MESOP : Iran’s foreign policy in Yemen & Iraq / Arab fear of the “extended arm of Iran” – An Ogoing Iranian takeover
By Ali Sadrzadeh © Qantara.de 2014 (Hessischer Rundfunk) – The recent capture of Sanaa by Zaidi fighters was celebrated in the Iranian media as a “victory for the revolutionaries”. The Arab press, by contrast, accused Iran of trying to influence events in Yemen after already getting involved in Iraq and Syria. The conflict increasingly threatens to be seen as an exclusively Sunni–Shia power struggle. By Ali Sadrzadeh. “The Islamic revolution already controls three capital cities. Very soon they will be followed by Yemen’s capital; then Saudi Arabia will be next!” Does this sound like the victory announcement of a proud field officer on the brink of the successful conclusion of a military campaign? Or does it sound like the gleeful exclamation of someone who will soon be in possession of all the pieces of his puzzle? On 18 September last, the Iranian parliamentarian Alireza Zakani gathered students from the paramilitary organisation known as the Basij around him in the city of Mashhad in north-eastern Iran to explain to them the Iranian offensive in the region.
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Kurdish Politician: Iraq Has Become Part of Iran
23.10.2014 - Nuwar Faqie – BasNews, Erbil – A well-known Kurdish politician has accused Iraqi new Prime Minister of being a lot closer to Iran then former Iraqi PM Maliki.
Veteran Kurdish politician and former Iraqi deputy prime minister Barham Salih talks to Charlie Rose about the fight for the town of Kobani, on the Turkey-Syria border — and why keeping it from falling into the hands of ISIS is vital in the fight against the Islamic state.
Watch & Listen : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecH1Ql12850
MESOP BACKGROUND : KOBANE IS ONLY A SMALL PAWN IN THE GAME = IRAN GET’S IRAQ & SYRIA & OBAMA GETS AN AGREEMENT APART FROM US CONGRESS INFLUENCE
White House Seeks Support from Allies, Congress for Potential Iran Deal
By JAY SOLOMON And CAROL E. LEE – Oct. 23, 2014 7:41 p.m. ET – Wall Street Journal – WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is promoting a possible nuclear agreement with Iran to allies, Congress and U.S. policy makers in an effort to win support ahead of a late November deadline. Significant divisions remain between Tehran and global powers in negotiations that seek to constrain Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of Western sanctions, senior officials stressed in interviews this week. But these officials also said important progress has been made in recent talks in Vienna and New York. The White House has subsequently decided to begin more aggressively outlining to various partners the contours of a prospective deal with Tehran, and its potential merits, they said. “This is a period of heightened activity. And it’s a chance to level-set people on where we are,” said a senior U.S. official working on Iran. “There’s a stepped-up effort to show people what this deal might look like.”
Kurdish official denies deal on FSA help in Kobani / Daily Star Lebanon
24-10-2014 – The co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish PYD said Friday that no agreement has been reached yet on the passage of Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters into the besieged border town of Kobani: Saleh Muslim told Reuters via phone from Brussels.He referred to the Turkish President’s comments that 1,300 FSA fighters had been cleared to cross into Kobani. Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Oct-24/275214-erdogan-says-kurdish-pyd-agrees-to-allow-1300-fsa-fighters-to-kobani-tallinn.ashx#ixzz3H42yAbEg
DER AUFBAU DES RÄTESOZIALISMUS IN ROJAVA ALS REIHENEIGENTÜMER-HAUS / PYD LEHNT HILFE VON FSA AB / Siehe dazu: http://www.mesop.de/?p=54185
1300 syrische Rebellen wollen Kurden in Kobane helfen
ZEIT ONLINE - Tallinn (AFP) 1300 Kämpfer der gemäßigten Rebellengruppe Freie Syrische Armee (FSA) sind nach Angaben der Türkei bereit, den Verteidigern der … http://www.zeit.de/news/2014-10/24/tuerkei-erdogan-1300-syrische-rebellen-wollen-kurden-in-kobane-helfen-24123603
Anschlag in Ottawa – Der innere Feind / PATRICK Bahner (FAZ) / KOMMENTAR
Der Anschlag von Ottawa traf Kanada nicht unvorbereitet. Im Gegenteil. Die Kanadier wissen, dass sie mit ihren inneren Feinden leben müssen.
Gerade die Linke war es, deren multikulturelle Geschichtspolitik ein Bewußtsein dafür geschaffen hat, daß der kanadische Staat, das Produkt einer kolonialen Landnahme, nie unschuldig gewesen ist. Die Kanadier wissen, dass sie mit ihren inneren Feinden leben müssen. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/anschlag-in-ottawa-der-innere-feind-13226320.html
…. Zwar waren die angeblich nicht un“vorbereiteten Kanadier“ denkbar überrascht und „wußten“ offenbar noch nicht so recht, daß sie „mit ihrem“ ganz persönlichen „inneren Feind“ leben müssen, der sich ihnen, – den früheren Armutsmigranten aus aller Welt, – nun ganz im Geiste „multikultureller“ Erinnerungspolitik als geborener Antikolonialist erstmals blutig äußerte - da sagt ihnen das schon im Namen der Linken der Mann von der FAZ.
Der ist zwar kein „kluger Kopf“ mehr und wahrhaftig dümmer als die taz, ahnt aber nun, die daß die von ihm argumentativ reproduzierte Mittelstandsgesellschaft nicht mehr länger damit rechnen kann, auf eigenem Terrain ungestört in wellness sich durchzupfuschen, indem man sich aus allen Krisen raushält: sondern daß auch aus den in Europa+ im Westen entstehenden wachsenden Banlieus ab sofortmit größeren heißen Konflikten fest zu rechnen ist.
Darauf müßte man eine Antwort wissen, statt mit dem „Feind“ nur leben „müssen“, in gated areas, versteht sich. Après nous le déluge
U.S.-Arab Counterterrorism Cooperation in a Region Ripe for Extremism
Michele Dunne, Frederic Wehrey – POLICY OUTLOOK OCTOBER 23, 2014 – Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East. – U.S. cooperation with Arab allies against terrorist groups is essential—and also problematic. Many Arab governments are fueling the very extremism they purport to fight and looking for cover from the United States for increasingly repressive policies. Washington needs a holistic counterterrorism strategy that ensures its Arab allies do not use U.S. assistance to perpetuate terrorism and that supports those in Arab societies best able to combat radicalization.
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi – 24-10-2014 – Jabhat Ansar al-Din [Supporters/Partisans of the Religion Front] is a coalition of four groups originally set up in July of this year, comprising Harakat Sham al-Islam, Jaysh al-Muhajireen wa al-Ansar, The Green Battalion and Harakat Fajr al-Sham al-Islamiya. Of these groups, Harakat Sham al-Islam was set up by Moroccan ex-Gitmo detainee Ibrahim bin Shakaran, who died in the Latakia offensive this spring. Jaysh al-Muhajireen wa al-Ansar (JMWA)- under Omar al-Shishani- was once part of what was then the Islamic State State in Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS), but following Shishani and his followers’ break-off to join ISIS in November 2013, the group has effectively become the Caucasus Emirate’s wing in Syria.
MESOP : Syrians to be trained to defend territory, not take ground from jihadists, officials say / OBAMA’S TRICKY JOB FOR FSA
By Rajiv Chandrasekaran October 22 - The Washington Post – The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach is flawed.Although moderate Syrian fighters are deemed essential to defeating the Islamic State under the Obama administration’s strategy, officials do not believe the newly assembled units will be capable of capturing key towns from militants without the help of forward-deployed U.S. combat teams, which President Obama has so far ruled out. The Syrian rebel force will be tasked instead with trying to prevent the Islamic State from extending its reach beyond the large stretches of territory it already controls.“We have a big disconnect within our strategy. We need a credible, moderate Syrian force, but we have not been willing to commit what it takes to build that force,” said a senior U.S. official involved in Syria and Iraq operations who, like others cited in this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the training program.