Hundreds of refugees and migrants are trying to reach Europe via Turkish land borders and coastal areas after Turkey says it will no longer prevent refugees from reaching Europe.
After a series of airstrikes on late Thursday killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers and wounded 36 in Syria’s Idlib, a senior Turkish official told Reuters that Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe by land or sea.
Hundreds of refugees have rushed into Turkey’s northwestern province of Edirne which is located along the European Union countries Bulgaria and Greece following the statements of Turkish authorities in the wake of the deadly airstrikes.
Some refugees came to the city by taxis from İstanbul as some others were transferred by buses to reach Kapıkule border gate after the airstrikes that killed Turkish troops in Syria.
As the refugees rushed into the border gate in Edirne, the border officials are claimed to direct the refugees to “the river or the forest” en route to Europe. Some different groups of refugees have been observed in Edirne, the city that has borders with Bulgaria and Greece…
“No illegal immigration,” said the Greek prime minister, responded to migrants with tear gas…” video by euro.news
Some refugees speak in English, like Palestinian refugee who started talking in 1.5 minutes, but I tried to translate the others. In some places due to their Turkish is not good enough I translated word to word.
-Why do you want to go?
-The price of everything is raised in here Turkey, there is no work, no money, what are we going to do?
0.50-1.26 minutes: Syrian refugee
-How long have you been in Turkey?
-One and a half months.
-Why do you want to go?
-To go Europe. There is war in Syria. Much problem. There is no life at there.
-So, have you tried to go from here before?
-Two times. Greece holds, hits, they took my money and my phone.Then I deported to Turkey.
-Aren’t you afraid of?
-I’am afraid already. You’re not like human at there. Much problem.
2.04-2.35 minutes: Afghan refugee
-Four months ago I came to Turkey.
-Why do you want to go? Where would you like to go?
-We are going to Europe.
-There are many wars, prohibitions, everything in our country. This place is not so easy for us either. They don’t allow. They do not give a residence permit. Very difficult in Turkey. So much Afghan comes here, what will they do? That’s why we want to go.
-So, what if the border gates don’t open? (by Greece)
-It will be very bad. So many women, kids in here, what are they going to do? We are young, we would find a solution, but what are they going to do? Very difficult, very bad.
-So, do you want to live again in Turkey? What are you going to do if gates don’t open?
–We are desperate, of course we will live.
As you can see, there are many refugees try to cross borders to go Europe from Turkey for last two days. Inside them, many Afghan, African, Uzbek, Iranian, Pakistani, Iraqi, Moroccan except Syrians. According to today’s figures by Interior Minister of Turkey, more than seventy-six thousand migrants have crossed the border of Turkey. I do not know how many of them have reached Greece or Bulgaria, or how many stay in the buffer zone in between countries. Yesterday, Greece said, they sent 4000 refugees back. Right now, beside it is not possible to tell the exact number of people who do not wait in the buffer zone and try to reach the Greek islands by sea. In the video below you can see how some African refugees have struggled to survive with difficulty with inflatable boat until they reach Lesbos Island. (1 minute video)
Even the women, men and children’s teeth are shaking from the cold. It is known Aegean Sea has high temperature in summer. But what the people who do not live in here, don’t know is when the weather is cold in the winter, and because of the high humidity, plus if there is wind and storm, you will feel the cold air until to your bones. All parts of your body must be closed, if there is a tiny open place, even the wind entering from there that can cause pneumonia. Believe me my earthling friends, the cold of Moscow is better than the cold of the Aegean sea that met these conditions. And when these people were trying to cross the Aegean sea, there was a strong storm, with a speed of 50-70 km per hour. The humidity is 73%. The air temperature was 7-11 degrees Celsius; 44-51Fahrenheit. So the conditions I mentioned were been provided. While most people are in their warm beds, they struggle to survive under these conditions.
Refugees have been captured by the consequences of the capitalist and imperialist world. Desperation is their living space. A young Pakistani refugee was saying in a video I did not share here: “Everyone wants to live in own homeland. But there is war, there is poverty; no one would want to leave homeland, live on the streets.”
There is nothing more to add on his words…
And the European or American, who do not want refugees in their country, do not rebel and do not go out on the streets for protest while bombing Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries with their own taxes or while colonizing Africa and still exploiting. But when the refugee comes to their country, they hate the refugees. Why? Aren’t your governments who milking you like a cow with taxes to ruin this planet? Or are you glad that your taxes find a good place themselves when your governments made open financial agreements on refugees, bargaining clearly on human life?
Or none of them. Well then, didn’t you then understand that those who still represent you in your parliaments do not work? The only right political parties on the planet are socialist and communist parties. Otherwise this cycle will continue as long as you vote for other parties.
Here I add an interview with Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece KKE in 28th February publishing in newworker.org, so that you can understand the difference. Greek communists speak out!
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba said on Thursday the United States was moving special forces closer to Venezuela as part of a covert plan to intervene in the chaotic South American country using the pretext of a humanitarian crisis.
A “Declaration of the Revolutionary Government” alleged that recent events in Venezuela amounted to an attempted coup that had so far failed.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been trying to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down and hand over power to Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly.
Guaido invoked a constitutional provision to assume the presidency three weeks ago, arguing that Maduro’s re-election last year was a sham.
These events, the declaration said, had led the United States to impose drastic sanctions causing damage “1,000 times greater” than the aid it is trying to force on the country.
“Between February 6 and 10 military transport aircraft have flown to the Rafael Miranda Airport of Puerto Rico, the San Isidro Air Base, in the Dominican Republic and to other strategically located Caribbean islands, probably without knowledge of the governments of those nations,” the declaration said.
“These flights originated in American military installations from which units of Special Operations and Marine Corps operate, which are used for covert actions,” it said.
I have read this article about wildfire in Greece 3 days ago in SoL.haber Turkish web page. I had not find it in English at that day. But today I have seen it in English in SoL international. When seeing it in English due to I can share it in my blog I was excited; because this article by Aris Chatzistefanou was one of the good critizes that I have read in this year. In here you will read about how SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government encircled the public with capitalism and makes pressure on them.
Aris Chatzistefanou, a Greek journalist and director, wrote an article against SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, its supporters and bourgeois opposition movements that started a witch-hunt for citizens who demanded accountability for the recent wildfires that claimed the lives of 87 people in Athens, Greece.
Wildfires ravaging through the seaside town of Rafina and the nearby villages of Mati and Nea Makri near the Greek capital torched homes, cars and forests, claiming the lives of at least 87 people while wounding hundreds on July 23, 2018.
Ksenya Kunalaki, one of the editors at right-wing Greek newspaper ‘Kathimeri’, claimed after the wildfire in Athens that the austerity measures implemented by the Greek government could not be blamed for the recent fires alone. Kunalaki argued that there were many factors that contributed to the disaster including unplanned settlements, citizens parking their vehicles on the emergency lanes, and the lack of volunteers to intervene in the wildfires…
Yet, Kunalaki, of course, intentionally ignores the role of Greek capitalist class paving the way for opening forestlands to the settlements through various legal regulations for getting unearned income in collaboration with political powers in Greece for decades.
Greek firefighters had explained in an event organized by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in May 2018 how the SYRIZA-ANEL government cut the Fire Brigade budget, saying that the Greek government had not provided for a single new equipment to the firefighters for the past seven years.
Aris Chatzistefanou, a Greek journalist and director, wrote a piece against SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, its supporters and bourgeois opposition movements that started a witch-hunt for citizens who demanded accountability the recent wildfires claiming the lives of 87 people in Greece’s Athens. We are sharing Chatzistefanou’s article published on info-war.gr with the readers of soL News Portal…
“You cannot dictate to us when we can and we cannot criticise you!”
The government and bourgeois opposition supporters have recently started a witch-hunt against those criticizing the current and previous governments about the tragedy caused by the wildfires in Attica.
Whoever dares to speak the truth is treated as if they have barricaded the streets to prevent firefighters or to sabotage the fire-fighting aircraft.
This is actually a routine practice implemented by every government in order to conceal their responsibility especially within the first 72 hours of such crises ─ as journalist Christos Avramidis reminded us.
After every terrorist attack in France, mainstream media has labelled everyone drawing attention to the foreign policy followed by Paris over the Middle East or to the bad situation in the outskirts of France, which are the main factors that arm the terrorists, as “traitors” The only thing we are allowed to say: “Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.”
When an armed group terrorized civilians in an American school, you cannot question the right to acquire guns, the liquidation of health and wealth services (especially the ones related to mental health) or any other factors that could explain this issue and prevent the recurrence of such incidents. You can only pray for the victims.
The dreadful difference we observed in the recent wildfires in Greece is that this practice is not only implemented by the government, but also by the main opposition party under the leadership of Kiriakos Michotakis [the leader of the right-wing New Democracy]. According to the leader of the New Democracy, now it is not the time to hold those responsible for this crime accountable; but it is the time for “unity and solidarity”.
So, what is happening? Have the former rivalries among the political parties given way to a “political unity”? If so, why does the media such as the SKAI television supporting the New Democracy continue its atrocious (mostly unjust and vulgar) aggression against the government?
There is a simple explanation of this “paradoxical” issue. This time, the criticism of the Greek citizens is not only about the inadequacy of the state mechanism (the response of every government is the same to this criticism: “We inherited a wreck”), but also about the political preferences of all governments in the years when it comes to the implementation of austerity measures.
People lose their temper when they witness the crocodile tears of Jean-Claude Juncker [President of the European Commission, one of the symbols of austerity policies in Greece] or other European officials; because they are aware that these politicians and officials have imposed the austerity policies that entirely paralyzed the Greek state and cut the budget on fire safety.
When listening to the speech of the Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta blaming atheism for the devastating wildfires, people burst with anger; because they remember that we bribe (literally) the bishops instead of allocating budget for doctors and firefighters.
People are very well aware of how many firefighting aircraft the Greek government can afford to purchase if we were not the only country that allocates the highest military budget among NATO members after the United States, and the only country that increases its defense budget in the middle of an economic crisis, receiving loans from the U.S.
Yet, the main opposition does not have even a word to utter despite the anger of the Greek people; because they also signed the same austerity agreements as the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government have done; they transferred millions of money to the clerics and approved the same budget increases for war.
That is why you cannot tell us when we can criticize you!
We can donate blood for wounded people and carry out food aid, while we can also question your intentions.
On the one hand, we can extol the heroic firefighters and volunteers with all our hearts, while on the other hand we can lay bare the terrible weakness of the state apparatus due to the austerity policies you agreed to implement.
We can also list how many frigates the Greek creditors have forced you to purchase, and how many firefighting aircraft you have sacrificed to be able to get the F-35 war planes from the United States.
NOTE: As we have said before, there is no such thing as ‘‘natural disaster’’. When a natural event occurs in a region where people live, it automatically becomes a political event and this event is responded to by political actions, not by wishes or prayers. SYRIZA was aware of this in the wildfires in 2007, but it seems that it has forgotten this fact in the fires in 2018.
WHO IS ARIS CHATZISTEFANOU?
Aris Chatzistefanou is a Greek journalist and filmmaker.
Born in Athens, Chatzistefanou started his career as a journalist in 1997 at Radio Skai 100.3, wherein 2005 he began his own show Infowar, a big success on Greek radio. In April 2011, he released Debtocracy, a documentary co-directed by Katerina Kitidi about the Greek debt crisis, which, despite garnering almost a million viewers on YouTube was not well received in the traditional media and caused the cancellation of Infowar and his dismissal.
He has worked for the BBC World Service in London and Istanbul, and contributed short documentaries and articles to The Guardian and other international media outlets.
In 2012, he co-directed with Katerina Kitidi, the documentary Catastroika that focuses on the effects of massive privatization in Greece and several other countries, the documentary features Naomi Klein and others. The film was released by the co-owned Infowar Productions.
Aris Chatzistefanou co-founded the magazine Unfollow in January 2013; in 2014, he directed Fascism Inc., a documentary that shows how the economic elites supported fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, comparing it to the present situation. In 2016 he directed the documentary. This Is Not A Coup focusing on the effects of ECB and Eurozone policies in the European periphery.
Also, some quotes about wildfire in Greece from a writing with title “Wildfires in Greece: A capitalist crime”, in In Defence of Communism web page for reading:
The SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government has unleashed an outrageous communicative campaign in order to throw the blame for the disaster somewhere else, except from itself. They blame the “weather”, the “climate change”, the supposedly “unprecedented weather conditions”, the “wind”, etc. In an interview to the BBC, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos had the audacity to blame the residents themselves because, as he said, they contributed to disaster by building illegal homes. In a shameless effort to justify the unjustifiable, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talked about an “asymmetrical phenomenon”.
Behind such communicative tricks of mockery, which deceive and provoke the people, they are trying to hide the actual culprit of the tragedy: the barbaric capitalist system which generates the pursuit of profit. Profit-making is behind arson and land enroachment. A burnt forest consists a splendid opportunity for investment and profitability by capitalists and business groups. Capitalist development imposes- through one or another way- the concentration of land in fewer hands.
In capitalist Greece, fire protection measures and forest fire-fighting infrastructure do not consist a priority. The policy that serves the capitalist profit do not regard fire protection as an important matter. The Greek governments pay up to 4.2 billion euros annually for military expendidures related to NATO, but when it comes to fire protection measures there is no money. You see, fire protection and fire-fighting infrastructure aren’t a profitable sector like the arms industry.
Once again Mr. Tsipras is lying to the Greek people. The wildfires aren’t an “asymmetrical phenomenon”. What consists an asymmetrical phenomenon- which poses a continuous grave threat to the people- is capitalist system itself. This is the system that SYRIZA, New Democracy and the other bourgeois parties are serving.
Enought with lies and hypocrisy! The unspeakable disaster of the last days in the suburbs of Athens is nothing but the mirror of capitalist barbarity.
According to the new laws in Denmark, in immigrant neighborhoods, which are defined as ‘ghetto’, some crimes will be double punished, and the children who are living in these low-income areas will be subjected to cultural assimilation under the name of ‘education of values’ by begining from one years old.
While other Danish citizens are not obliged to take any preschool education until the age of 6, the trainings scheduled for at least 25 hours a week are compulsory for children of families living in ghetto from one years old. According to the law, which mainly involves the neighborhoods of Muslim families, the social security payments of families which do not send their children to the trainings of “values” such as Christmas, Easter and Danish are being cut off.
Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen who gave a place for integration of immigrants at his speech at new year warned that ghettos could “reach out their tentacles onto the streets” by spreading violence, and that because of ghettos, “cracks have appeared on the map of Denmark.”
Double punishment for immigrant neighborhoods
That tough approach is embodied in the “ghetto package.” Of 22 proposals presented by the government in early March, most have been agreed upon by a parliamentary majority, and more will be subject to a vote in the fall. One measure under consideration would allow courts to double the punishment for certain crimes if they are committed in one of the 25 neighborhoods classified as ghettos, based on residents’ income, employment status, education levels, number of criminal convictions and “non-Western background.”
Electronic ankle bracelets for immigrant youngs
Some proposals have been rejected as too radical, like one from the far-right Danish People’s Party that would confine “ghetto children” to their homes after 8 p.m. Challenged on how this would be enforced, Martin Henriksen, the chairman of Parliament’s integration committee, suggested in earnest that young people in these areas could be fitted with electronic ankle bracelets.
The proportion of immigrants coming from Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria is 13 percent in Denmark, which has 5 million 700 thousand population. The unemployment rate in the places where Muslim immigrants are majority is estimated to be 40 percent, and it is estimated that more than half of the immigrant population has a very low income.
Elon Musk, who tweeted this yesterday, made a determination. Of course you can not expect a non-cliché from a capitalist tech broker. If we go through on this tweet;
So, then, if his claim “Those who proclaim themselves “socialists” are usually depressing, have no sense of humor” is true; with the opposite thesis, according to Elon Musk, the capitalists should be described as follows:
“Those who are capitalists are usually fun, they have a sense of humor.”
Let’s see what the capitalists give the value for humor. They must have an actional qualification so that humor can be produced on it. That is to say, humans who make a humor must add humor to their lives.
As Elon Musk, who tweeted this, let us imagine that, we think that he adds humor to his life as a capitalist.
Let’s look at the actional activities of a CEO of a big company, and now let’s imagine how he could make humor with them.
According to the news at Businessinsider May 18, 2017, the workers in Tesla’s Fremont, California plant, which is advertised as “factory of the future”, are working under bad working conditions.
Inside the news, some factory workers say that:
“I’ve seen people pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open,” said Jonathan Galescu, a production technician at Tesla. “They just send us to work around him while he’s still laying on the floor.”
How Elon Musk may have made a humor on this subject through his actions in his life?
But with the hearing of this incident, he could have made an ad like this. Following could be my advertisement recommendation to him:
“At the future factory, we calculated the speed of falling down of every workers. The result has surprised us all; despite all fatigue, the fall rate of an exhausted worker is 0.03 seconds! It is possible with us to make this figure ideal! Come together, let’s accelerate the fainting times of the workers at future factory!”
Another worker says at the same news:
“It’s like you died and went to auto-worker heaven.”
Most likely, this worker’s remarkable word “auto-worker heaven” also probably may have made Elon Musk laugh.
Then he could make an advertisement like this. My another ad offer to him:
“As our future factory workers have stated, auto-worker heaven is possible with us!”
Because of I am not a capitalist, Elon Musk can use my advertising suggestions, if he wants; I will not claim any profit from him, haha!
Four days ago, Elon Musk tweeted another tweet. And he has shared the news which was already infiltrated press that 9% of Tesla employees will be dismissed.
Difficult, but necessary Tesla reorg underway. My email to the company has already leaked to media. Here it is unfiltered: pic.twitter.com/4LToWoxScx
He says that “It’s a hard decision, but we need to reduce costs and become profit,” at the tweet.
So about 3,600 people are getting out of the business, let’s say that they are family consisting of at least 4 people, with this about 14,600 people’s life conditions will become difficult after then. Over that, Musk, what a humor he can make? In account of the necessity of humor in the actions of his own life as a capitalist. I think he can sample Marie-Antoinette, and if he can say shortly, “Let them eat cake”.
Today, Musk who talks about socialists and mentioned that they supposedly lack of humor, does not he know that the real humor comes from the intelligences of the system opponents who evaluate the absurdities as best? The best humorists who joke with the socialists come out from socialists again. For example, the Trotskyist produces humor against Stalinist, or Leninist against the Maoist. Elon Musk, please show me(or anyone else) one example of a real humor, that humor is made by a capitalist against a socialist or communist. Just show only one; really, if he does do that I’ll explain it here, and I’ll applaud him here. But unfortunatelly, he will look for it in vain.
In addition to all of this, I also saw his another tweet while looking at Elon Musk’s tweets. He says,
Should prob articulate philosophy underlying my actions. It’s pretty simple & mostly influenced by Douglas Adams & Isaac Asimov.
It seems that Elon Musk never understood Asimov. I give bad news to Elon Musk. It seems that he believed very much to the some people who make similarities between Hari Seldon and himself; but only superficial and coercive resemblance can be created between Hari Seldon and Elon Musk. I do not even mention Douglas Adams. How may Elon Musk embrace the philosophy of a gifted writer who set up perfect phrases such as, “I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day,”?
There are also those who praise Elon Musk under his tweets, there are those who defend him; their situation is piteous. If you ask them, most of them are paid jobs, they are exploited for long hours. But the power of the mainstream media is this: To make people feel like about some such as their pioneers or heroes; for people who contrast their realities in virtual worlds without seeing their own reality. Who feel like that are kind of the Violinists at the Titanic, haha!
I would also give a tip to Elon Musk as a communist extraterrestrial by violating at least three rules of the Galactic Council: The human species will not colonize successfully on another planet for at least 250 years. And that planet will not be Mars. So you can forget about Mars. 😉
Today, it would seem that my front, my back, my right, my left, all my sides are economic crisis. 🙂
The economic crisis does not affect only ordinary people in the world, it affects extraterrestrials like us. (Do not believe in science fiction movies, we do not spend our lives on this planet with the lightsabers in hand or super-advanced equipments. We do not even have an union.:)) That’s why I have picked my song. Here it is. It is Cem Karaca’s song in Anatolian-rock genre from 1999.
The song that is quite entertaining, as can be understood from its rhythm. It’s lyrics are sarcastic. And here it’s lyrics: -I have translated only some parts because it is very long-
We’ve boarded on something really big, we go to the end of the world. (amanin)
Road you said, like every road
it should reach a place
While we turn and turn around
we come always to the same place
This cycle is vicious cycle
There is no begining and no end
I am turning but I can not turning back
There is no exit at the end
We’ve boarded on something really big, we go to the end of the world (amaninnn)
Local and general election
You select, let’s select
So we turn and turn around of it
we come always to the same place
Old times, we were like every man
We sat down and ate appetizers
Now, like eating appetizers
we sit and eat the man.
Then, you get your deserts!
What is really going to happen at the end of these things
In truth, there is no question “what will be”
We will turn, we will turn, we will come back to the same place
There is no begining and no end
I am turning but I can not turning back
There is no exit at the end
We’ve boarded on something really big, we go to the end of the world,
We’ve boarded on something really big, we go to the end of the world.(amaninnn)
What is your song my earthling friends, that you listen while the economic crisis is rising? 🙂
Most people do not know this first part of the Vietnam war. It is known what America did in the second part of the Vietnam war, but it is ignored that France has prepared all this destruction during decades.
The First Indochina War generally known as the Indochina War, and as the Anti-French Resistance War in Vietnam) began in French Indochina on 19 December 1946, and lasted until 1 August 1954. In this part of Vietnam war, France was the main actor. Intrestingly, France that was a country which just out from WW2 in 1946, and France should has been poor and in the period of new structuring. But as we can see, France has been always ready to any new war in another corner of the planet.
During this time, the total number of civilians and soldiers who died in Vietnam is 377,523 people. About 190,000 people are also missing or dead. These numbers are flexible, could be more. Because there is no exact population record in Vietnam at that time. Figures only based on figures reported to governorships. Especially in 1944-1945 under the colonialism of Japan, suffered great hunger, even starvation, Vietnam was a country where close to 1 million people lost lives.
Except only 1944-45, between 1887-1954 France controlled Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, which is referred to as Indochine Francais (French Indochina). In fact, in 1930, the Vietnamese were uprising against France, resulting in the death of nearly 1,000 Vietnamese. You can read from here Ho Chi Minh – speaking on the formation of the Indochinese Communist Party -is a statement for a call for unity by Vietnamese colonialists on February 18th 1930.
As a result, France, which has been exploiting Vietnam somehow for during 60 years, at the end of the 1940s France embarked on a new partnership with America, namely Marshall plan funds.
Marshall Plan funds (US dollars) Given to France: 1948/1949 – $1085m —
1949/1950 – $691m — 1950/1951 $520m
In short, while Algerian people were killed and tortured by France as we told in Part I, France was in Vietnam almost in the same years. At least 600,000 people have lost their lives in Vietnam. We have added 600,000 more skeletons to the closet of France.
We still can not leave between 1945 and 1960. It is not possible to catch up with the speed of France. The number of people killed in this article is perhaps only “a number” for everyone. It can be thought that they rebelled and fought against French imperialism, and were killed. Is only limited with this? While France suppressed these revolts, it committed serious war crimes. Just like it’s in Algeria. In 2012 “Algeria 1830-1962” exhibition opened to the public at the Land Forces Museum in Paris. According to the BBC, “It is evident that France often resorted to torture methods. An Algerian who was punished with bastinado, appears in one of the previously unpublished photographs. In another photo a French does squeeze a prisoner’s neck.”
I will not add visuals here. But if you only googling the photos of what French did in Algeria, you can see how France has done great war crimes. And that’s only one example.
As I said, we can not leave 1945-1960 yet. For example, let’s look at Cameroon. Let’s go from Vietnam to Cameroon, to the another far corner of the world.
1957-1959 and 1960-1961 Cameroon
These dates draw the attention with high losses in Cameroon’s independence war. Approximately 71,000 Cameroon people were killed between these dates. The note in the wikipedia: “The French Army is often burned or otherwise destroyed entire villages infested with terrorists, resulting in an unknown number of non-terrorist civilians.” So, the villages inhabited by people were consciously burned by French. The quotes from the article about these events, “The Forgotten Cameroon War“:
“A few days earlier, former prime minister François Fillon described colonization as the simple “sharing of culture.” Ignoring the millions of corpses French colonialism left in its wake, he declared: “France is not guilty for having wanted to share its culture with the peoples of Africa, Asia, and North America.”
I see here a French politician’s arrogance that French colonialism culture got into everybone of his body, what about you?
A young Cameroonian who looks really dangerous!!!
Well, what do you know about Madagascar?
In 1947, the Malagasy people began to revolt by wanting to stop being a colony of France, and 90,000 Malagasy people had lost lives until 1956.
1944 August – France
Now I think we can look at 1944 and before in the history of France. Let us look at the end day of this period of the French who actually took part in the Second World War between June 1940 and August 1944. That is exactly the day of liberation from the occupation of France, 18 August 1944. Previously I published a post with the title “The children of Lebensborn: They were the children, who have become the target for revenge”. In here you can find more detailed information about them. The children of Lebensborn, in briefly, the children of the relations between the some Nazi officers with volunteers(the word of volunteer does not give the exact meaning without knowing the war conditions) or reluctant women in the countries they occupied, for keeping their “pure race” plans in the wartime period. These children were in every country that Nazi Germany occupies in Europe.
On the 18th of August, while French celebrated with the colorful flags in the streets of Paris with Americans, in the back streets same very civilized (!) French accused about 30,000 French women of being Nazi collaborators, so their hair was sculpted, painted with swastika, and forced to walk in naked or half-naked in public with insults and humiliations of their own people. Even these women were exposed to violence. The anger and lynch culture of France has already been examined in the previous chapter, Part I, with the 1961 protests of Algerian protesters in Paris.
While France is accusing to almost all the others by begin with Turks and Russians at every opportunity, with barbarism, not being civilized, aggressions and war crimes, France itself is racist at all occasions, itself lynches at every opportunity, lays out it’s hatred and carries out racism on the other hand to cover up it’s crimes. the closest example was France wanted Russia on war crimes charges.
French women who were lynched on August 29, 1944 by own French people were sent to prison, many died. Their children have been humiliated throughout their lives too.
Between 1944 and 1940, France made defenses many fronts in the occupied territory. Well, were all the French soldiers only French? France, from the early 1830s, created the French Foreign Legions, especially from the colonies of Africa. These were battalions in different names. For example, one of the names is Saharan Companies of the French Foreign Legion. In these lejions, various nationalities and races people were used as soldiers. As of 2008, members come from 140 countries. From the 1830s onwards, it entered them in fights on many fronts, including the First World War. In other words, they exploited these countries, destroyed their cultures, assimilated them and, on the other hand, crusaded the poor peoples of these countries in the wars, both within the continent and far away as human power. These people, most likely used in close 100 wars or in more, became soldiers on the frontlines of the French fronts. The answers of questions such as how many Africans were fought on the French fronts over this century and how many have died can be found by researching these wars and fronts one by one. My guess is more than a million, until the end of the Second World War. In the Second World War, how many African french fighters have been fought, can be found by looking at the same way.
According to the French Foreign affairs web page, “In 1935, France had to maintain an overseas army (armée d’outre-mer) of 210,000 effectives in North Africa, Syria and the colonies; At home she had only 320,000 men under arms. Among the colonial forces, however, are 100,000 natives of North Africa organized into special regiments of infantry and cavalry, who are helping to maintain order in the African territories where they are mainly stationed develop in Europe.”
In fact, the great depression that started in the late 1920s showed itself in France (unemployment rate was more than 15% in France and in the same period in Germany unemployment rate over 40%), and unemployment and bad economic conditions did not go well until 1939. But, in those days there was an incident that should take its place in the history of shame of France.
1931 Paris Colonial Exhibition
The exposition opened on 6 May 1931 in the Bois de Vincennes on the eastern outskirts of Paris. The scale was enormous. It is estimated that from 7 to 9 million visitors came from over the world during 6 months. The French government brought people from the colonies to Paris and had them create native arts and crafts and perform in grandly scaled reproductions of their native architectural styles such as huts or temples.
‹Coloniale culture›: Josephine Baker as ‹Queen of the Colonies› with her troop at the Exposition Coloniale 1931 – Pernod advertisement with Josephine Baker and her song ‹J’ai deux amours…› for the 1931 exhibition – ‹Pavillon Togo-Cameroun›
At the same time, a high value was placed on modern and “tasteful” relations between the audience and the “indigènes on display”. The address to the visitors in the Guide officiel gave ample space to an educational request for appropriate behavior:These people’s way of living is moving closer to your own today than you think. Turn your attention to their work. Watch how they operate. […] People communicate not only through words; impressions are not limited only to sight. […]The presentations of other people often correspond to your own, but are simply expressed differently. Think about this. May a cultivated and highly French joy animate you, honored visitor […].”
Or there was the other one, when the 1st World War was over, Marseille exhibition made in 1922; but this, in 1931 was the bigger one.
Pause note: With “The skeletons in the France’s closet: The Part I and the Part II”, I have studied the Colonial cultures of the French, which have been holding the western part of Africa since the early 1900s and almost 2/5 of the occupation of the continent, also from Vietnam to Madagascar. We have seen people from 140 different countries in Foreign French Legions. France, which began colonialism in the early 1800s, not only exploited the wealth of these countries, but also imposed French culture and language on the people of these countries. France did this with assimilation. It is difficult to predict how difficult it is for those countries lived through. France which is always showing itself next to the democracy and oppressed people, for it, it is always cooling in the gentle shade of France’s hypocrisy, accuses and insults the countries such as Turkey and the people, by advertising itself as if throughout history it did nothing bad, and still does not do anything. With a racist approach, it reaches its sneaky aim by making other peoples enemy against each other.
Perhaps hundreds of thousands of French fans, who live outside of France by ignoring this hypocritical history of France and France’s almost all massacres and exploits throughout human history, and make themself the trumpet of France. What a pity that those who are the instruments of the imperialist devastating policies of France’s are the people who live outside Europe, in the regions where France has always pursued exploitation. Or maybe this situation may be creating theirs racism a camouflage, who knows.
Those who bind their hopes to French interests are betraying their own people in the region they live in. No other country, especially countries like France, will not consider your interests. In this age, year 2018, in the communication age when all kinds of information can be obtained, to be in lack to make analysis, at the first puts you and your people at risk. To do this is foolishness, credulousness. French govenment is a government that upsets the racialism among the peoples, while giving arms to both sides for centuries. Please do not forget that France fills its bank accounts with the profits from this situation while it is patting your back from thousands of miles away.
We came finally in the 1920s. In the last century, the crimes against humanity by France are these (if there are the deficiencies, you can write as comment and I add them to this article). The previous century before 1920, will continue. However, in the middle there will be a research on Armenian-French relations which is a very important subject. With this research in line with own interests of France, sometimes you will learn at the end of 1910s, the great brutality of Armenian gangs under the command of French in Anatolia, in Turkey’s War of Liberation, sometimes you will read how France supported an Armenian terrorist organizations such as ASALA since 1970. Even the historical role of Lebanon in this subject will surprise you. Again and again you will be amazed how French fed Armenian people and the other peoples with seeds of racism and enemity against the Turks during more than centuries and which lie and slander campaigns under “Armenian genocide” name were carried out by France subtly and how western societies did not see all these.
“The skeletons in France’s closet” will continue as I said after the Armenian-French relations. Because there are more countries in history, France has exploited, occupyed, massacres and it’s crimes against humanity for centuries in different positions.
There are skeletons in the closets of almost every country on this planet. Historically, there are very few nations that have not been at daggers drawn with the others. Killing, slaughtering is actually the ancestor’s sport of all mankind. In fact, if we take all kinds of sports together on the other side, the effort and works to shed blood will ensure that almost every country in the multiple Olympics organized annually, receives a lot of medals. This olympic game name might be: “Traditional massacre olympics of humans.” Everybody will return home with happiness, due to the winnings of these Olympics will be determined according to the answers given to the questions such as the number of attacks on which country on an annual basis, how many were killed or slaughtered. The faces would be happy. Also, with these Olympics, every country will leave the mask of hypocrisy on the one side and throw over the whiter than white position which it is hidden behind it. Believe in that, there is nothing that the people can not do to get a reward. In such a case, especially which country could be always in the first three medal surprisingly in all dates of these Olympics? Attention to the definition of “Surprisingly,” .
Because of I already gave spoilers in the title of the article, France will be that country because that will be a world where France is not be able to have the historical hypocrisy of until this day.
“Ongoing bromance: ‘Special relationship’ between Trump and Macron”
While the words were said to each other is pushing the upper limit of the flattery, it’s funny to seem these were done like in courtesy. As if the scenes of Trump and Macron looks at each have caught everyone’s attention, if we look at the sub-comments of this video and similar videos. Does this point to the birth of a new love story, haha! I do not think so; already France had a deep romance since America was founded?
Are the skeletons of France’s closet only limited with support for almost every assault action of American governments? Or…
Let’s make a trip to the past. Let’s look at what France made before and after the US was founded. After that, you decide whether France would have had one of the first three medals every year, if “the traditional massacre Olympics of humans” had done?
2011-2018 Syrian Civil war
Since August 2011, France has been involved the Syrian civil war. Between 2011-2018, the French government, including in August 2014 as confirming of French President François Hollande that France had delivered arms to Syrian dissidents against Assad, has joined to the air operations of the UK-led UK in 2015, as last in 2018, by hiding the lie of “We are attacking the chemical weapons store of Assad’s hand,” also supported the American operations.
Most of the individual Syrian dissidents in 2014 are radical Islamist gangs, as defined by the Syrian government. In other words, France, which said to support Kurds on one hand, provided guns to dozens of Islamist opposition group against the Kurds on the other hand. Hollande had said, as the reason for doing this:” We can not leave the only Syrians who are preparing a democracy … without weapons.”
That’s he says briefly: “Democracy can not be unarmed, I give these weapons to the Islamic oppositions if it is necessary, or I give Kurds like YPG if I want. For France, “side” is not a problem. When appropriate, if they did not kill each other enough with the weapons that I have supplied to both, then I would bomb them with the lie of chemical weapons. Because I do all of these things in the name of democracy!”
Above, I mentioned that while France was sending weapons to Islamic dissidents in Syria in August 2014, in the same month of the same year, France announced that they had sent weapons to Kurds in the Iraq. Now can someone give me a reply? If we taking account of the transition between the two countries is weak, can you prove that these weapons, the weapons that France sent to both sides, were not used against each other? Especially if there are Kurds who read this article, please try to respond.
The hypocrisy is innumerable for the French governments. Instead of democracy tale, if they would have said “my pockets will be empty while everyone gets a share from the cake?”, this would be honest. But this is not expected from the French governments. For the French governments, which did the French revolution and seem to have made progress, to have done the French revolution is a great camouflage actually. Behind this colorful and captivating camouflage, out of France there is a very big and stupid human community that is confident of France’s “democracy” calls and tales, who are decieved with this make-up, and French governments which have been self-reliant, selfish, hypocritical, arrogant, pretentious in all history.
It’s important for France to get a share of the cake. Because it is one of the five great colonial states known already in the world history. What France has done in recent years in the Middle East is not limited with Syria.
Already when we pay attention to the 1916 Skyes-Picot treaty, France gets Syria, England gets Iraq. The north of Iraq in todays was included Syria at that time. Here is, a sort of all of under the border southeast Turkey has been promised to France, but it lost this region after a while. Nowadays the whole field of Kurdish autonomous regions in Iraq and Syria is the place that pumps blood into the France’s colonial vein which came from the past. Because France could not come and settle to this area, the Arabs and Turkmens in this region were forced out of their place by large population games and conflicts, and plans to increase the Kurds’ presence were put into place. The large areas under Turkey’s southeastern border have been advertised as part of the Kurdish homeland for years. For this, France gave a lot of support including the PKK terrorist organization, sometimes under the name of “the opposition”. If France was not a country, it would be a good puppeteer.
We will return to the Middle East again, let’s go back to 2011 again.
Is there anyone who wonders what happened this little Libyan boy during last years after the NATO bombs at Libya?
The air strike began to Libya in March 2011 by France, Belgium, England, Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Qatar and the United States with the decision was taken by Sarkozy’s invitation and hosted in Paris. The numbers of war casualty between 2013 and 2011 of Libya are on this link.
France, which collected the other countries to Paris with the call of crisis, did not say that the French made the first attacks on Libya with 20 warplanes in the morning hours at 19 march 2011 with the announce of French Defense Ministry with hypocritical “pride”?
Libya’s pathetic situation would never end by writing. However, there are plenty of time zones and countries we need to go backwards in the history, to learn the numbers of skeletons in the closet of France.
Between 2001 and 2012, France also served in Afghanistan under the leadership of NATO. Let’s just say this and let’s move on. Even if I only just say, according to the figures in wikipedia France spent 870 million Euros during it’s period of office in Afghanistan. Hmmm, good figure. I do not know what ordinary French citizens think when hear about where their taxes are spent.
Our passing to Africa which started with Libya, continues.
The Battle of N’Djamena began on February 2, 2008 when Chadian rebel forces opposed to Chadian President Idriss Déby entered N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, after a three-day advance through the country…. Hundreds died in the battle, which displaced at least 30,000. French forces evacuated foreigners, but also provided intelligence and ammunition for the Chadian National Army and sporadically exchanged fire with rebels.
Chad was one of the France colonies in Africa between 1900-1950. But France influence is still going powerly. Chadian President Idriss Déby has been ruling Chad since 1990. And according to last news, he will be president until 2033! If this has been another country, it would have been very different. But this is Chad.
As long as there is someone in the country who is openly or secretly backed by France, the administration of that country may continue. From time to time by calling out to the world public, by saying how badly Chad is ruled, France can fulfill its commitment to democracy! When they do not want in reality, as same they did to Gaddafi, Déby may replace. Somehow or other, did French oil companies not get enough oil revenue in Chad between 1950-1999?
Chad exports an average of $ 3 billion worth of oil annually. Of course, it does not make any sense to the people of Chad. International petroleum companies, and those who want Chad to be at the head of the administration are interested in this petrol.
The reason of why France can not give up Chad is summarized here:
Despite being landlocked and poor, Chad has long played a critical role in France’s strategy on the African continent…France has maintained a somewhat peculiar relationship with its former African colonies since they gained independence in 1960…Chad served during the Cold War as a vital component of France’s defenses in its former African holdings — uranium-rich Niger, oil-producing Gabon and cocoa-growing Ivory Coast, to name a few. By maintaining a strong military presence in Chad, France was able to guard the abundant resources of its core from the reach of foreign rivals. In exchange for acting as the region’s security guarantor, France also gained preferential access to its markets…Chad’s position in the heart of the Sahel has given France the opportunity to take quick and decisive action in Africa…
Some even call for Chad “The death heart of the Africa”. Average life is 47, life expectancy is 44 in Chad. Is there any word needs to say to tell what France did in Chad by leaning it’s back to imperialism, as being playmaker in both openly and background.
2003, 1998, 1997, 1978 Republic of Congo
(Only 2003 is the date France was not alone to intervation to Congo, that one has made under the UN’s operation umberalla)
Congo, as the same with Chad, was the colony of France between 1880-1960. Even if Congo declared its independence in 1960, it became a profit element of French Total from 1968 onwards. The principal element in the French-Congolese relationship was the highly successful oil sector investment of the French petroleum parastatal Elf-Aquitaine (now called Total), which entered the Congo in 1968 and has continued to grow. France is now by far Congo’s principal external partner, contributing significant amounts of economic assistance, while playing a highly influential role.2009, France purchased approximately 9% of Congolese exports, ranking third in total exports; Congo also purchased nearly 21% of its imports from France, which was the most from any one country.
Have you ever heard name of Marien Ngouabi? He was a Congolese military, political and statesman, head of state since 1968, president of the People’s Republic of the Congo in 1970-1977. Founder and leader of the Congolese Labor Party. He pursued a policy based on the ideology of Marxism-Leninism, oriented toward the USSR… Ngouabi declared that his life is threatened by danger, and he accused the problems of Congo is “French imperialism” on March 10, 1977. And interestingly(!) five days later on March 18th, he was killed.
France has never let Congo relax. The number of skeletons in the Congo part of France’s closet is unknown.
2002, 2005, 2007, 2011 Ivory Coast
It is another French colony between 1893-1960. France has made countless military intervention to this country in the following years. Over the years, there were always been French unity and military power in change of administrations, opposition or the power side, countinuisly. If you type in “french economic interests in ivory coast” to Google, you have 11.500.000 results, 0.70 seconds. And in the dates on all these pages are different events from each other. Starting in 1951 and continuing as 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, in 0.70 seconds, google is giving the result. In your opinion, how many more skeletons which were added in the French closet, as well as the French military interventions, and the very illegal movements that France has done to keep this country out of it’s control? Countless.
Maybe Ivory Coast’s only guilt is that the country is one of the world’s numbered cocoa bean producer. This cocoa is exploited by companies like French chocolate company Cemoi. The Ivory Coast exports $ 3.75 billion of cocoa beans annually. In addition to exporting it, some French chocolate factory factories also have factories in the country. Did you watch this video? In this video, Ivory Coast’s cocoa farmers taste the chocolate very first time. Tragic!
This is a country where produces the cocoa beans which main ingredient of chocolates that children of their own country can not eat. Of course, there is a liberal and fair share of France under this poverty and exploitation!
Rwanda is not the colony of France. Yes. However, you know the movie of “Hotel Rwanda”. It is a dramatic film about the genocide of Rwanda. The Rwandan genocide happened in 1994. In the documents from the French archives of former French president François Mitterrand, it became clear that since 1990, this massacre has been foresighted by France, and also openly supported Hutus and making the death lists.
So while the finger of France is very clearly seeming in the 100 days of genocide and the massacre which 1 million people died, France is accused Turkey on baseless lies, like the Armenian genocide, but France never looks at the real genocides, the real brutalitis, exploitations, massacres in own closet. While France was one of the main responsibilities of this genocide, which happened in front of the eyes of the all world, it gives so-called “civilization” course to Turkey, with complete lies and slanderous Armenian genocide documents, all over the world. As clearly shown in the documents, François Mitterrand, on the one hand while he is drawing a massacre in the background in front of the eyes of the world and while being inclusive, his wife, Danielle Mitterrand, starting from 90’s, was busy to blame Turkey made massacres to Kurds. Danielle Mitterrand who always opened the door to PKK terrorists, was in the status “I defend Kurds’ rights against Turkey.” What a magnificent couple was, this husband and wife!
Besides, Gabon, Comoros, Central African Republic, Somalia, Togo, Cameroon, Burkina-Faso in many times were intervened militarily by France since 1960’s. 1960’s are also the dates of independence days of them; when they rescued themselves from the colonization of France. So, France never left colonialism, it still continues.
Do you know what “CFA Franc” is? It is the name of two currencies used in parts of West and Central African countries which are guaranteed by the French treasury. That’s the innocent definition of it. Let’s come to a clearer definition, and find the answers to such questions of “Why is this money under the treasury guarantee of France?” And with every reply we find, again we would see the bitter side of colonialism under the gentle shadow of France.
The CFA franc – orginally the French African Colonial franc – was officially created on 26 December 1945 by a decree of General de Gaulle. It is a colonial currency, born of France’s need to foster economic integration among the colonies under its administration, and thus control their resources, economic structures and political systems. Think of another colonial planet of France. France guarantees the currency of it in the direction of France own currency, fixed rate of exchange with the euro (formerly French franc) unlimited convertibility of CFA francs into euros, and links the foreign currency of these countries to France own currency. What a beautiful colony, is not it!
By going back in history and continue to uncover the skeletons of the France closet, as the last country in Africa, we came to Algeria, perhaps the most important country that France gave suffer in Africa. What could France have done more in Africa, after Rwanda, where France was in the background in the death of close to 1 million people, also while it set up an exploitation scheme that would take the future of millions of people, causing the deaths of thousands with military interventions to other countries?
In 1961, Paris
Please, just watch the video.
Why these Algerian people were killed with huge anger and racism by French in the middle of Paris?Underlying this response is the systematic massacres of the Algerian people by France since 1945.
Quotes from Marxist.org
On May 8, the French colonists organized a demonstration for the end of the war in Europe. The Algerian People’s Party quickly turned this demonstration into a demonstration of independence. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the railway station early in the morning started to walk to the neighborhoods where Europeans lived with the slogan “Freedom to Messali”, “Freedom to political prisoners”, “Freedom to political prisoners”, “Vive the salvation of the people”.
As soon as the numbers reached 10,000, the demonstrators started to wave the star green-white with moon Algerian flag in their hands. Although about 20 gendarmerie have tried to pull the flags away, they could have done nothing against the fury of the enthusiastic demonstrators. Then the cops who came to the scene, shot and killed a young man from his forehead, waving the Algerian flag.
With that, the crowd continued to walk with great anger into the neighborhoods where the French colonists lived. Algerians who have been living under intense oppression and exploitation for years, have attacked Europeans and killed about 100 people.
The actual events came out after that. The French colonists began the bloody counterattack everywhere in Algeria, in the face of the danger of their independence and their movement being out of control. In the country martial law was announced, cities and villages were bombarded from land and sea by French forces. Thousands of people were taken into custody, executed in groups with twenty people each, without question. They forced to dig their own graves before they were killed. The French killed countless people with heavy tortures.
On the most bloody days of the French massacre, the 7th Infantry Regiment, whose majority of its soldiers were Algerian on May 16, 1945, had just arrived at the port of Algeria. After losing half of their presence on Alsace’s front, a small number of surviving soldiers in the hope of meeting their families became horrified when they learned that their villages were wiped from map and their women, children and relatives had been massacred by French troops who fought side by side against Nazism with them. An unarmed and vulnerable people were massacred by French militias and legion troops.
On May 22, when the massacre ended to a large extent, at least 45,000 Algerians were killed. I mean 45,000 Algerians in 6 days.
In 1954 the Algerian National Liberation Front was established and its people called rebels against the French occupation. In a short period, the number of those who fought under the flag of the Algerian National Liberation Front increased to 100.00 people. France intervened wildly to suppress the rebellion. French foreign legions, blood-sheding units, fighting units in Vietnam, airborne troops were sent to Algeria. 1 million Algerian lost lives between 1954 and 1962 as the result of the bombardments of the French army, the use of chemical weapons, and the executions in the concentration camps. It has emerged with systematic torture and thousands of people were killed in concentration camps built by the French army which called the villa in UN reports. 2 million Algerians were forced to move out of their homes between 1957 and 1960. Despite this, the Algerian resistance has not been exhausted. Paris has seen it lost the war.
So, 1 million people were killed, 2 million people were forced to migrate from Algeria in 7 years by French. Here at the upper video, in 1961, those killed in Paris were protesters against these massacres.
While we have not yet completed the last century, it has already added millions to the skeletons of France’s closet by adding only Syria and Iraq outside Africa.
I do not know how badly Bashar al-Assad gave suffer Syrian people, but in here what is written in the letter should not be ignored. Assad family has a crime ration card. I’m not talking about what was done to own people. I will talk about another thing. The PKK terrorist organization was founded in 1978 in Turkey. And in Turkey, just before the CIA-backed fascist military coup of 12 September 1980, the PKK’s organization’s leader, reptile man on it’s power, Abdullah Ocalan, went to Damascus and settled.
For example, some Western and Eastern leftists do not examine and even do not know, and even do not consider to research and learn these historical truts!: With September 12, 1980 CIA-backed fascist military coup, while thousands of Turkish and Kurdish leftists in Turkey were sent to jail, tortured and suffered, how Ocalan went to Damascus just before the coup, and fallen on his feet? Ocalan who is advertising himself as leftist, from where he took the information about a coup in Turkey? And how did he take shelter in Syria?
The PKK leader, Ocalan, stayed mostly in Syria until 1998, even if he stayed in countries like Italy for some short time into this period. Easy to say, during 18 years Ocalan mostly stayed in Syria! Assad’s father Hafez al-Assad protected him.
(By the way, Bashar al-Assad was 30 years old in 1995, did not he know how his father protect the terrorist organization PKK in his country more than decade? 30 years-old is very old age to not understand and not know what is going on in his own country.)
It has been making terrorist activities with PKK name in Turkey, after the YPG has been PKK’s Iraqi branch in Iraq, and the PJAK has been PKK’s branch in Iran. PKK by itself and by it’s branches has been one of the main actors of the American government used/still use in this whole Middle East divide plan.
In the same years, the US government has started to give military training to 5000 PKK members in Guam Island in 1991, while father Assad was maintaining to protect PKK and it’s ringleader Ocalan in Syria. So did not father Assad know about anything of these?
So briefly, father Assad is actually one of the main responsible people of this incident that happened to his country, when we look generally. He made himself and his country a pawn.
The American government has trained PKK members under the name of peshmerge training, as it did to the same YPG members in recent years by saying, “These are freedom rebels who want democracy,” and made the events fit the dividing plan. And I do not think that only American government is involved; I think some western states and Israel government are involved too. Because, as is well known in Israel, for the last 5 years, makes even “scientific studies(!)” about that the Kurds and Jews have had a common blood line, and that the Kurds actually came from the same Jewish origin, and they published these. Already the main target in the Middle East is not the project to seize the lands that Israeli Zionists claims as -so called- promised land? The pawn is Kurds, Israeli Zionists who will receive the big share from cake in the future.
It goes that far. But it should be known that this is at least of my opinion, I’ve never defended Bashar al-Assad. I am against foreign intervention in any country from the outside, regardless of which country it happens to. The national borders of the countries must be protected and respected. The peoples/nations have a say for their own country. To think that they do not have this ability is to humiliate them! Each nation, does not notice it’s in the east or the west, own people have right to speak their own destiny. There is no such thing as humiliating these peoples as the understanding of the American government over the years for military interventions in the Middle East, by saying “I will bring you democracy, because you can not do it.” I take Syrian people’s side, not Assad.
If the ordinary American people are wondering where their taxes go:
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga, Kahraman Kamal, who spoke to Rudaw (the news agency that is known close to Barzani), said that the aid was sent by the US Department of Defense, reached to the Peshmerge forces. Kahraman Kamal, stated with the help sent by the United States said they would pay the Pashurmage Forces’ salaries. “The salaries of the Peshmerga Forces will be distributed this week,” Kamal said.
The US Department of Defense sends 25 billion dinar money aid every month to the Peshmerge Forces.
25 billon Iraqi Dinar is equal about 21 millon USD.
The US has provided 450 million dollars to the Peshmerge Forces in 2016 and 365 million dollars on January 25, 2018.
A part of letter that caused this post to be written:
Sorry to interrupt: I know you’re very busy right now trying to convince yourselves, and the rest of us, that your hero couldn’t possibly have used chemical weapons to kill up to 70 people in rebel-held Douma on April 7. Maybe Robert Fisk’s mysterious doctor has it right — and maybe the hundreds of survivors and eyewitnesses to the attack are all “crisis actors.”
Maybe Assad didn’t use sarin to kill around 100 people in rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun a year ago either. A joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found “unmistakable evidence” that he did. Human Rights Watch and Hans Blix also agree that Assad was probably to blame. But maybe they’re all wrong. Or, maybe they’re paid shills for the CIA.
My point is this: Who cares? Seriously, who cares? Whether or not it was Assad who used chemical weapons in Syria earlier this month, or last year, might matter to the leaders of the U.S., the U.K., and France, who decided to launch brazenly illegal and rather pointless airstrikes against his regime, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Syrian president-for-life is a monster who has perpetrated a vast array of blatant human rights abuses, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
Now, I totally understand why those of you on the MAGA-supporting far right who cheer for barrel bombs don’t give a damn about any of this. But to those of you on the anti-war far left who have a soft spot for the dictator in Damascus: Have you lost your minds? Or have you no shame?
Remember: Whether Assad used chemical weapons in Douma is irrelevant to the moral case against him. What about the rest of his crimes? Was Assad any less of a war criminal when his “indiscriminate bombardments,” according to the U.N., were destroying “homes, medical facilities, schools, water and electrical facilities, bakeries and crops,” without the aid of sarin or chlorine? When he was dropping barrel bombs (68,000 since 2012, according to one count) on defenseless civilians? Or cluster bombs? Or good ol’-fashioned shells?
Was Assad any less of a war criminal when his troops “opened fire during protests in the southern part of Syria … and killed peaceful demonstrators” at the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, long before any jihadists had arrived in the country to fight against his regime? Or when his soldiers delivered the brutalized corpse of 25-year-old protester Ghiyath Matar — nicknamed “Little Gandhi” for his commitment to nonviolent activism — to his pregnant wife and parents in Deraya in September 2011?
Was Assad any less of a war criminal when his barrel bombs were forcing hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee from their homes? An October 2015 survey of Syrian refugees living in Germany found that seven in 10 of them blamed Assad for the violence in their country, compared to one in three who blamed the Islamic State.
Was Assad any less of a war criminal when he was torturing tens of thousands of Syrians in his dungeons, many of whom ended up dead or disappeared? “The mass scale of deaths of detainees suggests that the government of Syria is responsible for acts that amount to extermination as a crime against humanity,” declared Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, chair of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria, in February 2016.