Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant: More than Just a June Surprise

CTC USMABryan Price, Dan Milton, Muhammad al-`Ubaydi On June 29, 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) declared a caliphate in territories it holds in Iraq and Syria.[1] In the past few weeks, the world has watched … Continue reading

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ROBERT FORD TO: “Talk To Aljazeera” Political Talk Show-June 13

– Ray Suarez: We are meeting at a time when the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] has taken over Mosul. That’s not a small thing. It’s not only the second-largest city, but geographically, ethnically and religiously, Mosul is a … Continue reading

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‘Dialoguing’ with the Muslim Brotherhood and the KGB

FrontPage You can tell a lot about a society by watching what kind of people it puts into positions of power and influence. Thorbjørn Jagland is a former Prime Minister of Norway from the Norwegian Labour Party. Since 2009, he … Continue reading

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YEMEN AND THE HUTHIS: FROM SAADA TO SANAA

EURASIA REVIEW Continued fighting between Huthis and their various opponents could lead to a major conflagration, further undermining Yemen’s troubled political transition. “At present, the conflict appears to be settling into a cycle of violence followed by periods of fragile … Continue reading

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ISIS DECLARES CREATION OF ISLAMIC STATE N MIDDLE EAST, ‘NEW ERA OF INTERNATIONAL JIHAD’

RT ISIS jihadists have declared the captured territories from Iraq’s Diyala province to Syria’s Aleppo a new Islamic State – a ‘caliphate.’ They removed ‘Iraq and the Levant’ from their name and urged other radical Sunni groups to pledge their … Continue reading

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TERRORISM: Afghanistan Tapes Released By Abdullah Raise Questions

  Debate surrounding this year’s presidential election has heightened in recent days following the release of further audio recordings by the Abdullah Abdullah camp. The recordings released on Saturday allegedly include conversations that show Paktika Gov. Mohebullah Samim trying to cover electoral … Continue reading

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FACEBOOK EXPERIMENT MANIPULATES EMOTIONS OF 600,000 USERS

By Sophie Weiner Psychologists have known for a long time that emotions are contagious. If you hang out with someone who’s feeling shitty, you might end up feeling shitty too. Pretty basic. But now researchers have found that the emotions … Continue reading

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GAMBLING ON THE CALIPHATE

IntelWire This morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, or ISIL if you must) announced it was pronouncing the reformation of the caliphate, with ISIS emir Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as caliph, and that it was renaming itself … Continue reading

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President Obama sends CIA to UK to probe terrorist ‘breeding ground’ and growing ‘lone wolf’ terrorism

DON OKEREKE President Obama has sent a special unit of CIA officers to the UK to investigate British Muslim extremists amid growing fears in Washington that we are becoming a ‘breeding ground’ for terrorism. In a pointed snub to MI5, … Continue reading

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INTELLIGENCE REPORTS: IRAQ, LIBYA, MAURITANIA

GeoStrategy-Direct   ISIL seen playing dual roles in Iraq, northern Syria on Iran’s behalf Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has become a leading instrument by Iran to control the Levant, a report said.The Jerusalem Center for … Continue reading

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