Skip to comments.Stunner: Turkey Infiltrating Native American Tribes – and May Get Congressional Help
Posted on 10/10/2012 1:43:14 PM PDT by bayouranger
Islamists Select a New Target, and a "See No Evil" House Bill May Facilitate the Effort.
Turkey's government, under Islamist leadership, has developed a remarkable but obscure tactic to make inroads into the United States.
Recently, Native American Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK, member of the Chickasaw Nation) introduced H.R. 2362, the Indian Trade and Investment Demonstration Project. The bill singles out Turkish-owned companies for exclusive investment preferences and special rights in Native American tribal area projects.
Congressman Cole freely admitted the following on the House floor:
There's no question that I was approached by the Turkish American Coalition [properly the Turkish Coalition of America], who have a deep interest in Turkey and American Indians.
"Deep interest" indeed. The bill was the culmination of a curious multi-year effort by Turkey to ingratiate itself with Native American tribes: tribal students now study in Turkey with full scholarships; Turkish high officials regularly appear at Native American economic summits; and dozens of tribal leaders have gone to Turkey on lavish all-expense paid trips.
Why the intense interest in business and cultural ties with Native American tribes only now, when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist Justice and Development party (AKP) have taken Turkey down a path of aggressive and dangerous Islamism?
Evidence from Uzbekistan points to a possible nefarious motive: Infiltration and Islamization. The government of Uzbekistan is claiming that private Turkish business interests in the Central Asian country have been acting as a front for banned Islamist extremists. According to Agence France-Presse:
[The Uzbek government is] accusing Turkish companies of creating a shadow economy, using double accounting and propagating nationalistic and extremist ideology. ... Long wary of the influence of Islamic fundamentalism ... secular authorities appear to be linking Turkish private business to the activities of the Nurcus, an Islamic group that is banned in the country. [Nurcus is also banned in Russia].
Is it really in America's national security interests to have thousands of Turkish contractors and their families flooding into America's heartland and settling in semi-autonomous zones out of the reach of American authorities? Especially if their intent is to form intimate business and social ties with a long-aggrieved minority group? _ _ _ _ _
H.R. 2362 was narrowly defeated on July 23, when a "suspension of the rules" vote (usually reserved for non-controversial votes with limited debate) failed to attain the required two-thirds majority. But troublingly, 220 representatives voted in favor representing both parties and all ideological strains with 160 opposed and 49 abstaining.
The bill could come up for a vote again, at any time.
In the original version of H.R. 2362, the stated purpose was to "encourage increased levels of commerce and economic investment [with Native American tribes] by private entities incorporated in or emanating from the Republic of Turkey." It allowed for select Native American tribes to lease land held in trust by the United States for "a project or activity in furtherance of a commercial partnership involving one or more private entities incorporated in or emanating from the Republic of Turkey."
When the bill came up for a vote, its backers were forced to offer an amended version. The phrase "or other World Trade Organization (WTO) member nations" was placed after "Republic of Turkey" in the passages above.
The amended version still maintains that Congress "finds that the public and private sectors in the Republic of Turkey have demonstrated a unique interest in bolstering cultural, political, and economic relationships with Indian tribes and tribal members;" and that removing "barriers" and encouraging a "more robust relationship" between "Turkish and Indian tribal communities" is "in the interest" of "the United States-Turkey relationship." [Emphasis added].
These "interests" are not defined.
The bill, in both its forms, severely limits federal oversight of the investment projects, and does not even require the Department of the Interior to approve the leases. The term of the leases could stretch 75 years, effectively tying the hands of future Administrations.
Presidents would come and go. But Turkey would have a semi-permanent foothold in America's heartland. _ _ _ _ _
The amended version of H.R. 2362 continues to single out Turkey for special treatment and, if passed, would serve as an official U.S. government endorsement of Ankara.
In the past, special considerations by the U.S. for Turkey were well-deserved. Hill staffers grew accustomed to doing favors for a secular, pro-Western Ankara that was a key strategic ally to Washington and its allies in the region.
But all that changed with the ascension of Erdogan's AKP party in 2002. Turkey has been lost to the Islamists, with alarming consequences for the West. A small sampling of recent events:
Turkey refused to allow U.S. troops to reach Iraq via Turkish territory in 2003. Turkey refused to back UN sanctions on Iran, meant to halt its nuclear weapons program. Prime Minister Erdogan has said "Iran is our friend," and "I do not think that Hamas is a terrorist organization." Erdogan invited the Iranian-backed Iraqi Shiite warload Muqtada al-Sadr to Turkey for "political discussions." Sadr, whose militia is believed to be responsible for the deaths of countless American soldiers in Iraq, stopped in Iran on his way to Turkey. The Turkish government supported a flotilla of ships that violently attempted to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, ruled by the terrorist group Hamas. Israel's blockade was declared legal by the United Nations. Erdogan halted trade with Israel and threatened to invade Cyprus after an American-based company partnered with Israel to begin gas exploration in Cypriot territorial waters, which is adjacent to Israeli gas fields. Turkey then initiated military exercises aimed at threatening both Israel and Cyprus. Erdogan defended Sudanese President Bashir, who faced worldwide condemnation for the genocide in Darfur. Erdogan's rationale: "A Muslim can never commit genocide. It's not possible." According to Middle East expert Barry Rubin, the "AKP has repressed opposition in Turkey, arrested hundreds of critics, bought up 40 percent of the media, and installed its people in the bureaucracy." Very recently, 326 military officers were convicted of conspiracy to overthrow Erdogan's Islamist government.
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Perhaps most troubling even if other WTO member nations have the same rights in the amended version of H.R. 2362 Turkey is poised to infiltrate Native American tribal areas immediately upon passage, due to the Islamist country's intense cultivation of ties with Native American tribes through the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA). John Berrey, Chairman of the Quapaw Tribe (Oklahoma), claims:
The Turkish and Native American peoples are beginning to come together under their own momentum to develop broader and deeper economic and cultural ties.
But the "momentum" is coming from only one direction: Turkey, through the TCA. Indeed, according to the Indian Country Today Media Network:
In November 2010, the TCA organized and led the first Native American Business Cooperation Trip to Turkey, attracting 20 leaders from 17 Native American tribes. The tribal leaders met with Turkish high officials, including Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. "The meeting in Turkey marked the tribal leaders' first significant overseas trade meeting," reported the Associated Press. In March 2011, the TCA engineered the appearance of the Turkish Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) and American Indian Business Trade Fair in Las Vegas. The Turkish Minister was the "first foreign government official to ever deliver remarks" in the event's history. In February 2012, the Turkish Deputy Economy Minister and the Turkish Ambassador to Washington joined the TCA at the RES. Since 2008, the TCA has offered scholarships to Native American students interested in studying abroad in Turkey. The TCA also co-sponsored two Native American conferences at a Turkish university.
The TCA, whose vice president allegedly lives in Istanbul, stated in a press release that H.R. 2362 is "the first time the Turkish American community took the initiative to create positive change through substantive legislation in Congress."
But the TCA has already invested millions in cultivating ties with Native American tribes. According to its 2010 IRS Form 990, the TCA incurred $1,037,496 of "expenses" for "sponsorship of educational travel for congressional members and staff as well as Native American leaders." And that's just the tip of the iceberg. _ _ _ _ _
As Congressman Howard Berman (D-California) said on the House floor, H.R. 2362, even as amended, is "an unusual, unprecedented, and unnecessary endorsement of a state that, though an ally, continues to pursue problematic policies."
The next time this bill comes up for a vote or any other bill that gives Turkey special investment considerations Congress should be aware that Ankara is no longer the pro-Western state of yesterday. And Congress should be alert to possible nefarious motives of the Islamists cementing their power in Turkey.
Marc J. Fink is Director of Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.
What the heck?!! How stupid does this sound?
Hmmm. I believe I read that the late Ambassador Stevens was a Chickasaw tribe member, or maybe an honorary one.
What the EF!?
This is something to watch closely! Thanks for posting. I doubt we’ll hear much of this anywhere, on any network.
Ambassador Stevens is a member of the Chinook tribe.
“H.R. 2362 was narrowly defeated on July 23.” Astounding. The Islamist extremists are finding so many inroads into our country. They have infiltrated the State Dept., Pentagon, the ACLU and now this.
I’m very interested in this story. I went the the PJMedia with your posted link, but was on a page with a listing of a lot of other stories and could not find the link to this particular story. Would you be willing to post the specific link for this story? Thanks!
wtf is that???????????????????
wtf is that???????????????????
A Native American in congress? But I thought that they had a sovereign nation? So how can a member of another sovereign nation be a member of our congress?
Gobblelu Akbar, paleface infidel!
Oh, geez. Why not get over yourself and your bigotry? Honestly, sometimes some FReepers are so _u_b.
According to Middle East expert Barry Rubin, the AKP has repressed opposition in Turkey, arrested hundreds of critics, bought up 40 percent of the media, and installed its people in the bureaucracy. Very recently, 326 military officers were convicted of conspiracy to overthrow Erdogans Islamist government. The arrests are not limited to the military, the AKP arrests and jails any and all.
Has the AK Party "bought up 40 percent of the media" or was it someone else? Is the AK Party getting help from here in America? We need to take a close look at these people:
The Gulen school system in America 120 establishments in 2012, according to The New York Times has been questioned for its odd characteristics. These include recruiting American students of non-Turkish descent to learn Turkish hardly a likely first choice for American learners of a second language and participating in competitions for the mastery of Turkish culture.
Some say that the Movement has been even more active than the AK Party infiltrating and converting the secular Republic of Turkey to an Islamic "republic."
.. and what about the Turks themselves -- 99+ percent Muslims:
These are from four years ago but I guess now they'd be shot dead..
Lest some think that all Turks are ready to give in to Islamism, Sharia law, and burkas.. well no they are not.
The image on the banner is of Ataturk the founder of modern secular democratic constitutional Republic of Turkey. The photos are from demonstrations protesting the ruling AK Party's Islamist (political Islam & Sharia law) leanings and reminding the AKP that they promised the voters that they would respect Turkey's heritage of secularism.
It seems clear to me that something similar -- not related to Islamism -- has been going on here in the U.S. for a long time.. I am wont to post this about us from Abe:
You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
Obama is a biological-ideological issue of the 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats. He is our Erdoğan and these brats have virtually taken over. Soon IMO our military will have to choose sides.
From an Internet source:
"Long before there was Paris Hilton, there was her great-aunt, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and her sisters Eva and Magda . . . Zsa Zsa Gabor was probably born in 1917 . . . In 1937, Gabor married a Turkish foreign affairs minister who was considerably older than she was. She has claimed that they never consummated their marriage. Upon their arrival in Turkey, she caught the eye of Kemal Ataturk, President of Turkey, and they enjoyed a romance that lasted several months."
is was modern secular Turkey. :)
A bunch of dhimmi Christian Armenian women crucified, that’s all.
Sheesh, it’s not genocide...it’s jihad. No big F’n deal.
Plenty of visual eye-info there.
They look like the unknowingly still subjugated offspring of Christian slaves to me.
google images and search for Auction of Souls
"Auction of Souls": the first genocide movie ever made and check this link from that link Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
From the "Auction of Souls": the first genocide movie ever made link:
In 1918, at Metro Goldwin Mayer studio, director Oscar Apfel made Auction of Souls silent film, which actually became not only the first movie on the Armenian genocide, but also the first genocide movie ever made. More than 10.000 Armenian residents of Southern California, including 200 deported children, participated in the scenes.
Next thing you know is that they’ll say that the Turks never slaughtered any Christians who didn’t deserve it.
Turks are sh_t. They’ve always been the criminal parasites of the old empire. It’s in their koranimal DNA.
Evil NEVER rests.
I personally do not see how Islamist vs Muslim in a country of Muslims like Turkey is any different from extremist Christian Identity, white supremacists vs the rest of the people in a Christian country like ours.
.. and yes I know Islamists are thousands of times more dangerous than Christian Identity people.
Seems like every year the Armenians try to get the Congress and the President to stand foursquare behind them in condemning modern Turkey for genocide -- and it has to be genocide. Period.
Apparently this is why.
[An excerpt ]"The real purpose of the resolution is not recognition of the Armenian Genocide, but a political struggle the issue of which side has a larger political capital in Washington. . . . [T]he admission of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey is an issue of secondary importance for us. . . . our lands were seized and our 3,000-year-old culture was destroyed. . . . Therefore, our true demand is compensation for this injustice. . . . Now specialists must study the lawyers advice and decide which issue should be submitted to which court, as there is the International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, US Federal Courts, etc. This is a most important issue. It must be studied with all seriousness, because, if we lose in court, Turkey will claim that Armenians have no legal demands."
We got enough problems.. I don't like it that it's our Congress / government that Armenia and Turkey are fighting over.. and what about the Kurds? They are after the same Turkish territory that Armenia wants. Now what? Them too swarming over -->our<-- government trying to get support vis-a-vis Turkey and Armenia? They all live next to each other.. let them settle it. We got tons of problems on our own.
May the fork be in you!
THanks for the link!