Monthly Archives: August 2014

U.S. Considers Threat Posed If Islamists Establish State

August 29, 2014 6:50 PM U.S. Considers Threat Posed if Islamists Establish State Intelligence Officials Search for Vulnerabilities of Islamic State http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/ u-s-considers-threat-posed-if- islamists-establish-state- 1409351764?mobile=y Kurdish regional forces known as Peshmerga guard their position around the town of Jalawla on Friday. Photo: ReutersBy SIOBHAN GORMAN WASHINGTON-U.S. officials assessing the Islamic State have begun considering the […]

Six Strategies Obama Could Use To Fight The Islamic State

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/six-strategies-obama-could-use-to-fight-the-islamic-state-110448.html#ixzz3BoXpCh2p POLITICO MAGAZINE August 29, 2014 Six Strategies Obama Could Use to Fight the Islamic State The President Says He Doesn’t Have A Plan Yet. So We Asked Defense Bigwigs For Some Ideas. *** Root Out Extremist Ideology By Douglas Feith The ISIL threat is pushing President Obama into military action. But the U.S. strategy […]

Ebola Virus Mutating Rapidly As It Spreads; WHO Forecasts 20K Ebola Victims

Ebola Virus Mutating Rapidly As It Spreads; WHO Forecasts 20,000 Ebola Victims Before Outbreak Is Brought Under Control www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Erica Check Hayden, writing in the August 28, 2014 edition of The Journal Nature, notes that “Dr. Augustine Goba, Director of a diagnostic lab at Sierra Leone’s Kenema Government Hospital — and, his colleagues — have […]

Pro-Separatist Russian Rebels Impose Tough Rule Of Newly-Taken Ukraine City

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/429530/gung-ho-rebels-impose-tough-rule-of-newly-taken-ukraine-city Gung-ho Rebels Impose Tough Rule of Newly-Taken Ukraine City Published: 30 Aug 2014 at 06.45 | Viewed: 565 | Comments: 0 Online news: World Writer: AFP NOVOAZOVSK (UKRAINE) – Camouflaged rebel Alexander hung a sign on the wall of a busy supermarket Friday laying down the harsh new laws now governing the town of […]

A U.S. Military Force Optimized For A POTUS W/O A Strategy

Washington Free Beacon Editor’s Blog General Dempsey Attacks, Defeats Army of Straw Men in FP Article Finds battle he can win BY: The Editors July 28, 2014 5:10 pm Gen. Martin Dempsey (AP) General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and principal military adviser to President Obama, has written an article […]

The ISIS Laptop Of Doom: Lessons For Bubonic Plague Bombs, Missives On Using Weapons Of Mass Destruction

The ISIS Laptop Of Doom: Lessons For Making Bubonic Plague Bombs, And Missives On Using Weapons Of Mass Destruction (WMD) www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Still not convinced that ISIS is a threat to the West and America? Harold Doornbos, and Jenna Moussa, in an August 28, 2014 article on the website Foreign Policy, reveal that “buried on a […]

North Korean Leader’s Money Manager Reportedly Defects In Russia

North Korean Leader’s Money Manager Reportedly Defects In Russia REUTERS HTTP://WWW.JAPANTIMES.CO.JP/NEWS/2014/08/29/ASIA-PACIFIC/NORTH-KOREAN-LEADERS-MONEY-MANAGER-REPORTEDLY-DEFECTS-IN-RUSSIA/#.VABPRBXDXV0 •AUG 29, 2014 SEOUL – A senior North Korean banking official who managed money for leader Kim Jong Un has defected in Russia and is seeking asylum in a third country, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday, citing an unidentified source. Yun Tae […]

State Dept. Imposes Add Sanctions Targeting Iranian Proliferators

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/231159.htm 8/29/2014 11:10 AM EDT Additional Sanctions Imposed by the Department of State Targeting Iranian Proliferators Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 29, 2014 The Administration imposed sanctions today on a series of companies and individuals under various Iran-related authorities targeting those engaged in proscribed activities. These actions underscore U.S. resolve to […]

‘U.S. Officials Recently Made Secret Trip To Pyongyang

‘U.S. Officials Made Secret Trip to Pyongyang’ http://www.koreaherald.com/ view.php?ud=20140829000711 Published : 2014-08-29 20:47 Updated : 2014-08-29 20:47 A group of U.S. officials clandestinely traveled to Pyongyang early this month, apparently to request the release of three detained Americans, a news report said Friday, indicating the two sides’ first direct dialogue in about two years. A […]

Russian Hackers Said To Loot Gigabytes Of Big Bank Data

Bloomberg – Update: Russian Hackers Said to Loot Gigabytes of Big Bank Data Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and at least four other banks this month in a coordinated assault that resulted in the loss of gigabytes of customer data, according to two people familiar with the investigation. At least one of […]