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MESOP NEWS : THE DANGER NO. 1
Must read here from @HughNaylor In Syria’s Aleppo, Shiite militias point to Iran’s unparalleled influence
In Syria’s Aleppo, Shiite militias point to Iran’s unparalleled influence – With religiously motivated fighters, Tehran is likely to play a key role in the war-torn coun…
washingtonpost.com – http://www.mesop.de/?p=80279
MESOP TODAYS RECOMMENDATION – Children’s stories from Syria & Iraq (By Kilian Foerster)
…»Where do you come from?«
»From the wide world.«
»Where do you want to go?«
»Where is your home?«
»Where is my home? I do not know.«…
— Janusz Korczak: Little King Matty and the Desert Island
There has been an ongoing war in Syria since 2011.
Nearly three million people have fled the country so far – especially
into the neighbouring countries of Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.
In May 2014 I spoke with a number of Syrian children at the Turkish-Syrian border
and photographed them.
My thanks go to Omar Allaoui and D Tamador Alomar – Maram Foundation for their support of this project.
Watch stories & pics http://www.mesop.de/?p=80265
MESOP NEWS : “LAST WORDS BY SULTAN OSMAN ERDOGAN” / FUCK YOU ! JUNCKER & SCHULZ & MERKEL
Fed up with EU, Erdogan says Turkey could join Shanghai bloc
ASHARQ AL AWSAT – 6 hours ago 85 – 20. Nov 2016 – London – President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations.NATO member Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU look more remote than ever after 11 years of negotiations. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80254
MESOP NEWS TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
MESOP : FREE AHMET TURK !
HDP/BDP Ahmet Turk, 74, detained. His life mirrors history/activism of #Kurdish politics – Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80269
MESOP : HAPPY TO BE DAESH / ISIS IN GERMANY
German ISIS member Samy W. convicted for membership in a terrorist organization, two years suspended sentence.
MESOP : THE FAT CATS OF KURDISTAN
@KamalChomani – 20 Nov 2016 – KRG mismanaged the amount World Bank allocated to eradicate poverty. Only 11% bn spent for poor of the 360 billion ID, Awene reported. https://twitter.com/KamalChomani?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email&iid=bf949236ce014bf7822a1dd3e9d03ed0&uid=2253272407&nid=244+272699405
MESOP : UNCERTAIN TRUMP & FLYNN ?
@Andrewtabler – For Syria rebels, Trump win adds to uncertain fate via @Reuters @trperrry – For Syria rebels, Trump win adds to uncertain fate
MESOP BIZARRE – JOSHUA LANDIS – THE WARM FRIEND OF ASSAD & THE GAY PEOPLE (LBGT UNDER ASSADS WINGS)
@joshua_landis 20 Nov 2016 – Excellent: This gay bar in Damascus shows us the Syria Western media ignore – by @BradRHoff via @TheCanarySays – And it’s a story that everyone in the West needs to hear – thecanary.co http://www.mesop.de/?p=80250
MESOP : PUTIN’S & ASSAD’S VICTORIES IN WAR CRIMES
Robert Ford @fordrs58 1h1 hour ago – another “victory” for the Assad govt apologists & supporters.In the name of saving E Aleppo, the Syrian govt & foreign allies destroying it.
SAMS @sams_usa – SAMS is saddened by the loss of one of its nurses, Kifah. He was killed today by a barrel bomb that hit his house in E. #Aleppo #NotATarget
MESOP PUTIN’S WAR CRIMES :
Todays Letter by Aleppo health association says all city’s hospitals inoperable because of Assad/Putin bombardment. Nowhere to treat the wounded.
Read Document : http://www.mesop.de/?p=80245
MESOP : PKK SENDS IRANIAN KURDS TO SENGAL
An Iranian Kurd PKK guerrilla killed in Senegal is buried in Kandil http://anfturkce.net/kurdistan/hpg-gerillasi-ramin-zendipor-kandil-de-son-yolculuguna-ugurlandi …
MESOP NEWS “TEACHING APO – THE GREAT PHILOSOPHER – PKK REPORTER VAN WILGENBURG
Let’s make that second uni opened in rojava – as @vvanwilgenburg reminded me, first was in Efrin http://anfturkce.net/kurdistan/rojava-da-ilk-universite-acildi …
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MESOP INSIGHT : TODAY – AUTHENTIC !
“HEIL HITLER” NOW IN WASHINGTON / ROBERT B. SPENCER (NEW YORK TIMES)
Watch document : http://www.mesop.de/?p=80271
MESOP NEWS FOCUS : Trump adviser Bannon blames lazy media for antisemitism allegations
Donald Trump’s recently-named White House chief strategist says “these claims of antisemitism just aren’t serious. It’s a joke.”
Jerusalem Post 20 Nov 2016 – Stephen Bannon, who will serve as chief strategist for Donald Trump’s incoming White House administration, has attempted to stamp out the recent barrage of antisemitism allegations against him in an interview this weekend with the Wall Street Journal.
Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80242
MESOP SUPRISING KAK BARZANI !
In surprise move,Massoud Barzani calls 4 parliament 2 regroup, elect new speaker, and decide on region president http://rudaw.net/mobile/english
More via In surprise move,Massoud Barzani calls 4 parliament 2 regroup, elect new speaker, and decide on region president http://rudaw.net/mobile/english
MESOP TODAYS ANALYSIS : PUTIN ON THE LONG RUN / INCLUSIVE ERDOGAN ?
The Warming Russian Arctic: Where Russian & Asian Business & Strategies Converge?
November 21, 2016 By Dr. Jean-Michel Valantin (THE RED TEAM )
In this new article about the current development of the warming Russian Arctic, The Red (Team) Analysis Society studies how Russia is currently devising an industrial and business grand strategy. This strategy is created through new oil and gas exploitations and the constant opening of the Siberian Northern Sea Route. These new activities are made possible by the rapidly intensifying climate change, which is transforming the Arctic into a continental attractor for energy, business, shipping, land transport, from everywhere in Asia (Jean-Michel Valantin, “The Russian Arctic meets the Chinese New Silk Road”, The Red (Team) Analysis Society, 31 October, 2016). Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80267
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP NEWS : JOHN BOLTON ON RIGHT DIRECTION – Bolton calls regime change the ‘only long-term solution’ in Iran
By Madeline Conway – 18 No 2016 – Politico Magazin – John Bolton, the former ambassador to the United Nations and a contender to be the next secretary of state, argued Thursday that the United States should support a push for regime change in Iran, calling it the “only long-term solution” to threats the country poses in the Middle East.“The ayatollahs are the principal threat to international peace and security in the Middle East,” Bolton told Breitbart News Daily, a radio program run by the hard-right website with close ties to Donald Trump. “Now, their ouster won’t bring sweetness and light to the region, that’s for sure, but it will eliminate the principal threat.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80257
MESOP MIDDLE EAST
MESOP BACKGROUNDER : ISRAEL WITH TRUMP & PUTIN – COMING TOGETHER – How the Conflict Brought Israel & Russia Together
By Scott Lucas – November 21 – 2016 – THE ARAB WEEKLY – Mamoon Alabbasi writes for The Arab Weekly, with contributions from the University of Birmingham’s Asaf Siniver:
Israel and Russia recently marked the 25th anniversary of bilateral ties with signs that relations between the two countries were significantly improving, especially regarding the war in Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin three times in the past year in addition to having at least six phone conversations during the same period.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Israel in mid-November, meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and leader of the opposition Isaac Herzog as well as Netanyahu, who urged that Moscow and Tel Aviv “must continue our mutual fight against terror”. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80259
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP INSIGHT COMMENTARIES BY : METIN GURCAN / FEHIM TASTEKIN / JOSEPH BRIEFELS et.al.
Would Trump back Turkish military escalation in Iraq, Syria? – Turkey sees vital interests in Sinjar, Tal Afar – GENERAL FLYNN’S PERSPECTIVE
Author Week in Review Posted November 20, 2016 – AL MONITOR – Turkish leaders are optimistic that the new Trump administration will adjust US “foreign policy to recognize Turkey as a priority … and to see the world from Turkey’s perspective,” as incoming national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn wrote in an op-ed in The Hill published on US Election Day. – Metin Gurcan writes, “Many key names in Ankara believe that the Trump transition team will understand the dynamics of Iraq and Syria and support Ankara in its struggle against the PKK [Kurdistan Workers Party] and PYD [Democratic Union Party] in northern Syria and against growing Shiite influence in Iraq. It is not hard to guess that Ankara will focus on setting up good relations and thus increase cooperation with the Trump team until Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20. Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party teams are already busy with diplomatic efforts in New York and Washington.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80261
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP FOCUS : Turkey, Syria & SDF Likely to Clash Over Al-Bab
Basnews English – 21/11/2016 – ERBIL — A military source from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Sunday that their forces are determined to push toward al-Bab city in east of Aleppo and will confront Turkish-backed rebels. The source told BasNews that as a result of new international attitudes, heavy confrontations on the al-Bab city borders possibly to occur in the upcoming few days among Syrian regime forces, Turkish-backed rebels and SDF. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80263
MESOP NEWS Policy Focus 150 – Syrian Kurds as a U.S. Ally: Cooperation & Complications
Patrick Clawson, editor – November 18, 2016 – Patrick Clawson is the Morningstar Senior Fellow and director of research at The Washington Institute, where he directs the Iran Security Initiative. Widely consulted as an analyst and media commentator, he has authored more than 150 articles about the Middle East and international economics.
This collection of essays by Washington Institute experts explores how the United States can work with–or, in some cases, around–the various actors in heavily Kurdish-populated northern Syria to advance the fight against the Islamic State and create long-term stability.
MESOP SPECIAL : Zionist Gala Toasts Donald Trump’s ‘Divine’ Election Victory / THE CROWD ROARED !
The president-elect’s right-hand man was a no-show, but that didn’t stop the Zionist Organization of America celebrating Trump’s victory. – The Daily Beast by Katie Zavadski – 11.21.16 9:44 AM ET
Outside the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan, hundreds of protesters decried bigotry and hatred. Inside, the Zionist Organization of America heard that Donald J. Trump had been guided into the White House thanks to divine intervention. A Long Island neurologist, who delivered the dvar torah at the ZOA’s gala, regaled the ballroom with tales of the ancient Israelites who witnessed miraculous interventions into the natural order. “Well, so did we,” bellowed Alan Mazurek. He declared that the election had been “divinely directed.” The crowd roared. ! – Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=80276
THE GERMAN CHAPTER
MESOP NEWS : OPEN BORDER – WELCOME SHARIA ! – Wuppertal – “Scharia-Polizei”: Gericht spricht alle Angeklagten frei
Montag, 21.11.2016, 15:07 – focus – Im Prozess um den Auftritt von Islamisten als “Scharia-Polizei” in Wuppertal hat das Landgericht alle sieben Angeklagten freigesprochen. Nicht einmal die Polizei habe zunächst einen Anfangsverdacht gegen die Männer gesehen, begründete der Vorsitzende Richter die Entscheidung am Montag.
Eine Verurteilung wäre ein Fehler. Die sieben Männer waren wegen Verstoßes gegen das Uniformverbot angeklagt.Fünf der sieben Angeklagten sollen im September 2014 in orangefarbenen Warnwesten mit der Aufschrift “Shariah Police” durch das nordrhein-westfälische Wuppertal patrouilliert sein. Zwei weiteren wurde Beihilfe vorgeworfen. Der Auftritt hatte bundesweit für Empörung gesorgt.Die Kammer des Landgerichts hatte die Anklage zunächst nicht zugelassen. Erst das Oberlandesgericht in Düsseldorf sprang der Staatsanwaltschaft bei und kippte diesen Beschluss. Der Staatsanwalt sagte, den Angeklagten sei es als Teil der salafistischen Szene darum gegangen, das Rechtssystem der Bundesrepublik abzuschaffen und es durch das islamische Recht Scharia zu ersetzen.
“Der Name war vielleicht sehr provokant”
Einer der Verdächtigen gab später bei der Polizei zu Protokoll, die Gruppe habe nur für ihre Religion werben wollen. Er schien dabei allerdings in Glaubensfragen selbst nicht besonders sicher zu sein. “Ich glaube, dass in der Scharia Glücksspiel verboten ist”, sagte er.