Category Al Qaeda

ISIS Uses Companies In Wales To Finance Terrorist Attacks Against The West

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/isis-uses-companies-in-wales-to-finance-terrorist-attacks-against-the-west-spq0r2x33?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter_101&utm_medium=email&utm_content=101_August%2020,%202017&CMP=TNLEmail_118918_2179974_101 Isis uses companies in Wales to finance terrorist attacks against the West Dipesh Gadher August 20 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Sujan operated out of an office on the Alexandra Gate business park in Tremorfa. He joined Isis in Syria three years ago Isis used a network of companies operating out of an office in […]

Dereliction of Duty II: The Afghanistan Years – The Cipher Brief

David Maxwell:  Support for the Blackwater contractor option. Dereliction of Duty II: The Afghanistan Years – The Cipher Brief thecipherbrief.com Kevin HulbertFormer CIA Chief of Station There has been a lot of writing lately on Afghanistan as the new administration struggles with what do to there, just as the previous administration struggled mightily to define […]

U.S. Special Forces On The Ground In Lebanon

 Wonder if ISIS leader is hiding out in the Bekaa Valley?  RCP, fortunascorner.com   U.S. Special Forces On The Ground In Lebanon – Report By Times Of Israel, www.timesofisrael.com View Original August 6th, 2017 Hezbollah fighters stand on their army vehicle at the site where clashes erupted between Hezbollah and al-Qaida-linked fighters in Wadi al-Kheil or al-Kheil […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

Frustrated By Pace/Lack Of Progress In Afghanistan – POTUS Trump Reportedly Considers Firing U.S. Commander

Trump, Frustrated By Afghan War, Suggests Firing U.S. Commander: Officials Steve Holland and John Walcott  www.reuters.com View Original August 3rd, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s doubts about the war in Afghanistan has led to a delay in completing a new U.S. strategy in South Asia, skepticism that included a suggestion that the U.S. military commander […]

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks

  Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks CNBC · by Javier E. David · July 31, 2017 The Yemen-based arm of al-Qaeda — flush with millions in ill-gotten gains — is gaining strength from the fractured nation’s civil conflict and is sufficiently funded to carry out new terror attacks, according […]

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West

Bing West is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West, www.hoover.org View Original July 26th, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives. The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. […]

POTUS Special Operations Nominee Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach The U.S.From Africa: How Worried Should We Be? Mr. West Is Likely Right; Mr. Singer…Unfortunately….Is Likely Wrong

POTUS Special Operations Nominee Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach The U.S.From Africa: How Worried Should We Be? Mr. West Is Likely Right; Mr. Singer…Unfortunately….Is Likely Wrong http://www.fortunascorner.com      Caroline Houck had a July 23, 2017 article posted on the national security website, DefenseOne.com, discussing terrorist use of armed drones as potentially the new improvised explosive […]

SOCOM Is In A Prison Of Its Own Making

SOCOM Is In A Prison Of Its Own Making By Adam Linehan, taskandpurpose.com View Original July 25th, 2017 The head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, told a gathering of government officials, security experts, and journalists over the weekend that SOCOM is “anxious to finish” its mission in Afghanistan so the […]

Videos Suggest Russian Government May Be Arming Taliban

Shocking!  Not.  RCP Excerpt: U.S. generals first suggested they were concerned the Russian government was seeking to arm the Afghan insurgents back in April, but images from the battlefield here corroborating these claims have been hard to come by.   These two videos show sniper rifles, Kalashnikov variants and heavy machine guns that weapons experts […]