Category Libya

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1357966/exclusive-%E2%80%93-syrian-arms-trafficker-brokers-deals-between-n-korea-houthis Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North Korean officials and […]

New Clues Bolster Belief That ISIS Leader Is Still Alive — And Busy With A Chilling New Mission

New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive — and busy with a chilling new mission By Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet, www.washingtonpost.com View Original May 19th, 2018 In this photo taken from a propaganda video, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi adresses worshipers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul on July 5, 2014.Photo by: […]

In His Summit With Kim, Trump Should Apply The Lessons From Libya: By Bob Joseph

World In His Summit with Kim, Trump Should Apply the Lessons from Libya By Robert Joseph April 30, 2018 6:00 AM     Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of a strategic submarine underwater ballistic missile (not pictured), in this undated photo released May 9, 2015. (KCNA/Reuters) We cannot afford for North Korea to pretend to eliminate its […]

Punishment Or Provocation? Echoes From El Dorado Canyon

Punishment or Provocation? Echoes from El Dorado Canyon thestrategybridge.org · by Blake Herzinger · April 12, 2018 “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all” —Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1 “We hope that these acts deter future acts of terrorism. One can’t know for sure that that will be the case.” —Robert B. Sims, Pentagon Spokesperson, 17 April […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

How ISIS Members Fled The Caliphate, Perhaps To Fight Another Day

How ISIS Members Fled The Caliphate, Perhaps To Fight Another Day By Yusuf Sayman, www.buzzfeed.com View Original December 19th, 2017 SANLIURFA, Turkey — A notorious Australian jihadi left the ISIS caliphate this summer and crossed the Syrian border into Turkey. With him was a well-connected Syrian doctor who’d overseen medical facilities in the ISIS capital of Raqqa. […]

Inside The Botched Raid That Left Four U.S. Soldiers Dead In Niger

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell, and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comments:  From Buzzfeed.   “A lot of speculation in this to include from sources that may not really be able to offer credible assessments.  But I would really […]

Saudis Set To Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded By Ex-Pakistan General Sharif

Saudis Set to Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded by Ex-Pakistan General Sharif November 25, 2017 1:14 PM Ayaz Gul www.voanews.com View Original November 25th, 2017 FILE – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks at the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2107. ISLAMABAD —A Saudi-led Muslim military coalition, […]

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 […]