MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : A NEW ISLAMIST COUNTRY – NEW ZEALAND

ALL FEMALE POLICE COPS ORDERED TO PRESENT HEADSCARFES !

International standard for tragey silence 1 Minute / for Muslims now 2 Minutes !

 THE NATIONAL POST :  22 Mar 2019 – ……. Then the country fell silent for two minutes to remember the unspeakable tragedy that occurred here, shaking New Zealand’s belief that it was an isolated utopia at the bottom of the world.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS TODAYS COMMENTARY :  Iraq’s Kurds Weigh Their Options, Balancing the United States & Iran

 David Pollock – David Pollock is the Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on regional political dynamics and related issues. – Also available in العربية  – March 20, 2019

A trip to Iraqi Kurdistan last week, my first since the abortive referendum on independence there in October 2017, revealed a political landscape at once utterly different and eerily familiar. In the former category is the new, widespread understanding—both among the leaders I met with and among their younger followers in business, academe, and the media—that Kurdish independence is a long-term aspiration, not a realistic near-term policy option. Along with this view is a sharp reduction in attempts to get more deeply involved with Kurdish issues in any of the neighboring countries beyond Iraq’s borders—either Syria, Turkey, or Iran.

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Der Globale Migrationspakt wird verbindlich! / Von Vera Lengsfeld

23 März 2019 – Erinnern Sie sich noch an den Globalen Migrationspakt, der Ende letzten Jahres klammheimlich an der Öffentlichkeit vorbei in Marrakesch verabschiedet werden sollte?

Als das nicht klappte, weil der Text doch in die Öffentlichkeit gelangte und dort erhebliche Widerstände auslöste, wurden wir mit dem Hinweis beruhigt, es handle sich lediglich um eine unverbindliche Absichtserklärung. Nun arbeitet die EU daran, diesen Pakt verbindlich zu machen, auch für alle europäischen Länder, die ihn abgelehnt haben. Wie der Globale Pakt für Migration für alle Staaten der EU verbindlich werden soll, beschreibt unser Gastautor M.M.:

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS „SAMPLER“:  ISRAEL & GOLAN HEIGHTS

Sehr geehrter @HeikoMaas, Ihr britischer Amtskollege sagt es deutlich. Gibt es von Deutschland auch eine Stellungnahme? #Israel #UNO #UNHRC

Jeremy HuntVerified account @Jeremy_Hunt – 22 Mar 2019 – It cannot be right that Israel – the world’s only Jewish State – is the only nation the UN Human Rights Council dedicates an entire agenda item to. We must stand against discrimination. My OpEd on why tomorrow we’ll be voting against all Item 7 resolutions https://www.thejc.com/comment/comment/jeremy-hunt-un-human-rights-council-ignored-our-concerns-on-its-israel-approach-now-we-must-act-1.481829  …

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : THE ISLAMOPHOBIA FAKE

Nicholas Danforth‏ @NicholasDanfort  22 Mar 2019 – Nicholas Danforth Retweeted

As with a lot of Western Islamophobia, what stands out about Turkish anti-Western/Christian rhetoric is that its never “we hate them,” but rather “they hate us.” And want to destory us. Its bigotry couched in terms of self-defense against an implacably hostile civilizational foe

Nicholas Danforth @NicholasDanfort

The West wrote a manifesto targeting Erdogan so he gets to write a response in the @washingtonpost. makes sense. https://twitter.com/BBCMonitoring/status/1107911889156231168  …

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : PUTIN IN ALGERIA ! – Russia’s Cautious Calculus in Algeria

By Samuel Ramani – CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT – Moscow has a stake in ensuring that a negotiated transition in Algeria preserves the political and diplomatic status quo. – March 22, 2019 – عربي

In a rare break from Russia’s policy of defending authoritarian allies against popular unrest, on March 12 Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson for Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called for a “constructive and responsible” amelioration of Algeria’s political turmoil. Russia also did not endorse Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to retain power following his declaration that he was withdrawing from running for a fifth term in response to widespread protests. Instead, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs insisted that Algeria’s political crisis was an internal affair and refrained from publicly supporting the status quo in Algeria.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : MERKEL’S & MACRON’S WELL PAYED PARTNERS IN CRIME

LIBYA: A new UN report describes widespread abuses of migrants (VOA), including rape and torture, by smugglers, traffickers, Libyan officials, and armed groups. The UN assistant secretary-general for human rights called on Europe to cease its support to the Libyan coast guard, which intercepts Europe-bound migrant ships.

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : MAJOR ROADS OPEN IN SYRIA  / TO IRAQ & BEIRUT

 

Elijah J. Magnier‏ @ejmalrai 22 Mar 2019  – The Iranian leader of the revolution Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, with reference to the US (and Saudi Arabia): “we thank Allah, who rendered our enemies imbeciles”. Why? US policy failure reopens Iraqi-Syrian borders and the Iran-Beirut road https://ejmagnier.com/2019/03/21/us-policy-failure-reopens-iraqi-syrian-borders-and-the-iran-beirut-road/ … via @ejmalrai

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS “SATIRYCON”  : FEMALE CULTURAL APPROPRIATION ?  NEWZEALAND

 

Seth Frantzman‏Verified account @sfrantzman  21 März 2019 – Women encouraged to wear headscarves in solidarity after NZ terror attack: “‘Scarves in Solidarity’ campaign, encouraging women to wear a scarf around head to support Muslim women of Christchurch.” Not sure what men are encouraged to wear in solidarity.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : KEINE SICHERHEITSZONE FÜR KURDEN

USA suchen verbündete Truppen für Syrien

21 März 2019 – „General Joseph Dunford, der Vorsitzende des Vereinigten Generalsstabs der USA, weist einen Bericht des Wall Street Journal zurück, wonach das US-Militär an Plänen arbeite, die den Verbleib von bis zu 1.000 Soldaten in Syrien vorsehen. Er nannte den Bericht ‚sachlich falsch‘. ‚Es gibt keine Änderungen des im Februar angekündigten Plans, und wir setzen weiterhin die Anweisungen des Präsidenten um, die US-Streitkräfte bis auf einen Restbestand zu reduzieren,‘ sagte Dunford in einer Erklärung am Sonntag. Das Wall Street Journal berichtete sonntags unter Berufung auf US-Beamte, die USA hätten geplant, weiterhin mit den kurdischen Kämpfern in Syrien zusammenzuarbeiten, die von der Türkei bedroht werden. In dem Bericht heißt es, dass die neuen Pläne ausgearbeitet wurden, nachdem die Verhandlungen zwischen den USA, der Türkei, den europäischen Verbündeten und den Kurden nicht zur Schaffung einer sicheren Zone in Syrien geführt hatten.

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