Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

FPI / October 28, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Excerpts from analysis by Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Oct. 10 at the memorial for the fatalities of the October 1973 War. He strongly hinted of the possibility of both an Israeli preemptive military strike against […]

Washington Post headline on al-Baghdadi’s death a global sensation

Washington Post headline on al-Baghdadi’s death a global sensation

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2019 The Washington Post made worldwide news and was lampooned at home for an online obituary which framed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization, as an “austere religious scholar.” Reports had begun circulating late Saturday that a U.S. Special Forces raid in northern […]

Strategist: Al-Baghdadi is dead, but U.S. still lacks strategy for militant Islam

Strategist: Al-Baghdadi is dead, but U.S. still lacks strategy for militant Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2019 What strategic impact will the death of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have on the U.S.’s 18-year war on terror? While indeed it is a win for the U.S., Baghdadi’s death will likely “not have any significant strategic impact in the broader Islamic movement across the globe,” […]

Cornered ISIS leader died ‘whimpering’; Trump credits special forces Iraq, Syria, Russia, Turkey

Cornered ISIS leader died ‘whimpering’; Trump credits special forces Iraq, Syria, Russia, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2019 After “running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his own suicide vest, killing himself and his three children as U.S. Special Forces closed in, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 27. “He died like a […]

Trump concealed al-Baghdadi op from Schiff: ‘Washington is a leaking machine’

Trump concealed al-Baghdadi op from Schiff: ‘Washington is a leaking machine’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2019 Rep. Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, was left out of the loop on the operation against Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. President Donald Trump confirmed after his address to the nation on Sunday that he had deliberately concealed the raid in Syria from congressional […]

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2019 Turkey has agreed to end its military operation against U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria and the U.S. is lifting sanctions it had imposed on Turkey, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 23. “Today’s announcement validates our course of action with Turkey that only a couple of weeks ago was scorned,” […]

Obama-backed Syrian rebels called ‘the new ISIS’

Obama-backed Syrian rebels called ‘the new ISIS’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2019 The Free Syrian Army, which was regarded as a strong ally by the Obama administration, is in reality “the new ISIS” and is committing atrocities against civilians in Syria, the president of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) told a group of U.S. congressional representatives on Oct. 21. Ilham Ahmed […]

Graham shifts on Syria: President Trump ‘thinking outside the box’

Graham shifts on Syria: President Trump ‘thinking outside the box’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 21, 2019 One of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria appears to have changed his stance. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he now believes “historic solutions” are possible. Speaking with Fox News on Oct. 20, the South Carolina Republican said a conversation […]

U.S. to shift withdrawn forces from Syria to Iraq

U.S. to shift withdrawn forces from Syria to Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, October 20, 2019 American troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will be moved to western Iraq to continue the fight against Islamic State (ISIS), U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. “The U.S. withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria… we’re talking weeks not days,” Esper told reporters. “The current game plan is for […]

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2019 The U.S. has brokered a ceasefire agreement between Turkey and the Kurds after President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Following a meeting with Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced terms of […]