For today: Peaceful Kurdish protesters attacked in Dusseldorf Germany, and more.


Free the HDP This page is calling for a campaign to free the HDP party members imprisoned in Turkey It also gives information about them. I would like to see a much larger campaign to get these people released. I wish my own government would do more really, we need to get on them, as well. We can only try, doing something is better than doing nothing, speaking out is better than silence.

This is pretty good for a mainstream article. Gives some more info. ONE YEAR AFTER ARRESTS TURKEY PRO-KURD PARTY STILL COMMITTED

Oh no! This is awful! Severe post-coup tortures by Ali Türksen, a founder of Turkey’s new party, exposed Not a party I’d want to support. sounds like this man is no better than who’s currently running Turkey, ugh!

Democracy the Erdogan way in Turkey.RTÜK: 70 radio and TV channels gagged under the rule of emergency in Turkey And there is this Turkish court gives prison sentence to pro-Kurdish HDP deputy Bestas over ‘insulting’ gov’t, state They don’t allow any criticism of the government in Turkey

Women’s plight under Erdogan’s AKP party has gotten worse. As Turkey slides more and more into Islamism, this is happening, sad and very tragic. 40 women killed, 25 women subjected to sexual violence in October


ANALYSIS: Certified or decertified, Iran faces tough road ahead Will Trump get the US out of the nuclear deal with Iran. The experts seem to think he wont’ go that far. But, something needs to be done about them. I don’t agree with Trump on many things, but on this issue, I do. Obama was too lax in his foreign policy in my view.


Arab youth sets fire to himself decrying Turkey’s fascism towards Ocalan Abdullah Ocalan the Kurdish people’s leader has been in isolation in Imrali   island prison in Turkey for over a year. We’ve heard nothing about him, he’s not been allowed to see anyone. So where is the outcry from the US, the EU, and the world about this? There is not one. They’d stick up for an ISIS fighter’s justice before they’d stick up for Ocalan’s I’m afraid. The guy that set himself on fire was an Arab by the way, not a Kurd. So the system Ocalan has inspired the Kurdish people of Northern Syria to use is not only liked by Kurds, but Arabs and Kurds both want to use it. I am glad they didn’t let him go through with burning himself up, but this shows the desperation of these people. Treated like pieces of dirt, not even allowed to speak there own language until recent years, the Kurds of Syria and in all 4 parts have had it very difficult. Denied an identity, and striving to have the system of government they desire. They have spread democratic confederalism to the Arab population as well, and some of them have taken it on like this young man. There is no reason the Kurdish people’s leader should be isolated like this. Even if you believe he’s a terrorist, which I do not, but even if one does, that is a basic human right denied him and many in Turkey right now. It is very maddening! And that is not even strong enough to describe it.

People have been demonstrating all over the world for not only the isolation of the Kurdish people’s leader to be lifted, but for his freedom. This is the message from one of the leaders of the PKK, Cemil Bayık to one such demonstration. KCK’s Bayik: Leader Öcalan’s struggle is now coming to fruition

More from the PKK. They had their annual meeting and this is about that. PKK calls for struggle in the line of victory

German police attack the Kurds against fascism in Dusseldorf This makes me so mad! I’ll say with all of my countries’ issues, this wouldn’t happen here. The Turkish government pressures the EU nations to not allow the Kurds to show pictures of Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Ocalan, and other Kurdish symbols. And they say they’re a democracy? They complain about how Erdogan is always trying to control them, threatening them and all that. Well, he’s controlling them pretty well from where I sit. When there people can’t have a peaceful protest in a nation that claims to be democratic because another country demands it, they’re under that countries’ control. If I were a German I’d be fighting that in the hugest way! They’re showing pictures of Abdullah Ocalan, oh and they weren’t’ allowed to show anything to do with the YPG forces fighting ISIS in Northern Syria, either. We’re not talking about Nazis here, or anything like that, but they won’t allow them to do it just to please Erdogan. They have know reason to complain about what he’s doing to them if they can’t even stand up to him on something as small as allowing their people to peacefully protest. One of the things they were calling for is the end of the isolation of Ocalan, yet they are not allowed to? The country Germany that champions human rights, I think not! But many people defied the bann anyways, good for them! Thousands with Öcalan’s posters defy the German ban in Dusseldorf

And get this! German and Turkish FMs meet as Kurds are attacked in Dusseldorf Yep, that tells the tail I think.

ISIS needs to be eradicated like now! They can’t go away too soon! My heart and prayers going out to these people. Just horrible! Over 100 civilians massacred by ISIS near Deir ez-Zor

Ah, the poor Syrian people. This is from Human right’s watch. Russia/Syria: Deadly Airstrikes on Trapped Civilians Somehow this war can’t end to soon for these people! Of course in a fair way that will be good for all Syrians, not in a way that will make it unstable. I realize this will be difficult.

Southern Kurdistan

TheCreepingIslamizationofIraqiKurdistan This makes me very sad. While in belief I consider myself a Muslim, I do not believe in the state forcing religion on anyone. A belief in God is greatly a personal thing, and should never be pushed on anyone. You’re not helping them believe by forcing them, so it’s a matter of control, it does nothing to spread the belief you’re trying to force on someone. So that makes me west in some Muslim’s eyes, and well, I am western, I was born in the west. But that is not it at all. I have friends of all religions and would never dream to push my beliefs on them. As I would not want them to push there’s on me. I like to learn about others’ beliefs, always have loved learning of other religious and cultural practices. I am one that believes God gives us free choice. Not the state’s choice. There are other Muslims here that agree with me. And standing up for this is so important with all of these terrorists running around trying to spread this evil ideology. And what this way of thinking has done to groups that are not religious at all like atheists and minority religious groups we all know about. All you have to do is think of what ISIS has done. And groups like Al-Qaeda also believe like this. These people are no better than Nazis, sorry. I hate to see Southern Kurdistan’s people being pushed to go in this direction.


Imagine you are stateless, you belong to no country. I can’t imagine this! I guess I never really thought about how many must be in this situation. Why are so many people stateless? The Rohingya in Myanmar are the biggest group in this situation currently this article says.

The plight of the Rohingya is something else I’ve learned about being on social media. I didn’t know a thing about them until a few months ago. I did at least know some about the Kurds, not nearly what I know now, but I didn’t’ even know a thing about the Rohingya people. So horrific what is being done to them. ‘I miss them so much’: Myanmar’s lost Rohingya children plead for their parents No child should have to go through this, and especially not because of the greed of men!

Well, it’s very late here, so time for me to close for now.

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


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


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.


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.

Writing about some events going on in this crazy world.

If you would like to know more about the political project going on in Northern Syria (this is on youtube). I hope they can get this. It is really a good thing in my view. This is quite interesting with a lot of info about the struggles they’re facing in doing what the people there desire. ROJAVA: A Utopia in the Heart of Syria’s Chaos

I think this is neat. Democracy at work, this is a good thing for northern Syria. Local radio station uses airwaves to fight extremism in northern Syria

These people are so brave. This woman was I know. Many like her in the YPJ, which stands for the women’s defense units are much like her, and amazing in my view. In memory of Arin Mirkan…

This is so sad! Sad really doesn’t begin to describe it, but anyway. We need to know about these things, even if it is hard to read about. The poor people of Syria. A Syrian baby starves in a Damascus suburb. Doctors say more deaths will follow.

Iran says and it’s stated in this article they have no desire to seek nuclear weapons, they want to just use that technology for civilian use. Yeah right! I don’t think many people believe that. Anyway, they’re letting us know publically they can strike our forces in the region. I am sure the US government and military were fully aware of this, but here is some tough talk from Iran. Iran says no need to increase missile range as can already hit U.S. forces

Reza Zarrab is a  business person (this article says he’s a gold trader) that has worked with Erdogan, and is in trouble for corruption here in the states. It’s believed to be linked to Erdogan and his own family. Erdogan wants Zarrab let go and allowed to go back to Turkey. He doesn’t want this man to spill the beans on his family, of course. I don’t know all the details of this case, but if what this article says turns out to be true, Erdogan will be an extremely unhappy man, that much I do know. Signs of Possible Guilty Plea in Turkish Gold Trader Case

And before I close, awful that act of terrorism that killed 8 and injured others here in New York! My thoughts and prayers going out to the loved ones of those involved.

It is getting late here, I need to get into bed. So I’ll close for now.

Some news for today and my comments. Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Another excellent article by Abdullah Bozkurt About US Turkey cooperation in law enforcement, like terrorism stuff and such. [OPINION] Rupture in US Turkey cooperation on law enforcement

Erdogan is destroying lives in Turkey. Cases like this that are so sad! I’ll post them when I see them, as I believe the world needs to know. My heart and prayers go out to these people suffering in Turkish prisons unjustly. Turkish Page Designer, Artist Babür Boysal Faces Over 20-Year Jail Over Baseless Complaint 

Journalists just doing there job getting arrested in Erdogan’s Turkey. Turkish journalist Ufuk Şanlı in jail for his tweet about pro-gov’t businessman 

More purges in Turkey. Erdogan obviously wants only his staunchest allies in positions of power in his Turkey. things getting more and more oppressive in Turkey by the day. Very tragic. Turkish Mayor Says Forced to Quit After Threats to Family

Erdogan carrying out his plan to get rid of all opposition in Turkey. CHP: 12 journalists detained, 4 arrested, 11 imprisoned in Turkey in October

Imagine you are locked up in solitary confinement for a year, they won’t even le you read a book! This is happening to so many people in Turkey these days, and for some it is driving them crazy, probably literally. There are no words. I know I can’t imagine it and how awful it would be. Jailed judge in solitary confinement in Turkey facing severe psychological problems

This is a town being destroyed by the Turks. You can read about it at this site. But it is a historical place, been around for a very long time. Sad to see this is continuing to go on. Destruction Accelerates in Hasankeyf and the Tigris Basin

The poor people of Syria. They’ve been through more than any people should ever have to endure in these last over 6 years. Sadly they’ll probably never find most of these people. Where are Raqqa’s missing? Families of thousands captured by Isil on a mission to find out their fate

It makes me so sad reading about Southern Kurdistan these days. Massoud Barzani had a real close relationship with Turkey when he was president of the KRG. Now Turkey is doing what shouldn’t be shocking to anyone knowing history and turned on the Kurds. Erdogan has worked with these people to get oil from them, and gain favor with some of the Kurdish voters in past Turkish elections. Oh and we can’t forget, to use the kurds of southern Kurdistan against the PKK. But he is quite anti Kurd, and hard telling if they’ll rekindle this relationship they once had with the KRG in the foreseeable future or not. This article explains some on it. Ankara still frosty toward KRG as Barzani exits

This happened in southern Kurdistan as well. How sad. How terrifying and awful for his family! Kurdish cameraman knifed to death in Daquq, Kirkuk

I hate to see Kurds fighting one another like this. But the want to keep power for some of these Kurdish politicians in southern Kurdistan drives them to not do what’s good for Kurds, and instead do what’s good for themselves I suppose. So sad, and this poor guy! LAWMAKER SAYS HE WAS TORTURED BY GROUP INSIDE KURDISTAN PARLIAMENT

I so admire these people. They didn’t have to risk there lives to fight them, but they put their lives on the line (some of them losing there lives) to fight and stop ISIS. Inside the lives of civilian volunteers fighting Islamic State

Well, that’ll be it for now. These are some things I saw today that I thought were interesting, and decided to give my 2 scents on lol.

Stuff about the Kurds, Syria, Medicaid, and other things in the news I found interesting!

This is really cool! I love his music! Glad he feels this way and spoke out!
Elton John Expresses support for Palestinians; “You’re not Alone”

Now this, is absolutely disgusting! Maybe he wants to kill off part of the population, because that’s what he’d be doing if they got rid of medicaid!
Poor people don’t want health care ‘just like Jesus said’: GOP Rep justifies killing Medicaid

This is on youtube. These updates give a brief summery of what’s happening on the ground in the Syrian war.
Syrian War Report – March 6, 2017: Govt Troops Rapidly Advancing In Aleppo Province

This is a good thing! Turkey doing the right thing here!
Turkey to allow family of Syrian pilot who crashed to visit him: PM

It’ll be interesting to see how this meeting goes! More meddling in Syria’s affairs and making things worse more than likely, but hope I’m wrong about that.
Anti-Assad states to meet on Syria amid concerns over US policy

I’m thinking Turkey is just gonna have to deal! And Obama being afraid of Turkey’s reaction! We’re the most powerful nation in the world, and we’re worried about Turkey’s reaction? Give me a break!
Turkey angered by Pentagon’s support for Syrian Kurds

And there is this: Turkey has further complicated the Syrian war by attacking the United States’ Kurdish allies Turkey doesn’t care about US interests, why do we care about there’s? To know this all you have to do is read some of the things Erdogan has stated about the US! And we get on countries about democracy. Let me tell you, Erdogan is not a champion for democracy!

The interesting things people will do in war.
ISIS forcing civilian men to wear ‘Afghan-style’ clothing in Raqqa province

Abdullah Öcalan Kurdish PKK leader held in isolation by the Turkish regime for nearly 2 decades! These people holding a vidgal as protest for him daily since 2012, wow!
‘Freedom for Öcalan’ vigil in Strasbourg in its 246th week

It is too late here! Off to bed I go, that’s it for this day. I put this stuff in here throughout the day,not all at one time, and I have been submitting it at the end of the day, just before I go to bed.

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!