“Islamist” Killers Lay Seige To Kurds In Ras al-Ain

[These bloodthirsty jihadis kill anyone they encounter, after coming across the Turkish or Jordanian borders.  They don’t even know who they actually are killing.  A large part of them swore that they were fighting to liberate Jerusalem.]
Residents pass buildings destroyed in a regime bombardment in Ras al-Ain on November 26, 2012. Syrian Kurds urged the opposition on Saturday to halt a siege against them by Islamist rebels, as the UN condemned the killing of dozens of children across the country over the past week.
Residents pass buildings destroyed in a regime bombardment in Ras al-Ain on November 26, 2012. Syrian Kurds urged the opposition on Saturday to halt a siege against them by Islamist rebels, as the UN condemned the killing of dozens of children across the country over the past week.

Syria’s Kurds urge opposition to stop Islamist attack

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AFP – Syrian Kurds urged the opposition on Saturday to halt a siege against them by Islamist rebels, as the UN condemned the killing of dozens of children across the country over the past week.

The Kurdish National Council, a pro-opposition umbrella group of Syrian Kurdish parties, condemned what it said was an ongoing assault “against unarmed civilians” by jihadist insurgents on the northern town of Ras al-Ain.

It said the rebels, who came across the border from Turkey, were shelling the town indiscriminately, and called on the main opposition National Coalition and the Free Syrian Army to “pressure these militants to stop this criminal war which is detrimental to the Syrian revolution.”

A member of Liwa (Brigade) Salahadin, a Kurdish military unit fighting alongside rebel fighters, aims at a regime fighter in the besieged district of Karmel al-Jabl in eastern Aleppo on December 6, 2012. Syrian Kurds urged the opposition on Saturday to halt a siege against them by Islamist rebels, as the UN condemned the killing of dozens of children across the country over the past week.
A member of Liwa (Brigade) Salahadin, a Kurdish military unit fighting alongside rebel fighters, aims at a regime fighter in the besieged district of Karmel al-Jabl in eastern Aleppo on December 6, 2012. Syrian Kurds urged the opposition on Saturday to halt a siege against them by Islamist rebels, as the UN condemned the killing of dozens of children across the country over the past week.

On Saturday, one rebel was killed in shelling and fierce clashes that pitted the jihadist Al-Nusra Front against Kurdish fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A resident of Ras al-Ain told AFP both sides appeared to be preparing for a fierce battle, with Kurdish fighters building fortifications and digging trenches, and rebels bringing in reinforcements from across the border.

Turkey, which supports the revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is home to a sizeable Kurdish minority whose demands for greater independence it has moved to suppress, notably in air strikes on Kurdish militants groups.

Activists say Turkey may be using jihadists in Syria to fight its own battle against the Kurds.

Elsewhere, Syrian warplanes raided the eastern outskirts of Damascus as army reinforcements arrived in Daraya, a key battleground near the capital, the Observatory said.

The violence came a day after 149 people were killed, according to the Observatory, including 103 civilians and 18 children.

The United Nations Children’s Fund condemned the killing of children in Syria..

“A series of reports from Syria this week underlines the terrible price children are paying” in a conflict that has ravaged the country for 22 months and killed more than 60,000 people, UNICEF said.

“Media reports (Friday) from the scene of mass killings in the village of Hasawiya outside Homs said whole families were among the dead,” it added.

“UNICEF condemns these latest incidents in the strongest terms, and once again calls on all parties to ensure civilians — and children especially — are spared the effects of the conflict.”

The Observatory, which relies on a network of activists and medics for its information, says 3,538 children have been killed since the start of the revolt in March 2011.

Syrian-Kurdish refugees walk past UN tents in the Domiz refugee camp, 20 km southeast of the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, on November 10, 2012. Syrian Kurds urged the opposition on Saturday to halt a siege against them by Islamist rebels, as the UN condemned the killing of dozens of children across the country over the past week.
 
Syrian-Kurdish refugees walk past UN tents in the Domiz refugee camp, 20 km southeast of the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, on November 10, 2012. Syrian Kurds urged the opposition on Saturday to halt a siege against them by Islamist rebels, as the UN condemned the killing of dozens of children across the country over the past week.

Meanwhile, Syria’s foreign ministry criticised a petition by UN rights chief Navi Pillay and 58 countries calling for a war crimes case against Damascus to be opened at the International Criminal Court.

“The Syrian government regrets the persistence of these countries in following the wrong approach and refusing to recognise the duty of the Syrian state to protect its people from terrorism imposed from abroad,” it said.

Those countries, are “hindering the Syrian national dialogue for a peaceful settlement of the crisis as proposed by Assad on January 6.” Those talks would only include opposition forces tolerated by the regime, disqualifying the vast majority of the country’s rebels.

Rebels offered a stark reply on Saturday by assassinating Khaled al-Hilal, a local official responsible for arranging any such talks in the southern province of Daraa.

Relatives of Murdered Female Kurdish Activists Held By Paris Police

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2007/12/07ANKARA2917.html

07ANKARA2917  2007-12-07  “We also should press the Europeans to take action against the two most notorious PKK/KGK financiers in Europe, Riza Altun and Sakine Cansiz. Riza Altun is known to be a top PKK financier. He fled judicial arrest in France in July and Austrian authorities allowed him to fly to Iraq on July 13, but he recently has been seen traveling again in Europe. Sakine Cansiz is a PKK/KGK financier and weapons and tactical strategist. She was arrested in Germany but released by a Hamburg court on April 27 after 40 days of detention and remains in Europe. Their re-arrest and prosecution would limit PKK/KGK activities and signal that Europe is not a free zone for PKK/KGK.”

[SEE:  Kurdish activists murdered in Paris: 2 people in custody]

Kurds Vent Anger at Paris Killings, as Politicians Vow to Continue Peace Talks

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Thousands of Kurdish protesters in Paris vented their anger Saturday at the killing of three female activists of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), calling for revenge and justice. Photo: Rudaw.

 

PARIS, France – Thousands of Kurdish protesters in Paris vented their anger Saturday at the killing of three female activists of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), calling for revenge and justice, as politicians vowed that controversial peace talks with Turkey would not be derailed.

PKK co-founder Sakine Cansiz, Kurdish lobbyist Fidan Dogan and the young Kurdish activist Leyla Soylemez were shot dead at the Kurdistan Information Centre in Paris on Thursday.

At least some of the protesters’ anger was directed at France, for not doing more to protect Kurdish activists.

“If the French do not investigate this we will see them as responsible too,” said an angry Kurd who traveled by bus from Germany to attend the demonstrations.

The PKK said that, “The French Government can exculpate itself only if it reveals the perpetrators of the murder. Otherwise the Kurds will hold the French government responsible for this massacre.”

Reports that the building where the murders took place was monitored closely by French authorities have raised question marks about how the killers had gotten away.

Cansiz, a co-founder of the PKK, was seen as a top target by the US government, which wanted European Union countries to do more against the militants. According to a WikiLeaks cable from the US embassy in Ankara from 2007, Washington wanted Germany to arrest her and Riza Altun, calling them “the two most notorious… financiers in Europe” for militant Kurdish groups.

In France and other EU countries Kurdish activists and politicians were indeed arrested and prosecuted for involvement in PKK activities.

The murders came amid reports of controversial peace talks in Turkey between Ankara and the PKK’s jailed leader, Abdullah Ocalan, aimed at disarming rebels who have waged a decades-old war for greater rights for Turkey’s large Kurdish minority.

“The perpetrators want to block the peace process,” said Zubeyir Aydar, a PKK official who was involved in the failed Oslo peace talks between Turkey and the PKK in 2009.

“We must prevent them from achieving this aim. We, as an organization, must prevent the end of the peace process. That’s how our leader Apo (Ocalan) thinks, and we will not take any other stance,” he told Rudaw.

Faik Yagizay, Europe representative for the Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) in Turkey, said that peace negotiations must defy the killers.

“The assassinations will contribute to the peace process because we know it was against it, so we have to insist on it,” said Yagizay, whose party has been mediating between Ocalan and the Turkish government.

“They targeted Ocalan, they targeted the peace process, and they targeted the freedom of the Kurdish people, so we have to continue,” he vowed.

Yalcin Akdogan, political advisor of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told  Turkey’s  Hurriyet daily that the process would not be derailed.

“I see that the will to continue the process and to bring it to a solution has increased,” he was quoted as saying.

The Kurdish Firat News Agency reported that Ocalan told his brother, Mehmet, that shedding light on the murders would help the talks.  “It is important to illuminate the killings, as this will also help to progress the ongoing process of talks,” he reportedly said.

 

Chief Minister Raisani Dismissed, Frontier Corps Given “Free Hand” To Crack Down On Terrorism

Balochistan law and order: FC given ‘free hand’ to launch crackdown

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Decisions taken in the meeting include a ban on publicly displaying weapons across the province. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Zulfiqar Ali Magsi has decided to give police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel ‘a free hand’ to crack down on elements responsible for the deteriorating law and order situation in the province.

According to an official handout, the decision was taken in a high-level meeting held at the Governor House on Wednesday to solve issues plaguing Balochistan.

Decisions taken in the meeting include a ban on publicly displaying weapons across the province. All law enforcement agencies and provincial administration departments were directed to ensure compliance with the ban.

The governor also directed concerned quarters to compensate the family members of those who lost their lives or were injured as a result of violence in the province till January 31, 2013. He also announced a Rs10,000 stipend for rebels who decide to quit armed resistance in the province.

The meeting was attended by Lt Gen Mohammad Alam Katak, Balochistan Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad, FC Inspector General (IG) Maj Gen Ubaidullah Khan, Balochistan police IG Tariq Umar Khatab and provincial secretary of interior Akbar Hussain Durrani among other officials.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 17th, 2013.

Baloch Liberation Army Proves Indian Sponsorship By Speaking-Out for Hindus In Balochistan

[SEE:  The Stunning Investigative Story on the Birth of Balochistan Liberation Army–Mar 1, 2005]

This composite report was done by News Central Asia, a private news agency of Turkmenistan.

Balochistan constabulary officials released unharmed, Irking Hindu community against Baloch conducts: BLA

<a href='http://balochwarna.com/features/articles.18/Pakistan039s-secret-dirty-war.html'>Pakistan's secret dirty war</a>Quetta :

A spokesperson of the Baloch Liberation Army, has said on Sunday, that those who trouble the minority Hindu community will be regarded as criminals and will be punished with accordingly. He also said that three officials of Balochistan Constabulary, who were in the custody of BLA have now been released unharmed.

According Balochistan local media the BLA spokesperson, Meerak Baloch, said that the Balochistan Constabulary (BC) officials have been released after they pledged not to be part of state’s anti Baloch and Balochistan crimes. He said during the investigation no evidence against them was found to prove their involvement in any wrongdoing in Balochistan.

The BLA’s spokesperson’s statement further read that consultations were in process on how to deal with those who take employment with [Pakistani state institutions].

He warned that abduction of members of minority Hindu community for ransom and grabbing of their properties are against the Baloch code of conduct. “Those who trouble the Hindu community on Baloch soil, they will be treated as national enemies and such grave crimes are against the principles of BLA,” said the spokesperson of the organisation.

He further said that the Organisation was investigating the murder of a spiritual leader of Hindu community in Mastung town of Balochistan, and anyone found guilty of this heinous crime would not be pardoned.

Spokesperson said the BLA expects that along with the defence of their private properties the Hindu community without any intimidation will be ready for the defence of their motherland Balochistan.

He said sacrifices of those Hindu Balochs should not be forgotten, who stood with Mir Mehrab Khan against British aggression on Baloch land. “Those who laid their lives for motherland in Dera Bugti should also not be forgotten,” the BLA spokesperson said.

Breaking: New York Creates Psychiatric Police State

Breaking: New York Creates Psychiatric Police State

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It’s a done deal.

Governor Cuomo, along with Democrat and Republican legislators, is ramming through a bill to restrict gun ownership, re-classify weapons in order to ban them—and, in a far-reaching move, create psychiatrists as cops who must report patients to law-enforcement, in order to keep the patients from owning a weapon.

Psychiatrists must report patients “who could potentially harm themselves or others.” If such a patient owns a gun, it will be confiscated.

This means a comprehensive data base, accessible by law-enforcement personnel and anyone else involved in doing background checks These “problematic” patients will be kept from buying a new weapon, too. Otherwise, the law would have no teeth.

As usual, the devil is in the details. Psychiatrists will err on the side of caution and report many patients. No shrink wants to blink into television cameras after one of his patients has just shot his father.

Patients who want to own weapons will lie to psychiatrists about their thoughts and feelings, never admitting they’re considering suicide or murder.

Lucy PsychiatristAfter such a murder, a psychiatrist will say: “He never said anything about killing anybody. Here, look at my notes. There’s nothing there.”

For this and other reasons, such as the existence of the data base, doctor-patient confidentiality will go out the window.

Therefore, the practice of psychiatry, which already minimizes talk therapy and merely dispenses drugs, will move even further in that direction. Tight-lipped patients, who don’t want to go on a police list, will seek an office visit with the sole motive of obtaining a drug.

Since all the emphasis is now on “mentally ill patients who are prone to violence,” the possibility of indicting the drugs in violence will recede over the horizon.

SSRI antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, etc.) and other brain drugs do, in fact, cause people to go crazy and commit violent crimes, including murder. This is an open secret in the psychiatric profession, and the public is becoming more aware of it every day.

But it will be swept under the carpet.

Under the new law, a psychiatrist can’t be prosecuted for failing to report a patient who later commits murder, as long as the psychiatrist “acted in good faith.” The meaning of that phrase is broad enough to automatically cast blanket exoneration on most shrinks, which closes off the chance a psychiatrist will be pilloried for prescribing a drug he knows can induce violence in the patient.

This New York law will be copied and passed by other states, and in the end, we will see a national data base of psychiatric patients.

mass killersThe official attitude will be: anyone who sees a psychiatrist is a potential killer.

This will give rise to protests on behalf of “a new underclass”: psychiatric patients. Advocates will arise to take up their cause. Court cases will abound. The whole business will devolve into a complete mess.

But out of it will come a hands-on partnership between cops and shrinks, who’ll march should to shoulder into their version of a psychiatric police state.

Seventy-two hour mandatory holds in psych wards for “observation” will expand. During this period of incarceration, shrinks will dose inmates hard with drugs, in order to make them more docile, because no psych ward wants to be accused of releasing a patient who then goes on to kill people.

Drugs to subdue the mind in that way are very powerful. They are called anti-psychotics, or major tranquilizers. As has been shown, they induce tremors, which are signals of motor brain damage.

We can expect to see hundreds of thousands more people, perhaps millions, who are damaged, permanently, by these drugs.

The motto will become: destroy the patient, before he can destroy others.

As the crown on all this, people who have ever professed political ideas outside the mainstream, and so end up in a database of “potential threats to the State,” can be kept from owning a weapon, merely by finding a way to get them into a psychiatrist’s office, on any pretext. Once there, the psychiatrist can report them as prone to harming themselves or others, and that will function as a bar to possessing a gun.

gunsNew York has just created a door that swings in both directions. A huge number of people who are seeing psychiatrists can be kept from gun ownership. And people who can see with their eyes what this country has turned into can be turned, on cooked-up technicalities, into psychiatric patients. Once in the system, they, too, can be denied all 2nd Amendment rights.

It will undoubtedly be called “The 2nd Amendment Exclusion.”

Coming to your neighborhood.

by Jon Rappoport
January 15, 2013
www.nomorefakenews.com

Panetta Claims That NATO Should Target “Islamists,” Even Though They Are Our Guys

[So we bomb these “Islamists” until they come over to our side, then we bomb their enemies, even if they are our friends (SEE:  American Foreign Policy Contradictions–Torn Between “Good Al-Qaeda” and “Bad Al-Qaeda”).]

NATO should target ‘Islamist’ militants, Panetta says

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US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta delivers a speech in the Great Hall of King’s College in central London on January 18, 2013.

 

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said NATO should target what he calls emerging new threats from “Islamist” militants.
In a speech at Kings College London on Friday, Panetta said the alliance must reinvent itself and act against “Islamic militancy.”

“NATO can no longer be an alliance focused on a single type of mission, whether deterring the aggression of another superpower or conducting stability operations like Afghanistan,” he stated.

“To be prepared to quickly respond to a wider range of threats in an era of fiscal constraint, we must build an innovative, flexible, and rotational model for forward-deployed presence and training,” he added.

He said that “terrorists” who attack US interests will have less room to maneuver and conceal their efforts.

“Terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge. Not in Algeria, not in North Africa, not anywhere,” Panetta insisted.

He went on to say that US officials were “working around the clock” to secure the safe release of an unknown number of US citizens who have been taken hostage by militants at a gas plant near the Algerian town of In Amenas.

Panetta also noted that the new US defense strategy calls for a shift in focus to the Asia-Pacific region.

At the start of January, the Pentagon announced plans to cut defense spending by $487 billion over a decade and to reduce the number of US troops stationed in Europe.