Category Lebanon

Iranian-Backed Forces Amassing Near U.S. Training Base In Syria

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/30/iranian-backed-forces-amassing-near-us-training-ba/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push Iranian-Backed Forces Amassing Near U.S. Training Base In Syria In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi’s Justice News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a U.S.-backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle […]

CJCS Joseph Dunford: “Iran’s Potential Role In Enforcing Security Zones Along Israeli Border Raises Concerns”

CJCS Joseph Dunford:  “Iran’s Potential Role In Enforcing Security Zones Along Israeli Border Raises Concerns” http://www.fortunascorner.com      Tara Copp wrote in the May 9, 2017 edition of Stars and Stripes, that “under the terms of an agreement signed last week in Ankara, Turkey, several large areas of western and southern Syria would become protected […]

What An Egyptian-Iranian Thaw Would Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy In The Region

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/322293-what-an-egyptian-iranian-thaw-would-mean-for-us-foreign What An Egyptian-Iranian Thaw Would Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy In The Region BY HAISAM HASSANEIN AND WESAM HASSANEIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 03/04/17 09:00 AM EST 6 51 51   © Getty Images The Trump administration has adopted an aggressive approach towards Iran.  It seeks to establish a unified front of Arab Sunni states against Iranian […]

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran By Det-a Book Authors, www.detachment-a.org View Original February 6th, 2017 It was the early 1970’s, at Andrews Barracks in Berlin, where a stern looking Special Forces Sergeant Major paced down the hallway for roll call. Daily army accountability formations are normally held outside, but due to the […]

The Colonels Shaping Trump’s Middle East Policy

Excerpt: These are “not guys who stopped paying attention to the Middle East when Obama came into office,” Pollack said. “They are well aware that Iran-backed militias are not attacking the US [in Iraq]. That is not lost on midlevel officers.” The issue, Pollack said, is how much influence they will have. “These are really […]

Britain Eyes Renewed Military Engagement East Of Suez

https://www.ft.com/content/3477fe5a-c809-11e6-8f29-9445cac8966f Britain Eyes Renewed Military Engagement East Of Suez Middle East and Asia-Pacific in focus as UK opens facilities in Gulf and Singapore HMS Middelton in Bahrain earlier this year © Reuters Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Whatsapp Email 6 Save 3 HOURS AGO by: Jeevan Vasagar in Singapore More than four decades after a sweeping British military withdrawal […]

Egypt Claims It Foiled 2 ISIS Plots To Use Former Police Officers To Assassinate Egypt’s President Sisi, And Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

Egypt Claims It Foiled 2 ISIS Plots To Use Former Police Officers To Assassinate Egypt’s President Sisi, And Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef http://www.fortunascorner.com     A November 20, 2016 article in Agency France Presse reports that Egypt will soon put on trial, 292 jihadist suspects over plots to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and […]

Iranian Official Boasts About Republic’s Interference In Region

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/10/17/Iranian-official-boasts-about-republic-s-interference-in-region.html   Iranian Official Boasts About Republic’s Interference In Region Hassan Fariuzabadi – the military advisor to the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei By Al Arabiya.netMonday, 17 October 2016 Text size A A A A prominent Iranian official has boasted that his country interference in Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Lebanon and Iraq is in line with objectives to export the […]

Ex-Saudi Intel Chief: Iran Is Using Hamas To Destabilize Region

Shocking — Not! And probably using American funding. RCP http://m.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hamas-and-Saudis-spar-over-Irans-role-in-Middle-East-460077#article=6017N0M1MDlCQTA0OUI0QkFFNTg5NDkyRTUwM0U1Q0U4Q0I= Ex-Saudi Intel Chief: Iran Is Using Hamas To Destabilize Region By ADAM RASGON Mon, 11 Jul 2016 “We in Hamas reject these baseless and false defamations. One who observes these issues closely knows that Hamas is a Palestinian resistance movement against the Zionist occupation.” Photo by: REUTERS Hamas […]

Russia’s Hybrid-Warfare Victory In Syria

Excerpts It is true that Russia has experienced some successes on the Syrian battlefield, but these victories are far from establishing Moscow as the new power broker in the region. Russia’s achievement on the ground hinged mainly on the morale boost its backing gave the Syrian Arab Army. This allowed pro-regime forces to perform better […]