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Why genocide? How genocide? USA, Turkey, Germany and back to Turkey?

Political decisions are mainly directed at preserving the economic status of the richest classes and eventually promoting bourgeois consumerism.

Although religion and ethnic factors are Not initially the driving force in any genocide, they become the weapons in the hands of the masses to perpetuate and carry out the prime objective, even creating an elite power class on the ruin of the nation.

The tribal mentality of razzia takes hold as its lucrative and quick mean for wealth quicken the plunder activities of properties of the minority sects and ethnic communities.

That is why a nation that started a genocide is Not willing to admit it: It will eventually have to consider restitution of the plunder with interest.

The process of denying genocide foment new forms of genocide in the cover of national pride and integrity.

These new forms of genocide on developing countries are acted out in pre-emptive wars in the name of flawed “good intention” of demoting a dictator, defending the borders of new acquisition in lands, crushing elected leaders and political parties who dared name names and divulging multinationals that transgress laws and due processes in the weaker nations.

Nazi genocide was a blunt reminder of how the USA and the Young Turks managed their own genocide, over decades in USA expansionist policies and Turkey (195-18) against the Armenians and Christian communities.

Turkey needed the Sunni Kurds to carry out this dirty job with the tacit wish that the Kurds will become Turks. The Kurds opted to stay Kurds to the outrage of the Turks.

Erdogan fomented Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq with the purpose of committing genocide on the Kurds in these two countries.

ISIS got side-tracked by more alluring targets pinpointed by Saudi Wahhabi Kingdom. This Wahhabi extremist faction displaced all religious sects and ethnic minorities in the regions they got hold on.

ISIS strategy is to occupy region where the inhabitants are leaning to their political line and refuse to go in any region with concentration of people of different ethnic or religious sects against their entrance, like the Kurds: They will be unable to control them efficiently at low cost.

Erdogan had no other alternative but to engage the Turkish people and army in resuming the genocide on the Kurds. A nasty quagmire that Erdogan is unable to stop or make sense of.

Erdogan stationed troops inside Iraq in strategic city of Baashika, in north Mosul, with the purpose of separating the two Kurdish provinces in north Iraq. This Turkish army is to control the infiltration and influences between the two Kurdish provinces, the Barazani clan in North East (by Iran borders) and the Jalal Talban Kurds in the west by the borders with Syria and Turkey.  This North West Kurdish province was quickly becoming the refuge of the PKK, fleeing Turkish army.

The Shah of Iran was the main support of the Barazani clan in order to destabilizing the regime of Saddam Hussein. The role of support has inverted in the 2 Kurdish provinces.

Erdogan also is trying to disconnect the Syrian Kurds concentrated in the north east and north west of Syria. The battle in the town of Al Baab, for preventing the junction between the Kurdish militants, is turning a nightmare for the Turkish army.

Daesh decided that Turkish troops are the main enemy at this junction. Dozens of Turkish soldiers are being killed every day. And the Syrian factions that Turkey armed to do the job turned out Not to be motivated to fighting ISIS.

Thus Turkey is retaliating by air bombing civilians in Al Baab.

Currently, the Christian communities in Syria, and especially in Iraq, have paid the heavy price of being displaced because they had No direct support when ISIS quickly invaded their regions.

 

Ya Omar talk to Ali

I was riding with Ashley and Hanane for the launching event of a new video clip song “Wehdeh” by Tania Saleh in the restaurant of Em Nazih in Ashrafieh.

On the road, Ashley inserted Tania’s CD and I heard the song “Ya Omar kallem Ali”

The song is encouraging the two Moslem sects of Sunni and Shia to start communicating and desist from this non-sense of centuries of animosity.

The Shia were upset that Caliph Omar bin Khattab was selected as the second caliph instead of Ali (a close relative and son-in-law of the prophet Mohammad who died without a male son): Apparently, Omar refused to designate Ali as he was dying from an assassination attempt, and preferred to designate 5 people to decide on the next caliph.

That is why Omar is hated by the Shias and his name is cursed.  The third caliph Othman bin Affan was also from the Koraich tribe and the fifth Moawiya was from Koraich, and established the monarchic hereditary system for succession,  and so on.

The Shias were persecuted in the Sunni Kingdoms as heretics, even worse than the Christian minorities.

You might think that there are major theological differences between the two sects, but it is a matter of “tribal” mentality among those who considered that the tribe of Koraich is the essence of power, instead of the ancestors of a member of the tribe, for example the prophet Mohammad.

That is a long story and I wrote extensively on that subject.  You may start with this article: https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/persia-during-the-arab-caliphate-empire-651-to-1500-ac-part-5/

This schism resembles splits among political parties:  More focus is given to the content and the serious context of the split among the “charismatic” leaders is hidden under the rug.

Anyway, Tania is telling Omar that if he wants to play he has to play with Ali.

And Why Omar refuses also to play with George and Antoine and …?

The song “Wehdeh” (unity) might give the impression that a man needs to “unite” with a woman in order to gain support and consolation from isolation.

In fact, the song is encouraging the Lebanese to definitely chose one identity from a variety of unions, such national, Arabic, Islamic…in order to find cohesion…

I cannot see this need of selecting from fictitious concepts in order to find common denominators among the Lebanese with 18 recognized religious sects and many ethnic varieties like Armenians, Kurd…

What we need is to discuss and analyze what are the ingredients or factors that we share and are ready to get engaged in for preserving and saving for our survival and the survival of our children.

What we need is a Constitutional, regular, and solid legitimate government and State institutions in order to make all Lebanese feel that they are within the category of “modern citizens” as defined by the UN.

What we need is that all Lebanese enjoy full citizenship, including the female genders

So far, the Lebanese enjoy a passport as a token of citizenship, and nothing else material that demonstrate belonging to a democratic State.  The election laws basically identify us as chattel to local feudal leaders or members of religious sects.

It was a nice cool evening, and Lebanese-made beer and wine were served.  We had whole peanuts for food.

We watched the clip of the song “Wehdeh” that Ashley contributed in the animation, David in selecting the pictures and the drawings for the design, and William designed the entire cover package.  Tania autographed purchased CD costing $10 each.

We stayed from 6 till 9 pm and then converged to Schtrumph of Ashrafieh for a bite and all you-can-eat salad buffet.

I was shocked that the prices on the menu tripled within a couple of years, and that a bottle of water is no less than $2.  This restaurant was packed, and it turned out that a luxury bus was waiting for the foreign teenagers to finish eating.


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