In a joint resolution signed by the political groups of the People’s Party, the Social Democrats, the Liberals, the Greens and the Conservative Reformists, the EU tries – once again – to equate communism with fascism-nazism and legalize the unacceptable reactionary measures against the Communist Parties and their activity in a number of member-states.
Responding to this hideous effort, the group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the EU Parliament sent a letter to the Greek and Cypriot MEPs, calling them to denounce this despicable distortion of history. In the EU Parliament, both the KKE MEPs, Kostas Papadakis and Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos, denounced the resolution and the anti-communist propaganda.
“With the votes of the People’s Party, the Social Democrats, the Liberals, the Greens and the Conservative Reformists, the EU Parliament overwhelmingly passed the despicable joint anti-communist resolution under the title: “On the importance of the European remembrance for the future of Europe”. It is proved that the European Union has proclaimed anti-communism into its official ideology. It leads, along with bourgeois government, the bans on the activity of Communist Parties and communist symbols, the persecutions against communists and the communist ideology. It guides the unacceptable effort to distort and rewrite history by using the unhistorical equation of communism with fascism.
Despite the negative correlation of forces, the KKE group in EU Parliament, with its interventions, fought against anti-communism and the distortion of history, revealed the aspirations behind the shameful resolution against the people and their struggle. It gave documented answers to the anti-communist campaign. The people will place the resolutions and the propaganda of the bourgeois political powers where they belong, in the dustbin of history.”
On this issue, the Press Office of the CC of the KKE issued the following statement:
The European Parliament proves to be a flag bearer of anti-communism which is the official ideologyof the EU
In a statement on the European Parliament’s outrageous anti-communist resolution, the Press Office of the CC of the KKE states:
“The KKE condemns the despicable, anti-communist joint resolution of the European Parliament, signed by the political groups of the People’s Party, the Social Democrats, the Liberal, the Greens and the Conservative Reformists.
The purpose of this reactionary monstrosity is to legalize the ban on communist parties and communist symbols imposed on a number of EU member states, such as the Baltic States and the so-calledVisegradGroup, the generalization of criminalization and persecution of communist ideology and the action of the people’s forces that fight together with the Communists and resist the anti-popularbarbarity.
It provocativelydistorts history, equating communismwith fascismin an unhistorical manner. It paves the way for fascist gangs and far-right forces which are developing in Europe, whitewashing Nazism and its hideous crimes.
The decisive contribution of the Soviet Union to the smashing of the fascist monster, with the blood of millions of Soviet people, the incalculable sacrifices of the communists who led the heroic resistance movement against the Nazi yoke,are still engraved in the peoples’ memory.
The European Parliament proves to be a flag-bearer of anti-communism, which is the official ideology of the EU, a forerunner and a necessary complement to the harsh anti-popular policy it imposes together with bourgeois governments in its member states.
History has been irrevocably written by the peoples with their struggles, and the apologists of the capital and capitalist barbarity will not rewrite it with resolutions. Those MEPs who vote for this anti-communist construct take on a serious responsibility that our people will judgestrictly” (inter.kke.gr).
Με 535 ψήφους υπέρ, 66 κατά και 52 λευκά εγκρίθηκε χτες το κατάπτυστο αντικομμουνιστικό ψήφισμα από το Ευρωκοινοβούλιο. ΚΚΕ: «Οι λαοί θα ρίξουν στα σκουπίδια της Ιστορίας τα αντικομμουνιστικά ψηφίσματα και την προπαγάνδα των αστικών πολιτικών δυνάμεων»https://t.co/Vit3uZeE4X
With google translate help from Greek, upper news says:
“With 535 votes in favor, 66 against and 52 abstention, on September 19th, the outrageous anti-communist resolution by the European Parliament, which once again confirmed that EU is the flagship in the anti-communist campaign.”
Art.12 El Parlamento europeo exige a la Comisión europea que financie campañas anti-comunistas a través de proyectos ya aprobados como el "Programa de Derechos y Valores 2021-2027" dotado con 642 millones EUR."
“Art.12 The European Parliament requires the European Commission to finance anti-communist campaigns through projects already approved as the “Rights and Values Program 2021-2027” endowed with 642 million euros. “[Then we ask who finances VOX]
I have checked the European Commission related link in English pages and I have found this one from this link: (May 30, 2018)
3. EU Justice, Rights and Values Fund
The Commission is also proposing a new Justice, Rights and Values Fund, comprising of the Rights and Values, and Justice programmes. The Fund has a proposed budget allocation of €947 million over the 7 years, €642 million for the Rights and Values programme and €305 million for the Justice programme.
At a time where European societies are confronted with extremism, radicalism and divisions, it is more important than ever to promote, strengthen and defend justice, rights, and EU values. For instance, this programme will help fight inequalities and discrimination, better protect children, and improve judicial cooperation to better fight criminality and terrorism. The Fund will contribute to the further development of a European area of justice based on the rule of law, on mutual recognition and mutual trust. It will also enhance and support the key role of Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society in promoting, safeguarding and awareness raising for EU common values and ensuring people can enjoy their rights.
The creation of the new Fund represents a simplification as compared to the current situation of 3 programmes. In particular, the area of citizenship, which is currently dealt with by 2 different programmes, will be covered by the new Rights and Values programme.
Already the resolution is starting with these words:
“The European Parliament,
having regard to the universal principles of human rights and the fundamental principles of the European Union as a community based on common values…”
So, it seems that anti-communism campaign fund already set in 2018.
In here you can see which group gave favor, against or absentions for resolution. S&D Group is interesting in here, because inside it Labour Party UK members, I do not know what were their votes but yes they are the ones who call themselves comrade, haha!
In here also, you can listen KKE- Communist Party of Greece member Κωνσταντίνος Παπαδάκης-Kostas PAPADAKIS’s speech against EU parliament’s resolution debate. (he is also from NI group) its English.
Besides, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman M.V. Zakharova respons to a question from RIA Novosti Agency regarding the adoption by the European Parliament of the resolution on the Importance of Preserving Historical Memory for the Future of Europe from here:
“The Russian Foreign Ministry is trying to refrain from commenting on the activities of the European Parliament. However, in this case, they are forced to make an exception, since we are talking about the next round of gross falsification of history…The European Parliament marked yet another outrageous attempt to equate Nazi Germany – the aggressor country – and the USSR, whose peoples liberated Europe from fascism at the cost of huge sacrifices…By hushing up the pages that are unpleasant for themselves and interpreting the “retouched” version of events at their discretion, the European Parliament finally loses touch with reality. But it is such that in a number of European countries they rehabilitate Nazi criminals, mass rallies of Waffen-SS veterans and their supporters take place, neo-Nazi organizations feel at ease. This is a true threat to the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights…We consider unacceptable a distortion of the past. History, in our deep conviction, should remain the destiny of responsible professionals, and not politicians who use it for their narrowly selfish purposes.”
I did not translate upper lines from Russian, google translate did it; I am lazy today.:))
The Communist Youths present in Athens, on the occasion of the 45th Communist Youth Festival of Greece (Odigitis Festival), condemned the anti-communist resolution of the European Parliament. Communist party youth organizations of 36 countries issued statement.
According to resolution, Communism is equal with Nazism and a number of measures such as the ban of communism symbols and the remove of monuments are required. My all earthling friends, are you aware of the danger?
ps: Actually this week I was going to make a post about a different thing after the summer. But this is urgent and it needs to be primary.
After George Herbert Walker Bush died on Nov. 30 at age 94, the mainstream press favorably contrasted him to Donald Trump, portraying the former Republican president as “kinder” and “gentler,” two watchwords from his inaugural speech.
But, Trump’s signature aggressivity towards immigrants is epitomized through extra-territorial interception and imprisonment and separation of families, brutal policies which were, in fact, pioneered by Bush I during the Haitian refugee exodus following the Sep. 30, 1991 coup d’état in Haiti.
As we saw in this series’ first article, George H.W. Bush’s administration gave manifest and tacit support to dictator Prosper Avril (1988-1990) and to the first coup d’état against democratically-elected Pres. Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
As a result of that putsch, tens of thousands of Haitians took to the high seas in small boats, many fleeing for their lives. In the first year after the coup, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted some 38,000 Haitians in international waters.
U.S. interdiction of Haitian refugees had begun in September 1981 under Pres. Ronald Reagan, for whom George H.W. Bush was vice-president. Under the rules laid out by Reagan’s Executive Order 12324 titled “Interdiction of Illegal Aliens,” Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) agents on board U.S. Coast Guard cutters were supposed to interview and “identify candidates for asylum as political refugees under United States and international law,” explains University of Miami law professor Irwin Stotzky in his new book Send Them Back, about the efforts of crusading lawyers (including himself) on behalf of Haitian refugees during the 1980s.
The screening process was laughable, with interviews which were not private and as short as five minutes, while the snatched-up “boat-people” were often hungry, thirsty, scared, and confused.
“As a result of these defective procedures, only 28 of the approximately 23,000 Haitians on vessels interdicted by the Coast Guard from the inception of the interdiction program in 1981 until mid-1991 were identified by INS officials as potential asylees,” Stotzky writes.
During Aristide’s eight months in office in 1991 (Feb to Sep), there was a net human influx back to Haiti, as thousands of joyful expatriate Haitians returned to their homeland to take part in a new democratic experiment after three decades of dictatorship.
But the 1991 military coup cruelly cut short that hope-filled period and provoked a new refugee wave which overwhelmed the U.S. Coast Guard ships stationed off Haiti’s coast. As a result, the Coast Guard began transporting Haitians to the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, housing them in giant hangars and Camp McCalla, a makeshift city of hundreds of tents set up on Guantanamo’s paved runways and loading docks. At its peak, there were over 12,500 Haitians detained there.
After eight months, the Bush I administration finally dropped all pretense of giving Haitians any due process and discarded the Reagan-era screening protocols, as imperfect as they were. “On May 24, 1992, claiming there were too many Haitians coming, Bush ordered the Coast Guard to intercept all Haitians fleeing in boats and immediately return them to Haiti, without interviews to determine if they were at risk of persecution or death,” Stotzky explained to Haïti Liberté.
Beginning in 1991, “when the U.S. detained Haitian refugees indefinitely, it set a precedent,” concluded Prof. A. Naomi Paik in a comprehensive article last June about Haitians at Guantanamo on the website The Conversation.
This was the beginning of Guantanamo being used as a prison, for which it would become even more famous in the early 2000s after it was used to hold, in legal limbo, prisoners swept up in George W. Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Guantanamo’s HIV Prison, Camp Bulkeley
Perhaps the least kind and gentle feature of the senior Bush’s internment of Haitian refugees was Camp Bulkeley, a God-forsaken collection of sun-baked buildings where close to 300 possibly HIV-positive Haitians were held until June 1993. U.S. Judge Sterling Johnson, who ruled in favor of allowing the refugees to finally come to the U.S., said that Camp Bulkeley was “nothing more than an HIV prison camp.”
These Haitians had been found to have plausible claims for political asylum, but they were barred from entering the U.S. because of their HIV status. Hundreds of children were interned in the larger Camp McCalla, and at least 25 children went through Camp Bulkeley.
George H.W. Bush’s Attorney General William Barr presided over what has been called “the world’s first HIV detention camp.” Today, not ironically, President Donald Trump has nominated Barr to be Attorney General once again.
On Dec. 10, CBS News ran an article on Barr’s role in overseeing the first use of Guantanamo as a prison camp. Although an immigrant rights leader called the way Haitian refugees were treated “a stain on United States history,” Barr defended his policies at Guantanamo as late as 2001…
The above interview is an interview was broadcasted on the “Our Studio” program on February 28, on “Direction Radio”. Of course, the Turkish speakers can listen. But today I have translated this interview into English, with my great language skill:), by serving to humanity without neglecting my duty to them, for you.
Radio interviewer, Ulas Can Guest participant, Kemal Okuyan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey
Interviewer: Now we will talk about Stalin on this part. Why we will talk about Stalin? Because a movie came to the theaters. Actually this issue started a little over it: “The death of Stalin.” We will talk about this with the author of the book “To understand Stalin” and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey, Kemal Okuyan. Mr. Okuyan, “hello”.
Kemal Okuyan: Hello, how are you?
Interviewer: We’re fine, thank you. Are you all right?
Kemal Okuyan: We’re trying to be good. Yes.
Interviewer: I did not watch “The death of Stalin” movie. I do not think to watch. But a bit of controversy has been going on in the past few weeks. One of our theater players went to this movie, who is also liked by the left circles. And he tweeted such as “You see, the dictators will end up like this,”. Anyway, I will not dwell on that subject. Still people continues strive against Stalin. It’s been 64 years since his death. But as we used yesterday in introduction, their enemies still do not to leave him in peace. I’d like to start first from here: Why there is so many enemy of Stalin?
Kemal Okuyan: When we look at the 20th century now, we see that mankind is in a great struggle. In other centuries, tough quarrels were made, but in the twentieth century, there were two great wars of humanity. Fascism were experienced. It experienced in many countries of Europe, not only in Germany. And 20th century was a cross-section of very sharp conflicts, wars, coups, civil wars. That has been a result of this cross section. When the twentieth century was over, a system which was a hope in the name of humanity was destroyed in those fights; the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. It was collapsed, but humanity was not pleased and not satisfied with the closing of the 20th century. There is a seeking. Naturally, in its seeking, it is trying to hold on to icon events, symbolic countries, symbolic leaders of the 20th century.
They have to destroy them. So, they are the forces which demand the continuation of today’s order, today’s status quo; which they are imperialism, monopolies in the world, are the circles of capital. They have to destroy some positive elements of human history, from the memory of mankind. In fact we see another example when we look at Turkey. For example, Turkey has a war of national independence. I do not want to go into some discussion here. But, why it is struggled against the Independence War of Turkey? Why they strive against its figures, like Mustafa Kemal? Because, today they want to destroy it; they want to erase that historical era from the memory of the society.
Now, when looking from here, Stalin has such an importance like that. For a very long time, Stalin led the Soviet Union. The founding leader of the Soviet Union is undoubtedly Lenin. But Lenin’s leadership in the Soviet Union actually lasted 5 years; after he was sick, then he died in 1924. From 1924 to 1953, Stalin was the leader of the party, has put his signature almost all the major turning points in the Soviet Union. Now, whatever they want to do in here, there is a fact; into his period the Soviet Union made great breakthroughs. Look, industrialization, that is, they passed from a ruined farming country to a developed industrial country. A significant part of the inequalities, I am not saying all, but they have removed a significant part of inequalities. There was no one, hungry, homeless, unemployed. There was a tremendous mobilization in terms of health and education. An educated society emerged. And while doing this, they were in war in almost 2/3 of these dates.
Kemal Okuyan: And they were exposed to the most brutal attack of the world. This society has come out of this attack on its feet. In 1945, Stalin was idolized not only in the Soviet Union but also in Europe and even in the United States. Also for non-communists he was a hero. And that was not because only he did overcome Hitler, also due to he ensured to stand on a country’s own feet. Now they have to destroy it. So, they are spinning around… Look, are we constantly bringing Stalin or other values to our schedule or in our explanations? Are we crazy? We will always look back? But they can not give up. Because they have to go back and carry on this fight all the time. Why? They have to remove the memory of mankind. It’s the issue.
Interviewer: Of course, the memory is not removed in a day. Maybe that should be said those. Because of you talked about the Second World War, this came to my mind. Over 20 million Soviet citizens in World War II…
Kemal Okuyan: 27 million
Interviewer: Yes, 27 million Soviet citizens are losing their lives. Of course, it is not right to compare losses, but how many US or British citizens have lost their lives in the war? If we look at these numbers, we see how much big sacrifice the Soviet Union made, and they prevented the transformation of the world. We can see that they prevented Hitler’s capture of the world. Is it correct?
Kemal Okuyan: Yes
Interviewer: But I do not remember a movie about it. I mean, at least I do not remember a movie that everyone can remember. But there are a lot of movies about how the Americans or the English defeated Hitler in World War II. Young people think that the second world war is this way. So America and England came, they fought together, they beated Nazi Germany. They think the Soviets possibly was ally with them.
Kemal Okuyan: Some also think that the United States fought against Germany and the Soviets. So, there is a foolish society. Look, it is being continuously said the lie. The best proof of this is, in fact, a saying from Churchill, who was one of the world’s well known anti-communists. Churchil says that:
“Facts in the war are very valuable. But near to those facts, you need to add an army of bodyguards that consists of lies.”
Thereby you are right. The role of the Soviet Union in the Second World War is being tried to hide by the west. They have to. Why? Because humanity is unhappy. Now in Russia, the Soviet Union has been demolished for many years, it was demolished in 1991. When you go to Russia, you see there, and at there they could not stare down. It is said many lies about Stalin, it is said Stalin was murderer-dictator, but today half of Russian society sees Stalin as the most important idol of Russian history. Those who want to explain this with nationalism, have a problem like that: Stalin is not Russian. Georgian. Therefore, there is a leader that people have trust. To be liked or not. Now they are trying to destroy it. Because this leader was representing another social order.
If there was any leader, it would have been suited their book. They would have said, “such a great person has lived in history, was an important leader, need to respect.” But it is not like that. He symbolized the opposite of the capitalism and anti-thesis of today’s established order and he has always fought for it. Like I said, his mistakes, deficiencis are the other issues. In fact, they are not fighting against the Stalin’s mistakes, but they are fighting against the historical mission that Stalin carries. So nobody deceives himself. I’ve watched some parts of the movie, as much as I could find on the internet. It’s a very poor movie. Because I have seen that they gathered many things after Stalin’s death, with some truths and some gossip, they tried to create a parody from them in movie. Sloshy. It is bad in artistic meaning. Humor is bad in it. There is no need that people who were respected in here to say that the dictators would end up like this. The end of the dictators is being like Musollini. Anyone remember Musollini? Half of mankind today is not convinced of the lies about Stalin. This is a very important thing. There is so much propaganda, and this propaganda adverses effect.
Interviewer: In fact, I do not want to go into very detailed internal discussions, but Stalin’s debate begins immediately after his death; is it correct? If it needs to say a few words about it. At the 20th party congress, Khrushchev coming. And the first thing he did was to criticize the list. So although the downfall of the Soviets is actually thought to be with Gorbachev, there was a beginning at there, right?
Kemal Okuyan: Of course, it is very difficult to explain this in a limited time, but in the year of 1956, three years after Stalin’s death, Khrushchev took the leadship of the party in the Soviet Union, to get along well with the west… There’s something very interesting here.
Interviewer: I tried to ask you, to uncover it.
Kemal Okuyan: Yes. Sometimes, some burdens can not be carried. What makes Stalin important is that he is a leader in a country where comes up from behind and known the superiority of western imperialism, but nevertheless tries to be independent and goes to on own way. When we look at Khrushchev, his battery ran down. It is not only Khrushchev’s, but the accompanying team of him that it was hardly possible to struggle against western imperialism of them as an eye for an eye. So, the first thing they done is that this is exactly the crafty, something that will not work, to sell themselves to the west. They were supposed that western imperialists will not come over the Soviet Union. So the first thing he done, Khrushchev said in sort of, “I’m not like Stalin; I discredit the leader you’re most afraid of,”.
And he does this so badly that there is no criticism there. There are a lot of gossip. Later, it turned out that 90% of these rumors were lies. But Khrushchev gave this in the gold platter: “We sold a very important leader.” That’s the way it is. After that, it is very difficult for the Soviet Union to survive. I do not say destruction was its fate. But this mistake, try to look cute to western imperialists, to think that they will be in peace with them side by side, to think they can go for many years with them, and to think westerners’ plans will give up to destroy the Soviet Union, is foolish. They made the biggest mistake that could be. Even if Putin, for example, is a capitalist and an anti-communist politician, but he is very careful about Stalin. He’s trying to not criticize Stalin openly. Why? Because when he makes that, it will lead to another. In this time, they will say that Putin is the dictator, you are dictator too. Today there is competition between the United States and Russia for other reasons.
Interviewer: You are possibly visiting Russia. Stalin is still in Russia, so as you have mentioned, a beloved character, leader.
Kemal Okuyan: Beyond love. Something like that. There is both love and tremendous longing and seeking trust. Now on the wall of the Kremlin are the graves near by Lenin’s mausoleum. When you go there, if go to 1:00 am or go at 6:00 in the morning, it does not matter. One of these graves does not appear due to the flowers. This is Stalin’s grave. The Soviet Union has already collapsed. This is not something that will make with order or government decision. And I will tell you about a second grave. In the same way, the top of grave is full of red carnations. It is the tomb of Nazim Hikmet. It’s in somewhere else. However, flowers are always on the grave of Nazim Hikmet. There’s a real love here. They are the people who are dead anymore. It can not be explained with fear, fanaticism. So these lies are upside down. Someone who’s been said many lies about himself, are more protected by people. I will also tell this to you from our aspect. This is not the problem of todays. But we have such a problem. If we allow some events in history to be distorted, it is not just the Stalin issue. Today, for example, fifty thousand lies have been said about Syria. They are said in the United States, Turkey, in England end etc. If we overlook them, we allow the distortion of facts, with this or that reason, if we surrender to this campaigns, neither in Turkey nor in the world we can stand up. We have to beat the lie. Stalin has positives and negatives, but 90% of the writings about him are lies. Openly lies. Moreover, they are proven lies. They are trying to create a world through it. Humanity will not allow this.
Interviewer: We thank you very much for your participation in our broadcast…
Kemal Okuyan:Thank you too. Also, greetings to the listeners of Direction Radio, from here.
After listening this interview with WD, I have asked to WD.
-What do you think about this?
WD: Members of the Soviet Communist Party in the 1950s were gossipmongers.
-You understood only this?
WD: Yes. If they had been in this era, they would have made the best gossip tv-shows on tv!
-You too would have participated in that programs.
-You’ve gossiped a lot of time about me till today. You are kind of expert about gossip. You just did not speak, also you wrote them in here on our blog.
WD: That is a different issue. You are an ailen, and my writings are real, not gossip. Don’t overcome me Migo! Shall we go out?
WD: Can you buy me ice cream, Migo?
-No. Because it’s harmful to a dog’s health.
WD: It is a gossip, Migo. Well… just one lick from your ice cream?
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 covered the “border force” creation January 7/2018 US Plans to Recognize Annexed Syrian Territory as Kurdish. And had actually thought about doing a reminder post yesterday on this news, but, decided against it out of fear of being to repetitive. Clearly the US is making preparations to officially recognize the annexed Syrian territory- which was always THE PLAN! As has been stated here repeatedly. No gibberish about a plan a/plan b was presented here- THE PLAN has been to remake the region. Balkanize Syria. Replaying Kosovo.
“Last week, it was reported that a new ‘North Syrian Army‘ which included SDF formations and backed by the US-led coalition, was being created to carry out ‘border security duties’ in territories under their control.”
Damascus has voiced its opposition to the US presence and operations on Syrian territory, including Rojava, saying that it does not accord with the principles of international law, including respect for Syria’s territorial integrity. The Syrian government has insisted that US operations inside Syria are illegal, since they were never invited into the country by Damascus.
Mattis said :”What we will be doing is shifting from what I would call an offensive, shifting from an offensive terrain-seizing approach to a stabilizing [effort]…you’ll see more U.S. diplomats on the ground,”Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.“Shifting from an OFFENSIVE, TERRAIN- SEIZING APPROACH….”
Penny said:Land grabbing. As stated for years now. For that Greater Israel..
The term “border force” is a manipulative, perception management term chosen to obfuscate the fact that the US is creating an occupying army to hold on to the Syrian territory annexed by the PKK/YPG terrorists and the USrael.
Onto the latest. Chronicle Herald Russia, Turkey and the Syrian government on Monday denounced the U.S.-led coalition plans to form a Kurdish-led border force to secure the areas along Syria’s international border to the north with Turkey and to the east, with Iraq.
And the southwest with Syria. Not reported because the chronicleherald is obfuscating or hiding reality. “The core of the force is to be made up of fighters from the existing Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, the coalition’s main ally in the fight against Islamic State militants. The SDF currently controls nearly 25 per cent of Syrian territory in the north and east”
“Assad’s government on Monday also condemned the U.S. plans for the border force, calling it “a blatant encroachment upon the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria” and a violation of international law.”
– Russia, Turkey and the Syrian government on Monday denounced the U.S.-led coalition plans to form a Kurdish-led border force to secure the areas along Syria’s international border to the north with Turkey and to the east, with Iraq.
I have been ostracized for pointing out the obvious fact, years ago, that the PKK/YPG Kurdish militias were backed by the US and they were displacing Syrians and annexing territory? There is post after post of evidence here demonstrating this reality. Instead the media alt and 5 eyes cheered the US backed terrorists on! It’s easy to be the best fighter against ISIS when your on the same team! Hence my creation of the term KurdIShIS!
BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Syria, Turkey and Russia responded vehemently on Monday to new U.S.-backed plans to set up a 30,000-strong “border force” inside Syria to protect territory held by Washington’s mainly Kurdish allies.
The Syrian government vowed to drive the U.S. presence from the country. Turkey, an increasingly estranged U.S. ally within NATO, accused Washington of setting up a “terror army” on the Turkish border, and said it would take steps to protect itself.
Russia, the main ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said the U.S. plans revealed a plot to partition Syria.
I was glad to read this article. It’s good to see that people say similar things that I’ve said for years. That’s why I needed to share it. Thank you to “Penny for your thoughts” for this article! I have put it before mine, because it already explained the issue well, if I had written I would have written very similar things.(By the way while I was sharing post the pictures cannot be added that’s why weird blank images happened in the post)
Now, when the majority think that the war in Syria is over, American government says that shortly “I will make an army from the 30,000 YPG-PKK militans and put them on border protection.” YPG is known as the mainly-Kurdish militia that the western media has introduced them as the freedom fighters; until today, the epics were written almost nearly like Spatacus by western media. Freshwater leftists also stood behind them, by saying, “But they are heroes who resist against the oppressive regimes.”
PKK is the terrorist organization has carried out the bloody terrorist actions in Turkey, since 1984. It is obvious that American governments have helped them for decades. Why obvious, because almost all of the weapons seized from them are western countries and American-made. I do not even count the progagandas and hypocritical politics by western politicians and media.
And also there is another one, it is PJAK and it is branch of PKK in Iran.
Until today, you know my earthling friends, especially until a year ago, in my blog I wrote so many things about that neither the YPG nor the PKK are fighting for freedom, they are the militants that the American and Israeli governments both support. Even I have been banned very much by some bloggers due to I have said these, but it’s all been in vain.
Anyway, I am sure some of you are remembering my this post.
Post date, 9 September 2016. I was saying at there and by putting this picture:
This map was prepared by an American officer in 2006 and published by the Armed Force Journal.
The real issue is to create the puppet Kurdish state, actually in real to create Israel-Kurdish state at the region on very large lands. The map we all saw, it is about to create state for Israel aims, it has never been about with to establish free Kurdish state. In first already we have seen this map which made by Ralph Peters who was former lieutenant colonelUnited States Army in 2006.
Today I decided to explain this map a bit. It is not possible for everyone to know the region and country boundaries. Especially for those who live far from the region, hard to know the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, where they begin and end. I want to explain this.
This map is a slightly enlarged version of the map of the American officer, Free Kurdistan has been the Greater Kurdistan. I am putting it here because it shows that it is actually closer to their purpose, and I could not find the biggest one of first one.
In reality, the borders of the countries are as follows; so approximately.
I know I am very bad about to line drawing(:)), but you know, I did my best to draw the borders of these countries.
In this II. map, it shows that Syria lost its 1/3 lands, and northern Syria(so the part of I indicated with blue letters) is under control by US government and its back up forces right now, Kurdish militans YPG and the others. Only the part of the westernmost, is under control of Turkey.
As same as the norhthern Iraq has been Iraqi Kurdistan you know.
So, Iraq and Syrian parts of the I. map are almost complete.
And according to the I. map, (because we can see that the map of the American military officer has made the border change in the two countries-Syria and Iraq- in ten years.) after these, the order is becoming to Turkey and Iran.
Did someone say the Syria war over!
Now if the US’s control is continueing at the northern Syria and provocative arming the people, and if US government insists to be against Iran, Syria, Russia and Turkey, the big wars will come. And those ones will be more worse than previous. Because according to I. map, almost 1/3 lands of Turkey, and 1/4 lands of Iran are under the risk.
And both these two countries Iran and Turkey are not like Syria and Iraq.
When we said that these developments will be experienced in the region, and that it was a big plan like cutting lands from Syria and Iraq and others, they called us paranoiac. Here are the maps in the middle. What is happening is obvious. I am wondering do they still think we’re paranoiac?
Do you know why I’m tired my earthling friends? To see the constant war and the people who have been killed or expelled from their country due to terror and the war consequences in every minute, every day a new economic crisis (because there is almost war economy), constantly dissociated people, constantly increasing nationalist and religious rhetorics at the region, and so on. I was tired even when I wrote these. 🙂
I am sure about I am not going to write about this subject for a long time, that’s why I’m adding right now a possible future scenario in here. Yes, this is a scenario that is in the head of an extratrerrestrial. When this scenario will be happen, I am going to say at the future by adding my this post: “Look I told you before”. What an ego, haha!
Here it is my scenario:
US forces will continue to stay in Syria. Turkey kept under control in the western part of Syria’s in a year will pass to Kurds who are into the hands of American goverment control. North of Syria will be fully considered in Syria Kurdistan. It’s the same as in Iraq. Maybe they’ll do a referendum in Syria for show only. Syria will want to resist it, especially for the waterways, but it will have to deal with it and accept it in some way. PKK and PJAK terrorists events will begin within a year will improve in Iran and Turkey. After a while, in Turkey’s south eastern and northern of Iran, there will not be only the PKK and PJAK, there will be also their contrast, so the religious references militants as it was the same and Syria and Iraq (they exist already from now; such as ISIS terrorists who fleeing from Syria and Iraq until now). Perhaps, they will try to establish a new one, an another Islamic state. Already, whenever they want to establish an Islamic state, the result always be a puppet Kurdish state. What a coincidence. 🙂 It is a Kurdish state under the control of America and Israel.
There is no need to think too much on how this could be happen in Iran, because its Shia and etc. It would be the same. It happens in Iran too. This will depend on how much they will compress Iran from the outside economically.
In Iran and Turkey the religious and nationalist rhetorics will increase in thoroughly. The most people will think more that these are the most valid basis not to the division of the countries. (Due to neither the administrators of the countries nor the people do not understand that it will not be a policy with religious discourses, or, the managers know that this is the best way to put the people to sleep, they have always been the pawns of the imperialists of western, knowingly or unknowingly.) It could be thinking that if Islamists and Kurdish terrorists are fighting, why Islamic rhetoric increase? It is important to remember that there are many sects in Islam religion, and the disintegration within them is always a sharp. American government will not have the ability to directly intervene in this time. So it can not send military units to these countries with the reason of Kurdish and Islamic fights. Because one of them is Iran the other one is Turkey. Due to this reason, they will do everything they can to bring civil war in these two countries, for an international intervention could be realized by the hand of American government.
In this point, there are two options: if the civil wars break out in these countries, and if the civil wars not break out.
If it breaks out, I need to say, the civil wars in these two countries(Iran and Turkey) will paint with bloods to all regions. And the worse economic collapse will strike all world. So all of the peoples on the planet will be fu*ked up.
That’s why US and some European politicians will act and say (via their propagandas) such as “the civil war almost coming in these two countries and there is need to international solution immediately”. While they supporting the terrorists on the other hands.
So, as if there is civil war already, but due to their civilisations(!) they will want to bring issue to UN.
Probably in the first five years, the small lands from I. map will be taken from Turkey and Iran, and at there the kind of federations will be establish Kurdish states; such as an independent in inside, dependent on the outside. After the next two years they will declare their independence and many western countries will already declare that, especially America, immediately they will recognize these Kurdish states as countries.
Even though if I passed soft the seperated of the countries with the civil war, it will not be. Because the peoples of these two countries, Iran and Turkey depend excessively on their lands. There will be many conflicts and many people will die. Terror will increase.
There is a saying in Anatolia: “to convince for malaria by showing death.” Here likewise, in Iran and Turkey, it will be shown the death, and will convince the people for malaria. Initially, Iran and Turkey people will not agree to the decision of UN, even if they oppose it, but they will accept finally, due to they will not be able to afford more conflicts.
In the meantime, the terror will not limited with in Turkey and Iran. It will spread even to Russia more. Because there are many Islamic militants in old Soviets soils. And their numbers will increase. Already if you look at the map I. again, the mess areas will be more close to Russia anymore. So the Israel-US’s puppet Kurdish states will be the places where almost anybody cannot know what happen at there.
Already NATO bases in the east of Europe are at the command of the United States, even in the Black Sea, America is able to military exercise freely, from the west to Russia there is a threatening approach, we know. It will be unclear what will come with the terrorists from the south. When Turkey and Iran will lose the part of the territories in 7 to 9 years in my scenario, and will be weaker, so the two powerful countries as allies of Russia will be weak. There is China left behind as powerfull ally of Russia. This is actually a very long issue, but shortly I think within 10 years China will strengthen its relations with the United States rather than fight with America to consolidate its position in the world market, and China will not be a powerful ally of Russia anymore.
In other words, a serious economic crisis will be at the door of Russia after 10 years. Because during this time Russia will have to transfer more money to defend industry, so the people will become poorer and it will be very difficult to establish this balance anymore.
So in short, according to my scenario, my earthling friends, any war isn’t over, even bigger ones are coming. Are we ready! I do not know what the administors of the countries are talking about behind the closed doors, of course, but looking at what has happened so far, the scenario of this extraterrestrial seems pretty close to reality.
Of course, a lot can be done to prevent coming wars. First, it is necessary that the governments of the region to balance the income distribution, to leave religious discourses, to reduce the debt-tax burden from the public and to provide more free speech conditions. If these are done, the rhetorics of western imperialists will never find a response in the countries of the region. They do not have existence in a place where they can not find a response. It’s that simple.
By the way of course, my scenario could be canceled if Kim Jong Un presses a single button, haha!
PS: one of my previous posts about the real reason of all behind these wars:
Popovich was the first woman to overcome the sound barrier on the MiG-21 fighter, for which she received her nickname.
She completed her flight career in 1984, when she was 53 years old. She has 102 world records in the field of aviation, including ten of them on the Antonov An-22 Antei heavy aircraft. She mastered more than 40 types of aircraft and helicopters, flew 5.6 thousand hours, had the title of Honored Master of Sports of the USSR.
In addition, Popovic was fond of ufology and literature. In the 2000s, she published books such as “UFO over the planet Earth” and “UFO glasnost”.”
What a life!
She came from a musician family. Marina had told about her childhood with these words in an interview:
“My dad was a violinist, in childhood I played with him (played on small cymbals), and uncle Karp – on the accordion at concerts. Such was our family’s instrumental ensemble. Therefore, my parent and relatives were sure: my future would be music.”
Marina’s sister, Valentina graduated from the conservatory, later became a conductor in the theater. The two brothers of her mother were pilots; The war prompted her to make a choice in favor of flying art. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the family was evacuated to Novosibirsk, but later she recalled:
We lived near Smolensk, in a small town Velizhe. We were constantly bombed, then I saw enough of the horrors of the war… After that, my cousins Misha and Volodya Ivanutiny, who were 9-12 years old, left for the partisans. The memory of the war is very strong… So, why I wanted to fly? I wanted revenge on the fascists. Take revenge. But while I was growing up, there were no fascists; and my desire to learn how to fly was left.
When she decided to become a pilot, the some obstacles she met.
One of the obstacles was the sex: Although during the Great Patriotic War (WW2) many women flew, but after the war, the era of jet aviation began and women were no longer enrolled in aviation schools for a while.
Another problem was that she was in a very young age, 16 years old, for which Vasilyeva “attributed” the extra 6 years to herself. (So actually although she was born in 1937, her birth day recorded as 1931) Marina got a reception from the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR KE Voroshilov and received permission to enroll; so she had the opportunity to become a professional pilot.
Marina Vasilyeva began flying in 1948. In 1951 she graduated from the Aviation Technical School in Novosibirsk, after which she worked as a design engineer at the Komintern Plant (1951-1953).
After graduating from the Central Flight School DOSAAF in Saransk (later – the Moscow branch of the Kiev Aviation Institute), she worked there for some time as an instructor, and from 1958 became an instructor pilot in the Central Aeroclub named after VP Chkalov. To obtain the right to operate a fighter, she obtained admission to military service, and later graduated from the Leningrad Academy of Civil Aviation.
In the meanwhile in 1955, Marina married the future Soviet pilot-cosmonaut Pavel Popovich; marriage during 30 years. And she took Popovich surname.
1960, Marina Popovich began to master the technique of piloting on jet aircraft, and soon became the only military test pilot-class 1 in the country. In 1962, she was invited as a candidate for cosmonauts and underwent a medical examination as part of the second group of cosmonauts, but was not taken in the detachment.
In 1964, Marina Popovich was the first female test pilot to overcome the sound barrier on the MiG-21 jet fighter, for which she received the nickname “Madame MiG” in Western press.
In the summer of 1965, on a “RV” aircraft with two turbojet engines, She set a world record for the speed of this class of aircraft flying through a closed two-thousand-kilometer route at an average speed of 737.28 km / h. September 20, 1967 Popovich broke the world record of an American Jacqueline Cochran, flying on a plane “RV” on the route Volgograd – Moscow – Astrakhan – Volgograd 2510 km and exceeding the record by 344 km.
13 of its records are registered with the International Aviation Association (FAI). Ten world records were won by her as commander of the giant airship Antey (An-22, she became the only female pilot in the world to fly a plane of this class) In the last record-breaking flight, the crew headed by Popovich overcame a distance of 1000 km at a speed exceeding 600 km / h, with a cargo of 50 tons.
In 1969 she defended her thesis for the degree of candidate of technical sciences. The theme of the thesis is “Increasing the flight range due to laminarization and the methodology of flight testing of aircraft with control of laminated flow”.
In 1979-1984, ML Popovich worked as a leading test pilot in the Antonov Design Bureau in Kiev. At the age of 53, she completed her flying career, during which she flew 5600 hours, mastered more than 40 types of aircraft and helicopters, tested aviation equipment in the GC Chukalov Air Force Research Institute and OK Antonova KB (in that number of five types of aircraft – as a leading test pilot).
She also enthusiastically interested in mountain skiing and literary work, wrote wonderful poems, novels. She co-wrote nine books herself, including collections of poems, prose works, books on UFOs, etc. She was a member of the Writers’ Union of Russia, consisted in the Communist Party. She was the co-author of scenarios for the films “The Bouquet of Violets” (1983, directors Vera Stroeva, Oleg Bondarev) and “Heaven with Me” (1974, director Valery Lonskoy).
During one of the hikes in the mountains in the first time she observed a UFO. Later she left a note: “On August 13, 1982, I with Oksana (daughter) and four others were in the Pamir Mountains camp. At night, we were surprised to find that an “extra” star appeared in the constellation Ursa Major. It seemed brighter than other stars in the constellation. Suddenly the star broke away and began to increase in size. We decided unanimously and again stared at the fire. Sasha Rumyantsev’s voice made us raise our heads again. It was already more like a huge ball. It was the first time I had to watch a UFO. A second later, the ball of fire pushed forward, it was precisely how the telescopic antenna, the beam, pushed out, poured a gorge over the strong light. The smallest details, which were hidden a second ago, suddenly became visible. We instinctively squinted from the bright, very similar to the daylight, and when we opened eyes, the ball jerked away in the direction of Mount Dream. For a few moments we were in a state of shock, all of us in silence, then everyone started talking. A few minutes later the whole camp was already on its feet. Behind the mountain, where the ball hid, there was a strange radiance of a spherical shape. Through it was visible vegetation on the neighboring slopes. ”
After that “encountering” Marina Popovich began to painstakingly collect and summarize scientific materials about unidentified flying objects, abnormal phenomena in nature. She was in correspondence with ufologists living in different countries, regularly participates in international scientific conferences, writes books about the problems of ufology. Four books have already been published abroad: in Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria.
Of course, this observation was not something ordinary people would tell. She’s an expert pilot, her informations about flying objects are a lot more than 90% of the people. When this is the case, Marina’s observation about UFOs is becoming more important.
I will not be able to comment much on this subject,(as you know due to some rules by Galactic Council) so I’m closing this subject for now.
Already for me she’s a legend, due to at first her aviating on MiG-21 and many others, and her records and full of life, not for her UFO observations.
And one of the legendary humans has passed amongst us… I hope her life and her achievements would be inspiring to many people around the planet earth. There are too many important things that the people can learn from Marina Lavrentyevna Popovich and the people like her.
November 10, is the day of 79th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who is founder of Republic Turkey.
Today, Communist Party of Turkey issued a statement for the 79th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
If Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became a historical leader, there are historical reasons for that.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for ruining imperialist plans of sharing the Anatolia after the First World War.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for foreseeing the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for taking the risk of abolishing the Sultanate and Caliphate.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for using his personal authority fully to establish a secular Republic.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for establishing a friendly relationship based on mutual interests with the Soviet Union.
Mustafa Kemal is a historical leader for taking progressive steps and speeding up the flow of history.
On the 79th anniversary of his death, those who are holding ceremonies with fake cries and heroic speeches without mentioning these reasons making him a historical leader and without confessing that all these progressive achievements are gone are hypocritical liars. We will denounce them.
On the other hand, those who don’t want to see the fact that independence, secularism, sovereignty and republicanism can’t coexist with an exploitation order will keep getting disappointed. Our call to them is as follows: ‘If you really want a secular, independent and sovereign Republic, you must fight to overthrow this social system dominated by big monopolies.’
Turkey is not in the 1920s. The social structure of the country and the circumstances have deeply changed. The bosses were just growing at the time. Now we live under the domination of an exploiting class that steals, ravages, plunders everything inside the country and endangers not only our people but whole world for their regional ambitions.
Now, this exploiting class will either be overthrown or the darkness will deepen. The material conditions of socialism were very weak in 1923 in comparison to now. Therefore, Mustafa Kemal and his friends made a different choice. As for now, we don’t have any other choice than socialism for the future of our country. Turkey will certainly meet with that choice.
With this consciousness and determination, on November 10, 2017, with respect to Mustafa Kemal…”
Communist Party of Turkey gathered thousands of people: “Socialism will suit very well to the Republic”
The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) held a big event in Izmir on Oct. 28, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution and the 94th anniversary of Turkey’s foundation
The event of TKP, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution led by the Bolsheviks in 1917 and the 94th anniversary of Republic of Turkey’s foundation in 1923, attracted striking attention despite rainfall with the attendance of thousands of TKP members and friends.
The event, “Socialism will suit very well to the Republic”, started with a performance on the October Revolution in 1917 and its achievements for humanity.
Member of Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Arvanitakis and the Secretary-General of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) Astor Garcia also attended the event.
KEMAL OKUYAN: COMMUNISTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN REPUBLICAN
Kemal Okuyan, the General Secretary of the TKP, delivered a speech during the event. Arguing that the question, “When did the communists become republicans?” is a superficial one, Okuyan dwelled on the historical bridge between the modern revolutions and the stance of communists:
When did the communists become republicans? Look how superficial is this question…
Modern history starts with a great revolution; The French Revolution, in 1789. It has almost been 230 years. This revolution opened way to the foundation of the first Republic in France, in 1792. Afterwards, in 1804 the French Empire was proclaimed In 1848 the revolutions shook Paris again and the republic was re-built. In 1851 it was demolished for one more time. In 1870-1871 the working class in France stepped in. The Paris Commune, the rule of the working people, re-established the republic. The origins of the song that we shall sing together at the end of this night, ‘The International’, come from this Commune. And who demolished the Republic that was founded by the proletariat of Paris? Hitler, the blood-handed dictator of the German monopolies. This same person in 1933 was the one that demolished the first German Republic that was founded in 1919 again by a revolution. In Spain the working class, the communists defended the republic that was founded in 1931 and finally turned over Franco, the favourite man of the bosses and landlords.
In 1917 at the moment that the first socialist revolution was achieved, the working class named its power as socialist republic.
Through out whole of this story, we stand by the republic. In the other side stand the obscurants, the blooded dictators of the monopolies, the bigots, the priests, the kings, sultans and exploiters.
In Turkey we also have roots in 1923. The Communists have always been republicans. Yes, the republic that was founded in 1923 with a revolutionary breakthrough firstly inwardly got rotten then ruined, by the same forces, so the reactionaries. The question itself is wrong. The question of when did the communists become republicans. We were always here.
But why? What is the meaning of the Republic for the communists, so that they historically, in the past and today, stand by the republic? Republic means popular will, that represents not the God nor the dynasty but the People. Kings, sultans, shahs, sheikhs, tsars they all rule on behalf of dynasties or God. Instead the popular will has two aspects. The people are equal and not governed by religion. If the holy one gets in the way, there is no longer a republic. Look, we are talking here. We are challenging the exploiters, the imperialists. But, as they squeeze they are hiding behind their sacredness. Why so? Because as the name implies, the sacred is inviolable. We cannot interfere with the religious beliefs of the people but just because of this deceit we have to pull the pin of the ones that are hiding behind religion.
That is right, you should not let God be involved in your governmental affairs. This principle summarizes secularism. Also, you should not let other countries interfere your own internal affairs. And this is sovereignty. And the popular will has to be reflected. Today there is no secularism. There is a country that is being governed with Holy texts. Set aside the blusters of our sultan, are the European Union adjustment laws still valid? They are. As ‘strategic partners’ didn’t they make attacks with the USA? They did. Is the membership to NATO still valid? It is. Well, is the common will equally reflected? The ruling classes possess the media, money and they use religion as well. Excuse me, but we do not, we cannot call this a republic. Look, on 2019 the presidential elections will take place. We need 100.000 registered signatures. This costs 10-15 million Turkish Lira. For the Palace, this is nothing. But, does anybody here own 10-15 million Turkish Lira? The votes are equal but people are not!
Remember the old question. Is the vote of the shepherd equal to the vote of an engineer? Should be equal. As long as we are talking about humans not sheep! The existing system turns humans to sheep, with money, cheat and superstitions. And then the popular will is stupefied! There is no popular will in a system that spirits away the human.
What were we saying? This country is not a republic anymore. So, we have to build a new one, not to be demolished again. How? I hold in my hand the Constitution written down by Communist Party of Turkey. We call it ‘Socialist Constitution’. The one that we shall suggest and apply in the working people’s power in Turkey. Here are the introductory decrees which no one can propose or dare to change:
“Article 1- The Turkish Republic, without any discrimination as to language, religion, race and sex, is a sovereign socialist state that represents the common will and defends the interests of the working people, peasants and all labourers.” This means equal citizenship. There is no room for exploiters. Does anyone have an objection? No, good.
“Article 2- No regulation, profession, operation or action can allow man to exploit man; planning and taking measures to ensure this, is among the primary tasks of the state.” Socialism is an emancipatory system but there are some red lines. Exploitation is forbidden. Increasing one’s wealth by stealing the labour of another, is forbidden. Do you have any objection to this? No.
“Article 3- The political life and the governmental affairs, altogether or in parts, cannot be based on religion or religious laws. The belief in religion is an individual choice; every citizen is free to believe in any or no religion, and is free to make or not make it public. This is the real definition of secularism. We are in Izmir, so I don’t even have to ask but, is there an objection? No.
“Article 4- In the Republic of Turkey where many different nations and people live together, all citizens benefit from the same rights, without any discrimination of ethnical or national roots. No nation has more role or responsibility than other nations or peoples in organizing the sovereign socialist state, in building and preserving an equal socialist system.” There is no nationalism here, no ethnical politics or separatism; there is fraternity, solidarity, equality. Is there any objection to this? No.
Article 5- The inviolability of the first four decrees of the Constitution are under guarantee of the organized society. Here we are not referring to the army, but the society. We are referring to the workers, youth, students, peasants, intellectuals, i.e. the main articles in the Constitution are under the guarantee of all the people. The army shall be the army of the people, not of the palace or NATO.
Well, let us continue…What purposes shall these basic decrees serve? Factories, farms, forests, natural treasures (both underground and not), shall be under the possession of the working class. This event started with these words; from just the beginning of the October Revolution in 1917. ‘Workers, be watchful and guard like the apple of your eye your land, grain, factories, equipment, products, transport- all that from now onwards will be entirely your property, public property’.
How nice. Workers, guard your factories, land and grain. Because these belong to the workers. After reserving the share for the needs of the society the whole value of the production shall be paid to the workers. What is this share? Education, health, dams, investments for new technologies, parks, cultural palaces… Not a penny to Koç, Sabancı, Ağaoğlu and the rest exploiters. Not a penny to the Palace. This is what we shall do: Stop the leakage. And we will have the sources for building a developed classless society.
Then the working hours shall decrease. Humanity has given struggle for this and gained the right of 8-hour workday. But now, we are going back to the old ages. Technology develops and we are work more. It was said that people will be replaced by robots! Instead, people are turning into robots. In socialism the working hours shall gradually decrease. Listen what is written in the Socialist Constitution: “The reduction of work hours, is the precondition for the development of the human kind in all dimensions and is one of the primary targets of the society. The working hours cannot be more than 35 per week.” One prohibition more. The prohibitions is socialism are a bit different, these are positive prohibitions.
There are some more… “Article 28- Ensuring working opportunity and working security toevery citizen of any age capable of working is among the main duties of the state. The state cannot abolish these two basic rights at any condition and cannot ignore the conditions that give cause for this.” That means, unemployment is forbidden!
Since we are talking about bans. Here you are, one more: “All citizens of the Republic of Turkey are free to speak, make propaganda and get organized. Racist or fascist ideas, ideas that support openly or indirectly the exploitation of man by man, warmongering, abuse of religion cannot use the right to make propaganda and get organized as they block the free development of the society.” Warmongering is forbidden, racism, abuse of religion is forbidden. As far as religion is concerned, they say that we shall interfere in the beliefs of the people. That is a lie. This is what we say in the Socialist Constitution: “Each citizen of the Republic of Turkey has the freedom of belief and pray. Not any institution or person can put pressure on any other person.” This is a basic human right. Socialism values the basic human rights and freedoms. And we continue:
“The attempt of the politicization of religion and the regulation of the social life with religious laws are averted. No reference can be made in any official document about the religious beliefs of the citizens.” This is also essential for secularism. Comrades, friends, I continue: “People have the right to live in environments in which they can re-create themselves. According to this right, all citizens of the Republic of Turkey are provided with the right of a residence suitable for their needs. Every kind of precaution is taken so that the residences are properly constructed or improved against earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters. Heating, electric energy and water are supplied for free. Reducing the transportation on highways and extending more safe, comfortable and effective ways of transportation in urban and intercity transport.”
Let me stop now. I ask you: Don’t you want to live in a country like this? Think about it… In a country that nobody can say that men and women are not equal, women will not be killed, the statues will not be spitted on, the scientists will not be abandoned to the holding companies, the theatre and opera houses will not be turned to shopping malls, the people with different sexual orientations will not be marginalized, will not be treated as sick people… During the day not being exploited, at night not sleeping hungry as Nazim Hikmet said.
Do we want this? Is this possible? On 1917 the people that believed in this, took action. In the Soviet Union all the above started being real. They passed the sea but they got drown in the river. They made some mistakes, they underestimated the enemy, i.e. the imperialism, the capitalism. The Soviet Union was demolished…
So, what shall we do? We shall build another, stronger republic. Socialism will suit very well to the “republic”.
Stating that the decrees and articles of the Socialist Constitution shall be under the guarantee of the organized society, the communist party general secretary Okuyan continued: “Here we are not referring to the army, but the society. We are referring to the workers, youth, students, peasants, intellectuals, i.e. the main articles in the Constitution are under the guarantee of all the people. The army shall be the army of the people, not of the palace or NATO.”
“During the day not being exploited, at night not sleeping hungry,” Okuyan summarized socialist living conditions with reference to a famous poem of renown Turkish communist poet Nâzım Hikmet.
“SOCIALISM WILL SUIT VERY WELL TO THE REPUBLIC!”
“Do we want this? Is this possible? In 1917, the people who believed in this took action. In the Soviet Union, all the above came true. They passed the sea but they got drown in the river. They made some mistakes, they underestimated the enemy, i.e. imperialism, capitalism. The Soviet Union was demolished,” Okuyan said, pointing out to the historical achievements and today’s need for a socialist revolution in Turkey and other countries.
“So, what shall we do? We shall build another, stronger republic. Socialism will suit very well to the Republic!” Kemal Okuyan concluded his speech.
Following Okuyan’s speech, the event continued with artistic performances of TKP member or friend musicians, theatre players, dancers and poets.
The declaration of the European Communist Initiative was announced while the KKE and PCPE representatives greeted the event and participators.
The event, “Socialism will suit very well to the Republic”, ended with the live performance of the International anthem chanted by thousands of people.
In October 28, the city, beloved Izmir, Turkey have been home to TKP and about 3500 communists in Open Air Theatre at International Izmir Fair area. Why 3500 people? This is my guess; because that theatre area is about 3000 people, but there were many people who didn’t sit on benches (due to there was no place on the benches) and have sit on the corridors or stood up at that night. The autumn rains that started after the beginning of the meeting also rain seemed to have not affected anyone, and everyone was eager to continue to be there as long as how long the meeting lasts.
I saw many communists in the same feeling and thought at that night. And I thought, can the same be spread all over the world? So there were representatives of Greek and Spanish communists at the meeting. Can this spread more widely? World international communist youth organizations are doing this, well, is the same idea of being on the right path among the adult communists?
What extent can a Russian communist accept the wrong, and non-scientific writings about Lenin or Stalin? Or, what extent a Turkish communist can accept the wrong and non-scientific approaches to Ataturk and Anatolia historical events?: Up to a point.
Firstly, my idea is that people can build a really beautiful planet by taking lessons from mistakes in the Soviet Union in especially after Lenin era, and also by evaluating it on a very good model like Cuba. For all this, all differences must be left aside, no matter what nationality or race they have, the people should approach the subject scientifically. And the eastern and western communists should put together their historical processes, especially without under the influence of western imperialism, and go on to model their examples. Nobody can know Anatolian’s history of communism, socialism better than a communist in Anatolia. Every determination has been made, or every article is written or will be written about communists of Russian, Turkey or Greek(I am giving these 3 countries as example but the examples can be expanded with many countries), would be missing or half, without taking advantage of the historical accumulation of Anatolian or Russian, or Greek communists from themselves. (Of course, the western people speak very well Turkish, Russian or Greek, and if they read the historical process of these countries from their sources at first hand, and they have the possibility to scan all these countries sources, this case is not valid.)Especially eastern countries are closed societies. Their historical facts are perceived very differently in the rest of the world because of the influence of the anti-propaganda made by the west, and also because they can not create much of the opportunity to explain themselves better to the world. But the world is living different era anymore. All these countries communist parties web pages on the net. And my advise is, if the western people want to approach in scientificly, they can look at these pages easily. Other wise it would be as same as being into loop.
As long as without taking advantage of the historical accumulation of eastern communists, each dissolution and deep disagreement arise. And every perpetuation is an element that will facilitate the work of the imperialists.
The road to take is long and difficult; and this is not a way to be taken with constantly talking, or discussing with each other’s and without knowing the truths of historical facts from first hand. Otherwise, this road can never go with together.
The quotes were taken from this page of SoL.international
Also, the speech(italic parts) of Kemal Okuyan was taken from this page of TKP web page.
Pictures were taken from SoL haber web page in Turkish.