Category Jordan

Tehran Seeks To Consolidate Power In Iraq In 2018

TEHRAN SEEKS TO CONSOLIDATE POWER IN IRAQ IN 2018 by Michael Knights The Cipher Brief September 24, 2017 Iran wants its local allies to create a Shia political bloc or Hezbollah-like arrangement next door, but Washington can curb such ambitions so long as it does not repeat its vanishing trick of 2011. READ THIS ARTICLE ON […]

Russia Crosses The Euphrates: Implications

  RUSSIA CROSSES THE EUPHRATES: IMPLICATIONS by Andrew J. TablerPolicy Alert September 18, 2017 By helping Assad’s forces bridge the river, Moscow is increasing the risk of direct confrontation while obstructing U.S. efforts to defeat IS, stabilize eastern Syria, and limit Iranian arms transfers. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE The Russian Ministry of Defense announced […]

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. […]

Trump Ends Covert CIA Program To Arm Anti-Assad Rebels In Syria, A Move Sought By Moscow

Excerpt: Officials said Trump made the decision to scrap the CIA program nearly a month ago, after an Oval Office meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and national security adviser H.R. McMaster ahead of a July 7 meeting in Germany with Russian President Vladimir Putin. … After the Trump-Putin meeting, the United States and Russia […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

Satellites Reveal Secret U.S. Bases Emerging In The Desert

I would like to think this is part of a denial/deception plan.  RCP   Satellites Reveal Secret U.S. Bases Emerging In The Desert The Daily Beast · by David Axe · July 11, 2017 Imagery from June appears to show a small airstrip in southern Syria near the border with Jordan and Iraq—that’s in addition to a drone […]

The Muslim Brotherhood Is The Root Of The Qatar Crisis

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS THE ROOT OF THE QATAR CRISIS by Eric Trager Atlantic July 2, 2017 The Saudi-led bloc has made thirteen demands of Doha, but they’re mostly about resolving one issue—and time is almost up. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE Monday marks the end of the 10 days that Saudi Arabia, the United […]

Russian Military Police May Be Deployed In Syria’s Buffer Zones

http://tass.com/defense/954591 Russian Military Police May Be Deployed In Syria’s Buffer Zones Military & Defense July 04, 19:23 UTC+3 Establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria will begin within two or three weeks after signing relevant documents Share 232 © Yuri Smetyuk/TASS ASTANA, July 4. /TASS/. Russia’s military police may be deployed in buffer security zones in Syria, […]

The Story Behind Israel’s Reported Consideration Of Exploding A Nuclear Weapon In The Egyptian Sinai — If The Arabs Were On The Verge Of Defeating Israel In The 1967 Six-Day War — And, What This Might Tell Us About A Potential Similar North Korean Plan

The Story Behind Israel’s Reported Consideration Of Exploding A Nuclear Weapon In The Egyptian Sinai — If The Arabs Were On The Verge Of Defeating Israel In The 1967 Six-Day War — And, What This Might Tell Us About A Potential Similar North Korean Plan   https://fortunascorner.com        I received some email comments […]

Iranian-Backed Forces Amassing Near U.S. Training Base In Syria

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/30/iranian-backed-forces-amassing-near-us-training-ba/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push Iranian-Backed Forces Amassing Near U.S. Training Base In Syria In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi’s Justice News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a U.S.-backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle […]