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(While everyone is screeching about Erdogan being the “ISIS” ringleader and calling for a military coup to save the day, quietly, a fascist state is taking shape in France… because of “ISIS”… and no one is paying attention)
Yesterday, barely two weeks since the November 13 terror attacks killed 130 and led to the closure of large sections of Paris around République Square, violence again erupted in the streets of the city. With 120,000 soldiers and police forces deployed across France, and fully 6,300 police and paramilitary riot police mobilized in downtown Paris alone, République Square was again blocked off by a massive police cordon.
The target of this deployment, held under the state of emergency imposed after the November 13 attacks by the Socialist Party (PS) government of President François Hollande, was not, however, a group of fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Rather, it was a domestic social protest mounted by ecological groups against the COP-21 ecological summit opening today in Paris.
The state of emergency bans all forms of public protest for three months, and police seized upon this standing ban to stage a brutal crackdown on a crowd of several thousand people. République Square, which had seen vigils for the victims of the November 13 attacks and official appeals for national unity, was filled with tear gas as police shot rubber bullets at peaceful protesters.
Citing acts of violence by a group of 80 masked protesters, police then proceeded to arrest 289 protesters, detaining 174.
Even before the protests, police had used their emergency powers to place two dozen ecological activists under house arrest without trial. This was part of a broader crackdown across France since November 13 that has seen over 100 unidentified people put under house arrest.
The crackdown on protests goes hand in hand with the broader terrorizing of the public by the state. Anyone who goes into the streets is soon confronted with men wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles.
Business groups have already called for employers to use the state of emergency to monitor the workplaces and denounce “radicalized” workers to police.
[read more here]
by Scott Creighton
This is amazing.
Steven Lendman, a writer I had a great deal of respect for, is buying into the Erdogan bashing gambit, helping promote the seemingly unavoidable military coup and junta that’s about to be created in Turkey.
by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Laughably, Webster “Don’t hurt OBAMA!” Tarpley has written:
“Turkey’s President Erdogan Is the Real Kingpin of ISIS/Daesh”
“Madman Erdogan of Turkey, Facing Short-Term Military Collapse of His ISIS/Daesh Irregular Army…”
For those of you who know what Zero Hedge really is, this pretty much says it all:
“If there’s a silver lining to last Tuesday’s downing of a Russian Su-24 warplane by two Turkish F-16s it’s that the world is now starting to scrutinize President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.” Tyler Durden
by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Get this: the main suspect behind the 2003 Sledgehammer coup plot was someone called Gen. Cetin Dogan. He and about 250 others just had their convictions overturned this past May by a reactionary judge who claimed the evidence used to put them behind bars was “inadmissible”
Do you all remember who filmed that staged-looking assassination video?
In footage from the Dogan News Agency, gunshots are heard, and plainclothes police officers respond with gunfire. Elci and journalists stand behind police.” CNN
Dogan New Agency is owned by Dogan Holdings, a billionaire named Aydin Dogan. I am currently trying to see if there is a link between Gen. Dogan and Aydin Dogan.
About a month after the AFP paid off the IMF and refused to take out another loan, the new EMASYA protocol was signed into law (allowing for a military coup if Turkey descends into chaos)
How’s that for obvious?
As many of you know, I am wondering if the beginnings of a regime change operation in Turkey haven’t already started.
Today I found something rather amazing that I thought you should pay attention to. It involves something like the old Operation Northwoods plan called Sledgehammer and an emergency provision for the military to take over the country if it descends into chaos.
The plan is almost a mirror image of what has been developing in Turkey. Curious, huh?
Anyone starting to see a little chaos developing in Turkey right about now?
by Scott Creighton
The rush to create Greater Kurdistan is in full swing. And as usual, at the center of the media manipulation drive we find CNN.
Today, a new video is out purporting to show a shootout between some gunmen and plain clothed security members who were there to provide protection for Kurdish lawyer, Tahir Elci. The scene took place at a press conference staged by Elci and was filmed by something called the Dogan News Agency.
“In footage from the Dogan News Agency, gunshots are heard, and plainclothes police officers respond with gunfire. Elci and journalists stand behind police.” CNN
According to the official CNN report, Elci was shot during the confrontation, but it was not captured on camera. Instead what we have is a blurry picture of a body lying on the ground.
So the press conference was called by Elci himself and appears to have been set up to take place outside in the street. And as it just so happens, someone decided to attack them, with the cameras rolling, right out in the middle of the street… and the “heroic” pro-Kurdish lawyer is killed, off camera, making him a martyr for the cause.
by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Erdogan issues an apology… sort of… “We are truly saddened by this incident.”. This, after Putin explained why he hasn’t returned Erdogan’s calls “we have seen that the Turkish side hasn’t been ready to offer an elementary apology over the plane incident.“
We now have several sources confirming (H/T AlanB) the earlier Financial Times report that showed over the past few months, Israel has purchased as much as 3/4 of it’s oil supplies from Iraqi Kurdistan, which is the central distributor of that stolen oil from Syria provided to them via all those tanker truck convoys run by what the US calls ISIS™.
Israel has bought as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraqi Kurdistan in recent months, the Financial Times reported Sunday.
According to the report, which cited shipping data, trading sources and satellite tanker tracking, Israeli refineries and oil firms have imported more than 19 million barrels of Kurdish oil over the course of three months, from the beginning of May to August 11. Haaretz
In a carefully detailed article, Al-Araby lays out the entire process from start to finish, showing how ISIS™ supposedly steals the oil from Conoco oil fields in Syria and then transports them down to Iraqi Kurdistan where the oil is purchased illegally and refined to some small degree so they can get around import regulations in Turkey. The oil is put in tanker trucks labeled as legitimate oil from the Iraqi Kurdistan region and sold to black market buyers in Turkey. The article explains how one of the biggest buyers of that stolen oil just happens to be an Israeli-Greek duel citizen named Uncle Farid.
IS sells Iraqi and Syrian oil for a very low price to Kurdish and Turkish smuggling networks and mafias, who label it and sell it on as barrels from the Kurdistan Regional Government.
It is then most frequently transported from Turkey to Israel, via knowing or unknowing middlemen, according to al-Araby‘s investigation…
Al-Araby has obtained information about how IS smuggles oil from a colonel in the Iraqi Intelligence Services who we are keeping anonymous for his security.
The information was verified by Kurdish security officials, employees at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan, and an official at one of three oil companies that deal in IS-smuggled oil.
The Iraqi colonel, who along with US investigators is working on a way to stop terrorist finance streams, told al-Araby about the stages that the smuggled oil goes through from the points of extraction in Iraqi oil fields to its destination – notably including the port of Ashdod, Israel. …
Once in Turkey, the lorries continue to the town of Silopi, where the oil is delivered to a person who goes by the aliases of Dr Farid, Hajji Farid and Uncle Farid.
Uncle Farid is an Israeli-Greek dual national in his fifties. Al-Araby
If the Kurds are really in Syria and Iraq fighting ISIS™, why are they allowing the flow of this stolen oil to cross areas they control to be processed and sold in tankers bearing the seal of Iraqi Kurdistan?
For that matter, why are the fanatical Muslims selling their stolen oil to the Jewish state at such low, low prices?