Why the trial of Sebastian and Atif was made bad and wrong?

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I have watched the tv documentary series by Netflix yesterday night: The Confession Tapes, True East Part 1 and Part 2.

That was very good documentary. It showed how bad a judgment can be.

The episodes summery and event are like that:

The Confession Tapes, a chilling new Netflix true crime documentary series, debuted on the streaming service September 8, and the first two episodes take up the shocking case of Sebastian Burns (pictured above right) and Atif Rafay (above left), two Canadian teenagers who were accused and eventually convicted of the brutal and shocking murders of Rafay’s parents and sister in Bellevue, Washington, on July 13, 1994.

The two friends, now in their early 40s, have been serving three consecutive life terms each, with no possibility of parole, since their convictions in 2004 — a decade after the crimes. In The Confession Tapes, documentary director Kelly Loudenberg makes a compelling case that Burns and Rafay are innocent of the horrifying murders.

But if they didn’t do it, why did Burns and Rafay confess, apparently in great detail, to the crimes? Who would confess to a crime — particularly a gruesome triple murder — that he did not commit?

False confessions are the theme of the entire Confession Tapes series, with each episode documenting a case in which confessions were obtained by police using questionable and even blatantly deceptive methods — calling into doubt the guilt of the suspects who often end up convicted and sentenced on the basis of their confessions alone.

The surprising conclusion viewers may draw from the series is that false confessions are much more common than generally believed. In the case of Burns and Rafay, their confessions were elicited by undercover detectives from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) — Canada’s equivalent of the United States FBI — using a controversial technique known as “Mr. Big,” a method that was and remains illegal in the United States.

The undercover investigators posed as Mafia mobsters, attempting to recruit the two desperate and naive young men — whose lives had already been effectively ruined by the murder accusations — into their enterprise. But the phony mobsters told Burns and Rafay that first, they needed to know everything about their involvement in the murders.

According to Innocence Project expert Ken Klonsky, who has taken up the Burns and Rafay case, Burns — who was approached first — denied repeatedly that he was in any way involved with the savage triple murder.

“Their confessions to the RCMP mobsters took many months of heavy handed interviews to obtain,” Klonsky wrote in a blog post about the case.

“No juror was shown video evidence of Sebastian’s constant denials that he had anything to do with the crime, while the RCMP has disposed of almost the entire taped interrogation. What remains are the sessions that implicate Burns and Rafay.”

Burns finally “confessed” to the men he believed were mobsters, constructing a story from what he had absorbed from news media accounts of the killings, according to Klonsky. Rafay mainly echoed his friend’s “confessions.”

According to Klonsky, outside of the supposed confessions, “no hard or scientifically gathered evidence ties (Burns and Rafay) to the crime.” Despite the fact that Rafay’s family members were killed in extraordinarily violent fashion — the killer mercilessly bludgeoning the three to death with a baseball bat — no traces of blood or other evidence of the crime were found on either suspect despite five days of forensic testing.

“That seemed completely convincing – in a way that would only be convincing to an 18-year-old kid.”

In addition to the lack of physical evidence against them, Rafay and Burns had an apparently unshakeable alibi. They were seen and positively identified watching a movie at a Bellevue theater at 10 p.m. on the night of the murders. But neighbors specifically recalled hearing loud thumping noises from inside the Rafay home at 9:50 p.m., ruling out the presence of the two then-teens at the site as the killings were taking place, as the theater was too far from the Rafay home to be reached in 10 minutes flat — even assuming that Rafay and Burns did not stop to thoroughly cleanse themselves of any blood evidence.

But prosecutors simply called into question the neighbors’ memories of the time. In fact, the evidence against them was so inconclusive, that it took investigators in Washington six months to name Burns and Rafay as suspects in the murders.

quotes from:

Jonathan Vankin article

During the gathering of the evidence and during the judgements I think there was important evidence (perhaps consciously not considered) that was missed.

In the days following the murders the Bellevue Police Department received three tips through other law enforcement agencies: one from Constable Gelinas with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), one from an FBI informant, and one from the Intelligence Division of the Seattle Police. The confidential RCMP informant told Constable Gelinas of a man who had been offered a $20,000 contract to kill an East Indian family that had previously lived in Vancouver, Canada and had moved to Bellevue, Washington. The informant also told Gelinas that he heard this information two days before the murders were committed. Officer Gelinas contacted Bellevue investigators Robert Thompson and Jeff Gomes—the lead investigators on the Rafay murders—and communicated the information to them. The Bellevue investigators traveled to Vancouver and knocked on this man’s door twice. He was either not home or was not answering the door. The Bellevue Police returned to the United States without making contact. About five days after the homicides, the Bellevue Police Department received a call from the FBI advising that one of their informants was coming to provide information about the murder of the Rafay family. The FBI Informant told Detective Gomes of the Bellevue Police that a militant Islamic faction said that Dr. Tariq Rafay should die because of his beliefs and teachings about the Koran. The FBI informant also said that several days after the homicides a member of this militant Islamic faction came to his house and was worried that the FBI informant had seen a baseball bat that he and some other men were carrying around in their car. Because of this, the FBI Informant believed the murder weapon was a baseball bat, which in fact it was. With this information, the Bellevue investigators learned that the FBI informant knew the identity of the murder weapon before this information was made public. The informant provided names, addresses, and phone numbers to the police. However, Bellevue investigators never followed up on these leads. The Seattle Police Intelligence Division called the Bellevue Police Department and told them they had information that al-Fuqra, a radical and militant organization, that may have been involved in these homicides. However, the Bellevue police did not follow up on this information either. They did not question any members of the Islamic community in Bellevue to find out if Dr. Rafay had conflicts with Muslims in the area.

quotes from:

Rafay- Burns Appeal

I have searched this radical and militant organization (I think they do have terrorist organization features) called Al-Fuqra.

FROM wikipeida:

Jamaat ul-Fuqraa’ (alternatively Jamaat al-Fuqraa’) “Community of the Impoverished”) is an organization of mostly African-American Muslims based in Pakistan and the United States. Some of the approximately 3000 members have planned various acts of violence, often directed at rival factions.Two Al-Fuqra members were convicted of conspiring to murder Rashad Khalifa in 1990, and others are alleged to have assassinated Ahmadiyya leader Mozaffar Ahmad in 1983.

Activities

Although various members have been suspected of assassinations and other acts of terror perpetrated in the 1980s and later,and some members having been charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder and other crimes, ul-Fuqra itself is not listed as a terrorist group by the US or the EU. It was included in a list of terrorist organizations in Patterns of Global Terrorism, a 1999 report by the U.S. State Department.

The group has been banned in Pakistan. Jamaat Al Fuqra was also involved in the planned bombing of a Hindu temple in Toronto, Canada in 1991.
Hotel Rajneesh bombing.

On July 29, 1983, Stephen Paul Paster, an al-Fuqra member, set off a bomb at the Hotel Rajneesh, a hotel in Portland, Oregon. This hotel, located at SW 11th Avenue and Main Street, was owned by the Rajneesh religious group and featured the Zorba the Buddha nightclub. Paster had several bombs and homemade napalm in his room, but one of the bombs went off in his hands while he was placing the bombs in the midst of the napalm.

Paster was almost immediately arrested after the bombs went off, as he was one of only two people injured in the explosion, which took place at 1:23 a.m. After the hotel was evacuated two other explosions occurred at 3 a.m. Paster was charged with arson due to the fire which resulted from the explosions.Paster posted $20,000 bail, but fled Oregon and was not apprehended until June 1984 in Englewood, Colorado. In November 1985, Paster was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Multnomah County circuit judge,but was released after serving four years.

Most interesting news about Al-fuqra:

Pre 9/11 Massive Terror Plot Targetting 4,500 Hindus and Sikhs in Toronto Forgotten

Toronto’s (Canada’s largest city) terror plot of 1991 (pre September 11) has been forgotten and become a lost memory to Canadians.

The terror plot was planned by 5 Afro-Caribbean Muslims who were followers of Jamaat Al Fuqra, a Pakistani movement. They were acquitted of planning to kill 4,500 people within two buildings in Toronto.  The attacks were to be done one after the other. At the time of the attack, it was seen as an isolated case but now after a series of planned attacks in Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto it has been associated with a series of attacks by Islamist terrorists. Just two years before the first World Trade Centre bombing, and a decade before the 9/11 attacks Toronto was the potential terror plot destination of North America where thousands of people would have died had the terrorists not been on the radar beforehand.

The terror plot was set to blow out during the Hindu festival of Diwali at two separate locations one after the other.  The first spot was the India Centre cinema on Gerrard Street with a 500 people capacity (most commonly occupied by Sikhs and Hindus) and the second spot was the Vishnu Hindu Temple, which has a capacity of 4000 (occupied by Hindus of mostly Indian and Caribbean descent) in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Glenn Neville Ford, a Trinidadian convert to Islam who immigrated to Canada in the mid-1970’s is the one who started a group called the Jamaat Al Fuqra which was led by a Pakistani cleric named Sheik Mubarik Ali Gilani.

Gilani was the same man that Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter Daniel Pearl was supposed to meet when he was kidnapped and killed in 2002.

Ford coupled with another Torontonian from Trinidad named Max Lon Fongenie and both of them together bought a settlement land on Algonquin Park at Combermere naming it Hasanville (a small settlement for only muslim families). That same summer, the regular visitors to Hasanville where men by the name of Tyrone Cole, Robert Wesley and Caba Jose Harris—all converts to Islam, from Texas.  Police stated that together they started a plan of destruction in Toronto.

In 1991, On October 3rd, Ford and the Texans attempted to enter the US through the Niagara borders where the security at the border found a sheet of paper in their vehicle stating “dying as a soldier of Allah,” as well as floor plans and maps to the cinema and temple. One of the documents in the car even led police to Brooklyn where they found a room full of guns, weapons and 2000 rounds of ammunition.  According to police the four travellers were going to Brooklyn to pick up the ammunition.

8 men were accused. 1 was quickly dismissed. Fongenie escaped to Pakistan. A Brooklyn man pleaded guilty to weapons offences. Ford, the three Texans and another Toronto man, Khidr Ali, were sent to trial. The three Texans were kept in jail until 2006, for twelve years, after which they were freed. They were convicted for being members of a terrorist movement and for conspiring to commit mischief endangering life.

news at by , chakranews

There are the news like that about Al-fuqra action at Toronto. It has always been said that Al-fuqra action was likely to be a preliminary experiment of 9/11.

Let’s turn back to the title question:

“Why the trial of Sebastian and Atif was made bad and wrong?”

If the whole process of judging of Sebastian and Atif, has been experienced as documented, then perhaps we should add a second additional question.

“If two 18-year-olds are the victims of this case, who does take benefit by protecting the real criminals?”

My opinion almost there is CIA behind of every islamic terrorist or radical militant organization on this planet. Of course, it’s not an empty belief of mine. It fulls with facts. Here an article about these facts: Jihad and Jihadists: So where do they come from?

In this case, it seems that the links of an organization, which is highly likely to be persuasive and evident, have been seriously and consciously overlooked. And the most striking feature of this organization is the possibility of making a preliminary experiment of horrific 9/11. Who was behind and staged 9/11?

here some writings-posts about it:

Basic Physics Experiments Prove 9 11 was an Inside Job

Why US Government And Saudi Arabia Don’t Want Americans Knowing The Truth About 9/11

Sixteen More Convincing Reasons to Question 9/11

9/11: The Whole Rotten Saga & the Most Ineffective Cover-Up Ever…

Untold History of the US – Bush and Obama Age of Terror

If all the judgement proceedings continued in the same way as Netflix documented, then perhaps it is time to ask why the actual offenders are protected. And if the actual offenders are this organization of unexamined evidences, then is it not clear who protects them?

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Or maybe all these are the conspiracy theories in my extraterrestrial mind, who knows?

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ps: By the way, the judge of the case of Rafay and Burns seemeed like Hollywood actor. What kind of speech of his decision statement at the final! He seemed that he acted towards the cameras, haha!

for those who want to watch the series, here it is the link for online watching:

https://watch-series.co/series/the-confession-tapes-season-01/season

 

 

 

 

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Ariana Grande/Manchester Terror Attack: Some Important Notes/Observations…

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Before the usual calls to either (a) give away all our remaining privacy and liberties for the sake of security, or (b) round up all those awful brown people and send them to a camp (an actual suggestion that was being made on social media again by multiple users), there’s a couple of things worth considering about yesterday, terrorism and even Ariana Grande herself.

First, what happened last night may well have been a straightforward terror attack (or act of mass murder) by an extremist, possibly linked to ‘ISIS’ or by some terrorist monster who identifies with the ‘ISIS’ cause or thinks innocent concert-goers, including children, are a suitable target.

The official narrative may be all true. I won’t raise the question of ‘crisis actors’ or a simulated event (although some have already raised those questions, based on the available footage and pictures), but I will assume that a large…

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My beloved city, Izmir

Izmir…

Yesterday, I was thinking about writing a post about the city of Izmir, Turkey is one of two cities where I love most on this planet. The other one is Smolensk, Russia.

I wanted to tell my Earthling friends how beatiful city Izmir is. Yes, it has really beautiful coasts, nature, foods, drinks and etc, but actually it’s beauty comes from its people. Izmir has been a place that unite people who have many different religion, racial and cultural backgrounds for thousands years. Even the extraterrestrials like me.

Many writer or poet had written about Izmir. For example, Victor Hugo likens Izmir to a princess, whose reputation spread to the west in his poem “La Captive” in the book with entitled “Les Orientales” published in 1829. Poetry is like that:

“Izmir is a princess with a very nice little hat.

Happy spring responds to her calling without hesitation.

How the flowers in the vase smile, she shines among the seas like flowers.

She is even more passionate than the creation of Archipel*….”

*Archipel was the name of Aegean sea at ancient age.

Izmir has been built by an Amazon queen, who has name Smyrna, that’s why the city was called the name of Smyrna during years. By the way, as you see Smyrna was not built by ancient Greek people, contrary to the general belief. History of the planet is telling us “Smyrna was an Amazon queen.”

The city has caused different inspirations for thousands of years. Who breaths in Izmir sees something different in every time. Sometimes it would be freedom, sometimes warmth. Sometimes joy, sometimes magic.

After the Independence War of Turkey, Izmir is accepted as the “fortress of secularism” of Turkey, for example Ankara the capital is accepted as “fortress of republic” by public.

Well, why “the fortress of secularism”?

Because nobody does not intervene the practice of the other religions in Izmir. Everyone is free whatever he/she believes in or not. You can eat or drink in Ramadan in public, and one of your side would not be interested with you, even if that person may be fasting. There is incredible tolerance to both side. Even I can bet on that there is very few place like Izmir where the tolarance is created with empathy from the heart, on this planet.

(I am trying to come to the real subject but I cannot do right now. Just be patient, my Earthling friends)

And these all become from the city’s people. Even you can come to Izmir from another city of Turkey, or another country. After a while you would feel like you’re from Izmir. If it needs a name for this, maybe we can say to this situation “being Izmirian”. Yes, it is cool, Izmirian:)

Of course some of them in country is not happy due to Izmir’s peaceful and unifying state. And they started to call Izmir, “unbeliever Izmir”. Already, you cannot make everyone happy in same time on this planet. But with the time, it did turn into a hostile attitude. But always, the people of Izmir tried to ignore their attidue.

But again with the time, these people have started to more bad words about Izmir. Izmir people, again and again try to ignore them.

(I didn’t come to the real subject but I’m trying)

The people of Izmir have always stood against terrorism. This is against the PKK, ISIS and similar jihadist terrorists, and against FETO. Could the people of the tolarance city already live together with terror? Is this something possible!

On every national holiday, close to a million people go out on the streets with Turkish flags and Ataturk flags in Izmir. On the windows of houses flags are hung. The children wear the most beautiful clothes, they would live the most beautiful days in Izmir.

And you can see happy and sincere faces always.

Sometimes these happy faces can be sad, if any terror event occurs in any city of Turkey. But they are always sincere. Beside, Izmir is a 3rd biggest city of Turkey. And the people of the Izmir always share the pains of the other city people due to terrorism. And until today, it has been never any big terror event in Izmir. Of course we always heard the police operations in Izmir, and how the police forces are being succesful to capture the terrorists in Izmir, but today…

Today…

Today a news came at late afternoon.

“Deadly blast hits western Turkey city of Izmir.”

A car bombing has killed at least two people outside a courthouse in the Izmir. Two terrorists have been killed after their fighting against police. One of them escaped.

They blasted the car bomb in the courthouse car park. One traffic police officer blocked a big chaos event. According to news if the police officer would have not blocked the terorrist they would enter into the courthouse and who knows how many people would be dead! The hero police officer has been killed by terrorist gun fire, unfortunatelly…

That courthouse is very big, and many people have been there. Everybody can be on there. Even to think the tragedy is horrible, if the police officer was not be succesful to stop terrorist.

Do you know what is bad in real my Earthling friends?

After the event is more bad.

Because you start to think “is there any people who I know can be in or near side of courthouse? If there is, you try to contact with them and think about their safety.

And people are sad today in Izmir…

Of course some people are happy on the other cities.

Why I am saying this horrible thing?

Because, about one or two week ago, a woman asked on her social account:

“Why any blast didn’t occur in Izmir?”

and her followers replied her with these responds:

“Unbeliever doesn’t do anything the other unbeliever.”

“Dog doesn’t bite the other dog.”

Even, the head of the Izmir Bar Association said:

“A few days ago, there were sharings on social accounts like “why any bomb did not explode in Izmir?” We were in a criminal proclamation. We’ve been targeted. We are extremely sorry.”

I don’t know that woman is happy or not right now!

But some people are happy, do you think who they are?

Some f*cking PKK sympathisers or followers!

They shared some things like these with translation in English:

“Izmir knows that this is a beginning for the revenge of Sur and Cizre.”

These accounts are real like the others. But I will not share their names. They don’t deserve any place on my blog! Idiots!

But if anyone wants to learn I can send their accounts name, and they can see.

And this post has been really hard. I finally finished. But I cannot accept the event yet. I cannot make a connect any terror event and Izmir. I cannot think actually. I don’t know. Izmir is crying tonight. Already a strong rain has started today morning, as if the Amazon queen Symrna was knowing what will happen to her city in today. Izmir is crying…

One day I will write about you beautiful Smyrna, about the all your beauties…

Yesterday he had the hopes, today he has got a hashtag with his name…

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Berkay Akbas, 19-year-old student at Baskent University School of Medicine in Ankara, yesterday night lost his life at the bombed attack near the Vodafone Arena Stadium in Besiktas, Istanbul.

According to the informations in the news, after the midterm exams, he came to visit Istanbul with friends for the weekend. While passing near the Besiktas Vodafone Arena stadium, he was seriously injured in the vehicle with the effect of the blast. Then he lost his life in the hospital where he was taken.

The result of bomb attacks, 38 people dead and 166 people were injured, 14 of injured people are in critical care unit. According the news this terror attack has been made by TAK terorrist organization. TAK (Eyrêbazên Azadiya Kurdistan in Kurdish) according to wikipedia in English “Kurdistan Freedom Falcons.” Again according the wikipedia this terrorist organization is not only explosioning bombs, they have undertook the blame of some forrest fire’s in Turkey.

And young Berkay has been victim due to these f**king terrorists and the dirty politic accounts!

Only one Berkay life is more important than all terrorists and accounts!!

I am sorry my Earthling friends because of my words, I am feeling so much full with anger and sadness…

Also Berkay’s father talked today and expressed his feelings.

Explanation from the father of Berkay Akbas

Salim Akbas, father of Berkay Akbas said:

“He is 19 years old. Medical School 2nd grade student. He came to Istanbul for only 2 days after the exams from Ankara. They came to visit and by chance they pass by taxi around there. It is just so coincidental. It is so cheap and so simple. For this he is martyr. No, I do not want that my son would be martyr. Mustafa Berkay Akbas is a promising medical student, at Baskent University. His dreams were to be a doctor, and helping these people, but I am taking him back with the funeral car. Now, he is person who has missing person report on twitter. If terror has been finished with only condemn… We have been condemned it for years. They would leave flowers tomorrow. They will not do anything else. I do not want my son to be a martyr. My son was murdered.”

Yes, he was murdered, he doesn’t exist anymore…

He was 19 years old!

He will be always 19 years old…

news was quoted from: http://haber.sol.org.tr/toplum/tip-ogrencisi-berkay-akbas-istanbuldaki-saldirida-hayatini-kaybetti-178621

Russia’s Zakharova Invites US’s Power to Visit Syria to Learn ‘Shame’ Meaning

The US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power had claimed that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs “should be ashamed” for accusing the United States of defending the Islamic State. The reply to her came from Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova.

The invitation message was posted by Maria Zakharova on Power’s Facebook page, as a comment under the US diplomat’s statement where she claimed Zakharova should be ashamed of the comments on Washington purported cooperation with the ISIL, TASS reported.

“Dear Samantha Power, in order to learn the meaning of word ‘shame’ I would advise you to visit Syria and meet people there,” Zakharova wrote.

“Not with al-Nusra Front (now, renamed as Fatah al-Sham Front), nor with the moderate opposition, nor about delivery of humanitarian aid for which Washington is worried so much, not with those living in the West who are so concerned about the prosperous future for that country, but meet people, who live there, despite the fact that for almost six years already their country undergoes a bloody experiment, with an active involvement of Washington.”

The foreign ministry’s representative said she has been communicating Syrians, including representatives of the Syrian militant groups, with orphans, who come to rest and receive rehabilitation treatment in Russia, with reporters. So that Power could also have experience of the kind, Zakharova invited her to visit Syria.

“Why not go together?” she said. “All at my expense. Sure, it is not a tour of the UN corridors for the miserable. That trip would be much more breath-taking. Do agree. No fears. Nobody will touch you if you are there with me. But for a possible chance, where yours “by a mistake” deliver a strike somewhere special. You will have things to remember. And, besides, will be able to learn what “shame” means.”

Zakharova also critically commented on Power’s statement the US cannot support the ISIL, since its militants cut off heads of the US citizens.

“To your words claiming the US could not support those who cut off heads of the US citizens, please find attached hereto a picture from Wikipedia “US President Ronald Regan meets a delegation of Afghani militants in the White House in 1983”, Zakharova wrote.

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The picture what she mentioned

On September 17, Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov said the anti-ISIL coalition’s warplanes delivered air strikes on units of the Syrian governmental forces, killing 62 Syrian servicemen and injuring 100 more.

The Syrian command in Deir Ezzur also said that dozens of Syrian servicemen died in the air attack and about 100 more were wounded.

Upon this information, Zakharova said, actions of the kind are pushing Russia to the conclusion about cooperation between the US and ISIL. In response to this statement, Power said the foreign ministry’s representative should be ashamed for the supposition.

This news was guoted from Farsnews

#MohmandBlast: Punjab Centered Right Wing Media did not Bother to Give Coverage — The Dissent®

PESHAWAR: The mainstream electronic media might be deaf and blind to the terrorist attack on a mosque in Mohmand Agency, but some rights activists on social media picked up the issue of not covering a deadly blast killing 22 and running non-stop tickers of arrest of a politician in Karachi instead.

“Had this blast happened in Kashmir instead of Mohmand Agency, Pakistani politicians, including the PM, would be in queue to issue statements,” reads a tweet on social media about the Friday’s mosque attack.

“Fata is bleeding and news channels are happy to glue themselves to Khwaja Izhar and Rao Anwar…and they call themselves beacon of information,” said a lawyer in his tweet criticising the mainstream media for blacking out the Friday’s attack in Mohmand tribal agency and running tickers of arrest of MQM’s leader of opposition in Sindh Assembly Khwaja Izharul Hassan.


Rights activists raise Fata issues on social media – DAWN


Only two private Pashto TV channels based in Peshawar showed updates and details of the terrorist attack on Mohmand mosque.

Bushra Gohar, a rights activist-turned politician, expressed her disappointment at the electronic media for not giving coverage to attacks in Mardan and Peshawar and the recent attack in Mohmand Agency.

“Firstly, Pakhtuns don’t have a channel of their own to highlight issues of this region. Secondly, Punjab-centric media is controlled and right winged. They never discuss serious issues like that of conflict in Fata and displacement,” said Bushra Gohar while explaining why the mainstream electronic media did not give any coverage to the issues of Fata , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan which had still been bearing the brunt of terrorism and extremism. Not running any ticker on the blast in Mohmand Agency is the latest example of this selective reporting by the mainstream electronic media.

“The Fata people and its land have been used for the last over 60 years as strategic depth and human life has no value there,” said Bushra Gohar. 

Ijaz Mohmand, a senior lawyer hailing from Mohmand Agency, seemed angered at the electronic media for not showing the tragic event and its details to let the world know how the people of Fata were suffering.

“We sensed it ourselves when we continuously saw arrest of a politician in Karachi on our TV screens, but there was no mention of the attack on mosque in Mohmand where mostly boys were hit and being transferred for treatment to Bajaur and Peshawar,” said Ijaz Mohmand, calling all those analysts and security analysts pseudo-intellectuals who seem to have no words when it comes to situation of Fata and never speak on the issues that are taking toll on the lives of people in tribal areas.

“…the screams of pain of the affected have yet to reach media houses,” Prof Khadim Hussain , a writer and analyst, tweeted when 22 persons were hit in a mosque during Friday prayers in Mohmand Agency.

Speaking on the issue of why electronic media refrained from discussing or highlighting the events in tribal areas, Prof Hussain told Dawn that when states used some areas for its strategic purposes then such areas become more like a black hole and its people were so much dehumanised by the state with its policies that even media was pressured to think anyone talking about the issues of Fata as a criticism against the state itself.

“Look what happened in Quetta, Peshawar and Kabul and now in Mohmand where innocent people were killed. On the one hand, the state is not ready to review policies causing pain in these areas, on the other, those who bring out the voice of these people are looked upon as working against the state,” explained Prof Hussain while analysing why the electronic media looked the other way when it came to highlighting the issues relating to troubled tribal areas or Balochistan.

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2016

 

via #MohmandBlast: Punjab Centered Right Wing Media did not Bother to Give Coverage — The Dissent®

 

U.S. military dependents ordered to leave Turkey

The Defense Department on Tuesday ordered the evacuation of hundreds of military and civilian dependents from Turkey, including Incirlik Air Base, due to increased concerns about security.

The order applies to nearly 700 spouses and children at Incirlik as well as small populations in the areas of Izmir and Mugla, defense officials said.

The order is the latest sign of heightened concern about security for Americans in Turkey, particularly the area along the Syrian border where Incirlik is located.

“We understand this is disruptive to our military families, but we must keep them safe and ensure the combat effectiveness of our forces to support our strong ally Turkey in the fight against terrorism,”  Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command, said in a statement issued with the announcement Tuesday.

News quotes and for full reading: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/03/29/us-military-dependents-ordered-leave-turkey/82377984/

Yesterday, Israel gave warning to the Israel citizens in Turkey. And today USA gave this order for own military personel. This news is very important. Because everybody knows that USA governments made many things to hold these military bases into its hands, especially for Incirlik, Adana.

And even nobody wouldn’t have thought that oneday USA will leave these bases! This is impossible! If there is not, yes if there is not….  If there is not really serious war at door of Turkey, USA never leaves these bases.

In 1974 when Cyprus crisis has been USA military personel had left Turkey first and last time. Before then or later then same event has never happened. So it means right now, there is very serious situation after 42 years later. And yes, I guess, maybe my next post may be from battlefront of a war, which doesn’t have a name right now. (I didn’t finish my antibiotics yet, can they give me a time at least when I will feel better:)

Anyway, I may be at first extraterrestrial war correspondent blogger or whatever name will be. If this news is reflecting truth and the things which will come is similar with my guesses, we will see the events short time later.