said that the round-the-clock relentless efforts of the Iranian experts and engineers have paved the way for launching the state-of-the-art vessel with the capability to navigate in roaring waters as well as landing and taking off of the military helicopters which is another achievement for the defense sector.

"The IRGC Navy has always made advancements and made valuable successes and under the current conditions it has made the Islamic Republic of Iran stronger by making use of modern technology and equipment as well as high missile, defense and deterrence power," General Razmjou added.

Shahid Nazeri vessel is capable of conducting operations in tidy waters and carry 100 military personnel and military helicopters.

In May, Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi declared that the IRGC has done all the necessary tests and will soon launch mass-production of modern speedboats that cruise at a speed of 80 knots (148 kilometers) per hour.

"We have been able to increase the speed of our military vessels which are equipped with missiles and torpedoes up to 80 knots and this speed was tested late winter and now we are after mass-producing them," Fadavi said in an interview with the state-run TV.

"This is while the speed more than 35 knots is a dream for the world naval forces and the US vessels can cruise at a maximum speed of 31 knots," he added.

In relevant remarks in March, Admiral Fadavi had said that the IRGC has the only Navy in the world that could design and manufacture this type of boats cruising at 80 knots per hour.

The IRGC commander said the Navy plans to mass produce, within the next few months, speedboats that travel at a speed of 80 knots (148 kilometers) per hour, and are armed with missiles capable of striking targets at 100 kilometers (62 miles).

Last year, the IRGC equipped its speedboats with domestically designed and manufactured Ghader (Capable) anti-ship cruise missiles. Iran unveiled the home-made Ghader missile back in September 2011. Read the full story here.

Video - Special Representative of INTERPOL at the UN talks how Islamic terrorists use migration to infiltrate into Europe

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Video - Hamas Designated Global Terrorist by the U.S. State Dep: 'This Will Lead to Global Instability… Will Affect World Peace'

Video - Hamas Designated Global Terrorist by the U.S. State Dep: 'This Will Lead to Global Instability… Will Affect World Peace'

FSA 'Moderates': “Nobody believes in it. You’re like, ‘Fuck this,'”

FSA 'Moderates': “Nobody believes in it. You’re like, ‘Fuck this,'” (Sofrep).

“Nobody believes in it. You’re like, ‘Fuck this,'” a former Green Beret says of America’s covert and clandestine programs to train and arm Syrian militias. 
Everyone on the ground knows they are jihadis. No one on the ground believes in this mission or this effort, and they know they are just training the next generation of jihadis, so they are sabotaging it by saying, ‘Fuck it, who cares?'”
I don’t want to be responsible for Nusra guys saying they were trained by Americans,” the Green Beret added. 

A second Special Forces soldier commented that one Syrian militia they had trained recently crossed the border from Jordan on what had been pitched as a large-scale shaping operation that would change the course of the war. Watching the battle on a monitor while a drone flew overhead, “We literally watched them, with 30 guys in their force, run away from three or four ISIS guys.

Another militia commander came back to Jordan to be debriefed by CIA case officers stationed at Damascus X, the exiled CIA station now located in Amman, Jordan, since departing Syria’s capital after the civil war began. The Syrian proxy broke down saying that he might as well join ISIS-something the case officer had to talk him out of.

But perhaps this was a step in the right direction from a the recent past, when the commander of the now-defunct Syrian Revolutionary Front came in for a debriefing, telling his CIA handler that a helicopter was shot down and destroyed some of his equipment but he also claimed that he had an expensive suit onboard the aircraft that the CIA also needed to replace.

While the press has reported extensively on the over 100 armed groups within Syria vying for control, and the occasional report comes out about U.S. special operations troops in Syria and wasteful spending on covert action programs, the wider story about the U.S. Special Forces arming Syrian anti-ISIS forces while the CIA conducts a parallel program to arm anti-Assad regime forces has yet to be told-until now. 

It is a story of fraud, waste, and abuse, as well as bureaucratic infighting and a disgusting excess, which has only contributed to perpetuating the Syrian conflict. Hmmm.......Another 'Obamination'. Read the full story here.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Former Turkish counter-terror chief exposes Erdogan's government support for ISIS.

Former Turkish counter-terror chief exposes Erdogan's government support for ISIS. (Medium). HT: (InsurgeIntelligence).

“I am the police chief who was asked to guard ISIS terrorists”

+ Turkey’s intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, named as member of terror group linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS
+ Turkish intelligence directly supplied military aid to ISIS for years
+ Turkish government siphoned military supplies to ISIS through humanitarian relief agency
+ ISIS fighters, including al-Baghadi’s deputy, received free medical treatment in Turkey and “protection” from Turkish police
+ Head of ISIS in Turkey received “24/7 protection” under the personal order of President Erdogan
+ Turkish police investigations into ISIS are being systematically quashed
+ ISIS oil is sold with complicity of authorities in Turkey and Kurdish region of northern Iraq
+ NATO affirms Turkey’s role as ally in war on ISIS

Ahmet Sait Yayla was Chief of the Counter-Terrorism and Operations Division of Turkish National Police between 2010 and 2012, before becoming Chief of the Public Order and Crime Prevention Division until 2014. Previously, he had worked in the Counter-Terrorism and Operations Division as a mid-level manager for his entire 20-year police tenure, before becoming Chief of Police in Ankara and Sanliurfa.

In interviews with INSURGE intelligence, Yayla exclusively revealed that he had personally witnessed evidence of high-level Turkish state sponsorship of ISIS during his police career, which eventually led him to resign. He decided to become a whistleblower after Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown following the failed military coup in July. This is the first time that the former counter-terrorism chief has spoken on the record to reveal what he knows about Turkish government aid to Islamist terror groups.

I was indirectly involved early on in the counter-terrorism investigations into IHH,” said Yayla.
“The leader of the IHH was arrested as a result of these investigations at the time, due to the evidence we had obtained that the group is behind much of the support to ISIS. IHH have provided weapons and ammunition to many jihadist groups in Syria, not just ISIS.”
Yayla notes that the 2010 Gaza flotilla, where an IHH operated vessel was prevented from carrying humanitarian supplies into Gaza by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), had been arranged with Erdogan’s approval:

IHH’s chief benefactor in the Turkish government was Hakan Fidan, who headed up TIKA from 2003 to 2007. A former Turkish military officer, he became deputy undersecretary to the Prime Minister in 2007. Since 2010, he has been head of the Turkish state intelligence agency, MIT.

Due to its humanitarian credentials, the IHH, now partnered with the Turkish government under Fidan’s leadership of TIKA, provided the “perfect cover” for Erdogan to escalate his covert Syria strategy.

ISIL: bastard spawn of the Turkish deep state

The covert strategy continued as Fidan went on to become head of Turkish state intelligence.
If Yayla’s claims are correct, then the current head of Turkey’s powerful MIT under Erdogan is a member of the al-Qaeda affiliated Turkish Hizbullah, responsible for terrorist murders of leftwing dissidents in the 1990s.
From around 2012 onwards, Yayla explained, several hundred trucks of supplies were being sent by IHH to Syria.

Describing several active police operations against IHH due to the agency’s relationships with al-Qaeda, Yayla confirmed that one major operation involving anti-terror raids in Gazientep, Van, Kilis, Istanbul, Adana and Kayseri had uncovered IHH’s close working relationship with senior al-Qaeda and ISIS operatives, by supplying arms to jihadist groups across the border.

But IHH was only one conduit for these operations in support of Syrian jihadists.
“The rest of the operations were carried out directly by the MIT,” said Yayla. “The MIT openly carried weapons and explosives to Syria by truck as well as by actual fighters being transported by busses, several times. Some of them were caught by Turkish police.”
Hmmmm......Turkey must be thrown out of NATO and their leaders brought to justice .Read the full interview here.

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