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Reality Humbles Turkey’s Erdogan

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Reality Humbles Turkey’s Erdogan

In the last few weeks, the megalomaniac Islamist dictator of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made a 180 about face turn regarding his relations with the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the USA and France, from his several years of antagonistic, warmongering, confrontational and insulting threats against them, to his recent fervent grovelling attempts at reconciliation, with all of them.

With his unlimited arrogance, Erdogan undermined NATO; supported ISIS for oil; picked fights with Cyprus, Greece and Israel (thus bringing them together in a solid friendship).

His hatred of Israel and Jews actually backfired on Turkey economically, since hundreds of thousands of Israelis used to visit Turkey and spend millions of dollars with them.

For years, he was subverting as well as inciting Egyptians to overthrow their leader al Sisi and replace him with his Islamic favourites; the Muslim Brotherhood.

He defied America by buying Russian missile systems, thus losing trust with America which refused to supply him with the latest F35 stealth fighter.

It is one thing, that misfit dictators invariably make innumerable, bombastic but realistically useless threatening speeches against perceived enemies to impress the masses from a podium, and another thing, when the Reality Check of economic collapse due to endemic corruption and insanely bad economic decisions, stares them in the eye.

This is exactly what has transpired to the very arrogant and pompous and duplicitous Erdogan, who has now been turned into a meek, contrite but actually, deceiving one.

A decade ago, the Turkish economy was hailed as a success story all around the world, as investors flocked in with cash and direct investments and the Anatolian Tiger spurred annual growth to double digits.

It was a high time for world liquidity, as the European Central Bank and US Federal Reserve had been pumping money into the markets to alleviate the reeling impacts of the 2008 financial crisis.

The lira was stable, and Turkish citizens’ purchasing power grew as income per capita crossed the $10,000 per annum threshold.

In 2014, 1$ was equal to 2 Liras (50%); a relatively steady condition.

Fast forward 7 years to June 2021, and the lira was repeatedly recording new lows against the US dollar; 1 $ is now equal to 8.6 liras (11.6%); a drop of 23%.

Some economists calculate the actual unemployment rate at 13 percent, while net central bank foreign reserves are estimated at $10.6bn; the lowest in 18 years.

The two main drivers of the currency crash were Turkey’s high current account deficit (in other words, more money was going out than coming into the country, leaving it reliant on foreign investment, which can be very short term) and high levels of private foreign-currency denominated debt (debt denominated in foreign currencies becomes harder to service the weaker the borrower’s currency becomes).

Adding to these disasters, an almost comedic but an extremely serious series of tell-all YouTube videos have been put up recently almost weekly, by the iconic faces of an exiled mafia boss that has stunned the Turkish nation and turned him into an unlikely social media phenomenon.

Each video, is watched by millions of Turks, accusing a group of prominent Turkish political and military figures in the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) led by the Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu, of organized crime, murder, rape, rampant corruption, drug trafficking and funding for jihadist organizations in Syria.

This is the story of Turkish mafia boss Sedat Peker.

Peker rose to prominence in the 1990s, at the height of relations between politics and the Turkish mafia, when it was revealed that the Turkish secret service had collaborated with gangsters in carrying out internal and external political assassinations.

He has had a rich criminal history. He had been sentenced to several prison sentences in Turkey, but had ingratiate himself so close to the Justice and Development Party, that it provided him with protection and cover, for having organized rallies in support of Erdogan.

The charges included a long list of influential members of the Justice and Development Party and various crimes committed by SADAT (the first and the only company in Turkey, that internationally provides consultancy and military training services) under the supervision and direction of senior military and intelligence officials.

It is noteworthy that SADAT is a company that is loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and works to strengthen the Turkish defence industries, which are controlled by his family.

It was established in conjunction with the period of unrest that coincided with the so-called “Arab Spring”- to support terrorist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, in Arab countries that suffered unrest with weapons supplied by Turkey.

Erdogan relied on this company in an operation that targeted thousands of military officers and officials after the alleged attempted coup against him in 2016.

Peker publicly admits his involvement in some of the criminal enterprises, for example: his people attacked the offices of a newspaper in 2015 and threatened scientists calling for peace in Turkey’s long-standing conflict with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party). On the orders of AKP officials, he helped seize the assets and property of the enemies of the ruling party.

SADAT acknowledged that the Justice and Development Party government sent weapons to the Syrian wing of al-Qaeda in trucks across the border as food aid to the Syrian Turkmen.

The Turkish people are literally glued to his videos not only for their sensational exposes but also, as entertainment watching a mafia Don shattering the character of political leaders whom they all suspected of corruption.

Peker confirmed in an eighth video – which he posted on his YouTube channel – of Turkish Intelligence cooperation with mafia gangs to smuggle weapons to terrorist militias in Syria, especially the fighters of Jabhat al-Nusra in Aleppo in 2015.

Under Erdogan, Turkey has been turned from the secular state – that its founder Kamal Ata Turk succeeded in founding – into the usual, fundamentalist Islamic Sharia compliant dysfunctional state: incredible degrees of corruption; intolerance of all non Muslims; hate-mongering; warmongering; racist and backward thinking.

Because of Erdogan’s total control of the media, the intelligence services and the armed forces, he most probably will continue his dictatorship till he dies or is assassinated while his people continue to pay the price for and suffer his incompetence.

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Daniel Levin

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Daniel Levin was at his office in New York when he got a call from an acquaintance with an urgent, cryptic request to meet in Paris. A young man had gone missing in Syria. No government, embassy, or intelligence agency would help. Could he? Would he? This begins the suspenseful, shocking, and at times brutal true-life story, PROOF OF LIFE: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East (Algonquin Books: May 18, 2021), that finds Levin, a lawyer turned armed-conflict negotiator, navigating the seedy and dangerous underbelly of the Middle East, where he encounters powerful sheiks, drug lords, and sex traffickers in pursuit of the truth. This is a job he now takes on every day…

Over the course of twenty intense days, Levin barters and negotiates his way through Istanbul, Beirut, Amman, and Dubai on a quest to find a young man who disappeared under suspicious circumstances. This dangerous journey brings him into contact with the shadowy world of the underground war economy where everything is for sale, and he sees first-hand the power of the industries that endlessly fuel these conflicts—the trade of cash, goods, weapons, drugs and most devastatingly, people.

Daniel Levin is available for interviews starting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. I would love to get you a copy of the book and schedule an interview. Please let me know if you prefer PDF or hard copy (provide address).

There are upcoming presidential elections in Syria on May 26, which members of the UN Security Council have deemed “a sham” based on the fact that no new constitution will be put into place, and the election is taking place in an ongoing climate of fear and conflict. Levin addresses this and the narrative that Assad has won the war in the book’s postscript.
How did you get involved in this search and what elements of your background made you the ideal person to help?
How is Syria different and similar from other Middle Eastern wars and wars around the world?
What are these tools and what steps did you take on this specific mission to track down the missing person? How did this specific mission differ from previous experiences in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Gaza?
What can you tell us about this captagon, the “ISIS’ favorite amphetamine” and how it funds the Middle Eastern war economy? The coverage of Captagon has been gaining a lot of steam over the past weeks, especially due to panic in Saudi Arabia over the influx of the drug.
Current discussions of hostages in the Biden administration and the errors that have been made by the US government during negotiations as well as the US’ notable recent public statement that they believe American journalist Austin Tice is still alive
In addition to captagon, the war economy thrives on the trade of cash (money laundering through global financial institutions), weapons (chemical weapons and American-supplied artillery originally earmarked for opposition fighters) and people (hostages, prisoners, and children for labor and sex slavery). How do each of these trades keep the war going, and what did you learn about these industries during your quest?
PROOF OF LIFE is a fast-paced thriller wrapped in a memoir, a must-read for anyone interested in power dynamics, international affairs, hostage situations, or the Middle East.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: https://www.daniellevinauthor.com/ The son of a diplomat, Daniel Levin spent his early years in the Middle East and in Africa and then trained as a lawyer. Currently a board member of the Liechtenstein Foundation for State Governance, he has, for the past twenty years, worked with governments and development institutions worldwide, focusing on economic development and political reform through financial literacy, political inclusion, and constitutional initiatives. He is also engaged in track 3 diplomacy and mediation efforts in war zones. Levin’s first book, Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures among the Powerful, was published in Germany, Japan, Russia, and the UK. Proof of Life is his first book to be published in the United States. He lives outside New York City.
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Ahmadinejad against the Ayatollahs Regime

It seems obvious that neither Biden nor any of his advisors are aware of the most remarkable turn in the political history of the terrorist Ayatollahs regime of Iran since 1979.

I am asserting their lack of knowledge because they are continuing the Nuclear bomb talks charade while the regime is facing its worst nightmare from inside the failing state.

Never before has anyone in Iran had the backbone to stand up to the terrorist regime leadership except the unpredictable and controversial Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s latest diatribes against the regime.

He is what the ill-informed Western media and leaders call a ‘hardliner’ when in reality there are absolutely no shades in Islam, because according to their own belief system, based on Muhammad’s Quran, one is either an Allah’s Sharia compliant Muslim or is a Kafir/ Infidel (80% of current non-Muslim humanity).

It is like comparing a mass murderer of 100 (hardliner) with one of 80 (moderate).

Ahmadinejad became mayor of Tehran (2003-2005); then served as Iran’s sixth president – twice elected – 2005 to 2013, during which time he reversed many of his predecessor’s reforms.

He truly believes that the Shia Messiah the Mehdi, will come to bring all of humanity to Shia Islam after a world conflagration starting with a war of extermination against Israel.

His objective is to make Iran a fully Sharia compliant nuclear power that will eventually impose its will against all her perceived enemies in the Middle East and elsewhere.

In 2017, he announced that he intended to run for a third term – against the objections of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – who made sure he would fail by having the Guardian Council reject his nomination.

The Guardian Council, is an appointed body consisting of 6 high-ranking Shiite clerics and 6 lawyers, is a constitutional watchdog that vets parliamentary and presidential election candidates and operates under the supervision of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who actually makes the final decisions.

During the Iranian public protests in 2017-2018, Ahmadinejad criticized the Ayatollah regime publicly and vehemently.

When he registered to run for the presidency, in 2021, Ayatollah Khamenei once again used the Guardian Council to disqualify him.

Therefore, his grudge against the regime is not only understandable but fully justifiable because they are cooking the votes against the will of the people.

On the 26th May 2021, Ahmadinejad revealed that the Revolutionary Guards’ security chief for Tehran called on him at his home in East-Tehran Monday night (24th May 2021), to tell him that he was disqualified as a presidential candidate and demanded that he “keep silent and cooperate.”

I would like readers to comprehend the enormity of this confrontation between the foremost leaders of the regime, which reflects very badly upon the current affairs of this – as usual – dysfunctional Islamic state.

Ahmadinejad had asserted during and after his registration as a candidate, that if he is disqualified, he will not vote in the election, which was seen as a signal to his voters to follow suit.

To mitigate against any possibility of protests by his supporters, Iran’s intelligence apparatus installed security cameras all around his neighbourhood during the previous week and reports from Tehran informed that his home has been surrounded by anti-riot forces since Monday night.

There were apparently threats and counter-threats exchanged by Nejat and Ahmadinejad, with the former alluding to arrests and the latter making reference to unleashing his supporters to defend him.

According to Ahmadinejad, the guards’ security chief for Tehran told him that he is “not interested in arresting Ahmadinejad’s supporters who are Hezbollah and revolutionary individuals.”

Many polls conducted in Iran and abroad indicated, that Ahmadinejad could be the frontrunner in the June 18 presidential election if he were allowed by the Guardian Council to run.

Reacting to the development, Ahmadinejad published a statement on his official website on Tuesday and said that he had told the same to General Hossein Nejat, the Commander of Sarallah Headquarters in charge of security in Tehran. Hours after the publication, the page went temporarily off the grid.

But fortunately, several screenshots of the report were taken regarding the IRGC threat.

In the screen shot, Ahmadinejad was only telling the truth regarding the abysmal conditions in Iran: “The country’s situation is really bad. The economic situation is catastrophic and the social situation is on the verge of collapse.”

In fact, oil rich Iran has repeated electricity power failures during the worst conditions of the summer heat. Their currency has become worthless $1 = 4000 Rials.

The regime is more than willing to support and subsidize terrorist entities all over the world with billions of dollars, instead of using them for domestic purposes, and most of the people in Iran, obviously resent this state of affairs.

Ahmadinejad further charged, that infiltrators (Israel’s Mossad) have penetrated every part of the country and especially Iran’s military and domestic intelligence agencies “It is a combination of weakness and treason” he said, in a veiled reference to multiple incidents against high-value targets and individuals in the country, and almost the total failure of Iran’s intelligence and security services to stop them.

He had already publicly asserted that many of the top intelligence leaders in Iran are actually Israeli spies; which is an unbelievable affront to the legitimacy of the regime.

He also pointed out to General Nejat, that a low turnout in the elections as a result of widespread and illegal disqualifications, will have major domestic and international repercussions. “The system will fall in a way that it is hard to assume that it can rise once again”

Ahmadinejad asked “Why should they disqualify me? No one has the right to do that and I would never accept this or remain silent”

In fact, only 40% of voters turned out for the rigged elections, making it an abysmal and shameful so called ‘democratic’ election, thus proving him correct.

Meanwhile, Ahmadinejad warned that the “current trend” will quickly worsen and the enemies will seize the opportunity to make the regime surrender and give them concessions.

He further asserted that the people of Iran do not expect him to accept oppression and remain silent in the face of injustice and simply watch the destruction of the regime and the revolution as it unfolds. “The society is on the verge of explosion” he warned, adding that he cannot ignore the people’s demands.

Ahmadinejad predicted that as people distance themselves from the regime, some elements in Iran (counter revolutionaries), are after disbanding the IRGC, doing away with the Guardian Council and bringing about foreign supervision of elections in Iran while the country is on course for a referendum and regime change.

He reiterated that he would not support any current candidate and will resist the moves regarding his unwarranted disqualification as long as he is alive, and that all those who have disqualified him, shall be held responsible for the consequences.

So as not to be accused of inciting insurrection, he added that he would not endorse or support any protest movements as a result of his disqualification.

He nonetheless warned “But those who are behind this disqualification should know that this will end in nothing other than the people’s confrontation with them”.

Ahmadinejad’s outbursts against the regime should not be ignored by the West. On the contrary, his opposition to the regime should be used as a perfect reason to bolster all Iranian counter revolutionary factions to help bring forth the fall of the Ayatollahs’ terrorist Theocratic Regime at the earliest possible time, to save the Middle East and the world from a very possible Nuclear War.

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Bill Cosby released from prison on technicality

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Bill Cosby released from prison on technicality 

https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/billcosby-released-from-prison
“According to the document, D.A. Castor didn’t feel they had enough evidence to charge Cosby with the sexual assault. So, to get “some measure of justice” (his words, not ours), he told Cosby the D.A.’s office wouldn’t charge him, but he would be forced to testify in a subsequent civil suit brought by Constand.

This is when Cosby admitted to, in the Times language, “giving quaaludes to women he was pursuing for sex.”–In Style

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