MESOP NEWS “NIX ANTIFA !” : FIDEL’S FLIRT MIT HITLER’S WAFFEN-SS – Als Castro sich für die Waffen-SS interessierte
Von Sven Felix Kellerhoff | Veröffentlicht am 12.10.2012 | DIE WELT – Auf dem Höhepunkt der Krise, am 26. Oktober 1962, erfuhr der Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) in Pullach, dass Castro ehemalige Angehörige der Waffen-SS anwerben lasse. Sie würden beauftragt, als Instrukteure für das kubanische Militär in die Karibik zu kommen.
Ebenfalls gesucht würden frühere Offiziere der deutschen Fallschirmjäger und technischer Truppen, also Pioniere. Der angebotene Sold sei rund viermal so hoch wie das Durchschnittskommen in Deutschland: Umgerechnet 1000 DM in kubanischer Währung, vor allem aber weitere 1000 DM in jeder beliebigen westlichen Währung und einzuzahlen auf ein beliebiges europäisches Bankkonto sollte die deutschen Söldner bekommen. Bis zum Zeitpunkt des Berichtes seien vier ehemalige SS-Leute auf das Angebot eingegangen, wenngleich nur zwei nachweislich Kuba erreichten. weiterlesen / click to continue
KODAR: Creating a democratic front is a historical necessity / 19 Nov 2016
Q: As we know, KODAR held its second congress in Medya Defense Zones late October. What are the major changes made with this congress?
MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION : IRAN’S HEZBOLLAH FRANCHISE IN IRAQ: LESSONS FROM LEBANON’S SHIITE MILITIAS
By Yousif Kalian – Fikra Forum – Yousif Kalian is a research assistant in The Washington Institute’s Program on Arab Politics. November 9, 2016
As Shiite militias in Iraq attempt to become potent political actors, they may follow Hezbollah’s Lebanese model: using military leverage over the government to wrestle power on Iran’s behalf.Following the rapid spread of ISIS in the summer of 2014, Shiite Marja Ali al-Sistani issued a fatwa calling all able-bodied men to defend Baghdad and push back against ISIS. Men of all sects and ethnicities, overwhelmingly Shiite, took it upon themselves to fight this “great evil” that had overtaken their country. These Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) have made a fundamental difference in the battle against ISIS and are hailed as heroes in Iraq.
November 15 – Iran’s regime has played up its developing alliance with Russia, hosting the chair of Moscow’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko.Amid the Russian-Iranian campaign to prop up Syria’s Assad regime, President Rouhani said on Monday: There is strategic cooperation between Iran and Russia to fight terrorism and such cooperation will continue until the eradication of terrorism in the region.
14 Nov, 2016 – Sputnik News – Russia and Iran have been negotiating the supply of $10 billion worth of weapons and hardware to Tehran following the successful delivery of Russia’s S-300 air defense missile systems to the country in October.
“These negotiations are being carried out, the road has been paved.
“The order book, discussed today, [reflects] the needs of Tehran and amounts to some $10 billion,” the head of the defense and security committee of the Russian upper house of parliament, Viktor Ozerov, told reporters on Monday during a parliamentary visit to Iran, as cited by TASS news agency.He said the arms in question include T-90 tanks, artillery systems, and various aircraft. He added that the sides did not discuss a one-time delivery – rather a number of deliveries over years.
MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY – Should Iran fear a Trump presidency? – European Union & allies remain committed to Iran deal
14 Nov 2016 – AL MONITOR – US President-elect Donald Trump will give priority to new sanctions and pressure on Iran, while considering whether and how his administration might seek to renegotiate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The trend in Europe and Asia, however, is heading in the other direction, where the emphasis is on breaking down, rather than erecting, barriers to business and engagement with Iran. It is difficult to envision a global retreat from Iran, absent an Iranian breach in its commitments to the JCPOA.
MESOP INSIDE – THE MULLAH’S & THE TRUMP : Military’s Tough-Talk Challenge to Trump — “He Talks Off the Top of His Head”
11 Nov. 2016 – MESOP – Shifting Iran’s position on the new US President, the military has issued a tough-talk challenge to Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Iranian officials — including the influential Secretary of the National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani — welcomed Trump’s surprise victory with the hope that it would cause US officials to review “policies based on disregard for the policies of the majority” and to reconsider “the spending of countless resources to pursue policies based on domination, intervention, and war in other countries”.
Advocates of the nuclear deal with Iran are convinced the pact is in mortal danger following Republican Donald Trump’s upset election. – Author Julian Pecquet 10 November 9, 2016 –AL MONITOR
Deal skeptics on Capitol Hill have already prepared a raft of bills that have a far better chance of making it into law with the threat of a White House veto now out of the way. But the president-elect himself can just as easily send what he’s called a “disastrous” deal to the dustbin of history by simply refusing to sign off on sanctions relief. “That’s why I find it so hard to believe that the deal survives,” said Richard Nephew, a former State Department sanctions official who now heads the program on Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at Columbia University. “At some point, [Trump] will have to make an affirmative decision to support its implementation.”
November 10 – 2016 – eaworldview – Iran’s regime has welcomed the election of Donald Trump as US President, but has expressed its concern about the future of the July 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the 5+1 Powers. Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of the National Security Council, said he hoped the election would cause US officials to review “policies based on disregard for the policies of the majority” and to reconsider “the spending of countless resources to pursue policies based on domination, intervention, and war in other countries”.
Iran has 25,000 Shiite fighters in Syria, says ex-Shin Bet chief / Likud MK Avi Dichter warns Tehran has not abandoned its nuclear aspirations and seeks to rebuild the Persian empire
By Times of Israel staff November 3, 2016, – Iran commands a force of up to 25,000 Shiite Muslim militants fighting in the Syrian civil war, a majority of them from Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to former Shin Bet chief Avi Dichter, who now chairs the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.