MESOP TODAYS OPINION: By Richard Cohen – / ALEPPO = GUERNICA ! – Aleppo is a symbol of American weakness

By Richard Cohen Opinion writer September 26 – Washington Post

In April of 1937, the war planes of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy chose a market day to bomb a Basque town, one of the first times a civilian population was deliberately targeted. Pablo Picasso, a native of Spain, quickly reacted by depicting the horror in his famous mural named for the town, “Guernica.” It was finished by June. If he were alive today, he might want to paint one called “Aleppo.” It should be mounted outside the White House.

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MESOP TODAY : PKK/PYD FORCES LEAVE MANBIJ – Ankara welcomes withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish fighters from Manbij: Turkish deputy PM

 REUTERS  – 26 Sept 2016 – ANKARA,— A significant portion of Kurdish YPG militia fighters who were in the northern Syrian town of Manbij are withdrawing to the east of the Euphrates river in a move welcomed by Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told reporters on Monday. Ankara has demanded that the YPG forces move east of the Euphrates, viewing the group as closely linked to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants fighting in southeast Turkey and deeming both groups terrorist organizations.

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MESOP LATEST COMMENTS ON SYRIA TODAY : DEAD – DEAD – DEAD !

Latest comments on : – 300+ dead in 3 days – & bunker busters – West assessments of out window

MESOP TODAYS NEWS SYRIA

Following bombardment, the Islamic Council calls for enhanced opposition unity & to “open up all fronts” vs. regime:

 

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MESOP REPORT BY AL MONITOR : “WEEK IN REVIEW” – Iran capitalizes on collapse of US-Russia cease-fire deal

25 Sept 2016 – An errant attack by US warplanes in Deir ez-Zor on Sept. 17 that killed 62 Syrian soldiers marked the beginning of the end of a short-lived US-Russia agreement to provide humanitarian relief to Syrians, jump-start political talks and coordinate targeting against terrorist groups. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that he found it “very hard to believe” that the United States could make such a mistake in Deir ez-Zor, where Syrian forces were battling Islamic State (IS) militants, adding that he had, however, conveyed an apology on behalf of the United States to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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MESOP POINTING : FUNNY BUT TRUE – PUTIN’S sputnik ACCUSES OBAMA VIA FREDERIC HOF

Former Obama Advisor: White House Turned Syria Into ‘Problem From Hell’ / FREDERIC HOF (ATLANTIC COUNCIL)

Sputnik News –  2016-09-25 – Frederic Hof, a former Obama adviser on Syria who is now at the Atlantic Council think tank, said “For the next president on Day One, this becomes the problem from hell. It’s a problem that’s going to persist in one way or another throughout the first term of the next president and probably beyond.” In the Syrian conflict Obama has chosen to follow a line of containing the conflict rather than solving it. As a result, US-backed rebels became disillusioned with American policy and began joining al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch. www.mesop.de

MESOP “PROMISES” !? – Turkey will quit Syria after Euphrates Shield operation: commander

 26 Sept 2016 – MESOP – The commander of Sultan Murad, an opposition Syria group, stated that Turkish soldiers will quit Syria’s soil after the so-called operation of Euphrates Shield.Sergeant Ahmad Osman told al-Jazeera news agency that Turkey is an ally of Syrian opposition forces and reiterated that the Turkish forces will leave the soil of Syria after they ended their operation in the war-torn country.

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MESOP FLASH : KURDS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST PYD/PKK IN ROJAVA (SYRIA) – Members of ENKS started a hunger strike in the southern Turkey against PYD

Basnews English – 26 Sept 2016 – ERBIL — To oppose the ruling Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) campaign against the Kurdish political rivals in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), members of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) started a hunger strike in Şanlıurfa province of Turkey.According to sources from Rojava, PYD has launched a new campaign to detain members from other parties for having different political views, and has so far arrested dozens of political figures and activists. Earlier this month, a number of Kurdish activists and relatives of the prisoners went on a hunger strike for a week to compel PYD to release the detainees.

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MESOP REPORT BY AL MONITOR : “WEEK IN REVIEW” – Iran capitalizes on collapse of US-Russia cease-fire deal

25 Sept 2016 – An errant attack by US warplanes in Deir ez-Zor on Sept. 17 that killed 62 Syrian soldiers marked the beginning of the end of a short-lived US-Russia agreement to provide humanitarian relief to Syrians, jump-start political talks and coordinate targeting against terrorist groups.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that he found it “very hard to believe” that the United States could make such a mistake in Deir ez-Zor, where Syrian forces were battling Islamic State (IS) militants, adding that he had, however, conveyed an apology on behalf of the United States to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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MESOP “PUTIN THE PERFECT WAR CRIMINAL” : Russia Accused of War Crimes as Another 85 Killed in Aleppo

By Scott Lucas – eawolrdview – 26 Sept Russia has been accused of war crimes in the UN Security Council, as another 92 people were killed amid Russian-regime bombing of Syria’s largest city Aleppo on Sunday. The Local Coordination Committees documented the deaths, which included dozens of children and women. Since Thursday, the resurgent bombing has killed about 350 people in and near Aleppo. Russia and the Assad regime renewed the attacks as soon as the Syrian military declared an end to a brief US-Russian ceasefire on Monday, beginning with an assault on a UN aid convoy west of Aleppo. In an emergency UN Security Council session on the bombing and siege, the US, British, and French Ambassadors all pointed at Russia’s use of bunker-busting and incendiary bombs

US Ambassador Samantha Power said: What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counter-terrorism. It is barbarism.

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