ISIS plans to smash borders of Mideast map

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Claiming its goal is to smash the "partitioning of Muslim lands by crusader powers," the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, has set out more…

Iraq: The Russians are coming,
the Russians are coming

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_997805" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki with Russian President Vladimir Putin[/caption] WASHINGTON – Embattled Shiite Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki disclosed in a BBC interview he more…

Al-Qaida factions reuniting under ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_984695" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sunni fighters under the ISIS banner[/caption] WASHINGTON – Rival al-Qaida jihadist militant groups are begrudgingly praising the exploits of the Islamic State of Iraq more…

ISIS scores big with Iraqi WMDs

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_977885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sarin stockpiles[/caption] WASHINGTON – The terrorists running amok in Iraq – members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – may have access to more…

Defense denies Blackhawk,
Stinger sales to Iraq

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday denied the United States sold to Iraq Blackhawk helicopters or Stinger missiles, contradicting newly published reports that say those more…

Al-Qaida attacks, knocks out Yemeni grid

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Al-Qaida has a new way to bring its targets down: Attack the electrical grid systems that provide power. No power means no communications, defenses or much more…