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Just been watching Oz news, RAAF readying to go off to the Middle East.
Then caught this story in the Jakarta Post.
Devlet Bahceli, leader of Turkey’s opposition nationalist party, warned that any promises made by the Turkish government to the militants would eventually come out.
The sudden release of those Turkish hostages is certainly good news for them and their loved ones, but nobody in their right mind is going to swallow any story that does not include a quid pro quo.
ISIS is run by satanic savages to whom the concept of compassion is utterly alien.
President Erdogan has never made any secret of his own Islamist extremism…
“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” Erdogan, from WT, March 3rd. 2010
…but it is VERY telling that he won’t come clean on what ISIS is getting in return for the release.
There have been too many reports of Turkish authorities collaboratiing with the rape-murder gang which Western countries are now squaring up to fight.
Turkey declined to sign a communiqué last Thursday that committed a number of regional states to take “appropriate” new measures to counter ISIS, frustrating American officials. ISIS Draws a Steady Stream of Recruits From Turkey – NYTimes.com
And of course Turkey’s refusal to commit any of its well-equipped and trained armed forces has been in the news everywhere.
Was that the guarantee that ISIS got?
Or was some tastier offer made?
It is frankly scary that this regime sits at NATO’s top table…
…scarier still that Cameron wants it as a member of his beloved EUSSR!
“Praise God, the 101-day circle of oppression and torment has ended,” he said. “However, what kind of bargaining was made with ISIL, what was promised in return for our citizens’ freedom remains a mystery. What went on behind the scenes during the negotiations certainly won’t remain a secret.” http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/09/21/turkish-hostages-freed-questions-linger.html
Let’s hope the truth comes out sooner rather than later.
Because civilised countries are launching air-strikes against the barbarians and if one single solitary pilot is captured, his folks back home will be asking how come Turkey can get captives freed when one of our lads ( or lasses) languishes in the hands of horror.
Having recently raised the issue of scumbags here selling ISIS t-shirts…
… it’s only fair to mention that it ain’t just in Indonesia that such an evil trade flourishes.
- Despite Facebook’s claims that a cluster of pages peddling ISIS goods would be taken down, recent searches show many pages containing merchandise with the terrorist group’s symbols still remain on the most popular social-media site in the world. http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/isis-branded-merchandise-sold-on-amazon-facebook/
- The article mentions Indonesian outlets but there are apparently others, too, using Facebook and Twitter and Amazon.
- Twitter I don’t use, and Amazon only occasionally, but I have plenty of friends on Facebook, who still hang in there, in a kind of guerilla war on FB hypocrisy. They’re on the prowl now, seeking out ISIS evil.
- Facebook operate peculiar ( to say the least) double-standards. They actually REMOVED my link to the video of the Cikeusik Pogrom which occurred on February 6th 2011, only a few score miles from Jakarta – and then they removed me!
They disabled my account and their promised explanation never materialised, exposing them as liars as well as leftists.
“At Facebook, we have rules that bar direct statements of hate, attacks on private individuals and groups, and the promotion of terrorism,” said Facebook spokesman Israel Hernandez..
Yet WND reports that there are still FB sites retailing ISIS goods? So if you purport not to like promotion of terrorism, how come you suppress EXPOSURE of terrorism, Mr. Hernandez?
Because that’s what my video link was…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4cBG9lut0 (not for the squeamish)
An awful terrorist assault by the vilest, most cowardly, bigot vermin, on three innocent Ahmadis, committed under the gaze of cops, and for which no murder charge has ever been laid, despite clear identification entirely possible, the cackling, howling pigs who martyred three men caught on camera.
It was interesting to read that crowds of Scottish British patriots turned out in Glasgow, in a contest of choruses on referendum night, ‘Rule Britannia’ echoing around George Square.
Such displays of pride are rare, outside the Last Night of the Proms. I think the last time I recall such singing was for the Task Force going off to liberate the Falklands from Argie imperialism in 1982.
Good to see that true Brit grit can still manifest itself in testing times!
But a few other reactions are worth noting.
One ‘celebrity’ quoted in the Express could well be in line for a job with the Jakarta Post!
Taylor Gardner said he was “embarrassed of Scotland”. He wrote: “I’m very embarrassed of Scotland. …”
One may be embarrassed BY something, or even embarrassed FOR someone, but OF? That’s worthy of the stuff the JP sub-editors would approve.
But more to the point, WHO is Taylor Gardener?
I googled, and found a mechanic in Nebraska, but somehow doubt he’s got much interest in separatist movements in the UK.
Can some reader help?
Whoever he is, he’s surely more of a civilised being than the foul-mouth who scribbled THIS on his Twitter account.
“I should have expected this, because if you’d asked me to estimate how many c***s there were in Scotland, I’d have said about 2 million.”
So – not that I’d ever wish to be acquainted with Frankie Boyle – who is he and why is he deemed worthy of mention?
That was my question, and I decided to ask that too of Google. Turns out he’s an ex-alky, ex-dope-head, who thinks being grossly offensive qualifies him as a ‘comedian.’
He’s also accused Israel of ‘apartheid’ policies and sought to succour some BERK (that’s how you insult people politely, sir) held in Guantanamo.
His record of ‘humour’ is frankly sickening, handicapped kids considered fair game.
What a sleazoid!
Kompas reports that persecuted Christians here are hopeful at least one case may be resolved soon, with the imminent hand-over of power from President SBY to Jokowi, who has a significantly different track record on tolerance.
In Bogor, West Java, the Protestant GKI Yasmin congregation has been shamefully oppressed for years, denied access to their church, despite favourable rulings from both the Supreme Court and the National Ombudsman.
The local authorities, formerly under the fanatic Mayor Diani and currently under the so-called ‘moderate’ Mayor Bima, keep the house of worship sealed, and scenes of mayhem, with bussed in bigots from the GARIS lout outfit, whose leader recently declared himself the ISIS king-pin in Indonesia, have occurred.
The cops have been reduced to the role of referees between peaceful Christians and thuggish hoodlums. No order given to enforce the high court ruling, they stand disgraced in the eyes of Indonesia and the world.
For several years now, Yasmin and other victimised minorities have worshipped on the street, in downtown Jakarta (where I sometimes join them) right across from the Presidential Palace, praying and pleading for President SBY to lift a finger for freedom of religion.
That head of state ends his term of office next month.
So hopes of justice are rekindled.
And now Presidential Advisory Council Member, Albert Hasibuana, who has been trying his best for the Christians, has been to see the Religion Minister, Lukman. He, Lukman, had recently said and done some things to offer hope, after he replaced the dismal intolerant Suryadharma Ali.
But alas, Lukman gave only a short answer about the solution of the central government over the GKI Yasmin case. He was evasive about confirmation whether the government will soon implement the Supreme Court decision.
Well, he probably won’t have long to reconsider his evasive answers.
President-Elect Jokowi is due to announce a new Cabinet, and unless Lukman gets real on tolerance for Christians, we could be seeing a new Minister for Religious Affairs – although frankly such a Ministry must be an anachronism in a modern state like Indonesia, which guarantees the right to worship in its constitution.
Religion should be something people observe in their own time.
School prayers okay, as the great majority of parents want, but state intervention, especially state subsidies to fanatics like the MUI, which continues to issue fatuous fatwas…
… ought surely to be confined to ensuring all creeds are free to worship peacefully.
Presidential Advisory Council Member, Albert Hasibuan
Anyway, Albert is hopeful.
And so should we all be!
Splendid news from Oregon, a small state setting a great example to other Americans concerned about Obama’s dream (nightmare) of flooding the USA with illegal aliens.
Despite all kinds of contortions by enemies of democracy in courts and even in the state legislature, “Protect Oregon Driver Licenses,” has been approved for a state-wide referendum in November.
This gives citizens a chance to veto the pro-crimmigrant lobby’s disgraceful grant of driving licences to people who have no right to be in Oregon at all!
The enemy within Oregon won passage of Senate Bill 833, which mandated state authorities to to license illegals, and it came into effect this year.
- Fortunately, Oregonian For Immigration Reform (OFIR) had already got to work. They quickly exceed their goal, more signatures than they actually needed, Some 64,709 patriots signed up, and not only does this make the referendum obligatory on the recalcitrant piolitical in-crowd but also STOPPED implementation until the voters have their say.
Te depths to which the establishment were rpeared to stoop in defence of crimmigrants surprised even me. The State House of Representatives even re-wrote OFIR’s ballot question, to twist its wording in order to confuse the electorate – happily, that betrayal of responsibility didn’t make it through the State Senate..
At the time, OFIR President Cynthia Kendoll said in a statement, “Oregonians and every major newspaper across the state raised their voices in loud protest of the Oregon Legislature’s unprecedented attempt to hi-jack the ballot language for the citizens veto referendum.”
And that’s a prospect horrifying to the pro-crimmigrant lobby, who abhor democracy.
But campaigns, no matter how righteous, cannot succeed without the munitions of political war.
Currently the rich, who are usually safely cocooned far from the impact of undesirable aliens, have piled in, total anti-American funds already over $200,000, a sharp contrast to PODL’s $28,000 bank-roll.
I don’t know how many of my numerous American readers reside in Oregon, but everyone who can should contribute to this campaign. It’s a small state and it’s not the central issue, which must remain expelling the unwanted aliens from th USA.
But it is a rare case of actual real people getting a direct say.
The arrogance of illegals is outrageous, loud and public complaints that they’ll face problems if it passes. Easy solution to any such problems.
They can always go back where they belong.
Write or phone OFIR at:
Oregonians For Immigration Reform
P.O. Box 1438
Telephone: (503) 435-0141
An Oregon Chartered 501(c)4 Organization
Contact the OFIR PAC at:
Oregonians For Immigration Reform Political Action Committee (OFIR PAC)
P.O. Box 7354
Salem, OR 97301
Help them any way you can!
Gosh, it’s great to live in Jakarta!
That beautiful sunshine out there, as I rose and opened my curtains was, and most days here is, a delight with which to start my day.
Having said that, for the umpteenth time, it’s not often, if ever, that’d I’ve considered it might be nice to be in Birmingham.
…but this could be a good reason to consider a visit!
UKIP and the Future of the Conservative Party
With the speakers;
Charles Moore, biographer of Margaret Thatcher and Former editor of the Telegraph
The Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Member of Parliament for North-East Somerset
& James Delingpole, journalist, columnist, novelist and Executive Editor of Breitbart.com
The Birmingham & Midland Institute
Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS
Monday, 29th September 2014 1pm – 3pm
ADMISSION FREE AND OPEN TO ALL