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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 ^ | 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.