Category Lebanon

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 […]

Terrorist To The World, Hero Aat Home: The Legacy Of Hezbollah’s Dead Military Commander

Terrorist To The World, Hero Aat Home: The Legacy Of Hezbollah’s Dead Military Commander https://news.vice.com/article/ terrorist-to-the-world-hero- at-home-the-legacy-of- hezbollahs-dead-military- commander By Sulome Anderson May 18, 2016 | 3:35 pm On the second floor of an innocuous-looking little shop in Beirut’s southern suburb of Dahiyeh, a Hezbollah commander holds court amid stored juice boxes and sacks of rice. […]

Analysis: Intelligence Agencies Succeeding In Penetrating Hezbollah

jpost.com  Read Later Analysis: Intelligence Agencies Succeeding In Penetrating Hezbollah by Yossi Melman \  4 min read  original The circumstances of Hezbollah “Defense Minister” Mustafa Badreddine’s death are shrouded in mystery, as was most of his life in the underground. Hezbollah released an official statement on Saturday, saying that he was assassinated a few days ago […]