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MESOP NEWS TODAYS RECOMMENDATION : EU’S FIN DE PARTIE – BECKETT – JOYCE & ORWELL ON EUROPEANS SIMULATED ARMY
“Those waiting for a European army can instead take solace from Beckett’s advice: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett’s European Army – By Daniel Keohane – Carnegie Endowment
Friday, December 16, 2016 – Explaining EU defense policy is not easy. But poor communication by the Brussels-based institutions plays into the hands of Euroskeptics and can damage public trust in union policies. In particular, there is no more misleading or damaging phrase than “European army.”
Federalist politicians, like European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, often declare their support for this idea. But like Vladimir and Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, they will wait for an eternity before an EU army becomes a reality. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=81136
MESOP NEWS TODAYYS EDITORIAL : Opinions – Vladimir Putin wants a new world order. Why would Donald Trump help him?
By Fareed Zakaria Opinion writer December 15 2016 – Washington Post – Fareed Zakaria writes a foreign affairs column for The Post. He is also the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and a contributing editor for The Atlantic.
Put his campaign rhetoric, tweets and appointments all together, and we’re getting a sense of U.S. foreign policy under Donald Trump. The president-elect has consistently signaled that he wants to be accommodating toward Russia and get tough on China. But that sees the world almost backward. China is, for the most part, comfortable with the U.S.-led international system. Russia is trying to upend it. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=81132
MESOP NEWS TODAYS COMMENTARY : NEXT TARGET IDLIB ? – WILL ASSAD TARGET IDLIB AFTER ALEPPO?
By Fabrice Balanche – Fabrice Balanche, an associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, is a visiting fellow at The Washington Institute. – PolicyWatch 2737 -December 15, 2016 Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=81128
MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION : ESTABLISHMENT JOINS ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT NOW = WALLSTREET JOURNAL / BROOKINGS & O’HANLON PRO TRUMP
A Trump Strategy to End Syria’s Nightmare
By Michael O’Hanlon – -WALL STREET JOURNAL – 2016-12-16 06:49 GMT – Many of Donald Trump’s foreign-policy views shifted throughout the campaign, and the president-elect remains unpredictable. But Mr. Trump’s instincts on Syria may augur a viable alternative to the Obama administration’s failed strategy. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=81130
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP NEWS : Inquiry & Analysis Series – No. 1289 – U.S. Money Transferred To Iran Used To Expand Iran’s Military Budget
By: Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli* 15 Dec 2016 – The government of Iranian President Hassan Rohani has submitted to the Majlis (parliament) a draft budget for the fiscal year March 2017-March 2018 for a total of $99.7 billion equivalent. The budget envisages a growth in expenditure of 13.9 percent over the preceding year, but a sharp increase of 39 percent, or $10.3 billion, in funds earmarked for defense, including a big increase in the budget of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=81122
MESOP NEWS TODAYS INTEL : Trump picked Tillerson for tough new Iran policy
16 Dec 206 – Debka Files – Rex Tillerson, Chairman an CEO of Exxon Mobil, was named this week as the next administration’s Secretary of State to execute the tough foreign policies charted by president-elect Donald Trump, including his decision to stiffen the nuclear accord signed with Iran as soon as he moves into the White House on Jan. 20.debkafile reports this exclusively from New York and its intelligence sources. While campaigning for the presidency, Trump called the accord “the worst deal” ever. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=81126
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP NEWS : US RAND PAUL PRO INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN
15 Dec 2016 – Senate foreign relation committee member backs creation of Kurdish state in Iraq
A member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relation Committee expressed his support to the creation of a Kurdish state in the north of Iraq. Rand Paul told MSNBC that Kurds are seeking to establish their own state and Joe Biden discussed the division of Iraq years ago and the Ottoman Empire has ruled over them for years. Kurds are brave fighters and I back them in establishing their state.
They are good supporters to us and they will get us rid of the Islamic State (IS) if we send arms to them directly rather than sending them through Baghdad. www.mesop.de
THE GERMAN CHAPTER
MESOP NEWS – DAS ESTABLISHMENT VERWANDELT SICH IN ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT / SILICON VALLY NUN FÜR TRUMP ZUSAMMEN MIT GOLDMAN SACHS
Bill Gates: “Trump ist der neue John F. Kennedy” – Lob für Republikaner
14.12.2016, 09:32 – KRONE ZEITUNG WIEN – Microsoft- Gründer Bill Gates hat den designierten US- Präsidenten Donald Trump in einer Fernsehshow als “neuen John F. Kennedy” bezeichnet. So wie dieser könne Trump das Land durch Innovation einen, erklärte Gates.
So wie Präsident Kennedy über die US- Weltraummission sprach und solcherart das Land hinter sich einte, könnte das auch die Trump- Administration im Bildungsbereich oder bei der Bekämpfung von Epidemien schaffen – wenn es ihr gelinge, regulatorische Hindernisse loszuwerden, sagte Gates am Dienstag in der CNBC- Sendung “Squawk Box”. So könne es den USA gelingen, durch Innovation wieder die Führung in der Welt zu erlangen. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=81134