Neal Rauhauser: Lebanon’s Record Drought

Lebanon’s Record Drought Lebanon faces water crisis after record winter drought contains grim details about water supplies in Lebanon. Lebanon’s meteorological service says the country has had just 431 mm (17 inches) of precipitation since September, less than half last year’s 905.8 mm and far below the yearly average of 812 mm. The UN refugee …

NIGHTWATCH: Russia, Syria, Lebanon — and Adana, Turkey [US Air Base]

Russia: Russia will send another large landing ship, the Nikolai Filchenkov, toward Syria’s coast, a Russian navy source said Sept. 6, Reuters reported, citing Interfax. The ship will take special cargo on board in Novorossiysk before heading to Syria. No details about the cargo were provided. Comment: This is the sixth large landing ship that …

Neal Rauhauser: Balochistan, Eygpt, Lebanon, Syria, & Yemen

Balochistan Triple Tap Structure hit, suicide bomber success, another suicide bomber at the hospital handling casualties, and then a unit of unknown size storms the hospital in an attack lasting hours? I first noticed the Balochistan independence movement about six months ago. The action that gets reported has thus far been in Pakistan. CORRECTION: Balochistan Triple Tap …

NIGHTWATCH: Syria-Lebanon Tribal Sunni vs Shi’Ite War Widens

Syria-Lebanon: According to a Beirut newspaper, the Syrian opposition group affiliated with al Qaida, the Al-Nusrah Front, has distributed a statement announcing that it will commence military operations in Lebanon. The statement said, “If Hizballah is not deterred from killing our mujahideen brethren in Syria, and if its members do not withdraw from the Syrian …

Graphic: Iran’s Shia Land Bridge to Lebanon & Mediterranean

Source: Cambridge Forecast Shia Crescent Extract: Five major elements underpin the new Shia revival. The first is the sudden militancy of Iran, which has been led aggressively onto the world stage by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This new Iranian confidence is itself based on internal developments but also three main external factors: the removal of the …

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The  Long Commission Report was very closely held, at the time only five people including John Guenther and Robert Steele, had access to the entire report.  Here’s the bottom line: 1)  The threat changed and no one noticed.  The battalion commander, who had previously served as the senior Marine in the CIA’s Special Operations Group …

SPECIAL: Veterans Today: Grand Mufti Blesses Meeting with Donald Trump, Ready to Help Save Christians Across the Middle East

VT Project: Saving Christians in the Middle East By Gordon Duff with Nahed al Husaini and Dr. Bassam Barakat, VT Damascus Veterans Today met with Syrian Grand Mufti Hassoun.  The Grand Mufti is Syria’s religious leader and the primary advisor to President Assad. He is also a close friend of VT’s Senior Editor, Gordon Duff, …