Turkish President Erdogan narrowly won a referendum yesterday, (Sunday 16th April 2017) that will allow him to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029.
With 99.45% of ballots counted, the “Yes” campaign had won 51.37% and “No” 48.63%, and the electoral board called a victory for “Yes”.
There is talk of electorial fraud and the like, as there almost always is nowadays, but it is very unlikely that Erdogan’s victory will be overturned. We will see over the next few days or weeks how the opposition to Erdogan’s victory react and what action will be taken about the claims of electoral fraud.
What we can probably predict is that Erdogan’s victory in this referendum is likely to raise tensions in the region, not lower them.
Giving Erdogan more power is likely to see Turkey move more towards being an Islamic state. Is likely to make political relations header in Europe and lily to increase tension on the subject or Islamic immigration into Europe. Before the referendum, Turkey was threatening to flood Europe with a flood of refugees. While this is unlikely to be acted upon with any speed, we are likely to see an increase in this kind of radical rhetoric and threats.
The relationship between Turkey and NATO, (Turkey being a member of NATO), is likely to become more strained.
It was also reported that Erdogan’s son-in-law was involved in buying millions of dollars of oil from ISIS, thus funding much of their fight in recent years. (The Independent)
We are also likely to see an even more powerful crackdown on information and opposition to the Erdogan faction over the coming weeks and months.
With tension growing in Syria, North Korea and in the South China Sea… this referendum is unlikely to lower tensions around the world.
I am VERY concerned!
It appears that “they” have succeeded in turning Trump, and have all but succeded in plunging the world into war. If not war, the takedown of Assad and a VERY heightened risk of war with Russia.
The gas attack before this most recent attack, the Ghouta chemical/gas attack of 2013, was a ‘false flag’ intended to give Barak Obama a reason to invade Syria.
Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels. The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad. «By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria». from Strategic-Culture.org
If you want more on this see this YouTube video.
It was only the fact that the Russians said, over our dead bodies are you going to depose Assad and take Syria that they backed down.
The gas attack this week.
Almost without a doubt, this last gas attack was also… not Assad. Why would he get up in the morning and say, “Hey, the world is coming to terms with me leading Syria, I better prove to them I am a mad man and get them to attack me and probably kill me.” It just does not make sense.
I do not yet have independent evidence to say if it was the Assad’s attack on a weapons store that released rebel gas, or if it was a CIA or the like who released the gas after the attack to provide the excuse for an invasion. Either way, they will not let this opportunity to take control of Syria go without an all out effort to depose Assad and carve up Syria.
Either way, most, of not all of my analyst friends believe that it was not Assad.
In the recent gas attack, a few dozens of people died. They died horribly and it is an utter tragedy. A wicked crime. But before we kill Assad and many tens of thousands of his troops and civilians in an attack on Syria. You must be sure that it is just.
First, ask yourself some questions.
- Do we yet KNOW it was Assad? (NO – even the left-leaning establishment media is still talking about the alleged attack by Assad). That will not stop people blaming Assad, nor the UN taking action against him.
- Who is ultimately responsible for the war in which this ‘attack’ is just one event?
- Assad is the 19th and current President of Syria. Legitimate President even if we do not like him.
- His country is under attack. He is defending it.
- There are military operations in his country, and against the legitimate government from many many nations. Including Israel, America, and the UK. Though the majority of the fighters are non-Syrian radical Muslims supported by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
- This war is in Assad’s country and against his government. He is not attacking other countries, he is defending his.
- The rebel fighters are hiding in amongst the civilian population so that it is very hard to fight them without killing civilians. I think this is actually a war crime is it not? No outcry about that. No, “We must stop these evil war criminal rebels,” because they are serving our agenda.
- Another question you could try is, “why are the almost 1,000 civilian non-combatant deaths across Iraq and Syria in March by coalition forces ok, but these few dozens are a war crime?” see the Independent article here.
I am by no means saying that Assad is a good man or even that he should be the president of Syria. But that to blame him for defending his country is a bit off.
Remove the rebel fighters for a year. Remove sanctions and help the country to rebuild and then see if he is still killing people.
Trump now talking about getting involved in Syria.
Now it appears that they have managed to force Trump’s hand into taking action against Assad.
I do not know if it is from the continuous illegal surveillance of Trump and some dirt they have threatened him with, or whether he has been hoodwinked into believing that it truly was Assad. But we can certainly see that using the ‘Bad Russia,’ ‘fake news,’ about Russia hacking the USelectionss, they have left no room for Trump to be seen as soft or friendly towards the Russia supported Assad regime.
Russia stopped the slaughter known as the Arab Spring, it looks like the elite are doing everything they can do to get it going again.
We could also talk about the huge NATO buildup on the border or Russia, but for now, I do not have time to get into this.
Today, the world is condemning Bashar al-Assad for, ‘gassing innocent civilians.’
Even though most people are clearly saying that as yet there is no way to tell who is responsible for this attack.
Let us lay out some background.
- Bashar al-Assad has had all his chemical weapons removed.
- Assad is just beginning to get over the ‘evil-doer’ image that he has been in for the last few years and is being. Governments that has been calling for his overthrow are now talking about negotiating with him.
- With the help of Russia, Bashar al-Assad is winning the war against the insurgents, right across his country.
So, Assad is winning the war, beginning to become more accepted by the world, (so it would appear). Just what motive would Assad have to stir up worldwide hatred of himself and his government?
Israel at least is now wanting to “destroy Siria’s airforce”.
I can not see any motivation for Assad, nothing that he could gain from this attack.
Who else might benefit?
There has been a concerted effort to stir up hatred of Russia for months or even years.
For example, “Russia hacked the US elections.” which is not even what is being claimed but is a rhetorical statement. But even the claims that are being made appear to have NO evidence, only unsupported accusations.
The last six months or so of psyops against Trump has left it almost impossible for him to stand in support of Assad because Russia is supporting Assad.
If Israel or others under some UN agreement, attack Assad, they will be by implications, maybe fact attacking Russia.
It appears to me that it is very possible that one of the many groups who has been pushing for war with Russia have a lot more to gain than Assad.
Can it be true?
Theresa May has now signed the letter that will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and marks formally the beginning of the UK’s departure from the European Union.
This letter will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tuskby the British ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow.
Apparently, this will happen at 12:30 BST on Wednesday 29th March 2017. (I should be asleep)
The BBC are reporting that the prime minister, who will chair a cabinet meeting in the morning, will then make a statement to MPs confirming the countdown to the UK’s departure from the EU is under way.
The BBC are suggesting that the Key events and possible timings for Brexit are as follows.
- 29 March, 2017 – UK triggers Article 50
- 29 April – EU summit of the 27 leaders (without the UK) to agree to give the European Commission a mandate to negotiate with the UK
- May – European Commission to publish negotiating guidelines based on the mandate the EU leaders give it. The EU might say something about possible parallel negotiation on a future EU-UK trade deal
- May/June 2017 – Negotiations begin
- 23 April and 7 May – French presidential elections
- 24 September – German parliamentary elections
- Autumn 2017 – The UK government is expected to introduce legislation to leave the EU and put all existing EU laws into British law – the Great Repeal Bill
- October 2018 – Aim to complete negotiations
- Between October 2018 and March 2019 – The Houses of Parliament, European Council and European Parliament vote on any deal
- March 2019 – UK formally withdraws from the European Union (The Article 50 negotiations could be extended, but this is subject to the approval of the other 27 EU member states)
If we think that fight is over…. think again!
There are powerful forces in this world who are seeking to hold power over the world and are seeking to bring the whole world under one government.
Brexit may be a setback, but they plan for setbacks and will just pull out of the draw plan b or c or d… and move on.
They are on both sides of all major wars, and both sides of many elections. It does not matter who wins, it is always them.
I am just watching a video on corruption on the Royal Family!!! frightening. Contact me if you have any information.
Teachers at a primary school in Sydney, Australia have been threatened with beheading and other violence from young Islamic students, prompting one of them to quit her job.
Students as young as those in Year 5, according to the Daily Telegraph, are making the violent threats and pressuring others to read the Koran at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney.
Documents given to the newspaper allege that three staff members have taken a leave of absence owing to stress, received counselling and been awarded compensation after bullying from Islamic students.
One female teacher reportedly quit her job after it got too much for her. She claims she quit after receiving death threats to her family from her year 5 and 6 students, with some saying they would behead her.
Re-published from, Katie Hopkins, The Daily Mail
They stood in the centre of Brussels. Row on row.
Hands held high, making hearts to the heavens. Showing the slaughtered they were not forgotten. Reminding themselves they were here with love. Looking to show humanity wins. That love conquers all.
They lay in the centre of London, face down where they fell. Stabbed by a knife, rammed with a car, flung, broken, into the Thames, life bleeding out on the curb.
And the news came thick and fast.
No anger for me this time. No rage like I’ve felt before. No desperate urge to get out there and scream at the idiots who refused to see this coming.
Not even a nod for the glib idiots who say this will not defeat us, that we will never be broken, that cowardice and terror will not get the better of Britain.
Because, as loyal as I am, as patriotic as I am, as much as my whole younger life was about joining the British military and fighting for my country — I fear we are broken.
Not because of this ghoulish spectacle outside our own Parliament. Not because of the lives rammed apart on the pavement, even as they thought about what was for tea. Or what train home they might make.
But because this is us now.
This is our country now.
This is what we have become.
To this, we have been reduced.
Because all the while those forgiving fools in Brussels stood with their stupid hands raised in hearts to the sky, another mischief was in the making. More death was in the pipeline.
As the last life-blood of a police officer ran out across the cobbles, the attacker was being stretchered away in an attempt to save his life.
London is a city so desperate to be seen as tolerant, no news of the injured was released. No clue about who was safe or not.
Liberals convince themselves multiculturalism works because we all die together, too.
An entire city of monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Blind. Deaf. And dumb.
Immersed in a seething pit of hatred, hidden in pockets of communities plagued by old animosities and ancient strife.
These people may have left their lands. But they have brought every tension, every conflict, every bit of fight here with them.
The Afghans hate the Somalias who loathe the Eritreans. As it was before, it is now. London is a city of ghettos behind a thin veneer of civility kept polished by a Muslim mayor whose greatest validation is his father’s old job.
I see him now, penning a missive about how London is a beautiful and tolerant city, how we are united by shared values and understanding, and how we will not be cowed by terror.
Sure enough, there he was, saying exactly that, just now. Fool.
Even as mothers text to check their children are safe. Including my own, worrying about me as I sit overlooking the scene, feeling fearful of this place where monsters lurk and steal lives away in an instant. For nothing.
I would ask Sadiq to stop talking. Empty words. Meanwhile, banning pictures of women in bikinis on the Underground. How does that help?
Please, no hashtag, no vigil, no tea lights. I am begging you not to light up Parliament in the colours of the Union.
Because we are not united. We are wrenched asunder.
The patriots of the rest of England versus the liberals in this city. The endless tolerance to those who harm us, (while the Home Office tries to shift the focus of public fear to white terror) — versus the millions like me who face the truth, with worried families and hopeless hearts, who feel the country sinking.
We are taken under the cold water by this heavy right foot in the south, a city of lead, so desperately wedded to the multicultural illusion that it can only fight those who love the country the most, blame those who are most proud to be British, and shout racist at the 52%.
This place is just like Sweden. Terrified of admitting the truth about the threat we face, about the horrors committed by the migrants we failed to deter — because to admit that we are sinking, and fast, would be to admit that everything the liberals believe is wrong.
That multiculturalism has not worked. That it is one big fat failure and one big fat lie.
President Erdogan of Turkey said there is a war being waged between the crescent and the cross. But he is wrong. Because the cross is not strong. We are down on bended knee, a doormat to be trodden on, a joke only funny to those that wish us harm.
The war is between London and the rest of the country. Between the liberals and the right-minded. Between those who think it is more important to tip-toe around the cultures of those who choose to join us, rather than defend our own culture.
How many more times?
And how many more attacks must pass before we acknowledge these are no longer the acts of ‘extremists’? That there is no safe badge with which to hold these people at arm’s length, in the way the liberals casually use the term ‘far-right’ for anyone who has National pride.
These events are no longer extreme. They are commonplace. Every day occurrences.
These people are no longer extremists. They are simply more devout. More true to their beliefs. Beliefs which will be supported endlessly across our state broadcaster for the next few months until we buy into the narrative that one religion is not to blame.
That in fact we should blame Brexit supporters. For believing in a Britain. As it was before.
Anything but the truth.
This is why there is no anger from me this time, no rage. No nod for those who pretend we will not be cowed, even as they rush home to text their mum they are safe. No surprise that the city of which I was so proud is now punctured by fear, and demarcated even more formally by places we cannot tread; there were always parts in which a white woman could not safely walk.
Now I feel only sadness, overwhelming sadness.
I will walk over the river tonight and look to the Thames, to the Union flag lowered at half mast, and the Parliament below, and I will wonder, just how much longer we can go on like this.
One week ago the Turkish foreign minister says, ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe,’ Today, London is under attack.
Before anyone goes off the deep end, I am not saying that there is a direct link between what Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu the Turkish foreign minister said last week and the attack on Westminster yesterday.
Nor am I suggesting that on Tuesday things were great, and today we are at war… a holy war.
But we also have to be realistic about the fact that a large number of Muslims do consider themselves to be at war with… The West, Christianity, Democracy and the like.
And not just the few, ‘lone wolf,’ attacks that we have so far seen or even the few small group attacks, like the attacks in Franse a few years ago, but Muslim governments like Turkey, consider a war with Europe a holy thing.
I believe that the attacks that we are witnessing now and then across Europe are only the blowing off of pressure from a boiler that is slowly reaching the point of exploding.
Undoubtedly it is only a very small minority of Muslims who believe that this is a right and justifiable action to take against the West, But across many Arabic language reports of yesterday’s attack in London, there are a large number of ‘thumbs up’ and ‘smiley faces’.
If there is just one in a hundred or even one in a thousand who believe that this is the right way to express the jihadist lifestyle, that still leaves a very large number. Yesterday’s events in Westminster were caused by one man, with a car and a knife or two.
How could things look if…
- There were ten, twenty, one hundred or even a thousand? The French terror police say there are 15,000 Islamic radicals on their watch list. Some are suggesting that the UK police have some 3,000 radicle-Muslims under 24-hour watch.
- What if they used a lorry instead of a car?
- What if it was combined with another cache of weapons like the 12,000 illegal weapons seized by Spanish police this week?
In human terms, things could look very bad in just a matter of weeks or years.
There are a number of things that we can and must do.
- Call upon God to have mercy on our nation, and on us if not on our nation.
- Seek God for revival in our land, for only the Gospel, has the answer for our countries needs.
- Share the Gospel. We are the tools that God normally uses to spread the good news.
- Know our salvation is secure in Christ, and that our lives here on earth are at best temporary. Trust in Christ to keep us until he calls us home.
- Forgetting the PC brigade speak the truth about true teachings of Islam, or in not the true, the often perceived as true teachings of Islam. Islam in not really a religion of Peace, but of submission to sharia.
You may also want to think about taking a first-aid course and a course in self-defence. (see British Krav Maga.)
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10).
I noticed this in the news the other day and just did not know what to make of it. I always want to think the best of Israel and think of them as the ‘good guys’ in any argument.
But what I read did not seem right. I was excited that Israel’s missile defence systems were so effective, But I could not understand the story.
The BBC was reporting that…
Israel has shot down a Syrian missile using its most advanced anti-missile system for the first time, Israeli media say.
A surface-to-air missile (SAM) was intercepted using the Arrow system, designed to stop long-range ballistic missiles, reports say.
The SAMs were fired at Israeli jets which had just raided sites in Syria.
Debris from the intercepted SAM came down in Jordan. Two other SAMs are said to have landed in Israel.
In a rare admission, the Israeli military said its aircraft had attacked several targets in Syria before Syria launched the missiles.
I wanted to write an article that said, ‘Hurray, Israel is safe from missile attack,” but something did not feel right.
Syria, with help from Russia, is locked in a war with militant jihadists, (ISIS and other related violent jihadist groups), who have massacred many thousands of Christians, and moderate Muslims in the areas that it controls.
Syria, along with Russia, is now succeeding in what the USA said it was going to do, but never did. They are taking out these violent Islamists.
It groups that Siria and Russia are fighting against, are no friends of the Jews, or of Israel. Or at least not as we would normally see things.
So why is Israel attacking Siria?
The Syria-Israel border has been Israel’s most peaceful frontier since 1973.
There is no evidence, or reporting that the Syrian government is in any way planning an attack on Israel. Quite frankly, the Syrian government has quite enough war on its hands as it is.
Syria, by all accounts a peaceful, or at least the most peaceful neighbour that Israel has, has been involved in fighting off violent jihadists for many years, jihadists that would gladly overrun Israel if they could.
So why is Israel attacking Syria, and act, that can only help the jihadists? Isis and the other jihadists that are fighting with them are all but beaten by Syria and Russia. Why is Israel coming to their aid?
The BBC is suggesting that Israel is striking at arms shipments going from the Syrians to Hezbollah.
But Israel was apparently attacking a Syrian “military target” near Palmyra.
Now Palmyra is not exactly an obvious place to be smuggling missiles to Hezbollah from. To start with it is around 200 kilometres from the nearest part of Isreal.
Now this is a bit of speculation on my behalf, but I am tempted to ask are we looking at another attempt to try to get Russia to strike at a NATO member? Israel being a member of NATO, thus enabling the elite who profit from war to get going the war that they have been trying to start with Russia for years now.
Apparently, there is some communication between Israel and Russia to prevent such attacks from escalating into a NATO-Russia conflict. This takes the form of “a sort of a hotline between Israel and Russia where a Russian-speaking Israeli Air Force officer and a Russian officer in Syria are co-ordinating and making sure that you don’t have any mishaps.”
So… I do not know why, but I find it very puzzling that Israel is attacking a sovereign country that is not attacking it, and that is fighting radical jihadist, that you would have thought was in the interests of Israel.
It has also been reported in the past that Israel has been running hospital-type facilities on the Syrian border to help ISIS fighters who have been injured in the battle with Syria. All very confusing.
I was pleasantly surprised by the breadth and honesty of this article in the Mail online. To so much of the media Obama seems to be beyond reproach, so good, such a saint. IT was very nice to see this piece by Piers Morgan, giving a more honest assessment of Obama.
Obama deported millions, killed thousands and now he’s out to slyly depose his successor, so why does everyone think he’s President Perfect?
Forgive me if I don’t join the ecstatic global race to canonise Mr Obama quite so enthusiastically.
For beneath his ever-smiley beatific halo lies a rather different, far murkier reality.
My favourite question for the anti-Trump brigade is this: ‘How many people did Barack Obama deport from America during his eight years as President?’
Most people guess 5,000, maybe 10,000. Even those with a good knowledge of how the real world of US immigration policy works rarely respond with a number higher than around 500,000.
In fact, Obama deported nearly THREE MILLION people.
That is the most deported by any president, ever.
His appalled critics even dubbed him ‘Deporter-in-Chief.’
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