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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm

Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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Turkey Parliament Approves Three Month Emergency

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/21/2016 at 2:30pm

The Turkish parliament has formally approved a three month state of emergency after a failed coup last Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promises its needed to protect Turkey’s democracy:

“The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed to eliminate the threat against democracy, the rule of law and the...

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Erdogan Reaches Out to Obama About Extraditing Gulen

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/20/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reached out to President Barack Obama about extraditing Fethullah Gülen, who he blames for the failed coup on Friday. The White House said:

“The president made clear to President Erdogan that the United States doesn’t support terrorists and doesn’t support individuals who conspired to overthrow a...

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Turkey Purge Continues: 15,200 Teachers Fired, Deans Asked to Leave

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/19/2016 at 4:30pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to purge those allegedly involved in the failed coup on Friday. Today, the Education Ministry sacked 15,200 teachers, canceled 21,000 licenses at private schools, and asked deans at universities to leave:

“Our ministry is carrying out extensive efforts aimed at public personnel in central and rural...

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EU: Turkey Prepared Purge List Before Failed Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1:30pm 7/18/2016 at 1:30pm

European Union commissioner Johannes Hahn told the media he believes President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made his purge list before the coup:

“It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage,” Hahn said.

“I’m very concerned....

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Obama Wants NATO to Remain Tough With Russia, Promises 1,000 Troops

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 8, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/8/2016 at 4:30pm

President Barack Obama wants NATO to “stand firm” against Russia until the Kremlin has fully complied with ceasefire agreements in east Ukraine.

He also promised 1,000 troops to Poland for extra security:

“In Warsaw, we must reaffirm our determination — our duty under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty — to defend...

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NATO Plans Unity, Baltic Force at Warsaw Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/7/2016 at 4:00pm

NATO will meet in Warsaw to show unity against Russia and approve a Baltic force, but the Brexit referendum could take center stage as some believe a weaker European Union means a weaker NATO.

Poland always wanted a NATO summit, especially since Russia has flexed its muscles. But unfortunately, the Brexit referendum...

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Russia Builds Military Presence on Border as NATO Engages in Large War Games

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 6/7/2016 at 4:30pm

Russia has moved soldiers to their border with Ukraine as NATO launches the largest war games in Eastern Europe since the Cold War went to sleep over 20 years ago.

From Reuters:

A Reuters reporter who visited the Russian town of Klintsy, about 50 km (30 miles) from Ukraine, saw a makeshift army...

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EU Referendum: Britain will be forced to join EU Army if ‘Remain Campaign’ wins, says UK Minister

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10:00am 6/2/2016 at 10:00am

According to UK Armed Forces Minister Penny Mordaunt, Britain must join a European Union Army under Brussels’s direct command if the country stays within the EU. The ominous revelation comes as British voters are heading towards a historic ‘in-out’ referendum on June 23. What could only be described as cynical manoeuvring, EU bosses...

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Portuguese Officials Searching For Other NATO Moles

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/26/2016 at 4:00pm

Portuguese intelligence officers have decided to search for other moles after they discovered one of their own passed NATO secrets to Russia.

Italian police arrested Frederico Carvalhão, a senior officer in Portugal’s SIS intelligence service, along with an alleged Russian SVR intelligence agent. However, SIS believe others helped Carvalhão extract confidential and...

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U.S., Poland Officially Break Ground On New Missile Defense Site

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/14/2016 at 6:00pm

The United States and Poland have broken ground on the site of the new defense missile site, which will probably anger Mother Russia. But what else is new?

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tried to assure by reminding them the site will only protect NATO members:

“Today we stand at a strategic inflection...

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Russia: U.S. Missile Defense in Romania a Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:30am 5/13/2016 at 10:30am

The new U.S. missile defense system in Romania has sent Russia into quite a tizzy. So much so that the Kremlin mentioned nuclear war.

Andrey Kelin, a senior official in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said the actions “by NATO can only exacerbate an already difficult situation.”

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NATO Establishes Israel Presence at Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:45pm 5/5/2016 at 1:45pm

NATO has accepted Israel’s request to establish an office at the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The decision went through because Turkey decided to stop opposing Israel’s attempts at opening an office at NATO. A non-NATO country needs unanimous consent from all NATO members in order to collaborate with the organization.

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General Breedlove: NATO Needs To Focus On Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 5/2/2016 at 12:00pm

Gen. Philip Breedlove, the top military commander of NATO, has warned the organization they need to focus on Russia before he leaves his position at the end of May.

“We see that Russia has not accepted the hand of partnership but has chosen a path of belligerence,” he stated. “We need to...

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NATO Commander: Russia “weaponizing” refugee crisis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMBNDfYFJc8
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:15pm 3/3/2016 at 7:15pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMBNDfYFJc8

In the midst of the political circus, I missed this important testimony by the U.S.Commander of NATO about how ISIS has thoroughly infiltrated refugees, and how Russia is using the refugee crisis to undermine Europe.

The Guardian reports:

Refugees from the Middle East and north Africa are “masking the movement” of terrorists and...

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Director of “Hating Breitbart” film clowns Occupiers by joining protest

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:00pm 5/21/2012 at 7:00pm

Spotted: the director of the upcoming documentary “Hating Breitbart” clowning the Occupy protesters by joining their crowd Monday afternoon:

Better yet, Rebel Pundit got out and led the crowd in chants, holding a “Breitbart Is Here” sign:

Seems just like the time Andrew Breitbart led Code Pink anti-capitalism protesters through the streets on his...

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Chicago NATO protest photos

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3:29pm 5/20/2012 at 3:29pm

Anne Sorock is on the ground at the NATO protests, and sends these photos, which I’ll keep adding as she sends them in.

Let’s start with the most important component of any protest, the National Lawyers Guild Observer team:

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