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MESOP NEWS : HUNTING AL BAGHDADI !
13 June 2017 – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi skedaddles from Baaj as the Shia militias sweep in. Always read @martinchulov:
Booby-traps … but no Baghdadi: the men cleaning up after Isis in northern Iraq
Four days after Islamic State fighters were routed from the town of Ba’aj, Shia militia force…theguardian.com Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86747
MESOP SHORT CUTS : THE CONTAINMENT AGAINST AGGRESSIVE IRAN
MESOP NEWS CUTS : POLITICAL PSYCHIATRY Á LA SOVIET UNION / ALL OTHERS ARE MENTALLY ILL …….
By Kathleen Parker
Is Trump making America mentally ill? – Psychologists call him a ‘dangerously mad man.’ Let’s talk about his effect on the rest of us. 14 June 2017
The language of Washington Post anno 2017 – www.mesop.de
MESOP NEWS : US DEPLOYS HIMARS ROCKET SYSTEM TO DEFEND PKK/PYD SDF FORCES IN SYRIA
Charles ListerVerified account @Charles_Lister 14 June 2017
Replying to @Charles_Lister @OIRSpox @ABarnardNYT – That’s a v. significant message: US military deploys M142 HIMARS rocket system into southern #Syria, from #Jordan: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/13/politics/us-artillery-system-southern-syria/index.html …
MESOP NEWS : DRAGHI – MACRON – JUNCKER / BANKING EUROPE
- The European Commission released draft legislation that could threaten London’s status as Europe’s financial capital after “Brexit.” www.mesop.de
MESOP NEWS LATEST :
PYD SYRIAN KURDS OFFICE IN MOSCOW DE FACTO CLOSED
empty rooms – office hours canceled – http://www.mesop.de/?p=86765
MESOP NEWS TODAYS STRATEGIC COMMENTARY : CONFRONTATION SCENARIOS & QASEM SOLEIMANI
HEZBOLLAH’S REDEPLOYMENT IN SYRIA: POTENTIAL CONFRONTATIONS
By Hanin Ghaddar – Hanin Ghaddar, a veteran Lebanese journalist and researcher, is the Friedmann Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute. – PolicyWatch 2820 – June 13, 2017
If Washington fails to press Russia diplomatically and raise the military costs on Hezbollah, a wider confrontation may erupt between U.S. and Iranian proxies in Syria. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86749
MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION : TRUMP’S QATAR ISOLATION – A CHANCEFOR ISRAEL
The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness
By Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror June 14, 2017 – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 497, June 14, 2017 – TEL AVIV
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The decision by some Persian Gulf and Arab nations to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar is indicative of the deep crisis brewing in the region over the lack of real Sunni leadership. This situation could represent an opportunity for Israel if it treads lightly.
The decision by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen, and other Arab nations to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar is a sign of weakness. The fact that the Sunni Arab world was unable to impose its basic approach on a small peninsular emirate is indicative of the deep crisis brewing in the Gulf over the lack of real leadership in the Sunni world. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86757
MESOP NEWS SPECIAL COUNTERTERRORISM: By Peter R. Neumann
Don’t Follow the Money – The Problem With the War on Terrorist Financing
By Peter R. Neumann – London – FOREIGN AFFAIRS – 14 June 2017 – In the first days of the “war on terror,” before the United States had launched air strikes against the Taliban or Special Forces raids on Osama bin Laden’s compounds, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13224. The presidential decree, which dates from September 23, 2001, targeted al Qaeda’s money by “prohibiting transactions” with suspected terrorists. “Money is the lifeblood of terrorist operations,” Bush said at the time. “We’re asking the world to stop payment.” Five days later, the UN Security Council followed suit, calling on states to “prevent and suppress the financing” of terrorism in its first substantive resolution since the 9/11 attacks.
More than 15 years later, the war on terrorist financing has failed. Today, there are more terrorist organizations, with more money, than ever before. In 2015, for example, the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS) had a budget of up to $1.7 billion, according to a study by King’s College London and the accounting company Ernst & Young, making it the world’s richest terrorist group. That same year, the total amount of all frozen terrorist assets amounted to less than $60 million. Only three countries—Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States—had seized more than $1 million Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86768
MESOP NEWS INSIGHT: PUTIN FINISHED WITH PKK/PYD SDF & ASSAD plus HEZBOLLAH ADVANCE CONTRA KURDS
Hezbollah Claims Pro-Assad Advance Towards Kurds-Led SDF
By – Scott Lucas – June 14, 2017 – eaworldview -Hezbollah’s media outlet claims that pro-Assad forces have made a significant advance in northern Syria, setting up a possible confrontation with the US-supported, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.The outlet of Hezbollah, a leading element in the pro-Assad military, said the offensive has moved from eastern Aleppo Province into Raqqa Province, where the SDF has been pushing back the Islamic State and is now attacking ISIS’s central position in the city of Raqqa. The immediate achievement of a 20-mile move to the south, capturing seven villages, was to reach the road from Ithriya to SDF-held Tabqa and secure a supply route to regime-held Aleppo from ISIS attacks. The route can also be used for a drive into Raqqa Province. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86751
MESOP NEWS FOCUS : PKK/PYD (SDF) NOW UNDER TRUMP’S SPECIAL UMBRELLA
US Deploys Advanced Rocket System for 1st Time
14 June 2017 – The US military has moved a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from Jordan into eastern Syria for the first time, providing more protection for the Free Syrian Army base at Tanf near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders. The US has declared a 55-km (34-mile) exclusion zone around Tanf, where US special forces are present, to deter a pro-Assad offensive. On three occasions, US warplanes have bombed convoys that included Hezbollah fighters and Iranian-supported Iraqi militia. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86753
SOUTH KURDISTANN (IRAQ)
MESOP NEWS : “KURDS OF ALL COUNTRIES – UNITE! – IRAQI COMMUNISTS PRO INDEPENDENCE
Kurdistan Has the Right to Hold Independence Referendum: Iraqi Communist Party
Diyar Aziz – 14/06/2017 – ERBIL — The secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party stated his support for the Kurdistan Region independence referendum, reiterating the party’s commitment to the principle of rights of the nations to self-determination. Secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party Raid Fahmi said that the issue of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum was raised amidst a delicate situation which the country is undergoing especially the war against the Islamic State (IS) and the economic crisis. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86755
MESOP NEWS RESULTS : IRAN & ERDOGAN AGAINST KURDISH INDEPENDENCE
U.S., allies seeking to divide regional states, official tells Kurdpress
14 June 2017 – MESOP – The spokesman for Iran National Security Commission told Kurdpress that the planned referendum of the Iraqi northern region of Iraq is due to the pressure the U.S. and its allies put on the region.Naqavi Hossaini stated that the U.S. and its allies are seeing to divide the states in the region since the smaller the states of the region the more the interests of the U.S. and its allies and they can control them easier. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86759
MESOP NEWS : PKK LEADER SPEAKS POSITIVE ABOUT KURDISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM / A NEW DIRECTION AFTER FINISHING WITH PUTIN ? CEMIL BAYIK
- Cemil Bayik, a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and co-head of the PKK-linked executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), said that no one should stand against a Kurdish independence referendum and that it’s a democratic right.
Syrian Kurds support independence of Iraqi Kurdistan
ARA News – 14 June 2017 – Senior Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday said they support the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan region, scheduled on 25 September this year.
In an exclusive interview with ARA News, Saud Malla, the head of the KDP-backed Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), the leading party within the Kurdish National Council (KNC), said that holding a referendum on independence is a legitimate right of the Iraqi Kurds. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86761
MESOP CULTURE : DAS ENDE EINER GROSSEN ILLUSION ? ASSIMILATION STATT INTEGRATION
Integrationsdebatte „Multikulti ist gescheitert“ – Von Ruud Koopmans (FAZ)
- Das Problem des islamischen Extremismus kann erst gelöst werden, wenn die Mehrheit der Muslime realisiert, dass sich die eigentlichen Feinde, die den Islam bedrohen, nicht in Jerusalem oder Washington oder unter den europäischen Rechtspopulisten befinden, sondern in ihren Herkunftsländern und in der Mitte ihrer eigenen Gemeinschaften.
14 Juni 2017 – Ein niederländischer Politologe hat lange daran geglaubt, dass eine gute Integration keine Anforderungen an die Zuwanderer stellen darf. Inzwischen ist er anderer Meinung: Assimilation ist besser als Multikulturalismus. Ein Gastbeitrag. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=86763