A Deadly Gamble

First, Vladimir Putin is not Hitler. Not even close. Putin is hampered by a nationally fatal shortsightedness, blinded by the prism of Russian history and culture, and torn between modernizing an oil weighted economy and appeasing oligarchs who could sieze control of the country, or at least split into the Balkan-type civil fracturing of a nuclear power. That isn’t altogether different from the United States, by the way.

In my 2014 book, A TRAGIC FATE: Politics, Oil, the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the Looming Threats to Civil Aviation Kindle Edition by WC TURCK http://www.amazon.com/TRAGIC-FATE-Politics-Malaysia-Airlines-ebook/dp/B00RPXWDPK I described the dangerous position Russia has found itself, desperately grasping for economic and social equilibrium through the control of oil and gas reserves.

The Syrian crisis illustrates Putin’s precarious position precisely. First, the historic correction of oil prices, affected by a sluggish global economy, de-escalation between Iran and the West, the end of supply-chain disrupting wars, Fracking and OPEC’s assault on Fracking’s profitability, carbon emission initiatives and green technology threatens Putin’s economy and security. More than 2/3 of the Russian economy is based on oil revenues. Low prices are devastating to Russia, exactly the opposite of America’s consumer-based economy. Tensions in Syria with the insertion of Russia’s military appear to have driven a spike in oil prices, opening October 1st at nearly $47.

Second, Western, and particularly US policy and action in Syria’s civil war has proved a complete failure. According to the International Business Times Syria has ” 2.5 billion barrels of crude oil as of January 2013, which makes it the largest proved reserve of crude oil in the eastern Mediterranean according to the Oil & Gas Journal estimate.”

While the US wants Syrian President Assad out, envisioning a chaotic scenario akin to the Libyan debacle, that leaves the door wide open for Putin and Russia to step inside. The airstrikes this week confirmed that Putin is less interested in assailing ISIS than he is in supporting Assad.

The pay off for Russia is clear. Syria possesses vast reserves of oil, gas and oil shale as yet untapped because of the fighting. Think of Syria as something of a mini-Crimea, which Putin siezed from Ukraine because of its strategic interest and proximity to Black Sea oil and gas reserves. If Putin, as he sees it, can end the fighting and alleviate pressure on Damascus, or sweep it off into a corner of the country the appreciation of Assad would pay untold dividends for Putin.

It is all short-sighted of course. The world will only continue moving father and farther away from reliance on fossil fuels. Putin and his government have shown little or no inclination in evolving and adapting to that eventuality. That short-sightedness may be the most dangerous component of all of this. No matter what direction Putin goes, without divesting from oil and gas as the bulwark of his economy, disaster and danger are only a heartbeat away.

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Burn the Confederate Flag Contest Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:

Pamela Geller
pamelageller@gmail.com

Burn the Confederate Flag Contest Announced

WHO: Free Speech Loving Americans led by Pamela Geller
WHEN: June 2015
WHERE: Spartanburg South Carolina

VISUAL: An Event Organizer practicing for the eventburn_CSA_flag_015__web

New York, May 15-
“What Good Is Free Speech If You Can’t Speak Freely?” Free speech patriot and activist Pamela Geller fresh from her success in Garland Texas last month will move on Spartanburg and the heart of the confederacy. The spectre of violence inhibiting free speech was given as a reason for the Drawn a Cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad event. Two “jihadists” drove hundreds of miles to attack the event. Both men were killed before reaching the event itself. We must be brave in offending anyone who might use violence to stop that fundamental freedom.

“Come to my town and burn the flag of the Confederacy,” said Darrell Mullany, who can trace back ancestors fighting under General James Longstreet, “and you’ll see some violence.” Mullany added, “That ain’t freedom of speech, that’s my heritage.”

This is exactly the sort of politically correct mentality Geller was addressing in the cartoon event. Free speech cannot be curtailed by a bunch of violent thugs, be they Muslims or southerners. Geller, remaining true and unbending in her crusade is currently looking for participants to burn a Confederate flag in the most creative way. She is also seeking a venue, volunteers and judges.
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For more info, contact:

Pamela Geller
pamelageller@gmail.com
•145 W. Broad St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 596-2026

This post brought to you by the First Amendment of the constitution of the United States of America, protecting free, political, religious and parody since the inception of the Bill of Rights.

Pamela Geller (born June 14, 1958) is an American political activist and commentator. She is currently the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which she co-founded with Robert Spencer. She and Spencer co-authored the book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America in 2010. Geller is the third of four sisters born to the Jewish family of Reuben, a textile manufacturer, and Lillian Geller.[1] She grew up in Hewlett Harbor, in New York’s Long Island. She helped out in her father’s business, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish.[ Two of her sisters became doctors, and the third became a teacher. Geller attended Lynbrook High School and Hofstra University, though she left before completing her degree. She was married to Michael Oshry from 1990 until the couple divorced in 2007, and is the mother of four children As of April 2013 she was living in Hewlett, New York. Geller has been barred from England, which she characterized as “a striking blow against freedom … The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.” Hope not Hate, which led a campaign to ban her, applauded the decision as a proper limit to “unfettered free speech”.

She was cited 12 times and praised in Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto. Geller wrote on her blog that “any assertion that she or other antijihad writers bore any responsibility for Mr. Breivik’s actions was “ridiculous” and that “If anyone incited him to violence, it was Islamic supremacists.” Geller posted a picture of the youth camp children taken about 24 hours before Breivik’s attacks and added the caption “Note the faces which are more MIddle [sic] Eastern or mixed than pure Norwegian.” It later came to light that Breivik had intentionally portrayed himself as a counterjihadist and Zionist in order to trick the media into attacking these very people, and to cover up his true allegiance to “nordicists” and “ethnocentric nationalists” (i.e. neo-Nazis). In a 2014 letter, he stated “The idea was to manipulate the MSM [Main Stream Media] and others so that they would launch a witchhunt and send their media-rape-squads against our opponents. It worked quite well.”
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, criticized Geller, stating:

People say don’t give her too much credit, she’s a fringe character, but she is a fringe character who every day is on CNN, Fox, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She is the driving force behind the Islamic center campaign. I would say that she is the queen of the Muslim bashers, I see her rise and the rise of these anti-Islam hate groups going hand in hand.

Geller helped to organize a “Draw the Prophet” cartoon contest on May 3, 2015, at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, the same site where a Muslim group held a “Stand With the Prophet” event in January 2015 after the Charlie Hebdo shooting. The same day, shots were fired at the event in Garland, resulting in the death of two suspects and the injury of one Garland Independent School District (ISD) police officer. Prominent conservatives, including Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump, criticized Geller for organizing the provocative event.

Geller defended Slobodan Milošević and Radovan Karadžic, perpetrators of the Bosnian War and genocide against Bosnian Muslims and Catholic Croats, denying the existence of Serbian concentration camps and arguing that many Muslim war victims were murdered by their own people in order to bring condemnation on the Serbs

http://www.christianpost.com/news/what-good-is-free-speech-if-you-cant-speak-freely-139086/

http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/u-s-cities-secretly-selected-for-muslim-immigration/


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Burn the Confederate Flag Contest Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:

Pamela Geller
pamelageller@gmail.com

Burn the Confederate Flag Contest Announced

WHO: Free Speech Loving Americans led by Pamela Geller
WHEN: June 2015
WHERE: Spartanburg South Carolina

VISUAL: An Event Organizer practicing for the event

New York, May 15-
“What Good Is Free Speech If You Can’t Speak Freely?” Free speech patriot and activist Pamela Geller fresh from her success in Garland Texas last month will move on Spartanburg and the heart of the confederacy. The spectre of violence inhibiting free speech was given as a reason for the Drawn a Cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad event. Two “jihadists” drove hundreds of miles to attack the event. Both men were killed before reaching the event itself. We must be brave in offending anyone who might use violence to stop that fundamental freedom.

“Come to my town and burn the flag of the Confederacy,” said Darrell Mullany, who can trace back ancestors fighting under General James Longstreet, “and you’ll see some violence.” Mullany added, “That ain’t freedom of speech, that’s my heritage.”

This is exactly the sort of politically correct mentality Geller was addressing in the cartoon event. Free speech cannot be curtailed by a bunch of violent thugs, be they Muslims or southerners. Geller, remaining true and unbending in her crusade is currently looking for participants to burn a Confederate flag in the most creative way. She is also seeking a venue, volunteers and judges.

For more info, contact:

Pamela Geller
pamelageller@gmail.com
•145 W. Broad St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 596-2026

This post brought to you by the First Amendment of the constitution of the United States of America, protecting free, political, religious and parody since the inception of the Bill of Rights.

Pamela Geller (born June 14, 1958) is an American political activist and commentator. She is currently the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which she co-founded with Robert Spencer. She and Spencer co-authored the book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America in 2010. Geller is the third of four sisters born to the Jewish family of Reuben, a textile manufacturer, and Lillian Geller.[1] She grew up in Hewlett Harbor, in New York’s Long Island. She helped out in her father’s business, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish.[ Two of her sisters became doctors, and the third became a teacher. Geller attended Lynbrook High School and Hofstra University, though she left before completing her degree. She was married to Michael Oshry from 1990 until the couple divorced in 2007, and is the mother of four children As of April 2013 she was living in Hewlett, New York. Geller has been barred from England, which she characterized as “a striking blow against freedom … The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.” Hope not Hate, which led a campaign to ban her, applauded the decision as a proper limit to “unfettered free speech”.

She was cited 12 times and praised in Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto. Geller wrote on her blog that “any assertion that she or other antijihad writers bore any responsibility for Mr. Breivik’s actions was “ridiculous” and that “If anyone incited him to violence, it was Islamic supremacists.” Geller posted a picture of the youth camp children taken about 24 hours before Breivik’s attacks and added the caption “Note the faces which are more MIddle [sic] Eastern or mixed than pure Norwegian.” It later came to light that Breivik had intentionally portrayed himself as a counterjihadist and Zionist in order to trick the media into attacking these very people, and to cover up his true allegiance to “nordicists” and “ethnocentric nationalists” (i.e. neo-Nazis). In a 2014 letter, he stated “The idea was to manipulate the MSM [Main Stream Media] and others so that they would launch a witchhunt and send their media-rape-squads against our opponents. It worked quite well.”
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, criticized Geller, stating:

People say don’t give her too much credit, she’s a fringe character, but she is a fringe character who every day is on CNN, Fox, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She is the driving force behind the Islamic center campaign. I would say that she is the queen of the Muslim bashers, I see her rise and the rise of these anti-Islam hate groups going hand in hand.

Geller helped to organize a “Draw the Prophet” cartoon contest on May 3, 2015, at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, the same site where a Muslim group held a “Stand With the Prophet” event in January 2015 after the Charlie Hebdo shooting. The same day, shots were fired at the event in Garland, resulting in the death of two suspects and the injury of one Garland Independent School District (ISD) police officer. Prominent conservatives, including Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump, criticized Geller for organizing the provocative event.

Geller defended Slobodan Milošević and Radovan Karadžic, perpetrators of the Bosnian War and genocide against Bosnian Muslims and Catholic Croats, denying the existence of Serbian concentration camps and arguing that many Muslim war victims were murdered by their own people in order to bring condemnation on the Serbs

http://www.christianpost.com/news/what-good-is-free-speech-if-you-cant-speak-freely-139086/

http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/u-s-cities-secretly-selected-for-muslim-immigration/


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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