Category North Africa

UH…Never Mind: Pentagon Scrubs Major Mosul Offensive Against Islamic State

What a disaster this White House and National Security team are. The incompetence is breathtaking. After the Syrian Red Line that wasn’t, you would have thought they had learned something. Apparently not. Why should Putin, the leaders of Iran, China, North Korea, and our allies such as Israel, Japan, South Korea, etc. believe anything that […]

Questions About The War On The Terrorists

Excerpts: The mission question is really two questions: Where do you want the intelligence community to focus its limited resources, and how do you want to deal with the terrorism issue, specifically? If you see the United States as a global power with global interests, then you want a global intelligence capability and a global […]

Managing the ISIS Crisis: By Richard N. Haass

Excerpts: Those who object to calling the Islamic State a state have a point. In many ways, IS is a hybrid: part movement, part network, and part organization. Nor is it defined by geography. But it does control territory, boasts some 20,000 fighters, and, fueled by religious ideology, has an agenda. … Ultimately, of course, […]

The Islamic State’s Dangerous Gains in Libya Pose A Threat To Europe

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/islamic-state-advance-in-libya-could-present-threat-to-europe-a-1019976.html#ref=nl-international Islamic State Advance in Libya Could Present Threat to Europe A Threat to Europe: The Islamic State’s Dangerous Gains in Libya By Mirco Keilberth and Christoph Reuter A video grab shows militants loyal to the Islamic State marching Egyptian Coptic Christians to their deaths by beheading in Libya. Rival militias in Libya have thrown […]

Terror Group That Carried Out Deadly Attack On A Shopping Mall In Kenya — Calls For Similar Attack On Mall Of America, As Well As Malls In Canada And The U.K.

Terror Group That Carried Out Deadly Attack On A Shopping Mall In Kenya — Calls For Similar Attack On Mall Of America, As Well As Malls In Canada And The U.K. http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Numerous news outlets this morning are reporting that the terrorist group that carried out the terrorist attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya […]

FBI Outlines Evidence Linking North Korea To Sony Hack

FBI Statement On Sony Investigation — Blames North Korea http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/update-on-sony-investigation Update on Sony Investigation Washington, D.C. December 19, 2014 FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691 Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). In late November, SPE confirmed that […]

The ‘Caliphate’s’ Colonies: Islamic State’s Gradual Expansion Into North Africa

The ‘Caliphate’s’ Colonies: Islamic State’s Gradual Expansion Into North Africa http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Mirco Keilberth, Juliane von Mittelstaedt, and Christopher Reuter, writing in the November 18, 2014 edition of the International edition of the German newspaper/magazine — Der Spiegel, write that chaos, disillusionment, and oppression provide the perfect conditions for the Islamic State,” to spread its message […]