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MESOP TODAYS MOST TERRIBLE JOKE – JOHN KERRY TRIES TO CONVINCE AGAIN

Iran Daily: Kerry Tries to Reassure Tehran over Nuclear Deal and Sanctions

by Scott Lucas – eaworldview – 16 June 2016  – http://eaworldview.com/2016/06/iran-daily-kerry-tries-to-reassure-tehran-over-nuclear-deal-and-sanctions/

 

MESOP TODAYS QUOTATION : HARD TO DO  !  – THE PARTY IS OVER ?

Gay Pride Must Be More Than a Party

BY Gene Robinson  – THE DAILY BEAST – 16 June 2016 – The night of the horror, I was at a party where older and younger revelers had very different ideas about what we were celebrating. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/16/as-orlando-reminds-us-gay-pride-must-be-more-than-a-party.html?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning

 

MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS

MESOP : THE PUTIN/ASSAD HELL OF ALEPPO

Sam Dagher@samdagher 4m4 minutes ago  – Agony in #Aleppo – Had chance to watch last night, powerful stuff capturing what Syrians live with everyday https://youtu.be/kdCQYA3YHiw  #Syria

Agony in Aleppo – inside Syria’s Al-Quds hospital www.mesop.de

 

MESOP: CLASHES WITH HEZBOLLAH / ASSAD ARMY

Hanin Ghaddar@haningdr 14m14 minutes ago#Hezbollah clashes with #Syria regime troops north of #Aleppo: activists http://mme.cm/2DBW00  via @NOW_eng

 

MESOP : GRANADE HITS CAMOUFLAGE PKK OFFICE IN SOUTH KURDISTAN

Vager Saadullah@VagerSaadulla 8m8 minutes ago  – Hand grenade targeted TevgeraAzadi office in Halabja,1wounded.Acco to NRT Azadi is a new PKK affiliated party in KRG http://www.nrttv.com/Details.aspx?Jimare=42845 

 

KDP@KDPinfo 23m23 minutes ago

Welatî: #PKK dijatiya #Kurdistanê dike..Hatiye erikdarkirin ezmûna kurdî têk bide http://www.kdp.info/a/d.aspx?s=040000&l=16&a=91973 

 

MESOP : NAMING KURDISH MARTYRS

PDKI@PDKIRAN 27m27 minutes ago

Names of five confirmed dead #IRGC soldiers: Haji Samad, Yosef Ahmedi, Mustafa Khalidi, Obeyid Herki & Askandar Mamal #Twitterkurds #Iranwww.mesop.de

 

MESOP : PUTIN & ASSAD ATTACKING MODERATE SYRIANS

Charles Lister@Charles_Lister 2h2 hours ago – Charles Lister Retweeted Issam Al Reis

If this is true, #Russia & #Assad are attacking a force (New Syrian Army; NSA) dedicated *only* to fighting #ISIS.

Issam Al Reis @south_front_sy

#Breaking Regime attacks supported by Russian air support are hitting #FSA area of al-Tanf, #Syria-#Iraq cross border in rif-Damascus

 

MESOP: A VERY GOOD PERSON MURDERED

Charles Lister@Charles_Lister 3h3 hours agoJo Cox MP (the Chair of the Friends of #Syria All Party Parliamentary Group) has been shot & stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

Charles Lister@Charles_Lister 4h4 hours ago#pt – The immediacy of the #ISIS threat (direct & indirect) must not take attention away from AQ’s capacity to build durable “safe bases.”

 

MESOP : THE NEW BOSS ?

Charles Lister@Charles_Lister 4h4 hours ago5yrs ago today, Ayman al-Zawahiri was named as AQ’s new leader. Since then, AQ has evolved -> a smarter & more dangerous long-term threat.

Charles Lister@Charles_Lister 19h19 hours ago

Charles Lister Retweeted Dr Partizan

Telltale sound of US AirForce A-10 Warthog GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm Gatling cannon, supporting SDF (assume near #Manbij)

 

MESOP : SOLIDARITY WITH KAFRANBEL

Charles Lister@Charles_Lister 21h21 hours ago

Reports – @RaedFares4‘s Radio Fresh in Kafranabel, #Idlib has been shut down by Jabhat al-Nusra after it took on a female employee.

 

MESOP : ERDOGAN CHANGING ?

Aaron Stein@aaronstein1  – My latest :: Fear and Loathing in the Levant: Turkey Changes its Syria Policy and Strategy http://warontherocks.com/2016/06/fear-and-loathing-in-the-levant-turkey-changes-its-syria-policy-and-strategy/  # via @warontherocks

 

MESOP TODAYS OPINION : WHERE DOES ERDOGAN WANT TO TAKE TURKEY?

By Soner Cagaptay –  U.S. News & World Report –  June 15, 2016

The leader’s distorted view of the Ottoman past may dictate whether the country further embraces Islamization.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the most powerful democratically elected leader in the country’s history. He has run Turkey since 2002 through his Justice and Development Party (AKP), first as prime minister and since 2014 as president. Having orchestrated on May 22nd the promotion of his close ally Binali Yildirim to the post of prime minister and AKP chairman, Erdogan has amassed even more power in his hands: he is now head of state, as well as (de facto) head of government and leader of the ruling party. Where does he want to take Turkey? Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75107

 

MESOP : ISRAELS CLOSEST ALLY IN UNITED STATES PAYS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN

“Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, described Adelson, a patron and friend of more than 15 years, as a likeable US patriot who was motivated by a “deep concern for Israel’s safety and security.”

Who is Sheldon Adelson and can he sway the US election? – We ask if the casino tycoon and pro-Israel mega-donor wields more cash than clout or if he will soon become king-maker.

By – James Reinl – AL JAZEERA – 15 June 2016 – James Reinl is a journalist and world affairs analyst who has reported from more than 30 countries and won awards for covering Haiti’s earthquake, Sri Lanka’s civil war and human rights abuses in Iran. FACTS  : http://www.mesop.de/?p=75085

 

 

MESOP SPECIAL : A SUMMARY OF ARAB GOVERNMENT & MEDIA REACTIONS TO THE ORLANDO ATTACK
By David Pollock and Mohamed Abdelaziz – PolicyWatch 2631 – June 15, 2016

This weekend’s mass shooting elicited wide official condemnation from Arab states, but regional media coverage has been limited so far.

The June 12 massacre at an Orlando nightclub, perpetrated by a self-described adherent of the Islamic State, evoked immediate and unequivocal condemnation among a wide range of Arab governments, along with expressions of sympathy for the victims and the United States. But Arab media coverage and commentary has been relatively limited, especially compared with previous media treatment of terrorist attacks in Europe over the past eighteen months. By June 14, after just one day of prominent coverage, the attack had almost disappeared from the headlines of most Arab mainstream print and broadcast media. – GENERALLY RESTRAINED MEDIA COVERAGE : http://www.mesop.de/?p=75087

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)

MESOP : MASROUR BARZANI’S PROSPECTIVE IRAQ WITH KURDISTAN

Post-Islamic State Iraq Should Be Split in Three: Top Kurdish Official

2016-06-16 – ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — Once Islamic State is defeated, Iraq should be divided into three separate entities to prevent further sectarian bloodshed, with a state each given to Shi’ite Muslims, Sunnis and Kurds, a top Kurdish official said on Thursday. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75089

 

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP FLASH : US INSPIRED AGREEMENT BETWEEN PKK & ERDOGAN / APO OECALAN TO B FREED FROM IMRALI /A DUBIOS DEAL

PKK, Ankara reached accord over areas in Syria: source

16 June 2016 – KURDPRESS – A source from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has revealed on Monday June 13 that Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) reached an agreement, with the help of the US mediation, three weeks ago over the areas in the west of Euphrates River in Syria. According to the agreement made between Ankara and PKK the Kurdish forces must retreat from the Kurdish cities in southeastern Turkey, and the Turkish government, in return, will allow the Syrian Democratic Forces to control the areas in the west of Euphrates river in northern Syria, BasNews quoted the source as saying. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75103

 

MESOP “CHRISTIANOPHOBIA” ? – The Battle for Haghia Sophia in Istanbul Escalates

By Pinar Tremblay – AL Monitor – 2016-06-17 – REUTERS– Read all : http://www.mesop.de/?p=75091

The Haghia Sophia Museum, which is one of the most popular tourist sites in Istanbul, was built as a Greek Orthodox Christian basilica in 527. It was converted to an imperial mosque when the Ottomans conquered Istanbul in 1453. Following renovations in 1931-35, it was reopened as a museum under the rule of the newly established secular Republic of Turkey. Ever since 1931, the yearnings of the Turkish conservatives to reopen the site as a mosque has never ceased. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75091

 

MESOP SPECIAL :  GROWING THREAT – Europeans Probe Intel on Terrorists En Route From Syria

Posted 2016-06-17 – AP –  Police have been alerted to the possibility that small groups of extremists have left Syria for France and Belgium with plans to stage attacks, but have not raised threat levels, as authorities work to determine how credible the information is.Belgian intelligence services sent a note to French counterparts about the possible groups, and it was sent to police and anti-terrorism forces across France on Tuesday, a French security official said Wednesday.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75095

 

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP Syria Report: How the UN Has Helped Assad Block Aid

The Syria Campaign, a pro-opposition advocacy group, has published a 50-page report criticizing the UN’s efforts in the Syrian conflict.

Detailing the failure to lift sieges and provide assistance to opposition-held areas, the Campaign argues that the UN is effectively abetting the Assad regime.

The study is based on more than 50 interviews with Syrian and international humanitarian workers, UN officials, evaluators of UN agencies, and Syrians living under siege who have worked on humanitarian relief. The Executive Summary of the report: Executive Summary Read all with graphics http://www.mesop.de/?p=75097

 

MESOP FLASH : CONSTITUTION OF A KURDISH ENTITY IN SYRIA WITHIN NEXT 3 MONTH / BACKED BY US

Federal plan for Syrian Kurdistan advances with U.S.-backed forces

BEIRUT,—  REUTERS – 16 June 2016 – As the Kurdish-led alliance of U.S.-backed militias advance against Islamic State in northern Syria, their political allies are making progress of their own toward a new federal system of government which they hope will take root in newly captured areas. The autonomous federation being planned by Syrian Kurdish parties and their allies is taking shape fast: a constitution should be finalised in three months, and possibly sooner, to be followed quickly by elections, a Kurdish official said. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75099

 

MESOP : AN OPEN QUESTION – Will Manbij battle establish new relations between Syrian Arabs and Kurds?

The anti-ISIS coalition’s plan to put Syrian Arabs in the forefront of fighting and administration of the captured territory could ease Arab-Kurdish tensions / NOW MEDIA BEIRUT  16 June 2016 – By Haid Haid

The on-going offensive to capture the Manbij pocket is of significant importance to the anti-ISIS coalition, as the capture of the city could cut the terror group’s last remaining funnel to Europe, according to a statement to Reuters by US officials.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75105

 

 

THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER

MESOP : Politik  á la Nicolas Sarkozy „Bodentruppen nach Syrien“ – WER ABER STELLT DIE KAMPFSTARKEN ARMEEN IN DEN LBGTI SOCIETIES – MOB & PREKARIAT VORSCHICKEN ?

“Merkel hätte nie allein mit Erdogan verhandeln dürfen” – Nicolas Sarkozy sieht die Welt in einem “Krieg” gegen den Islamischen Staat

Von Martina Meister, Paris – DIE WELT  – 16 Juni 2016 – Nicolas Sarkozy strebt nochmals nach Frankreichs Präsidentschaft. Europa sei aktuell zu schwach. Er fordert härtere Gesetze gegen Islamisten, Bodentruppen in Syrien – und eine neue Flüchtlingspolitik. mehr… http://www.welt.de/

 

 

MESOP BACKGROUND : NPD in Syrien: Brauner Besuch beim Assad-Regime

  1. Juni 2015 BY PATRICK GENSING – „Syrien wehrt sich – und es verdient unsere Unterstützung.“ So ist es auf der Seite des NPD-Politikers Udo Voigt zu lesen. Die braune Solidarität mit dem Assad-Regime drückte sich nun durch einen Besuch von Voigt und anderen europäischen Rechtsextremen in Damaskus aus. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75101

 

MESOP : VERSTÄNDNIS KOMMT AUCH AUF / ER  HIELT DEN DRUCK NICHT MEHR AUS

Tötete Omar Mateen, weil er selbst schwul war?

Das Eigene am anderen bekämpfen: Ein Psychologe hält es für möglich, dass ein Motiv des Todesschützen von Orlando seine Homosexualität war. http://www.20min.ch/ausland/news/story/18963039

…. Freud wird hier zitiert, das abgefuckte Beispiel des Dampfkochtops als „Druckkessel“ wird bemüht, – bei aller Verurteilung kommt auch Verständnis auf: er hielts doch einfach nicht mehr aus. Es gibt eben für alles Gründe. – Dieselben Leute, die sich nun verstärkt so äußern sind oft genau jene, welche Motive für das „Zur Waffe greifen“ von Menschen in prekären Verhältnissen ganz und gar nicht billigen, sondern mit hochgehobenem Zeigefinger als auf keinen Fall statthaft ausnahmslos verurteilen. Armut, die gewalttätig reagiert, reicht ihnen zum Verständnis niemals aus. Narzisstisch verteidigen sie ideologisch nur die eigenen mörderischen Pathologien. Gegen diese Bigotten hat Max Horkheimer seine „Dämmerung“ verfasst.