MESOPOTAMIA KURDISTAN DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSSERVICE

MESOP NEWS TODAYS HEADLINE : TRUMP ! – NOT PUTIN !  GERMAN’S NOW BETTER  WHAT IT MEANS TO BE  “UN-AMERICAN!”

Martin Schulz: Trump is a Threat to European Security – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Germany. INTERVIEW. 7 Jun 2017 – Merkel Challenger Schulz Trump ‘Most Un-American’ U.S. President Seen in Years  –  Martin Schulz, the former European Parliament president and Angela Merkel’s challenger in the German election, says in an interview with DER SPIEGEL that he views Donald Trump as a threat to European security.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86503

 

MESOP NEWS 🇷🇺 – PUTIN’S VOICE CALLS ALEPPO BOMBING ONLY A „SOAP OPERA“

#Russia calls the bombing of #Aleppo and the killing of thousands of civilians by its jets a “soap opera episode” #RogueNation #PutinAtWar

8 June 2017 – MFA Russia  – 🇷🇺Verified account @mfa_russia

#Zakharova: The highlight of the latest soap opera episode: photo of Omran Daqneesh, #Aleppo’s bloodied boy #WhiteHelmets #Syria #FakeNews

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MESOP NEWS FORECAST  : A MASTERPLAN FOR SYRIA ?

A Strategy for Ending the Syrian Civil War

By Colin H. Kahl, Ilan Goldenberg and Nicholas Heras  cnas – CENTER FOR A NEWS AMERICAN SECURITY  – 7 June 2017

Executive Summary

Tough talk notwithstanding, the Trump administration’s early actions in Iraq and Syria appear broadly consistent with the approach pursued by the Obama administration.1 The United States will continue to work by, with, and through local partners in Syria to defeat and destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) self-described caliphate, conduct counterterrorism operations against al Qaeda and its allies in Syria, and minimize America’s investment in western Syria’s more complex civil war. To be sure, there are some meaningful shifts. In the counter-ISIS fight, the new administration seems willing to take greater risk and put U.S. forces closer to the fight in Iraq and Syria, and it has thus far put much less emphasis on humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and economic aid to areas liberated by ISIS than the Obama administration did.2 Moreover, President Donald J. Trump’s decision to conduct cruise missile strikes against the Assad regime’s al-Shayrat air base in response to Assad’s April 4 chemical weapons attack against civilians was a significant development, standing in contrast to President Barack Obama’s 2013 decision to pursue a diplomatic solution following Assad’s previous use of deadly gas. Nevertheless, despite confusing rhetoric coming from Trump administration officials, Trump’s decision to strike mostly signified an attempt to deter the future use of chemical weapons rather than a fundamental strategic change in policy toward Assad or the Syria war more generally.3  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86537

 

EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)

MESOP NEWS COMMENTARY : THE MOST USEFUL  ATTACK  – “Tehran might decide to use the latest episode as a pretext for increasing its military presence in Syria and Iraq. Iranian leaders have been particularly concerned about the U.S.-led coalition’s increased activities in eastern and southern Syria, which are hampering freedom of movement by Iranian-backed militias across the Syria-Iraq border”

HOW WILL IRAN RESPOND TO TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE HEART OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC?

By Farzin Nadimi – Policy Alert – June 7, 2017 –  Farzin Nadimi is a Washington-based analyst specializing in the security and defense affairs of Iran and the Persian Gulf region. Considering the current regional situation, the country’s first serious terrorist attacks in many years could have major implications for Tehran’s policies at home and abroad.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86497

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS ANALYSIS BY LONG WAR JOURNAL / DEFENSE OF THE DEMOCRACIES

Analysis: The Islamic State’s first major terrorist attacks inside Iran

BY THOMAS JOSCELYN | June 7, 2017 | tjoscelyn@gmail.com | @thomasjoscelyn  – A team of terrorists struck the Iranian Parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini earlier today. At least 12 people were killed, according to Iran’s state media. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps blamed Saudi Arabia, further escalating tensions in the region. The Islamic State (ISIS) quickly claimed responsibility for the assault via its Amaq News Agency, which released statements and a short video from one of the attacks as it was still ongoing. Amaq says that two suicide bombers detonated their explosive vests at Khomeini’s mausoleum, while inghimasis (well-trained fighters who “immerse” themselves in battle) raided the parliament. The attack is a significant development, to grossly understate the matter. Tehran had long avoided being hit by the types of “martyrdom” operations that routinely rock the neighboring capitals of Baghdad and Kabul.This is no accident.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86499

 

MESOP NEWS FOCUS : FIRST DETAILED REPORT BY IRANIAN INTEL / NO SAUDI INVOLVEMENT / NO FINGER AT RIYADH

Iran intelligence chief: no evidence yet of Saudi involvement in Tehran attacks

By Rudaw 24 minutes ago – 8 June 2017 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iran’s minister of intelligence has said that it is too early to say that Saudi Arabia was involved in Tehran’s twin attacks on the parliament building and the Khomeini shrine on Wednesday that killed 17 people and injured more than 40.“In this case, since we do not want to make slogans and unsubstantiated remarks, it is early to say that it was from the Saudi Arabia. We cannot yet make a judgement and therefore we are studying the subject,” Iran’s intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said.   Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86533

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP NEWS  TODAY :  IRAN & ASSAD – TARGETING US & TRUMP !

Iran-backed pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit U.S. positions in Syria, if “red lines”crossed

June 7, 2017 by yalibnan – Beirut- A military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it could hit U.S. positions in Syria, warning that its “self-restraint” over U.S. air strikes on government forces would end if Washington crossed “red lines”. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86501

 

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)

MESOP NEWS “ASSYRIANS & KDP PARTY (KRG)” : Assyrian Leader Voices Concern At EU-parliament Conference on Future of Nineveh Plain

2017-06-07 23:49 GMT – Brussels (AINA) — The President of the Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE), Attiya Gamri, voiced strong concerns on the treatment of Assyrians and Yazidis by Kurdish military and political groups in northern Iraq during a conference in the European parliament on June 6.

The Conference, falling on the third anniversary of the fall of Mosul, was hosted by Ms. Ana Gomes and Mr. Elmar Brok, Members of the European Parliament, and jointly organized by the Institute for International Law and Human Rights (IILHR), the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization (UNPO), and Minority Rights Group International (MRG). Read all and click for pics:  http://www.mesop.de/?p=86507

 

MESOP  NEWS TENDENCY : CHRISTIANITY ALWAYS ELIMINATED IN MIDDLE EAST / NOW ISLAM STARTS IN EUROPE ?

Report Reveals Almost 80% of Christians Have Left Iraq and Syria

By Madeeha Bakhsh – AINA AGENCY) 2017-06-07 23:35 GMT – A recent report reveals that almost 80% of Christians have left Iraq and Syria after the Civil war in Syria back in 2011. The report says that the rampage of terror group ISIS was only the “tipping point” in the mass exodus of Christians from both the countries. The report titled “Understanding the recent movements of Christians leaving Syria and Iraq” states that the exodus was to such an extent that chalking out exact figures is difficult.The report further claims that the Christian community in Iraq has been minimized from more than 300,000 in 2014 to 200,000-250,000 Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86510

 

MESOP NEWS INSIDE : Nechirvan Barzani says Iraq’s Kirkuk no longer disputed area / No longer Kurdish Oil to Baghdad

HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday that from their perspective the times had …

Kirkuk will not send oil to Baghdad If government cut electricity

KIRKUK,— Kirkuk authorities have strongly warned Baghdad to not move forward with its recent decree to cut some 200 megawatts of power from Kirkuk’s …

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NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP NEWS CONTINUED QUESTION TO PKK LEADERSHIP !

 Where is former PYD spokesperson Redur Xelil? Sources report that the has been kidnapped and later punished by Kandil PKK Leadership.

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MESOP NEWS : UN CONTRA ERDOGAN

UN: Turkey hinders our investigations in the South East – UN Human Rights High Commissioner Al Hussein said: “Our attempts at investigating the severe human rights violations in South Eastern Turkey are constantly rejected.”

ANF GENEVA Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017, 11:52  – 35th Human Rights session of the United Nations Human Rights Council started in Geneva. UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s speech at the opening started with the Israel-Palestine issue and demanded an end to the pain both sides have endured.Al Hussein also stated that extrajudicial executions are widespread in many countries throughout the world still and people suffer inhumane treatment. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86516

 

MESOP NEWS FOCUS : ERDOGAN – THE PRISON SULTAN !

Figen Yüksekdağ sentenced to 1 year in prison – Figen Yüksekdağ whose membership in HDP and the Turkish parliament was revoked has been sentenced to 1 year in prison.

ANF ADANA Thursday, 8 Jun 2017, 12:48 – Hearing of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Van MP and former co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ resumed today at Adana 11th Criminal Court of First Instance. Yüksekdağ, jailed in Kandıra Type F Closed Prison, refused to attend the hearing through video conference system SEGBİS. Yüksekdağ was given 1 year prison sentence for alleged charge of “insulting the Turkish Republic Government” due to her speeches during a funeral and a press statement organized by HDP Adana branch at Uğur Mumcu Square on October 12, 2015. www.mesop.de

 

MESOP NEWS ALARM ! – Destruction of the old city (Suriçi) of Diyarbakır since fall 2015 and its current status by Ercan Ayboga, Sur Conservation Plattform

“Civil Society and Sustainable Development in World Heritage“ – In Krakow on June 30 and July 1, 2017. Organized by World Heritage Watch

Located on the transition line between Anatolia, Mesopotamia and the Ararat plateau,
Diyarbakır lies at a junction where main caravan routes have intersected from ancient times
to present. The first fortress is assumed to have been built by the Hurritaens in the 3rd
century BC. Housing numerous civilizations and states during its history, the city also
functioned as a regional capital (center) for the Persian, Roman, Sassanian, Byzantine and
Islamic era empires thanks to its geopolitical importance. With its multi-lingual, multi-cultural
and multi-layered character the city hosts various cultural properties in urban archaeological
site, which include distinctive civil architecture, religious architecture comprising mosque and
church structures and public structures. The fortified old city (Suriçi) area has a total of 595
registered structures, of which 147 are monumental and 448 others are civil architecture
examples. Read all  http://www.mesop.de/?p=86512

 

MESOP NEWS SPECIAL: CORBYNS CHIEF ADVISOR   & THE FORMER EAST GERMAN STASI / INTEL – The Stasi wasn’t so bad, argues Corbyn’s chief advisor / Also pro Islam

Seumas Milne and the Stasi –  Nick Cohen – THE SPECTATOR  UK – 6 June 2017

Few noticed in 2015 when Seumas Milne excused the tyranny that held East Germany in its power from the Soviet Invasion in 1945 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Nearly every page reeked of a sly attempt to sweeten dictatorship and cover-up murder inevitably brings. It was greeted with deserved indifference. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86520

 

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP NEWS : GOOD HOPE ! – Lt. Gen. Thomas Trask, vice com of U.S. Special Op Command in Syria, said “the Iranians are not winning in Syria” – FOREIGN POLICY

Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86518

 

MESOP NEWS TODAY : NEW US BASE IN SYRIA / REPORT BY ISRAELI DEBKA FILES

New US base in S. Syria for tussle over control – US forward base at Al Zukf, Syrian Desert

8 June 2017 – In readiness for a prospective showdown for control of southeast Syria, US Special Forces have set up a forward base at Al-Zukf in the Syrian Desert, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. The location is 70km northwest of the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border triangle and the Al Tanf crossing, which is controlled by US, Western allied and Jordanian special forces, together with a US-trained Syrian rebel unit, which calls itself the Revolutionary Commando. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86525

 

MESOP NEWS LATEST : 30000 PKK/PYD YPG forces taking part in Raqqa operation / Equipment payed by United States

8 June 2017 – CNN stated in a report that 30000 fighters of the Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), which includes half of the forces, have left northern Syria to participate in the ongoing operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86527

 

 

MESOP BACKGROUNDER – UPDATE MOSUL CAMPAIGN : BY MUSINGS ON IRAQ – JOEL WING

Mosul Campaign Day 233 Jun 6 2017 –  07 Jun 2017 07:55 AM PDT

Civilians fleeing fighting in WMosul (New York Times)

Progress in west Mosul has been very slow as many predicted. The Federal Police claimed they held 75% of Zinjali. On June 3 they said they had up to 85% of the neighborhood. These types of figures are always changing depending upon the source, and are also driven by the government’s desire to always have positive news come out about the battle. Yesterday, the Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division attacked the Old City district from the north to try to make a breakthrough. The district has held up the police for four months now. Originally, Iraqi commanders said they could take all of Mosul in just a few days, again the result of Iraqi propaganda demands. A Ninewa councilman predicted that the fight would take weeks, and hoped that by the end of June the city would be liberated. Several Iraqi officers and the U.S. spokesman warned that this last push would be difficult, and it is proving so.

http://www.mesop.de/?p=86529

 

THE GERMAN CHAPTER

MESOP NEWS “QUESTION & NO ANSWER”: Wo ist der abgesetzte PYD Sprecher Redur Xelil ?

Hat eigentlich jemand eine Idee was mit Rêdûr Xelîl passiert ist und warum seit Ende Mai Nouri Mahmoud als YPG-Sprecherin auftaucht und Rêdûr Xelîl verschwunden ist? Ich hab ein bisschen versucht herumzufragen, stoße aber nur auf vielsagendes Schweigen.

Sedat Budak Es gab viele Gerüchte, u.a., dass er direkt von der PKK abgesetzt worden sei, PDK-Quellen sprachen gar von Entführung. Tatsache ist, dass er einen Nachfolger hat, der weniger kritisch mit der PKK ist. Bspw. kritisierte Redur Xelil die Namensgebung “Nordsyrien”.

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MESOP NEWS MEDIEN CULTURE : LINKER ANTISEMITISMUS & GEERT WILDERS VERBINDUNGEN ZUM JUDENTUM

Kommentar : Arte und WDR gehen in Deckung

Eine Dokumentation über Antisemitismus in Europa wird vom öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk in Auftrag gegeben, aber nicht gezeigt. Die Sender lehnen sie mit formalen Argumenten ab. Könnte es sein, dass sie kneifen?

07.06.2017, von Michael Hanfeld – FAZ – Was Arte und der Westdeutsche Rundfunk senden und was sie nicht senden, ist schon interessant. Im März lief beim WDR über den niederländischen Politiker Geert Wilders ein Film, dessen antisemitischer Unterton einem nicht entgehen konnte. Die Bildgebung, die Gesprächspartner, die Mosaiksteine, die der Autor Joost van der Valk für sein Porträt des Vorsitzenden der Partij voor de Vrijheid aneinanderfügte, ließen diesen – zwischen den Zeilen – als Kopf einer jüdischen Weltverschwörung erscheinen. Das ging so weit, dass ein Islamist zu Wort kam, der Wilders’ ablehnende Haltung zum Islam mit dem Weltbild der Zionisten gleichsetzte Volltext lesen : http://www.mesop.de/?p=86505