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  • Al Qaeda Declares Internet Jihad (Free Republic is mentioned ...they don't like us)

    10/30/2007 2:32:37 PM PDT · by Dog · 516 replies · 1,936+ views
    mypetjawa.mu ^ | October 30, 2007 | By Dr. Rusty Shackleford
    Al Qaeda's online community is threatening all out cyber war against counter jihadis. Bring. It. On. B- - - - - -. DEBKA: In a special Internet announcement in Arabic, picked up DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources, Osama bin Laden’s followers announced Monday, Oct. 29, the launching of Electronic Jihad. On Sunday, Nov. 11, al Qaeda’s electronic experts will start attacking Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites. On Day One, they will test their skills against 15 targeted sites expand the operation from day to day thereafter until hundreds of thousands of Islamist hackers are in action against untold...
  • DEBKAfile reports: Russians employed at Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor suddenly depart...

    10/07/2007 5:12:08 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 40 replies · 2,142+ views
    Debka ^ | October 1, 2007, 11:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
    The Khorramshar News Agency, which is published by the ethnic Arab underground of Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan, reported early Oct. 1 that the entire staff of Russian nuclear engineers and experts employed in building the nuclear reactor at Bushehr had abruptly packed their bags Friday, Sept. 28, and flew back to Russia. The agency’s one-liner offers no source or explanation. DEBKAfile have obtained no corroboration of its report from any other source. The story appears to have originated with the ethnic Arabs who live near the reactor or who come in contact with its Russian staff. If true, DEBKAfile can offer...
  • Vanity: How reliable is Debkafile?

    10/01/2007 5:22:34 AM PDT · by Blogger · 19 replies · 576+ views
    Debka | Oct 1 2007 | Blogger
    Saw this headline on another forum: DEBKAfile reports: Russians employed at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor suddenly depart in a body, according to local Arab sources Was wondering if Debka is ever right about things? What is their accuracy rate?
  • Iran’s vaunted first home-produced fighter jet is a hybrid of Soviet,Chinese,and US technologies

    09/22/2007 7:53:01 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 92 replies · 1,607+ views
    Debka ^ | September 22, 2007, 8:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
    The new aircraft, dubbed Saegheh (Lightning), was proudly unveiled before foreign correspondents at Tehran’s international airport Thursday, Sept. 20. Iran’s defense minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar boasted that the fighter is the equal of the American F-18 Hornet. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that Saegheh comes nowhere near the capabilities of the F-18, which are deployed on US carriers and fly with the Marines. What the Iranians have done is to put together elements cannibalized from the US F-14 of the 1970s which revolutionary Iran inherited from the shah, and components of the Russian Sukhoi pepped up with ageing electronic equipment purchased...
  • Close Assad aide reiterates that Syria will respond to Israeli attack (Debka)

    09/19/2007 8:19:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 92+ views
    Debka ^ | September 19, 2007, 10:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
    Minister of Expatriates, Butheina Shabaan, who is generally regarded as President Bashar Assad’s personal mouthpiece, made this statement Tuesday, Sept 18. It was a replay of the one first issued by a junior official on Sept. 6, together with the initial accusation that Israeli warplanes had invaded Syrian air space. The pugnacious minister also dismissed the reports published on the event as fiction and a pack of lies. Despite its repetitiveness, DEBKAfile’s American and Israeli sources interpret Shabaan’s statement’s coming now as important because it appears to indicate that the Syrian president, after due consideration, has come down on the...
  • Syria Fires at Israeli Aircraft

    09/06/2007 5:54:22 AM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 107 replies · 6,662+ views
    Drudge ^ | today | Drudge
    Looks like it is just breaking
  • Sarkozky First Western Leader To Speak Out Loud About US Plan to Bomb Iran

    08/28/2007 3:21:32 PM PDT · by hardback · 4 replies · 216+ views
    Dekba Net Weekly ^ | August 28, 2007, 12:43 PM
    Sarkozy is first Western leader to speak out loud about US plan to bomb Iran August 28, 2007, 12:43 PM (GMT+02:00) Bombing Iran: Catastrophic but real Addressing 180 French diplomats Monday, Aug. 27, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said a nuclear-armed Iran would be unacceptable and the world must tighten sanctions while offering Tehran incentives to halt weapons development. “This initiative is the only one that can enable us to escape an alternative that I say is catastrophic: the Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran,” he said. Sarkozy thus became the first important Western leader to declare with brutal frankness...
  • New Al Qaeda threat of radioactive truck attacks naming New York, Los Angeles, Miami

    08/09/2007 8:43:03 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 60 replies · 3,391+ views
    debka ^ | August 10, 2007
    The threat was picked up by DEBKAfile’s monitors from a rush of electronic chatter on al Qaeda sites Thursday, Aug. 8. The al Qaeda communications accuse the Americans of the grave error of failing to take seriously the videotape released by the American al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gaddahn last week. “They will soon realize their mistake when American cities are hit by quality operations,” said one message. Another said the attacks would be carried out “by means of trucks loaded with radio-active material against America’s biggest city and financial nerve center.” A third message mentioned New York, Los Angeles and...
  • US Air Force B-2 Stealth Bombers Will Soon Be Fitted With Newly-Developed 15-Tonne Massive Ordnance

    07/24/2007 8:32:24 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 44 replies · 2,487+ views
    Debka ^ | July 23, 2007
    US Air Force B-2 Stealth Bombers Will Soon Be Fitted With Newly-Developed 15-Tonne Massive Ordnance July 23, 2007 DEBKAfile Reports American military sources say the gigantic new bunker-blaster is designed to hit fortified underground targets such as Iran’s uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz. It will be capable of drilling through many meters of earth or concrete. When it falls from a high altitude, the MOP – composed of 20% explosives, 80% hardened metal - will punch a hole in the toughest protective casing before exploding in depth. It is GPS guided. DEBKAfile’s military sources reveal that Israel’s RAFAEL has upgraded its...
  • A Third US Carrier, The USS Enterprise Strike Group Is Speeding Towards The Persian Gulf

    06/21/2007 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Fennie · 20 replies · 2,465+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | June 21, 2007
    The USS Enterprise CVN 65-Big E Strike Group, the US Navy's largest air carrier, will join the USS Stennis and the USS Nimitz carriers, building up the largest sea, air, marine concentration the United States has ever deployed opposite Iran. On its decks are the Carrier Air Wing CVW 1, whose pilots fought combat missions in the Gulf and Arabian Sea during 2006. The Air Wing is made up of F/Q-18 Super Hornet strike craft, the Sidewinders Strike Figher Squadron VFA-86, the 251st Marine Fighter Attack Squadron MFA, and the Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ 137...
  • A third US carrier, USS Enterprise Strike Group is speeding towards the Persian Gulf

    06/21/2007 5:16:59 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 97 replies · 4,827+ views
    According to DEBKAfile’s military sources, the US naval build-up off the shores of Iran marks rising military tensions in the region, accentuated by last week’s Hamas victory which has endowed Iran with a military foothold on Israel’s southwestern border. The USS Enterprise CVN 65-Big E Strike Group, the US Navy’s largest air carrier, will join the USS Stennis and the USS Nimitz carriers, building up the largest sea, air, marine concentration the United States has ever deployed opposite Iran. This goes towards making good on the assurances of four carriers US Vice President Dick Cheney offered the Gulf and Middle...
  • Moscow Releases Nuclear Fuel for Iran’s Bushehr Reactor

    06/18/2007 9:22:35 AM PDT · by hardback · 19 replies · 528+ views
    Debka Net Weekly ^ | June 19, 2007 Issue
    Russian president Vladimir Putin put teeth in his threats and his cynically helpful alternative suggestions regarding the deployment of US missile defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic. DEBKA-Net-Weekly 304 disclosed on June 8 that the week before the G8 opened in Germany, Moscow released the long-withheld nuclear fuel for Iran’s atomic reactor in Bushehr. It was delivered 24 hours before Israel launched its new military imaging satellite Ofeq-7, bringing forward the Iranian threat to Israel, according to DEBKAfile’s military sources. One immediate result has been the stiffening of Tehran’s negative posture, sparking what nuclear watchdog director Mohammed ElBaradei called...
  • ...White House now holds that Israel suffered a “strategic defeat” in the 2006 Lebanon War

    05/01/2007 3:03:18 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 831+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | 30APR07 | DEBKAfile
    Ali Lalrijani, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and diplomatic wirepuller This view was leaked hours before the Israeli Winograd panel published its harsh criticisms of the Olmert government’s conduct of the war Monday, April 30, in Jerusalem. It represents another of the grave setbacks Israel has suffered in the wake of its failed management of the Lebanon war. President George W. Bush’s original judgment directly after the hostilities ended was quite different: “Hizballah attacked Israel; Hizballah started the crisis and Hizballah suffered a defeat in this crisis,” he said. The revised view was not conveyed to the Israeli government; it was...
  • US financial sources in Bahrain report American investors in Bahrain advised to leave

    03/30/2007 11:24:09 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 27 replies · 374+ views
    Debka ^ | 03/30/07
    The advice came from officers with US Central Command 5th Fleet HQ at Manama, who spoke of security tension, a hint at an approaching war with Iran. Arab sources report the positioning of a Patriot anti-missile battery in Bahrain this week; they say occupancy at emirate hotels has soared past 90% due mostly to the influx of US military personnel. They also report Western media crews normally employed in military coverage are arriving in packs. Thursday, March 29, Gen. Khaled al-‘Absi, Bahrain’s chief of air defense operations disclosed that new alarm networks had been installed and air defense systems upgraded...
  • Middle East armies on the ready - re: Iran?s seizure of 15 British Marines (Warning - 'Debka' Alert)

    03/24/2007 5:18:35 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 29 replies · 1,282+ views
    Debka ^ | March 24, 2007, 1:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
    DEBKAfile reports: High alert at US and UK bases, Middle East armies on the ready lest Iran?s seizure of 15 British seamen Friday is only first Iranian reprisal action March 24, 2007, 1:08 PM (GMT+02:00) Our military sources report that Middle East and Persian Gulf nations as well as the US and UK are bracing for further Iranian marine, air or terrorist operations in Iraq and other places in reprisal for the sanctions measure before the UN Security Council in New York. On the ready too are the Saudi armed forces and some Israeli air and naval units. According to...
  • The French nuclear carrier Charles de Gaulle and its task force enter Arabian Sea

    03/22/2007 5:07:52 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 128 replies · 4,584+ views
    Debka ^ | 3/22/07
    DEBKAfile Exclusive: The French nuclear carrier Charles de Gaulle and its task force enter Arabian Sea. Iran launches a new naval war game They rendezvoused with the USS John C. Stennis Wed. March 21, for missions in support of Operation Enduring, Freedom and International Security Assistance Forces ISAF for the global war on terror. US and French carriers are sailing and operating in concert opposite Iranian shores for the first time. The Iranian Navy responded to the new arrival the following day by announcing a new series of military exercise in the Persian Gulf. DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that the...
  • The Vanishing Iranian General: Did He Leave or Was He Taken?

    03/04/2007 6:02:10 AM PST · by radar101 · 28 replies · 867+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | March 2, 2007 | DEBKAfile
    Iran’s dep. defense minister for eight years up until 2005 - and before that a prominent Revolutionary Guards General, Alireza Asquari, 63, has not been seen since his disappearance in mysterious circumstances in Istanbul on Feb. 7. The missing general has been identified as the officer in charge of Iranian undercover operations in central Iraq, according to DEBKAfile’s intelligence and Iranian sources. He is believed to have been linked to – or participated in - the armed group which stormed the US-Iraqi command center in Karbala south of Baghdad Jan. 20 and snatched five American officers. They were shot outside...
  • US Troops May Attack Nuclear Targets in Iran When High Casulty Attack Traced to Tehran

    02/21/2007 3:27:38 PM PST · by meg88 · 14 replies · 1,230+ views
    DEBKAfile Global Security Newsletter ^ | February 20, 2007, 12:56 PM (GMT+02:00) | Gioria Shamis
    US troops in Iraq may attack nuclear and military targets in Iran when a high-casualty attack is traced to Tehran February 20, 2007 This new presidential directive extends the license President George W. Bush issued last month to US troops to capture or kill Iranian agents supporting Iraqi insurgency and al Qaeda attacks on American forces. It is causing great concern in Tehran's ruling circles - especially as the new license may well be applied when the downing of a large US helicopter ends in a heavy US death toll. Military sources report that American commanders in Iraq are studying...
  • Iran sends shoulder-borne QW-1 anti-air missiles to Iraqi to shoot down US helicopters (DEBKA)

    02/11/2007 6:36:27 AM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 17 replies · 508+ views
    DEBKA ^ | February 9, 2007 | DEBKA
    DEBKAfile’s sources in Tehran and Kurdistan disclose that, last month, two Iranian QW-1 and SA-7 missile consignments reached Iraqi insurgents allied with al Qaeda and one, radical Shiite Moqtada Sadr’s Shiite militia, the Mehdi Army. Israeli sources report the same anti-air weapons were delivered at about the same time to Hizballah units in Lebanon including the south. Our military sources add that Iran’s arms industry has succeeded in replicating a quality version of the Chinese QW-1 and improved its electronics. It is 1.447meters long and packs 16.5 kilos of explosives. The IDF estimates that the first of these missiles used...
  • An Iranian official postulates first US military action against Iran in two months

    01/31/2007 2:43:51 PM PST · by nypokerface · 19 replies · 783+ views
    Debka ^ | 01/31/07
    The first commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohsein Rezai, estimated in recent conversations with Western sources that the US would not start out with a large-scale attack but only pinpointed military raids against RG bases in Iran. The opposition Mujaheddin al Khalq are reportedly being trained to take part in these operations, which would probably escalate as Iran began retaliating to the American strikes.
  • Debka: Bush Poised to Stake His All on Iraq Victory

    01/06/2007 12:43:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 54 replies · 2,033+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | January 6, 2007
    President George W. Bush is poised to stake every US resource to hand on a no-holds-barred military operation all the way to victory in Iraq, after first bringing Baghdad under control. The chips should all be lined up by the time he goes public next week on his new strategy for Iraq and the Middle East at large. DEBKAfile’s military and Washington sources report that the new Bush policy will brook no look-in for Iran, Syria or Hizballah in Iraq’s affairs. Exceptionally offensive US military resources have been marshaled to bar any interference with the White House’s plans for Iraq....
  • Special US forces join the pursuit on the Somali-Kenyan border for al Qaeda leaders

    01/02/2007 7:19:34 AM PST · by yochanan · 32 replies · 1,373+ views
    DEBKAfile reports: Special US forces from Djibouti join the pursuit on the Somali-Kenyan border for three most wanted al Qaeda leaders in the Horn of Africa January 1, 2007, 11:56 AM (GMT+02:00) They fled south with the defeated Somali Islamist fighters. DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources identify them as: Abdullah Fazul, from the Comoro Islands, Ali Saleh Nabhan, from Kenya, and Abu Taha al-Sudani, from Sudan. Fazul, the most senior, is wanted for lead roles in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, the 1996 Ethiopian Airline hijack in which four Israeli air industry directors and 3 Israeli...
  • “Lebanese Security” Is the Pretext for the Naval Babel around Lebanon’s Shores

    09/04/2006 4:15:00 PM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies · 932+ views
    Debka ^ | 9-4-06
    The extraordinary buildup of European naval and military strength in and around Lebanon’s shores is way out of proportion for the task the European contingents of expanded UNIFIL have undertaken: to create a buffer between Israel and Hizballah. Close investigation by DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources discloses that “Lebanese security” and peacemaking is not the object of the exercise. It is linked to the general anticipation of a military clash between the United States and Israel, on one side, and Iran and possibly Syria on the other, some time from now until November This expectation has brought together the greatest...
  • Iran announces its Arak heavy water plant will soon be operational

    08/21/2006 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Thundar23 · 14 replies · 985+ views
    Debka ^ | August 21, 2006, 10:53 PM (GMT+02:00) | Debka
    Iran announces its Arak heavy water plant will soon be operational The announcement came from Dep Dir of Iran’s nuclear program Mohammad Saidi hours before Tehran’s promised response to the world powers’ incentive package for halting uranium enrichment. According to an unnamed source in Vienna talking to AKI, new centrifuges have been installed at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility over the past week. The Arak plant could produce plutonium for nuclear bombs by an alternative method to the uranium enrichment process
  • August 22 - Iran’s Military Exercise and Apocalyptic Plans for Israel and World

    08/19/2006 4:19:05 PM PDT · by Flavius · 59 replies · 2,777+ views
    debka ^ | 8/20/06 | na
    Washington is keeping a sharp weather eye out for Tuesday, August 22, which this year corresponds in the Islamic calendar to the date on which many Sunni Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on his winged horse Buraq to “the farthest mosque”, which is traditionally identified with Jerusalem. According to the Muslim legend, on that day, a divine white light spread over Jerusalem and the whole world. DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources report that information rated “highly credible” has reached US undercover agencies of a secret report presented to Iran’s supreme ruler Ali Khamenei by Abdollah Shabhazi, one of...
  • Lebanese units plans to deploy north of the Litani Wednesday and start moving south Thursday

    08/15/2006 4:55:40 PM PDT · by Jack_1 · 19 replies · 391+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | 8/16/06
    They are discussing the juxtaposition between Lebanese and Hizballah deployments in the south and along the borders with Syria, on the assumption -which the Israeli government refuses to acknowledge: the beefed up UNIFIL force is a non-starter. Only three Muslim nations have offered contingents, Indonesia, Malaysia and Morocco. The main component from France is no longer in the running, as French foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy informed Beirut Tuesday. Other countries dropped out too after learning that Fouad Siniora will neither disarm Hizballah nor end its presence in the south, having bowed to Nasrallah’s threats.
  • Nasrallah Is Already Carving out Lebanon’s Future

    08/15/2006 2:38:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies · 730+ views
    Debkafile ^ | 08/15/06 | n/a
    President George W. Bush and prime minister Ehud Olmert in speeches on Aug. 13 laid down the law on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. Bush said the motion marked a pivotal moment in the Middle East and would end Hizballah’s state within a state. This term was borrowed from an earlier Lebanon reality: The stranglehold Yasser Arafat’s PLO held on South Lebanon and Beirut in the 1970s. Tuesday morning, an Israeli spokesman emphasized that Hassan Narallah “must” obey the Security Council resolution. If he failed to do so, Israel “would have to do the job.” DEBKAfile’s exclusive...
  • Rice calls Lebanese PM to warn him that if the UN Lebanon resolution is not implemented...

    08/13/2006 5:41:09 PM PDT · by section9 · 86 replies · 2,848+ views
    The DEBKA File ^ | August 13, 2006
    Rice calls Lebanese PM to warn him that if the UN Lebanon resolution is not implemented, “We will not be responsible for the consequences” August 13, 2006, 10:18 PM (GMT+02:00) Earlier, Israeli FM Tzipi Livni put in urgent calls to the US secretary and the French foreign minister in an effort to salvage the ceasefire from Iranian-backed Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s 12th-hour retraction of his consent.
  • Hizballah’s rocket offensive against Israel is orchestrated from Syrian town of Anjar

    08/07/2006 9:44:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 1,032+ views
    Debka.com ^ | August 7, 2006, 12:41 PM (GMT+02:00) | staff
    While Israeli officials keep on insisting that Syria must be kept out of the conflict, the fact is that the Assad regime is already in it up to their ears – with a leading role in the Hizballah rocket attacks on northern Israel. The command which coordinates the pace of those attacks is located at the Anjar base of the Syrian Army’s 10th Division opposite the Lebanese town of Az Zabdani. It is manned by Iranian and Hizballah officers, who take their orders from a Syrian military intelligence center in Damascus to which Iranian Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers are attached....
  • Iran supplies Hizballah with a battery of upgraded Zelzal

    08/04/2006 10:24:24 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies · 833+ views
    Debka ^ | August 4, 2006, 11:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
    This disclosure by DEBKA-Net-Weekly 264 was confirmed Friday, August 4, by Ali-Akbar Mohtashami-Pour, former Iranian ambassador to Damascus and Tehran’s senior liaison with Hizballah. The acquisition of an improved Zelzal through Syria with a range of 350-400 km was behind Hassan Nasrallah’s threat to bomb Tel Aviv if Beirut came under another Israel air attack. Tel Aviv is 150 km north of Dimona and therefore well within range of the improved Zelzal missile. The DEBKA-Net-Weekly report added: The battery consists of 16 missiles which, fired from northern or central Lebanon, can hit the Negev town of Beersheba which is some...
  • Assad Tells Syrian Army To Step Up State Of Readiness And Takes Two Further Provocative Steps

    08/01/2006 5:59:32 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 21 replies · 837+ views
    DEBKA ^ | 8/1/06
    DEBKAfile Exclusive: Assad tells Syrian army to step up state of readiness and takes two further provocative steps August 1, 2006, 1:05 AM (GMT+02:00)Syrian military intelligence agents detonated a bomb at the Golan border fence near Kuneitra, though causing no casualties, and the Syrian president put defense minister Gen. Hassan Turkemeni in charge of military assistance to Hizballah. He also instructed chief of staff Gen. Ali Habib to personally oversee Syrian-Iranian cooperation for military consignments to Hizballah. In his order of the day to the Syrian army, Bashar Assad wrote: “I call on all units, divisions, brigades and battalions to...
  • DEBKAfile reports a war council in Damascus chaired by Syrian president Bashar Assad

    07/28/2006 9:57:24 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 19 replies · 1,167+ views
    DEBKA ^ | 07/28/2006
    DEBKAfile reports a war council in Damascus chaired by Syrian president Bashar Assad, attended by Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah and senior Iranian official Ali Larijani July 28, 2006, 4:42 PM (GMT+02:00) Iran‘s state news agency confirmed Nasrallah’s presence in the Syrian capital “for consultations.” DEBKAfile’s military sources note that Nasrallah crossed over despite the heavy Israeli air bombardment of Lebanese-Syrian border regions. The war conference is attended also by Hamas leaders Khaled Meshaal and Mussa Abu Marzouk as well as the Palestinian Jihad Islami chief Abdallah Ramadan Shelah. The Palestinian terrorist leaders were invited in their capacity as commanders of the...
  • Neither the Lebanese government nor its parliamentary majority wants a ceasefire (Debka)

    07/24/2006 5:28:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies · 615+ views
    Debka ^ | July 25, 2006, 12:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
    DEBKAfile Speaking privately to PM Fouad Siniora Monday, July 24, the secretary of state said, according to DEBKAfile’s exclusive Middle East sources: You don’t want to be like the Palestinian Authority which stands by and watches its people go to ruin. Before taking off for Jerusalem, she also met Nabih Berri, the pro-Syrian Shiite parliamentary speaker. He said later their talks had failed but, according to DEBKAfile, they did arrive at some tactic understandings. Before moving against his Shiite rival Hassan Nasrallah and the Hizballah, Berri preferred to wait for the first cracks to appear in their standing. The US...
  • Debka(caution)reporting Iranian resupply of Hezbollah missiles.

    07/22/2006 10:39:02 AM PDT · by dos pelos · 33 replies · 1,309+ views
    debka ^ | 7/22/06 | debka
    DEBKAfile Exclusive: Syria placed its army on war preparedness, pointed Scuds at Israel from Thursday, July 20, the day Tehran took control of Lebanon War July 22, 2006, 12:27 PM (GMT+02:00) Our sources add Syrian fighter pilots are sitting in their cockpits. These orders went out from Syrian president Bashar Assad July 20 when Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander Brig.-Gen Yahya Rahim Safavi (picture) assumed command of the Lebanon war from Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Tehran’s direct military intervention in the conflict was accompanied by an Iranian weapons airlift which began landing Wednesday, July 19, at the Abu Ad Duhur military...
  • UNNAMED WESTERN NATION: ISRAELI ARMY TO ENTER LEBANON TONIGHT - CNBC

    07/21/2006 1:10:49 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 163 replies · 5,434+ views
    No more info at this time.
  • Iran leader Ali Khameini declares Sunday: Hizballah will never be disarmed

    07/16/2006 7:29:32 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 43 replies · 1,373+ views
    Debka ^ | July 16, 2006 | Not Cited
    This was Iran’s first direct guarantee of support for the embattled Lebanese Shiite group since hostilities were launched Wednesday, July 12. It is interpreted as a promise of weapons and, if necessary, fighting men to avert a Hizballah defeat. DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources see also a message addressed to the Olmert government that Israel will not achieve its objectives in Lebanon or succeed in dictating new rules. Earlier, Tehran threatened Israel against attacking Syria An Iranian spokesman said Sunday: “We are standing by the Syrian people. Israel faces “unimaginable losses”. Hizballah was not mentioned. The Syrian government promised “a firm, direct...
  • Israel: Iran Aided Hezbollah Ship Attack

    07/15/2006 8:15:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 217 replies · 8,046+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2006 | MATT MOORE
    A missile fired by Hezbollah, not an unmanned drone laden with explosives, damaged an Israeli warship off Lebanon, the army said Saturday. Elite Iranian troops helped fire the missile... One sailor was killed and three were missing. The intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information, said about 100 Iranian soldiers are in Lebanon and helped fire the Iranian-made, radar-guided C-102 at the ship late Friday. The official added that the troops involved in firing the missile are from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, an elite corps of more than 200,000 fighters that...
  • Hizballah Brings out Iranian Silkworm to Hit Israel Navy Corvette

    07/15/2006 4:21:36 AM PDT · by Oeconomicus · 185 replies · 8,131+ views
    DEBKA file ^ | July 15, 2006, 1:37 PM (GMT+02:00) | DEBKAfile Exclusive Military Analysis
    Hizballah Brings out Iranian Silkworm to Hit Israel Navy Corvette DEBKAfile Exclusive Military Analysis July 15, 2006, 1:37 PM (GMT+02:00) The disaster that overtook one of the Israeli Navy’s state of the art warships, Ahi-Hanit, was thoroughly planned in advance by an enemy which managed to take Israel’s military commanders by surprise. It has shocked Israel’s military to a degree comparable to the profound effect on US forces of al Qaeda’s 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Aden. The Saar-5 class corvette, with a crew of 61 seamen and a 10-man helicopter crew, was hit Friday, July 17 at...
  • Hizballah Brings out Iranian Silkworm to Hit Israel Navy Corvette(Ship)

    07/15/2006 9:36:19 AM PDT · by radar101 · 30 replies · 1,966+ views
    DEBKAFILE ^ | 15 JULY 2006 | Debka
    The disaster that overtook one of the Israeli Navy’s state of the art warships, Ahi-Hanit, was thoroughly planned in advance by an enemy which managed to take Israel’s military commanders by surprise. It has shocked Israel’s military to a degree comparable to the profound effect on US forces of al Qaeda’s 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Aden. The Saar-5 class corvette, with a crew of 61 seamen and a 10-man helicopter crew, was hit Friday, July 17 at 20:15 hours, while shelling Beirut international airport. Four crewmen were reported missing. One was found dead Saturday aboard the crippled...
  • Syria-Iranian defense treaty opens way for Iran`s Revolutionary Guards - on Israel’s Golan Border

    06/19/2006 5:00:39 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 13 replies · 692+ views
    www.debka.com ^ | June 19, 2006, 11:57 AM
    DEBKAfile Exclusive: New Syria-Iranian defense treaty opens way for Iran`s Revolutionary Guards to deploy on Israel’s Golan border by summer’s end June 19, 2006, 11:57 AM (GMT+02:00) Iranian defense minister Gen. Mustafa Najjar said: “Syria’s security is part of Iran’s security,” when he signed a new military treaty with his visiting Syrian counterpart, Gen. Hassan Turkmani (picture) in Tehran last Thursday June 15. Sunday, June 18, Israel’s parliamentary foreign affairs and defense committee inspected its northern border, along with the deputy chief of staff Moshe Kaplinsky and OC Northern command Udi Adam. Both Tehran and Damascus referred to the tour...
  • America hits Iran’s Pocket, Iran Strikes US in Iraq and on Israel’s Borders (DEBKA)

    06/02/2006 7:36:15 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 15 replies · 914+ views
    DEBKA ^ | 6-1-2006 | DEBKA
    Condoleezza Rice spoke the language the European nations, Russia and China wanted to hear before she met their representatives in Vienna Thursday, June 1, to discuss their incentives package for cajoling Iran into abandoning its proscribed nuclear activities. The US secretary of state said the US was willing to join European allies in direct talks with Iran - provided Iran abandoned its uranium enrichment program. Tehran predictably dismissed the offer as propaganda and presenting no “new and rational solution” to Iran’s nuclear case. The enrichment program would go on, declared Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki. Rice had her answers ready...
  • Chemical, or radiological suspected in bomb factory raided at private East London address (DEBKA)

    06/02/2006 7:00:54 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 26 replies · 782+ views
    DEBKA ^ | 6/2/2006 | DEBKA
    One man was shot, another arrested - both of Pakistani orign - in the pre-planned, intelligence-led British police anti-terror raid in Forest Gate, East London early Friday. The police officers were armed and wore protective clothes. The area has a large Muslim immigrant population, early Friday. Security and health department personnel took part in the raid. The man shot is not in danger. London police say the raid was not directly linked to last year's July 7 attacks on London transport. UK security agencies estimate that the number of militants affiliated to al Qaeda at large in UK has quadrupled...
  • Al Qaeda specifically threatens Bush's life (Debka)

    05/29/2006 9:19:27 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 16 replies · 909+ views
    Debka ^ | May 26, 2006 | Debka
    DEBKA-Net-Weekly reveals: For the first time, Al Qaeda specifically threatens US President George W. Bush’s life May 26, 2006, 1:48 PM (GMT+02:00) Also targeted are Palestinian leader Abbas and France More about these exclusive revelations appeared in the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly issue out on Friday.
  • DEBKAfile first to reveal contents of two letters Iran’s Ahmadinejad has sent to Pres. Bush

    05/08/2006 10:43:07 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 28 replies · 1,113+ views
    Debka ^ | May 9, 2006 | Debka
    Neither of the letters Mahmoud Ahmadinejad mailed Sunday, May 7, to George W. Bush represents an olive branch – just the reverse: Their writer takes a high moral tone and emphasizes the importance of Islam to mankind and the world. Neither does the Iranian president deign to offer concessions to ease international concerns and the standoff on Iran’s nuclear program. DEBKAfile’s sources in Tehran obtained access to the first drafts of two separate communications – only one of which Iranian proposes to release to the media. The private Note trots out the Islamic Republic’s reiteration of its right to develop...
  • US Secret Service Embattled

    05/07/2006 9:06:41 AM PDT · by strategofr · 30 replies · 860+ views
    DEBKAfile Special Report ^ | May 6, 2006, 10:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
    The abrupt resignation (ouster?) of Porter Goss as director of the Central Intelligence Agency lays bare the rocky state of America’s most prestigious secret service amid critical missions on three fronts, Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on al Qaeda. The White House quickly denied US media reports that the CIA chief, entrusted 20 months ago with reforming the agency after the twin intelligence failures of 9/11 and Iraq, had been forced to quit. At a hastily called press conference Friday, President George W. praised Goss for his “help to make this country a safe place and help us win the...
  • American troops pour (enter) into Najef and Karbala to meet radical Sadrist militia threat

    04/07/2006 3:23:27 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 12 replies · 553+ views
    http://www.DEBKA.com ^ | 4-7-06 | DEBKA
    American troops pour into Iraqi Shiite towns of Najef and Karbala to meet radical Sadrist militia threat April 7, 2006, 2:19 PM (GMT+02:00) The US military command in Iraq dispatched large-scale Marine forces with armor, tank and helicopter support to the two Shiite shrine cities south of Baghdad before dawn Friday, April 7. DEBKAfile’s military sources report the action followed a threat by radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr to overrun the Shiite cities and Baghdad’s Shiite suburb, if the Americans force the Iran-backed interim prime minister Ibrahim Jaafari to step down. Armed Shiite tribesman have smuggled senior Shiite cleric Grand...
  • Zarqawi’s Gaza cell is gearing up for a major terrorist attack against PALESTINIAN target

    04/05/2006 3:20:26 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 4 replies · 556+ views
    DEBKA ^ | 3-4-06 | DEBKA
    Abu Musab al Zarqawi’s Gaza cell is gearing up for a major terrorist attack against Palestinian target April 4, 2006, 1:14 PM (GMT+02:00) The cell, whose penetration of Gaza DEBKAfile first revealed last September, now numbers 10 operatives. Al Qaeda took advantage of Israel’s pull-back to establish itself in the Gaza Strip. Zarqawi’s agents from Jordan and Egypt are positioning operational cells on the West Bank too, ready for strikes against both Israel and the Hamas-ruled Palestinian Authority. Jordanian prime minister Maarouf Batiah and intelligence chiefs warned PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas of this threat in a four-hour conference they held...
  • US troops redeploy in Iraq ahead of pull-out

    03/05/2006 7:27:12 PM PST · by dvan · 6 replies · 477+ views
    DEBKA-Net-Weekly | March 5, 2006 | NA
    US troops redeploy in Iraq ahead of pull-out, have evacuated one-fifth of its territory - 244 revealed on March 3, 2006. The British papers Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph subsequently reported a decision taken in Washington and London to pull their troops from Iraq by early 2007. Both governments accept that the presence of foreign troops in Iraq is now a large obstacle to securing peace. Pentagon spokesman Major Paul Swiergosz denied the report: We've made no such plans," he commented. In its Friday edition, DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military sources named the regions where the US presence has shrunk. One is the...
  • Russian delegation advocating confrontation with West, pays visit to Tehran

    02/24/2006 12:00:29 PM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Debka ^ | 2-24-06 | Dekba
    Russia’s ex-prime minister Sergei Kiriyenko, now head of Russian atomic energy commission arrived in Tehran Friday, Feb. 24, to continue talks on the transfer of some Iranian uranium enrichment activities to Russia. DEBKAfile adds: Kirienko leads a Kremlin faction that advocates breaking ranks with Washington and Europe and striking out for a bilateral Moscow-Tehran deal that lets the Islamic republic forge ahead, under certain conditions, with its nuclear program. In contrast, President Vladimir Putin prefers continued joint action with the West. But he appears to have been overruled – hence the Kirienko delegation in Tehran. DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources add: Washington...
  • Moscow believes Iran has developed a large nuclear device in its “preliminary stage.” (Debka)

    02/01/2006 11:22:41 AM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 29 replies · 524+ views
    Debka ^ | 2-1-06 | Debka
    Moscow believes Iran has developed a large nuclear device in its “preliminary stage.” Russian FM Sergei Lavrov put this information before the five permanent UN Security Council and Germany, which Tuesday night, Jan. 30, agreed for the first time to haul Iran before the UN body over its nuclear program. Until then, Moscow and Beijing had stood out against the UN nuclear watchdog’ referring the Iran dossier to the Security Council. Tehran hit back Wednesday by saying the decision was unconstructive and the end of diplomacy According to Lavrov, Russian intelligence estimates that Iran is now capable of detonating this...