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MESOP TODAYS HEADLINE : ADVICE BY CHAIRMAN DONALD / Trump calls for ground troops in Iraq, Syria
Orient Net – Agencies – 11 Mar ch 2016 – Donald Trump would deploy up to 30,000 American soldiers in the Middle East to defeat ISIS, he said at Thursday night’s debate.Trump was answering a question about comments from General Lloyd Austin III, the head of U.S. Central Command who said more troops on the ground would be needed to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Politico reported. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72006
MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
MESOP : A DOCTRINE ? BY OBAMA ?
Aymenn J Al-Tamimi@ajaltamimi – Long read of the week here: “The Obama Doctrine”, by @JeffreyGoldberg, based on extensive conversation w/ Obama http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/the-obama-doctrine/471525/ …
MESOP : THE DAESH / ISIS DOCUMENTS
MESOP BACKGROUNDER: Turkish Business in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
By Christian Bache Fidan – 7 March 2016 – TPQ – TURKISH POLICY QUARTERLY
The leadership of modern Turkey has historically viewed its relations with the Iraqi Kurds through a traditional security lens. The prospect of a Kurdish nation – the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) – emerging as an autonomous region within Iraq and possibly an independent state was viewed as an existential threat to the unitary nature of the Republic of Turkey. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71995
MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
MESOP : LAST EXIT EUROPE ! EXACTLY : PRO ASYL IN GERMANY
The Kurdish YPG have found blank Syrian passports inside an ISIS camp around Shaddadi, after liberating the area. www.mesop.de
MESOP : PYD BANK ACCOUNT IN LUXEMBURG ? NEW OFFICE ?
YPJ and Jazira Canton delegation met with Luxembourg Minister for Labour Nicolas Schmit http://anfturkce.net/guncel/rojava-heyeti-luksemburg-ta …
MESOP : MORE NEWS ABOUT THE NOT FOR 100 % CONFIRMED ISIS / Daesh DOCUMENTS
SIS docs: I saw ones related 2 Belgians/Dutch (which I know are from same batch), I’m confident they are authentic.
Peter R. Neumann @PeterRNeumann
ISIS docs: Having seen the ones relating to Germans (which I assume were part of the same batch), I am confident that they are authentic.
ISIS Detainee’s Information Led to 2 U.S. Airstrikes, Officials Say http://nyti.ms/1QLLlQW
MESOP : FOR EYES ONLY
US observes Russia-YPG cooperation – MIDEAST http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nID=96248&NewsCatID=352 … via @HDNER
How ISIL Advanced Kurdish Nationalism – Turkish Policy Quarterly http://turkishpolicy.com/article/787/how-isil-advanced-kurdish-nationalism#.VuFCs5FwlfE.twitter … Read more www.mesop.de
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP : MEGA-WAR-CRIMINAL ASSAD / REBORN AGAIN BY PUTIN
Assad Regime to Participate in Talks, Russia Says
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the Assad regime will participate in proximity talks with the Syrian opposition next week in Geneva. “They said straight away that they are taking part, they’re ready, they will be the first to arrive, wherever is needed,” Russian spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Friday. U.S. Secretary of State is traveling today — over the weekend, he will visit Saudi Arabia and France to discuss diplomatic prospects in Syria, Yemen, and Libya. A coalition of 30 Syrian and international non-governmental organizations have issued a report that states that the fifth year of Syria’s civil war was the “worst yet for people as warring parties have continued to wreak havoc, increasingly blocked aid and placed more communities under siege.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72016
MESOP FLASH : Russia expects Syrian government to attend Geneva peace talks next week
Reuters – 11 March 2016 – MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Bashar al-Assad’s government has said its delegates will attend peace talks on the Syrian conflict due to start in Geneva next week, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday.Damascus has yet to publicly confirm it will be taking part in the talks.
Asked whether Russia, a close ally of Assad, was encouraging Damascus to attend, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “They’re not refusing.””They said straight away that they are taking part, they’re ready, they will be the first to arrive, wherever is needed,” she said.The Syrian foreign minister is expected to formally announce his government’s position on the Geneva talks at a news conference in Damascus on Saturday.
(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin in MOSCOW and Tom Perry in BEIRUT; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn) www.mesop.de
MESOP INSIGHT ROJAVA : MESOP : PYD/PKK (YPG) FIGHT KURDISH MASS DEMONSTRATION IN AL QAMISHLI
Protests by the National Council in the Kurdish city of al-Qamishli calls to topple the Assad regime
ELDORAR ALSHAMIA EDITOR | 10 MARCH, 2016 – The city of al-Qamishli eastern Syria, has seen a mass demonstration for members of the pro Kurdish National Council, demanded overthrow of the Assad regime.Kurdish media sources reported that the demonstrators gathered in the eastern district of the city, and chanted “al- Assad regime to bring down” which invoked the militia of “PYD” Asayish forces to mobilize trying to break up the demonstration using violence and threating to use fire and grenades. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=72003
MESOP : SALIH MUSLIM (PYD/PKK) FIGHTS WITH RUSSIA – BUT PUTIN WILL NOT FIGHT FOR KURDS
UN mulls possibility of federal division of Syria
Orient Net – Agencies Publication Date: 2016-03-11 – Major powers close to U.N.-brokered peace talks on Syria are discussing the possibility of a federal division of the country that would maintain its unity as a single state while granting broad autonomy to regional authorities, diplomats said, Reuters reported. Read more: http://www.mesop.de/?p=71999
MESOP IN THE DEPTH – The Ceasefire in Syria: Behind the Scenes and Current Implications
INSS Insight No. 803, March 11, 2016 – Zvi Magen , Udi Dekel , Vera Michlin – Tel Aviv
On February 27, 2016, a ceasefire went into effect in Syria between the forces of the Assad regime and the opposition. The understandings underpinning the ceasefire rely on the agreement between Russia and the United States, which are determined to promote a broader settlement in Syria. To maintain the ceasefire, they will need to restrain the other actors involved in the crisis. It is important for the United States to focus on fighting the Islamic State, and the key question is whether or not it will be able to join forces with Russia in this effort, with the Islamic State being one of the actors in the Syrian arena with an interest in violating the ceasefire. Israel has chosen to remain uninvolved in the events in Syria and therefore has had no influence on the ceasefire. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72012
MESOP Syria Feature: Homs Truce Threatened as Regime Refuses Detainee Release
by Scott Lucas – 11 March 2016 – eaworldview – A three-month truce in the last opposition-held area of Homs is under threat, as Syria’s Assad regime is refusing to free detainees.
After years of siege and bombardment, the Assad regime agreed a truce with rebels with al-Wa’er in December. However, a member of the rebel negotiating committee said on Thursday that the deal has begun “to fall apart” and that “it is no longer in anyone’s interest to hold on” to it.On Tuesday, regime representatives told opposition negotiators that only 137 detainees would be released as part of the truce. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72018
MESOP Syria Daily: Regime Defies Ceasefire in Attacks Near Damascus
by Scott Lucas – 11 March 016 – eaworldview – Assad forces defied a February 27 “cessation of hostilities” in attempts to seize opposition-held territory near Syria’s capital Damascus on Thursday.The Syrian military again attacked northeast of the capital in the al-Marj area, with reinforcements from other parts of the country. Pro-rebel sources say the assault was repelled by Jaish al-Islam and allied rebel units. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72024
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP : “PLAYING THE CARDS OF INDEPENDENCE “ / NO CHANCE AT THE MOMENT
Will the Referendum Lead to an Independent Kurdish State?
Frzand Sherko – March 10, 2016 – FIKRA FORUM – Since February 2016 the public sector in Kurdistan has protested corruption and unpaid wages. For the first time in 25 years, Kurdish protesters are publicly showing their disappointment in the government. Meanwhile, the KDP’s Massoud Barzani, whose term as president has technically come and gone, has begun a campaign for Kurdish independence. Yet mounting frustrations with the government may bode ill for a public referendum on an independent Kurdistan. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72008
MESOP : ANOTHER GREAT KDP ILLUSION / Independent Kurdistan: ‘We Expect Russia to Support Our Referendum’
Middle East – 21:03 10.03.2016(updated 21:07 10.03.2016) SPUTNIK NEWS –
Member of the Politburo of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) of the Kurdish autonomy in northern Iraq, Ali Avni, spoke to Sputnik in an exclusive interview about the Kurds’ plans to hold a referendum for the creation of an independent Kurdistan. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72022
MESOP : The destruction of christianity & the extinction of christian human beings does not interests Western NGOs
‘Genocide’ Fails to Describe What Is Happening to Christians in the Middle East – By Samuel Smith – Christian Post – 11 March 2016
WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from their ancient homelands over a year-and-a-half ago to escape the the barbarity of the Islamic State feel as though their plight has been forgotten by the rest of the world, a prominent Chaldean priest explained Wednesday. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72020
MESOP : MADAME MERKELS BODY COUNT – Germany’s Merkel says 3,000 Iraqis returning home every month / BETTER STAY AT HOME
AALEN, Germany, AP – 11 March 2016 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday around 3,000 migrants were returning to Iraq from Germany every month and that the number was on the rise. Many are living in shelters and are frustrated with a slow asylum process in a country struggling to work through a backlog of asylum applications after 1.1 million migrants arrived last year. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72026
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
Russische PSYOPs in Syrien & die Beteiligung deutscher Journalisten an der Kremlpropaganda
10/03/2016 | INFO NAPALM – Kürzlich veröffentlichten wir eine detaillierte Analyse der russischen Informationsoperation in Syrien, die von einigen Massenmedien aufgegriffen wurde. Anschaulich haben wir in unserer Untersuchung gezeigt, wie die russische Seite Beschüsse inszeniert, um die russische und internationale Öffentlichkeit auf dem Informationswege psychologisch zu beeinflussen. Auch haben wir das Geheimnis der Teilnahme eines bulgarischen Journalisten an dieser Informationsoperation des Kremls gelüftet, der in Moskau wohnt und seinen Uniabschluss ebenfalls dort gemacht hat. Zum Höhepunkt unserer Untersuchung wurde die Identifizierung vom Verwaltungsleiter des Pressedienstes des Verteidigungsministeriums Russlands Igor Konaschenkow, der im Video vom inszenierten Angriff figurierte. Nach der Publikation von InformNapalm wurde ihm eine Rüge mit folgender Formulierung erteilt: “Wegen unzureichender Vorsichtsmassnahmen bei der Arbeit mit den Vertretern der Medien im Gebiet der Ausführung von Spezialaufgaben” – Volltext lesen + Bilderstrecke sehen : http://www.mesop.de/?p=72001
CRITIQUE SANS PHRASE : DER MOB KOMMT NICHT VOM MARS & DONALD TRUMP IST AUCH VON DIESER WELT
- Die EZB Massnahmen vernichten die soziale Mitte – Sie stärken die Ränder & stimulieren die Racketbildung –
Draghi lobt den Strafzins – Holger Steltzner – FAZ – Kommentar – 11 März 2016
Noch mehr Strafzinsen fordert die EZB von den Banken. „Wir haben gute Erfahrungen mit negativen Zinsen gemacht“, rief jetzt Draghi euphorisierten Börsianern zu. Was er verschweigt: Die Risiken und Nebenwirkungen seiner Politik.Mario Draghi wird sich freuen. Wieder einmal überraschte der Präsident der Europäischen Zentralbank die Märkte. Das Lob für die Achterbahnfahrt der Kurse aus der City of London hört er gern. Dort fühlt er sich im Unterschied zu Frankfurt verstanden, dort wird ihm geschmeichelt, dort wird er gefeiert, weil er seinen Worten (whatever it takes) drastische Taten folgen lässt, indem er von allem einfach noch viel mehr macht. Für Draghi gibt es keine Grenze, da die EZB selbst bestimmt, dass alles, was sie macht, in ihrem Mandat liegt. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=72028
MESOP “CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT” – Made in Berlin: Multiple Moral Bankruptcy on Refugees
March 11, 2016 4:47 | Marc Pierini – Carnegie endowment – Germany’s decision to undercut its European partners on a refugee deal with Turkey has proved fatal for any hope of a consistent EU policy on the issue. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=72010
SPIEGEL ONLINE – 11 März 2016 – Verteidigungsministerin von der Leyen und Justizminister Maas halten einen EU-Beitritt der Türkei für möglich. Das sagten die Politiker dem SPIEGEL.
“Die Türkei muss liefern”: Minister öffnen sich für EU-Beitritt – n-tv.de NACHRICHTEN – http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/heiko-maas-und-von-der-leyen-sehen-eu-perspektive-fuer-tuerkei-a-1081781.html