Category ISIS in Iraq

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since 1967’

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since The 1967 War’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Benjamin Kerstein’s April 24, 2018 article in the Jewish publication, Algemeiner.  “When I look at the month of May, I say there wasn’t a month of May so […]

Israel Pulls Fighter Jets From Joint Military Exercise With U.S. In Alaska — As Tensions With Iran Escalate

Israel Pulls Fighter Jets From Joint Military Exercise With U.S. In Alaska — As Tensions With Iran Escalate http://www.fortunascorner.com      The Jerusalem Post is reporting today (April 22, 2018) that Israel has decided not to send its F-15 fighter jets to Alaska – April 26 – May 11 – to participate in the joint […]

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Excerpts: Later this summer, workers will lay five inches of asphalt atop the rock bed. In all, commanders say they will pave some 39 acres of airfield. While built mainly for the Reaper drones, the runway and adjoining taxiways and ramps must be able to handle much heavier C-17 cargo planes. Three huge hangars capped […]

The Syria Quagmire

Excerpts: What does history’s long record about this geostrategic place suggest about how to manage it, if it can be managed at all? There are three possible ways of approach, each one full of risk and difficult to achieve.   One is to let the roundabout do its work, centrifugally and centripetally spinning the on-the-ground […]

U.S. Lawmakers Jolted By Syria Briefing, Pentagon Warns Of IS Resurgence

US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence www.yahoo.com View Original April 18th, 2018 A Syrian pro-government militia member holds a captured Islamic State group flag in June 2017 outside the city of Raqa, which later fell to the Syrian Democratic Forces in October 2017Photo by: AFP Photo/George OURFALIAN Washington (AFP) – […]

U.S. Seeks Arab Force And Funding For Syria – An ‘Arab NATO’

U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria Under plan, troops would replace American military contingent after ISIS defeat and help secure country’s north; proposal faces challenges https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-seeks-arab-force-and-funding-for-syria-1523927888 American troops looked out toward the border with Turkey from a small outpost near the town of Manbij, northern Syria, in February. PHOTO: SUSANNAH GEORGE/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Michael R. […]

Operational-Level Strikes Finally Enforce Obama’s Red Line | National Review

Operational-Level Strikes Finally Enforce Obama’s Red Line | National Review National Review Online · by Lauren Fish · April 16, 2018 A Syrian firefighter is seen inside the destroyed Scientific Research Centre in Damascus, Syria, April 14, 2018. (Omar Sanadiki/Reuters)Plenty of future challenges remain, in Syria and elsewhere around the globe. But Friday’s strikes are victory worth celebrating.By all […]

Pentagon Acknowledges U.S. Contractor Presence In Syria For First Time

Excerpts:   Unlike the Russians, however, the US contractors are mostly focused on supporting the 2,000 US troops in Syria by delivering hot meals, gasoline and other supplies. More than 30% of them support logistics and maintenance, according to the quarterly Pentagon report, and another 27% help with support and construction of US military outposts […]

The U.S., U.K., & France Strike Bashar Assad’s Syria — For Gassing His Own Civilian Population; Mr. Assad, Red Lines Mean Something In A Trump Administration

The U.S., U.K., & France Strike Bashar Assad’s Syria — For Gassing His Own Civilian Population; POTUS Obama’s ‘Strategic Patience Has Been Replaced With…….’Strategic Resolve!’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      Mr. Assad, Red Lines mean something in a Trump administration — ‘Strategic Patience,’ has been relegated to its proper place – the dustbin of history.  Any ‘leader’ […]

‘Terror Plot? There’s An App For That;’ Mysterious ‘MuslimCryppt’ App Helps Jihadists Send Covert Messages

‘Terror Plot? There’s An App For That;’ Mysterious ‘MuslimCryppt’ App Helps Jihadists Send Covert Messages   http://www.fortunascorner.com        The above title is from Lilly Hay Newman’s March 29, 2018 post on the security and technology website, WIRED.com.  In an unsettling/worrisome; but, not surprising article, Ms. Newman explains how ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Islamic extremists are using a […]