MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : WEITERE KONTROLL & ERMÄCHTINGUNGSGESETZE

Verfassungsrechtliche Bedenken : Zweifel am Gesetz gegen Hetze im Netz

Das Gesetz zur Bekämpfung von Rechtsextremismus und Hetze im Internet steht auf der Kippe. Nun ist Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier gefragt.

Das Gesetz zur Bekämpfung von Rechtsextremismus und Hetze im Internet stößt auf verfassungsrechtliche Bedenken. Zu diesem Schluss kommen eine Einschätzung des Wissenschaftlichen Dienstes des Bundestags sowie ein Gutachten des Mainzer Professors für Öffentliches Recht Matthias Bäcker für die Grünen-Fraktion.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS REPORT : PKK under pressure in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

Turkey is continuing its attacks on the Kurdistan Workers Party as a senior Iraqi Kurdish military official hints the group may be wearing out its welcome. A Kurdish peshmerga fighter carries her weapon while walking in the foothills of the Qandil Mountains located along the Iraq-Iran border, May 5, 2006.

Sep 18, 2020 – AL MONITOR – ERBIL, Iraq —  Turkey’s aggressive cross-border operations in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) are not letting up, again putting the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in the difficult position of having to manage its relationships with Baghdad and Ankara as well as decreasing number of the Iraqi Kurdish population, which retains sympathy for the PKK.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Arbeitete Frankfurter Kripo-Beamter als Söldner im Irak? / DEUTSCHE „WAGNERS“!

  • Von Julian Staib, Wiesbaden  – FAZ – -18.09.2020-12:57

Ein Beamter des Polizeipräsidiums Frankfurt soll Dienstgeheimnisse für einen nicht angemeldeten Nebenjob bei einer privaten Sicherheitsfirma im Irak genutzt haben. Der Vorfall wirft abermals einen Schatten auf die hessische Polizei.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS ANALYSIS : Iran’s Battered Economy

Author Paul Rivlin –  In this issue of Iqtisadi: The Middle East Economy, Paul Rivlin analyses the Iranian economy in 2020 in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and economic sanctions. Date September 16, 2020

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : DONALD TRUMP RELEVANT SUPPORT FOR KURDS

US gives Peshmerga $250 million in military assistance

RUDAW  16 Sept 2020 – Karwan Faidhi Dri  – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The United States is giving some $250 million in military equipment to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga ministry, the ambassador to Iraq announced in Erbil on Tuesday.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : KADHIMI’S ROLLING RESHUFFLE (PART 1): MILITARY COMMAND CHANGES

by Michael Knights and Alex Almeida  –  PolicyWatch 3376 September 14, 2020 – To strengthen Iraq’s capacity for resisting militia and foreign influence, Washington should keep supporting the campaign to remake the military one commander at a time.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS SITU REPORT IRAQ: From the ‘Republic of Fear’ to the Militias’ Republic of Terror

Munqith DagherDr. Munqith Dagher is MENA director and a board member of Gallup International.Also available in العربية September 10, 2020

In 1992, as I watched the celebrations for the inauguration of al-Tabiqayn Bridge in Baghdad (formerly, al-Qa’id Bridge) on Al-Shabab Television, I turned to my wife and said: “wouldn’t it have been better for us if the cost of this bridge had been spent on better flour for us to eat, rather than this awful flour that we get now?” The following day, I went to pick up my seven-year-old son from school when suddenly his teacher said, “Pay attention to what you say in front of your children—it could cost you your life!”

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : SOUTH KURDISTAN AND THE PROBLEM NAMED PKK

 

The Kurdistan Region in Iraq tries to Balance Turkey, Iran and the United States

For an autonomous regional government, the Kurdistan Regional Government has a lot of international clout.  – by Seth J. Frantzman – 9.Sept 2020 THE NATIONAL INTEREST

The autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq sits at a crossroads. To its south is Baghdad, where Iranian-backed rogue militias have fired dozens of rockets at facilities housing U.S. troops. To its north is Turkey, a member of NATO, which has been carrying out operations against Kurdish militants in the mountains of northern Iraq. To its east is Iran, which has also fought a low-level Kurdish insurgency and which opposes the continuing U.S. role in Iraq. As if those weren’t enough problems, the region also has Syria to its northwest where there are questions whether the U.S.-led coalition will remain.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS KURDISTAN : NECHIRVAN IN TURKEY

Nechirvan Barzani clarified his position

At a time when the Kurdish people are calling for the Kurdistan Democratic Party to clarify its position on the Turkish occupation’s attacks on the areas of the legitimate right to defense, the head of the regional government sits at the table of the killers of the Kurdish people, and journalists in response see that the party clarified its position.

KURDISTAN 05 Sep 2020, Sat – 10:37 2020-09-05T10:37:00 NEWS DESK, AKRAM BARAKAT

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS PRESS SERVICE : – Arab press: Decisive visit to Russian delegation to Damascus, Turkish message to Macron via Barzani

ANHA –  5 Sept 2020 – Sources revealed that a high-level Russian delegation will visit Damascus next week, describing this visit as pivotal, while observers said that Turkey requested Nechirvan Idris Barzani in a hurry to deliver a message through this to Macron about influence in Iraq, while the Lebanese government is just around the corner.

 

WORLD-Middle East 05 Sep 2020, Sat – On Saturday morning, Arab newspapers touched upon the Russian moves in Syria, in addition to the meeting between Erdogan and Nechirvan Barzani, and the Lebanese crisis

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: A tripartite Russian delegation on a “pivotal visit” to Damascus

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