posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 12:58 PM
In the loud cacaphonies of peaceful protests, riots, accusations of police and govt heavy handedness, and all kinds of special interest groups joining
in the protest, it is VERY EASY to miss the forest for the trees - OBLIVIOUS to glaring real reasons for the protest.
Let's be analytical for once and deny ignorances.
1. The Turkish PM had foolishly chosed to used a hard stance against the protestors, which could be forgivable given the circumstances outside of his
country he had been facing over the 2 years.
The Turkish President did the right thing in a democracy - offer concillatory comments, find common grounds to calm the nation, as is the way how a
democracy operates, because under democratic institutions, the nation has the Rule of Law estalished to resolve big or small problems, as long as
everyone remains calm and not be emotionally manipulated.
2. Under normal circumstances, it is often quite easy to resolve citizen's anger or dissatisfaction, by meeting them or their elected representatives
to discuss and debate over issues, and then disseminate the policies to the constituents, either to accept or to reject peacefully by preparing for
the next election.
HOWEVER, today is NOT normal circumstances. There is a war going on in the neighbourhood, along religious sectarian lines, and another nation had
invaded through its proxy funded terrorist agents, the same nation that had been found out with agents attempting to DESTABILIZE other nations around
the world for decades.
a.) A bomb had recently exploded in Istanbul, with many dead and injured. It was claimed to be by the long dead Al Queda group, however, one must ask,
how difficult is it for anyone to lay claims to being Al Queda?
Was the bomb a warning to Turkey to look the other way while the free syrian people are slaughtered, and if the turks do not behave meekly and
submissively to the assad regime, there will be more bombs by the regime upon the innocent civilians of Turkey?
b.) Turkey, long had been singled out for condemnation by the assad regime and a minority group within turkey as hosting the Free Syrian Army as well
as providing humanitarian aid to the free syrian people by the millions, amounting as 'interferences' to a neighbour, the same neighbour who is hell
bent on slaughtering its own citizens by the tens of thousands.
c.) There are about 9 million shias in Turkey, about 10% of the population. They are still Turkish citizens, having only the shia faith, are innocent
of other shia's wrongdoings, and only want to live in peace.
But as the sectarian strife grows, it is only natural that the Turkish shias will be concerned, as they are a minority sect in muslim but secular
Turkey, and have no wish for those strife in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon spilling over to them, and thus they would make a stand to protect themselves,
that sunni majorityTurkey remains secular so as to have freedom of worship.
3. It seemed strange that a simple enviromental peaceful protest could explode into a large scale protest movement with all kinds of greviences, some
even violent ones, spilling out right now at this moment of time.
Was it MANIPULATED to destablize the nation at this point of time, inorder that Turkey is kept busy so that it closes its eyes to the suffering in
May Turkish citizens best be more discerning on what they are doing, and pause to reflect if they had been manipulated to become canon fodders for a
bigger and wider stake in the boiling regional affairs of its neighbours.
Protests are rightful activities, but it must not hinder economic livelihoods and the continued governance of the nation. Protestors, regardless of
the numbers, do not represent the majority. The majority are represented by the votes for a stable nation to be administered to with daily needs to be
Freedom to protest comes with a RESPONSIBILITIES to others whom did not join in the protests. Kept peaceful, within designated areas so as not to
obstruct administration or livelihoods, no baiting of the police to use force, and most critically, take photos and offer any information on those who
hijack the protests whom used violent means.
And the police must be investigated if they had indeed use foreceful means or intended hurt other than normal anti-riot measures to protect the public
including the peaceful protestors. Espacially the ones who charged into the park protest, stirring it up - who gave the command, and was he paid to
stir it up?