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Obama BFF’s Turkey: Teen girl shot in head for singing

 

Turkish singer found shot in the head.

A 19-year-old Turkish teenager from a Islamic fundamentalist region of her country is listed in critical condition after an assassination attempt on her life. As reported by both NBC News and Great Britain’s BBC news service, both on May 19, 2015, singer and rising pop sensation Mutlu Kaya was found in her home shot in the head by an assailant armed with a 7.65 mm (.32 caliber) pistol.

With the American Department of State’s official website making note that 99 percent of Turks are adherents of Islam, the attractive silver-eyed brunette’s home of Diyarbakir province not only mirrors the nation’s religious persuasion, but is well known as a stronghold of strict obedience to the often sanguine meting out of Shari’a Law. Kaya’s reportedly intimated to friends that she’s recently been in fear for her life.

The Turkish language newspaper the Posta has been publishing unconfirmed reports that the singer has received numerous death threats through the mail. The national newspaper is also reporting that the same threats have come from within her family. Kaya was found in her home Monday gravely wounded with the police stating the shooter opened fire on the girl through a garden facing window.

Making headlines and a popular following in the west Asian nation, the teen singer has made a name for herself after appearing on Sesi Çok Güzel (Sounds Too Good), the Turkish version of America’s The Voice and the UK’s Britain’s Got Talent TV shows. With her thigh-length hair making her immediately recognizable, Kaya has further endeared herself to many of her fellow Turks when she was taken under the wing of Sibel Can, arguably Turkey‘s greatest folk singer. Taking to social media, Can sent the message “My beautiful Mutlu how could they do this to you…” upon hearing of the attempt on her protégé’s life.

Obama Issues Hilarious Statement on Armenian Genocide committed by his BFF Turkey

He cant bash Erdogan, thats his BFF..

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President Obama issued a statement on the Armenian genocide that amounts to a contortionist act at the circus, implying the word “genocide” while twisting himself into knots to avoid using the actual term.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, committed by the Turks. Obama promised during his 2008 campaign to finally use the dreaded word to describe what happened. But, frightened of the reaction by the Turks, he is breaking his promise.

The statement he issued instead must be the warm up by his joke writers, who are piecing together his remarks for Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner. Because this has to be a joke.

Obama lays it on thick, as if a surplus of emotion can atone for the deficit of moral fortitude. The statement is nearly 800 words, among them tear jerkers like “horrific,” “horrors” “solemn” “painful” “solemn” (again) “painful” (again) “terrible” and “dark.”

He tries as hard as possible to get within inches of using the word “genocide” without actually deploying it. He calls it “a mass atrocity,” which is close, and suggests – hint, hint – that he really thinks it is a genocide by declaring, “I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view has not changed.” His own view of it as a “genocide” having been expressed from the safer grounds of the Senate.

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How very lawyerly of him.

He uses the Armenian term for the massacre, Meds Yeghern, as if to say – hint, hint – that he agrees with them about what went down.

Without any apparent irony, he notes, “As the horrors of 1915 unfolded, U.S. Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Sr. sounded the alarm inside the U.S. government and confronted Ottoman leaders.”

CONFRONTING THE OTTOMANS IS EXACTLY WHAT OBAMA HIMSELF IS FAILING TO DO.

As I noted Thursday, the Turks will complain, but the Turks will get over it. A genocide is not something that can become an element of realpolitik. Obama should be ashamed of himself. I’ll bet he is.

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