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MESOP TODAYS QUOTATION – BY PUTIN’S PERSONAL ´”HOLY GHOST”
Right-Wing Russian Philosopher Dugin: ‘If Washington’s Attention Will Be Focused On The Far East… [Russia Has] The Chance To Quickly Resolve [Its] Tasks In The Middle East And, Most Importantly, In The Eurasian Space’
Maxim A. Suchkov @Max_A_Suchkov 28m28 minutes ago
Head of #Russia FM North America Department: Our contacts w/ @realDonaldTrump team show they are prepared to work w/ #Moscow w/ “no phobias” www.mesop.de
MESOP NEWS : TRUMP’S BALANCE ?
Former Obama official says arm the Kurds (in Syria), but 2 appease Turkey also go after PKK leadership in Kandil. New York Times 2 Febr. 2017
MESOP INTEL SHORT CUTS : Pentagon Clears Officials of Manipulating Intelligence
2 Feb 2017 – The Pentagon’s inspector general largely exonerated two leaders of the Central Command’s intelligence analysis unit who had been investigated for allegedly portraying the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (NYT) in an overly favorable light in intelligence reports. More via www.mesop.de
MESOP TODAY OPINION : PRESIDENT TRUMP & THE MIDDLE EAST: VIEWS FROM ISRAEL
Featuring Tzachi Hanegbi and Itamar Rabinovich – PolicyWatch 2756 – February 2, 2017
On January 30, Tzachi Hanegbi and Itamar Rabinovich addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Hanegbi is Israel’s cabinet minister for regional cooperation and a Knesset member from the Likud Party. Rabinovich is a former Israeli ambassador to Washington and founding president of the Israel Institute. The following is a rapporteur’s summary of their remarks.
Notwithstanding the occasional serious dispute, the U.S.-Israel relationship was relatively stable for decades, regardless of which party was in power in either country. That changed with the Obama administration. Several concrete aspects of the relationship remained strong, such as intelligence sharing, military cooperation, support for Israel in international forums, and the memorandum of understanding on security assistance, which will bring Israel $38 billion over the next ten years. Nonetheless, the animosity between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu exceeded Israeli expectations, particularly on the settlements issue and the Iran nuclear deal. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82499
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP NEWS CULTURE : IN A WORLD OF “ISLAMOPHOBIA” HATE SPEECH AGAINST CHRISTIANS – ERDOGAN !
Hate Speech Against Christians in Turkey on the Rise: Report
By Frances Martel – Breitbart – 2017-02-02 08:25 GMT
A report published this week by the Turkish Association of Protestant Churches warns that persecution and hate speech against Christians of all denominations increased significantly throughout the country in the last year, particularly in the media. The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet highlights the release of the new report, the 2016 Rights Violations Report, and notes that hate speech against Christians in public has increased and particularly reached extreme levels during the Christmas season. The report, Hurriyet relays, cites “billboard advertisements, posters, leaflets, and online” as forums for anti-Christmas and anti-New Year’s celebrations. The government appeared to do little to prevent open displays of anti-Christian bigotry. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82492
OST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP NEWS “QUITE NEW” : IRAN AS AN TOTAL ENEMY
Trump administration says it’s putting Iran ‘on notice’ following missile test – White House: ‘We are officially putting Iran on notice’
During the White House daily briefing on Feb. 1, President Trump’s national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn spoke about Iran’s ballistic missile test. (Reuters) – By Karen DeYoung February 1 at – WASHINGTON POST
The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would hold Iran “accountable” for its recent ballistic-missile launch, threatening an unspecified response to what it called a violation of U.N. restrictions. In a brief statement read during the regular White House press briefing, Michael Flynn, President Trump’s national security adviser, said the administration was “officially putting Iran on notice” for the test launch and for what he called Iran’s threatening and destabilizing actions in support of Houthi rebels seeking to overthrow a U.S.-backed government in Yemen. >Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82486
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
“MESOP NEWS “SHAPING PUTIN’S SYRIA OPPOSITION” – No UN or Russian Selection of Delegates to Political Talks
February 02 – 2017 – by Scott Lucas – Syria’s opposition-rebel bloc has warned against UN selection of delegates to political talks in Geneva on February 20.The High Negotiations Committee was responding to a statement by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura that the organization would choose the opposition’s representatives if they cannot agree on their delegation, “to make sure that it can be as inclusive as possible”. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82488
MESOP NEWS SYRIA : NOTHING REALLY HAS HAPPENED IN AND AFTER ASTANA
Is Syria any closer to political solution after Astana talks?
2 Feb 2017 – AL MONITOR – International peace talks have been taking place for several years now in an effort to come to a political solution for the ongoing war in Syria. Yet the recent Astana talks, much like the previous Geneva talks, have demonstrated that they have little impact on the ground, as both the Syrian government and regional actors continue to push their own agendas.
From the get-go, the Syrian government has made it clear that its agenda is to take back “all of Syria,” and the talks in Astana — brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran, between the Syrian government and certain Syrian opposition factions — did little to deter the Syrian government as it worked diligently on its own plan, irrespective of what was being discussed at the talks. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82497
MESOP FOCUS : Syrian opposition rejects UN envoy’s proposal to pick representatives for upcoming Geneva talks
ARA News – 2. Febr 2017 – Damascus – The Syrian opposition on Wednesday criticised the United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura for saying that he could pick representatives of the opposition’s delegation to UN-led peace talks in Geneva “if they failed to do so”.
On Tuesday, de Mistura said the Syria peace talks will take place on February 20 “to give the opposition enough time to present a united delegation.”The UN envoy warned that if the Syrian opposition had failed to pick its representatives by February 8, he would select the delegation “in order to make sure that it can be as inclusive as possible.” Syrian opposition officials rejected de Mistura’s comments, considering them “unacceptable.”
Riad Hijab, the chief of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee, said: “Selecting the Syrian opposition delegation is not the business of de Mistura.”Saleh al-Zein, a spokesman for the Syrian rebels, told ARA News: “It is unacceptable to have de Mistura picking representatives for the opposition. He would never issue such a statement about the regime’s participation in the Geneva talks.”The UN-led talks in Geneva are expected to bring representatives of the Syrian regime and the opposition to the table of negotiations once again, in a bid to find a ground for a political solution to the 6-year-old conflict in Syria.
Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi www.mesop.de
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP NEWS DESCRIPTION : PKK = TEHRAN’S 5th COLUMN IN KURDISTAN/IRAQ
PKK Refuses to Leave Sinjar Thanks to Baghdad Support: MP – The guerrillas’ stay will only deteriorate the situation, warns Sinjar lawmaker
Leyla Hemid – 02 February 2017 – ERBIL — As long as Baghdad provides the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) with arms and funds, the party won’t step out of Sinjar, said a Kurdish Yezidi lawmaker. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82505
MESOP NEWS MIDDLE EAST
MESOP NEWS INTEL : CIA Releases – Franjieh Enlisted Assad’s Help after Failing to Contain Lebanon Civil War
Asharq Al-Awsat – 2 Feb 2017 – Washington- United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) declassified documents exposed details which led and in part contributed to the 1976 occupation of Lebanon by Syria– carried out by Hafez al-Assad’s administration to end the then conflict pitting the Lebanese National Movement (LNM, also known by Al-Harakat al-Wataniyya al-Lubnaniyya) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) on one side and Christian parties on the other. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82495
THE GERMAN CHAPTER
MESOP NEWS : DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFT – KEINE KRITIK AN ERDOGAN ?
Treffen mit Erdogan Merkel soll Beziehungen zur Türkei kitten
Die Kanzlerin besucht an diesem Donnerstag die Türkei. Die deutsche Wirtschaft hat Merkel eine Wunschliste mit auf den Weg gegeben – und fürchtet die negativen Folgen einer Wirtschaftskrise am Bosporus.
02.02.2017, von Christian Geinitz, Wien – FAZ REPORT – Die deutsche Wirtschaft hofft, dass der Besuch von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) in der Türkei die stockenden Beziehungen zwischen beiden Ländern wieder in Schwung bringt. An diesem Donnerstag kommt Merkel in Ankara mit Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan zusammen. Es soll um politische Fragen gehen, doch dürfte Erdogan auch versuchen, das Vertrauen der Investoren zurückzugewinnen, unter denen die Europäer die entscheidende Rolle spielen. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82490
MESOP INSZENARIUM : „DAS VOLK GEGEN TRUMP“ (DER STERN, 2. Feb 2017)
…… „kann das amerikanische Volk Trump noch stoppen ….. überwältigen?“
Vom VOLK ist die Rede immer dann, wenn man damit was machen kann. Ansonsten gibt es in linker Diktion ja kein V. mehr, eine bloße Konstruktion und etwas häßlich Identitäres. Es sei denn, man beschwört es selber.
Dem Himmel also Dank, daß er aus den bekannten historischen Gründen den deutschen Linksliberalismus als Erziehungsbevollmächtigten der USA eingesetzt hat!
Donald Trump ist ein parvenu, ein Protz, ein Decisionist, wie die gesamte Linke von Lenin bis Badiou dezionistisch handelte oder fixiert war.
Ich mag Trump nicht!
Aber wieso habe ich diese ständige verdammte Freude daran, wenn dieses selbstgefällige narzisstische Links-Establishment mal eins aufs Maul kriegt?