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Heeft Erdogan bijna geen vrienden meer?

Has Erdogan Run out of Friends?

He has lost US, China and Germany

The Trump Administration’s decision to directly arm Kurds fighting ISIS in Syria is a slap in the face to Turkey, which fears that a Kurdish victory in Syria’s north will create a Kurdish corridor stretching from the Kurdish-ruled zone of northern Iraq all the way across Syria to the Mediterranean, and act as a magnet for Kurdish separates in Turkey’s Southeast on its border with Iraq and Syria.

China, meanwhile, is fuming at Turkey for failing to act against ethnic Turkish Uyghurs from China. The Chinese daily Global Times wrote April 17 of Erdogan’s constitutional referendum, “The referendum result in Turkey that gives the president sweeping powers has caused concern among Chinese observers who predict pan-Turkism ideals might be reinforced and pose more challenges to China to counter terrorist groups like the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)…The win will likely give rise to pan-Turkism, which will make some political powers in the country sympathize or even support terrorists, separatists and religious extremists in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.” China, like Russia, supports the Assad regime in Syria against Turkish-supported Sunni rebels.

The German government, meanwhile, continues to express grave concerns about rule of law in Turkey following a referendum that appears to have involved vote fraud on the grand scale. Erdogan flew to Sochi May 3 to meet Russian President Putin and declared that the healing process in Russian-Turkish relations was complete.

The old adage about cats applies to the parties in Syria: from the sound of them it’s hard to tell if they are fighting or making love. But it is possible that Erdogan has overreached and made too many enemies to handle at one time.

Fake News Media Silent As Christians In The Middle East Being Driven Out By Islamic Terrorism

Aangeleverd door: It’s Me

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Klik:>Fake News Media Silent As Christians In The Middle East Being Driven Out By Islamic Terrorism

by Geoffrey Grider

Like the Jews before them, Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world’s most-diverse regions of its ancient religions.

“They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.” John 16:2 (KJV)

They’re being driven away not only by Islamic State, but by governments the U.S. counts as allies in the fight against extremism. When suicide bomb attacks ripped through two separate Palm Sunday services in Egypt last month, parishioners responded with rage at Islamic State, which claimed the blasts, and at Egyptian state security.

Government forces assigned to the Mar Girgis church in Tanta, north of Cairo, neglected to fix a faulty metal detector at the entrance after church guards found a bomb on the grounds just a week before. The double bombing killed at least 45 people, and came despite promises from the Egyptian government to protect its Christian minority.

As congregants of the Tanta church swept the grounds of debris and scrubbed blood from the walls, a parishioner waved his national identity card: “This ID says whether we are Muslim or Christian. So how did that suicide bomber get into my church? If this identification isn’t for my protection, it’s used for my discrimination.”

The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians

The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.

By 2025, Christians are expected to represent just over 3% of the Mideast’s population, down from 4.2% in 2010, according to Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Mass. A century before, in 1910, the figure was 13.6%. The accelerating decline stems mostly from emigration, Mr. Johnson says, though higher Muslim birthrates also contribute.

The exodus leaves the Middle East overwhelmingly dominated by Islam, whose rival sects often clash, raising the prospect that radicalism in the region will deepen. Conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims have erupted across the Middle East, squeezing out Christians in places such as Iraq and Syria and forcing them to carve out new lives abroad, in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.

“The disappearance of such minorities sets the stage for more radical groups to dominate in society,” said Mr. Johnson of the loss of Christians and Jews in the Middle East. “Religious minorities, at the very least, have a moderating effect.”

Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, denied the government discriminates against Christians. “The presidency has been keen since day one to treat the Egyptian society as one nation, and one fabric,” he said, adding that the government is doing all it could to protect the minority and fight terror.

President Donald Trump expressed his confidence in President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s commitment to protecting his Egyptian population in a call between the leaders last month.

Christian activists in Egypt say Washington’s ally in the war on terror has long discriminated against the minority, with recurring bouts of mob violence directed against Christians by their Muslim neighbors often leading to no arrests or charges in the courts. Christians have been barred from some government jobs, such as the state intelligence services, and laws make it virtually impossible to build or restore churches.

The exodus of Christians from the Mideast started about a century ago, with many heading to the U.S. for jobs as America opened its doors to migrants. Later waves stemmed from conflict, such as Lebanon’s civil war, and from fresh economic hardship, such as the U.S.-led sanctions in the 1990s that hobbled Iraq.

At the start of the 21st century, as wars waned, the oil business flourished in the Gulf region and a financial crisis hit the West, the Christian outflow ebbed.

Then in 2011, the outlook darkened dramatically. What started as hopeful revolutions across the Mideast largely degenerated into strife, civil war and the rise of extremist groups.

The outbreak of Syria’s multisided civil war in 2011 prompted about half of the country’s Christian population of 2.5 million to flee the country, according to Christian charities monitoring the flow. Many escaped to neighboring Lebanon, an anomaly in the region with Christians wielding political power and worshiping freely.

Widow’s Joy: He Didn’t Deny Christ When Beheaded

In Iraq, the instability that started in 2003, when a U.S. invasion toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, deepened more than a decade later when Islamic State took over about one-quarter of the country. Iraqi church officials and the religion’s political representatives say only one-fifth of the country’s Christians remain of the approximately 1.5 million before 2003, according to estimates based on church attendance and voter rolls that identify religion.

Even though Iraqi forces have gained the upper hand over Islamic State, the country’s Christians show no sign of returning to homes they fled.

In northern Iraq, blue and white charter buses crisscross neighborhoods of recently liberated Mosul, returning Muslim families displaced by Islamic State. They drive through Christian areas without stopping. For the first time in nearly two millennia, Iraq’s second-largest city, once a melting pot of ancient religions, lacks a Christian population to speak of.

The Al-Aswad family, a clan of masons who built the city’s houses, churches and mosques and trace their lineage back to the 19th century, vow never to return. They’ve opted to live in the rat-infested refugee camps of Erbil in northern Iraq, where they await updates on their asylum application to Australia.

A Christian charity has given them a small apartment until June, at which point they will have to return to the refugee camps to live in a converted cargo shipping container.

“We call it the cemetery,” said Raghd Al-Aswad, describing how the cargo containers are covered with dark blue tarps to protect against the rain. “It looks like dead bodies stacked side by side with a giant hospital sheet on top of them.”  source



Geoffrey Grider | May 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm | Categories: The Big Story | URL: http://wp.me/p1kFP6-cOL

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Kijk, zo wordt het probleem van verkiezingsfraude opgelost!

Vote Thief Appointed to Chair Commission on Vote Fraud

Selective attention is happening in Washington, forcing the left to be focused on seeded news, such as Russian hacking, rather than vote theft.Today a breaking ABC News story is that “Pres. Trump expected to launch commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression.”

ABC reports, “President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today establishing a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the American election system, multiple senior administration officials tell ABC News.“The officials say Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be announced as Chair and Vice Chair of the ‘Presidential Commission on Election Integrity’ in a press release today.Kobach just lost his appeal and “has been ordered to turn over documents from his meeting with President Donald Trump to the ACLU by Friday,” according to The Kansas City Star, yesterday.“U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Wednesday upheld an earlier order from a federal magistrate judge requiring Kobach to hand over the documents to the American Civil Liberties Union as part of an ongoing voting rights lawsuit against his office.”

Kobach has also been investigated by journalist Greg Palast who found that Kobach led the effort to purge over one million voters fraudulently in the 2016 election.

Palast said, “Trump signaled the use of ‘Crosscheck’ when he claimed the election is ‘rigged” because ‘people are voting many, many times.’ His operative Kobach, who also advised Trump on building a wall on the southern border, devised a list of 7.2 million ‘potential’ double voters—1.1 million of which were removed from the voter rolls by Tuesday. The list is loaded overwhelmingly with voters of color and the poor. Here’s a sample of the list:


“Those accused of criminal double voting include, for example, Donald Alexander Webster Jr. of Ohio who is accused of voting a second time in Virginia as Donald EUGENE Webster SR.”

These were two different people with similar names that were purged fraudulently by Kobach operatives. No social security numbers or birth dates were used, even the names did not exactly match most times, and typically these were voters of color who were more likely to vote Democratic. Now Trump has made the vote purger the Vice Chair of his new commission, potentially to continue to abuse his position of power, and prevent true investigation into the fraudulent voter purges that occurred in the 2016 election.

In Palast’s Rolling Stone article from August 24, 2016, The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters, clarified Kobach[‘s future goals – basically though voter fraud is found to be very, very low, the Republicans intend on implementing Crosscheck in every state to purge Democratic voters, fraudulently claiming people are voting twice.

“After 9/11, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft tasked Kobach with creating a system to track foreign travelers. (It was later shut down over concerns about racial profiling.) He is best known as the author of Arizona’s ‘Driving While Brown Law,’ which allowed cops to pull over drivers and ask for proof of their legal status. He co-wrote the ultraconservative 2016 RNC party platform, working in a recommendation that Crosscheck be adopted by every state in the Union. He’s also the Trump adviser who came up with a proposal to force Mexico into paying for Trump’s wall.

“In January 2013, Kobach addressed a gathering of the National Association of State Election Directors about combating an epidemic of ballot-stuffing across the country. He announced that Crosscheck had already uncovered 697,537 “potential duplicate voters” in 15 states, and that the state of Kansas was prepared to cover the cost of compiling a nationwide list. That was enough to persuade 13 more states to hand over their voter files to Kobach’s office.

“In battleground-state Ohio, Republican Secretary of State John Husted’s Crosscheck has flagged close to half a million voters. In Dayton, we tracked down several of the suspects on our lists. Hot spots of “potential duplicate” voters, we couldn’t help but notice, were in neighborhoods where the streets are pocked with rundown houses and boarded storefronts.”

One group that does find voter fraud to be very rampant is the Federalist Society.

Federalist Society

Why? Because the majority of the population is changing to include more people of color, and more people who favor liberal ideologies, so the minority is forced to do all it can to prevent the majority from having a voice.

In reality, this is what the selective attention may be geared at, forcing the left to follow along to combat the planted stories of Russian hacking rather than the reality of corporate based internet manipulation and perception management, combined with hacking to sway the 2016 election and future elections, and not face the larger problem of voter purges and other tactics used against Democratic voters in red states. The real issues get ignored. The domestic problem of vote purges far outweigh the severity of the “Russian hacking” – over one million votes vs. what was gained through the planted stories and hacking.

In the Senate Judiciary on Russia’s election hacking, where was the mention of Cambridge Analytica and SCL? Senator Sheldon Whitehouse clearly mentions the bots and “fake news” and targeted news distribution, but there is no mention of the who could be behind it – who had the technical capabilities to conduct such an operation. Why is no question ever asked about the technocrats that stand behind the Trump administration through Robert Mercer that do have ties in Russia, as that is where SCL is based out of.

Is SCL part of the Russian government apparatus? Possibly not. They seem to actually operate counter to the Russian government apparatus, doing work for NATO as well.

Why does Congress not see the larger, real issue of manipulation and control behind the scenes by the Right that is desperate to prevent the majority from having their voice heard? If Congress does not fight Kobach and out Cambridge Analytica through a thorough investigation, it is clearly complicit against the majority of Americans.

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Zijn uitzendbureau’s en het opleggen van taakstraffen een moderne vorm van slavernij?

Uitzendbureau’s: een moderne vorm van slavernij?


Hoe is de behoefte aan uitzendbureau’s in gang gezet?


Door ervoor te zorgen dat de wetgeving het minder interessant maakt, ja zelfs onverantwoordelijk moeilijk maakt, om medewerkers in vaste dienst te hebben of te houden is er een behoefte gecreëerd voor bedrijven en organisaties om medewerkers via een ander kanaal aan te trekken.


Het (gewenste?) resultaat van deze politieke inspanning om de wetgeving aan te passen, wellicht tot stand gebracht via een intensieve lobby, is het ontstaan van het uitzendbureau.


Het gevolg hiervan is:


  • minder (financiële) lasten en verplichtingen voor de organisatie waar het werk uiteindelijk voor wordt verricht;
  • geen wervingskosten voor de opdrachtgever;
  • geen veiligheidsinstructies voor de opdrachtgever;
  • uitzendkrachten flexibel inzetbaar;
  • geen begeleiding van de werknemer door de opdrachtgever en
  • geen loonadministratie voor de opdrachtgever


en voorts:


  • minder zekerheden door flexibele arbeidscontracten voor de werknemer;
  • vaak geen vaste werktijden, maar oproepbaar gebaseerd op de vraag;
  • geen (langdurige) opzegtermijn;
  • uiteenlopende soorten werk bij meerdere opdrachtgevers;
  • onzekerheid over de beschikbaarheid van werk en
  • de mogelijkheid van uitbuiting door zo goedkoop mogelijke arbeidskrachten in te zetten.


Een ander kenmerk


Een uitzendbureau draagt absoluut niet hert kenmerk van een soort advies- of bemiddelingsbureau. In dat geval zouden namelijk eenmalig advies- of bemiddelingskosten in rekening mogen worden gebracht.


Wat gebeurt er dan wel?


Een uitzendbureau brengt een toeslag op het werkelijk verschuldigde uurloon in rekening aan de opdrachtgever. En dat het lucratief is moge blijken uit de jaarlijks gepubliceerde jaarrekeningen van bedrijven in die sector.


In feite is hier, net zoals bij het privatiseren van (semi)overheidsorganen, op een zeer slimme – of sluwe manier een tussenlaag gecreëerd, die het mogelijk maakt voor een grote groep mensen, zonder al te grote inspanningen, flink hun zakken te vullen. Iets wat verdacht veel lijkt op slavernij, gestoken in een modern en nieuw jasje. Veel voordelen voor de opdrachtgever en het uitzendbureau en merendeels nadelen voor de werknemers, die zonder de tussenkomst van uitzendbureau’s, naar het zich laat aanzien, met een hoger uurloon beloond hadden kunnen worden.


Arie Goedhart