Saturday, January 12, 2008


"We stand for the maintenance of private property... We shall protect free enterprise as the most expedient, or rather the sole possible economic order."
~ Adolf Hitler.

Here's Obama's plan for Kurdistan--thanks to Anonymous, who dropped off the link in comments.

Why am I not surprised? Maybe because of the people behind Obama:

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Anthony Lake, Clinton administration national security adviser

Sarah Sewall, Clinton administration deputy secretary of defense, counter, insurgency czar

Richard Clarke, Clinton and Bush administration counter, terrorism czar

Susan Rice, Clinton administration Africa specialist and NSC member, Brookings

Bruce Riedel, former CIA officer, NSC Near East and Asian affairs, Brookings

To see who's behind the other major candidates, take a look at this. Are you among the deluded who believe having a Demopublican in the White House will change US policy? Remember, they are all the same, so think again:

The “war on terrorism” will not only continue but likely intensify and expand under “new management." The only question is whether the bias will be towards a neoliberal brand, , , the “more nuanced” multinational New World Order, a “bipartisan consensus” in Washington, more orderly economic and political declines, etc. . . . .or a continuation of the open brutality and criminality of Bush-Cheney.

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The Republican candidates have uniformly and consistently echoed the Bush/Cheney/neocon war agenda and 9/11/“terrorism” lies. Huckabee, the bizarre dark horse of the Republican side, has voiced criticism of some Bush-Cheney policies, but not the “war on terrorism” in general.

The Democratic candidates have each declared themselves the champion “anti-terrorist," or the “real” anti-terrorist that George W. Bush is not.

Obama’s murderous views on war are well documented, and similar to those of Bush-Cheney. In addition to war on Iran, Obama has declared that he would attack Pakistan if his administration possessed “actionable intelligence” that Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, and the government there did not act.

Don't miss Huckabee's plans for the Kurdish people at Foreign Affairs. Check page 2.

The forecast: No change in sight.

Also, read about the special gift some Turkish high school students sent Büyükanıt:

Have you heard the news? A group of high school kids from Kırşehir, a central Anatolian city, sent a special Turkish flag to the commander in chief of the Turkish military, Gen. Yaşar Büyükanıt. What made the flag special was the stuff it was made of. The red color in the background was not any ordinary paint. It was literally the blood of these students, which they had joyfully spilt to symbolize their devotion "to the homeland."

According to the daily Bugün, which ran the news from its headline yesterday, Gen. Büyükanıt was deeply touched by this present. In a public speech, he mentioned it as symbolic of the fact the whole nation is ready to "spill its blood for the sacred cause of our national unity."

As is pointed out at the TDN link, this special gift gets very close in idea to the "blood flag" of the Nazi Party, and it's an appropriate comparison: the Nazi regime was, and the Ankara regime is, fascist. The Nazis attempted to carry out a genocide against Jews, Gypsies, and others, while the Ankara regime continues to carry out genocide against the Kurdish people. Obviously, the Ankara regime's taste for genocide is a carry-over from the Ottomans. Contrary to the other claims in the TDN article, Turkey did not remain neutral during WW2, but was among those countries that "' . . . played an equally critical rold in sustaining the war effort' by providing Nazi Germany with minerals essential for making weapons."

Don't forget to stop by Hevallo's place to get the link to Sibel Edmonds' Kill the Messenger video, if you haven't seen it yet. And considering that those in the US may have to wait for hell to freeze over until it's aired here, watching it at Google may be your only opportunity to see it.


Miguel said...

Let's review where we are. 10 years ago, while the U.S. Congress was hardly a bastion of humanitarianism, there were at least a handful of Congressmen who criticized Turkey in the media for genocide against the Kurds. One of them was John Porter, now retired (Porter, curiously, co-chaired the Human Rights Caucus with Tom Lantos and I believe co-authored an article about foreign aid with Stephen Solarz).

Today, I think it is safe today there is not one Congressperson who will speak out against Turkey. Maybe I am wrong, but I cannot think of one.

Knowing what we know about Sibel's case, how much did Turkey's underhanded lobbying efforts play into this? How much is due to the alliance of Israel and Turkey? And how much is due to any real improvement of human rights in Turkey (you might gag at this question, but it has to be asked in order to take an objective look at the situation).

Mizgîn said...

Miguel, I think Bob Filner from the San Diego area might be the only congressman who might speak out against Turkey. He's been pro-Kurdish in the past. He's the only one I can think of.

Not only how much has the Turkish lobby played into this, or how much is due to the Turkey-Israel alliance, but how much has the bullshit "Global War on Terror, Incorporated" played into it?

Of course, Sibel's information is just the thing needed to expose the bullshit "Global War on Terror, Incorporated".

As for "any real improvement of human rights in Turkey," forget it; things have gotten worse since 2006. We have a return to the military's "State of Emergency", or OHAL, in Turkish-occupied Kurdistan, there's a massive psychological warfare campaign going on, human rights workers have been deported from The Region, Kurds are the targets of the fascists in Western Turkey . . .

In short, we are back in the 1990s again.

What we really need to do is figure a way to get an American version of Kill the Messenger aired in the US. Didn't the directors say that if it was aired in the US, they'd include their interview with Grossman? This is what we need.

But, if the chickenshit American media won't touch it . . . If we keep pressing for UK media to dig into it, it might bleed over by force of repetition.

Mizgîn said...

By the way, something else that should be done is the creation of a social network diagram for any Israeli players connected to the organizations and individuals mentioned by Sibel.

Maybe JINSA and AIPAC would be good places to start digging.

Anonymous said...

There's a couple more...Frank Pallone (D, New Jersey)(and who was the co-Chair of the Armenian Issues Caucus)has a strong Armenian voter base and has repeatedly voiced opposition to Turkey and sympathy for the Kurds.

Oddly enough, Waxman has supported Kurdish efforts in the past and even signed a Resolution supporting Abdullah Ocalan when no other Representative went near it. I was suprised to hear about Waxman's true loyalties...

If anyone is interested, take a look at the other Reps who supported that very unpopular effort, at AKIN's website:

But, I think one of the main reasons no one speaks out against Turkey vis-a-vis the Kurdish question is that there really isn't a Kurdish lobby in Washington anymore (representing the interests of Turkey's Kurds).

Mizgîn said...

Thanks for the additional information, Anonymous. I wonder how many of these congressmen have changed their minds in the intervening (almost) ten years?

I agree with your comment on the fact that there is no lobby for Kurds in Turkey in DC. On the other hand, I have serious reservations about the whole dirty business of the lobby industry.

There needs to be a grassroots-driven alternative to lobbies.