DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2010
Iranian Revolutionary Guards chief Gen. Mohamed Ali Jafari, who rarely leaves his country, paid a secret visit to Damascus a few hours before Tehran launched the Bushehr nuclear reactor Saturday, Aug. 21. With him were top Al Qods Brigades commanders in Lebanon, Iraq and the Palestinian territories. They conferred with Bashar Assad on roles for Syria and Hizballah in an Iranian reprisal for a US or Israel attack - or a "pre-emptive strike" against Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2010
Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri Monday, July 26, consigned another 1,500 troops to the country's southern border. debkafile: Their mission is not just to guard French peacekeepers, but to fend off a Hizballah provocation of Israel to disrupt the landmark visits led by Saudi King Abdullah and Syrian president Bashar Assad to Beirut Friday. Nasrallah says he will blow up any bid to weaken Syrian-Hizballah ties.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 25, 2010
Hizballah's leader Hassan Nasrallah used threats of violence to toss back the bomb placed under his movement by word that the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon intends to indict high Hizballah security officials for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
debkafile's military sources report that the tribunal's investigators have linked eight of the 20 cell phones found at the scene of the murder to Hizballah's special security and intelligence apparatus and senior commanders.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 11, 2010
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu keeps on vowing that Iran will not be allowed to establish an outpost on Israel's borders, but he has not lifted a finger to stop this menace ensconcing itself in the north - even though this is a gross violation of UN Security Council resolution 1701. Iran's proxy has therefore won the first round of its drive to recover the forward positions lost in the 2006 war and stands ready for the next.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2010
Ominous clouds gathered over the Mediterranean Thursday, June 24 after
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2010
North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il was a key player in Middle East war-or-peace quandary this week for the second time in three years. Obama failed to prevent the proliferation of his ballistic missiles to the Middle East.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2010
Israel's generals and security chiefs are up in arms over the US-fostered military restraint policy pursued by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2010
The colossal Syrian-Hizballah missile deployment funded by
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2010
This massive fortification will run from Rashaya Al Wadi on the western slopes of
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010
Symptoms of approaching war proliferate around Israel, Syria and the Lebanese Hizballah this week. After Israel called up its reservists for a major war game, Hizballah accelerated the building of new fortifications in Lebanon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2010
DEBKAfile Special Report May 4, 2010
Israeli Military Intelligence Research Director Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz warned Tuesday, the day before proximity peace talks are launched by US envoy George Mitchell, "We do not recognize in Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas a true attempt to be flexible on the core issues." He will stall and then blame
The MI officer also told a Knesset panel the long-range solid-fuel rockets
DEBKAfile Special Report April 28, 2010
US and Israeli defense chiefs Robert Gates and Ehud Barak told reporters at the end of their talks in the Pentagon on April 27: "
debkafile: Neither sounded ready to halt the headlong Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah drive for a summer war.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2010
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2010
debkafile's military sources disclose a master-plan charted in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2010
The Syrian ruler Bashar Assad is afraid to strengthen his own armed forces lest they overthrow his regime in a coup d'etat. He is therefore building Hizballah up into a modern army as the shield for Damascus and his regime.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2010
Syria has not actually handed Scud missiles, A or SS-1B, to the Hizballah in Lebanon - only positioned them on the border ready for transit - and taught two Hizballah brigades how to use them, debkafile's military sources report, refuting the flurry of press reports that these ground missiles are already in Lebanon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2010
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2010
Hizballah ran to Tehran for a bailout after its funding sources were hit by three disasters: Imad Mughniyeh's fund-raising contacts dried up with his death, the organization fell victim to a pyramid fraud and its overseas financial agents died in the Ethiopian Airline crash near Beirut.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2010
Syria has defied