UNITED STATES RUSSIAN MERCHANT OF DEATH GETS 25 years in the slam. Victor Bout, for selling millions of dollars worth of weapons to Colombian rebels so they could
kill Americans. Bout conspired with undercover government agents to sell the weapons. Lord of War movie was based on the life of the thief extraordinaire, who ran guns around the globe from Africa, Libya, Central Asia, South America, Afghanistan. He played both teams, the government and the Taliban, with the FARC and other terror groups. His planes operated from South America to the Philippines. ATHEISTS THREATEN LAWSUIT OVER CROSSES erected at Camp Pendleton to honor some fallen heroes. SENTENCED! Tarek Mehanna gets 17.5 years for plot to kill American 20 troops in Iraq.
RUSSIA ANOTHER WAR BREWING? Defense predicts an Iranian war by summer 2012 with U.S. military involvement. RUSSIAN FORCES PREPARE for action in Georgia or Armenia, on Iran’s border, in anticipation of the war. Large scale “strategic” military preparation scheduled for September has been pushed up to summer. 1300 SUPER SNIPERS go into training for the offensive. Weapons going in include the Tornado-G 122mm rocket launcher, which is replacing the BM-21 “Grad” in Russian units and T-90A tanks and combat aircraft.
AZERBAIJAN ISRAEL HOMES IN ON ITS LATEST TARGET, IRAN. Israel cuts deal with the Azerbaijan officials for stationing Israeli attack craft to target Iran. Israel has standing alliance with Azerbaijan that includes importing oil and providing training to military.
UNITED KINGDOM BRITS TO GO PIRATE HUNTING? The Royal Navy is to be tasked to go on an anti-piracy expedition. The helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious, the landing ship HMS Bulwark carrying 500 Royal Marines, may be joined by French vessels as well, will be engaging pirate bases using Apache helicopters with Hellfire missiles. Sounds like some pirate ass is going to get kicked. GO BRITS!
MALI MILITARY COUP VICTORS facing opposition. Coup leaders who received military training in U.S want democratic elections, but no one knows when. NORTHERN PROVINCE OF AZAWAD, with majority Tuwareg tribe, declares independence with provisional government stating goal of getting rid of the radical Islamists in the newly declared country. The Tuwaregs returned from Libya well armed and equipped, Eurasia Review.
PAKISTAN TEN MILLION DOLLAR BOUNTY on the head of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, founder of the Pakistan- based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and two million on his deputy. Saeed is accused of being mastermind of Mumbai attack that killed 166, including
six Americans. Saeed gloated that his kill/capture scores as high as that of Taliban founder Mullah Omar. Pakis deny responsibility to arrest the terror susupect. HUMANITARIAN
CRISIS as 250,000 flee Khyber Pass war zone. Some walked for days, facing dehydration, stress, starvation and disease, Save the Children sounds the alarm.
AFGHANISTAN FRATRICIDE TERROR as Afghan policeman kills nine fellow sleeping police, one of them his brother. Cowardly assassin blamed Taliban for the atrocities. NATOʼs LAST STAND? Thousands of troops of the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne prepare for a final, massive push to secure Kabul and the Pakistani border.
IRAN EXECUTIONS INCREASE, doubling over 2010, putting Iran in second place in the top five of death penalty states in a list that includes China as number one, with counts estimated at thousands that total more executions than the rest of the world together. Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the United States are in on the list.
FRANCE FRENCH ALGERIAN GUNMAN’S KILLING SPREE that claimed six Jewish lives was the work of a lone wolf misfit, his defense team claims. But authorities are not convinced that it is not an al Qaida-orchestrated terror attack. Perp was killed in shootout with police.
THAILAND CAR BOMBER KILLS 14, injures 350 in biggest attack in years since the Islamic insurgency launched in three southern Muslim provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani in 2004. Over 5000 victims have died.
JAPAN AEGIS DEFENSE MISSILES STAGED TO INTERCEPT NORTH KOREA LAUNCH
of long range UNHA-3 missiles if Japanese Islands are threatened. Failed North Korean missile launch puts missiles on hold.
EGYPT “DEMOCRACY” AT WHAT COST? West’s push for “democracy” has backfired,
country falls to the radicals. Muslim Brotherhood rears its head, lusting after the presidency despite promises otherwise and neutralizing the competition with bogus rules. The radical Brotherhood, dressed in moderate Islamic clothing, has most seats in Parliament. Military-backed former spy chief vs. Muslim Brotherhood candidate for president may usher in renewed hostilities.
LIBYA FIREFIGHTS KILL TWO DOZEN SOMALIA AL-SHABAB ATTACK kills athletic officials in Mogadishu
CHINA EAST TURKISTAN ISLAMIC MOVEMENT targeted for staging terror attacks against Chinese interests in and out of the country. The suspects have been trained in foreign countries, including Pakistani-trained terrorists who set on fire a restaurant in Xinjiang that killed six innocents. Communist-backed Maoist separatists and the Islamic movement have been pegged as the greatest security threat to China, India Today reports.
GERMANY MISSILES AND SUBMARINES BEING SUPPLIED TO ISRAEL as Israel prepares to attack Iran’s nukes.
NORTH KOREA ROCKET LAUNCH PEACEFUL OR BELLICOSE? No telling, as launch flopped.
AL QAIDA IN AFRICA Seeking alliances
BURMA KAREN NATIONAL UNION ARMED REBELS declare truce with government troops. From SOF contact: During my trip last month I was advising the KNU spokesman, Pado Kwe Htoo, who is also the Chairman of the Ethnic Nationality Council. Devil is in the details down range in terms of how Burmese generals control ethnic lands. This will be the final determinant if peace can endure.
DUBAI USS ENTERPRISE JOINS THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN STRIKE GROUP, in preparation for potential nuke or oil route blockage that may ignite hostilities with Iran. Official explanation for the two ships teaming up is to back up anti piracy efforts and reinforce military in Afghanistan.
MEXICO DRUG KILLINGS SOAR! Mexican rate is 15 times that of the United States. POLICE CHIEF KILLED in his own home. PRI COMEBACK? Former ruling party could return to power.
EL SALVADOR MS-13 TEAMS UP WITH LOS ZETAS from Mexico, doubling the strength of the murderous MS-13.
NICARAGUA FOUR-TON COCAINE SEIZURE on the Nicaraguan border.
PANAMA 55 ARRESTED in drug ring takedown that occurred in Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
COLOMBIA SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL! A dozen agents reassigned after allegations
of drinking and involvement with hookers. SIX TROOPS KILLED in FARC ambush!
GUATEMALA ZETAS RECRUIT MARA SALVATRUCHA (MS-13) gang members, up to 5000 for training in paramilitary Guatemala camps. Recruit requirements are access to military training, high-power weapons or drugs for sale, making Guatemala counterinsurgency forces the ideal recruits. CITY CHAOS CREATED BY GANGS is the plan. With officials distracted, drug mafias can control the rural areas. Rantberg.com 320 TONS OF PRECURSORS SEIZED
Article by Dr. Martin Brass