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MESOP TODAYS QUOTATION : RELEVANT QUESTION
Dr Partizan@DrPartizan_– Residents of Shaddadi given cigarettes after the city’s liberation by YPG/SDF. ISIS had banned smoking.
….. ISIS is against alcohol + cigarettes – but Abdullah Ocalan forbids also strictly drinks and smoke. Is APO IS? – Watch www.mesop.de
MESOP : TODAYS MOST RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
MESOP : PKK/PYD CALLING FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN BRUSSEL etc. / BUT AT HOME ACTING LIKE STALINISTS !
Now Rudaw and Orient are also banned in the local administration of Kobani, previously they were banned in Cizere http://rudaw.net/kurmanci/kurdistan/250220167 …
Saudi jets to arrive in Turkey’s İncirlik airbase tomorrow http://sabahdai.ly/JFBlAF
Mubin Shaikh Retweeted Wiśnia
Turkish-Russian incident around the Black Sea edges closer to being “likely” not just “possible.”
Mubin Shaikh added,
News Analysis: Russian Buildup Focuses Concerns Around The Black Sea http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-black-sea-military-buildup-turkey/27569877.html
AK Party spokesperson Çelik compares YPG to Nusra, says both fight IS, but doesn’t make them ‘non-terror groups’ http://sabahdai.ly/MN6P2T
German government does not see YPG as terrorists http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article152602725/Gute-Kurden-boese-Kurden-Wer-ist-Terrorist.html … (WELT) (GER)
#Syria: Liwa Dir’ al-Watan: new pro-Assad militia in Damascus that overlaps w/ Iraqi Shi’a militia Liwa Dhu al-Fiqar http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/liwa-dir-al-watan-a-new-pro-assad-militia-in-damascus/ …
MESOP : BELIEVE IT OR NOT ! (CIA NEVER TAPPED PHONE CALLS TO KANDIL!)
US gov’t says it believes the YPG is not affiliated with the PKK
By Rudaw 25 Febr 2016 – US State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner: What we’ve said, and we’ve said this last week as well and our policy has not changed, is that we believe the YPG is not affiliated with the PKK. However, we recognize Turkey’s concerns over PKK and terrorism on the ground and its right to defend itself, but we have urged it to stop shelling over the border. We’ve also told the YPG that it should stop taking actions on the ground in and around Aleppo that, frankly, are counterproductive to the situation on the ground, to a de-escalation of the situation on the ground Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71583
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP CONCEPTIONS : TWO POTENTIAL SAFE ZONES IN NORTHERN SYRIA
PolicyWatch 2570 – February 24, 2016 – 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.Both Idlib province and eastern Aleppo province have been relatively spared from the fighting, and their rural communities remain strong. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71581
MESOP Syria 90-Day Forecast: The Assad Regime and Allies in Northern Syria
By Genevieve Casagrande, Christopher Kozak, and Jennifer Cafarella (ISW)
25 Feb 2016 – The expanded interventions of Russia and Iran into the Syrian Civil War have shifted the trajectory of the conflict in favor of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, granting him the strongest position on the battlefield as of February 24, 2016. Regime forces bolstered by Iranian ground troops and Russian air support have achieved major gains against both the Syrian armed opposition and ISIS in Northern Syria since September 2015, marking a fundamental shift in battlefield momentum following a compounding series of regime losses in the first half of 2015. Read ll http://www.mesop.de/?p=71585
MESOP : THE SECFRET PHONE CALL – Syria’s Assad Assures Putin in Phone Call on Truce Details
By Zeina Karam – AP – 2016-02-24 – BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian president on Wednesday assured Russia’s Vladimir Putin of Damascus’ commitment to a Russia-U.S. proposed truce, even as a spokesman for a Saudi-backed alliance of Syrian opposition and rebel factions expressed “major concerns” about the ceasefire, due to begin later this week. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71589
MESOP : OBAMA HAS NOTHING – NO PLAN B – NOT A SINGLE IDEA
Kerry: Obama Has ‘Plan B’ if U.S.-Russian Brokered Syrian Truce Fails
By Anna Dolgov Feb. 24 2016 11:39 Last edited 11:42 – Center for American Progress Action Fund /
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the White House has a “plan B” in place if a recent agreement with Russia on a cease-fire for Syria fails — a claim that drew criticism from his Republican opponents who charged that Moscow could renege on the deal without fearing any response from Washington. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71591
MESOP INSIDE : ISIS Is Losing Its Capital / THE DAILY BEAST
25 Febr 2016 – Pentagon officials are cautiously optimistic that the terror group is entering its death throes, even as it advances on new territory.
This week’s fighting in Syria has seen major changes for the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s grip there, leaving some in the Pentagon wondering if ISIS is trying to expand its territorial hold or is in its last throes.This week, Kurdish forces pushed the terror group out of two cities —al Thawrah and Ash Shaddadi—that sit on supply routes for ISIS’s de facto Syrian capital, Raqqa. In Ash Shaddadi, Kurdish forces received substantial U.S.-led coalition air strike support. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=71587
MESOP ANALYSIS : The Consequences of American Retreat from the Middle East
by Efraim Inbar – BESA Center Perspectives – February 24, 2016
24 Feb 2016 – The US, under President Barack Obama, has signaled its intent to reduce its presence in the Middle East. The US fought two unsuccessful wars in the region – a frustrating lesson about the limits of its power. At the same time, US dependency upon Middle Eastern energy has been reduced thanks to domestic progress in fracking technology. Moreover, Washington has decided to “pivot” to China, an emerging global challenger, and also to cut defense expenditures, leaving fewer military assets available for projecting power in the Middle East. (For a while during President Obama’s tenure, the US had no aircraft carriers in the eastern Mediterranean or in the Gulf at all, an unprecedented situation.) In addition, the American campaign against ISIS has been extremely limited, and has met with little success.Unfortunately, this disengagement signals both fatigue and weakness. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71593
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
John Kerry: U.S. has sent to the Kurds 41,000 grenades and 60,000 anti-tank rounds
By Guy Taylor – The Washington Times – Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The Obama administration’s reliance on Kurdish militants to fight the Islamic State has prompted deep friction with Turkey, but Secretary of State John F. Kerry says U.S. weapons will continue to flow to the so-called peshmerga forces, with some 5 million rounds of ammunition expected to be delivered soon.While the sheer extent of American hardware provided to the Kurds has been difficult to calculate during recent years, Mr. Kerry sought to put a fine point on the matter during a budgetary hearing held by the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday morning. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71595
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
VORAUSSAGEN DER CRÈME DE LA CRÈME DER DEUTSCHEN POLITOLOGIE – PHILOSOPHY & GESCHICHTSWISSENSCHAFT 2015 – MÜNKLER – HABERMAS ua.
Deutschlands Rolle in Europa / Wir sind der Hegemon – Einzusehen: Deutschland ist Europas Zentralmacht
Noch zaudern die Deutschen, was ihre Rolle in Europa angeht. Reservekandidaten gibt es keine. Es ist Zeit, sich der Realität zu stellen. Ein Gastbeitrag. 21.08.2015, von Herfried Münkler –
so auch Jürgen Habermas & die journalistischen die Damen & Herren der „ZEIT“ et.al.
Nun heißt es (Asselborn – Luxemburg) : „Die Anarchie geht um in Europa“ (DIE WELT) oder „Jetzt fliegt Merkel die„EU um die Ohren“ (WELT) 25 Feb 2016
Noch aber ist Handlungsfähigkeit gegeben: alle Zigarettenpackungen, so der Beschluss von Leuten, die kränker sind als jeder Krebs, ab Mai mit aufgedruckten karzinogenen Lungen.
Bevor Europa dann zerbricht mit all seinen Steinmeiers & Perthes der gesamten Sphäre. Für Putin ein Fressen.