Αυτοκαθορισμός

Αυτοκαθορισμός

Παρασκευή, 3 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Η πολιορκία και οι θεατές της..

Οι δυνατότητες της Τουρκίας είναι πολλές, μέχρι και να παρουσιαστεί ως "σωτήρας" των Κούρδων και υπερασπιστής της ειρήνης στην Βόρεια Συρία με μια επέμβαση "εναντίον" των τακφιριστών, αν και υπάρχουν στοιχεία πως συνεχίζει να τους αβαντάρει. Η δύση από την άλλη, μιά βομβαρδίζει (αραιά και πού) τους τακφιριστές κατά την διάρκεια της πολιορκίας τής  Κομπάνι μιά σταματά τους βομβαρδισμούς. Κανείς σοβαρός αναλυτής δεν μπορεί να ξέρει ακριβώς τις διαρκώς μεταβαλλόμενες ισορροπίες όπως εκφράζονται μέσα από την στρατιωτική μάχη. Αυτές θα αποκαλυφθούν πολύ αργότερα. Σημειώνω μόνον, πως αυτό που μέχρι στιγμή φανερώνει την αδυναμία και την αναξιοπιστία της Ρωσσίας είναι πως από την μιά δεν έχει κανέναν ρόλο στην στρατιωτική ενίσχυση της πόλης και των υπερασπιστών της (ενώ η δύση, παίζοντας ένα μάλλον βρώμικο παιχνίδι έχει ωστόσο έναν "διπλό" ρόλο, πιέζοντας την Τουρκία αλλά και αβαντάροντας την τουρκική παρουσία) αλλά ούτε ακόμα έχει θέσει το θέμα (απ'όσο γνωρίζω) στην "διεθνή κοινότητα", έστω πιέζοντας ή έστω "για τα μάτια του κόσμου". Η Ρωσσία μετά βίας υπεράσπισε τα συμφέροντα των "δικών" της στην ανατολική Ουκρανία και την κυριαρχία της "μέσα στο σπίτι της", δηλαδή δίπλα ακριβώς στον πυρήνα της κυριαρχίας της, ενώ τηρώντας (ακόμα) μιαν ευλαβική σιωπή απέναντι στους Τούρκους αποδεικνύει ακόμα μια φορά ότι ιστορικά αποτελεί μιαν στενόμυαλα εγωϊστική, υστερόβουλη και αρκετά αναξιόπιστη δύναμη στην οποία δεν μπορεί κανείς να στηριχθεί σε στρατηγικό επίπεδο (χωρίς αυτό να σημαίνει πως δεν πρέπει να διερευνήσει τις όποιες -οπλικές κυρίως- δυνατότητες). Πρόκειται για φούσκες που πάντα σκάνε, όταν το ζήτημα δεν είναι η δική τους αυτοκρατορία, με την έννοια πως το υποτιθέμενο "ηθικό" τους πλεονέκτημα έναντι της δύσης είναι απλά ανύπαρκτο και πως προκαλώντας ελπίδες στους διάφορους λαούς που βρίσκονται υπό την ηγεμονία της δύσης και ασφυκτιούν από αυτή την ηγεμονία απλά πάντα τις προδίδουν. Βέβαια κανείς δεν μπορεί να γνωρίζει τι θα γίνει τις επόμενες μέρες. Προς το παρόν η Ρωσσία στηρίζει Άσσαντ, μόνον, και σέβεται την Τουρκία, αν και πάντα την "κριτικάρει". 

Ι.Τζανάκος


Ας δούμε κάποιες δημοσιεύσεις: 
 

 

 

 

http://en.firatajans.com/news/news/turkish-soldiers-met-gangs-on-kobane-border-last-night.htm

‘Turkish soldiers met gangs on Kobanê border last night’

It is claimed that Turkish soldiers held a meeting with ISIS gangs in the border area last night. Residents of the village of Boydê who witnessed the meeting said that the gangs had arrived in vehicles and that the troops had handed things over to them.
It is alleged that another example of collaboration between Turkish troops and gangs took place last night on the Kobanê border in the village of Boydê. Residents of the village say that suspicious persons got out of a white minibus with darkened windows that is frequently seen in the area and spoke to Turkish soldiers. One of the witnesses, Fuat Tilgen, said that after they heard some shots they went outside and said that two of a group of people from Kobanê trying to bring their animals over the border to Turkey were arrested and beaten for hours by troops from the Karaca military post.
Tilgen added that after midnight a white minibus with darkened windows had driven into the minefield where the people from Kobanê where being held, saying: "About 15 people got out of the vehicle and began to attack the people there. A few shots were fired. Then they went to the pistachio plantation. Then another vehicle arrived and shouting began. It went on for half an hour.”
Tilgen said the minibus had driven the families from Kobanê to the eastern side of the border, after which another minibus had arrived. They spoke to soldiers there. We couldn’t make out what was being said. Then another vehicle arrived and some heavy objects began to be transferred from the vehicle. It was something like large drums. Then the minibus left.”
Child tortured
Tilgen said that the Turkish soldiers had continued to torture a child from Kobanê after the vehicles had left. Tilgen said: "We could hear the sound of the stick being used to beat him. Every time they hit him they made him say 'one Turkey, two Turkey, three Turkey'. Then the soldiers released him and by 5 in the morning it was all over.”
I pretended to be dead
Mahmud İbrahim, a victim of beating, said: "As we tried to cross over into Turkey the soldiers attacked us with truncheons and with their rifle barrels. Then they threw us amongst the barbed wire. They tried to strangle me and I pretended to be dead. They left me there. Later I crawled through the wire to Boydê village."
Two people dragged along the ground by armoured vehicles
Şergo Şexo, also from Kobanê, said he had wanted to cross the border in order to get bread, when he saw Turkish troops capture a couple, adding: "the soldiers tied the man and woman to an armoured vehicle and dragged them through the minefield.”
Transfer of ammunition
Şexo said that a vehicle belonging to the gangs had crossed the railway line from the direction of Tel Shear and threatened the families from Kobanê, telling them to take their vehicles and leave the area. "After the families had gone, a vehicle came from the military post and spoke to those who had come in the gang vehicle. Someone who spoke Turkish spoke to the soldiers for the ISIS members. Then something like a trunk was unloaded from vehicles that came from the Turkish side and put in the ISIS members’ vehicle.”



http://en.firatajans.com/news/news/ypj-commander-we-will-turn-kobane-to-hell-for-isis.htm

YPJ Commander: We will turn Kobanê to hell for ISIS

Violent clashes going on at three fronts of Kobanê since yesterday evening have reached the borders of the town which is struggling against a new wave of intense attacks by ISIS gangs for 17 days.
Meryem Kobanê, one of the YPG/YPJ Kobanê Commanders, who assessed the final situation in Kobanê for ANF, vowed to "resist in every inch of Kobanê to the end and turn Kobanê to hell for ISIS”.
Meryem Kobanê emphasised that fighters of the YPG/YPJ are putting a brave resistance against the gangs that are attacking with all kinds of heavy weaponry.
Remarking that fierce clashes on the eastern front continued intensely in the region of Kaniya Kurda, the YPJ Commander said gangs have advanced till the check point of the Kobanê Asayesh (public security) on the western front, adding that violent clashes are continuing to take place in the southern side as well.
Commenting on the aerial operations by international coalition powers, Meryem Kobanê said; "They didn't hit any major target. They just targeted some locations that have no influence on the fighting."
The YPJ Commander said the probability of an urban warfare was at the highest level at the moment after the most recent developments since last night, adding; "We have taken all measures already. We are going to resist in every inch of Kobanê."
Calling for support from all the Kurdish people and the world public opinion, Meryem Kobanê added; "We are going to resist to the end. We are not demoralised nor hopeless, and we will not be. We will turn Kobanê to hell for ISIS."




 http://en.firatajans.com/news/news/fierce-clashes-continue-in-kobane-1.htm

Fierce clashes continue in Kobanê

Clashes between YPG /YPJ forces and ISIS gangs intensely attacking the Kobanê town of West Kurdistan are continuing on the 19th day.
Fighters of the YPG-YPJ (People's / Women's Protection Units) along with the people of Kobanê are continuing to resist to the intensified attacks on the southern, western and eastern fronts.
Clashes re-erupted early Friday morning as gangs have launched a new wave of heavy attacks at all three fronts.
The gangs are continuing to open mortar and katyusha fire on Kobanê centre from their positions around the town.
In the meantime, violent clashes are taking place on the Meştenûr hill held by YPG, to the east of Kobanê, on which the gangs started to launch intensified heavy-weapon attacks after suffering heavy losses in clashes with YPG / YPJ fighters since yesterday. Clashes here are reported to be getting heavier.
The fighting between Protection Units and ISIS gangs intensified yesterday around the Newroz hall in south Kobanê where YPG forces strongly resisted and halted the advance of the gangs attacking with tanks and heavy artillery. A large number of gang members were killed in clashes in this area.





 http://en.firatajans.com/news/news/pyd-co-chair-abdullah-isis-forcing-arab-people-to-fight-against-kurds.htm

PYD co-chair Abdullah: ISIS forcing Arab people to fight against Kurds

PYD (Partiya Yekitiya Demokratîk, Democratic Union Party) co-chair Asya Abdullah addressed via phone to the demonstrators who have been on hunger strike in the German city of Cologne in solidarity with the Kobanê resistance for 4 days.
Asya Abdullah who gave information about the present situation in Kobanê said ISIS gangs intensely attacking the town for the last two days are suffering heavy losses and prevented from advancing in the face of the brave resistance by YPG and YPJ forces.
Abdullah stressed that the attack on Kobanê targeted all the Kurds and the Kurdistan territory, adding; “There is an attempt to commit a massacre against Kurds but the international community is silent. This is a crime against humanity because the attack targets the humanity. Reactionary powers in the region that cannot tolerate the democratic and libertarian system established by the Armenian, Assyrian, Syriac and Kurdish peoples are using ISIS gangs. Kobanê would have been a second Sinjar by now were it not for this resistance.”
Asya Abdullah called on all Kurdish youths to join the resistance, stressing that this was the only way to ensure freedom and Kobanê's liberation. Abdullah also called on the Kurdish people in Europe to join and spread demonstrations in solidarity with Kobanê.
The PYD co-chair underlined that “Kobanê will never fall and resistance will never end as long as the attacks continue".
Abdullah also noted that ISIS gangs have deployed all their forces in the region around Kobanê, and are also forcing the Arab villagers in the region to fight against Kurds and to make peoples confront each other. “They are however not going to manage it”, Abdullah said and added that ISIS gangs have suffered heavy losses and large quantities of weapons belonging to them have been destroyed.







IDF chief of staff speaks out on IS, Syria, Iran

 

 Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/10/benny-gantz-chief-of-staf-idf-ambassador-dermer-netanyahu.html?utm_source=Al-Monitor+Newsletter+%5BEnglish%5D&utm_campaign=a8f8f63725-October_3_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_28264b27a0-a8f8f63725-102410285#ixzz3F7LjtWJ2




The chief of general staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz, will conclude his four-year tenure in the middle of February 2015. The Protective Edge campaign tarnished his public image and, for the first time, he became the target of scathing criticism, mainly from the right flank of the Cabinet. On Oct. 4, in honor of the Day of Atonement, Gantz gave rare interviews to several Israeli media outlets.
Summaryt Chief of Staff Benny Gantz does not exclude the possibility that in the future, Israel will have to deal with the Islamic State, saying, "If they would take us on, they would fail."
Gantz, who was fourth on the list for the chief of staff position (he was preceded by Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant, whose nomination was disqualified, and two other generals who turned down the offer) — is widely regarded as a calm person who detests risk-taking and doesn’t encourage waging war. There are many Israelis who feel that the military and its leaders should always strive to be proactive and make plans for future assaults. They feel that it is the role of the political echelons to restrain the armed forces, to deliberate and decide. But during the Protective Edge campaign it was actually the IDF that took on the task of restraining and frightened the Cabinet with the possible ramifications of a Gazan conquest, striving to end the fighting as soon as possible.
Gantz’ name was recently mentioned as a candidate for replacing Israeli ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer. This summer will mark two years of Dermer’s catastrophic term of office. Dermer has no foothold in the White House and is viewed as a Republican Trojan horse, planted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the very heart of the US capital. Since Dermer is a political and not professional appointee, his position may be terminated after two years. Gantz is viewed as the ideal replacement for many reasons: He has served as an Israeli military attaché in Washington, he studied in the United States twice in the course of his career and he has a temperament suited to working in Washington. Gantz is also held in great esteem by the Pentagon, he is familiar with the United States and, though his political views are enigmatic, the impression is that he could rehabilitate whatever Netanyahu, billionaire Sheldon Adelson and Dermer have left of the Israeli-US relations.
But will Gantz really get the job? It is highly doubtful. Netanyahu, who took pains to isolate himself at the Israeli top and forestall all potential competitors, is not likely to cooperate in building up Gantz as a political alternative.
In an interview earlier this week, one of the questions Al-Monitor asked Gantz was why Israel downed the Syrian plane that flew over the Golan Heights Sept. 23.
“Because it crossed the border, period,” he answered. Pressed and queried further doesn't it seem rather obvious by now that Israel prefers the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Golan over the chaos of Islamic insurgent organizations? He said, “We don’t intervene in the fighting. This isn’t a reality show and it won’t help if we vote for this candidate or the other. All we can do is keep close track of the situation and insist on the clear red lines that we have drawn: No incursions into our territory. That plane penetrated almost a kilometer [.62 mile] and that’s why it was downed, and it’s a good thing that it was downed.”
Gantz gave an extensive overview of the Syrian issue. “The whole system in Syria is falling apart and being rebuilt in front of our eyes, at its own pace. It isn’t happening quickly. Now we can already see clear spots on the map, spots that have been drawn for quite some time already and are starting to become stabilized. The central axis, from Damascus northward until the coastal area, including the Alawite space, is held by Assad. The Golan Heights has fallen into the hands of all kinds of insurgents. The southern region — Jabhat al-Nusra; the center and northern regions — a different make-up of insurgents. [Most of] the Syrian Desert is empty while the remote Syrian desert is inhabited by the Islamic State (IS). Jabal Druze is held by the Druze. This is the tribal-religious map that is beginning to coalesce. We have no influence and no role in this game, except for keeping close tabs on it and making the correct military plans and deployments.”
Al-Monitor asked the chief of staff if the IDF had assault plans, in the event that a significant threat emerges against Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee region, a new situation that might entail shots being fired into Israel.
“We are prepared for all scenarios and have created alternative options for action,” Gantz answered. “We’ll choose the most suitable one.” The chief of staff summarized the preparations carried out by the Israeli defense system in case of governmental disintegration in Syria. “Already on May 15, 2011, when the demonstrations in the Golan spun out of control and hundreds of Syrians penetrated into our territory, we understood that the game plan had changed. We replaced our IDF division on the Golan; we changed our military outlook and deployment; we are better prepared today than in the past and continue to improve our response. We understand that a challenge waits for us on the other side. At the moment, the only thing that separates us from IS is the fact that they are busy with more pressing issues. It is possible that the day will come when we will have to contend with them.”
Al-Monitor asked Gantz about IS. Perhaps the panic is exaggerated? Is is possible that the global alarm has lost all proportion?
“Every time that IS encounters an organized military force that is determined and cohesive, and not a disintegrating system, they fail,” Gantz said. “The reality surrounding us is very unstable, but we have a clear rejoinder to IS and if they took us on, they would fail. IS exploits the political and governmental vacuum in the environs in which it operates. They understood the US principle of ‘shock and awe.’ The Americans achieved this effect through a thousand Tomahawk missiles. The Islamic State achieves this via beheadings. They are trying to create new geopolitical lines on the basis of Islam as a governmental, not only religious, concept. They are dismantling everything that was outlined by two gentlemen, Sykes and Picot, long ago in the previous century. On the other hand, I think that this threat can be contained; it can be dealt with and it can be neutralized.”
Al-Monitor asked if this could be accomplished from the air alone, as the current operations are being conducted.
“I don’t think so,” he said. “It can’t be achieved only through an aerial assault. I heard what Gen. Martin Dempsey, the American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had to say and I understand his point. It makes no sense that America should also fight on the ground on behalf of the people threatened by IS. It makes more sense that those people organize the necessary ground forces themselves.”
In the interview, Gantz talked about everything: the critical timing of the talks between the West and Iran (“I hope that the Iranians won’t be tempted to return to the nuclear race, and I hope that the West won’t allow them to do so. The Shiite-Sunni conflict also knocks on Iran’s doors. We don’t want to live with a nuclear Iran.”), about the Protective Edge campaign (“We won that,” he says, “unequivocally.”) and many other subjects. At the moment, Gantz’ main efforts are invested in dealing with the difficulties of the defense budget and his main mission: to successfully conclude the rest of his term without additional surprises or problems.
Two days after the interview, a summit was held Oct. 1 in Washington between President Barack Obama and Netanyahu. Expectations were very low, as usual. The meeting itself took a bit longer than had been planned, and seemed a bit warmer and more optimistic than the parties had anticipated. But a short time afterward, when it emerged that another construction tender was being publicized in Jerusalem, the White House hurried to produce a raging condemnation (“The process poisons the atmosphere in the region.”). This move came after the 11 apartments were acquired in the Palestinian Jerusalem Silwan neighborhood by settlers who lived there and significantly ratcheted up the tension in the area.
Netanyahu, in a briefing to journalists in Washington, launched an extensive verbal attack on the US criticism. “I don’t accept it,” he said, “You have to know your information [before you criticize].” Then he continued to give a forceful, confrontational explanation speech, in response to the condemnation.
In the past, such disputes would erupt only after the Israeli prime minister left Washington, but not this time. The Americans did not hesitate to strike Netanyahu only minutes after his meeting with Obama. Even more intriguing is that Netanyahu did not hesitate to answer assertively while still on US soil. It seems that of the two heads of state, Netanyahu leads — at least with regard to self-confidence.





Ben Caspit is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse. He is also a senior columnist and political analyst for Israeli newspapers, and has a daily radio show and regular TV shows on politics and Israel. On Twitter: @BenCaspit



Σημείωση: Πολύ συγκεκριμένα και ξεκάθαρα πράγματα από τον Ισραηλινό στρατιωτικό, και όχι φούσκες από αυτές που σκάνε με θόρυβο καλύπτοντας τα "ρεαλιστικά" συμφέροντα των "γεωπολιτικών δυνάμεων"



Δεν υπάρχουν σχόλια:

Δημοσίευση σχολίου

Ιωάννης Τζανάκος - Ιστολόγια

Δρεπάνι

Δρεπάνι
Δρεπάνι..

Αρχειοθήκη ιστολογίου

Kurdistan

Nichts

Nichts

Πολιτική και Γεωπολιτική..

Στα όρια..

Ουρανός

Ουρανός

Ερμηνείες της ιστορίας..

Επιστημονικά και επιστημονικοφανή..