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MESOP DESCRIPTION OF TRUMP’S MAN FOR MIDDLE EAST : WALID PHARES – TRUMPS ADVISER FOR THE FUTURE
DER IN KREISEN DER DEUTSCHEN ISRAEL-SOLIDARITÄT GESCHÄTZTE & HÄUFIG ZITIERTE WALID PHARES – DONALD TRUMPS ZUKÜNFTIGER MANN FÜR DIE US POLITIK IM MITTLEREN OSTEN
Walid Phares – Scholar · walidphares.com
Walid Phares is an American scholar of Lebanese Maronite Christian origins. He is a professor at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. and a commentator on global terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs.
Walid Phares (Arabic: وليد فارس IPA: [waˈliːd ˈfaːres]) is an American scholar of Lebanese Maronite Christian origins. He is a professor at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. and a commentator on global terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs.
Phares is also a prominent adherent and promoter of the Sharia Law Conspiracy Theory, in which he believes Muslim Americans seek to subvert and overthrow the U.S. Government and Constitution with Islamic law. 
During the 1980s, Phares, a Maronite Christian, trained Lebanese militants in ideological beliefs justifying the war against Lebanon’s Muslim and Druze factions, according to former colleagues. Phares, they say, advocated the hard-line view that Lebanon’s Christians should work toward creating a separate, independent Christian enclave.
Phares is in close relation with the “Foundation for Defense of Democracies”.
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MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
Turkey stops 6 foreign nationals from entering Syria, suspected of trying to join IS http://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/six-daesh-terrorists-detained-in-turkeys-southeast-2438264 …
#Turkey prevented #KRG‘s agriculture Minister to give his speech in Kurdish, in response he refused to give the talk in English.
Kurdistan referendum could be held before October http://www.nrttv.com/EN/Details.aspx?Jimare=5980#.VvLRSbU5xx0.twitter …
Iraq seeks financial agreement with Kurds before pumping crude to Turkey http://www.businessinsider.com/r-iraq-seeks-financial-agreement-with-kurds-before-pumping-crude-to-turkey-2016-3 … via @
Syrian Kurdish refugees divided over federalism declaration – ARA News http://aranews.net/2016/03/syrian-kurdish-refugees-divided-federalism-declaration/ … via @twitterapi
US State Dept’s @ABlinken & anti-ISIS co-ordinator @brett_mcgurk in Turkey. McGurk criticised by Erdogan for working with Kurds in Syria
The Kurds’ Push for Self-Rule in Syria http://nyti.ms/1XIJctn
MESOP BREAKING NEWS : TARGETING GERMANY IN TURKEY
- Turkish authorities have arrested three men on the suspicion that they were plotting attacks on German diplomatic targets on behalf of the Islamic State; Germany closed several of its diplomatic facilities in Turkey last Thursday citing the terror threat. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72426
Bayan Sami RahmanVerified account@BayanRahman
With Pekhshan Zangana, head of @KurdistanRegion Women’s Council, shared concerns for Yezidis enslaved by ISIS with @StateDept officials
MESOP “MEMRI REPORT” : The Middle East Media Research Institute
MEMRI JTTM: Responses To Brussels Attacks: ISIS Supporters On Social Media React With Threats, Glee
On March 22, 2016, a series of attacks in Brussels, targeting the Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek Metro station, left at least 34 dead and 230 injured. These attacks come days after the capture in Brussels of Salah Abdesalam – one of the prime suspects behind the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. Hours after the Brussels attacks, the ISIS-affiliated A’maq News Agency claimed responsibility for the attacks on behalf of ISIS.
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MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY
POLICY FORUM REPORT – PUTIN’S MIDDLE EAST POLICY: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES
PolicyWatch 2593 – March 23, 2016 – Featuring Anna Borshchevskaya and Philip Gordon
On March 17, Anna Borshchevskaya and Philip Gordon addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute to mark the publication of the new Policy Focus “Russia in the Middle East: Motives, Consequences, Prospects” (http://washin.st/1RMKbXH). Borshchevskaya is the Institute’s Ira Weiner Fellow and a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy. Gordon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and served as special assistant to the president and White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf region from 2013 to 2015. The following is a rapporteur’s summary of their remarks.
ANNA BORSHCHEVSKAYA : Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72430
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP : FULL TIHV-DOCUMENTATION – Human Rights: At least 310 civilians killed in Turkey’s Kurdish region since August
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— The Documentation Center of TIHV (Human Rights Foundation of Turkey) has released a fact sheet on declared curfews between August 16th, 2015 and March 18th, 2016 in the Kurdish region of Turkey. – – Accordingly, between the dates August 16th, 2015 and March 18th, 2016 there has been 63 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] curfews in at least 22 districts of 7 cities in Southeastern Turkey.These cities are as follow; Diyarbakır (34 times), Şırnak (9 times) ve Mardin (11 times), Hakkâri (5 times), Muş (1 time), Elazığ (1 time) and Batman (2 times). It is estimated that, according to the 2014 population census, at least 1 million 642 thousand residents have been affected by these curfews and fundamental rights of these people such as Right to Life and Right to Health are explicitly violated. According to the statement of Ministry of Health on February 27th, 2016, at least 355 thousand residents were forced to leave the cities and districts they lived in. Full report http://www.mesop.de/?p=72416
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP : AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!” – BARZANI – In an interview with al-Monitor, Massoud Barzani talks about Kurdistan independency, Kirkuk, PKK and PYD relations, relations with Turkey, financial crises and corruption. – Barzani says the day we have an independent Kurdistan, I will quit presidency : Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72418
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP INSIGHT PKK STALINISTS FIGHT CHRISTIANS : Assyrian leader accuses PYD (PKK) of monopolizing power in Syria’s north
ARA NEWS 23 March 2016 – QAMISHLI – Since it started to control much swathes of territory in Syria’s north and northeast, the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and its political leadership of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have been major powers in the region, especially after expelling the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) from key cities and towns. However, many Kurds, Arabs and Assyrians accuse this force of usurping power in Syria’s Kurdish region of Rojava. Johnny Misso, head of the Assyrian World Council (AWC) on Tuesday accused the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) of monopolizing power in areas under the control of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria. “We have released an urgent call to the Human Rights Council about the violations committed against Assyrians in Syria,” Misso said in a press statement. “Thousands of Assyrians living in northern Syria are exposed to attacks by the PYD-linked YPG forces,” he said. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=72420
MESOP BACKGROUNDER : Inside Hamas, a bitter and very personal battle for control”
(Avi Isacharoff, Times of Israel) – 23 March 2016 – “[Yahya] Sinwar’s release from prison wrought a change in the structure of the entire leadership. Sinwar began asserting himself as Hamas’s Number One man in Gaza: One of the founders of the Izz a-Din al-Qassam military brigades, he had tried to scuttle the Shalit deal, even though it wound up securing his freedom after 22 years, because he felt it made too many concessions. That helped him solidify the respect of all Hamas’s members. Sinwar has worked to change Hamas’s priorities. For him, Gaza is not a stepping-stone in a wider strategy of taking over the West Bank and the PLO, as it is for [Khaled] Mashaal. Rather, Gaza is a separate and sanctified goal: the first and only entity where the Muslim Brotherhood’s doctrine held sway. The members of the political bureau abroad see a takeover of the entire Palestinian leadership as an end that justifies any means, including concessions in Gaza if required. Not so, for Sinwar. Another strategic issue on which the two camps are divided has to do with the clash of civilizations in the Middle East and the fight between the Sunnis and the Shi’ites. While Mashaal and his group made clear their reservations regarding the ‘Shi’ite axis’ as far back as 2011, Sinwar and his comrades in the Gaza military wing refused to part ways with their friends in Tehran and Damascus.” http://www.mesop.de/?p=72428