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MESOP : RAPHAEL – AN ARCH ANGEL
A British foreign fighter with the Islamic State, Raphael Hostey, who was responsible for much of the organization’s English-language propaganda and British recruitment was killed in Syria, probably in an airstrike. www.mesop.de
Pro-government Turkish daily calls anti-Islamic State coalition “New Crusader Army” for supporting Kurdistan forces. www.mesop.de
Just a note on this Sky News ‘IS-regime’ collusion documents story: none of the documents shown prove the story line
Be wary of stories that aim to use IS documents to prove polemical points: the regime and Russia do this to prove Turkey-IS collusion too.
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister 21h21 hours ago – New documents reveal yet more evidence of #Assad regime collusion with #ISIS in #Syria: http://news.sky.com/story/1688756/is-files-reveal-assads-deals-with-militants …
PT: Abu al-Nasr spent 25yrs in regime prisons & had 5 relatives killed in Tadmur. Watching a steady elimination of non-jihadi Islamists.
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MESOP : Arguments & Analysis – “Is Muqtada al-Sadr Good for Iraq?” (Renad Mansour and Michael David Clark, War on the Rocks)
“Sadr has since undergone a rebranding process. He disbanded the notorious Mehdi Army and later established Saraya al-Salam (the Peace Brigades), which semantically has a less aggressive and non-sectarian tone. Last year, in a battle against the Islamic State, Sadr withdrew his paramilitary fighters as soon as allegations emerged of crimes committed by his men. Moving away from strictly a sectarian militia, his fighters are also fighting alongside Sunni tribes, such as the Albu Nimr in Anbar, against the Islamic State. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73704
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP : BEFORE GENEVA & AFTER GENEVA – “PLEASE, PUTIN ! HELP ! (OBAMA)
US Once Again Forced to Turn to Russia for Help on Syria
GENEVA (AP) — Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.
At stake are thousands of lives and the fate of a feeble peace process essential to the fight against the Islamic State group, and Secretary of State John Kerry has appealed once more to his Russian counterpart for assistance in containing and reducing the violence, particularly around city of Aleppo. Kerry spoke at length on Friday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to that end, and had been hoping to meet with Lavrov soon, according to U.S. officials. Kerry arrived in the Swiss capital on Sunday evening and headed into talks with Jordan’s foreign minister, Nasser Judeh. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73690
MESOP INSIGHT : IS Files Reveal Assad’s Deals With Militants / THE PALMYRA CASE
Islamic State forces pulled out of Palmyra in co-operation that has been going on for years, documents handed to Sky News show. – SKY NEWS Tuesday 03 May 2016 – By Stuart Ramsay, Chief Correspondent
Islamic State and the Assad regime in Syria have been colluding with each other in deals on the battleground, Sky News can reveal.Our exclusive investigation into leaked secret IS files suggests one piece of co-operation was over the ancient city of Palmyra.The files also show that the militant group has been training foreign fighters to attack Western targets for much longer than security services had suspected.The revelations underscore fears in the United States that a network of sleeper cells is spread across Europe, avoiding detection, and is planning further Paris- and Brussels-style assaults.IS defectors, meanwhile, have told Sky News that Palmyra was handed back to government forces by Islamic State as part of a series of cooperation agreements going back years.New letters obtained by Sky News, in addition to the massive haul of 22,000 files handed over last month, appear to confirm this. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73696
MESOP MIDDLE EAST
Hezbollah evicting residents of Syria border town: activists / The General Commission of Yabrud claimed that the Lebanese party was instituting a policy of “demographic change.”
BEIRUT – NOWMEDIA 3 May 2016 – Hezbollah has allegedly moved to evict a number of residents from a Syrian town near Lebanon’s border, according to a local activist group.
The General Commission of Yabrud claimed Monday that members of the Lebanese armed party “are emptying a number of houses of their residents” in the Qaa neighborhood of the town, which lies along the strategic M5 motorway linking Damascus to the regime’s Alawite-populated coastal bastion via Homs. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73700
MESOP TODAYS ANALYSIS BY BRIAN REEVES
The shifting nature of threats to Israel in its neighborhood – Brookings: Markaz
How has Israel’s security environment evolved in the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal? Tamara Cofman Wittes recently addressed this important question in a testimony before a joint session of two subcommittees of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She described the shifting nature of threats to Israel from states and non-state actors within its neighborhood, as well as opportunities for Israeli security planning that emerge from these changing regional dynamics. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73698
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP : SELAHATTIN DEMIRTAS FOLLOWS EU/BRUSSELS ADVICE / FAKE OPPOSITION CONTRA PKK
Demirtas blames Cemil Bayik, says HDP opposes PKK policies
3 May 2016 – MESOP – The co-leader of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, criticized a leading official of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Cemil Bayik and stated that his party is against PKK policies. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=73694
MESOP : DEMIRTAS IN WASHINGTON – The U.S. should accept a Syrian Kurdish region, says Turkish opposition leader
By Ishaan Tharoor May 3 – THE WASHINGTON POST – Russian and Syrian government officials have declared their intent to extend a “regime of calm” over some of the country’s most embattled hotspots. Kerry is pushing for a truce to halt the violence over Aleppo, which last week saw a deadly airstrike on a civilian hospital by regime forces. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73706
MESOP REPORT : MADAME MERKEL’S & EU BRUSSELS BEST PARTNERS
Turkish parl’t committee approves a bill that strips Kurdish lawmakers of immunity
ANKARA,— A Turkish parliamentary committee approved late on Monday a bill that strips deputies of immunity from prosecution, paving the way for legislation that members of the pro-Kurdish opposition say is designed to target them and suppress dissent.Hours earlier, when the committee debated the draft law, a brawl broke out between members of the ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73702
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP GASTKOMMENTAR : Die Folgen der Masseneinwanderung – Abschied von Deutschland – aber von welchem? – Gastkommentar in der NZZ von Cora Stephan2.5.2016, Feministin – Trotzkistin
Nach der Jahrtausendwende wurde Deutschland weltoffen und entspannt und damit endlich ein «normales» europäisches Land. Die Masseneinwanderung droht dieses Erfolgsmodell nun infrage zu stellen. Deutschland im Jahrzehnt nach der Jahrtausendwende. Ein entspanntes Land. Die grossen Anstrengungen nach 1990 liegen hinter ihm, viel ist gelungen, wenn auch nicht alles. Doch die gute Konjunktur und die anhaltende Produktivität lassen vieles vergessen. Das Land ist ein Land der Älteren, Gesetzteren, und das bekommt ihm gut. Keine Militanz, weder aussen- noch innenpolitisch, vom rechten und linken Rand abgesehen. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=73692
MESOP : JENSEITS VON ANNE WILL
Die Kanzlerin hat die Präsidiumsmitglieder einem Bericht zufolge davor gewarnt, auf die AfD und ihre Wähler zu schimpfen. Stattdessen solle man sich wieder mehr um konservative Bürger bemühen. Mehr 53
….. „solle man sich wieder mehr“!? – Wen meint sie, wenn nicht sich selber. Aber davon abzulenken ist ihre größte Fähigkeit.
……. GOOGLE ist da aber schon viel weiter, und wird in Kürze endlich auch eine schlüssige Version dessen was „LINKS“ ist auf den Markt bringen.
MESOP : GOOGLE BESTIMMT DAS BEWUSSTSEIN, NICHT MEHR DAS „SEIN“!
Wenn das ins Auge geht – Von Dietmar Dath
Alphabet (Google) hat ein Patent für eine radiofrequenzenergiekompatible Flüssigkeit angemeldet. Man träufelt sie ins Auge und kann das eigene Sehen anschließend fremdsteuern lassen. Mehr
MESOP : PRIMITIVERE BEMÜHUNGEN AUF DEM WEG ZUM KRETINISMUS NOCH IM GROSSEN WILLKOMMENSLAND AUF DEM GRADEN WEG IN DIE „OPEN SOCIETY“
Lehrer sollen weniger Fachwörter benutzen – Migranten zuliebe