Musings from Rasmussen

pmaitra

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Musings from Rasmussen

Ok folks, here is a thread, as a political satire, on Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO pipsqueak.

Some readers will be offended.
Some readers will start to froth in the mouth.
Some readers will go on a personal tirade, as is customary of them. :rolleyes:

Some readers, hopefully, will find it amusing. That, folks, is the goal.

This is in the Members' Corner, so there is some (but not unlimited) liberty in what we write, however, we should try not to deviate too much from the topic.

Enjoy!!!
 

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US pressured Denmark to close Kurdish TV so Rasmussen would become NATO chief – lawyer

The US put pressure on Danish authorities to close the Kurdish Roj TV channel in order to appease Turkey. This was done so Anders Fogh Rasmussen's position as NATO secretary general would be secure, the station's lawyer told RT amid WikiLeaks revelations.

WikiLeaks documents released back in March suggest Rasmussen abused his powers during his time as Denmark's prime minister, in order to secure his future job.

In 2009, Denmark reportedly agreed to start legal action against Roj TV, a Kurdish separatist channel that was broadcasting from Copenhagen, in order to appease Turkey. In return, Ankara said it would back Rasmussen as the future NATO chief.

"There were some conflicts of political character between Denmark and Turkey. And the US intervened because they liked very much [for the] then-Danish prime minister to become secretary general. And therefore they felt confident with him as a secretary general," Roj TV lawyer Bjorn Elmquist told RT.

"There was big pressure from the US to think in a creative manner how to indict and how to prove that Roj television was promoting terrorism. And in the end, the indictment was there. And within hours after that indictment it was announced that there was an agreement between the Turkish government and the other NATO countries to decide for the previous Danish prime minister to be secretary general."

Roj TV began broadcasting in 2004. In 2010, it was accused in Denmark of promoting terrorist activities. It was officially shut down in February 2014.

Turkey maintained that Roj TV was a mouthpiece for the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which fights for the rights of the Kurdish minority – and is considered a terrorist organization in Turkey and the West.
So, whatever happened to free speech, and all those things, about Denmark?
 

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