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  • Berkeley Police Arrest Local Professor for Allegedly Beating Trump Supporters with Bike Lock

    05/27/2017 7:24:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 May 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    Eric Clanton, a former professor at Diablo Valley College, has been arrested by Berkeley Police for allegedly attacking pro-Trump activists with a bike lock during rallies that took place on April 15. Clanton was accused by users on 4chan last month as being the masked Antifa activist who beat pro-Trump attendees with a bike lock at the April 15 rallies in Berkeley. Now police have arrested Clanton on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Clanton was a professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College, which is located is Pleasant Hill, California, a short 30-minute trip away from UC Berkeley,...
  • Female Commanders in SDF: We are close to the finale in Raqqa (Syria)

    05/27/2017 5:55:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 26 May 2017, 13:45 | Ehmed
    SDF Operation Room Spokesperson Ehmed and Eastern Front commander Kobanê said they are very close to the end in Raqqa and there is little left to wait until the finale. Female commanders in the SDF, conducting the Raqqa operation, spoke to the ANF on the latest developments in the region. Wrath of Euphrates Operation's SDF Operation Room Spokesperson Cihan Sheikh Ehmed and one of the commanders of the operation Klara Kobanê met with the ANF in Bedr village near Hamrat Nasra town, liberated following 3 days of clashes, and said they are drawing to a close and the good news...
  • Syria’s Kurds Are Not the PKK

    05/26/2017 6:41:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 15, 2017 | Aldar Khalil
    Amid the war against the Islamic State, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is bombing our villages and soldiers on an entirely false pretense. Last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bombed and shelled our villages in northern Syria. The strikes killed our soldiers and unnecessarily escalated the conflict between Turkey and us at a time when we are engaged in a historic battle alongside U.S.-led international coalition forces to retake Raqqa and end the Islamic State’s reign of terror. I am a member of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM), an umbrella organization made up of six political parties...
  • Obama’s NSA rebuked for snooping on Americans; journo says it proves wide pattern

    05/26/2017 6:00:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Fox News (politics) ^ | May 25, 2017 | Alex Diaz
    The secret court that oversees government snooping took the Obama administration to task late last year, suggesting it created "a very serious Fourth Amendment issue" by violating rules the government itself had implemented regarding the surveillance of Americans. According to top-secret documents made public by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court – often referred to as the FISA court – the government admitted that, just days before the 2016 election, NSA analysts were violating surveillance rules on a regular basis. This pattern of overreach, coupled with the timing of the government’s disclosure, resulted in an unusually harsh rebuke of the administration’s practices...
  • Gunmen with machine guns kill 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt

    05/26/2017 4:52:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 73 replies
    Al Arabiya (English) ^ | Friday, 26 May 2017 | Staff writer
    Ten masked gunmen, who used machine guns, opened fire at two buses carrying Egyptian Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing 26 including children and injuring 26 others, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The Christian group was travelling in two buses and a truck through the province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority, the governor of Egypt’s Minya province, Essam al-Bedaiwy, said. The health ministry said there were between eight and 10 attackers dressed in military uniforms, according to witnesses. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came on the eve of...
  • Eight Kurdish YPG fighters killed in clashes with ISIS, Turkish army

    05/25/2017 10:36:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 25, 2017 | Dilber Issa
    Kurds bury YPG fighters killed during clashes against ISIS in Aleppo. Photo: ARA News The general command of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Wednesday announced the death of eight of its fighters in northern Syria. “Five YPG fighters were killed in clashes with ISIS in Raqqa province,” YPG officer Habun Osman told ARA News. Three others Kurdish fighters lost their lives after the Turkish army hit a YPG security office in the Jinderis area of Afrin district, northwest of Aleppo. “As our fighters continue their struggle to liberate Raqqa from ISIS terrorists, Turkey’s military intensified its attacks...
  • Syrian Kurds bomb Turkish army base near Afrin, casualties reported

    05/25/2017 10:03:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Dilber Issa
    Kurdish fighters of the YPG in Afrin, northwest Syria. Photo: ARA News Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Thursday shelled a Turkish army base near Afrin district northwest of Aleppo, military sources reported.“In response to the Turkish aggression against our people in Afrin, the YPG targeted headquarters of Turkey’s military with heavy artillery,” a YPG spokesman told ARA News. At least one Turkish soldier was killed and several others wounded in the bombardment.“The clashes continued between the YPG and Turkish troops over the past few days after the latter entered Afrin countryside in a bid to...
  • Turkey Uncensored: Enslaving Jews and Christians in the Turkish Military

    05/24/2017 2:07:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Philos Project ^ | May 24, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    The systematic persecution of non-Muslims in Turkey is one of the least known topics in the West.The official line of the Turkish government that has been firmly established in both Turkish and foreign public opinion is that neither antisemitism nor hostility to Christians has taken root in Turkey. In addition, Ankara claims that Jews, as well as Christians, have lived more decent lives within a tolerant atmosphere in Turkey compared to their coreligionists in other Muslim countries in the Middle East. But this is simply just a myth.For example, 76 years ago, in May 1941, Jews, Armenians and Greeks in...
  • Europe: Muslim Atrocities against Women? So What! (European thinking?)

    05/24/2017 9:18:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | May 21, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    It happened again last week. Two Turkish nationals in Schwerin, Germany were arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl after forcing themselves into her home.Recently, a judge in Germany acquitted a Turkish drug dealer of raping one of his customers last August. He had forced himself on her for four hours and left her incapacitated for weeks. He told the judge that in the culture from where he came, what she "had experienced as rape" might be considered merely "wild sex."What "culture" is this?According to the Turkish women's rights organization "We Will Stop the Murders of Women," which publishes monthly reports,...
  • New Amnesty report slams mass dismissals in Turkey

    05/23/2017 10:59:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 May 2017 10:52 CEST | none stated
    Workers in Bursa protesting the dismissals demanding their jobs back. An Amnesty International report was released on Monday focusing on the dismissal of public servants, including police officers, teachers, soldiers, doctors, judges, prosecutors and academics, by executive decree issued under the powers of the 10-months long state of emergency in Turkey.The mass dismissals have according to the report been “carried out arbitrarily on the basis of vague and generalized grounds of ‘connections to terrorist organizations’”.The summary dismissals were accompanied by expulsions from all forms of public service resulting in the complete deprival of any sort of income. While completely depending...
  • Turkish ambassador to US accuses Washington of partnering with terrorists

    05/23/2017 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    KOM News ^ | 23 May 2017 10:39 CEST | none stated
    Turkish Ambassador to the United States Serdar Kilic accused Washington on Monday of establishment a partnership with a terrorist organisation in the wake of the recent US decision to supply Syrian Kurdish forces with US arms. On 9 May, the US Defense Department announced that President Donald Trump had approved a plan to arm Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in order to better fight the Islamic State group in Syria, despite objections from Turkey. “I can hardly understand and accept the argument that the US has to conduct the operation in Raqqa by making use of YPG/PYD since there is...
  • Turkish police say seeking 144 people over links to failed coup, 35 detained

    05/23/2017 10:09:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    KOM News ^ | 23 May 2017 13:25 CEST | none stated
    Turkish police said on Tuesday they are seeking 144 people including police, soldiers and prosecutors, over suspected links to the network of a US-based cleric blamed by Ankara for orchestrating last year’s failed coup. In raids across 42 provinces, 35 of the 144 wanted people have already been detained, the police said in a statement, adding that the suspects were thought to be using ByLock, an encrypted messaging app the government says was used by preacher Fethullah Gulen’s followers. Turkey accuses Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile for almost 20 years, of running a decades-long campaign to overthrow the...
  • Manchester-born YPG fighter sends message from frontline against ISIS

    05/23/2017 9:52:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    KOM News ^ | 23 May 2017 14:56 CEST | none stated
    Manchester-born Hollywood actor Michael Enright, who joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to fight the Islamic State (IS) in January 2015, sent a video message after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, which left at least 22 people dead and 59 people injured.In the video message, published by media outlet ANF, Enright said the action was pure evilness, calling for support against IS in the Raqqa operation and that he would remember Manchester when facing IS as he is part of the US-backed operation to push out the Jihadists...
  • US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

    05/22/2017 11:45:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    AP News ^ | ANKARA, Turkey (AP)
    Turkey didn't specify the actions by U.S. security officials it deemed inappropriate. Video from the scene had showed U.S. police struggling to protect protesters, and two Turkish bodyguards were briefly detained after the incident. They were then set free and returned to Turkey. In the meeting with Turkey's Foreign Ministry in Ankara, U.S. Ambassador John Bass said the security personnel's behavior contradicted U.S. laws and protected speech and assembly rights, according to a senior U.S. State Department official.
  • Sara Netanyahu and Melania Trump agree: ‘Media hate us but people love us’

    05/22/2017 11:03:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | May 22, 2017, 5:21 pm | Raoul Wootliff
    Chatting candidly on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport on Monday, Sara Netanyahu said that, like the Trumps, Israel’s “first couple” had been treated unfairly by the media but were loved by the people. “You know in Israel all the people like us. The media hate us but the people love us,” Netanyahu told the first lady in a recording that picked up their private conversation. “Like you.”
  • Escape from Raqqa horrors (Syrian escape from ISIS)

    05/20/2017 6:19:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, May 20, 2017 | none stated
    At least 100 thousand civilians have been transferred from Raqqa city center and surroundings to safe zones. There is an escape among all the dust. The people advance in groups. Vehicles are filled up up to 3 times their height. People are everywhere, walking. Dust clouds make it hard to see far. The town and villages they leave behind aren’t visible, there is a vague sight behind them. In the muggy weather and hot wind, women in black niqabs can be seen. A child carries a baby. Everybody is exhausted. There is the mark of exhaustion on children’s faces, their...
  • Turkey Uncensored: When Challenges to Islamic Traditions Turn Deadly

    05/19/2017 9:20:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Philos Project ^ | May 16, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Pop star Katy Perry recently joined the ranks of celebrities who have donned Islamic headscarves when she sported a hijab-like outfit to the Met Gala, New York’s No. 1 fashion event. The headscarf has been used by many celebrities or politicians for a variety of reasons. It is sometimes employed as a tool for show or entertainment. Other times it is a fake, misleading and damaging “symbol” of activism. It is also worn out of a very misguided “respect” for a religious ideology. In all of these cases, it is still a form of submission to Islamists and a betrayal...
  • Will US-Kurdish deal force Turkey back to PKK negotiation table?

    05/13/2017 7:41:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 12, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay
    Although the United States has signaled its increasing support for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) for the last few years, US President Donald Trump’s decision to arm the Kurdish forces in Syria for the battle against the Islamic State came as a shock to the Turkish government. Turkey considers the YPG and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to be part of one common terror group, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been throwing tantrums over symbols of US support for the YPG. Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian conflict for the last six years has been mind-boggling. To put it in the simplest...
  • Russian, US ideas on Syria safe zones could be compatible – De Mistura

    05/13/2017 5:45:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    KOM News ^ | 13 May 2017 15:42 CEST | none stated
    Separate concepts of Russia and the United States on creation of special safety and de-escalation zones in Syria could be compatible, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said. “Russia’s idea is in creation of four safety zones in the western part of Syria, the US side thinks about two or three temporary zones of ‘de-escalation’ and ‘stabilization.’ Both the proposals could be compatible in the end,” de Mistura told Il Corriere della Sera newspaper. The diplomat added that the proposed scheme could become effective as the presidents of the Untied States and Russia were engaged in direct talks...
  • INTERNATIONAL WEEK AGAINST DISAPPEARANCES IHD: 348 Mass Graves 4,201 Bodies Found (Turkey)

    05/13/2017 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    bianet ^ | 25 May 2015 (page 5-13-2017) | İstanbul - BIA News Desk
    İHD and lost people’s family members came together once again to look for their lost relatives and request the offenders to be judged. According to İHD Map of Mass Graves, 4.201 bodies were found in 348 mass graves. Human Rights Association (İHD) and family members of forcibly disappeared people have been organizing demonstration within the scope of international week against the disappearances and for the offenders to be judged.  The bones of 4.201 people have been found in 348 mass graves according to İHD Map of Mass Graves. In order to face İHD's statement:“Turkey must face the past (forced migration,...