Manipulatieve media?

Wat is de overeenkomst met het FIS, Hamas, Moslim Broederschap (Morsi) en de AK Partij (Erdogan) ? Het zijn politieke partijen, let op islamitische politieke partijen, die niet passen in het democratische beeld van de westerse media. Maar het is niet alleen de westerse media die het volk proberen te bespelen.

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Zaterdag 16 juli kopte de staatskrant Al-Ahram dat het Turkse leger president Erdogan ten val had gebracht, alhoewel dat natuurlijk niet was gebeurd (Bron: De Telegraaf).


Maar ook in het westen was het niet anders, ook hier in Nederland. De Nederlandse media hebben de coup van minuut tot minuut gevolgd, onafhankelijk zou het moeten zijn, maar een tweet van Ron Fresen spreekt toch boekdelen:
Opvallend dat #Erdogan pas steun krijgt als coup mislukt lijkt,  maar dat  de coup toen ie bezig was nooit veroordeeld is #Turkije


Wat is er toch met die Nederlandse media? Waarom spelen ze toch zo met het nieuws? Het lijkt er steeds maar op dat ze ons bespelen en ons bepaald nieuws op een bepaalde manier willen opdringen.


Het westen heeft de mond vol van democratie en verkiezingen, echter op het moment dat een islamitische partij wint, wordt het democratisch gevoel van het westen (politici en media) even na de achtergrond gedrongen. Want het kan toch niet zo zijn dat een islamitische partij de verkiezingen wint?


In het geval dat een islamitisch partij aan de macht is gekomen of dreigt te komen, wordt er snel door de lokale militairen ingrepen middels een militaire coupe en vaak een stroman (van het westen) neergezet.


Wat de westerse media (en in hun voetsporen de westerse politici) na een militaire coup vergeten te doen, is afstand te nemen van de coupplegers en voor de democratie te gaan staan.


Ook in het geval van de coup in Turkije hebben de westerse media en politici geen afstand genomen van de coupplegers en zijn ze vergeten pal te gaan staan voor president Erdogan en dus voor de democratie. Ook Ron Fresen is dit opgemerkt (zie de tweet hierboven).

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Laten we niet vergeten dat president Erdogan gekozen is door het volk en als Erdogan weg zou moeten, dan kan dat alleen via de democratische weg, nl. verkiezingen. En zeker niet via een militaire of andere coup. Het westen heeft de mond vol van democratie, maar als het niet uitkomt in Turkije dan worden onmiddellijk alle kaarten op de coupplegers gezet. Hypocrisie ten top.


Deze handelswijze gebeurde ook al eerder bij andere islamitische partijen. Op het moment dat Al-Sisi met zijn militaire coup de macht in Egypte overnam, was er sprake van dat de westerse media de oren heel snel lieten hangen naar de coupplegers. Maar president Morsi was democratisch gekozen, waarom dan niet de kant gekozen van de president?


Volgens onze rechtse V (vrijheid) partijen, mogen Nederlanders van Turkse afkomst niet feestvieren als een coup in Turkije mislukt is. Volgens meneer Ten Broeke (Bron: De Telegraaf):
Deze mensen juichen dus in Nederland voor de schaduwkanten van Turkije en importeren het sektarisme van het Midden-Oosten dat wij in ons land kunnen missen als kiespijn” Schaduwkanten meneer Ten Broeke? Hoe heet uw partij ook al weer? Oh ja: Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie …. ja, ja.  De democratie heeft stand gehouden in Turkije, president Erdogan is een gekozen president en het Turkse volk beslist over zijn status, zoals ook het Nederlandse volk over uw status gaat beslissen bij de eerstvolgende verkiezingen.


Wat was het standpunt van de VVD ook weer over Assad die zijn volk uitmoordt? Hoe is die man aan de macht gekomen? Het woord democratie zal hier niet van toepassing zijn geweest.   


Nog erger
Maar het kan eigenlijk nog erger.  De aanslagen in Parijs, Nice, Brussel en de mislukte coup in Turkije hebben de verschillende Tv-zenders behoorlijk bezig gehouden. Bij de aanslagen in Parijs was zelfs bijna een week lang een uitzending over de aanslagen op tv, zelfs elke zogenaamde midstream talkshow wist vanonder elke steen wel een zogenaamde deskundige vandaan te toveren die dan ook zijn of haar zegje aan het Nederlandse volk mocht laten horen.

Maar als het om zaken gaat die buiten het beperkte gezichtsveld van sommige media liggen, dan ziet de gemiddelde Nederlander niets op de nationale tv. De voortdurende bezetting van Palestina, waarbij kinderen gewoon op straat worden geëxecuteerd, kinderen van 14 jaar tot 6.5 jaar gevangenisstraf worden veroordeeld zonder enig bewijs, waar de etnische zuiveringen dagelijks doorgaan en waar journalisten die hierover willen schrijven, in de gevangenis worden gegooid en gemarteld, al dit soort zaken wat in Palestina aan de orde van de dag is, gaat u niets van horen. Nee, want de Nederlandse regering, parlement en media zijn op de hand van de ‘enige democratische staat in het Midden Oosten’ (volgens de Nederlandse premier), nl. het zionistische regime in Tel Aviv. En Tel Aviv verbiedt het westen onafhankelijk over Palestina en het lijden van de Palestijnen te schrijven.

Muawiya Alqam

Neen, de midstream media is druk bezig om bepaalde beelden, door hun bepaald, in uw hoofd te planten en al het andere moet daarvoor verdwijnen. De media spreekt alleen maar over wat zij van belang vinden en daarbij gestuurd door hun bazen. Drie keer raden waar die zitten.
© KhamakarPress / 17.07.2016

Hunger striking Palestinian prisoner rushed to hospital amid mounting solidarity movement

Bilal Kayid Maan

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) on Sunday afternoon rushed hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayid to Israel’s Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon after his health suddenly deteriorated, as he entered his 33rd day without food, according to a statement released by the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs.

Meanwhile, some 37 Palestinians prisoners have begun open hunger strikes in solidarity with Kayid, while hundreds more have undertaken short-term hunger strikes, and prisoners of all Palestinian factions announced intentions to participate in escalating steps of protest in the coming week.

Palestinian prisoner solidarity network Samidoun reported Sunday that Farah Bayadsi, a lawyer with prisoners’ rights group Addameer, confirmed the transfer, saying that Kayid had been experiencing nausea, inability to walk, dizziness, fatigue, and insomnia, while having lost a significant amount of weight.
According to Bayadsi, Kayid is to remain in the hospital for at least one day and that Addameer was arranging a hospital visit to confirm his condition.
After being sentenced to six months of administrative detention the day he was set to be released upon serving 14.5 years in prison, Kayid started his hunger strike, refusing food, supplements, and medical examinations, consuming only water.
According to Samidoun, Kayid began refusing to speak to Israeli prison authorities on July 14.
Since he began his strike, hundreds of Palestinians prisoners have undertaken short-term hunger strikes in protest of his administrative detention.Meanwhile, dozens of prisoners affiliated to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the left-wing group of which Kayid is part, have launched open hunger strikes.
According to Samidoun, 10 PFLP prisoners in Ofer prison began strikes, in addition to 10 in Ramon, two in Eshel, and 15 in Megiddo and Gilboa prisons.
News of Kayid’s deteriorating health came hours after Israeli forces raided a section Ramon prison, which holds exclusively prisoners affiliated with the PFLP.
Imprisoned General Secretary of the PFLP Ahmad Saadat was reportedly held in the section, while leader of the movement demanding Kayid’s release Kamil Abu Hanish was seized and transferred to Gilboa prison, according to Samidoun.
(Source / 17.07.2016)

Watchdogs: US aid to Syria at high risk for fraud

Women walk past damaged buildings along a street in the rebel-held town of Dael, in Deraa Governorate, Syria, July 7, 2016

The Obama administration has launched 25 investigations into alleged abuse of US assistance to Syria amid concerns that partners on the ground aren’t doing enough to prevent fraud, government watchdogs told Congress.

While the United States has provided more than $5 billion in humanitarian aid to date, it relies on third parties to distribute it inside the war-torn country. In a July 14 report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office said that many of those partners adequately plan for security hazards but not for the risk of fraud.

“Despite our goodwill, bad characters have taken advantage of the complex situation for personal gain, ultimately denying Syrian people the food, clothing, health care and other aid they urgently need,” US Agency for International Development (USAID) Inspector General Ann Calvaresi Barr said at a July 14 hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Middle East panel.

Barr said the agency has received 116 complaints of alleged abuse and opened 25 investigations. About two-thirds were related to theft and fraud schemes, including collusion, product substitution and false claims, rather than terrorist diversions.

“For example, vendors paid bribes or kickbacks to implementer staff in exchange for competitive bidding data,” Barr said. In one case, she said, a Turkish vendor put more salt and fewer lentils in food kits to increase profits; in another, investigators found a warehouse in Syria contained useless frying pans and tiny tarps too small for an adult to fit under.

To minimize such risks, the GAO report said, USAID and the State Department should require their partners to conduct assessments of fraud risk and ensure that USAID field monitors are trained to identify potential fraud risks and collect information on them.

“Absent assessments of fraud risk, implementing partners may not have all the information needed to design appropriate controls to mitigate such risks,” GAO International Affairs and Trade Director Thomas Melito said at the hearing. “In addition, State and USAID officials may not have sufficient awareness of the risk of threat or loss due to theft.”

With US assistance only reaching about 4 million of the 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, Melito said, any instance of fraud “is literally taking food out of the mouths of babies.”

Panel chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and top Democrat Ted Deutch from Florida, requested the report.

“With no end in sight to the Syrian conflict,” Ros-Lehtinen said, “it is absolutely vital that we ensure that the taxpayer dollars that are used in support of these efforts are being used efficiently and effectively.”

The GAO said some level of wasted aid is inevitable given the difficult circumstances.

“Effective delivery of US humanitarian assistance to people inside Syria is complicated by three related factors — a dangerous operating environment, access issues and remote management of programs,” the report states. “These factors can hinder the delivery of humanitarian assistance and, because US agency officials must manage programs from outside of Syria, create challenges for financial oversight, such as increasing the opportunity for fraud and diversion.”

The GAO said USAID and the State Department have agreed to its recommendations, but Melito said more could be done. Asked to provide an estimate of the amount of Syrian assistance lost to fraud and how much of it is acceptable, he said the two agencies simply don’t know.

“I don’t think they’ve done the work to address that, nor have they thought about what is their risk tolerance,” he testified. “That’s a dialogue that they need to have going forward.”

(Source / 17.07.2016)

PM: Palestinian government to ‘arrest all fugitives,’ amend penal code

Rami Hamdallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority is planning to amend the penal code in the near future and will soon choose a committee to be tasked with the amendment process, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Sunday.In a speech at the inauguration of the seventh judicial congress on Sunday in Ramallah, Hamdallah reiterated that Palestinian security services would continue to weed out criminal cells and “arrest all fugitives and put them to justice.”“Only one weapon and one legitimacy will be left,” said Hamdallah, referring to his goal that only security officers would possess weapons.

On Tuesday, the Palestinian government discussed the issue of fugitives in criminal cases in the occupied West Bank during their weekly cabinet meeting.The meeting came just two weeks after several young men were killed in disputes in Jenin, Nablus, and occupied East Jerusalem.

In Jenin, at the end of June, three Palestinians were killed and more than a dozen injured following a family dispute that erupted into violence.
On Wednesday, at the start of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr, a young Palestinian man was killed in a dispute in the Sur Bahir neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

Just two days later, on Friday, another young man was killed in a park in the al-Badhan area of Nablus.
Nablus was also the site of a deadly shooting at the end of June that resulted in two Palestinian security officers being killed and at least 13 civilians reportedly wounded after a gunman opened fire on a police officer’s home.
(Source / 17.07.2016)

Israeli court sentences 14-year-old Palestinian boy to 6 1/2 years in prison

Muawiya Alqam

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli military court on Sunday sentenced 14-year-old Muawiya Alqam to six-and-a-half years in prison, after being accused of carrying out a stab attack with his 12-year-old cousin in Jerusalem in November.

Muawiya’s sentence also included three-years of probation with an automatic ten-month prison sentence upon violation of the probation, and his family was ordered to pay a fine of 26,000 shekels (approximately $6,718).The sentence confirms the plea bargain reached by Muawiya’s lawyer with the Israeli military prosecutor earlier this month.
In November, Muawiya was indicted on charges of attempted murder and possession of a knife.
Israeli forces shot and wounded Muawiya’s 12-year-old cousin Ali Alqam after the two allegedly stabbed and injured an Israeli security guard on the light rail near the illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev in northern Jerusalem.
Ali, who was shot at least three times on the scene and had to undergo surgery to remove a bullet from his stomach, is currently being held at a juvenile rehabilitation center since Israeli authorities decided to uphold his one-year detention in April.
Meanwhile, Muawiya has been moved between Israel’s Russian Compound, HaSharon, and Megiddo prisons.
According to prisoners’ rights organization Addameer, 414 of the 7,000 Palestinians currently held in Israeli prisons are minors. As of May, an estimated 104 of these youths were under the age of 16.
Israel’s widespread practice of detaining Palestinian children, sometimes in the same prison facilities as adults, has been criticized as breaching the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Israel ratified in 1991.
The convention states that “the arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child shall be in conformity with the law and shall be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time.”
(Source / 17.07.2016)

Israeli forces detain Palestinian woman near Ramallah

Militairen Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian woman on Saturday evening after stopping the vehicle she was traveling in at a flying checkpoint west of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.Witnesses said Israeli forces stopped a Palestinian taxi at the entrance of Beit Liqya west of Ramallah, and detained Banan Mahmud Ahmad Mafarja, 21, and took her to an unknown destination.Witnesses added that Israeli forces informed her brother that they detained her upon an order from the Israeli intelligence service.Mafarja is a medical student at Al-Quds University in the Abu Dis neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem.An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was looking into reports.

(Source / 17.07.2016)

Suspected Turkey coup leader served as Military Attaché to Israel

General Akin Öztürk, who served as commander of Turkey’s air force, was arrested Saturday in connection with the failed coup. At least five other generals were detained

General Akin Ozturk

General Akin Ozturk served in his country’s Tel Aviv embassy from 1998 to 2000

Six senior army commanders were arrested in connection with the failed coup that began Friday night, including General Akin Öztürk, who in the 1990s was the Turkish military attaché to Israel, a Turkish official told reporters.

Öztürk, who later served as the commander of Turkey’s air force, served in his country’s Tel Aviv embassy from 1998 to 2000. The 64-year-old military figure stepped down as air force commander last year, but continued to serve on Turkey’s Supreme Military Council.

Though now considered an archenemy of Turkish authorities, particularly of its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prior to Friday’s coup attempt he was a celebrated military leader, boasting medals from his own air force as well as from NATO, the Israeli news website Ynetnoted.

The Turkish prosecutor’s office has announced that Gen. Öztürk and his alleged partners would be tried on charges of treason. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reportedly told Turkish public television that the plotters would not be subject to the death penalty, since it is outlawed by the Turkish constitution, but added that constitutional changes would be considered in an effort to head off future coups.

At least five other generals were detained in connection with the coup, including the commander of the Second Army, General Adem Huduti, the most senior officer to be apprehended so far. The Second Army, based in Malatya, protects Turkey’s borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran. The Malatya Garrison Commander Avni Angun, and the third army commander Erdal Öztürk were also detained, Hurriyet reported.

A Turkish official said Saturday that those behind the attempted coup had been preparing for some time to overthrow the Turkish government. They had planned, for example, which military officers would take over as governors and as the heads of government agencies, the official said, but moved their plans forward due to an upcoming meeting of the Supreme Military Council, which convenes every August to consider military appointments and retirements.

Those behind the coup were concerned that they would be removed from their positions at next month’s meeting, the official said. The coup planners’ immediate goal, the official added, was to seize control of key locations, such as a bridge over the Bosphorus and Taksim Square in Istanbul and key institutions in the capital, Ankara, including the presidential palace, parliament and the intelligence agency. They also attempted to take over communications infrastructure and actually managed to seize telecommunications facilities in some locations, the official said.

Turkish police on Saturday also apprehended two members of the country’s constitutional court, the most senior judicial figures among scores detained so far following the coup. At the same time, Turkish authorities have also arrested 10 members of the Council of State, the country’s top administrative court, and are searching for 140 members of the court of cassation, broadcaster NTV reported. Turkish authorities ordered 2,745 judges and prosecutors to be detained.

(Source / 17.07.2016)

Ministry of Interior: 24,138 Babies Born in Gaza during the Last 6 Months

Newborn babies in a Gaza hospital. (Photo: via Twitter)

Newborn babies in a Gaza hospital

The Palestinian Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip said 24,138 babies have been born in the Gaza Strip during the last six months, with an average of 132 new babies born per day.

The Ministry said its various offices across the Gaza Strip have registered 1738 deaths during the same period, with an average of nine death per day.

The Directorate of Gaza City at the Ministry has registered 8,299 new babies during the first six months of the year, and the Directorate of Khan Younis has registered 6,155 new babies. The Directorate of Northern Gaza has registered 3,280 babies; the Directorate of the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip has registered 3,414 while the Directorate of Rafah has registered 2990 babies.

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Statistics published by the Ministry has shown that 35% of newborns were born in Gaza city, while 26% in Khan Younis, 14% of in the Middle Area, 13% in Northern Gaza and 12% in Rafah.

The total number of reported deaths in the Gaza Strip were 1,738 cases during the first half of the year.

The Ministry noted that the population of Gaza has reached 1,981,287 as of June 2016.

(Source / 17.07.2016)

Delegation from election body meets with Haneyya in Gaza

GAZA, (PIC)– A delegation from the Palestinian central election commission on Sunday morning started its visit to the Gaza Strip with a meeting with deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya. Senior Hamas official Ismail Radwan told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that the delegation, led by chairman of the commission Hanna Naser, would hold another meeting in the evening with officials from other Palestinian factions. Radwan explained that these meetings are intended to agree upon legal and administrative guarantees as well as a charter of honor abided by all factions and the Palestinian Authority in order to conduct a fair and transparent local elections in all Palestinian areas. He asserted that these local elections would be like a test to pave the way for the holding of comprehensive legislative, presidential and national council elections   The Hamas official expressed his Movement’s keenness on facilitating the mission of the election commission in Gaza and the West Bank and contributing to the success of the local elections.

(Source / 17.07.2016)

Failed Military Coup in Turkey…Erdogan: We Trust Our army

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People rally on a tank after they take over military position on the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016

Ankara and Athena – The Turks witnessed a terrifying night, one they are likely to remember for years to come, after a failed coup attempted on Friday.

Incidents happened rapidly like one of those horror movies with planes buzzing and bullets everywhere.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed his long-running rival U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen for the coup.

He said that that those loyal to Gulen had ‘penetrated the Armed Forces and the police, among other government agencies, over the past 40 years.” Erdogan then added, ‘What is being perpetrated is a rebellion and a treason,” and he warned that those participating in the coup will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey.

Turkish President then called on President Obama to arrest or hand over Gulen who has lived in Pennsylvania since 1999.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. had not yet received an extradition request but would consider sending Gulen back.

“We haven’t received any request with respect to Mr. Gulen,” Kerry said. “We fully anticipate that there will be questions raised about Mr. Gulen. And obviously we would invite the government of Turkey, as we always do, to present us with any legitimate evidence that withstands scrutiny. And the United States will accept that and look at it.”

Military sources told Anadolu Agency, that the plans for a coup were made by Chief of Staff of the Turkish Advisor Colonel Muharram Kusa, who has been dismissed from position a short time ago.

More than 1,500 members of the armed forces were arrested, among them 29 colonels and five generals, including Rear Admiral Nejat Atilla Demirhan and General Memduh Hakbilen.

According to Anadolu, the failed coup left over 90 dead and 11154 injured persons. NTV channel reported that an F16 helicopter carrying a number of soldiers participating in the coup was shut down.

Following the failed coup, authorities began series of arrests while the parliament held its urgent session.

Prime Minister Binali Yildrim described the failed military coup as a “democracy fest” day for Turkey.

“Our people gave the best response to this terror gang. July 15 has now turned into the fest of our democracy,” he said. He praised and thanked the citizens who stood in front of tanks in Istanbul and elsewhere in the country.

“Those who have committed terror by using the state’s weapons, tanks, warplanes, ammunition against the Turkish people were much more inglorious than the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party),” Yildirim added.

PM confirmed that all officials continue their work normally and things are getting better. He confirmed that over 130 anti-government forces were arrested and asked civilians to be patient.

Turkey’s four parties issued a joint statement denouncing the coup. Chairman of Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu, rejected the coup attempt.

“We absolutely do not accept a new military coup. Supporting democracy is everybody’s duty,” he said.

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahceli said that he spoke with Prime Minister Yildirim after the coup and stressed that his party supports democracy and people’s free will.

Also, Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul told CNN Turk that “Turkey is not a Latin America country … I’m calling those who attempt to overthrow the government should go back to their barracks.”

Admiral Bulent Bostanoglu said that all military coups are rejected whether in Ankara or Istanbul.

Following the coup, hundreds of Turkish citizens took the streets to denounce the attempt, while Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that he and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias have been in constant communication, working in a “good atmosphere.”

Cavusoglu said on his twitter account that Nikos had informed him that Athens will work for the extradition of the eight people, thought to be part of the coup, who landed a Black Hawk military helicopter in Greece.

Saturday morning, a Turkish Blackhawk military helicopter landed in Alexandroupolis airport in Greece with eight passengers on board. The eight passengers were seeking asylum

The eight men, including two majors, a captain, and five privates were arrested by Greek police on charges of entering the country illegally. Greek government spokesperson said that the Greece will return military helicopter to Turkey.

(Source / 17.07.2016)