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MESOP BREAKING : Complete #ISIS withdrawal from the left bank of #Mosul, sources from the city. They may have decided not to fight! – KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP !
MESOP : PKK CADRE RIZGAR WAN METS BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS
Rizgar Wan Retweeted – KurdishProgress @KurdishOrg Lambeth, London
Our director @raifeaytek with @wanerizgar and @berdan_ozturk after the meeting at @HouseofCommons
MESOP FOCUS : WATCH DENISE NATALI
Denise Natali @dnataliDC 13 Oct 2016
#Iraqi govt, #KRG, & #UN sign MOU to establish & manage camps for #Mosul #IDPs. Baghdad is funding 3 KRG provinces for this effort
www.mesop.de – #isis evacuated the east side of #Mosul. Sources from within the city. They took their families too.
MESOP WATCH INTERESTING NEW UK POLL 12 Oct 2016
Unteresting polling by @SkyNews shows majority in UK now support considering military action in #Syria re. #Aleppo http://news.sky.com/story/sky-poll-almost-50-back-sending-uk-troops-to-syria-10615075
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MESOP TWEETS & SHORT CUTS : GOD SAVE BORIS JOHNSON
Charles Lister Verified account @Charles_Lister – UK looking at military options in #Syria & is in contact w. Clinton team, who take “a tougher line” than #Obama: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/13/boris-johnson-military-options-against-syrian-regime-being-considered?CMP=share_btn_tw …
MESOP BREAKING TODAY : PKK/TAK ATTACK ON TOURISM IN TURKEY ?
Rocket’ blast hits #Turkish resort province of #Antalya – highway between Antalya and Kemer – 10:44 – 14 Okt 2016 – www.mesop.de
MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY : By METIN GURCAN / AL MONITOR – THE GROWING INFLUENCE OF THE DOGU PERINCEK GROUP
Power struggle erupts in Turkey’s security structure
13 Oct 2016 – Following the July 15 coup attempt, 93,000 civil servants were suspended from their duties in many of Turkey’s public institutions; investigations are ongoing for 40,000 of them. The key question now is who will fill those vacancies, especially in the military and intelligence bureaucracies.
One hard reality is that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), despite its 14 years in power, has not developed a senior bureaucratic team that deals with security and intelligence affairs. Hence, a power struggle was inevitable at the senior echelons of the National Intelligence Service (MIT), the Gendarmerie Command, the Ministry of Defense and the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), where two distinct schools of thought or cliques are competing to fill the vacancies. One of the schools of thought is that of the Homeland Party, also known as the Patriotic Party, which received only 120,000 votes (0.25%) out of 50 million votes cast in the Nov. 1 elections under the leadership of Dogu Perincek. It is popularly called the Perincek Group. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79078
MESOP TODAYS FORECAST FROM ISRAEL – By Shlomo Cesana / Israel Hayom : ‘We won’t allow Iran to control Syria’
Yoav Gallant, construction minister and former head of Shayetet 13 naval commandos, says Iran is the greatest threat to Israel – 13 Oct 2016
“I remember the moment,” he tells Israel Hayom. “The adults got up and left. Later, we heard that the war had started.” The high schooler, who would eventually command the elite Shayetet 13 naval commando unit and go on to serve as a major general in the General Staff, and who is currently housing and construction minister and sits on the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, belongs to the generation of leaders that did not fight in that war, but lived through it and was affected by it. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79074
MESOP TODAYS IMPRESSION : Beyond Trump & Putin: The American Alt-Right’s Love of the Kremlin’s Policies
The Kremlin has various links with leading far-right figures undergirding Trump’s candidacy. – By Casey Michel – THE DIPLOMAT – October 13, 2016
In late August, in a speech delineating white nationalist support for Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton unveiled a new title for Russian President Vladimir Putin: “The Grand Godfather of Extreme Nationalism.” With the sinecure, Clinton sought to directly link the odious policies of her Republican counterpart — namely, mainstreaming a racialized, white supremacist discourse the United States had not seen at such levels in a generation — to those brought to bear under Putin’s third term.The epithet built upon one of the pillars of Clinton’s campaign which, in turn, built upon the primary campaign of former GOP contender, and current Ohio governor, John Kasich. That is, in addition to Trump’s outright praise for Putin’s leadership, as well as his murky, secretive financial ties to those close to the Kremlin, Clinton tied Trump to the Kremlin’s campaign of stoking hyper-nationalistic movements throughout the West. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79087
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
ALL ABOUT THE MOSUL BATTLE / !KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP!
Islamic State Has Good Reasons to Retreat in Iraq
By Noah Feldman – BlooMBERG – 2016-10-14 – There’s no need to believe the Russian propaganda that says the U.S. agreed to let 9,000 Islamic State fighters flee Mosul to go fight President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. But the story “reported” Wednesday by Russia Today (on the basis of a single anonymous source) does capture a strategic truth in the run-up to the attack on the Islamic State-controlled city: The fighters have good reason to flee — and the Iraqis and the U.S. have good reason to let them. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79113
MESOP FLASH : US Official: Iraq ‘Fine’ With Turkish Forces in Country
Posted 2016-10-14 04:04 GMT – Middle East Monitor – A official form the US State Department has defended the presence of Turkish forces in Iraq, on Thursday, despite an ongoing tiff between Ankara and Bagdad. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79111
MESOP BACKGROUNDER : Turkey’s Demands Complicate Battle Plan to Retake Mosul From Islamic State
By Tamer El-ghobashy and Dion Nissenbaum – Wall Street Journal – 2016-10-13
Plans for a pivotal offensive to uproot Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul are running into unexpected complications from Turkey, which is pressing the U.S. and Iraq to incorporate its allies into the battle’s fighting force.Ankara’s demands to include a Turkish-trained Sunni force are threatening to fracture an uneasy alliance of diverse Iraqi fighters in what could be a turning point in the war against Islamic State.The Turkish pressure on Baghdad has triggered new demands from influential, rival Shiite militias, which are rethinking their agreement to play a more limited role in the fight for Mosul, according to Iraqi officials–throwing a wrench into delicate negotiations over the battle plan. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79115
!KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP! “STRANGE CAMOUFLAGE” : THE SHIA APO (PKK) !
PKK Forces to Join Shi’ite Militias in Mosul Assault – PKK guerrillas in Sinjar will wear militias uniform in the Mosul offensive
Basnews English – 13/10/2016 – ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas in Sinjar will be combined into the Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi to take part in the Mosul offensive, a Yezidi official says. Sheikh Shamo, a Yezidi MP in Kurdistan Region Parliament, told BasNews on Thursday that the PKK guerrillas in Sinjar will be formed into units with the militia’s uniform to take part in the operation of retaking Mosul. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79072
MESOP “IRAN BOUND”? – Unidentified helicopters open fire south of Iraqi Kurdistan Capital Erbil / Hewler
REUTERS / MESOP 13 Oct 2016 – Two military helicopters opened fire southeast of Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, an official said on Thursday, who warned shots would be fired if any other helicopters flew overhead in the area.The director of the Taqtaq sub-district, Ramk Ramazan, said during a press conference two unknown military helicopters flew over the sub-district, some 90 kilometers southeast of Erbil, on Wednesday night and opened fire. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79076
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP TODAYS OPINION BY MICHAEL “THE CHAMELEON” MICHAEL RUBIN (AEI) – American Enterprise
The next phase in Turkey’s political violence?
It has now been almost three months since the failed coup in Turkey. The events of July 15 were predictable, but they nevertheless mark a watershed in modern Turkish history. Still, it would be a mistake to view the coup as a single event. Turkey actually experienced two coups, but it will be the third and coming coup which could be the most violent and might very well cost Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan his life. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79099
!KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP! – Turkey is purging its elite NATO officers
By NEOnline | IR – New Europe – Belgium 13 Oct 2016 – Turkey is purging its elite, best trained and most experienced NATO military staff in Europe and the United States. – No one is safe
In a classified military dispatch seen by Reuters, it was revealed that 149 Turkish NATO envoys in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.K were ordered to return home on September 27.Of the 50 Turkish military staff stationed at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, only nine remain. Turkey’s Ambassador to NATO has of yet made no statement on the issue.Turkey has dismissed approximately 400 NATO military envoys since July, but the pace continues.They are recalled, arrive to Turkey, and are dismissed, arrested, and imprisoned. The purge focuses especially on air force commanders. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=79103
!KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP! – FULL LIST OF ARRESTED/ DISMISSED CO-MAYORS IN KURDISTAN / TURKEY
Name-Surname Province Town/District Occupation Detention / Custody Release (After
Detention or Arrest ) – Dismissed Search – Warrant – Current Situation Prison / Harun Erkuş Lice Co-Mayor of Lice Dismissed Arrested, Dismissed / Serhat Kadırhan Şırnak Şırnak Co-Mayor of Şırnak Released / Yüksel Bodakçı Silvan Co-Mayor of Silvan Dismissed Released, Dismissed / Fatma Şık Barut Co-Mayor of Sur Dismissed Released, Dismissed / Seyit Narin Co-Mayor of Sur Dismissed Released, Dismissed
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP “GUERNICA-1937” & ALEPPO 2016 / START OF A GLOBAL CONFRONTATION
Assad — No Alternative to Recapturing Aleppo – October 14 – Interview with Russian Komsomolskaja Pravda
In an interview with Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, Assad ignored the bombing and besieging of about 275,000 civilians and said: You have to keep cleaning this area and to push the terrorists to Turkey, to go back to where they come from or to kill them. There’s no other option.Aleppo is going to be a very important springboard to do this move. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79095
MESOP NEWS – ASSAD – “THERE WILL COME A GLOBAL CONFRONTATION”
MESOP DOCUMENTS : ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT OF SYRIAN SANA NEWSAGENCY
President al-Assad’s interview given to Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper – 14 October، 2016 – Following is the full text,
Question 1: Thank you very much, Mr. President. It’s a big happiness for me, and I’m very proud. Okay, I will start from my questions. The situation in Syria become more dangerous and more unpredictable. Why? Because this conflict draws inside more participants and more players. For example, who do we have now in Syria in the war? Iran, Lebanon – I mean Hezbollah- Russia, Turkey, USA’s huge coalition, China shows interest. I mean, do you have any concerns that this conflict results in a third world war, or maybe it’s already beginning of third world war. Read full document http://www.mesop.de/?p=79101
MESOP INSIDER : US Considers Military Options, But Obama Likely to Veto
14 Oct 2016 – President Obama and the National Security Council will consider proposals, including limited military action, on Friday. US officials leaked to the media in late September that plans were being developed after the collapse of a short-lived ceasefire, brokered by the US and Russia, and the renewed Russian-regime attacks on Aleppo.Options includes arms supplies to rebels and targeted strikes on regime positions.However, senior Administration officials said Obama is likely to object to the proposals. They stressed that he may not make any decisions at the meeting. More www.mesop.de
MESOP OUTLOOK : TIMES ARE A-CHANGING – BORIS JOHNSON
Boris Johnson: UK looking into military intervention in Syria – ‘People have changed their mind,’ foreign secretary said.
By Cynthia Kroet – Politico Belgium – 10/13/16, 2:30 PM CETBritain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday said that the public mood has changed in favor of an intervention in the Syrian war.“People have changed their mind on this,” he told the parliament in a question and answer session, the Guardian reported.He said that a parliamentary debate on Tuesday showed there was an appetite for action, and that the government will look at “kinetic” options to intervene — although it remains unclear if this will lead to action. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79105
MESOP BREAKING TODAY : PUTIN ANNOUNCES VIA TASS-AGENCY – Putin signs law ratifying agreement with Syria on deployment of Russian air group
By News Desk – TASS 14/10/2016 – (TASS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law ratifying an agreement between Russia and Syria on the deployment of an aviation group of the Russian armed forces in the Syrian Arab Republic, the Kremlin press service reported on Friday. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=79107
MESOP Syria Video: The Last Coroner in East Aleppo / By Scott Lucas
October 14 – Britain’s Channel 4 profiles Mohammad Khalil, also known as Abu Jaefer, the last coroner in opposition-held east Aleppo city:When the day comes when we have someone who is able to bring justice to the people of Syria, we will be happy to provide them with all the documents they need.
Perhaps to prevent this — or to add further hardship to the families of the dead — Russian and regime warplanes have attacked the morgue three times in the past two months. Several staff have been killed and the building damaged.
WATCH VIDEO http://www.mesop.de/?p=79117
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
“Die sogenannte Friedensbewegung ist der wichtigste Verbündete Moskaus” http://spon.de/aeQyX via @SPIEGELONLINE
MESOP „IDEE“ : „VIELLEICHT WOLLTE ER JA NUR DEN DIALOG MIT UNS?“ / AGGRESSION & AUTOAGGRESSION
Mode Psychologe Mansour : „Wer ein Selbstmordattentat begehen will, bringt sich nicht um“
WELT24 14 Okt 2016
MESOP „CASH FOR GREECE“ : Eurokrise Sollte Wladimir Putin Geld für Griechenland drucken?
14 Okt 2016 – FAZ – In der Hochphase der Eurokrise sollen die Griechen Wladimir Putin um nachbarschaftliche Hilfe gebeten haben. Das behauptet François Hollande in einem neuen Buch. – Francois Hollande in seinem heute veröffentlichten Buch.