Apr 302015
 

Debkafile: “A high-level Hizballah delegation arrived secretly in Tehran Tuesday, April 28, with the military group led by Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, debkafile discloses exclusively. Both are taking part in the military and intelligence consultations with Iranian officials on the war situation in Syria and steps against Israel. A Gulf intelligence source said those steps were quickly finalized.

The IDF on the Golan can expect a far more active and intense front than ever before, he warned – a small foretaste of which was the failed bomb attack Sunday.

Opinion: Adding to the quagmire for Israel, the four-year-old war in Syria is turning in favor of the Syrian al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, raising the possibility of another al Qaeda take-over in the Middle East.

According to Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Pentagon adviser on the Middle East, if Assad’s government forces fall, “the most radical, most violent, and most determined forces are going to fill the void.”

Syria is geopolitically important for Iran and Russia as both nations have been supporting the (Shia) Assad regime financing and equipping the terror group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

The possibility of a replay of the 2006 Hezbollah war looms large while the US has avoided intervention, opting to train so-called vetted rebel fighters which has proven largely ineffective.

Lost in this game of Chinese Checkers is a 2700 year old prophecy (Isaiah 17:1,14) that has never been fulfilled, the total destruction of Damascus.

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Apr 272015
 

Debkafile: “The Middle East is on the brink of its fourth war. Egypt has massed large-scale ground and air forces in the Western Desert, preparing to capture eastern Libya – Cyrenaica – from ISIS occupation.

The offensive may be launched by dropping Egyptian marines from the sea on the Libyan coast around Derna (pop: 100,000), which ISIS has made its provincial capital. ISIS is rushing reinforcements to Libya from Syria and Iraq.

The Obama administration objects to a direct Egyptian military operation, as CIA chief John Brennan informed President Abdel Fatteh el-Sisi.”

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Opinion: The Obama/el Sisi feud is over ideology. Muslim ideology.

President Obama had a plan when he invited the Muslim Brotherhood to his 2009 Cairo University ‘New Beginning’ speech. Prior to that, the Brotherhood and sub-groups al Qaeda, Hamas and Islamic Jihad had been banned in Egypt for over 30 years.

In 2012, after kicking Hosni Mubarak to the curb a year earlier, the Muslim Brotherhood took control of Egypt’s presidency with Mohamed Morsi at the helm. The Obama team swung into action with cash, tanks, F16s and the legitimacy of State Department visits and invitations to the White House.

Chaos descended on Egypt.

Enter General President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, head of Egypt’s military, who led a full scale assault on the Brotherhood arresting thousands, hanging leaders and placing Morsi under arrest.

President Obama was not amused.

The final straw came on January 5, 2015 when President al- Sisi took to the same podium at Cairo University and admonished the assembled Muslim scholars to revisit Islamic law, or fiqh, in order to calm the fears of the non-Muslim world:

Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live? Impossible!

Evidently, that is not what our president wanted to hear.

 

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Apr 162015
 

Fox News” “Al Qaeda seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the country’s largest province amid wider chaos pitting Shiite rebels against forces loyal to the exiled president and a Saudi-led air campaign.

Military officials and residents said Al Qaeda fighters clashed briefly with members of one of Yemen’s largest brigades outside Mukalla, a city the militants overran earlier this month and where they freed prison inmates. The militants then seized control of the Riyan airport and moved to secure their hold on the city’s main sea port, which is also an oil terminal.”

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Mar 272015
 
WelcomeTo The New Terror Heartland

The Daily Beast: “America’s ally in Yemen is gone. Its special forces have been evacuated. A country touted by the president as a counterterror ‘model’ is poised to be an ISIS and al Qaeda playland. In an interview, Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told The Daily Beast that unfolding events

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Mar 262015
 
Egypt seizes Bab el Mandeb ahead of Iran. Saudis bomb Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis. US launches air strikes over Tikrit

Debkafile: “In a surprise step, Egyptian forces Thursday morning, March 26, seized control of the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Straits to pre-empt Tehran’s grab for this important energy shipping gateway between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal. It rounded off the just-launched Saudi-led air strikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen,

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Mar 232015
 
Obama Pentagon can't account for $500 million in weapons left in Yemen

Investors Business Daily Op-Ed: “That’s $500,000,000 — a half-a-billion dollars. Almost as much taxpayer money as it blew on that solar energy company Solyndra, owned by an Obama bundler. Except the Solyndra money went down a political rat-hole. This $500 million loss is actual weapons that the U.S. gave to Yemen as part of our

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Mar 172015
 
Iran Removed From Terror Threat Report As Obama Negotiates Nuclear Deal

The Daily Caller: “President Barack Obama’s appointees have airbrushed Iran out of the terror section of the 2015 annual report on national security threats, just as he tries to negotiate a nuclear weapons deal with Iran’s theocratic leaders. The 2015 “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community” excludes Iran and its network of jihadi

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