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MESOP TODAYS GREAT RECOMMENDATION : KANAN MAKIYA !
WESTMINISTER INSTITUTE VIDEO: Kanan Makiya What Went Wrong In Iraq?
30 Apr 2016 10:55 AM PDT – Watch Video speech http://www.mesop.de/?p=73626
MESOP TODAYS TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
MESOP : BIBI NEWS
PM Netanyahu: Israel is ready to begin negotiations immediately without preconditions. http://bit.ly/1SDDmd2
Chaos in Baghdad; definitive end to 2003 polity. It is no longer about changing government, it is about changing the failed political system
Nothing spontaneous about today’s anarchy:Sadr leads change amidst broken House of Shia;weak Gov Institutions&leaders+failed political elite
My @NewYorker piece: How curse of Sykes-Picot–on 100th anniversary–still haunts the #Mideast, esp #Iraq, #Syria. http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-the-curse-of-sykes-picot-still-haunts-the-middle-east …?
Noah Bonsey Retweeted Emile Hokayem
Indiscriminate rebel shelling of w Aleppo kills civilians, has no military value & carries political cost. Senseless
Noah Bonsey added,
Emile Hokayem @emile_hokayem
Rebel shelling of civilians undeniably a war crime. But regime war crimes still vastly greater in number & nature, strategic & systematic.
MESOP : IS PYD PKK OR IS PKK PYD OR WHAT ? SILLY QUESTIONS / Phone Kandil
MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY : EUROPE SHOULD NOT BOW TO ERDOGAN !
U.S., Europe Must Stand Up to Erdogan
By Frida Ghitis – 2016-04-30 17:27 GMT – (CNN) — Last Saturday night, the Dutch journalist Ebru Umar was reportedly resting at her vacation home in the Turkish resort town of Kusadasi when she heard a knock at the door. Umar, a fierce critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was about to become an example of the very practices against which she has been fulminating in her newspaper columns and her Twitter account. – “Police at the door. No joke,” she tweeted. – Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73628
MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY (II) : PUTIN’S WAR CRIMES & OBAMA
The Obama administration is ‘giving full cover to the Russians’ in Syria — and the results are ‘catastrophic’
Natasha Bertrand- Business Insider – 1 May 2016 – Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo in airstrikes on Thursday, targeting a hospital and killing at least 55 civilians in a new offensive that’s believed to have been months in the making.
The situation has resulted in a “catastrophicdeterioration in Aleppoover the last 24 to 48 hours,” Jan Egeland, the chairman of the UN humanitarian task force for Syria, told reporters Thursday.
“Doctors have been killed, health workers have been killed, and medical workers have been blocked from coming to their patients,” he said. “We can now refute allegations we heard from some government people and others that there are only fighters and terrorists in Daraya. We have seen with own eyes very many children, very many other civilians.”Local truces were brokered near Damascus on Friday, but there was no mention of halting combat in Aleppo, further north. Read all and watch pics http://www.mesop.de/?p=73636
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP BASHAR’S MULLAH’S – Assad’s top cleric Hasson calls to exterminate people of Aleppo
Orient Net – Special Publication Date: 2016-04-30 – Assad regime’s top cleric Ahmad Badr al-Hasson passed a fatwa, judgment, to exterminate Syrians in the eastern parts of Aleppo where civilians live under opposition’s control. Hasson said on Assad regime’s news channel al-Akhbaraya, “I call upon the Syrian Army to show us its rage and I also call upon our leader to show us their rage in exterminating those criminals.” Hasson has been known for his fatwas of extermination and destruction in Syria for the last four years. It is worth reminding that Assad’s top cleric warned Western countries against military intervention in Syria and threatened to retaliate with suicide bombings in the United States and Europe if his country comes under attack. http://www.mesop.de/?p=73630
Josie Ensor, middle east correspondent, beirut –1 MAY 2016 • 10:04AM –
Recovering in Turkey after a deadly air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, all that Abu Abdu Tebyiah could think about was the six children he had been forced to leave behind. Mr Tebyiah was critically injured when the Syrian regime dropped three bombs on al-Quds hospital next to his house in the east of the city last Thursday. – Watch all + pics : http://www.mesop.de/?p=73624
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP Iraq Feature: Protesters Take Over Parliament
May 01 – 2016 – Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Hundreds of protesters moved into Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone and occupied the Parliament building on Saturday, demanding an end to corruption.
Many of the demonstrators were supporters of the cleric Moqtada Sadr, who has renewed his criticism of the failure to address long-standing problems with management and corruption. They refrained from calling for the removal of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Some observers, citing the ease with which the protesters entered the Green Zone, suggested that security forces and even al-Abadi — who has struggled to achieve his desire for significant reforms in Government operations — supported the show of opposition.
The protests were largely free of violence, though one MP was accosted and several vehicles were damaged. Sadr’s militia were said to have taken charge of security. Still, the Baghdad Operations Command announced a state of emergency and deployed additional forces. Checkpoints at city entrances were closed. – Protesters shout, “Iran out! Iran out!” – Watch pics and text : http://www.mesop.de/?p=73638
MESOP : SADR’S DE-FACTO-COUP IN IRAQ
By Patrick Martin, Emily Anagnostos, and Rachel Bessette (ISW) –
Key Take-Away: Sadrist Trend leader Muqtada al-Sadr is attempting to launch a de-facto coup against Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. The Sadrist Trend’s protests in the Green Zone constitute an attempt to seize control of the government process and limit the ability of the government to physically access the Green Zone. Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr have stormed the Green Zone and the parliament building and they are refusing to leave. Some members are setting up tents, indicating that Sadrists will attempt a sit-in in the Green Zone itself. The Sadrists have not mobilized formal military forces. They have, however, prevented Iraqi leaders from accessing government buildings and forced members of the Council of Representatives (CoR) to leave the Green Zone, attacking several of them as they left. Sadrist demonstrators in the predominantly Shi’a southern provinces have also stormed offices of the rival Dawa Party, to which PM Abadi and former PM Nouri al-Maliki belong. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73640
MESOP – Tracking of Iraq’s 2016 Political Crisis
By Patrick Martin and the ISW Research Team – Key Take-Away: Iraq faces a major political crisis that threatens to collapse the current government and exacerbate political unrest. Political stability in Iraq is critical to the ability of the U.S. to continue anti-ISIS operations, not only to defeat ISIS but also to prevent its reconstitution. This page provides a comprehensive collection of ISW reporting and analysis of this political crisis, which ISW has covered since it began. As the crisis continues, ISW’s analysis and reporting will continue. This page will be updated accordingly with the most recent posts appearing at the top. This collection was most recently updated today at 1:30pm EST to reflect the Sadrists’ storming of the Green Zone. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73642
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
PRESSEMITTEILUNG / LINKSPARTEI – VON HÄNSEL & GRETEL !
25.04.2016 – HEIKE HÄNSEL – Obama wirbt in Hannover für eine aggressivere Politik
„Die freundlichen Bilder von Angela Merkel und US-Präsident Barack Obama in Hannover kaschieren eine knallharte Interessen- und Kriegspolitik der USA“, erklärt Heike Hänsel, stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Fraktion DIE LINKE. Hänsel weiter:
„Während Merkel und Obama medienwirksam über die Hannover Messe schlendern, drängt der scheidende US-Präsident bei seinem inzwischen fünften Deutschland-Besuch auf eine aggressivere Politik gegenüber Russland und provoziert eine neue Eskalation in Syrien.“
Da mögen unter Putins Luftschirm die letzten Kinderkrankenhäuser in Aleppo zerbombt werden und ein verlegenes bloßes Deko-Battalion eine Runde in Litauen drehen – schon sieht Hänsel die Bundeswehr nach Moskau marschieren.
Nur unter Anwendung klinisch psychiatrischer Kategorien ist solcher Unsinn erklärbar.
……. Und noch mehr vom galoppierenden Schwachsinn: http://www.linksfraktion.de/pressemitteilungen/obama-wirbt-hannover-aggressivere-politik/
MESOP : HEIKE-HÄNSEL – MÄDEL, MAN SOLLE DICH TEEREN & FEDERN – ÖFFENTLICH !
ZEIT ONLINE – 1 Mai 2016 – Die Waffenruhe in Syrien war immer brüchig. Vor allem die Menschen in Aleppo mussten stets neue Angriffe fürchten. Nun will Russland dort die …
Luftangriffe auf Aleppo: Das Sterben in Syrien geht weiter – tagesschau.de
Krieg in Syrien: Armee erklärt neue Waffenruhe – Stuttgarter Nachrichten
Syrien: Russland lehnt Feuerpause in Aleppo ab – SPIEGEL ONLINE
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DIE WELT – 1 May 2016 – Außenminister Steinmeier ermahnt die CSU, ihren Widerstand gegen die Visafreiheit für die Türkei aufzugeben. Er äußert sich auch zu einer …