Category Syria

Registering As A Syrian Refugee Makes Life Easier For Terrorists In Germany

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/right-wing-german-soldier-disguised-as-a-refugee-a-1145267.html#ref=nl-international Refugee and Soldier The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect A suspected right-wing extremist German army officer is thought to have been planning an attack. As part of his preparation, he registered as a refugee from Syria. Now, Franco A. has been arrested in a perplexing case full of riddles. By Jörg Diehl and Matthias Gebauer […]

Huawei, Chinese Technology Giant, Is Focus of Widening U.S. Investigation

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/business/huawei-investigation-sanctions-subpoena.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_dk_20170426&nl=dealbook&nl_art=6&nlid=69714408&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0#whats-next Huawei, Chinese Technology Giant, Is Focus of Widening U.S. Investigation By PAUL MOZURAPRIL 26, 2017   A Huawei booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in February. The widening inquiry in the United States puts Huawei in an awkward position at a moment when sanctions have taken on new import.CreditEric Gaillard/Reuters HONG KONG […]

Outgoing CIA Lawyer Says The Top Threat Facing U.S. Is Cyber

Outgoing CIA Lawyer Says The Top Threat Facing U.S. Is Cyber By Jenna Mclaughlin, www.stripes.com View Original April 25th, 2017 During her tenure as the CIA’s top lawyer, Caroline Krass dealt with investigations into the CIA’s enhanced interrogation programs and black sites, unrest in Ukraine and Crimea, the rise of ISIS, normalizing relations with Cuba, the Syrian […]

Iran, Russia Boost Military Ties Amid U.S. Action In Syria

Iran, Russia Boost Military Ties Amid U.S. Action In Syria Military alliance between Tehran, Moscow growing Share Tweet Email Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif as Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem looks on after a joint press conference / Getty Images BY: Adam Kredo Follow @Kredo0 April […]

Chinese Jihadis’ Rise In Syria Raises Concerns At Home

Interesting.  RCP   Chinese Jihadis’ Rise In Syria Raises Concerns At Home By BASSEM MROUE AND GERRY SHIH | Associated Press | Published: April 22, 2017 Turkistan Islamic Party, www.stripes.com View Original April 22nd, 2017 BEIRUT — Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese […]

Might IS, al-Qaida Team Up In Iraq?

     This team-up — if it happens — isn’t just going to be in Iraq.  Gareth Davies wrote in the Daily Mail Online earlier this week that “Messengers representing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his counterpart, Ayman al Zawhiri have discussed what is understood to be a merger deal.”  Mr. Davies cited the […]

The Hermit Kingdom Hermetically Sealed:  Putin Sends Troops To Border With North Korea, Move Follows Earlier Moves By China — Puts North Korea In A Quarantine-Type Vice   www.fortunascorner.com        Russian troops have joined the post-Easter parade to hermetically seal — well, the hermit kingdom of North Korea.  Will Stewart, the Daily Mail […]

Sound And Fury: By Max Boot

Sound And Fury By Max Boot, www.nytimes.com View Original April 14th, 2017 When I read of the United States forces’ dropping of the second-largest non-nuclear explosive in their arsenal — the 21,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) — in eastern Afghanistan, I am reminded of what John Paul Vann, the legendary Army officer and civilian adviser […]

Russian Pantsir Systems ‘The Most Efficient Means’ To Beat U.S.-Made Tomahawks

Russian Pantsir Systems ‘The Most Efficient Means’ To Beat US-Made Tomahawks © Sputnik/ Mikhail Fomichev Military & Intelligence 16:39 15.04.2017(updated 16:40 15.04.2017) Get short URL 253397491 The Russian-made Pantsir short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system is “the most efficient means” of countering the US-built Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, one of […]

Life After Islamic State: ‘They Taught Us How To Decapitate A Person’

http://m.spiegel.de/international/world/mosul-schools-reopen-after-islamic-state-occupation-a-1142905.html INTERNATIONAL Life After Islamic State ‘They Taught Us How To Decapitate A Person’ For over two years, Islamic State controlled the Iraqi city of Mosul, including its schools. Now that the U.S.-led coalition has pushed the Islamists out, the city’s teachers face a dilemma: How do you reshape the minds of children who were […]