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Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

October 1st, 2015 - 8:06 am § in Misc.

Origins of the Conflict In Israel/Palestine

October 1, 1917,  Ottoman soldiers surrounded the Jewish village of Zichron Yaakov. Their goal was to arrest Jews working to  to help the British take over Ottoman Palestine. The captured Jews were  jailed and tortured.  The Ottoman Kamikam (governor) threatened to do to the Jews what was done t[...]

June 7th, 2015 - 7:35 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Democracy Works in an Islamic State!

ERDOGAN HUMILIATED AT POLLS If Turks can do this, maybe Israelis will cleanse themselves of Netanyahu.  Imagine the Middle East with two, well-led democracies … Maybe three if this leads Turkey to support full statehood for Kurdistan! This is no longer far-fetched. The new Saudi regime is awa[...]

May 14th, 2015 - 8:49 am § in Middle East, Politics

Turkish President teetering on insanity?

  DAILY BEAST: Turks Are Wondering if Their President Is Insane After 12 years in power with unprecedented economic success and a replacement oif military with civil authority, Turks are worried that  Erdogan, 61, is teetering over the precipice of megalomania. ” The Turkish constitution s[...]

May 7th, 2015 - 10:01 am § in Middle East, Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Turkey and Saudi Arabia Alliance

The two major forces in the history of Islam have been Arabia and Turkey.  Islam arose in Arabia, in less than a decade conquered a world bigger than the Roman Empire and centuries later was deposed by the Turks. The succession of the prophet, the appointment of a Caliph as leader of Islam,  move[...]

November 29th, 2014 - 11:30 am § in Middle East, Politics

ISIS Launches Attack On Syria’s Kobani From Turkey

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group launched an attack Saturday on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey, a Kurdish official and activists said, although Turkey denied that the fighters had used its territory for the raid. The assault began when a suicide bomber driving an armored vehicle[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 7:39 am § in Middle East, Politics

Why Turkey Is Not Boots on The Ground Against DAISH*

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The AP reports that Turkey is using its air force against Kurdish rebels inside Turkey.  Turkey is a prosperous NATO ally that has nevertheless so far sat back and watched DAISH* advance in the Syrian town of Kobane,  The reason is that the extremists are doing the dirty wo[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 12:22 pm § in Middle East, Politics

Shame Falls ON Turkey

Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds Under Siege By ISIS Sadly for the Kurds they did not get their own country when the Ottoman Empire was split up after WWI.  What ought to be Kurdistan became part of the Soviet Union. Iraq, and Iran.. and of course Turkey. Now the  town of Kobani is about to [&he[...]

June 30th, 2014 - 8:00 am § in Uncategorized

UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS: Israel Prepared to Recognize a Kurdish Republic

An Ancient Tie May Change the Middle East. 6/30/2014 Israeli leader calls for independent Kurdistan TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Seizing on the mayhem in Iraq, Israel’s prime minister on Sunday called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as part of a broader alliance with moderate fo[...]

June 22nd, 2014 - 1:04 am § in Politics, Religion

A New Muslim Face Looks to Israel

Will “Kurdistan” Emerge as A New Force for Peace Between  Israel and Palestine?     Remember Saladin? The great conqueror of the Crusaders was a Kurd.  Maimonides, the greatest Jewish Rabbi, was an adviser and physician to Saladin. While Sadam Hussein’s rule was limited by A[...]

August 2nd, 2013 - 4:58 am § in Politics

An Iranian View of the Syrian Rebels

Click the image to read Iran’s view. Who lost Syria?  This may seem contrarian, but … the Iranian view is not all that different from other views of the revels as comprised of Taliban style radicals.  Of course, Hazbolla hs no better and it is Hezbollah, backed by Iran that is fighting[...]