Monthly Archives: January 2015

Islamic State Releases Video Showing Beheading Of 2nd Japanese Hostage; Was The Japan Hostage Already Dead For Days — If Not Weeks — And Their Attempt To Extract Concessions Was A Ruse All Along

Islamic State Releases Video Showing Beheading Of 2nd Japanese Hostage; Was The Japan Hostage Already Dead For Days — If Not Weeks — And Their Attempt To Extract Concessions Was A Ruse All Along? www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com An online video released in the past hour, by the Islamic State, purports to show the beheading of the second […]

North Korea’s Smartphone Imports From China Hit Record

North Korea’s Smartphone Imports From China Hit Record http://english.yonhapnews.co. kr/northkorea/2015/01/30/47/ 0401000000AEN20150130001900315 F.html 2015/01/30 09:34 SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Yonhap) — North Korea’s smartphone imports from China surged to a record high last year, a sign of a growing number of people there being connected to the net, according to data released Friday. North Korea brought in […]

CIA And Mossad Killed Senior Hezbollah Figure In Car Bombing

CIA And Mossad Killed Senior Hezbollah Figure In Car Bombing http://www.washingtonpost.com/ world/national-security/cia- and-mossad-killed-senior- hezbollah-figure-in-car- bombing/2015/01/30/ebb88682- 968a-11e4-8005-1924ede3e54a_ story.html By Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima January 30 at 10:14 PM On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Not far away, […]

Russian Military And Influence Operations In The U.S.

Prof. Chodakiewicz Discusses Russian Military and Influence Operations At U.S. Army Europe Senior Leaders Forum January 27, 2015 | KOSCIUSZKO CHAIR US Army Europe, photo by US ArmyIWP’s Professor Marek Jan Chodakiewicz was invited to speak at the US Army Europe Senior Leaders Forum which took place from January 12-14, 2015 in Wiesbaden, Germany on […]

Deadly Sinai Attack Undercuts Egyptian Army Claims Of Anti-Islamic State Success; Recent Terrorist Strike By Islamists In Sinai ‘Unparalleled In Scale And Impact

Deadly Sinai Attack Undercuts Egyptian Army Claims Of Anti-Islamic State Success; Recent Terrorist Strike By Islamists In Sinai ‘Unparalleled In Scale And Impact www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com “The coordinated attack by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in the northern Sinai, the worst in decades (killed 40 and injured 100 others Thursday night) against Egypt’s military — appeared to expose flaws […]

How To Stop The Bleeding in Syria: Finding A Way Out of the Conflict

Excerpt: A promising strategy would begin with the countries that support the opposition. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United States, among others, would first need to guide negotiations among the various resistance factions by establishing structures and procedures for internal deliberation. They would also need to assist with public diplomacy and the technical aspects […]

The Final Solution: A Nuclear Iran, By Charles Krauthammer

January 29, 2015 8:00 PM The Final Solution: A Nuclear Iran Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe, and in the Middle East a new Holocaust looms. By Charles Krauthammer Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Charles Krauthammer Amid the ritual expressions of regret and the pledges of “never again” on Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the liberation […]

U.S. Stock Futures Heading Lower This Morning; As Germany Falls Into Deflation; Leading Russian Banker Calls New EU Sanctions – ‘Economic War’

U.S. Stock Futures Heading Lower This Morning; As Germany Falls Into Deflation; Leading Russian Banker Calls New EU Sanctions – ‘Economic War’ www.fortunascorner.wordpress.xom U.S stock futures are soundly in the red this morning, as I write this short note; and, is on-track to open down over 100pts. — if these futures hold. Germany, the “strong […]

India Sends Foreign Minister To China After Obama Visit

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/India_sends_foreign_minister_to_China_after_Obama_visit_999.html India Sends Foreign Minister To China After Obama Visit by Staff Writers New Delhi (AFP) Jan 28, 2015 India’s foreign minister will travel to China this weekend, New Delhi said on Wednesday, a day after Barack Obama ended a visit aimed at renewing US ties with the South Asian country. Sushma Swaraj will hold […]

CIA Picks Undercover Veteran ‘Spider’ As Spy Chief: Will Lead National Clandestine Service

Jan 29, 2015 Homeland Security CIA Picks Undercover Veteran ‘Spider’ as Spy Chief Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va. Associated Press The Central Intelligence Agency has picked a new top spy, tapping an undercover veteran who played a central role in developing personal relationships with Afghan leaders after the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. He […]