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  • Turkey Closes Down 626 [Private] Schools, Erdogan in Emergency Meetings [ed]

    07/20/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Staff | Staff
    Turkish state media say authorities are acting to close down 626 private schools and other educational establishments, in the latest step of a crackdown after last week's attempted coup. The schools are linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who set up a network of schools across Turkey to promote his teachings.
  • US offers help to investigate coup attempt in Turkey

    07/17/2016 5:00:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    globalsecurity.org ^ | 7/16/16 | Iran Press TV
    Link only...http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/turkey/2016/turkey-160716-presstv01.htm
  • Erdogan is seen as a president who abuses office to benefit his family and cronies

    07/17/2016 3:32:39 AM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 16 July 2016 | MARK ALMOND
    The £400 million palace of Turkey’s President Erdogan is the biggest in the world. It is also a monstrosity. Thirty times the size of the White House, all the seats of government of Turkey’s Nato allies could be contained inside its vast marble halls and endless corridors. No wonder the sprawling modernist structure is compared to the People’s Palace built by Romania’s dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. It actually looks more like a massive public lavatory. Saddam himself would blanch at the silk wallpaper in the bathrooms, the cabinets displaying gold inlaid glasses that cost £250 each, and the 63 lifts. The...
  • Turkey's last hope dies

    07/16/2016 11:42:44 AM PDT · by rxsid · 72 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 07/16/2016 | Ralph Peters
    Turkey's last hope dies By Ralph Peters Published July 16, 2016 Friday night’s failed coup was Turkey’s last hope to stop the Islamization of its government and the degradation of its society. Reflexively, Western leaders rushed to condemn a coup attempt they refused to understand. Their reward will be a toxic Islamist regime at the gates of Europe. Our leaders no longer do their basic homework.The media relies on experts-by-Wikipedia. Except for PC platitudes, our schools ignore the world beyond our shores. Deluged with unreliable information, citizens succumb to the new superstitions of the digital age. So a great country...
  • Car bomb hits home of Iran envoy in Yemen, one dead

    12/03/2014 4:51:32 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    maktoob news ^ | 31 minutes ago
    Yemeni security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb which struck the residence of Iran's ambassador in Sanaa. At least one person was killed and 17 wounded Wednesday when a car bomb struck the residence of Iran's ambassador in Yemen, where Tehran is accused of backing Shiite militia.Ambassador Hassan Sayed Nam was not at home when the attack took place in the diplomatic district of Hada in the capital Sanaa, according to a security official. The son of a guard at the residence was killed, according to an interior ministry statement given by the official Saba news agency....
  • Did Putin Plan the Odessa Massacre?

    05/13/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT · by AU72 · 109 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2014 | Robert Zubrin
    In 1943, having murdered most of the Jewish population of the occupied portions of the Soviet Union, the Nazis launched a campaign to exterminate the Slavs as well. As part of this effort, Nazi SS units under the command of Himmler protégé Jochem Peiper (who later achieved infamy in the West as well for his massacre of captured GIs at Malmedy during the Battle of the Bulge) systematically rounded up Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarussian villagers, herded them into their churches, blocked the doors, and set them ablaze. Over a thousand such massacres were perpetrated, and the memory of these horrific...
  • The Conspiracists (Book Review: Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation...)

    04/30/2014 5:09:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | Vol. 36 No. 9 · 8 May 2014 | Richard J. Evans
    The Conspiracists Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich’s Enduring Mystery by Benjamin Carter Hett Oxford, 413 pp, £18.09, February, ISBN 978 0 19 932232 9 You are invited to read this free book review from the London Review of Books. Subscribe now to access every article from every fortnightly issue of the London Review of Books, including the entire LRB archive of over 12,500 essays and reviews. Conspiracy theories cluster around violent and unexpected political events. The sudden death of a head of state, the assassination of a government minister, a bomb attack on a building or...
  • Meet the Obama-supporting Leftists Who Faked Hate Crimes at Oberlin College

    08/22/2013 7:40:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 22, 2013 | Nathan Harden - Fix Editor
    Meet the Obama-supporting Leftists Who Faked Hate Crimes at Oberlin College The Daily Caller has an incredible story today, revealing the truth behind the alleged spree of “hate crimes” that took place at Oberlin College earlier this year. Tuns out, the whole affair was an elaborate hoax, carried out by a pair of radical left-wing Democrats, who are outspoken supporters of president Obama. Chuck Ross reports for the DC: One of the two students removed from Oberlin College earlier this year for allegedly circulating virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus is an ardent leftist and committed supporter of...
  • Turkey Ergenekon trial: Ex-army chief Basbug gets life

    08/05/2013 6:13:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | August 5, 2013
    Turkey's former armed forces chief has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government, after five years of trials involving officers, lawyers, writers and journalists. Gen Ilker Basbug was among dozens of people convicted of involvement in the so-called Ergenekon plot. Critics of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have accused him of staging show trials to eliminate his enemies. His supporters say the trials have pushed the military out of politics. Verdicts are being read out one by one at a specially constructed courtroom in Istanbul. Twenty-one people have been acquitted and some 40 convicted so far, including...
  • The neo-Nazi scourge of today’s Democrat Party and Al Franken

    05/28/2013 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Rich P · 8 replies
    www.patriotmash.com ^ | 05/28/13 | Rick Adams
    The Daily Caller’s 05/17/13 report, “Flashback: Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012,” exposes the moral bankruptcy of the left, as those leaders demanded an expansion of the current administration’s on-going anti-democratic efforts. Al Franken, Chuck Schumer, and other liberal Democrats penned a letter on March 12, 2012, calling on the IRS to cap the amount of political spending by groups they deemed masquerading as “social welfare organizations.” The group stated that the lack of clarity in the IRS rules allowed some political groups to improperly claim 501(c) 4 status, thereby allowing donors to these groups to...
  • Will the Middle East explosion by Herr Obama's "Reichstag fire?"

    09/19/2012 9:08:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    On February 27, 1933 at about 9:25 PM a fire in Germany’s Reichstag building was detected. The Reichstag building was the assembly place for the German Parliament. After a brief “investigation” Adolph Hitler’s Nazis, who had already begun to take control of Germany, arranged the arrest of a Dutch Communist who was charged with the arson. The fire and the destruction it brought was blamed on this handy scape goat, and Herr Hitler then pointed to him and used the fire as a reason for demanding dictatorial powers over Germany. Civil liberties soon started to disappeared and mass arrests of...
  • Obama urges tighter background checks on gun buyers after Aurora massacre

    07/25/2012 10:16:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 25, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    In his broadest remarks on gun control yet in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, President Barack Obama called late Wednesday for tougher background checks designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. "A lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals -- that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities," the president, who has called for reimposing the Assault Weapons Ban, said in a speech to the National Urban...
  • (Obama Supported) 'Occupy' protesters suspected of throwing smoke bomb over White House fence

    01/17/2012 6:45:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/2012 | fox news
    The Secret Service was responding Tuesday night to an escalating protest that may have involved a smoke bomb being thrown over the White House fence. An estimated 1,000 protesters have gathered. No arrests have been made, but authorities are on alert. The tense scene outside the White House follows an earlier protest on the West Lawn of the Capitol, in which several hundred protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement decried the influence of corporate money in politics and voice myriad other grievances. Organizers had touted the rally, known as Occupy Congress, as the largest national gathering of Occupy...
  • Well-dressed gunman shatters Occupy Houston: Fires 15 rounds, points weapon at female protestor

    11/21/2011 10:48:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Houston Culture Map ^ | November 21, 2011 | Tyler Rudick
    Violence broke out at Occupy Houston's Tranquility Park site Monday evening. A gunman armed with a .40-caliber rifle shot approximately 15 rounds into the air and into the park's fountains before being shot twice by Houston Police officers patrolling the area. He was taken into custody. Witnesses say the gunman — a twentysomething male in a dark suit with a white shirt — entered the park through a stairwell at Bagby and Rusk. Walking towards the Occupy Houston site, the man fired several rounds towards the sky and started heading towards the fountains. Several protestors approached nearby police officers, who...
  • Modern Dallas coming to grips with Kennedy assassination (Barf Alert)

    11/21/2011 10:35:35 PM PST · by Lattero · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/22/2011 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Those organizing the 50th anniversary event — many of whom, like Longford, are not from Dallas or were born after 1963 — say they are not capitalizing on memories of Camelot. They want to show the world how far "Big D," the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country, has come from its days as a conservative outpost of big-haired socialites, oil tycoons and cowboys. "People arrive and expect to see people walking down the street in cowboy hats," said Phillip Jones, head of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Instead, they find a city with the sixth-largest gay and lesbian...
  • Possible Showdown Looms Between City, Protesters Ahead Of Zuccotti Park Cleaning

    10/13/2011 10:48:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | October 13, 2011
    Friday morning could be the beginning of the end of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration. On Thursday, Brookfield Office Management employees were passing out notices to protesters, who have been camped out for 26 days, saying that tarps, sleeping bags and tents are all prohibited in the park, as is lying on the ground and on benches when it becomes an interference for others. CBS 2 learned late Thursday night the protestors are preparing in case they cannot base their operations out of Zuccotti Park anymore. They are now encouraging people to occupy Tompkins Square Park in the East Village....
  • Pak terror tipster’s ‘never been wrong' (BOLO Jude Kenan Mohammad, muslim...)

    09/10/2011 7:16:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/10/11 | JOSH MARGOLIN, DAVID SEIFMAN and DAN MANGAN
    The tip on the terror threat that had New Yorkers on high alert yesterday came from a reliable CIA informant in Pakistan who “has not been wrong before,” sources told The Post. -snip- US authorities suspect one American “is here” already, a counter-terrorism source told The Post. Officials also believe the plot calls for the bombers not to commit suicide -- as the 9/11 hijackers did -- but to flee after setting the explosives as those who pulled off the 1998 attacks on two US embassies in Africa did, the source said.
  • Death Toll Rises to 91 in Norway

    07/23/2011 1:39:46 AM PDT · by quesney · 482 replies · 1+ views
    The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center here and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead. Multimedia Graphic Scenes of the Attacks in Norway TimesCast | Explosions in Norway Photographs Under Attack in Norway Related The Lede Blog: Video and Updates on Attacks in Norway (July 22, 2011) Enlarge This Image SCANPIX, via Associated Press Deadly explosions shattered windows on Friday at the government headquarters in Oslo, which includes the prime minister’s office....
  • ARIZONA SHOOTINGS: NOT WASTING OPPORTUNITY FOR RULING CLASS TO ATTACK CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

    01/28/2011 6:16:09 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 17, 2011 | Matthew Burke
    Never to let a "good crisis go to waste" (i.e., as an excuse to transfer more power and control to federal politicians and bureaucrats), thehill.com reports (my emphasis) that mere hours since the Arizona mass murders: "Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that COULD BE PERCEIVED as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress." "Perceived"? "Could be"? And who gets the arbitrary, unbridled power to "perceive" what "could be" threatening? Him? Or, some other politician, bureaucrat, or board of self-annointed...
  • Wanted: 21st-century gun laws for 21st-century weapons [WARNING: Graphic stupidity!]

    01/28/2011 3:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | January 28, 2011 | Donald Kaul
    Before the Tucson shootings are lost forever in the mists of time (which, given this country's attention span, figures to be two weeks from now), we might do well to ponder the various reactions to the outrage. President Barack Obama responded as a president should, with dignity and eloquence. I thought his speech at the memorial service in Arizona was one of his strongest. He set the bar pretty high. "If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost," he said. Amen to that. House Speaker John Boehner, who...