Friday, July 31, 2015

Brandon Turbeville on Before The First Cup with Jules - July 31, 2015

Brandon Turbeville on Before The First Cup with Jules - July 31, 2015

Brandon and Jules discuss the ALEC involvement with the recent push to mandate vaccines for children, the NC Chicken ID Law, and the recent developments in Syria such as the new "No-Fly Zone" and the Turkish bombing of the Kurds.



Thursday, July 30, 2015

ALEC Behind Recent Push For Mandatory Vaccination - Congratulations Leftists, You Fell For KOCH!

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 30, 2015 

Over the last several months, Americans have witnessed an increase in media propaganda regarding the “dangers” of “anti-vaxxers,” the “proven science of vaccines,” and the “tragedies” that ensue from the failure to vaccinate. That propaganda blitz has resulted in massive hysteria stemming from similar levels of ignorance.

Also resulting from the push by Big Pharma-funded corporate media outlets is the emotional and panicked campaign of pro-vaxxers, vaccine pushers, and adherents to the relatively recent new religion of “scientism” – the religious belief in anything labeled as science or scientific, regardless of whether or not that concept directly contradicts observable reality and experience or even regardless of whether or not it is actually scientific.

The so-called vaccine debate – which is not truly a debate since a debate requires the participation of two opposing sides – is generally nothing more than a shouting and shaming campaign against parents who have come to the conclusion that vaccines are not safe, effective, or neither.

Indeed, it is the unbridled emotion of the pro-vaccine camp that has been provoked and subsequently harnessed into a powerhouse of vitriol and social pressure that is then presented as a public health crisis. The howling of the trendy masses, glued to their televisions, sitcoms, and NPR, is then presented as an organic public outcry in the media, resulting in the conveniently timed response of politicians and lawmakers.

Of course, with the creation of the false debate, there is also the political polarization of the issue – the left must be pitted against the right – in a typical but tried and true method of divide and conquer strategy.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A "No-Fly Zone" By Any Other Name - The "ISIL-Free Zone" In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 29, 2015 

As the NATO Article 4 meeting concludes with little or no fanfare and no major decisions made regarding a “no-fly zone” over Syria, many onlookers may take the opportunity to sit back in satisfaction that the meeting was concluded without any announcement of further direct military involvement in Syrian affairs. For many, the lackluster meeting was simply more proof that Turkey and the United States will not attempt a frontal assault on the Middle Eastern country.

Unfortunately, however, the big decision was not made at the NATO Article 4 meeting, it was made bilaterally days before between Turkey and the United States.

The new agreement effectively creates a “buffer zone” that will span from the Turkish border line into Syria. It will extend from Azaz in the East to Jarablus in the West and as far south as al-Bab. The width of the zone would be about 68 miles and would extend around 40 miles deep into Syria, right on the doorstep of Aleppo.

The zone will be much smaller than that which Turkey and the United States have been calling for over the last few years and will not even stretch the length of the Turkey-Syria border. But it is a start.

True to form, the US and Turkey are attempting to obfuscate the fact that their new agreement is the creation of a no-fly zone by renaming it an “ISIL-free zone.” This is the same tactic used when the term “no-fly zone” and “buffer zone” began to draw too much ire from observers only a year ago. Then, the term became “safe zone.” Now, the NATO powers are playing semantics yet again and deeming the area an “ISIL-free zone” as if it were merely the unveiling of a new soda minus a crucial ingredient.

No vote urged on GMO legislation

James Hinton
Napa Valley Register
Posted on the Napa Valley Register on July 20, 2015

Where’s the Beef? Or, rather, where’s the beef coming from?

Earlier this year, the World Trade Organization ruled that the United States was engaging in unfair trade practices by allowing country-of-origin labeling on red meat. The U.S. House of Representatives quickly moved to submit legislation to remove country-of-origin labels on these products.

Unfortunately our congressman Mike Thompson (CA District 5) was one of the supporters of this legislation. This means that, if this bill is able to pass the Senate, it is quite possible that an individual purchasing one hamburger could actually be consuming meat from seven different countries. Since the country-of-origin labels would be removed, the consumer would have no way of knowing that this is the case.

Deregulating the meat industry, particularly if the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) becomes a reality, is absolutely insane.

Meanwhile Monsanto darling, Rep. Mike Pompeo (KS District 4), just introduced a new bill H.R.1599 that could soon ban all mandatory GMO labeling in the U.S. This means it would reverse the results of any efforts at the state level to label GMO’s in California.

Is NC Requiring Barcodes for Backyard Chicken Owners?

Heather Callaghan
Posted to Natural Blaze on July 23, 2015 

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is using the Midwestern poultry avian flu outbreak as an opportunity to decree new requirements for chicken farmers. These newly released rules - in case of a potential event - have prompted small family farms, and backyard chicken owners to wonder how cozy the Ag Commission wants to be - and what happens if a quarantine is declared.

9 WNCT News reports:
All poultry owners are now required to register for an NC Farm ID number, regardless of the number of birds owned.
This ID number will help the department to alert poultry owners about outbreaks. 
Owners can register online after August 1.
It's that word "regardless" that has people talking. Seriously - NCFarmID for one or two chickens? NCFarmID regardless. Some backyard chicken owners already don't appreciate what they feel is an invasive mandate. 

The Ag Department issued a press release. The designated information area specifically for backyard chickens reads:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 27, 2015

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 27, 2015

Brandon discusses the NC Chicken ID law, Obama's new anti-gun push against the elderly, disabled, and Social Security beneficiaries, and The Turkish Strikes in Syria and the possible Buffer Zone/NATO bombing of Syria as well as the possible Israeli/Saudi strike on Iran...



Turkey's Call For "Safe Zones" In Syria Are Based On Problem Turkey Helped Create

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 27, 2015

As Turkey continues to bomb inside Syria and Iraq against alleged ISIS targets and PKK Iraqi Kurds, and as the NATO Article 4 meeting looms over the Middle East, Turkey has clearly taken yet another step toward its goal of establishing a “buffer zone” and “no-fly zone” over Syria.

Turkey has called Article 4 NATO meetings twice – once in 2003 and once in 2013. In the latter incident, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United states sent two PATRIOT anti-missile batteries each as well as soldiers trained in the operation of those missiles. Turkey is now requesting help with its border security due to the crisis in Syria and one can only wonder what the response of the rest of NATO will be when the meeting concludes.

Article 4 allows any member of NATO to “request assistance” when its “territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened".

Ironically, the crisis in Syria – in particular, the issue surrounding the Turkish-Syrian border – was largely the fault of Turkey itself as it helped train and funnel terrorists from inside its borders into Syria. Thus, the crisis is entirely one of its own making.

As Tony Cartalucci writes in his article “Implausible Deniability: West’s ISIS Terror Hordes In Iraq,”

Monday, July 27, 2015

Turkey Calls Emergency NATO Meeting; 'No-Fly Zone' On The Horizon?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 27, 2015

As Turkey continues to bomb  alleged ISIS targets in Syria and Kurdish targets in Iraq, it has now taken yet another step toward its goal of establishing a “buffer zone” and “no-fly zone” over Syria. This is because Turkey has now called an emergency NATO meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

The meeting is an extraordinary act and is being justified under Article 4 of the NATO treaty.

Article 4 allows any member of NATO to “request assistance” when its “territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened."

In regards to the scheduled meeting, NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg stated that "Turkey requested the meeting in view of the seriousness of the situation after the heinous terrorist attacks in recent days, and also to inform Allies of the measures it is taking. NATO Allies follow developments very closely and stand in solidarity with Turkey."

According to SKY News’ Foreign Affairs Editor Sam Kiley, the Turks are requesting NATO surveillance aircraft along the Turkey-Syria border.

Kiley also suggested that Turkey was requesting the establishment of a Safe Zone (aka buffer zone/no-fly zone) over the northern portion of Syria on the border with Turkey.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Recent Turkey-Syria Border Clashes A Bad Omen Of Invasion?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 23, 2015

On Thursday (July 23, 2015), Turkey scrambled fighter jets and launched a small amount of ground forces into Syrian territory after clashes with ISIS fighters on the Turkey-Syria border.

Some are now wondering if the incident is an omen of a coming attack on Syria’s northern region.

The Turkish military claims that a Turkish border unit was attacked by 5 ISIS fighters armed with a rocket launcher and Kalishnikovs. The Turkish army unit reported that it had seized the weapons, killed one of the fighters, and destroyed three vehicles.

“The Daesh [Isis] terrorist who opened fire on our staff was killed and his ammunition was seized. […] Three vehicles belonging to the Daesh terrorists have been severely damaged in a fire attack,” the Turkish army statement said.

The Turkish Anadolu News Agency reported that one Turkish solider had been killed in the attack.

Turkish media also reported that F-16 fighter jets were being scrambled to the Turkish border in response to the incident.

The clashes come soon after Turkey announced a “crackdown” on ISIS across the country as well as after an ISIS bombing of a Kurdish demonstration. The PKK responded by taking the lives of two Kurdish policemen, threatening to throw the region back into the chaos it suffered years ago.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 20, 2015

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 20, 2015

Brandon discusses the violence at the SC State House, the Joel Robinson conviction ‪#‎FreeJoelRobinson‬, The Intelligence Connections to July 4th bomber and Tennesse Shooter, Lindsey Graham's Psychopathy, John McCain's Fake Beheading Videos, NATO territory used to supply ISIS, Breaking Up Iraq into three parts, and Kuwait DNA databases...



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Israelis, Saudis Considering Attack on Iran in Wake of Nuke Deal

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 20, 2015 

I have argued from the very beginning of the US-Iran nuclear talks that the diplomacy taking place was nothing more than theatre to be used later in the rush to war as evidence that the US did “everything in its power” to avoid confrontation.

Considering the years of propaganda surrounding Iran and its nuclear program, it should be clear that the recent US-Iran nuclear deal was nothing more than a show. After all, the US/NATO imperialist machine has made its desire to wage war on the Persian nation explicit for some time. The only question is just how long this theatre will last before that goal is finally realized.

Considering the sizable reaction of warmongering and hysteria seeping from the mainstream Western press, the US Congress, Republicans, Conservatives, Israel, and Zionist supporters, the predictions that any deal with Iran will eventually be sabotaged, repealed, or violated, blamed on Iran, and ultimately used to initiate a military confrontation are clearly capable of coming true in the near future.

Granted, Obama supporters and Leftists across the country are hailing the deal as a wonderful display of the desire for world peace. But, for Obama supporters and Leftists, any act by Obama, even war, is considered a wonderful display of the desire for world peace. However, the Western and Western-allied press has erupted in panic and horror that the “solution” to the phantom Iranian nuclear problem was anything short of total war.

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Obama Initiative To Ban Guns For Some Social Security Recipients, Veterans, and Disabled

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 19, 2015

Whenever one thinks the Obama administration’s war on the Second Amendment couldn’t get any more insane, Barack Obama prances onto the stage to prove everyone wrong yet again.

This time, it is not merely a carefully planned and orchestrated jig on the graves of mass shooting victims or pathetic whining about “gun crime” and the amount of time he must give regarding the issue. It is a push to ban a large number of Social Security benefits recipients from owning guns.

That’s correct. When the Obama administration can’t get its way by attacking gun owners head on, it merely turns to extorting the elderly and disabled whom it holds hostage via their need to receive Social Security benefits – benefits I might add, that are owed to them.

Thus, the Obama administration is pushing to prohibit Social Security benefit recipients from owning firearms if they “lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs,” a move which the Los Angeles Times reports would affect millions of people whose disability payments – for one reason or another – are handled by other people.

The idea is to bring the Social Security Administration under the jurisdiction of laws that regulate who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a database that was initially supposed to pertain to illegal immigrants, drug addicts, and felons.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Brandon Turbeville on Our Interesting Times with Tim Kelly - July 18, 2015

Brandon Turbeville
July 19, 2015

Brandon Turbeville on Our Interesting Times with Tim Kelly - July 18, 2015

Brandon and Tim discuss the Dennis Hastert Scandal, Pedophilia, Satanism, and Satanic Ritual Abuse.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Brandon Turbeville on The Wake Up Mission Show with Chelene Nightingale and Randy Dees - July 14, 2015

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Brandon Turbeville
July 15, 2015

Brandon Turbeville on The Wake Up Mission Show with Chelene Nightingale and Randy Dees - July 14, 2015

The three discuss National Banking, Syria, Middle East, Perception Management, False Dichotomies, Greek Debt, Monsanto, Glyphosate, CYP450 Enzymes, War, Propaganda, Cultural degradation, immigration, political correctness, and Satanic Ritual Abuse.

TRUTH Tuesday and Special Guest Brandon Turbeville 07/14 by The Wake Up Mission | Politics Conservative Podcasts

Kuwait Mandates DNA Database For All Residents

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 14, 2015

Never a country known for its human rights and civil liberties, Kuwait is now attempting to take the lead in the Gulf for the country most integrated with the technological control grid and biometric surveillance state.

This is because the small nation recently announced the passage of a law that mandates every person residing in Kuwait must submit to a DNA sample that will be stored in a massive database upon penalty of fines and jail time.

Kuwait has 1.3 million citizens that will be subject to the law but its 2.9 million foreign residents are subject as well.

Any person who refuses to submit to the DNA tests and data mining operation will be subject to $33,000 in fines and up to one year in prison. Any person who provides a fake sample will face up to seven years.

Kuwait passed this law conveniently after an Islamic State (and thus NATO-directed) bombing of a Shiite mosque on June 26. The law is being justified as a way to make it easier for law enforcement to track down criminals and terrorists after the attacks have been committed. Thus, the incident stands as another Problem-Reaction-Solution-style terrorist attack justifying an even more totalitarian police state response.

“We have approved the DNA testing law and approved the additional funding. We are prepared to approve anything needed to boost security measures in the country,” independent MP Jamal Al Omar said.

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 13, 2015

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 13, 2015

Brandon discusses Turkish and Jordanian plans to invade Syria, plans for a buffer zone in Syria, and the Kurdish question, the secret Israeli talks with Hamas, the upcoming Ukrainian default, and the Confederate flag issue...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Hacker Video Claims To Show Staged Beheading Footage

Video allegedly stolen from John McCain's staff.

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 13, 2015

John McCain’s sordid history with ISIS, terrorism, and color revolutions has been demonstrated time and time again. However, if a new video released by Ukrainian hacker group Cyber Berkut turns out to be real, McCain’s ties to terrorism and domestic pro-war propaganda have become even more demonstrative.

Only days ago, Cyber Berkut released a video purporting to show the studio creation of one of the famous ISIS beheadings of Western journalists. The video shows a “movie studio” complete with camera and directing crew as well as a small stage set with background and dirt for setting.

On his knees is what appears to be a bald man some are claiming to be Steven Sotloff (although others suggest James Foley); and to his side is another individual dressed in all black with his face covered in the same way as “Jihadi John” in the videos blasted across the television screens of Western audiences during the drum up to the bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria.

The hacker group claims it came into possession of the video by hacking into a device belonging to a member of John McCain’s staff while the Senator was visiting Ukraine.

The group wrote in a description of the video (translated from Russian):

Friday, July 10, 2015

Long Prison Term Given to Man Who Shot DEA Agent He Thought Was Home Intruder

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 10, 2015

On a brisk fall night in Orangeburg, SC, Joel Robinson awoke in the hours just before dawn to the sound of intruders. These intruders had burst into Robinson’s house unwelcome and unannounced, storming inside with guns drawn.

Fearing for his life, Robinson did what any self-respecting and threatened individual would do – he picked up his gun and fired on the assailants, hitting one in the arm. Unfortunately for Robinson, these assailants were DEA agents, a special kind of home intruder who believe they have the right to invade a person’s home in the middle of the night, draw guns on them, and face no repercussions.

Again, unfortunately for Robinson, the judicial system seems to agree with the DEA in that they are not only above the law but clearly a higher class of citizen that has the authority to violate every right in the book, threaten citizens with death and bodily harm, and there is nothing the victim can do but beg for the officers’ kindness not to kill him.

In fact, that is virtually what the court proceedings have revealed in Robinson’s trial.

Joel Robinson was given 8 years in prison for shooting the DEA agent Barry Wilson. Robinson shot Wilson in the arm, breaking his elbow and forearm. While Wilson should be apologetic and thankful to Robinson that this illegal and aggressive action did not result in the loss of his life, Wilson instead chose to dramatize the issue by stating, “Two inches higher, it would have been a head shot. Two inches lower, it could have gone under my (bulletproof) vest.”

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lindsey Graham Wants 20,000 U.S. Troops In Iraq And Syria

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 9, 2015

It appears that – with few exceptions – the 2016 elections will be an exercise where candidates jockey for the title of biggest warmonger. Of course, that contest would have been won long ago if rhetoric and war psychosis were the only criteria.

SC Senator Lindsey Graham has indeed received a head start in the competition for his regular incitements to war, most vociferous support of foreign entanglements, and the most psychotic suggestions for US foreign policy.

Graham recently attempted to clinch the win by giving his “first major foreign policy speech” at the Atlantic Council “think tank” offices in Washington, D.C. Graham’s speech was designed to stand as a preview as to what he would do if elected President, a speech that shortly turned into a list of countries he would bomb, countries he would invade, and countries he would both bomb and invade.

Graham then went on to pronounce that he believed the U.S. should commit 20,000 troops to the Syria and Iraq regions in order to “fight ISIS,” the same terrorist organization that his friend John McCain helped organize, train, fund, and direct.

Graham wants to increase the number of U.S. “military advisers” on the ground in Iraq from 3,500 to 10,000 and to include “special forces.” He wants a similar number contributed on the ground in Syria.

Graham also laughably stated that Iran poses “the greatest existential threat to the world order” today and that, if the Iranians refused to knuckle under and accept the U.S. demands as opposed to a deal (which itself is an insult to a sovereign nation), he would commit the United States to yet another war.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Is Ukraine The Next In Line For Default?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 8, 2015

As Greece concludes its vote to reject IMF austerity measures and impossible “debt repayment mechanisms” and as the Puerto Rican debt cauldron bubbles off the shores of the United States, there is yet another country whose debts to private bankers, the IMF, and other “creditors” is about to come due – Ukraine.

Around the end of July, approximately $15.3 billion dollars of bonds will be due to be paid to a wide variety of creditors – government, IMF, and private holders. On July 26, however, Ukraine will be unable to pay the money it owes to those creditors.

Interestingly enough, when the Greek default hung in the air along with the possibility of the continued rejection of IMF austerity measures, compounded with the likelihood that the Greeks would begin to pursue a new policy of independence, sovereignty, and dirigism, the result was media and financier panic. That panic is not being played out over the Western airwaves when it comes to the question of Ukraine, however.

Indeed, another curious aspect to the looming Ukrainian default is the apparent haggling and scrambling on the part of the IMF to ensure that the country continues to implement austerity, pay its private creditors (except Russia), and pay the IMF while staying afloat, at least on paper. After all, when the Greeks announced (as the IMF later admitted in its own report) that the debt it owed was unpayable and unserviceable, the reactions from the IMF and the Eurogarchs were quite different – either make all the payments and implement all the austerity measures or face the wrath of the world financial elite.

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 6, 2015

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 6, 2015

In the first half of the show, Brandon interviews Eric Metts and Dylan Shelton of the Carolinas Local of the Tax Wall Street Party and United Front Against Austerity. The three discuss the platform of the TWSP and UFAA, economic solutions for the United States and the American system of economics. They discuss the difference between the American system and other economic systems.

In the second half of the show, Brandon discusses the Greek crisis and solutions for the Greeks, should they choose to implement them. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - June 29, 2015

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - June 29, 2015

Brandon discusses the Greek situation, Syria, three ISIS terror attacks across the world, the plan for an invasion of Syria, Buffer zones, Obama, the national oligarchy, Rev. Pinkney and the recent Italian condemnation of the US human rights violations against him.

Carving Out Kurdistan - The US/NATO Plan To Break Up Syria and Iraq

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 3, 2015

Over the last few months, Americans who pay attention to current events have been treated to a surprising barrage of praise coming from the mainstream media regarding the Kurdish fighters in Syria. The Kurds have been presented as true freedom fighters and an opposition that the US can justify supporting, at least at some level, against ISIS.

Much of this praise is well-deserved. Kurdish fighters have indeed fought bravely against ISIS, dealing blow after blow to the Western-backed terrorist group on a number of occasions. Indeed, the Kurds have fought so skillfully that the US was quick to steal credit for a high-profile operation that was actually conducted by Syrian and Iraqi Kurds – the rescue of trapped Yazidis on the top of Mt. Sinjar.

The resolve that Kurdish fighters showed in their fight against ISIS at Ayn al-Arab (aka Kobane) was extraordinary as was their understanding of the necessity for coordination and cooperation with the Syrian government with regards to issues containing mutual strategic self-interest for both parties.

The West, however, particularly NATO spear-headed by the United States has long had much a much different interest in the Kurdish fighters and their relationship to the region and the conflict currently raging there. Indeed, the Kurds have long acted as a force which the US has been able to harness to stir up destabilization in the Iraqi, Syrian, Turkish, and Iranian sphere. Such is the case now, as the US and NATO powers seek to use the Kurdish desire for an independent country – Kurdistan – as a destabilizing force against Syria, Iraq, and Iran and a galvanizing force for the Turks. Whether or not the Kurds will ever obtain such an independent state, however, remains to be seen.

Brandon Turbeville On Before The First Cup with Jules - July 3, 2015

Brandon Turbeville
July 4, 2015

Before The First Cup with Jules - July 3, 2015

Brandon and Jules discuss the Divide and Conquer strategy, the Greek economic crisis, and the US economic crisis.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Now Jordan Announces Plans To Invade Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 1, 2015

Just one day after Turkey’s announcement of plans to invade Syria by implementing a “no-fly zone” or “buffer zone,” Jordan has now announced that it is considering doing the same.

According to a report by the Financial Times published on Monday, the Jordanians also plan to implement a “buffer zone” on the southern border with Syria, stretching across the provinces of Deraa and Suwayda. The “buffer zone” would most likely include the city of Deraa and, like the Turkish incarnation, a “militarized zone” to “separate the buffer area from government forces.”

While the Jordanian military would obviously be involved, the zone would largely be manned by terrorists receiving support from the United States and the West.

Despite the fact that the “buffer zone” is being given the coloration of a humanitarian effort to end the fighting, protect the Jordanian border, and provide an area for refugees to gather, the fact that the Free Syrian Army fanatics and other “anti-Assad rebels” known to civilized humans as cannibals, rapists, and murderers, is a clear signal that there is nothing humanitarian about this measure.

Brandon Turbeville on Reality Bytes Radio with Neil Foster - June 29, 2015

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Brandon Turbeville
July 1, 2015

Brandon Turbeville on Reality Bytes Radio with Neil Foster - June 29, 2015

Brandon and Neil discuss ISIS, Divide & Conquer, Gun Control and Solutions to the globalist agenda.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Turkey Plans To Invade Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 30, 2015

Even worrying members of his own government, Turkish President Recep Erdogan is showing the world just how he earned his being shown the door in the last election. This is because Erdogan has recently announced plans to invade Syria, occupy a swath of land on the southern Turkey/Norther Syria border, and establish a buffer zone there.

In the past, Turkey has sent troops into Syria under the guise of protecting a Turkish enclave in Syrian territory but, in reality, the operation was an attempt to provide cover for Western-backed terrorists moving against the Syrian government. The Turks have also committed sizeable amounts of their intelligence agents and “special ops” crews to Syria.

This recent announcement, however, involves the commitment of Turkish Air Force and infantry which will then be used to not only establish a “buffer zone” in Northern Syria but also to occupy that zone.

Turkey’s plan, arranged by Erdogan through a series of rule changes to Turkish law, is being justified on the basis of the Syrian refugee crisis. Erdogan suggests that by creating a “buffer zone” in Syria, Syrian refugees will have a larger area in which to find shelter, particularly a larger area that is not Turkey. Yet Erdogan is not using the plan only for the benefit of Turkey’s humanitarian relief assistance programs or the Syrian refugees.

While Erdogan’s public presentation of the plan also involves combating ISIS in Syria, the truth is that the military operation will be a battle against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad and the Kurdish forces carving out their own independent country in the areas bordering and possibly encompassing Turkey.

UFAA/TWSP Speaks In Mullins SC