Most likely direction of Yemen war may not be the one you think

Interesting times.

Ammo storage site under attack in Aden, 28 Mar. (Image: Reuters via CBC)
Ammo storage site under attack in Aden, 28 Mar. (Image: Reuters via CBC)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Fear-grinning: Team Obama’s military support to allies Ukraine and Iraq (now including air strikes)

Interesting times.

Back in the air again.  Tactical drone footage from 2008. (Image via Diamondmind50, YouTube video)
Back in the air again. Tactical drone footage from 2008. (Image via Diamondmind50, YouTube video)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

State Dept. condemns ‘disgraceful shelling’ that wasn’t a shelling and didn’t hit UN school

Intemperance.

 

Appalled.
Appalled.

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The Geneva deal and triggers for Israeli action (Part 2)

Bad deal. Triggers for Israel?

This is Part 2 of a two-part post.  Part 1 is here.

The consequences of Iran getting the bomb are significant, of course, including the urge other nations will feel to acquire the bomb for themselves, and the geopolitical use Iran will make of the bomb as both a regional threat and a deterrent against other nations, to cover Iran’s support of insurgencies and other proxy efforts abroad.  I have discussed these concerns, and others, at length elsewhere.  (Most links can be found at The Optimistic Conservative Iran Page.)

But the idea of this month’s deal as a watershed in global relations with Iran sets up a more imminent crisis point, Continue reading “The Geneva deal and triggers for Israeli action (Part 2)”

Latest reports: Israel has now attacked a facility in Syria

Interdicting Hezbollah.

Wars and rumors of wars… OK, let’s sort this out, at least until the next update.  (This is how intelligence works, incidentally.  You work with what you’ve got until the next update.)

The IAF attack on Friday (apparently, early on Friday morning) was targeting an arms shipment.  This was indicated by the profile of the attack, and there has been no reason to revise that assessment.  News and blog sites reference reports that the attack targeted an arms shipment that came from Iran.

New reporting indicates another attack in Damascus, which demonstrates a profile more consistent with an attack on a facility.  The Tower recounts Continue reading “Latest reports: Israel has now attacked a facility in Syria”