Monthly Archives: March 2016

Iran’s Plan To Seize Damascus Continues With Support From Assad Regime

Nice little addition to their Bekaa Valley ‘properties.’  RCP, fortunascorner http://syrianobserver.com/EN/News/30775/Iran_Plan_Seize_Damascus_Continues_With_Support_From_Assad_Regime/ Iran’s Plan To Seize Damascus Continues With Support From Assad Regime Mar 29th, 2016 by Al-Souria Net (opposition website)        Research shows a wave of purchases by Iranian traders involving a large amount of Syrian real estate in a number of cities including Damascus […]

After Brussels: Understanding And Countering ISIS’s Strategy

  IISS Strategic Comments After Brussels: Understanding And Countering ISIS’s Strategy Other than the tragic loss of at least 31 lives and injuries to over 300 people, perhaps the most sobering aspect of the 22 March attacks by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Brussels is the resignation with which it […]

The Three Dynamics Of The Fight Against ISIS

The Three Dynamics Of The Fight Against ISIS MARCH 30, 2016 | MICHAEL MORELL HTTPS://THECIPHERBRIEF.COM/ COLUMN/AGENDA-SETTER/THREE- DYNAMICS-FIGHT-AGAINST-ISIS- 1089 MICHAEL MORELL FORMER ACTING DIRECTOR, CIA Michael Morell, the former Deputy Director and twice Acting Director of CIA, spoke with The Cipher Brief about battling ISIS and how the terrorist attacks in Brussels last week could impact […]

The South China Sea Long Game

March 30, 2016 The South China Sea Long Game By Andrew F. Krepinevich http://www.realcleardefense. com/articles/2016/03/30/the_ south_china_sea_long_game_ 109202.html The great Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, counseled, “Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” At its core, this means placing your enemy in such a disadvantageous position that he comes to believe it is useless to […]

Qatar Wants To Buy Dozens Of U.S. Warplanes; Why Won’t Washington Sell Them?‎

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/29/qatar-wants-to-buy-dozens-of-u-s-warplanes-why-wont-washington-sell-them/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New Campaign&utm_term=*Editors Picks   REPORT Qatar Wants to Buy Dozens of U.S. Warplanes. Why Won’t Washington Sell Them?‎ The White House can’t decide whether to sign off on a multibillion-dollar arms deal with the Persian Gulf kingdom, a sometime ally that has close ties to Islamist militants and Iran. BY DAN DE LUCE‎ MARCH 29, 2016 […]

Sisi Reportedly Asks Obama For Military Intervention To Save Egypt From ISIS

Sisi Asks Obama For Military Intervention To Save Egypt From ISIS DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2016, 6:21 PM (IDT)   Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi has sent a secret missive to President Barack Obama asking for urgent US military intervention in support of Egypt’s war on the Islamist State in Sinai, before the jihadis […]

Rocket Expert With Ties to North Korean Missile Development Linked Firm Banned From Re-Entry

03/20/2016 Kyodo: Rocket Expert With Ties to North Korean Missile Development Linked Firm Banned From Re-Entry   Tokyo Kyodo World Service in English 0020 GMT 20 Mar 16 [“Koreans Banned From Re Entering Japan Include Rocket Engine Expert” — Kyodo headline] TOKYO, March 20 (Kyodo)– The 22 people recently banned from re-entering Japan after visiting […]

Newspaper Mogul William Randolph Hearst Tried To Bring Down Citizen Kane, Claims New Book; Hearst Reportedly Used Extortion & Communism In Failed Bid To Stop The Making Of The Movie

Newspaper Mogul William Randolph Hearst Tried To Bring Down Citizen Kane, Claims New Book; Hearst Reportedly Used Extortion & Communism In Failed Bid To Stop The Making Of The Movie www.fortunascorner.com      The pen is mightier than the sword; but, sometimes the pen is defective.  A new book claims that newspaper mogul William Randolph […]

Nasty New Ransomware Overwrites Your PC’s Master Boot Record — Distributed As Emails Masquerading As Job Applications/Openings; Ransomware Thieves Shifting Their Focus From Individuals To Companies

Nasty Ransomware Overwrites Your PC’s Master Boot Record — Distributed As Emails Masquerading  As Job Applications/Openings; Ransomware Thieves Shifting Their Focus From Individuals To Companies www.fortunascorner.com      Lucian Constantin writes on the March 28, 2016 website, PCWorld, about the latest ransomware virus that locks users out of their own computers.  “The new Peyta ransomware overwrites […]

Five Ways To Devastate ISIL

Five Ways To Devastate ISIL In the wake of the Brussels terrorist attacks, the United States and its allies would do well to consider these new tactics. By Malcolm Nance March 23, 2016         http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/five-ways-to-devastate-isil-213763 Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, remind us that the Islamic State is a resilient and adaptive enemy. Its fighters can […]