12 articles tagged "John Brennan"
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Western Spy Agencies Sketch Uighur Terror Attack on the Malaysian Airliner
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2014

The dominant theory among western intelligence agencies to account for the Malaysian aircraft’s disappearance is a Uighur terrorist attack, using lax security at Kuala Lumpur airport.

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Khamenei Asks Israel Its Terms for Calling off Nuclear Strike
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2013

The request to Binyamin Netanyahu from Ali Khamenei was routed through Barack Obama. Its outcome was a flood of harsh US sanctions and Washington’s nod for a unilateral Israeli attack on Iran.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
The Brookings Faction Running US Mid-East Policy is Feared Unsympathetic to Israel’s Interests
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 15, 2013

Jerusalem is unhappy about Obama’s new appointments to his Middle East desks. They are uniformly anti-interventionist, anti-military engagement and unsympathetic to Israel’s security concerns.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu Harks Back to Unilateral Strike Option against Nuclear Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 11, 2013

After five months of silence, Binyamin Netanyahu is again talking to his close advisers about the urgency of a military attack to preempt a nuclear Iran, because the window of opportunity won’t stay open more than a month or two. The domestic opposition he faced last September has ebbed.

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Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel and John Brennan
With No US Military Option on the Table, Tehran Is Free to Spin out Nuclear Diplomacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 11, 2013

Khamenei is at his old tricks of spinning out nuclear negotiations while developing Iran’s nuclear capabilities and grabbing strategic assets in the Middle East. No longer fearing a US military strike, he is now bent on pumping Obama for more concessions on Iran’s nuclear program. He and his advisers decided that the same old tactics which worked  for 12 years would do perfectly well for the second Obama administration team, especially if Chuck Hagel and John Brennan are approved as Secretary of Defense and CIA Director.

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John Brennan
Al Qaeda’s Al-Zawahiri Dodges US Drones
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 11, 2013

Zawahiri has evacuated his al Qaeda jihadists from Afghanistan and Pakistan and relocated them in Egypt, Sinai and Syria, out of range of US drones and special forces, which he judges are the two prongs of the incoming CIA chief John’ Brennan’s counterterrorism strategy.

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Bashar Assad
Assad Senses Success. The Rebels Start Thinking about Reconciliation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 11, 2013

Since the US pulled its fleet away from Syrian shores and the rebels’ arms supplies began drying up, Turkey and Israel assumed defensive postures vis a vis Syria, while the rebels began thinking about reconciliation with Bashar Assad.

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Obama unveils new lineup
How US foes interpret Obama’s Hagel, Brennan nominations
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly January 8, 2013

Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan – both champions of his pro-Muslim policy - as Defense Secretary and CIA Director respectively, raises a signpost to his next steps in the Middle East and the war on terror. While Israel is clearly concerned, the coming DEBKA-Net-Weekly out next Friday offers exclusive eye-openers on how those signs are read by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Saudi King Abdullah, Syria’s Bashar Assad, and Ayman Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s leader.
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Chuck Hagel nominated US Defense Secretary
Ahead of Chuck Hagel, John Brennan nominations, US intel official in Cairo
DEBKAfile Special Report January 7, 2013

President Obama sent US Undersecretary for Defense Intelligence Michael Vickers to Cairo Sunday, Jan. 12 to try and revitalize the counter-terror war in Libya and Sinai. debkafile: Obama needs to show action on fighting terror before the murder of US Ambassador Christ Stevens in Benghazi by al Qaeda comes up in congress and hampers the endorsement of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan as Central Intelligence Director, who were nominated Monday.

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John Brennan
Al Qaeda in Arabia Breaks out of Terrorist Mold for a Military Campaign in Yemen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2012

 

John Brennan held high-powered talks in Sanaa the day before Al Qaeda’s massive attack killed 100 Yemeni soldiers. It was carried out by a dozen AQAP recruits from Yemen’s Central Security Force working as undercover jihadists.

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Ali Abdullah Saleh
Liquidating Tenacious Arab Rulers – with a Bit of Outside Help
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2011

The Arab revolts are resolving themselves into bids for getting rid of three rulers who refuse to step down, Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh, who survived an assassination bid and promises to return as good as new; Syria's Bashar Assad, whom the West allows to survive, and Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, who promises to outlive NATO's attempts on his life.

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Osama bin Laden's bloodstained room, bed and passports.
The Bin Laden killing's link with the Arab Revolt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 2, 2011

Far from dispensing with electronic devices and Internet connections as widely reported, photos of Osama bin Laden's  fortress-villa in Abbottabad, Pakistan, prove it was equipped with both and therefore vulnerable to penetration and surveillance. Puzzling questions include: Why did the US and Pakistan who must have known where he was not lay hands on him sooner?  Why was May 1, 2011 chosen for the operation? And why did US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tie it in with the Arab uprising?

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