MESOP TODAYS NEWS : ERDOGAN BLOCKED IN SYRIA

Is Turkey rattled by Russian-Kurdish deal? – By Fehim Tastekin (AL MONITOR)

24 March 2017 – Turkey’s plans to expand its Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria and isolate Kurdish forces in the region appear to be backfiring.

After Turkey liberated al-Bab from the Islamic State (IS), it turned toward Manbij, which is controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and its Syrian allies, only to encounter US flags northwest of the town and Russian and Syrian national flags to the southwest. Now a similar scenario is being played out in Afrin. On March 20, YPG spokesman Redur Halil announced Russia would deploy troops to the Cindires district of Afrin province. The statement was followed by photos of military vehicles flying the Russian flag. “The presence of Russian troops at Cindires is the outcome of an agreement reached between our forces and the Russian army,” Halil said. “This agreement foresees partnership in combating terror and training of our fighters by the Russian army. We have direct contacts with Russia.”

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MESOP NEWS EXCLUSIV PICS : PKK/PYD FIGHTERS IN US ARMY OUTFIT AFTER AIRLIFTED BY DONALD TRUMP’s AIRFORCE

Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/politics/article/US-combat-airlift-marks-deepening-involvement-in-11021980.php …

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MESOP NEWS IN TIMES OF LBGTI CULTURE : WHITE TRASH FOR DYING / ANTI-WHITE RASCISM

Nobelpreisträger rechnet aus Brisante Studie: Amerikas Arbeiterklasse kollabiert

Die Lebenserwartung der Weißen in den Vereinigten Staaten, die höchstens einen Schulabschluss haben, ist dramatisch gesunken. Das Phänomen hat einen Namen: „Tod aus Hoffnungslosigkeit.“

24.03.2017, von Winand von Petersdorff, Washington – FAZ  – Die Weißen sterben demzufolge überproportional häufig an Ursachen, die Experten unter der Rubrik „Tod aus Hoffnungslosigkeit“ zusammenfassen. Zu dieser Kategorie gehören Selbstmord, Drogentod nach Überdosis oder an Krankheiten, die Alkoholmissbrauch folgen. Case und Deaton zufolge sinkt die Lebenserwartung der Gruppe seit dem Jahr 1999. Das ist eine dramatische Entwicklung angesichts der Tatsache, dass in nahezu allen Industrieländern über fast alle Bevölkerungsgruppen hinweg die Lebenserwartung stetig steigt.

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MESOP NEWS TODAYS “BRANDNEW”: Moqtada Sadr to Dissociate his Military Arm / IRAQ

Asharq Al-Awsat 25 March 2017 –Baghdad- “Iraqi Cleric and Leader of Sadrist Movement Moqtada al-Sadr is expected to announce the dissociation of Saraya al-Salam, the military arm of his bloc, during his speech infront of his followers in Baghdad on Friday,” an official in the Sadrist Movement told Asharq Al-Awsat.

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MESOP NEWS TODAYS CENTRAL ANALYSIS : The National Security Economics of the Middle East: Comparative Spending, Burden Sharing & Modernization

By Anthony H. Cordesman and Abdullah Toukan – Center for Strategic and international studies – March 23, 2017

The economics of national security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have changed dramatically since 2001. Counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and internal security have emerged as having the same priority as military forces, and the rise of non-state actors, the use of proxies, and the increased use of asymmetric warfare has changed the nature of warfighting as well. Nuclear and missile threats are not new to the region, but they are a rising threat, and one that affects the cost and shape of many of the region’s military forces.

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MESOP NEWS TODAYS QUOTATION

There is only one terror group on this planet that controls a well-armed military force with missiles capable of delivering nukes: the #IRGC

Click for pic Qassem Soleimani Iran  – https://twitter.com/?lang=en   www.mesop.de

 

MESOP “THE LAST DAYS OF EUROPE”: TERROR BECOMES QUITE NORMAL / This was the main objective of the “no borders” politicians

Analysts have wondered whether an act of terrorism could jolt electoral dynamics and strengthen the broader crisis narrative that has elevated far-right parties across Europe.
But it appears that many voters have become inured to small-scale attacks — and that terror can “pull people together at a time when we’re at a constant risk of fragmenting,” as one observer said.  www.mesop.de

WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

MESOP TODAYS SCANDAL :  MESOP EXCLUSIV “THE STALINIST PKK REGIME” : YEKITI – KURDISTAN (SYRIA) REPORT ABOUT HARRASSMENT AGAINST KURDS BY PKK/PYD – Yekiti media report on recent events ‘violations’ in February (AR)

الدولة التركية تحتل المزيد من الأراضي في الشريط الحدودي بين كردستان تركيا وكردستان سوريا والاتحاد الديمقراطي يواصل مسلسل الاعتقالات السياسية والتجنيد الإجباري
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الدولة التركية تحتل المزيد من الأراضي في الشريط الحدودي بين كردستان تركيا وكردستان سوريا والاتحاد الديمقراطي يواصل مسلسل الاعتقالات السياسية والتجنيد الإجباري
يكيتي ميديا– Yekiti Media – Read all  http://www.mesop.de/?p=84020

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS EDITORIAL BY AL MONITOR

Ankara’s Syrian plan falters as Moscow sets up in Afrin

23 March 20,17 – Turkey’s last-ditch efforts to harness Russian military and diplomatic heft to counter the Syrian Kurds and unravel their alliance with the United States are showing few signs of succeeding, like much else in the country’s ill-fated Syrian policy.

If anything, both the United States and Russia are steadily deepening their ties with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and its Arab allies who operate under the umbrella of the Syrian Defense Forces (SDF). And viewed from Ankara, they are doing so at Turkey’s expense.

The latest blows came from Russia. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cranked up pressure on Turkey today to drop its long-running objections to the participation of the YPG’s political arm, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), in the Geneva peace talks. “We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners … but it is not possible to postpone it in the long run,” Lavrov said. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=84011

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION : Are Israeli Raids on Syrian Targets Legal?

By Prof. Louis René Beres, March 23, 2017 – Louis René Beres is Emeritus Professor of International Law at Purdue and the author of twelve books and several hundred articles on nuclear strategy and nuclear war. His newest book is Surviving Amid Chaos: Israel’s Nuclear Strategy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 432, March 23, 2017 – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel’s recent raids against Syrian targets are lawful and law-enforcing. Facing an increasingly dangerous Hezbollah, Jerusalem correctly understands that even a failed state has legal obligations not to assist in terrorist assaults against Israel. These obligations, concerning Syria in particular, are authoritatively codified in treaty-based and customary international law. Moreover, in consequence of Syria’s active and unambiguous complicity with Hezbollah, Israel has a corresponding obligation to prevent and/or mitigate such terrorist crimes. This obligation, which Israel is undertaking well within the limitations of humanitarian international law, is owed both to citizens of the Jewish State and to the broader community of nations. Read all about : http://www.mesop.de/?p=84016

 

MESOP NEWS : US FORCES & BRITISH SAS DIRECTING BY KURDISH PKK CONTROLLED SDF/YPG  – FORCES – US Special Forces and Rebel Offensive v. ISIS in Eastern Syria

23 March 2017 – by Scott Lucas  – EAWORLDVIEW :Local sources and photographs confirm the on-the-ground role of US special forces in the multi-front rebel offensive against the Islamic State in Syria.

US special forces, the British SAS, and Norwegian counterparts have been based for some time in al-Tanf near the Syrian border with Iraq and Jordan. However, last week the Americans set up a joint operations room with the groups Maghaweer al-Thawra — known as the New Syrian Army when it was created with US support in late 2015 — and Jaish Usud al-Sharqiya and Liwa al-Shaheed Ahmad Abdo, both linked to the US-led Military Operations Center based in Jordan.

Read all + watch pics : http://www.mesop.de/?p=84013

 

MESOP  NEWS BACKGROUNDER : PUTIN & HEZBOLLAH WITH IRAN AGAINST ISRAEL

Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah’s Golan grab

23 March2017 – DEBKA FILES  – The Israeli drone that targeted the Syrian militiaman Yasser Sayad outside the Golan town of Quneitra Sunday, March 19, reinforced the message first carried by the Israeli Arrow 2 which shot down a Syrian SA-5 anti-air missile Friday. The Israeli ambassador was called twice to the Russian foreign ministry.Both hits were precise: Sayad was on his way to join the Hizballah forces who are trampling Syrian rebel villages on the Hermon slopes to clear their path to the Golan; and the Syrian SA-5 was intercepted microseconds before hitting the Israeli jets attacking a consignment of Hizballah weapons outside the Syria T4 base near Palmyra, where a Russian contingent is also housed. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=84007

 

MESOP INSIGHT : THE STRATEGIC GOAL FOR DESTROYING ISRAEL – Hizballah’s trust in Russia – strategic dilemma for Israel

Israel finally took a hand in the swiftly moving events looming from Syria over its northern borders by launching multiple air raids against the key northern Syrian air base known as T4 near Palmyra early Friday night March 17.Those events are spearheaded by the pro-Iranian Hizballlah’s drive to capture the Golan in line with its war of “resistance” on the Jewish state.  This fixation came into sharp focus the day after the air strike in a rare admission by Hizballah of the loss of a commander. He was named Badee Hamiyeh and was described as having been killed “in the southern Syrian region of Quneitra near the Israeli-held Golan Heights.”  This was the first anyone had heard of any recent battle on the Golan.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=84009

 

MESOP FOCUS TODAY : THE RUSSIAN ”RED ARMY” WAVES FLAG’S OF  PKK/PYD “RED KURDISTAN” IN ROJAVA – SYRIA

Ankara summons Moscow envoy as Russia shows support for YPG

23 March 2017 –  Rudaw 1 hour ago – Russian forces in Rojava’s Afrin canton. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador after a Turkish soldier was killed allegedly by cross-border fire from Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria amid increasing Russian presence side-by-side Kurdish armed groups.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=84018

 

 

MESOP NEWS INSIGHT : INDEPHT ANALYSIS TURKEY / ERDOGAN (MICHAEL RUBIN – AMBASSADOR PEARSON etal.)

The War of Words Between Europe and Turkey | Kaitlin Lavinder and Fritz Lodge, The Cipher Brief
Relations between Turkey and Europe have been tense for decades. Turkey first applied to the European Economic Community – the European Union’s precursor – in 1987. Turkey has been an associate member since 1963, but the EU still has not offered it full membership, despite the country’s membership in NATO and its role as a vital pillar to European security. Read all https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/europe/war-words-between-europe-and-turkey-1093?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7c767b3a16-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-7c767b3a16-122492169

Expert Commentary

Faking It: Europe-Turkey Relations | Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
“There is widespread frustration with Turkey over refugees. On one hand, Erdogan can say that Turkey is doing more than many other countries to take care of Syrian refugees but, on the other, Europeans feel that Erdogan has been using refugees – turning on and off the spigot of refugee flow – in order to pressure Europe for other reasons.” https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/europe/faking-it-europe-turkey-relations-1093?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7c767b3a16-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-7c767b3a16-122492169

Turkey’s EU Crisis | Ambassador Robert Pearson, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
Turkey’s views of the EU rest on an understandable and undeniably humiliating national frustration: the EU’s unwillingness to grant Turkey membership. But rather than address this issue on European terms, Turkey demands entry on its own terms by portraying its quasi-Islamic political theory, based on Muslim Brotherhood governance principles, as a genuine example of democracy. 
 https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/europe/turkeys-eu-crisis-1093?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7c767b3a16-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-7c767b3a16-122492169

 

MESOP NEWS : READ SENATOR JOHN McCAINS STATEMENT

Turkey Refuses to Join US-led Offensive on ISIS-held Raqqa If Kurds Involved

Russia Today – 2017-03-23 23:51 GMT – A rift has opened up between NATO allies US and Turkey over the part Syrian Kurdish forces should play in the liberation of Raqqa from Islamic State terrorists as Ankara has openly rejected taking part in any operation that would involve the Kurds. Turkey has “set out a model” for successfully fighting against jihadists in Syria, which it suggested should be further implemented to defeat Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the region, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said, as cited by Turkish media on Thursday.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=84022

 

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)

MESOP NEWS LATEST : KURDISH KRG OFFICIAL MET WITH DONALD TRUMP  – Kurdish presence at coalition meetings doesn’t signal US policy change

By Rudaw 4 hours ago  – 24 March 2017 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The presence of a Kurdish delegation at this week’s US-led anti-ISIS international coalition meeting in Washington, D.C., shouldn’t be seen as a shift in US policy in regards to the Kurdistan Region, a US official indicated Thursday.  “I’m not going to draw comparisons,” said US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner after being asked by a reporter if the presence of a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) delegation at the talks represented a US policy shift from former President Barack Obama to the current Donald Trump.  –  Fuad Hussein, the Chief of Staff to the Kurdish president, attended the talks in Washington, met with Trump along with other top US officials, and the KRG’s presence was noted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his opening remarks on Wednesday.  – Read mlore http://www.mesop.de/?p=84030

 

MESOP NEWS : PKK TROUBLE MAKERS CAUSE INSTABILITY IN KURDISTAN – PKK Moves Fighters from Qandil to Sinjar: Official

Basnews English –  24/03/2017 –  SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has started mobilizing its armed forces from Qandil mountainous areas to the Yezidi town of Sinjar, and from there to the neighboring Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), an official said.

“The PKK continues causing troubles in Sinjar as it has turned [the Yezidi town] into a military base,” said Wais Naif, head of Sinjar mayoral council. Criticizing the increasing number of PKK guerrillas and constant military mobilizations in the area, Naif said fresh fighters are heading from Qandil to Sinjar and Rojava. Following a military clash between the Roj Peshmerga and PKK forces earlier this month near Sinjar, Yezidi officials have been blaming PKK for sending more fighters in to further enflame the tensions. www.mesop.de

 

 

PKK Military Presence in Halabja not Allowed: PUK Official / Even PUK say NO to PKK Invaders

Basnews English – 24/03/2017 –  HALABJA — Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) won’t be allowed to spread its armed forces across Halabja province, south of Kurdistan Region, said a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) local official.Ahmed Qadafar also rejected the reports on increasing PKK’s military presence in the area, saying that there are some supporters of the PKK across Halabja province, but their number is not concerning. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=84028

 

MESOP CULTURE OF OUR DAYS : … dagegen ist DONALD TRUMP  ein Waisenknabe !

 Auch gegen Martin Schulz läuft ein EU-Verfahren, das ihn entgegenkommenderweise als alten Kumpel Junckers aber namentlich nicht nennt.

Wahlkampf in Frankreich

Unterhält Hollande ein „schwarzes Kabinett“?

 

 

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Türkei fordert Aus für PKK-Büro in Moskau

Sputnik Deutschland

Ankara hat Moskau dazu aufgerufen, die russische Außenstelle der türkischen Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK) in Moskau zu schließen, wie die …

 

MESOP NEWS TODAYS QUOTATION

There is only one terror group on this planet that controls a well-armed military force with missiles capable of delivering nukes: the #IRGC

Click for pic Qassem Soleimani Iran  – https://twitter.com/?lang=en

MESOP NEWS LATEST : KURDISH KRG OFFICIAL MET WITH DONALD TRUMP – Kurdish presence at coalition meetings doesn’t signal US policy change

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)

By Rudaw 4 hours ago  – 24 March 2017 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The presence of a Kurdish delegation at this week’s US-led anti-ISIS international coalition meeting in Washington, D.C., shouldn’t be seen as a shift in US policy in regards to the Kurdistan Region, a US official indicated Thursday.  “I’m not going to draw comparisons,” said US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner after being asked by a reporter if the presence of a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) delegation at the talks represented a US policy shift from former President Barack Obama to the current Donald Trump.
Fuad Hussein, the Chief of Staff to the Kurdish president, attended the talks in Washington, met with Trump along with other top US officials, and the KRG’s presence was noted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his opening remarks on Wednesday.

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PKK Military Presence in Halabja not Allowed: PUK Official / Even PUK say NO to PKK Invaders

Basnews English – 24/03/2017 –  HALABJA — Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) won’t be allowed to spread its armed forces across Halabja province, south of Kurdistan Region, said a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) local official.Ahmed Qadafar also rejected the reports on increasing PKK’s military presence in the area, saying that there are some supporters of the PKK across Halabja province, but their number is not concerning.

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MESOP NEWS : PKK TROUBLE MAKERS CAUSE INSTABILITY IN KURDISTAN – PKK Moves Fighters from Qandil to Sinjar: Official

Basnews English –  24/03/2017 –  SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has started mobilizing its armed forces from Qandil mountainous areas to the Yezidi town of Sinjar, and from there to the neighboring Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), an official said.

“The PKK continues causing troubles in Sinjar as it has turned [the Yezidi town] into a military base,” said Wais Naif, head of Sinjar mayoral council. Criticizing the increasing number of PKK guerrillas and constant military mobilizations in the area, Naif said fresh fighters are heading from Qandil to Sinjar and Rojava. Following a military clash between the Roj Peshmerga and PKK forces earlier this month near Sinjar, Yezidi officials have been blaming PKK for sending more fighters in to further enflame the tensions. www.mesop.de

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