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.

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.