Apr 012015
 

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Debkafile: “Control of the Red Sea Bab el-Mandeb Straits passed Tuesday, March 31 to pro-Iranian Yemeni forces when the Yemeni Army’s 117th Brigade loyal to the former Yemeni President Ali Saleh handed positions guarding the waterway to two Houthi commando battalions trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. This is revealed by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources.

In another development Tuesday involving Iran’s spreading tentacles, debkafile’s military sources reveal that unidentified aircraft bombed Burak, a small military base in the Fezzan province of southwestern Libya, which serves Iran as a transit store for arms purchased in Sudan for the Palestinian Hamas.

The weapons, which recently reached the Libyan base through Chad, were destroyed. They were scheduled to be smuggled through Egypt and Sinai and onto Gaza. Western military sources attributed responsibility for the bombardment to the Egyptian or Israeli air forces. Both Israel and Egypt have declined to comment on the report.

Opinion: It is all about oil. Iran wants the Red Sea oil route and a quick look at the map tells you why. If Iran can control both the straits of Hormuz to the north of Oman, and Bab-el-Mandeb choke point, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei can realize Saddam Hussein’s dream: Control ME oil; control the world.

Khamenei  has ordered two naval task forces to sail to the Red Sea. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have to dislodge the Houthi rebels from taking control of the 3.8 million barrels of oil per day that passes through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait.

Stay tuned.

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Mar 172015
 

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 groups who are motivated by Islam’s Shia sect, from the report’s terror section.

Instead, the assessment focuses entirely jihadis motivated by the Sunni sect of Islam, including those in al-Qaida and ISIS, sometimes known as the Islamic State.”

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Opinion: There are a few things we can count on from this administration;  open borders, race warfare, same sex marriage, abortion on demand and Iranian nukes.

I remember when I first read Joel Rosenberg’s Epicenter in 2006. I could not imagine how the world would allow a terror state to become powerful enough to acquire nukes. The war of Gog and Magog seemed very far off.

Fast forward nine years and the Iranians are being given a green light to spin centrifuges and build ICBMs that will  carry them as far as New York.

The US now has three alliances in the ME:

  • Iran, despite providing funding and weapons for Hezbollah, Hamas and Bashar Assad, Iran is being given charge of Iraq
  • Muslim Brotherhood, despite being the parent of al Qaeda, Hamas Islamic Jihad and ISIS, the US relationship with Egypt is trashed
  • Israel, depending on the outcome of today’s election

If PM Netanyahu is re-elected expect Israel to be completely isolated and the Obama administration to support a Palestinian state in the West Bank including East Jerusalem.

Tick tick,

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Mar 122015
 

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The Times Of Israel: “There is one thing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can take comfort in regarding his relations with the US administration — he is not the only Middle Eastern leader struggling to understand American President Barack Obama. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has also been at a loss in recent weeks amid the administration’s almost surreal conduct towards Cairo.

On Monday Sissi was asked what he and the other Arab allies thought of US leadership in the region. It is hard to put his response in words, mainly due to his prolonged silence.

Difficult question,” he said after some moments, while his body language expressed contempt and disgust. “The suspending of US equipment and arms was an indicator for the public that the United States is not standing by the Egyptians.”

Opinion: The die was cast in 2009. The now infamous Cairo Speech when America’s new president, Barack Obama, invited the Muslim Brotherhood to sit front row center.

The Brotherhood, parent organization of al Qaeda, Hamas and Islamic Jihad,  had been banned in Egypt for more than 30 years as Hosni Mubarak collected billions in US aid and kept peace with Israel.

The Department of National Intelligence was clear that the Brotherhood was now a peaceful group and not interested in Egypt’s politics.

On June 24, 2012, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi became president of Egypt. The Obama administration provided F16 war planes, 200 Abrams tanks, $1.5 billion in US aid, and an invitation to the White House.

Egypt descended into chaos until July 2013, when Egypt’s General Abdel El-Sisi put and end to the brotherhood’s reign by arresting Mohamed Morsi and hundreds of his supporters.

Since then US/Egypt relations are in shambles.

America’s  chickens have come home to roost.

 

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Mar 112015
 
For Obama and Israel the Party is Over

YNet News: “Analysis: Now that he is free of electoral pressures and has been challenged by Netanyahu, Obama is making it clear to Israel and its supporters that the presidential treatment of the Palestinian issue is about to take on a much more aggressive attitude.       When US President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Robert Malley as

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Mar 092015
 
Iran Unveils New Missile With 2500 Mile Range

The Algemeiner: “The Defense Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Brigadier General Hussein Dahqan, revealed on Sunday Iran’s new surface-to-surface cruise missile, the “Soumar.” The “Soumar” has a range of  2500km, posing a serious threat to any vessels sailing in the Persian Gulf, particularly US naval forces, as well as an array of countries

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Feb 262015
 
Hamas Continues to Upgrade its Rockets

Arutz Sheva: “Slightly before 10 a.m. on Monday morning terrorists likely belonging to Hamas fired three rockets from Gaza into the Mediterranean Sea. The rocket firing comes as part of an ongoing process by Hamas to continue domestic development of its rocket arsenal, as Israel has worked hard to prevent new weapons from entering Gaza.

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Feb 042015
 
Hamas Pleas With Big Brothers Iran and Hezbollah

Breaking Israel News: “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5) In a recent plea to help further their goal of destroying Israel, Hamas reached out to their two “big brothers”, Iran and Hezbollah.

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