Entries by Barry Webb

MIDDLE EAST INTEL REPORT: Turkey-Syria-Putin-Russian Airfield Used in Baghdadi Raid?

TURKEY/SYRIA The Saudi-owned al-arabiyya TV station has reported today that Turkish forces have fired on Syrian forces. (that’s Syrian as in the Assad bunch from Damascus).  This comes because of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) whom we allied with during the ISIS war and who were forced to make mends with Damascus upon the U.S. […]

INTEL REPORT: Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey-Syria w/Analysis

IRAQ This past week, Arab Spring-like protests have been taking place in Baghdad and numerous other Iraqi cities.  The protests have been mainly against corruption, which is rampant in Iraq.  Other issues mentioned by protesters are lack of jobs, defects in public services, and the excessive Iranian influence.  Iraqi Shi’a have been the primary movers […]

INTEL UPDATE: Egypt

Friday, 27 September, al-Jazeera Arabic reported that the call for demonstrations against President as-Sisi asked for the people to hit the streets after the Friday prayers. That has already happened early Friday morning U.S. time. In the meantime the security services blocked off all the streets and bridges leading to midaan at-tahreer (Cairo’s center plaza […]

INTEL REPORT: Attack on Saudi Abqaiq oil refinery, Egypt and Tunisian elections

The number one topic this past week in the Arabic media is the attack against the Abqaiq oil refinery installations in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Immediately after the attack the Shi’a Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility saying that they used ten drones to attack two separate refineries in Saudi Arabia’s eastern region.  These claims […]

INTEL REPORT: Israel-Lebanon, Israel-Egypt-Hamas, Japan-America

ISRAEL-LEBANON Last week we reported that the Foreign Minister of Bahrain, Shaykh Khaled bin Ahmad bin Muhammad Aal Khalifa, tweeted that Israel has a right to defend itself, in response to the flap over the two Israeli drones that violated Lebanon’s airspace, one of which carried explosives and took out an Hizbollah office in south […]

INTEL REPORT: (Qatar and the) Muslim Brotherhood’s War on Europe

The weekend of 02-04 August the Saudi-owned al-arabiyya TV channel’s weekly program sina’at al-mawt aired a show they called “The Muslim Brotherhood’s war in Europe.”  Highlights included the following: The program focused mainly on the situation in Belgium where Muslims comprise 1/5 of the population of its capital city of Brussels.  Of course, Brussels is […]

Qatar Kills Bin Laden’s Son

A Saudi guest on Sarah Damdhawi’s tafa’alkom program aired on al-Arabia TV on 04 August 2019 said that: “Qatar killed Hamza bin Usama bin Laden as a gift to the U.S.” A little background is in order here.  Hamza, the son of Usama bin Laden was the future of al-Qaeda.  He was the sole figure […]

INTEL REPORT: Emerati Delegations visit arch enemy Iran

On 30 July 2019 www.aljazeera.net reported that in spite of the rising tensions in the Gulf, an Emirati military delegation visited Iran for the 2nd time in two weeks. These visits by delegations from the Emirati Coast Guard had to do with discussing “cooperation” on border issues between the two countries and cooperation concerning “unlawful […]

HOT FLASH: New York Times Reports Qatar Supporting Terror in Somalia

On July 22, 2019, al-arabiyya TV news reported that a NYT radio cast reported on Qatar’s support for terrorism in Somalia.  But, of course, at Americans for Intelligence Reform we have been reporting on Qatar’s (and Turkey’s) support for terrorism since the moment we joined. This is a huge leap for the NYT which heretofore […]

Martyr Ideology

In a previous video interview with we discussed the phenomenon of human sacrifice in Islam as pertaining to the inclination of HAMAS and other Islamist groups (both Shi’a and Sunni) to deliberately put children and other civilians in harms way during wartime, and explained that justification by quoting Islamic jurisprudence (al-Masri, ‘umdat as-Salik pp. 583-584). Then, […]

Terrorist Attack in Benghazi

The Saudi-owned al-arabiyya TV, and their website www.alarabiya.net both reported on a terrorist attack in Libya’s second largest city, and “Capital” of General Haftar’s forces (on 11 July 2019).  The information for these reports came from a video interview with General Ahmad al-Mismari, the spokesman for Gen. Haftar’s forces. The circumstance of the attack was […]