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Ankara and Tehran Draft Syrian Ceasefire Plan for Drawing Rebels out of US Orbit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2014, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

The thaw in Turkish-Iranian relations is producing a joint effort to snatch the Syrian opposition from the US and Saudi Arabia, while also circumventing the US-Russian takeover of Geneva 2.

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South Sudanese soldiers loyal to president in Juba
Obama threatens to cut off US support to South Sudan if violence continues, sends special envoy to Juba
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2013, 1:06 AM (GMT+02:00)

From his holiday in Hawaii Saturday, Dec. 21, President Barack Obama threatened to withdraw the support of the US and other nations from South Sudan if the violence continued, after three US military planes were hit by ground fire on an evacuation mission over rebel-held Bor. Four Americans were injured, one critically. Obama held South Sudanese leaders responsible for protecting Americans. debkafile: The US warning applied also to the Israelis aiding South Sudan and trying to resolve the differences between the feuding President Saval Kiira and his ousted deputy Riek Machar.

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US Special Forces ready to cross into Syria
The US and Iran are carving up Syria between them
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly December 7, 2013, 11:15 PM (GMT+02:00)

Behind the ballyhoo of the Geneva nuclear accord, Washington and Tehran have begun sharing out their areas of influence in post-war Syria in tacit concurrence. They have the same two goals: Blocking al Qaeda’s advance in Syria and keeping Bashar Assad in power. The details of this under-the-counter arrangement between Washington and Tehran are revealed in the latest issue of DEBKA Weekly out Friday, Dec. 6. 

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Barack Obama and Adm. McRaven
US Moves in on South Syria from Two War Rooms in Irbid, Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Two US war rooms were necessary in view of various Obama commitments to different Middle East allies. The area marked out as US area of influence is designed also to impede al Qaeda’s advance.

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Rev Guards Arrive to Set up Iranian Area of Influence in Syrian Kurdistan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

As it moves in on Syrian Kurdistan, Iran is taking all the various national Kurdish separatist movements under its wing and protection and filling its arsenals with arms and ammo.

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Washington Acts to Avert Israeli Strike and Transfer of Pakistani Nukes to Saudi Arabia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2013, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Washington hopes by clinching a fast deal with Iran, albeit a partial and first step, to avert an Israeli strike and delay the transfer of Pakistani nukes paid for by Riyadh to Saudi Arabia.

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Bashar Assad
Moscow and Washington Scratch Their Heads Together on Ways to Get Rid of Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 31, 2013, 11:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Russia has been trying to form a Syrian delegation made up of second-tier Syrian officials and politicians who seek to preserve ties with Moscow and the existing ruling establishment – minus Assad.

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Hashem Rafsanjani
The Radicals: No Iranian-US Reconciliation on the Wings of a Nuclear Accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 17, 2013, 11:26 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iranian radicals fight tooth and nail against using a potential nuclear accord as the vehicle for rapprochement with Big Satan America.

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John Kerry and Mohamed Zarif at the UN
US appeasement of Iran drowns Israel’s military option against nuclear Iran or chemical Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report September 27, 2013, 11:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

Thursday, Sept.26, was the day Israeli lost its freedom to use force either against the Iranian nuclear threat hanging over its head or Syria’s chemical capacity – at least, so long as Barack Obama is US president. The Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah axis is safe. The US also promises to start lifting sanctions in December if Iran admits inspectors to the Fordo enrichment plant. At the Security Council, the US finally buried the use of force against Syria’s use of chemical weapons by acceding to Russia’s demand to drop the penalty clause.

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US Global Terror Alert: Western and Arab Counterterrorism Agencies Unimpressed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2013, 12:23 AM (GMT+02:00)

None of the 22 countries where US embassies were shut down placed their counterterrorist services on terror alert, after failing to find evidence of a terrorist campaign in the offing.

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John McCain and Lindsey Graham
Egypt’s Military Walks Away from the Obama Administration, Is Set to Erase Brotherhood
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2013, 12:23 AM (GMT+02:00)

Extraordinary US efforts to save the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood ran aground, leaving the military more determined than ever to remove the Brothers from national politics.

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Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisis addresses the nation
Defying US warnings of civil war, Egyptian military to crack down on armed protest and mounting terrorism
DEBKAfile Special Report July 25, 2013, 11:07 AM (GMT+02:00)

Braving Washington’s warning of civil strife, Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is not backing away from his resolve to quickly crack down, even by military force, on armed protesters using live bullets on city streets and generating chaos, on Salafist terror in Sinai coupled with a Muslim Brotherhood uprising, and on its Palestinian Hamas collaborators in the Gaza Strip. debkafile: The general’s call for mass rallies Friday in support of the military and against the Muslim Brotherhood carries a high risk of tipping Egypt into civil war.

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The Coming Sinai Warfront Stretches from the Gaza Strip to Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt has dubbed its Sinai campaign which kicks off Friday Fattah 2 (Conquest 2). Conducted in cooperation with Israel with US support, it aims to purge the lawless territory of Islamist terrorists.

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William Burns
US, Western Policies in Disarray in Egypt and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

US and EU diplomats arriving in Cairo barely received a hearing from Egypt’s generals. From Syrian rebels the US and the West heard bitter recriminations about their desertion.

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Middle East Players Move on, Build Blocs without a By-Your-Leave from Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2013, 11:02 PM (GMT+02:00)

New blocs are taking shape in the Middle East filling in the blanks left by Obama administration policies. US allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are stepping in to usurp the waning US influence in Cairo.

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How Saudi and Gulf Rulers Scooped the US and Qatar in Egypt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2013, 9:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi King Abdullah banked the Egyptian military to save its coup from plunging the country into chaos and to stall Qatari ambitions.

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Muslim Brotherhood casualties in Cairo gunfire
Violent Ramadan ahead: Egypt’s army chief says no to dialogue with Brotherhood. Assad nixes ceasefire
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 9, 2013, 10:14 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Muslim Ramadan beginning in the Middle East Tuesday, July 9, heralds more, rather than less, bloodshed. After at least 51 deaths in a Cairo shootout Monday, Egypt’s military chief Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi rebuffed US efforts for national dialogue and is preparing rapid action to meet the Muslim Brotherhood’s “intifada” in Egyptian towns and Sinai. Iran and Russia are rushing military supplies to Bashar Assad, who is pressing ahead with his projected Syrian-Hizballah battle for Aleppo after rejecting a Ramadan ceasefire.

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Egyptian army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
Army gives Cairo politicians 48 hours to meet “people’s demands” - implying option of military takeover
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 1, 2013, 6:12 PM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt’s Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Monday, July 1, gave the country’s politicians 48 hours to “meet the people’s demands” and agree on an inclusive road map, failing which it was implied the army would step in and assume power. He spoke after protesters smashed Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo and four ministers quit the Morsi cabinet. The Brotherhood responded with a statement of its intention to set up “self-defense units” to combat opposition “rebel units” – taking Egypt closer to violence and a protracted civil conflict.

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Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin
Buildup for a US-Russian Military Clash in Syria, With Violent Side-Effects for Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2013, 12:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

In the five months up to the next Obama-Putin encounter, Washington and Moscow will pump up their military investment in either side of the Syrian conflict in the hope of tipping the scales.

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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad
How Will New Qatar Ruler Juggle Ties with Washington, Tehran and Muslim Brotherhood?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2013, 10:20 PM (GMT+02:00)

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, aged 33, will be the youngest ruler in the Persian Gulf. He will have to juggle between the tiny emirate’s relations with Washington, Tehran and the Muslim Brotherhood, with several powerful weapons to hand, including al Jazeera TV.

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