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MESOP TODAYS QUOTATION : UN = After world soccer association FIFA and the Olympic Committee IOC the third corrupt global organization
By RICK GLADSTONE – 9 Sept 2016 – The groups said the United Nations had been manipulated by the government so that civilians in opposition-held areas get little or no help. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77919
MESOP DOCUMENTS : THE LETTER OF 73 INTERNATIONAL AID GROUPS TO THE SO CALLED “UNITED NATIONS”
We 73 NGOs working on humanitarian response to Syria and neighboring countries have signed the statement below to raise our concerns about the performance of UN agencies based in Damascus and their partners, particularly the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). Read full document with all signatures http://www.mesop.de/?p=77934
MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY : By DEBKA FILES (ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE)
Putin-Erdogan deal for Syria is ME exit for Obama – Putin & Netanjahu
9 Sept 2016 – The fledgling “initiatives” reverberating this week in Washington, Moscow, Ankara, Jerusalem and the G20 summit were nothing but distractions from the quiet deals struck by two lead players, Russia and Turkey to seize control of the region’s affairs. Recep Tayyip Erdogan knew nothing would come of his offer on the G20 sidelines to US President Barack Obama to team up for a joint operation to evict ISIS from Raqqa. And, although Moscow was keen on hosting the first handshake in almost a decade between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), neither were known to be ready for the last step toward a meeting. But the game-changing events to watch out for took place in Hangzhou without fanfare – namely, the Obama-Putin talks and the far more fruitful encounter between Putin and Erdogan. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77936
MESOP TODAYS OPINION “da capo al fine” : BY JACOB OLIDORT – After ISIS: A New ISIS
September 8, 2016 | Jacob Olidort -is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he focuses on Salafism and Islamist groups in the Middle East, and is an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Olidort has spent nearly two years in the Middle East, including a Fulbright Scholarship in the UAE and field work on Salafism in Jordan.
In August, U.S. President Barack Obama reassured the Pentagon that the Islamic State will “inevitably be defeated.” U.S. government officials, generals, and pundits have been debating what could happen when the group is defeated in Iraq and Syria and have been hard at work penning ISIS obituaries. Based on my recent study, the first systematic review of over 150 Arabic language publications that the group has released since it announced a caliphate in June 2014 (which includes the nearly 100 textbooks it released last fall), it seems that ISIS as a lethal idea will stick around long after it will be driven out of Raqqa.Put differently, while ISIS will eventually expire as a state, it will continue to “inspire” terrorism as an idea with lethal implications. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77929
MESOP : ERDOGAN’S PARADOXIC WORLD / SCHOOLS OPEN – TEACHERS IN JAIL
local authorities announced schools in #sirnak will re-open 15 october. some cynically ask if there are schools, students, teachers left… www.mesop.de
MESOP : CHARLES LISTER THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister – Charles Lister Retweeted Charles Lister
Worth noting that all key armed opposition groups have already determined their opposition to U.S. proposal terms: Charles Lister added,
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister – Pressure rising within US-#Russia talks on #Syria. #Moscow has a U.S proposal, but is holding out. … – www.mesop.de
MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY : IRAN’S ‘USEFUL SYRIA’ IS PRACTICALLY COMPLETE
By Hanin Ghaddar – PolicyWatch 2683 – September 8, 2016
Helping the Assad regime establish full control in Damascus is only one part of Iran’s plan to create a regional Shiite crescent, and any ceasefire plan that furthers such goals could spark wider sectarian conflict.
As Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov continue seeking a deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, the Assad regime — with Iran’s military aid — has been accelerating its evacuation of the besieged Sunni suburbs surrounding Damascus. On August 27, Bashar al-Assad’s forces moved into Daraya, less than two miles from the capital’s center, after convincing the approximately 8,000 local residents who remained there to leave. The Daraya incident is not isolated — the regime has begun negotiating similar agreements with other besieged Sunni areas around Damascus in order to protect the capital and the presidential palace from rebels, who could use these towns as points of access. Yet the fact that Iranian-sponsored militias are heavily involved in the sieges also says a lot about Tehran’s interest in establishing control over these towns, which fall within the “useful Syria” (i.e., Assad-controlled Syria) and the wider Shiite crescent that the Islamic Republic has long prioritized in the region. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77907
MESOP TODAYS TOP OF THE AGENDA – Questions Mount Over U.S.-Russia Diplomacy on Syria (COMMENTARIES BY BLOOMBERG – BBC – AL JAZEERA – WALL STREET JOURNAL – GUARDIAN et.al. –
The U.S. State Department denies firm plans to meet with Russian officials as Moscow says it is preparing for talks to negotiate a cease-fire (Bloomberg) to end the conflict in Syria. Read all Voices & Ressources – http://www.mesop.de/?p=77909
MESOP NEWS : NETANJAHU TRIES PUTIN
ALSO Netanyahu trifft Bogdanov
9 Sept 2016 – Der Ministerpräsident und Bogdanov besprachen die Möglichkeit eines Treffens zwischen Netanyahu und Palästinenserpräsident Mahmud Abbas. Dabei ging es auch um den Vorschlag des russischen Präsidenten Vladimir Putin, ein solches Treffen in Moskau abzuhalten. Netanyahu betonte erneut die israelische Position, dass er zu einem Treffen mit – http://www.haolam.de/artikel_26334.html
MESOP QUESTIONS : Qatar or Iran – Who will save Hamas? / By Shlomi Eldar (AL MONITOR)
8 Sept 2016 – The top Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniyeh and Mahmoud al-Zahar, left Gaza on Sept. 3 for the airport in Cairo through the Rafah border crossing, accompanied by a large delegation of some 50 Hamas officials. This appears to be the largest group of officials, activists and bodyguards ever to leave Gaza as a group. Haniyeh’s family members joined the delegation, too. Ahmad Bahar, a senior veteran Hamas official and the first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was supposed to join the group, but sources in Gaza told Al-Monitor that Egypt refused to grant him a travel permit at the border and he was forced to return home. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77905
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP NEWS : DARK MOOD IN SALIH MUSLIM’S GIANT MOSCOW PYD/PKK OFFICE – Haddiya Yousef (PYD) calls again for a Syrian Constitution with a separate Kurdish entity
Syrian Kurds, allies to approve federal plan despite Turkey
Hadiya Yousef, a Kurdish politician and chairwoman of the founding assembly of a new federal system of government for northern Syria, poses in Hasaka, Syria April 9, 2016.
By Tom Perry | BEIRUT – WORLD NEWS – 9 Sept 2016 – Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies will approve a constitution for a new system of government in northern Syria next month, a top Kurdish politician said, defying a Turkish incursion aimed at curbing Kurdish influence in the area.
The new system will be established in parts of the north where Kurdish groups have already carved out autonomous regions since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, alarming Turkey which fears the rise of Kurdish influence on its border. “We have decided to convene a meeting of the founding assembly of the federal system at the start of October, and we will declare our system in northern Syrian,” Hadiya Yousef, who chairs the assembly, said in an interview.”We will not retreat from this project. On the contrary, we will work to implement it,” she said.”The Turkish intervention will not obstruct us.” Read full text http://www.mesop.de/?p=77921
MESOP : THE IRANIAN THREAT IN SYRIA Soleimani’s presence in Aleppo underscores strategy of crushing rebels
BY AMIR TOUMAJ | September 8, 2016 | email@example.com | @AmirToumaj – Long war Journal
Photos have emerged claiming that Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) elite foreign operations unit, the Qods Force, is in Aleppo, Syria. Soleimani leads Iranian strategy in Syria in coordination with both Russia and Bashar al-Assad’s government. He commands the IRGC-led Shiite expeditionary force there, which includes the Afghan Fatemiyoun, Pakistani Zeynabiyoun, Lebanese Hezbollah, and the Iraqi Harakat al Nujaba. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77923
MESOP : “THE DEAL AHEAD” : Syria Daily: US & Russia Try to Close Deal for Temporary Ceasefire
September 09 – 07:38 2016 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – The US and Russia will try again on Friday to close a deal on temporary ceasefires in Syria.US Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Geneva on Friday for another round of discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, with American officials warning that the talks could not be indefinite.“Senior State Department officials” briefing reporters on Kerry’s flight talked down the prospect of a final breakthrough, but said “steady progress” had been made in recent weeks. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77925
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
“KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP” : Iranian Kurdish rebel group among Iraqi Kurds trained by US against IS
9 Sept 2016 – KHARABRUD, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iranian Kurdish rebel group received military training in weapons and explosives from U.S. and European advisers as part of the international program backing Iraqi Kurds in the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the group’s commander told The Associated Press.
The group, called the Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK), is one of several Iranian Kurdish factions that have carried out attacks this year inside Iran, sparking a crackdown by security forces. At the same time, the group has been fighting alongside Iraqi Kurds against Islamic State group militants in northern Iraq. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77927
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
URGENT APPEAL BY KNK – Kurdistan National Congress
(UMBRELLA BRANCH OF PKK/PYD)
We, intellectuals, writers, artists, politicians, human rights defenders and trade unionists seek to draw urgent attention to the Turkish state’s invasion in Northern Syria and Rojava.
9 Sept 2016 – The Turkish army invaded the Northern Syrian City of Jarablus on 24 August 2016, using anti-ISIS operations as a pretext. The operation was in collaboration with the Syrian arm of Al-Qaida (Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham) and groups like Ahrar Al-Sham. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77932
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP INSIGHT : PUTIN’S „RUSSIA TODAY“ (RT) SPRICHT GEGEN KURDISCHE ENTITÄT IN SYRIEN & ERKLÄRT EINVERSTÄNDNIS MIT ERDOGAN’S NEUER SYRIENPOLITIK
- „RT“ VERWEIST AUF DIE DEUTSCHE MITARBEITERIN KARIN LEUKEFELD (BERLIN – JUNGE WELT) – EINE ALTE FREUNDIN SCHON SADDAM HUSSEINS
- „RT“ WENDET SICH GEGEN DEN DEUTSCHEN PUBLIZISTEN HENRY M. BRODER
Zerschlagung von Syrien vorerst abgewendet – Teil 1
8.09.2016 • 06:40 Uhr – Quelle: Sputnik
Der Vormarsch dschihadistischer Terrorgruppen in weiten Teilen Syriens ließ eine Teilung des Landes lange Zeit als den einzigen realistischen Weg erscheinen, um den Bürgerkrieg zu beenden. Dann aber vollzogen sich einige unerwartete Entwicklungen. von Zlatko Percinic (Russia Today) : Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=77915
MESOP BACKGROUNDER: CEMIL BAYIKS (PKK) LOST WAR IN SYRIA
Le Monde Artikel – Professor Jean Filiu: “Die PKK hat die Kurden verraten” / Wie Cemil Bayiks PKK die Kurden in Syrien verraten hat
Die renommierte französische Tageszeitung Le Monde, die als linksliberal gilt, veröffentlichte am einen Blogbeitrag von Professor Jean Filiu, der für große Überraschung gesorgt hat. AUSZÜGE :
„Die syrischen Kurden zahlen gerade einen hohen Preis für einen neuerlichen Verrat. Die separatistische Guerilla PKK und ihr Chef Cemil Bayik haben sie ihren eigenen wahnsinnigen Zielen in der Region geopfert. Die PKK hat ihre Präsenz in Syrien auf einer Partnerschaft mit dem Assad-Regime aufgebaut, dessen panarabische Ideologie die kurdische Realität leugnet. Volltext : http://www.mesop.de/?p=77917
NEUES AUS QANTARA.de / Sept 2016 – Ausgabe
Historiker Borgolte: “Der Islam gehört zu den Fundamenten europäischer und deutscher Kultur”
… was nicht einmal so falsch ist, weil die islamischen Wissenschaftler wahrhaftig einmal eine großartige Zeit hatten – allerdings dann für an die 2000 Jahre auf dem Schlauch standen.
Doch zweierlei dazu: Wenn Islamische Interpretation antiker Texte für Europa wichtig war, dann gehört tatsächlich auch dieser Islam zu Europa – wieso aber deswegen automatisch nun alle Muslime ?
Allerdings : Das Qantara Magazin wird fast voll und ganz von der EU / Brüssel finanziert – die fördert solche „Fundamente“, die ein Qantara Journalismus sich gehorsam zu eigen macht, auch wenn man ansonsten ganz Derridaistisch grundlegende Essentialität (Fundamente etc.) leugnet.
Sollte mal einer schreiben: daß die Fundamente von 2000 Jahren hellenistischer wie christlich wie jüdischer Produktion von Aufklärung und Humanismus aktuell niederträchtig verleugnet und geopfert werden: für Qantara News wäre das eine stockrechte Gesinnung!
Paradox ? Nein, ideologische Absicht.