Category Lebanon

U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, In Connection With Carlos Ghosn Escape From Japan

U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, in Connection with Carlos Ghosn Escape From Japan Michael and Peter Taylor are arrested in Ghosn case, extradition to Japan is sought https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-arrests-former-green-beret-son-in-connection-with-ghosn-escape-from-japan-11589984215 By Mark Maremont and Nick Kostov Updated May 20, 2020 11:26 am ET U.S. authorities arrested a former Green Beret and his son on suspicion they […]

The Man Who Humbled Qassim Suleimani; ‘The Prince Of Darkness’

Excerpts:   Why did Suleimani — the subtle, determined architect of Iran’s largely successful efforts to entrench itself in Iraq, Yemen, Gaza and Lebanon — miscalculate? Eisenkot suggests a combination of overconfidence, based on Iran’s success in rescuing Assad’s regime from collapse, and underestimation of Israel’s determination to stop him, based on the West’s history […]

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest thecipherbrief.com · by | The Cipher Brief · June 6, 2018 The Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization is putting the IAEA on notice that Tehran is likely to begin producing centrifuges that are used to enrich uranium. According to the Fars news agency, Ali Akbar Salehi says the move does not violate the Joint […]

“The Guys Burnt Happily.” What Is Known About The Death Of Russian Military In Syria

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29255534.html “The guys burnt happily.” What is known about the death of Russian military in Syria 2 hours ago ·        Mark Krutov Russian soldiers under Paolmira, May 2016 Share this ·        39 · · View comments Print this On Sunday morning, May 27, the Ministry of Defense confirmed the death of four Russian soldiers in Syria in the […]

The Dirty Secret Of Syria: Enabling The Enablers: Who Is Doing Business In Iran Today?

The dirty secret of Syria: enabling the enablers Who is doing business in Iran today? By BOB FEFERMAN May 1, 2018 21:11 4 minute read. A POSTER of Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Suleimani.. (photo credit: REUTERS) In its coverage of the Syrian civil war, the media has ignored a key factor that fuels the ongoing […]

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’ https://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 https://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 […]

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. […]