Iran, perceiving threat from West, willing to attack on U.S. soil, U.S. intelligence report finds
U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, the U.S. spy chief said Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera: Syrian Coordination Committee says security forces killed
Syria opposition warns of
99 Killed Sunday as Syria Rebels Say Clashes Inching Closer to Capital
Fierce clashes approached the Syrian capital on Sunday as fresh violence across the country killed at least 59 civilians, 31 regime troops and nine army deserters, according to activists.
US anticipates May as tentative date for clash with Iran. Floating SEALs base for Gulf
A hurried decision not to de-commission the USS Ponce helicopter marine carrier after duty in Libya – but to refit it for deployment in the Persian Gulf by May as a floating base for SEAL commando teams – was confirmed by the US Pentagon and Navy Sunday, Dec. 29. This base will expand the commandos’ range in coastal areas, especially against Iranian speedboats, and support counter-measures against mines which Iran threatens to plant in the Strait of Hormuz for the US-EU oil embargo.
Iran issues warning as UN nuclear team arrives