Kurds vs Turkey

Who’s On First?

 

Another special ops (Navy Seal) US soldier was killed fighting against ISIS in Iraq. He was shot while fighting alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in their battle north of Mosul. This is the third such Special Forces death since Obama announced the deployment of ‘an additional 200-250 ground troops’. While this might seem to some a small number, it’s senselessness is what is so pivoting.

 

You see, the same Peshmerga and Kurds fighting ISIS with the US are being bombed by our good friends in Turkey under the command of Erdogan, the same Erdogan who flooded Europe with over a million refugees and then demanded a return for Blackmail. But they aren’t just being bombed by Erdogan, they are being bombed by the Iraqi military – our other good friends.  So, are our soldiers being killed by ISIS or Turkey?

 

But Turkey isn’t just blackmailing Europe, the US has succumbed as well; In exchange for Turkish help, the United States has offered Ankara an aid package that includes $6 billion in grants and up to $20 billion in loan guarantees. But so far, Turkey has balked at the offer, demanding more than $30 billion in assistance, according to US sources.”

 

So while Europe has agreed to give Turkey upwards of $6 billion with a ‘pinky swear’ that they won’t let any more nasty refugees cross the border – as well as EU membership status whereby all citizens have free travel access… HELLO? The US has agreed to give them $20 billion in various forms of assistance with the promise not to kill anymore US soldiers while ethnically cleansing Kurds…

Meanwhile, Merkel is allowing the prosecution of a German comedian to go forward“in Germany” because Erdogan’s feelings were hurt by an insulting comment the comedian made in his routine…
Not a bad days take for Erdogan.

 

This coincides with a Parliament meeting in Turkey that erupted in an all out brawl with opposing sides punching and hitting, standing on tables, throwing bottles at each other and acting in a very “dignified” parliamentary manner… Gee we really can pick our friends. Sounds just like the Kiev brawls that regularly break out as officials go for the throat to ‘get their point across’. Another good buddy of ours.

 

After a healthy US backed coup in Ukraine that has sent the country spiraling into the worst nightmare it has seen in decades, the IMF has squandered $11 billion – for nothing. With a GDP of -$90 billion, a GDP growth rate of -12.5%, and a government whose salaries are apparently paid by …ta-da…the US- in a deal that was reached after the appointment of a new Governor, Michail Saaskashvili, the same Saaskashvili who has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in his native Georgia for war crimes and criminal charges.  All this coming after the pinky swear promise of Ambassador, Geoffrey Pyatt that no more Ukrainians civilians will be killed and their property confiscated.
Because, apparently, We The People, agreed in 2015 to train and pay the government of Ukraine with taxpayer funds.
And how much ‘aid’ has been expended on Iraq and Afghanistan? According to a report issued by the Watson Group of Brown University, Iraq has cost about $61 billion and Afghanistan about $104 billion. But that doesn’t account for the fraud, corruption and waste: US government investigators have found widespread corruption, waste, and fraud among US agencies and private contractors implementing aid programs. Projects were often carried out at exorbitant cost, despite serving small portions of the population. For example, a USAID-funded power plant will cost an estimated $280 million per year to run – more than a third of total government tax revenues – but provide electricity to just 2 percent of Afghans. The DynCorp company was unable to account for $1 billion in US funds it was given to train the Iraqi police.”
Anyone charged?  Nah.  Anyone arrested?  Nah.  Anyone fired?  Nah.  Just business as usual.
For those who don’t know, the DynCorp is a security company based out of Virginia that trains Afghanistan’s and Iraq’s police… They have been embroiled in a number of their own topsy turvydom allegations and lawsuits including:
  1. Ecuadorian lawsuit in which herbacide spraying resulted in significant civilian health crisis
  2. Alleged abuses in Columbia
  3. Conflict of Interest case in hiring by Veritas Capital Fund
  4. Sex with minors in Bosnia – and the selling of sex slaves
  5. Sex trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Unfair dismissal due to ‘whistleblowing
  7. Unregulated billing and misconduct in relation to Iraq
  8. Weak oversight that resulted in $2.5 billion of US funds wasted
  9. Hiring a 17 year old Afghan to ‘entertain and perform’ for them in Afghanistan
How many US ‘jobs’ were created?  None.   How much income was generated for profit companies?  No one wants to know.  How much taxpayers anted?  Mucho moola.
So – Who’s On First?

Turkey – Ethnic Cleansing of Kurds

Ethnic Cleansing in the Middle East…

What is really going on in the fight against ISIS in – Iraq. Because despite the fact that most US bombing has been concentrated in Iraq and not Syria, Syria continues to get all the news. Why?

Part of it is the topsy-turviness of who is on what side. And while Turkey is supposedly on our side, they are bombing our allies fighting ISIS in Iraq. Hello? Yes, Turkey is targeting the Kurds and even Iraq’s military and bombing them routinely. The Kurds are our allies fighting ISIS. So why in the heck are we allowing this?

We’re sending in Special Ops ground troops to Syria, but we refuse to give Russia coordinates of where they and our allies are stationed… This doesn’t bode very well. Not good…   Sounds like a suicide mission to me.

And then we have Saudi Arabia killing all the Shi’a Yemeni’s under the guise of fighting Sunni al-Qaeda, and Turkey killing all the Kurds under the guise of ISIS. At the same time the US and it’s allies are militarily supporting these Kurds that our allies the Iraqi’s are killing…while bombing the Shi’a in Syria so that we can ultimately elect our new and improved president because the Saudis, Qatari and Turkish governments said so.   Sound like a great military strategy?

Only now we’re asking everyone to pause while we reload… that is, we’ve sold all our ammo and weapons to the Middle East and don’t have any left…

Who are the Kurds?  They are a religious mutt – Sunni, Shi’a, Jews and Christian. The Kurds claim that the Turkish government is colluding with ISIS. The same claim Russia has recently voiced and allegedly proven.  The same claim Kerry put forth just one year ago that has somehow alluded ‘memory’.  Uh-oh…they forgot to erase that Google clip.

But, as usual, it gets better. The Free Syrian Army which was the supposedly ‘moderate rebel group’ supported by the US and Saudi Arabia, was created and rooted in Turkey. This was Turkey’s role in cleansing Syria of Kurds. Riad al-Assad was the former leader of the FSA group after he defected from the Syrian Air Force in 2011.  As a traitor to Syria, he was a hero to Turkey and quickly indoctrinated.  Turkey embraced him and helped him establish his faction – the FSA. However, just one year later, our finnicky militia commando’s replaced Riad with Salim Idris, and made him a Brigadier General (one star).   Ta-Da!  Idris, educated in East Germany, received a Phd in electronic radars. He had numerous meetings with Obama and Kerry demanding weapon support as well as food and medical supplies.  Unfortunately, in 2013, apparently Idris seems to have disappeared, as in poof, his whereabouts contentious. His replacement, Abdul-Ilah Al-Bashir, was also a Syrian army defector and was chosen to replace Idris. He lasted a few months before the powers decided they didn’t like him any more and his replacement was Albay Ahmed Berri who was captured by ISIS – and released…?  Interesting.   He was replaced by Abdelkarim al-Ahmed December 2014.  Apparently, the US decided at some point in these transitions that these guys were all losers and stopped support, shifting to the Kurds instead.

Today, the Free Syrian Army has joined the ranks of al-Nusra and al-Qaeda in the fight against Assad and ISIS.  And the ‘moderate’ have become – the militia.  But we can’t say this – in mainstream agenda, because it doesn’t further the cause as in the US was first supporting al-Nusra until the media explained to the military that al-Nusra was al-Qaeda, then they backed off and supported FSA until they fell apart.

So what we have is a bunch of traitors from the Syrian Army taking sides with Turkey thinking that Turkey, the EU, Saudis and US will potentially prop each of them up as the new and improved President of Syria when Assad is – eliminated. Only to have them lose out to the next propped up in command of the Free Syrian Army!  And then become less than enchanted…

In fact, it would appear that all commanders of the Free Syrian Army initially ‘defect’ to Turkey before being anointed into the FSA. Weirder is as weirder does – it is the Free Syrian Army that is apparently now providing Russia with the proof that Turkey has been aiding ISIS…I guess they weren’t happy.

It’s old news, but it continues – we give money and weapons to the Kurds while Turkey bombs them in Syria and Iraq, and yawn, we say nothing.  In the meantime we continue to give weapons to Turkey…to kill the Kurds with who we arm to fight – ISIS.  And as the Turks annihilate the Kurds and ISIS grows, the US is like – what???  How’d that happen?

Exactly why do we, the US and UK, Canada, and Australia, turn a blind eye? Because Turkey, which stands directly north of Israel… is used as a stepping ground for Middle East airbases. The illusion is that Turkey is on our side, when in fact they never were.  Read.  The Bible.

They are using the US to give them ‘cover’ so as to complete their own agenda – eliminate the Kurds. It’s the same ethnic cleansing that the Saudis employ while shielded by the US and NATO in Yemen.

Turkey was created at the end of WWI when the Ottoman Empire collapsed and the Middle East was virtually parceled out, lines drawn, boundaries defined. However, the powers forgot to give the Kurds their own state and instead they were left to try and assimilate into ‘other’ Middle East countries including; Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. This didn’t go over too well. These countries held to a nationalistic view in which they did not believe in multi cultural communities as did the Ottomans.

The Kurds were ostracized and denigrated, their culture squashed and even their language squelched. Miffed, they formed their own militia in the 1980’s and began demanding rights. The EU and NATO decided they didn’t have ‘rights’ and declared them a terrorist group.

Ethnic Cleansing.

In WWII, Turkey was considered neutral, but actively traded with ‘both sides’ until 1944 when they agreed that Germany and the Nazi’s were bad guys and decided not to help them any more. Besides, at this point the Nazi’s were clearly on the losing team.

Today, the Turks are supporting both sides again – the west fighting ISIS and ISIS fighting the Kurds. I suppose they thought it worked during WWII without any reprisals, it should work again. The collusion in supporting Turkey seems eerily similar to the US and EU support of chocolate king, Poroshenko, in Ukraine. Ethnic cleansing has left that country in rubble, their economy in the toilet, and a dictatorship in power.

Given Turkey’s absolute hatred of Assad and demand that Assad and his government be ‘ marginalized’, who could be in the backroom waiting to rule the new Syria?  Will he be a chocolate king or an indian chief?  Maybe we’ll find a postal worker… or the son of a government employee?  While ousting Assad has been the agenda, his replacement has been the subject of heated debates with no clear puppet available.