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Leaders and other persons of note in politics, the military, religion, and terrorism. Unless otherwise indicated, source of biographical information is Wikipedia. This board is a work in progress and not to be considered an all-inclusive list. If you know of someone who should be added, have a photo I don't, or see an error, send me a message!

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TURKEY: MIL COMMANDER, POL: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Army officer, revolutionary, and 1st President of Turkey. Credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk (meaning "Father of the Turks"), was granted to him in 1934 and forbidden to any other person by Turkish law. Sought to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern and secular nation-state. The principles of Atatürk's reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism. Turkish Military, Turkish Army, Republic Of Turkey, The Republic, Turkish People, Nation State, The Turk, Great Leaders, Ottoman Empire

TURKEY: MIL COMMANDER, POL: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Army officer, revolutionary, and 1st President of Turkey. Credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk (meaning "Father of the Turks"), was granted to him in 1934 and forbidden to any other person by Turkish law. Sought to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern and secular nation-state. The principles of Atatürk's reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism.

Abu Azrael also known as the "Angel of Death", is a commander of the Kataib al-Imam Ali, an Iraqi Shi'a militia group of the Popular Mobilization Forces that is fighting ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq. Who Are The Archangels, Abu Azrael, Muslim Men, Imam Ali, Angel Of Death, North Africa, Embedded Image Permalink, The Man, Hero

The Angel of Death is coming for you, ISIL

Rambo-like Abu Azrael is latest virtual hero to dominate, shape and control cyberspace in the war against ISIL.

Iraqi Kurds are preparing to defend their Syrian brethren against an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked groups, raising fears of new cross-border front in Syria’s expanding civil war. Massoud Barzani, the Kurdistan, Time Magazine, North Africa, Vatican, Syria, Religion, War, Saudi Arabia

Iraqi Kurds join the war in Syria

Iraqi Kurds are preparing to defend their Syrian brethren against an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked groups, raising fears of new cross-border front in Syria’s expanding civil war. Massoud Barzani, the

 Head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar and Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s former private secretary. The Daily Telegraph, Asia News, Arab Men, North Africa, The Man, Jon Snow, Beautiful Men, Leadership

Secret peace talks between US and Taliban collapse over leaks

Secret exploratory peace talks between the United States and the Taliban leadership have broken down after details of the negotiations were leaked, Western diplomats have told The Daily Telegraph.

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Osama bin Laden

On May 1, 2011, American soldiers killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at his compound near Islamabad, Pakistan. Intelligence officials believe bin Laden was

AFGH: TALIBAN: Mullah Dadullah Akhund's younger half-brother. Succeeded him as commander of the Taliban in s. Afgh.. After his release from a Pakistani prison in 2013, Dadullah returned to Afgh. Following the Aug 2015 announcement that Akhtar Mansour had succeeded the deceased Mullah Omar as leader of the Taliban, Dadullah refused to pledge allegiance to him, instead setting up a base with supporters in his native Zabul Province. Clashes followed between the forces loyal to Dadullah and… Half Brother, Pledge Of Allegiance, North Africa, Middle East, Prison, Pakistani, Announcement, Religion

AFGH: TALIBAN: Mullah Dadullah Akhund's younger half-brother. Succeeded him as commander of the Taliban in s. Afgh.. After his release from a Pakistani prison in 2013, Dadullah returned to Afgh. Following the Aug 2015 announcement that Akhtar Mansour had succeeded the deceased Mullah Omar as leader of the Taliban, Dadullah refused to pledge allegiance to him, instead setting up a base with supporters in his native Zabul Province. Clashes followed between the forces loyal to Dadullah and…

Though this photo bears a striking resemblance to Tayeb Agha (TA), I found it on this site with a heading that began with “Mohammad Yaqub" (MY). No other photo was on this page and no mention of TA was made either. MY has been in the news lately b/c he’s the elder son of Mullah Omar who, it has been discovered, has been dead for 2 years. Some report that the 26-year old MY is favored to be Omar’s successor. Others report that MY, “a ‘famous Taliban commander’, was among the dead in a 2009… Arab Men, North Africa, Beautiful Men, Middle East, Bears, Cute Men, Bear, Hot Boys

محمد یعقوب، رهبر آینده طالبان در کشور (عکس)

Though this photo bears a striking resemblance to Tayeb Agha (TA), I found it on this site with a heading that began with “Mohammad Yaqub" (MY). No other photo was on this page and no mention of TA was made either. MY has been in the news lately b/c he’s the elder son of Mullah Omar who, it has been discovered, has been dead for 2 years. Some report that the 26-year old MY is favored to be Omar’s successor. Others report that MY, “a ‘famous Taliban commander’, was among the dead in a 2009…

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan, a spokesperson for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday in a news release, citing. Army Times, Presidential Polls, Us Military Bases, After The Fall, Afghanistan War, Urdu News, Head Of State, Pakistan News, Pakistan Urdu

Mullah Omar hails peace talks; says Taliban are not puppets of Pakistan and Iran

Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Omar, in his exhaustive Eid message, has dropped hints that he supports peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

2 posts published by vmsalama during September 2005 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Egypt News, Muslim Brotherhood, Persecution, North Africa, Denial, Iranian, Middle East

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2 posts published by vmsalama during September 2005

TURKEY: POLITICIAN: PM 4 x, 1974-2002. Leader of Rep. People's Party, 1972-1980, then the leader of the Dem. Left Party in 1989. In 1971 he resigned from the post as a protest to the party decision to support the transitional gov est. by a MIL intervention. In 1972, he succeeded İsmet İnönü as the leader of the party to become PM. Despite lasting only 10 months, Ecevit's first gov was responsible for the successful Turkish invasion of Cyprus, for which he is nicknamed the 'conqueror of… North Africa, Cyprus, Middle East, The Twenties, No Response, Turkey, Party, People, Folk

BÜLENT ECEVİT

Sayın Başkan, değerli milletvekilleri, Türkiye`de hanımların giyim kuşamına, başörtüsüne özel yaşamlarında hiç kimse karışmıyor. Ancak, b...

A former military intelligence officer under Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind the Islamic State’s rise to power, according to documents uncovered by a German magazine. Military Intelligence Officer, Saddam Hussein, North Africa, Muhammad, Syria, Middle East, Rebel, Death

Spurned Saddam henchman was brains behind Isis

A former military intelligence officer under Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind the Islamic State’s rise to power, according to documents uncovered by a German magazine. The documents

By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour has become central to the Taliban’s revival as a powerful insurgency that poses a grave threat to the Afghan government. Published: October 2015 at from NYT World Article. Brookings Institution, Indian Language, News India, New Market, Social Marketing, North Africa, Ny Times, Joseph

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Shimon Peres’ political biography of his mentor and former boss David Ben-Gurion ends up being as much about him as about Israel’s founding father. But this is not unreasonable, as Peres is as much the Old Man’s successor as he was his aide Shimon Peres, First Prime Minister, How To Improve Relationship, Important People, Time Magazine, Foreign Policy, Founding Fathers, North Africa

David Ben-Gurion's legacy, through Shimon Peres' eyes

Shimon Peres’ political biography of his mentor and former boss David Ben-Gurion ends up being as much about him as about Israel’s founding father. But this is not unreasonable, as Peres is as much the Old Man’s successor as he was his aide

Fethiye Cetin Speaks at Hrant Dink Commemoration in Toronto Famous Armenians, Toronto, Armenian Culture, Human Rights Activists, A 17, Denial, Interview, Turkey

TURKEY: JOURNALIST: Hrant Dink. Prominent member of the Armenian minority in Turkey. Best known for advocating Turkish-Armenian reconciliation and human and minority rights in Turkey; often critical of both Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide. Prosecuted 3 times for denigrating Turkishness, while receiving numerous death threats from Turkish nationalists. Assassinated in Istanbul in Jan 2007 by Ogün Samast, a 17-year old Turkish nationalist.

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Court announced today that Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Defense Minister and King Salman’s son, will meet President Trump this week at the W… Adele, Prince Wife, Saudi Arabia Prince, King Of The South, House Of Saud, Prince Mohammed, King Abdullah, Bible News, Royal Court

SAUDI ARABIA: Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, Deputy crown prince, 2nd deputy PM and MoD. Youngest MoD in the world. Also chief of the royal court, and chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs. On 23 Jan 2015, King Abdullah died, and Salman took the throne. 1st major event in his tenure as MoD was Op Decisive Storm, which started as a bombing campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN: Mullah Dadullah Akhund. Brother of Mullah Mansour Dadullah. The Taliban's senior military commander until he was killed by UK/US special forces in Afghanistan in 2007. An ethnic Pashtun from the Kakar tribe of Kalai-Kakaran village in Uruzgan province of Afghanistan. On the UN’s list of entities belonging to/associated with AQ, as the Taliban's Minister of Construction. According to one official "Mullah Dadullah was the backbone of the Taliban.” (Source Wikipedia, the… Crochet Blanket Patterns, Baby Blanket Crochet, Crochet Motif, Crochet Baby, Free Crochet, Purple Baby Bedding, Purple Nursery Decor, Baby Nursery Decor, Crochet Sachet

Kabul, nuovo agguato contro gli italiani

Kabul - Terzo attacco in dieci giorni alle truppe italiane impegnate nell’Afghanistan occidentale, mentre il mullah Dadullah, mandante del sequestro Mastrogiacomo, ha minacciato di uccidere l’interprete del giornalista italiano, Ajmal Naskhbandi, se non saranno liberati altri due prigionieri talebani. Per fortuna, anche questa volta si registra solo un ferito lieve tra i soldati italiani impegnati nello scontro a fuoco, ma la zona dove è avvenuto, nella provincia di Herat, si trova più a…