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MESOP : LUCKY BUTCHER ! HE HAS STRING FRENDS
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed in an interview with NBC News, taped yesterday, that Russia has never pressured him to leave office or tried to effect a political transition in Syria. He also said that the United States is not serious about fighting the Islamic State. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/bashar-al-assad-says-u-s-not-serious-about-defeating-n609036?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief
- BORIS JOHNSON MEANS: MORE FUN AHEAD ! –
MESOP : BORIS JOHNSON – FOREIGN MINISTER & HIS BRILLIANT POEM ON ERDOGAN
This is fantastic, I don’t see why anyone other than Erdogan doesn’t like it.
Britain’s new foreign secretary published this poem about Turkey’s President Erdogan in May
MESOP BIG NEWS !
One of #ISIS’ most senior military strategists, Omar al-Shishani, was killed several days ago in #Iraq. Big news. www.mesop.de
Robert Satloff @robsatloff 1h1 hour ago – @orendorell @WashInstitute I believe #Asad’s strategy to depopulate #Syria of #Sunni #Arabs is in part targeted against #West & its allies.
MESOP TODAYS TOP OF THE AGENDA – International Reactions & Voices of Ressource persons: RFE/RL – WASHINGTON POST – AP – WAPO – BBC –
Kerry Expected to Propose Syria Cooperation in Moscow
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Moscow Thursday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. They are expected to discuss (RFE/RL) the five-year Syrian civil war, the future of President Bashar al-Assad, and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The Washington Post reported that Kerry is expected to propose increased coordination against extremist groups (AP), including joint bombing operations, a command center for the two countries based out of Amman, and intelligence collaboration. Read all
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP BACKGROUNDER : THE JCPOA & IRAN’S INTERNAL FACTIONAL BATTLES – By Mehdi Khalaji – PolicyWatch 2654 – July 12, 2016 – Mehdi Khalaji is the Libitzky Family Fellow at The Washington Institute.
July 14 will mark one year since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement with Iran. This article is part of a series of PolicyWatches assessing how the deal has affected various U.S. interests, to be released in the days leading up to the anniversary.Over the next few years, Iran will face an uncertain presidential election (tentatively scheduled for next spring) and the potential succession of its Supreme Leader (given Ali Khamenei’s advanced age and reported health problems). These looming prospects will intensify and reshape the country’s factional conflicts in the near term, with the P5+1 nuclear deal playing a formidable role in this tumultuous process. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75892
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP BACKGROUNDER TODAY : Kerry Visits Russia With Obama’s Plan for Cooperation
14 July 2016 – By Scott Lcas – eaworldview – US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Russia on Thursday, bringing President Obama’s proposal for deepened cooperation with Moscow inside Syria. The proposal, adopted after a sharp debate within the Administration, sets out coordinated air attacks and extensive cooperation between US and Russian military and intelligence agencies. This will be overseen by a command-and-control headquarters with US and Russian military officers and intelligence operatives. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75899
MESOP : ALL SIDES FROM PUTIN VIA ERDOGAN VIA NETANJAHU & OBAMA WORK TOGETHER TO HOLD ASSAD IN CHARGE / JOHN KERRY ABOUT PUTIN & US IN ASPENMEETING
Syria Analysis: Kerry Sells Out to Russia Over Assad
13 July 2016 – Concern is growing within the Obama Administration — as well as among activists and Syria’s opposition — that Secretary of State John Kerry is now following the line of Russia, the key ally of the Assad regime. The specific catalyst for the latest criticism is a comment last month by Kerry, at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, about efforts to “reach an understanding” with Moscow. Speaking of the approach to the Islamic State and the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra — both of whom were excluded from a now-dormant February 27 agreement to cease hostilities — Kerry expanded the possible list of “terrorist” groups to include rebel factions: Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75894
MESOP : KERRY SPENDS SOME MONEY – U.S. Sending $439 Million More to Syria
By Maria Biery washingtonexaminer.com – 2016-07-14 00:25 GMT – The U.S. will provide an additional $439 million in aid to Syria, the State Department announced Tuesday, bringing the total amount of humanitarian aid since the 2011 start of the crisis ito $5.6 billion.The additional funding, announced by Secretary of State John Kerry, is meant to provide food, shelter, drinking water, medical care and protection services to Syrians. It also will help communities that are hosting the estimated 4.8 million Syrian refugees in the region. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75915
MESOP – ONLY PUTIN HAS RESCUED ME – Assad to US TV — Russia’s “Crucial”
Syria’s President Assad has granted a lengthy interview to America’s NBC News. Most of Assad’s comments are the standard defense of his rule, supposedly supported by the Syrian people, and denial of any abuses or unjust killings. As usual, he blames foreign powers for the conflict, saying that without their backing of “terrorists”, it would be over within a few months.
However, for the first time, Assad offers an important admission. He all but says explicitly that Russia’s military intervention from late September saved him and his regime.
A few weeks ago, you told lawmakers here that you would retake every inch of Syria. The U.S. State Department called that “delusional”. You’re a long way from winning this war, aren’t you? Never mind retaking every inch of Syria. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75906
MESOP TODAYS ACTUAL REPORT ALEPPO – THE RAMA OF COLLECTIVE DYING (48 minutes ago)
Aleppo Prepares for Long Lasting Siege…Local Council Stockpiles a Month Worth of Food
Youssef Diab – Asharq al Aawsat – 48 mins ago – 14 July 2016 – Siege
Beirut- Aleppo’s local council currently in preparation for long term besiegement underway as the Bashar al-Assad led regime seeks to shrink opposition-controlled foothold. The council is taking effective measures to mitigate the dangers entailed by the forecast blockade.Bracing themselves for the worst scenario possible, Syrians are stockpiling on sustenance and resources.Opposition authorities were seeking to ration consumption to prevent hoarding and prevent traders from overcharging. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75908
MESOP TODAYS OPINION – Obama’s Syria plan teams up American and Russian forces / By By Josh Rogin
July 13 – THE WASHINGTON POST – The Obama administration’s new proposal to Russia on Syria is more extensive than previously known. It would open the way for deep cooperation between U.S. and Russian military and intelligence agencies and coordinated air attacks by American and Russian planes on Syrian rebels deemed to be terrorists, according to the text of the proposal I obtained. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75910
MESOP : BASHAR THE SAVIOR ! – Iraq Seeking Syria’s Support to Defeat IS
14/07/2016 – 12:54 | BasNews – DAMASCUS — Iraq has asked the Syrian government for greater military support to defeat the Islamic State (IS), Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. Falih Fayaz, a national security advisor to the Iraqi government, visited Damascus on July 13th, and met with the Syrian President Bashar al-Asad to discuss the war against IS on the both sides of the border. SANA reported that Fayaz was delegated by PM Haider al-Abadi to seek Syrian military and political assistance to Baghdad. The long-promised operation to liberate Mosul from IS was on agenda. Asad praised the victories on IS militants both in Syria and Iraq, saying that defeating the extremist group in any of the countries will benefit the others as well. www.mesop.de
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP : THE STALINIST PKK INVASION IN SOUTH KURDISTAN (KRG)
KDP Warns PKK Over Reports of Detained Members – Such actions won’t be left without response, KDP says
Sardar Sattar – BasNews – 14 July 2016 – ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) warns Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the claims of detaining several KDP members, saying that the party should expect a “sharp reaction.” PKK media outlets recently reported that they have arrested several people, allegedly members of KDP, in the areas around Qandil mountain. The party accused them of spying for KDP, the largest political party in Kurdistan Region. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75919
MESOP DOCUMENTATION : Who are Iraq’s militias?
By IRIN and Annie Slemrod IRIN JERUSALEM Iran Middle East and North Africa Iraq
The Iraqi Army is intensifying its campaign against the so-called Islamic State, driving on towards the main prize, the second city of Mosul.
The campaign was given a boost this week when US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the deployment of 560 more American troops, to add to 4,000-plus already there.But it is also supported by a much larger contingent, a group whose ranks are estimated to number anywhere between 90,000 and 140,000.Iraq’s militias are key to the fight against IS, and to the political landscape of the fractured country. But they are little understood. Often referred to as Iranian-backed Shiite militias, they are neither all supported by Iran nor exclusively Shiite. Here’s an expert briefing: http://www.mesop.de/?p=75901
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP : PKK LEADER “BAHOZ ERDAL” NOME DE GUERRE SPEAKS ON RADIO DENGE KURDISTAN
Bahoz Erdal refutes fabricated Turkish media reports on his death
HPG Commander Dr. Bahoz Erdal whom Turkey claims to have killed in Rojava’s Qamishlo city, spoke to Radio Dengê Kurdistan and refuted the fabricated Turkish media reports on his death.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:15 PM NEWS DESK – ANF
HPG Commander Dr. Bahoz Erdal whom Turkey claims to have killed in Rojava’s Qamishlo city, spoke to Radio Dengê Kurdistan and refuted the fabricated Turkish media reports on his death. Below is the statement of Bahoz Erdal from a voice record broadcast by Radio Dengê Kurdistan, translated by ANF English service: Read and watch all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75903
MESOP KURDISH HERITAGE : +++ World Heritage Watch (Dünya Miras İzlemesi Kurulusu) +++
2015/2016’daki silahlı çatışmalar sırasında tarihi Sur bölgesi yıkılmış olan ve Dünya Kültür Mirası içinde yer alan Diyarbakır’ın, UNESCO Dünya Mirası Komitesi’nin 40. Oturumu’nda tartışılmamış olmasını esef verici buluyoruz. Palmira gibi Dünya Kültür Mirası alanları aylarca hem UNESCO hem de uluslararası toplumdan büyük bir ilgi ve destek görmüşken Diyarbakır’ın tartışmaya açılmaması bir çelişki yaratmaktadır. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75912
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP : DER MORD AN DEM IRANISCHEN KURDENFÜHRER GHASSEMLOU DURCH IRAN MIT ÖSTERREICHS HILFE ?
SPIEGEL ONLINE 13 Juli 2016 – Hat der Iran im Zusammenhang mit einem unaufgeklärten Attentat die Wiener Regierung erpreßt?
Das Treffen war so geheim, daß Abd el-Rahman Ghassemlou, 59, Chef der Kurdischen Demokratischen Partei, nicht einmal seinen engsten Mitarbeitern die Adresse nennen mochte. Die konnten sie dann am nächsten Tag den Wiener Boulevardblättern entnehmen – im Lokalteil, unter der Rubrik Morde. Der iranische Kurde Ghassemlou, der aus seinem Pariser Exil seit vielen Jahren für eine Autonomie seines unterdrückten Volkes vom Mullah-Staat kämpfte, wähnte sich kurz vor seinem politischen Ziel. Die Geheimverhandlungen mit einer hochrangigen iranischen Regierungsdelegation stünden unmittelbar “vor dem Durchbruch”, erklärte er seinen Parteifreunden, bevor er sich mit zwei Beratern zu einer neuen Gesprächsrunde in einer Wiener Privatwohnung aufmachte. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=75888
MESOP : HAFEZ AL ASSAD WOLLTE BASSAM TIBI PERSÖNLICH UMBRINGEN – NUN VERFOLGEN IHN DEUTSCHE LINKE & GUTMENSCHEN IN IHREM VERSTÄNDICH HASS GEGEN ALLES KULTIVIERTE & INTELLIGENTE
«Diese Männer denken: Deutsche Frauen sind Schlampen» – Von Benedict Neff, Göttingen. Aktualisiert am 07.07.2016 BASLER ZEITUNG
Bassam Tibi, Syrer und Schüler Theodor W. Adornos, ist ein Kenner des Islams. Worüber er spricht, will in Deutschland niemand hören: Judenhass der Araber, Sexismus und deutscher Extremismus.
Bassam Tibi und sein abenteuerliches Leben : Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=75921