Thursday, May 14, 2015

Simple questions relating to the Middle East that are never asked


I have sent this to a couple of news outlets.
  • Why are Western countries expected to take in unlimited Muslim "refugees" while far wealthier (and under-populated) Muslim countries like Qatar, Saudi, UAE, Bahrein, etc never are despite them sharing the same religion, language and culture as the "refugees"?
  • Why is it a cause for celebration when Americans, Brits or Arabs kill Islamic terrorists, but a 'war crime' when Israel does it?
  • Why is the only country in the Middle East that is not an apartheid state (Israel) the only one that is accused of being an apartheid state?
  • How is it that the people who call Israel an 'apartheid' state also generally insist that every single Jew must leave 'Palestinian territory'?
  • Why are antisemitic activists who are dedicated to the destruction of Israel always called "Pro-Palestinians" rather than what they really are?
  • Can you identify a single pro-Palestinian activity (as opposed to anti-Israel activity) that has ever been carried out by any Western "pro-Palestinian" activist?
  • Why are anti-Zionist organisations like Yachad, J-Street and the New Israel Fund still referred to as being 'pro-Israel'. 
  • Why are bigoted, brainwashed Westerners who go to "Palestine" to throw rocks at Israelis called "peace activists"?
  • Why are scorecards of 'civilians killed' mandatory for conflicts involving Israel (as in "2000 Palestinians killed, only 10 Israelis"), but never used in any other conflict in the world (did you ever see the number of dead British or US civilians mentioned when those countries mount attacks against Arab countries)?
  • Over 140 countries in the United Nations were either created, or achieved independence, after 1945. Why is it that only one - Israel - has its legitimacy questioned?
  • Why do people who routinely reject Israel's claim to its own capital city Jerusalem never question Britain's claim to the Falkland Islands (a mere 13,000 miles away)?
  • (To all British politicians) Why do you insist that Muslim colonisation of British cities is a great success for multi-culturalism, whereas allowing Jews to live in their own capital city Jerusalem is an obstacle to peace?
  • Why does Iran need 'peaceful nuclear energy' when it has the second largest reserves of oil and gas in the world (enough to meet its own population's energy demands for over a million years)?
  • Why is Turkey still occupying Northern Cyprus?
  • (To all politicians) If - as you insist -  Islamist terrorists who declare that they are killing in the name of Allah are not Muslims, then what religion are they?
  • (To all politicians) If - as you insist - Islam is a "Religion of Peace" then why do you you also tell cartoonists they must not draw Mohamed as it will incite Muslims to kill them?
  • (To David Cameron and every single LibDem and Labour politician)  If, as you always say, every penny reduction to the Foreign Aid budget will lead to more African children starving to death, how do you justify the £20 million of the budget every year being paid to the Palestine Authority as salaries for convicted terrorists?
  • If  poverty and discrimination are reasons youngsters in the West turn to terrorism,  how come only Muslims (and never Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, non-Muslim Africans, non-Muslim blacks, Charedi Jews, gypsies and indeed every other poor, minority group) have actually become terrorists?


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8 comments:

Daphne Anson said...

Excellent, Edgar. Have linked to it on my current post. Love the drawing!

Alexy Flemming said...

TURKEY's OPERATION ON CYPRUS IN 1974 IS COMPLETELY LEGAL:
(1) Makarios (1ST PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS) (the UN Security Council Speech, 19 July 1974):
MAKARIOS: "CYPRUS WAS INVADED BY GREECE"
Sound record of the speech: http://www.cypnet.co.uk/ncyprus/history/republic/makarios1.wav

(2) Turkey acted on Cyprus via Art. IV(2) Treaty of Guarantee ("In the event of a breach of the provisions of the present treaty, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom undertake to consult together with respect to the representations or measures necessary to ensure observance of those provisions. In so far as common or concerted action may not prove possible, each of the three guaranteeing Powers reserves the right to take action with the sole aim of re-establishing the state of affairs created by the present Treaty."), hence in compatible with Art. 2(4) UN Charter.

(3) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) (29.07.1974, Resolution 573): "The Turkish military INTERVENTION was the exercise of a RIGHT EMANATING FROM AN INTERNATIONAL TREATY and the fulfilment of a LEGAL and MORAL obligation."

(4) Greece's Athens Court of Appeals (21.03.1979; Case No: 2658/79): "The Turkish military INTERVENTION in Cyprus, which was carried out in accordance with the Zurich and London Accords, was LEGAL. Turkey, as one of the Guarantor Powers, had the right to fulfill her obligations. The real culprits . . . are the Greek officers who engineered and staged a coup and prepared the conditions for this INTERVENTION." Note: Just after 5 years later than 1974, in 1979, Greece's Highest Court decided Turkish military intervention is legal without making any difference between 1st and 2nd military operation!

(5) Till now, there is NO sanction applied on Turkey due to 1974 Cyprus war: another sign of legality dimension of 1974 events.
If a country invades another one, UN imposes sanctions on that country.
Iraq invaded Kuwait, and UN imposed sanctions on Iraq.
Turkey did not invade Cyprus, hence UN did not impose any sanction on Turkey!

(6) There is no UN resolution that calls the Turkey's 1974 action as "invasion"!

Alexy Flemming said...

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: "GREEK CYPRIOTS HAVE NO RIGHT TO RETURN BACK TO NORTHERN CYPRUS"

ECtHR: “The places from where Greek Cypriots migrated in Northern Cyprus are not their homes ANYMORE since the Greek Cypriots LIVED ALMOST ALL OF THEIR LIVES IN ANOTHER PLACES AND THEY HAVE NO CONCRETE AND PERSISTING LINKS TO THE PROPERTIES THEY CLAIMED. Furthermore, that's why, the Greek Cypriots have no right to return back to Northern Cyprus. "
(Tasos Asproftas: [Application no. 16079/90] and Marianna Petrakidou [Application no. 16081/90]).
http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng/Pages/search.aspx#{"fulltext":["Asproftas"],"documentcollectionid2":["CASELAW"],"item":["001-98684"]}
http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng/Pages/search.aspx#{"fulltext":["Petrakidou"],"documentcollectionid2":["CASELAW"],"itemid":["001-98688"]}

(Greek Cypriots objected to the ECtHR's no-return-back-for-Greek-Cypriots decision and take the case to the Grand Chamber; In 18.10.2010, the Referral Request of Greek Cypriots was rejected in ECtHR Grand Chamber as well, and hence, THE DECISON OF ECtHR THAT THE GREEK CYPRIOTS CANNOT RETURN BACK TO THE NORTH WAS FINALIZED:
ECtHR Grand Chamber rejected Greek Cypriots and kicked their backs (Case Law: Appeals Requests of Asproftas and Petrakidou)
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?izlctlan0vm7le9 (ECtHR APPEALS DECISONS)
Cases referred to the ECtHR Grand Chamber
Referrals accepted (page 1)
.....................................................
Requests for referral rejected (Those to whom ECtHR kicked their backs) (page 1)
.....................................................
Asproftas v. Turkey and Petrakidou v. Turkey (nos. 16079/90 and 16081/90); judgment of 27.05.2010 (page 3) http://www.mediafire.com/view/?izlctlan0vm7le9

TO SUM UP:
THE FACT THAT GREEK CYPRIOTS DO NOT HAVE RIGHT TO RETURN TO THE NORTH BECAME CASE-LAW IN EUROPE (2010) AND IN AMERICA (2014).

That is to say, the Greek Cypriots who make an application about a property in Northern Cyprus will always be kicked to their backs not only in Europe but also in USA.

Alexy Flemming said...

USA's FEDERAL COURT: "NORTHERN CYPRUS IS A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC"
USA's FEDERAL COURT and USA's COURT OF APPEALS REJECTED GREEK CYPRIOTS

==1. USA's FEDERAL COURT REJECTED GREEK CYPRIOTS: THE TOUMAZOU CASE-LAW==
"..Greek Cypriots CANNOT CLAIM that the government in control of Northern Cyprus gave their homes to Turkish Cypriots....
Although the United States does not recognize it as a state, the TRNC purportedly operates as a DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC with a president, prime minister, legislature and judiciary...
TRNC is NOT VULNERABLE to a lawsuit in Washington"

The news of the Court Decision (13.10.2014): http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/10/13/72392.htm
Page of the Court case: http://dockets.justia.com/docket/district-of-columbia/dcdce/1:2009cv01967/139002
Decision of the Court: http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/district-of-columbia/dcdce/1:2009cv01967/139002/53

TOUMAZOU et al v. REPUBLIC OF TURKEY et al
Defendant: REPUBLIC OF TURKEY and TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
Case Filed: 19.10.2009
Decision Date: 09.10.2014

==2. USA's FEDERAL COURT REJECTED GREEK CYPRIOTS: LATCHFORD DECISION ==
LATCHFORD et al v. TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS et al
Defendant: TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS, HSBC HOLDINGS PLC and HSBC BANK USA, N.A.
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/district-of-columbia/dcdce/1:2012cv00846/154428
http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/district-of-columbia/dcdce/1:2012cv00846/154428/22
Case Filed: 24.05.2012
Decision Date: 31.10.2014

http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/district-of-columbia/dcdce/1:2012cv00846/154428/22

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
On September 30, 2014, the Court dismissed Toumazou v. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Civil Action No. 09-1967, WITH PREJUDICE, WHICH IS A RELATED CASE "INDISTINGUISHABLE BY FACTS OR LAW". See Plaintiff's Notice of Appeal at 1 n. 1, Toumazou v. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, No. 09-cv-1967 (D.D.C. Oct. 29, 2014), ECF No. 55. The Court therefore ORDERED PLAINTIFF TO SHOW CAUSE IN WRITING WHY THIS CASE SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE TO THE COURT'S SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 Order and October 9, 2014 Opinion in Toumazou. PLAINTIFF FAILED TO RESPOND. It is hereby ORDERED THAT THE COMPLAINT is DISMISSED with prejudice. The Clerk of Court SHALL REMOVE THIS CASE FROM THE DOCKET OF THIS COURT. This is a final appealable Order.

== 3. USA's COURT OF APPEALS REJECTED GREEK CYPRIOTS ==
USA APPEALS COURT: "The TOUMAZOU decision about NORTHERN CYPRUS is valid (a case-law) NOT ONLY in USA but also in ALL COUNTRIES"
USA Court of Appeals: Case 14-4449
Look at page 10 below:
http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/files/2014/12/sokolowvpa-pamotiontostay.pdf

Toumazou v. Turkish Republic of N. Cyprus, No. 09-cv-1967, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143535, at *11 (D.D.C. Oct. 9, 2014) (holding that the TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS "IS 'AT HOME' IN NORTHERN CYPRUS, AS ITS NAME SUGGESTS, NOT IN THE DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA")

The same decision can be seen on page 17 below:
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/PLOPAbrief.pdf

Alexy Flemming said...

GREEK CYPRIOTS APPLIED BRUTAL GENOCIDE TOWARDS TURKISH-CYPRIOTS
(PROOFS FROM UNITED NATIONS SOURCES ARE PRESENTED)

Then–United Nations Secretary General, U Thant's report: (UN SG S/5950, 10 September 1964, paragraph 180): "UNFICYP carried out a detailed survey of all damage to properties throughout the island during the disturbances; it shows that in 109 villages, MOST OF THEM TURKISH-CYPRIOT OR MIXED villages, 527 houses have been destroyed while 2,000 others have suffered damage from looting".

"MOST OF THEM TURKISH-CYPRIOT OR MIXED" means NONE of the SOLELY GREEK CYPRIOT villages were damaged.
The houses damaged in mixed villages were the houses of Turkish Cypriots.

i.e. GREEK CYPRIOTS APPLIED BRUTAL ETHNIC CLEANSING TOWARDS TURKISH-CYPRIOTS.
http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/Chapter-VII-S-5950.pdf

Greek Cypriots even killed 16-day old Turkish Cypriot babies.

Greek Cypriots brutally killed Turkish Cypriot kids; the images:
http://kktc392.tr.gg/Kibris-Katliamlari.htm

Greek Cypriots brutally killed Turkish Cypriot kids; the images:
http://www.t2174a.com/?p=8266

Greek Cypriot EOKA B's massacres on Turkish Cypriots:
Dead bodies of Turkish Cypriot civilians at Sandallar (Santalaris):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maratha,_Santalaris_and_Aloda_massacre

GREEKS' MASSACRES over TURKS in Cyprus island:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qpka2x6Tts4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2rJPzrU3Kg4

Josh Korn said...

Good on ya, mate. Sure to get under the skin of the MSM.

Tony Bosley said...

There's a typo in the last paragraph. You wrote "how comes only Muslims".

That should be "how come..."

Anonymous said...

This cartoon--and article--are excellent. You really tell it as it is. Well done!