Turkish Military Confirms Airstrikes Against Kurdish YPG in Northern Syria, Iraq

from Sputnik International

Earlier in the day, the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said Turkish planes carried out a large-scale attack on its headquarters in northeast Syria near the town of Derik in the Qerecox mountains, targeting a media center, a local radio station and some military buildings as well as killing several YPG members. Kurdish media also said Iraq’s town of Sinjar was hit by Turkish jets, with over a dozen Peshmerga troops killed. Turkey was said to have targeted a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) base in the region.

“Iraqi Sinjar and Syria’s Qerecox have become a layer for the PKK and its affiliates, which are carrying out terrorist attacks and are attacking our troops [and] civilians. Aiming to wipe out these havens that are threatening the unity of our nation and the unity and security of the country, we carried out an aerial operation in Sinjar in the north of Iraq and in northeast Syria at 00:00 GMT on April 25. Terrorist targets were hit,” the General Staff said in a statement.

Turkish forces will continue fighting terrorism both inside the country and beyond its borders, the statement added…

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Washington’s ‘Greater’ Middle East Project – An Interview With a Syrian About the Kurds

(Title slightly modified by me. Please remember, this is what Condi Rice was talking about when she went to Israel and gave a lecture about “the birth pangs of the New Middle East” in 2006.  Greater Kurdistan was Bush’s objective, Obama’s objective, Clinton’s objective and now it’s Trump’s objective. It is the single most influential and important foreign policy objective to the whole of the globalist community and no one, I mean NO ONE with a few notable exceptions, has been talking about it. Now it is slowly coming out of the closet as the U.S. tries to justify busting off a piece of a sovereign nation to hand over to the Kurds who are a minority in the region.)

by Sarah Abed & Mark Taliano from Global Research

The US-led coalition of war criminals is using elements of Syria’s Kurdish population to achieve the U.S Empire’s goal of destroying the non-belligerent, democratic country of Syria, led by its hugely popular, democratically-elected President, Bashar al-Assad.

Empire seeks to create sectarianism and ethnic divides in a country that, prior to the Western-launched criminal dirty war, had neither…

Syrian-American Sarah Abed, was born in Al Qamishly and has lived in both the USA and Syria throughout her life. She makes frequent trips back and forth. Sarah is in direct daily contact with family and friends that reside in different parts of Syria. Sarah conducted and translated an interview with a close family friend, “Samir”, who lives in Syria and is well informed about the conditions on the ground.

Samir’s commentaries are consistent with President Assad’s assessment of the Imperialists’ strategy of “divide and conquer”: (full interview after the break)

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How the Greater Kurdistan Project Works in One Simple Graphic

US group accuses Kurds of keeping Yazidi, Christian refugees from their Iraqi homeland (it’s called ethnic cleansing )

(Ah the glorious Kurds. Our new “freedom fighters” made in the same mold as “al Qaeda” in Afghanistan, the “moderates” in Syria and the “Contras” in Latin America. Fighting for nothing more than truth, justice and the American way of “democracy” over in the Middle East. I mean… Kurdi Kimmie said so right? So it has to be true. Unfortunately for Kimmie and her new best friends the Kurds, Amnesty International has been detailing their ethnic cleansing operations in Iraq and Syria for several years (here and here) and it’s becoming more and more obvious that the glorious Kurds are nothing more than invading Huns raping and conquering with the help of Big Brother on their way to Greater Kurdistan. Hell, even the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, said the Kurds were ethnically cleansing the areas they take over after “ISIS” is allowed to leave. And now Fox “News” admits as much as well?)

from Fox “News”

U.S. representatives of Iraq’s long-persecuted Assyrian Christian minority are blasting claims by the country’s Kurdish Regional Government that its refusal to let them return home aims only to protect them. But the KRG, which denies the accusation, cites unexploded roadside bombs left by now-expelled Islamic State forces as a key reason for — temporarily — barring the Assyrian Christians from their homeland.

The clash between the KRG and the American representatives of the Assyrians erupted earlier this week, signaling strains in what had been a solid anti-ISIS alliance of Kurds and Assyrian Christians. The other large Christian group in Iraq, known as Chaldeans, enjoys harmonious relations with the KRG.

According to a report from The Investigative Project on Terrorism, the KRG has blocked both the Assyrians and the Yazidis from returning to their villages across a broad expanse of northern Iraq known as the Nineveh Plain.

“It’s really been a case of adding insult to injury to insult again,” Jeff Gardiner, director of operations for advocacy and relief foundation Restore Nineveh Now, said to Fox News. “The Kurdish authorities did not protect the people of the Nineveh Plain. In a way, this was enabled by the Kurdish government. They really set them [Yazidis and Assyrians] up for this catastrophic outcome.”…

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Greater Kurdistan has a New Manufactured Hero: YPG Combat Media Team Member Kimberley Taylor or “Kurdi Kimmie”

by Scott Creighton

Kimberley ‘Kimmie’ Taylor

I would die for this” says the PR front-woman Kimmie from her latest photoshoot

Oh the Kurds are so wonderful, aren’t they? They’re so democratic. They’re just bringing all sorts of democracy to Syria, it’s wonderful to watch.

This is the message of the latest manufactured hero, Kimberley Taylor, a British citizen (why is it always the Brits?) who has decided what the whole world needs is Greater Kurdistan.

“In Europe everyone’s depressed or has money problems or is losing jobs. Life is losing its meaning because of the capitalist system. But Rojava is an example for the whole world to follow. When I first arrived I thought: ‘I have to be here. I have to learn everything and be part of it’.”Guardian

Rojava is Syria, actually. It’s the part of Syria that the Kurds want to bust off for themselves and add it to Iraqi Kurdistan to make half of Greater Kurdistan.

“Kimmie” has been “training” with the Kurds for some time, 11 months to be exact. She’s been learning regional politics and combat tactics.

“Known as Kimmie and also by the name Zilan Dilmar, she told the Guardian she had spent the past 11 months learning Kurdish and studying regional politics, weaponry and battlefield tactics at the YPJ’s dedicated military academy.”  Guardian

Of course, she wont need those battlefield tactics. Though there are pics of her with various forms of weaponry, in reality she’s nothing more than propaganda. A new “liberal” hero for young Brits to get behind as she promotes the Israeli/U.S.-backed Greater Kurdistan nation building exercise. What Condi Rice once called the “New Middle East”

Taylor is part of the YPJ’s combat media team, with whom she moved to Raqqa last week. Her primary job is to record the militia’s operations, writing battlefield reports and taking photographs and video of the action.” Guardian

Kimmie said in an interview that she would die for this. She also says she was primarily motivated to join the cause by the “enslaved 5,000 Yazidi women” propaganda that started with a photograph of chained women being led down the street by a guy with a comically huge sword.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/pics/1594.jpg

Then there were other images of the same ilk.

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Turns out, like the “Kimmie Warrior for Freedom” story and the “incubator babies of Kuwait” tale, it was all bullshit. These images are from the Shite ceremony of Ashura in 2011. That explains the big plastic sword and the plastic chains on the women’s arms. I tell you what though, it is almost impossible to find a link to this deception’s correction via Google or Yahoo. But I found it.

Not only did I find it, I wrote about it two and a half years ago. The article I linked to said there are no actual photos of “ISIS” chaining up women, but “its real” they claim.

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West Unhinged Over Turkish Referendum

(An outstanding review of US and NATO destabilization campaigns in Turkey both past and present. Penny agrees with my position that we have no business interfering in the internal politics of another nation. But that is not the nature of neoliberal globalization, is it? The current obsession with the Turkish referendum is nothing short of international terrorism. Understand, terrorism is the “use of force or the threat of force” to alter a nation’s political, economic or social structure and that is exactly what all this international pressure is doing. They are implying that holding the referendum (or if the Turkish people “vote the wrong way”) will cause NATO to expel Turkey and begin a regime change program in their country. By definition what is happening is terrorism. As Penny points out in the article, like Crimea, Turkey must be left alone to find their own way. It’s the right of self determination and that is EXACTLY what the Deep State cannot allow ANYWHERE.)

from Penny for Your Thoughts blog

Unhinged : Deranged, Unbalanced

It’s seems the time has come for one of those all encompassing posts- the ones that attempt to make sense of the non-sense.  It’s as if there is presently a whirl wind of activity around Turkey seemingly unrelated but in actuality-  all very related. 

Target Turkey:

This is becoming  ever more obvious and heavy handed. Yet, many still don’t or can’t see it. Not sure which it is? I’ve long stated here that the propaganda employed to target Turkey is necessarily devious and liberally applied- Pun intended. While it may be true that Turkey is a NATO nation it is one that has been barely tolerated by the Atlantacist crowd. The crowd that truly runs NATO…

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US, Russia will never give up the Kurdish card in Syria (Greater Kurdistan)

from Hurriyet Daily

Moscow is unlikely to ever give up its Kurdish card despite Turkey’s requests that Russian President Vladimir Putin end cooperation with the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), a former soldier and political analyst has said.

“[The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK/PYD cooperates with both the Americans and the Russians; they have become an actor in the field,” said Professor Mesut Hakkı Caşın of Özyeğin University, noting that Washington is also unlikely to abandon the group…

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