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MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION : KURDEXIT IS NOW ON THE HISTORICY AGENDA
The British debate about Kurdexit – By Gary Kent – Gary Kent is the director of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). He writes this column for Rudaw in a personal capacity. The address for the all-party group is email@example.com.
20 June 2017 – RUDAW – When Daesh menaced Kurdistani cities in 2015, London Mayor Boris Johnson visited British troops training the Peshmerga and was pictured with an AK47 alongside a Peshmerga. He had previously met ‘a dynamic and forward-looking young politician,’ Nechirvan Barzani, ‘the prime minister of the fledgling state of Kurdistan’ and wrote that ‘…we should help because we have a moral duty to that part of the world. It was the British who took the decision in the early Twenties to ignore the obvious ethnic divisions, and not to create a Kurdistan,’ which he described as ‘one of the few bright spots in the Middle East.’ Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86967
MESOP NEWS EXCLUSIV : US GENERAL CIC Dunford about strikes against ASSAD
Gen Dunford, on strikes against pro-regime elements in Syria, says there’ve only been 2 specific incidents. Pretty sure there’s been 4 now.
WATCH Dunfords speech on Video : http://www.mesop.de/?p=86946
MESOP LATEST FORECAST OF TODAY: IRAN’S PROBLEM / PUTIN WILL NOT SHOOT DOWN US PLANES
Things are heating up in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia claims to have taken three IRGC members captive according to Turkish newspaper twitter.com/selinnasi/stat…
Russia to treat US planes flying over Syria as ‘targets’ – Russia to shoot down any planes flying over Syria
Russia’s Defence Ministry has said it would view as targets any flying objects over Syria in …
The social justice warrior is still raping bc she says she can read his “body language”… How do you read it? Isn’t that a rapist excuse? twitter.com/tuckercarlson/…
Russia suspends communication with the US in Syria & says its missiles will shoot down “any” planes – ie US drones
sputniknews.com 19 June 2017 – www.mesop.de
MESOP NEWS : THE USUAL SUBMISSION OF THE WEST
Australia suspends air missions over Syria amid US-Russia tensions
Move follows Moscow’s warning coalition planes west of Euphrates will be a potential target after US shot down Syrian fighter jet – Julian Borger in Washington and agencies in Sydney – Tuesday 20 June 2017 10.41 BST – THE GUARDIAN www.mesop.de
MESOP NEWS „LAST WARNING“ : FUR THE FUTURE OF MANKIND ! ACT NOW ! THE HOUR IS GETTING LATE !
IRANIAN IRGC Commanders: Our Main Aim Is Global Islamic Rule – IRGC Commander Ja’fari: “We Are On The Path That Leads To The Rule Of Islam Worldwide”
In recent statements and speeches, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commanders have emphasized that the Islamic Revolution in Iran is only the first stage on the path to the spread of the rule of Shi’ite Islam in the Middle East and worldwide, and that the mission of advancing the Islamic Revolution to these heights falls to the IRGC commanders. Read full statement http://www.mesop.de/?p=86941
MESOP NEWS TODAYS SAMPLER & COMMENTARIES
MESOP NEWS TODAYS TOP OF THE AGENDA: TRUMP – RUSSIA – IRAN & UKRAINE – Preparing the Visit in Moscow – A SUMMARY OF COMMENTARYS
Ukrainian Leader to Have ‘Drop-In’ Meeting With Trump
20 June 2017 – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet U.S. President Donald J. Trump and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster at the White House (Guardian) on Tuesday. Poroshenko called the meeting, which is expected to be brief, an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss “cooperation in the security, political, and economic spheres.” President Trump will not be obliged to make a public statement about bilateral relations. Poroshenko’s office quoted him as saying it is “very important” his meeting takes place before Trump’s first encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin (RFE/RL) at a G20 summit in Germany this July. Poroshenko commended the U.S. Senate for imposing new sanctions against Russia, saying they are an appropriate mechanism “to force the aggressor to get away from Ukraine” (Reuters).
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SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP NEWS SIGNALING : THE MAJORITY OF KURDS HAIL INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM
Kirkuk Province Ready to Hold Independence Referendum: Governor
Basnews English – 19/06/2017 – 16:00 – KIRKUK — The governor of Kirkuk province stated the province’s preparedness for hosting the referendum on Kurdistan Region independence. During a meeting with the officials of government directorates of the province on Monday, Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim said that the referendum is a democratic process, his media office cited him in a statement. In the meeting, Karim has touched on the latest developments in the war against the Islamic State (IS) in southern Kikruk areas as well as the welfare of Kirkuk residents. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86944
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP NEWS OPINION : AMBASSADOR ROBERT FORD’S UNFINISHED ASNWERS / WHOM ELSE SHOULD PKK/PYD TRUST ? IRAN ? TURKEY ? RUSSIA! – So leave it to the United States.
- Former U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford called Kurdish trust in the U.S. their “biggest mistake,” saying that Washington would ultimately abandon them in pursuit of other regional goals. –
U.S. Will Lose Syria to Iran & Abandon Kurdish Allies, Former Ambassador Says
By Tom O’Connor On 6/19/17 at 5:25 PM – Newsweek – The Syrian government and its allies, including Iran, will eventually overcome U.S. efforts to secure influence in the nation, and Kurdish fighters may pay for siding with President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a former U.S. ambassador to Syria. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86974
MESOP NEWS : WHITE HOUSE STARTS AN OFFENSIVE IN SYRIA / PUTIN REACTS ON LOWER LEVEL
Syria Daily: Russia Threatens US But Then Backs Away
By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – June 20, 2017 – Responding to the first shootdown of an Assad regime jet fighter by the US, Russia has threatened American warplanes — only to soon back away.
On Sunday, US F-18s downed the Russian-made Su-22 jet as it was attacking Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqa in northern Syria. The strike came as a pro-Assad offensive entered western Raqqa Provice and neared the frontlines of the SDF, who have been pushing back the Islamic State and are now pursuing a final assault on the city of Raqqa, ISIS’s central position in Syria. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86955
MESOP NEWS : PKK/PYD LED SDF NOW RESPONDING TO ASSAD’S ARMY / JOINTLY WITH TRUMP’S US FORCES
SDF vows to resist Syrian government attacks near Raqqa
June 20, 2017 Syria – ARA News – The Syrian Democratic Forcess (SDF) official spokesman Talal Silo said on Monday they will respond to any Syrian government attacks in Raqqa province after the US-led coalition downed a Syrian jet attacking the SDF forces on 18 June.
“After heroic resistance from our forces and allied forces against terrorism and as part of the operation launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF], the regime forces have launched since 17 June large-scale attacks using fighter jets, artillery and tanks on the areas liberated by our forces,” Silo said, with reference to the SDF-led operation against ISIS in Raqqa.“The aim of the Syrian regime’s repeated attacks against our forces is to abort the operation to liberate the city of Raqqa,” the SDF spokesperson said. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86963
MESOP NEWS : SOFT LAVROV / SOFTER PENTAGON
US changes disposition of coalition aircraft in Syria after Russian threats
20 June 2017 – ARA NEWS – The Pentagon decided on Monday to re-position the US-led coalition’s warplanes in Syria. This comes after Russia threatened that coalition fighter jets will be viewed as targets in Syria, following the downing of a Syrian regime’s jet by the US-led coalition near Raqqa. – “As a result of recent clashes with Syrian pro-regime and Russian forces, we took precautions to change the disposition of the aircraft in Syria in order to continue fighting Islamic State, while maintaining safety of our pilots – considering the known threats on the battlefield,” Pentagon’s spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway told reporters on Monday. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86965
MESOP BACKGROUNDER : MUST READ !
After Raqqa: The Challenges Posed by Syria’s Tribal Networks
Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 12
By: Aris Roussinos – June 16, 2017 – THE JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION
As the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) approach the northern suburbs of Raqqa, the long-running policy debate over the advisability of using as a primary U.S. partner a militia that is dominated by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), has reached fever pitch. Dire warnings have been made of the risks to eastern Syria’s future stability that may result from a reliance on a Kurdish-led force with links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK, Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê), to storm the city and possibly even govern it once it has been captured. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86969
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP NEWS “WARNING”! : IRAN MAIN AGGRESSOR IN MIDDLE EAST
Iraqi Shiite militias undermine Kurdistan region, Kurdish envoy to U.S. says
20 June 2017 – WASHINGTON TIMES ,— The top Iraqi-Kurdish representative to the U.S. said Iranian-backed Shia militias could undermine the security and stability of the Kurdistan region once the Islamic State threat to the country is defeated.
The Iranian-backed Hajd Al-Shaabi militias have been an integral fighting force in operation to liberate Mosul — a battle largely seen as winding down since the offensive was launched in February — and other areas under the control of the Islamic State, yet Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman said it’s not guaranteed that the militia forces would work under the Iraqi forces and would more likely support their own interests in the region. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86959
MESOP NEWS FLASH: PKK’S MURDER AREAS – A Shepherd Shot Dead in PKK-held Area in Sinjar
20 June 2017 – Basnews English – SINJAR — A shepherd who was grazing his cattle on Mount Sinjar was found dead in an area held by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Monday, said an official from Sinjar on Tuesday.Waisi Naif, Chair of Sinjar Mayoral Council, told BasNews that the body of a civilian who had been shot in a PKK-held area was found on June 19 on Mount Sinjar. The civilian who was a shepherd had been shot by unknown gunmen. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86961
MESOP NEWS MIDDLE EAST
MESOP NEWS BACKGROUNDER : TRUMP WILL PRESENT NEW MIDDLE EAST STRATEGY WITHIN NEXT TIME
The Days of Nation-Building Are Not Over
June 20, 2017 | Walter Pincus – The Cipher Letter – The Newsletter
20 June 2017 – If you take Defense Secretary James Mattis at his word, the United States in coming years will be doing nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan, once the ISIS and Taliban forces are defeated. That was the repeated message Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford gave last week to House and Senate members of the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees during their testimony on the Pentagon’s fiscal 2018 budget.
Interestingly, no one raised a question about President Donald Trump’s repeated campaign statements that the days of U.S. nation-building were over. But there were many questions directed at where the money and personnel would come from to support nation-building, given the deep 30 percent cuts proposed by the Trump administration for the State Department and Agency for International Development (AID) in the fiscal 2018 budget. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=86957
MESOP NEWS : ATTENTATS-ORT FINSBURY MOSCHEE LONDON / Ausbildungsort für Djihadisten
20 Juni 2017 – Die Moschee im Stadtteil Finsbury Park gehört zu den bekanntesten in London. In den Jahren nach ihrer Eröffnung – Kronprinz Charles persönlich gab sie 1994 frei – entwickelte sich die Moschee zu einem Treffpunkt radikaler Muslime. Zahlreiche Dschihadisten gingen ein und aus – laut amerikanischer Gerichtsdokumente wurden mindestens 35 Guantánamo-Insassen in der Finsbury-Park-Moschee radikalisiert. Die britische Zeitung „The Guardian“ berichtete 2002 sogar von Waffenübungen in dem Gebäude. Zum Gesicht des Gotteshauses wurde der Imam Abu Hamza al Masri, der sein Amt vor allem als Hassprediger versah. Nach einer Razzia schloss die Polizei das Gotteshaus im Jahr 2003. Abu Hamza wurde verurteilt und später der amerikanischen Justiz überstellt, wo ihn ein Gericht wegen Unterstützung des Terrorismus zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilte. FAZ 20 Juni 2017