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Dr. Sami al-Arian was the best-known American political prisoner of the post-9/11 era. (He’s now free after being deported to Turkey on February 4th, 2015.)
The Turkish referendum that just changed the parliamentary system to a presidential one has gotten bad press in the West – both in the MSM and in much of the alternative media. It has been presented as a power grab by neo-Ottoman "Sultan Erdogan." But is there another side to this story?
|Dr. Sami al-Arian
In this interview, Dr. Sami al-Arian, a Palestinian-American who resides in Turkey, explains why Turkey may be better off with a presidential system. (The parliamentary one was extremely unstable, allowing the military-based deep state to repeatedly stage coups and coup attempts, most recently last summer.) Dr. al-Arian suggests that the Western media's hostility to the referendum, and to Erdogan, may stem from Western policymakers' fear of a strong, independent Turkey.
Check out his article:
Turkey, Erdoğan, and the Wisdom of the Presidential System
Sami al-Arian was the most effective Muslim-American electoral-politics organizer in history. But he became a victim of that success when, after delivering the 2000 election to George W. Bush, he was railroaded out of the University of South Florida and into prison by a hysterical 9/11-addled lynch mob…a campaign which, like the 9/11 false flag operation itself, was led by Zionists terrified of losing their grip on US foreign policy, which would mean the end of their genocidal settler-colonial entity in Occupied Palestine. Listen to Sami al-Arian on my earlier radio show:
Sami al-Arian: Why I put Bush in the White House…and lived to regret it
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