Lebanon’s General Security Chief: ‘I totally support open borders with Syria’
Lebanese General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim has become a key negotiator between foreign and domestic parties in the crisis-hit country. While the Lebanese worry about the US threat of sanctions, Ibrahim tells The Cradle it is "totally unlikely" that the US will sanction Lebanon.
Double cross: how Lebanon’s military intelligence spies for London
Torchlight, a British security contractor with high-level security clearances from the UK government, has access to the Lebanese Army's military intelligence unit and its data files on Lebanese citizens. Why would a sovereign nation tolerate this foreign penetration of its most sensitive intel establishment?
Blowback: Taliban target US intel’s shadow army
The Kabul Airport bombing shows there are shadowy forces in Afghanistan, willing to disrupt a peaceful transition after US troops leave. But what about US intel's own 'shadow army,' amassed over two decades of occupation? Who are they, and what is their agenda?
Why does Turkey have 38 illegal bases in northern Iraq?
The illegal Turkish military presence in Iraq is a blatant violation of that country's territorial integrity. While Ankara claims it is a national security priority, it actually uses this military cover to influence and manage Iraqi and regional affairs.