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MESOP HEADLINE: SIR KARL ! THE CATEGORIC IMPERATIVE

„We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.”

Sir Karl Raimund Popper, geboren in Wien 1902 / Born in Vienna 1902

„Im Namen der Toleranz sollten wir uns das Recht vorbehalten, die Intoleranz nicht zu tolerieren.“

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MESOP BACKGROUNDER ; ERDOGAN’S VISIT TO THE GULF / RESULTS

President Erdogan Visits Gulf: Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan embarked on a brief tour of the Persian Gulf region. The visit was widely covered by local media outlets, and was seen as a significant development in Turkey’s relationships with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. His visit to Saudi Arabia highlighted security issues generated by the Saudi-Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War. The positions of Saudi Arabia and Turkey are “absolutely identical” on Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said last week in Ankara. Bahrain and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding on arms cooperation, according to state news. A number of other agreements, including visa fee exemptions and education were also signed.

Turkey reportedly also views the new U.S. administration as more sympathetic to its opposition to the Gulenist Movement, according to a Reuters report, and it continues to discuss the extradition of Fethullah Gulen from the United States. Details via http://www.mesop.de/?p=82998

 

 

MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS

MESOP NEWS – THE ALEPPO FUTURE  – Aron Lund

21 Febr 2017 – Will East Aleppo be repeated in East Ghouta? After five years, the end approaches for Syria’s largest rebel enclave. carnegie-mec.org/diwan/68003?la…   Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82988

 

MESOP SPOT: JOSHUA = ASSADS SILENT FRIEND IN UNITED STATES – Joshua Landis

Trump is Right on Palestine: Beyond the “Two-State Solution” – by @GrahamE_Fuller grahamefuller.com/trump-is-right…

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MESOP PORTRAIT : SIGNIFIKANT ! THE WORLD’S FIRST FEMINIST ADMINISTRATION IN SWEDEN SALUTES IRANIAN MULLAH’S

My stealthy freedom Question to  : 3 responsible wellpayed Swedish government Establishment Feminists

“I am an Iranian woman and the founder of this anti compulsory hijab campaign. Have you ever being forced to wear hijab? have you ever experienced morality police that forced you to cover your …

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MESOP NEWS DESCRIPTION : ALWAYS ON THE (TWO) RIGHT SIDES – GEORGE SOROS

George Soros fighting ‘Islamophobia’ by funding political Islam

February 21, 2017 10:00  – GATESTONE FOUNDATION  – By Vincent van den Born  – On his weblog, Dutch investigative journalist Carel Brendel this Sunday published an article on the first winner of a subsidy, given out by the Foundation for Democracy and Media (SDM). Brendel aimed some criticism at the subsidy earlier, writing that while SDM announced it, it is really paid for by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) and led by Maartje Eigeman, who worked for OSF. Brendel also said that the subsidy is really another attempt by the OSF to influence Dutch elections: the subsidies, ostensibly to fight discrimination of Muslims, offered a ‘fast-track procedure’ for those that were focused on the elections. From this, Brendel concludes that: Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82994

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION : THE EU IS DEAD – BUT DOESN’T KNOW (OR DON’T WANT TO KNOW!) – A REPORT FROM MUNICH

How Donald Trump Might Save the E.U.

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Ivan Krastev FEB. 20, 2017  – MUNICH — “The European Union is dead, but it does not know this yet,” Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, proclaimed recently. The mainstream news media was quick to disagree with her, but the question of whether 2017 could be the last year of European unity is on many people’s minds these days. European leaders feel as if they are awaiting the hangman’s noose.

In many corners of Europe, there is a growing anxiety that the populist wave cannot be reversed. The old Continent is torn apart by the bitter divisions brought on by the euro and migration crises. The union is squeezed between revisionist Russia and President Trump’s “America First,” and demoralized by Britain’s shocking vote for Brexit.

Moreover, the coming elections in the Netherlands, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and, most likely, Italy have the potential to bury the postwar European project. While the European economy is recovering, a sense of insecurity is on the rise. A poll by the British poll agency YouGov in January found that 81 percent of the French, 68 percent of Britons and 60 percent of Germans expected a major terrorist attack to take place in their country this year.

So will the European Union be undone in 2017? Probably not.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82990

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP NEWS RELEVANT SHORT CUTS  – 21 Febr 2017

SYRIA: Four Russian military personnel were killed (NYT) and two others wounded by a roadside bomb outside Homs last week, Russian media reported. It is the largest loss of life for Russia since it entered the Syrian war. www.mesop.de

MESOP SPOT :QUITE NEW ! – CIA Have Frozen Military Aid

22 Febr 2017 – Rebels in northwest Syria say CIA-coordinated military aid has been frozen since last month.  Rebel officials said the cut-off came amid clashes with the jihadists of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. They said that no official explanation was given, although they believed the main objective was to prevent arms and cash being taken by JFS, known as Jabhat al-Nusra until it ended formal allegiance to Al Qa’eda in July 2016.Two US officials said the suspension was because of the JFS attacks. It includes salaries, training, ammunition, and guided anti-tank missiles, some of which was provided by Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.“The reality is that you have changes in the area, and these changes inevitably have repercussions,” said an official with a Free Syria Army faction. He said no military assistance could “enter at present until matters are organised. There is a new arrangement but nothing has crystallised yet.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83002

 

MESOP NEWS SPECIAL : Russian Reactions To Flynn’s Resignation  –  MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project – 22 Febr 2017

While part of Russian officialdom dodged comment on Michael Flynn’s resignation from the post of national security adviser or downplayed its importance, the consensus view was that this represented a negative signal for Russia. Russia would have to retrench its hopes for improved Russia-US relations under President Trump as the new president was finding it difficult to exercise control over an anti-Russian establishment. Some commentators believed that an anti-Russia cabal was behind Flynn’s ouster and that Flynn was merely the appetizer with Trump being the main course. These rogue officials backed by the media would not rest till they had ousted Trump and set back Russian-American relations.

We present a sampling of official and press reactions to the Flynn resignation. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83004

 

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP DOCUMENTS : ERDOGAN CONTRA KURDISH HDP PARTY / OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Revocation of Yüksekdağ’s parliamentary membership is unacceptable

The revocation of HDP Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ’s membership in parliament as a fait accompli is unacceptable. The revoking of her position in parliament once again tramples the constitution, and it is an effort to give the government’s political decision the appearance of legality.

The Erdoğan-AKP government is trying to overcome its own political deadlock as well as Turkey’s social and economic crisis by violating the law and attacking the HDP. It has become clear that the Erdoğan-AKP government will not be able to attain the referendum results they expect within the context of this crisis, so they are once again resorting to the same foul methods they’ve used in the past. This mentality, which sees all manner of breaking the law as legitimate, continues to make preparations for a state of lawlessness following the referendum.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83006

 

MESOP NEWS : THE AMNESTY REPORT ON TURKEY

22 Febr 2017 – “The state of freedom of expression in Turkey has deteriorated sharply over the past year, particularly since the state of emergency declared after the failed July 2016 coup attempt, Amnesty International’s Annual Report stated on Feb. 22. Amnesty presented a timeline of events damaging freedom of speech in Turkey including the appointment of trustees to the taken-over Zaman media group, the conviction of daily Cumhuriyet’s former editor-in-chief Can Dündar and its Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül, the shutting down of daily Özgür Gündem and scores of other outlets, and the detention of many academics.” Turkish Daily News

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MESOP NEWS : AHMET TÜRK STILL GOING STRONG !  / TURKEY-KURDISTAN

Ousted Mardin co-mayor Türk visits former main opposition leader Baykal

ANKARA- Hurriyet – 22 Febr 2017 – Ahmet Türk, the ousted co-mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, has paid a visit to former leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Deniz Baykal, in Ankara.

Türk visited Baykal, who is currently a CHP lawmaker from the southern province of Antalya, to express appreciation for the latter’s visit to his family during his arrest.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83010

 

MESOP NEWS TURKEY – WILL THE EUROPEAN COURT LISTEN & ACT ?

Turkey’s Pro-Kurdish Opposition Appeals to European Court Over Detentions

www.euractiv.com – 2017-02-21 19:13 GMT – Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party said yesterday (20 February) it had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over what it said was the unlawful imprisonment of its two leaders on terrorism-related charges.The arrest last November of the leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) drew international condemnation over what rights groups say is a widening crackdown on dissent under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83012

 

MESOP NEWS FLASH :  PKK/PYD – Kurdish Forces Reach Euphrates River East of Raqqa Amid Massive ISIS Collapse

By Chris Tomson Al-Masdar News – Posted 2017-02-22 00:10 GMT – Following the capture of 8 villages earlier in the day, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) swept through another five ISIS-held villages in a huge offensive that now has Kurdish forward units stationed at the northern bank of the Euphrates River in a region some 40 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Raqqa.Effectively, the SDF were able to impose full control over the villages of Al Kajla, Judayat Khabur, Hamad Assaf, Al Kulayb and Al Kulayb and the latter’s Grain Silos.Further operations are ongoing along the Euphrates River as ISIS militants have left behind several areas without firing a single bullet. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83014

 

THE GERMAN CHAPTER

MESOP LBGT CULTURE : LE PEN & DIE LEITENDEN FEMINISTINNEN SCHWEDENS

„Sich als Feministinnen bezeichnende (!)  – Gibt es gespielten & daneben noch essentiellen Feminismus?)  schwedische Ministerinnen begehen einen Kopftuch-Kotau vor den Mullahs – während eine Marine Le Pen dies dem libanesischen Großmufti verweigert.

WETTEN, daß Le Pen auch bei einem Iran Besuch das Kopftuch verweigern würde!? – Vive la difference !

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MESOP CULTURE : MUTTERSPRACHE WIE IM VATERLAND – DIE GENEHMIGTEN IDENTITÄREN

Internationaler Tag der Muttersprache; „Trotzdem, Ez kurdim!“
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„Die meisten der etwa 40 Millionen Kurden, aufgeteilt auf die vier Staaten, die Kurdistan besetzt halten, Türkei, Iran, Irak und Syrien, im europäischen …
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MESOP NEWS : NO FAKE / NO DEMENTI ! JUST EVERYDAY LIFE

Krawalle in Schweden Jugendliche randalieren in Stockholm

Am Wochenende hat Trump mit Aussagen über einen angeblichen Vorfall in Schweden für Aufsehen gesorgt. Jetzt gab es im Migrantenviertel Rinkeby tatsächlich Krawalle.

21.02.2017  – FAZ  – Nach einer Festnahme in einer U-Bahn-Station sind am späten Montagabend in einem Stockholmer Migrantenviertel Dutzende Jugendliche auf Polizisten losgegangen. Die Beamten wurden mit Steinen beworfen. Ein Polizist habe einen Schuss abgefeuert, der aber niemanden verletzt habe, teilte die Polizei am Dienstag mit.

Bei der Auseinandersetzung im Stadtteil Rinkeby wurden drei Menschen verletzt, darunter ein Polizist. Zehn Autos wurden angezündet und einige Geschäfte geplündert. Ein Ladenbesitzer wurde nach Polizeiangaben bei dem Versuch angegriffen, sein Geschäft zu verteidigen. Nach Mitternacht gelang es der Polizei, wieder Ordnung herzustellen. www.mesop.de

 

MESOP CULTURE IN LBGTI – TIMES : LAVROV LOBT FEMINISTINNEN

SCHWEDEN VERSICHERT RUSSLAND BÜNDNISFREIHEIT / LAVROV LOBT SCHWEDISCHE AUSSENMINISTERIN MARGOT WALLSTRÖM

FAZ 22. Februat 2917 – Seite 4 – politik

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MESOP AMNESTY REPORT ON TURKEY

“The state of freedom of expression in Turkey has deteriorated sharply over the past year, particularly since the state of emergency declared after the failed July 2016 coup attempt, Amnesty International’s Annual Report stated on Feb. 22. Amnesty presented a timeline of events damaging freedom of speech in Turkey including the appointment of trustees to the taken-over Zaman media group, the conviction of daily Cumhuriyet’s former editor-in-chief Can Dündar and its Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül, the shutting down of daily Özgür Gündem and scores of other outlets, and the detention of many academics.” Turkish Daily News

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MESOP PORTRAIT : SIGNIFIKANT ! THE WORLD’S FIRST FEMINIST ADMINISTRATION IN SWEDEN SALUTES IRANIAN MULLAH’S

My stealthy freedom Question : 3 responsible wellpaied Swedish government Establishment Feminists

“I am an Iranian woman and the founder of this anti compulsory hijab campaign. Have you ever being forced to wear hijab? have you ever experienced morality police that forced you to cover your

Bild könnte enthalten: 2 Personen, Personen, die lachen, Hut, Nahaufnahme und im Freien
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MESOP NEWS : DEMOCRATSPROTECTING THE MULLAH‘S

Michael P Pregent@MPPregent 13h13 hours ago

There appears to have been no basis for a criminal or intelligence probe of NSA Flynn http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445045/general-michael-flynn-national-security-adviser-fbi-investigation-phone-call-russian-ambassador …

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS FLASH : IRAN & PUTIN & PKK/PYD  GOING TOGETHER IN SYRIA

Moscow, Tehran have common goal in Syria: Larijani / Kurdpress 20 Febr 2017

Iran Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia have common goal in Syria. Tehran welcomes the process of joining of new states to the Syrian settlement process, especially if such countries’ participation contribute to the solution of the crisis in the country by political means, Larijani said Sunday. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82977

 

 

MESOP NEWS HEADLINE : NO DEFINITIVE POSITIVE RESULT IN MOSCOW FOR PYD/PKK KURDS

Kurds Urge Russia to Support Federalization for Syria  – They call for strengthening Russian-Kurdish relations

Shoguna B. Sobir – 20 February 2017 – BasNews – ISTANBUL — Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey made a joint declaration during the Kurdish National Conference held in Moscow, Russia on Friday. They urged Russia to support federalization of Syria and to protect the status of northern Kurdish-majority Syrian region, which was declared autonomous in 2016, but which the Syrian government does not recognize as legitimate. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82969


MESOP INSIGHT: THE ASSASSINATION OF MICHAEL FLYNN / MOSSAD COMMENTARIES

Former Mossad chief: Maybe Flynn was thrown under the bus to protect Trump

By Yonah Jeremy Bob – Jerusalem Post – February 19, 2017 06:15 – On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that some US intelligence officials are withholding certain intelligence from Trump because of continued concerns it will be compromised or leaked.

As the heat stays on the Trump administration about possible illegal communications with Russia, the resignation of National Security Council chief Michael Flynn last week and the proximity of his meetings with the Russian ambassador to his meetings with Mossad Director Yossi Cohen once again raised the question of whether Israeli intelligence has or could be leaked to Moscow.In December and January, stories started to circulate in the media that Israel, the UK, Australia and others might be reconsidering whether they could fully openly share intelligence with the Trump administration when incoming US President Donald Trump, Flynn and others seemed so close to Russia.On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that some US intelligence officials are withholding certain intelligence from Trump because of continued concerns it will be compromised or leaked. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82952

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP REPORT GENEVA : U.N. shifts on Syria talks language, in concession to Assad

 

By Tom Miles | GENEVA  – Reuters – 19 Febr 2017

The United Nations is no longer using the phrase “political transition” to describe the goals of next week’s Syria peace talks, in a potentially major concession to negotiators representing President Bashar al-Assad. –  “Political transition” is a phrase understood by the opposition to mean a removal of Assad or at least an erosion of his powers. But his government has rejected any suggestion that it could be on the table, and at previous peace talks in Geneva his negotiators consistently tried to steer away from it. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82940

MESOP NEWS SYRIA DAILY :  US Tries to Draw a Line with Russia

February 19 – 2017 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – US and allies signal effort to put UN, rather than Russia, at center of Syrian political process

The US has told allies that the Trump Administration is not moving towards cooperation with Russia in Syria’s six-year conflict. At a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Germany, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said military ties with Russia rested on its position towards rebels fighting the Assad regime, according to officials and diplomats.“In the discussion, he made it clear that there would not be military cooperation until the Russians accepted that not all the opposition are terrorists,” one diplomat said.He also declared that the US backs UN efforts to broker a political solution to the war, officials and diplomats said. The approach should be based on Security Council Resolution 2254 — which called in December 2015 for a ceasefire and the start of a political transition — under the UN’s envoy, Staffan de Mistura. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82946

 

MESOP NEWS SYRIA FOCUS : ACCEPT ASSAD AND CONVERT SYRIA UNDER IRANIAN GUIDANCE INTO A SHIA COUNTRY –  UN Drops “Political Transition”  – Munich security conference

February 20 – The UN has dropped the phrase “political transition” from its concept of talks to resolve Syria’s six-year conflict, a shift pointing to acceptance of President Assad’s retention of power.

Speaking to the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura evaded questions about Friday’s e-mail from his spokesman putting aside “transition”. Instead, he maintained the line that discussions, due to resume in Geneva this week, will focus on a new constitution, free and fair elections administered under UN supervision, and transparent and accountable governance.The pursuit of a “transitional governing authority” has been a central tenet of the international approach to Syria since June 2012. However, President Assad — boosted by Russian and Iranian support — has been more and more vocal in his rejection, restating it firmly in January amid the renewal of indirect talks between the regime and an opposition-rebel bloc. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82958

 

MESOP NEWS – SYRIAN REBELS ASK TRUMP FOR SAFE ZONES – Trump to create safe zones in Syria ‘funded by Gulf States’

February 20, 2017    Syria – ARA News – President Donald Trump reiterated on Saturday that he will create ‘safe zones’  in war-torn Syria as an alternative to allowing refugees to enter the United States. Speaking at a rally in Florida, Trump said that he wants Gulf States to fund these safe zones. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82971


SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)

MESOP NEWS : THE OPPRESSION OF CHRISTIANS BY KURDS (KRG) – NORTH IRAQ

Iraqi Kurds keeping Christians and Yazidis from going home: Advocates

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Editorial Staff in Christians, Yazidis – John Rossomando | investigative Project

Iraq’s Assyrian Christians and Yazidis face an uncertain future, and advocates claim that the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) intends to prevent the minority groups from returning to the lands they fled in 2014 when ISIS took over. They also don’t forget that the KRG and its Peshmerga militia fighters refused to defend them from the ISIS onslaught in 2014. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82973

 

 

MESOP NEWS LATEST : Vice President Mike Pence tells Barzani U.S. support ‘unified Iraq’

20 Febr 2017 – MESOP  – SULAIMANI,— U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, during a meeting with Massoud Barzani on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Friday, expressed his country’s support for a “unified, federal and democratic Iraq.”

The Vice President office said in a statement released on Saturday that Pence “encouraged close cooperation between the Government of Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government [KRG].” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82975

 

 

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP INSIGHT: THE TOP INCIRLIK MEETIN ABOUT YPG & TURKEY FUTURE  – Top US General Hears Turkey’s Complaints About Kurdish Fighters

By Dorian Jones –  2017-02-18 19:13 GMT –  ISTANBUL (VOA) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, met his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar Friday at NATO’s Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey. Talks between the NATO allies reportedly focused on Washington’s support for Syrian Kurdish militias in the fight against the Islamic State group. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82942

 

MESOP NEWS : RAQQA & YPG (PKK) & UNITED STATES  CONTRA ERDOGAN ? /Syria

Turkey Sets Out Raqqa Operation Plans to U.S.

By Humeyra Pamuk – 2017-02-20 (Reuters) — Turkey has presented two proposals to the United States for how to carry out a joint military operation to drive Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Saturday.

Ankara has said repeatedly that the planned operation should be conducted by local Arab forces, possibly with support from Turkish troops, as opposed to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) — an alliance dominated by Kurdish YPG militia.Washington’s support for the SDF, which launched a campaign to encircle Raqqa in November, has caused tension with NATO-ally Turkey.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82965

 

MESOP NEWS INSIDER: RUSSIA PATIENT ON US PLANS FOR SYRIA / READ A SAMPLER OF EXPERT COMMENTARIES  – Erdogan banks on motley crew of Syrian armed groups

US not persuaded to ditch Syrian Kurds

20 Febr 2017 – Al Monitor –  Fehim Tastekin writes this week that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expansive goals for Syria include a “Manbij and Raqqa in a three-phased operation. First will be setting up a ‘terror-free safe zone,’ which must also be covered by a no-fly zone. Second, Arabs and Turkmens will be settled in the safe zone. Finally, a national army will be established thrrough a ‘train and equip’ program.”

Read the other Experts and ressource persons –  http://www.mesop.de/?p=82967

 

 

EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)

MESOP NEWS IRAN & SWEDEN (FEMINISM FIRST!) –  Tehran Lashes Out at Sweden, Threatening Economic Ties

February 19 – 2017 – Will row over Iran’s human rights dash Tehran’s hope of links with Sweden for economic recovery?

A week after a visit by a Swedish delegation including the Prime Minister, Iran has lashed out at Stockholm’s criticism of the Islamic Republic’s record on human rights.The Foreign Ministry expressed anger over Sweden’s plans to submit a draft UN resolution on March 10, claiming it was part of a plot with Washington and Israel.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82944

 

 

MESOP NEWS Iran Daily: Will Tension With Turkey End Syria Cooperation?

February 20 – eaworldview – Scott Lucas – A dispute between Iran and Turkey could threaten the co-operation between the two countries, along with Russia, for a resolution of Syria’s six-year crisis.On Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi lashed out at Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, declaring that Turkey and certain other “delusional” countries are responsible for instability and insecurity in the Middle East.Qassemi was piqued by Cavusoglu’s remarks at the Munich Security Council about an an Iranian “sectarian policy” aimed at undermining Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. “Turkey is very much against any kind of division, religious or sectarian,” the Foreign Minister declared.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82956

 

 

MESOP SPECIAL : NO FAKE AT ALL ! 9 Iraqis gang rape German woman, trial starts this week

Posted on February 20, Reuters – By David Frankenhuis

In Austria, this Tuesday a court case will start against 9 Iraqi men for drugging, kidnapping, and gang raping a female tourist from Germany nearly 14 months ago in the capital of Vienna. The attack, during New Year’s Eve of 2015, was aimed at Julia S., a 29-year-old teacher who had come to visit her friend Mechthild H., 28, who lived in the Austrian city. Together, they were going to celebrate the New Year. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82954

 

 

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Michael P Pregent@MPPregent 13h13 hours ago

There appears to have been no basis for a criminal or intelligence probe of NSA Flynn http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445045/general-michael-flynn-national-security-adviser-fbi-investigation-phone-call-russian-ambassador …

MESOP NEU : Ankara verlangt von Brüssel Milliarden-Zahlung

18.02.2017 – HANDELSBLATT  – Die Türkei erhöht im Flüchtlingsdeal mit Europa den Druck auf Brüssel: Respekt und Geld – das verlangt Vizepremier Mehmet Şimşek von der Europäischen Union, der er die Verletzung ihrer Zusagen vorwirft. „Wir halten unsere Verpflichtungen ein, dann haltet ihr auch eure Zusagen ein“, fordert der türkische Vizepremier Mehmet Şimşek Berlin„Wir halten unsere Verpflichtungen ein, dann haltet ihr auch eure Zusagen ein“, forderte der türkische Vizepremier Mehmet Şimşek vor Journalisten in Berlin, wo er bei deutschen Investoren um mehr Engagement in seinem Land war.

Von den für 2016 zugesagten drei Milliarden Euro habe Ankara erst 748 Millionen Euro erhalten, so Şimşek weiter. „Wir sind nicht auf Almosen aus, es geht uns auch nicht um Erpressung“, schob er hinterher. Die Türkei liefere: Statt 5.000 Flüchtlinge pro Tag im Jahr 2015, verließen heute nur noch 20 bis 60 Flüchtlinge sein Land in Richtung Europa.

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MESOP STARTER : WORLD’S LEADING FAKE PRODUCER VLADIMIR P. ON ATLANTIC COUNCIL REPORT

#Russia’s response to the @AtlanticCouncil’s #BreakingAleppo report is simply laughable. “Propaganda fakes” are the #Kremlin’s specialism!

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MESOP TODAYS SHORT CUTS & RELEVANT TWEETS

MESOP NEWS PAPERS SYRIA RECONSTRUCTION

Interesting paper by @samer_abboud on Syria’s factionalized economic elites and their roles in war & reconstruction.

The Economics of War and Peace in Syria

Much is made of the sectarian and ethnic factions in Syria’s civil war, but far less attentio… tcf.org

https://tcf.org/content/report/economics-war-peace-syria/

 

MESOP MIGRANT FEATURE GERMANY  –   WITH COMPLIMENTS TO MADAM ANGELA MERKEL : “HI ANGIE YOU CAN TALK DIRECTLY ABOUT LIBYA & MIGRATION WITH ME – YOUR VLADIMIR P.”

AFTER SYRIA, PUTIN’S NEXT MOVE COULD BE LIBYA
By Anna Borshchevskaya, opinion contributor – 02/13/17 – Anna Borshchevskaya is the Ira Weiner fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

President Trump has consistently suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be a strong ally in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But while most eyes are on Syria in this regard, Libya is another place to watch closely in the coming weeks.

Putin increasingly supports Libya’s Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who controls Libya’s oil-rich east but wants more. Haftar pursues an anti-Islamist agenda and looks to Putin to help secure his leadership in Libya at the expense of the U.N.-backed civilian government in Libya. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82890

 

MESOP TODAYS SPECIAL : National Security – The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn

Feb 14, 2017 10:09 AM EST – By – Eli Lake –  BLOOMBERG – If we are to believe the Trump White House, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn just resigned because he lied about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the vice president. As White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told NBC’s “Today Show” on Tuesday: “Misleading the vice president really was the key here.”   Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82892

 

MESOP NEWS TOP OF THE AGENDA : Netanyahu, Trump Meet as White House Signals Policy Shift / Click for CFR – New York Times & Financial Times Commentaries below – Read all sources –  http://www.mesop.de/?p=82908

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP NEWS – FRESH PUTIN TROOPS TO SYRIA – Russia Sends More Military Police to Syria

Al-Masdar News – 2017-02-15 – Moscow has deployed another military police battalion to Syria.

The battalion was sent from the Russian republic of Ingushetia in order to boost security of military personnel during operations in the war-torn country, according to Ingushetia leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov said on Monday. According to Yevkurov, servicemen will focus on protecting personnel of the Russian air group and the Center for Syrian reconciliation.It is the second battalion of the Russian Military Police deployed to Syria.In December 2016, Russian military police servicemen were sent to the city of Aleppo to maintain order on the territories liberated from militant groups. www.mesop.de

 

MESOP NEWS Oops — Did Russia Just Reveal 20,000 Personnel in Syria?

February 15 – 07:42 2017  – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Tender for medals gives clue to total number of Russians involved in Syrian conflict since September 2015

Russia’s Defense Ministry appears to have accidentally revealed that more than 20,000 personnel have been involved in operations inside Syria since Moscow’s intervention in September 2015. The Ministry announced a 45.3 million ruble ($792,000) tender on Tuesday for medals, insignia, and letterhead cards. Among the awards are 20,000 medals for “Participant of the Military Operation in Syria” and 50 medals “For the Liberation of Palmyra” and “For the Clearance of Palmyra”. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=82919

 

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)

MESOP FOCUS : Kurds Oppose Dividing Kirkuk into Four Electoral Districts – The idea is proposed by a Shi’ite MP from Maliki’s coalition

Leyla Hemid – 15 February 2017 – BasNews – ERBIL— Kurds are against a proposal for dividing Kirkuk province into four electoral districts, based on the religious and ethnic orientation of Kirkuk residences, Iraqi media reported. According to the reports the idea has been proposed by Jasim Mohamed Jaafar, a lawmaker from the Shi’ite State of Law Coalition, led by the Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki.  Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=82915

 

 

MESOP NEWS Articles & Op-Eds  –  Memo to Trump: Iraq Is Too Big to Fail  – Michael Knights  – Foreign Policy – February 13, 2017

Actions like the travel ban on Iraqis could have the unintended effect of derailing the U.S. alliance with Baghdad — an outcome that would benefit Iran, the Islamic State, and no one else.The first few weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have been a political roller coaster for Iraq. On Jan. 21, the newly minted commander in chief raised his oft-repeated mantra that the United States might have offset the costs of the Iraq War by somehow seizing Iraqi oil. Six days later, he signed an executive order banning Iraqi nationals from entering the United States for 90 days and Iraqi refugees from entering for 120 days. The banned persons initially included thousands of translators and other Iraqis who risked their lives by serving alongside U.S. troops in Iraq.

Though Iraq’s parliament issued a nonbinding call to retaliate by banning American visitors, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi chose to take the high road. Refusing to bow to domestic political pressure, he ruled out a reciprocal travel ban in a speech on Jan. 31. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82921

 

 

EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)

MESOP NEWS OPINION : THE LAST ACTION TO COMFORT THE SHIA MULLAHS IN IRAN BY BARACK HUSSEIN O.

Former Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn

Sources: Former Obama officials, loyalists planted series of stories to discredit Flynn, bolster Iran deal – BY: Adam Kredo  – The Free Beacon – February 14, 2017 3:26 pm

The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump’s national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described to the Washington Free Beacon a behind-the-scenes effort by these officials to plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media. The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn’s credibility, multiple sources revealed. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82911

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP RECEP’S PROMISE !? – Turkey will not stay in Syria: Erdogan

14 Febr 2017 – Turkish troops will not remain in Syria once the Islamic State (IS) is defeated and they will leave the lands to their “true owners,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

“Just like Jarablus, al-Rai, Dabiq were cleaned [of IS] and the locals returned, al-Bab will be cleared and the people of al-Bab will resettle there,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on Feb. 12 before departing for an official trip to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82894

 

 

MESOP NEWS FOCUS: OPPORTUNIST PKK/PYD – FACING GENEVA TALKS THEY DISAGREE TACTICALLY WITH THEIR  GREAT LEADER – TEACHED IN EVERY CLASS-ROOM IN WEST KURDISTAN SYRIA

MSD co-chair says PYD’s Ocalan ideology not same as being PKK

By Rudaw 5 hours ago  15 Febr 2017 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Ilham Ahmed, a co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD), disagreed that groups in Syria embracing Abdullah Ocalan’s ideology equates to belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in an interview with the Washington Kurdish Institute.  “When the people embrace Ocalan’s ideology, this does not mean that PYD [Democratic Union Party] is part of the PKK,” Ilham said in an interview published this week. “They are two different organizations, and each party has its own administrations and the decision-making bodies.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82923

 

 

MESOP NEWS SPECIAL :  Trump and World Order  /  The Return of Self-Help

Foreign Affairs – 15 Febr 2017 – By By Stewart M. Patrick – Since the administration of Franklin Roosevelt, 13 successive U.S. presidents have agreed that the United States must assume the mantle of global leadership. Although foreign policy varied from president to president, all sent the clear message that the country stood for more than just its own well-being and that the world economy was not a zero-sum game.

That is about to change.   Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82917

 

THE GERMAN CHAPTER

MESOP WENDUNGEN : MARCUS PRETZELL (AfD) „UNSERE ZUKUNFT  IST ISRAEL!“

PILGERFAHRT DER RECHTSPOPULISTEN NACH ISRAEL / EUROPAS NATIONALISTISCHE PARTEIEN UND TEILE DES ISRAELISCHEN LIKUDS NÄHERN SICH – ÜBER TRUMP & DEN ISLAM

Von Jochen Stahnke – FAZ  14 Febr 2017

JERUSALEM, 13. Februar. Auf einmal fing Marcus Pretzell auf dem Treffen der europäischen Rechtspopulisten in Koblenz an, von Israel zu sprechen. Wir haben ein Problem mit dem politischen Islam, in Deutschland, in Europa”, rief der nordrhein-westfälische AfD-Landesvorsitzende Ende Januar in den Saal. „Es gibt ein Land, was schon Jahrzehnte längere Erfahrungen in dieser Frage hat — Israel ist unsere Zukunft, meine Damen und Herren!” Von Israel könne man lernen, wie man mit dem Islam umzugehen habe. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=82888

 

 

MESOP NEWS – ERDOGAN STATEMENT & SAUDI MONEY : TURKEY, SAUDI ARABIA TO COOPERATE ON REBUILDING SYRIA

Date : 14.02.2017 – Source : Daily Sabah –  As Turkish and Saudi leaders are set to meet today in Riyadh, regional issues, particularly Syria, and economic ties are expected be on the agenda. The leader of the Saudi business community suggests that the Syrian war will not last more than a year and the two countries will reconstruct Syria ::::: Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82906

 

MESOP CULTURE  „GOD SAVE DONALD TRUMP!“  –  FINGER WEG VOM ARKANSAS RIVER

CHRISTO verzichtet auf einen gigantischen Eingriff in die Biosphäre eines Flusses + auf  wahnsinnige Materialverschwendung.

Christos Colorado-Projekt Stellen Sie sich vor, Trump würde auftauchen!

Der Künstler Christo hat sein nächstes Großprojekt „Over The River“ abgesagt. Warum er lieber auf die Realisierung verzichtet, als Donald Trump eine Möglichkeit zu geben, sich mit dem Werk zu schmücken.

15.02.2017, von Kolja Reichert – FAZ – Teil einer Installation von Christo. Ein ähnliches Werk hätte im südlichen Colorado entstehen sollen, doch der Künstler entschied sich jetzt dagegen. Christo, für das Projekt „Over The River“ wollten Sie den Arkansas River in Colorado auf einer Strecke von sechzig Kilometern auf mehreren Abschnitten mit insgesamt elf Kilometern silbrigem Stoff überspannen. Jetzt haben Sie das Projekt abgesagt.

Warum? –  http://www.mesop.de/?p=82902

 

 

MESOP CULTURE „VALENTINSTAG“:  Die LIEBE ist wieder zurück ! –  Oder: Wenn der Schwanz kitschig phantasiert!

…… Beachtlich ! : Nachdem gender-feminismus-dekonstruktions-theoretisch seit an die 15 Jahren Begriff wie Wort LIEBE in Grund und Boden argumentiert wurden: als romantisch-reaktionär-bürgerlich-konstruierte Angelegenheit, deren namentliche Nennung jeder korrekt lebende Mensch (ER/SIE) sich streng zu enthalten habe, zumal sie ja unglaublicherweise nicht nur ein Physicum sei (ficken!, Entspannung etc.), sondern ein romantizistisches Metaphysicum, das unter der Guillotine der repressiven Entsublimierung der Sexualität dringend zu entsorgen sei   – tauchte sie kürzlich so  ganz unbefangen wieder auf – und wird nun zuerst und allen voran von Schwulen erneut bewahrheitet, um im Übrigen demnächst den gesamten Mittleren Osten befreien zu können.

Etwa am Valentinstag (siehe unten): jenem im Westen absolut durchorganisierten Großverkaufs-Konsumtag der (Wikipedia) Blumen- und Süßwarenfabrikationen.

So sieht echter Fortschritt aus !

(WIKIPEDIA) Der Valentinstag am 14. Februar gilt in einigen Ländern als Tag der Liebenden. Das Brauchtum dieses Tages geht auf einen oder mehrere christliche Märtyrer namens Valentinus (in Frage kommen vor allem Valentin von Terni oder Valentin von Viterbo) zurück, die der Überlieferung zufolge das Martyrium durch Enthaupten erlitten haben. Der Gedenktag wurde von Papst Gelasius I. 469 für die ganze Kirche eingeführt, 1969 jedoch aus dem römischen Generalkalender gestrichen. Verbreitet gibt es jedoch um den Valentinstag herum Gottesdienste, in denen Ehepaare gesegnet werden.

An Bekanntheit gewann der Valentinstag im deutschen Sprachraum durch den Handel mit Blumen, besonders jedoch durch die intensive Werbung der Blumenhändler und Süßwarenfabrikanten. www.mesop.de

 

MESOP NEWS TOP OF THE AGENDA : Netanyahu, Trump Meet as White House Signals Policy Shift / Click for CFR – New York Times & Financial Times Commentaries below

U.S. President Donald J. Trump is set to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington today (Al Jazeera) before the Israeli leader meets with lawmakers from both parties. A White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the administration believed that a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not need to include a two-state solution (NYT), a position that would break from long-standing U.S. policy. CIA director Mike Pompeo reportedly held secret talks in Ramallah (AP) on Wednesday with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, faces a Senate confirmation hearing (WSJ) tomorrow. He has called the two-state solution an “illusion.”

ANALYSIS

“[Trump] is taking a decidedly different approach in launching his efforts than that of his predecessor, President Barack Obama, who announced his intention of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with fanfare just two days after his inauguration. In contrast, President Trump is gradually revealing his intentions while consulting in an uncharacteristically low-key fashion with regional partners. Yet Donald Trump, in one stark and unmistakable way, is no different than the eight presidents that preceded him: He is clearly and unambiguously a peace-processor,” writes CFR’s Robert M. Danin.

“The resignation of Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, deprives Mr. Netanyahu of his strongest ally inside the White House for raising pressure on Iran. And the emergence of Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, as an aspiring Middle East peacemaker has increased the president’s appetite for a peace initiative between the Israelis and Palestinians—something Mr. Netanyahu is not especially eager to discuss. Given the still-fluid nature of the Trump administration and its policies, Mr. Netanyahu’s visit is likely to be more symbolic than substantive,” Mark Landler writes for the New York Times.

“Some Israelis thought Mr Trump had been influenced by King Abdullah of Jordan, whom he met in Washington this month.  Administration officials have made clear they will seek the support of Arab allies such as Jordan—whose help Mr Trump also needs in his promised fight against Isis—in efforts to reach a broader regional peace deal. But if Washington endorses untrammelled Jewish settlement in the West Bank, or pursues effective recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital it will only inflame tensions in the Middle East,” John Reed writes for the Financial Times.

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MESOP CULTURE „GOD SAVE DONALD TRUMP!“ – FINGER WEG VOM ARKANSAS RIVER !

CHRISTO verzichtet auf einen gigantischen Eingriff in die Biosphäre eines Flusses + auf  wahnsinnige Materialverschwendung.

Christos Colorado-Projekt Stellen Sie sich vor, Trump würde auftauchen!

Der Künstler Christo hat sein nächstes Großprojekt „Over The River“ abgesagt. Warum er lieber auf die Realisierung verzichtet, als Donald Trump eine Möglichkeit zu geben, sich mit dem Werk zu schmücken.

15.02.2017, von Kolja Reichert – FAZ – Teil einer Installation von Christo. Ein ähnliches Werk hätte im südlichen Colorado entstehen sollen, doch der Künstler entschied sich jetzt dagegen. Christo, für das Projekt „Over The River“ wollten Sie den Arkansas River in Colorado auf einer Strecke von sechzig Kilometern auf mehreren Abschnitten mit insgesamt elf Kilometern silbrigem Stoff überspannen. Jetzt haben Sie das Projekt abgesagt.

Warum?

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/kunst/wegen-trump-christo-gibt-colorado-projekt-auf-14878114.html

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