Archive for the 'Weapons' Category

How to Understand Those 60 Trainees

The Yazidis Are Not Getting Support

Did the Killing of Abu Bassir Lead to the First Lattakia Offensive?

“Obama Approval of Manpads for Rebels Would Violate US Agreements, Policy, and Endanger Airliners,” by James McMichael

“Syrian Chemical Weapons & the Possibility of Ending the Civil War,” by William R Polk

Chemical Weapons and Responses; The Developing Story of Tripoli’s Bombing; Theories on Outcomes for Syria

Should the Use of Chemical Weapons Prompt a US Attack in Syria?

Round Up: Lethal Aid, Human Interest Stories, Lebanon

Obama Owes Syrians and Americans a Vision of Syria’s Future

“Let ‘Lawfare’ Shape the Conflict, Not the Flow of Arms” – By David Falt

The Raqqa Story: Rebel Structure, Planning, and Possible War Crimes

Sorting out David Ignatius

Dera’a is Falling

Drones, A New Alawite Opposition, Obama in Israel

Lebanese Tension, Egyptian Chaos, Iraqi Memories… and all the news from Syria

“The Free Syrian Army Does Exist” by Koert Debeuf & Response by Aron Lund

The Free Syrian Army Doesn’t Exist

al-Nusra, al-Raqqa, Calls for Jihad, River of Death

10 Anti-tank Missiles Supplied to Military Council for Aleppo Fight

Swedes, jihadis & anti-air missiles in northern Syria

“Three Scenarios for Syria’s Future,” by Joshua Landis w. Lara Setrakian

“Chemical Weapons in Syria: Fact, Fiction, and Fib,” by Aron Lund

Sanctions Stop Food Getting to Syria but Not Arms

News Round Up (27 February 2011)

Syria Gets Better Russian Missiles

News Round Up (29 August 2010)

Will rising tensions in the Middle East lead to another catastrophic war?

Hizbullah Arms; Senator Specter to Damascus; Cordesman: “Iranian Threat Exaggerated”

Medvedev’s Visits to Syria and Turkey – News Round Up (14 May 2010)

Is a Hizbullah – Israel War Likely?

US and Israel Agree; Missile Controversy Plays Out

Why are US Analysts Surprised that Syria Arms Hizbullah?

Missiles and More

News Round Up (22 April 2010)

The Scud Issues Has Legs – State Dept Summons Syrian Diplomat

Reactions to the Assad-Ahmadinejad Summit

The Case for Syria

News Round Up (6 November 2009)

Israeli Trojan Horse Proves Lame: Syrians Unveil New Secret Weapon

The Association Agreement; Authoritarianism; and Arab winds of change

Angelina Does Damascus; Saudi King on his Way; Syria’s Attitude toward an Iranian Nuke

Iran, Mitchell, Lebanon and Iraq

Stocks Prices are Up – Peace is Down

News Round Up (April 1, 2009)

Arms, Nukes, Bolton, Birds, and Wine

Iranian Defector Reportedly Tipped Off U.S. on Syria Nuke Plant

Nasrallah’s Rhetoric Directed East or West?

“Middle East Peace and the U.S.-Saudi Relationship:,” by Lippmann

New Round Up (Feb. 18 2009)

Balancing “Change” and “Prudence” will be an arduous process for President Obama

What the Middle East Needs is the “Audacity of Hope”, by Hind Kabawat

Bush Pardons Man who helped Bombing of Damascus

Carter in Damascus as US and Israel try to Pressure Syria on UN inspections

IMF Report on Syria: Non- oil exports increased 23.5 percent

Nukes, Obama Policy Advice, the New Team

The Nuclear Mess – Where Does it Leave Syria?

“Murder in Abou Kamal,” by Imad Moustapha

Syria blames Israeli bombs for uranium traces

IAEA Irked at “Premature” Syria Nuclear Disclosures

Traces Of Uranium found in Syria: Moallem Says No More Searches

Rumsfeld’s secret raids on Syria

Syrian Officials Deny Syrian Complicity in Raid

Imad Moustapha on Raid: Newsweek & FP

Comments from Jihad Makdissi

“Twilight Struggle” by Eli Lake

Raid Coverage by Wash Post, Moubayed, LATimes, NYTimes,

More on the Raid

Syria accuses U.S. in deadly helicopter attack

News Round Up (19 Oct. 2008)

News Round Up (8 Oct. 2008)

“Syria Talks Spur Speculation” by Jim Lobe & More…

Syria explosion: Car bomb kills 17 in Damascus

New Cold War or Merely Jockeying for Position? What Does Syria Want?

Syria’s Response to the Russian-Georgian Conflict

News Round Up (18 Aug. 2008)

News Round Up (27 July 2008)

“Lancing the Boil: Hizbullah’s Future in Lebanon”/ by Qifa Nabki

Syria Pegs Hopes on India and Econ. Liberalization

News (4 June 2008)

Nukes, Golan, Lebanon and the Shifting Balance (3 June 2008)

News Round Up (2 June 2008)

German Paper Speculates About Syrian Nuclear Facilities

Observations of a German journalist in Beirut

News Round Up (1 May 2008)

News Round Up (28 April 2008)

News Round Up (27 April 2008)

“Syria had committed no crime, and Israel had no legal justification to carry out its attack” Scott Ritter

Syria’s Reactor

Nukes or Peace?

News Round Up (22 April 2008)

“The March to War: Israel Prepares…” by Nazemroaya

Hizbullah and Syria Threaten Revenge in Kind

Mughnieh: Liberator of Lebanon or Opportunistic Terrorist ?

Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah Commander, Assassinated in Damascus

It’s Not About Nukes: Stopping Missile Tranfer from N. Korea to Syria

“Sy Hersh: Syrian Facility Bombed by Israel not Nuclear”

News Roundup (23 January 2008)

(Saudi) Money can’t buy you love … or success

Sarkozy: “Your last opportunity is Saturday.” Assad: “I Said No to Nukes.”

IAEA: “No Credible Evidence” of Nuke Activity in Syria

Jackson Diehl goes over the deep end on Syria bombing

News Round Up (3 Nov. 2007)

US Planes Participated in Syrian Bombing Raid, according to al-Jazeera

“A New Intelligence Failure?,” by Hosenball, Newsweek

More uncertainty about Syrian “Nuke” plant

Ray Close on the Israeli Sept. 6 Air Raid on Syria

Old Pictures of Syrian Nuke Site Suggest “Refried Beans”

“Satellite Photos Show Cleansing of Syrian Site,” by Broad and Mazzetti

Moustapha: We know “the Gates of Hell” would open beneath us if we planned a nuke

More Washington Leaks on the Syria Target

News Round Up (Oct. 19 2007)

Radio: Bolton, Landis, Mazzetti, & Khouri Discuss Bombing of Syria and Peace Process

The NSC versus Rice and the Syria Strike

Ray Close on the Mysterious Israeli Air Attack on Syria

Analysts Say Israel Bombed Legal Nuclear Project Inside Syria

The New York Times: An Israeli Strike on Syria Kindles Debate in the U.S.

“Ticking Clocks and ‘Accidental’ War,” BY Alastair Crooke

News Round Up (6 Sept 2007)

Strike on Syria or Iran – Lebanon torn in the Middle

Israel Hit Main Arms Depot Sept. 6, Killing Military Police

“The Consistancy of Error,” by Amir Oren

Assad Speaks On Israeli Strike and Peace Conference

The Economist on Syria

News Round Up (27 Sept. 2007)

Bolton Defends Against Absence of Syrian Nuclear Evidence

Articles Pushing Diplomacy with Syria and Questioning Raid

News Round Up (21 Sept. 2007)

Doubts about Israeli Strike Increase

Trish Schuh Reports From Deir al-Zur

Israel’s Strike – Was it a Warning to Iran? For Lebanon?

Israeli Strike on Syria: A Message for Syria? … A Message for Iran?

Nuclear Allegations Seemingly Hot Air

Baradei: “No Evidence of Khan Link to Syria” 2004

“ISRAEL/SYRIA: Rumours of war reflect tensions” by Oxford Analytica

News Round Up on Israeli Strike (13 Sept. 2007)

“N. Korea, Syria May Be at Work on Nuclear Facility” By Glenn Kessler

Nuclear? Chemical? Missiles? What Was Hit?