Friday, April 17, 2015

Serbian President’s Plane takes Harrowing Plunge- US concerns about Serbian/Russian Cooperation?

Serbian President’s Plane take Harrowing Plunge-

Happenstance? Or something more sinister?
An engine on an aging (perception management?) Serbian government plane carrying the president failed on Friday, sending the aircraft into a horrifying 60-second plunge over the Adriatic Sea, according to Serbian officials and news reports.

The plane, bound for Rome, safely returned to Belgrade, the Serbian capital, after the pilot managed to steady it

The aircraft, a Dassault Falcon 50, was carrying 10 people, including the president and four political advisers, and it took off from the Belgrade airport at 9 a.m. local time, Mr. Fatic said in a telephone interview. About an hour after takeoff, at an altitude of about 33,000 feet, one of the three engines on the plane stopped working, he said. During the next minute, the plane dropped over a mile.
Stanislava Pak Stankovic, another presidential adviser on board, seemed astonished to have survived the plunge. “Believe me, at one point we were literally dropping like a rock,” she told the newspaper. “We will be celebrating this day as our second birthday.”
Both said a disaster had been averted thanks to the pilot’s “great professionalism” and “exceptional skill.”
The French-built Falcon has experienced five serious malfunctions in recent years (How many recent years? Sufficiently vague reporting, of course)  Mr. Fatic said. He denied that any of the problems were the result of negligent maintenance.
Might the US and company have some concerns when it comes to Serbia?
Plane crashes are becoming more frequent and are often associated with assassination attempts
I'm just saying.....

Let’s read a few news reports that may have caused the US/NATO war machine some consternation!


US Vice President Joe Biden sped up the process of issuing an invitation to Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to come to Washington, after the decision by the Serbian government to take part in the May 9 Victory Day commemoration in Moscow, which this year will mark 70 years since the surrender of Nazi Germany at the end of World War Two.
Sources in western diplomatic circles told Blic.rs that the timescale of Vucic's visit to Washington, which was already slated for the coming year, was pushed forward due to US fears about Serbia's close ties and continued cooperation with Russia. 
According to the paper, the call is a reflection of a recent statement from US Secretary of State John Kerry that Serbia is "in the line of fire" between the West and Russia.  
According to the source, the catalyst for Biden's hasty invitation to Washington is the decision by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to accept Russia's invitation to attend the May 9 celebrations and the president's April 6 announcement that members of the Serbian armed forces would also take part in the parade on Red Square
"Cooperation with Russia could “intensify” when a Serbian parliamentary delegation visits St. Petersburg for talks that will touch on the Russian-led alliance, said Milovan Drecun, a lawmaker of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party"
Interesting. Timely. Curious.
So, one last thought:

It's Friday evening! 
Had the pilot not been as capable as he clearly was & if the Serbian President had perished in the crash, how might the Western news cycle presented this incident, over this entire weekend?

From earlier today:

ISIS: Online Campaigns/Slick Productions and Western Connections!

ISIS: Online Campaigns/Slick Productions and Western Connections!

ISIS: A Social network or Terrorist network? 
Haaretz-By Zvi Bar'el :
"Long before it started making inroads into Iraq and Syria, Islamic State recognized the importance of a strong online campaign and slick presentation. Indeed, its Web presence may be its lasting legacy"
How about ISIS as a global NATO media campaign

Before we get into this article, I ask that readers keep in mind the massive spying done on social media, globally. Then ask yourself how it is possible that ISIS - the terror that is allegedly threatening the entire world-  can maintain this huge global presence with no fear of being shut down. No criminal charges ? No fear of repercussion. Doesn’t that indicate friends in very high places? The right connections?  After all haven't we all read of the numerous cases of individuals making statements on social media that bring law enforcement straight to their door?
I could literally find hundreds of these types of cases. And I do realize there have been some useful idiots arrested based on their alleged ties to ISIS. BUT, how is it that ISIS can function so widely on this massive scale,  globally, without repercussion?  With near total impunity? 
I find that thought/concept very hard to reconcile.

 Haaretz
"But the recent ISIS publication was more detailed and, it seems, more accurate.(reference to some US soldier information that was allegedly published by ISIS)
This publication is just part of a broad network – the organization’s “media and public relations branch” – that was hard at work long before ISIS racked up any significant military achievements. The propaganda arm is run mostly by the Al-Hayat Media Center (not to be confused with the Saudi newspaper)"..
 Digression alert- Al Hayat, as Haaretz implies, is not just a Saudi newspaper, though it does operate in Saudi Arabia having three regional offices, which is in and of itself very interesting!
So, is Haaretz intentionally trying to throw the reader off track?

 Al Hayat which produces the Saudi newspaper is a global operation:
  
Al Hayat stinks of a global intel war mongering/banker backed operation:
“Although Al Hayat is headquartered in London—the principal location for its editorial, administrative, distribution, and subscriptions offices—the paper also maintains offices in Paris, Washington, New York, Moscow, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Beirut, Cairo, Baghdad, and Damascus.[4] The three offices in Saudi Arabia reflect the paper's focus on the country as well as the regional division into central (Riyadh), west (Jeddah), and eastern (Dammam) editions"
Again, why would Haaretz diminish the signifigance of the media conglomerate that is Al Hayat/ Al Monitor? 
Al Hayat/Al Monitor- from the horses mouth
Published: London, Pan Arab
Language: Arabic
Established: 1946
Published: daily
Website: www.daralhayat.com

Al-Hayat, which means “Life”, is a leading pan-Arab daily newspapers. It is based in the UK, printed in London, Beirut, New York, and Riyadh, and is popular among Arab diaspora communities. Al-Hayat has a number of regional offices across the Middle East. Its main competitor is the other big pan-Arab newspaper published in London, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.
 Necessary background out of the way, let us get back to the Al Hayat Media Center, the propaganda arm of ISIS. Which in my opinion should absolutely be ‘confused’ with the London based Al Hayat. Not only should the two be confused, it would seem the two should be considered the same- Propaganda arms of NATO global/terror/banker army.

Haaretz continues “..... (ISIS Al Hayat) which was established in 2014 and is headed by Ahmad Abousamra, a French-born Muslim who grew up in Boston and received a technology degree from Northeastern University. In 2012, the FBI published an arrest warrant for Abousamra, 34, and even offered a $50,000 reward for anyone providing information leading to his arrest. Today, it seems he lives in Syria and runs his network from there, with the aid of Islamic State supporters from all over the globe”

ISIS al Hayat established in 2014!

Isn't that interesting? So, let me repeat that- ISIS Al Hayat which was established in 2014. Then connect that to the fact that right around that same time London's Al Hayat was given a prestigious media award for the launch of their"edgy news and commentary" site

Al-Monitor/ Al Hayat named Free Media Pioneer Award winner 

You should read the entire page linked.

 VIENNA, Feb 26, 2014 - Opens external link in new windowAl-Monitor, an edgy news and commentary site launched in the aftermath of the Arab Spring that brands itself as “the pulse of the Middle East”, is the recipient of this year’s International Press Institute (IPI) Opens external link in new windowFree Media Pioneer Award, IPI announced today.

Al-Monitor’s unrivaled reporting and analysis exemplify the invaluable role that innovative and vigorously independent media can play in times of change and upheaval,”
 Recent recipients of the Free Media Pioneer Award, established by IPI in 1996, were Malaysia’s Radio Free Sarawak (2013), 35 Multimedia Magazine in Belarus (2012), Tunisia’s Radio Kalima (2011), Radio Okapi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2010) and Novaya Gazeta in Russia (2009).
Certainly an interesting roster of previous award recipients?

What about Ahmad Abousamra? - Abousamra, despite having a warrant issued for his arrest by the FBI manages to just keep on, keepin’on? Even though the US has special ops on the ground in Syria. CIA operatives at the border with Turkey.  And Abousamra doesn't get arrested?
 - Good thing it was the FBI that issued the warrant because you all know that the FBI and the CIA haven’t cooperated well in the past- wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
 Curious that  not one soul needs that $50,000.00 reward for information leading to his arrest?
My oh my, he is either surrounded by the loyal accomplices or the well to do, because who doesn't need $50,000 dollars in a war torn part of the world?

Denis Cuspert “Former German rapper  (aka Deso Dogg), who now goes by the name Abu Talha al-Almani, works alongside Abousamra and writes and produces many of the jihadist songs on Islamic State's website”
 So, we have a French national (NATO nation) born Muslim, who grew up and was educated in the US (NATO nation) in Boston (interesting) and his friend a German (NATO nation) born “rapper” working alongside one another in Syria.

  Haaretz
 "Al-Hayat (please do confuse the two entities because for all intents and purposes they seem to be exactly the same!) is a sort of umbrella organization, under which various media and propaganda arms operate, including the online magazine Dabiq (in English); two production companies; the Islamic State news website; and an Arabic radio station, which also recently started broadcasting in English. It is not clear how many people are involved in these projects, which rely primarily on English, French, Russian and Urdu-speaking workers"
 Regional propaganda networks also operate in the areas under ISIS’ control.(Other then ISIS controlled areas, where else do they operate? You know also? )  There are “media offices” in cities such as Aleppo and Rakka in Syria; and Anbar province, Diali and Baraka in Iraq. The branches in Sinai and North Africa also have their own media operations.
Every branch works independently, (from London's Al Hayat: innovative and vigorously independent media but coordinates and consults with professionals in Syria or in Western countries. (which ones?) Some of the websites publish in numerous languages, ( Just like Al Hayat in London) though others make do with only Arabic. Dozens of these sites have been recruited to spread the message, alongside tens of thousands of Facebook and Twitter accounts, which work constantly to disseminate information and recruit people for the cause.
The content the Islamic group publishes online is carefully edited – for language, visuals and graphics – say ISIS activists. Editors check the grammar and style, and make sure the texts are persuasive. Sometimes, Al-Hayat and its daughter organizations (Whose the mom?) use focus groups of foreign-language speakers in an attempt to guarantee that the content is free of embarrassing mistakes and unacceptable slang – and that it comes across professionally
 Doesn’t that sound just like the Al Hayat in London? Professional editing. Foreign language speakers for content creation? So, please confuse the two.

 Haaretz
The visuals are usually shot from small television cameras or cell phones, but sometimes two or even three cameras are used in order to provide video depth.(Beheading videos) The videos often include scenes from Hollywood war films; (how do they get around Hollywood’s copyright laws) stills that are sometimes unrelated to ISIS’ activities; and audio files meant to enhance the dramatic effect. It is even possible that some of the mixing and editing takes place in companies in the West and not in ISIS’ Mideast media centers.
Companies in the West? Perhaps, movie studios in the US? Which western companies, mentioned twice by Haaretz, are mixing and editing for ISIS? And why isn't law enforcement, particularly western law enforcement,  stopping that from happening? How is it that Haaretz couldn't come up with the name of one of these Western affiliates, despite mentioning the western affiliation in their report? Let me throw another name out there! London, perhaps? Yes, how about London! Then of course, Israel. After all it is Haaretz reporting all this.

Of course there was more at the Haaretz link- Read it if you can get past the paywall
I did save the entire article, but, thought just these few paragraphs amply demonstrate that the ISIS al Hayat & London based al Hayat are surely one and the same. It also seems clear to me that Haaretz is obfuscating reality via it's murky article.

Because, there is no where better to hide then in plain sight!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Russia: Three Impactful Moves Made This Week. Agree or Disagree & Why?

Let's call this Russia & the rest of the World day here at the blog.

Earlier today:  The Russia /China Entete- The West Needs to Take Seriously

Directly below an interesting article. This time from Sputnik News

Lavrov's pic, just cause he is so dam witty
Russia made three impactful moves in the course of only a week which show that it’s truly returned to being a Mideast power.
Russia's diplomacy over the past week proved to the world that there's more to Moscow's Mideast policy than supporting the democratically elected government in Damascus in its War on Terror. As important and honorable as that action is, the Western mainstream media has obsessed over it and myopically framed it in such a way as to make it seem like Russia has no other method of projecting its influence in the area. Millions of people in the Mideast already knew this to not be true, but now such a false inference no longer holds any weight to the Western audience as well, since Russia resolutely demonstrated to the entire world that it has a robust regional policy capable of transforming events on the ground. The days of Russian diplomatic dormancy in the Mideast are definitely over, and Moscow now rivals Washington as the most important non-regional actor there. Let's take a look at what happened this past week in Syria, Yemen, and Iran:

The Second Intra-Syrian Conference
Moscow II, as the event was called, was held in the Russian capital last week and was important for demonstrating that the first such meeting was not simply the one-time occurrence that the West made it out to be at the time. Russia's diplomatic initiative is finally starting to show signs of success, since both Damascus and the non-terrorist anti-government opposition (NTAGO) reached an agreement on five conflict resolution principles for the first time since the destabilization began over four years ago.

Not only that, but the UN is starting to take notice of the historic progress that is finally beginning to be made, since UN Special Envoy for Syria Steffan de Mistura has now said that the organization will try to commence a new round of peace talks beginning in May. Whether it'll be Moscow III or Geneva III is uncertain, but at this point there's no doubt that Russia is fulfilling the peacemaker role in war-ravaged Syria that has eluded all other actors' previous attempts, and that this alone makes Moscow a significant force for stability in the entire Mideast.

Russian plane evacuating people from Yemen at Chkalovsky Airport
The past week has also seen Russia take on a military role in the Mideast, with its aircraft and ships evacuating not only its own citizens from the beleaguered victim of Saudi aggression, but also those of other nations as well. Russia's humanitarian assistance to foreign nationals extends well past the allied states of Belarus and Tajikistan, since nationals from Poland, Ukraine, the US, and the UK were also rescued. The series of evacuation operations demonstrated that Russia is capable of rapidly deploying its armed forces to ever-changing war-time environments far from its borders, and also that such units can be used as instruments of peace and diplomacy.

The latter point is even more poignant when one recalls how the remaining Americans in Yemen had felt abandoned by their own government after having their repeated pleas for help fall on deaf ears. The irony is that the one country which Washington has tried to convince its citizens is ‘big, bad, and evil' happens to be the one that came to their aid when Uncle Sam failed to heed his call of duty. This historic instance of the Russian military saving some Americans that had been abandoned in a Mideast warzone shows the global audience that Moscow isn't blinded by New Cold War tensions when it comes to carrying out humanitarian operations, and serves as a striking rebuff to Western ‘commentators' who allege that Russia can never be a force for good in the world.
Russia also rescued Canadians:Canadians evacuated from Yemen, by Russia, confirmed by Canadian Government

The Russian-Iranian Strategic Partnership
Moscow and Tehran are moving towards a de-facto strategic partnership, which can be easily seen by the two groundbreaking announcements from earlier this week. It's now been confirmed by the Russian government that the rumored oil-for-goods program between Russia and Iran is actually a real policy that's already been implemented, showing that Moscow has wasted no time in trying to court the Iranian market after the proto-deal was agreed to a week earlier. Providing goods in exchange for resources is a strategic decision that creates valuable return customers in Iran, who will then be in need of maintenance and spare parts for their products. It's also a sign of deep friendship between the two Caspian neighbors and sets the groundwork for the tentative North-South economic corridor between Russia and India via Iran. The closer and faster that Russia economically moves towards Iran in the coming months, the more likely it is to successfully preempt imminent European competitors from establishing valuable market share in the country and perhaps one day using their future complex economic interdependence with Iran for nefarious political purposes. 
Flashback: Putin’s Mideast Gains Trump $ Loss From Iran Agreement
The second big move that Russia made towards Iran was the resumption of the stalled S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) sales that Tehran had long been asking for. The agreement was unilaterally frozen by an edict from then-President Medvedev in 2010 in order to show solidarity with Russia's Western partners in their sanctions against Iran (although the units themselves were never sanctioned by the international community). Furthermore, there may have also been a military logic to the decision since the US and Israel were at a hair's end of triggering a conventional war against Iran during that time, and news about the arrival of balance-of-power changing S-300s could have triggered a preemptive strike by either or before their window of opportunity was permanently removed. In this sense, although many observers at the time saw the shipment freeze as a sign of Russian weakness and geopolitical wavering, it may have actually been a sign of an astute understanding of the military-political situation between all the actors and could have prevented a larger conflict from erupting.
Reverting back to the present, President Putin rescinded the voluntary embargo and even spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in an effort to assuage the latter's hyped-up anxieties about the deal. It doesn't seem to have done much good because the Israeli leader is still fuming about this development, evidently because he understands that it will seriously hinder his country's ability to unilaterally strike Iran with symmetrical near-impunity. The big question is why the Russian government made its decision at this time, and it's telling that it occurred on the heels of the nuclear proto-deal. The geopolitical calculus has obviously changed to where the US is now more concerned with an indirect unconventional war against Iran in the future than a standard bombing campaign, hence its dismayed acceptance of Moscow's move and refusal to loudly protest it.
Israel's intransience is simply the ‘bad cop' of the ‘good cop, bad cop' dynamic between Washington and Tel-Aviv, as their publicized ‘fallout' is nothing more than a strategic illusion anyways. Nonetheless, the S-300 SAMs won't be delivered until the end of the year, so if the nuclear proto-deal falls through or the West cooks up a provocation, then the US-Israeli axis could still strike Iran while the opportunity remains.

The Russia /China Entete- The West Needs to Take Seriously

Interesting interview via DW
The Ukrainian crisis has certainly strained Russia's relations with the West. Sanctions have been imposed on Moscow, hurting Russian's economy as well as causing its currency and energy exports to plunge. Western countries are also trying to reduce their dependence on Russian gas - at least in the long run.

As a result of the rapidly deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, the government in Moscow is moving closer towards Asia, particularly Beijing. This became clear with President Vladimir Putin's visit to China on May 20, during which a multi-billion dollar gas supply deal was signed, among other things.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also recently visited Vietnam and Thailand to step up the country's engagement in both Southeast Asian nations and advance trade and investment ties.
In a DW interview, Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, says that due to the Ukraine crisis and the ensuing economic sanctions by the West, what was originally Moscow's "marriage of convenience" with Beijing has turned into a much closer partnership. He also argues that Russia is now more likely to back China in the steadily growing competition between Beijing and Washington.

DW: What impact has the Ukraine crisis had on Russia's foreign policy alignment?

Dmitri Trenin: The Ukraine crisis has shifted the axis of Moscow’s foreign policy from the Euro-Atlantic to the Asia-Pacific. China, rather than Europe and Germany, is emerging as Moscow’s principal foreign partner. Russia, however, began pivoting to Asia even before Ukraine.

The Kremlin realized some time ago that the situation in which its most depressed regions were physically abutting the world’s most dynamic region was not tenable in the long term. It also saw the chance of using Asia’s dynamism as an external resource for Russia’s economy – heretofore only to be found in the West. The current conflict with the West, of course, expanded this geo-economic calculus through including geopolitics into the equation.

DW: How is Moscow's foreign policy re-balance being reflected?

DT: Moscow had long hoped for a balance between its Western and Asian foreign policy directions. This balance is no longer there, in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. The need for balance is now a need for Moscow’s policy in Asia and elsewhere outside the West.

Aware of this, Russia is seeking to balance its all-important relationship with China by an outreach to India and Vietnam in Asia; Brazil within the BRICS group. It also supports bringing not just India and Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which is due to happen this year, but also Iran, once the United Nations Security Council sanctions are lifted.

DW: What are Russia's goals and aims in Asia, and why is China so important to achieve this?

DT: Russia does not have overarching strategic goals in Asia. It advocates a multipolar world within which US global dominance would give way to a great-power concert. China, of course, is very important in achieving this new global balance. In Asia itself, Russia would want to see reduced US presence/influence. It is sympathetic to China’s "Asia for Asians" slogan.

DW: Who is likely to profits most from this situation China?
DT: No Sino-Russian bloc is in the offing, but the relationship is getting way beyond the "marriage of convenience" formula. In the fields of energy, arms transfers, global and regional diplomacy the relationship has already acquired a new quality. China will be certainly strengthened as a result, but also Russia will strengthen its relationship with one major power which is not interested in its surrender to the West.

DW: What are the implications of Russia's tilt towards China for both the United States and Europe?
DT: Instead of a Greater Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok which Putin proposed in 2010, the EU will see something like a greater Asia from Shanghai to St. Petersburg. The United States will see its principal 21st century competitor being able to rely on the resources and support of its 20th century adversary.

DW: How is a stronger Russian presence, commitment to Asia likely to impact the region?
DT: From Turkey to ASEAN to Korea, Russia will be actively seeking economic opportunities which would compensate for those lost in Europe. Over time, it will have to be more engaged diplomatically. Rather than competing with China, Russia will more likely accommodate it, as in Central Asia.
 However, Russia will not become a "UK to the US," accepting Beijing’s leadership. It will work toward some kind of a "great power relationship" wit its giant neighbor.

DW: How important is this development for world politics and what can the West do about it?
DT: The Sino-Russian entente – with its unstated, but transparent goal of reducing U.S. global dominance – is easily the most important result of the Ukraine crisis and the preceding deterioration of Russian-Western relations. The West needs to take this seriously.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kurds Fully Participate in Generational Assyrian/ Armenian Christian Genocides

 As it was in the past- so it is today

Yesterday's post ended
"How could one have missed the black Pope playing politics in such a blatant fashion?
The Ottoman empire and Genocide


The black Pope Francis mentions the role of the Turks, but, fails to mention the active participation of the Kurds in the genocide of  both the Armenians and Assyrians
Why?

Why do we not speak of the Kurdish role in both those genocides?
Is it because it runs against the grain of the perception management when it comes to the 'heroic Kurd' meme?

Heads Up!- I will be speaking of that bit of history in short order"
 That short order is up- today!
NYT's 1915-  500,000 Armenians Said To Have Perished. Washington Asked to Stop Slaughter of Christians by Turks and Kurds.
 Do pay attention to the types of Armenian Christians that were targeted and those that were not!


 "The records of the State Department are replete with detailed reports from American Consular officers in Asia Minor, which give harrowing tales of the treatment of the Armenian Christians by the Turks and the Kurds. These reports have not been made public. They indicate that the Turk has undertaken a war of extermination on Armenians, especially those of the Gregorian Church, to which about 90 per cent of the Armenians belong"

  "Turkish authorities drove the Gregorian Armenians out of their homes, ordered them to proceed to distant towns in the direction of Bagdad, which could only be reached by crossing long stretches of desert. During the exodus of Armenians across the deserts they have been fallen upon by Kurds and slaughtered, but some of the Armenian women and girls, in considerable numbers, have been carried off into captivity by the Kurds"
The Turkish Government originally ordered the deportation of all Armenians, but, some time ago, after representations had been made by Ambassador Morgenthau, the Ottoman Government gave assurances that the order would be modified so as not to embrace Catholic and Protestant Armenians
 The reports that have been sent to the State Department by its agents in Asia Minor fully confirm these statements made in the appeal sent to this country by Viscount Bryce, formerly British Ambassador to the United States, to try stop the slaughter of the Armenians. Viscount Bryce stated that the horrors through which the Armenians have passed have been unparalleled in modern times.
So, when we discuss righting historical wrongs, I have to ask, what about this historical wrong?

The Assyrians: A People without Rights
In the twentieth century, Assyrians have suffered genocide, been pushed out of their ancestral lands, and are struggling for survival. The Assyrian nation today stands at a crossroad. One third of is in a diaspora, while the remaining two-thirds lives perilously in its native lands.
It cannot be denied that while the Iraqi people are undergoing a great deal of suffering, it is evident that Assyrians are being targeted more than others. They are being subjected to persecution, massacres and genocide in Nineveh and other Assyrian cities and villages since the beginning of the last century. 
During World War I, for instance, Turks and Kurds massacred about two-thirds of the Assyrians living in the area. Next came the ethnic cleansing of 1933 at the hands of the Iraqi army and the Kurds. Later, in the 1960s & 1970s, the ethnic Assyrian community was targeted by a Kurdish campaign led by the Kurdish leader Mullah Mustafa, also known as “Mustafa Barzani”, whose rebellion against the successive Iraqi governments resulted in the displacement of thousands of Assyrians.
 A people without rights, slaughtered by the Kurds. Where is their homeland? 

Mustafa Barzani? 

The Barzani name is a name from both the past and the present. How very interesting.
How coincidental can that be? Or not!

Mustafa Barzani, 1931-32.
Born March 14, 1903 Barzan, Ottoman Empire,
(now: KRG, Iraq)
Died March 1, 1979 (aged 75) Washington, DC, U.S.


 Masoud Barzani


 On August 7 Assyrians worldwide celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Simmele massacre, including in Ankawa, within the Kurdish autonomous region in north Iraq. President Massoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) sent a letter of support to the Assyrians, but in his letter he indirectly made the Assyrians victims of the Simmele massacre martyrs in the "Kurdistan liberation movement."
Kurdish leaders, starting with Barzani, have asked the West to recognize Saddam's killing of Kurds in the Anfal campaign as a genocide. But the Kurds themselves have much blood on their hands because many Kurdish clans actively participated in the murder of Assyrians during the Turkish genocide in World War One, as well as other massacres perpetrated before and after 1915. Some Kurds have apologized for these acts (AINA 4-23-1995). Most recently, the Kurdish Federation in Germany issued an apology at the unveiling of the Assyrian genocide monument in in Belgium (AINA 8-5-2013).
Assyrian organizations have asked for official recognition of the Simmele massacre (AINA 8-8-2013) and an apology by KRG President Barzani, who represents the Kurdish nation in Iraq.
Barzani had never before made a statement on the subject but on August 7, 2013, when the Assyrians in Ankawa commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Simmele massacre, Barzani sent a letter, which also was published in the KRG's official website. But instead of apologizing for Kurdish participation in the 1915 genocide and Simmele massacre (which was led by the Kurdish General Bakr Sidqi), Barzani rubbed salt in the wound.

The letter, translated, is available for you to read at the link embedded in the name Massoud Barzani

Barzani whitewashes the Assyrian massacres to Kurdify the narrative:
"What does Barzani mean when he says "martyrs of the Kurdish liberation movement?" The Assyrian martyrs in Simmele were not part of the Kurdish liberation. They were massacred not because they were Kurds, but because they were Assyrians.
By making such a statement Barzani is pursuing a campaign to Kurdify the Assyrian question. The attentive reader may ask why Barzani is using Assyrian denominational names (Chaldean, Syriac) when referring to the Assyrian nation. The answer is that this is Barzani's attempt to categorize Assyrians as Christian Kurds or just Christian citizens of the KRG.
For years we have seen a clear pattern among Kurdish leaders and intellectuals of an aggressive Kurdification campaign in order to create a false Kurdish history. They make it easy for themselves by simply replacing the word "Mesopotamia" with "Kurdistan" and thus claiming that "Kurdistan is the cradle of civilization." We find this message on a sign on the road to the Assyrian antiquities in Khanas, constructed by the Assyrian King Sennachereb in the 7th century BC. Kurdish intellectuals also write articles with the same message. A few months ago a Kurdish student in Uppsala, Sweden, Necati Kanat, wrote a propaganda article of this sort on Newsmill, where he said, among other things, "...civilization arose in Mesopotamia (Kurdistan). Mathematics, arithmetic, penmanship, irrigation systems, the wheel et cetera, were originated as part of the development of civilization. It started with small villages along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Kurdistan and moved to cities, cultures, kingdoms and empires."
Barzani's letter shows that not even our Assyrian martyrs escape Kurdish falsification of history. The offense is of course so much greater when the perpetrators of the massacres of Assyrians were often Kurds. Here are just a few examples:
  • In 1843 and 1846 Kurdish clan leaders Bedr Khan Beg and Nurullah murdered tens of thousands Assyrians in Hakkari and Turabdin. They were the henchmen of the Turkish sultan. Bedr Khan Beg's cousin's sons, Izaddin Sher and Masur Beg, continued the killings of Assyrians in Tur Abdin in 1855.
  • Sultan Abdulhamid's Hamidiye troops, who killed some 20,000 Assyrians and Armenians 1894-96 in the towns of Omid, Urhoy, were also Kurds.
  • 20 years later, in 1915, various Kurdish clans actively engaged in the genocide of World War One, and many tribal leaders also became wealthy landowners after taking Assyrian lands by force. They also took captured Assyrian women and girls as wives"
 I did say way back, here on the blog, the Kurdish narrative presented by the war mongering media, felt too contrived to be taken as fact. My suspicions were solid  and are now validated!

There is ample information to support the claim that Barzanis are a Jewish tribe of Kurds. Though most Kurds are Sunni Muslim. Kurds either Jewish and/or Sunni Muslim have a history of killing Christians. Looking back through time we see much commonality, despite an illusion of divergent groups. And we realize how very little has really changed.

This hidden, unacknowledged history both clarifies and validates why it is I  had detected a symbiotic relationship between the Kurds/ISIS and of course Israel. Though I connected the dots prior to having this background knowledge it has been clear for sometime now that the Kurds & ISIS are  partners in crime. While every person involved may not be aware of these long term relationships, this history- the puppeteers and main players, surely are.

Just a few of the previous posts written on this topic:

  • Kurd/ISIS Symbiosis: Maliki has evidence of Kurdish collusion when Mosul fell

     And finally- WizOz left a comment that should also be read, entirely

    @Why do we not speak of the Kurdish role in both those genocides?
    Is it because it runs against the grain of the perception management when it comes to the 'heroic Kurd' meme?

    Penny, spot on like always.

    But the 'heroic' Kurds were just recidivists:
    (from WikiIslam):
    "The tools used by sultan Abdul Hamit were the Turkish army and the Turkish police, and the Kurdish people, who are Muslims. He equipped the Kurds with modern rifles and gave them the relevant military skills. Serpouhi Tavoukdijan writes in his book “Expatriate” that in return for their weapons their task was to murder Armenians. They were given the right to rape Armenian women free of penalty and took Armenian houses and shops belonging to the murdered.

Putin’s Mideast Gains Trump $ Loss From Iran Agreement

Bloomberg

An interesting piece, but, as of yet I'm not convinced of the reality of the P5+ 1 agreement
Benefits to Russia may be just one reason for this agreement to fail.
-The U.S. and five other global powers, including Russia, aim to complete negotiations with Iran by the end of June
- The price (of oil) could tumble another $15 a barrel once sanctions on Iran are lifted after a final nuclear deal, the Energy Information Administration said on April 7.
- Oil at $40 a barrel could shave almost 2 percent from Russian gross domestic product, according to estimates by the Russian central bank last month before the Iran framework was announced
But, the lower oil price would be offset by other benefits

-  Lower oil prices could be offset by Increased opportunities in a sanctions-free Iran, according to Radzhab Sattarov, head of the Iran committee at the Moscow Trade and Industry Chamber.
-Gazprom, its oil arm, OAO Gazprom Neft, and OAO Lukoil have had projects in Iran interrupted by sanctions, and Rosatom is seeking further contracts at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.
-Russian-Iranian cooperation on oil shouldn’t be underestimated, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday, according to the Interfax news service. Russia is already supplying goods to Iran in exchange for oil, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
-“For Russia, it is more beneficial if Iran becomes a normal country you can have regular business with,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, head of the Moscow-based Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. “There will be more competition but still Russia will have more advantages compared to American companies in doing business with Iran as the U.S. will remain the symbol of everything they hate.”
 The political benefits may not only be in the Middle East.
-Iran could join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a group that includes Russia, China and Central Asian states, thereby boosting Russian ability to influence Iran’s policies in Central Asia and Afghanistan, Kozhanov said.
-“In Russia’s strategic thinking, Iran’s role is increasing,” Kayhan Barzegar, director of the Tehran-based Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies, said in a phone interview. “Russia and Putin have come to the conclusion that relations with Iran must increase.”
 So, will the P5 + 1 therefore fail?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Iran Brands Yemen’s War as a Conspiracy Against Saudi Arabia

Keep this information in mind.....
Sputnik

A top Iranian diplomat has condemned Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen, saying its only aim is “to disintegrate and weaken” Saudi Arabia; he has recommended that the country stops counting on Washington’s help in Yemen.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, has said that the ongoing war in Yemen is, in fact, a plot against Saudi Arabia.

"The enemies of the [Middle East] region are unfortunately trying to disintegrate and weaken Saudi Arabia, and the aggression against Yemen and its consequences are the start point of this ominous plot," the Iranian news agency PressTV quoted the top official as saying on Sunday

Amir-Abdollahian recommended that Riyadh "stop counting on Washington's help in Yemen" and accused the US of pursuing dual policies in the Middle East.

The Iranian diplomat urged for an immediate stop to Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Sana’a, stressing that a national dialogue and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the country are the only solution to the ongoing conflict.

The continuation of Saudi aggression would lead to “inevitable consequences", he warned

As we see the tables being turned on Turkey, are we witnessing the same for Saudi Arabia?
How could one have missed the black Pope playing politics in such a blatant fashion?
The Ottoman empire and Genocide

The black Pope Francis mentions the role of the Turks, but, fails to mention the active participation of the Kurds in the genocide of  both the Armenians and Assyrians
Why?

Why do we not speak of the Kurdish role in both those genocides?
Is it because it runs against the grain of the perception management when it comes to the 'heroic Kurd' meme?

Heads Up!- I will be speaking of that bit of history in short order

From yesterday

A name to watch!: Adam Osmayev- yet another curious Chechen...