Turkey’s Erdogan threatens war on Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan

As if things are not already bad enough with United States President Donald Trump, buddy of Turkish dictator Erdogan, threatening and practicing war on Yemen, Afghanistan, North Korea, Venezuela, Africa and where not … Turkish dictator Erdogan himself, after invading Syria, today threatens to, once again, invade Iraqi Kurdistan as well.

Like his fellow corrupt right-winger Rajoy in Spain, also Erdogan’s helper, Erdogan uses as pretext a referendum about independence. However, Rajoy’s forces of oppression in Catalonia at the moment have not crossed an internationally recognized border. While an Erdogan invasion of Iraq would be aggression against an internationally recognized sovereign state.

‘We can arrive any night’: Erdogan warns Iraqi Kurds of invasion: here.


United States bombs killing Yemeni children

This video from the USA says about itself:

Amnesty International Reveals the Bomb That Killed 16 Civilians in Yemen Was Made in the U.S.A.

22 September 2017

A major new investigation by Amnesty International reveals a bomb that killed 16 civilians in Yemen’s capital last month was made in the U.S.A. Among the survivors was 5-year-old Buthaina, whose photograph went viral in the aftermath of the strike. She lost her entire family in the strike.

Amnesty International’s arms expert analyzed remnants of the weapon and found clear markings that matched U.S.-made components used in laser-guided, air-dropped bombs. Coalition airstrikes continue to be the leading cause of child casualties, as well as overall civilian casualties. The latest finding by Amnesty comes as some European Union countries recently tabled a motion at the U.N. Human Rights Council calling for an independent inquiry into human rights abuses committed by all sides in the conflict. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights has called the humanitarian crisis in Yemen an “entirely man-made catastrophe.” We speak with Raed Jarrar, the advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA.

Trump’s nuclear war threat

This 20 September 2017 video is about United States President Donald Trump‘s threat of nuclear war about Korea.

It features part of speeches by Trump and by Adolf Hitler‘s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

In the wake of President Trump’s bellicose and menacing speech at the United Nations this week, the war of words between the US and North Korea has intensified, heightening the danger of catastrophic military conflict: here.

Syrian refugee falsely accused of terrorism

As this video shows, hundreds of Syrian refugees in Arnhem city in the Netherlands have demonstrated against ISIS terrorism in Paris and in their homeland. They stated they wanted peace all over the world, not terrorism.

Their signs said things like: ‘I am Kurdish, I am against terrorism’ and pointed out that they fled Syria because of ISIS violence.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Apology demanded as Yahyah Farroukh freed without charge

Saturday 23rd September 2017

THE employer of a Syrian refugee wrongfully arrested for “terrorism” demanded an apology from the police yesterday.

Suleman Sarwar, who manages the Aladdins chicken shop in Hounslow, said there had been “abuse, threats, anger, and hatred,” since Yahyah Farroukh was arrested at his place of work last Saturday over the Parsons Green Tube train bombing.

When Mr Farroukh’s mother heard of his arrest, she suffered a heart attack and reportedly remains in a critical condition in a hospital in Egypt after collapsing from shock.

Mr Farroukh, 21, was released without charge on Thursday.

Mr Sarwar is asking for a “fully unreserved apology” from the Metropolitan Police, saying: “The investigation brought Yahyah, his friends, family, place of employment and the wider Muslim community under scrutiny and indignity.

“Once again, the community has received backlash and animosity from the public.”

A spokesperson for anti-Islamophobia campaign group Mend said: “There is no justification for attacking the shop or the owner.

“Mr Farroukh’s release shows that there is no evidence against him to bring charges, so any reactions are unwarranted.”

Mend figures show that Islamophobic hate crimes have increased by around 17 per cent since last year.

In 2016, there were 1,800 such crimes, while there have been 1,260 so far this year.

Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said the bomb on the District line train, which failed to properly detonate but still injured 30 people, had been “packed with shrapnel.”

Eighteen-year-old Ahmed Hassan

an Iraqi orphan, whose parents had been killed in the Iraq war as far as I know

was charged yesterday with attempted murder and possessing explosives over the attack.

Mr Hassan, of Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, also faces a charge of using a chemical compound known as TATP to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on October 13.

Police are continuing to question four people, including a 17-year-old boy arrested in Thornton Heath, south London.

A 48-year-old man arrested in Newport has been released without charge.