Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Letter Addressed to Mr. John Bass, Ambassador of the United States of America

28 07 2015

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Mr. John Bass, Ambassador of the United States of America,

May I first extend my congratulations to you and the entire American people on the recent 239th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and express my sincere hope that the American people and nation will remain independent, strong, secure, happy and prosperous till the Doomsday.

I would like to offer some information concerning the recent developments in Syria to which you referred in your statement at your Independence Day reception and to clarify certain points that might be open to misinterpretation:

1. You say in your statement that, “The American administration and Turkey have a consistent view concerning the principles and they are clear to have conveyed their expectations to the PYD. … clear to convey their expectations to the PYD to respect the mentioned principles in the areas where the group has recently been able to repel ISIS.”

I would first like to make it clear that the PYD is not a legitimate organization to which expectations can be conveyed, but a terrorist organization, and recognized as such by international bodies. It is as unacceptable to have dealings with the PYD and to convey expectations to it as it would be to convey expectations to the Taliban, ISIS or al-Qaeda.

As everyone knows, the PYD is the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist organization. Officially founded in 2003, the PYD states in its founding declaration that it regards Abdullah Öcalan as its ideological leader, and that in terms of legal administration it is affiliated to Kongra-Gel (the Kurdistan People’s Congress).

The PYD is a movement that acts under the umbrella of the KCK, the supreme body in charge of all PKK organizations in Europe and the Middle East. It represents all the components of the supposed confederal state system, also including the PKK and the PYD, in other words the dreamed-of Independent Communist Kurdistan. The executive council of the KCK represents the executive power of this supposed state of Independent Communist Kurdistan, and is its supposed government. It controls the PKK and all the armed groups representing subunits of the PKK and all its organizations in the region: One of the bodies under this umbrella is the PYD. The PYD is therefore an extension of the PKK, not only ideologically but also in structural and material terms. It is no different to the PKK.

It will be remembered that the PKK is a separatist terror organization responsible for the martyrdom of tens of thousands of Turkish citizens, members of the military and the police, also including innocent women and children, in some 80,000 acts of terror over the last 30 years. Its sole aim is to establish a “Communist Kurdistan” comprising Southeast Turkey, a part of Iran and the north of Iraq and Syria.

The PKK is planning to establish the northern part of this state of Communist Kurdistan by breaking away the southeast part of Turkey. Meanwhile, backed by foreign powers seeking to take advantage of the power vacuum in the region, the PYD is striving to prepare the southern part of Communist Kurdistan by breaking away areas of Syria and Iraq. Neither group has any qualms about committing all kinds of acts of terror, murder and crimes against humanity in the light of that objective.

In brief, the PYD and PKK are nothing more than different names for organic units of the same illegal terror organization but that are active in different regions. From that perspective, seeking to legitimize the PYD while regarding the PKK as a terrorist organization represents a policy of double standards.

In conclusion, there can be no question of the Republic of Turkey collaborating with, assisting or working and acting in concert with these illegal, separatist terror organizations that have been striving to tear the country apart for decades, from inside it and without. The Republic of Turkey will never negotiate with such organizations.

2. Your Excellency, elsewhere in your statement you say that, “Turkey and the US have common concerns against the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham [ISIS] in northwestern Syria along the Turkish border,” and that ISIS should be prevented from controlling border areas in northern Syria along the Turkish frontier and every group who has a presence over the border should combat ISIS.

First and foremost, it needs to be made clear that it is of course impossible to legitimize or in any way support ISIS’s bloody activities in the region. However, it is also a fact that ISIS has never engaged in any attack on Turkey’s security or territorial integrity, that it has never engaged in any activities against Turkey and has never exhibited any intention of doing so. Turkey’s priority is not ISIS, but the PKK-PYD-Kandil triangle that has targeted the country’s territorial integrity since the day it was founded, is intent on establishing a “Communist Kurdistan” and has slaughtered tens of thousands of our citizens to that end.

Of course the Republic of Turkey is taking the appropriate military and logistical measures along its southeastern border to protect its own territory and national integrity in the face of any potential risks that may arise because of the turmoil and confusion in the region. However, it is impossible to accept our country being drawn into uncertainty and turmoil in the framework of “Turkey declaring war directly on ISIS,” as some international circles are so insistently encouraging. You will appreciate that the Republic of Turkey is perfectly entitled to shape its own foreign policy and military decisions in the light of concrete facts and its own national interests.

A large part of the border region in Syria is under the control of the PYD. The point requiring particular emphasis here is that a strategy based on strengthening a terror organization in order to neutralize the violence of radicalism is a mistaken one.

While all eyes are turned toward ISIS, the PYD’s inhuman policies of ethnic cleansing of the local Arab and Turkmen people in the occupied region are being ignored.

The violence inflicted on local peoples by the PYD in the territories it has seized, including those Kurds who are opposed to it, is increasing by the day. It is implementing a blatant policy of ethnic cleansing of Arab and Turkmen peoples through methods such as terror, repression and exile. The massacre it perpetrated at Kamışlı last year is still fresh in people’s memories. Most recently, it forced local residents from the town of Tal Abyad to depart and now prevents Arabs and Turkmens who sought shelter in Turkey from returning to their homes by closing the border crossings.

While establishing cantons in Jazira and Ayn al-Arab and the corridor area between them, the PYD is seeking to systematically change the demographic structure. It is installing its own people in places that local inhabitants have been forced to leave. It intimidates Kurds who oppose its own ideology. It is striving to create a “Communist Kurdistan” in the region, where neither Kurds nor any other people will be able to live happily and in peace.

That being the case, it is impossible to regard such sensitivity to the terror perpetrated by ISIS while never mentioning the ruthless terror and oppression committed by the PYD as a just and unbiased attitude.

Your Excellency,

ISIS is on the wrong path, and is behaving and acting in a totally unacceptable manner. However, ISIS cannot be turned away from that path by guns and bombs. As President Obama said in a recent statement, ideologies can only be defeated by better ideologies.

In the view of the Qur’an, the one and only source of Islam, the right thing is not to kill people who are on the wrong path, but to try to lead them to the true path through education and good advice. As with a part of the Islamic world, ISIS has made the error of adopting radicalism in the name of Islam by being caught up in profound ignorance. Therefore, the most important measure that needs to be adopted against ISIS, the only effective means of halting it, is a wide-ranging cultural and educational activity against radicalism and fanaticism.

This is the only solution to ISIS, as it is to all those Muslim communities that have fallen into the error of adopting a radical perspective. Radicalism can only be overcome by telling people of the true faith in the Qur’an and explaining, with evidence from the Qur’an, that radicalism is incompatible with the essence of Islam.

In addition, history shows that military methods based on responding to violence with violence serve no other purpose than to increase the scale of the violence, inflict disaster on the region and then spread that tragedy across the world in an irreversible manner.

A communist state of Kurdistan in the region will be of no benefit, but a serious loss to Turkey and its friend and ally, the USA.

The fact that the PKK-PYD terror organization is a Marxist-Leninist and Stalinist communist organization is clear from countless statements by its leaders, and particularly Öcalan, and the policies adopted by and actions and methods carried out by it. The organization enforces a policy of intensive Marxist-Leninist and Stalinist education on its members. It expresses this communist philosophy in all its statements and imposes a communist ideology based on violence on its supporters and militants.

For decades, the organization slandered the USA and the West of heading a capitalist and imperialist order with classic communist clichés. More recently, however, it has donned a mask of support for “the modern West and democracy” and sadly has thus succeeded in attracting financial and military support from certain countries.

However, it is not improbable that this communist organization, one that has adopted betrayal as a way of life, will join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as soon as it achieves legal status. In that event, the satellite state that the Western superpowers planned to construct as a base for themselves in the region will momentarily come under the control of other blocs.

The recent visit by the HDP, serving as the PKK’s political representative, as a guest of the Chinese Communist Party is highly significant in that context.

We think that for a country such as the USA, which has opposed communism in a determined manner for so long, to enter into collaboration with and support such an organization will produce no positive outcomes for itself or its allies and that it would benefit the USA and the coalition it leads to reconsider the issue.

Yours sincerely,

Adnan Oktar, Honorary President of the Foundation for Protection of National Values

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


Suicides — Result of Materialism

25 07 2015

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by Adnan Oktar

The recent hike in suicide cases in various parts of the world has once again forced researchers to study the underlying causes of this scourge that is becoming a terrible reality for many countries. They are trying to assess the intensity of the psychological trauma that forces an individual to end his/her own life.

Last year, the figures were indeed very worrying. More than 25,000 people committed suicide in Japan. That was of course not as high as the figures from the North and South Koreas, but it still increased concerns over how such a large number of people are being led to take such extreme steps.

At almost the same time when an elderly man committed suicide in a train in Japan, the suicides of a 15-year-old boy left alone at home with his three sisters by drinking pesticide in China reveals the gravity of the situation.

Suicide levels are also worrying in the US and Europe, albeit not as high as in the Far East. For example, the annual number of cases of suicides among young people in the US is double that of the number of people who died in the attack on the World Trade Center. Reports that 22 US military veterans commit suicide in a day came as a huge shock. Members of the military represent a large part of the 173,969 adults who committed suicide in 23 states over a period of 11 months in the US. Suicide is the third most common cause of death among people aged 15-24 in Canada. In Europe, countries such as Lithuania and Hungary have the highest levels of suicide, and the increase in the figures every year shows that the problem is becoming an ever more serious one. After the economic crisis in Greece, the number of suicides has increased by 35 percent in the last two years. The results for the world as a whole are even more terrifying, according to the latest report of the World Health Organization. Someone commits suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds, it says.

In countries with no religious past, such as Japan, the elderly being increasingly abandoned by the young has led elderly people to feel useless and believe that they can make a better contribution by dying by means of their insurance policies. Suicides are common in atheistic countries where it is not regarded as a sin and where there is no concept of life after death. That same irreligious way of thinking has also led young people to regard their parents as a burden. That horrifying perspective is also reflected in young people’s own lives. Japanese officials have observed an ever-increasing tendency to commit suicide among young Japanese, who live with no social lives and deprived of concepts such as loyalty and friendship in apartments like tiny boxes, in close contact with technology but generally in an unhappy state.

The picture is not really any different in Europe. Abandoned elderly people and young people who derive no pleasure from human relations and who are both asocial and unhappy are again encouraged to kill themselves.

Countries are adopting various measures in the face of this terrifying picture. Japan is seeking to prevent suicides by 2017 under a nine-point plan known as the “White Paper on Suicide.” These measures include establishment of help-lines and installation of screens with deterrent messages in places where suicides are common. People with problems in Europe and America, however, are usually referred to psychiatrists to change their attitudes. It is hoped that these measures will reduce the numbers of suicides, but the fact is that they are increasing still further.

Suicide generally indicates that a person feels purposeless, loveless, unhappy and despairing. Although psychological counseling or help-lines can help a person abandon that action after a time, they cannot provide the hope and joy of living that people need. Therefore, someone who decides not to commit suicide today may still try again in the face of the slightest depression.

The only way of giving people the hope and purpose they need is by showing them that they are not finite entities. The human soul is eternal, and this world is merely a temporary abode for that soul. The eternal life for which an eternal soul longs must be devoid of troubles and difficulties and be a place of happiness where all its desires are met.

Allah promises just such a life in paradise. However, if a person does not believe in the hereafter, if he regards himself as a transitory entity in this world, if he has no hope for the future and is unhappy because of other people’s lovelessness, if he doubts the existence of Allah and fails to see that suicide is murder and a sin, then it is inevitable that he will suffer severe psychological problems. It is not surprising that someone in such a state of breakdown will be reluctant to protect the elderly and choose to live in a little box far from any social activity. What countries wracked by the scourge of suicide therefore need to do is, instead of trying to deter people with help-lines or posters, to show them the existence of Allah, the Lord of everything and every place, Who loves, watches and protects us all at all times. They must tell people that the Creator, the Lord of the entire universe, is closer to them than their own jugular veins. It must not be forgotten that religious devotion is the only thing that can bestow happiness and well-being on a country. Societies that seek a solution other than in religious devotion can never escape the terrible consequences of social scourges, no matter what technical measures they seek to adopt.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


Harun Yahya: Eid al-Fitr Mubarak to all Muslims around the world

17 07 2015

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Harun Yahya’ message for the Mubarak Eid al-Fitr:

“May the guidance and blessings of Almighty Allah be with the entire Islamic world, and may He grant His love and compassion for us all.”

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


Best Option for Turkey: MHP-AK Party Coalition

14 07 2015

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by Harun Yahya

The elections of June 7th produced an unexpected picture in Turkey, which had been governed by the AKP for 13 years. Although the AKP won 41% of the vote and emerged as the largest party, due to the electoral system in Turkey it failed to achieve a mandate to form a single party government. That then raised the question of Turkey being governed by a coalition after an interval of 13 years. The main subject of discussion in Turkey now is who the coalition partners will be and whether or not it would be better to hold early elections rather than establish a coalition government.

In order to determine whether or not early elections would be the correct choice, we need to accurately assess what the Turkish people were trying to say in the recent elections. Turkey entered the elections in a period that began with the Gezi protests and that witnessed major criticisms of the AKP government. As well as all the criticism of the AKP’s domestic and foreign policies over the past two years, Turkey also went into the elections with a debate over the desirability of a presidential system. The AKP’s desire for “Turkey that is currently governed under a parliamentary system, to move to a presidential system” was greeted with serious doubts and unease by a large part of the population.

It is a fact that Turkey, which has seen coups at various times in the history of the Republic, and where democracy has frequently been interrupted, needs to make progress toward greater democracy and freedoms: The Turkish people are all agreed on that. What makes them uneasy, and what they do not want, is a dramatic change of their system of government. For the last 30 years, Turkey has been fighting the communist, separatist PKK terrorist group that is active in the southeast of the country. Forty thousand people have died due to PKK terrorist acts. Although the “peace process” that has been going on since 2009 looks to be a step in the direction of peace, it has thus far failed to stop terrorist actions by the PKK. Activities such as the kidnapping of workers, the looting of schools, mosques and party buildings, attacks on the military and police, road blocks and demanding money with menaces have continued. Fifty people lost their lives during the uprising of October 6-8, 2014. The young people thrown off a balcony by the PKK during that uprising and then stabbed, before their heads were crushed with stones, have gone down in history. In short, the peace process has turned into a state of affairs in which the PKK’s domination of the Southeast has been strengthened, the inhabitants have been oppressed by the mafia-like power of the PKK and in which the state has generally displayed security weaknesses.

This actual state of affairs, which is troubling to all of Turkey, combined with a rather stubborn insistence on a presidential system, ended in the people demonstrating their unease at the ballot box. The message to the political parties from the Turkish people was this: “Yes, Turkey must strengthen its democracy, and freedoms must be expanded, but it must do this while maintaining its unitary structure. Defects in the parliamentary system must be corrected, and the appropriate reforms must be made, but there must be no change of system because a change to a presidential system will inevitably result in a federative structure which will inevitably lead to the break-up of the country, and we do not want to see it being broken up.”

Politicians now need to show that they have grasped the message given to them by the people. There are two main steps that need to be taken; the first is to stop insisting on a presidential system. The second is to remove the pressure from the PKK on the people of the Southeast. The right coalition to do that will be one between the AKP and the MHP. It is impossible for the AKP to work in harmony with a party with a diametrically opposed worldview, such as the CHP. A coalition between the CHP and MHP with outside support from the HDP would be unacceptable to the MHP because of the HDP’s emotional ties to the PKK. The AKP’s own party base would likely reject any government that enjoyed the backing of the HDP, either directly or indirectly. That would lead to the rapid dissolution of the AKP.

Therefore, the realistic coalition, and the one acceptable to public opinion, will be one between the AKP and MHP. The fact that the two party bases are largely compatible – with the exception of a few minor differences of opinion – that both have strong party discipline and that both parties stand for the shared values of the Turkish people and support popular religious devotion are factors that will allow such a coalition to work efficiently. Public opinion polls show that the great majority of people favor an AKP-MHP coalition.

Early elections instead of a coalition, on the other hand, will not produce a very different outcome to those of June 7th. No matter how many elections are held, so long as the insistence on a presidential system persists and the domination of the Southeast by the PKK is not broken using a legal approach, votes will continue to be cast along the lines of the present blocks, and that will lead to a paralysis of the system. The way to ensure stability in Turkey is not through early elections, but through an AKP-MHP coalition government.

 

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


The American Model Is Not For Turkey

11 07 2015

The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic consisting of 50 states.

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Some of these American states were semi-independent before unification. They had their own flags, their own laws and assemblies. Texas and California were independent states.

Several states have talked about leaving the union and declaring independence. It has therefore only been possible to unite federated states with diverse views under a presidential system. It would not have been possible for a second, alternative system to form the  United States.

If we have a brief look at U.S. political history;

Following the discovery on the continent in 1492, a wave of migration began from Europe, particularly from Spain, Portugal, France and England. The internal and southern regions were under the control of the French and the Spanish, and of course, there was a Native American presence. Those regions under English control represented the basis of the USA. Those regions under French control joined this union only later. The regions under Spanish control on the other hand represented the basis of the state of Mexico.

Settlements on the Atlantic coast of North America that began in 1607continued until the completion of the foundation of 13 colonies in 1733.

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The “Albany Congress” met in 1754 under the leadership of Benjamin Franklin. One of the main subjects discussed at this congress was the French threat. Efforts were made to determine a common approach to southern states under French control, such as Mississippi, Kentucky and Louisiana. The matter of the Native Americans and common defense measures were also discussed. Efforts were made to build a stronger union between the states, but these failed.

The 13 colonies on the North Atlantic coast were regions completely affiliated to the British Crown and paid taxes to it. After 1774, a formation known as the  ‘Continental Congress’ was established among these colonies that had their own internal administrations. With this congress, they began to demand greater privileges and freedoms from the British Crown.

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In the meantime, the British Crown, in need of more revenues to finance the wars that were going on in Europe and Asia, began imposing heavier taxes on the American colonies. In 1776, the American Declaration of Independence was published by the “Second Continental Congress” and independence from Great Britain was declared. After this, war broke out between Great Britain and the 13 colonies. Meanwhile, in 1781, the ‘Congress of the Confederation’  was established instead of the ‘Continental Congress’. Defeated after six years of war, British forces abandoned the continent and the independence of the 13 colonies was declared with the 1783 Treaty of Paris.

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Turmoil persisted in the United States of America even after 1787. New disagreements constantly emerged between the states. The drafting of a new Constitution was completed, and the first “United States Congress” was established in 1789. George Washington was subsequently elected the first president of the “United States of America.”

AMERICA SUFFERED A CIVIL WAR UNDER THE PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM 

By the 1850s, the U.S. consisted of a union of 31 states. That union however was divided into two under the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. The country suffered a terrible civil war between North and South.

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Lincoln, the 16th President, who won the elections with a promise to abolish slavery, took office in 1860. Alarmed by this, the southern states, whose agricultural economies relied on slavery, began seceding from the union. One important detail was that Lincoln, who had failed to take the southern states in the election, secured power over the entire country under the presidential system. The southern states regarded secession from the union as their only option to maintain their slave-labor based economies. First South Carolina, and then Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas declared independence in opposition to the new president’s policies.

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The secessionist states united as the “Confederate States of America”.Jefferson Davis, who had previously served as Secretary of State for War, was chosen as President of the Confederacy and Richmond was declared as its capital.  With the accession to the Confederacy of Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee, 11 states had seceded from the USA. The war began in 1861 and lasted four years, causing the deaths of 620,000 people. This war between the North and South resulted in the two sides invading one another’s territory time and time again, and the North finally emerged victorious . America thus avoided division and fragmentation at the last moment. Another important consequence of the war was the end of a slave-based agricultural economy, particularly in the South.

THE ENRICHMENT OF THE USA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM

Some 11 million Africans were brought to America as slaves and made to work in the 300 years between the early 17th and late 19th Centuries. Some 20% of these slaves lost their lives en route. In the 1860s, America had a population of 31 million, and 89% of African-Americans were slaves. Thirteen percent of the total population, some four million people, were slaves. While around 500,000 slaves were laboring in the North, the figure was about 3.5 million in the South. Thirty-five percent of the South’s nine million population were slaves.

Slaves on the sugar plantations were forced to work an average of  4,000 hours a year. That is three times more than manual laborers work today. Slaves in the cotton fields were forced to work 3,000 hours a year. At least two million slaves worked in the cotton fields. America soon came to meet 80% of the world’s cotton needs. The situation was similar in other sectors of agriculture. An almost zero-cost agricultural economy had begun to enrich the South, and an industry-based economy the North. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/resources/facts-about-slave-trade-and-slavery

“The Indians, after all, were little different than wolves, both being beasts of prey, tho they differ in shape, who deserved nothing from the whites but total ruin.” These words by George Washington are important in revealing from whom and how the USA obtained its rich lands.

The USA, the size of Europe, has fertile lands and rich underground resources. Looking at present-day America’s underground resource,  we see figures of four million tons of coal and 1.6 million tons of copper, with the third-largest gold reserves in the world, at 230 tons. The U.S. is also the world’s third-largest oil-producer, with a 12.23% share of the global production. The USA, with its steel skyscrapers and steel railroads, stands in 8th position in world iron reserves and in 4th position in terms of steel production. America’s 8.5 billion ton iron reserves are almost 200 times the size of Turkey’s. The large quantities of iron, used in many areas, from aircraft carriers to tanks and jets, in the USA are one of the main reasons for the country’s wealth. When we look at the world’s most powerful and wealthiest countries, we see that they are also rich in iron, oil and underground resources. The fact that these resources were worked by slave labor for so many years allowed the country to enjoy unjust earnings.

In addition, with the exception of the Civil War, the USA was shielded from external threats by virtue of its geography until the 20th Century, and was able to invest in urbanization and industrialization rather than military expenditure.

Furthermore, the millions of Europeans who moved away from repression and backwardness in Europe and migrated to America sought to create a more libertarian, democratic and liberal society in the New World. This philosophical approach was also reflected in American politics, giving rise to a two-party system that avoided extremes and espoused national causes with different approaches. The importance attached by the American people to art, aesthetics and quality also contributed to the country’s growth. The reason why other countries – many with the same wealth – lagged behind is the bigoted mindset of their peoples.

The main reason for America’s wealth, as with all the world’s richest countries, is its natural resources, not its form of government.

CONCLUSION

Looking at the technical details set out above, the “Presidential System” may emerge as a legitimate one in the unification of federal states sharing common ideals and are not based on specific races. America’s strong economy and military also play a major role in maintaining this union. A weak America would obviously fall apart in a moment.

Texas and California, the two most populous states in the U.S., have begun speaking of secession from the union even today, as a result of economic policies they find displeasing. Twenty states that did not want to accept the election of Obama as the President of U.S. organized signature campaigns for seceding from the union.  It is a known fact that some 25% of the population, as much as the entire population of Turkey, are unhappy with the union and want to break away. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-20/1-4-americans-want-their-state-secede-us

Looking at the issue from the Turkish perspective, permitting federations based on different ethnicities and different goals will result in the break-up of the country, no matter what the form of government is.

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com


FIVA Amerikana; The Bribery Season

7 07 2015

Last May, the newly appointed attorney general Loretta E. Lynch, announced a 47 court indictment unsealed in Federal Court in Brooklyn indicting 14 top executives of FIFA.

The unsealed indictments were the joint efforts of the FBI, the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division accusing the defendants with a range of crimes from wire fraud, racketeering to money laundering.

The figures involved were some $150 millions, which these top executives were accused to have taken in bribes from sport promoters. Well that is quite interesting. The Justice Department brings indictments because these guys took bribes to support certain venues and certain events, while overlooking the substantial bribes political candidates receive as a matter of routine, business as usual.

How all of this differ from the American election cycles when candidates seek billions not millions in political donations and contributions from big time rich people?

I am sure the issues here have every thing to do with candidates supporting certain public, financial and economic issues that the donors are pushing for.

Consider this.

Last April 2014, mega billionaire Israeli/American gambling mogul Sheldon Abelson summons Republicans presidential contenders to his headquarters in Sin City ( Vegas) where they “prostrated” themselves before him in what the Atlantic calls “The Sheldon Adelson Suck-Up Fest”.

The likes of Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Scott Walker and Chris Christie rushed to Sin City to pledge allegiance to Sheldon Adelson and to his only issue and agenda Israel, perhaps he threw in banning of online gambling, perhaps legalize prostitution, pimping, and even drug trafficking as part of the deal, only to make it “domestic” issues.

Not sure what would any one call this, but I called it ‘bribe” no different from the money the FIFA executive allegedly took from the sport promoter.

Why should we make a distinction between private citizens who take ‘bribes” to promote or act on a certain business transaction and not called it a “bribe” and haul them to jail, when politicians take in tens of millions from donors with pledge to support a cause or act on a legislation that benefit the donors. I am sure many agree with me on these issues.

Recently Hillary Clinton, perhaps the most famous or infamous of the “suck up” to Israeli/American Zionist mogul also pledged to give full and unconditional support to Israel. Her sponsor is Haim Saban who with Sheldon Adelson takes the roles of owning both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Hillary Clinton needs to raise $ 2 billions from her Pro-Israel Jewish friends to make a successful run for the presidency.

However not all of the “bribes” comes from rich Israeli-American moguls. The Koch Brothers are also known to pour in hundreds of millions into political super PAC.

Recently these rich guys (Oligarchs) who really and totally control our government celebrated the 4th anniversary of Citizen United, the Supreme Court ruling which gave corporations and unions unlimited and unrestricted rights to “bribe” political candidates.

Just imagine that someone running for a state office needs to raise at least $500,000 (bribes) from donors to even have a chance of winning.

In this country of ours, issues of concerns for Americans, like updated infrastructure, affordable education, affordable health care, public safety, no more wars, affordable heath care system, decent affordable housing , bring back our industry, bring back the more than $ 3 trillions on corporate money sitting in tax haven, are non-issue to most if not all candidates. The issues forming the next national government are immigration and same sex marriage and of course leading all other issues is Israel.

In the last national election, more than $4.3 billions in “bribes” were raised and donated to state and national candidates. When a senator needs to raise $25 millions for election you know damn well that he is paying back his sponsors. I called that “bribes”.

We, here in America need to rise up just like the Greeks did and vote “No” to all the Oligarchs and to all the bribes in politics. Please keep this in mind next election.


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