(PSLWeb) – On Jan. 10, the Communist Party of Turkey launched a new campaign against the deployment of Patriot missile batteries in Turkey. Members of TKP have set up a tent in a park in downtown Ankara to gather signatures against the deployment of Patriot missiles and NATO intervention in Syria. Read the rest of this entry »
Turkey furthering US-Israeli agenda in Mideast: Gordon Duff
“Now, Israel uses America. We are seeing it in Syria, we saw it in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are seeing it in Turkey and, we are now told, we will see the war “re-expand” to Iraq, then to Armenia and points beyond. A plan is afoot, Israel, America and Turkey.”
(PressTV) – America’s policy has been clear, keep Israel flanked with phony “Islamist” states, shackled by corrupt governments, fully penetrated by a military that is fully integrated with Israel and making all the right noises meant to maintain sectarian divides across the Islamic world. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – The CIA is working closely with the government of Turkey behind the scenes to exacerbate the situation in Syria and create conditions for a regional war while U.S. officials and NATO publicly call for restraint. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – According to witnesses, Turkey scrambled two fighter jets to the Syrian border in response to an army helicopter bombing the Syrian border town of Azmarin, Reuters reported. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Saturday that the conflict on the border between Syria and Turkey may spread to neighboring countries and create a regional war. Read the rest of this entry »
Washington gives green light for Turkey’s de facto declaration of war
(PaulWatson) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has asked the United States to impose an immediate “no fly zone” over areas of Syria in the aftermath of a mortar attack which killed five Turkish civilians, according to a report by Israeli intelligence outfit DebkaFile. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmoAlexJones) – Syria’s mortar attack that killed civilians inside Turkey will prove to be the final domino to fall in a coordinated effort to take down both Syria and Iran. It is part of a not-so covert war started more than five years ago following the invasion of Iraq and the occupation of Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »
(LandDestroyer) – After over a year of harboring foreign terrorists and supporting their operations near and across the Turkish-Syrian border, NATO-member Turkey has claimed it has retaliated with military force against “targets” inside Syria for an alleged attack on Turkish territory that it has blamed on the Syrian government. Read the rest of this entry »
(Reuters) – Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish civilians. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – Syria’s Foreign Ministry has written a letter to the U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon accusing neighboring Turkey of allowing thousands of al-Qaeda and “Takfiri and Wahhabi terrorists” to cross the border to “kill innocent Syrians, blow up their properties and spread chaos and destruction.” Read the rest of this entry »
(PatrickHenningsen) – Last Friday saw a Turkish combat jet downed in the Mediterranean Sea by Syrian antiaircraft batteries. Syria insists that Turkey’s F-4 Phantom was shot down inside Syrian airspace.
(RussiaToday) – As Turkey provides Syria terrorists with military bases on its border they cite the NATO treaty to justify military intervention after skirmishes at those bases. Read the rest of this entry »
(AsiaTimes) – There is a video that could be loosely translated as “Terrorist Turkish border opening fire on the Syrian side” that pretty accurately sums up what’s going on at the ultra-volatile geopolitical hotspot of the moment. Read the rest of this entry »
(DebkaFile) – Tuesday night, April 10, after Damascus skipped the truce laid down in the UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan’s plan and escalated its attacks on the Syrian population, a change of tone was detected in the Obama administration. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (BFP) – Audio: Podcast Show #64 – The Boiling Frogs Presents Roberto Gonzalez – Audio Here
Republican Senator Slips During & After her Recent Lavish Trip
(BFP) – Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, returned from Istanbul, Turkey last week. According to my Turkish sources the Senator’s trip was ‘extraordinarily lavish.’
Shortly after her return last Monday, Collins began to make her lavish organizers’ lavish expenditure worthwhile. She spoke at a conference about the state of America’s relationship with Turkey and how it can be improved. The conference was held by the American-Turkish Council (ATC), and you may want to check here and hereto get an idea as to what ATC ‘really’ is and what it is ‘really’ about. Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – Def. Sec. Gates Exaggerates Iranian Missile Capacity as Attack Looms
Bush era Secretary of Defense retread Robert Gates said on Friday Iran has the capacity to “shower” Europe with nuclear missiles. “One of the elements of the intelligence that contributed to the decision on the phased adaptive array (approach) was the realization that if Iran were actually to launch a missile attack on Europe, it wouldn’t be just one or two missiles, or a handful,” Gates told a Senate committee hearing. “It would more likely be a salvo kind of attack, where you would be dealing potentially with scores or even hundreds of missiles.”
Gates said the supposed Iranian threat can be averted by “upgraded missile interceptors” that “would give us the ability to protect our troops, our bases, our facilities and our allies in Europe.” Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Sorry, Trillions in Unmined Mineral Wealth Is Not a Reason to Keep Occupying Afghanistan
Our leaders are now boldly selling wars as commendable instruments of such profit-focused imperialism. Read More Here
(WarIsACrime) – Unrest in Pakistan: Moving Beyond “the U.S. National Interest”
“The military is the muscle that protects the ruling elite from the wrath of the people,” says Pakistani political analyst Dr. Mubashir Hassan. “Right now, people are out on the street; blocking roads, attacking railway stations, etc. If you read the papers, it seems as though a general uprising has started all over Pakistan.” Read More Here
(VeteransToday) – GORDON DUFF: Israel Planned Iran Attack From Caucasus Base
A week ago, Israel leaked to the press that they had permission from Saudi Arabia to use their air space to attack Iran. The Saudi’s quickly denied this. The effort on Israel’s part was a ruse to cover their real plans, to attack from the Republic of Georgia, close to Iran’s northern border. However, the breakdown in relations with Turkey after miscalculating the response to their Flotilla raid on a Turkish ship in international waters may have ended this operation. Read More Here
(Salon) – The Strange and Consequential Case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks – Glenn Greenwald – Read More Here
(KabulPress) – American Military Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan Now Exceed 500,000 (Part 1 of 2) – Read More Here
(IsraelNationalNews) – US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket
A few recent news items help expose the true drivers of current wars around the world.
#1) Wherever there is a war, look for CIA/IMF/private military war profiteers covertly funding and supporting BOTH sides in order to keep the wars raging and the profits rolling in. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell explained: “Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn.” Read More Here
(IMEMC) – Israel Closes Gaza Trade Crossings
Despite Israel’s Thursday decision to “ease restrictions on Gaza”, the Israeli Authorities closed all trade crossings leading to the coastal region. The closure, unless extended, will last until Sunday. Read More Here
(DailyKos) – Three Gates Blocked to Israeli Ship NOW @ Oakland Docks; Live Webcam Updates
Just left the Oakland Docks where 300 people are blocking the entrances to two gates into the berth where the Israeli Zim cargo ship is to be unloaded. The action started this morning at 5:30am PST. The longshore workers are scheduled to start their shift at 7:00 and 8:00 am this morning. Read More Here
Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Stop the bullets! A call to end the use of live ammunition against unarmed civilians in the Gaza ‘buffer zone’
The catastrophic Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which left 9 dead, has rightly horrified the international community. However, lethal force by the Israeli military is nothing new to Palestinians. In the Gaza ‘buffer zone’, live ammunition is routinely used against unarmed demonstrators and farmers. Read More Here.
Video: Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters – Video Link Here
(DesertPeace) – VOLUNTARY ETHNIC CLEANSING?
An Israeli that goes abroad and stays there for a period of two to six years can return to Israel with the full ‘rights’ of a new immigrant. This includes the tax free purchases of home essentials, an automobile, and a good rate on a mortgage.
A Palestinian from Jerusalem that goes abroad for purposes of education or work CANNOT RETURN TO HIS HOME… Read More Here
(FutureFastForward) – Turkish Doctor Describes Treating Israeli Commandos During Raid – By Robert Mackey and Sebnem Arsu
In an interview with The New York Times, Dr. Hasan Huseyin Uysal, a Turkish doctor, said that he treated Israeli commandos who were captured and briefly detained during the initial stages of a raid on a ship challenging Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza last week. Read More Here
(Zaman) – EP condemns Israeli attack, illegal siege on Gaza strip – Read More Here
(RadicalPress) – Time for world to confront Israel: Gilad Atzmon
Gilad Atzmon Interviewed by Shabana Syed: “I come from them, and I know how they think.” Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Anti-Palestinism is Hate Speech
I bet you’ve never heard of anti-Palestinism? In Israel and the United States, defaming and delegitimizing the Palestinians is a national sport; but have you ever heard anybody complain about it? Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – The meaning of strangulation
The remarks were not made in anger or haste, as were the now infamous, flippant and ill-conceived comments that cost White House reporter Helen Thomas her job, if not her legacy. Instead, they were made quite deliberately, with an air of thoughtfulness, while leaning over a lectern, as if lecturing to a class.
Thomas was forced into retirement for declaring that Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine,” but New York Senator Chuck Schumer, one of the most powerful politicians in the US, has avoided any criticism or even major press coverage for remarks he made only days later that supported the continued “economic strangulation” of Gaza; in part, because, he essentially argues, the inhabitants of the benighted Strip are not Jewish. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Roseanne Barr Says Israel Must End Their Blockade and Occupation of Gaza
“It is time for American Jews to demand that Obama instruct Israel to obey international law.” Read More Here
(ForeignPolicyJournal) – Top Ten Myths about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Myth #1 – Jews and Arabs have always been in conflict in the region. – Read More Here
(AlethoNewsA) – Those who want to bump off the witnesses of the slaughter
What we have here is pure incitement to killing, furnished also with the photos of those “wanted”. It’s really inconceivable that the site is still online. We demand that the Italian Government and Foreign Office take steps right now to call for it to be immediately closed and to bring those responsible to court. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Eyewitness to the Israeli Assault on the Mavi Marmara
Kevin Neish, a Canadian activist aboard the Mavi Marmara, witnessed the Israeli commando assault on the Flotilla bound for Gaza. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Embargoes and Blockades used as a Method of Warfare – Read More Here
(JPost) – Israel fears Lebanese ‘fast’ flotilla
“There is not a lot of time to stop fast ships that come from Lebanon,” an IDF officer explained, “Practically, it means that the Navy has to be on high alert around the clock.” Read More Here
(Spiegel) – German Activists File War Crimes Complaints – Read More Here
(SIFY) – More international flotillas headed for Gaza Strip
Ships from several countries, including Iran and Lebanon, have reportedly left or are planning to leave for Hamas-controlled Gaza in defiance of an Israeli maritime blockade on that territory. Read More Here
Video: Kenneth O’Keefe 6-9 on Gaza Flotilla, Israeli Beating, and Zionist Government
Phil Tourney joins the show as we interview Ken O’Keefe, the former US Marine who was aboard the Mavi Marmara that was murderously attacked by Israel on Memorial Day. Video Link Here
FLASHBACK - Film: Noam Chomsky Palestine Israel occupation 101
Movie clip from award-winning documentary film ‘Occupation 101.’
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101′ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. Clip Link Here
(Rense) – Gaza – One Of Earth’s Most Desperate Places
After the news hit Israel that commandoes stormed the aid flotillas and seized control, Israeli civilians threw impromptu celebrations. They waved Israeli flags and honked their car horns. Later, official parades and demonstrations by grade school kids filled the streets, extolling the heroism of the commandoes who stopped relief aid from entering Gaza.
While the world rages in unprecedented criticism of the IDF brutality, the United States is different. Here, pro-Zionist politicians and evangelical leaders alike have celebrated as if they were on the streets of Tel Aviv. Read More Here
(Gilad) – Israeli Attack on the Mavi Marmara // Raw Footage – Video Link Here
(AlethoNews) – Norwegian Port Union Boycotts Israeli Ships
Responding to calls by the Palestinian Workers Union and other calls by different workers unions and organizations around the world, the Norwegian Ports Union decided to join its Swedish counterpart in boycotting all Israeli ships starting on June 15. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Schumer’s Sippenhaftung and the Children of Gaza – Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Disinformation about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
The Israeli propaganda effort has been really active in spreading disinformation about Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Deflection, distraction and disinformation are used to obfuscate about something that should be straightforward. Read More Here
(AlethoNews) – Tel Aviv fountains dyed red in protest of flotilla raid – Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – Time to end, not ‘ease’ the siege
It took a war, the lives of 1,400 Palestinians, and nine Turks, killed during a lethal Israeli interception of an aid flotilla, for Arab states to finally move against the blockade.
There is no doubt that the visit will send an important message to the international community that the siege can no longer be tolerated. Read More Here
(AlArabiya) – Gaza siege must be “broken”: Arab League chief
“This blockade which we are all here to confront must be broken and the position of the Arab League is clear,” Moussa said after Palestinian officials from several factions welcomed him at the Rafah border with Egypt.
“Not only the Arabs, but the entire world should stand with the Palestinian people against the siege of Gaza and what is happening in the occupied territories, especially east Jerusalem,” he said. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – INVOCATION OF THE HITLER ERA
A stunning article by someone who was, with a few others, at the very helm of the Israel lobby in the US for many years, as head of the American Jewish Congress. Read More Here
(LewRockWell) – The Gaza Flotilla and Israel’s Many, Many Rights – Read More Here
(MyCatBirdSeat) – Thank you Helen Thomas for telling the truth – Read More Here
If, as Benjamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was “very good” for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better. Read More Here
(Turley) – Hoax: Video Showing Heavy Weapons Discovered on Mavi Marmara is a Fraud – Read More Here
(YNet) – Castro: Swastika has become Israel’s banner
Former Cuban president slams Israeli raid on Gaza-bound flotilla, says Israel ‘would not hesitate to send 1.5 million Palestinians to crematoriums’ Read More Here
Gordon Duff: Freedom Flotilla’s Real Victory, America’s Propaganda Machine Exposed
The second the faked videos were available, cheap edits and voice overs first, Sky News and Fox, both owned by Israeli Likudist Rupert Murdoch, began the disinformation campaign. The “Freedom Flotilla” of peace activists suddenly became an armed Al Qaeda invasion force replete with heavy artillery, dirty bombs and terrorist trainers. Read More Here
REPOST – (PressTV) – 50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II
The next Freedom Flotilla will be much bigger than the first one, the head of a non-governmental organization says.
Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the International Middle East Media Center reported. Read More Here
(Debka) – Iran’s Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel – Ahmadinejad
An Iranian sea convoy will back up the Turkish campaign to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in Istanbul Tuesday, Jan. 8 that the vessels due to enter the disputed waters within days will not shrink from a head-on clash with Israel’s Navy and Air Force exclusion forces. Read More Here
Video: CONFIRMED Israeli soldiers used suppressed Uzi Sub-Machine Guns
(KabulPress) – U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Drinking Unsafe Water
Every year there are new reports of abuses being heaped on American troops in the field. They were provided with cheap and unnecessarily heavy body armor instead of lightweight titanium layered Kevlar. They were issued canvas-covered Humvees. There were unconscionable delays in deploying armored Humvees and in ordering 1970’s vintage MRAPs. They have to fight with jam-prone M-4s and live on bases blanketed by toxic burn pit smoke.
Now the method used to “purify” our troops’ drinking water is being severely criticized by organizations no less than the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (HuffingtonPost) – Israel Minister: Iran, Syria, And North Korea Are New ‘Axis Of Evil’
Israel’s foreign minister on Wednesday declared North Korea, Syria and Iran the new “axis of evil,” claiming that North Korean weapons seized in Bangkok in December were bound for Middle Eastern militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Read More Here
FLASHBACK - (Haaretz) – Israel: North Korea supplying weapons to six Mideast states
Israel’s IAEA envoy: North Korea has become source of proliferation of dangerous weapons of mass destruction. Read More Here
(MyFoxBoston) – Official Says Pakistani Taliban Plotting to Strike US
A U.S. intelligence official said Thursday new information gathered this week indicates the Pakistani Taliban is actively planning to strike the United States, CNN reported. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Truth, Non-Violence and the Palestinian Hills
Palestinian Gandhi? I get this question at the end of almost every presentation I’ve given on Palestine. This fascination with finding a Palestinian Gandhi has been reflected time and again in newspapers commentary, and political discourse. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – US/Israel Challenged on Iran – Ray McGovern
The times may be a-changin’ – at least a bit – with the United States and Israel no longer able to dictate to the rest of the world how crises in the Middle East must be handled, though the new reality has been slow to dawn on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her neocon friends in Congress and the U.S. media.
They may think they are still in control, still the smart ones looking down at upstarts like the leaders of Turkey and Brazil who had the audacity to ignore U.S. warnings and press ahead with diplomacy to head off a possible new war, this one over Iran. Read More Here
(StopNATO) – U.S. And NATO Accelerate Military Build-Up In Black Sea Region – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here
(FutureFastForward) – Justice for the People of Gaza: Gaza Fever
We’ve all caught the fever, every one of us who works to send boats to Gaza. From August 2006, when a handful of us started the Free Gaza Movement, every one who has joined us has been stricken with a bad case of the disease. It is chronic. It sometimes causes afflicted patients to insist that if just one more voyage can be planned to this small slice of the Mediterranean, we’ll all be in remission. There is no real cure in sight… yet.
Gaza Fever has now attacked thousands of us who have a passionate sense of justice. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – US Begins Massive Military Build Up Around Iran, Sending Up To 4 New Carrier Groups In Region
As if uncontrollable economic contagion was not enough for the administration, Obama is now willing to add geopolitical risk to the current extremely precarious economic and financial situation. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Video: Israeli Terrorism Exposed by USS Liberty Survivors – View Video Here
(AsiaTimes) – Washington burns its bridges with Iran
The agreement on draft United Nations Security Council resolution sanctions against Iran has grabbed the headlines on the Barack Obama administration’s response to Iran’s nuclear swap proposal brokered by Turkey
and Brazil. But the more consequential response is the acknowledgement by the US State Department on Monday that the administration is not willing to hold talks with Iran unless it agrees to a complete halt in uranium enrichment. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – The Injustice in Palestine
This week, Palestinians marked the 62nd anniversary of the Nakba – their expulsion from their homeland by the Zionist movement in order to create Israel. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Israel Obstructs Entry Of Medicine, Medical Equipment To Gaza
Despite Israeli guarantees to the International Community, the Israeli Authorities are still obstructing the entry of medicine and medical equipment to the besieged Gaza Strip. The last time medicine was allowed into Gaza was mid October 2009. Read More Here
BREAKING NEWS: Former US Army Colonel and US Diplomat Joins Gaza Flotilla to Break the Israeli Siege/Blockade of Gaza
Colonel Wright said “the Israeli siege of Gaza is illegal and a violation of international law. We demand that the Israeli, Egyptian, United States and European governments end this siege. If the governments will not stop the siege, it is up to the citizens of the world to break it—and that is what we will do!” Read More Here
Video: US Soldiers Speaks The Truth – War Crimes Exposed!
(Uruknet) – Is there any difference between Australia’s leaders and the three front-runners in Britain’s election when it comes to attitudes to war?
Staring at the vast military history section of the airport shop, I had a choice: the derring-do of psychopaths or scholarly tomes with their illicit devotion to the cult of organised killing. There was nothing I recognised from reporting war. Nothing on the spectacle of children’s limbs hanging in trees and nothing on the burden of shit in your trousers. War is a good read. War is fun. More war, please. Read the rest of this entry »
(ThePeoplesVoice) – Most reporters and other journalists in the mass media failed to do due diligence and misled their audiences regarding last month’s US House Foreign Affairs Committee vote in favor of Resolution 252, which would reaffirm the Armenian genocide of 1915 – 1923.
Nearly all media, prior to and after the vote, falsely said or implied that the House and the Federal government had never before recognized the Armenian genocide. Read the rest of this entry »
(YNet) – “We cannot watch the murder of children in Gaza with indifference. This is not humane,” said Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose repeated criticism of Israel recently sparked a diplomatic row between the countries.
Speaking on Monday at the inauguration ceremony of “TRT al Turkiye”, the new channel of the state run TV station TRT, Erdogan said Turkey will always be on the side of Muslims wherever they are. Read More Here
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan stated that if Israel crossed over into Turkey’s airspace in order to bomb Iran then their answer to Israel shall be like that of an “earthquake“. Read the rest of this entry »
(RIANov) – Turkey is switching to national currencies in trade with Iran and China, ending dependence on the U.S. dollar and the euro for about 20% of its commodity turnover, local media reported on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »
An 18-year Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Manager for the FBI has called for a Special Counsel to be appointed to investigate the allegations of FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. John M. Cole, who now works as an intelligence contractor for the Air Force, made his comments during an audio interview released late last week with radio journalist Peter B. Collins. Read the rest of this entry »
(August 8, 2009) – The long-gagged FBI translator turned whistleblower speaks publicly on the record, under oath, for the first time since being twice-gagged by the Bush Administration’s use of the “state secrets privilege”. Edmonds became a linguistics specialist in the FBI counterintelligence department following 9/11. Read the rest of this entry »
(HuffingtonPost) – Breaking Down the Under-Oath Disclosures of the Formerly-Gagged Sibel Edmonds…
It has now been over a week since the video tape and transcript from the remarkable 8/8/09 deposition of former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was publicly released. Previously, the Bush Administration invoked the so-called “state secrets privilege” in order to gag Edmonds, in attempting to keep such information from becoming public. Read the rest of this entry »
Sibel Edmonds gave a sworn deposition in which she testified to her knowledge of treasonous crimes and corruption involving current and former members of Congress and State and Defense Dept. officials. Given the nature of the deposition, the lines of questioning focused on Turkish espionage and services obtained through bribery and blackmail by Turkish officials and proxies. Read the rest of this entry »
Brzezinski was right, of course. Obama was the perfect choice for president. Not because of his experience. He had none. He was a two year senator with a resume’ small enough to fit on the back of a matchbox. Still Obama had what Brzezinski and Co. were looking for, symbolism; the kind of symbolism that connected him to people around the world and made them feel like one of their own had finally clawed their way to the top. Read the rest of this entry »
The presidents of Russia and Turkey signed a joint declaration in Moscow yesterday aimed at deepening friendly relations and improving multidimensional cooperation between the two countries, with the Russian side defining the declaration as a “strategic document.” Read the rest of this entry »
The daily bleeding of thousands of jobs will soon turn our economic crisis into a political crisis. The street protests, strikes and riots that have rattled France, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Iceland will descend on us. It is only a matter of time. And not much time. When things start to go sour, when Barack Obama is exposed as a mortal waving a sword at a tidal wave, the United States could plunge into a long period of precarious social instability.
From Third World War To the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative
The NATO summit held in the Turkish city of Istanbul on June 28-29, 2004 was nothing less than epochal in terms of its geopolitical repercussions, where several historical thresholds were crossed and post-World War II international taboos violated. Read the rest of this entry »
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s prime minister on Sunday denounced Israel’s air assault on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip as a “crime against humanity” and called for them to end.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of using “disproportionate force” and said the attacks were a “blow to peace.”
“To go and bomb these defenseless people, and to openly say that this operation will be a long-lasting one, that it will be this or that, to me, is a serious crime against humanity,” Erdogan said at a meeting of his ruling Islamic-rooted party. Read the rest of this entry »