‘ Islamic Extremism & Liberalism Weakness ‘

The Islamic extremism is silencing the voice of the  freedom of expression through the blind and the misguided liberals.They are using the mainstream media to threaten and intimidate whoever expose their falsehood.Liberalism is befriending terrorism and siding with the enemy.
Where is Dr.Nawal El Saadawi ,the Egyptian heroine who exposed the barbarism of Islamic laws to enslave Muslim Women ?

Where is Salman Rushdie  ,the British Pakistani  author  who published his book the  Satanic verses ? He exposed the Islamic violence to silence people.

Where is Ayaan Hirsi Ali,the Somalian Muslim woman who opposes the Islamiss who want to kill her for telling the truth about the Islamic Sharia law ?

What happened to the French ? why they are silent ignoring the terrorist attack which killed Charlie Hebdo.”Je-Suis Charlie?

What happened to the Danish Cartoonist who draw few pictures of the founder of Islam.Is he still in hiding?

Where is Pamela Geller who organized the cartoon contest in Texas.What happened to Sios ,the Copenhagen movement.of free speech ?

They are being silenced by the mainstream media which serves the agenda of fear and violence

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Kurds, Screwed Again!

Iraq is a flaming wasteland…..both physically and literally…..and it does not look like it will get much better in the near future…..and then the Kurds.

Who are the Kurds….you ask……

This from Yahoo Answers……The Kurd population, stretching across at least 4 countries, with a diaspora in many more, historically has been hard to quantify. In 1987, estimates suggested that probably numbering close to 16 million kurds, inhabits the wide arc from eastern Turkey and the north-western part of Syria through Azerbaijan and Iraq to the north-west of the Zagros Mountains in Iran, represented the population of what has been referred to as “Kurdistan.” About half of all Kurds worldwide lived in Turkey. Most of the rest lived in adjacent regions of Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

They represent by far the largest non-Arab ethnic minority of Iraq, accounting in 1987 for about 19 percent of the population, or around 3.1 million, and also Turkey’s largest non-Turkish ethnic group. By 2008 Turkey still had the dominant Kurdish population in the region, with an estimated 14 million. Iraq was estimated to have a population of some 4-6 million Kurds, with another 4-5 million in Iran. Kurdish populations that represented less than 10 percent of the total population continued by that time in countries such as Syria and Azerbaijan as well.

The Kurds became famous as a tool to invade Iraq…you see Saddam put down an uprising in the Kurdish region with CWs killing thousands……then when we invaded in 2003 they were our best ally at the time and since have helped the US with its problems in the Middle East…..

When the renegade group ISIS started up it was the Kurds that were first to fight and have fought in Syria and Iraq ever since…..with some successes and some failures.

Along came Turkey, a US ally, they had dragged their feet to get involved in the fight against ISIS even when the group was on their border with Syria……for decades Turkey and the PKK (PKK stands for the Kurdistan Worker’s Party)have been in conflict….The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Kurdish: Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan or پارتی کار که‌رانی کوردستان Parti Karkerani Kurdistan), best known as PKK (Kurdish language:په‌ که ‌که‌ and also called KADEK, Kongra-Gel, and KGK[6]), is a national independence movement militant and human rights organization that is recognized as a terrorist group by the EU, US and Turkey.

What does all this have to do with the situation?

Turkey finally relents and joins the coalition to fight ISIS….the problem is that Turkey is attacking Kurdish positions and not the terrorist group…..they are using the Coalition as cover to rid themselves of the PKK.

The US and NATO have been caught with their pants down yet again…..will they allow Turkey to continue this vendetta against the PKK?  Turkey is attacking our allies….at what point will it become a problem?

How many times can the US screw over the Kurds before they also turn their backs on us?

But wait there is more……

With all the problems that the Kurds are having with the Us and ISIS and now Turkey…..Iraq has joined into the war against the PKK and in essence the Kurds, at least in words only……for now….

In comments made at the Arab League,Iraqi central government spokesman Ibrahim al-Jaafari endorsed the Turkish war against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), saying Turkey had every right to “self-defence” against the Kurdish secessionist faction.

How much betrayal will the Kurds tolerate before they take off on their own…..apparently no one is in the mood to help them….and their long-held dream of a homeland maybe just that…..a dream.

Any ideas here?

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Apartheid: Then And Now !

Apartheid a concept from the past…..a form of segregation, if you will…..Think South Africa……if the concept seems foreign to you.

Apartheid.……..a rigid former policy of segregating and economically and politically oppressing the non white population…………any system or practice that separates people according to colour, ethnicity, caste, etc.

We Americans became acutely aware of this concept with South Africa……where the black and white populations were separate, but not equal.

After many years, more like decades, the black population rose up and began a campaign of bringing the world’s attention to what was happening in South Africa……the world responded by sanctions and total international isolation and after a while both sides came to an agreement and a more democratic form of government was born with Nelson Mandela at the helm.

Once South Africa dismantled their policies all was right in the world, right?

Where do I go from here?  How about a wall in the Middle East?

Israel is building a wall to separate the West Bank from Israel proper in an attempt to isolate Palestinians……Noam Chomsky has an observation……

“In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid,” Chomsky says, according to Days of Palestine. “To call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at least if by ‘apartheid’ you mean South African-style apartheid.

“What is happening in the Occupied Territories is much worse. There is a crucial difference. The South African Nationalists needed the black population. That was their workforce…

“The Israeli relationship to the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is totally different. They just do not want them. They want them out, or at least in prison.”

He described listening to the American mainstream media, such as CBS, like listening directly to the Israeli propaganda agencies. “It is a shameful moment for US media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state [Israel],”

My problem with the whole separation thing is that Israel still wants the Palestinians isolated but builds settlements within the West Bank……

You will ever see a report along these lines from the MSM…..they report only positive things from Israel never any negativity…….but thank God for other organizations that will write the unthinkable…..like Israel’s Haaretz…..written by Bradley Burston……

What does apartheid mean, in Israeli terms?

Apartheid means fundamentalist clergy spearheading the deepening of segregation, inequality, suprematism, and subjugation.

Apartheid means Likud lawmaker and former Shin Bet chief Avi Dichter calling Sunday for separate, segregated roads and highways for Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank.

Apartheid means hundreds of attacks by settlers targeting Palestinian property, livelihoods, and lives, without convictions, charges, or even suspects. Apartheid means uncounted Palestinians jailed without trial, shot dead without trial, shot dead in the back while fleeing and without just cause.

Apartheid means Israeli officials using the army, police, military courts, and draconian administrative detentions, not only to head off terrorism, but to curtail nearly every avenue of non-violent protest available to Palestinians.

Only in Israel would a law be passed that would make a non-violent protest like a hunger strike an act of terrorism.

No matter how one cuts the facts…..Israel is practicing apartheid…..in case you have forgotten what the policy is here is the definition one more time…..

Apartheid.……..a rigid policy of segregating and economically and politically oppressing the non white population…………any system or practice that separates people according to colour, ethnicity, caste, etc.

You know kinda like the “reservation” system the US cam up with to control and destroy the Native American population.  After a century of degradation the country has reduced the Native American population into a subservient race, lack of education, infrastructure, adequate health care, etc…..Israel has learned their lessons well from their “Big Brother”.…..

Most of the world is looking the other way to avoid any confrontation with Israel.  It is as if they are afraid of the consequences of such an action…..even Christians, who say they represent a calmer more compassionate world is aiding in the apartheid against Palestinians…….Christian charities are supporting the building of settlements with funds to the tune of millions….

The only way to defeat this racist policy is the same way the apartheid was defeated in South Africa…….sanctions, isolation and divestment of Israel.

Source: BDSmovement.net | The Palestinian BDS National Committee website

The world can force Israel to behave like a civilized member of the international community….the question is will they act like humans or cowards?  My guess is the later!

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ISIS: The Day After The Day After

Or News From The Battle Front……

While the country was a marvelling at the gender transformation…..or trying to decipher the lunatic ramblings of a presidential candidate…..there has been some interesting happens in our battle with ISIS…..you remember them right?

In the beginning there the horrors of a group called ISIS……the be-headings and the people trapped on a mountain threatened with death, the Yazidis……think back it is not hard………

As usual in the moment the country was shocked and appalled (as usual did not last long) and the country demanded action (why they are not exactly sure but it seems to be the thing to do)…….to appease the M-IC the president went on TV and promised that the US would do all it could to “degrade and defeat” this terrorist group……and there we are……..

After that short retrospective behind me……let us look at how bad the group ISIS was “degraded”…….I chose “degraded” because we know we have not defeated them as of yet………after about a year of the US involvement through airstrikes in support of a limited ground action…..how have we done on the “degrading” front?

Recently a think tank (cannot remember which of the 100’s out there) issued a report declaring that ISIS over the past year of involvement has lost 9.4% of the territory that has captured…..now that should illustrate that the tactics used by the coalition are working …..but ever so slowly….good news……..right?

Hate to pee on y’all’s parade but the US intel people did it for me……

According to officials familiar with the situation, US intelligence agencies have offered a new assessment of ISIS, cautioning that a solid year of US airstrikes against them in Iraq and Syria hasn’t left ISIS any weaker than they were when the strikes began.

Surprisingly, even though the military has bragged about how great the war is going throughout the year, military commanders aren’t disputing the assessment, and are simply saying that they believe progress will come at some point in the future, when Iraq retakes Ramadi

To me that assessment is just “wishful thinking” and I do not see that as a viable tactic for victory……do you?

A further pee pee on the admin’s parade………

………reports have emerged of al-Qaeda’s Syrian faction, Jabhat al-Nusra, capturing a number of top members of the US-trained “Division 30,” also known as the “New Syrian Force.” The group is now reported to have been routed outright from its headquarters in northern Syria, and had to flee into Kurdish territory.

This is the most recent news coming to us from the front and you had to read it here and not hear it from the MSM……..does that raise a red flag for anyone?

“Degrade and defeat” is a cutesy slogan but the reality is that we are spinning our wheels and it is becoming a comedy of errors.

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Will There Be Peace For The Middle East?

From the College of Geopolitical Knowledge

There is only so much one can write about ISIS these days without being redundant…….I despise redundancy since makes me feel like I am too stupid to grasp an idea without a constant repetition until I can comprehend….I try to avoid that I will give all the benefit of the doubt.

Moving on to another subject that is sort of along the lines of my Middle East writings……..

I was recently asked by a student if I could see anyway there could be peace in the Middle East.  A question I have been asked many times over the years while I was teaching and lecturing.

An excellent question……but it is one that needs clarifying.  What do they mean by “peace”?  Is it a concern for the whole region?  Or maybe a specific country?

To most Westerners, that is until recently, peace in the Middle East meant peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians……..and few in the West will take the time to look at the situation clearly…..they are basing what they perceive as peace through the lens of religion not from reality.

Unfortunately most Americans want a simple answer to their question……but it cannot be answered properly in a simple manner and anyone that gives you one is a ………LIAR.

Let’s continue shall we?

Start with the region….the Middle East.  Will there ever be peace in the region?  Not in my lifetime…..well that is unfair since I am an old fart that will be a lot quicker than it sounds…..

There are too many varied interests in the region…Sunni, Shi’a, Sufis, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Kurds, Alawites and a whole bunch of minor ethnicity…….then there is the tribes and their traditional lands….and finally there is just plain racism that may never become peaceful.

Keep in mind that what we call the Middle Est is a Western invention brought about at the end of World War One and the dissolving of the Ottoman Empire.  Then after years of rioting and rebellion and armed conflict strong men came to power and the region became fairly peaceful under their regimes.

A case can be made that peace can be achieved in the Middle East but it will take an authoritarian figure to do so…..and that is just NOT acceptable to the Western powers.  For some reason they, the West, wants to foist democracy onto a people that have NO experience handling such a concept.  One problem is there is very few democratic institutions in the region…..without those democracy has no place to go……and is just a novel concept.

But let’s say we can somehow silence all the discord in the Middle east…..what would a peace process look like?

The head of the UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guehenno, who is now the president of the International Crisis Group has made an observation…….

  • Talk to your enemies, because it is with them that you will have to make peace: Iran has to be part of the solution in Syria precisely because it is part of the problem.
  • Don’t expect to build stable peace on the exclusion of a significant segment of the population: Whatever the flaws in the actions of the Muslim Brotherhood, the policy of eradication pursued by Egypt is unlikely to succeed.
  • Don’t expect that training and equipment are enough to build an army: Soldiers die for their country when they believe in it, and the debacle in Ramadi shows that security reform without a political foundation is a waste of money.
  • Last but not least, be more humble, but also more persistent in defining policy goals: The people of the Middle East, not the West, will define the future of the region. The West’s strategic ambition cannot be to shape the regional order, whether it is status quo or change, but only to limit violence and war, which feed terrorism.

The important thing to remember is that the people of the Middle East need to define their path….not the US or any other Western power.  Peace is not achieved by knee jerk reactions to a situation.

Without a sense of nation…….no nation is possible.  Without peace there will be no nation…….and the vicious cycle goes on……and on…….

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‘ Let The Social Media War Begin ‘

I wrote a piece about a week ago about the cyber site within the State Dept that will work to counter ISIS on social media………if you would like to refresh your memory…….

http://lobotero.com/2015/02/19/isis-is-winning-the-social-media-war/

I decided to write another piece because I watched an interview with the new head to this branch within the department…….his patter was almost word for word the Obama “Islam” speech he made recently……all about how the US needs to show people that ISIS is a perversion of Islam and only a terrorist organization….yada….yada…..after the interview his words made me sit and think……I contemplated his speech for about a day or so…..no matter how I turned it…..it was a piece of propaganda and geek speak of a bureaucrat.

The new section will be doing what other agencies are doing…..”counter-messaging”.  And there my friends is where my problem starts.  CIA, NSA, FBI, others are attempting to counter the messages of ISIS on social media…..about 90,000 a day.

Let me ask……If you were looking at ISIS on-line would you also be looking at anti-ISIS messages?  Of course NOT!  How will counter-messaging bring down the organization?

Would not a hacking of their sites with a shutdown program or a lock down program or a well placed virus be more effective?

Anonymous is hacking ISIS regularly and they seem to be doing more damage than any wimpy counter message……why not hire these guys or at least follow their lead?  If we want to beat them, ISIS, on social media….I think that action and NOT reaction would be a more effective weapon.

The government wants to compete with ISIS for readership….that is a reaction.  Anonymous is taking down their sites so NO one can use them….that is action.

Action will be more effective than some limp wrist reaction…..

Now I ask…..do we really want to defeat ISIS?  I mean as long as ISIS is active and a threat then someone is making money…..lots of money.

This new program seems to be a way to prolong the effective use of propaganda……a program that rubs in place while spinning its wheels because it can get little or no traction.

I realize there may be more going on than we see…..but on the surface this looks like a colossal waste of time and money.  But then that is just what our foreign policy has been for the last couple of decades……

My regular readers know that I am always watching the Middle East and that my interests in war are legendary…..all I am seeing these days leads me to want to ask……just how serious is the Washington group on the elimination of ISIS?  No plans they have these days points to s desire to end this thing.

NOTHING that is being done would lead me to believe that there is any genuine desire to end this thing with ISIS.……the sooner the American people realize that they are being played the sooner a real strategy will be formulated.  Until then expect more of the same…….talk, talk and more talk.

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US: Never Defend Democracy Again!

For decades or more the US has been going around the globe as an arbiter of democracy….and in all those years it has been a lie!  The US has propped up many more dictators and autocrats than the old USSR ever did……all in the name of democracy.

Let’s look at three years ago when the so-called “Arab Spring” began in Tunisia……the US came out all in favour of the Arab world in following suit and travel that road to democracy…..country after country rose up and autocrats took it on the lamb…..but sadly all the effort of those people feel on deaf years….the US for all their bluster backed the next autocrat that gamed to system to take power…..so their diatribe about democracy was all a show.

Most recently the Palestinians brought a petition to the UN about recognizing Palestine…….of course the Israelis went batcrap crazy and turned to their lap dog to stop the insanity of a Palestinian state…..the US did as it was told…..

A UN Security council resolution on Palestinian statehood by 2017 has failed, with 8 votes in favor, one short of the nine needed for passage. Even then, the vote wasn’t going through, as the US vetoed it.

The US had promised the veto, and reportedly threatened to sanction the Palestinians for even presenting the doomed bill, which called for Israel to end the occupation by 2017.

Still unclear is the fate of an alternative version proposed by the French government, which is significantly watered down and only calls for the resumption of peace talks in the next two years. Israel is pushing a veto, but the US hasn’t yet made its intentions clear.

The US and especially President Obama has proven once and for all that they are NO friend to the democratic way of governance.

I NEVER want to hear any elected official democracy ever again…..if they do I will be a thorn in their worthless ass….I shall call them out on every turn…..

Israel is said to be “very satisfied”……….

Israel expressed satisfaction on Wednesday after the UN Security Council failed to adopt a controversial resolution on Palestinian statehood setting a 12-month deadline for reaching a final peace deal.

“Every Israeli who wants peace with our neighbours can only be satisfied with the results of this vote,” deputy foreign minister Tzahi HaNegbi told public radio several hours after the resolution failed to pass within the 15-member council.

“This deals a blow to efforts by (Palestinian president) Mahmud Abbas to embarrass and isolate us,” said HaNegbi, a close associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Of course they are “satisfied”.……that they can manipulate the world’s most powerful country………they dangle the treat of cash in front of them and the US comes on command and does its tricks for its MASTER!

It is time for NO one country to have VETO power in the UN...Time for a change.  The US has proven time and time again that it is NOT a good protector of democracy….time for the UN to do its duty and be the protector of democracy….do it now or close the goddamn doors and go home!

Palestinians do have an alternate road they can travel…..and I think they should pursue it like a Pit Bull with a human leg……

Stung by a resounding defeat in the UN Security Council, the Palestinians announced today that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel. The move by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas set the stage for a diplomatic showdown with the United States and was likely to draw an angry response from Israel. Abbas had threatened to join the international court if yesterday’s Security Council resolution failed: The Palestinians had asked the council to set a three-year deadline for Israel to withdraw from all occupied lands claimed by the Palestinians.

“We want to complain,” said Abbas. “There’s aggression against us, against our land. The Security Council disappointed us.” After two decades of failed, on-again, off-again peace talks, the Palestinians have grown disillusioned and have decided to seek international recognition of their independence. While the campaign does not change the situation on the ground, the Palestinians believe strong international support will put pressure on Israel to allow the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and east Jerusalem.

But of course if they do pursue this line the US will make them, Palestinians< pay for their boldness……..

The State Department has warned it intends to “review” all aid provided to the Palestinian Authority in the wake of their bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the bid would have “implications.

The US has made it clear they oppose ICC membership for the Palestinians, though there does not seem to be any particular reason for the ICC to deny them membership

What kind of democratic country would PUNISH another country for seeking justice for wrong…..Obama should have bruises from all the Israeli tea-bagging he has taken.

It is time for Israel to stop being the BULLY of the Middle East and move into the 21st century….time for them to become a responsible participant in a MODERN world!

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