Monthly Archives: May 2015

China Defends Island-Building In Disputed Waters

  financial times Last updated: May 31, 2015 4:46 pm China Defends Island-Building In Disputed Waters Charles Clover in Singapore ©Reuters Chinese vessals at work around Mischief Reef in disputed islands in the South China Sea China has vigorously defended its effort to dredge new islands in the South China Sea, saying that features such […]

China Denies It Is Readying Air Defense Zone In South China Sea

If I am Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, I do not trust the United States, nor China.  Look for South Korean rhetoric to pick up on going nuclear; and, Japan to look for more regional defense agreements — as they see a weak POTUS with 22 months or so left — and a China that […]

Stocks Close Out May On a Down Note, Weak Month; ‘Greece. Although Technically Solvent — All But Bankrupt’; Friday, June 5, 2015 Non-Farm Payrolls Consensus Is 227K Net New Jobs For May

Stocks Close Out May On a Down Note, Weak Month; ‘Greece. Although Technically Solvent — All But Bankrupt’; Friday, June 5, 2015 Non-Farm Payrolls Consensus Is 227K Net New Jobs For May www.fortunascorner.com      Sell in May and Go Away?  Well, it might have worked this time.  Worries about Greece and weak U.S. and China […]

CNN Breaking News: Taliban 5 Who Were Scheduled To Be Released From Monitoring By Qatar — Have Their Travel Ban Temporarily Extended

Of course, releasing these guys in the first place, is the real issue/problem; and, an unwillingness to put more al-Qaeda, or the Islamic State operatives/members in Guantanamo has been detrimental to the intelligence collection process — especially in ferreting out new threat info and critical group structure, methods, decision-making, etc.  Instead, we’re droning them.  But, […]

Truck Bombs: The Islamic State’s ‘Air Force’: The Black Flag Of The Islamic State Overflying The U.S. Embassy In Baghdad, Denial Baghdad Airport To West — Are No Doubt A Major Strategic Focus Of The Group

Truck Bombs:  The Islamic State’s ‘Air Force’:  The Black Flag Of The Islamic State Overflying The U.S. Embassy In Baghdad, Denial Baghdad Airport To West — Are No Doubt A Major Strategic Focus Of The Group www.fortunascorner.com      Jean-Marc Mojon, writing on the May 29, 2015 Agency France Press, begins by noting, “they’re easy to drive and […]

North Korea Covers Up Russian Sub’s Fatal Collision in Its Waters

North Korea Covers Up Russian Sub’s Fatal Collision in Its Waters http://www.rfa.org/english/ news/korea/coverup-of-russian- submarines-fatal-collision- 05292015112245.html 2015-05-29   Print Share Comment Email Fishermen go out in their boats in North Korea, Aug. 31, 2011.  AFP                                     North Korea concealed […]

Former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb Under Fire From Critics

This apparently wasn’t Webb’s first run-in with SEAL widows. Earlier this year, the author and founder of a website called SOFREP vented about them in a Facebook post: “There is a small and sad group of SOF widows who can’t move on,” Webb wrote in a comment published on Feb. 22, using the abbreviation for […]

A Flaw In The Design: The Internet’s Founders Saw Its Promise; But Did Not Foresee Users Attacking One Another

A Flaw In The Design The Internet’s Founders Saw Its Promise But Didn’t Foresee Users Attacking One Another http://www.washingtonpost.com/ sf/business/2015/05/30/net-of- insecurity-part-1/ Written by Craig Timberg Illustrations by Harry Campbell Video by Jorge Ribas Published on May 30, 2015 David D. Clark, an MIT scientist whose air of genial wisdom earned him the nickname “Albus Dumbledore,” can remember exactly […]

Bureau 121: How Good Are Kim Jong-un’s Elite Hackers?

Conclusion: There is a mobile network in North Korea, called Koryolink, run by an Egyptian telecoms firm. But, crucially, it is locked down – you can only call others in the same country. Near the border with China, however, smuggled phones provide a way out. Chinese mobile networks leak a few miles into North Korea, […]

Islamic State Fighter Trained By State Dept.: ‘We Will Come To Your Homes And We Will Kill You’

Islamic State Fighter Trained By State Dept.: ‘We Will Come To Your Homes And We Will Kill You’ The U.S. State Department confirmed May 29, 2015 with CNN that Islamic State fighter Gulmurod Khalimov was trained in the United State three times for counterterrorism instruction. (Image: CNN screenshot) By Kellan Howell – The Washington Times […]