Monthly Archives: July 2017

Saudi General On Why Metal Detectors Are Needed To Protect The al-Aqsa Mosque

This is a translation of the Original Arabic below.  It is part of an article that appeared on Risala.net   الموقف العربي.. صمت إزاء فرض وقائع جديدة بالأقصى (The Arab Attitude.. Silence Regarding the Imposition of the New Events/Measures at the Al-Aqsa (Mosque) … “Retired Saudi Brigade Major General Anwar Eshki said that the purpose […]

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Defect To Syrian Government After CIA Program Ends

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Defect To Syrian Government After CIA Program Ends The Daily Caller · by Jonah Bennett · July 30, 2017 A small number of U.S.-backed rebels have reportedly defected to the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad following news that President Donald Trump has ended the covert CIA program to arm rebels. Syrian opposition members stated Saturday […]

The Regime Change Solution In Korea: The CIA Dir. Talks About Separating Kim Jong-Un From His Missiles

The Regime Change Solution in Korea The CIA director talks about separating Kim from his missiles. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-regime-change-solution-in-korea-1501448135 CIA Director Mike Pompeo in Washington, D.C., June 16. PHOTO: WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY IMAGES By The Editorial Board July 30, 2017 4:55 p.m. ET 180 COMMENTS The North Korean crisis is accelerating as dictator Kim Jong Un moves closer to holding U.S. […]

United States’ Options To North Korea Missile Development

United States’ Options To North Korea Missile Development Mike Dyer is a research assistant at a Washington-based international policy think tank.  He can be found on twitter @mikeysdyer.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group. By Divergent […]

North Korea Pushes The Threshold Of War In Cyberspace

North Korea Pushes The Threshold Of War In Cyberspace Excerpts: An open question is whether North Korea can find an even better cyber means for coercion. One thing to look out for is the possibility North Korea may use ransomware or doxing, rather than destructive malware, to back up threats. Others have rightly argued that […]

The Hacking Wars Are Going To Get Much Worse

The Hacking Wars Are Going To Get Much Worse By Adam Segal, www.nytimes.com View Original July 31st, 2017 Reports this month that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari news agency, helping to incite a crisis in the Middle East, are as unsurprising as they are unwelcome. For years, countries — in particular Russia […]

An Isolated North Korea Turns To Cyber Coercion And Cyber Chaos

An Isolated North Korea Turns To Cyber Coercion And Cyber Chaos By Levi Maxey, www.thecipherbrief.com View Original July 30th, 2017 As North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs ruffle the feathers in the United States and regional players in East Asia, there is another, less visible, confrontation occurring in the depths of computer systems around the world. […]

The ‘Empire Strikes Back’:  Russian President Vladimir Putin Orders 775 Of Roughly 1200 U.S. Diplomats To Leave Russia In Retaliation For U.S. Sanctions 

The ‘Empire Strikes Back’:  Russian President Vladimir Putin Orders 775 Of Roughly 1200 U.S. Diplomats To Leave Russia In Retaliation For U.S. Sanctions  wwwfortunascorner.com      A funny thing happened on the way to the quest to prove that the Trump White House is too pro-Russian.  First, a shoot-down of a Russian fighter jet in […]

Bid To Tackle ISIS ‘Menace’ In Philippines

Excerpts: Mr Brandis, along with Indonesian security Minister Wiranto, met with representatives from six countries in Manado, North Sulawesi on Saturday. There they discussed a myriad of topics from deradicalisation efforts, legislation, border control and financing of terrorist networks. Ministers have agreed to establish a Foreign Terrorist Fighters Strategic Forum that would ‘synchronise’ efforts by […]

China Bets Trump Won’t Order Military Strike On North Korea

 Excerpt: China Saturday condemned the latest test while calling for restraint from all parties, a muted reaction to Pyongyang’s progress on an ICBM capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.   Despite Kim’s provocations, analysts said Beijing still sees the collapse of his regime as a more immediate strategic threat, and doubts Trump would pull the […]