THE GENOCIDE AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE TURKISH PIVOT

CALLING A SPADE A SPADE: THE GENOCIDE AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE ...

Many shared this article, and it's an important one that appeared recently on The Saker's website:

Erdogan, Genocide, and ISIS – The Sultan is Doomed

There's much food for speculation here on what may be going on, so to put my own high octane speculations into context, what the article points out is the growing "bi-partisan consensus" in the USSA to label ISIS's actions in the Middle East for what they are: genocide against Christians. Ever the "pragmatist", even cackling "we came; we saw; he died" Hillary Clinton has added her own braying to the calls. But what the article also points out is that the policy that gave rise to the group in the first place originated in Washington, with healthy dollops of complicity meted out to London, Paris, and Berlin, with Turkey being the willing pawn in the whole miserable and dreary exercise.

In that context, the article's author, Michale Collins, offers this analysis behind the "sudden concern" for the Middle East's Christian population:

A press by Rep. Fortenberry’s office just after the hearing demonstrated the bipartisan nature of the effort to declare ISIS anathema.

“A growing coalition is urging the world to recognize that ISIL is committing genocide against Christians, Yezidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities. While Secretary of State John Kerry has not yet reached that conclusion [to label ISIS acts as genocide], I was grateful for his willingness to openly engage in a thoughtful dialogue on this gravely important matter. I hope the State Department makes a comprehensive and inclusive genocide designation soon.”

This is not at all typical behavior by House Republicans toward the secretary of state and it is no accident.   The words “grateful and willingness to engage” along with “thoughtful dialog” are a clear sign of bipartisan coalescence against ISIS. Those in Congress and the White House who supported the cause of Syrian rebels and who enabled Turkey’s supply of material and funds by their failure to object are now standing together to characterize ISIS actions in the harshest terms, genocide.

This accomplishes two purposes. It provides a major diversion from any serious examination of the history of U.S. policy in the conflict, including the start of the attack by demands that ‘Assad must go.’

The genocide label is also a pretext to correctly label President Erdogan and his cronies as both supporters of ISIS and the acts of genocide. The accusation is the opening act for the end of the Erdogan government. When the State Department does what Kerry indicated it will do by mid March, label ISIS actions as genocide, the sentence will be served and the survival of Erdogan’s government will become an affront to the world, the European Union, and NATO. How on earth can we have a nation, an international partner, that supports a group committing genocide will be the question asked again and again.

U.S., British, and French supporters of the attack on Syria will be able to hide their complicity in this abomination of a policy behind the more sensational demands that something be done to end the genocide. Since Turkey is the hands-on culprit as ISIS enabler and ally, there will be no possibility of distancing from the charge. (Emphasis added)

The deeper context here, of course, is the recent joint declaration of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, and Pope Francis of Rome, a declaration which devoted a great deal of time and space to the subject. And Francis' own previous statements, that Christians have the right of self defense, should also be born in mind. In effect, the two hierarchs drew created an international moral context in which to examine Washington's policies in the region, and their results, and the light shown was not good. In short, it wasn't ultimately Washington that issued the memo to Mr. Erdogan, it was Moscow, and Rome.

Hence, one may indeed be looking at a policy shift under the guise of a condemnation of the genocide, as Mr. Collins suggests.

But there is another player here, one curiously absent from Mr. Collin's otherwise considered article, and that is, of course, Saudi Arabia, that odious regime of medieval barbarity that survives only because of its wealth and brutality. And that may be the ultimate point of the "pivot on Turkey," for any messages sent to the Sultan in Ankara will be heard loud and clear in Riyadh, which is just insane and loony enough to use its newly found nuclear capability. And Israel now apparently has an effective radiation signess treatment.

Whether Mr. Erdogan "gets the memo" remains to be seen. But, if one looks back at the news relayed in this past week's blogs, it definitely seems there's a lot of memos going around. So what's my point here? Watch Turkey, for if Mr. Collins is correct, it may be a testbed for a huge policy shift in the Middle East, and if that shift is successful, then it will be applied elsewhere, and other people may be on the menu.

See you on the flip side...

12 thoughts on “ CALLING A SPADE A SPADE: THE GENOCIDE AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE ...”

  1. I think I posted this link elsewhere here in Giza, but it is certainly an effective postscript to this blog as well. Today, Webster G. Tarpley had the VoltaireNet editor, Mr. Thierry Meyssan, on his weekly radio show. Mr. Meyssan has stated in no uncertain terms that Putin and Obama have struck a deal to oust Erdogan from power. Russia and the US are now providing weapons to the PKK Kurds to support their effort in the battle against Erdogan. Contact has been made with the Turkish military who have no love for the Sultan. Meyssan further contends that we will see something like a civil war in Turkey as early as next month. This will finally cut off financing to ISIS. Most of Syria will see peace begin to return.

    See Tarpley at:
    http://tarpley.net/obama-and-putin-agree-that-turkish-dictator-erdogan-must-go/

  2. Ahh yes time to stir up the next religious war, after all gotta make some cash don’t ya know? There is a consistent thread with these people wether they be Christian, Muslim, or Jewish , they all worship the dark side

  3. The motto of the Mossad is “By deception shall you do war.”

    One has to step back and see to-whose-benefit all of the splintering of Middle East countries derives. By stirring up ancient Sunni (in this case Wahhabi) versus Shi’a hatreds, a certain rogue Middle East nation has bogged-down once-allied nations in what is essentially a large-scale religious Civil War. While those sects bleed each other dry, that rogue nation is free to manipulate the playing field as they wish. “By deception shall you do war.”

    Which, of course, brings us to the sudden ‘concern’ over Christians in the Middle East. In my mind, the same ‘playbook’ is now being used on a broader scale. By stirring up ancient Christian (in this case Christian Fundamentalists) versus Islamic hatreds, a certain rogue Middle East nation is working to bog-down far-flung nations in what will be essentially a larger-scale religious war. While those larger-sects bleed each other dry, that rogue nation is free to manipulate the playing field, once again. “By deception shall you do war.”

    Doesn’t ANYONE get it???

    1. By the way, I actually should have said ‘the string-pullers behind a certain rogue Middle East nation’. The Players. ‘A certain rogue Middle East nation’ is just a built-up pawn, to be sacrificed as necessary in the Play for global hegemony…

      1. Yes goshawks I think the Norman Empire called it THE GREAT GAME. They’ve littered the World with their victims east to west north to south.

  4. More and more is coming to light about radical religious orders from all major religions including Christianity desire to take us back to a feudal monarchy of sometime because of their belief in the divine right of kings. Turkey may be trying to head there. Saudi Arabia and a few other Middle Eastern nations are already there. The monarchies of Europe are slowly exercising more power openly. The Vatican seems eager to metamorphous into a more inclusive and bipartisan form of its old self and role in the world. Perhaps even willing to share its power with the other world’s great religions this time for more worldwide control. We even see attempts for previous imperial powers to regain influence and power in former colonies and conquered lands. Ted Cruz is said to come from a Christian sect that wants to destroy the US so it can be returned to more direct and open rule by its Banker Kings. We may have the goals of all this global maneuvering only half right. Didn’t Nazi international also want to ultimately bring back a global monarchy? Brutal and demeaning monarchies seems to be the ultimate goal of all psychopaths who experience political power and can’t get enough of it. Turkey and Saudi Arabia may not be on the menu but may be just getting a reminder that big independent Sultan and Monarchy heads will still answer to God’s supposed representative on Earth who will be the high king of kings in this New World Odor that will come from global stock of dumbed down and diseased peasants as they cull the herd to more manageable numbers. The more things change the more they stay the same.

  5. It is a interesting century we are living in though due to our ages. We will be dead when the millenniums of the split between the eastern and western Christianity, Norman Conquest, Battle of Manzikert, First Crusade. All these events resonant down the centuries as the dark shadows behind the mess we are facing today. Well we are now paying the price of our ancestors mistakes and miss opportunities. Yes we live in interesting times.

    1. Marcos, thank you for the ‘Battle of Manzikert’ reference. I looked it up and read about it. A little-known but pivotal moment in history!

      (I find it interesting that the Seljuk Turk Sultan offered the Byzantine Emperor a ‘peace treaty’ – advantageous to the Emperor – before the battle. The Emperor refused it. In an ‘alternate history’ scenario, the Emperor might have accepted it, the battle might not have happened, and the Byzantine Empire would have held onto Anatolia and the Levant. We might have a much-different world today. Little things…)

  6. More “business as usual”; “never let a good crisis go to waste”; and “tossing under the bus” of the Wests allies accompanied by the ever popular “regime change” meme. No doubt the Saudi’s will note the message, but will be unable to correct their barbaric behavior at this late stage in the game putting them on the chopping block as well. The continued destruction by the fascist NeoCon cabal in Washington will march on until everyone soon realizes Washington is poison and begins to seek distance from it at an ever increasing pace.
    The globalists will then have achieved their destruction of Amerkika once they finally confiscate our weapons leaving us defenseless against their fascist regime. The continued assault against our constitution and rights has been the “death of a thousand cuts”; an ever encroaching slow march to total tyranny.
    I wouldn’t put too much faith in Trump; as he is steeped in connections to organized crime, which is nothing more than Intelligence at this point, since Intelligence has long since taken over the organized crime industry; and I would imagine their control file on him is rather extensive by now. You don’t accomplish the things he has without someone’s backing with a great deal of clout. His purpose in this years charade is to split the GOP allowing Hitlery to win the election as the “chosen” candidate. Cruz was never a contender, as Hitlery would file suit against him for his non-citizenship the moment he won the nomination.
    If by chance Trump were to actually gain the Presidency, he would be the next puppet in a long line; and would be totally opposed by our purchased congress at every turn should he attempt to fulfill any of his campaign promises. They are so confident in their agenda now they don’t even attempt to hide the corruption any longer. Why should they, as they sold us into slavery to the bankers when the government filed bankruptcy and incorporated itself decades ago.
    You begin to understand just how bad it’s going when Putin advises the US population not to give up their guns; as he knows well the lessons of history once a nations population has been disarmed. Like every government before, this one will die of its own internal corruption, unless the population rises up and does something about it.

  7. For Erdogan to be on the menu, he would have to end up dead, as dead men don’t talk. At this point, he represents a very serious and potentially unpredictable liability. Imagine what he could drop on the Paris attacks alone. If Erdrogan has a dead-man’s trigger, so to speak, it would have to be fully neutralized before he is served up on a plate.

  8. I think they’ve suddenly “found religion” because the roach motel that is Congress and the criminal cabal that goes by the name of “the establishment” are deathly afraid of the tectonic upheavals and that The Donald’s poking around in Duhmerika’s closet has unleashed and they fear for the continued existence of their cushy, corrupt club. So they are getting all their propaganda ducks in order and repainting the parlor.

    Mere days after Putin takes his victory lap, after exposing and checkmating the fabricated nonsense that is ISIS and the mercenary army it cloaks in short order, they are now covering their tracks and have decided to toss a sop to incensed US Christians with this bit of cynical pandering, closing the barn door after the horse has galloped off and died of old age.

    As for Turkey, Erdogan has now gone full tin-pot dictator, a fun-house mirror image of the same policies pursued sub rosa in the West but without all the subtleties in their execution and the niceties of plausible deniability. He’s still a pea in the NATO pod, but he’s drawing too much attention to himself, is far too sloppy and greedy and unsubtle, and will have to be swapped out for a more suave operator.

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