ISIS terror in Turkey, why?


This video says about itself:

Turkey’s Regional Ambitions Fuel Attacks Within its Own Borders

29 June 2016

Baris Karaagac says the Turkish state must give up its aggressive, Neo-Ottomanist foreign policy if it wants to contain terrorist attacks.

Why the ISIS bloodbath at Istanbul airport especially now?

Turkey’s “double game” on ISIS and support for extremist groups highlighted after horrific Istanbul attack. Turkish President Erdoğan has long been accused of helping ISIS and other extremist militants fight Kurds and Assad: here.

From Paris to Istanbul, more ‘war on terror’ means more terrorist attacks: here.

Alex Lantier writes today:

Turkish opposition politicians publicly questioned the role of the security services and of Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the attacks. İdris Baluken, deputy parliamentary group leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), said: “When bombs are going off in a place such as Atatürk Airport, we wonder what this country’s government, interior minister, intelligence and police are doing,” he said.

The timing of the attacks also raises questions as to whether they are a message aimed by ISIS to top levels of the Turkish and NATO military and political leaderships.

The attacks came as the AKP was trying to carry out a broad shift in its foreign policy, setting it on course for a confrontation with ISIS, just as ISIS also faces serious setbacks in Iraq after the loss of Fallujah to Iraqi government forces. Until recently, Turkey was locked in a bitter confrontation with Russia, having recklessly shot down a Russian warplane last year over Syria, where Russian forces allied with the Syrian government were attacking jihadist militias. Moscow also accused Turkey of complicity with ISIS.

Not only the Russian government said that. So said the Israeli government, Turkish journalists, Turkish MPs, United States Vice President Joseph Biden, and many others.

In recent weeks, however, Turkey has been moving closer to Russia and also trying to deepen its ties with Israel.

The day before the attack, [Turkish Prime Minister] Yıldırım announced that a “normalization process had begun” with Russia, after Erdoğan wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin to apologize for the shooting down of the Russian jet. At the same time, Turkey was preparing initiatives to improve ties with both Israel and Egypt, whose military dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in a putsch that toppled a Muslim Brotherhood government allied to the AKP.

It appears likely that, with this latest bloody attack, ISIS was sending a signal to the Turkish regime that ISIS and its regional allies still can do considerable damage to Turkey, should the AKP government turn on them.

The Istanbul airport bombing: Blowback from the war in Syria: here.

‘Violent far-right lone wolves more lethal than jihadist ones’


This video from the USA says about itself:

Norway Terrorist Not Right-Wing (Fox News)

26 July 2011

Fox News is going out of its way to argue that Anders Behring Breivik who was behind the bombing and shooting spree in Oslo is not a right-winger or Christian terrorist. Cenk Uygur breaks down a clip on the topic.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Attacks by right-wing extremist loners pose a greater threat to the security of citizens than religious terrorists who act alone. According to the British think tank for security the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) they make most of the victims, while the media and the public focus more on the threat of Islamic extremists.

And so do governments usually. As its name indicates the RUSI is linked to the British armed forces. This report was paid by establishment institutions like the European Union. But even they admit that the Islamophobic propaganda industry is wrong.

According to the RUSI that focus is not justified. The research looked at attacks by lone actors in Europe in the period 2000-2014 and concluded that far-right terrorists have killed 94 people and wounded 260. In attacks by religious terrorists who acted alone, 16 people were killed and 65 wounded. …

Here one should not forget that not by any means all ‘religious terrorists’ are Muslim terrorists. Look, eg, at Robert Lewis Dear, the far-right Christian misogynist terrorist and his massacre at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, USA. Not even mentioning the organised anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ terrorism by the self-styled Christian self-styled Army of God.

The think tank also points out that right-wing so-called lone wolves are the most difficult ones to detect. 40 percent of the extreme right-wing terrorists were discovered by accident, while religious terrorists are often exposed by security forces after investigation.

Are violent white racists really the most difficult category to detect? Or are they detected less often because they are white, and because there may be racial profiling among police, searching more diligently for potential terrorists among brown people than among white people?

White racist killers not terrorists, corporate media say


This video says about itself:

Calling it what it is, white terrorism

20 June 2016

White shooters are responsible for 2/3 of mass shootings in the U.S. Why don’t we call them “terrorists”?

Why is the killer of British MP Jo Cox not being called a “terrorist”? Here.

Jo Cox’ nazi murderer is a terrorist


This 17 June 2016 video from Brtain is called Why isn’t Jo Cox MP’s killer called a terrorist? #WhitePrivilege?

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Cox murder is terrorism

Saturday 18th June 2016

TODAY’S editorial ought to be a triumphant recognition that Rosena Allin-Khan has more than doubled Labour’s majority in Tooting following the by-election to replace London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

That a junior doctor should be adopted by Labour and then backed by the electorate, after Tory efforts to discredit these vital NHS workers, is an important development.

It confirms the trend of Labour doing well in most election contests, following Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership victory, in the face of allegations by the Tory media and many Labour MPs that a Corbyn-led Labour Party would be electorally toxic.

But, as significant as Allin-Khan’s win is, it pales in contrast to the vile murder of Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox in her constituency.

The cold-blooded killing of this woman is, above all, a personal tragedy for her family, especially her husband and two young children.

Among the massive outpouring of words of sympathy, solidarity and grief, Brendan Cox’s moving tribute to his wife stands out.

Expressing his conviction that she would have wanted their children “bathed in love” after this sickening deed, he added that he, family and friends would “work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.”

That note of resistance against those who would divide humanity on criteria of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation or generalised “otherness” is crucial.

The man questioned by police has been linked with neonazi and white supremacist groups over several years and appears to have bought materials giving information on how to improvise munitions.

As with Omar Mateen in Orlando, acquaintances of Tommy Mair suggest that he suffers with mental health problems.

But because Mateen launched his murderous spree in a gay club and Mair is said to have shouted “Britain First” as he attacked Cox, their deeds should be classified as terrorist crimes motivated, respectively, by homophobia and racism.

When the murderers of Pte Lee Rigby shouted “Allahu Akbar,” politicians and media did not hesitate to label their crime as terrorism, motivated by jihadist extremism.

Whatever Mair’s mental condition, his conduct was prepared and conditioned by a decades-long propaganda offensive in which media and politicians have primed and fed off each other.

A campaign that began half a century ago targeting black Commonwealth citizens has been fuelled by ministers in every government since, bringing in new restrictive legislation or warning of hordes of foreigners determined to come and undermine “the British way of life.”

Scares about black Commonwealth citizens have been enhanced by tales about Polish plumbers, Bulgarian and Romanian Gypsies, “bogus” refugees and, most sickening of all, the depiction of Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans fleeing wars started by our governments and allied powers as posing a “terrorist” threat to our state.

David Cameron, who accompanied Jeremy Corbyn to Birstall yesterday to lay flowers in memory to Jo Cox, has referred to desperate refugees seeking asylum in Britain as “a swarm of people.”

New Labour pledged “controls on immigration” at the last general election, even inscribing the slogan on a specially commissioned coffee mug.

Neither Cox nor Corbyn subscribed to demonisation of fellow human beings looking for help to recover from events beyond their own control.

Politicians who have waxed eloquently about her many qualities ought to draw one basic lesson from her life.

They should treat refugees as they themselves would hope to be treated and abandon the bad habit of telling scare stories about people fleeing war and poverty.

We have seen where that road leads.

See also here.

French extreme right terrorist arrested


This video says about itself:

Is France Becoming Racist? (Part 1) – #F24Debate

8 November 2013

“It’s an attack at the very heart of the French Republic”. This is how the country’s [then] Justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, describes a recent spate of racist acts directed at herself. The politician was recently compared to a monkey on a far-right candidate’s Facebook page. Annette Young and her guests discuss the rise of racism in contemporary France.

Our guests on the show: Louis-Georges TIN, President of the French Black Coalition, Madjid MESSAOUDENNE, Councillor, Saint Denis, Paris, Nonna MAYER, Research Director at CNRS, the French Public Research Centre, Philippe MOREAU CHEVROLET, Commentator at Le Nouvel Observateur.

This video is the sequel.

From Reuters news agency:

Sat Jun 4, 2016 7:51am EDT

Ukraine says [it] arrested a man reportedly planning attack in France

A Frenchman reported to be carrying weapons and explosives for a planned attack in France was arrested on the Ukrainian-Polish border in late May, the Ukrainian Border Guard said on Saturday.

French broadcaster M6 reported on Friday that the 25-year-old was arrested by Ukrainian border guards with an arsenal of weapons and explosives including rocket launchers and Kalashnikov assault rifles in his vehicle.

A spokesman for the Ukrainian Border Guard, Oleg Slobodyan, confirmed the arrest. A spokeswoman for Ukraine’s SBU security service declined to comment.

The man, who is currently being held by Ukrainian authorities pending a possible extradition request from Paris, was planning an attack in France, M6 reported.

The French interior ministry said the case is being handled by judicial officials. The Polish border guard declined to comment.

Dutch NOS TV wites about this today (translated):

In May, the French intelligence DGSI warned about a wave of terror attacks in France by Islamic State [ISIS] fighters. The warning came shortly before big events like the Tour de France and the European Football Championship.

Some people who have read this will conclude that this now arrested terrorist suspect surely is an ISIS terrorist, or some other kind of Muslim terrorist.

However … wait a bit. The NOS article writes as well (translated) what the Reuters article does not mention (but what right-wing French daily Le Figaro does mention):

According to the broadcaster M6 the man wanted to use the weapons to commit an attack in Paris. When his home in northern France was searched, the police have found, among other things, explosives and T-shirts with symbols of a far-right group.

So, this look like a racist white supremacist Frenchman, who probably bought weapons for terrorism from his Ukrainian neo-nazi co-thinkers, who maybe thought they had so many weapons they did not need all of them for violence in eastern Ukraine, or in Kiev against LGBTQ demonstrators or against other targets.

It looks like the French DGSI secret policemen have looked one-sidedly at violent Muslims, while ‘forgetting’ about violent non- and anti-Muslims. Remember the terrorism by Timothy McVeigh and his far-right fundamentalist Christian accomplices in Oklahoma City in the USA? Corporate media at first depicted that bloodbath as supposedly the work of Muslims.

When Islamophobic neo-fascist Anders Behring Breivik murdered so many people in and near Oslo, Norway, at first the Rupert Murdoch media and others shouted shrilly that supposedly the Muslims had been at it again. Etc.

The now arrested French racist may have tried to murder many people and make it look like Muslims did it.

Muslim women are first to pay price for Islamophobia in Europe: here.

‘Publish 28 secret pages on Saudi Arabia-9/11 connection’


This video from the USA says about itself:

Congressman Says ‘Release The 28 Missing Pages!”

20 May 2016

Thom speaks with Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN) about the missing pages of the 9/11 report and what he knows about who was behind the attack.

Is there a smoking gun in the 28 pages that were redacted from the congressional joint inquiry on intelligence from before and after the 9/11 attacks that links the Saudi Arabian government to the attacks? A co-chair of that inquiry, former Florida Sen. Bob Graham thinks there is one. He also says the link goes all the way to the top of the Saudi government and that the government’s funding of terrorist groups continues to this day: here.

United States Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims: here.

The public release Friday afternoon of a section of the Congressional report on the 9/11 attacks, which had been kept secret for 13 years, has provided fresh evidence of a deliberate coverup of the role played, not only by the Saudi government, but US intelligence agencies themselves, in facilitating the attacks and then covering up their real roots: here.

Innocent boy refugee, journalist arrested as ‘terrorists’


These video from Scotland says about itself:

Tribute to Refugees Drowned in the Mediterranean – Art Installation

1 April 2016

Art installation at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, by Brian Carey. Designed to commemorate the lives of those who died crossing the Mediterranean Sea, fleeing conflict in the Middle East.

Work consisted of 4,390 pairs of disposable gloves to represent the number of deaths attributed to all of 2015 up until the 31st of March, 2016.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Arrested refugee turns out to be no jihad warrior

Today, 08:47

A Syrian refugee who was arrested in Zaandam last year because he was supposedly a terrorist turns out to be innocent. The 18-year-old Mohanned B. is said to have told fellow refugees tall stories to survive.

Behavioural scientists have determined that there is no evidence that Mohanned B. is a member of any terrorist group, the Algemeen Dagblad daily reports. The newspaper knows reports by these experts. His lawyer next week at a hearing will request provisional release of B. …

His arrest according to some politicians was supposedly evidence that supposedly there were terrorists among the thousands of refugees.

Two brothers of Mohanned B. were killed by a bomb attack in the war in Syria. He then fled. He was mentally disturbed by his family’s ordeal, and then started telling nonsense stories about being a member of ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Also translated from NOS TV:

Wrong ‘man with hat’: ‘I was the perfect culprit’

Today, 08:27

Fayçal Cheffou, the man who after the attacks in Brussels was considered for days to be “the man with the hat,” spoke yesterday in the Flemish VRT program Terzake for the first time in public after his wrongful arrest. “I was just the perfect culprit for the police,” he said.

On March 24, two days after the attacks, the journalist was arrested on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities. …

“My bad luck was that I was at the time of these pictures wearing a cap because it was cold. And my glasses also unfortunately look like those of that man with the hat.”

After four days he was released because of telephone calls showed that he had an alibi. The time in the cell was terrible for him. “The police beat me up and put me in jail while being naked,” Cheffou said. “I had injuries all over and I was not even allowed to drink water. People even give water to an animal.”

During Cheffou’s stay in the cell, the Flemish Minister of Migration [Theo Francken] on Twitter posted a picture of Cheffou, who was working as a coordinator of a refugee camp in Brussels. In it, the politician called Cheffou an “extremist jihad creep”. …

Cheffou still has little understanding for the tweet by the politician. “It is inappropriate to attack someone like that, just to get one’s name into the media. I find it very sad that elected politicians behave like judges while they do not have access to the file.”

More than two weeks after the attack, the Brussels police arrested Mohamed Abrini in the Anderlecht district. He confessed soon being “the man with the hat.”