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MESOP TODAYS QUOTATION : NO JOKE ! BLOODY SERIOUSLY
Hezbollah is Learning Russian
Alexander Corbeil | February 26, 2016 – Carnegie Endowment
Working side-by-side with Russian officers in Syria is sure to improve Hezbollah’s offensive fighting capabilities. Read all : http://www.mesop.de/?p=71627
MESOP TODAYS MOST RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS (I)
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister 59m59 minutes ago
Here, the @SyrianHNC announces that 97 armed opposition groups have agreed to abide by the cessation of hostilities: www.mesop.de
MESOP : USE OUR KURDS !
Turkey deliberately sends Kurdish army soldiers to clash zones, http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=191587 … via @RudawEnglish
MESOP : LAURA’S HOPES – LATER ! NOT SOONER !
Joshua Landis @joshua_landis 14h14 hours ago – Joshua Landis Retweeted Laura Rozen
Many Syrians have expressed their hope to me that Russian will fix Syria for them. I cannot imagine how.
Laura Rozen @lrozen – think this is obama message to Putin, and maybe Russia agrees on managed transition too, sooner or later https://twitter.com/lrozen/status/702993756539248640 …
MESOP : PRETTY NEW ! AGAINST THE WILL OF PKK !
Iranian Kurdish group say it launches operations against Iranian IRGC forces
PDKI @PDKIRAN – Yesterday night, a successful operation was carried out against an Iranian Basij military base in Majid Xan. #Twitterkurds #Kurdistan
Washington Institute @WashInstitute 42m42 minutes ago
How effective is int’l economic campaign vs #IslamicState? Video explains: http://washin.st/1T9rPng
MESOP : ANBAR QUESTION BY US
jane arraf @janearraf – ‘Who are the right sheikhs, who are the wrong sheikhs, who are we to say?’ General MacFarland on US role in #Anbar http://goo.gl/fo3hoI
MESOP : IS GAS ATTACK IN SINJAR (SOUTH KURDISTAN – IRAQ)
1) Yesterday #IS launched the second chemical attack on the south side of #Sinjar mountain, but this one reached Sinjar city.
Matthew Barber @Matthew__Barber 7h7 hours ago – 6) Over 100 Peshmerga & civilians in the city have been affected (difficulty breathing/severe headaches/nausea/vomiting) but none killed.
Matthew Barber @Matthew__Barber 7h7 hours ago – Yesterday’s attack is more serious because instead of mortars, rockets were used that reached inside Sinjar city, harming civilians.
Matthew Barber @Matthew__Barber 7h7 hours ago – The first attack was against the front line on Feb 11—I tweeted it and it was later reported on here: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2016/February/ISISs-Emerging-Chemical-Weapons-Capabilities-Worries-US-Leaders … View conversation www.mesop.de
MESOP TODAYS MOST RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS (II)
Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of ceasefire http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/02/26/Russia-Syrian-army-pound-rebels-ahead-of-fighting-halt.html …
MESOP : CHAIRMAN SALIH MUSLIM WITH MODERATE WORDS IN NEW YORK TIMES
A Kurdish Convergence in Syria http://nyti.ms/1RpAnCF
Turkish troops that have been operating in northern Iraq for months are shelling Islamic State positions in Mosul, according to reporting by the Telegraph; the estimated 1,000 to 2,000 troops are operating in coordination with Kurdish forces in the area. Watch all http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/12172521/Turkish-troops-taking-on-Isil-in-secret-battle-in-Iraq.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief
Aymenn J Al-Tamimi @ajaltamimi 2h2 hours ago
Emergence of Liwa Dir’ al-Watan & providing #Syria-n cover for a foreign Shi’a militia: http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/the-dir-al-watan-brand-liwa-salah-al-din-al-ayyubi/ … http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/liwa-dir-al-watan-a-new-pro-assad-militia-in-damascus/ …
Follow-up post to my profile of Liwa Dir’ al-Watan: overview of Liwa Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, a forerunner militia http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/the-dir-al-watan-brand-liwa-salah-al-din-al-ayyubi/ …
MESOP TODAYS INTERNATIONAL APPEAL : PUTIN OUT OF SYRIA !
(ONLY BRITISH PKK LEFT WING ORGANIZATIONS REFUSED TO SIGN!)
Syrians Tell Russian President Putin: Leave Syria Now
Over 200 Syrian civil society groups and humanitarian relief agencies inside and outside of Syria on Thursday delivered a joint letter to Russian President Putin, demanding that Russian forces leave Syria. “For five long months, your country has bombed ours. Following your orders, your air forces have killed more than 1,500 of our civilians. They have deliberately destroyed our schools and hospitals. They have committed war crimes and violated the very same Security Council resolutions that your country adopted”, the groups stated in the letter. “Our people will never accept your intervention. Russian forces must leave Syria. You are not and will never be welcome.” 25 February 2016
This letter is written on behalf of more than 200 Syrian civil society organisations and relief groups, who provide life-saving humanitarian assistance and services throughout Syria. Our organizations have watched your forces brutalize our nation and terrorize our people. Today, and every day, we demand that you remove your murderous foreign forces from Syria – our country. Read full text http://www.mesop.de/?p=71609
MESOP : SYRIAN KURDISH ENKS IN BERLIN
Berlîn ENKS karê xwe yê dîplomasî xurt dike
Veröffentlicht am 25.02.2016 – Serokariya ENKS û Nivîsgeha wê ya têkiliyên derve di van rojên borî de, gelek çalakî û hevdîtinîn dîplomasî li gel rayedarên ewropî kirin. Derbarê vê xebata ENKS Watch it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEQCmyHG3rw
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP NEWS : Syrian Jihadist Groups Claim Their Car Bomb Killed Russian Generals
The Moscow Times – Feb. 25 2016 15:44 – Last edited 15:44 – Russian Defense Ministry – Jihadist opposition groups in Syria claimed to have set off a car bomb at a Russian military base outside Latakia, killing several Russian generals, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71599
MESOP : THE CEASEFIRE FARCE IN SYRIA – The pretend ceasefire in Syria
KYLE ORTON – Published: 25/02/2016 06:57 PM – NowMedia Beirut
The Syrian ceasefire, which the United States and Russia agreed on February 12 and which was supposed to take effect on February 19, had seemed to amount to little more than granting Russia a week of internationally-legitimated time to press its aggression against Aleppo and then blame the rebellion for breaking the ceasefire when the rebels refused to freeze the fighting on the new frontlines. Of course, it has turned out worse than that: with the agreement of another ceasefire on February 22, due to take effect on February 27 at midnight, Russia has had two weeks to make gains. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71603
MESOP : THE SO CALLED CEASEFIRE SYRIA & REACTIONS
REPORTS: JABHAT AL-NUSRA WITHDRAWS FROM TOWNS AHEAD OF CESSATION
Reports are circulating that the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra are evacuating fighters from towns in northern Aleppo Province, denying Russia, the Assad regime, and even the US from a pretext to attack. Abu Salah, a civilian judge, spoke of withdrawal from Sarmada, “Nusra decided to evacuate its fighters from the town to avoid providing the West with an excuse to attack the Syrian people under the pretext of fighting Al Qaeda.”
The jihadists have also reportedly pulled out of al-Bara, Jebel al-Zawiyeh, and Maarat Misrin. www.mesop.de
MESOP : THE MAGICIANS IN WASHINGTON / WHITEWASH TRICKS
US GOVERNMENT AGENCY REMOVES WEBPAGE LINKING SYRIAN KURDISH PYD TO TURKISH INSURGENCY PKK
The US National Counter-Terrorism Center has removed a webpage citing links between the Turkish Kurdish insurgency PKK and the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union (PYD).
The 2014 document of the NCTC, part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, described the Kurdish umbrella organization Kongra-Gel, which includes the PKK and the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK). It said “the PYD’s presence in Syria along Turkey’s border might pose a heightened threat to Turkey and increase tensions along the border”. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=71615
MESOP : ERDOGAN THREATENING
TURKEY: CEASEFIRE DOES NOT APPLY IF WE ARE THREATENED
Turkey has also said that it will not comply with the ceasefire if it is threatened by Kurdish forces.
“This [Syrian cease-fire] deal is not binding for us when a party is of threat to Turkey, when Turkey’s security is at stake,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Thursday.
Davutoğlu continued with Ankara’s denunciation of the YPG, the militia of the Kurdistan Democratic Union Party (PYD): Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71617
MESOP : OBAMA & KERRY – WE ARE SCEPTICAL NOW ! ABOUT SO CALLED CEASEFIRE ! “THERE IS NO PLAN B”!
Syria Daily: US & Russia Begin Fighting Over “Ceasefire”
February 26 – by Scott Lucas – eaworldview – On the eve of its implementation, the US and Russia have begun arguing over their plan for a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria. The opposition-rebel bloc has accepted the proposal for a halt of fighting at midnight on Friday. President Assad has said he will comply if attacks continue against the Islamic State, the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra, and “other terrorist groups”.However, doubts have already been raised that Russian and regime warplanes will continue bombing of opposition-held areas, possibly using the pretext that the target is Jabhat al-Nusra. A “Syrian military source” reinforced that scenario on Thursday, when he said that the intense bombardment of the besieged town of Darayya, southwest of Damascus, would continue. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71619
NORTH KURDISTN (TURKEY)
MESOP PKK INSIDE NEWS : DURAN KALKAN SPEAKS OUT ABDULLAH OCALAN’S POSITION / TROUBLE IN KANDIL MOUNTAINS
PKK leader Duran Kalkan admits that the urban uprising was an error, and the party had underestimated the level of state violence they would be facing. Thanks to Martin van Bruinessen for this short translation.
Duran Kalkan: Cizre konusunda yanıldık, bu düzeyde saldırı beklemiyorduk
Posted in RÖPORTAJ – 25 Febr 2016 – Rojevakurdistan – duran kalkanKürt gençlerinin öfkesinin giderek büyüdüğünü belirten Kalkan, “Sen Kürdü yaralıyken kurşuna dizersen, üzerine benzin döker yakarsan Kürt gençleri de öfke duyar. Ankara’da bu öfkeyi gördük. Bu bir değil, bin de olabilir” dedi. Firat Haber Ajansında yer alan röportajda Kalkan, Cizre için: “Ağır bir bilanço oldu. Bu düzeyde saldırı beklemiyorduk; yanılmışız, hata yapmışız. Düşman da olsa karşımızdaki güçlerin insan olduklarını sanıyorduk.” dedi. – Kalkan: AKP’ye dur denilmezse bir değil bin Ankara olabilir – Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71605
MESOP : THE PROBLEM OF THE HDP IS NAMED PKK / A DOWNGOING KURDISH PARTY
“Rise and fall of the dream called HDP” (Umit Cizre, openDemocracy)
25 Febr 2016 – “As a result, it is reasonable to assume that the chances for the HDP to carry out an effective pro-Kurdish agenda independent of the PKK are slim. At present, the party has lost a considerable segment of its electoral support as well as the new and broader voice of that rebel spirit that for a while, transformed the Kurdish movement into a more ‘Turkified’ multi-issue party. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71625
MESOP : THANKS TO ANGIE ! FOR THE MONEY & FOR ALL – YOUR RECEP TAYYIP !
Turkey thanks Merkel for support of safe zones in Syria
ANKARA – Hurriyet – 26 Febr 2016 – Turkey’s foreign minister has thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her support of the Turkish government’s demand to establish safe zones inside Syria, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed wariness over a safe zone in Syria, saying that up to 30,000 troops would be needed to maintain the area. “Merkel’s support is important. We thank her very much,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told the Anadolu Agency on Feb 25. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71611
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP : ANSCHLAG IN MÜNCHEN – TÄTER : „APOISTISCHE JUGENDINIITIATIVE IN EUROPA“ (DIE WAHRSCHEINLICH NICHTS MIT DER PKK ZU TUN HAT!)
Anschlag auf Büro – Kurden-Konflikt erreicht München
Süddeutsche.de – 26 Feb 2016 – Der türkische Präsident hatte im vergangenen Jahr den Friedensprozess mit der PKK beendet und die Vernichtung der kurdischen Arbeiterpartei … http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/anschlag-auf-buero-kurden-konflikt-erreicht-muenchen-1.2880604
MESOP : NO MURDER / PRO ERDOGAN – OUR MOST BELOVED GREENS !
Rücksicht auf Türkei: Grüne ziehen Antrag zu Völkermord in Armenien zurück
Waren die Massaker an den Armeniern im Osmanischen Reich ein Völkermord? Die Fraktionen im Bundestag wollen dazu eine gemeinsame Erklärung abgeben – allerdings erst nach dem EU-Gipfel mit der Türkei. http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/voelkermord-an-armeniern-bundestag-geht-erneut-resolution-an-a-1079349.html
MESOP : DER US / EUROPÄISCHE AFFENZIRKUS IN PROGRESS
Obama dämpft Erwartungen an geplante Feuerpause in Syrien
tagesschau.de – 26 Feb 2016 – Je näher die vereinbarte Feuerpause in Syrien rückt, desto mehr Zweifel haben einige Beteiligte. US-Präsident Obama und die syrische Opposition …
Was die Feuerpause für den Krieg in Syrien bedeutet – Berliner Morgenpost
Syrien – Merkel spricht mit Obama und EU-Partnern – Deutschlandfunk www.mesop.de