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Turkey Sends More Troops Into North-East Syria

Turkey Troops Syria Erdogan

Washington’s escalatory steps force Ankara to react – with potentially positive consequences for the stalled Russian-Turkish Sochi agreement. 

The news came Wednesday noon and were as brief as precise: Turkish president Erdoğan announced, that he plans to launch a military operation in North-East Syria in the coming days. Two weeks earlier, the US army was reported by a CIA-backed publication to have set up military installations, three in Tal Abyad and two in Kobane. Preparations show, that Erdoğan plans to move quickly:

  • – in previous days, Turkish army has brought army personnel of the 3rd Brigade as well as supplies to the Syrian border.
  • – on Wednesday, Turkish troops took down walls of the city of Ras al-Ain
  • – at the same time, US forces set up an observation post near the town of...

G20 Summit: Is the US Losing its Global Leadership?

G20 US leadership

Fact is, it’s the other way round: Global leadership has lost he US – and for good.

The Buenos Aires G20 summit cemented, what really is US president Trump’s political strategy: Washington does not even care for a US leadership role – it’s just cutting deals. Trade trouble with China? The intermediate fixing sounds easy and fair: Trump stops tariffs on 200 billion US$ imports from China – and Beijing agrees to buy more US goods, mainly in the sectors agriculture, energy and industry, but without commitment to defined thresholds as yet; and in the aftermath, Trump tweeted, that Chinese tariffs on US cars, recently raised to a whopping 40%, would be reduced; Beijing had lowered other cars‘ tariffs  from 25% to 15%...


The Hushed-Up Summit Success

Seven year-old Syria conflict gets a shiny new peace building format – while western propaganda media look the other way.

That’s certainly unprecedented but interesting and symptomatic: The biggest German daily „Süddeutsche“ squeezes a few lines on its front page governed by regional elections in  the state of Hesse and the umpteenth article on the truly terrible and deplorable synagogue killing spree in Pittsburgh, USA. Leading opinion shapers such as „Spiegel online“ and New York Times enumerate a few dry facts – and that’s it: Russian president Putin, his Turkish colleague Erdoğan, German chancellor Merkel and French president Macron met on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Istanbul overlooking the Bosporus...


Iran Under US War Threat

Imminent US cabinet reshuffle gives a hint on planning.

This is the special Trump way to fire a minister: Talk bad about him in public, hint he’s “on the way out” – and help raise the level of speculations about potential successors. All of this happens these days to US defense minister James “mad dog” Mattis. In the Mattis case, the US president even went so far as to describe his MoD as a „Democrat“, which, to his constituency three weeks from the midterm elections, may very well sound like „high treason“.

What’s the problem anyway with James Mattis, a very popular marine general? Looking at what the man actually does these days – is awesomely helpful to US interests: He’s seeking better military ties with China, to take that area of government out of the hot exchanges in the...


Syria: Erdogan’s Tough Choices

Sochi agreement on the demilitarized Idlib belt offers risks – and opportunities.

The chain of events is now allowing prognoses: After the fall of IS/Daesh strongholds in Duma/Damascus and Daraa the Syrian government and its allies Russia and Iran took quite a while to pick up the thrust and start attacking the HTS stronghold Idlib and the sounding areas close to Aleppo in the east and Hama in the south, where many other militia groups from a variety of political backgrounds are operating. Already in these weeks it became clear, that partner Turkey slowed down the momentum of Syria’s liberation of terror militias...


Reliable Partners? EU Foreign Policy and the Iran Nuclear Agreement JCPoA

The world is watching how Washington’s vassals fail to stand up for their international reputation and fair treatment of contract partners – a turning point in EU history!
Pakistan’s famed president, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, truly lost no time. As soon as the ink was dry on the secret behind-the-scenes agreement with the US, allowing Pakistan development of its own nuclear weapon to balance Soviet-backed India’s, he set out on a sales trip unprecedented in world’s history and unparalleled ever since. This happened in 1972...


Open question: Mr. Zuckerberg, are you a Jew or a Nazi?

At first glance, the question seems little sensitive for a German national; but times are rough, WW3 is looming – and we Germans are living under this growing threat. Israel and the U.S. are both part of the problem, not part of any lasting solution – and this endangers jews and non-jews alike all over the globe. I entered politics in order to help make sure, that never again jews may be harmed. From 1985 I supported the Afghan Mujahideen in their just fight agains Soviet invasion, by accompanying them in battles, teaching them how to to take films and distributing our material to more than 144 countries around the globe...


Christoph Hörstel – was Wikipedia bisher verschweigt

Christoph R. Hörstel (* 1956 in Bremen) ist ein deutscher Politiker, Publizist und Regierungsberater. Er berichtete als Journalist und Sonderkorrespondent von 1985 bis 1999 unter anderem für die ARD – aber auch für ABC (USA), ITN (UK), TF1 (F) und YLE (FN) aus verschiedenen Staaten. Danach wechselte er als Vice President in die Kommmunikationsleitung des damaligen Siemens-Bereichs „Mobile Communication“. Ab 2001 betätigte er sich als Berater für Unternehmen und Regierungen und freier Publizist mit Schwerpunkt Kriegs- und Krisengebiete. Hörstel vertritt systemkritische Ansichten, die vor allem in seiner ethisch geprägten politischen Agenda wurzeln und sich gegen die als grotesk überzogen empfundene weltweite Macht der Finanzindustrie wenden...


Islam, Zuwanderung und Kartellintrigen zum Schaden Deutschlands

Eine Kampfansage für das gute Miteinander von Menschen und Religionen in Deutschland und der Welt

1 Persönliches Vorwort

Islam-Fan: drei Namen für die Kinder: Ringparabel: Lessing

Fan des Jüdischen Glaubens, jedes ernsthaften Glaubens, auch für Atheismus offen:

JEDER ernsthafte Lebensentwurf

2 Grundsätzliches

Der Islam ist eine hoch interessante, hoch wertvolle und hoch umstrittene Religion.

Interessant: klug, vielseitig, vielschichtig, bestens dokumentiert, hochkarätig gestiftet – und theologisch bearbeitet

Wertvoll: zwischenmenschlich, sozial, politisch, strategisch

Umstritten: zuallermeist von innen – jetzt, intrigant: von außen

3 Geschichte[1]

Unter maßgeblicher und auch finanzieller Mitwirkung aus der Familie Rothschild blühte in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jhdts...


Die Saat der Kartelle geht auf: Hass und Unwissen blühen in Deutschland. CSU dabei? – DM NICHT!

Liebe Leser, Mitglieder und Freunde der Deutschen Mitte,

Immer wieder zwingen mich die Ereignisse, unmissverständlich festzuhalten, wie ethische Politik in Fragen der Zuwandererwelle geht, gehen MUSS: alternativlos, Frau Merkel.

Ethische Politik heißt, ethisches Denken in ethisches Handeln und damit in für alle Menschen angemessene und heilsame Entscheidungen und Umsetzungen münden zu lassen.

Wir wenden uns gegen eine Schurkenpolitik der globalen Kartelle und ihrer willfährigen Regierungen und Politikaster, die weltweit Staaten zu destabilisieren versucht. Teil dieser kriminellen Machenschaften, die ja traditionell vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Finanzen und der militärischen Auseinandersetzungen greifen, sind große Wanderungsbewegungen, von der klugen US-Professorin Kelly M...