Iraqi Turkmens vow to Boycott Iraq’s National Census

July 26, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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 Hereunder is the message addressed by Dr. Hassan AYDINLI, ITF E.U. Representative to Journalist TIMOTHY WILLIAMS , further to his article published in the NY Times “Turkmens in Contested Oil-Rich Province vow to Boycott Iraq’s National Census:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/24/world/middleeast/24turkmen.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

 Dear Mr. Timothy Williams,

 I read your article entitled “Turkmens in Contested Oil-Rich Province vow to Boycott Iraq’s National Census with great interest.

However, I would like to point out that there has been some confusion regarding the interpretation of the 2% mentioned in the last paragraph of the ITF Statement released on Thursday 23rd July 2009.

 

In order to clarify the contents of their statement and avoid any further misquoting, ITF Information Office has issued a communiqué on 25th July 2009 (please see hereunder).

 

I would be grateful if you could convey this important clarification to your readers.

 

Regards,

Dr Hassan Aydinli

ITF Europe Representative (Belgium)

 QUOTE :

Irak Türkmen Cephesi 

  THE IRAQI TURKMEN FRONT

(Head Quarter)

Information Office

 25th July 2009

 IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION

Regarding ITF communiqué dated 23rd July 2009

 

We would like to clarify the contents of our statement of 23rd July 2009 – regarding the possible boycotting by the Turkmens of the general census in Iraq which is supposed to take place in October 2009 – which have been misquoted in some Western media.

 

In our statement we wrote:  “Turkmens announce boycotting the census unless the concerned authorities respond to their demands”  “the boycotting of the census by 12% of the Iraqi people will certainly make it loose its credibility”.

 

Census is a very important matter for a nation, it must be carried out with great care and precision, there should be no errors and all Iraqis must be counted. Even a margin of error of 1%-2% is unacceptable. Therefore, if the Turkmens who represent almost 13% of the Iraqi people were to boycott the general census it would certainly make it null and void.

 

  Iraqi Turkmen Front

  Information office

  25/7/2009                        

 Kerkuk-Baghdad St., near the Governorate building

            Itc_media@yahoo.com

    UNQUOTE

Kerkuk, the Turkmens’ capital city, is situated in Turkmeneli.

July 26, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Most Western journalists continue to diffuse the Kurds’ false claims on Kerkuk and they deliberately undermine the presence of the original inhabitants of Kerkuk: the Turkmens.

They are like parrots, repeating  the same cliches, over and over again, without any fair in-depth analysis of the situation. Their ignorance of Iraq’s history and their bias is quite shocking.

The facts:

The Iraqi Constitution was written under U.S. OCCUPATION, some articles, namely article N° 140,  were inserted in the constitution by the Americans to please their  Kurdish collaborators. 

The demography of Kerkuk has been changed since the US invasion.

The author of the article below does not mention  the massive influx of Kurds (well over 600.000)  into Kerkuk since the U.S. invasion/occupation in April 2003 when the  Americans allowed the Kurds to occupy the Turkmen region,TURKMENELI,  in the north of Iraq. The majority of these Kurds are not originally from Kerkuk. They were given financial incentives and false identity papers by the two Kurdish parties to settle in Kerkuk.

The U.S. has turned a blind eye when the two Kudish warlords’ peshmerga and asayish took control of Kerkuk by force. 

The Kurds have imposed a Kurdish governor in Kerkuk, the Turkmens’ capital city in Iraq. Even the governor’s assistant isn’t  a Turkmen!

Kurds, with the help of their U.S.  accomplices want to draw a new map of the north of Iraq to suit their hegemonic interests and their greed which has no limits.

The corrupt Kurdish warlords,  want to annex KERKUK to their autonomous region, despite the fact that KERKUK has never been a Kurdish city and that Kurds are newcomers in this city.

Turkmens who represent Iraq’s third main community and the north of Iraq’s second main community will never accept the annexation of their cities and towns to the Autonomous Kurdish Region in the north of Iraq. 

To  justify their occupation of Iraq the  Americans pretend they could ‘broker an agreement’ – How arrogant!   

 

Article published in the NY Times:

July 26, 2009

Now It’s a Census That Could Rip Iraq Apart

By ROD NORDLAND

BAGHDAD — When Iraqis were drafting their Constitution in 2005, the parties could not agree on who would control Kirkuk, the prized oil capital of the north. They couldn’t even agree on who lived in Kirkuk, which is claimed by the region’s Kurds, but also by its Turkmen minority and Sunni Arabs. For that matter, they couldn’t even agree on where Kirkuk was — in Tamim, Erbil, or Sulaimaniya Province.

So the Iraqis punted, inserting Article 140, a clause that called for a national census, followed by a referendum on the status of Kirkuk, all to be held by the end of 2007. What followed were a succession of delays, against a backdrop of sectarian violence and warnings that Kirkuk could blow apart the Shiite-Kurdish alliance that has governed Iraq since the Americans invaded.

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Afghan MP Malalai Joya: All NATO troops must leave Afghanistan immediately

July 25, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Photo by Guy Smallman

Malalai Joya meeting at Conway Hall. 23-7-09

“No nation can liberate another nation, and only the oppressed can rise up against their oppressors”

Malalai Joya

Afghan MP Calls For Anti-war Movement to Demonstrations Against War in Afghanistan

Report by Feyzi Ismail

Stop War UK Excerpt:

 On Thursday 23 July, the Stop the War Coalition held one of its most electrifying rallies in its eight year history. The inspirational anti-war Afghan MP Malalai Joya was joined on the platform by Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, a serving British soldier who was speaking in public for the first time against the horror caused by the war in Afghanistan.

July 24, 2009 “Stop The War” — Malalai Joya has been called one of the bravest women in Afghanistan. She told the 300-strong audience that she’s survived five assassination attempts and is still not safe with personal security guards or by wearing a burkha to cover her identity. Yet she continues to campaign against foreign occupation and fundamentalist warlords, and for women’s rights and education. She believes all NATO troops must leave Afghanistan immediately.

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U.N. wants Iraq Kurds to drop Kerkuk vote – diplomat

July 22, 2009 at 10:16 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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U.N. wants Iraq Kurds to drop Kerkuk vote – diplomat

 Tuesday July 21, 2009
By Tim Cocks

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United Nations is urging Iraqi Kurds not to push for a referendum on whether the Kerkuk oil area should be part of their northern enclave, saying such a vote would ignite conflict, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday.
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Kurdish leaders’ corruption endangers the integrity of Iraq

July 22, 2009 at 9:41 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Kurdistan’s Democracy Deficit
Reformers in Iraq’s Kurdish region hope for Change in the upcoming election.
by Jerry Weinberger
07/22/2009 12:00:00 AM

 On July 25th, the Kurdish region of Iraq is scheduled to have its first major election since 2005. The election is pivotal, and vital to U.S. interests, because it will determine whether Kurdistan takes a first step toward genuine democracy or, through another stolen election, lurches toward presidential dictatorship.Democracy and stability are progressing in the rest of Iraq. The January 2009 provincial elections were competitive and fair and conducted under rules that made individual candidates accountable to voters. Religious political blocs are splintering. The parliament wrangles about oil because the competing parties and the people know what resources and funds are at stake. Public pressure has forced a crackdown on ministerial corruption and the crooks are going to jail. Messy business–but that’s democracy, and democracy in a whole Iraq is the lynchpin of stability in the region, and thus the proper goal of U.S. policy. Things don’t look so good in Kurdistan, where if the crooks went to jail there’d be no one left to run the government, and the public hasn’t a clue about oil contracts or anything else that goes on in the black boxes of government. The Kurdistan esteemed in the west as a beacon of democracy and good government is a myth.

 I’ll bet the U.S State Department believes the multi-storied building frames that dot the city of Sulaimani are signs of economic development. They’re not. They’re giant, never-to-be finished piles of concrete used to funnel public funds into the private pockets of the ruling party.

 

The democratic deficit in Kurdistan stems from the collusion of the two corrupt political parties that have governed the region since the end of a bitter civil war in 1998: the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the north, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the south. The parties are organized on the Soviet model, each with a powerful politburo calling the shots from the top. The KDP, headed by Massoud Barzani, is more rigid and conservative and nepotistic and enjoys the support of powerful landowners and tribal leaders. The PUK, headed by Jalal Talabani, was in its origins a coalition of progressive and socialist groups and as a result is still today a looser political structure than the KDP.

 

 The parties exert control through their vast and coercive networks of patronage that descend from the two politburos through the government, the economy, the institutions of civil society, and to almost every family in Kurdistan (since almost one in four Kurds is employed by the government).In the 2005 election for the Kurdish Regional Government, the two parties joined, along with some smaller parties, into a single electoral list. The purpose was to stifle opposition and to divide the political spoils prior to the election, and then use their joint patronage to guarantee the result. Even though there was no serious opposition, there were reports of widespread voting fraud.

Since that election, and against long and dangerous odds, a serious opposition developed within the looser PUK, led by the first Deputy Secretary General and co-founder of the PUK, Nawshirwan Mustafa, and other courageous and honest former members of the politburo desirous of real democracy and sickened by the monumental corruption in both parties. (One can tell they’re honest just from the shabby clothes they wear and the tiny, book-strewn houses in which they live.) In March of this year, they formed a rival PUK election list called “Change.”

Change admires classical Western liberalism and the American Founding and advocates fiscal transparency in party, government, and business; a professional civil service; election-law reform; and a vast contraction of the public sector. In its platform, Change proposes to “support the rule of law and enhance the principle of separation of the legislative, the executive, and the judiciary authorities while consolidating the independence of the judiciary.” In today’s Kurdistan, that’s a constitutional revolution for the better.

The opposition stands boldly against the grotesque corruption: when a Change leader disclosed to the press that the Kurdish Government gives the two parties each $35 million per month for “expenses,” the Finance Minister could but sputter that he “was not permitted to discuss the exact amount given to the parties.”

But most important, Change respects the supreme authorities of the federal government and wants comity with Baghdad and resolution of Kirkuk according to the terms of the federal constitution, and, while desiring strong local government, wants no truck with the bellicose nationalism and go-it-alone policy pursued by the ruling parties, especially the KDP.

Change is especially popular in the more liberal south, but it expects to surprise in the more conservative and traditional north. That’s why the ruling parties have again combined for the election. With so much at stake, Change fears that the unified party Goliath will again rig the election.

Already in the south, Change endures the vast coercive power of the PUK patronage machine. Hundreds of people, many of them policemen and security guards and low-level officials, have been fired from their jobs for siding with Change. The two parties control the mass media and have threatened to cut salaries of staffers of an independent radio station, established by the United States, who dare to stray from the prescribed line.

The parties also control the means of physical coercion: the militias, the police, and the secret service. Perhaps most important, Change cannot trust the Independent High Election Commission of Iraq. Its Director General in Baghdad is a Barzani loyalist. The Commission’s record so far in Kurdistan: supervision of the suspect 2005 election and a pathetic fine of $2,500 just levied against the united parties for a raft of campaign violations.

A stolen election will be bad enough: but not nearly as bad as the Presidential putsch Massoud Barzani is hatching to squash the first glimmer of democracy in Kurdistan.

After the legally mandated June 1 session-end of the Kurdish National Assembly, Barzani forced an extension of its deliberations. He then rammed through a drastic revision of the Kurdish Constitution that creates a presidential system with an impotent parliament and vast and unchecked power at the top. The new constitution also extends his possible terms for another eight years.

Barzani is doing all he can to rush a referendum on the constitution: limiting the time for public debate on the document will of course improve its chances of electoral success. If that happens and the banana-republic constitution is “voted in,” the Kurds will lose such liberties as they have to Massoud Barzani. Barzanistan will not be good for the rest of Iraq. The intemperate president thrives on tension with Baghdad, and he’ll be alone at the wheel of state in the delicate negotiations necessary to settle the incendiary issues of Kirkuk, the disputed territories, and the extent of Kurdish independence: all matters that endanger the integrity of Iraq.

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Danger Sioniste: Israel coloniserait une partie de l’Irak

July 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Mardi 3 février 2009

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Traduction libre de Pétrus Lombard pour Alter Info

ATTENTION DANGER SIONISTE : LE “GRAND ISRAEL” COLONISERAIT UNE PARTIE DE L’IRAK

Le « Grand Israël » coloniserait une partie de l’Iraq

Wayne Madsen Report,

Wayne Madsen,
30 janvier 2009

En plus de leurs intentions déjà bien connues de prendre le contrôle total de la Cisjordanie et de la Bande de Gaza, de garder en permanence le Plateau du Golan en Syrie et de s’étendre dans le sud du Liban, les expansionnistes israéliens ont aussi les yeux sur certaines régions de l’Irak, considérées comme faisant partie du « Grand Israël » biblique.

Israël planifierait le déplacement de milliers de Kurdes juifs d’Israël, incluant les expatriés du Kurdistan iranien, vers les villes irakiennes de Mossoul et de Ninive, sous couvert de pèlerinages vers d’anciens sanctuaires religieux juifs. Selon des sources kurdes, les Israéliens travaillent secrètement avec le Gouvernement Régional du Kurdistan (KRG) pour mener à bien l’intégration des Kurdes et des autres Juifs dans les régions de l’Irak sous contrôle du KRG.

Après l’invasion étasunienne en 2003, les Kurdes, les Musulmans sunnites irakiens et les Turkmènes ont noté que les Israéliens kurdes commençaient à acheter des terres dans le Kurdistan irakien, qui est considéré comme une « propriété » juive historique.

Les Israéliens sont particulièrement intéressés par les sanctuaires du prophète juif Nahum à Al Qush, du prophète Jonas à Mossoul, et par le tombeau du prophète Daniel à Kirkouk.

Les Israéliens tentent aussi de revendiquer des « propriétés » juives à l’extérieur de la région kurde, notamment le temple d’Ézéchiel dans le village d’Al-Kifl de la province de Babel près de Najaf et le tombeau d’Esdras à Al-Uzayr dans la province de Misan près de Bassora, les deux en territoire dominé par les Chiites au sud de l’Irak.

Les expansionnistes israéliens considèrent que ces sanctuaires et tombeaux font autant partie du « Grand Israël » que Jérusalem et la Cisjordanie, qu’ils appellent « la Judée et la Samarie. »

Les sources kurdes et irakiennes signalent que le Mossad israélien travaille main dans la main avec des compagnies israéliennes et des « touristes » pour subvenir aux besoins des revendications des « propriétés » juives d’Israël en Irak.

Le Mossad a déjà été fortement impliqué dans la formation des forces militaires Pesha Merga kurdes.

Les Israéliens seraient aidés par des mercenaires étrangers payés par les milieux évangéliques chrétiens des États-Unis qui soutiennent le concept de « sionisme chrétien. »

Les Irakiens nationalistes allèguent que l’expansion israélienne en Irak est soutenue par les deux principales factions kurdes, dont l’Union Patriotique du Kurdistan, dirigée par le président nominal irakien, Jalal Talabani. Qubad Talabani, le fils de Talabani, sert comme représentant du KRG à Washington, où il vit avec sa femme juive, Sherri Kraham.

L’activité d’achats de terres d’Israël est aussi soutenue par le Parti Démocratique du Kurdistan, dirigé par Massoud Barzani, le président du KRG. Binjirfan Barzani, l’un des cinq fils de Barzani, serait fortement impliqué avec les Israéliens.

L’entrée en Iraq des Israéliens et de leurs partisans chrétiens sionistes se fait non pas par Bagdad mais par la Turquie.

Afin de dépeupler les habitants des terres revendiquées par les Israéliens, les agents du Mossad et les mercenaires sionistes chrétiens ont mis en scène des attentats terroristes contre les Chrétiens chaldéens, en particulier à Ninive, Irbil, Al-Hamdaniya, Bartalah, Talasqaf, Batnayah, Bashiqah, Elkosheven, Uqrah, et Mossoul.

Ces attentats des Israéliens et de leurs alliés sont d’habitude signalés comme étant de la responsabilité d’« Al-Qaïda » et d’autres « djihadistes » de l’Islam. [*]

Le but ultime des Israéliens est d’éliminer la population chrétienne dans et autour de Mossoul et d’exiger les territoires en tant que terres bibliques juives qui font partie du « Grand Israël. » L’opération israélo/chrétienne sioniste est un remake de l’exode des Palestiniens de la Palestine sous mandat britannique après la Seconde Guerre Mondiale.

En juin 2003, une délégation d’Israéliens visitant Mossoul a dit qu’il était dans les intentions d’Israël, avec l’aide de Barzani, d’établir le contrôle israélien sur le sanctuaire de Jonas à Mossoul et sur celui de Nahum dans la plaine de Mossoul.

Les Israéliens ont dit que les pèlerins juifs israéliens et iraniens iraient dans la région de Mossoul via la Turquie et rachèteraient les terres où vivent les Chrétiens irakiens.

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Traduction
libre de Pétrus Lombard pour Alter Info

* Les centaines d’assassinats d’universitaires irakiens pourraient faire partie de ce plan, NDT.

 http://hadria.riviere.over-blog.com/article-27515643.html

 

Israel hopes to colonize parts of Iraq as ‘Greater Israel’

July 21, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Note: KERKUK and MOSUL lie OUTSIDE the ‘Kurdish region” .

Special Reports
Israel hopes to colonize parts of Iraq as ‘Greater Israel’

By
Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Jan 30, 2009

(WMR) — Israeli expansionists, their intentions to take full control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and permanently keep the Golan Heights of Syria and expand into southern Lebanon already well known, also have their eyes on parts of Iraq considered part of a biblical “Greater Israel.”

Israel reportedly has plans to relocate thousands of Kurdish Jews from Israel, including expatriates from Kurdish Iran, to the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Nineveh under the guise of religious pilgrimages to ancient Jewish religious shrines. According to Kurdish sources, the Israelis are secretly working with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to carry out the integration of Kurdish and other Jews into areas of Iraq under control of the KRG.

Kurdish, Iraqi Sunni Muslims, and Turkmen have noted that Kurdish Israelis began to buy land in Iraqi Kurdistan, after the U.S. invasion in 2003, that is considered historical Jewish “property.”

The Israelis are particularly interested in the shrine of the Jewish prophet Nahum in al Qush, the prophet Jonah in Mosul, and the tomb of the prophet Daniel in Kirkuk. Israelis are also trying to claim Jewish “properties” outside of the Kurdish region, including the shrine of Ezekiel in the village of al-Kifl in Babel Province near Najaf and the tomb of Ezra in al-Uzayr in Misan Province, near Basra, both in southern Iraq’s Shi’a-dominated territory. Israeli expansionists consider these shrines and tombs as much a part of “Greater Israel” as Jerusalem and the West Bank, which they call “Judea and Samaria.”

Kurdish and Iraqi sources report that Israel’s Mossad is working hand-in-hand with Israeli companies and “tourists” to stake a claim to the Jewish “properties” of Israel in Iraq. The Mossad has already been heavily involved in training the Kurdish Pesha Merga military forces.

Reportedly assisting the Israelis are foreign mercenaries paid for by U.S. Christian evangelical circles that support the concept of “Christian Zionism.”

Iraqi nationalists charge that the Israeli expansion into Iraq is supported by both major Kurdish factions, including the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan headed by Iraq’s nominal President Jalal Talabani. Talabani’s son, Qubad Talabani, serves as the KRG’s representative in Washington, where he lives with his wife Sherri Kraham, who is Jewish.

Also supporting the Israeli land acquisition activities is the Kurdistan Democratic Party, headed by Massoud Barzani, the president of the KRG. One of Barzani’s five sons, Binjirfan Barzani, is reportedly heavily involved with the Israelis.

The Israelis and their Christian Zionist supporters enter Iraq not through Baghdad but through Turkey. In order to depopulate residents of lands the Israelis claim, Mossad operatives and Christian Zionist mercenaries are staging terrorist attacks against Chaldean Christians, particularly in Nineveh, Irbil, al-Hamdaniya, Bartalah, Talasqaf, Batnayah, Bashiqah, Elkosheven, Uqrah, and Mosul.

These attacks by the Israelis and their allies are usually reported as being the responsibility of “Al Qaeda” and other Islamic “jihadists.”

The ultimate aim of the Israelis is to depopulate the Christian population in and around Mosul and claim the land as biblical Jewish land that is part of “Greater Israel.” The Israeli/Christian Zionist operation is a replay of the depopulation of the Palestinians in the British mandate of Palestine after World War II.

In June 2003, a delegation of Israelis visited Mosul and said that it was Israel’s intentions, with the assistance of Barzani, to establish Israeli control of the shrine of Jonah in Mosul and the shrine of Nahum in the Mosul plains. The Israelis said Israeli and Iranian Jewish pilgrims would travel via Turkey to the area of Mosul and take over lands where Iraqi Christians lived.

Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.

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Threatening Iran

July 21, 2009 at 9:32 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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July 20, 2009

In an Impotent World Even the Bankrupt Can Prevail

Threatening Iran

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Japan did not spend years preparing her public case and demonstrating her deployment of forces for the attack.  Japan did not make a world issue out of her view that the US was denying Japan her role in the Pacific by hindering Japan’s access to raw materials and energy.  

Similarly, when Hitler attacked Russia, he did not preface his invasion with endless threats and a public case that blamed the war on England.

These events happened before the PSYOPS era.  Today, America and Israel’s wars of aggression are preceded by years of propaganda and international meetings, so that by the time the attack comes it is an expected event, not a monstrous surprise attack with its connotation of naked aggression.  

The US, which has been threatening Iran with attack for years, has passed the job to Israel.  During the third week of July, the American vice president and secretary of state gave Israel the go-ahead.  Israel has made great public disclosure of its warships passing through the Suez Canal on their way to Iran.  “Muslim” Egypt is complicit, offering no objection to Israel’s naval forces on their way to a war crime under the Nuremberg standard that the US imposed on the world.

By the time the attack occurs, it will be old hat, an expected event, and, moreover, an event justified by years of propaganda asserting Iran’s perfidy.

Israel intends to dominate the Middle East.  Israel’s goal is to incorporate all of Palestine and southern Lebanon into “Greater Israel.”  The US intends to dominate the entire world, deciding who rules which countries and controlling resource flows.

The US and Israel are likely to succeed, because they have effective PSYOPS. For the most part, the world media follows the US media, which follows the US and Israeli governments’ lines.  Indeed, the American media is part of the PSYOPS of both countries.

According to Thierry Meyssan in the Swiss newspaper Zeit-Fragen, the CIA used SMS or text messaging and Twitter to spread disinformation about the Iranian election, including the false report that the Guardian Council had informed Mousavi that he had won the election.  When the real results were announced, Ahmadinejad’s reelection appeared to be fraudulent. 

Iran’s fate awaits it.  A reasonable hypothesis to be entertained and examined is whether Iran’s Rafsanjani and Mousavi are in league with Washington to gain power in Iran. Both have lost out in the competition for government power in Iran.  Yet, both are egotistical and ambitious.  The Iranian Revolution of 1979 probably means nothing to them except an opportunity for personal power.  The way the West has always controlled the Middle East is by purchasing the politicians who are out of power and backing them in overthrowing the independent government.  We see this today in Sudan as well.

In the case of Iran, there is an additional factor that might align Rafsanjani with Washington. President Ahmadienijad attacked former President Rafsanjani, one of Iran’s most wealthy persons, as corrupt.  If Rafsanjani feels threatened by this attack, he has little choice but to try to overthrow the existing government.  This makes him the perfect person for Washington.

Perhaps there is a better explanation why Rafsanjani and Mousavi, two highly placed members of the Iranian elite, chose to persist in allegations of election fraud that have played into Washington’s hands by calling into question the legitimacy of the Iranian government. It cannot be that the office of president is worth such costs as the Iranian presidency is not endowed with decisive powers.  

Without Rafsanjani and Mousavi, the US media could not have orchestrated the Iranian elections as “stolen,” an orchestration that the US government used to further isolate and discredit the Iranian government, making it easier for Iran to be attacked. Normally, well placed members of an elite do not help foreign enemies set their country up for attack.

An Israeli attack on Iran is likely to produce retaliation, which Washington will use to enter the conflict. Have the personal ambitions of Rafsanjani and Mousavi, and the naive youthful upper class Iranian protesters, set Iran up for destruction?  

Consult a map and you will see that Iran is surrounded by a dozen countries that host US military bases. Why does anyone in Iran doubt that Iran is on her way to becoming another Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, in the end to be ruled by oil companies and an American puppet?  

The Russians and Chinese are off balance because of successful American interventions in their spheres of influence, uncertain of the threat and the response. Russia could have prevented the coming attack on Iran, but, pressured by Washington, Russia has not delivered the missile systems that Iran purchased.  China suffers from her own hubris as a rising economic power, and is about to lose her energy investments in Iran to US/Israeli aggression. China is funding America’s wars of aggression with loans, and  Russia is even helping the US to set up a puppet state in Afghanistan, thus opening up former Soviet central Asia to US hegemony.   

The world is so impotent that even the bankrupt US can launch a new war of aggression and have it accepted as a glorious act of liberation in behalf of women’s rights, peace, and democracy.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at: PaulCraigRoberts@yahoo.com

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Kıbrıs- 20 TEMMUZ 2009 KONUŞMASI

July 21, 2009 at 1:57 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

                     20 TEMMUZ 2009 KONUŞMASI

                                                                                              Ahmet GÖKSAN*

 

         Sayın konuklar, sevgili üyelerimiz;

 

         Kıbrıs Barış Harekatı’nın 35. yılında sizlerle birlikte olmaktan son derece mutlu olduğumu söyleyerek sözlerime başlamak istiyorum. Zamanınızı ayırarak katıldığınız için hepinize Yönetim ve Denetim Kurulu arkadaşlarım adına teşekkürlerimi ve sevgilerimi sunmak istiyorum.

Ozanın 35 yaşın yolun yarısı olduğunu söylemesine karşın, Kıbrıs Türkleri için yolun yarısı olmadığını belirtmek istiyorum. Bu güzel ve onurlu bayramın yıllarca aynı duyarlılıkla kutlanacağına olan inancımızı yinelemek istiyorum. Hepiniz hoş geldiniz onur verdiniz.

Kıbrıs’ı yeniden vatan yapabilmek için canlarını veren aziz şehitlerimizi bu anlamlı günde bir kez daha rahmet ve saygı ile anmak istiyorum. Aradan geçen 35 yıl içinde hayatlarını kaybeden gazilerimizi de aynı duygularla anıyorum. Aramızda bulunan gazilerimizi de selamlamak ve yaşamlarını sağlık içinde sürdürmelerini diliyor ve istiyorum.

Günümüzde Kıbrıs’ta Barış ve çözüm adına görüşmelerin yapıldığı biliniyor. Siyasi konular öne çıkarılarak birincil konu olan toprak konusu gündemden uzak tutulmaya çalışılmaktadır. Bu durumun son derece sakıncalı olduğunu şehitlerimizin manevi huzurunda ve sizlerin de huzurunuzda yüksek sesle dillendirmek istiyorum.

Sıfatı, unvan ve makamı ne olursa olsun, Anadolu’nun fidanları’nın kanları ile çizilmiş olan Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti’nin sınırlarını, kimsenin değiştirme hakkının olmadığını bilmeleri gerekiyor.

Alınan bu toprakların nasıl ve ne şekilde geri alınacağını sizler çok iyi bilmektesiniz.

Barış ve çözüm adına bu işlemin yapılmasına izin vermeyeceğinize de yürekten inanıyorum.

Gelinen bu noktada Kıbrıs Türkleri ile Anadolu’nun güzel insanlarının oynanmakta olan oyunu gördüklerini belirtmek istiyorum.

Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi’nin ev sahipliğinde bir araya gelen kuruluşlar, Amasya Genelgesi gibi bir bildiriyi “06 Temmuz 2009” günü yayınladılar. Bildiride gelinen kritik noktaya dikkat çekiliyor.

Yayımlanan bildiride olası bir çözümün iki kurucu devletin “siyasi/egemen eşitliği” temelinde olması kabul edildi.

Yeni bir ortaklık devletinin bu koşullarda oluşmaması durumunda ise yapılması gereken tek bir seçeneğin olduğunu sizlerle de paylaşmak istiyorum.

Bu seçenek Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti’nin tanıtılması ve ekonomik olarak kalkındırılmasıdır. Bunun dışında yapılacak olan çalışmaların tuzaklarla ve tehlikelerle dolu olduğunun da bilinmesi gerekmektedir.

Diğer yandan anlaşma olsun veya olamasın Kıbrıs Türklerinin yeni bir referandumla karşı karşıya kalacağı kaçınılmazdır.

Annan’ın belgesinde olduğu gibi bir oldubitti ile karşılaşmamak için de gelişmeleri titizlikle izlediğimizi bilmenizi istiyoruz.

Bu anlamlı ve onurlu günde sizlerle bir arada olmak ayrı bir güzellik olsa gerek. Beni sabırla dinlediğiniz için sizlere teşekkür eder, Yönetim ve Denetim Kurulundaki arkadaşlarım adına bir kez daha sevgilerimi ve saygılarımı sunarım…

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Advice about swine flu

July 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Swine flue

Q&A: Advice about swine flu

 http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8021958.stm?ad=1

 Swine flu has spread across the world since emerging in Mexico and is now officially the first flu pandemic for 40 years. Experts fear millions of people will be infected.

What is swine flu and what are the symptoms?

SWINE FLU SYMPTOMS

  • 1. High temperature, tiredness and lowered immunity
  • 2. Headache, runny nose and sneezing
  • 3. Sore throat
  • 4. Shortness of breath
  • 5. Loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • 6. Aching muscles, limb and joint pain Source: NHS

Swine flu is a respiratory disease, caused by a strain of the influenza type A virus known as H1N1.

But this latest version of H1N1 is different: it contains genetic material that is typically found in strains of the virus that affect humans, birds and swine.

Although the strain may have originated in pigs, it is now a wholly human disease.

It can be spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing.

Symptoms of swine flu in humans appear to be similar to those produced by standard, seasonal flu.

A fever – which is a temperature of 38ºC (100.4ºF) – is the key symptom, combined with other complaints which may include a cough, sore throat, body aches, chills and aching limbs. Some people with the virus have also reported nausea and diarrhoea.

As with normal flu, the severity of symptoms will depend on treatment and the individual. Many people have only suffered mildly and have begun to recover within a week.

People are most infectious soon after they develop symptoms, but they cease to be a risk once those symptoms have disappeared. The incubation period may be as little as two days.

THE AT RISK GROUPS

  • People with lung disease
  • People with heart disease
  • People with kidney disease
  • People with diabetes
  • Those with immunosuppression problems either because of treatment or disease
  • Patients who have had drug treatment for asthma
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under five

Flu expert Professor Peter Openshaw, of Imperial College London, says about one in every three people who become infected will not realise they have had swine flu because they will have had no or only very few symptoms.

“About 98% of people who get infected will recover fully without any hospital treatment so I think the public needs to be reassured.”

The real fear is that the strain will mutate and become more virulent which would pose a greater threat. This has been the feature of previous flu pandemics.

But this has not yet happened – and in any event it is worth remembering that seasonal flu often poses a serious threat to public health – each year it kills 250,000 – 500,000 around the world.

How is it treated?

Two drugs commonly used to treat flu, Tamiflu and Relenza, are effective at treating infection.

However, the drugs must be administered at an early stage to be effective.

Use of these drugs may also make it less likely that infected people will pass the virus on to others.

– taking a regular pill is ill-advised as the long-term side effects are not known.

What measures then can I take to prevent infection?

Older people and those under 16 – as well as health workers and those with existing clinical conditions – will be given priority.

It is hoped that even if the virus mutates in coming months, the vaccine would still confer a high degree of protection against related strains.

In the meantime, avoid close contact with people who appear unwell and who have fever and cough.

General infection control practices and good hygiene can help to reduce transmission of all viruses, including the human swine influenza.

This includes covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a tissue when possible and disposing of it promptly.

It is also important to wash your hands frequently with soap and water to reduce the spread of the virus from your hands to face or to other people, and cleaning hard surfaces like door handles frequently using a normal cleaning product.

What is the advice for pregnant women?

Pregnant women are among the groups at increased risk from swine flu. It is important that they follow the advice about hand hygiene.

They may also want to avoid very crowded places and unnecessary travel, but experts stressed people should use their own judgement and should carry on with their daily lives.

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