Turkey Concerned With Russia’s Kurdish Policy

Tug-of-war between Russia and Turkey.

Rosneft, Russia’s main oil company, last week made a agreement “to take control of 60% of a central oil pipeline in northern Iraq and to increase its investments in the region to $3.5 billion.”

Turkey does not want the Kurds in Syria linking up with Iraqi Kurdistan and controlling large areas of northern Syria; then encouraging the ethnic Kurdish in Turkey to follow suit.

Turkey is gloating over the humiliating defeat of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Kirkuk by forces attached to Baghdad following the independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sept. 25.

US and European opposition to the referendum in the name of preserving Iraq’s unity also pleased Ankara. Russia’s ambivalent position, however, was noted with silent disapproval.

Following the referendum, Moscow underscored its “unwavering commitment to the sovereignty, unity and integrity” of Iraq, according to a press statement issued by the Foreign Ministry. Moscow also added, however, that it “respects the national aspirations of the Kurds,” which is not what Ankara wanted to hear.

Speaking to the Kurdish daily Rudaw a few weeks before the referendum, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, “The desires and legal goals of the Kurds must be fulfilled like that of all other peoples.”

He added for good measure that the Kurds should “express their aspirations through a peaceful mechanism,” and that the goals of the referendum should also be “done peacefully … taking into account the view of Iraq’s neighbors.”

The key issue for Ankara, despite Moscow’s “unwavering commitment” to the unity of Iraq, is that Russia is not opposed to Kurdish political aspirations. Any form of self-rule, even under a federal or confederal system, is seen as a threat by Turkey, which fears the effect it will have on its restive Kurds.

Another disturbing development for Ankara was the agreement that Rosneft, Russia’s main oil company, concluded with the KRG last week to take control of 60% of a central oil pipeline in northern Iraq and to increase its investments in the region to $3.5 billion. Al-Monitor

Surgeons Perform A Pioneering Operation On 24-week-old Preborn Baby That Could Transform Countless Lives

Amazing!

Doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital operated on Lexi Royer’s 24-week baby before it was born to treat the child’s spina bifida in a groundbreaking procedure last month. Continue reading “Surgeons Perform A Pioneering Operation On 24-week-old Preborn Baby That Could Transform Countless Lives”

Crime Stats – London Now More Dangerous Than New York City

The crime rate in New York City was lowered under Giuliani’s broken-windows policy; vigilant police force and high arrest rates of offenders.

London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic.

The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.

Lower policing and silly stunts = higher crime rates

Criminal justice experts insisted rising crime in the UK, and particularly London, was more to do with the way the city was policed and blamed the reduction in neighbourhood patrols across the capital.

While both London and New York have populations of around 8 million, figures suggest you are almost six times more likely to be burgled in the British capital than in the US city, and one and a half times more likely to fall victim to a robbery.

London has almost three times the number of reported rapes and while the murder rate in New York remains higher, the gap is narrowing dramatically.

The change in fortunes of the two global cities has been put down largely to the difference in tactics adopted by the two police forces.

Both Scotland Yard and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) have just over 30,000 officers each and budgets of around £3 billion a year.

But in the mid-1990s spiralling crime rates in New York – sparked by the crack cocaine epidemic – resulted in radical a new approach being adopted by the city’s police department.

Under the leadership of Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and police commissioner, Bill Bratton, the NYPD introduced a zero tolerance approach to low level crime and flooded problem areas with patrols.

The force also put a huge amount of emphasis on community policing in order to build bridges between the police and members of the public.

As a result the murder plummeted from a high in 1990 of over 2,000 to a record low of 335 last year.

Low criminal offenses not investigated

Last week it emerged that Scotland Yard would not even bother investigating a large number of low level offences as part of a major cost cutting drive.

In addition a huge amount of police resources have been poured into high profile and politically sensitive cases, such as a the flawed VIP child abuse inquiry and the phone hacking inquiry.

At the same time crime rates in London have been creeping up and the latest statistics are likely to increase pressure of Met bosses to reassess their policing priorities.

Last year there were almost 70,000 burglaries in Greater London with more than 43,000 taking place in people’s homes.

Robberies have also increased in London dramatically, largely as a result of people having mobile phones stolen.

Rory Geoghegan, head of criminal justice at the Centre for Social Justice, said neighbourhood policing had a wide range of benefits.

He said: “By embedding proactive community policing, the NYPD is helping tackle crime, improving the quality of life and building better relationships with the community.  Telegraph

Fmr President Jimmy Carter New York Times Interview

Fmr President Jimmy Carter interview in the New York Times is interesting – comments on the Middle East, Presidents, and worth reading.

I asked the famously ethical Carter what he made of Obama’s post-presidential string of $400,000 speeches.

“I don’t care if he gets rich or Clinton gets rich or whatever,” he said. “I don’t want to get into a bragging position; I’m not trying to do that. But I announced when I was defeated I was not going to be on corporate boards, I was not going to try to enrich myself with speeches. I was patterning my policy after Harry Truman.”

There is a foundation in the city I live in that was created by the wife of a businessman and philanthropist.  It was built on integrity and helping.   It has helped and continues to help my community and state a lot.

What help could the Clinton Foundation have done in Bill Clinton’s home state of Arkansas.  Instead it turned into a pay for play scam.

When I compared the Clinton Foundation with the Carter Center, Carter noted: “Rosie and I put money in the Carter Center. We never take any out.”

Palestinian Man Acquitted By Ottawa Court Of Raping Wife Because He Thought He Could

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

“Even though ignorance of the law is not a defense, your specific lack of intent can be a defense. In order to convict you of an offense, the state does not have to prove that you were aware of a specific law, but they are generally required to prove that you intended the conduct that resulted in the violation.” LawFreeAdvice

An Ottawa man has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting his wife because of his honest belief that he had the right to have intercourse with her whenever he wanted.

In a written ruling, Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith said the Crown failed to prove that the accused had formed the required criminal intent — mens rea — to sexually assault his wife in 2002.

“I find that the accused probably had sex with his wife on many occasions without her specific consent, as both he and she believed that he had the right to do so,” Smith said.

However, the judge ruled the man was not guilty of sexual assault because the Crown had failed to establish that he knew his behaviour was, in fact, criminal.  OttawaCitizen

 

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Inside The Uranium One Scandal With Russia

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.” -Nikita Khrushchev

Very clear article.

Not only the Clintons are implicated in a uranium deal with the Russians that compromised national-security interests.

Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads — the ones the media-Democrat complex ludicrously suggests swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.

The Facebook-ad buy, which started in June 2015 — before Donald Trump entered the race — was more left-wing agitprop (ads pushing hysteria on racism, immigration, guns, etc.) than electioneering. The Clintons’ own long-time political strategist Mark Penn estimates that just $6,500 went to actual electioneering.

(You read that right: 65 hundred dollars.) By contrast, the staggering $500,000 payday from a Kremlin-tied Russian bank for a single speech was part of a multi-million-dollar influence-peddling scheme to enrich the former president and his wife, then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton. At the time, Russia was plotting — successfully — to secure U.S. government approval for its acquisition of Uranium One, and with it, tens of billions of dollars in U.S. uranium reserves.

Read full article at National Review – The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu: Most World Leaders Ignore Plight of Christians. I’m Not One of Them

Further dispelling the myth that Israel is hostile toward it’s Christian population, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed Christian media representative to Jerusalem.

But he did more than just invite foreign Christians to see how their brothers and sisters in Messiah live in the Holy Land.

Netanyahu openly decried the mistreatment Christians in nearly every other part of the Middle East, and the world’s indifference to their suffering.

Said the prime minister:

“Christians have been lashed for sipping wine during prayer services, brutally tortured for doing nothing more than practicing their faith. Some world leaders are willing to ignore this oppression and seek to appease Iran, but I am not one of them.”

He took particular issue with Iran’s treatment of Christians, referencing the imprisonment of pastors and those who dare to convert from Islam to Christianity.

“I think that how a country treats religious minorities is a very good indicator of how it will treat its other citizens and its neighbors,” Netanyahu said.

Video:  Netanyahu speaks to Christian Media Summit

 

Article courtesy of Israel Today magazine, www.israeltoday.co.il

UK Police Officers ‘Silly Stunts’ As Crime Soars

The answer to high crime rates and budget cuts is – silly stunts over substantive action.

The cash-strapped force has recently shut its burglary unit, which solved only 7,623 of 70,522 break-ins between 2011 and 2016.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh last month admitted the force was at a ‘tipping point’. It has had to make £65million of cuts since 2010 and is dealing with large numbers of officers off sick.

Police in Cardiff wore high heels as part of a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Police chiefs were urged last night to abandon ‘silly stunts’ and get officers back on the beat.

They were told their increasingly bizarre gimmicks are undermining the job of tackling crime.

Officers were criticised for garishly painting their nails, posing for photos in bumper cars and stroking puppies for stress relief.

Others posed in bear masks and, in one force, drug squads insisted on asking cannabis growers if they were victims of slavery.

Yet shocking figures out this week showed that almost every type of crime is up, with knife offences alone rising by a quarter. Nine out of ten home burglaries are unsolved.

‘They have forgotten what their purpose is,’ said Mick Neville, a retired senior Scotland Yard detective.

‘Too many modern chief constables have got more degrees under their belts than arrests. The people in charge have simply not done the job.

‘The reason they do not investigate crime is they have never done it themselves. They are looking for cheap wins.’

Tory MP Peter Bone accused the police of ‘playing games’. He added: ‘Most people think police should be out on the beat catching criminals and deterring crime, not doing silly stunts.

Male and female staff were encouraged to wear garish neon nail varnish while on patrol to raise awareness of people-trafficking in nail bars.

Officers excitedly tweeted about ‘pampering’ themselves before shifts, and posted photos of their lurid nails while they were on patrol…

In Avon and Somerset, police went out on patrol wearing neon nail varnish to raise awareness of modern-day slavery.

The force posted images of officers pampering themselves with the catchline ‘Let’s Nail It’.

When the campaign provoked an angry backlash the force encouraged people who were criticised to report comments as a ‘hate crime’.

Feminism Goes Wacky

Crazies everywhere.

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

Member of Knesset Merav Michaeli’s talk at the Australian ABC Q&A show from September 11 has gone viral on Israeli social media. Michaeli, from the leftist Labor Party, is a strange bird in the Israeli political scene to begin with. Her annoying Hebrew that changes pronouns to suit her feminist agenda is a symptom of the world in which she lives. And bizarre as her world is, the fact that she got elected to the Labor Party Knesset list means that there are enough people in that camp who support her ideas.

In Michaeli’s nightmarish world the state would be the custodian of all children instead of biological parents.

“This is not funny,” she says to the audience with a stern face. “The core family as we know it today, unfortunately is the least safe place for children … the custody, this total custody that we have in this structure of marriage, which still gives men … complete domination over the children and too often over the women, who are called ‘wives’, is the part, really, the unbelieve[!] hurt in children.” Her make-believe world doesn’t stop here.

“I believe that instead of marriage, the state should offer two kinds of default agreements. One is custody over children. A child can have more than two parents. They don’t have necessarily to be his biological parents, or her biological parents. The person who takes responsibility for the child … needs to be obligated for certain criteria that the state should actually decide on … a shared household cannot necessarily have to rely on couplehood or sexuality or romance. It can be roommates, it can be sisters, it can be friends and it can be a couple who love each other and wants to live together happily ever after.”

The idea that instead of biological parents the state will be the custodian of all children is Orwellian to the core, and enough futuristic movies were made that well portray this kind of nightmarish world. From the many social media comments debunking Michaeli’s vision stands out that of Roy Iddan, who wrote, “Cambodia 1970s. In the picture children who were taken from their dangerous parental custody to the state’s bosom. Some of them were privileged enough to execute their parents in a distinctively progressive and anti-patriarchal act.”

Lawmaker Michaeli thinks that the biological advantage of straight people to reproduce violates equality.

Putting Michaeli’s views in biblical perspective, her idea of family is the exact opposite of the one described in Genesis 2:24. What she suggests is in fact the return to the self-destructive pre-flood society that was plagued with theft and incest (homosexuality included). The family she envisions is sterile, which means that her future family will not produce life, but will take it from others. It is exactly this kind of life-taking society that had ignited the wrath of God. IsraelToday

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China’s President Xi Jinping outlining A Vision Of Communist Party Total Control

China is a Leninist system like the systems of Cuba and North Korea.   China’s President Xi has accumulated more power than any Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping.

If the first three decades since the communist revolution formed the Mao Zedong era, and the second chapter was the Deng Xiaoping era, China is now on the brink of declaring this the Xi Jinping era. BBC

Xi is consolidating power with a new political ideology. Continue reading “China’s President Xi Jinping outlining A Vision Of Communist Party Total Control”

George Soros Transfers Billions To His Open Society Foundations

Hungarian born George Soros has transferred $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations, the network of non-profits he uses to advance his anti-capitalist, anti-democracy, anti-border… funding to disrupt countries.

This massive transfer makes his foundation one of the most powerful players in United States politics. Continue reading “George Soros Transfers Billions To His Open Society Foundations”