MESOP TURKEY STRIKES HEAVILY IS

Pro-rebel Twitter account also said Turkey carried out airstrikes on IS-targets in Al-Bab

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Der syrische Philosoph Al-Azm – Die Regierung muss säkular sein – Von Henry Bernard Levy

MESOP WORTE UNSERES FREUNDES SADEK AL AZM : “Kurden, Schiiten und Sunniten bekämpfen sich. Es erscheint vernünftig, dass sie eines Tages einsehen, dass die Regierung nicht kurdisch, sunnitisch oder schiitisch sein kann, sondern säkular sein muss, technokratisch – jedenfalls neutral gegenüber der schiitischen, der kurdischen, der sunnitischen Loyalität. Auch Europa hat das irgendwann begriffen und mit dem Westfälischen Frieden besiegelt. Und die Geschichte arbeitet!”

Der Krieg in Syrien, aber nicht nur dort, sei vielleicht ein notwendiger Prozess, sagt der syrische Philosoph Sadiq al-Azm über die Konflikte im Nahen Osten. Irgendwann, so seine Hoffnung, würden Sunniten, Schiiten und Kurden einsehen, dass nur ein säkularer Staat Frieden bringen könne.

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MESOP: DIE ANTIFA-DDR WAR DEUTSCH & BRAUNER – Von Frey Klier

BRAUNES ERBE DER DDR – “Neger”, “Fidschis” und die Heuchelei der Linken

Die DDR-Bürger misstrauten Normabweichungen. Und die SED bereitete den Nährboden für Rassismus und Ausländerfeindlichkeit.

Im Jahre 1993 füllte der Bundesvorsitzende der Republikaner, Franz Schönhuber, die zu dieser Zeit dünne westliche Personaldecke seiner Partei mit Kadern aus dem Osten auf. Für besonders förderungswürdig aber hielt er einen Professor, der zuvor langjähriges SED-Mitglied und Leiter des Bereiches Soziologie an der Sektion Wissenschaftlicher Kommunismus der Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig war. Dieser wurde sächsischer Landesvorsitzender der rechtsradikalen Republikaner. Im Juni 1993 stand ein Parteitag in Augsburg an und mit ihm ein “Akt der nationalen Versöhnung”.Dementsprechend schwärmt der Parteichef von der DDR. Mal fand er: “Die DDR war viel deutscher als die Bundesrepublik. Hier herrschte noch Familiensinn und nicht diese Ellbogengesellschaft.” Mal lobte er den “ordentlichen Stechschritt” in der DDR, mal deren “weitgehende Ausländerfreiheit”. Diese Sichtweise teilte Schönhuber mit etlichen Bürgern der verblichenen DDR und vielen sozialistischen Genossen.

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MESOP NEWS OF THE HOUR

Syrian refugee receives £40,000 in donations in 24 hours after viral photo selling pens | via @Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/lebanon/11830463/Syrian-refugee-receives-40000-in-donations-in-24-hours-after-viral-photo-selling-pens.html …

MESOP : EYES ON EUROPE

Yazidi students abandon Arabic script with eye toward Europe http://almon.co/2i4t  via @AlMonitor

MESOP : GREAT PROGRESS

Kurdish Fighters Seize Iraqi Territory From Islamic State http://www.voanews.com/content/kurdish-fighters-seize-iraqi-territory-villages-from-islamic-state/2937308.html …

 

MESOP : FIRST TIME

Pro-Kurdish MPs join Turkey cabinet @bbcworld #HDP http://bbc.in/1LB3sby 

 

MESOP BY JOEL WING (MUSINGS)

Emergence of new Sunni leadership in Iraq unlikely to happen & not likely to win over IS cadre http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2015/08/csis-what-isis-really-wants.html …

MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY: OBAMA AND MIDDLE EAST ? – NO – NO HOPE – NO FUTURE!

Fight to Save Iraq From Islamic State, Via Syria

By Greg Sheridan – THE AUSTRALIAN  – 29 Aug 2015 – The US, as Barack Obama until quite recently was wont to freely admit, has no discernible strategy for the Middle East, either for the region as a whole or for Iraq and Syria specifically. It has some strategic intent. But intent is not strategy. It wishes, Kumbaya-like, that the folks in the region would just get along. And it is taking some actions, specifically bombing targets associated with Islamic State, or Daesh, as it is sometimes known.It wants the government in Iraq to maintain itself and gradually win back some of the territory it has lost to Islamic State. But it has no broad strategy for achieving any objectives in Syria and precious little for the rest of the region. Nonetheless, Obama has asked Tony Abbott to expand Australia’s efforts to include direct bombing of targets in Syria.

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MESOP FLASH : Ali Haydar Konca will act as EU affairs minister and Muslum Dogan as development minister, Davutoglu said in a press announcement. Both are lawmakers from the HDP.

New Turkish interim government includes two pro-Kurdish MPs

ANKARA,— 29 Aug 2015 – MESOP – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved the makeup of the provisional government that will run the country until November 1 elections, including for the first time pro-Kurdish MPs.

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MESOP : Turkey’s Counterterrorism Policies: Targeting ISIS and the PKK / BY AARON STEIN – The Atlantic Council

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY) – Turkey has recently launched a large-scale anti-terror campaign targeting Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) networks and suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)—a US, EU, and Turkish designated terror group. Turkish President Recep Tayyıp Erdoğan has argued that Ankara does not distinguish between these two groups, indicating that they both pose an equal threat to Turkish security.
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WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA) MESOP REPORT : Syria’s Druze ‘Not Part of This War’

29 Aug 2015 – Syria Deeply had the rare opportunity to speak to Druze – who find it increasingly difficult to maintain neutrality in the ongoing civil war – in the city of Sweida. Despite disputes within the community about whether to take a position, Syrian Druze are united in their concern about their future in the country. Religious and ethnic minorities have been targeted by Islamist armed groups in Syria throughout the last four years of bloodshed, and theDruze community is no exception. Shawki, a 24-year-old university student, says that, although it has become increasingly difficult for Druze to stay neutral, he wants no part of the fighting.

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MESOP : THEY ALL LOVE “MAMA MERKEL” / AN “ANGEL CALLED ANGELA!” / REFUGGEES

On Syria: Germany stands out, stands up / By Joyce Karam (AL ARABIYA NEWS)

28 August 2015 – Joyce Karam – They’re calling her “Mama Merkel,” sending her love messages on twitter and showing gratitude unseen recently for a Syrian or Arab leader. Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel is being celebrated by many Syrians this week, for defying EU rules and showing compassion to a refugee population that’s been let down all too often in the last four years.

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MESOP – MESOPOTAMIA KURDISTAN DAILY NEWSSAMPLER

Mezopotamian Development Society (Registered) GERMANY – FRANKFURT

THE MOST REQUESTED DAILY & ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSSERVICE ON KURDISTAN FOR THE HIGHLY INVOLVED PEOPLE – Watch our website : www.mesop.de   / mesop@mesop.de

MESOP TODAYS HEADLINE

“If the president’s bet on Iran’s transformation does not prove to be immediately and demonstrably right, his larger project could suffer the same fate as Bush’s in the hands of his successor.”

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MESOP : SWP GERMAN THINK TANK

Berichte über ein Geheimabkommen #Iran#IAEO sorgen für heftige Kritik. @meier_oliver fordert Transparenz http://bit.ly/SWP15KG0828  #IranDeal

COMMENTARY BY RYAN GRIM – Ryan Grim@ryangrim 1h1 hour ago

The debate over the Iran deal is now 4 votes away from being over http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/here-are-the-wobbly-democrats-who-could-make-or-break-the-iran-deal_55db3e83e4b08cd3359c9adb …

MESOP : GERMAN FOREIGN OFFICE AND EAST GERMAN (FORMER DDR) REFUGEES & SYRIA

Auswärtiges Amt@AuswaertigesAmt 21h21 hours ago

.@martin_speer Bericht ist echt! Haben in unserem Archiv das Original gefunden. #Flüchtlinge #Solidarität @MiRo_SPD Watch Document – http://www.mesop.de/?p=64015

PDKI@PDKIRAN Aug 26

#PDKI members raise the Kurdish national flag outside Bokan in eastern #Kurdistan #Twitterkurds https://www.facebook.com/PDKI1945/videos/10153523789404383/ … #Iran #Rojhelat

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MESOP IN CONTRARY TO PUTIN

U.S. Embassy Syria@USEmbassySyria 34m34 minutes ago

Asad has proven through his brutal+repressive tactics that he has lost all legitimacy, and he must go as part of a genuine pol. transition.

MESOP : RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT MEETS APO’S MAN IN SLEMANI – Watch pictures : http://www.mesop.de/?p=64029

MESOP : QUOTATION BY CEMIL BAYIK – PKK LEADER

Bayik: The PKK’s name won’t be crossed off those lists until Turkey says it can be (Niqash)

Bayik: we will agree to stop fighting #Turkey if the #US gets involved, and if a monitoring committee is created to ensure truce (Niqash)

Cemil Bayik denies rumours he met with US officials http://www.niqash.org/en/articles/security/5091 …

‘The PKK Will Agree to Stop Fighting Turkey If The US Mediates’ http://www.niqash.org/en/articles/security/5091 … via @niqash

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MESOP : MISTER EDELMANNS POINT OF VIEW – America’s Dangerous Bargain With Turkey

By Eric S. Edelman – New York Times – 2015-08-28 – WASHINGTON — AFTER a year of intense diplomatic negotiations, the Turkish government is now permitting the United States to use Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base, which will allow American aircraft to fly missions in Syria and Iraq with greater operational effectiveness and economic efficiency.The price of this agreement, however, may well be too high in the long run, both for the success of America’s anti-Islamic State campaign and for the stability of Turkey. That’s because the Turkish government’s recent change of heart and its sudden willingness to allow American access to the Incirlik base was driven by domestic political considerations, rather than a fundamental rethinking of its Syria strategy. Read all: http://www.mesop.de/?p=64007

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP : NEW STATEMENTS EVERY DAY – Turkey and U.S. Joint Plan for Syria Confirmed by Pentagon

After the White House denied earlier this week that the United States and Turkey had agreed on a plan for joint Turkish and U.S. strikes on Syria, the Pentagon confirmed that an arrangement has been reached. “It could take a few days to put these technical arrangements into place at the operational level,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told reporters. The plan will integrate Turkish airstrikes into the U.S.-led air campaign but it is unclear how it addresses Turkey’s proposal for a safe zone in Syrian territory. Full Txt http://www.mesop.de/?p=64011

MESOP : Urgent Plea For 6 YPG Fighters Handed Over To al-Nusra By Turkey

28 Aug 2015 – An urgent plea has been made by the Executive Assembly of the Efrîn canton for information on the fate of six injured YPG fighters who were handed over to al-Nusra and Ahrar ash-Sham by Turkey late last month, reports an article from Özgür Gündem. Read all: http://www.mesop.de/?p=64023

MESOP TODAYS OPINION BY JOOST LAGENDIJK / Stop creating Kurdish autonomous areas

August 25, 2015, Tuesday – Todays Zaman Commentay – In the last two weeks, several Kurdish majority regions, cities and city districts in the Southeast have declared autonomy.It started on Aug. 10 in Silopi and Cizre in Şırnak province, later followed by similar declarations in the Silvan district of Diyarbakır, in Tunceli (Dersim in Kurdish) and in Batman province. It is not always clear who is responsible for these announcements. In Şırnak, it was the local People’s Assembly, linked to the Democratic Regions Party (DBP), a Kurdish organization close to the main pro-Kurdish party the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and sympathetic to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). In Tunceli the PKK made the call, while in other places it was again the DBP who took the initiative. Read all: http://www.mesop.de/?p=64027

EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)

The International Atomic Energy Agency expressed concern about recent construction at the Iranian military facility at Parchin that could interfere with its efforts to inspect the facility for nuclear research believed to have occurred there. Full txt http://www.mesop.de/?p=64013

MESOP : A QUITE NEW PRETTY THOUGHT !

THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL IS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IRAQ TROOP SURGE

By James Jeffrey – August 28, 2015 – Washington Post – If the president’s bet on Iran’s transformation does not prove to be immediately and demonstrably right, his larger project could suffer the same fate as Bush’s in the hands of his successor.
The drama is breathtaking. A decisive president makes a crucial decision on the Middle East issue that defines his tenure, a decision that could transform not just the specific situation but regional security. Yet he has just lost both houses of Congress, opinion polls on the decision are heading south, lawmakers are up in arms, and even some in his administration have doubts. But rather than hesitate, he drives ahead. Read all: http://www.mesop.de/?p=64025

Opinion: Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, and Obama’s Illusions / By Amir Taheri

Aawsat 28 Aug 2015 – Promoting the “deal” he claims he has made with Iran, President Barack Obama is trying to cast himself as heir to a tradition of “peace through negotiations” followed by US presidents for decades. In that context he has named Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan as shining examples, with the subtext that he hopes to join their rank in history.

Obama quotes JFK as saying one should not negotiate out of fear but should not be afraid of negotiating either.To start with, those who oppose the supposed “deal” with Iran never opposed negotiations; they oppose the result it has produced.Obama pretends that the alternative to the “deal” that he is marketing is war. Needless to say, that is not a serious argument. Read all: http://www.mesop.de/?p=64032

MESOP : THE GERMAN IDIOT OF AN EXPERT !

“Entwicklung in der Irak- und Syrienkrise: Ein neues Kurdistan entsteht” | SWR2

ARD Mediathek – 28 Aug 2015 – Audio Entwicklung in der Irak- und Syrienkrise: Ein neues Kurdistan entsteht: Interview mit Prof. Udo Steinbach, Fachbereich Naher Osten und Nord-Afrika an der HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platformew mit Prof. Udo Steinbach, Fachbereich Naher Osten und Nord-Afrika an der HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform

…. Sagt Herr Udo, der jahrelang genau dies verneinte und über 10 Jahre den Erdogan charmierte, und der nun, nachdem ihn das Orient Institut Hamburg aus guten Gründen nicht mehr wollte, wie dann auch die Marburger Universität nie mehr nicht – einen Kleinjob bei der VIADRINA unterhält.

Todeslisten – VON THOMAS VON DER OSTEN-SACKEN

Verschwindenlassen war und ist bis heute eine besonders beliebte Form des Terrors in nahöstlichen Diktaturen. Manchmal wissen Angehörige über Jahre nicht, ob die Verschwundenen noch leben oder längst in irgend einem Foltergefängnis exekutiert wurden. Bis heute werden im Irak noch regelmäßig Massengräber aus der Zeit Saddam Husseins entdeckt, das irakische Ba’ath Regime ließ Hunderttausende verschwinden und keineswegs in Einzelfällen wussten Irakis über Jahrzehnte nicht, was mit ihren Familienmitgliedern oder Freunden geschehen war. Wer auch nur fragte, riskierte sein Leben.

Dass in Syrien die Namen vieler vom Regime zu Tode gefolteter inzwischen veröffentlich wurden, ist lediglich “Caesar” zu verdanken, der zehntausende Photos ins Ausland schmuggelte und veröffentlichte.

Der Islamische Staat, es müsste sich inzwischen herumgesprochen haben, ist ganz in die Fußstapfen dieser Regimes getreten, erfindet wenig neu, schließlich sind es auch Anhänger des 2003 gestürzten irakischen Diktators, die maßgeblich an seinem Aufbau beteiligt waren.

Wenig erstaunlich also, dass in Gebieten, aus denen der IS vertrieben wurden, neue Massengräber auftauchen:

Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by jihadists near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister said Thursday.

In Mosul dagegen haben sie sich etwas Neues einfallen lassen. Sie veröffentlichenjetzt Namenslisten:

The IS group had published a list of over 2,000 names, all of whom had been executed by the group, which bases it’s ideology on arcane and brutal practices. Locals in Mosul are punished for everything from smoking to watching football games to adultery with lashings, stonings and death.

Hassan had heard conflicting reports about his father and he hoped that he might still be alive. But he also suspected he might have been murdered by the IS group. The list could be his family’s chance to find out for sure.

In Mosul there are literally thousands of missing persons, most of them thought to be arrested and in prisons run by the IS group. Nobody knows their fate, whether they are alive or dead – and this is the first time that the IS group have published such a list.

The “death list” as locals have called it, contained 2,070 names and copies of it were hung on the walls of what the IS group calls it’s Islamic Police Stations.

As word of the lists spread, local people rushed to the police stations to scan the names for information about their missing relatives and friends.

MESOP : EIN WAHRER MANN GOTTES !

Spendet Kippen – VON THOMAS VON DER OSTEN-SACKEN

Ein Mann Gottes, eine prima Initiative:

Zur Stadtrat-Sitzung am Mittwochabend forderte Jenas Jugendpfarrer und Mitglied des Stadtrates, Lothar König (Bürger für Jena), in seinem Redebeitrag die Jenaer Bürger auf, sich an der neuen Initiative „Zigaretten statt Spielzeug“ zu beteiligen.

“Viele Flüchtlinge würden Raucher sein und könnten sich die teuren Zigaretten nicht leisten”, so König. Er betonte, dass diese Initiative nicht kinderfeindlich sei, “aber was sollen die Erwachsenen mit Spielzeug. Denkt doch mal an diese armen Leute und kauft mal eine Packung Zigaretten!” Ein Nebeneffekt der Initiative sei auch, dass man bei dieser Form der Hilfe mit den Menschen besser ins Gespräch käme.

DER GENERALBUNDESANWALT BEIM BUNDESGERICHTSHOF (GBA)

GBA: Festnahme eines mutmaßlichen Mitglieds der ausländischen terroristischen Vereinigung “Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans” (PKK)

28.08.2015 – 11:37 Karlsruhe (ots) – Die Bundesanwaltschaft hat am Mittwoch (26. August 2015) auf Grund eines Haftbefehls des Ermittlungsrichters des Bundesgerichtshofs vom 11. August 2015 den 57-jährigen türkischen Staatsangehörigen Bedrettin K.durch Beamte des Bundeskriminalamts festnehmen lassen. Der Beschuldigte ist dringend verdächtig, sich als Mitglied an der ausländischen terroristischen Vereinigung “Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans” (PKK) beteiligt zu haben (§ 129b Abs. 1 i.V.m. § 129a Abs. 1 StGB). Volltext : http://www.mesop.de/?p=64034

Prinzipienfeste Antisemiten – VON THOMAS VON DER OSTEN-SACKEN

In Teheran, da weiß man noch, was Standfestigkeit ist. Und lässt einen Auftritt von Daniel Barenboim nicht zu, weil er Israeli ist.

Man stelle sich mal vor, wie von der New York Times bis zur SPD alle ins Jauchzen gekommen wären. Barenboim in Teheran. Bitteschön, die Iraner laden einen Israeli ein, der muss nur kritisch gegenüber der Okkupation sein. Da sehen wir es doch. Wandel durch Annäherung und das alles Dank des großartigen, friedensstiftenden Iran Deals, den nur die bösen, kriegslüsternen Republikaner und Netanjahu verhindern wollen. Die Artikel hätten sich von selbst geschrieben. Eine Steilvorlage wär’s gewesen.

Aber der Antisemit , und das wollen und können sie alle offenbar nicht verstehen, hat eben feste Prinzipien, zu denen er steht, koste es was es wolle, Kompromisse wären nur Verrat an seinem hehren Ziel, am Ende in der Welt für Frieden und Gerechtigkeit zu sorgen, und die sind nur zu erreichen, geduldig erklären sie es in Teheran wieder und wieder, indem man die Juden bzw. ihren Staat auslöscht.

Barenboim sollte offenbar das kulturelle Rahmenprogramm für einen Staatsbesuch von Angela Merkel liefern:

Sources deep within the Staatskapelle in Berlin are telling us that the orchestra has been asked to accompany Chancellor Angela Merkel to Teheran in October for the signing of the nuclear agreement.

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