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Forum: Europe 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 38,450
Posted By davidbfpo
It was beginning and not an end.

Blimey it is twenty years since the PIRA ceasefire:It was the beginning, violence continued in Northern Ireland on the 'mainland' with the February 1996 Canary Wharf or London Docklands bombing.
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Forum: International Politics 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 7,261
Posted By davidbfpo
Bill, I have know the author for maybe eight...

Bill,

I have know the author for maybe eight years now. In that time he has been involved in counter-radicalisation messaging in Pakistan and most recently Syria - from a perch in Turkey. His...
Forum: International Politics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 7,261
Posted By davidbfpo
Jihadi Rap so powerful there is little to counteract it

A snappy title for his latest thoughts: 'Al Qaeda’s New Front: Jihadi Rap The suspected killer of James Foley represents a new, dangerous merger of gangsta hip-hop and Islamism'....
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Day Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By davidbfpo
Two real SME on the situation. One, Dr. Omar...

Two real SME on the situation. One, Dr. Omar Ashour, now @ Exeter University, I always listen to. Here he is interviewed by Voice of Russia Today, with two others from UK Muslim groups, and provides...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By davidbfpo
Carl, This week I spotted incomplete reports...

Carl,

This week I spotted incomplete reports that two senior clerics had condemned ISIS, one from Saudi Arabia - at the King's behest - and the other from Cairo.
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By davidbfpo
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwWNMw3IAAA47IQ.png ...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwWNMw3IAAA47IQ.png

This was circulated on Twitter AM today by the Quilliam Foundation (a counter-extremism think tank in London) and is on the front page of The Sunday...
Forum: South Asia 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By davidbfpo
Did a ‘soft coup’ just happen in Pakistan?

A good WaPo commentary, covering "all the bases" as Islamabad reeks of tear gas and rubber bullets...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 3 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By davidbfpo
Islamic State's Risky Business

Brian Jenkins of RAND has a short column:

Link:http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-28/islamic-states-financing-a-vulnerability#p1
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 435
Views: 10,051
Posted By davidbfpo
Russia invades, some of NATO to plan a division's creation

A NATO summit next week in Wales looms and as Russia invades the Ukraine, the FT reports David Cameron will announce 'NATO to establish new rapid deployment division, 10,000 troops, UK led + 6 other...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 823
Views: 26,111
Posted By davidbfpo
Sunni rebels 'ready to turn on Islamic State'

This BBC report appears to be based on one psuedonym'd tribal leader's words:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28978941
Forum: The Whole News 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By davidbfpo
The UK is under a 'Severe' threat

The UK has officially and publicly increased the threat level to 'Severe' from 'Substantial':

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/77265000/gif/_77265642_threat.gif

There is no real...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,617
Posted By davidbfpo
Swedes ponder and publish

An official Swedish report (FOI or Defence Research Agency) 'A Rude Awakening. Ramifications of Russian Aggression Towards Ukraine':http://www.foi.se/report?rNo=FOI-R--3892--SE

The Abstract:
...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 3,744
Posted By davidbfpo
Israel's security after Gaza

A short commentary by Professor Paul Rogers, with a two sentence summary:
Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/paul-rogers/israel%27s-security-after-gaza

Being a small nation might this have an...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 3 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By davidbfpo
Two of the better articles seen today. First 'How...

Two of the better articles seen today. First 'How to Beat the Islamic State' by Jeff Stein in Newsweek, which relies on those with experience, citing a...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 435
Views: 10,051
Posted By davidbfpo
Outlaw09, I do not understand US politics...

Outlaw09,

I do not understand US politics within 'The Beltway' enough to even hazard a guess why President Obama and others cause you to ask such questions.

After a few moments thought recent...
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 435
Views: 10,051
Posted By davidbfpo
Outlaw09, The indecision we have seen in...

Outlaw09,

The indecision we have seen in Western Europe / NATO / EU over first the Crimea and now the Ukraine reminds me of the reluctance to face facts when the civil war started in...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 22,105
Posted By davidbfpo
The Muslim Brotherhood in the UK

A thirteen page document from the Quilliam Foundation, prepared for the current UK government review of the Muslim Brotherhood's status...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 4 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By davidbfpo
Expanding this thread

I have just copied over twentyseven posts from the current Iraq thread, back to pg.30 so approx. a month's review.

Our resident SME Joel Wing no doubt has commentaries on ISIS on his own...
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 435
Views: 10,051
Posted By davidbfpo
Moving factories to Russia: a war aim?

Thanks to 'Madhu' on SWJ Blog 'Russia’s ‘Hybrid War’ (http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/russia%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98hybrid-war%E2%80%99) ' I will re-post my reply to her here.

A number of times...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 4 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 767
Posted By davidbfpo
One leader, One authority, One mosque: submit to it, or be killed

From a long, mainly historical explanation, by Alistair Crook: 'You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 62,360
Posted By davidbfpo
Foriegn Fighters in Syria

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21614226-why-and-how-westerners-go-fight-syria-and-iraq-it-aint-half-hot-here-mum

Within this long article - with many points made - is this...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 4 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 49,228
Posted By davidbfpo
Foriegn Fighters in Syria

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21614226-why-and-how-westerners-go-fight-syria-and-iraq-it-aint-half-hot-here-mum

Within this long article - with many points made - is this...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 823
Views: 26,111
Posted By davidbfpo
Hell may freeze over soon

Well today's situation could just mean a coalition of enemies become partners:

Link:http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/is-region-blocs-cooperation.html?
Forum: Central Asia 4 Days Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 69,130
Posted By davidbfpo
New fiction book

A new book on the Chechen wars has been reviewed on WoTR, it starts with:

Link:http://warontherocks.com/2014/08/a-constellation-of-vital-phenomena-a-literary-window-into-russias-chechnya-wars/
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,505
Posted By davidbfpo
Pluralism or markets?

The USA offers Africa and I assume other parts of the developing world an odd mixture - the teachings of a dead economist, John Kenneth Galbraith and loads of US$...
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