Tag: Middle East

#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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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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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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The Real War on Christianity

Hat Tip to Foreign Policy In the Middle East, the Islamic State is crucifying Christians and demolishing ancient churches. Why is this being met with silence from the halls of Congress to Sunday sermons? By Bethany Allen-EbrahimianBethany Allen-Ebrahimian is a Tea Leaf Nation fellow at Foreign Policy. She spent four years in China before joining …

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Iran’s Design on Anbar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel – DEBKA

Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, laid the picture out fair and square in his annual review of national security threats to the US House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Islamic State has steadily extended its reach despite near-daily bombing of its forces, he reported. “More than two dozen …

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I Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning… #ISIS Burns #Jordanian Pilot Alive

Time to up the ante and forget about collateral damage.  I’m not kidding about napalm. Hat Tip to www.barenakedislam.com. ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) Muslim savages kill captured Jordanian pilot by burning him alive in a cage Muslim jihadists fighting for the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq have released a video they claim shows …

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MEMRI Research On #ISIS, Al-Qaeda, And Other Jihadi Groups’ and Lone-Wolf Threats Against France

It’s not like France didn’t have some warning. MEMRI posted all of these in the past few years.  I wonder how many similar rants have been against the US.  What is Obama doing about it. From MEMRI Special Announcement | 357| January 7, 2015 Jihad And Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Research On ISIS, Al-Qaeda, And …

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#ISIS forces massing in central and northern Syria

Hat tip to DEBKAFile   ISIS forces are reported by Western military sources to be massing heavily in central and northern Syria, especially south of Aleppo, where they are preparing an offensive to retake the Kuweiris military air base, which the Islamic State army captured before and from which it was driven out by Syrian …

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Indoctrination Of Children In The Islamic State Caliphate ( #ISISWARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES:)

By: M. Khayat* Another reason why the situation in the Middle East is critical.  In this long and detailed article children from toddlers to teens are being indoctrinated with the ISIS ideology.  The teens soon will be ready to enter the fight.  In three years (the current US threshold for “victory”) there will be many …

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#ISIS posts a new forward command group to Egyptian Sinai – at Israel’s back door

For some time I have been warning about ISIS threat to Israel.  I believe they want to come through two front doors (Lebanon and Jordan).  This will happen after they have consolidated their position in Syria and Iraq.  The borders are more or less fixed along the northern front (Kurdistan) and eastern front (Shia territory).  …

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