Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Alexander Mercouris-Enshrinement of Russian/Turkish Ceasefire at UN ?

Via Saker: but From the Duran 

"As my colleague Adam Garrie has previously reported, on 31st December 2016 the United Nations Security Council unanimously supported Resolution 2336, a Russian drafted Resolution enshrining the Russian-Turkish ceasefire plan for Syria"

I checked the definition of enshrine:  to preserve or cherish as sacred

It was widely reported,  that the Russian/Turkish ceasefire was not enshrined at the UN Security Council, because it was not endorsed by all parties and had to dropped to get the resolution passed.

December 31, 2016:

Initial reports noted this resolution passed unanimously by the Security Council.. but the information, widely disseminated shortly after the initial news broke made clear the resolution was passed only after changes were made

 Western members of the council had sought changes to the draft resolution circulated by Russia and Turkey during consultations Saturday morning to clarify the role of the U.N. and the meaning of the agreement brokered by Moscow and Ankara

  The final text dropped an endorsement of the Syria cease-fire agreement brokered by Moscow and Ankara, and it changed the draft to call the Astana meeting "an important step ahead of the resumption of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva on Feb. 8, 2017."

Therefore what ever may have been enshrined at the UN, via the resolution,  did not include an endorsement of the ceasefire agreement. Because that was dropped so this resolution could be passed. 

I left two comments at Saker's regarding the piece by Mr Mercouris-

Turkey has one big reason to adhere to this plan-
-I’ve named it repeatedly here-
-I’ve spoken of it for years at my blog
Greater Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0 which needs a great big chunk of Turkey in order to spring into existence.
Remaking the middle east and North Africa- when are people going to call it what it is rather then obfuscate it in word play?
Mercurious mentions this then pooh/poohs’ it while playing the cult of personality card-
“For the Turks a key provision of the ceasefire plan is that any future agreement about the future of Syria to be reached at Astana must be based – in the words of the ceasefire plan – upon “full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic”. In other words any possibility of an independent Kurdish state being carved out of Syrian territory is ruled out”
Since it is upon Erdogan that the future of this ceasefire agreement ultimately depends, it would be unwise to invest too many hopes in it”
An independent Kurdish state in Syria will spell the end of Syria as well as the end of Turkey as it has done Iraq in- It will guarantee increasing Israeli meddling in yet another part of Syria


Mercouris needs to do his homework :
“As my colleague Adam Garrie has previously reported, on 31st December 2016 the United Nations Security Council unanimously supported Resolution 2336, a Russian drafted Resolution enshrining the Russian-Turkish ceasefire plan for Syria”
This is actually incorrect- The Security Council voted on and supported a Modified Resolution that did Not endorse the ceasefire
http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.ca/2016/12/un-security-council-approves-russian.html
“The final text dropped an endorsement of the Syria cease-fire agreement brokered by Moscow and Ankara, and it changed the draft to call the Astana meeting “an important step ahead of the resumption of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva on Feb. 8, 2017.”

from my blog post you head to NBC:
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/syrias-suffering-families/u-n-security-council-approves-syrian-cease-fire-plan-russia-n701866
” Western members of the council had sought changes to the draft resolution circulated by Russia and Turkey during consultations Saturday morning to clarify the role of the U.N. and the meaning of the agreement brokered by Moscow and Ankara.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/31/russia-syria-ceasefire-un-security-council-damascus-kazakhstan
This is a very important fact and Mercouris missed it entirely- relying on the work of his colleague Adam Garrie.
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/un-unanimously-supports-russian-turkish-efforts-to-end-conflict-in-syria-as-ceasefire-wavers
“The resolution’s final text dropped an endorsement of the Syria cease-fire agreement reached Thursday, simply taking note of it….”
Therefore the ceasefire was neither endorsed now was it enshrined

My last sentence should have read - Therefore the ceasefire was neither endorsed nor was it enshrined

I get so disappointed, so often.šŸ’”

Mr Mercouris should have pondered the possibility that those who would not endorse the ceasefire agreement may work the hardest to ensure the ceasefire fails.

Including, but, not limited to a second coup attempt against Turkey.
Yes, I said it. The shooting at the nightclub has brought that to mind yet again.

 

11 comments:

  1. http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/diaspora/322252

    http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/middle-east/322186

    http://www.dailysabah.com/war-on-terror/2017/01/03/pm-abadi-says-wont-accept-pkk-using-iraqi-territory-to-attack-turkey

    http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/322237
    Do you believe that the PKK put Isis in their ranks?

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    1. Barzani just threaten to send some element of Peshmerga into Sinjar though the PKK appears to have relented and agreed to leave. Turkish threats aside.

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  2. Do you believe that the PKK put Isis in their ranks?

    I believe the PKK and ISIS are virtually interchangeable
    And have written plenty about that here
    the US/NATO pulls both their strings


    last time

    http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.ca/2016/10/kirkuk-kurdish-authorities-demolish.html

    ""Many reports suggested that the Daesh (ISIS) fighters who attacked Kirkuk were Kurds rather than Arabs"

    too much of that over the years..

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    1. It is also interesting that Isis claimed responsibility for this attack as they haven't with others.

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    2. “I could feel his footsteps and breathing. He started shooting once again. The empty cartridge cases were hitting the furniture. They also dropped to us. He changed four chargers. I counted four. I said ‘God, let this be the last one.’ The gunshots never stopped. He was alone, there wasn’t any other attacker,” SaraƧ said.

      He added that the attacker changed his clothes shortly after the gunshot sounds stopped.

      http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/we-hid-in-reina-for-an-hour-amid-terror-attack-nightclub-dj.aspx?pageID=517&nID=108089&NewsCatID=341

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    3. Hi anonymous:
      I read the attacker changed clothes inside and I would have expected nothing less.

      I suspect rather then change he removed outer layers

      He went in all bulky looking- and for ease of get away and blending in with the crowd- different clothes would have been required and he would already had them one when entering

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    4. Ally:
      I thought there was one other attack in Turkey in 2016 that ISIS did take credit for..????
      could be mistaken, though?

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  3. Hi Pen,
    Have you come across the official wording of the actual UN resolution anywhere?

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    1. If you follow up Penny's comments at Saker's blog you can see links to the UN site in a hilarious exchange.

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    2. Thanks Gallier for the info and your comment over there - well said!. Saker's has long attracted the smoother higher pay-grade troll. But still I think they think that their superior attitude is all that is needed to win any argument. The Dunning-Kruger Effect is in full bloom there.

      Penny's counter was a knockdown.

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    3. Hey Gallier and james

      Apparently Mercouris is a sacred cow to some?
      Oh well, better to not have any!

      My point was he was mistaken- intentionally or not- and starting out with such a faulty premise makes for a weak claim-

      And that veritas, bringing the identical information to what I had posted, but claiming it meant something else??? what the hell!!

      I'm going to make a second post so it's all here for everyone to read-

      Dunning Kruger? interesting- never heard of that!


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