Writing about some news in our crazy world, Kurds, Turkey, Syria and more.

Kurds and Turkey

Yep, this tells me that Erdogan has been after the Gulen movement for a while now, and he used the coup to do that. He sort of admits that in this article. He’s so evil! Erdogan admits trapping Gülen movement people

This article talks about how so many journalists have been barred from coming into Turkey, and why. Erdogan’s dark road to glory

Murat Karayilan one of the leaders of the PKK made this statement after the annual meeting of the PKK. A new period of struggle in the 40th year of the PKK

Of course, Erdogan gets what he wants, he’s Turkey’s dictator. Jailed Turkish philanthropist Kavala says arrested just after being targeted by Erdogan

Hmmm, very interesting. I’m not surprised by it. Paradise Papers Show Turkish PM’s Sons Involved In Offshore Holdings

People demonstrating in Canada asking there government there to do more to pressure the Erdogan regime to stop human rights abuses against their own people. Dozens take to Parliament Hill to protest Turkish human rights violations

This is how they treat their pregnant prisoners in Turkey! It sounds like this could have been prevented. Authorities’ negligence kills a pregnant woman and her baby in Turkish prison

Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation A quote I’m taking from this article.

“A former senior law enforcement official said that in the weeks after Trump’s inauguration the FBI  was asked to conduct a new review of Turkey’s 2016 request to extradite Fethullah Gulen, an elderly  Muslim cleric living in the U.S. whom President Erdogan blames for orchestrating a coup to  overthrow him.
The FBI pushed back on the request because Turkey had supplied no additional information that could  incriminate Gulen following a review of the case during the Obama administration, the official  said. It is unclear whether the request to investigate Gulen came from Flynn or through the typical  diplomatic channels at the State Department.”

I am so glad of the things put in place in our system that doesn’t allow the president and his people to have too much power. For example in our country the president couldn’t’ just decide to extradite someone. I am no expert on this, but they can request it, but the person that is being asked to be extradited must go before an extradition judge, and if there is enough evidence then that judge can have them extradited. I don’t know if it can be appealed after seeing an extradition judge, but I do know that I am glad Trump couldn’t have just done this. Because I can’t prove it of course, but I expect Trump knew something of this. I have a hard time believing he was in the dark about it all. So glad they couldn’t’ just send Gulen back to Turkey like that, ugh!

Iran

Iran says ‘criminal America’ remains main enemy And they chanted death to America in the streets, and that’s real peaceful of them lol. They’ve been doing this for years. I am not saying my country is perfect, but the Government of Iran is fanning the flames of hate, and this is never a good thing.

wow, this is very telling and scary information. Significance of nuclear revelations by the Iranian opposition, NCRI

They do this to Kurds in Turkey, they’ve done it to them in Syria and Iran does it too to them I’m sure if they do it to Arabs, Iraq is starting doing it again after the referendum I’ve been hearing. and I’ve also read that at times in turkey they’ve not wanted students to speak Arabic either. What makes people think their race, their language is superior, this is the start of acting like Nazis did. Iran: Little girls punished for speaking mother tongue in class Of course we know the Iranian regime is horrible to it’s people, but I’m learning just how bad.

Southern Kurdistan

I think many of us figured this is what happened. Barzani admits: “We handed Kirkuk over”

I started  a book by Nadia Murad. She’s a Yazidi  who was taken as a slave by ISIS. I’m learning a lot from this book. It’s going to be a tough read in some ways, though. She lost a lot of her family, just horrific stuff that I can’t even begin to imagine going through. This tells a little about the book. Yazidi survivor recounts harrowing captivity, daring escape in new book Her book just came out yesterday now, as I’m writing this early morning, and I got it the day it came out. Since I knew it was coming out I had planned to get it.

With technology as it is now, I am able to get so many books so much easier. You can get nearly anything now a days on Amazon’s kindle if you want to pay for it. I am also subscribed to a service I pay $50 a year for called Bookshare. It is a service for people with print disabilities. For example, the blind, dyslexic, or learning disabled people that have a real difficult time reading and things. Just any type of print disability like that. I have several blind friends that also subscribe to the service. We of course had to prove we have this disability, so this service can’t be used by just anyone. but it’s greatly appreciated, and very worth the $50 I pay each year for it. Had it not been on there, and I did not know this book would be up there, had it not been, I did plan to buy it on Kindle. But I didn’t have too, and that is helpful. I thought I’d explain that. It is a very neat and useful service.

Syria

I love reading about these women! What an amazing revolution they have going! A great piece here. Syria’s Arab, Kurdish women join forces to fight for future

United States

A man went on a shooting spree in our state of Texas on Sunday in a small town called Sutherland Springs. He killed 26 people, then they think he killed himself, but they’re not sure, as a man went after him outside of the church, so I am thinking they’re still not sure if he shot himself, or that guy got him. They’ll of course figure that out, as they can tell what gun the bullet that took his life came from.

Just awful! How could someone do something like this. Well, I’m thinking that I do not want to know the answer to that. It is madness, evil, I don’t know. How horrific, this is just awful! This poor family! I feel so bad for all of these people! They’ll surely need their faith to get them through this. 8 Members of One Family Killed in Texas Church Shooting

Oops, big bureaucratic mess up. It makes one wonder, how many cases are there like this? Air Force failed to submit Texas shooter’s criminal history to the FBI

The report below breaks down the numbers more, but president Trump has a 36 percent approval rating here now. It’s no shock, he’s a very unpopular president. I voted for him. I typically vote democratic, although I do not consider myself either party, and I disagree with both on different issues. This time though, I didn’t trust either one, but trusted Hillary less. Not sure if I was right to feel that way or not, but I do not like Trump! He’s awful! He’s racist, he can’t keep his mouth shut, and I could go on, but my views on Trump are not important. Here is the CNN report. CNN Poll: Trump approval at new low as Russia concerns grow

That’s all for now. It took me a few days to send this, kept not doing it at the end of a day and just kept adding to it. Well now I’m gonna send it lol.

Some news for today with my over opinionated comments as usual.

Southern Kurdistan

I want to get this book when it comes out next Tuesday. The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by NADIA MURAD

Yes, because these people definitely need to come to justice! Not so sure that many of them will, but we need to try to get as many as we can! UN: Islamic State Atrocities in Mosul Need International Justice

Yes, this should definitely be investigated! This man’s family had to watch while he was stabbed to death in cold blood! Then the criminals that did this awful murder robbed the family! Just horrific! I can’t begin to imagine how awful it was! Iraq: Investigate Killing of Kurdish Party Activist

al Qaeda

This is interesting, and scary. CIA reveals rare images of Osama bin Laden’s son

Turkey

More on the Reza Zarrab case, and this links him directly to Turkey’s president Erdogan.  U.S. prosecutor says accused gold trader spoke with Turkey’s Erdogan

Selahattin Demirtaş is a Kurdish politician who is a co chair of the HDP party in Turkey. HDP stands for Peoples’ Democratic Party He has been unjustly imprisoned like many in Turkey. He’s been there for nearly a year now. I believe that year anniversary comes this month, very soon. Erdogan said publically this summer that Demirtaş is a terrorist, when there has been no trial for him yet. He’s been held for a year with no trial, yep this is justice the Erdogan way. So this article comes as no surprise. The Turkish government’s intense pressure on the judiciary The Turkish minister of justice is trying to interfere with his trial. Erdogan has decided and made it publically known he sees Selahattin Demirtaş a terrorist. He will except nothing less than imprisoning him for life. We can hope the judiciary won’t allow this, but he has it filled with his thugs, so there is little hope of this. Best thing is for Erdogan to go. That can’t happen too soon for the Turkish people I can tell you!

More detentions in Turkey. This seems to be a daily occurrence. Turkish Gov’t Detains Dozens, Issues Detention Warrants For 60 People Over Alleged Gülen Links

Syria

I’ve never read anything from the people that write this blog until tonight. But, this is interesting. And it looks pretty credible. Turkey’s Silent Al Qaeda Partner in Syria It discusses how Turkey is trying to destroy the Kurds in Syria, and how they’re drawing ever closer to Al Qaeda as Russia doesn’t do things just how they want them to.

Closing

Well, it’s getting too late here, I need to shut this computer down and get into bed. I should already be there lol. My guide dog is already sleeping on his bed under my desk. He’s the smart one hahahhaaha.

I’ve got some plans for this blog, another project I’m working on to add to it. Maybe I’ll get it up tomorrow, we’ll see. Might be doing some things tomorrow (well actually later today) so we’ll see how much time I have to work on it. Bye for now, and more soon, God willing.

Some news on Kurds, Turkey, Syria, Iran, and more.

there was plenty of warning. Seems common in these cases. And they blame us allowing foreigners in for it? Pay attention to the warnings! The Orlando shooter that shot up that night club and killed several people had been detained by the FBI 2 times, yes, 2 times! And, they let him go. And they blame the fact we’re letting people from Muslim countries in for this violence? Yes, we need a vetting process, that I am not against. But I am very opposed to not allowing people from those countries in. We should never close our doors! Most of these people are far from terrorist, most of them have been terrorized by the terrorists truth be told. If our system would pay attention to the warning signs better, then perhaps some of these attacks could be headed off at the pass before they even begin. No we can’t stop all of them, but we can hopefully prevent some if our law enforcement is more vigilant. I don’t know exactly what they knew, but this article alludes to them thinking there were signs this man was going down this path for some years. I’m sure more will come out about him in the following days. But other innocent immigrants should not have to pay the price for this terrorist’s acts! Driver in Manhattan Attack Had Been Planning for Weeks, Police Say

When I first heard he tweeted this, my first words to a friend were “why can’t he ever keep his mouth shut.” Not saying I disagree with him, but he should not have said that. This article explains how the defense can use this and claim this man can’t get a fair trial since the president of our country said this. And it also says presidents are advised never to comment on a case before it goes to trial. And Trump did, ugh! Trump Declares Suspect ‘Should Get Death Penalty’

Countries using Interpol to get there political opponents. Turkey is a big one for doing this, but other countries do it too. This article talks about it. Something surely needs to be done about this. Literally this is destroying innocent people’s lives. INTERPOL: The abuse of red notices bad news for critical journalists

They are locking up the educated in Turkey. Well they are locking up many and it’s ongoing. But I think from things I’ve read that Erdogan feels threatened by the educated. Report: Turkish government keeps more than 70,000 students in prisons

Many think Erdogan staged the coup Turkey had July 15th 2016 so he could have a reason to oppress his people and consolidate total power over Turkey. When you read things like this article describes, it would lead one to think this is the case. I can’t prove it of course, but I think he created the coup. From all I’ve read, and the things coming out in trials, yep I think Erdogan is the one that is responsible for that coup, not Gulen or any other group. Just Erdogan and his thugs. Turkish secret witness not recognize any of 145 defendants whom he accused of having Gülen links

As a visually impaired person myself, I can understand that this may be really bad for this guy. It’s just awful in those prisons for everyone, and being disabled I imagine it may be a little more difficult in certain areas. Visually impaired Turkish journalist’s letter shows he can barely survive in prison

Imagine you’re traveling somewhere and you must pass through Turkey. When you’re in the Istanbul airport they detain you, and you do not speak Turkish so you don’t know what they’re saying to you, and you don’t even know why you’re being detained. This is the case for this couple from Rojava. This makes me mad! They should not be allowed to just detain people going through there airport like that! Rojavan elderly couple suffer 12 days in custody in Turkey and they’re still there and don’t know why! I’m sure something  to do with being Kurdish and from Rojava. But still they do not know the charges against them.

And people want to know why the PKK exists? Over 15 thousand rights violations in Kurdish cities in 9 months 

“I used to dream of death”: can Syria’s torture victims hold the regime to account? Wow! This sounds awful. But I doubt they are ever held to account. Russia will make sure it doesn’t happen. But for the victims sake, hopefully I am wrong.

The poor people in Iran! This is absolutely ridiculous! Iran Arrests 17 people at mixed-gender party

Kobane a Kurdish city in Northern Syria was brutally attacked by ISIS. They got them out, but it was bad! Many lost there lives getting them out. It happened 3 years ago in 2014. I wasn’t really paying attention to those events at that time, wish I had been. The Kurds, our biggest allies fighting ISIS. 1 November celebrations start in Kobanê

Journalists do have such a hard job, not only can it be difficult for them, but it can be one of the most dangerous jobs too. Political leaders must end demonization of journalists to stop increased attacks – UN experts

That’s all for today. Enough of my big mouth for now lol.

Some news of interest.

A couple of items I want to put in here from ARA news

Getting closer to liberating the people of Raqqa from ISIS!
Syrian Democratic Forces seize more ground eastern Raqqa amidst ISIS decline

Okay, this explains the situation in manbij better to me.
Manbij Military Council denies handing over areas to Assad

These poor people, I just can’t Imagine!
Rojava receives 17,000 Iraqi refugees as fight in Western Mosul intensifies

More on the Mosul situation.
Over 200,000 Iraqis Displaced Since Mosul Op Onset: Report

The poor people in and around Aleppo! When does this end? Only God knows, but, awful!
Over 65,000 civilians displaced by recent violence in Syria’s Aleppo

Glad he’s okay! I read about this on twitter yesterday not long after it happened. I later heard that he was found by the Turks. Glad he’s alive! I hope Turkey will give him back to the Syrians when he’s well enough!
Crashed Syrian plane’s pilot in Turkish hospital

I’ve heard of things like this happening. I’ve even read some join ISIS because there hungry and ISIS offers them a job and means of survival. I wonder how often it happens that men join a rebel group just so there families can survive.
Former Aleppo militants now fighting with the Syrian Army against terrorist forces

More of pushing out ISIS rats!
Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria

It’s just a little after 4 here. I still gotta take out Hairy dog and brush my and his teeth before bed. I won’t be in bed until nearly 5, that’s so bad! On Saturday nights I skype with friends and listen to a radio show until late and that always messes me up! But I’ve not been on the best schedule lately anyways. So off to bed. That’s the news I’ve found today. Enough out of me for tonight lol!