Tag Archive: Syria

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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May 29

Exclusive: #ISIS columns heading from Syria toward Jordan, first targeting the border crossing

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – ISIS – was on the move Sunday, May 24, from central Syria to the Jordanian border, debkafile’s exclusive military sources report. They were advancing from the central town of Palmyra, which they seized last week, in columns of US-made tanks and armored cars taken booty in …

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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 26

Capture of Palmyra increases likelihood of sudden #Syria n army withdrawal from Damascus to the Alawite coastal homeland

Capture of Palmyra increases likelihood of sudden Syrian army withdrawal from Damascus to the Alawite coastal homeland And so the cancer spreads.  The problem with ISIS is that this cancer is contagious. Hat tip to IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review Firas Abi Ali – IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review 20 May 2015 The ancient Syrian city of …

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May 22

The US and #Iraq i and #Syria n armies go to pieces against #ISIS drive. Israel, Jordan, Saudis alarmed

Amen! George The US and Iraqi and Syrian armies go to pieces against ISIS drive. Israel, Jordan, Saudis alarmed DEBKAfile Special Report May 21, 2015, 10:18 PM (IDT)   The fall of Damascus and Baghdad, or large slices thereof, into the rapacious hands of the Islamic State, is no longer a debatable subject of strategic …

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May 20

The historic Syrian town of Palmyra falls to #ISIS

The ISIS barbarians will have tremendous fun destroying the artifacts dating back to 2000 BC.  There are so many of them and are so representative of infidels. This is from DEBKAFile. The historic Syrian town of Palmyra falls to ISIS DEBKAfile May 20, 2015, 9:44 PM (IDT) Islamic State fighters Wednesday night seized full control …

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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 19

US Special Ops raid killing five #ISIS chiefs had to be coordinated with Syria and Russia

Interesting analysis from DEBKA. The bottom line here is that we made a deal with the devil and some day there will be hell to pay.  We  needed Syria and Russia to pull off this raid.  The raid was successful and may have long term consequences to ISIS.  But so will the fall of Ramadi.  …

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Mar 20

Iraqi Christians find safe haven in Jordan’s churches – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Hat tip to AI-Monitor. Jordan comes through again.  How soon before Obama throws King Abdullah under the bus?  Remember that Jordan is on the way to Israel. Israel and the US might be the only true safe haven for these Christian refugees.  No doubt they will not be accepted by Obama since they don’t speak Spanish. …

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Feb 01

#ISIS in full swing under ex-Iraqi general: 70 deaths in a month, on the march in 10 countries

Thanks again to DEBKAFile. A few observations: Saddam Hussein had capable generals. Most were members of the Baath Party and were removed when we took control. The remaining Iraqi military was left devoid of credible senior officers and because of the Sunni-Shia infighting they were not able to replace them. This left no loyalty within the …

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