ISRAELI AUTHORITIES HAVE STEPPED up measures to protect its senior intelligence and security figures, over concerns they may be targeted by agents of the Iranian state, according to news reports. 28-11-22 The news comes amidst widespread concerns that the ongoing shadow conflict between Israel and Iran is escalating in the shadow of the Russo-Ukrainian war.
Zum Tod von Hans Magnus Enzensberger: Aussichten auf den Bürgerkrieg November Thomas Cole – The Course of Empire – Destruction / RENOVATIO Der Schriftsteller Hans Magnus Enzensberger ist heute in München im Alter von 93 Jahren verstorben. Wir erinnern aus diesem Anlass an seinen 1993 erschienenen Aufsatz „Ausblicke auf den Bürgerkrieg“, in dem er westlichen Gesellschaften eine […]
MESOP : US WEAPONRY CAPTURED BY ISIL & TRANSFERRED TO HASSAKAH (KURDISTAN-SYRIA)
By THE NEW YORK TIMES – The insurgent fighters who routed the Iraqi army out of Mosul on Tuesday did not just capture much of Iraq’s second-largest city. They also gained a windfall of arms, munitions and equipment abandoned by the soldiers as they fled — arms that were supplied by the United States and intended to give the troops an edge over the insurgents. The problem is not a new one, but it looms larger now that the United States is shifting its counterterrorism strategy away from using American armed forces directly, and toward relying on allied or indigenous troops and security forces supplied and trained by the United States. President Obama proposed last week that a $5 billion fund be set up to finance such efforts.