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MESOP : US & PKK COUNTER TERROR INTELLIGENCE WORKING TOGETHER !
Kurdistan Counter Terrorism Statement: In a joint operation with America, south of Mosul, this ISIS commander killed – An #ISIL military cmnd & 2 of his assis., killed by a special co-operation between #US & #Kurdish counter terrorism. www.mesop.de
MESOP : LAHUR TALABANI PRAISES US
Kurdish intell chief praises decision of US sec of defence to aid Peshmerga. Seems KRG delegation to DC worked – Lahur Talabani @lahur_talabani – U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s announcement of further aid to peshmerga comes at a great time as #KRG faces financial difficulties. www.mesop.de
MESOP : NEW US GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT
Last week, the State Department released its 2015 human rights reports that assess the conditions for rights and freedoms in countries across the globe. At the release press conference, Secretary of State Kerry said, “In the arena of human rights, every government – every government – has the ability to improve, including the United States. The point that we make over and over again is that respecting human rights isn’t just a moral obligation; it’s an opportunity to harness the full energy of a country’s population in building a cohesive and prosperous society.” – www.mesop.de
MESOP TODAYS HEADLINE: GOLAN HEIGHTS
“There is a feeling that things are coming to a close one way or another regarding Syria,” said Prof. Eyal Zisser of Tel Aviv University. “Netanyahu wants to use the moment to have Israel’s interests taken into account, including recognition of the Israeli presence in the Golan Heights.”
Professor Zisser added that while there was little chance that the world powers would recognize Israeli sovereignty in the area, Mr. Netanyahu might also be raising the issue out of domestic considerations. More on : www.mesop.de
MESOP : THE COMBATTING TERRORISM CENTER AT WEST POINT (USA)
The Caliphate’s Global Workforce: An Inside Look at the Islamic State’s Foreign Fighter Paper Trail
By Brian Dodwell, Daniel Milton & Don Rassler
This report contains an analysis of over 4,600 unique Islamic State personnel records that were produced by the group primarily between early 2013 and late 2014. The importance of this data for understanding the Islamic State and, in particular, the foreign fighter flow, cannot be understated. To put it simply, it is the largest cache of primary source documents produced by the Islamic State available in the open-source as of this date. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73251
MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY BY ISW : Iraq’s Political Crisis Can Constrain the U.S. Campaign Against ISIS
By Patrick Martin (INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR) 17 Apr 2016 – Key Take-Away: Iraq faces a constitutional crisis that is likely to protract should its rump, parallel parliament continue to challenge the authority of the official Council of Representatives (CoR). Iraq will likely face several overlapping scenarios, including efforts to dissolve the government and mass street demonstrations, in the near future that could dramatically undermine its stability and pose a threat to the U.S. campaign against ISIS. In the most dangerous scenario, the Iraqi government could collapse and set off a chain of events that leads to the selection of a pro-Iranian Prime Minister. This course of action would undermine the progress of the anti-ISIS campaign, as Iran’s strategic interest remains expelling U.S. forces from the country. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73241
MESOP’S PERSONAL OLD FRIEND JAN KIZILHAN / THE TRAUMA EXPERT
On genocide and trauma / Financial Times – 15 April 2016 – Philippe Sands – Philippe Sands meets Jan Kizilhan, the psychologist who brought 1,100 Yazidi women, raped and tortured by Isis, to Germany for treatment:
“Isis betreiben Genozid auf Raten” — “Step by step, Isis carries out genocide”. The banner headline in Bild, Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper, appeared on August 15 2014, a few days after Isis took control of the ancient town of Sinjar in northern Iraq. The article beneath it described terrible atrocities — beheadings, enslavement, torture — carried out by Isis militants on members of the Yazidi community in Sinjar and the surrounding villages. Women and girls were being subjected to a systematic programme of rape, some of them as young as eight. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73234
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP FLASH : Alleged PKK figure to be extradited to Germany from Sweden
STOCKHOLM,— 18 April 2016 – An alleged senior figure of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), who had been the subject of an international arrest warrant and caught in Stockholm, will be extradited to Germany in 15 days, a Swedish court has ruled.The suspect, Zeki Eroğlu, had been the subject of a red notice by the German Federal Prosecution Office since 2014 for allegedly being one of the senior figures of the organization in Germany between 2012 and 2014. Eroğlu requested political asylum in Sweden, Anadolu Agency reported on April 17. www.mesop.de
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP : BECAUSE WASHINGTON DEMANDED IT : FIGHT YOUR CORRUPTION !
KRG’s ministry of Interior officials arrested in corruption probe
By Rudaw – 17 April 2016 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A number of officials from the Kurdistan Region Government’s Ministry of Interior were arrested on Sunday under order of the court.A source from the Interior Ministry revealed to Rudaw that upon the order of a judge of the Kurdistan Commission of Integrity, a number of officials from the Interior Ministry’s Immigration Department were arrested on charges of corruption. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73236
MESOP : THE ASHTON CARTER AGENDA IN BAGHDAD
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is in Iraq today to discuss ongoing operations against the Islamic State as Iraqi forces with coalition support continue to isolate the Islamic State-occupied city of Mosul. He will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi to discuss additional capabilities the United States is willing to bring to the fight. “We are looking to do more,” Carter told reporters at an airbase near Abu Dhabi before departing to Iraq. “That ranges from in the air to on the ground. You should expect to see us doing more.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73259
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP REPORT : Embedded in Syria — on the Road With the Russian Military
By Juri Rescheto – Deutsche Welle – 18 April 2016 -It is black, dark and loud. Emergency lights and searchlights are switched off. Cell phones and laptops are prohibited. We are speeding toward the ground, in a steep, winding trajectory. In the end, we land softly as a feather. “The Russians know what they’re doing,” goes through my mind, and the thought alleviates my initial fear. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73243
MESOP : PUTIN’S OWN SYRIAN OPOSITION – Proposed Syria Unified Opposition Delegation to Include Kurds
Sputnik news – 18April 2016 – MOSCOW — A unified opposition delegation at the intra-Syrian talks will be formed after the ongoing April round, out of those who would agree to UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura’s settlement proposals, a source in one of the Syrian opposition groups told Sputnik. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73245
MESOP FOCUS “THE OBAMA/KERRY TOTAL DESASTER” : US should ditch ‘plan B’ for Syria
AL MONITOR 18 Aprl 2016 – The failure to date of Turkish-backed Syrian armed groups to retake the Syrian border town of al-Rai from the Islamic State (IS) should be a warning to US intelligence officials reportedly preparing a “plan B” for Syria, should the cessation of hostilities collapse.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Central Intelligence Agency and its regional partners are drawing up plans to provide more advanced arms, possibly including anti-aircraft weapons, to Syrian opposition forces as a contingency plan. Old habits and bad ideas seem to die hard in some Washington policy circles. One might recall, for example, the failure of the ill-fated initial train and equip mission, which cost $382 million to train 180 fighters, 95 of whom are reportedly still active. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73247
MESOP Syria Analysis: The Resurrection of America’s Favorite Rebel Commander? / AND THE PKK/PYD
April 18 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Last month, just in time for the 5th anniversary of the Syrian uprising, Jamal Maarouf — former commander of the Syrian Revolutionary Front and one-time “moderate” favorite of US officials — turned to the public for support. He condemned the Assad regime, the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Islamic State. He criticized the Turkish Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian affiliate, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), saying they have to be distinguished from the local “noble Syrian Kurds”. He then announced, “We are going to continue the revolution and reach its aims”. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73249
MESOP INSIDE : Israel Will Never Give Golan Heights to Syria, Netanyahu Vows
By ISABEL KERSHNER – APRIL 17, 2016 – NEW YORK TIMES – JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel led a cabinet meeting in the Israeli-controlled portion of the Golan Heights on Sunday, calling on the world to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the conquered territory and vowing that Israel would never give it back to Syria.
Mr. Netanyahu made his remarks at what his office described as a “festive” meeting of the cabinet in one of the Jewish settlements on the strategic plateau that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. Israel later effectively annexed the Golan Heights in a move that was never internationally recognized. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73255
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP Breaking News: Iranian Military Attacked in the kurdish city of Sne By Rojhelat Peshmerga forces
Today 17.04.2016 during a Iranian army parade a group of peshmerga forces attacked the army with light weapons such as AK-47, RPG 7 and hand grenades. at least 2 heavy armored vehicle were destroyed. Tens of regime thugs were killed and injured. The operation was carried out by Freedom eagles of Kurdistan a armed group linked to PAK which is currently fighting ISIS in western Kirkuk and Mosuk front
All Peshmerga fighters are safe. Both PDKI and PAK are planing to send more fighters inside occupied eastern kurdistan and more attacks against iranian facist regime will follow: www.mesop.de
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP Türkei: Mehr als 80 Gülen-Anhänger festgenommen
tagesschau.de – 18 April 2016 – Die Türkei erlebt eine weitere Festnahmewelle: Bei einer landesweiten Großrazzia nahmen Sicherheitskräfte 88 Anhänger der oppositionellen …
Türkei: 100 Erdoğan-Gegner festgenommen – ZEIT ONLINE – https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/tuerkei-festnahmen-107.html
Auswärtiges Amt warnt Türkei-Touristen davor, Erdogan zu kritisieren
FOCUS Online – Die Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise des Auswärtigen Amtes sollen deutschen Urlaubern Orientierung geben. Jetzt sind die Hinweise um einen …
MESOP EMPFEHLUNG – AYAAN HIRSI ALI – Islam und Europa Wie kann der Westen westlich bleiben?
Wenn Mitgefühl nicht in Abschottung umschlagen soll, muss die europäische Politik rasch umdenken. Sechs Forderungen zur Integration muslimischer Einwanderer in Europa: Ein Gastbeitrag. (FAZ 18. April 2016)
Freiheit oder Sicherheit? Nach zwei Terroranschlägen in Paris, die 2015 von insgesamt elf Männern verübt wurden, befindet sich Frankreich nun schon seit fünf Monaten im Ausnahmezustand. Konkret bedeutet das, dass die Freizügigkeit ebenso eingeschränkt werden kann wie die Versammlungsfreiheit sowie die Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit, dass Hausdurchsuchungen ohne richterlichen Beschluss durchgeführt werden können und vieles mehr. Ganz offensichtlich haben sich die Franzosen für mehr Sicherheit und weniger Freiheit entschieden. Volltext : http://www.mesop.de/?p=73261
MESOP ; SLOTERDIJK REDET JETZT EIN WENIG SCHMITTIANISCH ! «Merkel ging einen Teufelspakt ein»
Der Philosoph Peter Sloterdijk erklärt die Motive der deutschen Kanzlerin im Flüchtlingsdeal mit der Türkei. – «Souveränität ist das Gegenteil von Hartherzigkeit», sagt Peter Sloterdijk.
Mit Peter Sloterdijk sprach Res Strehle 16.04.2016 – TAGESANZEIGER ZURICH – Lange haben Sie die Bosheiten Ihrer Kritiker wegmeditiert. Jetzt hat es Ihnen in der Migrationsdebatte gereicht. Sie haben Ihren Kritikern zurückgegeben. Die Deformationen haben Grenzen, wenn die Argumente ehrenrührig oder gar diffamierend werden. Dann ist eine Intervention angezeigt.
Für Kritik sorgte, dass Sie Angela Merkel für ihr «Wir schaffen das!» angegriffen haben. Sie suggeriere, die Politik hätte alles im Griff.
Ich habe in meinem Buch «Die schrecklichen Kinder der Neuzeit» beschrieben, wie seit der Französischen Revolution die Improvisation an die Macht gekommen ist. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=73239