An another hypocrisy of western leftists media

The US government and the Pentagon have been saying for years that the YPG is not an arm of the PKK, that it is not helped. They are even condemning them allegedly at press meetings. However, there are a lot of news and resources on how the weapons sent to the YPG by the US government reached the PKK terrorist organization. These are also verified.

The US government, which also recognizes the PKK as a terrorist organization for many years, is constantly comes the issue over fighting of YPG against ISIS. Of course, let’s not forget that ISIS is an organization produced by the CIA and Mossad, and that we have already learned this with such as the experiment of enlightenment we got, from the people like Noam Chomsky and Edward Snowden.

And a day ago, a new image and information emerged against the US government’s declaration of refusing to provide any assistance to the PKK with this picture:

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This picture was taken by journalist Hans Jaap Melissen. At the picture the banner with the photograph of the Ocalan, leader of the PKK terrorist organization at the backround of PYD and SDF groups.

According to news of Sputnik Turkey:

“The Pentagon spokesman White held a press conference in Pentagon with Lieutenant General Frank McKenzie, spokesman for the US Chief of Staff.

AA reporter asked: “The Rakka was rescued with the help local forces which US forces trained and gathered by, and also millions of dollars of taxs of American people. However, the PKK / PYD, which is using the name of YPG or SDF, devoted the Rakka victory to the head of the PKK, another brutal terrorist organization, also accepted the terrorist organization by the United States. To be devoted the rescue of a city taken with the support of the United States from a brutal terrorist organization, to another brutal terrorist organization known as a terrorist organization by Washington, is it acceptable for you?”

White replied the reporter: “We work there with SDF, we support the fight against ISIS, our only commitment is to fight against ISIS and we will continue to do so,”.

Besides, according to the news of Hurriyet newspaper, US Central Command (Centcom), made an explanation as: “We do not approve such images, we do not confirm”.

We already kknow that, US government always like to make discrimination about the terorists, like “The terrorist that I accept as terrorist” and “The terrorist that you accept as terrorist”. But there is big difference even on their thoughts in here. Because according to US governments offical spokesmen words and US government terrorist groups list, PKK is accepted as terrorist group. But when it comes to action, there is nothing against PKK by US government, but always support through the instruments of PKK, even creates new branches of PKK.

Let’s continue on the issue;

The information about the news and the used visuals became even more interesting with the explanation of the photograph made by the own, journalist Hans Jaap Melissen from his twitter account.

Hans Jaap Melissen gave this answer to reply of a follower’s question:

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In this tweet, Melissen suggests that there are images of his camera records showing US soldiers dressed like YPG members.

My reaction is: “Wow! US’s Soldiers who dressed like YPG members! When US soldiers gave up to dress like US soldiers?”

After then, it gets even more interesting in his next tweet, that is,

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In his tweet Melissen used a describing  “Americans dressed like Syrian PKK”.

Also, the issues has become more intresting, because Melissen suggested that,

“Amerikaanse special forces hebben mij vandaag een opname laten wissen, omdat …”

According to newspapers as translated, Melissen said that:

“US Special Forces have made me erase the recording of today, because…”

So, it means that a journalist was forced to delete his records. And the freedom of information of the world public was blocked!

I’ve searched on the net today, and I wanted to see many reactions which came from western leftist media and its writers. I couldn’t find any big reaction, there were just the short news about that.

Where is the freedom of press!

Western leftist media insists (and I think most of them are consciously, I believe this anymore) on what they ignore is that the PKK is a terrorist organization.

Because, although the American government does accept the PKK as a terrorist, as long as the indirect aid it gives to emerges in these forms, it does not come any loud voice from the left western media.

When it comes to reason, they have convinced themselves and the public that they are a kind of freedom fighter of the PKK for years, especially for about 10 years, in the light of the news based on distorted historical facts that they shared too.

For example, while the same left-wing western sources transmits the deceased PKK members were being portrayed as hero at the operations of Turkish armed forces, they did not write that thousands of people, including dozens of teachers, dozens of workers, dozens of civilians including children have been killed by PKK for more than two decades, inside the borders of Turkey; and they still do not write. And many of these people killed by the PKK are Turkey republic citizens of Kurdish origin (I never like to write anything about people’s ethnics, but I have to do now, unfortunatelly).

What the Western left media does not understand is,

The sociological structure of the Turkey is not like Iraq or Syria. For example, in Iraq or Syria there are Kurdish, Turkmen and Arab regions that are determined by sharp lines. They even distinguish themselves according to the religion they are attached to. But in Turkey there is no such differentiation. From the east to the west in Turkey, Kurds and Turks and others marry with each other, live together, and a society of natural mixture emerges for many decades. Can you divide a family into two, as mother side is Kurdish, father side is Turkish?

PKK was created by western intelligence agengies, in the begining of 1980’s. When we look at those days, we see that there was a fascist military coup in Turkey. Which is it was a coup CIA backed up. Unacceptable mistakes made by the Turkey government in 1980’s against the citizens of Kurdish origin in the south eastern Anatolia region, played the biggest role in the establishment of the PKK. And the organizations like CIA have strengthened their hands, about using the PKK. Although all western(including right and left wings) biggest support of PKK, PKK was never able to separate to Anatolia people into two.

When all this is knowingly or unknowingly ignored, the western leftist media plays three monkeys when it is claimed that the American soldiers have dressed like the PKK, and even the images of these are forcibly removed by US Special Forces. “I did not see, I did not hear, I did not know.”

Not having the virtue to accept historical mistakes that the leftist western media made by itself, nowadays put them into a position where they cannot defend even the freedom of the press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 YEARS AFTER FASCIST GENOCIDE, INDONESIANS SCARED OF “COMMUNIST GHOSTS” | OffGuardian

Image: http://www.occupy.com

The mythological King Midas’ touch turned everything to gold, whereas King Corporate-Capitalism’ touch turns everything to SHIT!

52 YEARS AFTER FASCIST GENOCIDE, INDONESIANS SCARED OF “COMMUNIST GHOSTS”

From Jakarta and Yogyakarta:Andre Vltchek

It was once again a hot, muggy day in Jakarta. The air was full of pollutants, epic traffic jams blocking entire center of the city. Biasa, as locals would say, or in a lax translation, ‘business as usual’.

It is September 29th, 2017, Friday, just one day before the most sinister anniversary in the entire Southeast Asia.

On September 30th, 1965, the Indonesian military obeying orders from foreign powers (mainly the US and the UK), overthrew the progressive and anti-imperialist government of President Sukarno, murdering between 1 and 3 million men, women and children (including almost all members of the Communist Party of Indonesia – PKI). This was done with the direct help of almost all the major religious organizations (Muslim, Protestant, Catholic and Hindu). The bloodshed continued well into 1966, and the “Rivers were choked with corpses and ran red from blood,” as I was told by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, the greatest Indonesian novelist. All the hopes for a socialist, just and egalitarian motherland were wasted.

Before the coup, Indonesia used to be a true internationalist nation, and was one of the proud founders of the Non-Aligned Movement (the West Javanese city of Bandung hosted its establishing conference in 1955). President Sukarno and his progressive and patriotic government used to hold in their hands almost all the natural resources, trying to build a proud, artistic and productive nation. Sukarno once even humiliated the US Ambassador, in front of a huge crowd, at a packed stadium: “To hell with your aid!” He did not need any Western aid. He was presiding over potentially one of the richest nations on Earth.

The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI), the third largest in the world after those of the Soviet Union and China, was going to win the elections, comfortably and democratically, in 1966, while being fully supported by President Sukarno. Their manifesto was clear: anti-imperialism, social justice and land reforms. But who were some of the largest landowners in Indonesia during that period? Religious leaders! And they, together with the military and corrupt elites, decided: “No!” This has to be stopped! No justice. No internationalism. No socialism.” They betrayed the nation and its people; they committed treason and on September 30, 1965, overthrew socialist democracy.

The results were horrifying. Perhaps the worst massacres of the 20th Century took place. Mass slaughter, mass rape, and cutting off of female breasts, torture, and shortly after the initial horrors, overflowing prisons and concentration camps. Around 40% of all the teachers of Java were slaughtered and the military was substituted into the school classrooms. Film studios and traditional theatres were shut down, and writers were sent to Buru concentration camp. Intellectualism was fully discouraged, while Communism, the Chinese language and culture, but also all progressive arts and creativity were either ridiculed, or out rightly banned. Promoted instead, were Western-style turbo-capitalism (that which was invented for the colonies, not that for the local consumption in Europe and North America), ‘religions’ (based on repetitive rituals, not on intellectual or spiritual search for God), ‘family values’ (read: patriarchal oppression), an empty pop culture, and selfishness, boosted by consumerism. All this combined gave birth to some of the worst corruption levels in the world.

Indonesia as it used to be before September 30, 1965, died. Unable to produce anything of substantial value, it began perpetrating the unbridled plunder of its own natural resources, predominantly on behalf of foreign conglomerates. The entire beautiful and naturally rich, enormous islands, like Borneo (the largest island in Asia and the second largest in the world), Sumatra and Papua, were converted into devastated, poisoned and fully privatized ecological and social nightmares.

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It seems that killing everything decent and hopeful has not been enough for this regime. Even memories have to be killed, even dreams. The great progressive past of Indonesia is being smeared and twisted, until there is nothing more left, only confusion and mechanical religious, family and commercial rituals.

Now, one of the mainstream Indonesian magazines Tempo put on its 25 September – 1 October 2017 cover: “SEKALI LAGI HANTU PKI” (“Once Again, Ghost of PKI”).

Whenever it suits the corrupt elites, the military and the religious cadres (three main pillars of the Indonesia oppressive regime), the Communist ghost is evoked. It is depicted as a monstrous, nasty, and murderous creature. Indonesian children were taught that the Communist hammer was there to smash the heads of the people, while the sickle was – to cut their throats…

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via 52 YEARS AFTER FASCIST GENOCIDE, INDONESIANS SCARED OF “COMMUNIST GHOSTS” | OffGuardian — An Outsider’s Sojourn II (The Journey Continues)

19 May 1919 — ∞

Today is May 19th, 98 years ago today, after the World War 1, it was burned the fire of independence in Anatolia. Because Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his 23 military fellows landed Samsun’s (the city of Black Sea coast)harbor in a small ferry.

Mustafa Kemal had resigned from Ottoman Army, already after than Istanbul Ottoman government issued an arrest warrant for Mustafa Kemal.

What was the situation at those days:

“When Mustafa Kemal landed in Samsun city of Anatolia on 19th May 1919, the situation of Anatolia was quite bad. People who came out wars which have been continued for long time, were tired, exhausted, and depressed. The Ottoman state was taken prisoner and Istanbul was occupied by emperialist forces. Sultan Vahideddin had no choice and was miserable.

The people who were tired from wars that have continued for long time could not taken one more war into consideration. But, when districts of Anatolia were started to occupy by westerners, and each district began to defend its property, life and honor.

Thus national forces called “Kuva-yi Milliye” was formed by Mustafa Kemal could establish an orderly army by organizing the Kuva-yi Milliye unities. Thereby, Anatolia people started straggling for their own motherland and national values one more time.”

Think about it, the world war has finished yet. Ottoman army has lost about 1,5 million soldiers, next to this figure about 200,000 troops have been captured in from Egypt to Tripoli on many fronts. There was no gun, even no food in Anatolia. While Mustafa Kemal and Kuva-i Milliye army started to Independence war with Anatolia people, they had only 3 war planes, even one of them was broken German war plane.

Under this circumstances, whole Anatolia people resisted against invader imperialist forces. According to Sevres Treaty, Anatolia has been occupied as the following map:

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So, Anatolia people who had suffered great losses were struggling with the atrocities of the invader countries.

And they started a new war, their Independence War against imperialism with the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Independence War of Turkey was not easy. There are many photographs that you can see on internet about war loses of the countries, like after WW2. But there are not so many pictures about how Anatolia has been after Independence war. People can forget or don’t remember if there is no photograph. Without photograph as if the war seems not to happen. I have found these about how Anatolia was after the Independence War of Turkey. These tell how much horrible that war. Because while the occupied countries was retreating, they burned the cities and left behind them. These are the photograps which were taken in some Anatolia cities during and after Independence War of Turkey.(1919-1922)

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I hope these photographs have given some clues how much struggled Anatolia people fought in their Independence War.

A country in this shape was left into the hands of the people of Anatolia by imperialists. But Anatolia people built the new republic over it with the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Today, 19th May, is celebrated as “Commemoration Ataturk and Youth and Sports Day” every year. Ataturk had said for this day, “19 May is my birthday.” Intrestingly, Ataturk’s real birth date is not known. And with the republic, 19 May had been recorded as his birthday to his identity card.

He always believed in youth. Almost every words of him address to the youth. Like his words of Nutuk, he trusted youth for county.

You can hear the words like that: “Ataturk is not popular for the Turkey people anymore.”

Don’t give the credits to these words. If there is something, this is the truth of the longing to Ataturk of Turkey people is rising in every year.

People, young or adult, go to Anıtkabir every national day. Huge crowds are gathering to memorialize and express gratitude for Ataturk in every city. They sing songs or marchs for him, the pictures or photographs are collecting and making posters, and many things are done. Like the video that I have shared at first line of this post. The lyric of that song: “I have never known anyone more special than you. I have never seen anyone more beautiful than you.” Like this song and video, if you write on youtube,”Ataturk cocukları” or “Izmir Marsı” (there are more but these two enough I guess) you can see that especially the young people’s longing and love to Ataturk.

This attitude of Turkey people, could seem weird for the rest of the world. They can ask: “Why the people are still keeping Ataturk in their hearts and minds almost 100 years later?”

Nobody forces Turkey Republic people to keep Ataturk in their hearts or mind. This is made without any pressure and made sincerely. Even more and more with everyday, the commitment to Ataturk is rising. (like Newton’s Third Law of Motion)

And the anwser of the question of “Why the people still keep Ataturk in their hearts and minds almost 100 years later?”: “Are you able to forget the person who gave you freedom and your honor back?”

I know this was a question-answer but it is still answer you know.;)

And happy May 19th, to the youth and to the ones who always feel and think like young!

 

 

 

 

 

День Победы 9 мая, Victory Day May 9

While celebrating May 9 Victory Day, lets we look at the some pictures that shows how Soviets achieved this victory:

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According to the report of the chief of staff of the 150th Infantry Division, when the Reichstag was taken, 2,500 people were killed and 1,650 people were taken prisoner. The losses of the Soviet troops incurred during the storming of the Reichstag are not exact. It is known that on April 29 the 150th Infantry Division lost 18 people killed and 50 wounded, the 171st Rifle Division – 14 killed and 31 wounded.
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The fighting was going on day and night. Soviet soldiers who breaking into the center of Berlin, broke through tanks at home, knocking the Nazis out of ruins.
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Until April 28, in the hands of the defenders of the city, only the central part remained, shot from all sides by Soviet artillery.
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The storming of Berlin is the final part of the Berlin offensive operation of 1945, during which the Red Army seized the capital of Nazi Germany and victoriously completed the Great Patriotic War and World War II in Europe. The operation lasted from April 25 to May 2.
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A Soviet soldier is bandaging a wounded Berliner.
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The ruined cabinet of Adolf Hitler in the Imperial Chancellery.
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Operation to capture Koenigsberg: The German command took all possible measures to prepare the city-fortress Koenigsberg to a long resistance in the conditions of the siege. In the city there were underground factories, numerous military arsenals and warehouses. The defense system included an external defensive circuit, which had already been overcome by Soviet troops, and three internal contours. In the center of the city there was a citadel.
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Budapest was liberated from the Nazis.
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Connections of the 3rd Ukrainian Front entered the territory of Bulgaria. Residents of the city of Lovech meet the Soviet soldiers-liberators.
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Also, with the fall of Berlin and the loss of vital areas, Germany lost the opportunity for organized resistance and soon capitulated.

These photos and informations were taken from Russian 9 May web page.

This war against fascism was not easy, and success of Soviets at war has been trying to be ignored by European governments for last decades.

The following quotes from Kemal Okuyan, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey, today’s article from SoL.org:

“The US and the UK were no more innocent than Hitler Germany in imperialist competition. Nevertheless, these two imperialist countries were making unmatched maneuvers to save themselves from the responsibility of war resulting in the bloodshed of the Soviet peoples, in which they were using a “libertarian” intelligence which had neither a backbone nor a memory. We made a mistake, it was necessary to keep the sins of the United States and Britain on the agenda constantly, but when this wasn’t made, the Soviets and Nazi Germany, plus Stalin and Hitler have been became identified in same impertinence area.

During the war, the alliance between the Soviets and the United States&Britain was so temporary as imperative as for all three. It was completely rotten, because the alliance was class-based mixed. The ideology of the Alliance was absent because of the existence of opposing ideologies. The Alliance could not agree on the definition of the enemy. It was not true that between 1941 and 1945 a “front of democracy” was established against fascism. A wing of western imperialism defended its own interests, the Soviet Union itself and humanity. It was the Soviet Union that held the promises of the war for four years as well as the war, and conformed to the rules of  morality and diplomacy in relation to its allies. Before the end of the war, before Germany surrendered, that were the United States and the United Kingdom, which started a new war (it doesn’t matter cold or hot). We allowed this fact to be forgotten. With this, the lie that the Soviet Union represented authoritarian and the US represents a libertarian world, grew day by day.”

 

 

THE KOREA PROBLEM: This is What Democracy Looks Like

South Korea- Seoul 10 May 1990

                                                  Photo c. keith harmon snow

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THE KOREA PROBLEM: This is What Democracy Looks Like

First published: 21 March 2017

Dissident Voice: 22 March 2017

Expanded herein: 27 March 2017

Edited / clarified: 28 March 2017

By Keith Harmon Snow

Dateline: SOUTH KOREA

The United States and its allies have embarked on a dangerous path of aggression against the government of North Korea and its allies China and Russia.

As usual, the western propaganda system presents a near unified front showing how horrible and atrocious the North Korean government is purported to be, and how murderous and ruthless and amoral their intentions are purported to be, and how their military objectives and missile programs–now allegedly targeting the ‘free’ world–are out to dominate the rest of the world, starting with their deadly missiles being launched against the United States and our ally Japan.  So goes the propaganda.

Let’s look again.

The people of South Korea–a country permanently occupied by the U.S. military since 1950 with between 326,000 U.S. soldiers (during the Korean War) and closer to 30,000 annually since (with 28,500 U.S. soldiers in occupation today)–have seen massive human rights violations, repression and state terrorism.  Since the first military dictator was installed in South Korea by the United States military in 1953, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has perpetrated massive atrocities against its own citizens and against citizens in other countries.  This is a so-called “member of the international community.”

The Central Intelligence Agency under Allen Dulles launched covert operations in South Korea by 1950–utilizing South Korean police and other secret agents to serve the imperial “pro-democracy” agenda.  The ever touted claim that North Korea launched a very clear war of aggression by crossing the 38th parallel–an arbitrary line of demarcation set up after WW-II by the United States between (then) Soviet Russia and U.S./U.N./allied forces–to invade South Korea is not born out by the facts that existed on the ground in the Korean peninsula in June of 1950.  Not only are there credible reports of death squads crossing into the northern territory and committing atrocities, but the diplomatic record shows a pattern of belligerence and war-mongering on the part of the United States against the then northern ‘enemy’ that has become de rigeur for the United States all over the world since then.

THE UN-PRETTY HISTORY OF KOREA

Massive post-WW-II repression and murder (extrajudicial summary executions) by South Korean troops, with U.S. military oversight, occurred against their own people in the south, including such horrible massacres as occurred on Je Ju island 1948-1949 and were white-washed by the western propaganda and intelligence apparatus (see, e.g., the documentary film ” The Ghosts of Je Ju”).  The somewhat more well-known Koch’ang incident in February 1951 involved some 600 men and women, young and old, that were reportedly herded into a narrow valley in south Korea and mowed down with machine guns by a South Korean army unit on the loosely applied claim that they were “suspected of aiding guerrillas” — these being Korean people who resisted the overt terrorism that the Korean people (north and south) were subjected to by the southern forces and U.S. troops.

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South Korea – May 1990: A map posted in the northern zone just south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) showing the DMZ and major dams constructed on both sides of the illegal border. Photo c. keith harmon snow

The Governor of Je Ju at the time admitted that the repression of the Island’s 300,000 residents led to the murder of as many as 60,000 Islanders,” wrote S. Brian Willson, “with another 40,000 desperately fleeing in boats to Japan. Thus, one-third of its residents were either murdered or fled during the “extermination” campaign. Nearly 40,000 homes were destroyed and 270 of 400 villages were leveled.”

U.S. troops fired on crowds, conducted mass arrests, combed the hills for suspects, and organized posses of Korean rightists, constabulary and police for mass raids (reported at the time by correspondent Mark Gwyn for the Chicago Sun: see in William Blum Killing Hope).

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South Korea — May 1990: A partially camouflaged military encampment in the northern region of South Korea a few miles south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the Korean people at the 38th parallel. Photo c. keith harmon snow

Said one British scholar Jon Halliday at the time: “After all, if civilians could be mowed down in the South on suspicion of aiding (not even being) guerrillas–what about the North, where millions could reasonably be assumed to be Communists, or political militants?” (See: Killing Hope p. 51).

The U.S. military’s carpet bombing and chemical napalm bombing against the northern Koreans during the Korean War was murderous and unprecedented (though rivaled by the bombing of Dresden) and set the stage for the horrors that U.S. (and ROK) troops perpetrated on the people of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Some 100,000 British troops also participated in destroying and dividing the Koreas.  Entire villages were obliterated, wiped off the map, wiped off the Korean peninsula.  Some three million Koreans north of the 38th parallel were killed, with one million Korean people killed in the south and over one million Chinese deaths.

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Despite all bad things, the spring has come to Asia Minor and Mediterranean also beyond east

Come with me to the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond…

I get to experience new customs and new cultures which I feel makes me a better and wiser person. There’s a lot that we read and hear about when it comes to other parts of the world but actually visiting and experiencing another country in person is quite different. It’s a big world out there. […]

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Jihad and Jihadists: So where do they come from?

One should not look further than imperialist centers to spot the source point of jihad and jihadists and in general the Islamist Policy

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Jihadist propaganda inspired by the US

Monday, 09 January 2017 by SoLinternational

Nowadays, time flies so fast and people’s minds and memories are paralyzed by such a powerful mechanism that it becomes a necessity to remind people of the recent history more often than not.

So it is relevant to ask again: where do jihad and jihadists come from?

I am not pointing at the theological origins of the two; this does not necessarily concern the majority. The question and the problem are political. Approaching these two from a theological perspective will not yield any result but “religionalization” of the politics.

For this reason, one should not need to concern oneself with the history of the concept of bellum sacrum (holy war) which itself is old as the religions. The real question, the one that we should concern, is the origins of jihad as a “modern” political tool.

ARCHEOLOGY OF JIHAD

The term archeology was purposefully used to express this article’s main quest in seeking the conditions that gave birth to jihad as a modern political tool, the manner in which this concept/action evolved and how it was incorporated into today’s ruling system.

It can be, rather correctly, claimed that the timestamp of the jihad in its current form shows the 1970s and 80s. It is in Afghanistan where the jihad was evolved into today’s form at this time.

The origins of today’s jihad lie beneath a conspiracy organized against the Democratic Afghan Republic after the Saur Revolution in 1978, which has many similarities with today’s conspiracy against the Syrian Arab Republic in very broad terms.

The Saur Revolution in Afghanistan had many significant internal problems and conflicts. With this revolution, the laws based on sharia were abolished and a secular state was formed whereupon many reforms, to the extent that radically affected the property relations in agriculture, were implemented such as land reform, establishment of government-owned farms, recognition of trade union rights of the workers and equal civil rights to women. Also, Afghanistan adopted a friendly approach towards socialism which resulted in execution of a treaty of friendship between the U.S.S.R. and Afghanistan in December 1978.

The prevailing strategy of imperialism was then to smother all socialist-popular governments that had close ties with the Soviets at any cost and by any means necessary. For this reason, Afghanistan’s “stand” was in compliance with and hence crucial to the strategy of imperialism. Just like what was done against Allende administration in Chile in 1973 and the bloody and dirty war waged against Sandinista in Nicaragua shortly after the operation against Afghanistan started.

Readers should not take the expression “any means necessary” lightly. The most concrete example that I can think of is the scandal called “Irangate”. In 1986, the US sold weapons to Iran underhandedly and used the income from this to fund the counter-guerrillas in Nicaragua.

Let’s go back to Afghanistan… At that time, the means used to ensure the “stand” of Afghanistan was jihad.

In a short time, Pakistan, specifically Peshawar city of Pakistan, became the headquarters of the Afghani counter-revolutionary forces. Said counter-revolutionary forces being various Islamist groups inspired by “Muslim Brotherhood” and relatively smaller Maoist Organizations, such as the “Eternal Flame”.

It did not take long before these groups fell into the radar of the US. In fact, the US had already established close ties with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its offshoots in the region starting from the 1950s which became tighter during the early 1970s whereupon use of the “Islamism” card against popular/socialist governments or social movements in Middle East emerged as an imperialist strategy.

Afghani counter-revolutionaries, who found asylum in Pakistan, were mobilized through Muslim Brotherhood and  Jama’at-i Islami, an organization directly supported by the government of Pakistan. The most notable of such Afghani groups was Hezb-e Islami, founded and led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (a figure too well-known in Turkey) which acted in cooperation and collaboration with Taliban and even exchanged/shared members until very recently (September 2016).

In this period “experts” from the US started to visit Pakistan very frequently to train, supervise and guide Afghani counter-revolutionaries providing material and intellectual support in establishing the modern concept of jihad. The term mujahideen hit international headlines during this period and only as a result of these efforts. The mujahideen, i.e. jihadists, were whitewashed as freedom fighters combating the “Soviet invasion” and jihad was merely the name of this war of freedom.

“Modern” jihad and jihadists were categories devised with the funds from the CIA to fight against communism under the Cold War conditions.

In 1979, National Security Adviser to the President of US Zbigniew Brzezinski’s visit to Pakistan was the highest level of U.S. security expert visits to the country.  A passage from his speech to jihadists on the Afghan-Pakistani border is quoted below. With his very famous Polish Accent, Mr. Brzezinski, told the following words:

We know of their deep belief in God, and we are confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over there is yours. You will go back to it one day, because your fight will prevail and you’ll have your homes and your mosques back again, because your cause is right and God is on your side.

During the same visit, Brzezinski also said “The purpose of coordinating with the Pakistanis would be to make the Soviets bleed for as much and as long as is possible.”

An enormous, CIA-supported propaganda machine was activated to work for triumph of Afghan mujahideen. Posters, brochures, magazines, newspapers, bulletins and so on… Though there are also materials that make fun of the Soviets and then-ruling Afghan Government, the dominant visual materials were highlights the ideal of “jihad” and the jihadists.

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A jihadist with words “Allahu Akbar” on his chest protecting Afghanistan

The jihadists, funded by imperialists, received highest level of attention. Then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher (a.k.a. the Iron Lady) is one of the visitors of Afghan jihadists in 1981 on Afghan-Pakistani border. In her speech to 1500 jihadists, she pledges a further support of arms worth 2 Million Pounds and says that “the hearth of the free world is with you”.

Thatcher’s speech receives much applause and many shouting of Allahu Akbar.

In the year 1983, President of the US Ronald Reagan hosts representatives of jihadists in the White House. (1) In fact, the US is so tight with the jihadists that during a visit to Washington, Mohammed Yunus Khalis (once a comrade of Hekmatyar, the spiritual leader of Taliban and whom Osama bin Laden called “Sheikh Father”) invited U.S. President Reagan to embrace Islam.

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The US support to jihadists, including Saudi Osama bin Laden, continued for many years.

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An article on Osama bin Laden on August 4th 1993 issue of British newspaper The Independent by Robert Fisk

JIHADIST GENERATIONS: “JAMIL WENT TO THE JIHAD”

In the post 9/11 era, the US support to jihadists has become a hot topic in U.S. newspapers. One of the most significant findings of these discussions was that the US did not roll up jihadists from existing Islamists but also raised children to create new generations of jihadists in a way that will “secure” the future of jihad.

How?

Well, education, of course!

The “Education Center for Afghanistan” located in Peshawar, Pakistan and run by Afghan mujahideen was basically an offshoot of the Nebraska University of the US and the Center of Afghan Studies of this university. It was the Ministry of Education of jihadists in exile. The center was publishing books and giving “education.” The textbooks distributed by the center had been prepared by the Nebraska University. In the year 2002, the Washington Post exposed that the university received a funding worth of 51 million USD between the years 1984-1994 solely for this purpose.

What about the contents of these books?

The most notable study on the subject was published by Craig Davis in World Policy Journal in the year 2002. In this study, Davis examined the contents of the textbooks in Afghanistan. From the first-grade alphabet textbook, prepared by US, he shared the following examples of teaching Farsi to future mujahideen jihadi-style(!):

Alif (A) is for Allah- Allah is one.

Bi (B) is for Father (baba)-Father goes to the mosque.

Pi (P) is for Five (panj)- Islam has five pillars.

Ti (T) is for Rifle (tufang)- Javad obtains rifles for the mujahideen.

Jim (J) is for Jihad – Jihad is an obligation. My mom went to the jihad. Our brother gave water to the mujahideen.

Dal (D) is for Religion (din) – Our religion is Islam. The Russians are the enemies of the religion of Islam.  

Zhi (Zh) is for good news (muzhdih) – The mujahideen missiles rain down like dew on the Russians. My brother gave me good news that the Russians in our country taste defeat

Shin (Sh) is for Shakir – Shakir conducts jihad with the sword. God becomes happy with the defeat of the Russians…

Zal (Z) is for Oppression (zulm)- Oppression is forbidden. The Russians are oppressors. We perform jihad against the oppressors.

Vav (V) is for Nation (vatn)- Our nation is Afghanistan. The mujahideen made our country famous. Our Muslim people are defeating the communists. The mujahideen are making our dear country free.

How do you think the C.I.A taught counting to the Afghan children?  Here are some pages from mathematics book:

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First-grade mathematics textbook

Thanks to the mathematics textbook prepared by the Nebraska University, Afghan kids learn their numbers through pistols, bullets, knives, landmines and bombs. What an exemplary pedagogical approach!

Some examples given in the mathematics book about four modes of operation are given below:

If out of 10 atheists, 5 are killed by 1 Muslim, 5 would be left.

5 guns + 5 guns = 10 guns

15 bullets – 10 bullets = 5 bullets

One last example from fifth grade literature arts textbook the text titled “Hikayat” starts with:

Dear students, I will recount the story of crimes committed by atheist Russians who invaded our lands due to carelessness of a group of mujahideen. Listen carefully and comprehend the results of carelessness and indifference.

Once this situation was exposed and given US’s engagement in re-establishment of its hegemony with the “war on terror” concept, various projects were launched to remove the violence elements from these textbooks. UNICEF destroyed more half a million books and new text books were published. Yet, it is reported that the old text books are still used by Taliban even if not by the central Afghan government and can be easily found even in Kabul.

JIHAD AS THE MODERN WEAPON OF IMPERIALISM

Naturally, this was not a project limited to Afghanistan. It is not mere coincidence that names of a series of Central Asian countries, the Region of Caucasia and Eastern Turkistan were mentioned after the recent assault to the Nightclub Reina. Similar “indoctrination” was implemented in all of these regions. It was spread to surrounding countries from Afghanistan and Pakistan, both of which are bombed today on a daily basis by the US in the pretext of “war on terror”.

One should not look further than imperialist centers to spot the source point of jihad and jihadists and, in general, Islamism. U.S. journalist Ben Norton explains:

It is not a coincidence that most of the secular countries in the history of the Middle East have been socialist of some sort. In contrast, the most reactionary countries — the countries where women are not granted equal rights and where the rule of law is based on Sharia — have frequently tended to be close Western allies. Why? The West was much, much more interested in preserving capitalism than it was in allowing secularism, gender equality and relative economic equality to flourish under socialism.

Therefore, we can conclude that, even if use of the adjective of “modern” seems oxymoronic, jihad and jihadists are both dirty weapons armed in very recent history of imperialism and unleashed to sustain capitalism.

The article was quoted, and also it is very long article, I could only quote same parts. If you want to full read please continue on this link, Jihad and Jihadists: So where do they come from?

ps: Yes, the article is written in English, my Earthling friends.:)

 

“Nazis Trained and Supported Chile’s Operation Condor Activities”

Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet (L) greets U.S Foreign Secretary Henry Kissinger (R) in 1976 as Operation Condor is launched.pinochet_and_kissinger_1718483346

TeleSUR news, published in 17 December 2016

Declassified documents reveal U.S.-backed Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet used Nazi training and support for Operation Condor activities.

A top secret 1979 report to the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee reveals U.S. backed Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet had help from former Nazi’s in training and supporting his Operation Condor activities.

The declassified report, released on Dec. 12 by the Obama administration, describes the extensive ties between a Nazi “colony” based in Southern Chile and the notorious Chilean secret service DINA, which helped create and operate the deadly multi-state Operation Condor intelligence operation designed to destroy opposition to U.S. backed right-wing regimes in Latin America.

The report outlines that the Chilean Directorate of National Intelligence, DINA, which was created in 1974 to exterminate the left-wing opposition to Pinochet’s dictatorship and reported directly to the President, maintained a “close liaison with the German Nazi colony of La Dignidad in Southern Chile” and even operated a torture center within the Nazi base.

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The report describes that the Nazi compound, referred to in the report as “The Colony,” was established by former Nazi officers at the close of World War II and operated with “complete autonomy.” Camp personnel, made of ex-Gestapo or ex-SS officers, gave DINA agents “instruction in torture techniques and have actually taken part in the application of that torture,” according to the report.

The report further details that as DINA developed Operation Condor’s extensive international assassination network, it made use of “the Colony’s national and international contacts,” and that “the Colony’s leadership maintains good relations with Chilean military officials, particularly officers of the Chilean Air Force, who have close ties to the Colony’s former Luftwaffe pilots.”

The report, which was submitted to the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee, which at the time included current U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and was chaired by Frank Church, who authored the Church Committee report detailing the U.S.’s own international assassination operation, outlined the vast scope and ambition of Plan Condor operations.

Based in Chile and created by former DINA director and Pinochet’s close personal friend Manuel Contreras, the report describes Plan Condor as “a consortium” of the intelligence services of U.S.-backed dictatorships in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

The report quotes Contreras as saying Plan Condor agents operated under civilian control in “all Chilean embassies abroad” with a goal of “hitting Chilean enemies in those countries.” The report quotes Contreras, a former paid CIA operative who died in 2015 while serving a 500-year sentence in Chile for his crimes, as saying “We will go to Australia if necessary to get our enemies.”

However, the report shows that Contreras’ first stop was, in fact, the U.S. itself. While the report does not give details of U.S. involvement, it admits that before creating Plan Condor, Contreras came to the U.S. in the early days of DINA to seek out support in creating the intelligence network. The report says Plan Condor even attempted to create a “station” in Miami, but when U.S. agents found out and advised issuing a formal diplomatic objection, U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger objected, instead deciding to inform Plan Condor directors directly that the U.S. “disapproved” of a Miami station.

While the report claims the Miami Plan Condor station was never created, it does describe in detail the “phase three” operational plan likely used to assassinate former Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. and key Pinochet opponent Orlando Letelier, in Washington, D.C., in 1976. It suggests a similar process was used to target Venezuelan guerrilla Carlos the Jackal in France and Portugal, a plan which was eventually called off after European diplomats discovered the plot and raised objections.The report is just one of what the National Security Archive — an independent nongovernmental research institute and library based in Washington, D.C. — says are hundreds more documents about Plan Condor operations set to be released in the coming months.

Chile’s DINA and Plan Condor operations are thought to have led to the death and disappearance of 50,000 people throughout Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s.

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After WW2,
Brazil took in between 1,500 and 2,000 Nazi war criminals,

Between 500 and 1,000 Nazis have settled in Chile.

About 5,000 Nazis were relocated to Argentina.

Many of them used International Red Cross stamped passports while crossing the borders.

Some of the Nazis in DINA (Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional) in Chile:

Corporal Paul Schäfer Schneider in Wehrmacht at WW2; In Chile, founder of Colonia Dignidad

SS Colonel Walter Rauff: Mobil gas chambers (gas van) inventor, he caused about 100,000 people death in WW2
…..

And, I gave up! I realized now that about two hours I searched the names of Nazis in Chile in English and Russian web pages. Only two of them, so only two names (Schäfer and Rauff) of about 1000 Nazis in Chile as you see upper lines, are written on the web pages.

Where are the others’ names!

Is this something about German society in Chile before WW2? While I was searching I’ve learnt that in a considerable number German ethnic people who borned between 1880-1890 in Chile, they went to Nazi Germany during the WW2 by joining to Wehrmacht for fighting. Also, I have no idea how their families went to Chile about 130 years maybe more years ago and why! Crazy planet!

It has passed 36 years since September 12, Military Coup in Turkey: Here’s balance sheet of September 12

This is a news of SolHaber

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While Kenan Evren is making a statement to the press

It has passed 36 years since the September 12, 1980 fascist Military Coup in Turkey. The ideas of Kenan Evren (he was the military coup leader general), nowadays continues to be implemented with AKP.

36 years passed since the bloody coup in September 12 which was launched with Kenan Evren’ leadership of the junta.

The leader of the military coup, Kenan Evren died last year, but the spirit of the September 12 continues to hold on to the power 36 years after.

We wanted to remind the balance sheet of September 12, at 36th year of the military coup.

– 650 thousand people were detained.

– 1 million 683 thousand people have been blacklisted.

– 230 thousand people were prosecuted into 210 thousand lawsuits.

– It was asked the death penalty for 7 thousand people.

– 517 people were sentenced to death.

– 50 of these people who got the death penalty were put to death.

– The files of 259 people who got the the death sentence were sent to the Assembly.

– 71 thousand people were on trial due to the articles of Turkish Penal Code, 141, 142 and 163.

– 98 thousand 404 people were on trial with the crime of “have membership of the organization”.

– The passports were not provided to 388 thousand people.

– 30 thousand people were fired from their works due to “being inconvenient”.

– 14 thousand people were excluded from citizenship.

– 30 thousand people, went abroad as “political refugees”.

– 300 people died in a suspicious manner.

– 171 people “died from torture” were documented.

– 937 films where banned due to “inconvenient”.

– The number of 23 thousand 677 the association’s activities were stopped.

– 3 thousand 854 teachers, 120 university faculty members officials and 47 judges were dismissed.

– It was asked a total of 4 thousand years imprisonment for 400 journalists.

– 3,315 years and 6 months penalty of imprisonment were given to the journalists.

– 31 journalists went to prison.

– 300 journalists were attacked.

– 3 journalists were killed with the gun.

– Newspapers did not broadcast for 300 days.

– 303 lawsuits opened for 13 major newspapers.

– 39 tonnes of newspapers and magazines were destroyed.

– A total of 299 people lost their lives in prison.

– 144 people died in a suspicious manner.

– 14 people died in a hunger strike.

– 16 people were shot while they were “fleeing”.

– 95 people have died “in conflict”.

– “Natural death report” was given to 23 people.

– It was reported that 43 persons have “committed suicide”.

This article was quoted and translated from the link of SolHaber: “It passed 36 years since the September 12, Military Coup in Turkey: Here’s balance sheet of September 12”

Important information

Paul Henze who was Turkey chief of the CIA in the 1970s, was close to the generals who made this military coup. He gave the military coup news to Jimmy Carter with saying “Our boys in Ankara have done”. He was mentioning the generals while saying “our boys”.

 

 

The other 11th September! — Ivar Jørdre

4 Things to Remember About Chile’s 1973 Coup

June 26 marked the birthday of former president Salvador Allende, who died in the coup. Salvador Allende, the iconic left-wing leader and one of Chile’s best known presidents, was born on this day on June 26, 1908. The tragic fate of his government, overthrown in a right-wing

coup in 1973, changed the history of the country—and region—forever.

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On September 11, Allende’s socialist was toppled by a U.S.-backed military coup led by Augusto Pinochet, barely three years after being elected.

Allende wasn’t the only casualty of the coup, as thousands of Chileans were subsequently tortured, jailed and killed by the military regime. Democracy in Chile was irreparably altered, and even now the country continues to be scarred by one of the darkest eras of fear and repression on the continent.


Social Progress Under Allende

After winning the 1970s presidential elections in Chile, the left-wing Salvador Allende worked toward social reforms and justice, nationalizing natural resources, building homes for the poor and focusing on better access to health and education.

Allende fought until the last hours of his life to defend the social gains and constitutional order. On his last speech, just minutes before the military bombed the presidential palace, he gave Chileans one last message of hope.

“I will not resign. Placed in a historic transition, I will pay the loyalty of the people with my life. And I tell them I have the certainty that the seed that we have planted in the dignified conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled. You have the power, they can destroy us, but social progress cannot be stopped neither by crime nor by force. History is ours, and people make it happen.”


Military Repression

Allende’s own army chief, Augusto Pinochet, led the coup and ordered his forces to march through the streets of Santiago, intimidating the local populace and entering La Moneda Presidential Palace by force.

Pinochet later consolidated power with the support of the United States and ruled the country with an iron fist for 17 years, until 1990. He jailed an estimated 80,000 people, tortured 30,000 and murdered around 3,200. Only 75 of more than a thousand of his former agents are serving prison sentences for human rights violations.


U.S. Intervention

With the success of the 1969 revolution in Cuba, leftist movements in Latin America were emboldened, and Washington’s Manichean Cold War world-view translated into fears—and policies—that affected much of South America.

As declassified CIA documents show, the government of Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger influenced the military to overthrow Allende, and provided resources to deter any leftist movements in the country through the CIA.

As fears of the “Red Scare” grew, Washington opposed any form of socialist gains on the belief they would affect U.S. economic and political interests in the hemisphere.

Dubbed Operation Condor, a brutal campaign of political repression and state terror took hold of the continent, as the United States sought to obliterate leftist movements opposed to Washington-backed military coups in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay — and Chile.

Modern Democracy

More that 25 years since the end of the dictatorships, social movements in Chile are still demanding that the remnants of the Pinochet regime – including the constitution passed in 1980 – be overturned…

For full reading please continue,

via The other 11th September! — Ivar Jørdre

And the second part of this article:

CHILE: 11th September 1973