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“Give me liberty or give me death” -Patrick Henry

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

A link regarding ISIS and the Yazidi people:

Hussein said his emirs, or local Islamic State commanders, gave him and others a green light to rape as many Yazidi and other women as they wanted. “Young men need this,” Hussein told Reuters in an interview after a Kurdish counter-terrorism agent removed a black hood from his head. “This is normal.”

A different prisoner stated that his life would have been at stake if he hadn’t joined the terrorist organization:

“He said he and his brother joined Islamic State because otherwise, as state employees, they would have been killed by the group.” – http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-mosul-prisoners-idUKKBN15W1MY

It is not normal for all terrorist groups however to use horrific methods of torture or rape as ISIS/daesh. Many such groups have learned that less extreme violence leads to less resistance from international forces.: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-abrahms-isis-smart-terrorist-20161106-story.html

And a link about global trade and the enrichment of developed nations. They may donate to the developing nation but the amount of resources and profit moving out of the developed nations on average is more than the amount that is donated by developed nations.

“Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.”

– Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the U.S; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924) [link]

Globalization has value in sharing skills and cultural innovations, however it should not be purchased at the expense of indigenous people located around the world.

Investing in wind and solar energy can help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and end the need to rely on Middle East oil or environmentally risky projects using fracking techniques or tar sands. ISIS needs to be stopped by a large international boots on the ground force that sticks around long enough for locals to point out who isn’t a local and who might be harboring a Yazidi person as a captive wife or slave or one who as a boy was captured and was forced into acting as part of a terrorist group.

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.

The Yazidi story is complicated; a link

The Yazidi population that escaped capture by ISIS terrorists have not been allowed to return to their original homeland by the Kurdistan / Iraqi government. They are trying to work with the local government to try to restore some independence and to be allowed to return from refugee camps and rebuild in their former territory which is no longer under control of ISIS (and hasn’t been for a while).

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.

Yazidi women also hope for the US to stop supporting terrorists

There are usually always two sides to a story, two view points to consider. A large protest occurred the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. The protest was known as the Women’s March against Trump and his history of verbally disrespecting women and other minorities. On the other side of the world a minority group has different hopes regarding the new President of the US – they hope he will stop supporting the alleged moderate rebels as most locals that are interviewed are not aware of any moderate rebels, only ISIS terrorists and groups affiliated with them.

Reporting on events in the Middle East are limited in mainstream sources and it is not always clear what to believe on alternative websites but the events occurring to Yazidi people at the hands of ISIS have been covered by more traditional news sources as well as the alternative site: Yazidi Girls Sold as Sex Slaves while Women March against Trump – This is a misleading and inflammatory title, as the Yazidi girls are likely to already have been sold as sex slaves by ISIS terrorists and other rebel groups and to be in captivity during the time the Women’s March was occurring. But the girls and women are being horribly mistreated and some do express hope that US support of the rebel groups will end. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9824/yazidi-sex-slave-women-march#.WIz9B3Pxvo8.twitter

The Yazidi population is a Kurdish speaking minority group in the Middle East who do not follow a Muslim or Christian religion. ISIS rebel groups took over the Sinjar area of northern Iraq in 2014 [link] where many of the Yazidi lived and the men and older women were killed, younger boys were sent to be trained as terrorists, and girls and women were considered captives of war and were sold or given away as sex slaves. The captive Yazidi girls and women would be encouraged or coerced into converting to the Muslim religion so that they could then be married to the ISIS terrorists who had bought them. Any who refused to give up their own faith continue to be at risk of more severe mistreatment. Many try to commit suicide or to escape.

More about the Yazidi history and their pre-Islamic faith:

An Yazidi woman in Iraq named her newborn son Trump shortly after Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States.

For baby Trump, in hope of peace in the Middle East and rescue of the Yazidi women and children.

For baby Trump, in hope of peace in the Middle East and rescue of the Yazidi women and families.

The baby’s father: ““We have been going through a never-ending genocide over the last two years at the hands of ISIS, and Obama failed to take out ISIS or help liberate the thousands of Yazidi women and children that are still enslaved by ISIS,” said the father of Dilbreen and Trump, translated by Kejjan. “I hope President Trump will at last take out ISIS so we can return home and rebuild our lives.”  

ISIS is reportedly holding 3,200 Yazidi women and girls as sex slaves. Over 5,000 have been killed and 400,000 displaced by the terror group. These numbers reflect only the towns liberated by Yazidi and Kurdish fighters backed by US- and British-led coalition air strikes.” Adlay Kejjan is a Yazidi woman living in the U.S. who has been working with a few nonprofit organizations to raise awareness of the plight of the Yazidi people still held by ISIS terrorists.  https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/11/13/why-a-yazidi-woman-in-iraq-named-her-newborn-son-trump/

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.

Nakba Day (The Catastrophe), fifteenth of May, 1948

On Nakba Day (The Catastrophe), the fifteenth of May, 1948, there were 700,000 Palestinians expelled from Palestine. I’ve always wondered why did Palestine lose WWII? Why didn’t Germany get divided up into a concentration camp of Germans and a free Jewish population that was then allowed to restrict the other Germans travel and commerce — for decades — why didn’t that happen? And why is it still okay for Palestinians to be penned up and have their lives restricted or ended? Because Hitler fooled the German population therefore the Palestinian population should be treated like prisoners for decades? It’s not logical or fair or just or humane, in my opinion.

The following video mentions that on the fourteenth of May, 1948, paperwork was signed that declared Palestinians no longer owned their homeland.

And a discussion of the “Right of Return” concept is included in the following video, — if Israeli’s have a right to return to an ancient homeland then why don’t Palestinians have a right to return to their more recently owned homes and land?

The estimates on the number of people who were killed during the Nazi Holocaust vary some but include:

  • 130,000 – 1,500,000 Roma (Gypsies)
  • 200,000 – 250,000 Handicapped People
  • 5000-15,000 Homosexual Men may have spent time in concentration camps, but death statistics are not available.
  • 1000-2000 Roman Catholic clergy, approximately 1000 Jehovah Witnesses and an unknown number of Freemasons died in Nazi prisons and concentration camps. Black people suffered atrocities that “ranged from isolation to persecution, sterilization, medical experimentation, incarceration, brutality, and murder.”[229] During the Nazi era Communists, Socialists, Social Democrats, and trade union leaders were victims of Nazi persecution.
  • Yad Vashem estimates over 500,000 [Serbs were] murdered, 250,000 expelled and 200,000 forcibly converted to Catholicism.[231
  • 3.1 million Prisoners of War, including 2.6-3 million Soviet prisoners of war
  • The Cambridge History of Russia puts overall civilian deaths in the Nazi-occupied USSR at 13.7 million persons including 2 million Jews.” (So why didn’t Russia get given a country too?)
  • All of these statistics and quotes are from Wikipedia, World War II Casualties: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties#Non-Jews_persecuted_and_killed_by_the_Nazis]

Why did Palestine lose WWII? Why didn’t we give away other countries to the other victims who suffered atrocities at the hands of Nazis? And would we be as supportive of Roma, or Handicapped, or black people, or clergy or Serbs treating a new host country the way Israel has been treating Palestine — for decades? The Nazis harmed other people from approximately 1933 to 1945, twelve years of atrocity. Israel has been limiting Palestinian’s freedom and their pursuit of life, liberty and happiness since 1948. This is 2016. This will be the 68th year that the world has allowed Israel to keep another nation penned up in what is basically a concentration camp. Hitler was bad, indeed, but is a 68 year concentration camp any better, any more noble, or more right and just, — just because it is Jewish people who are doing the penning? A 68 year concentration camp is wrong whoever is doing the penning and whoever is ignoring the penning, in my opinion at least. The U.S. gave Israel $3.1 billion in 2015 or $10.2 million per day – more than to any individual state or any other foreign nation. The aid is equivalent to one fifth of all aid given to foreign nations by the U.S. — it is a large world and yet each Israeli citizen receives  the equivalent of $500 per year in foreign aid from the U.S.. Why?

“as of the end of 1995, Israel—with a population less than that of Hong Kong—had received $62.5 billion in foreign aid, almost exactly the amount received by all of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa and of Latin America and the Caribbean combined.”

Perhaps equally astonishing is that Israel, which has received $14,692 per capita from the U.S. and $5,345 per capita from Germany for a combined total of $20,037 per capita, is not a poor country. In 1995 its per capita gross domestic product was $15,800. That put it below Britain at $19,500 and Italy at $18,700 and just above Ireland at $15,400 and Spain at $14,300.

All of these countries have contributed a very large share of immigrants to the U.S., yet none has ever tried to put together an ethnic bloc to lobby for U.S. foreign aid, which none of these countries has collected since the days of post-war reconstruction. Rather, all have proudly contributed funds and volunteers to economic development and emergency relief work in many less fortunate parts of the world.[https://www.stormfront.org/forum/t19469/]

An article about Nakba Day from Israel’s perspective, (tl:dr ~ there will be refugees in a War of Independence and therefore Nakba Day isn’t Israel’s fault because they were fighting for their independence and therefore all’s fair in love and war or something like that but with thinking like that then Hitler was justified in protecting the Aryan Nation from everybody else – Right? Wrong.): [http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/news.php?Itemid=3566]

An article about how celebrating Nakba Day has been prohibited by Israel and a description of the investigation of the deaths/murder of two Palestinian children that occurred on Nakba Day, 2014: [http://mondoweiss.net/2015/03/the-nakba-day-denial/]

Nazi Germany didn’t leave any other countries with a 50% birth defect rate. We have already made the sand glow in many areas of the Middle East.

Only North Korean’s have to believe North Korean propaganda and only U.S. citizens have to believe U.S. propaganda and only Israeli citizens have to believe Israeli propaganda — or we all have to pretend to believe it but the rest of the world can look on and snicker or cringe in horror.

The families of the volunteers and civilians who were killed by U.S. bombs “accidentally” falling on a hospital in Afghanistan every fifteen minutes for an hour are going to be reimbursed $6000 for each dead person or $3000 for each wounded person. We are so noble. [http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/feb/27/afghan-clinic-payments-assailed-2016022/?f=news]

Update, Great Britain and France are also really noble (and/or like oil rich regions):  ( — this is the propaganda version of events, see the book Against Our Better Judgement for a condensed version of what may be the truer history of Why did Palestine lose WWII? See this post for a link: Speaking out against Israel’s occupation of Palestine – may be dangerous to careers, )

In 1920/1921 state borders were drawn in the Middle East largely by Great Britain and France. Before then nomadic tribes wandered throughout the region without recognizing national or state borders and there had always been a mix of ethnic groups and religions throughout the region.

The new states were not peaceful:

From the beginning, these newly created states were engulfed by riots, revolts, and even civil war.”

Palestine was created as partially a Jewish and Arab state at that time:

“In the new state of Transjordan (which later became Jordan), the British installed the son of a Saudi ruler to preside over the Bedouin population; and in Palestine, it promised the Jews a homeland and their own fledgling state within a state under the Balfour Declaration while promising only civil and religious rights to the Palestinian Arabs who made up the overwhelming majority of inhabitants.”

Protecting oil interests in the region seemed to be involved:

“At San Remo in 1920, the British got the territory that in 1921 they divided into Palestine and Transjordan and all of what became Iraq. (France gave up northern Iraq in exchange for 25 percent of oil revenues.)

-quotes by John B. Judis, June 26, 2014, from the article: “The Middle East That France and Britain Drew is Finally Unravelling; and there’s very little the U.S. can do to stop it.” [https://newrepublic.com/article/118409/mideast-unravelling-and-theres-not-much-us-can-do]

/Disclosure: Opinions are my own and this information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./