“DIVERSITÄT” IST DIE HERRSCHAFTSPAROLE DAFÜR – „VIELFALT“ ZUM VERSCHWINDEN ZU BRINGEN !   DAS „NICHTIDENTISCHE“ WIRD DIFFAMIERT ALS QUERDENKEN

Noch feindseliger geht nicht – Der Fall Monika Maron und das alternativlose deutsche Meinungsklima

Deutschland scheint sich eingerichtet zu haben zwischen links oder rechts, Gut oder Böse. «Umstritten» heisst das Zauberwort, mit dem ein konstruktiver Dialog erstaunlich erfolgreich verhindert werden kann. Weshalb der Fischer-Verlag mit dem Rausschmiss einer grossen Autorin einen Fehler gemacht hat.

Claudia Schwartz NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG –  2. Dez 020 – Wann hat die Stimmung in Deutschland derart umgeschlagen? Ausgerechnet in diesem Land, das ich gerade wegen seiner Debattenkultur so schätzte. Weil hier jeder Einwand – ja: auch gerne bis zum Exzess – diskutiert wurde.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : ISRAEL & ERDOGAN TOGETHER ? – Turkey opens secret channel to fix ties with Israel

The Biden administration will not be as lenient on Turkey as the outgoing administration has been, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan finds his country increasingly isolated.

 This combination of pictures created on April 1, 2018, shows a file photo taken on Nov. 19, 2017, of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), and a file photo taken on Dec. 15, 2017, of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Amberin Zaman   Nov 30, 2020 AL MONITOR –

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : JAKOBINISCHE UMERZIEHUNG –  NUR BETREUTES DENKEN IST ERLAUBT !  GEGENAUFKLÄRUNG IN LBGTQ TIMES

Eliteschule suspendiert Lehrer : Wie der Kulturkampf um „Cancel Culture“ England aufwühlt

Im Banne des Zeitgeists: Auch am altehrwürdigen Eton-College geht die Gender-Debatte nicht vorbei. Ein Vortrag über Männer, Frauen und Gendertheorien kostet einen Lehrer am Eton College den Job. Der Fall sorgt landesweit für Gesprächsstoff – auch weil es nicht die erste Kontroverse dieser Art ist.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS BIDEN’S BURDEN : KHAMENEI SPEECH SETS THE BOUNDARIES OF ENGAGEMENT WITH THE WEST

by Omer Carmi  – Policy Alert – November 30, 2020

In his first major address since Joe Biden’s election, the Supreme Leader downplayed the prospect of negotiating an end to U.S. sanctions, instead urging Iranian officials to focus on increasing the country’s self-reliance and solving its deep economic problems.

On November 23, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei attended a meeting of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination, one of Iran’s top policymaking bodies. As the country copes with record-high coronavirus infection rates, its economy continues to deteriorate—indeed, Khamenei’s decision to address the meeting in person rather than by video highlights the gravity of the situation. In speaking to the council, he stated his guidelines for what the regime’s senior economic and political officials should and should not do to solve the country’s hardships, emphasizing the following themes:

The West cannot be trusted.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : ISRAEL MUST GO EAST ! – New Trade Agreement in Asia: China Is in, the United States is Out

Eyal Propper and Dan Catarivas – INSS  – Institute for National Security Studies
1 Dec 2020 – Nearly one third of the world’s population is covered by a new free trade agreement signed by fifteen countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. China is part of the agreement; the United States is not. The new free trade zone underscores that economic power has moved from West to East, and Israel must devise a policy early on that will allow it to integrate into these economic centers of power

New Trade Agreement in Asia: China Is in, the United States is Out | INSS

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS SCANDAL :  PKK ‘abducts’ two villagers on Kurdistan Region-Iran border: family

Karwan Faidhi Dri  30 Nov 2020 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) “abducted” two villagers on Kurdistan Region’s border with Iran on November 17, their family has told Rudaw.

Cousins Twana Haji, 26, and Qaraman Abdullah, 19, are from the village of Prdashal at the foot of the Qandil mountain range – known as the headquarters of the PKK.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : UNDER DONALD TRUMP’S DIRECTION – Jared Kushner Leads White House Delegation to Saudi Arabia, Qatar

By Hana Levi Julian JEWISH PRESS  14 Kislev 5781 – November 30, 2020

U.S. Presidential Adviser Jared Kushner seen ahead of his departure with US-Israeli delegation from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi, at the Ben-Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, August 31, 2020.

Senior White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner is heading a US delegation to the Middle East for meetings with top officials in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Kushner is joined by US Special Envoy to the Middle East Avi Berkowitz and Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : JUST ANOTHER OBAMA DELEGATE TO NEW US GOVERNMENT

Progressives divided over Biden’s expected pick for Pentagon chief

Michele Flournoy’s stated openness to curtailing offensive weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates may have reduced opposition from progressive Democrats

Nov 25, 2020 AL MONITOR – President-elect Joe Biden’s long-expected pick for defense secretary, Michele Flournoy, was markedly absent from a list of announced national security appointees Monday and did not partake in a press conference put on by the transition team on Tuesday.

Two former senior officials in contact with the Biden transition team confirmed to Al-Monitor that the pick is still under consideration.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS BACKGROUND: Who killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s nuclear chief? Israel is the likely suspect

 

 

BY SIMON HENDERSON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/27/20 06:00 PM EST THE HILL

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

Speculation about President Trump using his last weeks in office to lash out at Iran’s nuclear project missed the bigger story — that Israel would use the window of political opportunity to take action which might be hard to get away with under a Biden administration.

For COVID-era fans of the Israeli spy series, “Tehran,” on Apple+, the idea of Israeli agents pulling off an assassination inside Iran would not appear far-fetched. The killing early Friday of the top Iranian nuclear-weapon scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, could have been just another plot twist. On a dusty road east of Tehran, in the shadow of the quiescent, snow-capped Damavand volcano, which dominates the capital’s skyline, Fakhrizadeh’s car was ambushed.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS INTEL : Iranian authorities said to have photos of assassins of leading nuclear scientist

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 BY JOSEPH FITSANAKIS INTEL ORG

REPORTS IN BRITAIN AND Israel claim that Iranian authorities have visually identified the assassins who were allegedly involved in the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a nuclear scientist believed to have led Iran’s nuclear program. Fakhrizadeh was a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran’s elite paramilitary force. He was accused by the United States and Israel of leading the Islamic Republic’s nuclear weapons program, whose existence Tehran strongly denies.

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