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MESOP : RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR YAKOVENKO  – Well this is sure to make PKK/PYD Kurds in Syria nervous – Poor Salih Muslim

Alexander Yakovenko @Amb_Yakovenko – Russia&Turkey establish a joint consultation group to promote peaceful settlement in Syria.

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MESOP TODAYS OPINION BY SONER CAGAPTEY

THE KURDS IN TURKEY: A GLOOMY FUTURE –   By Soner Cagaptay and Cem Yolbulan –  ISPI  – August 2016

The following is an excerpt from a chapter in the new study Kurdistan: An Invisible Nation, published by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). Read the full chapter on our website (Link below). –   Today, Turkey faces its biggest challenge from the Kurds since before the government captured Abdullah Ocalan, the founder of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), with U.S. assistance, in February 1999. At that time, Ankara had just managed to defeat a full-blown Kurdish insurgency supported by two neighbors, Iran and Syria.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76943

 

MESOP OPINION : The libertarian Rojava myth of PKK/PYD contains pure stalinism

Ignoring some libertarian aspirations – by Andrea Glioti – Al Jazeera – 5 August 2016

For example, the top three officers of each municipality must include one Arab, one Kurd and one Christian, a rule which some have applauded as “careful ethnic balance“, although it rather resembles the sectarian quotas adopted in Lebanon and Iraq.

The emphasis on ethno-sectarian identities is further echoed in the foundational statement of the Federal Democratic System, which is based on the representation of “community components”.As Syrian intellectual Jad Karim Jibai pointed out: “Nobody knows how an ‘entity’, that is ‘peoples and communities’ (ie, clans and ethno-sectarian communities), could transcend national borders.” In other words, the insistence on these communitarian boundaries betrays the libertarian transnational aspirations. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76963

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP : INTERNAL KNC DOCUMENT / SYRIA NEGOTATIATIONS GENEVA

موقف المجلس الوطني الكُردي في سوریا من اللامركزیة السیاسیة، الفیدرالیة والحكم المحلي

المسودة الثالث، 5 تموز (یولیو) 2016

لي المسودة الثالث، 5 تموز (یولیو) 2016 سمة أساسیة من سمات الدول الھ ّشة ھي الاستقطابات بین مواطنیھا المتوزعین على انتماءات عرقیة وإثنیة أو طبقیة ُعانون من فقدان الثقة بین بعضھم البعض. فمنذ ً بال ّصراعات العنیفة وی ً حافلا مجتمعیة مختلفة. مواطنوھا یتشاركون تاریخا تحقق في سوریا ھذا المعیار: ّ تحّول الثورة السوریة إلى حر ٍب عنی ٍفة ُردي حیث حصل فقدان للثقة بین المجموعات السكانیة المختلفة المذھبیة منھا كما الدینیة والقومیة، في حین أ ّن للشعب الك ت ّم إضافة تاری ٌخ طوی ٌل من عدم الثقة بالحكومات العربیة المختلفة منذ إحصاء الحسكة الإستثنائي عام 1962 حیث ً إلى ذلك ُرد وكان أبرزھا (الحزام العربي).  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76947

 

MESOP “THE MOST NAÏVE OF ALL KURDISTAN EXPERTS” : DAVID FROM MISSOURI / A TYPICAL WHITE-WASH APOLOGETIC IN THE TRADITION OF FELLOW TRAVELLERS SINCE  STALIN’S TIMES

By DAVID ROMANO yesterday –  Looking Under Rocks in Rojava

11 Aug 2016 – RUDAW – In a recent piece for al Jazeera (“Rojava: A libertarian myth under scrutiny”), Andrea Glioti sets out to criticize Rojava’s Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its related fighting forces such as, in his words, “…the PKK-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)”. He complains of sectarian quotas in Rojava’s cantons, the prominent role of not very progressive Arab tribes of the Jazirah canton, the militarization of Kurdish women in the region, the military “conquests” of the SDF, the threat that the Syrian Kurds pose to Syria’s territorial integrity, the leadership cult around Abdullah Ocalan, the movement’s “Stalinist past,” and insufficient efforts by the PYD to familiarize people in the region with things like “libertarian municipalism.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76945

 

MESOP “OBAMA LIKES BETTER PICTURES” : US Central Command Reports Skewed Intelligence on ISIS Fight

Fox News – 2016-08-12 – Intelligence reports produced by U.S. Central Command that tracked the Islamic State’s 2014-15 rise in Iraq and Syria were skewed to present a rosier picture of the situation on the ground, according to a bombshell report released Thursday by a House Republican task force.The task force investigated a Defense Department whistleblower’s allegations that higher-ups manipulated analysts’ findings to make the campaign against ISIS appear more successful to the American public. The report concluded that intelligence reports from Central Command were, in fact, “inconsistent with the judgments of many senior, career analysts.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76957

 

MESOP Syria Audio Analysis: Aleppo – Airstrikes, Russia’s Propaganda & Chemical Weapons

12 August 2016 – MESOP  – On Thursday, I appeared on the Pat Kenny Show on Dublin’s NewsTalk for a long, wide-ranging discussion of the situation in Aleppo.

Beginning with the call of doctors for a halt to Russian-regime airstrikes, we considered the possibility of a ceasefire — close to non-existent amid Russia’s incessant propaganda and the aerial attacks, including the use of chlorine. At the same, I noted how the Russian-regime plans, joined by Iran and Hezbollah, are having to be reconsidered following the rebel offensive that has taken territory and broken the month-long pro-Assad siege of Aleppo city.

Listen to discussion, about 10 minutes into the broadcast – http://www.newstalk.com/listen_back/13240/29476/11th_August_2016_-_The_Pat_Kenny_Show_Part_2/

 

MESOP BACKGROUNDER : Iranian-Russian Pressure on Turkey Over Syrian Crisis

12 August 2016 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold talks with Turkish officials in Ankara on Friday, joining a Russian initiative to change Turkey’s approach to the Syrian civil war.Before travelling to Ankara, Zarif spoke by phone with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov “on issues of regional and international significance”, according to Iranian State media. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the discussion included “the issue of external support for [a] Syrian settlement. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76961

 

“KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP “ RUSSIAN AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA  14 JULY  – 9. AUGUST 2016

By: Jonathan Mautner – ISW- Russia intensified its air operations in and around Aleppo City after Syrian opposition groups lifted the regime’s blockade of the city’s eastern districts on August 6, demonstrating its continued commitment to bolster the regime in the Syrian Civil War. Russia continued to conduct strikes in Aleppo from July 28 – August 9 in support of the regime campaign to besiege Aleppo City and force the surrender of the primary stronghold of opposition factions acceptable to the West in Northern Syria. The opposition reestablished its ground line of communication (GLOC) leading out of the city on August 6, dealing a significant setback to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to capture Syria’s largest urban and commercial center. Russian warplanes subsequently intensified their airstrikes against opposition targets in eastern Aleppo City and villages along the M5 Aleppo – Damascus Highway in the southern Aleppo countryside, preventing civilians and humanitarian organizations from using the newly-established GLOC into the city.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76966

 

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP INSIGHT : Turkey Says Receiving ‘Positive Signals’ from U.S. as Gulen Sticks to Call for Independent Body

Asharq Al-Awsat English – 12 August 2016 – Turkey said Friday it has received “positive signals” from the United States over its requests to extradite Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who reiterated that he would only hand himself over to Turkish authorities if an independent international investigative body first found him guilty. “We have started to receive some positive signals on the calls we have made” for Gulen’s extradition, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Ankara, saying further documents relating to the case for his deportation were being drawn up to send to Washington. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76955

 

 

MESOP SPECIAL “THE KREMLIN” :  Putin Fires His Chief of Staff

12 August 2016 –  In a shocking reshuffling of power, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday fired his chief of staff and longtime ally Sergei Ivanov from the Kremlin, demoting him to a “special envoy” position for transportation policy. Despite what observers believe to be an outright firing of one of Putin’s closest confidants, the Russian president attempted to make the departure seem as though it was coming from Ivanov’s own desires: “I’m happy with how you handle tasks in your line of work,” Putin told his ally. “ Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76951

 

MESOP REPORT : IN ALEPPO STIRBT SOEBEN AUCH DAS, WAS SICH EINMAL ALS “DER WESTEN” NENNEN LASSEN KONNTE / IN ANSEHUNG  UNGEHEURER KRIEGSVERBRECHEN DER PUTIN/ASSAD KOALITION

Syrienkrieg: Ärzte melden Gasangriff auf Aleppo

Regime und Rebellen kämpfen in Syrien mit unverminderter Brutalität um die Vorherrschaft in Aleppo. Augenzeugen werfen Assads Armee jetzt den Einsatz von Chlorgas vor. – SPIEGEL ONLINE  11 Aug 2016 – Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=76940

 

MESOP „KONSTRUKTIVE KRITIK“  ! –  ÖZLEM TOPCU

Wenn eine aktuelle sog. „Kritik“ im Kontext des Türkei-Putsches das Prädikat des Affirmativen erhalten sollte, dann diese von Özlem Topcu ganz im Geiste der guten alten Theo-Sommerschen-ZEIT, die sich mit  viel NEIN = JA zehnmal im Kreise dreht, nur um nichts zur Sache auszusagen, sondern auf sich alleine zu verweisen: Özlem Topcu wollte einmal alles gesagt haben, nur um nichts zu sagen. Preiswürdig !

Türkei: Zehn Thesen zum Putschversuch – Eine Kolumne von Özlem Topçu

  1. Kann man da noch hinfahren? – Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=76949

 

 

MESOP BIOPOLITIK : DER KOLLEKTIV-GOLEM

– DIE VERWANDLUNG DER OBSOLETEN MASSENMENSCHEN IN EIN EINZIGES AMORPHES GESAMT MODUL / FORTSCHRITTLICHES ZIEL AUCH LINKER BILDUNGSPOLITIK

So wird Bildung in zwanzig Jahren ablaufen

Mit lebenslangen Folgen: Denn der letzte Schrei der digitalen Bildung ist nicht mehr der kollektive Mooc, sondern der virtuelle Tutor, der Schüler, Studenten und lebenslang Lernende über ihre gesamte Bildungsvita persönlich beschult. Diese Tutoren haben einen unbändigen Datenhunger, um nach errechneten Stärken und Schwächen maßgeschneiderte Aufgaben vorlegen zu können, die bis auf den Biorhythmus und die Lernumgebung abgestimmt sind. Die Evangelisten dieses Modells sind Ralf Müller-Eiselt und Jörg Dräger. Dräger ist Vorstandsmitglied der Bertelsmann Stiftung und Geschäftsführer des CHE, Müller-Eiselt Angestellter bei Bertelsmann. Das vom Bund geförderte Hochschulforum Digitalisierung trägt ihre Parolen schallverstärkend in Öffentlichkeit und Politik. Denn wer gehört dem Forum an: die CHE. Volltext

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/forschung-und-lehre/digitales-lernen-entmuendigung-als-bildungsziel-14338947.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2

 

 

MESOP : IDENTITÄRE IN MITTLEREN OSTEN – JENSEITS ALLER „OPEN SOCIETY“

Von  Lidia Averbukh +  Dani Kranz

Exklusiver Zugang zur israelischen Staatsbürgerschaft / Bewahrung der jüdischen Mehrheit als demographisches Ziel

–  Am Unabhängigkeitstag im Mai 2016 verkündete das Israelische Zentralbüro für Statistik, dass sich die israelische Bevölkerung seit der Staatsgründung 1948 verzehnfacht hat. Führende Zeitungen des Landes bejubelten die Tatsache, dass die Bevölkerungszahl von ursprünglich 800000 auf nahezu 8,5 Millionen gestiegen ist. Der Grund dafür ist die höchste Geburtenrate in der westlichen Welt. Diese wiederum ist darauf zurückzuführen, dass der Staat die jüdische Mehrheit im Land bewahren und fördern will. Die Kehrseite davon ist die Diskriminierung in Israel lebender Minderheiten, denn sie werden als demographische Bedrohung empfunden.  Volltext des SWP Dokuments : http://www.mesop.de/?p=76953