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MESOP TODAYS QUOTATION BY CHAIRMAN SALIH MUSLIM (PYD)
PYD co-chair @serokepyd S.Muslim: We believe Assad and Baath Party have no place in Syria’s future. @KPRC_US –
…. Which means he is a bit closer now with US instead of Putin www.mesop.de
MESOP – Sunday, May 1, 2016 – JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY ANALYSIS
JOHNS HOPKINS VIDEO: Kurdistan Re Inventing Itself Yet Again
Watch Feature and speech http://www.mesop.de/?p=73684
MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY
Turkey’s Fake War on Jihadis – by Burak Bekdil
The Gatestone Institute – April 28, 2016 – Although nominally participating in the international coalition fighting the Islamic State, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has covertly aided its advance. In theory, Turkey is part of the international coalition that fights the Islamic State (IS). Since it joined the fight last year, it has arrested scores of IS militants, made some efforts to seal its porous border with Syria and tagged IS as a terrorist organization. Turkish police have raided homes of suspected IS operatives. More recently, Turkey’s Interior Ministry updated its list of “wanted terrorists” to include 23 IS militants, and offered rewards of more than 42 million Turkish liras (more than $14 million) for any information leading to the suspects’ capture. But this is only part of the story. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73668
MESOP Arguments & Analysis – “How the ‘Green Zone’ Helped Destroy Iraq” (Emma Sky, Politico Magazine)
“Originally established in 2003 to protect the American occupiers, the walled-in Green Zone was supposed to have been temporary. But Iraqi elites took it over after the Americans left, spending public money on their mansions, generators, cars, security details, homes overseas and payouts to cronies. In this way the Green Zone has come to symbolize all that is wrong with the legitimacy and capability of Iraq’s government. Safe behind the concrete blast walls and razor wire — at least until Saturday — Iraq’s political elites live in splendid isolation, totally unaccountable to the Iraqi people and using the country’s oil wealth to fund their own luxurious lifestyles. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73680
MESOP ARGUMENTS & ANALYSIS (II) : “Developing Long-Term Socioeconomic Strategy in Israel: Institutions, Processes, and Supporting Information”
(Howard J. Shatz, Steven W. Popper, Sami Friedrich, Shmuel Abramzon, Anat Brodsky, Roni Harel, Ofir Cohen, Rand Corporation)
“Israel’s macroeconomic performance since the mid-1980s has been admirable. Growth of gross domestic product and high-technology exports, for example, has been higher than in the countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a group and in the world as a whole. Even with this growth, inflation in Israel has generally run lower than in the OECD and the world since 2000. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73682
Aleppo doctors: We fear another Srebrenica
MESOP URGENT CALL – Signed by: Dr Hatem, director of the pediatric hospital of Aleppo; Dr Abu Altiem, pediatric hospital in Aleppo; Dr Yahya, pediatric hospital in Aleppo; Dr Abu Albrae, pediatric hospital in Aleppo; Dr Khaled, nephrologist at Al Quds hospital in Aleppo; Dr Salah Safadi, Association of independent doctors. – Published in Le Monde
Orient Net Publication Date: 2016-05-01 16:42 – We are doctors of Aleppo at the frontline of the war raging there. We were at least skeptical about the cessation of hostilities negotiated in February. Yet we found some reduction in attacks against our hospitals, when the truce took effect. We dared to hope . This week, we saw our worst fears in the most horrific circumstances. Our city is set ablaze. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73653
MESOP REPORT : Aleppo on verge of decisive battle – Aleppo may be last stand for Salafi groups
AL MONITOR 2 May 2016 -UN Syria Envoy Staffan de Mistura has called for an “urgent initiative” by the United States and Russia, including a ministerial meeting of the International Syria Support Group, to re-establish a cessation of hostilities in Syria. While the UN envoy noted “some progress” in the second round of proximity talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups, he said that the next round would be meaningful only if accompanied by a renewed cessation of violence. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73674
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP : OBAMA’S CONDITIONS FOR SYRIAN REBELS – Claim – US-Led Operations Center Sets Conditions on Support for Rebels
May 02 – 2016 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview -The pro-opposition Syrian Mirror claims that the US-led Military Operations Center, based in Jordan’s capital Amman, has set political conditions for support to rebels.
According to a rebel commander of a faction based in Idlib Province in northwest Syria, the MOC summoned representatives of all groups except those based in Homs and the Southern region.
The Colonel, who works with the MOC, said the foreign officials stated:
- Destruction of military and security structures in Syria is a “red line”;
2. President Assad can be removed but the regime structure will remain;
3. The Syrian opposition must not demand a war crimes trial for Assad or 250 regime members who will escort him out of the country — this is a Russian condition for the end of the conflict. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73686
MESOP Syria Daily: Russia Says Talks for Aleppo Ceasefire — But Regime Keeps Bombing
May 02 – 2016 – Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Russia said on Sunday that talks are underway to include Aleppo in a renewed cessation of hostilities, but regime warplanes bombed opposition areas for the 11th straight day.A Russian Defense Ministry official said discussions had begun to “establish a regime of calm also in Aleppo province”. US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Geneva on Sunday for meetings with Jordanian and Saudi counterparts, said he hoped to be able to reaffirm the cessation of hostilities after the conversations.
“These are critical hours,” Kerry said. “We look for Russia’s cooperation, and we obviously look for the regime to listen to Russia and to respond.”The Local Coordination Committees recorded another 14 deaths in Aleppo Province yesterday. Since April 21, more than 250 civilians have been killed by Russian and regime attacks, including 55 in a missile assault on Al-Quds Hospital. Unconfirmed reports are circulating on Monday morning of regime attacks, including missiles and barrel bombs,causing casualties in opposition-held villages west of Aleppo city.
State media continued its claims of civilian deaths from rebel shelling on regime-held parts of Aleppo, saying six people died on Sunday. The SANA news agency provided no evidence for the assertion in a brief item on its English-language site.The rebel bloc Jaish al-Fateh issued a video statement on Sunday denying any responsibility for shelling and blaming the Syrian military for the attacks to falsely blame the opposition.
Last Friday, the Assad regime declared a brief “regime of silence” in Latakia Province on the Mediterranean and in the East Ghouta area near Damascus, but excluded Aleppo from the truce. Russia and US issued supported statements of support. Washington said it would pursue discussions to include Aleppo, with Kerry expressing “deep concern” on Saturday about the ongoing airstrikes.Meanwhile, the Syrian military quickly resumed operations in East Ghouta, even though the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that the truce had been extended for 24 hours.Pro-regime outlets claimed last night that the village of al-Rukabiyah had been captured, threatening the encirclement of opposition-held areas of East Ghouta. www.mesop.de
BODYGUARD OF IRAN’S SUPREME LEADER KILLED ON ALEPPO FRONT?
MESOP 2.5. 2016 – Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have confirmed that a high-ranking officer, who served as a bodyguard for the Supreme Leader, has been killed.
However, the Guards did not confirm last week’s reports that Hassan Akbari died on the battlefront south of Aleppo city.Instead, Sepah News said Akbari died because of “weapon malfunction during a training mission”.
Akbari will be buried on Monday morning in southern Tehran.Syrian opposition sources claim that the officer was killed while visiting the south Aleppo front to prepare a report about the fighting for the Supreme Leader.Akbari with the head of Iran’s armed forces, General Hassan Firouzabadi, and the Supreme Leader: lick link for pic http://www.mesop.de/?p=73664
MESOP : “MANDPADS” NOW !? – As Russian Planes Bombard Syrian Rebels, Debate Over Anti-aircraft Missiles Returns
By Nabih Bulos and Brian Bennett – Los Angeles Times – 2016-05-02 – It has been a difficult month for the Syrian air force and its Russian allies. In April alone, rebel forces claimed to bring down three aircraft: two Syrian jets and one Russian helicopter. Each incident sparked a frenzy of speculation about whether the opposition had obtained anti-aircraft missiles that could bring down planes, known as Man-Portable Air Defense Systems, or MANPADS. Read all : http://www.mesop.de/?p=73676
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP LATEST : PUK agrees with KDP, other Kurdish parties over decisive referendum, official says
1 May 2016 – The chief of the Political office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Mala Bakhtiar has stated that his party has come to terms with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and other parties in the Kurdish region in the north of Iraq over holding a referendum on the division of the region from Iraq. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73655
MESOP DOCUMENTS : Statement of the Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party on the latest developments in Baghdad
Our capital Baghdad haswitnessed today (30th April 2016) important developments with largenumbers of demonstrators and protesters storming the parliament building.
It took place after thepostponement of the session of parliament to the 10th of May, at atime when the masses of people in front of the Green Zone and Tahrir(Liberation) Square were waiting for the parliament’s session to be held todayto resolve the cabinet reshuffle in accordance with their demands, so as to bethe beginning of renouncing the sectarian-ethnic power-sharing system that wasadopted by the ruling forces and blocs in setting up the structure of the politicalsystem and its administration. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73666
MESOP : JUST 20 MINUTES AGO : Hashd al-Shaabi Pretending the Engagement in Basheer Village Operation – The Shi’ite militias planted their flag after the liberation of the village
Sardar Sattar – BasNews – 2 May 2016 – Hashd al-Shaabi Pretending the Engagement in Basheer Village Operation – KIRKUK — After the Kurdish Peshmerga forces liberated Basheer village from the Islamic State (IS) yesterday, the Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi is now attempting to demonstrate that the victory is recorded by them. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73672
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP : MADAME MERKELS PARTNER ERDOGAN PREPARES FOR POGROMS !
‘Racist Music Video’ Causes Concern in Turkey / “Everybody Armenian, I’m the Kuvai Milliye”
Rumet Serhat – 1 May 2016 – DİYARBAKIR — A newly-released music video, shot in Sur district of Diyarbakır, caused parliamentary question as it apparently contains racist phrases in the lyrics. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73657
MESOP : “WE ARE ALL BASED ON OECALAN’S WRITINGS” – So, where is the difference?
The PKK & the PYD: Comrades in Arms, Rivals in Politics? – By Gareth H. Jenkins ( THE TURKEY ANALYST)
April 20, 2016 – Although the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) are ideologically affiliated, they remain organizationally distinct. Even though it does not pose a direct security threat to Turkey, the PYD’s increasing consolidation of power in northern Syria arguably poses a challenge not only to Ankara but also to the PKK. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73678
MESOP : PKK PROXY TAK OFFERS WOMENS LIFE & BOMBS MOSQUE
The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons militant group claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s mosque bombing in Turkey’s western Bursa city.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) 2. 2. 2016 — On Wednesday, a female suicide bomber blew herself up at the Grand Mosque in the western city of Bursa on Wednesday, injuring 13 people.In a statement published by the group on Sunday, it claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that the perpetrator blew herself up before reaching her target. Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala said Thursday that 15 people were arrested in relation to the attack. Read more: http://www.mesop.de/?p=73662
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP : MOURIR POUR OECALAN / FRAUEN ALS BOMBEN (PKK)
Eine aus der PKK hervorgegangene Splittergruppe TAK hat sich unterdessen zum Selbstmordanschlag in der westtürkischen Metropole Bursa am vergangenen Mittwoch bekannt. Die Freiheitsfalken Kurdistans (TAK), die auch heute auf Anweisung der PKK Führung handeln, teilten auf ihrer Internetseite mit, eine 24-jährige Attentäterin namens Eser Cali habe sich in Bursa aus Protest gegen die “Massaker” an den Kurden in die Luft gesprengt.
Bei der Detonation in der Nähe der historischen Großen Moschee war außer der Attentäterin niemand ums Leben gekommen, mindestens acht Menschen wurden aber verletzt. www.mesop.de
MESOP : FÜR VIELE LANGE GEMEINSAME JAHRE DER BLEIERNEN 70er MEIN GUTER GUTER FREUND
In memoriam : Der Psychoanalytiker Sammy Speier (2.5.1944 – 19.6.2003)
- Mai 2016 – 23 Nisan 5776 – Die Studie stellt wesentliche biografische Phasen aus dem Leben und Wirken des jüdischen Psychoanalytikers Sammy Speier (1944 – 2003) vor. Speier, der in Israel geboren wurde aber in Frankfurt am Main wirkte, verstand sich als ein politischer Psychoanalytiker; sein theoretisches, klinisches und gesellschaftliches Denken und Handeln war aufs Engste mit der Schoa verknüpft. Das Schweigen insbesondere von politisch links orientierten Menschen sowie seiner Berufskollegen verstand er als eine seelische Einfühlungsverweigerung. Die Umkehrung dieser Verweigerung entspricht der Hypothese des israelischen Psychoanalytikers Zvi Rix: „Die Deutschen werden den Juden Auschwitz nie verzeihen.“ Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=73659