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US State Dept’s Report Release: State Sponsors of Terrorism 2013

May 2, 2014 Leave a comment
Bulgaria attack targeted Israelli tourists liked to the Iranian Mullahs-supported Hezbollah

Bulgaria attack targeted Israelli tourists liked to the Iranian Mullahs-supported Hezbollah

There is a contradiction in this report; we all know that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Qods Force) was designated as terrorist organization by the US State Department. The question is why in chapter 6 of State Department’s report on terrorism 2013, the name of the IRGC – Qods Force has been deleted from the list of the Foreign Terrorist Organizations!  Has IRGC-QF been delisted? ![DID]

On April 30, 2014, the State Department submitted Country Reports on Terrorism 2013 to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, available on www.state.gov/j/ct, provides the Department of State’s annual assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that occurred from January 1 to December 31, 2013. It includes a strategic assessment, country-by-country breakdowns of counter-terrorism efforts, and sections on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, and foreign terrorist organizations. …..

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Here’s a Roundup of the Latest Developments and analysis in Syria

March 5, 2013 Leave a comment

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• At least 40 Syrian soldiers, together with several Iraqis, have been killed in Iraq’s western Anbar province, in the most serious cross border spill over of the conflict to date.  The group were ambushed by unidentified gunmen as the Iraqi military were escorting them back to Syria in a bus convoy, the New York Times reports.

• The spillover into Iraq is an alarming development, warns Middle East analyst Juan Cole. In his latest blogpost he writes:

Shia-ruled Iraq faces an on-going guerrilla war from radical Sunnis, some of them apparently now fighting in Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria. In addition, the Sunni Arab population of the west and the north of the country, about a fifth of the population, has been demonstrating peacefully against the Maliki government, with large rallies, for several months. Maliki is afraid that if the Sunni radicals win Damascus, there will be severe effects on Mosul and Ramadi. Indeed, those effects may already have begun.

• Syrian rebels made a significant military gain when they seized the northern city of Raqqa, Read more…