Recent days have seen expanding popular protests in Turkey. Turned back by heavy-handed tactics by the country’s Fetullah Gulen-dominated police establishment, the demonstrations appear to embody a broader popular dissatisfaction with Erdogan’s Islamist government. Far from being “moderate,” Erdogan’s government has systematically stifled journalistic and political expression. UPDATED ON 6/6/2013.
For years, we’ve been talking about the Earth Island and covert operations by the GOP/Underground Reich element of American intelligence. Cornell University professor Robert Kaplan notes that U.S. military intervention in the Muslim world occurs in former territories of the Ottoman Empire and results in Islamists coming to power for the ultimate benefit of–Germany! Updated on 5/31/2013.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, we’ve highlighted the unraveling of the “two lone nuts” theory of that tragic event.In this context, we note that younger brother Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s high school mentor has a background in the CIA and also teaches Islamic studies at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, which Dzokhar attended.
“Free Market” principles are manifesting behind fundamentalist religious cover. The Christian fundamentalist group The Family wields profound influence in Washington, behind an ideology that sees laissez-faire economics as “God’s will.” The Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamism also views free-market principles as “Divine” in origin. UPDATED ON 6/17/2013.
As forecast in the For The Record series dealing with WikiLeaks and morphing into the “Muslim Brotherhood Spring,” the GOP is tarring Barack Obama with the “soft on terrorism” brush–casting him as the second coming of Jimmy Carter. Attacking the Obama administration for not having prevented the lethal attack on the Libyan embassy, the GOP is explicitly comparing Obama’s actions with Carter’s behavior during the Iranian hostage crisis. The available evidence suggests that the “Muslim Brotherhood Spring” is a covert operation–the outgrowth of a George Bush State Department reassessment and rapprochement with the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as an approach made to the Egyptian April 6 movement during the closing days of Dubya’s second term.
Well, two days before Egypt’s historic presidential runoff between the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi and Mubarak’s ex-Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq it looks like Egypt’s revolution is back to the square. No, not mass protests in Tahrir square, although that looks like a very real possibility sooner or later. That’s because Egypt’s revolution is back to square one. It’s been quite a week in Egypt.