August 1, 2013
Dylan Grice On The Intrinsic Value Of Gold, And How Not To Be A Turkey
Today’s bizarre confluence of negative real interest rates, money printing, eurozone sovereign default, aberrant asset prices, high unemployment, political polarization, growing distrust… none of it was supposed to happen. It is the unintended consequence of past crisis-fighting campaigns, like a troupe of comedy firemen leaving behind them a bigger fire than the one they came to extinguish. What will be the unintended consequences of today’s firefighting? We shudder to think.
July 27, 2013
Well this is what you call real border security … SPY BIRD!
The suspect bird was X-rayed before it was released. (Times of Israel)
Turkish authorities cleared a bird after it was accused of spying for Israel.
The Telegraph reported:
Authorities in eastern Turkey have cleared a small bird detained on suspicions of spying for Israel.
The kestrel was discovered by residents of Altinavya, a village in Elazig province, wearing a metallic ring stamped with the words “24311 Tel Avivunia Israel”. Suspicious that the bird may have been on a spying mission for the Jewish state, villagers turned the bird over to local authorities, according to Turkish media.
So great was the level of concern medical personnel at Elazig’s Firat University initially identified the kestrel as “Israeli Spy” in their registration documents. Intensive medical examinations – including X-rays – determined that the bird was, indeed, just a bird. There were no sign of microchips that might transmit information back to Israel, local media reported. The kestrel was allowed to fly off after authorities determined there was no need to press charges.
Yet the incident shows the degree of paranoia and xenophobia regarding Israel that exists among large segments of Turkish society. It comes as talks between Turkey and Israel over compensation for families of those killed in the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident have stalled.
March 26, 2013
The CIA in Benghazi Libya was the source. Why are we arming Al Qaeda?
In January, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested the Obama Administration may have been smuggling guns to jihadist groups in the Middle East in a possible “international Fast and Furious” gun running operation. Rand Paul later doubled down and accused the Obama Administration of a cover-up for running guns through Turkey to terrorist groups in the region.
Then in February Senator Paul demanded that the administration answer whether or not they were running guns through Turkey to Syria.
It looks like Senator Paul has his answer. It was leaked to The New York Times.
The New York Times reported today that the US has been sending “military aid” to the Syrian opposition for a year now.
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March 25, 2013
To help the Muslim Brotherhood get their caliphate, I assume. If Egypt doesn’t explode first.
The CIA reportedly has a hand in clandestine supply of arms to Syrian rebels by Gulf States. At least 3,500 tons of have been delivered – some ending up on the black market, with the Turkish government an active player, a media report says.
The flow of arms continues with the help of US agents as Washington criticizes Iran and Russia for delivering weapons to the Syrian regime, the New York Times says. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq on Sunday to close its airspace to Iranian flights just as the latest arms delivery from Qatar for Syrian rebels was landing in Turkey, according to the daily’s report.
The newspaper cites air traffic data, US and foreign officials and rebel commanders in its investigation.
The airlift reportedly began in early 2012 with a Qatari Emir Air Force C-130 transport aircraft flight. Saudi Arabia and Jordan have joined in in November, when it became a major operation. More than 160 military flights have landed in Turkey over the time. Esenboga Airport near Ankara was the prime destination, but others were also involved, the newspaper claims.
“A conservative estimate of the payload of these flights would be 3,500 tons of military equipment,” Hugh Griffiths, of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, told the newspaper. He added that it appears as a “well-planned and coordinated clandestine military logistics operation.”
Indeed, CIA agents have a direct input on the deliveries, albeit mostly consultative, NYT says. The spy agency reportedly helps with procurement of weapons in Croatia and vets Syrian rebel groups, which would receive the weapons.
Back to good old cold war days ehh …
March 21, 2013
I think it’s obvious what the Obama sequestration game is?
The Obama administration recently issued warnings to contractors of potential sequestration-related spending cuts, but in the meantime federal spending continues unabated, domestically and globally.
Some of the apparently indispensable projects include a survey of the gopher tortoise, alternative energy outings to Turkey and the purchase of gold pellets.
USAID recently advised vendors that the agency “is taking every step to mitigate the effects of these cuts, but … it is likely that your company’s workforce, revenue, and planning processes may be affected.”
But that is not stopping USAID from reaching out to contractors to carry out its new $700 million global “ecological-governance” program.
more at wnd.com …
February 1, 2013
Hows, that appeasement policy, be good to terrorist, working out for you now.
Looking Back at a Failed and Bloody Record –US Embassy Bombing in Turkey Was Eighth Embassy Attack During Secretary of State Clinton’s Reign
A suicide bomber blew up today at the US Embassy in Turkey killing himself and one other person.
You cannot stop a suicide bomber, nor a suicide bent crazy school shooter either.