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MESOP NEWS TODAYS HEADLINE : WHILE MADAME MERKEL IS GOING TO ERECT REFUGEE CAMPS IN LIBYA – PUTIN TAKES OVER THE COUNTRY

US officials warn Russia could be interfering in Libya @CNNPolitics

US aerial reconnaissance assets recently noticed both Russian transport aircraft and a large … mehr   cnn.com  – www.mesop.de

MESOP NEWS “BRAVO GEORGE!” : Former US President Bush in Favor of Kurdistan Independence

 Former US President George W. Bush and Kurdish-American student Rozheen Zebari

14 March 2017 – There are many Kurdish migrants around the world who still endorse their homeland and actively take part in efforts aiming at the establishment of a sovereign state for their people, but there are few people like the young Kurdish-American student Rozheen Zebari who delivers the message to world leaders and influential people like former US President George W. Bush. Watch pics :  http://www.mesop.de/?p=83632

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS COMMENTARY BY RAND CORPORATION / US NEED TURKEY  – NOT ONLY PKK/PYD KURDS!

To Take Raqqa, the U.S. Must Work with Its Partner in the Fight Against the Islamic State Group

by Linda Robinson (Linda Robinson is a senior international and defense researcher at the nonprofit and nonpartisan RAND Corporation.This commentary originally appeared on U.S. News & World Report on March 9, 2017.)

13 March 2017 – SANAA, Syria – During a trip last week to Iraq and Syria with Central Command chief Gen. Joseph Votel, he and his subordinate commanders argued that arming Syrian Kurdish forces is vital to routing the Islamic State group from its self-declared capital of Raqqa. Votel and his traveling party, including myself, flew on V-22 Ospreys to a dirt airfield in Syria that U.S. military engineers have made ready for the gathering assault on Raqqa. To take Raqqa, officials say, the Kurds need anti-tank weapons to defeat Islamic State group vehicle bombs, armored vehicles and more heavy arms such as machine guns. Additional U.S. support will be needed, including High Mobility Artillery Rocket System artillery, logistics support, more U.S. advisory teams and other enablers.

Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83614

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION & ANALYSIS BY DENISE NATALI / Middle East Policy Council

Journal Essay – Syria’s Spillover on Iraq: State Resilience / Denise Natali – Spring 2017, Volume XXIV, Number 1

Dr. Natali is a distinguished research fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), where she specializes in the Middle East, Iraq, the transborder Kurdish issue and post-conflict stabilization. She provides Middle East security analyses and strategic support to senior leaders at the Department of Defense, unified combatant commands, the Department of State, intelligence communities, and the broader national-security community. She is the author of The Kurds and the State: Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey and Iran, recipient of the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title and The Kurdish Quasi-State. The views expressed are her own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense or the U.S. government. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83638

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP NEWS : NO FUN – US IMPERIALISM GUARDS & GUARANTEES THE BUILDING OF THE SO CALLED “REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNITIES OF MANBIJ”  –  Thanks TRUMP !?

Over 100 U.S. marines arrive in Hasaka to assist Kurds

14 March 2017 – Over 100 U.S. marines arrived on Monday in Hasaka, northern Syria, in preparation for attacking the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria’s northern Raqqa province, reported Mayadeen TV.The marines are the first batch of another 400, scheduled to arrive in Syria to assist the Kurdish-led groups in this next stage of attacking the IS’s de facto capital of Raqqa, said the report. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83636

 

MESOP NEWS : THE WAY IT GOES IN SYRIA & ROJAVA

Government forces are the only Arab forces capable of holding & administering Euphrates valley – unless US wants Mandate over Eastern Syria

 

DavidKennerVerified account @DavidKenner

White House considering a plan where Kurdish forces take Raqqa, then hand it to a council aligned with Assad/Russia. https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-wrestles-over-plan-to-take-raqqa-from-islamic-state-1489085768  …

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MESOP NEWS “FIN DE PARTIE”: Syria rebels will not attend Astana peace talks

AFP – 14 March 2017 – Syrian rebel factions will not attend a new round of negotiations with government figures in the Kazakh capital, an opposition delegation spokesman told AFP on Monday.“Rebel groups have decided not to participate in Astana,” said Osama Abu Zeid, saying one reason for the boycott was “unfulfilled pledges related to the cessation of hostilities.”

“We are awaiting confirmations from the other parties to the meeting,” Abdrakhmanov told parliament, adding that delegations had already started arriving in the Kazakh capital, Astana. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83611

 

MESOP INSIDER: ASSAD’S WINS THE MORE HE IS AS UNMASKED AS A GIANT WAR CRIMINAL !

UN – Regime Bombed Damascus’s Water Supply in “War Crime”

March 14 : A UN report has concluded that the Assad regime bombed the main water supply to Damascus, during an offensive to occupy the Wadi Barada area northwest of Syria’s capital, in an attack constituting a “war crime”. The latest findings of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry, given to the UN Human Rights Council, is clear: “On the second day of the offensive, 23 December, an aircraft bombed the al-Feijeh [al-Fija] spring”, which provides more than 60% of Damascus’s water. Read all full report http://www.mesop.de/?p=83622

 

 

MESOP NEWS “REPORT 153” OF CRISIS GROUP (BRUSSELS) ABOUT FORWARD MARCHING HEZBOLLAH : – FULL DETAILED REPORT !

Lebanon’s Hizbollah Turns Eastward to Syria

14 March 2017 –Brussels – Hizbollah’s intervention in Syria strengthens the Assad regime but transforms the Shiite movement as it redefines the enemy and itself within the confines of  an increasingly sectarian struggle.

Executive Summary –  When Hizbollah – the Lebanese “Party of God” – threw its fighters into Syria in 2013, it sought primarily to save itself. Had the Assad regime collapsed or been defeated by U.S.-backed regional powers, it could have faced a hostile Sunni successor in Damascus and lost its essential arms channel from Iran. Today, its core objective of preserving the regime has been met, but there is no end in sight to the war. If Iran and Hizbollah continue to provide unconditional military support to the regime without a realistic exit strategy, they will be dragged deeper into what can only become a quagmire, even as their armed strength grows in the wider region. At the same time, they will have to contend with a potentially more hostile U.S. administration that has said it wants to push back Iranian influence even as it also pursues a more aggressive approach against the Islamic State (IS), an enemy it has in common with Hizbollah and Iran. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83626

 

 

MESOP FOCUS “WEST KURDISTAN/SYRIA)” – THE A STALIN LICENSED PYD/PKK AGAINST DEMOCRATIC PLURALISM IN ROJAVA

Rojava Parties Refuse to Abide by PYD’s Order to Close Headquarters -PYD has given Rojava parties 24 hours to close their headquarters

Basnews English – 14/03/2017 – 11:06 –  Rojava Parties Refuse to Abide by PYD's Order to Close Headquarters – ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) ordered the Rojava political parties to close their headquarters and offices within 24 hours. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83630

 

 

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP BACKGROUNDER: NOTHING WILL WORK FOR TURKEY – BUT IS BURAK BEKDIL RIGHT ?

Russian Air Defense Architecture … for NATO Member Turkey?

By Burak Bekdil, March 14, 2017 – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 424, March 14, 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey, a NATO ally, may be on the brink of purchasing an air defense system from Russia. If the Turks place that weaponry on their soil, they will no longer have access to the NATO satellite signals critical for that very defense system to be useful. And if that is not reason enough to hesitate, Turkish officials might recall that a year and a half ago, Ankara suffered a serious diplomatic crisis with its prospective air defense system supplier. Considering the fragile situation in neighboring Syria, another Turkish-Russian rift is not unlikely. Would a Russian air defense asset protect Turkey against Russian air power?  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83624

 

SOUTH KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP NEWS : THE ONE & ONLY Mr. BRETT

US Supports Only Official KRG, Iraqi Forces in Sinjar: Envoy  – Washington will continue supporting Erbil

Basnews English  – 14/03/2017 – ERBIL — The United States wants only official forces of Kurdistan Region and Iraq to operate in the Yezidi town of Sinjar in north of the country, said senior US official. In a meeting with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk said that Kurdistan Region’s security and stability is of significant importance for his country and Washington will continue supporting Erbil in the war against terrorism. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83628

 

MESOP SPOT : STALINIST PKK WANTS TO OCCUPY SINJAR/SHINGAL / CREATING A SECOND KANDIL

Kurdistan’s Barzani calls on PKK to leave Iraq’s Sinjar / Meeting with Yazidi Leader

DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister and deputy leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP, Nechirvan Barzani, said the KRG will not accept the self-assertion of any party to remain in Sinjar by force.Kurdistan expects armed members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to act “reasonably” and leave the Yazidi region of Sinjar, Barzani said in a meeting with Yazidi community leaders in Duhok on Monday.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83634

 

 

THE GERMAN CHAPTER

MESOP NEWS HEUTE : DIE FRAGE, WER ERDOGAN & AKP ERSETZEN KÖNNTE, STELLT ZUR ZEIT VORSICHTSHALBER KEINER

Türkische politische Opposition springt Erdogan bei

FAZ – Her. FRANKFURT, 13. März. Die Konfrontation mit den Niederlanden hat die türkische Führung innenpolitisch gestärkt. Der türkische Oppositionsführer und Vorsitzende der gemäßigt linken CHP, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, hat am Montag die Regierung in Ankara aufgefordert, die Beziehungen mit den Niederlanden zu „suspendieren”. Das Verhalten der Niederlande habe den türkischen Stolz verletzt. Da dem Außenminister Mevlüt Cavusoglu die Landung verwehrt worden war und die Sozialministerin Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya nicht das türkische Konsulat in Rotterdam betreten durfte, forderte Ki-licdaroglu die Regierung in Ankara zu Gegenmaßnahmen auf und sicherte die Unterstützung seiner Partei zu. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=83620

 

MESOP NEWS “DIE VOLLE WAHRHEIT” : WAS MERKEL TATSÄCHLICH DAVUTOGLU & ERDOGAN ZUSAGTE / FLÜCHTLINGSFRAGE

EU-Türkei-Deal – Die volle Wahrheit mutete Merkel den Deutschen nicht zu / DIE WELT 13 März 2017

Im März 2016 verhandelte die Kanzlerin den EU-Flüchtlingsdeal mit Erdogans Premier. Nicht alles, was sie versprach, gab sie auch bekannt: etwa die Zahl der Flüchtlinge, die jährlich in die EU kommen sollten.Vor den wichtigsten Stunden ihrer Kanzlerschaft ist Angela Merkel allein. Die Kanzlerin sitzt im 5. Stock eines schlichten Bürohauses am Rande des Stadtzentrums von Brüssel.  Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=83618

 

MESOP COMMENTAR „NEU“ : KARL POPPERS “OFFENE GESELLSCHAFT” BEGEGNET GEGENLÄUFIGEN VERHÄLTNISSEN

SCHLAGLICHTER – VON THOMAS TARTSCH – WIEN – Die Rückeroberung der Offenen Gesellschaft in der Postdemokratie

Sicherheitspolitik ist mehr als Organisation und Verwaltung militärischer Effizienz nach außen und Ausübung des staatlichen Gewaltmonopols nach innen. Eine wirksame Abwehr äußerer Bedrohungen setzt Stabilitätssicherung des gesellschaftlichen Verbunds und zwischenmenschliche Solidarität voraus.

Die innere und äußere Krisenreaktionsfähigkeit beruht auf funktionierenden politischen und zivilen Komponenten.Hierzu muss die „von Ernsthaftigkeit und Verantwortung entwöhnte Politik“ (Volker Zastrow) zurückgewonnen werden für die Schaffung eines politischen, geistigen, kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Grundvertrauens zwischen den auf Zeit Regierenden und den Regierten.

Hingegen bedrängen die Gefühlskultur eines vorgeblichen Humanitarismus, der die unbedingte Liebe zum Fremden an sich zum alleinigen Maßstab politischen Handelns erhebt (Arnold Gehlen), die angebliche Alternativlosigkeit getroffener Entscheidungen und die wider jede Realität propagierte globale Friedfertigkeit die Politik des Machbaren. Sie überfordern die Vernunft.Allein die Thematisierung dieser Fragen löst vielfache Entrüstungsreflexe aus, entschärft damit aber nicht den sozialen Sprengstoff innerhalb der Gesellschaft.

Selbstzensur und Schweigespirale

Während Sicherheit immer mehr zum Fetisch wird, bedrohen Ghettobildung in den Großstädten, absehbare Verteilungskämpfe zwischen einwandernder Armut und sesshafter Ärmlichkeit, schwindende zwischenmenschliche Solidarität, politische Verharmlosung religiöser Schonräume, und die Infragestellung des staatlichen Gewaltmonopols den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt.

Infolge ungerechter Güterverteilung können mit Hilfe der Religion als Unterfütterer bestehender Konfliktlagen auch innerhalb von Demokratien Bürgerkriege entstehen. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=83616

 

MESOP NEWS : VORSICHT IST DIE MUTTER DES POLIZEIBERICHTS ! – 2. GROSSE MASSENSCHLÄGEREI IN HANAU / GELNHAUSEN – Bis zu 150 Türken, Kurden & Afghanen beteiligt

…… wie üblich verschweigen HR + Medien den Hintergrund der Beteiligten, den nur die heutige FAZ kurz erwähnte:

Massenschlägerei in Gelnhausen mit 100 Beteiligten

Aktualisiert am 12.03.17 um 13:33 Uhr  Hessischer Rundfunk  – Rund 100 junge Männer haben sich eine Schlägerei in Gelnhausen geliefert. Ein großes Polizeiaufgebot musste die Kontrahenten trennen. Die Beamten prüfen Verbindungen zu einer früheren Massenkeilerei.  Nach Angaben der Polizei waren um die 30 Jugendliche am Freitagabend mit dem Zug aus Hanau angereist und danach auf etwa 70 junge Menschen aus Gelnhausen (Main-Kinzig) getroffen. Sie beschimpften sich gegenseitig und schlugen im Bereich des Bahnhofs und den umliegenden Straßen aufeinander ein. www.mesop.de Volltext