Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Turkey's Sultan Strengthening Police Powers

Erdogan remains defiant, determined to crush secular opposition to his Islamist and neo-Ottoman policies.


In Brazil, Unlike Turkey, the Government is Listening

Injustice, Income Inequality and Social Media Fuel Protests

Massive protests in Brazil.

The people are mad as hell and can't take it anymore.

Bread and circuses--stadiums for prestige purposes--no longer suffice.

But the government is listening, seems genuinely concerned--in contrast with Islamist Turkey, where the regime is out to crush dissent and impose Islamic law, step by step.

Read more.

UPDATE: Rousseff Salutes Protesters, Says She's Committed to Change

About Brazil's President: As set forth in Wikipedia, Dilma Vana Rousseff (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈd(ʒ)iwmɐ ˈvɐ̃nɐ ʁuˈsɛfⁱ] born 14 December 1947) is a Brazilian politician who has been the President of Brazil since 1 January 2011. She is the first woman to hold the office. She was previously the Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from 2005 to 2010.

The daughter of a Bulgarian entrepreneur, Rousseff was raised in an upper middle class household in Belo Horizonte. She became a socialist during her youth, and following the 1964 coup d'état joined various left-wing and Marxist urban guerrilla groups that fought against the military dictatorship. Rousseff was eventually captured and jailed between 1970 and 1972, where she was reportedly tortured.


Nearly 12 Years After 9/11, the US Set to Embrace the Taliban

Original Al Qaeda Only Islamist Group Considered Unfit to Engage

The picture is nearly complete.

The Taliban are about to join the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey's "moderate" Islamist regime and Al Qaeda-linked Syrian Islamists as acceptable "partners" in the eyes of the Obama administration. 

Read more.


Putin Stands Firmly With His Syrian Ally

Russian President Refuses to Betray Assad

Another foreign policy failure for the Obama administration, which has cynically and stupidly aligned the United States with the forces of Sunni Islamism.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is refusing to betray and abandon his ally, the embattled Syrian dictator, in sharp contrast with Washington's recent betrayal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a U.S. ally for three decades.

Read more.

Russia's point of view is obvious: it does not want another Libya--in Russia's backyard. Syria is within driving distance of Russia; and Russia's Muslim separatists are allied with Al Qaeda-linked groups. Russia does not see Shiite Islamist Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah, as threats.

Israel, while certainly not rooting for an Al Qaeda victory in Syria, clearly views Iran/Hezbollah as the greater threat because of Iran's nuclear and missile programs and Hezbollah's own arsenal of ballistic missiles. Given Syria's chemical arms arsenal, Israel could have to again attack Syrian targets in spite of Syrian and Russian warnings.

It isn't hard to see how the Syrian civil war--in which the West should never have meddled in the first place--could quickly engulf the region in a terrible conflict. 


Obama-Backed Turkish Regime Intensifies Crackdown

Dozens Held by Islamist-Run Police; "Standing Man" Goes Viral

Islamist-run Turkey … the struggle for secular space and rights continues … while the Obama administration and its allies tacitly support the clerical fascist regime. 



US Official to Washington Free Beacon: "We've Come Full Circle on AQ"

Supporting terrorist scum in freedom's name….

An important article by an intrepid investigative reporter, Bill Gertz.

Read it here.