MESOP TODAY’S OPINION : OBAMA’S WEAK DAYS

  • Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’ : Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency (UPDATED)

By Adam Kredo – The Washington Free Bacon – The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS).

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MESOP LATEST : Disputes break out among FSA rebels in Kobane

November 1, 2014 – ARA News – Suruc, Turkey – A group of 14 fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), who entered the city of Kobane two days ago, returned to Turkey after rifts among them concerning distribution of arms, a military source in Kobane told ARA News on Friday.

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MESOP : ERDOGAN’S WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN – Erdogan slams world’s support for Kobane, Hollande prevaricates

Reuters/Philippe Wojazer – By RFI – 31 Oct 2014 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the US and its allies for paying too much attention to the Syrian town of Kobane, where Kurdish forces are fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group, during a visit to Paris on Friday.”Why are coalition forces continually bombing this town of Kobane?” Erdogan asked at a press conference after meeting French President François Hollande. “We talk about nothing other than Kobane which is on the Turkish border and where there is no one left any more except 2,000 people fighting.”

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MESOP :WATCH TODAY’S INSIDE VIDEO / AUDIO REPORT FROM INSIDE KOBANI

Kurdish official: We need more weapons / 50 FSA Fighters now inside Kobani

31- Oct 2014 – Hala Gorani speaks to Idris Nassan, a Kurdish official. He says Kurdish forces need more weapons to defeat IS in Kobani. Watch Video Report from inside Kobane : http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/kurdish-official-we-need-more-weapons/vi-BBbVm6I

MESOP LATEST : Is Syrian army heading for victory in Aleppo?

Khaled Attallah – AL MONITOR  – 31- Oct 2014 – HAMA, Syria — Violent battles erupted between opposition forces — namely the Hazm Movement and Jabhat al-Nusra — and the Syrian army, before the latter on Oct. 23 took control over the strategic town of Murak in Hama’s northern countryside, where the flags of the opposition were taken down and Syria’s flag with the two green stars rose in the town’s main square.

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MESOP : WATCH ISTANBUL KURDISH RIOTS / VIDEO

Istanbul’s Kurdish Riots – 31-10-2014 – As the battle between Kurds and Islamic State militants rages on in the Syrian border town of Kobane, Kurds in neighboring Turkey are becoming increasingly angry at the Turkish government’s failure to intervene. And so protestors have taken to the streets in cities such as Ankara and Istanbul to show their support for both the Kurds fighting in Kobane and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a resistance group in Turkey classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, and several other Western nations.

VICE News traveled to Istanbul, where a memorial march for two fighters who died in Kobane devolved into a night of chaos. Amid clouds of police teargas, we spoke to members of a PKK youth wing as they threw Molotov cocktails and shouted support for Kurds in Turkey and Kobane. https://news.vice.com/video/istanbuls-kurdish-riots

AUF DEM WEG IN DIE SOVIET-REPUBLIK DER PKK

Während Dilar Dirik, Vorzeigefrau der PKK, der Zeitschrift “konkret” ein Interview gibt, behauptet sie an anderer Stelle munter, der israelische Geheimdienst Mossad sei an der Entführung Öcalans beteiligt gewesen.

Israel sieht “Dämonisierung” des Mossad

FAZ-Bericht über Beteiligung an Entführung von PKK-Chef Öcalan als “falsch” zurückgewiesen

In Israel zeigt man sich besorgt über die langfristigen Auswirkungen der Entführung des kurdischen Untergrundführers Abdullah Öcalan. Vor allem nach wiederholten Meldungen, der israelische Auslandsgeheimdienst Mossad sei an dessen Entführung aus Kenia beteiligt gewesen.”Leider läßt sich der Eindruck nicht vermeiden, daß die Dämonisierungsbemühungen gegenüber dem Mossad einen neuen Höhepunkt erreicht haben,” kommentierte ein hochrangiger Diplomat im israelischen Außenministerium einen entsprechenden Bericht der “Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung” (FAZ).Die israelischen Medien, deren Geheimdienstexperten sonst meist als erste spektakuläre Aktionen und auch Fehlschläge des Mossad enthüllen, wurden bislang nicht fündig. “Alle Berichte über Mossad-Hilfe an der Entführung Öcalans berufen sich auf Spekulationen,” erklärte ein Ex-Mossad Agent.

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MESOP : ASSAD’S CHLORGASANGRIFFE NEHMEN ZU – DEUTSCHE LINKE HÄLT WEITER ZUM GAS-FÜHRER

Giftgas-Einsatz in Syrien : Chemiewaffen nach zweierlei Maß

Das syrische Regime setzt offenbar weiter Chlorgas gegen seine Gegner ein. International wird das kaum noch verurteilt – anders als entsprechende Angriffe durch den „Islamischen Staat“.

31.10.2014, von MARKUS BICKEL, KAIRO – FAZ – Das Muster sei stets das gleiche, sagen Militärfachleute: Sobald es Einheiten des syrischen Machthabers Baschar al Assad nicht mehr gelinge, von der Opposition gehaltene Gebiete mit konventionellen Mitteln einzunehmen, griffen sie auf den Einsatz von Chlorgas zurück.

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MESOP : A NEW LEGAL SYSTEM FOR SYRIA ?

MESOP Syria Daily: Economic Difficulties in Damascus — “Unimaginable Prices for the Winter”

By Scott Lucas October 31, 2014 07:58 Updated – eaworldview – LATEST: Insurgents Form “Peace Corps” To Prevent Further In-Fighting Between Factions Sharply rising prices for heating oil and diesel fuel, food, and other essentials. Falling business for traders. Difficulties paying rent. This is a snapshot of life in Damascus after 43 months of the Syrian crisis, offered by Diaa Hadid of the Associated Press. This month, the government raised the subsidized price of diesel fuel from 36 cents to 48 cents a liter and of heating oil went from 73 cents a liter to 85 cents.

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MESOP : CHUCK HAGEL = ASSAD BENEFITS FROM COALITION IR STRIKES

U.N. Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang said in a briefing Thursday the humanitarian crisis in Syria is worsening and that “The collective punishment inflicted upon civilians is appalling.” U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura proposed an “action plan” of implementing local cease-fires, or “incremental freeze zones,” to allow for aid deliveries and local mediation efforts. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday acknowledged the Syrian regime is benefiting from U.S.-led airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria, however he noted the United States is pursuing a long-term strategy in the region.

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