Iranian:Hezbollah control of Syrian CBRNE sockpiles:
Behind The 8 Ball
18 September 2013
18 August 2013
Stephen M. Apatow
Director of Research & Development
Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Consortium Graduate Studies
for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Hezbollah now running Syria: opposition
Ahmad Jarba said Syria is now being run by regime allies Iran and
Lebanon's Hezbollah, with President Bashar al-Assad out of the picture,
in an interview published Sunday. -- Iran,
Hezbollah now running Syria: opposition: AFP, 18 August 2013.
Strategy In Syria: AEI's Critical
Threats Project and Inst for the Study of War. May 2013.
the Middle East and Continental Africa - Getting a grasp on Iranian,
Hezbollah operations in Central and South America: Iran,
Hezbollah mine Latin America for revenue, recruits, analysts say: CNN. 3 June 2013.
The House Committee on Homeland Security
released a November 2012 report that reveals Islamic terror
organizations and networks are indeed exploiting profits from
narcotics, and the ease of weapons attainment, and the vast
technological abilities of Mexican and other southern cartels that are
thriving in Mexico’s lawlessness, along with other southern regions....
In 2006, the Subcommittee reported on the presence of both Iran and
Hezbollah in Latin America. -- Hezbollah
Joining Cartels in Mexico's War: Breitbart, 2 January, 2013.
Focused on transfer of CBRNE WMD into the
United States by terrorist groups through cartels. -- The
dark side of globalization: Washington Post, 31 May 2013.
Author: Adm. James Stavridis was supreme allied commander at NATO from
2009 to 2013 and head of U.S. Southern Command in Miami from 2006 to
2009. Currently dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Hezbollah and elements of the Iranian Quds force in the United States,
Central and South America: Los
Zetas and Hezbollah, a Deadly Alliance of Terror and Vice: The Americas
Report, 8 July 2013.
Syrian Civil War in the Context of
Sunni-Shia Cold War
"The use of chemical
weapons by the Assad
regime is a horrible escalation of violence that only highlights the
latest stage in the "heating up" of a long-running, low-intensity “cold
war” between Shia and Sunni Islam that is currently threatening to tear
the Middle East apart. Both contenders employ proxies in an intriguing
case-study of modern, high-end unconventional warfare. Once the ongoing
Syrian Civil War is understood through the prism of this greater
conflict, a better understanding of the deeper issues at play exposes
previously obscure solutions." -- Syrian
Civil War in the Context of Sunni-Shia Cold War: Douglas Livermore.
Tugged by Syria storm, Lebanon risks drifting into chaos: Reuters 4, July
was the deadliest month in Iraq since 2008, with around 1,000 people
killed and many more wounded. The violence, escalating for months, is
largely sectarian and analysts say is further fueled by a political
deadlock in Baghdad and a spillover of al-Qaida from the conflict in
Syria. -- Iraq
Sees Deadliest Month in Years: VOA, 1 August 2013.
Continental Africa -
Humanitarian catastrophe in Somalia a microcosm, as the aid group
Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that it's closing all operations
in Somalia after 22 years because of the increase in violent attacks
and abuse against its staff. -- Violence
Causes Doctors Without Borders To Exit Somalia: NPR, 14 August
emergencies proportional to surge in exploitation by terrorist groups -
understanding the importance of immediate containment, preemption. AEI Critical Threats - Reliefweb: Emergencies by Country
War Standing: Why preemption is the only thing that can keep America
(and international community) safe. Url: Foreign
Policy, 12 August 2013.
means that the counterinsurgents can not wait until the armoured
conflict has been won. The counterinsurgents must act proactively as
soon as the security situation allows. The longer they wait, the more
difficult it will be for the military to maintain the necessary
security. As a consequence, there is a far greater risk to the civilian
population, and to those civilians who deliver economic and civilian
relief. -- The Anatomy of
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Royal Danish
The Arab World Is on the Brink of Radicalizing
Egyptian military consolidates control by murdering pro-Muslim
Brotherhood protesters and declaring a state of emergency, we may be
witnessing the most dangerous potential for Arab radicalization since
the two Palestinian intifadas. -- The
Arab World Is on the Brink of Radicalizing: Defense One, 14
Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has proposed the legal dissolution of
the Muslim Brotherhood and the government is studying the idea, a
government spokesman said. -- Egyptian
premier proposes dissolution of Muslim Brotherhood: Reuters, 17 August
Brotherhood: Recent discussions associated with the Taliban, has
focused international attention on the Salafis Fighting in Syria from
Salafi Insurgents: The rise of The Syrian Islamic Front: Swedish
Institute of International Affairs, March 2013.
Response is not a Strategic Plan. -- Syria:
Iran - Hezbollah - Al Qaeda Counterinsurgency Crisis Spiral: