For some people this night will never end

According to google translate she says:

“A person who does not want to be torn from this soil; The heart is stubborn; it throws itself into water and fire, but its foot does not move two steps. I did not go and I am still in Kabul; I am in my corner and we are crying in pain. It was sad to see the scene of the airport, the influx and the begging of the people and the fact that no one took their place on any flight.”

This post is perhaps the shortest post in my blog. I just wanted to make a note of the history for the night that connects August 15 to August 16, 2021. Afghanistan was destroyed again tonight. Let’s not forget that today the people are stuck between escaping from their country and not fleeing; while the foreign governments, at first US, that made their own country this way have literally devastated a country as they fled. For, it to rise again…

In fact, for the entire planet, this order must change!

Edit 16.08.2021:

Today this tweet was deleted, I do not know why. But with a little research I have seen same tweet content, in her, Sahraa Karimi’s instagram account, here, https://www.instagram.com/sahraakarimi/

Again

Today, an earthquake happened here with a magnitude of 6.9 or 7, according to sources about 4 hours ago. It took about 45 seconds. We shaked quite a bit. The aftershocks of the earthquake continue.

The exact location of the earthquake, the Aegean Sea close to Turkey and the Greek islands. So it shook on both sides. Some buildings were destroyed in Izmir, there are still people under the wracked buildings.

I’m little bit angry some ignorant people and order.

By the way, WD did not warn again, I am sure that dogs have no talent for this anymore.

edit:

https://mobile.twitter.com/BirGun_Gazetesi/status/1322239380774219776

Speaking in the main news release, Earthquake Scientist Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ercan:
“If the economy is more bad in a country, the more deadly the earthquake is. In order to solve an earthquake problem in a country, the economy of that country needs to improve, that is, if there is more poverty, the earthquake is the closer to you. The poor die, the rich do not die in the earthquake. You’ve never heard of any celebrity, the rich being freed from the wreckage, you shall not. The main problem is PO-VER-TY.”

Edit 1.11.2020

Official institutions announced that 49 people died, 896 people were injured in total until today. It was reported that 682 of the injured were discharged, 214 people continued to be treated, and search and rescue efforts were still worked in 9 buildings.

Edit 4.11.2020

According to the latest information, 114 people died. 898 of 1,035 injured people were discharged, 137 people are still being treated in hospitals.

KKE on Golden Dawn trial verdict: “No room for complacency. Fascism is the true offspring of this rotten system” — In Defense of Communism

The Golden Dawn Trial in Greece, the largest trial of Nazis since the Nuremberg trials, has come to an end. In a historic verdict announced on Thursday, the Athens Court of Appeal ruled that 38 of the 50 defendants found guilty will go to jail, among which are 13 former MPs in the Greek parliament.

Among those the court has ruled should go to prison for their participation in Golden Dawn, which has been ruled a criminal organisation in the guise of a political party, are its leader Nikos Michaloliakos, current MEP Yiannis Lagos, and former MPs Ilias Kasidiaris, Christos Pappas, Ilias Panagiotaros, Giorgos Germenis and Artemis Matthaiopoulos, who were all found guilty of running a criminal organisation. Others that will immediately begin serving their prison sentences are Antonis Gregos, Polyvios Zisimopoulos, Panagiotis Iliopoulos, Nikos Kouzilos, Konstantinos Barbarousis and Nikos Michos, sentenced as members of Golden Dawn.

Among those going to jail are Giorgos Roupakias, who was sentenced to life for the murder of musician Pavlos Fyssas, and his 14 accomplices.

KKE: The people’s demand was for the nazis to go to prison – There is no room for complacency

In a statement regarding the historic verdict, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) pointed out that “the refusal to give suspended sentences for the majority of the condemned nazi criminals of Golden Dawn and particularly for thοse belonging to the leadership group was an self-evident decision”, adding that “the people’s demand was for the nazis to go to prison, even with those reduced sentences due to the changes in the Penal Code”.

“The condemnation of the nazi criminal formation was imperative, however there is no room for complacency. Fascism is the true offspring of this rotten system and its entanglement with sections of the bourgeoisie and capital has been revealed many times in the past, as it was during this trial, and if these have need of Golden Dawn or any other Nazi scheme, they will not hesitate to support it at the expense of the people,” reads the KKE statement.

KKE on Golden Dawn trial verdict: “No room for complacency. Fascism is the true offspring of this rotten system” — In Defense of Communism

There is “freedom of speech”; but after your speech, there is no guarantee that your speech will have a freedom

Where exactly does freedom of expression begin? Perhaps the right question should be: What is the first motive for individuals to express themselves freely? The answer should be the motive to act against injustice and the things which mislead people by political pressuring. If you meet these two and wish to open a window for the truth, here you want to express your ideas freely. Because, you know that your freedom of expression is the foundation of freedom for the masses and even for the sake of humanity. If your opinion is leading to the truths, like John Stuart Mill says:

“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.”

When “the people are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth” happens, this is an evilness for the human race in the true sense and robbing as the same Mill said.

The humankind now lives in such a period of time that many disinformation are dictated by the mainstream media and also the communication laws of the governments which the big corporations have taken under control with the information age view. All these are selling to the peoples with democracy sauce. Democracy is a magical word, whoever hears this word cannot resist not to taste it. Determining what is right and what is wrong is a deterrent by creating a society of oppression and fear in line with these laws. So if and only if your desire to reach the truth is a very premise, you will sail to this terrible storm. Otherwise you’re in cyclical sleep into unconsciousness. That means, in this storm, you’re waiting for the person trying to make you wake up from your sleep.

Freedom of speech has a linear connection with freedom of thought and freedom of the press. Maybe if we draw a triangle and write each of these three in each corner, we’re not wrong. If you eliminate one of them, you will have a set of dots that won’t unite forever. If you want your ideas to be free, you need freedom of expression, and for progressing of your freedom of expression you need freedom of the press. Global press companies have many subsidiaries and affiliates in their business units; even their numbers are beyond measure. So there’s almost a single voice on the planet literally.

Those who break the singularity, that is, those who sail into the storm are of course present. These are also free lance journalists working in the free press. Maybe some of you are following them, and when you read their writings or watch their videos, a spark in your brain flares up. Because they tell you that many of the governments or media organizations that have organic or inorganic links with each other, are not what they seem to be. There are also bloggers. In WordPress or Blogger or others, you may encounter one of them. They can tell you, for example, “What can be endangered with the recent press law in Britain”. As same as in here.

But, what is that? This page no longer exists.

Screenshot_2019-05-24 WordPress com —BBOB

The Burning Blogger of Bedlam is one of my blogger friends, even he is one of my earthling friends. When I started to write on my WordPress blog(sorry, mine and WD blog:) I have found myself in a very big community. Of course, I don’t have the totaly same ideas with everyone here, but I’ve found a piece of myself in each of my friends. Some of them shared my anger, some my joy, some my opinion, some my concern, some my humor, some of them I shared my interest in only a certain point. I have also learnt many things from every one of them. Learning new things one of the best things for me! I found a piece of myself in each one with every share with every knowledge. Which is an incredible experience for an extraterrestrial; I cannot express this in words of the world languages. What I have been sharing with the people from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere are priceless for me. I hope our blog has been same for them too. The harmony here is, of course, first due to the result of these people being featured individuals and second the free expression environment that I think WordPress provides. Even if the first part still applies to me, I now have big doubt the second part. The reason is of course that the Burning Blogger of Bedlam blog was shut down with no warning to him. He had put these into words in one of his posts on August 28, 2018. These quotes were taken from here where his post was shared; you can find also same article in two other blog sites out of WordPress.

This is an article about censorship – particularly, in this latest instance, involving (unfortunately) the very platform I am publishing on right now: and whether it will continue to be as safe or as accomodating a space for blogs like this one as it has been until now…But first, I’m putting up this notification – because I suspect there’s a real chance this website/blog could get taken down at any time… I’m creating a back-up blog of all of this site’s archived content. I’ll explain why in the article below. But should The Burning Blogger of Bedlam be swept up in a censorship purge that appears to be occurring, I will activate the other site and begin publishing my current/future articles over there, at least as a temporary solution to what is – presumably – going to be an ongoing problem…Should this website suddenly cease to exist, the new (temporary) site will be under the name ‘Bedlam is Burning’: copy this link and keep it somewhere.

Why am I taking this measure? Well, because it’s looking like a censorship purge is happening: and right now it is difficult to tell how widespread that purge might end up being or how much it might expand in the future…Yes, even WordPress – that last bastion of free speech when it comes to big platforms – appears to have been unceremoniously taking down a number of blogs: and these all appear to be blogs in the ‘conspiracy theory’ realm…I’ve never actually considered this site a ‘conspiracy theory’ site (and also half of the content in my overall archive is about music, film, history or even comic books): but that won’t necessarily protect me if – or when – someone includes me on the delete list…My first alarm bell was when ‘Jay’s Analysis’ – a very popular blog – went offline and never reappeared a few weeks ago. My second alarm bell was about a week and a half ago when I first read about certain other take-downs. And my third alarm bell was discovering that the Willy Loman blog – or ‘American Everyman‘ – had been ‘disappeared’ all of a sudden…

From Tech Crunch, a fortnight ago: ‘WordPress.com has taken down a handful of blogs, according to several complaints from affected blog owners and readers who claim the sites were removed from WordPress.com, despite not being in violation of the company’s Terms of Service. Some site owners also said they were not notified of the shutdown in advance and have lost their work…These removals, it is reported, were due to a new policy that forbids bloggers from publishing “unauthorised, identifying images of minors”…However, all of the sites taken down also appear to fall into the nebulous category of ‘conspiracy theorist’ blogs. From what I can tell, these take-downs have all centered – in this instance – on ‘Sandy Hook’ related content…

Fellow W/P blogger, Wall of Controversy, wrote up a shocked piece a couple of days ago on this subject of American Everyman vanishing from WordPress. The internet purge has begun in earnest — the last days of American Everyman, he writes, warning that ‘his site is just one of a number of relatively small sites that WordPress has recently taken down, and doubtless this purge is set to continue…’ Wall of Controversy is right to question, as he does in the piece, whether his site could be next too.

Note that Scott Creighton, who wrote the American Everyman site, received NO notification from WordPress that his site was being removed, received no explanation for it, and was presumably therefore given no option or chance to retrieve his content before the site was terminated. And yet, as he says, he was in violation of NO WordPress terms. After a number of years of building up an archive, building up a readership and a community, his site was just suddenly gone. On American Everyman in particular, the same Tech Crunch article notes; ‘his site hosted 9/11 “truther” content and claimed that Sandy Hook was a staged event. These are generally repugnant points of view to a large swath of people,’; but the same article adds ‘but he’s correct in saying they weren’t views that WordPress.com had prohibited…’ Surely, if WordPress was updating its terms or policies in this regard, it could’ve sent out a warning or update to users/bloggers?

For the moment, Sandy Hook seems to be the catalyst: but that could presumably change or expand to other things at any time. I’ve never covered Sandy Hook – just like I’ve never touched ‘Pizza Gate’ or any number of other popular subjects. But I’m probably justified in suspecting my blog/website could be targeted at any stage. In laying out the justification for the take-downs, Tech Crunch notes (and the bold text is my highlighting): ‘While some of the affected sites – which include some extreme right blogs and those floating conspiracy theories – had already been flagged for other violations, many were hosting Sandy Hook conspiracy theories and other “false flag” content…’ Well, I’m clearly not extreme right or even mild right (or any kind of right) – but if “floating conspiracy theories” and “other false flag content” is a potential offense worthy of a take-down, then it might only be a matter of time before I wake up one day and find my site (with its archive of articles on false-flag terrorism) completely missing.

Or couldn’t he have been asked to *remove* the specific content, images or articles that were deemed to be an offense? Apparently not. Why has this started to happen?
It seems to have been pushed by the New York Times, which published an article on the 13th of this month (a few days before the FotM take- down), in which it specifically condemned WordPress and Automattic for allowing ‘conspiracy theorists’ to keep their content on its platform. Again, specifically they were focusing on the Sandy Hook business; but of course there is a broader implication beyond just that specific subject. The piece, titled ‘This Company Keeps Lies About Sandy Hook on the Web’, went out of its way to demonise WordPress/Automattic for its lack of censorship.

That’s Sandy Hook today. Tomorrow it could be something else – 9/11 perhaps. Because it seems odd to me that Sandy Hook would be the only issue – and that other conspiracy claims about other events will go unpenalised…I want to finish again with Sarah Gooding’s article from a couple of weeks ago at WP Tavern, because some of what she wrote is exactly right… ‘The New York Times raking WordPress.com over the coals for its refusal to censor its users is an egregious double standard. A publication cannot call for free speech for itself while eating up the rights of everyone else they don’t agree with. Principles aren’t principles if they only serve you when they are convenient… Forcing the censorship of offensive speech may feel like swift justice in the short term, but it weakens the fabric of a free society…’ But give it a while longer and I’m not sure there’ll be anywhere left on the Internet that hasn’t been massively censored and brought under control. Years from now, I wonder if typing something like ‘9/11 theories’ into a search-engine will yield *anything* other than the official, government-approved version of events. In the meantime, I’ll continue publishing articles here anyway. But it’s difficult to do it comfortably or enthusiastically anymore when you sense the Sword of Damocles might be poised over your head.

This is what I understood: Two journalists of The New York Times wrote an article in 13.08.2018, and the article’s title was “This Company Keeps Lies About Sandy Hook on the Web.” Mentioned “this company” in here is “WordPress”. So, WordPress was clearly pointed as a target. The ones who made WordPress’s writers target are two journalists. I’m sorry, but right now I barely hold myself not to laugh, because I called them journalist, haha!

Anyway, I think WordPress started off on a road such as removing mentioned contents to get rid of this pressure situation. So big internet purge started. But with which way? It chose the road without any warning to bloggers/users. I don’t know what’s worse here: Is it worse that a press organization (The New York Times) to target freedom of express of writers in very big social media blog platform (WordPress), or is it worse that WordPress to cut away one of the most important elements of WordPress without blink. What is one of these elements they expressed in own page:

“At WordPress.com, we’re committed to freedom of speech: our core mission is to democratize publishing. Our service allows anyone on the web to express their ideas and opinions, whether we agree with them or not — we don’t censor, moderate, or endorse the content of any site we host.”

Why I added WordPress’s freedom of speech policy, because there is a contradiction here. Because the method of subheading is really wrong. Here, if there is a freedom of speech, it needs to built into a dialog with bloggers of WordPress. But the way they do it, and the fact that they don’t inform any blog they close in here, it really points very dark days for WordPress’s future. Because WordPress was the one to appreciate and be loved, because since the very first day it had tried to achieve the impossible. WordPress had tried to show to many on whole world that the freedom of speech is not only numbered article which placed into European Convention on Human Rights.

Article 10 – Freedom of expression
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.

However now…cutting away the labor without a question/warning with such an autocratic way in an instant means that there are other concerns and that it is no longer same WordPress.

Burning Blogger of Bedlam is also an example for this. He is saying the followings on his facebook page:

May 8, 2019: “In case anyone here didn’t know, WordPress shut down my site last week without warning. Apparently for a violation: though the ‘community guardians’ wouldn’t tell me what the violation was and said they ‘were under no obligation to specify’. I will therefore be out of commission for a while: but am looking at other options for the future. I will keep everyone here updated. Thanks to all of you for your support over the years…”

Jon Rappoport here says the same thing happened to him. “On May 11, 2019, WordPress suddenly took down my blog after 10 years of continuous operation. There was no warning or advance notice of any kind.”

I didn’t follow him but yes, I know many of you were following Rappoport, but his blog doesn’t exist on WordPress anymore. And in a short research on the internet, I have seen many of blogger have been affected and shut down after this destructive wave. Especially after 10 May, you can see many who say his/her blog shutdown via twitter.

I guess, this is only the tip of the iceberg. From August 2018 after that article of The New York Times, all days and nights you my earthling friends, and the ones who read that posts, also maybe shared the same opinions with them, you were caught by the storm. Because the one which was caught by the storm in reality is the house you are in, so WordPress. The storm has already begun, and seemingly WordPress thinks it will survive from this storm by shaking off the many things what were the reasons of it’s number one in its field; it’s a big mistake. This situation is really sad for WordPress. The only thing more powerful than money is knowledge. And the global powers that know it, apparently they did set their eyes on social blog platform like WordPress. Unfortunately, WordPress with this action is losing its greatest supporters/bloggers, who can have the similar ideals of this organization and who can step in every storm with it so, in a way it is a situation sort of shooting itself in the foot. Because in the most difficult case, this support will not come from the bloggers who write recipes or advertise cars. When planet internet media history is written, these dates will be written for it as a milestone. Because when everyone except WordPress was in collective chorus, WordPress was at least trying to make a difference, and it was a sound out of chorus, a body, or we can say it was a living organism. For example, as in the picture below while almost everyone was sharing the idea of eleven of birds in the same direction, WordPress was one of the rare places where the bird which is facing the opposite direction, could express what it thought.

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Apart from all these, do you know what I don’t understand most in this act of WordPress? WordPress is a multilingual social media blog platform. So anyone can write in every language here. There are two languages I know outside of English as you know. One of them is such a flexible language that it can be made at least two-three kinds of meaning if you write an article in that language. I’m sure there are other similar languages like it too. If the people who use this language mention about any event, which is said to be the reason for the closure of the blog or other reasons that can be “shutdown justification” in future for WordPress, do WordPress have translators with the ability to translate in right direction and understand these articles? Because, without using any adjective to describe that event and without mentioning the name of the incident, an article can be written that tells the whole story, in that language.

Even those who native speakers of that language I mentioned can make two-three different meanings from an article like I said, how the WordPress translator team will handle it? How does WordPress really implement it in every language? That’s very confusing. Maybe at this rate to take everything under control and to avoid such a misconception, only the English writers can open a blog here at future, who knows. So there is no end to this; this area can become appropriate for almost any kind of censorship, if this is the way what they choose to continue. It’s such as pouring water on it to put out the fire.

As for me, after seeing that Burning Blogger of Bedlam was no longer in the page, I felt the following: First astonishment, then sadness, after anger, then emptiness. Because WordPress didn’t just close my earthling friend’s blog when it performed this action. I felt my memories in his blog were stolen. I have a huge database which is recording on unlimited storage in continuum as an extraterrestrial, but the others? I know that he had a lot of followers, I’m sure they felt great emptiness. Just like the followers of other blogs which shut down without any warning.

The most valuable thing in this universe is labour, my dear earthling friends. This labour can be in physical strength, or it can be on ideas. My concern for Burning Blogger of Bedlam and others, has been the crushing of their labours. Of course, they always can/will find a sound for themselves on anywhere. If I need to talk specific to Burning Blogger of Bedlam, this experience will be only a stage for him who prepared a large and special Libya file.

Besides, although I have never shared this Sandy Hook event and contents on WordPress, I don’t know what will happen to our blog after this post. I had even read what was the case of Sandy Hook in the post I’ve quoted above in very first time. The truth is, I don’t know even today exactly what happened in that event. I never write anything about something I don’t know about. And as Burning Blogger of Bedlam has pointed out, if the censorship focuses on conspiracy theory sites, there’s only one conspiracy theory we shared on this blog, and that one is WD’s talk of alien invasion every time he found; you know for WD, this is a mission that he needs to warn humanity, haha!

But one day they can shut down our blog without notifying us, and not letting us express ourselves. Even the reason might be to give a vague psychological support to an alien invasion that may be in the future, haha! WordPress’s policy from this point could be even in a way of “Server is mine, but they criticize me, look at that insolents; Dracarys!” in front of a criticism to them in here. It may be some day, you my earthling friends, can also see a big warning on my page and say to yourself, “So, even our alien friend Migo was kicked out; in the memory of him and WD, let’s call for a moment of silence!”, but as you know well, for WD at least 10 minutes of silence should be, not a moment; and don’t forget to mention how much WD handsome and intelligence is, haha!

While I was written this post, I have looked at our blog, in about 5 years, we’ve posted 452 posts, and there are 2400 comments under these posts. If half of these comments are ours, half of them is yours my earthling friends. So let’s admit, we are chatterers, haha! And I must say that we enjoyed every moment of being here among you. As you know, there was never hate, racism and discrimination in our blog. We all have generally had fun, haven’t we?;) You all made us very happy, you still do. I hope we did not offend you or give sadness. But if this happened, you can be sure we didn’t do it purposely. For WD and me each of you has a place inside us from the very first day. As I said, even if we don’t have any post on the mentioned censorship subject, if they close our blog with our current criticism right now, as you know, as being an employee of Galactic Council, I should continue to write somehow in somewhere else; otherwise my salary would be cut. And believe in me, to be unsalaried extraterrestrial worse than to be unsalaried earthling on the planet earth at this age.

You know that I would find you in everywhere again. Extraterrestrial promise! I always try to keep my promises, as you know. Already if I don’t find you, WD will find you, haha! You are the ones who caused us to love WordPress. Except Burning Blogger of Bedlam, if anyone between you had experienced same and your blog had been closed in the same way, I would have written the same post for you too. I know also you have read a long article until coming on these last lines, and thank you for your time!

Because of I and WD don’t know what will happen next, we thank you very much at this moment. In some way there has been a disrespect to labor without any warning in WordPress. Of course I don’t know what WordPress mainstay could be, but I see that they ignore their contradiction with the policies of freedom of expression of their own. A very ambiguous and misty weather prevails in here. It is unclear what kind of justification will be tomorrow. “Why” question is in the air. The non-answers are not even vague, because they don’t exist. Maybe WordPress will not shut down our blog by thinking “how dare you criticize us,”; maybe they are open to criticism, we do not know yet, we will learn. However we’re seeing the sword of Damocles hangs over on top, and it is hard to write while seeing it. When our fingers reach keyboard in every time, I guess I and WD should think twice after then, which is a heavy burden.

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We don’t know that this is one of our last articles or last one. Even if it is not, we didn’t postpone the things we had to say for you in this way. We really loved all you, and we will continue to do. Sometimes, even if there are breaks and some endings, this is only the prologue of the future. We would continue always without fatigue, with the same pleasure and singing the beautiful songs together! You all made our days precious!

With respect and in peace always, my earthling friends!

-Migarium, the extraterrestrial

-WD, the earthling dog

Someday, Jamal Khashoggi enters Saudi Consulate and…

Almost everyone in the world has followed the news about the death of Jamal Khashoggi, and still does. I wanted that all of us to see these news with Zaytung’s difference. You know, I’had shared three times the news of Zaytung with you a long time ago. The motto of Zaytung, that has satire and humor news: “Honest, impartiality, immoral news.” Zaytung made a lot of satire news about Khashoggi murder. I’ve chosen some of them(because I do not have too much time), and I’ve translated them into English as much as I can.

Also, do you know, Saudi Arabia criminalized humor, 5 year prison term for posting satire to social media in September 4, 2018, my earthling friends? The administration of Saudi Arabia needs to understand that even if they think to prevent everything as much as they want in Saudi Arabia, they cannot prevent all over the world. Someone in another place on the planet will continue to criticize their management in the most beautiful way, so by satire and humor. However, if they think that there is no such thing as bad advertising, it is an another issue, haha!

And here some Zaytung news about Khashoggi murder.

Breaking news…

Saudi Arabia: “Friends! To keep the memory of Khashoggi in everywhere in consulate, by separating himself into pieces…”

Breaking news…

It was announced that the wireless contact lost with some of the police officers who entered the Consulate of Saudi Arabia for making search. At the Istanbul Police Department anxious wait continues...

Photo news…

Photo news….

Panic in Saudi Arabia, that needs to get billions of dollars weapons to smooth Khashoggi murder over from the United States again: “There is no place left for putting airplane in the country!”

News…

Saudi Arabia shared the images of the giant meat grinder, which the Jamal Khashoggi accidentally fallen into during the melee at the consulate….

Really, it is a great misfortune

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeyr, at a press conference, shared his sorrow due to Khashoggi’s death and said, “It is a great misfortune that a simple melee will end in such a terrible way. When he was pushed, his foot slips and accidentally falls into the giant meat grinder that is running at that moment; but the machine kept working. It’s really incredible, but once if human’s time comes to end… Anyway, again sorry for our loss.”

Machine was dismissed

While Jubeyr was emphasising that the machine was dismissed and brought to Saudi Arabia, he said that after then the trial, the machine will probably face the penalty of death. Also by adding, “This punishment will send a strong message to other meat grinders. We also made the necessary warnings to our staff. Henceforth, it is strictly forbidden to scuffle and joke around these machines. There will not be even a small concession on this issue,” he gave messages to ease to the world public.

Photo news…

Khashoggi’s stuntman, Al-Medeni: I’ve offered to enter the meat grinder instead of him, but Mr. Jamal didn’t want to use the stunt…

Photo news…

News…

With Khashoggi murder, Turkey which reaches good ratings in world wide will release the rest of the investigation for a fee on the internet…

…The Presidential Spokesman stated that they are working on infrastructure works of a Netflix-like platform with the subscription system that about to be completed. In addition, he gave the good news that the channel will begin broadcasting also in British and Arabic very soon on InvestigationHD.Turkiye.Gov.tr, web page.

While spokesman was saying that those who want to follow Khashoggi investigation can get the latest information and shocking images before anyone for a small fee like $ 5 per month by subscribing to the channel, also added, “Believe me, you will not regret. Because we have more weird informations. I can tell you the images we watched so far is nothing. What they did with the body, what happened at the farm, the shock images from the trunk of the vehicle, all of them and more are coming in investigationHD!”…

Photo news…

Photo news…

…….

If there would be another Zaytung news about Khashoggi murder in future, I will add them too in here, my earthling friends. 😎

 

 

Once more again rising extreme nationalism and fascism in Europe

I’ve always dreamed of a world and a universe in this way. A world that all people and all living creatures in the universe can live together in peace..

Is this possible? Yes, it is possible. But how long can it be done, it’s entirely in the hands of human beings. I’ve wanted to write this article for a long time ago. I think it has been better in these days especially just after the 100th anniversary of end of World War I; the days which the reasons of the start of the war are repeated, but still the days that the people paper over the realities. Because economic conditions are worsening, and Europeans are more likely to embrace racism, fascism and extreme nationalism. Three days ago, what happened in Poland on anniversary of independence day is the best example.

Slogans against communists, Muslims and Jews in Poland

When the demonstration will be organized by fascist groups for the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence in 1918 was banned, it was turned into a “government program”. Fascists and racist groups participated in the demonstrations in Warsaw with the participation of President Andrzej Duda. Last year, 60 thousand people attended to Independence Day’s demonstrations, in this year the participation has been about 250 thousand people. At the action, which turned into a show of extreme right and fascists, was shouted against communists, Jews and Muslims.

In the action that the police builded wall against the people who protested against the fascist demonstrators, the fascist groups shouted slogans such as “Islam is the enemy of Europe”, “Delete Islam”, “Our way is nationalism”, “greedy Jewish”, “Communists will be hung in the trees instead of leaves”.

Poland’s right-wing president Andrzej Duda told a crowd at the start of the demonstration in Warsaw yesterday. “We are walking under a white-red flag with a welcome to commemorate those who fought for Poland and the independence and sovereignty of the country,” he said. Former Prime Minister of Poland and President of the European Union (EU) Council Donald Tusk also participated in the action.

The situation for the discreet and rational Poles seems really bad. In particular, there is a large community that has never taken any lessons from history in Poland. For example, didn’t the Polish fascists ever watch this movie?

Hatred, Wołyń/Volhynia is one of the most horrible films I have watched in my life on this planet. Even to watch any good horror movie isn’t that effective like this movie. It is the best example of what fascists done and what fascists can capable of. The massacres of Poles in Volhynia by faschist, which co-operated with Nazis, how the massacre was organized within the churches, even how the children were slaughtered, and how the fascists got pleasure(!) pervertedly, even how the Polish poet Zygmunt Jan Rumel was killed brutally, and many others are described in this film. And in 2018, the fascist groups in Poland argue that the solution is again fascism. This must be a tragicomic joke!

But it is not. What happened at the 100th year demonstration in Poland is not a joke, unfortunately. People can be hostile to their neighbours they have been living together for years, or to those who come with the hope of life from outside to their land. Since the planet earth has been experiencing a new kind of migration of tribes (more last 15 years), it seems that extreme rightism and fascism will continue to increase, especially since the European continent was home to these new kind of migration of tribes. The hope that people will live in peace remains to another century again.

I had thought a long time ago, “what was the most important thing that would make people’s lives together in peace?” In fact, for this, to answer to this question was needed first: “What led human societies to fight and war? The ambition of wealth, greed or interests?” When we write these and similar reasons one by one, economic dynamics emerge. As a result of the community leaders and their relationship with the money-power centers which these leaders are somehow connected, when the economic situation in society worsens, these leaders can somehow drag the society into a war. In fact, the reason of why the economy is not reflected equally in people’s lives is these mismanagement and money-power centers, but despite this, societies can erase the reasons/facts and fight against the different groups in the same society or the people of the other countries.

There are, of course, many reasons of why they erased these facts. At first, there are a sense of belonging and self-identification. How? If a person does not endeavor to develop own level of personal learning (with or without school), when he/she finds him/herself in any economic dilemma, he finds himself among those whom he can act together with depending on the same religion or the same nationality (sometimes it can be the same race). Because he feels that he belongs in these groups. After all, when these groups gather, they don’t ask him what book he’s read yesterday. The only important point is that the same nationality and the same sense of religion are intense and unifying. The unification of the same nationality and the phenomenon of the same religion gives that person the power to relax him/herself.

Because in real, he is powerless and weak

Let’s say he has a job and he’s going to work everyday. The salary at work does not increase, but economic conditions are not good in the country. He sees that people who have not got the same religion with him and are not the same nationality, work with the same or less salary. He wants to create a resistance against them. As a result, he sees the land he lives on as the primary right of the people in his nationality and the same religion. With the time the people from different nationalities and religions become enemies for him. Who knows how many nights he became sleepless by thinking “where these guys came to my country, damn them!”. And again the next day after the sleepless night, how many times he thought, “These guys must get out of my country.”

The same example is more intense in one who is unemployed. Seeing that every door that has closed his face when he seeks a job, seeing every employer who is hiring a person from another nationality or religion with less salary, his sleepless nights are rising. The only trump in their hands in both examples is that they think that the real right of that land is the people of own nationality and religion.

This will feel true at first sight to every person. Because if the entire family of a person has lived in that land for centuries, if they have paid the taxes, if he has endured that distress with all the people on the land in any difficult time, then the genetic coding is activated and it would be created the right to think that he is the first owner of this land. People belonging to another religion and nationality who come to his country from outside reach the usurper condition. So they are chosen as enemies from first-hand.

To see the people of different nations or the people who depending on a different thought or religion as enemy

This is the easiest way. It is easiest to think that the outsiders, or the different elements among the people, they always encroach on the rights. He does not think why these people came to his country, and more importantly, he does not think about his own country’s rulers(probably the majority has always voted for them) have taken actions that would harm to those people, even his country bombarded their country.

If we speak on Poland,(from wiki page)

The Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF–I), often referred to as the coalition forces, was a military command during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and much of the ensuing Iraq War, led by the United States of America (Operation Iraqi Freedom), United Kingdom (Operation TELIC), Australia, Spain and Poland, responsible for conducting and handling military operations. (2003-2011)

After 2011, at 2014 in this time, Poland has been one of the 77 countries in the coalition led by the US.

And one of the most famous movements of this coalition army is to hit civilians constantly in Syria!

The coalition has publicly admitted to causing 892 civilian deaths since the began anti-ISIL operation in 2014.

Monitoring group Airwars says the number of civilian deaths acknowledged by the coalition is well below the true toll of the bombing campaign, estimating that at least 6,259 non-combatants have lost their lives.

The latest news on November 9, was the same again,

US-Led Coalition Strikes Kill 26 Civilians in Eastern Syria – Reports

In short, because of the groups that extremist right-wing Poles felt belonging, in some countries people are dying, war is going on, people are becoming homeless. And when these people have to flee and become refugee, the far-right Poles and their leaders see them as enemies. It is really interesting!

An far-right-wing Pole who knows that his country is bombing these countries, does not think about it even if he knows this fact. Because that’s the hard part. And choosing that side will drive him away from the nationality and religion that he feels to belong. But he wants to belong. That’s what defines his identity; his religion and nationality. He cannot accept that the people of other countries have come to his own land because of the crimes committed by the rulers he has voted. His acceptance is not possible. Because he falls into emptiness when he accepts. This emptiness destroys his emotion and thought on retrieval.

The thing to be retrieved actually is the sense of justice

So in fact, the answer of first question I asked “What led human societies to fight and war?” is the lack of sense of justice.

People want justice essentially. If there is a life in fair conditions, if they live with equal sharing under equal social rights, then the sense of justice will be in safe. When this feeling is in safe, the people in their own society or other nationality or religion will not bother him. Because they will know that everyone lives on an equal conditions and each individual is taking his/her right; neither more nor less.

If the states and state administrators can provide justice, the people of that country can live in peace. The best sentence on this subject, I think, was told by Caliph Ali in history. He said that about this: “The religion of the state is the justice.” I know it’s interesting that I’ve put the words of a caliph in here as an atheist extraterrestrial, my dear earthling friends. But this sentence is really good, is not it?.;)

After all, if the elected rulers are not fair in the public, if the people cannot benefit from the rights equally, then the main responsible are the rulers. However, nationalism and religion are such a sharp sword in the hands of fascism that you cannot see even the reflection of the sword on the parts that it cut. Because it leaves nothing. It’s the same as it happened before, and it seems that it will happen again.

What are the limits and dimensions of rising fascism in Europe

In the case of France,

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We see the development of Ms Le Pen and right-wing National Front like that. Le Pen is right-wing, but Macron is really opponent of her? It’s so funny to say that he is not right-wing for someone who says these words.

“President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday it was “legitimate” to pay tribute to Marshal Philippe Petain, who led the French army to victory in World War One’s Battle of Verdun but decades later collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War Two.” (6 Nov. 2018)

Is Macron ignorant? Although his words did not have a side to be defended, immediately defended his words by the government. He did not take steps backward either. As it turns out, the fact that he joined the socialist party at the age of 24 did not create any development for him.

The map in the news of BBC in September 10, 2018, under the title “Europe and nationalism: A country-by-country guide” draws the attention.

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While the rise of nationalism in the countries in the middle and south of the map depends on the fact that more refugees are in these countries, economic conditions are predominant. Well, in the north, why the nationalism is rising by 17% -18% in Sweden and Finland? The economic conditions of those living in these countries are much better than in the southern European countries. I wonder, could it be some of the Swedish or Finns decided to try nationalism as a new taste because of they were so bored, haha! Kidding aside, I don’t think so.

About a year ago I came across a video on youtube.

It was an interview with actor Gustaf Skarsgård, the actor of Floki’s role in Vikings TV series. (Okay, okay I confess, I did not find this video by chance. I’m watching Vikings TV series, and I was wondering what would happen in the new season. We, the extraterrestrials like to get spoilers, haha!) At the beginning of video, the interviewer asks questions about Vikings. As understood from the interview, the interviewer is Norwegian origin person and I guess he lives in America. The part that attracts my attention starts at 2:48 seconds of the video. During the conversation, the interviewer says that a Norwegian singer said “Norwegians are prude and stupit”. And he asks to Gustaf Skarsgård:“You are standing up for Norwegians here?” And Skarsgard answer is very natural. Like that:

“No, I am just standing up for, for, for, for humans in general. I don’t care that much about nationality.”

Yes, he says “for” four times. I think he thinks in the same time and even Skarsgard sounds like stuttering. It’s like there’s nothing he can do. His brain cells were probably shocked by the question. He is a very good player, and as well as being a good player, he obviously has improved himself. He is capable of a being universal actor. (Not yet, because Galactic Council Universal Art Administration, Human-made Visual and Performing Arts Department, did not take Vikings usage right yet; when they take, he can be universal.;))

If you are a person like Gustaf Skarsgard, that is, language, religion, color and race are not important for you, you can confuse in front of such a question with a momentary pause. But the interviewer goes on and says:

“Scandinavians, we have to stick together too you know.”

Apparently the interviewer is insistent. Somehow he wants to establish a bond by referring to more general population, he points to all Scandinavians. I don’t know why he’s doing this. Have the Scandinavians ever been exposed to racism in anywhere on the planet? Are they an oppressed race? For them, “Scandinavians and dogs cannot enter” on the doors of restaurants was written? Did the other people search for Scandinavians door by door for burning or killing/hanging them in history? Was any banner hold such as “get the hell out of my country” by pointed to Scandinavians in any country? Is there something the world doesn’t know about, but only the Scandinavians have quietly endured and this interviewer knew? Why this interviewer was wanting to create a Scandinavian union like the power of Voltron? I’m confused. Gustaf Skarsgard seems to be confused too; this should be caught unawares. At first, Skarsgard says yeah, but he come to himself with a smile: “Yeah,… Europeans… and the members of the planet and all.”

Most likely, after Skarsgard’s first “yeah” response, during the milliseconds it has been transferring in his brain like that: “What I am saying! Why only Scandinavians? No, all Europeans. No no, why only the Europeans! All members of the planet, yes, we must all stand together.”; like every rightminded and humanist human being. This was reflected in his words. (PS: Even though WD has understood his words as unite against extraterrestrials, I do not agree with him.:))

After all, this very short moment and detail in this video had led me to think a year ago. I’ve always thought that northern Europeans are less nationalistic and more inclusive societies. Of course, I had information about the period when some Norwegian collaborated with the Nazis. Like some informations as described in this article: The Dark Sides of Norwegian History

I even don’t mention about what happened to Lebensborn children especially in Norway.

Or again, when we look at history, we know that a group in Sweden has united with the Nazis. Or what happened to the Indigenous people of Northern Europe, Saami / Sami people (In Turkish and Russian, they called as Lapon people and their land is Lapponia) who are lesser known among the indigenous communities in the world? If you look at what is told in this film, no good things have happened to Sami people in Sweden.

I knew these facts, but I still was thinking that Scandinavians could always be less nationalistic and even less racist in Europe. I think mine was a stereotyped idea about Scandinavians.

While the economic conditions in the Scandinavian countries are better than many European countries, where this mentality comes from? And according to bbc’s article, nationalist parties are almost effective in one-fifth of the population of these countries. I found an interview-article about it. The title and link is in here: “Why is the far-right on the rise in Scandinavia?

When you read it, even though it was two years ago, you can observe some things. There are some comments under this article. And I think the most remarkable comment is following:
“Because the left has abandoned their own people and jeopardized the safety of citizens with reckless illegal immigration policies. The left deserves its fate and I truly hope their only way is OUT.”

In other words, when left-leaning people lose their sense of security in their own country, they question the decisions of a leftist administration. For example, the article says “Sweden by alone received more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, more than any other EU state” This looks good from the outside. So, it means that among countries that bombed Syria, at least Sweden accepts own responsibility. But if the arriving refugees create a security threat, it is still up to the laws that the government will implement. However, in order to put pressure on government decisions, I do not understand the logic of moving from left-wing to right-wing. Does it mean they tried all the ways and decided to be the rightist when they could not find any solution? I do not think so. It’s the easy part, and it’s nothing but to take the easy way out.

When talking about rising fascism, it is not possible not to pass over Ukraine. After all, this beautiful country is now almost becoming synonymous with fascism. In Ukraine, fascism is even bigger. Even children are now trained in Ukrainian nationalist camps. Details and videos of AP news dated 12.11.2018: Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being.

So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill.

Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are at a summer camp created by one of Ukraine’s radical nationalist groups, hidden in a forest in the west of the country, that was visited by The Associated Press. The camp has two purposes: to train children to defend their country from Russians and their sympathizers — and to spread nationalist ideology.

“We never aim guns at people,” instructor Yuri “Chornota” Cherkashin tells them. “But we don’t count separatists, little green men, occupiers from Moscow, as people. So we can and should aim at them.”

I think we will write more and more articles about this and we will read the news. Of course, there is no cure for extreme nationalism, you can’t cure people by giving a medicine. But with justice, education and equal conditions, you can save people from extreme nationalism and fascism. Of course, in order to do this, the public needs to act in an organized manner.

In my case, the situation is worse. We already had a limited number of countries that we can visit on the planet. For example, we, the extraterrestrials can never go to US, because since Roswell, we are all considered as the experimental object at there. We can’t go to Japan either; even if Japanese people look polite and rational, they have interesting thought structures, and we have our suspicion and fear that they will make us test subject. As a communist and atheist alien, we cannot go to Ukraine, for example. Ukrainian man says clearly that you have read above, “we can and should aim .. little green men …” The fascists in Poland want to use communists instead of leaves in the trees; you have read also this upper lines. There are many other countries in the list, but these are the first. For us, the first ages of humanity were unique times to visit the planet earth. The human race was not so intensely spread into the continents. The ones, Homo Sapiens who started to be exist, were engaged in the slaughter to the Neanderthals and wiping them off the planet. Already in the rest of their times they were living in the caves by painting and they were trying to make human babies. So it was the best time for us. But not now. And unfortunately, much worse future is waiting for both us and common sense people.

 

Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari: “The country doesn’t even have a name”

The mentioned country is Saudi Arabia. In fact, the video is telling everything clearly. But there is need to say somethings on it. Because it is so cool speech! 🙂        (By the way, the video has own English subtitles, my earthling friends.)

UN permanent representative for Syria, Dr Bashar al-Jaafari, has bombarded Saudi representative with his words. It was the most pleasant speech I’ve heard in a long time. Maybe for the first time we have heard such a clear and beautiful criticism of the entire process of the Saudi dynasty’s crimes, primarily from it’s assaults in Yemen to the assassination of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

While the Syrian people have been struggling with threats and civil wars in their region for a very long time, already it would be expected that the speech of the representative of this people will be so confident and correct. For me, his speech is definitely a historical speach! To say exactly what needs to be said in the eyes of the whole world, to speak of all of it, perhaps, it may cause the hypocrisy of the Saudi dynasty to be reduced!

By the way, while we were talking about Syria, I was curious about something like Putin. Yes seemingly, me and him, we have in some common curiosities.:)

What happened to Americans and Europeans who were held by ISIS?

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi at October, 18:
“Islamic State terrorists have delivered ultimatums and made certain demands, threatening to shoot ten people every day. This is just horrible, it is a catastrophe. Some US and European citizens are among the hostages. Everyone is silent about it, as if nothing happened.

According to TASS news, the number of 700 hostages, there are Americans and Europeans. Why US or European officials do not say some things about this? Obviously I understand that these foreign people who were held by ISIS are not civilians. If they had been, their families would speak on news. So they could be mercenaries or some thing like that. It may be that’s why US and European officals do not say about this. They could be the material of a bargain on some thing that we do not know yet its content. Probably we will never learn, and this one would stay as curiosity. Or maybe some day their movies will be on cinemas, who knows.

To wait Zorbas

I am not talking about the movie Zorba the Greek,

(what a great movie it was!) or not mentioning Nikos Kazantzakis(that was difinitelly great book!) book. Even I am not referring Samuel Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot” either. I am talking about powerful storm “Zorbas”. Over Mediterranean, this has been effecting and coming from Sicily about 24 hours ago,

and now at Greece and into 24 hours at Turkey’s west coasts.

This is what I mention

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The red eye is Zorbas. It looks like a giant eye, and kind of purple, beaten eye.:)

It is said that this is medicane or powerful storm. But for the people of the all east Aegean sea, this is hurricane! It’s speed can be 100-120 km/h. So the people are reacting this kind of hurricane, maybe the little one. In Greece yesterday,

Medicane “Zorbas” threatens Greece earlier than expected

The medicane which is named “Zorbas”, will form in the Ionian sea and will bring torrential rain and gale force winds to southern Greece, before reaching Attica, the island of Evia and the Cyclades.

The phenomenon is dubbed a ‘Medicane’ as it is a tropical-like storm, not of hurricane strength, but can reach a similar strength to a Category 1 hurricane. It is rare for cyclone type weather to occur in Greece, however this will be the third year in a row that such rare weather occurs.

Greece’s Civil Protection authorities are on high alert awaiting for the Mediterranean Cyclone to strike the country. Fire Service. Police, Coast Guard and other state bodies are on alert to deploy teams to areas most hit by the Medicane. There is a sailing ban for ferries to the Aegean Sea as of Saturday morning (Sept 29th 2018) due to strong winds up to 9-10 Beaufort.

Tomorrow about 12.00 pm it is said that it can reach Izmir, Turkey shore. Like in Greece, as in all coastal cities, Izmir in particular, Turkey was alarmed. Civil defense teams, municipal employees, fire brigades and similar institutions were given a disaster alarm for 48 hours. Some sports matches have been postponed.

In this morning WD and I went out as usual. We needed to buy some things form some stores; we got them. And we witnessed almost everyone talking about Zorbas. In some places we joined the conversations. People were little bit nervous here. Everyone is trying to take precautions in their homes or workplaces. It’s such a fast storm, so it’s a sort of little hurricane that has never been seen in the Aegean Sea, which is an inner sea. Tomorrow I do not know what will happen. Maybe Zorbas won’t stop here and it’il lose his influence by directioning north. I do not know.

The question in WD’s mind is that if Zorbas will come here tomorrow, where WD will make his toilet. We bought some sand for him. He looked at sand and said that it was an insult to him. He said that any storm or even hurricane cannot prevent his life. These are his words, if we cannot go out tomorrow, we will see what will happen. In the meantime, if those who have a hurricane or strong storm experience can give us an idea of ​​what we should do, that would be great. In addition, if the electricity goes down tomorrow due to Zorbas, I may not respond your comments in the same day tomorrow. Because probably at that time we’ll be trying to solve WD’s toilet problem in the dark. 😎

Espionage business

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CIA Director Gina Haspel, yesterday in her statements gave information about the organization’s roadmap. Haspel, the organization again “will concentrate on nation-states,” she said.

According to the Washington Post, the CIA Director said it would be interested in states that are “challenging or threatening the United States,” as it did before September 11th.

With Haspel’s statements, the recent transformation in the CIA has been confirmed. After September 11, it was mentioned that the CIA, who was involved in jihadist organizations in other countries and provided training and equip activities, would focus on the spies against the states again.

According to the news, Haspel did not say the names of the countries they would spy on. She didn’t name specific countries, but the agency has set up new centers to collect intelligence on Iran and North Korea and has been focusing its assets on major powers such as Russia and China, according to intelligence officials.

Haspel also stated that they will work on this issue by argueing that the DPRC would not abandon its nuclear weapons. US President Donald Trump says the DPRC is in compliance with their agreements and is on the road to nuclear disarmament. In her speech, Haspel addressed Iran and argued that Iran “destabilized” the region.

CIA Director said the CIA is closely monitoring China’s efforts to expand its influence in developing nations in Latin America, Africa and South Asia, including by offering loans to poor countries that they cannot repay.

Haspel also said that recruiting and retaining officers with foreign language expertise would be among her priorities, particularly recruits who speak Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish. And she placed particular emphasis on the agency’s efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce.

When I’ve read this news yesterday, for me the most interesting part was that the CIA would train agents who speak Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish. And this joke came to my mind.

The CIA trains agents for Russia. Of course they learn Russian fluently. One of them starts his mission in Moscow. In the evening, the CIA agent goes to a bar. He wants vodka from bartender. He also describes the brand of vodka in detail and how he wants it. His Russian is really good. Bartender approaches to the CIA agent.

“Are you sure?” he asks
The CIA agent is surprised and asks
“Why did you ask this question?” to the bartender.
The bartender says “I am guessing you’ll want whiskey.”
The CIA agent says “I like vodka as every Russian”
Bartender asks:
“Are you Russian?”
CIA agent, “Of course I am!” says loudly. The bartender smiles at him:
“I’ve never seen a black Russian; my mistake.”

I am still laughing, haha! I know there are so much things can be said on this news. But thinking this joke and many other jokes about spying, I cannot write more over on this news. 🙂

 

GS of Communist Party of Turkey comments on Turkey’s elections

This interview was taken from SoL.news. These comments of Kemal Okuyan are providing to more understand especially the situations of the Turkey’s pro-system opponent parties and they help to explain the leanings of the electors of Turkey.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

soL news interviewed Kemal Okuyan, the general secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), on the results of June 24 election results. Okuyan reminded that the political power had organised electoral manipulations quite before the elections and that the TKP pointed this out strongly in those days. He highlights that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “success” should be evaluated starting right from this point. Okuyan also noted that the coalition of the opposition was designed as a “project of the capitalists”, and that the “pro-establishment left” quit adhering to leftist values since anti-establishment left moved away from these values.

Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Board (YSK) had unlawfully prevented TKP from entering June 24 elections and TKP undid this inhibition by running independent communist candidates in parliamentary elections through This Social Order Must Change Platform. The platform was established following the call of TKP. The platform ran a total of 17 independent candidates in different provinces of Turkey.

Erdoğan portrayed quite an incapacitated and disqualified image before June 24 elections. However, Erdoğan won the elections in the first round. What do you think had happened?

We have to talk about the electoral system first of all. Electoral manipulations are being set before the elections, not on the day of the elections, as we always say. We warned about electoral inks, unsealed envelopes and ballots, ballot box relocations and such before when we said: “no to elections under these circumstances”. The [parliamentary main opposition party, CHP] Republican People’s Party and others just let people put up with all that, saying “they cannot do anything”. And yet, the problem is not only related to the electoral system. The strategy of defeating the [ruling party] AKP  by resembling the AKP itself also failed.

We will come back to this point again but I would like to resolve the issue of electoral frauds. What could have they done, really?

Apart from the things they did on the day of the election, the real issue rests on voter lists. The electoral turnout is quite high. I personally do not believe that the ratio of turnout is real. We know that people voted instead of the dead and the ones in abroad. Also multiple votes… We witnessed countless times that civil servants voted more than once with their officer IDs. More importantly, the system in Turkey makes it impossible to track down “virtual citizens”. They are in control of the ID system. The ballot boxes are a complete mess and no one can inspect; people living in the same apartment are registered in different ballot boxes. When you gather all that together, it makes something huge.

Doesn’t the opposition parties know about that?

Let’s call them pro-system opposition. They are responsible from the continuation of this damned system as much as the parties in power, and they act accordingly! They acted accordingly during the Gezi Park resistance, after the local elections in 2014, and the referendum [in 2017], and during the period when they devised Yenikapı spirit [AKP’s meeting at Yenikapı in İstanbul after the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.] They never want the people to question the legitimacy of the system. It is absurd to have elections under such an electoral system and yet they made people accept it by saying “we are in charge of everything.” Erdoğan should thank such an opposition.

Then, what about the TKP? Why did it enter the elections, even by means of independent candidates?

Apart from the regulations in the electoral system that favour the political power, obstacles that hinder the toiling masses to get involved with politics are present all along. There is the 10 percent electoral threshold, treasury grants, obstacles before getting organised and making propaganda… TKP is not a party for elections and yet responsible for spreading its voice in the elections, getting organised and point at a real alternative. We could not, and did not, have abstained from such duties when a large section of the society had high hopes from the elections. You cannot call for a boycott whenever you are right. We are always right against the dictatorship of the capital.

Elections have been the only option of the people of Turkey until yesterday. We shared our warnings regarding that and it was not a waste of time for us. We are used to discourses like “let’s talk about after the elections”. The elections are over now and the number of people who find us right is increasing. People always look for a solution, a way to survive. Elections and pro-establishment politics were “solutions”, and yet they blew up. Organised struggle and the demand for social order change are the only solutions at the moment and they never miss the target. In that sense, the TKP whispered in the people’s ear “you know it best, but this is not the solution” during the whole electoral period.

A CERTAIN SECTION OF THE SOCIETY THAT HAS ENMITY TOWARDS ERDOĞAN DO NOT SEEK SOCIAL ORDER CHANGE

What about the reactions of the people you contacted?

A certain section of the society who have enmity towards the political power is not interested with the demand of social order change, and even more, do not have such a demand. They cling on the system, and some of them even have interests in the maintenance of the system. These people do not even want to hear us. They gave up defending secularism except for their sensitivity for “way of life”. They remember the “sovereignty of Turkey” when Erdoğan gets closer to the West, and the “Western civilisation” when Erdoğan rows with the West. These people used to close their ears when they saw us; now some of them will hide in their nests, while some others easily adapt to the conditions, and a small number of them will leave the country. In other words, we and these people reciprocally avoided each other. Our common ground “anti-Erdoğan stance” is not enough to breach the gap between us, it cannot…

Do we need to consider these people as belonging to the middle class?

Some of them are the privileged segments of the working class with higher wages. Some other have small enterprises, or entrepreneurs, as usually called…There is a segment who are executives…Some are rentiers… They are also influenced by economic developments and yet they manage in some way.

You noted that you were not able to contact them during the electoral period…

We preferred not to. However, there are intersections between the classes in Turkey and in social life. When we try to contact them, it becomes obvious that we are not talking the same language. There are of course exceptions. The sections within this social segment who strive for social change and willing to act on it with their intellect, consciousness and life practice, but they are of the minority.

We are essentially interested in the ones who are harmed by this social order, and are conscious of that, and who have nothing to hold on to against economic hardship. These people do outnumber. Some of them cling to the political power when poverty strains them, search for stability with fear of security and there are some who are deaf to any kind of voice. However, we realised that some people among them listened to us, approved of what we said and even supported us. There is also a certain toiling mass who had long disapproved the political power and increasingly turns it towards social system criticism. That segment was the one we especially strengthened our contact.

Getting the working class organised is our main priority. This electoral period showed us that there is a considerable increase in the anger, rage and search of the toiling masses.

Then why didn’t it transform into votes for the independent candidates?

We didn’t make all these just to get votes. We were aware of the pressure on the people. We did all we could to save them from the trap and yet it was also obvious that quite a few of the ones we convinced were to vote for us. We were not blind to the feeling that “First Erdoğan has to go, and then we can discuss”. Some people who were close to our party even said they were going to become a member of our party on the 25th of June. They thought “I would have to vote for the independent candidates if I become a member of the party.” We also get in contact with a considerable number of new people with whom we settled to meet on the 25th of June, and now we discuss with them. We cannot get crossed with them only because they did not vote for us. After all, they are in fact cross with themselves!

‘WHY WOULD A COALITION SAYING NOTHING NEW APART FROM POSITIONING AGAINST ERDOĞAN ATTRACT THE PEOPLE?’

I would like to go back to my first question. Why did Erdoğan win? You talked about the electoral system but also noted: “this is not the main reason”.

Winning and losing are relative concepts. I will answer with this caution. The bourgeois opposition did establish the widest possible coalition against Erdoğan. However, it was not clear why these actors were against Erdoğan. One man rule, authoritarianism? These are abstract concepts. This widest coalition put secularism aside, propagated pro-NATO politics, and reassured TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association). Then, what was their problem with Erdoğan? When differences get blurred, the voters naturally prefer a single person, the one man. For one thing, there is a floating segment apart from the fixed party supporters. There is the youth who vote for the first time in each election, who don’t even have any party affiliation. Why would a coalition say nothing new apart from positioning against Erdoğan attract the people?

Did Erdoğan say anything new?

By saying new, I mean an alternative. If you rival with Erdoğan in İslamism and right-wing politics, and if you say “There are politicians within the AKP who are well-trained there and useful for the country”, where would you end up? It became obvious that creating an opposing camp within the society through Erdoğan has come to its limits, it is of no use, or it is of use for Erdoğan himself. You should also add discussions regarding [the pro-Kurdish] HDP party to this. HDP’s all electoral propaganda rested on the argument “If you don’t vote for me, AKP wins.” HDP did not have to undertake any electoral work since [parliamentary main opposition party] CHP had done it instead of HDP. HDP is being continuously either drawn towards the system or pushed away from it. The people who orchestrate this believe that their social engineering will reverberate exactly within the society. The unexpected conservation of [the pro-Turkish] MHP party’s votes definitely rests on concerns regarding discussions on HDP.

In terms of Erdoğan…In some senses, Erdoğan says something new every day, and repeats the same things in other sense. Turkish society has an interesting adaptation capacity in the face of economic, cultural and social complications. This contradicts the definition of conservatism in some senses. The political definition of this is opportunism. Erdoğan is capable of manipulating this. He will secure a certain support until such political behaviour does not answer the security need of the people.

Are other politicians not capable of doing this?

It is odd to expect principled and consistent behaviour in bourgeois politics. Erdoğan’s sharp turns exceed this. The rivalry of the bourgeois opposition rests partly on right-wing propaganda and partly on imitating Erdoğan’s opportunism. It seems that they will keep this track at full speed following the June 24 elections.

THERE IS A CERTAIN ‘LEFT-WING’ TENDENCY AT EASE WITH ADOPTING SHEIK SAID TEACHINGS AND FLIRTING WITH THE TÜSİAD

Isn’t it logical to address to the right-wing voters to increase votes?

The success criteria of the bourgeois politics and ours are quite different. Votes obtained in an election do neither legitimate you nor are they the only criteria of success. This is how we perceive it. Everything rests on the elections in bourgeois politics. There is also the rooted perception that “the left cannot get votes more than a certain amount.”

Isn’t that perception true?

This perception rests on a distorted perception of the “left” and “right”. But let’s accept that the pro-establishment left assumes the role of blocking the real left and keeping the masses within the limits of the social order. The left has some values. These are laicism, anti-imperialism and being on the side of the toiling masses in Turkey. The pro-establishment left gave up adhering to these.

Why?

Because a considerable segment of the anti-establishment left moved away from these values. Therefore the social order does not necessitate a firm leftist stance of the pro-establishment left. Then what are we discussing! There was a “progressive left” who championed that the AKP “accomplished a democratic revolution.” And now, they are easy with adopting Sheik Said teachings [Sheik Said Nursi was a reactionary Kurdish theologian who was of service to the anti-communist initiatives of Turkey’s right-wing governments] and flirting with the TÜSİAD. Then CHP can slide to the right even more, until the psychological barrier in front of the strong organisation of the communists within the society. It is soon…

But a second Ekmeleddin case did not happen. There was a strong objection to Abdullah Gül’s candidacy…

(Migarium note-Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu was the common candidate of CHP and MHP at the presidental election in 2014. The influence of the name of this candidate on the CHP electors was a big disappointment.)

Abdullah Gül(former AKP deputy also was president of Turkey in 2007-2014) is among the foundational core of the AKP; there is no need to tell who he is. Discussions on his nomination as a candidate and it’s renouncement only through Akşener’s [the leader of the ultra-far Good “İyi” Party] opposition to it is a total scandal. They said Muharrem İnce [CHP candidate, Erdoğan’s main rival in presidential election] is a good speaker, honest and sympathetic… These don’t explain the heart of the matter. The heart of the matter is that Muharrem İnce has been called a right-wing politician even by the administrators of CHP. Let’s leave the names aside; CHP tried to seem sympathetic to the right-wing voters, while the Good Party and the Felicity Party [an Islamist party that took part in the alliance with CHP and the Good Party in the elections] to the voters of CHP. Such an alliance!

THE ‘COALITION OF THE OPPOSITION’ WAS DESIGNED AS A PROJECT OF THE CAPITALISTS, IT PROVED UNSUCCESSFUL IN THE ELECTIONS BUT WAS SUCCESSFUL IN ANOTHER SENSE

TKP insistently highlighted that this coalition was a project of the capitalists. Erdoğan won the elections. Does TKP still argue that?

TKP shared its initial electoral evaluation on 25th June. We said there too that the opposition coalition was a capitalist project. We also know more or less who and which circles played a special role in the formation of this project. However, Erdoğan himself is also a capitalist project. The ‘opposition coalition’ was unsuccessful in the June 24 elections and yet the project proved successful in certain senses. The ones who provided opportunities to this opposition coalition didn’t specifically aim to push to the political power. I the total formation of the political sphere in a country, the design of the opposition is as much important as the formation of the political power. A design of certain circles does not aim for total success; in addition to this, each and every design does not need to reach its target. Social dynamics and politics have a most problematic relation with calculations. The ‘opposition coalition’ was unsuccessful in the June 24 elections and yet it proved successful in certain senses.

But June 24 elections witnessed the highest mathematical calculations.

The result is obvious! What happened to the argument that the political power would lose parliamentary majority when HDP breached the electoral threshold? Mathematics is not to be blamed.

Do you think that Erdoğan got more powerful with June 24?

Let’s see that Erdoğan is not that powerful in terms of the political calculations, if mathematics matters that much. He is powerful neither in terms of social dynamics nor in any other sense. This may mean a more easily managed Erdoğan for the capitalist class and the imperialist centres. Arguments that Erdoğan got very powerful and that Turkey is in a total collapse are complete nonsense. The tasks before Erdoğan were challenging and they become even more so every day. The cunning people who propagated these feelings before June 24 are going to prepare the people for the upcoming local elections by saying “this is the last chance”, and they have already started to talk about that.

The final exit before the bridge?

I don’t know, maybe they will feel ashamed to say so and call it “final U-turn”.

‘TKP WAS ABLE TO RESIST THE TIDE’

What will TKP do? It couldn’t get energy from yet another electoral period…

TKP is a party that knows how to resist the tide. It knows how to contract without turning inward when the tide accelerates. An alternative to this is stepping aside. We didn’t step aside  June 24, resisted the tide and contacted countless people drifting away in the opposite direction. Everyone makes mathematical calculations during the elections, but we calculate our move after the elections. Yes, we were unsuccessful in terms of vote rates and yet TKP will quickly claim space in the post-electoral period when the speed of tide decreases and even dies out. We have no concerns regarding this. We had new members just before the elections, and it increases now.

The people who follow what TKP says knew that TKP may become isolated on the election day and considered this not that important. The crowd of people TKP gathered on May Day is more than the number of people who voted for it in the elections. This is, of course, something problematic and yet I will say without hesitation that the important thing is the ability of acting together with the people. The number of the people TKP is able to mobilise and act together will quickly increase from now on. This will reflect on the electoral results in a certain period, you may be sure of that. In terms of the energy you mentioned…I said it before, this electoral period has opened very valuable channels for TKP, and we had an important experience. This is the energy. Positive reactions towards the statement of TKP on elections create a great energy. Now we will mobilise this energy in line with our political and organisational targets.