MESOP NEWS Syria Daily: Turkey Seeks Russia Approval for Attack on Kurdish Afrin; US and Assad Regime Object

By Scott Lucas – January 19, 2018 – eaworldview – Turkish meetings in Moscow with Russian and Iranian counterparts on Thursday

In a realignment of forces in Syria’s 81-month conflict, Turkey is asking for Russian acceptance of military operations against the Kurdish canton of Afrin in the northwest. Meanwhile, the Assad regime has said that it will shoot down Turkish warplanes, and the US has asked Ankara to refrain from an attack and focus on the Islamic State.

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MESOP NEWS “MUST READ BY JACK DETSCH” : Syrian opposition iced out of White House

Jack Detsch January 17, 2018 – AL MONITOR –  Article Summary – The Donald Trump administration held off on the opportunity to talk to Syrian opposition officials in town this week even as it outlined a tougher stance against Bashar al-Assad. A delegation of leading opposition figures touched down in Washington this week hoping to convince White House officials to protect rebel-held zones in northwestern Syria from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Instead, even as the Donald Trump administration announced plans today to leave US troops in Syria and attempt to transition Assad from power, the White House passed on the meeting. The group of four representatives from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a 20,000-strong bloc of Arab fighters based in Syria’s northwest, had to take their case to the State Department, Congress and a series of think tanks to salvage their weeklong trip.

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A vision for ending Iraq’s crises / THE NATIONAL – The future of the state of Iraq is in the crosshairs, writes Barham Salih

MESOP NEWS SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) : BARHAM SALIH HAS A VISION ! (BUT ALL HIS MONEY STORED IN UNITED STATES)

January 16, 2018 Updated: January 17, 2018 12:49 PM – The military defeat of ISIL, the ramifications from the Kurdish referendum and the upcoming parliamentary elections represent defining moments in Iraq’s contemporary history. There is now an opportunity to reorient Iraq’s trajectory and propel the country towards prosperity and stability. Failure to seize this opportunity will condemn Iraq to deepening instability and may well doom Iraq to utter collapse.

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MESOP NEWS : LIEBER HERR ERDOGAN, bitte treten Sie uns bei ! Die Polen gehen vielleicht, die Ungarn und die Briten sowieso

BRUSSEL SUCHT SULTAN !

EU-Spitze will sich mit Erdoğan treffen

ZEIT ONLINE  18 Jan 2018

Führende Vertreter der Europäischen Union wollen einem Bericht zufolge im März mit dem türkischen Präsidenten Recep Tayyip Erdoğan zusammenkommen. Das Treffen stellt einen weiteren Versuch dar, ein besseres Verhältnis zwischen der EU und der Türkei zu schaffen, berichtet die Welt unter …

Bericht: Spitzentreffen zwischen EU-Vertretern und Erdogan geplant – ZEIT ONLINE  – www.mesop.de

MESOP NEWS TODAYS HEADLINE

Dana Milbank  – Washington Post 18 Jan 2018  

Is Trump’s doctor okay? 

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was so effusive in extolling the superbly stupendous health of the president that he sounded almost Trumpian. 

….. a good old left liberal Stalinist logic: WHEN THE DOCTOR SAYS THE PATIENT IS’NT SICK ALSO THE DOCTOR HAS TO BE SICK! www.mesop.de

MESOP NEWS : LOKAL-PROMINENTE LBGTQ –LINKE ALS PKK-FREUNDIN DER PKK

„Bullenhunde“ & „Schweine“: Bochumer Linken-Politikerin ätzt gegen die Polizei + pro PKK

am 17.01.2018 um 09:06 Uhr  – Bochum. „Und wieder haben die Bullenhunde auf der LLL Demo kurdische Genossen mitgenommen. Aber es kommt der Tag an dem diese Schweine für ihre Taten zur Verantwortung gezogen werden. Weg mit dem Verbot der PKK! Ganz Berlin hasst die Polizei!“ Foto der Genossin :

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MESOP NEWS TOP OF THE AGENDA: WILL US STAY IN SYRIA & WITH KURDS? – WATCH EXPERT SAMPLER

Tillerson Indicates U.S. Military to Stay in Syria

The Syrian foreign ministry called the U.S. military presence in the country a violation of sovereignty on Thursday following a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that laid out plans (VOA) for long-term military engagement there.

Tillerson said the Trump administration will not repeat “mistakes” made by the Obama administration in Iraq by pulling troops out of Syria (AP) too early, adding that the United States aims to assure the destruction of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Additionally, he affirmed the continued U.S. stance on ousting the Syrian regime, saying “post-Assad leadership” is necessary for the country’s stability (Guardian). Tillerson said that recent reports that the United States is training a new force to be located near Syria’s border with Turkey have mischaracterized the effort (Al Jazeera).

ANALYSIS

“There are strong incentives for rebel leaders to embrace an extremist ideology in any country, Muslim or not, experiencing civil war with a history of corruption and few constraints on power. ISIS was one of the first groups to figure out this strategy, but others will follow,” Barbara F. Walter writes for Foreign Affairs.

“The main accomplishment of a small, open-ended, U.S. presence in Syria would be complicating Assad’s potential plans to retake territory from the PYD [the Kurdish Democratic Union Party], which is allied with the Americans but also an affiliate of the PKK, a U.S.-designated terrorist group,” Faysal Itani writes for War on the Rocks.

“For a long time the Syrian leader’s weakness was, paradoxically, his strength. So weak was he, that his downfall threatened the entire edifice that Russia and Iran sought to maintain in place in Syria,” Michael Young writes for the National.

 

Syrische PKK/PYD Kurden rechnen mit Unterstützung aus Moskau

MESOP NEWS DESCRIPTION : FARCHAT PATIJEW (Mitglied des Nationalen Kongresses Kurdistans) der persönliche Delegierte Putins bei den syrischen PKK/PYD Kurden

18.01.2018(aktualisiert 14:14 18.01.2018) Nesawissimaja Gaseta / sputnik – Das Syrische Kurdistan hofft, dass Russland die türkische Operation in Afrin verhindern kann. Allerdings gibt es keine Anzeichen dafür, dass die Türkei auf ihre Ansprüche an der von den Kurden kontrollierten Enklave verzichten wird, schreibt die „Nesawissimaja Gaseta“ am Donnerstag.

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MESOP NEWS : PKK GRÜNDET EIGENE NEUE EINFLUSSPARTEI IN SÜD KURDISTAN / IN ABSPRACHE MIT BAGHDAD

Morgen findet in der südkurdischen Stadt Silêmanî der Gründungskongress der Partei Tevgera Azadî statt.

ANF SILÊMANÎ Donnerstag, 18 Jan 2018, 14:17  – Nach der offiziellen Anerkennung der „Freien Gesellschaftsbewegung Kurdistan“ (Tevgera Azadî) nach irakischem Gesetz findet morgen in Silêmanî der erste Kongress statt. Die Versammlung wird von der Wahlkommission des Irak offiziell beobachtet werden.

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MESOP NEWS FRAGE 2018 : LÖST SCHROEDER NUN DAS KOREA-PROBLEM ?

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