Category Yemen

State Department: Background Briefing On The Effort To Defeat ISIS

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/269461.htm Background Briefing On The Effort To Defeat ISIS Share Special Briefing Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference Washington, DC April 4, 2017 MODERATOR: Thank you very much, and thanks to all the participants who joined us this afternoon. This is a on-background conference call with [Senior State Department Official]. Just a reminder of our ground […]

Iran-Aligned Putschists Run 480 Undisclosed Torture, Detention Centers In Yemen

http://www.trackpersia.com/iran-aligned-putschists-run-480-undisclosed-torture-detention-centers-yemen/ Iran-Aligned Putschists Run 480 Undisclosed Torture, Detention Centers In Yemen Houthi militants ride on the back of a patrol truck as they attend a tribal gathering held to show support to the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen November 10, 2016. REUTERS Apr 4, 2017 Disregarding human rights and violating international law, putschists in Yemen […]

Hatred, Courage And The Israeli-Saudi Connection

  https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/04/02/hatred-courage-and-the-israeli-saudi-connection/ APRIL 2, 2017 8:12 AM Hatred, Courage And The Israeli-Saudi Connection by Lela Gilbert Former Israeli Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold. Photo: Facebook. During recent years, dramatic political changes have shaken the Middle East. Some have described these events metaphorically as “shifting desert sands.” They have also been defined as dramatic realignments of […]

Trump’s Foreign Policy, With the Press Distracted, Is Starting To Cohere

Trump’s Foreign Policy,  With the Press Distracted,  Is Starting To Cohere By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | March 21, 2017   Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the piñata that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate […]

Why A Navy SEAL Raid On al-Qaeda Enraged Yemenis

Perhaps.  But, this anger is misplaced to a large degree.  Groups like the Islamic State, al Qaeda use innocent civilians — especially women and children as human shields to hide behind.  When they do that — it is almost impossible to avoid civilian casualties.  Unless and until we have DNA-enabled warheads in small drones for […]

Is Iran Attempting To Thwart U.S. Naval Surveillance Of Its Ballistic Missile Activities? Latest Provocative Actions By Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Challenging U.S.. Navy Ships Intended To Disrupt American Snooping On Tehran’s Ballistic Missile Progress

Is Iran Attempting To Thwart U.S. Naval Surveillance Of Its Ballistic Missile Activities?  Latest Provocative Actions By Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Challenging U.S.. Navy Ships Intended To Disrupt American Snooping On Tehran’s Ballistic Missile Progress   http://www.fortunascorner.com         That’s one of the reasons that Iran has been aggressive in challenging U.S. military vessels […]

Two Articles/Studies: ‘Iran’s Assad Regime;’ & ‘The Pitfalls Of Relying On Kurdish Forces To Counter ISJIS’

Iran’s Assad Regime The Pitfalls of Relying on Kurdish Forces to Counter ISIS_ Both studies were produced by the Institute For The Study Of War; and can be accessed at the links provided above.  V/R, RCP

Seven Terror Suspects Arrested ‘In The Nick Of Time’ Over Plot To Kill Saudi King Salman In Kuala Lumpur As He Embarked On Lavish Asia Tour With 1,500-Strong Entourage

Seven Terror Suspects Arrested ‘In The Nick Of Time’ Over Plot To Kill Saudi King Salman In Kuala  Lumpur As He Embarked On Lavish Asia Tour With 1,500-Strong Entourage www.fortunascorner.com       Reuters News Service and the Daily Mail Online reported in the March 7, 2017 edition of the later, that seven Islamic militants were […]

U.S. Tries To ID Hundreds Of al Qaeda Contacts Thanks To Yemen Raid

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/02/politics/yemen-raid-al-qaeda-intelligence-contacts/index.html U.S. Tries To ID Hundreds Of al Qaeda Contacts Thanks To Yemen Raid By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN Updated 2:52 PM ET, Thu March 2, 2017 Washington (CNN)Several US officials told CNN Thursday that the US is now taking action to locate and monitor hundreds of people or “contacts” found as part the intelligence retrieved […]

Pentagon Statement On U.S. Strikes Against AQAP In Yemen

Statement by Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis on U.S. Strikes against AQAP in Yemen 03/02/2017 10:15 AM CST IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-083-17 March 2, 2017 Statement by Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis on U.S. Strikes against AQAP in Yemen U.S. forces conducted a series of precision strikes in Yemen against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, […]