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 with a few comments from me in there.

This is how bad Turkey has gotten!
Erdogan’s Obsession With Killing Kurds Could Necessitate a US-Russia Alliance in Syria

Oh now this is so sad! I can’t imagine sucha life!
How are displaced Iraqis faring in Syria’s camps?

I have some friends I’ve tried pointing this out to! But people here, well a lot of Americans just don’t get it!
Muslims main victims of terrorism, says Italian President Sergio Mattarella

Good article pointing out why Erdogan is no ally of the US! And can not be trusted!!
7 Reasons Trump Shouldn’t Trust Turkey’s Autocratic Leader Erdogan

The knowledge that social media gives me is why I love it so much! Yes we have to watch our sources like anything else, but I learn so much from the people out here! So tonight I learned about a journalist who is unfortunately not with us anymore named Serena Shim.
Justice for Serena Shim | We will never forget Serena Shim

No people have gone through more than the Yazidis have at the hands of ISIS!
Nadia Murad’s full remarks on ISIS accountability before the United Nations