MESOP INSIGHT : THE STRATEGIC GOAL FOR DESTROYING ISRAEL – Hizballah’s trust in Russia – strategic dilemma for Israel

Israel finally took a hand in the swiftly moving events looming from Syria over its northern borders by launching multiple air raids against the key northern Syrian air base known as T4 near Palmyra early Friday night March 17.Those events are spearheaded by the pro-Iranian Hizballlah’s drive to capture the Golan in line with its war of “resistance” on the Jewish state.  This fixation came into sharp focus the day after the air strike in a rare admission by Hizballah of the loss of a commander. He was named Badee Hamiyeh and was described as having been killed “in the southern Syrian region of Quneitra near the Israeli-held Golan Heights.”  This was the first anyone had heard of any recent battle on the Golan.

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MESOP BACKGROUNDER : PUTIN & HEZBOLLAH WITH IRAN AGAINST ISRAEL

Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah’s Golan grab

23 March2017 – DEBKA FILES  – The Israeli drone that targeted the Syrian militiaman Yasser Sayad outside the Golan town of Quneitra Sunday, March 19, reinforced the message first carried by the Israeli Arrow 2 which shot down a Syrian SA-5 anti-air missile Friday. The Israeli ambassador was called twice to the Russian foreign ministry.Both hits were precise: Sayad was on his way to join the Hizballah forces who are trampling Syrian rebel villages on the Hermon slopes to clear their path to the Golan; and the Syrian SA-5 was intercepted microseconds before hitting the Israeli jets attacking a consignment of Hizballah weapons outside the Syria T4 base near Palmyra, where a Russian contingent is also housed.

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MESOP WITH MEMRI REPORT TODAY / THE LONDON TERROR ATTACK ON SOCIAL ISLAMIST MEDIA

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Supporters of Islamic State (ISIS) celebrated the March 22, 2017 London attack on social media, expressing confidence that the perpetrator had acted on behalf of the organization. The following are some examples:

A Telegram user wrote: “A single Muslim put all of Britain into a state of alert and stopped traffic in London, even though they killed him, may Allah accept him [as a martyr]. Just think [how scared they would have been] if he were still alive or if there had been two lions like him. The infidels are such cowards.” Read all and watch pics + documents .  http://www.mesop.de/?p=83994

 

MESOP TODAYS TOP OF THE AGENDA : A WELLKNOWN ISLAMIST – NOT A SINGLE LONE WOOLF

PM Says London Terror Suspect British-Born

British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the slain suspect in an attack at the British Parliament yesterday was British-born (Guardian) and previously investigated by security agencies for extremist views. May said the attack, the deadliest in the United Kingdom since subway bombings more than a decade ago, was “inspired by international terrorism” (WaPo) but likely carried out alone. The knife-wielding attacker, whose name has not been made public, was shot and killed after he killed three people, including a police officer. Forty people were injured as the assailant used a sport utility vehicle to run over pedestrians (NYT) before exiting the vehicle to attack the officer on foot. British police arrested eight people overnight (Al Jazeera) in raids across the country.

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MESOP LATEST TODAY – Turkey: EU Refugee Deal Nearing Collapse

22 March 2017 – Turkey’s minister for EU integration, Omer Celik, said that if the European Union does not uphold its side of their agreement to help stem migration to the bloc (Bloomberg News), Turkey would abandon it. Celik said that Turkey has saved Europe from a “racist” backlash by implementing the deal.  More via www.mesop.de

 

MESOP TODAYS STARTER : Five Myths About Syrian Refugees

Separating Fact From Fiction – By Foreign Affairs

22 March 2017 – By Max Abrahms, Denis Sullivan, and Charles SimpsonThe Syrian refugee crisis is the worst human security disaster of the twenty-first century. Beyond the death toll, which stands at around 400,000, an estimated 11 million Syrians—about half the national population—have fled their homes since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011. Prior to the evacuation of eastern Aleppo in late 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that over six million Syrians were displaced inside the country; about five million refugees have fled to nearby Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey; and nearly a million more have requested asylum in Europe, mostly in Germany. This crisis is not only a matter of life and death for millions of Syrians but is consequential to Syria’s immediate neighbors and to much of the rest of the world. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83970

 

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS UPDATE RAQQA / SYR IA

US airdrops special forces near Raqqa in surprise attack on Isil http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/us-airdrops-special-forces-ne…/

US airdrops special forces near Raqqa in surprise attack on Isil

The US-led coalition has airdropped American paratroopers and allied Syrian fighters near the Isil-controlled city of Raqqa in a surprise attempt to cut off… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/22/us-airdrops-special-forces-near-raqqa-surprise-attack-isil/

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MESOP NEWS SURPRISE : IN A SO CALLED WORLD OF ISLAMOPHOBIA CHRISTIANITY IS FINISHED !?

Christianity in Iraq is Finished, Says Canon Andrew White

http://www.aina.org/news/20170322095849.htm

 

MESOP NEWS Syria Daily: Rebels Within 3 Miles of Hama City / FACING NEXT TALKS IN GENEVA

23 März 2017 – BY eaworldview – Rebels closed within 5 km (3 miles) of Syria’s fourth-largest city Hama on the second day of their offensive in northern Hama Province.

The offensive, including the Islamists of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and units of the Free Syrian Army, captured more than 90 square kilometers (33 square miles) on Wednesday. Having begun with the takeover of the town of Souran on Tuesday, the rebels advanced through Khattab and moved west and south. By the evening, they overran regime defenses in the village of Arzeh and the nearby al-Shayha hill (see map), 5 km (3 miles) from Hama city. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83977

 

 

MESOP NEWS SYRIA: PKK CONTOLLED SDF FORCES AIRLIFTED BY DONALD TRUMP

U.S. forces in Syria airlifted hundreds of Syrian fighters, along with their U.S. advisers, in a major offensive aimed at cutting off the western approaches to Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State.
Separately, at least 30 civilians were killed in Syria when an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State hit a school, according to local reports.
In Washington, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson told representatives from all 68 nations in the coalition that “circumstances on the ground require more from all of you.” U.N.-sponsored peace talks resume in Geneva today.   www.mesop.de

 

MESOP NEWS “FACING GENEVA AGAIN” : SYRIAN PKK/PYD KURDS TRAINED BY RUSSIA & WHILE US PAY THE COSTS FOR MAINTAINIG THE FIGHT

Russia wants Syrian Kurds in Geneva talks despite Turkey’s resistance

March 23, 2017  – ARA News – Russia will work with Turkey to seek Kurdish involvement at intra-Syrian negotiations despite Ankara’s ambivalent stance toward the Kurds, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. – “We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners, including through contacts on the Astana platform, but it is not possible to postpone it in the long run,” Lavrov said at a news briefing.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=84001

 

MESOP NEWS : Turkey attacks Kurdish villages in Syria’s Afrin, dozens of civilian casualties reported

March 23, 2017    – ARA News – Turkey’s military forces on Wednesday launched an offensive on the Kurdish district of Afrin in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo Governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, eyewitnesses and officials told ARA News.The Turkish Army initiated the offensive by shelling the villages of Malla Khalil and Der Ballout in the Jinderis area of Afrin. Several houses were destroyed and dozens of civilians were killed or injured during the attack. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=84003

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS EXPERT INSIGHT SYRIA / AL QAEDA UP TO DATE (CLICK BOTTOM LINK FOR ALL EXPERTS)

23 March 2017 – Al Qaeda Takes Advantage in Syria | Bennett Seftel, The Cipher Brief
While the U.S. remains focused on defeating ISIS in Syria and Iraq, al Qaeda in Syria is accumulating strength at an alarming pace and may eventually pose the most daunting counterterrorism challenge that the U.S. has ever faced.

Expert Commentary

Al Qaeda in Syria Can Change Its Name, But Not Its Stripes | Colin Clarke, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
Following recent infighting with other Syrian rebel groups in the northwestern part of the country, al Qaeda in Syria appears to have recognized the need to secure legitimacy and present itself to the civilian population it seeks to influence as an authentically Syrian entity.


How Al Qaeda Exploited the Syrian Civil War | Charles Lister, Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute
“Al Qaeda has methodically enhanced its standing in Syria and finds itself in 2017 as arguably the most influential, explicitly anti-regime actor in the conflict.”

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MESOP NEWS FOCUS ON WASHINGTON MEETING: Tillerson’s Push for Safe Zones in Iraq and Syria Faces Questions, Obstacles

By John Hudson, Paul Mcleary  – 2017-03-22 18:18 GMT – by FOREIGN POLICY  – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced a plan to establish safe zones in war-torn countries to allow refugees to return home, setting the stage for a dramatic shift in refugee policy and a greater U.S. and Western  Islamic State, Tillerson said the U.S. would set up “interim zones of stability” without elaborating on the specifics, such as where they would be located or how they would be secured. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83985

 

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)

MESOP NEWS BACKGROUNDER : Revenge Being Meted Out on ISIS linked Sunni Tribes of Iraq – FrontLine “Iraq Uncovered”

23 Mar 2017 09:52 AM PDT –  This Front Line documentary — “Iraq Uncovered‘ — on Iraqi Sunni tribes & the revenge that is being meted out on them by Shia militias that follow behind US and Iraqi regular military is a cautionary tail for Syria. The same thing is likely to take place in Syria at the hands of both the YPG (Kurds) and Syrian Arab Army.  Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=83979

 

EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)

MESOP INSIDER Turkey: A Sunni Iran in the Making? – By Burak Bekdil, March 22, 2017

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 431, March 22, 2017 – Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based columnist. He regularly writes for the Gatestone Institute and Defense News and is a fellow at the Middle East Forum.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The rising tide of an aggressive blend of nationalism and Islamism might be prompting Ankara to pursue its own WMDs, and its preference appears to be long-range missiles. As Turkey feels more threatened by real or (mostly) imagined enemies, it increasingly views maximum possible military deterrence as essential to both survival (a defensive goal) and assertiveness (an offensive one). Precise long-range missiles are an unlikely acquisition, and nuclear warheads even more so. What matters is not whether Turkey can build up a dangerous arsenal but why it wants one. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83987

 

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

“The US supports the PYD. The PYD is not different from [IS]. They deported many families from their homes in more than 50 villages.”

MESOP NEWS EXPERTLINE – WITH FEHIM TASTEKIN (AL MONITOR)

Turkey still determined to play role in final Raqqa assault

23 March 2017 – It sounded dramatic: The leaders of 50 Syrian Arab tribes met in Sanliurfa, Turkey, and announced they would set up the Army of Al-Jazirah and Euphrates Tribes to end Russian and Iranian occupation of Syria and cleanse the Euphrates and Al Jazeera areas of the Islamic State (IS), the Kurdish nationalist Democratic Union Party/Kurdistan Workers Party (PYD/PKK), Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Sheikh Rafi al Raco Ukla represented the Shaitat tribe. In his opening speech at the March 14 meeting, he thanked Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for their assistance and added, “The US supports the PYD. The PYD is not different from [IS]. They deported many families from their homes in more than 50 villages.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83989

 


THE GERMAN CHAPTER

MESOP CULTURE :  UNBEABSICHTIGT- ZUFÄLLIG- ABER- ROUTINEMÄSSIG  / DIE LEFT LIBERALS ÜBEN SICH IN VERLOGENER WEISSWÄSCHEREI

  • RÜCKTRITTE WERDEN SIE IN DIESEM FALL ABER NIEMALS FORDERN ! –

USA – Trumps  Mitarbeiter –  möglicherweise –  doch abgehört

Deutschlandfunk · vor 1 Stunde

US-Politik im News-Ticker: Trump wurde womöglich zufällig abgehört

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Nunes: Trump- Team doch “routinemäßig” abgehört | Aktuell Amerika | DW.COM | 23.03.2017

Deutsche Welle · vor 7 Stunden

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MESOP CULTURE  : MERKEL CARE !

Millionen Minijobber bekommen kein Geld bei Krankheit

75 % Aller neueingestellten Jugendlichen arbeiten auf Basis von Zeitverträgen

Einer im Auftrag des Arbeitsministeriums von NRW entstandenen Studie zufolge erhalten viele Minijobber im Krankheitsfall kein Geld. Vom Mindestlohn profitieren aber offenbar viele. Mehr FAZ  23 März 2017

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MESOP NEWS : „SCHNAPS & FRAUEN“ ! –  Oberste Existenzmetapher der LBGTI Kultur ist der Dauerzustand des „Beleidigtsein“ / Sprachpolizist Sven Giegold „DIE GRÜNEN“ fordert sofortige Ablösung von Dijsselbloem (EU)

Nach Interview in der F.A.Z. Dijsselbloem: „Ich bedauere, dass es als ‚Nord gegen Süd‘ aufgefasst wurde“ / „Rassistische und sexistische“ Äußerungen

Nachdem ihm eine Formulierung in einem Gespräch mit der F.A.Z. Rücktrittsforderungen eingetragen hat, äußert sich der Chef der Euro-Finanzminister nun noch einmal. Und sagt, es handele sich um ein Missverständnis.

22.03.2017, von Werner Mussler, Brüssel  – FAZ  – www.mesop.de

 

MESOP NEWS : Turkey attacks Kurdish villages in Syria’s Afrin, dozens of civilian casualties reported

 March 23, 2017    – ARA News – Turkey’s military forces on Wednesday launched an offensive on the Kurdish district of Afrin in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo Governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, eyewitnesses and officials told ARA News.

The Turkish Army initiated the offensive by shelling the villages of Malla Khalil and Der Ballout in the Jinderis area of Afrin. Several houses were destroyed and dozens of civilians were killed or injured during the attack.

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MESOP NEWS “FACING GENEVA AGAIN” : SYRIAN PKK/PYD KURDS TRAINED BY RUSSIA & WHILE US PAY THE COSTS FOR MAINTAINIG THE FIGHT

Russia wants Syrian Kurds in Geneva talks despite Turkey’s resistance

March 23, 2017  – ARA News – Russia will work with Turkey to seek Kurdish involvement at intra-Syrian negotiations despite Ankara’s ambivalent stance toward the Kurds, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. “We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners, including through contacts on the Astana platform, but it is not possible to postpone it in the long run,” Lavrov said at a news briefing.He noted the importance of “finding a solution on how to attract the Kurds to the Geneva talks.”

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MESOP TODAYS TOP OF THE AGENDA : A WELLKNOWN ISLAMIST – NOT A SINGLE LONE WOOLF

PM Says London Terror Suspect British-Born

British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the slain suspect in an attack at the British Parliament yesterday was British-born (Guardian) and previously investigated by security agencies for extremist views. May said the attack, the deadliest in the United Kingdom since subway bombings more than a decade ago, was “inspired by international terrorism” (WaPo) but likely carried out alone. The knife-wielding attacker, whose name has not been made public, was shot and killed after he killed three people, including a police officer. Forty people were injured as the assailant used a sport utility vehicle to run over pedestrians (NYT) before exiting the vehicle to attack the officer on foot. British police arrested eight people overnight (Al Jazeera) in raids across the country.

ANALYSIS

“The attack occurred on Parliament’s busiest day of the week, when the prime minister appears for her weekly questions session and the House of Commons is packed with visitors. The Palace of Westminster, the ancient seat of the British Parliament, is surrounded by heavy security, with high walls, armed officers and metal detectors. But just outside the compound are busy roads packed with cars and pedestrians. The attack—a low-tech, high-profile assault on the most potent symbol of British democracy—fits the profile of earlier strikes in major European capitals that have raised threat levels across the continent in recent years,” Karla Adam and Brian Murphy write for the Washington Post.

“The U.K. announced last year it was sharply increasing the number of police officers trained to handle firearms. More than 90 percent of police officers are unarmed, with only specialist firearms teams permitted to carry submachine guns and pistols capable of killing a hostile suspect. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said security would be reviewed to see whether arrangements at Parliament were adequate and whether police at the front gates should be armed,” Jenny Gross writes for the Wall Street Journal.

“The police and security services monitor about three thousand Britons, mainly Islamists, whom they regard as potentially capable of domestic terrorism. Of these, about five hundred are the subject of active investigations and only a limited number become the targets of physical surveillance. The Guardian understands the attacker was not one of them. He was regarded as posing so little threat that he did not even make the list of three thousand,” Jamie Grierson and Ewen MacAskill write for the Guardian.

 

MESOP WITH MEMRI REPORT TODAY / THE LONDON TERROR ATTACK ON SOCIAL ISLAMIST MEDIA

The Middle East Media Research Institute

Supporters of Islamic State (ISIS) celebrated the March 22, 2017 London attack on social media, expressing confidence that the perpetrator had acted on behalf of the organization. The following are some examples:

A Telegram user wrote: “A single Muslim put all of Britain into a state of alert and stopped traffic in London, even though they killed him, may Allah accept him [as a martyr]. Just think [how scared they would have been] if he were still alive or if there had been two lions like him. The infidels are such cowards.”

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A user on the pro-ISIS Telegram channel “Tactical Retreat” wrote: “The final outcome of the London raid, which targeted the Parliament building, was four dead Crusaders and 40 wounded, among them soldiers and police officers. The attacker was also killed. The Anglo-Saxon security apparatuses have not revealed his identity, but they did say he carried out the attack in response to the calls by the Islamic State to attack in the heart of the countries [that belong to] the Crusader alliance [the international coalition against ISIS]. We ask Allah to bring the harshest torment upon the Anglo-Saxon Christians, and to accept the one who carried out the attack among the martyrs if he [really] is, as I believe, one of Allah’s Muslim worshippers.”

The “Exclamation” Telegram channel, which is popular with Islamists, posted a video of British Prime Minister Theresa May speaking in Parliament about the attack and commented: “In the very place where Britain’s criminal prime minister Theresa May declared she was willing to use nuclear weapons and kill hundreds of thousands of women and children, they are now mourning five people who were killed yesterday in London. In this very place, the British House of Commons, decisions were taken throughout history, without batting an eyelid, to wage wars all over the world that led to the death of tens of millions. Today they are standing to mourn five people killed yesterday in London. [This is their] democracy, humanity, civilization and so on.”

An English-speaking ISIS supporter wrote on Facebook: “Alhamdulilah [praise Allah]… it seems that the message is getting out”|

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Another English-speaking supporter wrote on Telegram: “Awww innocent England, [the] butcher of thousands of Muslims, got some taste of its own medicine.”

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The pro-ISIS Telegram channel “War news / Ummah news” reposted the image below promising attacks in the UK.

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As news of the attack began to spread, French-speaking jihadis exchanged the following comments in a closed Telegram chat room: “It seems that something is happening now in London. –Death to the infidels, May Allah break their backs. – Amen. Mashallah, an attack in London. Lions have hit the enemy in his den. – Praise Allah, have you seen [the reports] about London[?] Inshallah [Allah willing], there will be many dead. – Inshallah. –The infidels are being targeted everywhere, may Allah send them to hell. – Amen. – Inshallah, you hit us, we hit you back.”

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Turkey still determined to play role in final Raqqa assault

MESOP NEWS EXPERTLINE – WITH FEHIM TASTEKIN (AL MONITOR)

23 March 2017 – It sounded dramatic: The leaders of 50 Syrian Arab tribes met in Sanliurfa, Turkey, and announced they would set up the Army of Al-Jazirah and Euphrates Tribes to end Russian and Iranian occupation of Syria and cleanse the Euphrates and Al Jazeera areas of the Islamic State (IS), the Kurdish nationalist Democratic Union Party/Kurdistan Workers Party (PYD/PKK), Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Sheikh Rafi al Raco Ukla represented the Shaitat tribe. In his opening speech at the March 14 meeting, he thanked Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for their assistance and added, “The US supports the PYD. The PYD is not different from [IS]. They deported many families from their homes in more than 50 villages.”

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MESOP INSIDER Turkey: A Sunni Iran in the Making? – By Burak Bekdil, March 22, 2017

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 431, March 22, 2017 – Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based columnist. He regularly writes for the Gatestone Institute and Defense News and is a fellow at the Middle East Forum.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The rising tide of an aggressive blend of nationalism and Islamism might be prompting Ankara to pursue its own WMDs, and its preference appears to be long-range missiles. As Turkey feels more threatened by real or (mostly) imagined enemies, it increasingly views maximum possible military deterrence as essential to both survival (a defensive goal) and assertiveness (an offensive one). Precise long-range missiles are an unlikely acquisition, and nuclear warheads even more so. What matters is not whether Turkey can build up a dangerous arsenal but why it wants one.

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