Is this Syria’s “doomsday ” weapon?
Intelligence sources say that the Syrian air force has adapted old Russian made MIG-21 fighter aircraft to fly unmanned and carry chemical warfare materials. This information is now being investigated by a number of intelligence organizations
i-HLS.com, Israel’s Homeland Security Home
Report: Syria stations missile batteries aimed at Israel
Syrian deputy foreign minister says alleged Israeli airstrikes on targets on the outskirts of Damascus are a “declaration of [...]
(LEAD) N. Korea has likely not moved mobile missile launchers: source
SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) — North Korea did not appear to move vehicles suspected to be mobile launchers for its medium-range missiles over the past two days, a government source said Saturday, in an indication that Pyongyang’s missile launch is not imminent.
According to intelligence sources, the North had moved two Musudan intermediate missiles, which had been concealed in a shed [...]
Based on information received from our military and intelligence sources, military action against North Korean missile launch locations might be hours away. According to our sources, key congressional leaders have been advised to stay close to Washington this weekend in anticipation of a meeting in the Oval Office. Such a meeting implies that they would be advised of military action as the effort is underway.
A Saudi newspaper reported Monday that embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad has moved his family from Damascus to a ship in the Mediterranean, as his regime continues to fight opposition forces determined to unseat him.
Citing “intelligence sources”, Al Watan’s website claims that Assad has “lost confidence” in his personal security detail.
Report: Assad on warship with Russian security
if true…this will be interesting
Russia says removing Assad from power is ‘impossible’
here’s another source
Dec 22, 2012
The chemical warfare threat looming over Syria’s civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that “the Syrian government has “consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.”
He added that Russia, “which has military advisers training Syria’s military, has kept [...]
British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK and the US have seen evidence that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons.
Mr Hague told the BBC there was “enough evidence to know that they need a warning”.
The foreign secretary did not give details, as he said the evidence had come from “intelligence sources”.
BREAKING | US INTELLIGENCE ON ASSAD WILLING TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CAME FROM JIHAD MAKDISSI, WHO IS NOW [...]
The US Senate has recommended that President Barack Obama study the possibility of imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.
In an amendment approved Wednesday, the senators voted 92-6 to require the Pentagon to report on options for using US military assets to prevent Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from using air power against opposition forces.
Clinton admits ulterior motive for deploying patriot missiles on Turkish border to impose ‘No Fly Zone – Safe [...]
The US is ready to launch military action in Syria “within days” if President Assad resorts to mobilising chemical weapons in an attempt to repel rebel forces trying to seize Damascus, The Times has been told.
Assad’s chemical weapons units head out of Damascus toward Aleppo
As NATO in Brussels gave the go-ahead Tuesday night, Dec. 4, for the deployment of Patriot surface-to-air missiles to protect Turkey against Syrian missiles, military and [...]
As NATO in Brussels gave the go-ahead Tuesday night, Dec. 4, for the deployment of Patriot surface-to-air missiles to protect Turkey against Syrian missiles, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources reported that convoys of the Syrian army’s chemical weapons units headed out of Damascus under cover of dark and turned north up the road to Aleppo. Their destination is not yet known.
The convoys were ferrying self-propelled cannons for firing shells loaded [...]
Less than a week after the conclusion of Operation Pillar of Defense, and with Hamas boasting of an imminent increase in military aid from Iran, Israeli satellites have spotted a ship at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas being loaded with rockets and other military supplies ostensibly bound for Gaza, the British Sunday Times reported.
The report cites Israeli intelligence sources who surmised that the cargo, loaded a week ago, would [...]
Iran continues to fly military personnel and quantities of weapons into Syria by civilian aircraft which cut through Iraqi airspace, American intelligence sources disclosed early Thursday, Sept. 20.
Clearly, Iran is augmenting its military involvement in the constantly escalating Syrian civil war, broadening it into a multinational conflict which threatens to drag Lebanon in, by means of the Iranian-Syrian ally, Hizballah.
Tehran is not hiding its actions. Sunday, Sept. 16, Iranian Revolutionary [...]
“We have seen an uptick in operational activity by the Quds Force over the last year or so,” National Counter-Terrorism Center Director Matthew G. Olsen told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Mr. Olsen said the Quds Force, the elite division of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps responsible for operations abroad, “poses a threat beyond the immediate [Middle East] region,” including to the U.S. homeland.
Intelligence sources tell Fox News they are convinced the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda — with a former Guantanamo detainee involved.
That revelation comes on the same day a top Obama administration official called last week’s deadly assault a “terrorist attack” — the first time the attack has been described that way by the administration after claims it had been a [...]
BEIRUT (AP) — France signaled Thursday that it was prepared to take part in enforcing a partial no-fly zone over Syria, piling pressure on President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime as it widens a major offensive against rebels in Damascus and surrounding areas.
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Paris would participate in a full no-fly operation if it followed international legal principles. But for now, he suggested that a partial [...]
North Korea’s Army chief Ri Yong-ho may have been ousted for defying orders and moving troops near Pyongyang during a military exercise, South Korean intelligence sources told a major South Korean news agency.
The troop move drew the ire of Ri’s main rivals Jang Song-taek, the uncle and guardian of leader Kim Jong-un, and Vice Marshal Choe Ryong-hae, Chosun.com reported.
While it is clear that the situation on the Korean peninsula was [...]
Bashar Assad quickly recovered from the blow he suffered with the loss of his four top allies last Wednesday, July 18. Within 24 hours, he had put in place a new command for fighting the rebels headed by his younger brother Gen. Maher Assad, commander of the 4th Division, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report exclusively. He also appointed Gen. Ali Mamloukh to head the General Security Service; Gen. Hafez Makhlouf, [...]
The Information Underground
June 10, 2012
WMR’s Asian intelligence sources report another, morfe ominous, aspect to the decision of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to move 60 percent of U.S. naval forces to the Pacific region. Panetta announced in a speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue defense conference in Singapore that most of the Navy’s littoral combat ships, submarines, cruisers, and destroyers will be deployed in the Pacific. In addition, new U.S. [...]
US President Barack Obama, though widely expected to pursue direct action against Syrian ruler Bashar following the Houla atrocity, is preoccupied with what he regards as a greater threat to the world: a potential grab for the huge Syrian stock of chemical and biological weapons by Al Qaeda’s or other terrorist organizations. This is reported exclusively by debkafile’s Washington and intelligence sources.
The US president is trying to persuade Russian President [...]
J.J. Green, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – The bodies of at least nine people were found dead in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on Friday morning, intelligence sources tell WTOP. Some were hanged from a bridge, others were found in a truck and still others were dumped in front of city hall.
There are conflicting reports as to how many bodies were found.
by Mytheos Holt
This post originally appeared at The Blaze.
Osama bin Laden may be dead, but Al Qaeda isn’t resting in peace. Intelligence reports suggest that Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s most visible leader, is working with Iran to plan an attack on the West. The New York Post has the details on the plot:
Intelligence sources said Iran has been supplying al Qaeda with training in the use of advanced explosives, “some funding and a safe haven” as part [...]
SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Yonhap) — North Korea is developing unmanned attack aircraft using U.S. target drones purchased from the Middle East, a military source in Seoul said Sunday, indicating the aircraft will likely target the South.
“North Korea recently bought several U.S. MQM-107D Streakers from a Middle Eastern nation that appears to be Syria, and is developing unmanned attack aircraft based on them,” the source said on condition of anonymity.
The MQM-107D [...]
(NewsCore) – North Korea’s hard-line communist regime is using old US-made target drones to develop unmanned attack aircraft, South Korea intelligence sources said Sunday.
“North Korea recently bought several US MQM-107D Streakers from a Middle Eastern nation that appears to be Syria, and is developing unmanned attack aircraft based on them,” the South’s Yonhap news agency quoted an intelligence source as saying.
Its powerful military placed explosives on the drones in a [...]
Iran is pursuing its nuclear weapons program at the Parchin military base about 30 kilometers from Tehran, diplomatic sources in Vienna say. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to release a report this week on Iran’s nuclear activities.
Parchin military base, about 30 kilometers from Tehran.Haaretz
According to recent leaks, Iran has carried out experiments in the final, critical stage for developing nuclear weapons – weaponization. This includes explosions and [...]
In what can only be described in the most astounding of terms, the Kremlin is reporting that the world’s largest corporation, American-based Exxon Mobil, has signed a deal with Russia allowing it to flee the United States in exchange for trading its vast oil and gas reserves in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico and gaining for itself exclusive drilling rights in the vast untapped regions of the Russian Arctic.
VIENNA – The procession of cars carrying Fereidoun Abbasi Davani sped down Vienna’s Wagramer Strasse this Monday and into the underground car park of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Outside the building, on the bank of the Danube River, some 30 protesters from the Stop the Bomb movement demonstrated, waving signs denouncing the Iranian nuclear scientist. But Iranian security officers seemed more concerned about the [...]
Syrian protesters along the Israeli border were paid thousands of dollars by President Bashar Assad’s regime to take part in Sunday’s demonstrations where more than 20 people were killed, ynetnews.com reports.
The Reform Party of Syria said intelligence sources told them that the Syrian protesters were poverty-stricken farmers.
They were paid $1,000 for showing up to the protests and their families would be paid $10,000 if they died, [...]
Protestors for hire? Demonstrators along the Syria-Israel border were paid thousands of dollars by President Bashar Assad‘s regime to take part in Sunday’s riots, Syrian opposition activists charge.
Israeli officials later reinforced the claims, accusing the Syrian regime of encouraging protests along the northern border.
Sunday’s riots were an attempt “to divert attention away from the massacre in Syria,” one official charged. “The Syrians will be held accountable for [...]
Moussa Koussa reads a statement to foreign journalists at a hotel in Tripoli Photo: AP
As the highest-profile defection from the ranks of Col Gaddafi’s loyalists, he is a plum prize who is likely to be of great value in helping to dismantle his dictatorship.
The former spy chief’s resignation also comes at a critical time in the coalition’s attempts to dislodge Col Gaddafi, [...]
Those sources disclose that the call which Obama put into Abdullah, who is recuperating from back surgery at his palace in Morocco, brought their relations into deep crisis and placed in jeopardythe entire edifice of US Iran and Middle East policies.
The king chastised the president for his treatment of Egypt and its president Hosni Muhbarak calling it a disaster that would generate instability in the [...]