Category Iran

Satellite Imagery Reveals Iran Is Building A Missile Factory In Syria — Has North Korea Helped?  And, Would Russia And/Or Iran Place Their Own Personnel Inside This Facility In Hope Of Complicating Any Israeli Decision To Strike It?

Satellite Imagery Reveals Iran Is Building A Missile Factory In Syria — Has North Korea Helped?  And, Would Russia And/Or Iran Place Their Own Personnel Inside This Facility In Hope Of Complicating Any Israeli Decision To Strike It?   http://www.fortunascorner.com        British and Israeli media outlets this week have been reporting that Iran […]

Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off

_____________________________ https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/iran-is-closely-watching-the-us-north-korea-stand-off-1.619060 Iran Is Closely Watching The U.S.-North Korea Stand-Off Tehran’s sense of how far it can go will largely be shaped by what happens on the other side of Asia in the coming months Donald Trump’s improvised and unconvincing threats about “fire and fury” and being “locked and loaded” notwithstanding, the crisis over North […]

Deterring North Korea: The Next Nuclear-Tailoring Agenda

Commentary Deterring North Korea: The Next Nuclear-Tailoring Agenda David Santoro August 8, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn North Korea is marching toward full-fledged nuclear-armed status, having conducted its first test of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in […]

North Korea Has Successfully Miniaturized A Nuclear Weapon — Potential Game-Changer

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page. One also has to assume that North Korea has, or will share their technology and techniques for miniaturization with Iran.  V/R, RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  This is the potential game changer we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Middle East Advisor is Removed From The National Security Council

Top Middle East Advisor is Removed From The National Security Council By Kate Brannen and Jenna McLaughlin Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 12:02 PM justsecurity.org · July 27, 2017 National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster has removed Derek Harvey, the top Middle East advisor on the National Security Council (NSC), from his post on Thursday, according to a […]

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. […]

BREAKING NEWS:  U.S. Navy Patrol Boat, Thunderbolt, Fires Warning Shots At Iranian Naval Ship After It Comes Within 150 Yards After ‘Tense Encounter’ In The Persian Gulf

BREAKING NEWS:  U.S. Navy Patrol Boat, Thunderbolt, Fires Warning Shots At Iranian Naval Ship After It Comes Within 150 Yards After ‘Tense Encounter’ In The Persian Gulf   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Julian Robinson just posted an article on his publications website, DailyMailOnline.com, (July 25, 2017), about an incident earlier today in the Persian Gulf between a U.S. […]