(click)Mohammad strikes again; like a carnivore stalking its prey the Islamic Terrorists does not take prisoners; knowing no bounds, they strike at will. Shock of the attack brings about violent reactions from politicians who condemn it. They speak words always vowing to get the perpetrators, but never do.
The latest scene was a soccer stadium in Istanbul. A car bomb and suicide bomber brought the city to its knees. President Erdogan blames the PKK (the Kurdistan Workers Party) for the attack; says that they will pay for the carnage. This is the same old bogeyman. The Kurds, enemy of the Turkish state, a Jihadist organization fighting an autocratic state that denies them independence.
About half of all Kurds live in Turkey. According to the CIA Factbook they account for 18 percent of the Turkish population. They are predominantly distributed in the southeastern corner of the country. Kurds also make up around 17% of Iraq’s population. They are the majority in at least three provinces in Northern Iraq which are known as Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurds are estimated to number, worldwide, around 30–32 million, possibly as many as 37 million.
Digesting the Kurdish call for independence is not an academic exercise. For a population of 30 million people spread over a contiguous are of Syria, Iraq and Turkey, not having their own country, independent of a dictator’s hubristic dreams, the time has come for the United States to voice their support for this them.
The violent nature of autocrat Erdogan, a masochistic member of the Muslim Brotherhood, anti Israel Islamist, a diminutive Napoleonic type, critical of Western Values, is not fit to be a member of NATO or an ally of the United States.
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(click)Ataturk Airport Istanbul was the scene of a horrific attack yesterday; last count 41 persons were dead and at least 140 injured. A gruesome scene with bodies strewn all over. Although no one has taken responsibility for the attacks, preliminary blame is on ISIS also known as the Daesh. The carnage is not over because Turkey’s Erdogan has instigated a self proclaimed war against the HDP – the Turkish Workers Party.
Erdogan has eliminated any and all members of the Turkish government who believed in secularism. He is a hard line Islamist seized power by any means at his disposal; a Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi aficionado is Erdogan.
However, there are three more thorns in his side, the PKK, YPG and PYD. These Kurdish groups are fierce fighters who believe in a Kurdish state. Kurds make up 20% of Turkish population, between 15 and 20 million; plus another 10 million Kurds live in what was once Iraq and portions of Syria. Iraq Kurdistan today stands out as an example of the Kurdish peoples desire for independence. Kurdish inhabited areas are in pink.An overwhelming amount of territory for them not to have their own state. Kurdish fighters have been the most successful in holding back ISIS, however Erdogan has been bombing them in Syria because they will become a later threat to his regime. The Peshmerga are valiant fighters challenging the enemy to the death. They have been solely responsible for holding back ISIS in Syria.
But back to Erdogan who has apologized to Russia for shooting down one of its passenger planes. Erdogan has mixed his nose into the Israel – Palestinian situation, sending a boat full of terrorists to supply Hamas with weapons. Israel had none of it and shot 9 dead. The Mavi Marmara affair was a sore spot between Israel and Turkey for the past three years. Yesterday both nations came to terms and settle the matter. It appears that Turkey needs all the friends it can get right now.