Category Yemen

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks

  Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks CNBC · by Javier E. David · July 31, 2017 The Yemen-based arm of al-Qaeda — flush with millions in ill-gotten gains — is gaining strength from the fractured nation’s civil conflict and is sufficiently funded to carry out new terror attacks, according […]

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. […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Says ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Likely Alive

Jim Mattis On ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: ‘I Think He’s Alive’ Washington Examiner · by Travis J. Tritten · July 21, 2017 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive following weeks of speculation over his death. Mattis said he has seen no evidence that Baghdadi is […]

Houthis Wage Non-Traditional War In Bab al-Mandab Fueled Booby-Trapped Boats

https://english.aawsat.com/bandar-alqahtani/news-middle-east/houthis-wage-non-traditional-war-bab-al-mandab-fueled-booby-trapped-boats Houthis Wage Non-Traditional War In Bab al-Mandab Fueled Booby-Trapped Boats BADR AL-QAHTANIJuly 7, 2017, 7:19 am 644 Pro-government Yemeni forces patrol a coastline along the Bab al-Mandab strait. (AFP) Powered By VidMatic London – Even the producers of the Johnny Depp-helmed “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise have not reached the heights of criminal imagination […]

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 […]

American Special Operations: Past, Present, And Future – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: This is what most people think of when they hear the term “special operations,” elite forces swooping in snatching a target and swooping back out again before anyone knows they were there. Whole Redbox machines could be filled with movies that have plot lines with special operators as the heroes—steely-eyed killers, super soldiers, whose […]

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 […]

Saudi Arabia Moves To Silence Deposed Prince, Dissidents

President Donald Trump meets with Mohammed bin Salman (left) in Washington before his elevation to the crown prince role. Photo: AP   http://www.ejinsight.com/20170703-saudi-arabia-moves-to-silence-deposed-prince-dissidents/ Jul 3, 2017 8:15am Saudi Arabia Moves To Silence Deposed Prince, Dissidents The new heir to Saudi Arabia’s throne has launched a crackdown on dissent in recent weeks, attempting to silence activists and critical clerics as well as […]

Commando Raids On ISIS Yield Vital Data In Shadowy War

Excerpts: So successful was that raid that seven months later, Ashton B. Carter, then the defense secretary, disclosed at a House hearing that he was creating a “specialized expeditionary targeting force.”   The commandos — initially numbering about 100 troops, including support personnel — would have a mission similar to, but smaller than, the one […]

Saudi Arabia Rewrites Succession As King Replaces Heir With Son, 31

Saudi Arabia Rewrites Succession As King Replaces Heir With Son, 31 By Ben Hubbard, www.nytimes.com View Original June 21st, 2017 Mohammed bin Salman last year in France. Credit Stephanie De Sakutin/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Stephanie De Sakutin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BEIRUT, Lebanon — King Salman of Saudi Arabia promoted his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin […]