MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : ABOUT TRUTH  & KURDS IN SYRIA / AMBERIN ZAMAN – JOSHUA LANDIS & PKK SUPPORTER ALIZA MARCUS (BOSTON GLOBE) & CIA

Aliza Marcus@AlizaMarcus  Sep 14

For sure true.

Amberin Zaman@amberinzaman – · Sep 13

Replying to @amberinzaman @flintsparc and 4 others

I also tend to agree with Dr Landis that for many of the Kurds who joined under the YPG hat, ethnic nationalism is indeed a critical motivator. After nearly 3 decades in the field talking to multiple fighters in Turkey, Iraq, & Syria I say this with a fair degree of confidence

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Putin and Netanyahu mark Iranian bases in Syria for removal to 80km from Israeli border

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS SYRIA : A PUTIN & NETANJAHU AGREEMENT

14 Sept 2019 – DEBKA FILES ISRAEL  – Marking the Iranian bases in Syria to be distanced from the Israeli border took up most of the nearly five hours Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent in Sochi this week with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu. In their intensive deliberations over large maps on Thursday, Sept. 12, the leaders were assisted by the Russian-speaking Israeli Minister Zeev Elkin, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, IDF Intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman and OC Operations Maj. Gen. Aharon Havilah.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS :  U.S. won’t send more troops to northern Syria for joint Turkish patrols

BAGHDAD,— 14 Sept 2019 – MESOP  – The U.S. military will not increase troop levels in Syria to carry out joint patrols with Turkish forces, a top general said on Friday, adding that his goal was to eventually reduce the number of U.S. forces in the country.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS RECOMMENDATION : KERIM YILDIZ NEWS BOOK! (OUR GOOD OLD FRIEND)

The Kurds in Syria: The Forgotten People, Kerim Yildiz

 Garabet K Moumdjian, Ph.D. – ACADEMIA

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Al-Mehbash: We stick by security mechanism agreement with Turkey, US /  Pentagon’s spokesman Sean Robertson – SDF/PKK/PYD accepts Turkey-US-Agreement on Safe Zone

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA) 

ANHA NEWS  13 Sept 2019 – The co-chair of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria Hamed al-Mehbash said that they stick by implementing the articles of the border security agreement with the Turkish and US sides saying that they did not violate any article of the agreement.  

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS :  HUNGARIA STEPS TO THE ASSAD’S CONTRA EU !

Barbara Slavin Retweeted Steven Heydemann@SHeydemann

12 Sept 2019 – 15h – Syria: A Hungarian step towards diplomatic normalisation? – BBC News

Is the EU’s tough stance on Syria unravelling?

Hungary has drawn up plans to upgrade diplomatic relations with Syria, breaking with EU policy.

 

bbc.com

 

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS DOCUMENTS : UN Report Details Syrian War’s Devastation – 12 Sept 2019

A new report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria found that around thirteen million Syrians are displaced and up to seventy thousand people are living in “deplorable and inhumane conditions” at the Al-Hol camp. The report details cases of possible war crimes committed by both Syrian government forces and the U.S.-backed coalition.

CFR’s Global Conflict Tracker traces developments in Syria’s civil war.

http://links.cfr.mkt5175.com/ctt?kn=13&ms=NjAzNzU3MDAS1&r=MjUwMDEyMTM1NzY0S0&b=0&j=MTcyMTU1NDc3OAS2&mt=1&rt=0

Und jetzt die ganze Wahrheit über Syrien!

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS  „DerKommentar“ : VON DANIEL STEINVORTH (NZZ)

  1. Sept 2019 Der Krieg in Syrien ist kompliziert. Da erstaunt es nicht, dass viele Menschen nach einfachen Antworten suchen und selbsternannte Klartextredner grossen Zulauf haben. Wer den Konflikt auf einen geplanten Regimewechsel oder einen gescheiterten Pipeline-Deal reduziert, kann sich einer treuen Fangemeinde sicher sein.

Das war es dann wohl in Syrien. Der gefühlt endlose Krieg scheint seinem Ende entgegenzugehen. Die Truppen des Diktators Bashar al-Asad und seiner Schutzmächte Iran und Russland haben ihn militärisch entschieden. Nur die Provinz Idlib bleibt den islamistischen Rebellen als Rückzugsgebiet, und dass auch dieses früher oder später unter die Kontrolle des Regimes geraten wird, gilt als unausweichlich. Wenn sich im Anschluss auch die Kurdengebiete im Nordosten wieder dem syrischen Zentralstaat unterordnen (weil die Alternative nur heissen kann, von der türkischen Armee überrollt zu werden), ist der Triumph Asads komplett. Abhaken dürfte dann die westliche Öffentlichkeit den Syrien-Krieg – einen Krieg, den sie medial ohnehin kaum mehr wahrnimmt. Wer will sie denn noch hören, die immergleichen Nachrichten von Leid und Unrecht? Wer ist noch nicht «syrienmüde» geworden?

Natürlich bedeutet die Schlussphase des Krieges kein Ende der humanitären Katastrophe vor Europas Haustür.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS :  Pentagon says it’s ‘on time’ with Syria safe zone despite questions

Jack Detsch September 9, 2019

Article Summary –  AL MONITOR – The Pentagon said Monday it is “on time” or ahead of schedule in most areas of setting up a safe zone in Syria after initial patrols with Turkish troops over the weekend, despite lingering questions about the size and depth of the area.

The Pentagon insisted it was ahead of schedule in establishing a so-called “safe zone” Monday after conducting its first joint patrol in Syria’s northeast over the weekend, although the Donald Trump administration remained unclear on critical details about the area that will provide a buffer between Turkey and US-backed Syrian Kurds.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS: JOINT PATROLS BY TURKS  & US VIEWED BY PKK/PYD(SDF)

Joint US-Turkish patrols begin in north Syria amid Kurdish concerns

Amberin Zaman September 9, 2019 – Article Summary – AL MONITOR – Turkish and US troops have begun joint ground patrols in the area of Tell Abyad, the first time Turkish troops crossed into the US-protected and Kurdish-administered zone.

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