Category Syria

HASC Chair Opening Remarks – Subcommittee On Emerging Threats & Capabilities

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRWOMAN STEFANIK SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGING THREATS & CAPABILITIES WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s hearing titled “Department […]

Analysis: Pentagon Continues To Underestimate al Qaeda, Downplay Ties To Taliban

Analysis: Pentagon continues to underestimate al Qaeda, downplay ties to Taliban By Bill Roggio, View Original July 5th, 2018 Screenshot from video produced by the Taliban in Dec. 2016 that emphasized the ties between al Qaeda and the Taliban. Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and Taliban founder Mulla Omar (center, top) are shown side by […]

In The South-West Of Syria, Russian Air Strikes Resumed In the south-west of Syria, Russian air strikes resumed 28 minutes ago July 4, 2018 In the district of Deraa (archive photo) Russian air strikes in southwestern Syria resumed on Wednesday after talks on the restoration of Bashar Assad’s rule in these areas failed. Air strikes were conducted around the city of Tafas, north-west of […]

The American Who Says He’s Been The Target Of Five Air Strikes

The American Who Says He’s Been the Target of Five Air Strikes By Conor Friedersdorf, View Original June 18th, 2018 He was born Darrell Lamont Phelps. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, moved down to the city, tried his hand at comedy, and later converted to Islam, adopting the name of Bilal Abdul Kareem. […]

Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Charges Syrian Air Force Intelligence Chief With Crimes Against Humanity

I missed this earlier this week.  An arrest warrant was issued by the German Federal Court for the Syrian officer below.  Then, there is ISIS and North Korea.  There is a lot more work needed in this domain.  RCP, Syrian Air Force Intelligence chief charged with crimes against humanity Germany is the first Western […]

North Korea’s Illegal Weapons Trade

David Maxwell’s Comment:  “While there is euphoria over the upcoming summit we should not forget the true nature of the Kim Family Regime (the mafia-like crime family cult).   I reviewed Dr. Bechtol’s manuscript for this forthcoming book on north Korean proliferation.  I strongly recommend it.” Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 12:00am North Korea’s Illegal Weapons […]

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest · 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 […]

North Korea Says Kim Jong-un Will Meet With Syria’s Assad

North Korea says Kim Jong-un Will Meet With Syria’s Assad By Motoko Rich, View Original June 3rd, 2018 President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, left, was visited by North Korea’s newly appointed ambassador to Damascus, Mun Jong-nam, on Wednesday.CreditSyrian Arab News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images TOKYO — President Bashar al-Assad of Syria plans to […]

Syria’s Assad Says Will Visit North Korea

Syria’s Assad says will visit North Korea, news agency reports By Hyonhee Shin, View Original June 3rd, 2018 SEOUL (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he plans to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korean state media reported on Sunday, potentially the first meeting between Kim and another head of state in Pyongyang. […]

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