“SO LET IT BE WRITTEN – SO LET IT BE DONE”

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN – SO LET IT BE DONE”  Erdogan playing with fire.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has had enough of Turkey’s Erdogan. The diminutive Muslim Brotherhood dictator is a subversive. He spews Western vile from his trash mouth blaming the United States for the attempted coup; wants us to hand over Gulen. But that is not all, the member of NATO has taken opposite sides in our fight against ISIS; he has bombed our YPK partners. He has mouthed off of Israel’s right to Jerusalem by professing that Jews have no historical right to it. He continues to urge the pseudo Palestinians to intafada and fight for their own state while on the other hand he is fighting tooth and nail to prevent 25 million KURDS from have theirs. The blood of Americans are on his hands. In addition to this he has constantly battled the  PKK or Turkish workers party (labeled as a terrorist organization by the United States) by limiting Turkey’s Kurds to their lawful rights. The KURDs make up 15-20% of the populationFlag of Kurdistan Workers' Party.svgThe group was founded in 1978 by a group of Kurdish students led by Abdullah Öcalan.] The PKK’s ideology was originally a fusion of revolutionary socialism and Kurdish nationalism, seeking the foundation of an independent, Marxist–Leninist state in the region, which was to be known as Kurdistan. The initial reason given by the PKK for this was the oppression of Kurds in Turkey.

The Iraqi Kurds or The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq is the family business of the Barzani Clan, even though elections are generally considered free and fair. President is Massoud Barzani, Prime Minister is Nechervan Barzani while the security chief is Masrour Barzani. The Barzanis are Iranian Kurds. The Barzanis and the PKK profoundly hate each other.

Thus, PKK is labeled as a “narcoterrorist” organization.

“…As a result of the PKK’s increasing activity in the international narcotics trade, the (US) Treasury Department designated the group a significant foreign narcotics trafficker in May 2008. Even more recently, in February 2009, the Treasury Department also listed the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK), which is under the control of the Kongra-Gel, as a specially designated global terrorist entity..”Contending with the PKK’s Narco-Terrorism

America’s relationship with Turkey has entered a period of deep crisis. At the heart of the matter is continued U.S. support for Syrian Kurds fighting the Islamic State. The partnership between the United States and a coalition of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Arab militias, currently known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), began more than two years ago under President Barack Obama. President Donald Trump’s administration continues to back the 50,000-strong SDF as the most capable anti-Islamic State force in northern Syria. The SDF are now closing in on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s self-described caliphate, and Trump has approved a plan to provide arms directly to the YPG for the final push. Yet Turkey sees the SDF as mortal enemies due to the YPG’s affiliation with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), a designated terrorist organization which has fought a bloody insurgency inside Turkey for three decades. These clashing interests have put Washington and Ankara on a collision course just as the U.S.-led campaign to crush the caliphate enters its culminating phase.

Turkey’s concerns about the YPG are understandable and widely appreciated. What is less well known is the fact that it was Turkey’s own actions, in particular a set of decisions made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that stymied joint U.S.-Turkey efforts to identify an alternative anti-Islamic State force. This pushed the United States and the YPG closer together and eventually created the SDF. And, with Raqqa in their sights, the Trump administration is unlikely to abandon them now.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former number two in Likud, former interior minister Gideon Sa’ar, called for Israel and the United States Sunday to play key roles in advancing Kurdish independence.

Iraq’s Kurds set a September 25 date for a referendum on independence over the weekend. They said the referendum would take place despite warnings internationally that a vote in favor of secession could trigger conflict with Baghdad at a time when the fight against Islamic State is not yet won.

The Kurds have played a major role in the eight-month-old US-backed campaign to defeat the hardline Sunni insurgents in the Nineveh province around their de-facto capital Mosul. Baghdad’s Shi’ite-led government has rejected any move by the mostly Sunni Muslim Kurds to press unilaterally for independence, insisting that any decision about the future of the country should involve all its other parts.

Sa’ar met two months ago in Israel with adviser to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani. A former member of the security cabinet, he wrote extensively about regional issues, including the Kurds, at the Institute for National Security Studies during his time-out from politics that ended in April.

TERROR IN MOHAMMADLAND – ISTANBUL ON FIRE

(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. Roj emblem.svg

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

CLICK HERE for more on Erdogan’s arch enemy, the Gulen movement.

TURKEY SHOOT

No we are not talking about bagging a bird for Thanksgiving, we are talking about culling Turkey from the NATO herd. So let’s talk Turkey. The Kurds are Turkey’s biggest problem, a thorn in their site poking away for more than a century. The Turkish War of Independence (1919–22), initiated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his colleagues in Anatolia, resulted in the establishment of the modern Republic of Turkey in 1923. 

From Wikipedia: The country’s official language is Turkish, a Turkic language spoken natively by approximately 85 percent of the population. 70–75 percent of the population are ethnic Turks; the largest minority are the Kurds at roughly 20%, with the remainder consisting of Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Circassians, Arabs, Albanians, Bosniaks, Georgians, and others.

In the latter half of the 11th century, the Seljuk Turks began penetrating into medieval Armenia and the eastern regions ofAnatolia. In 1071, the Seljuks defeated the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert, starting the Turkification process in the area; the Turkish language and Islam were introduced to Armenia and Anatolia, gradually spreading throughout the region. Today there are more than 120,000 people of different Christian denominations, representing less than 0.2 percent of Turkey’s population. Islam is the dominant religion of Turkey with 99.8 percent of the population being registered as Muslim.

The slow transition from a predominantly Christian and Greek-speaking Anatolia to a predominantly Muslim and Turkish-speaking one was underway.[58] Alongside the Turkification of the territory, the culturally Persianized Seljuks set the basis for a Turko-Persian principal culture in Anatolia, which their eventual successors, the Ottomans would take over.

The Kurds, a distinct ethnic group, are the largest non-Turkic ethnicity, around 18-25 percent of the population or between fifteen and twenty million. Kurds are concentrated in the east and southeast of the country, in what is also known asTurkish Kurdistan. Unlike the Turkish people, the Kurds speak an Indo-European language. There are Kurds living in all provinces of Turkey, but are primarily concentrated in the east and southeast of the country, the region of Kurdistan. Click here for more on the Kurds.

The Kurdish people are an ethnic group whose origins are in the Middle East. They are one of the largest ethnic groups in the world that do not have a state of their own. The region of Kurdistan, the original geographic region of the Kurdish people and the home to the majority of Kurds today, covers contemporary Turkey, Iran,Iraq, and Syria. This geo-cultural region means “Land of the Kurds”. Iraqi Kurdistan is an autonomous region in northern Iraq, covering 40,643 square kilometres (15,692 sq mi) and has a population of approximately 4 million people. Kurdish populations occupy the territory in and around the Zagros mountains. These arid unwelcoming mountains have been a geographic buffer to cultural and political dominance from neighboring empires. Persians, Arabs, and Ottomans were kept away, and a space was carved out to develop Kurdish culture, language, and identity.

In a nutshell the Kurdish people are an ethnic group whose origins are in the Middle East. They are one of the largest ethnic groups in the world that do not have a state of their own. The region of Kurdistan, the original geographic region of the Kurdish people and the home to the majority of Kurds today, covers contemporary Turkey, Iran,Iraq, and Syria. This geo-cultural region means “Land of the Kurds”. Iraqi Kurdistan is an autonomous region in northern Iraq, covering 40,643 square kilometres (15,692 sq mi) and has a population of approximately 4 million people. Kurdish populations occupy the territory in and around the Zagros mountains. These arid unwelcoming mountains have been a geographic buffer to cultural and political dominance from neighboring empires. Persians, Arabs, and Ottomans were kept away, and a space was carved out to develop Kurdish culture, language, and identity. Counting the Kurds in Turkey there are somewhere between twenty two to thirty million. As a comparison, the Baltic country of Lithuania has approximately three million.

Turkey became a member of NATO in 1949 to cement its ties with the United States. This provided them with a hedge against the Soviet Union. But today Turkey finds itself in a different position. With a almost 100% Muslim population Turkey does not always tow the NATO line. In fact Turkey has thumbed its nose at the Western Powers in their fight against radical Islam. Their president, the diminutive Erdogan is seeking authority to rule by fiat. This is undemocratic and will no play out well with the NATO countries. And of course Turkey is anti Israel, Erdogan is an anti-Israel. In the scheme of things it is time that Turkey get booted from NATO. The sooner the better; having a half friend is like having a no friend. NATO should cull Turkey from the herd before Turkey does more damage in our fight against ISIS, not to mention Turkey being violently against Kurdish separatists who deserve their own country. Erdogan is anti Kurd and will do any thing to stop them from breaking free from Turkish hegemony. If Turkey was not a member of NATO, the United States would arm the Kurds in their goal for independence. 

As had been said before, when the going gets tough it will be very difficult for NATO to depend on the Muslim orientated country of TURKEY.