Kurds/good- ISIS/bad as always presented via the war mongering media. Though both parties have the same goal- Destabilization. Order out of Chaos And at the highest levels both sides of the dialectic are protected under the mass global NATO umbrella, which includes Israeli interests.
That is my perspective in it's simplest form- realizing it isn't that simple- but breaking it down for ease of understanding why the term KurdIShIS is used here. And why the Kurds and ISIS are just oppisames in more ways then one.
Turkey hits ISIS in Syria- From Turkish Territory- Different then the multiple Israeli strikes.
Just the facts:
Turkish warplanes pounded Islamic State targets in Syria and police detained hundreds of suspected militants across Turkey on Friday,Turkey pounds IS targets AND detains hundreds of militants
“ the attacks on Islamic State targets inside Syria and the early morning raids across 13 provinces at home, which also targeted Kurdish militants”Airstrikes launched from Turkey -
Three F-16 fighter jets took off from a base in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, early on Friday and hit two Islamic State bases and one "assembly point" before returning, the Prime Minister's office said in a statement.One official said the raid has been launched from Turkish airspace.
"Turkish fighter jets didn't cross the Syrian border during the operation," the official said, adding the targets had been across the border from the Turkish town of Kilis.
China.orgReiterating: Turkey launched a 13 minute assault on specific IS targets from it’s own territory after an attack by brand ISIS, NATO irregulars, on Turkish soldiers- As stated in yesterday's post, Is Turkey Invading Syria, presently? Incirluk deal. More Turkish Police dead, that was a definite provocation on the part of NATO’s irregulars- Why would they have undertaken that move at this present time? Has the destablization of Turkey moved into full swing?
The Turkish forces have destroyed the Islamic State (IS) targets on the Syrian border that have threatened the Turkish security, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday.
Turkish war jets destroyed the targets within the national airspace, since they did not need to enter the Syrian territory for the attack
In the operation, three F-16 fighters took off from an air base in southeastern Turkey, bombed three IS targets on the Syrian territory for 13 minutes, and then flew back on early Friday.
The military operation came after an IS assault from the Syrian side that killed a Turkish soldier in gunfire on border in southern Turkey on Thursday.
“Turkey has suffered a wave of violence in its largely Kurdish southeast after a suspected Islamic State suicide bombing (by an ethnic Kurd. Kurds killing Kurds.) killed 32 people, many of them Kurds, in the town of Suruc on the Syrian border this week.”Mass Arrests- A rather large operation
Police rounded up more than 250 people in raids against suspected Islamic State and Kurdish militants in Friday's raids, the prime minister's office said, adding it was determined to fight all "terrorist groups" equally.
Local media reported that helicopters and more than 5,000 officers, including special forces, were deployed in the operation. Anti-terror police raided more than 100 locations across Istanbul alone, broadcasters CNN Turk and NTV reported.*More on the raids:
(ANSAmed) - ROME, JULY 24 - Over 290 people were arrested in a counterterrorism operation on Friday by Turkish police in Istanbul and 16 other provinces across Turkey, media report government sources as saying. Islamic State (ISIS) and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members were targeted in the raid. ''Simultaneous raids have been conducted against a high number of people suspected of preparing operations against civilians,'' the prime minister's office said, adding that ''297 people have have arrested, including 37 foreigners, who belong to terrorist groups.''37 foreigners?
*Turkey detains nearly 300
DIYARBAKIR, July 23, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Turkish police guard the attack area in the city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, on July 23, 2015. Two Turkish police officers were wounded in an armed attack by gunmen in southeastern Turkey Thursday
"Turkish authorities detained nearly 300 people as police launched large-scale raids to arrest suspected members of Islamic State (IS), the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and other militant groups on Friday.The raids became necessary after a wave of deadly violence has recently gripped the country, claiming the lives of several security officers.The police, which was backed by helicopters, raided addresses in sixteen of the country's provinces, Daily Hurriyet informs.Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that 297 people were detained in the raids, while a member of the banned Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) was killed.The DHKP-C member was killed in a clash with police forces while attempting to resist an arrest by the authorities in the Bagcilar district of Istanbul"
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The US media is spinning this as Turkey stepping up in the US led “war on terror”.
However, that does not seem to be the case.....
Quoting a Turkish official:
"This morning's air strike and operation against terrorist groups domestically are steps taken as preventive measures against a possible attack against Turkey from within or from outside ... There has been a move to active defense from passive defense."Reads more like Turkey is defending it’s territory
Turkey has repeatedly said it would take any "necessary measures" to protect itself from attack by both Islamic State and Kurdish militants
As stated: Defending it’s territory.
As mentioned yesterday- Deal? No Deal? Does the US really want a deal to fly manned aircraft from Incirlik? Personally, I have serious doubts about that. I had mentioned in a post from Dec/14 that US drones are flying from Incirlik. (When I have time I will relink that post) Reuters verifies that earlier reporting
“U.S. defense officials said on Thursday that Turkey has agreed to allow manned U.S. planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from an air base at Incirlik, (not verified) close to the Syrian border. U.S. drones are already launched from the base” (As long term readers here already knew)More on the 2 police officers killed yesterday- Definitely a hit!
Rear end another vehicle- Wait for the traffic cops to appear- Head shots. Obviously planned hits. The two police officers killed in their sleep were also shot in the head.- The PKK claimed responsibility for those hits- No doubt they were involved with the staged traffic accident.
"The policemen were targeted from 30 meters in a series of shots when they got out of their traffic patrol vehicle to look a car which had struck a garbage truck. Close to ten empty shells were discovered on the scene. Officer Tansu Aydin who succumbed to a head shot wound was pronounced dead by the Dicle University Hospital. The second policeman, Ali Karhan, remains in critical condition. Security forces have launched operations on the ground with support from air to locate and identify the assailants, according to Turkish press reports"It’s Always Sunny in Ethnic Cleansing Kurdistan!
Around these parts- facts and truth reign supreme- There have been ample, varied & multiple reports that the Kurds are engaged in ethnic cleansing- There is nothing heroic about that type of action.
I can't condemn other persons for undertaking such attrocities and excuse the favoured Kurdish militias because the media wants me to!
It’s always sunny in Kurdistan. The Kurds remain the darling of the western media and politicians, who love the hard fighters who have scrapped for decades to try and carve out their own homeland along the ethnic faultlines for northern Iraq, Iran, and Syria. But now that they have the excuse to do so, are they pushing out Sunni Arabs in the guise of fighting against the Islamic State? FP contributor Sara Elizabeth Williams writes from northern Iraq that witnesses there say the Kurdish Peshmerga, the military force of Iraqi Kurdistan, “has an agenda that goes beyond fighting the Islamic State: establishing the boundaries of a future Kurdish state and moving the Arabs out.”
There is growing evidence of a far uglier crime perpetrated by America’s closest allies in Iraq. For months, humanitarians working in areas wrested back from the Islamic State have quietly documented a pattern of Sunni Arabs, who were displaced during the jihadis’ advance, being denied the right to return home.
Witnesses — including a half-dozen aid workers, a European diplomat, and a terrified resident of the affected area — say the Kurdish Peshmerga, the military force of Iraqi Kurdistan, has an agenda that goes beyond fighting the Islamic State: establishing the boundaries of a future Kurdish state and moving the Arabs out.It's time for some who have had their heartstrings pulled to face facts!
One European diplomat who had recently visited this stretch of land spoke of “deliberate, systematic destruction of Sunni Arab property at the hands of the Peshmerga, with only the most tenuous of security justifications.”Not to mention the Christians & Shiites who have also been ethnically cleansed by the favoured Kurdish terror groups!
And Finally: Parallel State in Action
“Several parties, which benefit from bloodshed but endorse a rhetoric of peace and solidarity, have betrayed our country hand-in-hand with a [terrorist] organization, with its members managing to work at state organizations as insiders,” the Sanliurfa Police Department Head Eyüp Pinarbasi said on July 23An obvious reference to Gulen
In recent days: