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MESOP : AMERICA TODAY !

Michael Weiss@michaeldweiss 8h8 hours ago

Bought a cigar from a Chaldean Iraqi who is voting for Trump. In Detroit suburbs. I ask why. He says he “doesn’t like Muslims.” America!

 

“KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP” : VLADIMIR PUTIN – THE MASTER OF ALEPPO HELL

International Criticism over Russian “Humanitarian” Plan in Aleppo

Taha Abed alWahed – 30 July 2016 – Asharq Alawsat – Moscow – Amid continuous Russian announcements of plans in Syria, actual intentions are becoming unclear especially with ongoing negotiations with the Americans on exchanging military expertise.Both parties confirm that this will lead to a tangible change on the Syrian arena. But after the Russian “humanitarian process”, Russian government confirmed the agreement for air force deployment in Syria. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=76524

 

MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS

MESOP : PYD/YPG CRIMES ?

    Robert Ford@fordrs58 21m21 minutes ago

agree have not seen such mutilation at Kurdish hands. but human rights orgs also accused YPG of crimes in NE Syria

 

MESOP : OBAMA MARCHES ON

Warfare Worldwide@WarfareWW 18m18 minutes ago

#US President Barack Obama ordered to send 3000 special forces for an operation at the #Syrian city of #Raqqa

 

MESOP : ERDOHGAN’S NEXT ENEMY

Financial Times@FT 15h15 hours ago  – Turkish President Erdogan has a new target for his post-coup purge: stock analysts. http://on.ft.com/2amn3SF

MESOP NEW SYRIAN COALITIONS –  Charles Lister@Charles_Lister 44m44 minutes ago

Charles Lister Retweeted أجناد الشامAjnad al-Sham (in #Idlib) states willingness to merge w. newly formed Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. #Syria #جبهة_فتح_الشام

أجناد الشام @siryahora

ابوحمزة الحموي امير #اجناد_الشام يعلن في تصريح لوكالة “سمارت” عن استعداده للتوحد مع #جبهة_فتح_الشام

 

Charles Lister@Charles_Lister 14m14 minutes ago

I spoke to @BBCRadio4’s World Tonight, on Jabhat al-Nusra’s #Syria re-branding & what it really means.

 

“KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP” : TODAYS HEADLINE – MOSSAD WELCOME ! WILL NETANJAHU DEAL WITH ASSAD ? PUTIN PREFERS IT !

Assad tells Netanyahu: If you help me, I will guarantee Israeli security / Bill Clinton involved

July 29, 2016 YA LIBAN – Syrian President Bashar Assad reportedly visited  secretly Russian President Valdimar Putin in Moscow, just days before the latter met with Israeli  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in June, Lebanese newspaper Al-Joumhouria reported Thursday.

Putin and Assad  reportedly discussed the crisis in Syria as well as the possibility of a comprehensive peace agreement with Israel, including the Golan Heights, Al-Joumhouria reported, however the Kremlin denied the report. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76504

 

MESOP : PEACE & GOLAN CONTROL MEANS ISRAELI DEAL WITH ASSAD – Syrian-Russian Provocations Could Spark Golan Clash

DEBKA FILES  – 29 July 2016 – For four days since July 25, the Syrian army has been continuously firing artillery batteries – moved close to Israel’s defense lines on the Golan border – in a manner that comes dangerously close to provoking an Israeli response. This carefully orchestrated Syrian campaign goes on around the clock.
It is the first time in the six years of the Syrian war that Bashar Assad has ventured to come near to provoking Israel. But now he appears to be emboldened by his Russian ally.
The IDF is holding its fire for the moment. But Israeli military and government leaders know that the time is near for the IDF to be forced to hit back, especially since it is becoming evident that the Syrian army’s steps ae backed by Russia.   debkafile’s military sources provide details of the Syrian steps: Read all
http://www.mesop.de/?p=76506

 

THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER

MESOP ALARM! – PUTIN IST DER SCHÖPFER DER HÖLLE VON ALEPPO / MASSENABSCHLACHTUNGEN & KRIEGSVERBRECHEN

Belagerung in Syrien Eingang zur Hölle

Russland und das Assad-Regime hungern Aleppo aus. Gleichzeitig machen sie den Einwohnern der geschundenen Stadt ein vergiftetes Angebot. – 30.07.2016, von Christoph Ehrhardt und Friedrich Schmidt, Moskau –  Die Rebellen glauben den Flugblättern nicht, die aus Hubschraubern über Aleppo abgeworfen wurden.  Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=76522

 

MESOP BACKGROUNDER : RUSSIAN AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA / A SUMMARY  – 28 June – 29 July 2016

By Jonathan Mautner and Christopher Kozak (ISW)

Russia enabled pro-regime forces to complete the physical encirclement of Aleppo City on July 28, isolating the primary nexus of the non-jihadist opposition in Northern Syria. These gains threaten the long-term survival of mainstream opposition groups that could serve as potential partners against ISIS and Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra. Russian warplanes continued to concentrate airstrikes against opposition targets on the northern and western outskirts of Aleppo City from July 14 – 27, allowing pro-regime forces to seize positions along the Castello Highway that serves as the only major ground line of communication (GLOC) into opposition-held districts in the eastern half of the city.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76508

 

“KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP” – Avoiding al Qaeda’s Syria Trap: Jabhat al Nusra’s Rebranding

Jul 28, 2016 – By Jennifer Cafarella  & Katherine Zimmerman

The leader of al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al Nusra, announced the end of his group’s operations and the creation of a new entity named Jabhat Fatah al Sham today. He claims that this new organization has “no affiliation to any external entity.” The maneuver removes a key obstacle Jabhat al Nusra faced in Syria, namely the al Qaeda brand name, but it does not denote a change in the group’s Salafi-jihadi ideology. Rather, the break will facilitate the unification of armed Syrian opposition groups around a core that still pursues al Qaeda’s long-term objective of establishing an Islamic emirate in Syria.The cancellation of Jabhat al Nusra’s operations and rebranding of Jabhat al Nusra fighters does not remove the group from the global Salafi-jihadi movement, which believes in the use of violence to establish shari’a-based governance.  Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=76502

 

MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARIES (I) BY JOSHUA LANDIS – Ammar Abdulhamid – ARON LUND  – Nicholas HERRAS

What the Rebel Loss of Aleppo Will Mean for Syria,” by Landis, Heras, Lund & Abdulhamid

Four Analysts respond – Joshua Landis, Nicholas Heras, Aron Lund and Ammar Abdulhamid –  Aleppo Reenforces Regime Claims to Be Able to Retake Most of Syria

By Joshua Landis – Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Univsity of OklahomaThe encirclement of Eastern Aleppo by the Syrian military and its allies is a major blow to the opposition. It reenforces regime aspirations that it can manage, if not entirely destroy the insurgency over the course of the next five years. It signifies four important developments that have been brewing for some time. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76512

 

MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARIES (II) : TURNS THE WIND – TURNS THE STALINIST PKK/PYD  WITH IT – NOW BACK AGAIN CLOSER TO THE ASSAD REGIME

KURDISH FORCES BOLSTER ASSAD IN ALEPPO

By Fabrice Balanche – Fabrice Balanche, an associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, is a visiting fellow at The Washington Institute. – Policy Alert – July 29, 2016

By allying with the Syrian regime, the YPG implicitly signaled to the U.S. government that the Kurdish group will act based on its own interests.As of July 28, the Syrian army had completely cut off the Castello Road, which links East Aleppo with areas outside the city. Crucial in this development was the supporting role of the U.S.-backed People’s Defense Units (YPG), based in Aleppo’s Kurdish neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76514

 

NORTH KURDISTAN TURKEY

„KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP“ – BACKGROUNDER: UK Ambassador — “Gülenists Were Involved in This Coup”- HurrietInterview:

30 July 2016 – The British Ambassador to Turkey, supporting the line of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said he accepts that followers of the self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen were “involved” in the failed coup of July 15. – Richard Moore was asked in an interview by the daily Hürriyet, “The government accused the Gülen organization of being behind this coup attempt. Do you agree with this?”

He responded: I guess we’ll see more definitively as the legal process develops. But I don’t have any difficulty in accepting what the government is saying; that Gülenists were involved in this coup. I think emerging evidence suggests that conclusion.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76510

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP – “A PROPAGANDA STUNT!”  Kerry — Russia Plan for Aleppo “Could Have Possibilities”

July 30 –  By Scott Lucas – eaworldview -US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a cautious statement about Russia’s “humanitarian” declaration over besieged opposition areas of Syria’s largest city Aleppo. Kerry said on Friday that a Russian suggestion of “corridors” for civilians and disarmed rebels to flee to regime-controlled territory “could be a ruse”, but also that it “could have possibilities”.

On Thursday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu responding to the concerns, of UN officials and humanitarian organizations, that up to 400,000 people face a siege after pro-Assad forces cut the last road into opposition districts of Aleppo. He said residents could leave and rebels could surrender, as the Syrian military dropped leaflets over the area.Activists say that Russia could be trying to “de-populate” the area in preparation for an all-out ground and aerial assault. They also note that previous initiatives — for example, in Syria’s third-largest city Homs — have led to the disappearance of men who  – Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76516

 

MESOP CENTCOM FLASH : US investigating reports coalition airstrikes killed civilians in Manbij

By Rudaw – 30 July 2016 –  ERBIL, Kurdistan Region–The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Friday that the US military is investigating reports that a coalition airstrike caused a large number of civilian casualties in Manbij, Syria on Thursday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights conflict monitor reported on Thursday that some 28 people, seven of them children, were killed in airstrikes in Ghandour, a village just north of Manbij city. The US has carried out airstrikes in that area in the last 24 hours.
Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=76518

 

 

EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)

MESOP REPORT : Iranian Kurds Return to Arms (By STRATFOR ANALYSIS)

Forecast:     Renewed Kurdish insurgencies will be a persistent nuisance for Iran but will only slightly threaten its firm control over Iranian Kurdistan.

Once the Islamic State has been defeated, competing Iranian Kurdish groups will become more susceptible to outside interference as they jostle for dominance.

Iran will use its influence in Iraq and in the Kurdistan Regional Government to prevent KRG-based Kurdish groups from causing too much trouble.  Analysis :  http://www.mesop.de/?p=76526

 

THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER

MESOP:  „AUSROTTUNG!“ – RESULTAT 40 JÄHRIGER INTEGRATION PUR EN ROUTE „OPEN SOCIETY“

INTERVIEW MIT RALPH GHADBAN – BERLIN – Deutsche Erdogan-Anhänger im Rausch “Wir rotten Euch aus, verbrennen Euch”

http://www.n24.de/n24/Nachrichten/Politik/d/8877366/-wir-rotten-euch-aus–verbrennen-euch-.html

 

 

MESOP : JENSEITS DER KAPITALISMUSKONFORMEN LGBTQ KULTUR – ALAIN BADIOU

„Der seit den achtziger Jahren mittels Deregulierungen verschärfte Kapitalismus erscheint als Weg in ein „schwarzes Loch“, in dem Solidarität, Empathie, Imagination und überhaupt alle Quellen althergebrachter Subjektivität verdampfen.“

Das Morden verstehen

Alain Badiou und Franco Berardi machen den Kapitalismus des Westens für die Morde verantwortlich. Farhad Khosrokhavar wird viel persönlicher. Was verraten diese drei Bücher über Attentäter?

FAZ – 30.07.2016, von Helmut Mayer  – Badiou macht die Rechnung auf, dass für die unteren fünfzig Prozent nichts von den Ressourcen der Mittel- und Oberschicht abfällt. Der Kapitalismus könne nicht alle berücksichtigen.  Alain Badiou, Pariser Philosophieprofessor und Alt-Maoist, hat Anfang des Jahres ein Büchlein veröffentlicht, das gerade auch auf Deutsch erschienen ist. Hierzulande trägt diese Mitschrift eines Vortrags, den Badiou wenige Tage nach den Pariser Anschlägen vom 13. November hielt, den Titel „Wider den globalen Kapitalismus“. Die Originalausgabe ist preziöser überschrieben: „Unser Übel kommt von weiter her. Die Morde des 13. November denken“. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=76520

 

 

MESOP  SPECIAL : WOHIN NUR MIT DIESEN BLÖDEN MOB-MASSEN ! DIE NICHT EINMAL MEHR ALS BODENTRUPPEN SICH VERHEIZEN LASSEN ! – ROBOTOSIERUNG & JOBLOSIGKEIT VOR AUGEN ?

ALLAN „GOLLUM“ POSENER ENTDECKT DEN „KLEINEN MANN“  & WILL IHM ENTGEGENKOMMEN,  WEIL ES DEMOKRATIE GIBT – DUMMERWEISE !

Dem Westen droht ein Aufstand der Abgehängten / ALAN POSENER (DIE WELT  23 Juli 2016)

Wer nicht mithalten kann in Systemen, die auf Leistung beruhen, wendet sich irgendwann gegen deren Eliten. Donald Trump ist der Anführer einer Revolution gegen die Internationale der Privilegierten.

Soll niemand sagen, er sei nicht gewarnt worden. Den heutigen Aufstand gegen die Eliten hat der britische Soziologe Michael Dunlop Young vor etwas mehr als 50 Jahren vorhergesagt – freilich erst für das Jahr 2034. Young nannte seinen Roman „The Rise of the Meritocracy“ – der Aufstieg der Meritokratie. –  Seiner Meinung nach würde die Zuteilung von Lebenschancen einzig auf der Grundlage von „merit“ – also Intelligenz und Kompetenz – zur Herrschaft einer selbstgerechten Elite führen, die gerade deshalb unerträglich wäre, weil sie mit gutem Gewissen ausgeübt würde.Die neue Klasse wäre – anders als in früheren Herrschaftsformen – nachweislich intelligenter und leistungsfähiger als die Unterschichten. Den Abgehängten aber bliebe eine Waffe gegen die Leistungsträger: die Demokratie. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=76528