ISLAMABAD/MUZAFFARABAD/BERLIN | | pakistan

ISLAMABAD/MUZAFFARABAD/BERLIN (Own Report) - The Federal Armed Forces will participate at the NATO mission in the earthquake area in Pakistan with four army helicopters Type CH-53 GS. This was confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Defence. The contested intervention of the Western war alliance extends the regional sphere of action of the German army, which acts as a leading occupying power in neighbouring Afghanistan. The Federal Army has long-standing contacts with the military of Pakistan, for which German training support and German weapons are at disposal. The current mission within the disaster region contributes to an opening of the former prohibited military area of Kashmir for Western intervention measures, and strengthens the position of the NATO states in direct neighbourhood of the People's Republic of China. The allied NATO-forces on the other hand compete for a favourable initial position around Beijing. more…

NEW YORK/BERLIN/DAMASCUS |

NEW YORK/BERLIN/DAMASCUS (Own report) – Today’s discussion in the German UN examination report on Hariri’s murder is to enforce closer co-operation between the Syrian government and the Western occupying forces in the nearby East. The UN report, which a public prosecutor from Berlin is taking responsibility for, is harbouring unproven suspicions that are all directed at Damascus. According to this report, the Syrian president’s familiar surroundings are alleged to have been the scene of the assassination which took place in order to punish Hariri, a politician from the neighbouring country of Lebanon, for not showing enough loyalty. As members of the UN security council themselves concede, today’s meeting is only partially about the elucidation of the assassination. Rather, it is said that Syria is to expand its operative and strategic aid activities for the Western triad and to take over its increased tasks of repression or else it must change its leadership. For a long time, the USA has reportedly been taking advantage of Syrian anti-torture legislation. The Federal Republic of Germany also praises Damascus, but expects unconditional subordination in military and economic matters. more…

TEHERAN/BERLIN | | iran

TEHERAN/BERLIN (Own Report) - A new negotiation offer by Teheran to Berlin and the EU concerning the Iranian energy sector is accompanied by international competition. Extensive talks in the Iranian Energy Ministry with a German delegation of entrepreneurs have been announced for the second part of November. Also Washington declares its interest simultaneously to construct a natural gas pipeline from Iran to Armenia, which could interfere with plans of German corporations. While Berlin and the EU are increasing pressure on Teheran by blaming them for the increase of violations of human rights in Iran since the new government came into force, the province Chusistan in the South of Iran, which is rich of raw materials, is shaken by bomb attacks. An expert of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (Bündnis 90/Green Party) declared, that it could "not be denied", that ethnic conflicts (like the one in Chusistan) "are fanned by foreign forces to weaken the central government". more…

RABAT/BERLIN | | marokko

RABAT/BERLIN (Own Report) - In the view of the current refugee tragedy in Morocco, the German Minister for Interior Affairs demands the "deportation of illegal immigrants" into their presumed states of origin and threatens poverty-stricken African states who are not willing to host them with sanctions. Otto Schily (SPD) furthermore requests Brussels to establish a European border-police for securing the outer borders of the European Union against unwelcome immigration, one day before tomorrow's meeting with his EU counterpart, when a more efficient protection will be discussed. The repressive Moroccan institutions, which continue to abandon hundreds of refugees in the desert and expose them there to the risk of dying, have been supported through trainings and materials, many million Euros worth, by the government of Germany during the past years. more…