U.S. President Joe Biden gave a speech yesterday to both US public and world. How about checking the accuracy of what he said? One of the headlines of his speech was the sentences in which he blamed the Afghan army.
“I always promised the American people that I will be straight with you. The truth is: This did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated. So what’s happened? Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country. The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight…We gave them every chance, but we could not provide them the will to fight for their future.”
Here, Biden gave the impression that the Afghan army was too cowardly or inert to even do the homeland defense, which is their primary duty, leaving their weapons in their hands without firing a single shot. In reality, what was the reason why the Afghan army left without firing a single shot? And did they really suddenly drop their weapons?
As Joe Biden praised in his speech in Washington DC on 08.07.2021, so about one month ago, the Afghan army that the US armed and formed in Afghanistan for 20 years was 300,000 people, and there was a Taliban militant force of 75,000 people. And the Afghan army was form not only with manpower, but also equipped with the technically advenced weapons and military equipment that the US had given them.
In the video he is mentioning about this in 13:45-14:00 minutes
What is the truth of behind this? The Afghan army actually did not lay down its arms when it suddenly saw the Taliban army in front of it. They have already started to abandon their weapons gradually from the middle of July and even started to leave the country. The proof of this can be understood by looking at the number of Afghan men who entered Turkey illegally, especially since 20 July. Turkey public has been speaking about Afghan men who have smuggled into Turkey with big numbers for about 1 mounth. Turkish people are very worried about this. Because some Afghan men, who have come to Turkey in previous and have no records, have a high rate of involvement in crime in Turkey, and Turkish people feel stuck with both the economic crisis, the pandemic and the recent big natural disasters, like forest fires and floods. In fact, the situation in Turkey has become so sensitive and serious that in the last month, a survey has started to be conducted almost every day, and the rate of those who do not want both Afghans and Syrians in Turkey has reached 80%-82%. The vote rate of Tayyip Erdogan and his party now seems to be fixed in the band of 30%, again due to these reasons in the polls.
Now, there is a male Afghan invasion from Afghanistan, that does not have a border with Turkey, and the Turkish government did not take any precautions, even mostly allowing them to pass. Especially after July 20, 2021, thousands of Afghan men started to enter Turkey from the Turkish-Iranian border every day. Although the Turkish public was curious and asked both Tayyip Erdogan and the government, no response was received. Who were these young Afghan men? On August 15, it was understood and learned that these people are soldiers of the Afghan army. In other words, if they fall into the hands of the Taliban, they will be executed or tortured to death.
This information was confirmed by the information received from both journalists in the field and some academics in Turkey, who gave information from Afghanistan.
Without going into depth what agreements were made in the background in that briefing, in short, it is said that “we(US) will expel the people with whom we fought together against the Taliban in Afghanistan, because we will no longer be in Afghanistan. We will give them a special visa. They will come to America with that visa. Exit from the country has already begun. We told Pakistan to keep the borders open. (Apparently they told Turkey as well) We will bring these people between 12 and 14 months.”
Here, only Iran’s situation is not explained. A relationship with Iran in this context seems to have been transferred to Turkey. Why Iran? Because there is no border between Turkey and Afghanistan. Afghan men arriving in Turkey by entering Turkey through the Iran-Turkey border. And actually, according to international law, Iran is committing a crime. Because if a person is leaving his country, if there is no war situation in the country he first entered, that country cannot deport that person. But Iran is deporting Afghan men. And no Iranian official has made a statement on this issue, nor Iran was condemned at the United Nations, nor has the Turkish government given Iran a note on this matter. This already makes the opposition in Turkey ask the questions.
Like, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, CHP, main opposition party’s leader in parliament of Turkey tweeted.
The people of Turkey currently do not know what negotiations were made in this closed-door meeting between Joe Biden and Tayyip Erdogan in July 16, 2021 and in what context Iran was included the issue. Since the questions of the opposition and the majority of the public have not been answered in Turkey by government, maybe American journalists can ask about between Tayyip Erdogan and Joe Biden closed door interview content and get an answer.
Biden also had announced that the US would withdraw from Afghanistan in early September. However, according to the news, the Afghan people were told followings.
The interview here belongs to an Afghan academic who has been living in Turkey for 13 years and published in dw.com in 16 August. Many members of her family still live in Afghanistan. And Dr. Zakira Hekmat, she said that:
“Nothing is being disclosed to the public… Actually, they said that they(US) would leave (complately) in September, there are still two weeks until September. The US Embassy in Afghanistan said, “The Taliban can come to Kabul in 72 hours or within a week,” by publishing an article. But it didn’t even take 72 hours. They arrived in Kabul within 8 hours. Right now, all the people of Afghanistan are in a state of unease. Especially women. I follow social media. The activists I know there, people working in the field of women’s rights, journalists, they are all nervous. Most of them were crying yesterday, sharing their latest status on WhatsApp or Facebook, saying “Today is our last day at work”. Most of what happened there is not in the media at the moment. Many women committed suicide in Afghanistan, unfortunately. By saying “Don’t let the Taliban take us, this death is more honorable for us”, they jumped off the roofs.”
One of the headlights of the Biden’s speech yesterday was: “If anything, the developments of the past week reinforce that ending US military involvement in Afghanistan now was the right decision.”
He says that the right decision is the beginning of September at first, then the Afghan people are given a written statement saying they are leaving in 1 week or 72 hours by the American authorities in Afghanistan, but then within 8 hours the Taliban approaches Kabul, and the US begins to withdraw.
Which one was the right decision, Mr. President?
He also does not mention what 5,000 US troops made he mentioned earlier in his speech. According to the local people and some of the observers and journalists working in the field there, stated that the reason for that chaos at the Kabul airport was the US troops of 5,000 people at first. While the Afghan people are trying to reach the planes that can take them, they say that they could not reach their planes due to the interference and chaos of the US troops creating. Many planes waited for this reason and could not take off. Afghan people, who have fallen into despair with this long wait, cannot endure and try to reach the planes. I think this is true, because the fact that the US troops opened fire on the civilian Afghans at the airport in the morning of August 16 and killed 5 civillian people seems to confirm the accuracy of the information. In the coming period, when these people reach safe places, the truth will emerge.
There is also this tweet by Ajmal Ahmady, DAB Governor, Economic Advisor to the President of Afghanistan,TAPI Board Member, Former Minister of Industry & Commerce
Who gave the order ANSF to not fight? If there are someones above made this, can you believe these ones giving this order actioned by themself without US authorities’ knowledge there?
In addition, this article published in Time yesterday can give an idea of the behavior of the US troops in Kabul airport.
“The White House had envisioned thousands of Afghan interpreters, journalists and contractors boarding commercial flights and safely heading toward their destinations. Instead, they are huddling behind blast walls under the protection of armed U.S. troops at the Kabul airport.
The White House had envisioned withdrawing 2,500 U.S. forces and leaving behind a contingent of 650 service members to secure the embassy. Instead, about 6,000 troops are being rushed to the airport for protection; the embassy was fully evacuated by Sunday evening.”
However, Biden does not mention the civilian Afghans killed by the US troops at the Kabul airport, nor the actions of the 5000 American military force at the Kabul airport in 15 August and 16 August in his speech.
In conclusion, equipping a people with modern guns in your rhetoric, Mr. Biden, in the best possible way does not create an army if you take actions that will break their will to war much earlier, and reinforce it with some promises (written or verbally disseminated), and no action is expected from them. Then, if you look into the eyes of the American people in front of the whole world and show that these people as a scapegoat, you will only be a perception manager, not the president of a big country.
To say that “we did this for the safety of the American lands and people,” when you realize that you cannot present yourself as a savior in an occupied territory by US, confusing Afghan people with declarations such as “We will withdraw in a week, we will withdraw in 72 hours,” with their ever-changing decisions, is simply twisting the words.
Not revealing the actions of the 5000-man US troops at Kabul airport in 24 hours, and their consequences, is a very good example of black humor, as you know this is not going to make a Hollywood heroic movie.
The truth behind the question of from whom are you protecting and the actions you said you have taken to protect the American lands and people, namely, US governments’ actions against the terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and ISIS, which have been created by the American governments for proxy wars and to create instability both in the middle of Asia and the Middle East, for almost the last 40 years, are perverted in your speech. It is a disgrace to present the facts that these organizations were created and financed by US governments for decades, as if it were the opposite.
I believe that the people of the planet earth are now seriously bored, overwhelmed and do not want to hear the speeches and to see the actions of Biden and similar leaders anymore. Hiding the truth, not talking about it, distorting it, are the ways of lying. And you lie to both the American people and the world public, Mr. President. How long do the peoples of the planet, who are already struggling with the pandemic and economic crisis, have to listen to the lies of you and leaders like you? This is a question that I think everyone should ask themselves on the planet.
CIA Director Gina Haspel, yesterday in her statements gave information about the organization’s roadmap. Haspel, the organization again “will concentrate on nation-states,” she said.
According to the Washington Post, the CIA Director said it would be interested in states that are “challenging or threatening the United States,” as it did before September 11th.
With Haspel’s statements, the recent transformation in the CIA has been confirmed. After September 11, it was mentioned that the CIA, who was involved in jihadist organizations in other countries and provided training and equip activities, would focus on the spies against the states again.
According to the news, Haspel did not say the names of the countries they would spy on.She didn’t name specific countries, but the agency has set up new centers to collect intelligence on Iran and North Korea and has been focusing its assets on major powers such as Russia and China, according to intelligence officials.
Haspel also stated that they will work on this issue by argueing that the DPRC would not abandon its nuclear weapons. US President Donald Trump says the DPRC is in compliance with their agreements and is on the road to nuclear disarmament. In her speech, Haspel addressed Iran and argued that Iran “destabilized” the region.
CIA Director said the CIA is closely monitoring China’s efforts to expand its influence in developing nations in Latin America, Africa and South Asia, including by offering loans to poor countries that they cannot repay.
Haspel also said that recruiting and retaining officers with foreign language expertise would be among her priorities, particularly recruits who speak Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish. And she placed particular emphasis on the agency’s efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce.
When I’ve read this news yesterday, for me the most interesting part was that the CIA would train agents who speak Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish. And this joke came to my mind.
The CIA trains agents for Russia. Of course they learn Russian fluently. One of them starts his mission in Moscow. In the evening, the CIA agent goes to a bar. He wants vodka from bartender. He also describes the brand of vodka in detail and how he wants it. His Russian is really good. Bartender approaches to the CIA agent.
“Are you sure?” he asks
The CIA agent is surprised and asks
“Why did you ask this question?” to the bartender.
The bartender says “I am guessing you’ll want whiskey.”
The CIA agent says “I like vodka as every Russian”
“Are you Russian?”
CIA agent, “Of course I am!” says loudly. The bartender smiles at him:
“I’ve never seen a black Russian; my mistake.”
I am still laughing, haha! I know there are so much things can be said on this news. But thinking this joke and many other jokes about spying, I cannot write more over on this news. 🙂
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:
soL News interviewed with Comrade Mohammad Omidvar, member of the Politburo and Spokesperson of the CC of the Tudeh Party of Iran, which has operated as an underground communist organization following the Islamic revolution of 1979, regarding the recent protests in Iran. The demonstrations started in response to a surge in fuel and food prices in the country, as well as unemployment and inflation. At least 20 people have reportedly been killed during the protests.
Omidvar says that the progressive and democratic forces of Iran must increase their presence in the protest movement of the masses against the reactionary forces, supported by the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia, which attempt to hijack the people’s struggle for freedom, democracy and social justice.
soL: What is the context and what are the main drivers behind the current wave of protests in Iran? Can you also comment on the impact of neoliberal economic policies on the current crises?
Mohammad Omidvar: As per our Central Committee’s statements over recent days, the Iranian people’s protest against the regime has its roots in the deep socio-economic crisis in Iran. The neoliberal policies of the Iranian regime over the past two decades – fully supported and indeed praised by the World Bank and IMF – have pushed millions of Iranians below the poverty line and into a life of hardship un-paralleled in our recent history. Rampant inflation, especially the rise in the price of basic commodities beyond ordinary peoples’ means, combined with massive unemployment, especially amongst the youth – which, according to officials in some provinces, is as high as 50% – as well as the continued suppression of peoples’ democratic rights and freedom, have pushed our country to the point of this social explosion in anger against the rule of political Islam.
It is also worth mentioning that, prior to these massive protests, we had increasing workers’ protests in various industries and in different cities across the country against unpaid wages (some of whom had gone over a year without their due pay), widespread privatisation, lack of job security, poor treatment by employers, lack of workers’ rights and a total ban on independent class-oriented trade unions.
Based on the reports, there are different protests with different demands, carried out by different groups, under different slogans. Why do these demonstrations vary from city to city or even between different protests in the same city? While some protests are reacting against the Rouhani government, some others are more vocal about ‘regime change’. In your opinion, what is the necessary path to be followed?
The escalation in peoples’ discontent and anger towards the regimes’ leaders for the deteriorating socio-economic situation and – more importantly – the readiness and willingness of the frustrated masses to take on the suppressive apparatus of the regime, is an important indication of the significant developments in the preparedness of the people in opposing – and waging an open struggle against – the rule of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is understandable that under a brutal dictatorship, organisation and coordination of the huge number of demonstrations – sometimes in more than 50 towns and cities across the vast country – has its own constraints. But the slogans, in the main, voice important economic and political demands by the people, target corruption in all branches of power and declare that all key factions in the thus far prevailing power structure are fully responsible for the deep socio-political crisis in the country.
Contrary to the claims of some leaders of the pro-regime reformists that such protests are “conspiracies” against the Rouhani presidency by the hardliners, we deeply believe that the majority of the people of our country are disappointed and frustrated with the slogans of those whose only objectives are to make some cosmetic and minor adjustments to the current regime. Our people are now demanding fundamental changes in the governance of the country. Today, only those who would like to somehow preserve the current disastrous situation fear the escalation and growth of the people’s struggle.
The experience of the last two decades and several presidential, parliamentary, provincial and local elections that have been held and manipulated under the control and direction of the Supreme Leader, has proved that the people are rapidly moving away from the strategy of making a choice between “bad and worse” and are no longer willing to submit to the manipulation of their demands by the regime and the pro-regime reformists whose roles, these days, are to serve the strategic interests of the regime. It is also worth mentioning that, from our point of view, the current power structure in Iran centres around the “Supreme Religious Leader” (Vali Faghieh), his close allies in the religious hierarchy, the leadership of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (Sepah Pasdaran) and other security forces.
The class base of the Iranian ruling clique is the big merchant and bureaucratic bourgeoisie. This corrupt and anti-peoples’ power structure has moved towards controlling not only all of the political apparatus but also most of the economic levers – plundering the country’s wealth on a scale not seen in Iran over the past four decades.
Attempts over the past two decades to introduce some superficial reforms and the fashioning of a more moderate face for what, at the end of the day, remains a medieval dictatorship, have failed and therefore it is not surprising that the overwhelming majority of the people in Iran today want to put an end to the despotic theocratic regime; to end the oppression and injustice; and bring about the establishment of human and democratic freedoms and social justice. We believe that these demands can only be achieved through a joint struggle of all the national, democratic and freedom-loving forces in Iran without any foreign intervention.
Of course, Israel-USA-Saudi Arabia trio sees the protest as an opportunity to get rid of the obstacle against their policies in the Middle East, but do protests have a potential to be manipulated and meet the expectations of this alliance or Iranians already put a distance with their demands with the expectations of imperialism? Do you think, Iranian protests are immune to imperialist manipulations which had driven the rightful protest in the early days of Syria into a full-scale proxy war against Syrian people?
The Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran, in its first reaction to the people’s protest against the regime, clearly indicated that under the critical conditions of the current dangerous regional tensions and Imperialism’s desire to control the Persian Gulf and its oil flow, the regional reactionary forces – supported by the Trump administration and the right-wing government of Netanyahu in Israel and the Saudi criminal regime – are seeking to distinctly impact the developments in our country and to replace the current reactionary regime with another reactionary regime.
The support of these forces – i.e. US imperialism, the regional reaction, and the right-wing government of Netanyahu – for the Iranian monarchists and those political groups whose agenda is to cooperate with the most reactionary regimes of the region and to persuade the European states to impose sanctions on Iran’s economy – (thereby exacerbating the misery for the destitute and disadvantaged people of our country) and to encourage foreign states to intervene militarily in Iran, leaves no room whatsoever for any optimism regarding the future designs of such “opposition”.
We have emphasised that the progressive and democratic forces of Iran must increase their presence in the protest movement of the masses – more than ever before – providing proper people-oriented slogans, offering sensible guidance and relying on the legitimate demands of the masses for abolishing the existing suppressive regime and ending the economic deprivation, oppression, injustice and plundering of the natural and human resources of the nation, while sidelining and opposing reactionary and divisive slogans. We believe we must learn from our past experiences and what happened following the 1979 revolution and not allow the heroic struggle of our people for freedom, democracy and social justice to be hijacked by a bunch of reactionary opportunists who do not believe in the people’s rights or democratic freedoms.
During his election campaign, Rouhani presented the nuclear deal as a success story and expected to overcome the problems with imperialist countries as long as Iran integrated to the global capitalist system. While international sanctions were eased, the US didn’t put an end to its unilateral sanctions against Iran. Do you think the nuclear deal was a success story for Iran or not?
Following the agreement in January 2016, our party stated that after years of destructive sanctions imposed on our country by the USA and EU countries, as a result of the ill-advised and adventurist policies of Iran’s Supreme Leader [Ayatollah Khamenei] and his appointees, the negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 group were concluded with an agreement that did not equate to a victory for Iran whatever the claims of the regime to the contrary. At the time, in his radio-TV interview, Hassan Rouhani [Iranian President] said: “…today we have reached a turning point…
As of today, Iran’s nuclear programme is no longer, under any fictitious pretext, a threat to global and regional peace. Rather, Iran’s nuclear programme will serve modern technology in line with the development of the country, and the stability and security of the region…” There is no doubt that the implementation of the agreement was a significant event that had a substantial impact on political developments in our country. There were certain improvements in diplomatic relations between the Iranian regime and the US administration. However, despite all the propaganda claims of the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) and the assessments of a number of opponents as well as supporters of the theocratic regime, the government of Hassan Rouhani effectively agreed to all conditions limiting Iran’s nuclear industry in return for the lifting of the sanctions and the release of Iran’s assets by the West.
At the time, our Party welcomed the move away from tension and conflict and the lifting of the horrendously damaging economic sanctions, which were badly hurting ordinary people and the economy in Iran. Two years on it must be said that people have seen very little benefits in terms of an improvement in their economic situation as most of the financial benefits have gone straight to the regime’s leaders and their cronies. Under the continuing pressure of the US international banking system, the banking and monetary sanctions were never lifted and, this in effect, maintained the difficulties for Iran’s international trade with the rest of the world and the lot of the vast majority of ordinary Iranians.
What is your Party’s view on external interference in Iran and its danger to the people’s movement? Can you elaborate with reference to the positions taken by Trump, the Israeli government, Saudi Arabia and the forces they support?
After Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia – and subsequently to Israel – in late May 2017, the Persian Gulf and the Middle East are once again witnessing an escalation in tensions that could further destabilise the safety and security of the region and, in our view, have dangerous and destructive consequences for our country. During this visit, Trump clearly indicated his support for the dangerous adventurist policies of the Saudi Arabian leadership and offered Israel a carte blanche in pursuit of its dangerous policies towards the Palestinian people and the region as a whole, singling out Iran as a target. The threatening and belligerent statement of the reactionary Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia that “we will work so that we take the battle inside Iran” was promptly followed by the first bloody terrorist attack to be carried out by Daesh (IS) in Tehran.
Rex Tillerson, the United States Secretary of State, also declared US support for “regime change” in Iran in an intervening speech. Among other indications of the escalation of tensions in the region were attacks by US forces, on the paramilitary forces backed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran operating in the eastern regions of Syria. This combined with recent Saudi claims that long-range missiles fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen towards Riyadh are provided by Iran, indicate the high levels of tension and the serious threats facing Iran. It is worth mentioning that the foreign policy of the United States during the Obama administration, with regards to Iran, had considered a special role and position for the Islamic Republic of Iran in the “New Middle East Plan” in which the coexistence and conciliation of Iran’s theocratic regime with US hegemony in the region were articulated.
However, the evidence now suggests that the Trump administration is pushing to impose new conditions and to make specific changes to this framework. This involves a lessening of the role and weight of Iran’s regime in regional developments, in favour of Saudi Arabia. In this context, Tillerson’s recent references to “peaceful regime change” in Iran should be looked at from two angles as regards the new tactics of the US. Firstly, there is the reviving of the failed project of “making alternatives” to act as the “regime’s opposition” by utilising some of the vehemently pro-US forces opposed to Iran’s theocratic regime, such as the monarchists and the People’s Mojahedin of Iran Organisation (MKO).
And, secondly, there is the re-implementing of an aggressive diplomacy to enable US political-security leverage in the region through the fanning of tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia under the well-worn mantra of “fighting terrorism”, and the sewing of divisions between the countries in the region under the false pretext of the confrontation between “Shia” and “Sunni”. And here, it is particularly important to note the contracts for sale of modern military hardware and technology by the US to Saudi Arabia worth $300bn over the next three years.
There have also been credible suggestions made of a secret deal, reached in December 2017, between the US and Israel to confront and take down Iran.
We evaluated the election and coming to power of Donald Trump, and his slogans and policies, to be very worrying. Our concern is not one predicated on the inexperience, narcissism or unpredictability of Trump, but rather the belief that the bringing of Trump to the presidency was a purposeful move by the warmongers and extreme right-wingers in the USA to mobilise and gather together the most reactionary and dangerous forces of the ultra-right around the world. The power structure in the Trump administration – just like the power pyramid structure of the Islamic theocratic regime of Iran – consists of dangerous elements who believe in the waging of war as a means to solving wider issues.
The crises of the regime in Iran are the results of the fundamental contradiction between the economic interests and the freedom-seeking demands of our nation on the one hand and those of the theocratic regime on the other. This is a contradiction which is ever growing and thus naturally the theocratic regime veers from one crisis to another, graver each time. Both Ali Khamenei and Donald Trump are deceitful leaders who would without hesitation lie to their people to stay in power. They would resort to any option to overcome the various crises they face.
The progressive and patriotic forces of our country should not let the interventionist policies and practices of the United States, and its reactionary allies such as the criminal regime in Saudi Arabia and the ultra-right-wing anti-people government of Netanyahu in Israel, determine the future of our country.
We have clearly and repeatedly stated that the Tudeh Party of Iran is strongly opposed to any external interference in our country’s domestic affairs and believe that the future of Iran should only be determined by its peoples and the struggle of its progressive forces to put an end to the despotic regime.
Interview was quoted from SoL international, from this link.
For reading, the related articles of the subject from SoL:
Western imperialists are giving the weapons to the some Kurdish groups and they are “so-called” fighting against ISID at Middle East. In many countries the situation is the same at the region. In Iraq we already have seen, Iraq Kurdistan; in Syria it is on the edge of establishment of Kurdish otonom state; in Turkey the situation is under the very hard conditions; and now it is very clear that Iranian Kurdish have been supporting for many years by USA, British and Germany so almost all western governments under the name of military aid, so called fighting against ISID.
KHARABRUD, Iraq (AP) — An Iranian Kurdish rebel group received military training in weapons and explosives from U.S. and European advisers as part of the international program backing Kurds in the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the group’s commander told The Associated Press.
The group, called the Kurdistan Freedom Party, is one of several Iranian Kurdish factions that have carried out attacks this year inside Iran, sparking a crackdown by security forces. At the same time, the group has been fighting alongside Iraqi Kurds against Islamic State group militants in northern Iraq…
Speaking to The Associated Press this week, the Kurdistan Freedom Party’s commander Hussein Yazdanpana said he recognized that the training was for the fight against IS.
“They helped and trained us within the framework of the fight against Daesh,” or the Islamic State group, he said…
you are seeing how Iranian Kurdish separatists are supported by western imperialists. 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.
If they would achieve this aim, as you can see upper “after” part of the map, the lands of this state of Kurdish according to imperialists’ goal, it will be very large and almost biggest than Syria, Iraq, and close to the measurements of the lands of 2/3 of Turkey and half of Iran.
In Syria, the Kurdish opponents groups against Assad, are armed by western imperialists.
In Turkey, PKK terrorist organization is armed by western imperialists.
In Iraq, we know that already Iraq Kurdistan has been established by western imperialists.
In Iran, the Kurdish opponent groups who were already known fighting against Tehran management are armed by western imperialists.
Wow! How democracy lovers of these western countries and they are always trying to bring democracy to the Middle East countries! Hypocrites!
All tactics of the western imperialists are same and old, and there is nothing new at the east.
Let’s we focus again the issue is right now, so Iran. There is a PJAK which PKK’s Iran arms in Iran, and they have been fighting against Tehran management for many years, from the begining 2003. Their aim is “to establish Kurdish state in Iranian lands”. We see they chosen the name “PJAK” for themselves, so the meaning of “The Kurdistan Free Life Party”. Like PKK, their name is “Kurdistan worker’s party”. YPG in Syria, the meaning of YPG “People’s Protection Units”. All is using the terms like “free life”, “worker’s party”, “people”; very proper to get support from “democracy supporters” and to make propaganda; after all their names are smelling very leftist:)
I am really wondering the answer of this question, under the light of these informations, so the all informations about how the Kurdish organizations are supported by western imperialists,
-Is/was there any left organization or group which are/were supported by USA, and EU countries in military scale on planet Earth in all history of mankind; except these Kurdish groups in Middle East and Turkey?
How long USA and the other western governments have been supporting the “free life, worker’s life, and people’s life” into leftist scale!
I don’t have any idea, I have never seen they have supported the leftist ideas. But when it comes to Middle East and the Kurdish groups, all are being “freedom fighters” kind of the groups who are working over leftist idealism!
Like a kidding! This planet is cosmic joke!
In Iran, about 3-4 million Kurdish origin people are living at western Iran. The western imperialist are supporting to them for seperating of them from Iran.
Maybe this may be knowledge for you, about Iran:
There are about 25 million Turkish origin people are living in Iran. And Iran total population is nearly 80 million people.
Yes, there is not any separatist group inside of Turkish origin people in Iran. There is not any seperatist group inside of Turkish origin people which are supported by western imperialists.
This thought can come to the minds:
“So if these Turkish origin people don’t want to seperate, they are living under very good conditions, and they don’t have any problem while they are living.”
There are too many difficulties that Turkish origin people experinced in Iran; even maybe more than Kurdish origin people experienced in Iran. But I guess, any western imperialists didn’t think, “let’s we give the arms to them for they fight against the Tehran management”.:) Maybe they already knew that this would have been foolish plan, and never would work.
Inside the article that I gave its link upper lines, you have seen that it is very clear that USA government is supporting the Kurdish groups-PJAK in Iran at military scales. US government and PJAK have always denied any form of cooperation between themselves until today. After today, USA government cannot deny anything.
What would be result of this?
More mess would be in the Middle East. Iran is not easy rock at the region. Western imperialists are behaving with a thought like “any of the Middle East countries cannot stand against us, and we are unstoppable, we are capable to do what we want,” continuously.
People shouldn’t forget that Iran is a hard rock, there is no way to overcome of Iran easily. Actually there is no way to overcome to Iran! This new news (actually not new but it is formalised anymore) will not be forgotten by Iran. Also, is USA government really ready to open a new struggle in Middle East? Or will eveything make a shape like Hillary Clinton says in 2008? “If I’m President, we will attack Iran… We would be able to totally obliterate them.”
PS: Some one needs to tell her, she is in very piteous situation. What a wasting life that she lives while she is speaking and behaving like a monarch of all hatred.
Anyway, the game of western imperialists will be spoiled. The real issue is if it won’t be, will WW3 start before the foreseen date of it? My opinion is that if it can’t be prevented, WW3 would start about May 2017 formally. Yes, we are as the extraterrestrials have seen that generally biggest wars of humans are staring in spring days, and we don’t know why the humans like the days of spring to fight:)
And for the ones who are wondering my opinion about the way of fighting against ISID, if I don’t approve any Kurdish or the other opponents in Syria?
My opinion is that if the governments want to destroy ISID, they need to help Syrian government, there shouldn’t be any opponent groups against the Syrian state in the name of “to fight against ISID”; all governments, including, USA, EU, Russia, Turkey and etc. Whether the governments like it or not, Syrian government has been chosen by the Syrian public. The only way to destroy ISID, should be helping to Syrian state forces and acting with them.
(Pre-edit: I am feeling that I have been writing this post for days. Maybe it is. What I am saying! Absolutely it is! It seems that this has been longest writing that I wrote on my blog. And “hi!” to all my Earthling friends after a long time. 🙂 )
Everyone is talking and talking for days at the other side. There’s so much noise on this planet! Sometimes I want to push a button which will shut the people’s mouth. If there is a button in anywhere please one of you press it for me:)
Anyway, as I said, everyone is talking, but asking questions also. Asking questions is always good but it seems to ask question is turning into monopolized anymore in Anatolia. At this rate, it may be created a situation such as which these questions are in our monopoly, those questions are yours. This also would not be surprised; what didn’t these extraterrestrial eyes see on this planet!
Of course still, I do have questions. But I do have the answers, and inside these answers there are the some which are already known by everyone, but a few people have voiced as always. So we go upwards from the begining inside them.
The bombs dropped on the country’s parliament. Who bombed?: Fethullah Gulen community terror organization, so FETO!
According to statements, there are undeserving hundreds of thousands of people who passed the university admission exam with knowing the exams’ questions before the exams during the past 30 years, so since 1986.
Who stole and distributed these questions to own members?: FETO’s members!
Who has been saying always that these questions are being stolen, be careful, to the government?: Opponents!
Who didn’t care during these years?: AKP and, the media and institutions which were uplifted by itself!
(In Turkey, everyone is being settled to the universities, government agencies and military schools with the score at the exam)
Have some ones from both inside and out of country played with the country’s future?: Yes, they played!
Small example: Maybe there was a young who wanted to be a teacher and has ability to train bright generations for the sake of both country and world, and was living in a little residence in Anatolia. And this young couldn’t be teacher due to the stolen exam’ questions. Instead of him/her, FETO’s member has been teacher!
Thousands of students were deprived of this person?: “Yes!”
The future of these students were stolen?:”Yes!”
What was the result of this chain reaction?
Did the FETO coup plotters who shoot the people on the streets and the jihadist types with machetes or knifes who attacked to the private soldiers, emerge out?: “Yes!”
Especially, between the years 2008-2014. While every sane Anatolian people was saying “Ergenekon and Balyoz cases are calipers,” what were all AKP and it’s supporters doing?: They spoke very well about Fethullah Gulen, even while they were saying that Fethullah Gulen felt homesick almost they were in tears. Mostly, Turkish Olympics had these scenes until 2014. Not too much, until two years ago, all country was watching AKP’s members and supporters competetion of “thanks Fethullah Gulen”, with each other!
While the resuming Ergenekon-Balyoz cases, to say “these cases are calipers” was almost crime! Who provided this environment! An extraterrestrial like me didn’t provide! AKP and the ones who were uplifted by AKP’s hands, were competing to more aggrieve to the Ergenekon-Balyoz victims with each other in those days! Now, any of them is not taking responsibility of those days. You are kidding with whom!
Is it just alone Turkey media did this! Mainstream media at world which continues to sh*t into the world was not short next to them; almost universal smear campaings against defendants of Ergenekon-Balyoz were close fought with the ones inside the country! Almost every press that you looked at was talking about Ergenekon-Balyoz terror organization with smearing to the innocent people. Does the mainstream media have really so much desire to dominate people’s mind? How much leeches you are, the mainstream media at world!
In fact, the truth was in front of the world public’s eyes. Somehow, the thing which wasn’t knew and published by mainstream media interestingly, was known by the Fethullah Gulen’s neighbors in Pennsylvania for last 20 years. However, these huge media giants didn’t see the truth! Let’s look at this video which was made after July 15, and watch two ordinary American citizens, my Earthling friends.
So, the making news should have been very easy actually. But this huge(!) mainstream media had missed this news during 20 years! I think all mainstream media gets out of it’s seats! The people young or old like this sympathetic husband and wife should start broadcasting from entire world anymore!
Again between the years of 2008-2014, besides the mainstream media, that’s very important(!) think-tank institutions which this media hangs on their words, were not sitting with empty hands; these so called institutes were declaring that civil democracy has came to Turkey with these Ergenekon-Balyoz cases. The so-called experts of the politics were on the AKP’ supporters media channels in Turkey almost all the time at those days, and they were giving the examples from these super(!) think-tank institutes. We all have seen how much democracy has came to Turkey at July 15! When most sane officers-commanders of the country went to the jail by accusing of terrorism, the part of the rest bombed the parliament! Here that high-advanced democracy!
So, it means that the democracy would not come with the support of mainstream media, think tanks and the governments of EU and USA or the others, to anywhere on the planet!
Are the politicians of Turkey aware of that anymore? Or they pretend like they understood and still try to gain some profits from environment?
What about the ones who are up level of the plotters of coup attempt? (which I think it looked like a civil war rehearsal: because I have read a lot of thing about this and most logical idea belonged to Erol Mutercimler, and basically he said that “The coup attempt was built on the failure, this was a civil var rehearsal”) They obviously want to transform the country to the ping-pong ball; in this point, I am really wondering what are these imperialists thinking right now? More blood, more weak countries, more war on entire planet! You all don’t deserve to live on this planet!
So, the imperialism is trying to get the places where they can easily exploit for own aim and make the people puppet in every country on this planet.
What does it need to do?
It needs to take lesson from imperialism’s games!
Well, the AKP took it’s lesson from these? It doesn’t seem like that! Already the governments which are the parts of the capitalism wheel are not able to take the lesson.
Firstly, they do have an obligation to act with the capitalist classes. Or else it cannot sustain the continued power. Well, the subsidiaries of these capitalist classes, how much they can move easily in like a current situation. This is not possible either. Probably it will turn into a problem amongst them with time.
In this case, victory can only win against imperialism, with rising labour class up! With real equality within the all classes! Unfortunatelly, there is no socialism ship on the horizon yet…
All right, it is not on the horizon yet, but maybe, it may have sailed.
For seeing the socialism ship on the horizon, in fact, the thing which the working class needs to see that how the power struggle which experienced and experiences still between the capitalist classes who have religious instruments, serves to the imperialism, like the others. Listening the statements supported with religious instruments of the politicians, unfortunatelly doesn’t provide the people put bread on the table. If it had been, listening the mystic fairy tales from the heavens would have been good:)
Kidding aside, for example, I look at the AKP government did. I want to see that which conclusions they drawn from the case which almost could turn into insecurity for all the country.
The things that I look at, are the AKP’s studies which they aimed to prevent the destructions caused by FETO inside the military and public institutions. Ok, let’s we say that they do the right things, and the institutions are organized to avoid FETO’s settling again. What about the other religious communities? Two days ago there was a news, at the news Yalcın Akkdogan, AKP Ankara deputy, says by pointing out the construction of FETO inside military:
“At this point, it would be helpful that the other communities are at ease. Addressee of the legal process is this organization and it’s supporters.”
So, there is no lesson which was taken!
Already, I never thought they could understand that imperialism has never came close to neck of Turkey as much as these days after WWI!
Almost all important institutions of country have seized by a religious community and it became a terrorist organization, and they still say that the other religious communites would be at ease!
How can they sure themselves enough to say that another religious communities couldn’t turn into the terrorist organizations! On the other hand, the political connections which provided staffing of FETO members inside the institutions, were never heard yet. Yes, while all people inside the all institutions at the country has dismissed or arrested, but interestingly(!) there is no politician’s name inside these. During 14 years, AKP has been in power for 14 years! And all clear? All doesn’t have responsibility? What kind of comedy this is! Who’s trying to trick to whom?
So, do they want to mean the following?: “You erase the years between 2002-2014 from your memory. You see the AKP since 2014.”
Hooray! What a beatiful brain dead! I don’t know the Earthlings but to erase the memory is out of the question for ours, extraterrestrials!
The discreet people are making the unity call on tv channels. It is nice, but not convincing. Becuase, for unity, it should take steps as mutual from same distance for both sides. Is the most important factor of the reason of this situation that secularism has been destroyed almost all inside the public spaces, isn’t it? This country was sperated by the upper level of government with saying “this atheist, this religious, this secular, this rightist” or etc not too along time ago! It was thanks to whom? Has anyone ever seen that Recep Tayyip Erdogan embrace those who don’t vote for AKP, both in his words and practises?
Already, I’ve never been in an expectation as communist extraterrestrial; but some things should have been changed over the approaches for believing in the sincerity for this lonely and beautiful country after July 15!
And for all Middle East! I have been saying all the time, all my Earthling friends knows my words. This country is very important for all region. If the region wants and gets the peace it would be because of Turkey, not with military interventions of USA, Russia or EU. How long they will send the troops to Syria? How long the innocent people will die? Becuase at historical angle and ties, the region has been connecting with Turkey, and it has been a role model always, and mostly hope! This wasn’t due to Turkey has surrounded by sea from three sides 🙂 , this was/is because of Turkey is SECULAR and has MUSLIM majority country!
And the being role model for region and world would not come with the management which has only a man’s power! The region is not same with 200 or 100 years ago, the people are not the same with the people at 100 years ago. Only one man power does not work anymore, even they can try to cover up enough with democracy fairy tale!
“Turkey will be closer with whom anymore,” is another question which is asked in these days. Actually Turkey’ all need is the peaceful and sane politics which is close to every country at world from the equal distance. But this question is being asked in these days to predict the relationship of Turkey with Russia. No worries, it doesn’t need the fortunetelling:) I have written in here dozens of times, Russia-Turkey and Iran do have the common interests even though they have in ideational conflict with each other. Even I had written this was a big mistake when Su-24 has been fallen down by Turkey. Because I know Turkish and Russian people more or less. The people of these countries do have nationalist excited, they don’t have too much money but they do have national pride, even if I believe or not too much kind of these things, they do have these. And these features could create disaster in the event of a conflict between the two counties. That almost it was creating!
Turkey’s road map currently in the middle that it needs to Russia, as same as Russia needs Turkey. I also read Russian web sites often. And some of these sites, some people say that ” If Republic of Turkey would turn Islamic and one man power, it doesn’t make difference for Russia.” Even I didn’t look and read the articles at western web pages about this subject, I am very sure, same things are being said by some of them too.
Hmmm, so you prepared the all your plans for every result? But this would not work! Let me explain to you, explain like telling to idiots who are saying these:
Now there are two disabled points in here. As first, where are these people getting from, have right to manipulation on the regime of people of Anatolia! So, with this manipulation, do they want to hint to Putin like this one: “look Putin, no hard feelings but you also know that you are a kind of one man power in Russia, if Tayyip Erdogan would be the same, where is the harm?”
And these idiots also are giving examples over Iran and Russia relationships at these Russian web pages. They don’t have already any idea. Iran never wants to think that the possibility of being an Islamic management country to Turkey. Why? Iran is shia, Turkey has sunni majority. If secularism and parliament are not inside the management of Turkey, Iran is very aware that Iran’s existence would be under threat. They never want a sunni Islamic management in Turkey against the shia Iran at the region. Can we say that they are in the wrong?
Also, this is a very tragicomic situation for Iran management. Becuase, at the days when the Middle East wasn’t mess like these days with the terrorists inside it, Iran was exporting the communities which were so-called the “carrying of Islam flag” to Turkey. Their aim was “to destroy the secularism and republic”. The result of this, many bright and lettered people of Turkey were killed. Of course these didn’t happen just because of Iran exported religious communities, there are many factors behind them, especially, the dark forces which were puppet of intelligence agencies of west imperialism! My opinion is that the makers of “Green Belt Project” wanted to pick own harvest anymore. After all, this project had been started in 50’s against communism. With 1980 military coup, the coup plotters so “our boys” (the term was used by former CIA officer’s for coup plotter generals in Turkish army), eliminated the Turkish right wing nationalists and leftists of Turkey with arresting or killing. But no body was not aware at those days, the military coup plotters never touched the Islamic communites in Turkey. 1980 military coup was the victory for the Islamic wing of Turkey, and for the makers of Green Belt Project. And then in 90’s. If the people want to learn what’s happening today, they have to look at those days of Turkey. Those days were the days from the beginings of 90’s.
January 31, 1990: Prof. Muammer Aksoy was killed with shooting by Islamic Movement.
March 7, 1990: Journalist Cetin Emec was killed by shooting, he was freedom and democracy’s voice and against sharia.
September 4, 1990: Thinker, writer and journalist Turan Dursun was killed with shooting; he had written excellent books about Islam, for example one of his book’s name “Holy terror Hezbollah”.
October 6, 1990: Politic scientist and history Prof. Bahriye Ucok was killed with a bomb packet which was sent to her home by an organization of PKK’s arm.
While 1990 was passing with assassinations to brilliant people in Turkey, the 1991 was starting with Operation Desert Storm, and in January 17, 1991 USA jets left the ground for this operation from Incirlik, Adana Air base in Turkey.
1991 and 1992 has passed mostly PKK attacks in Turkey.
January 23, 1993: Journalist and writer Ugur Mumcu was killed with a C-4 type bomb in his car. I think he was/is still an unreplaceable journalist. After assassination of him, Islamic Movement, IBDA-C and Hezbollah have undertaken responsibility of his killing. Funny isn’t it! Three terror organization have been competition with each other. Why Ugur Mumcu was so important, and every terror organization wanted to declare of “we killed this man.”? I think he had found very important knowledges about their relationships with intelligence agencies behind of these terror organizations. After his death, his big brother and family have been giving interviews. One of them, his big brother was saying that “Ugur Mumcu had determined PKK realitionships and money resources, that’s why he was killed. Ugur was going to explain how PKK is under control of the intelligence services, in his book. Already he had picked up all evidences about this.” After his big brother words, people have started to ask: “If so, why these three terror organizations wanted to undertaken instead of PKK?”. Yes, why!
And if you want to read more about Ugur Mumcu you can read another my post about him in here
February 17, 1993: Four star general Esref Bitlis was dead in airplane crash with sabotage. Before his death, he was against the Operation Provide Comfort which was created by USA and coalition armies; he was wanting the coalition has to leave from the Iraq and region.
July 2, 1993 Sivas massacre: The biggest islamic bigots massacre for the Republic of Turkey. 33 writers, poets, thinkers and 2 of the hotel workers were burned by muslim bigots in Madimak Hotel in Sivas, Turkey. This massacre is shame for Turkey! Because, the alleged criminals of this massacre have never been taken the enough punishments which should be given! About 15.000 people crowded which has gathered in front of hotel; even despite people have seen the massacre on tv channels, only 163 people were sued. Madimak Hotel has not turn into ash without reason. The victims inside Madimak Hotel were burned with the bigots outcries of “Muslim Turkey”, “Sivas will be grave for the godless people”, “Go to hell, secularism!”, “Long live sharia!” in the hours. The lawyer figures of these bigots defendants was not less than the victims’ lawyers. During the court cases these bigots were seeming that they behaved in relaxed manner. Even some of them had assaulted verbally to victims relatives at the court cases. And four lawyers of these bigots’ lawyers had been deputy from AKP in the forthcoming years after the massacre.
After the years which passed with many events, last unsolved murder case of 90’s was in the year of 1999.
October 21, 1999: Politics scientist and journalist Prof. Ahmet Taner Kıslalı was killed with a car bomb. He was writing about especially secularism by defending secularism in his column.
The last striking name of this unsolved list,
December 18, 2002: Historian and writer Necip Hablemitoglu was killed by shooting. He was known especially with his book “Mole”. “Mole” tells the truths about Fethullah Gulen organization!
In those years the political climate of Turkey has been trend to right wing and liberal with religious enstruments thoroughly. For example, Tayyip Erdogan who started his politic life with RP(Welfare Party) had been elected as the mayor of Istanbul in the year of 1994.
The founder of Welfere Party was Necmettin Erbakan. He was very smart and intellectual person and has colorfull personality. And of course very religious. But despite all features of him, when thinking N. Erbakan and watching his videos, hearing his speeches, it seems that he was very different man from today’s politicans who had religious language inside their politics. Necmettin Erbakan, as much as I have seen, he wanted to believe Islam will be savior, and Iran will help for this. I don’t know why but I think he was honest with his ideals, he never said lie about his aim. As much as I have seen and read about him, he didn’t cover up his ideas with lies for benefits. And maybe the most important point about him is that he was anti-imperialist by his own way.
Of course, his warm relations with Iran and those who resumed this are the parts of the factors that perhaps facilitate to establish the ground for the Islamic communities and organizations which Iran exported in Turkey. However at Iran some things have also changed; Persian Gulf War and the economic crisis at the beginning of Iran’s 90, and American’s Iran embargoed since 1995, with all these, it is likely to be a restriction on the relationship with the Islamic religious communities exported by Iran. And turning of these communites into western imperialism tools may be the unpredictable casualties for Iran.
Iran also, with this new development, probably Iran saw again arising something which Iran knew very well in history; it was the only Shiite state that was quite alone on the planet. It had experienced with the effects of Soviet Russia and communism with Tudeh. There was a Russia that helped to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. However, on a large scale it was attached to the Russian economy over this period. For Iran, perhaps the most important development for the chance to continue in a straight line with Russia, has been with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Commercial and strategic ties that have formed behind as more stringent. The process that began with the American invasion of Afghanistan since 2001, now has become natural allies of Iran and Russia. In high percent Iran that does not want to relive the absolute solitude again would make the sound against one man power and being sunni-Islamic management of Turkey. Maybe Iran makes a sound and shows react and we don’t know.
Last week, Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s senior military adviser, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, has put forward that the coup attempt which was made in Turkey at the July 15, will not be able to occur without support and knowledge of a foreign country. Safavi said that:
“It cannot be said that USA and Russia were unaware of the coup in Turkey. The attempt at this scale, it cannot be done without the support and knowledge of a foreign country. There are big question marks on the coup’s supporters.”
And today, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that “There are strong suspicions the coup in Turkey about it was designed and created by US. If this would be proved, it will be a great disgrace on behalf of the United States.”
Yes, what we were saying: “maybe it does, and we don’t know” 🙂
The people who are the reason of all these explanations until this line, so, the ignorant people who are empty talking on Russian web pages or anywhere, they think that Islam is on the same line in everywhere, they even don’t know what the history tells.
According to them, in a simple, it doesn’t matter which country has which sectarian. Idiots:)
For the same idiots extra knowledge for free: Saudi Arabia has Wahhabi management. You don’t waste this knowledge in vain 😉
We came to the second disabled point of this thought. Now, let’s we think that Turkey has become one man management and so-called democratic Islamic country. Will this become easily? While this will be a biggest impact of Turkey’s fragmentation is clear in certain, while the half of Turkey population and maybe more, wouldn’t want one man and Islamic management, it is not possible it is becoming easily; as it is likely in the aim of this coup attempt, Turkey would be broken. Well, would Russia want fragmented Turkey as an ally? Russia and Turkey alliance can be strong only if Turkey is secular and in a body. This is not a prediction, this is the right perspective. Putin doesn’t see this? I don’t think so! Already, this is not hidden truth which is known by only an extraterrestrial:)
So now the AKP government is aware of how much of this? I do not think that they are very aware of. Because, somehow constantly it is taking steps that could result in different conclusions which will occur. While they are saying “we don’t seperate the people”, when it comes to performance, almost everything is being made all over separations. As well as being taken steps to strengthen the one man management in every step. For example, like the announcing of Turkish Armed Forces and intelligence agencies, will connect directly to the president of republic; or as the closure of the military schools and military academies. 3-4 days before a retired colonel who is one of the wronged people of Balyoz cases, has said that in live tv program to the government:
“Would you close the Minister of Justice Department, if Minister of Justice is doing a bad practice?”
I remember the 15 days prior Turkey’s agenda was continuously religious education, increasing number of the imam hatip high schools, expressions of council chairman of parliament (he is also deputy from AKP) about anti secularism and Ataturk, presidential system and constitutional change on Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s wish, and etc. That agenda was in a situation constantly anti-secular propaganda. Even one of journalist and writer who is giving speeches about the importance of secularism as inside the movement of secularism, had been threatened by the pro-AKP man.
Furthermore, the speeches were given and practices by AKP’s government could be easily understood as provacation to the people who didn’t give the vote for AKP; as if someones were wanting to pour the other(!) 50% of Turkey population into the streets by rebelling.
One of the biggest inciting attitudes, was shown over Gezi Park before the coup attempt. At there, the decision about it will not construct Topcu Barracks at Gezi Park as result of Occupy Gezi protests, has overturned with a high court decision. With this, just before the coup attempt, the governor of Istanbul said the barracks will be built at there. Tayyip Erdogan also said that same, of course.
The ones who are expressing constantly their devotion and loyalty to the Ottoman, they were/are trying to explain and show to their vote base that they will show this with re-building Topcu Barracks. However, interestingly, at those days, another Ottoman-era barrack was destroyed by Istanbul AKP management. Do AKP voters know this? Even if they know, do they care? I don’t think so. Already Political Islam requires this.
The structure at the picture was built with the name of “Kalyoncu Barracks” at the year of 1782, and with together Kasimpasa Barracks and Naval Barracks, it had been announced to be restored of all three by the Istanbul Special Provincial Administration in 2012. However Kalyoncu Barracks was destroyed in an instant. It does not exist anymore. It was used as the headquarters of the Northern Naval Area Command by Turkish army in todays. The Chairman Chamber of Architects Eyup Muhcu “Such structures are industrial heritage of ours. We as the Chamber of Architects, we had presented a report on the barracks should be restored in the evaluation of these structures for museums or art and culture, without destroying.” has said.
The day of June 22, 2016, about a month ago, despite all the reports it was destroyed.
Even re-building Topcu Barracks at Taksim square has come to such a state that only two days after coup attempt, at July 19, Tayyip Erdogan has said the following:
“Barracks in Taksim, inshallah (if god lets) Taksim Barracks will be made in accordance with it’s history; even if they want or not.”
Terrorists bombed the parliament of the country, and the president of the Republic of Turkey says this live on all tv channels. This is the most important issue right now?
One day later, at july 20, the president of Republic of Turkey is giving an interview to the Al-Jazeera tv, and he says another thing in this time:
“With a rate of 52% in Turkey, it was the public who has chosen the government of state, and 52% of population has poured into the streets to protect to own government. They gave the response against the military coup attempt.”
So, he is talking about those who voted for AKP. Does it mean that 48% of the people who have heard these words are not involved in the defination “public”; is that so? What happens after these? All AKP is becoming “peace democrat”(!) with saying “come and let be in unity” at the tv channels and the press. This is cosmic kidding!
After seeing the undermining of the secularism for 14 years, now with the shock of the coup attempt, 48% of the people lost their brain cells into the 15 days?
Or the management or the supporters of AKP tries to accept this 48% as blind and stupid; which this would be ridiculous effort, becuase this 48% of the population is more educated and respectful for the values of republic than the others. And maybe the most important feature of them, they are acting judiciously. This doesn’t mean they are stupid like AKP wants to see.
For example, this %48 remembers well that at past (not too much long before 2014) those who said about Fethullah Gulen was almost a deity descended from heaven, and now the same people with all together almost swearing to him. The others who have said for last 40 years that Fethullah Gulen is supported by CIA and a tool which has been using by imperialist west in the power struggle at the region, are trying to be silenced by ex lovers of Gulen at now.
It seems very weird situation, doesn’t it, my Earthling friends:) Let me explain this view of country.
For example, those who has been saying always that Fethullah Gulen was/is a tool of imperialism, today their opposition against the government is still being prevented. Those who hindered the opponents against AKP policy through Fethullah Gulen at past, now they are trying to hinder the opponents with the opposite conclusion over him. The most unlucky opposition should be in Turkey on this planet.:) If you ask why, nowadays even slightest opposition against AKP government is trying to turn into accusation to FETO’s membership by AKP’s media and it’s supporters.
Those who made this accusation, are the people who did have benefit via their close proximity to Fethullah Gulen and FETO at past! While they were doing this, the public had been more poor, but they didn’t care! Now the winds changed, they only say “we regret, we were deceived.” And like a kidding, they want that all left opposition accepts this new situation! Over this, they are creating pressure!
The result of this pressure, all AKP wants to impose the thought of that AKP and Tayyip Erdogan are only single blocker against FETO! Yes, the memories of public for 12 years should be deleted because of that.:) Already, all opposition people know that they are not single blocker against FETO; even they are not any blocker with their road where they walked together with Fethullah Gulen during 12 years came to until bombing of the parliament!
The only real power in the country is the working people! Neither the AKP nor Tayyip Erdogan. Governments are always temporary. However, the power of the working people is permanent!
And these working people have died in the mines some days. Even some of them were beaten after their miner friends have dead. During a protest against the AKP policy at Soma, a miner was kicked by a man who was one of the consultants of prime ministery, (at that period Tayyip Erdogan was prime minister). After the event this consultant recieved medical certificate from doctor due to “while kicking the miner, he had broken his own leg”! This is a true event which was experienced on the lands of Anatolia!
The laborer miners and the public would not forget this!
Laborers were/are dismissed from their jobs, and they are starving! Due to the money grubber employers who hired the Syrians refugees for cheap labor, they don’t have a job again! One of these laborer families lost baby because of hunger!
The laborers and the public would not forget this!
The laborer people were killed by the terrorist! Even the mourning of the people who were killed because of the bomb at the Ankara station hasn’t been declared; but when Saudi king dead, mourning was declared by government!
The laborers and the public would not forget this!
These working people have dead while they were working at construction sites. Even it is known very well that if the bosses had taken the measures for job safety these workers wouldn’t be dead, still all mistakes of bosses were covered up!
The laborers and the public would not forget this!
These things and many more, really happened at this country!
And now, AKP government and pro-AKP people are attempting to establish the connection of almost everything (except themselves) with FETO; they are trying to show that as if OccupyGezi was just a provocation of FETO.
OccupyGezi was made by the civilian people who didn’t take order from any politician. It was the first civil disobedience movement in almost all segments of the population of Republic of Turkey. There was no soldier or civil authority behind them! Today, those who filled full to the streets with instruction, those who are shouting “civil democracy!” by waving Turkey flag, at those days they could not endure to see same Turkey flag. Even a flag dealer had been arrested police forces. Yes, this happened! Today those who says the Ataturk’s words with praising, at those days was saying “bas*ards of Ataturk” for the protestors. Why they said these and more for the protestors? Becuase they wanted to provake, because they knew very well, OccupyGezi was embraced by Ataturkist, communists, Kurdish and Turkish nationalists, socialists and the others, just only except AKP’ people. They were trying to seperate the protestors. They couldn’t achieve this.
Including Fethullah Gulen, his whole organization, including closed FETO’s publications in today’s, they all together had launched smear campaign against the people who joined the protests, during the days of OccupyGezi. These are all registered and available on the internet! Pro-AKP media already was showing documentaries about penguins, out of that times that they didn’t show, they were using the word of “terrorist” for protestors!
However, despite the truth is in front of all world, during last week AKP voters and supporters and it’s media have started to try to associate OccupyGezi with FETO!
In last week, the mayor of Istanbul and the president of Republic of Turkey, in every speech which they made in a few days apart, they said that “Topcu Barracks will made at Taksim Gezi Park.” This was said as last at two days ago. Already, the coup attempt wasn’t experienced! Already people have not died! Already all concern of the whole country is Topcu Barracks!
Do you know what is the history of Topcu Barracks, my Earthling friends?
It was built between 1803-1806. On March 31, 1909, the soldiers were in here had revolted with wanting “sharia” against the military officers. Meanwhile, Ismet Inonu who was the second president of Republic of Turkey after Ataturk was the one of the officers who suppressed this sharia uprising. This barrack was also destroyed with Ismet Inonu order after Ataturk’s death.
What is the situation which we came in today’s? With the support of whole AKP supporters and media, they try to link to those who don’t want to rebuild this barracks with FETO.
What does the opposition parties make in the meantime! They do nothing! Only Selahaddin Demirtas and very few CHP deputies try to say somethings against all applications at these days, but government pretends not to see him and the others. But as parties, they do not make sound enough. I think all three opposition party at the parliament doesn’t deserve the people who have given vote for them. They all into the system!
For the people of Anatolia, these three all would need to have “red line”, because of they represent the opponent people at parliament. But they don’t have. They need to be voice of the people. Yesterday, military schools and academies were closed with delegated legislation which is applied in the manner of emergency state. Yes, this have been declared that it was made for the “cleaning of FETO”. Yes, to prevent to these islamic terror organizations in the military is very hard! (Already, there is no need to bother too much to fix them, that’s why let’s shut down!) The other reason that was declared is related with everything will be under control civil authority. (Which civil authority? Is 48% of population that didn’t vote for AKP including of this civil authority!)
Yes, already the thing that the governments of EU and USA wanted, has been always this! Civil democracy has came to Turkey! Why do you complain, western governments! You should celebrate! And no thanks, don’t talk too much, and don’t complain against the thing that you always wanted, all you, most EU and USA governments and politicians! Western imperialists, all you are hypocrite LEECHES!
But don’t worry western imperialists, people are already know what you are! People know that not to need your words.
Near future, when Topcu Barrack will rebuild again, the people will now well more than ever, this structure will arise with big efforts of the most EU and USA governments and politicians until today’s since 50’s!
The sane people of Anatolia are very aware more than government, if they would do something against this will be bad for the country, and they are very rational. They know that they have to be. Even the ones seem to take profit from this environment, these days will pass of course in one day; it is just for reminder. And if there are the someones who want to see the collapse of Turkey, I am sorry for you. Occupy Gezi may never be again, but the silence of these people will not be because of you, it will be because of they love this country. The people are not stupid like yours, they will aware of all game from both inside and outside!
Now, if they want they would rebuild again, they would make whatever they wanted; shortly the protesters of Occupy Gezi are not stupid, they are aware of the everything, of all traps.
However, after all these, at last the trying to link between protestors and FETO, all will never be forgotten by public! And for the governments, the worse thing is the memory of the public unfortunatelly. Especially into these memories, if there are the young people who were killed in young ages and that the people have kept tears when hearing their names.
Let me explain with an example.
There are the statues of a minstrel with the name of Koroglu who lived in the city of Bolu at 16th century, at Bolu, Turkey. Koroglu is the one of the symbols of freedom and revolt against unjustice of Anatolia. He had rebelled against the lord of Bolu at that days. Surfaces of these statues there are the words from his poems. Like “The rifle was invented, bravery was broken” 🙂 (This always makes me smile)
And some of them the following is written:
“Send my hello to the lord of Bolu.”
Today, anyone cannot remember or don’t know the name of lord of Bolu. But everyone loves and knows Koroglu both young and old alike. So, he is the one of most important symbols about who will be remembered and how.
Do you know what are the influence of Ali Ismail, Berkin Elvan and the others who were killed at Occupy Gezi days on the public? They are remembered as same as Koroglu by 48% of people.
I am saying to those who hold power anywhere on the planet: “look carefully to his statues.”
And, did I mention that before, “anyone cannot remember or don’t know the name of lord of Bolu. But everyone has been loving and knowing Koroglu for last 400 years”?
These events happened in just one month! I didn’t mention even before. How Saudi Arabia management obtained this big concession on this planet? How they gained this privilege on this planet! And WHY!!!
When the people burn each other, racism is being increased, people are becoming poorer, dictators are more strengthened, millions of people were forced to flee own countries, what are the politicians of so-called civilized world doing? All of them are slave of the global capitalist capital and all are part of this flattery game.
Of course the main subject is oil-money relationship over politicians. Last days it appears thoroughly that they do not have limits their hypocrisy. When the Saudi king died, they have been lightening with the power of money one more time. They were trying to hide the truth, but they had always good relations with the Saudi king. As if they have very bad relations with Saudi dynasty earlier, why did they make statements by seeing this as an opportunity? Saudi Arabia’s dark, rotten fundamentalist dictatorship was not a matter, somehow. The most important thing is money for politicians; it has been always like that. Maybe, we need to open a parenthesis.
The politicians think like this way, but what do the public think? Of course, policy makers are moving by the public conscience of their countries. For example, I wonder, how many people thought that supporting of ordinary citizens of Saudi Arabia when seeing their pressure under the regime. Or how many people chose to insult with saying “they are Arabs, they are living always like this,”. This way of thinking was strengthened the hands of politicians? -To see each Russian as enemy, to see each German as Nazi, to see each American as war propagandist, to see each British as pro-imperialism or etc.- All of them are wrong, then…
Anyway, this is another topic subject; let’s go back to our topic, so politicians’ flattery.
US and UK, after September 11, the Gulf petro-dollars of capital have put limits on buying large in these countries, Saudi-based financial investment agreements overturned. After a few years with major global crisis, the US, UK and EU-based financial capital, began to erode the doors of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf for financial capital large-scale investment to finance, and recovery funds. At the first time a British prime minister, together BP and the delegation is the largest monopoly bosses like Rolls Royce, visits were made to Saudi Arabia and other petro-dollars sheikhdoms with saying “Make invest to us”, “contribute to global companies and banks our rescue fund”, “Please support the IMF fund”.
With global monopoly capitalism deepening crisis, 2 trillion dollars of finding funds of Golf flowed to the banks and stock markets. According to one account, investment and partnership of the financial capital of Golf reached $ 1.5 trillion in UK and EU.
Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, the world’s largest financial capital groups such as Merrill Lynch, has been rescued with billions of dollars of Saudi-Gulf financial capital to common stock purchase. London Stock Exchange can stand with the billion dollars of investment funds of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Petro-dollar capital is big shareholders of numerous global banks from Citigroup to Deutsche Bank, food sector like Starbuck, insurance, real estate, stock market, energy, automotive, weapons, retail, tourism, health monopoly. In addition, it is the largest sponsor of the club like Arsenal, Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona, Milan, Hamburg.
Foreign investments of Qatar have been occurred $ 45 billion investment in London, totaled $ 30 billion to Paris for last five years.
The most important global agreements of Qatar are buying share of Harrods with payment $ 2,3 billion, buying Shell’s %3 share with payment $ 11 billion, buying %5 Siemens share with payment $ 5 billion, to buy $ 2,4 billion Deutsche Bank shares. And plus, $ 1,3 billion investment to the HSBC Bank Tower, $ 1,5 billion investment to the Shard London. Qatar has invested millions of dollars in strategic areas in China, Turkey, Indonesia, Spain, Hong Kong and Switzerland also.
By the way, let’s look the world oil market with OECD countries
According to preliminary data, the fact is that OECD countries have increased refining, crude oil inventories, and stocks of petroleum products for the last five years, starting in August 2010.
OPEC oil production in December 2014 has increased from 30.48 mb/d to 80 kb/d. This growth in supply is the highest level in the last 35 years to reimburse the loss of supplies from Libya in connection with the escalation of and Iraq armed conflict. A top oil producer Saudi Arabia has kept unchanged production levels.
North America has provided to this growth, offsetting reduction in supplies in other regions. Latin America fell significant volumes of deliveries (150 kb/d), supply from countries. Russian oil production has fallen by about 140 kb/d year on year.
Oil production in Libya was reduced by 250 kb/d, which is the most significant reduction when compared to months for more than a year. The reason of this, the attack to vital oil export terminals in the country. In this month(december 2014), Iraq has showed record levels of exports from the southern terminals and is also very high levels from the northern terminal as a result of achieving the export deal between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
In the background, preparing a new round of diplomatic negotiations on the nuclear program with the participation of Iran in late June, it has entered into a long-term agreement that allows to reverse tough economic sanctions imposed on Iran by the US and EU. Until then, it remains in effect partial lifting of sanctions under preliminary agreements reached in November 2013. As part of the agreement, Iran can not export more than 1 mb/d of crude oil. During 2014 the supply of Iranian crude oil, measured from importers, about 90 kb / d exceeded the limit and were approximately 70 kb / d higher than last year.
Oil production in Kuwait has not decrease due to the prolonged stoppage of oil production at the field Khafji, with a joint venture with Saudi Arabia in the neutral zone did not demonstrate a significant change in the comparison by month and in December amounted to 2.77 mb / d. Similar trends were observed for Qatar. Oil production has increased by 50 kb/d year on month to 2.76 mb/d.
In West Africa: Nigeria’s oil production fell from 50 kb/d to 1.87 mb/d in connection with maintenance and supply disruption for a number of export destinations. Overall in 2014, Nigeria has reduced the supply of 50 kb/d to an average of 1.91 mb/d, Angola reduced deliveries from 60 kb/d to 1.66 mb/d.
I do not understand the statistics. But it appears that the direction of increasing or decreasing of oil and money. The real winners are obvious as result of the wars. As long as the politicians’ flatteries continue, this craziness will continue.
With the translation quotes of the news of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet:
As reported by Fars News Agency, the IRGC(Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution) Imam Hussein Headquarters Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hussein Hamadani, “during an air operation on Iraq and Syria, ISIS militants, were under siege in Bariziye region, but the Americans provided the food, ammunition and some opportunities to them. All of this evidence is in the direction of that US supports to ISIS.”
Hamadani has claimed “US gives the notice about bombing places to Isis”, arguing that a single person wasn’t killed by the air operations, which is US-led coalition against Isis organization.
Hamadani has described the ISIS militans as “US infantry forces in Syria and Iraq”. And “the enemies of Islam creates mischief with Muslim youth and the money of the Muslims,” he said.
Iran Land Forces Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Purdes had accused to US ” “to divide Muslims, Isis and hands of terrorist organizations in the region, waging proxy wars,” also.
My comment: In old times, the causes of wars were clearly known. Example, a Serbian crown prince is killed and world war would begin:) Now, the accusations are flying in the air. Everyone blames each other. Every country has thought “If we put the blame on the others, we can get rid of the accusations” . Everyone is in the loop, but everyoneis innocent. Who is doing what is not clear. At least for now:)
What is American government doing? And, do American people know what US government did in the Middle East? Actually, American people are friendly and wholehearted. However, they judge undeservingly with the reason of US government’s steps in the Middle East. America is closer to World War III than ever before. Do American people really want to be part of this? I don’t think so. Well, all these for what? Yesterday, Michael Rubin who is a former Pentagon official whose major research areas are Middle East, Turkey, Iran and diplomacy, gave an interview to the Turkish newspaper “Aydınlık”. And he made statements which is terrible but, more real opinion of the American government about the Middle East. Some main specific answers of him as follows. And there will be my explanation (according to the perception of the people of this region) under every part about how American government is in a big mistake and misjudge.
Question-The private-soldiers hadn’t been targeted by PKK for a long time; with their propaganda “they are the children of the public”. They were shooting to the senior-rank officers instead of this. But today, they shoot the civilian-dressed soldiers in the middle of the street in the leave day. Which reason was caused their act changing? Michael Rubin answer- There is no peace process that the defeatist groups (in PKK) same as includes Palestinian, Ireland or anywhere else, didn’t do terrorist acts for trying the derail the peace process. However, Erdogan has created a very dangerous precedent, legitimizing Hamas. Because, Hamas is performing actions in the same manner and Erdogan declares legitimate to their brutality. These precedents which were created by Erdogan, ultimately it will cost to flow Turkish blood. And maybe it will cause to the state’s division in a short time that many Turks could never dream.
//The perception of the people of this region (Iran, Syria, Turkey, and big part of Iraq): Resister people of Palestinian and Ireland never has been the same with PKK. They’ve been fought against to imperialism always. But PKK fight for benefits of American government now. And Russians will think, “If American government is so much against the Hamas, why they ignored that Yasser Arafat’s death when he was under the siege of Israel Army. He was the closer person for the peace of this region. And in this way, did the terrorist group Hamas gain strength?” And Turks will think: “We will never be divided. For hundred years, we have been lived for our lands. And we used to flow our blood, it makes no difference for us, we always be ready to dead for our country. (Yes, Turks are more excited people:) //
Question-What did you intend with saying “PKK is stronger than ever” Do you mention of PKK’s political power? Because as the military, we have seen they are not strong ever thought in Ayn al-Arab(Kobane). Do you think PKK is at the summit of military power? Michael Rubin answer- PKK is the only successful group against both ISIS and Assad regime in Syria. Of course they are fighting but they have difficulty in this. However, there are Turkey’s blocking in several months and the military ammunitions which ISIS captured in Mosul and transported, behind the scenes. In military sense, PKK has showed that they could manage the cities as Hakkari in Turkey and large areas as Kobane in Syria, more or less. They are faced with a frontal attack in Kobane. On the other hand, they are a guerilla group which is fighting completely different methods in Turkey. It doesn’t need always to the determinants war such as World War II or Korean War. In terms of population, Kurds birth rate is higher than Turkish people. Also Erdogan pushed Turkey to a slippery surface, justifying PKK in the eyes of the world.
//The perception of the people of this region (Iran, Syria, Turkey, and big part of Iraq): Hakkari is a city of Turkey. So, American government thinks that I can be managed any legal country city with a terrorist group like PKK. And Iran will think: My country will be in danger in next time. The fears of the people of this region have been always same. If my neighborhood country is in danger, it may be my country at next. This fear spreads in ripple, until that surrounds the entire region. And Russia; do you know what will Russia think?: Until today, United States tried to fill all Europe with the ballistic missiles. Of course this fear will be effect to Russia too. And Turks will think: Birth rate? It means that US government enters our bedroom for this counting? We have to be more careful?:)//
Question-PKK and PYD has the same leadership? So they are the same with? Michael Rubin answer- In general terms, yes. But of course PYD is local wing and they are dealing with substantial local problems such as managing local area. Question- American mainstream press is using the term “freedom fighters” for PKK/PYD in Ayn al-Arab. Does this reflect Washington’s political stance?
Michael Rubin answer- Even if only this truth, so, American people say the Kobane instead of Ayn al-Arab means that United States accepted the Kurdish rhetoric. And if we are currently providing direct support to PKK’s arm, this is a natural consequence of Erdogan’s anti-Americanism, which is not very clever during of the period of ten years. In the past, Kurdish nationalists has blushed me because I’d say them: “You don’t force United States to make a choice between Kurds and Turkish Government. If we had to choose between Ankara and Kurdistan, we choose to Ankara.” After all, Turkey was NATO ally for many years and United States and Turkey had a comprehensive relationship. However, the result of anti-Americanism of Erdogan and his deputies and also religious provocations process, we came to a point where Washington’s preferred PKK instead of Turkey.
//The perception of the people of this region (Iran, Syria, Turkey, and big part of Iraq): They use anymore Kurdistan word. They want to divide this region clearly. So our fears are not unfair. And he said that Turkey was Nato ally, so in now, Turkey is not inside Nato. If they don’t want to third powerful army in the world we all together build a new alliance. Even Russia and China will come by running to this new alliance. And when did Erdogan make anti-Americanism propaganda? Obama and Erdogan always talk each other. If last ten year Erdogan made anti-Americanism propaganda, why did Obama maintain a stance against to Erdogan? It is really interesting. //
American people know that “PKK is the worst terrorist group for Turkish people” The mean of Al Qaeda for American people is the same with PKK means for Turks. The only solution of this terror problem in the Middle East would be common decision of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Russia. With such as every step of US government both American people and the people of this region will be put in a large war, probably World War III. Right now, these countries don’t seem like in good relationship. However, it should not be forgotten that these countries haven’t entered a serious war against each other during history. And their partnerships are common in the historical sense. Conversely, they helped each other in difficult situations. Plus, this will not affect to only this region. Besides, let’s think for a moment: Germany would be side by side with the American government on such an case?:)