MESOP : SYRIA FATE = EURO FATE – What happens next in Aleppo will shape Europe’s future

Natalie Nougayrède – 6 Feb 2016 – THE GUARDIAN – If there were any doubts about Vladimir Putin’s objectives in Syria, the recent Russian military escalation around this city must surely have set them aside

If Aleppo falls, Syria’s vicious war will take a whole new turn, one with far-reaching consequences not just for the region but for Europe too. The latest government assault on the besieged northern Syrian city, which has caused tens of thousands more people to flee in recent days, is also a defining moment for relations between the west and Russia, whose airforce is playing a key role. The defeat of anti-Assad rebels who have partially controlled the city since 2012 would leave nothing on the ground in Syria but Assad’s regime and Islamic State. And all hope of a negotiated settlement involving the Syrian opposition will vanish. This has been a longstanding Russian objective – it was at the heart of Moscow’s decision to intervene militarily four months ago.

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MESOP TODAYS MOST RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS

 “SYRIA : the sign of the atrocious in the 21st century” (MESOP QUOTATION) www.mesop.de

 MESOP TODAYS HEADLINE : PYD (PKK) SPEAKER ALDAR XELIL ABOUT THE AGREEMENT-MEETING BETWEEN US “IMPERIALISM” & PYD (PKK)

Aldar Xelil Talks about Brett McGurk Visit – Watch Video Speech – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVwSWU4UYUE

 

MESOP : DISCUSSED WITH TURKEY ?

The Pros and Cons of a Referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan http://rudaw.net/english/opinion/05022016 … via @RudawEnglish

 

MESOP : ROTTEN IRAQ

Hadi Ameri: “Neither the army, nor the police, nor the Hashd, nor the tribes, can do Mosul on their own,” (1) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35492067?SThisFB …

 

MESOP : TROUBLE GOES ON

Aron Lund ‏@aronlund 3m3 minutes ago

First interview with Essam Boueidani, the new leader of the Islam Army – transcript in Arabic: http://thesyriannetwork.net/2016/02/05/10156685041815729 … #Syria

 

MESOP : PUTIN BOMBS SYRIA LIKE GORSNY STYLE TO THE GROUND – WONDERING : NO PROTESTS OF WESTERN LEFTIES !

Cahit Storm ‏@cahitstorm 15h15 hours ago

about Aleppo there isnt a single force in syria/irak/kurdistan who could hold ground in face of the russian air assault. period.

most pathetics ppl on earth? assadists who see as a victory seeing 10’s of 1000’s of syrians on the road in the middle of the winter

 

Nicholas A Heras ‏@NicholasAHeras 2h2 hours ago

Nicholas A Heras Retweeted Liz Sly – Assad+allies have weaponized the mass displacement of civilians

Liz Sly @LizSly

Turkey has 2.5 million Syrian refugees & doesn’t want any more, so those fleeing the latest Russian blitz are stuck https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/thousands-of-syrians-fleeing-russian-bombs-are-now-being-stopped-by-turkey/2016/02/05/cbbab236-cb97-11e5-b9ab-26591104bb19_story.html  …

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TURKISH RED LINE ? – PYD ATTACKS ON TURKISH GROUND

PYD shares news of YPS attack on Turkish police station. – http://www.mesop.de/?p=70951

MESOP : TRICKY ERDOGAN

Erdogan’s new Kurdish interlocutors-tribal and religious leaders. Strategy to reduce HDP 10% vote? http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/02/turkey-erdogan-new-kurdish-allies.html …

 

MESOP : TURKISH RED LINE ? – PYD ATTACKS ON TURKISH GROUND

PYD shares news of YPS attack on Turkish police station.

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MESOP: “SYRIA – The sign of the atrocious in the 21st century

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MESOP TODAYS OPINON : KURDS AS CANNON FODDER FOR PUTIN & OBAMA ?

Isis in Iraq – The Kurds have fought off the jihadists, but fear they will be used as cannon fodder and then discarded

Patrick Cockburn reports from Halabja – THE INDEPENDENT – 6 Feb 2016

One of the most fought over territories on earth, Iraqi Kurdistan had suffered at the hands of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons long before the appearance of the murderous Isis. Its cities are now dotted with half-completed hotels and apartments – economic prosperity is a fantasy. The perceived incompetence and greed of Kurdish leaders tarnishes their success against Isis. And bitter experience makes the Kurds suspicious that they will be used as cannon fodder and then discarded.

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MESOP TODAYS QUOTATION BY ANNE APPLEBAUM / FACING THE LAST DAYS OF EUROPE

 Anne Applebaum – The U.K. leaving the European Union could mean the end of both of them – A Brexit would send shock waves across the E.U., and boost the Scottish independence movement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-uk-leaving-the-european-union-could-mean-the-end-of-both-of-them/2016/02/05/6970d39a-cb5a-11e5-ae11-57b6aeab993f_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_opinions

MESOP : NAJMALDIN THE KURDS & HIS OIL Talking Oil, ISIS & Kurdish Independence With Kirkuk Governor

By Paul Iddon – Rudaw – 2016-02-06 – Governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim. – In this interview with Rudaw English Governor of Kirkuk Dr. Najmaldin Karim discusses the current situation in his Governorate where he outlines the various problems it is presently facing. From the drop in oil prices, the inflow of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDP) from Iraq to the eternal terror threat posed by Islamic State (ISIS). Under his leadership Kirkuk has tried to enhanced security by building trenches around the city and reduce the threat posed by terrorist car bombs. “I think the whole world understands that we’re dealing with a vicious enemy,” says governor Karim.

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MESOP SPECIAL : All German Students, pupils and all children in the Kindergardens Should Take Compulsory Arabic Lessons, Says Leading Professor / THE LAST DAYS OF EUROPE

  • Italian school: to allow Christian carols at his school again would be a “provocation” and “dangerous”.

  • Breitbart London reported on one school in Austria last week which had sent German pupils home with a hymn to learn for homework, with referenced to God replaced with “Allah”.

By Oliver Lane and Chris Tomlinson – Breitbart – 2016-02-06 02:10 GMT

A senior German educator has called for all pupils in the country to be forced to study Arabic until they graduate in the interests of the multicultural state.

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MESOP TODAYS ARGUMENT : Obama’s Disastrous Betrayal of the Syrian Rebels – How the White House is handing victory to Bashar al-Assad, Russia & Iran

BY EMILE HOKAYEM – FEBRUARY 5, 2016 – FOREIGN POLICY

Last February, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its Shiite auxiliaries mounted a large-scale attempt to encircle Aleppo, the northern city divided between regime and rebels since 2012 and battered by the dictator’s barrel bombs. Islamist and non-Islamist mainstream rebels — to the surprise of those who have derided their performance, let alone their existence — repelled the offensive at the time. What followed was a string of rebel advances across the country, which weakened Assad so much that they triggered Moscow’s direct intervention in September, in concert with an Iranian surge of forces, to secure his survival.

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MESOP TODAYS HEADLINE : PYD (PKK) SPEAKER ALDAR XELIL ABOUT THE AGREEMENT-MEETING BETWEEN US “IMPERIALISM” & PYD (PKK)

Aldar Xelil Talks about Brett McGurk Visit – Watch Video Speech – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVwSWU4UYUE

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