Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees – FOREIGN POLICY REPORT

MESOP NEWS :  REFUGEES FROM AFRICA FACING YAD VASHEM / HOW ISRAELS TREATS BADLY POOR & HARMLESS MIGRANTS  !  No protest by at all by European pro Israel leftists!

They were promised asylum somewhere closer to home. Then they were discarded — often in a war zone.

By Andrew Green  – June 27, 2017 –  KIGALI, Rwanda — The man picked Afie Semene and the 11 other Eritreans on the flight from Tel Aviv out of the stream of disembarking passengers as if he already had their faces memorized. He welcomed them to the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and introduced himself as John. He was a Rwandan immigration officer, he explained, there to help smooth their arrival. He collected the travel documents each of them had been issued in Israel and led them past the immigration counter where the rest of the passengers from their flight queued. Nobody stopped them. Nothing was stamped.

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MESOP NEWS REPORT : Turkish Army Targets Kurdish Forces’ Positions in Northern Syria

28 June 2017 Fars News – TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army’s artillery and missile units shelled the positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Northern Syria.Field reports said that the Turkish army retaliated the YPG forces’ attack on the defense lines of the Ankara-backed militants South of the town of Azaz in Northern Aleppo.

In the meantime, the Turkish army announced in a statement that the YPG fighters stormed the positions of the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Mar’anaz region South of Azaz.Khabar Turk news website, meantime, reported that the sound of artillery and missile shelling has been heard in the border town of Kilis in Southern Turkey.    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier today that Ankara is ready to launch a new military campaign similar to the Operation Euphrates Shield in Northern Syria.

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MESOP NEWS TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS

 MESOP TWEETS :   Assad terrorists’ attempts to occupy Damascus’ Jobar foiled  –  orient-news.net

28 June 2017 – http://www.orient-news.net/en/news_show/138186/Assad-terrorists-attempts-to-occupy-Damascus-Jobar-foiled

MESOP NEWS INSIGHT REPORT BY IRIN – Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

Tom Westcott/IRIN – MOSUL, 28 June 2017 – The Inside story of emergencies

Wearing nothing but underpants, his body half-wrapped in bandages, 20-year-old Mustafa is carried out of Mosul’s Old City on a green plastic chair by Iraqi soldiers running through sniper fire.

Grimacing with pain, he grips the sides of the chair. His body is riddled with shrapnel injuries. Grubby white dressings are coiled around his waist, his chest, his arm, his shoulder, his leg, and his ear. His back is marred with dozens of circular wounds inflicted by hot shrapnel sent flying from an explosion.

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MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPION BY MICHAEL KNIGHTS FOR MOSHE DAYAN CENTER

Turkey’s Waiting Game in Sinjar & the PKK

28 June 2017 – Michael Knights of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) discusses the imperative and difficulty of Turkey’s pushback against Kurdish and Iranian-backed militant groups in the Sinjar district of Iraq.

The battle to dominate the district of Sinjar, 100 kilometers west of Mosul, has been approaching like a sandstorm on the horizon. This is because Sinjar, the scene of Yezidi genocide[1] since 2014, is undergoing a multi-faceted struggle for power between the various factions fighting the Islamic State (IS). These groups include the Iraqi Kurds, the Iraqi government, Iranian-backed elements of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Syrian-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), and numerous Yezidi factions aligned with the different players.

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MESOP NEWS „ Must-Read On The Cipher Brief” – By (former) Ambassador Robert FORD

White House Warning to Syria Leaves Little “Wiggle Room” | Robert Ford, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria

28 June 2017 – The Cipher Brief –  “Coming publicly as [the warning] does, and coming from the White House as it does—if the Syrian government does actually use chemical weapons in the days ahead, they will have left themselves very little margin of maneuver except to deploy military force against Assad.”

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MESOP NEWS HEADLINE: TRUMPS WARNS ASSAD

The White House accused Syria of preparing another chemical weapons attack, warning the government of Bashar al-Assad that it would “pay a heavy price” if one took place.

Read all in New York Times: http://www.mesop.de/?p=87127

 

MESOP NEWS BRUSSEL : EU PLENARY DOCUMENTS ON TURKEY – KATI PIRI

European Parliament 2014-2019

Plenary sitting  on the 2016 Commission Report on Turkey – DocRef(2016/2308(INI))</DocRef –  Commission>{AFET}Committee on Foreign Affairs/Commission – Rapporteur: <Depute>Kati Piri</Depute /  PR_INI – CONTENTS –  Page

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION…………………………………… 3 – Read full Document  http://www.mesop.de/?p=87124

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS EXPERTS COMMENTARIES ON SYRIA / IRAQ – BORDERS

Today’s Insight – 27 June 2017

As ISIS Falls, Border Battles Loom | Fritz Lodge, The Cipher Brief

As ISIS’ territorial footprint shrinks, a new battle for control over liberated areas is brewing. Two strategic areas along the Iraqi-Syrian border – Sinjar in northwestern Iraq and the regions of Raqqa and Deir al Zour in eastern Syria – are set to play a vital role in this burgeoning power struggle.

The Fight for the Northern Iraq-Syria Border | Michael Knights, Lafer Fellow, Washington Institute

For real control of the border, Iran’s proxies will need to establish permanent bases and logistical arrangements to sustain their forces, on both sides of the border, astride the key trade routes. This will not be an easy task in the face of competition from the Iraqi government, Syrian Sunni oppositionists, and the Syrian Kurds.

 

The Complex State of Play in Eastern Syria | Aron Lund, Fellow, The Century Foundation

“In Mosul, U.S. coalition and Iraqi army forces surrounded the city completely, but in Raqqa, there was still an opening to the south until very recently – so that makes things a bit different. But ISIS is still fighting very hard in the city, so we will have to wait and see what happens.” –  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87135

 

MESOP NEWS  EXCLUSIV : VENEZUELA SUPPORTS ISIS (MADURO REGIME)

Venezuelan regime and ISIS terrorism

25 June 2017 – ISIS terrorist, Hazil Rahanan, was detained in Belgium with a Venezuelan diplomatic passport. He had also voted in the country – WATCH DOCUMENTS http://www.mesop.de/?p=87115

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS GENERAL ANALYSIS : The Race to the Iraqi Border Begins – By STRATFOR INTEL

By Omar Lamrani –  Senior Military Analyst, Stratfor

25 June 2017 – One of the best ways to track Iran’s priorities in Syria and Iraq is to follow the movements of one of its highest-ranking military leaders, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. In September 2016, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC’s) elite Quds Force made an appearance south of Aleppo just before loyalist forces launched the final offensive that led to the critical city’s capture. Seven months later, he was spotted in the northern Syrian governorate of Hama as loyalist troops, backed by Iran, geared up for a difficult fight with rebel forces on the outskirts of the provincial capital. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87113

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION  By Frederic C. Hof

Syria: Policy Made in Tampa?

By Frederic C. Hof  – 26 June 2017 – The Atlantic Council – Last week the US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman for the anti-ISIS (ISIL, Daesh, Islamic State) coalition announced what seemed to be a major clarification of American policy in Syria. Referring to a Syrian town on the Iraqi border, Colonel Ryan Dillon said the following: “If they [Assad regime forces] want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal and they have the capacity to do so, then that would be welcomed. We as a coalition are not in the land-grab business. We are in the killing-ISIS business. That is what we want to do, and if the Syrian regime wants to do that and they’re going to put forth a concerted effort and show that they are doing just that in Abu Kamal or Deir el-Zour or elsewhere, that means that we don’t have to do that in those places.”

It is difficult to understate the importance of Colonel Dillon’s words. Iran and its client regime have been conditionally invited to take over whatever parts of eastern Syria they can grab. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87137

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP NEWS : THE STALINIST PKK/PYD REGIME OF ROJAVA (Syria)  –  PYD Releases Two Rival Politicians in Qamishlo

Basnews English – 25/06/2017 – 21:44 – ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have reportedly released two political opposition activists in Qamishlo. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87111

 

MESOP NEWS INSIGHT REPORT : Iran draws line in the sand in Syrian desert

Taking sides in eastern Syria  – 25 June 2017 – AL MONITOR  – Ali Hashem writes, “The war for the Syrian Desert is in fact a war for the heart of the Middle East. The Iranian-led coalition in Syria is racing against the US-backed forces there, as both seek to defeat the Islamic State (IS), the group that has shaped the face of the region for the last four years. It is a war in the desert to draw a line in the sand, some might say, or a war to draw a line across borders and connect four capitals: Tehran, Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut. Hence the battle is between two different regional and international agendas, with each side viewing the other as the real threat after the defeat of IS in Iraq’s Mosul and Syria’s Raqqa.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87118

 

 

MESOP BACKGROUNDER : TRUMP FIGHTS WITH PKK/PYD AND vice versa

Syria Daily: Kurdish-Led SDF Advances in ISIS-Held Raqqa

By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – 26 June 2017 – The Kurdish-led, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces advanced further on Sunday inside the city of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s central position in Syria.

The SDF took the al-Qadisia district, their fifth in Raqqa, after three days of intense fighting.

After months of preparation and political maneuvers, the SDF finally moved into Raqqa in early June, backed by US weapons, special forces, and airstrikes. They have advanced from both the west, where al-Qadisia is located, and the east, and have cut off ISIS to the south by taking positions along the Euphrates River.

Several hundred civilians have been killed in and near Raqqa this year. The head of the UN inquiry team on Syria spoke in mid-June of the “staggering” death toll and said 160,000 people had been displaced from the area.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87120

MESOP SPECIAL : Erdoğan: US Arms to Kurdish YPG Violates NATO Treaty — “You Will Not Have a Future with Us”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has renewed his attack on US support to the Kurdish militia YPG, the leading element in the SDF, declaring that weapons supplies are a violation of the NATO Treaty.

“We will be together in NATO, and you will act together with terrorist groups. What kind of business is this? In this case, the NATO treaty should be revised,” Erdoğan said on Sunday at a rally of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). Turkey considered the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Party (PYD) and its YPG militia to be part of the Turkish Kurdish insurgency PKK, which has fought Ankara’s security forces for more than 30 years. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87122

 

!”KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP NEWS!” : THE FUTURE OF TRUMP’S TROOPS IN SYRIA Mattis: U.S. arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa

By Lolita C. Baldor – Associated Press – Tuesday, June 27, 2017  – MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over.Describing American reassurances to Turkey that the U.S. will take back weapons given to the Syrian Kurds after the IS fight, Mattis said it depends on when or where the next mission is. And he also sounded a cautionary tone when asked if all the weapons would be returned. “We’ll do what we can,” he told reporters traveling with him to Germany.Mattis‘ comments marked the first time he has spoken at length publicly about the U.S. pledge to recover the weapons provided to the Kurds.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87141

 

 

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)

MESOP NEWS :THE INDEPENDENCE COSTS & OIL

Former CIA Chief: Kurds Need to Export 800,000 bpd to Afford Independence

Basnews English – 27 June  2017 – ERBIL — Former CIA Director and Commander of international forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, David Petraeus said Kurdistan Region needs to produce and export about 800,000 barrels of oil at US$105 per barrel before it declares statehood.“I think, ultimately, they probably do have a right to an independent state and an independent people, but again they’re going to have to get a good deal,” said Petraeus in an interview with Australian Strategic Policy Institute on Friday.  Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=87139

 

 

MESOP NEWS SPECIAL: TODAYS SURPRISING COMMENTARY  BY ELLIOT ABRAMS

Trump the Traditionalist

A Surprisingly Standard – By Foreign Policy

By Elliott Abrams – 27 June 2017 – Imagine two U.S. foreign policy analysts plucked from their Washington think tanks and marooned on desert islands, one just before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy and the other just before the 2016 election itself. After the election, both are told that the Republican candidate won and are asked to predict the new administration’s foreign policy. Whose predictions would have been more accurate? – Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=87129

 

THE GERMAN CHAPTER

MESOP FORTSCHRITTE DER „OPEN SOCIETY/OPEN BORDERS LOBBY“ : „Wir sehen auf dem Balkan eine schleichende Islamisierung“

Von Christoph B. Schiltz, Brüssel | –Quelle: N24 – DIE WELT  – 27 Juni 2017 – Der österreichische Verteidigungsminister Doskozil warnt vor einem Bedeutungsverlust der EU auf dem Balkan. Stattdessen gewinnen muslimische Länder in der Region an Einfluss, das Gleichgewicht droht zu kippen.

Österreichs Verteidigungsminister Hans-Peter Doskozil hat vor einem wachsenden Einfluss des Islam in Südosteuropa gewarnt. „Wir sehen auf dem Balkan eine schleichende Islamisierung“, sagte der einflussreiche österreichische Sozialdemokrat der WELT. Er betrachte diese Entwicklung mit „großer Sorge“. „Das Gewicht der EU auf dem Balkan schwindet. Dagegen bauen die Türkei und Saudi-Arabien ihren Einfluss aus“, so Doskozil. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=87133

!”KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP NEWS!” : THE FUTURE OF TRUMP’S TROOPS IN SYRIA Mattis: U.S. arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa

By Lolita C. Baldor – Associated Press – Tuesday, June 27, 2017  – MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over.

Describing American reassurances to Turkey that the U.S. will take back weapons given to the Syrian Kurds after the IS fight, Mattis said it depends on when or where the next mission is. And he also sounded a cautionary tone when asked if all the weapons would be returned. “We’ll do what we can,” he told reporters traveling with him to Germany.

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MESOP NEWS :THE INDEPENDENCE COSTS & OIL Former CIA Chief: Kurds Need to Export 800,000 bpd to Afford Independence

Basnews English – 27 June  2017 – ERBIL — Former CIA Director and Commander of international forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, David Petraeus said Kurdistan Region needs to produce and export about 800,000 barrels of oil at US$105 per barrel before it declares statehood.

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MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION – By Frederic C. Hof Syria: Policy Made in Tampa?

By Frederic C. Hof  – 26 June 2017 – The Atlantic Council – Last week the US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman for the anti-ISIS (ISIL, Daesh, Islamic State) coalition announced what seemed to be a major clarification of American policy in Syria. Referring to a Syrian town on the Iraqi border, Colonel Ryan Dillon said the following: “If they [Assad regime forces] want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal and they have the capacity to do so, then that would be welcomed. We as a coalition are not in the land-grab business. We are in the killing-ISIS business. That is what we want to do, and if the Syrian regime wants to do that and they’re going to put forth a concerted effort and show that they are doing just that in Abu Kamal or Deir el-Zour or elsewhere, that means that we don’t have to do that in those places.”

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