The current events around the invasion by Turkey, a distinct NATO member and ally, into a neighboring country are brought by the media from an isolated Turkish perspective. The mainstream media tells it like this: Turkey invades Afrin because they claim it's a terrorist threat > YPG/YPJ and their political party are PKK > so they are Kurdish terrorists. The problem of the mainstream media is that they do not go a step further: they don't do research on if this framing is true! What if, the YPG/YPJ don't act like terrorists, or they even are independent, in the sense that they are not controlled/guided by PKK as is claimed?
We know that what Turkey says and does isn't true, the opposite even: Turkey is the country which uses terrorist organisations like: Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, Muslim Brotherhood and last but very least: ISIS/Daesh.. there is sufficient proof of that, available online, personal experiences and so on.
Here you see a screen capture from the Cumhuriyet website, loyal Turkish media showing a Al Qaeda fighter in the Afrin operation, (picture from 22 January 2018)
Now we come to a very delicate point: A NATO member is using real/proven terrorists to fight not proven terrorists (assumed by Turkey not recognized by UN/NATO and so on) and by the way the main fighting force on the ground for the international coalition against ISIS/Daesh. Not interesting enough for the mainstream media? Why be silent?
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We are talking about Turkey here from which is proven, that they supported and still support terrorist organisations like MB, Al Qaeda, ISIS and so on. the proof is there:
I have a very important question: Why is the mainstream media and many international bodies silent about the assault on Afrin. Why is there in mainstream media land, NATO, UN or anywhere else nobody who falsifies / verifies the claims of Erdogan?
The whole claim by Turkey clearly supported by NATO, and even an “idiot” like the British Foreign Affairs minister (I really have no other words for this low creature) is that #Afrin and the Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava are terrorists. Mainstream media, in here reporting doesn’t; go any further then saying: Turkey claims that YPG, which govern Afrin are terrorists connected to the PKK.
How come that the (neo)liberal elite, be it mainstream media, politicians and activists. Who love federalism, who love (certain) Human rights, who defend refugees, who want women's rights, who want the freedom for religion, especially the freedom not to believe.. of course. Don’t take the time or the effort to check the facts…
Both NATO, UN, Mainstream media, liberal politicians know who to blaim and know who to point their fingers at.. when it’s about these topics right? Commissioner and Vice chair of the European Commission Frans Timmermans (Dutch Labour party, and also even in his position contributes to LGBT, George Soros foundations and other neoliberal lobby organisations, while he should be considered "neutral" president for the whole of Europe... ) regularly raises his fingers towards Poland, Hungary, the Czech republic and others, inside and outside of Europe if they do a number of things which aren’t liked or appreciated by “us” (I mean them.. the Liberal elite). Well I like to remind you of his personal involvement with Erdogan himself.. we could call them “friends”.
OK, Afrin and the Federation of Northern Syria are governed by…… Terrorists. OK, what if… that’s not true….. I know, Erdogan is the one we all trust. And won’t say things wo aren’t true.. right? OK let’s look at some basic parameters….
OK, this item isn’t the best item to interest neoliberal upper-class people.. but maybe if they here that it is also about the right…. NOT to believe? How is it possible in a terrorist state that people are free to live as they wish? Converted Muslims are free to become Christians and live freely as they do in e.g. #Kobane? Watch this movie clip and see for yourself. Christians are involved even at the highest level to participate in society, politics, government and military.
Human rights are respected, the Federation government helps many refugees in #Afrin and the rest of the area, mostly without help of bureaucratic institutions like #UNHCR (because: they don’t have an official recognized government to deal with… they aren’t allowed to enter that area, and …. it isn’t considered safe…. right…) So people inside the camps, in Afrin, but also the major camp near Kobane (which houses mainly Arab refugees from Raqqa) are almost entirely supported by the government of the Federation without much needed help from the NGO’s and help institutions (EUAID, UNHCR and many others who claim to help the Syrian people ARENT there!).
Because this is one of the main issues for liberals and feminists alike, this issue is taken separate from the overall human rights: Women’s rights and women empowerment.. Would you believe that this “terrorist-state” has a double presidency? A Kurdish (power)women and a Christian Male president Sanharib Barsom? Women are working throughout society and run businesses, run government agencies, are leaders of political parties and governing bodies. The empowerment is being done by training women and men, in the way they would like society to be, men treating women equal. There are safe houses, honor(killings) are severely treated. Marriage is only allowed with one women.. Sorry neoliberal audience;;; the culture of these peoples isn’t that sophisticated as ours, so I hope you can respect their “culture”?
Well dear loving neoliberal upper-class people.. there is a well developed democratic system underway. The PYD (the political party to which the “terrorist” YPG?YPJ) are belonging) have created a situation that a lot of other political parties have been set up. There is a democratic multi party (and I really mean multi party system) in place. There have been a couple of elections. The latest where last year for local and regional elections.
As I said before, The federation level has a Kurdish women co-president and a male Christian co-president.. the same we see at the local and regional levels.
How can a region, controlled and dominated by terrorists florish, many different peoples, including many Arabs, Christians, Yezidi and others live in peace without major incidents…. and even become the best fighting force on the ground for the International Coalition. The SDF was the group which fought their way through Raqqa and defeated ISIS there. There where Christians involved as well, as you can see in this movie clip.
So Why?? European Liberals, European Commission, European Mainstream media elites.. why do you choose for the evil, and not for the ones who are creating a “liberal” society in the Middle East?
How is it possible on this earth that the institutions speaking of peace, human rights, helping refugees (IN EUROPE) values, women’s rights, right to believe or not to believe… Oh yes, and #NATO doesn’t like #fakenews as been published by #Russia #Putin. They don’t like governments committing atrocities towards civilians as is #Russia doing… They don’t like governments and militaries who invade neighboring countries like #Russia is doing, they don’t like countries where freedom of press and the judicial system is treated wrongly.. All theyr statements agains “aggressive” Russia is equally, and in many cases even worse applicable to #Turkey. Does NATO have multiple identities? Unfortunately my conclusion is that NATO isn’t the organization they are claiming to be. They are equally the same as Russia, the use false information, false claims, fake news and ultimately propaganda means. They even themselves invade countries – in the name of security. For me this is a disappointment because NATO once was the freedom pillar of European security, safety and prosperity. If we can’t believe NATO (and the mainstream media, what’s the point of discussing Fakenews?
It’s a shame that NATO is silent on this, since the facts are there. Besides NATO is completely acting against it’s own principles, it’s own original intentions.. namely protecting peace, freedom and prosperity. I always thought of NATO as a just and honorable organization, contrary to the dictatorships of the world. The Soviet union (Warsaw pact) the dictatorship of Russia, Iran, North-Korea and so on. But my eyes have opened now. Seeing the words of a NATO official admiring the perpetrator of Ethnical cleansing, Genocide of Armenians and so many more people which suffered by the hands of “our allies” the Turks. This clearly is #notmyNATO
I end this very important blog with a quote: credited to Edmund Burke (but there where others who used it / the same kind as well:
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (like NATO) to do nothing.Edmund Burke
I would really like to make this story, which is so close to my heard, and which does pain seeing that our society, our governments, our NATO aren’t doing the just thing. they aren’t de “good’ guys they say they are.
Please, share, like and retweet this message as much as possible, use the hashtag #notmyNATO to force NATO leadership in another direction. For the sake of a free and democratic world, a free and democratic middle East…. and Europe!