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  • 10 Questions PRO-Palestinians Can’t Answer (Can You Prove Me Wrong?)

    01/15/2024 11:23:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    10 Questions PRO-Palestinians Can’t Answer (Can You Prove Me Wrong?) 0:00 - intro 1:48 - The oppressed people of the Middle East 4:28 - Stolen Land 5:56 - Why wasn’t an independent Palestinian state established between 1948 and 1967? 7:58 - Egypt 9:24 - Genocide 9:52 - Blacks and Palestinians 13:03- The State of Palestine 14:01- The R-word 14:58 - Tell me who your friends are
  • 1975: Lex Aronson, aid worker

    12/15/2023 6:07:33 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies ^ | December 15th, 2019 | Headsman
    Dutch Jewish aid worker (A)Lex Aronson was hanged on this date in 1975 in Iraq. Aronson (English Wikipedia entry | Dutch) had survived Bergen-Belsen as a child* — his grandfather was not so fortunate — and gone on to a peripatetic career in global relief work that took him to Israel, Syria, Gabon, Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, and points beyond. The last point beyond was Kurdish northern Iraq, during the terrible Iraqi-Kurdish war there of 1974-1975. By the accounts of his friends, Aronson was a free spirit, a man of idealism and wanderlust. By the account of the Iraqi government that...
  • What ever happened to Kurdistan? Unlike “Palestinians,” the Kurds are a specific ethnic group with a long history.

    12/05/2023 10:38:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/2023 | Mark C. Ross
    For the record, the term “Palestinian” is a fictitious contrivance currently used to define the Arabs from various nations who migrated into Palestine in relatively recent times. “Palestinian” was once used to describe the Jewish Zionists who settled in what was then the Ottoman territory known as Palestine. Also, unlike Palestine, the establishment of a nation of Kurdistan was included in the aftermath of the Versailles Treaty. As Lenin used to say, “promises are like pie crust...made to be broken.” What is currently called Kurdistan is the border region where Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Turkey converge. Kurdish separatist tendencies are...
  • Leopard 2 bought by Turkey to fight British-backed Kurds has numerous faults exposed in lethal fashion

    01/25/2023 11:58:44 AM PST · by MarMema · 31 replies
    daily mail ^ | Jan 31, 2018 | Gareth Davies
    A German-made tank, which Berlin once dubbed one of the best in the world, has had its shortcomings embarrassingly exposed on the battlefield in Syria. Photos from the Turkish military operation dubbed 'Euphrates Shield', which began in August 2016, show the charred remains of one of the Leopard 2 tanks which was reportedly blown up with mines. The images - taken from an ISIS video published in January 2017 - show the tank with its turret completely blown off. Other pictures from the same conflict show Leopard 2s standing idle in ditches and snow after being severely damaged. The 1970s-built...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 215: Macron's "End Of Life" Scheme, Protest On Christmas Eve, Kurdish Protest Following Deadly Attack

    12/24/2022 7:59:07 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/24/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    French President Emmanuel Macron had proposed it during the election campaign this year and now 200 randomly chosen French citizens have come together to consider "priority issues" regarding the "end of life". Last Sunday as the World Cup fever gripped France news was published that beginning January 6th the "citizens convention" will look at 10 priority issues including "extreme forms of psychological suffering" which will constitute reasons to "end life". The convention's recommendations will go onto French lawmakers for consideration. Good news Friday for the government as railroad unions reached labor agreements... Today in Paris Yellow Vests on the streets......
  • Macron: The Kurds of France were targeted by a heinous attack

    12/24/2022 1:56:01 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/23/22 | Israel National News
    French President Emmanuel Macron condemned Friday’s mass shooting attack at a Kurdish cultural center in Paris, which killed three people and wounded four. "The Kurds of France have been the target of a heinous attack in the heart of Paris. Our thoughts are with the victims, the people who are struggling to live, their families and loved ones," Macron said in a tweet. The attack took place in the Rue d'Enghien in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital. Two of the wounded are in critical condition. An eyewitness told AFP that seven or eight shots were fired during the...
  • Riots in Paris following mass shooting

    12/24/2022 10:41:18 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/22
    Widespread riots erupted in Paris after a woman and two men were shot dead yesterday at a Kurdish cultural center and a nearby cafe in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. Footage of the riots shows people setting fires in the middle of the street and smashing...
  • Beautiful Iranian Women For Freedom - What Can We Learn?

    12/18/2022 8:05:05 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 13 replies
    When my fellow pro freedom activist singer/songwriter Wonni Slim ( saw the "Woman Life Freedom" protest occupy the steps of the Victorian State Parliament after the end of the regular Saturday alt-right anti-government protest in Melbourne, he said, a little enviously and using the colloquial English which is the only way he knows how to speak:: "They've got their s--t together." I hope to learn from them. What do Freeepers know? How do Freepers rate the Woman Life Freedom movement compared with the Republican leaning ex-Democrat Tulsi Gabbard for whom dialogue with tyrants as opposed to demonising them is common...
  • The Shia Crescent & War with the Kurds Pt2 w/ Matt Bracken

    12/07/2022 4:52:48 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 5 Dec, 2022 | George McMillan and Matt Bracken
    Part 2 of the discussion of current events in the middle east and how it fits with long-term goals of various countries, ethnic groups and religious factions. Too many topics covered to easily summarize. The video is 1 hour long and went by very quickly when I watched it last night.
  • The Shia Crescent & War with the Kurds w/ Matt Bracken

    11/26/2022 5:36:24 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 23 Nov, 2023 | George McMillan and Matt Bracken
    This video analyzes some of the current conflicts in the middle east today, especially Syria and Iran attacking the Kurds in Iraq. Many people may be surprised because much of this is not being covered by the news media. The video is 43 minutes and I think it is worth the time to watch. For those interested, the link to the youtube channel for all of these geopolitical analysis videos is below. Youtube channel for George W McMillan III (GWM3) Analysis w/ Matt Bracken
  • Iran’s embattled mullahs prioritize killing Kurds

    11/26/2022 3:40:12 AM PST · by FarCenter · 14 replies
    Iran’s government has embarked on an armed strategy of divide, crush and conquer to end nationwide protests against clerical rule in the Islamic Republic. The primary target is the Kurdish minority population, which has been protesting for more than two months. The government, dominated by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has dispatched an aggressive and ill-disciplined militia known as the Basij to assault Kurdish towns and villages in western Iran. For the past eight days, thousands of Basij, transported by armored vehicles and firing heavy automatic weapons, have moved into the western border zone largely populated by Kurds. The Kurds have...
  • Turkey inches closer to invasion of northern Syria as Islamic State terror threat grows

    11/25/2022 11:11:13 AM PST · by EBH · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/25/22
    There is significant concern that Turkey’s planned ground invasion into Syria to root out the U.S.-allied Kurds could open the floodgates for the release of thousands of imprisoned Islamic State terrorists. Syrian Kurdish forces have incarcerated thousands of ISIS terrorists from more than 50 countries in prisons in northeastern Syrian. Brigadier Gen. Patrick Ryder, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said Wednesday, "Recent air strikes in Syria directly threatened the safety of U.S. personnel who are working in Syria with local partners to defeat ISIS and maintain custody of more than 10,000 ISIS detainees." Turkey recently launched air strikes targeting the Syrian...
  • The double discrimination faced by Kurdish women in Iran (racist apartheid Islamist regime)

    10/19/2022 5:57:40 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    Al araby ^ | Oct 6, 2022 | Alessandra Bajec
    In-depth: The death of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini at the hands of the Islamic Republic's morality police sparked nationwide protests and has put a spotlight on the plight of Iran's long-oppressed Kurdish minority... With the protest movement following the lead of Kurdistan, the Kurdish cause has rapidly become intertwined with that of other oppressed communities in Iran.
  • Evidence CHAZ/CHOP shooter/executioner was American member of communist Kurdish elite YPG squad

    06/30/2020 6:21:58 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 49 replies
    Kiwi ^ | 6-29-20 | Site
    #3,841 I think this vid gives a good overview of what happened. It starts with some crazy woman saying ANY SUV THAT COMES NEAR US YOU NEED TO SHOOT THEM SHOOT ALL THE SUVS IT COULD BE ALL OF THEM etc etc At 0: 45 you hear screaming tires and at around 1:00 the jeep crashes and gunshots start. I marked the place where the jeep crashes. On the pic the crash already occurred. Rumor is that there was a shootout before with another group. That's why the crazy woman yells to shoot any suv that comes near. 14 and...
  • Desperate citizens in Iraq turn to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will take them to Israel for political asylum

    07/28/2022 7:41:22 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 10 replies
    Rotter ^ | July 28, 2022
    Iraq is in chaos these days due to Turkey's military intervention there and the economic situation and the citizens there are turning to Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu in his name:Take us to Israel and agree to give us political asylum. Watch:
  • US-backed Syrian Kurds to turn to Damascus if Turkey attacks

    06/08/2022 1:56:50 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 11 replies
    AP via the Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2022 | Bassem Mroue
    BEIRUT — The U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria said Tuesday that they will turn to the government in Damascus for support should Turkey go ahead with its threat to launch a new incursion into the war-torn country. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, said after a meeting of its command that its priority is to reduce tension near the border with Turkey but also prepare for a long fight if Ankara carries out its threat. The announcement appears to be a message directed at the United States and meant to elicit pressure from Washington on Turkey’s President...
  • Turkey launches new ground, air offensive in northern Iraq Turkey has launched a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

    04/18/2022 6:33:24 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-18-22 | AP
    Turkey has launched a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, that has left at least 19 suspected Kurdish rebels dead and has wounded at least four Turkish soldiers, Turkey’s defense minister said Monday. Turkish jets and artillery struck suspected targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and commando troops — supported by helicopters and drones — then crossed into the region by land or were airlifted by helicopters, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said in a video posted on the ministry’s website. Akar said the jets successfully struck shelters, bunkers, caves, tunnels, ammunition depots...
  • [Local journalist]: 'I worked with Kurdistan24TV for 5 years. Everyday I looked at this compound, Iran & it’s proxies are lying. It’s NIT any "Israeli" center..'

    03/14/2022 10:17:10 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 3 replies
    Blesa Shaways @Bilesa_Shaweys Tweeted: I worked with @kurdistan24tv for 5 years. Everyday I looked at this compound, #Iran & it’s proxies are lying. It’s not an #Israeli center. There wasn’t any militants in it, we never saw any foreigners in the neighborhood... Everyone know it’s owned by Baz Karim & usually visited by his relatives. There was a small zoo inside it (contained many animals), also many luxury cars (some classic). Those who worked in this neighborhood know very well it’s no [t] an intelligence center. Some of pro #Iran journalists (unfortunately some of them working with #US media outlets)...
  • [Journalist:] 'I have not seen a united Iraq around anything for a long time... Condemnations all-over-the-map against Iran'

    03/13/2022 3:15:46 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 4 replies
    Indeed, I have not seen a united Iraq around anything for a long time. Condemnations all-over-the-map [in Iraq] against Iran following the missile attack, from Erbil to Baghdad, including the "crowner" of kings Shiite preacher Muqtada al-Sadr. Why is this interesting? Because the shooting of the Iranians takes place on days when there is some breakthrough in the contacts for the formation of the government with the participation of factions affiliated with Iran— roi kais • روعي كايس • רועי קייס (@kaisos1987) March 13, 2022
  • United States to stay in Syria, top Kurdish politician says

    10/07/2021 3:27:44 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 7, 2021
    A leading Syrian Kurdish politician said on Thursday the United States will stay on in Syria to destroy Islamic State, build infrastructure and remain a player in the search for a political settlement after more than 10 years of civil war. The Kurds, who live in the mountainous region straddling the borders of Syria, Armenia, Iraq, Iran and Turkey, carved out self-rule across northeast Syria during the civil war that began in 2011. President Bashar al-Assad was supported by Russia and Iran while the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia was backed by the United States. But in 2019 then-President Donald Trump...