Jul 282016
 

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Aljazeera: “The Turkish government has issued a new decree ordering the closure of scores of media organisations as it widened its crackdown in the wake of a  failed coup attempt earlier this month.

According to the government decree, which was published in the official gazette of the republic late on Wednesday, three news agencies, 16 television channels, 23 radio stations, 45 daily newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishing houses have been ordered to shut down.”

Opinion: Erdogan knows full well that his continued crackdown over every facet of Turkish society has ended any possibility of joining the EU while pushing the nation closer to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), and a break from NATO.

(The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization centered on its member nations security-related concerns, describing its main threats as terrorism, separatism and extremism)

Turkey has tremendous strategic importance to the US. The Incirlik Air Base houses about five thousand US airmen that guard tactical nuclear weapons. The base provides the best location to launch a comprehensive war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq should the US decide to get serious.

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Erdogan put the base on temporary lock down last week as the coup attempt unfolded, but any further break in US/Turkish relations could put the base and US nukes in jeopardy.

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Jul 202016
 

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Debkafile: Some 1,500 US airmen and their families have been locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock if tactical nuclear bombs since President Recep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16. In the four days up until Wednesday, July 20, therefore, no air strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq have been staged that Turkish base.

This extraordinary situation, reported here by debkafile’s military sources, whereby a large group of American military personnel are held virtual captive by an allied government, was almost certainly raised in the phone call that took place Tuesday between President Barack Obama and Erdogan.

But the most outlandish aspect of this affair is that no American official has raised it in public – nor even by the administration’s most vocal critics at the Republican convention which nominated Donald Trump as presidential candidate.”

Opinion: Erdogan is purging every nook and cranny of Turkey. Over 50,000 people have been rounded up: government officials, police, teachers, political dissidents and now the US military base.

“Hundreds of police officers accompanied by Ministry of Justice and Attorney General Office investigators are the only people permitted to enter the strategic air base, and only emergency cases may leave, after coordinating with the Turkish authorities.”

What’s it all about?

Erdogan wants the Obama administration to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish preacher, former imam, writer, and political figure, from exile in Pennsylvania whom he accuses of being the mastermind of the failed coup.

And it’s about Nuclear weapons. If Turkey were to expel U.S. and NATO forces from Incirlik — it would not only have nuclear weapons, but the means to deliver them via US designed F-16s and nuclear-capable F-4 Phantom jets.

So, now we can add extortion to the list of what most assuredly was an Erdogan planned coup.

Does any nation fear the United States?

 

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Deadliest attack in a year kills 115 in central Baghdad

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Jul 042016
 

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News: “A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people early Sunday, brutally underscoring the Islamic State group’s ability to strike the capital despite a string of battlefield losses elsewhere in the country.

It was the deadliest terror attack in Iraq in a year and one of the worst single bombings in more than a decade of war and insurgency, and it fueled anger toward Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

When al-Abadi visited the site of the suicide blast in the city’s Karada district, a furious mob surrounded his convoy, yelling expletives, hurling rocks and shoes and calling him a “thief.”

Opinion: A May 22, 2016 message from ISIS leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani called for ISIS followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began June 5:

“The smallest action you do in their heartland is better and more enduring to us than what you would if you were with us. If one of you hoped to reach the Islamic State, we wish we were in your place to punish the Crusaders day and night.”

This morning, a suicide bomber blew himself up near the US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The bomber was the only fatality.

Ramadan 2016 is being called one of the bloodiest in modern history.

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IAF Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich: 'In future war, Israel will be hit with biggest rocket salvos seen yet'

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Jun 282016
 
IAF Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich: 'In future war, Israel will be hit with biggest rocket salvos seen yet'

JPost: “It’s not a nightmare, it’s a very realistic scenario, hostile entities will seek to overwhelm air defenses with heavy salvos, Haimovich said. “In the future, we will meet and engage much bigger salvos,” he said. They will come from multiple directions, and a “regional war” is a more realistic scenario than a single-front escalation.

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Jun 162016
 
CIA chief: IS working to send operatives to the West

McClatchy Report: “CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for their territorial losses. In remarks prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Brennan says IS has been working

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US military chiefs overrate damage to ISIS

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May 312016
 
US military chiefs overrate damage to ISIS

Debkafile: “The US military chiefs fighting ISIS, have recently claimed that the US has re-organized its military resources and is determined to cut down the Islamic state after the lame efforts in the last two years. These words of encouragement have come from Gen. Joseph Votel commander of US Middle East forces and the first US general to

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May 242016
 
Guest Post: Moqtada al-Sadr, the Donald Trump of Iraq

The Daily Beast: “Once a bane of the U.S. military during the occupation of Iraq, and a warlord whom the Pentagon once came within minutes of killing for his role in orchestrating American combat deaths, al-Sadr is now the undisputed kingmaker of Iraqi politics, a demagogue with a gift for manipulating a national media and

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