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Turkey-Syria: Towards Commune Security

New 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...

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Storm on Idlib halted

Syria with Russia and Iran give peace a chance, Turkey crammed in reinforcements and remains constructively engaged.

Russian diplomacy is – yet again – at its best: The final battle for peace and stability in Syria is overdue, but partnership with newcomer Turkey is being rated so high in Moscow, Tehran and Damascus, that it’s obviously worth further postponement of the next and probably last big battle. That is the basic outcome of Monday’s very important Russian-Turkish Sochi summit.

A quick look back: Though Turkey hat vented doubts against the wisdom of an all-out attack in Idlib province, even after the September 7 summit of the successful Middle East policy triangle of Russia, Turkey and Iran, had been viewed as go-ahead for the bombing campaign...

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Syria: Battle For Idlib Has Started

Possible consequences include financial crash and worldwide war.

The astonishing part of the latest Tehran summit including Russian president Putin and his Turkish colleague Erdogan is certainly, that the latter can voice his wish for a peaceful, settlement – and in the last picture still stands very close to Iran’s president Ruhani, who seems to have moved an inch or two away from Putin, off-center, to express some closeness. There is no visible shift in the Russia-Turkey relations. Ankara is regularly sending supply and reinforcement convoys through Syrian territory to strengthen its most distant military outpost, just south of Morek in northern Hama Province, Subdistrict Soran, bordering on the southern part of Idlib Province.

The Turkish rationale for maintaining no less than 12 su...

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Macron’s New Security Strategy For Europe

Security Partnership To Include Russia and Turkey – How Credible?

French President Macron issued his idea in two steps – in a visible effort not to overload the public. The first step came on Monday, August 27, in front of the annual conference of French ambassadors; the young leader pushed for a more independent European Union to organize her security objectives including Russia: in a multipolar world. The second and equally big step followed Thursday, August 30, in Helsinki, at the news conference after a work meeting with Finland’s president Niinisto...

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Macrons neue Sicherheitsstrategie für Europa: im Westen nichts Neues

Die jüngsten Äußerungen des französischen Präsidenten Macron zu einer neuen europäischen Sicherheitsstrategie einschließlich Russland und Türkei ändern die Lage nicht: Wir leben in einer Situation, die an 1938 erinnert.
Das Finanzsystem ist ruiniert, fehlt nur noch der Zusammenbruch – und der ist sicher. Europa, die ganze westliche Welt, wird von korrupten Kräften regiert, die den Kartellen nahestehen. Die Wege in Chaos und Zerstörung sind vorgezeichnet. Unter diesen Umständen können nur noch klare und unumkehrbare Signale Vertrauen erwecken und die krisengeschüttelte Lage festigen. Die folgenden Schritte können und müssen Europäer ergreifen:
Grundsätzlich:
Distanzierung, Nicht-Unterstützung und Gegenmaßnahmen ankündigen in Bezug auf alle kriegstreiberischen Schr...
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After Macron’s Statements: The New Situation Is The Old

The recent Macron statements of European security including Russia do not change anything: In fact we live in a 1938 type of situation.
The financial system is broken, only the crash is missing and sure to come. Europe, the western world, are governed by cartel-owned corrupt leaders. The lines to organize chaos and destruction are drawn. In this situation only clear and irrevocable signs may raise trust – and stabilize the crisis-ridden situation. This is what EUROPEANS can and must do:
In General:
Declaration of distance, non-support and adverse steps from all of Washington’s war mongering steps and plans, with emphasis on the new no-fly-zone for the region being installed right now in Northeastern Syria, recent arrival of fresh US naval forces in the ME theater, Mediterrainean Sea and Pe...
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Germany’s Role In Syria And In The Middle East

Germany’s actual policies range a far cry from what is possible and constructive.

The Middle East today is one of seven zones globally, where Washington either prepares for war ore is already actively involved in ongoing conflicts. The other six zones are: Middle Eastern Europe with special crisis area Ukraine, Africa with several hot spots – Libya in the forefront, both Koreas: North and South, The China Sea, both south and east, Diaoyu Island case involving Japan, South America focussing presently on Venezuela – but keeping the whole subcontinent under permanent interference  pressure – and, last not least: the Arctic...

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Putin-Merkel Meeting: Stakes And Hopes

It’s good they talk – but how good are the talks, really?

German chancellor Merkel meets with two Russians: foreign affairs minister Lavrov and army head Gerassimov – in Berlin, July 24, 2018. But then, observers ask themselves about the astonishing feat, that Gerassimov is allowed into the EU though he is barred from entering by sanctions dating back to 2014, after Moscow succeeded in saving Crimea from the multi-criminal chaos ruling Kiev-dominated parts of Ukraine.

I. The Lavrov-Gerassimov Meeting

Dry facts are, that Berlin had to ask the EU’s consent prior to the meeting, received it without delay – and the Russian duo went to Israel first, from there to Berlin and subsequently continued for talks with French president Macron in Paris...

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Who’s Behind Washington’s New Anti-Russian Sanctions

US foreign policy is alienating billions of people to please a small fraction.

It took a while and came under time pressure – but passed swiftly and smoothly: Last week, congress pushed a new set of sanctions against Russia down Donald Trump’s throat. The pitiable president not only had to denounce his good understanding with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin in the aftermath of the successful Helsinki summit under huge cartel (media) pressure  – but later obviously had little or no say in this new effrontery, according to aides. The latter called the decision-taking and deadline-driven process: „administration business as usual“...

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Iran-Sanktionen: Europa weich, unklar und nicht verlässlich

Wenn EU-Regierungen ihr eigenes Anti-Blockade-Gesetz nicht einhalten, scheitert das Atomabkommen – und mit ihm womöglich der Frieden.

Seit heute früh 6 Uhr MESZ sind die ersten US-Sanktionen in Kraft. Bereits eine halbe Stunde zuvor war das Anti-Blockade-Gesetz von 1996 in Kraft getreten, das jeglichen Gehorsam bei ungenehmigten Sanktionen verbietet. Die Lage unter US-Sanktionspolitik sieht nun so aus: Iran soll keine US-Dollar erwerben. Handel mit Gold, (Edel)Metallen, Rohstoffen und Industriesoftware ist verboten, Import iranischer Lebensmittel und Teppiche in die USA ebenfalls untersagt. 90 Tage später, also Anfang November, folgen noch härtere Sanktionen gegen Ölimporte aus Iran. Gleichzeitig wird der internationale Zahlungsverkehr mit Iran lahmgelegt...

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