Turkish President Erdogan Urges Ethnic Turks in Europe to Expand Their Political Influence

Turkish President Erdogan is urging ethnic Turks living in Europe to become involved in the local politics in Europe, and to suppress the Kurds.  He urged them to remain loyal to Islam and their country of origin.  Erdogan’s comments are controversial because he is organizing a foreign population  inside European borders to act in the interest of Turkey and Islam, which may contradict the interests of the European host country.  This is a soft coup through demographics.

(Translated by Google)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turkish-born citizens in EU countries to expand their political influence. “Take personal responsibilities in political parties and political mechanisms,” Erdogan said on Tuesday in an appeal to “my citizens in Europe.” Erdogan reminded members of his AKP in Ankara that a year ago more than 60 percent of Turks in Germany had voted in favor of the presidential system he was aiming for in the constitutional referendum. “That means there is power there. This power must also be effective in local politics. “

The goal must be to suppress the influence of organizations such as the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK or the left-wing extremist DHKP-C in Europe. “Do not leave the politics there to the PKK. Do not leave the politics there to the DHKP-C, “Erdogan told ACP members. “If our citizens, loyal to their country, their people, their flag and their call to prayer, stick together, they have the opportunity to be ten times, a hundred times more influential in the political parties and politicians than they are.”

“Your country is yours”

Erdogan urged Turkish citizens to learn the language of the country in which they lived and to know the local social environment. At the same time, he appealed to her: “Never make concessions to your mother tongue, your faith, and solidarity with one another.” He added, “Your country is yours.”

Erdogan complained that EU countries neglected to deal with supporters of the PKK. In this context, he criticized the police in Stuttgart for their dealings with a Turkish-born citizen who had protested against a demonstration by Kurds. “Why are the German authorities and their police tormenting an honest Turkish citizen who opposes this terrorist organization while so blandly dealing with the terrorist organization?”

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Video of Israeli Soldiers Cheering the Shooting of Unarmed Palestinian Goes Viral

Israeli soldiers have killed 32 Palestinian protesters​ near the border fence in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority says the unarmed civilians have been egged on by Hamas to approach the fence and even to cross over it ​to sacrifice themselves in order ​to gain international attention for their cause​.  Palestinians are protesting to return to the land that they formerly occupied and against the dire living conditions imposed by Israel.-GEG​

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A video has gone viral that shows Israeli soldiers celebrating the shooting an unarmed Palestinian.  The IDF (Israeli Defense Force) denied the event happened during the current protests, the ‘March of Return’, but instead claimed that the video was recorded in December, and that the Palestinian victim was leading a riot, which is not supprted by the video itself​.
Israel’s position in the current conflict on the Gaza border is that Hamas is planning a mass surge against the fence to topple it and infiltrate Israeli territory, and/ or Hamas is inciting the Palestinians to provoke the Israeli army for a high body count, in order to garner international sympathy.  Hamas leaders have said that their ultimate goal is to remove the border and liberate Palestine.  Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said that Palestinians would “tear down the wall and tear out their (Israeli’s) hearts.”  Israelis fear that hostile Palestinians are determined to destroy Israel by any means possible.
However, the Palestinians are massively outgunned by Israel by many multitudes.  The violence is always asymmetrical in Israel’s favor.  Israelis have killed at least 32 Palestinians in the current protest, while no Israelis have been injured.
Lisa Goldman of Forward says that Israeli fears have morphed into the dehumanization of the 2 million Palestinians living in Gaza.
The March of Return is a cry of desperation from the Palestinians of Gaza. Walla!, an Israeli publication, gives context to the problem in its report on 3 Palestinian men who were able to penetrate the fence and wander 12 miles into Israeli territory. The trio were armed with knives and grenades. The men had come to Israel in search of work.  If that option was not possible, they sought a place in an Israeli jail where they could be assured three meals per day and a warm bed. They said they ​ were armed to insure that they would not be sent back to Gaza​.  That is not a strange as it may sounds. Israel routinely jails armed infiltrators as political prisoners​.​ These

three men chose imprisonment over the hopelessness of living in Gaza.
The military source in the article said that there had been a spike in infiltrators since 2014, as a direct consequence of the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, that has almost no electricity, little clean drinking water, rampant poverty and unemployment as high as 40% among young people.
Palestinians in Gaza have elected Hamas as their governing body.
Hamas competes with the more moderate Palestinian Authority (PA) for power.  Hamas controls Gaza, but the PA says that Hamas is selling illusions by encouraging Palestinians to sacrifice themselves to get TV coverage that benefits Hamas.  The PA is calling for Hamas to step down from power.
Peace in Israel is a dream as both Palestinians and Israelis reject it because neither wants to be absorbed by the other.  The number of Palestinians in Israel, the Occupied Gaza Strip, Occupied East Jerusalem and the Occupied West Bank is now estimated at over 5.3 million, exceeding the Jewish population of 5.2 million.
By 2035, the Jewish population in Israel/Palestine is projected to reach 46%. The Palestinian population in Palestine is growing at about 2.4% per year, which is 33% higher than Israel’s growth rate. The population is also the youngest in the region, with a birth rate of over 4 children to every woman.  Palestinians are winning the demographics contest, but Israelis have the territory and resources.  These statistics do not bode well for future Israeli dominance​ except by military superiority, which is what now is unfolding.





Houthis Fire Rockets at at the Saudis, Escalating Tension Between the Saudis and Iran

Yemen: Houthi rebels, who are Shia Muslims affiliated with Iran, fired ballistic missiles into Riyadh, the capitol of Sunni Saudi Arabia, targeting Aramco Oil assets. The Houthi attack was in retaliation to air raids on Yemen by the Saudis, backed by the West. The United Nations says 10,000 people have died in the three-year-old war, and three quarters of Yemen’s population, 22 million civilians, are starving and need relief aid. [The timing is inconvenient as the US is threatening to strike Syria, an ally of Iran, Israel has threatened Iran, the Saudis support Israel against Iran, and the Saudis agree with France in ‘curbing’ Iran.]

Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces intercepted three ballistic missiles fired at Riyadh and other cities on Wednesday by Yemen’s Houthis who have stepped up attacks recently, threatening to escalate a rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Three rockets were shot down above the capital and the southern cities of Jizan and Najran, according to state media and the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen. The Houthis claimed to have targeted the defence ministry in Riyadh and a Saudi Aramco distribution facility in Najran. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The attacks mark the fourth time in five months that missiles have flown over Riyadh, as the Houthis step up efforts to demonstrate they can reach the Saudi capital.

Last month, one man was killed in Riyadh by debris after the military shot down a flurry of missiles, the first casualty of the Yemen war in the Saudi capital. Wednesday’s missiles followed the downing of two Houthi drones earlier in the day in Jizan and the nearby Saudi city of Abha, the coalition said. The Houthis said they were targeting an Aramco facility in Jizan, but the company said its facilities there were operating “normally and safely”. The company is building a 400,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Jizan, part of a new economic city on the Red Sea, which is expected to become fully operational in 2019. Aramco was not immediately available to comment on the missiles.

The Houthis say their missile attacks on the kingdom are in retaliation for air raids on Yemen by the Western-backed coalition. Their news agency SABA said four people were killed, including a woman and a child, and 10 others wounded in two air strikes on Wednesday in the Razih district of western Saada province. There was no immediate comment from the coalition. Saudi Arabia and an alliance of Muslim states intervened in Yemen’s civil war in 2015 to try and push back the Houthis after they drove the internationally-recognised government into exile in Riyadh.

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California: 100,000 High Schools Students Are Pre-Registered to Vote

The program automatically activates the teen’s registration at age 18.  There has been a 10% increase in registration since the Parkland High School shooting.  Young people often lean left: 43% of the pre-registered teens chose not to be affiliated with a party, 38% chose Democrat and only 10% chose the Republican party.

California’s effort to get 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote has now enlisted 100,000 teenagers, according to information released on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

“This is a big milestone,” Padilla said. “I’m optimistic it’s going to translate into action at the ballot box.”

The program, which began in the fall of 2016, automatically activates the teen’s registration at age 18. State officials reported that more than 10% of the total number of pre-registrations have come in just the last few weeks.

Padilla said there’s been a noticeable uptick in teenagers signing up following the  mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school in February and last month’s nationwide protests over gun violence.

“The impact of recent events is undeniable,” Padilla said. “It’s absolutely served as a motivator for young people to pay more attention.”

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Major Evidence Syrian Chemical Attack Was Staged by US

Jake Morphonios dug up archived UK Daily Mail Online article from 2013 that reported leaked emails showing the Obama White House had given approval for US-backed rebels in Syria to covertly carry out a chemical weapons attack on civilians and blame it on Syrian President Assad, a classic false flag strategy, in order to provide justification for US military action against Syria.  Children’s corpses were posed in photos, making a strong emotional impact – Jake says the photos were taken by the White Helmets in Douma, the site of the alleged chemical attack.

A BBC journalist expressed skepticism about an alleged chemical attack in Syria that the West has largely – and without evidence – blamed on Bashar Assad. He tweeted that he was tired of “staged” scenes before deleting the post.

“Sick and tired of activists and rebels using corpses of dead children to stage emotive scenes for Western consumption. Then they wonder why some serious journos are questioning part of the narrative,” BBC Foreign News Producer Riam Dalati wrote on Twitter. He later deleted that tweet, but not before others in the Twittersphere managed to grab a screenshot of it.

When a Twitter user wrote that Dalati was under pressure from the BBC to ‘toe the line,’ presumably by pointing the finger at Syrian President Bashar Assad, the journalist said this wasn’t true, and that he deleted the tweet due to a “breach of editorial policy.”

“Not so… original tweet correctly deemed in breach of editorial policy thru (sic) use of ‘sick/tired'” and by not providing context for a picture of a deceased Syrian girl who appeared to be giving a ‘last hug’ to another child who appeared to have died.

“Still stand by original opinion that ‘Last Hug’ was staged and can voice that in a factual tweet if I want to,” he wrote.

Manipulated Photos (full article at RT):

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BBC Journalist, Riam Dalati, Twitter

Daily Mail archived article

RINO Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Announces Retirement

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he will retire and is not seeking reelection in the 2018 midterms.  Under Ryan’s leadership, Republicans failed to repeal Obamacare, fund the wall, and pass pro-American immigration reform.  There is a good chance Democrats will win the majority in the House, and Ryan’s retirement could influence Republican donors to shift funding away from House candidates, to Mitch McConnell, and trying to save the Senate.

Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans this morning that he will not run for re-election in November.

Why it matters: House Republicans were already in a very tough spot for the midterms, with many endangered members and the good chance that Democrats could win the majority.

 One of Washington’s best-wired Republicans said:
“This is a Titanic, tectonic shift. … This is going to make every Republican donor believe the House can’t be held.” The announcement will help Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his fundraising because “the Senate becomes the last bastion,” the Republican said.

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