MENA NEWS : FUTURE OF IRAQ & THE KURDS (KRG)

Kamal Chomani

 

16.9.2021

Liberal intervention in the Iraq/KRG case was good, however, that doesnt mean UK & US shud continue backing war criminals, mafia oil lords. Only 3 yrs after the intervention, KDP & PUK started war, killing 1000s, displacing 10s of 1000s, no justice served to the war criminals.

 

Niyaz Barzani

Op-Ed by President Nechirvan Barzani: “The debate over Afghanistan will rage but intervention in Kurdistan was a triumph for the UK and for common humanity. While it is vital to learn from one’s mistakes, it is also important to celebrate one’s successes

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MENA WATCH : ALL UNDER BEGIN’S EYES – Sabra &Shatila: memories of a massacre by Steve Sweeney

17.9.2021 – Speaking to survivors on the ground in Lebanon, STEVE SWEENEY documents the events and legacy of the 1982 genocide of Palestinians carried out by Christian Phalangists with the support of Israel

 “This is not history for us,” Zeinab al-Hajj says as she grabs my arm. “We need journalists like you to tell our story, to keep the memory alive and make sure this never happens again.”

Zeinab is responsible for media relations in the Shatila Palestinian refugee camp, built in 1949 as a temporary site but now home to up to 22,000 people in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Nearly 40 years ago today, it was the scene of a massacre in which thousands of men, women and children were brutally murdered in a depraved three-day killing spree by Christian Phalangist militias, with the co-operation of Israeli forces.

“Five generations are still living the war,” Zeinab continues, repeating: “It is not history for us: this is the same war every day. Every story has an end, but our story has no end.”

We are in a building belonging to Fatah, the governing party of the Palestinian Authority. Photos of the late Yasser Arafat adorn the walls, along with other fallen leaders of the liberation struggle.

It is not only Fatah that is present in the camp. All the Palestinian factions are represented, their posters pasted on the same walls where men, women and children were lined up and shot in September 1982.

Estimates vary as to the number killed by the right-wing Christian militia, who claimed to have entered the camp to flush out the remaining “terrorists” of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), accused of creating “a state within a state” in Lebanon.

The late Robert Fisk, one of the first journalists to enter the camp after the killings, reported: “After three days of rape, fighting and brutal executions, militias finally leave the camps with 1,700 dead.” Others, including the Lebanese Red Cross, numbered the dead at 3,500.

The exact total may never be known as Israeli-supplied bulldozers moved swiftly into the camp, dumping decaying corpses into mass graves that were later hit by bombs.

Read the full article here: https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/sabra-and-shatila-memories-of-a-massacre-by-steve-sweeney/

 

 

MENA WATCH :Die Interview-Polizei von “Correctiv” fragt – Der Corona-“Erbsenzähler” antwortet

Die nüchterne „Erbsenzählerei“ eines Informatikers, der sich einige Corona-Statistiken näher anschaut, erregt großes Interesse und wird schon bald bei YouTube gelöscht. Was es mit Marcel Barz und dem sehr sehenswerten Video “Die Pandemie in Rohdaten” im Detail auf sich hat, lässt sich in diesem auf der “Achse des Guten” erschienenen Text nachlesen.

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MENA WATCH: Iran’s Raisi to meet Putin as states mull Taliban recognition

Al-Monitor StaffSeptember 16, 2021

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran arrived in the Tajik capital Dushanbe Thursday to attend a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as well as sideline meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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MENA WATCH : RUNDFUNKBEITRAG ALS MODERNE KIRCHENSTEUER

«Wahlarena»: Die ARD konstruiert sich ihre eigene Wirklichkeit

Die Befragung des Kanzlerkandidaten Armin Laschet in der sogenannten Wahlarena wurde von Linksradikalen instrumentalisiert. Wenn ARD und ZDF weltanschauliche Schlagseite haben, verwandelt sich der Rundfunkbeitrag in eine Kirchensteuer für Ungetaufte.

Alexander Kissler,  «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» 16.9.2021

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MENA WATCH Deus Ex Machina : Mit G-20-Randalepraxis in die öffentlich-rechtlichen Talkshows

Von Don Alphonso DIE WELT  16.9.2021- Mithilfe der linksextremen Aktivistin Emily Laquer hat es Fridays for Future zwar in die ARD-„Wahlarena“ gegen Kanzlerkandidat Armin Laschet geschafft. Aber FFF hat damit auch gezeigt, in welchem Spektrum die Klima-Bewegung angekommen ist.

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MENA WATCH PAROLE: “MACHT IHN FERTIG” / LINKSFASCHISTEN

Eklat in der ARD-Wahlarena: Armin Laschet wird von Schülerinnen befragt, die von der Linksextremistin Emily Laquer ausgebildet wurden. FOCUS-Online-16.9.2021

Mehrere Fragesteller in der „ARD-Wahlarena“ am Mittwoch wurden von einem linken Netzwerk ausgebildet. Linkspartei, Hamburger Hochschulverbände und Linksextremisten wollten CDU-Chef Armin Laschet „fertig machen“. Wer steckt dahinter?

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MENA WATCH: NEUE MIGRATIONSKRISE IM HERBST-Afghanistankrise verstärkt Konflikt zwischen Türkei +EU

Der EU-Botschafter in der Türkei warnt vor einer humanitären Krise in den nächsten Monaten. Die Regierung in Ankara stellt Forderungen +erhöht damit den Druck auf Brüssel. –   Ozan Demircan 16.09.2021 – HANDELSBLATT

3,6 Millionen Geflüchtete aus Syrien leben mittlerweile in der Türkei, hinzu kommen Hunderttausende weitere Migranten, etwa aus Afghanistan.

Ankara Der Spitzenvertreter der Europäischen Union in der Türkei warnt vor einer humanitären Notlage in Afghanistan. „Wir erwarten eine schwierige Situation für den Herbst“, sagte der deutsche Diplomat Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut dem Handelsblatt. Er mahnt schnelle Hilfe für die Menschen vor Ort an, um eine neue Flüchtlingswelle wie im Jahr 2015 aus Syrien zu vermeiden.

Die Aussagen des EU-Botschafters nähren die Vermutung, dass im Herbst eine Flüchtlingswelle droht, die bis nach Europa reichen könnte. Damit droht politisches Chaos und ein Rechtsruck wie im Jahr 2015, als Hunderttausende Syrerinnen und Syrer nach Europa flohen.

Politiker und Diplomaten, der Eindruck drängt sich auf, vermeiden mit ihren Worten zwar Panikmache. Immer wieder fallen Worte wie „Solidarität“ und „Lastenteilung“, häufig wird die gute Zusammenarbeit zwischen Brüssel und Ankara betont. Doch wenn es ums Detail geht, dann dominieren Unterschiede, Forderungen und Enttäuschung über die andere Seite.

Anders ausgedrückt: Wenn tatsächlich, wie von den Vereinten Nationen prognostiziert, bald eine halbe Million Menschen Afghanistan verlassen könnte, dann bekommt erst die Türkei ein Problem – und dann Europa.

These reports of intra-Taliban fighting are so dubious, but they’re pushed from both sides. Pakistan wants moderates-vs.-hardliners to get its colonial regime in Kabul accepted and paid for. The opposition wants to suggest the Emirate is weak, so with support they can remove it.

 

US Combat Troops to Begin Withdrawing from Iraq in October: MP

MENA WATCH: BIDEN LEAVING NOW IRAQ & SYRIA / EUROPE IT’S UP TO YOU

6.9.2021 ERBIL — The United States will begin withdrawing its combat forces from Iraq by the beginning of October this year, and Iraqi parliament member said.

US President Joe Biden had announce in July, after a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the end of the US combat mission in Iraq.

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MENA WATCH: BIDEN CANELS BRUSSELS EU / U.S., UK to Help Australia Acquire Nuclear-Powered Submarines

Heralding the beginning of a new security alliance, the leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States jointly announced (Nikkei) that Washington and London will help Canberra build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and acquire other advanced technologies.

The partnership, dubbed AUKUS, is a major boost to Australia’s military capabilities (NYT) in the Indo-Pacific. It drew pushback from China (SCMP), which called for the countries to “shake off their Cold War mentality,” and from France, which had been in talks with Australia about providing it with submarines. The European Union (EU) is set to publish (Reuters) its Indo-Pacific strategy today.

Analysis
“Australia cannot have this capability while assuming that it does not come with heightened expectations that Australia will take America’s side in any dispute with China,” the Lowy Institute’s Sam Roggeveen writes for the Interpreter.

“Instead of inviting the U.K. into the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, which comprises the U.S., Japan, India and Australia, the [Joe] Biden administration chose to form a new grouping with perhaps more flexibility to expand defense cooperation by excluding Japan, which has constitutional restraints, and India, which has a policy of strategic autonomy,” Nikkei’s Ken Moriyasu writes.

 

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