Tag Archive: Middle East

Jun 12

Saudi air chief killed in #Scud attack. We must adapt this new foreign policy NOW. #ISIS

A few unanswered questions: 1) Where did the Houthis get the Scuds and the know-how to accurately target them? 2) Who supplied the intelligence that the Saudi air chief would be at the base? 3) Why was there only one or two Patriot batteries protecting the air base?  It was obvious that 15 incoming missiles …

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Jun 06

Budget cuts to pull carrier Roosevelt from the fight with ISIS -#isis

Budget cuts to pull carrier Roosevelt from the fight with ISIS This makes me feel nice and safe. George June 6, 2015 Budget cuts to pull carrier Roosevelt from the fight with ISISUSS Theodore Roosevelt, USN Released photo Leaving a gigantic hole in the Navy’s presence in the Middle East, the Navy announced yesterday that …

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Jun 06

Two major Mid East escalations: #isis #yemen #scud

Two major Mid East escalations: Yemeni rebels fire Scuds at Saudi air base. ISIS warns Syrian rebels DEBKAfile Special Report June 6, 2015, 1:12 PM (IDT) : Middle East war buildup,   via Two major Mid East escalations: Yemeni rebels fire Scuds at Saudi air base. ISIS warns Syrian rebels.

May 29

#ISIS Grabs Oil, Land & Cash-They Cash in on Natural Resources in Looted Lands, Can Afford a Nuclear Bomb

Please read this very detailed analysis on the state of affairs in Syria and Iraq. The ISIS control of southern Syria and Anbar, as well as the neutralization of Lebanon puts them right on Israel’s borders.  They will be able to mass forces on the south Lebanon border and along the Golan Heights.  They will …

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May 19

Next challenge for US after Ramadi defeat: #Iran ship nears Yemeni shore

The article tells of a major US exercise in Jordan that included a B-52.  This was a show of force no doubt intended as a red line. Another red line is the naval blockade of Yemen.  There are 2 days until it is crossed.  DEBKA doubts that the US will do anything to inspect the …

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May 02

#Isis militants slaughter more than 300 #Yazidi captives in northern #Iraq

The “religion” of peace strikes again.  Why does the Western world sit by and do nothing?  When will Obama stop leading from the rear? Do we really expect Iran to do all our bidding? They are almost as evil as ISIS.  We are allowing them to control most of Iran.  Perhaps Kurdistan and Anbar are …

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Apr 30

Why Is The Gulf Certain US and #Iran Faked Near-Collision at Sea?

  Only a new President, not from the Democrat Party, can change this unholy alliance with Iran.  We let the control Hormuz, we let them control much of the world’s oil supply.  We let the control the world’s economy because Obama will continue to restrict the production of US oil. Iran continues to be our …

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Apr 08

#Jordan moves forces away from Israeli border – IHS Jane’s 360

Jordan beefs up its border with Iraq and Lebanon.  Iran moves ships to the Gulf of Aden.  One errant shot and the Middle Ease could go up in flames. This via Jane’s 360   Jordan moves forces away from Israeli border Yaakov Lappin, Tel Aviv – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 02 April 2015 Jordan has …

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Mar 26

Max Boot: Obama’s Mideast Realignment – WSJ

The basic question for all this is how Obama is furthering our national interest.  Will Iran stop sponsoring terrorism?  Will their threat to us be less than the Sunnis? Than ISIS or al Qaeda?  Will they be an adequate substitute if Saudi and Gulf oil supplies are disrupted?  Will he allow US oil production to …

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Mar 26

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

Egypt seizes Bab el Mandeb ahead of Iran. Saudis bomb Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis. US launches air strikes over Tikrit And so it begins.  Actually it began in Yemen when Obama decided not to support Saleh in the Arab spring uprising.  That, of course, created instability and a vacuum into which the Houthis jumped.  Now we …

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