Wednesday, March 1, 2017

YEMEN RAID--Plenty of Significant Intel--TACTICAL PERSPECTIVE & IPCHA MISTABRA

TO REYNALDO, CC COL RODRIGUEZ
FROM HECTOR
SUBJ   THE ODD MAN OUT--

(CANTINA ONE)-- Based on what the objectives were for the mission  January 29  on the Yaklaa village, commanders admit no actionable intel was gathered from the operation. But that depends on the perspective. Consider what has been learned when placing the actionable intel into context with all of the intel surrounding the raid.

The US administration was a relative newbie and in the tight circle of advisers, all were eager, perhaps too eager, to agree to the plan, which hadn't been thoroughly vetted. There was possibly no dissent, no Devil's Advocate, the so-called "Tenth Man", or as found in the IDF, The "Ipcha Mistabra".

What hadn't been taken into account was the following, that now proves to be very significant intelligence:

1.) The enemy is keenly aware of the Modus Operandi of the field units involved in the raids, from prior experience since the plan was all too similar to previous raids that did not accomplish objectives.

2.) The moonless night requirement is an all too obvious giveaway to the enemy and they are well prepared to post whatever additional security forces are necessary during the dark of the moon. This is the first obvious piece of in-context intel gathered.

3.) Willingness of locals to defend their village, in spite of who it might harbor, against interlopers and intruders, for whatever reason they might drop in. Completely overlooked and ignored by mission planners, the reaction by the average villager.

4.) Although collateral damage may be a consideration for friendly forces, it appears it means nothing to the enemy, willing to engage in close quarter firefights and ambushes with the intruders in the presence of civilians, in particular women and children.

5.) The willingness of the enemy to recruit female combatants to engage the invading force, and keep it pinned down in heavy crossfire in order to maximize casualties.

6.) The over dependence on military hardware during an emergency exfiltration, where casualties become a burden to the invading force, requiring mission objective components to be scrapped in  order to commence rescue operations.

7.) The bottom line is the overall awareness of the execution of the plan, the knowledge of the tactical blueprint by the enemy; making it apparent to him just exactly how to disperse forces, engage, ambush, contain and reject the attack wholesale. The plan is flawed by the fact that it is far too similar to previous missions, in terms of deployment and hardware.


In the end, nobody objected to a few basic oversights (an unintentional failure to notice or do something.) by at least one person in the planning department, there was no Israeli Ipcha Mistabra, or Tenth Man.






FWD ALL FIELD UNITS, KP SCULLERY ATTACHES, ATTN PVT MERTZ...






Sunday, February 26, 2017

SHIFA GARDI--Rudaw Point Reporter--KIA, MOSUL FRONT

TO HAYES
FROM SOLDIER
SUBJ. IED

(AL ATHBA)--Following in from sources--

http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/26022017



To be updated..

Saturday, February 25, 2017

#KIMJONGNAM--VX & The Other Airports--JAKARTA, DUBAI, VLADIVOSTOK

TO PICASSO
FROM HAYES
SUBJ SEEING VX IN DREAMS--

(LZ410DANANG)--

Just have to love the level of cooperation between the various countries now directly or indirectly involved in the investigation--

http://www.samoaobserver.ws/en/21_02_2017/world/17136/N-Korean-envoy-blasts-Malaysians-calls-for-joint-probe.htm

Investigators are still looking for four North Korean men who arrived in Malaysia on different days beginning Jan. 31 and flew out the same day as the attack. The four were traveling on regular — not diplomatic — passports, Malaysia's deputy national police chief, Noor Rashid Ibrahim, told reporters. Indonesian officials said three of those men transited through Jakarta after the apparent assassination, leaving on a nighttime flight to Dubai. Dubai police and the Dubai government media office did not immediately respond to requests for comment. State-owned airline Emirates declined to comment, citing policies on passenger confidentiality.


Obviously, the Fugitives 4 changed their clothes at the Kuala Lumpur airport fearing that they would carry traces of VX onto the planes as they escaped.

Note the lack of co-operation between the Dubai government & airlines all over "confidentiality". In other words, they do not want to let all the other passengers on the plane with the Fugitives 4 in on the secret that they might have been exposed to VX. By now, the VX has probably spread through the Dubai airport and all of the planes in and out of it.


In addition, VX found in one of the airports where the Fugitives 4 passed through would link the suspects to the crime...


FWD TO ALL HAZMAT TEAMS IN FIELD---

#KIMJONGNAM--After Action Report--RI JAE NAM, HONG SONG HAC, RI JI HYUN

TO SOLDIER
FROM CHAN
SUBJ  THE GANG OF FOUR--

(LZ410DANANG)--

Following photo via Reuters/ Mirror--

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/police-name-four-north-koreans-9850051



The Mirror article misleads the reader in that it states that the gang of 3 plus one consorted with the two female assassins--




The above "suspects" may well have recognized Kim at the airport, saw the incident, realized they were North Koreans in a very dubious position, then concealed their identity so as not to get involved. Notice the cellphone in one of the suspects hands, were photos of the hit taken?


http://info.51.ca/news/world/2017-02/509843.html







http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/north-korean-fugitives-planned-and-executed-kim-jong-nam-s-death/3534574.html

The four wanted men are: Ri Ji-hyon aged, 33; Hong Song-hac aged 34; O Jong-gil aged 55 and Ri Jae-nam aged 57. They arrived in Malaysia between Jan 31 and Feb 7, Deputy Inspector General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim told a press conference on Sunday.

The four men allegedly escaped by boarding flights to Jakarta and then to Dubai and Vladivostok before arriving back in Pyongyang on Feb 17, according to the source.
Agung Sampurno, spokesman for Indonesian office of the Directorate-General of Immigration, confirmed the four men transited in Jakarta.
In a WhatsApp message to reporters, he said the three fugitives are Ri Jae Nam, Ri Ji Hyon and Hong Song Hac. All three departed for Dubai on Emirates flight EK0359 at 10.20pm on Feb 13.




























FOLLOWUP ON REPORT--






#KIMJONGNAM--After Action Report--THE VERVE SUITES CONNECTION--

TO PICASSO
FROM HAYES
SUBJ ONGOING

(LZ410DANANG)--

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/02/26/cops-confirm-chemicals-found-at-condominium/

AMPANG JAYA: It is confirmed that the police have found chemicals at a condominium in Jalan Klang Lama in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.
 
 
CHIEF INSPECTOR--
 
“We are still looking into this. We haven’t come up with anything. We have never said that this poison, or chemical, was brought in from elsewhere.
“What has been clearly identified these few days is the type of poison or chemical used. But we did not say where it came from. Let the facts be clear,” he added.




http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4260064/Police-sweep-Kuala-Lumpur-airport-Kim-Jong-nam-death.html
It reported that a hazardous material team had also gone to an apartment in the city, understood to be where North Korean chemist, Ri Jong-chol, had been living, and had seized various chemicals, several pairs of gloves and shoes.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/20/north-korean-suspect-kim-jong-nam-murder-had-chemistry-degree/
The arrested North Korean, named by police as Ri Jong-chol, 47, is suspected of being "the local contact of the four North Korean suspects who fled the country by plane after the attack", an unnamed Malaysian security source said.







WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOWUP--
 

#KIMJONGNAM--After Action Report--ARRESTS, AT LARGE--

TO PICASSO
FROM HAYES
SUBJ  FOLLOWUP

(LZ410DANANG)-- Details on the crime, Feb 13, Kuala Lumpur Airport, emerge--

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/22/kim-jong-nam-murder-malaysia-identifies-north-korean-embassy/

1.) ARRESTED--


Doan Thi Huong  (Vietnam)
Muhammad Farid bin Jallaludin  (Malaysia)
Siti Aisyah  (Indonesia)
Ri-Jong Chol  (North Korea)--
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4260064/Police-sweep-Kuala-Lumpur-airport-Kim-Jong-nam-death.html
It reported that a hazardous material team had also gone to an apartment in the city, understood to be where North Korean chemist, Ri Jong-chol, had been living, and had seized various chemicals, several pairs of gloves and shoes.



2.)-AT LARGE--

Hyon Kwang Song  (North Korea)--Embassy staff




Kim Uk Il (North Korea)   DPRK Airlines employee







3.) THE GANG OF FOUR--

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/20/north-korean-suspect-kim-jong-nam-murder-had-chemistry-degree/
Suspects Ri Jae-nam, Hong Song-hac, and Ri Ji-hyon flew from Jakarta to Dubai on Emirates flight EK0359 at 10.20pm local time last on Monday, immigration office spokesman Agung Sampurno told Reuters by text message. The details of the fourth suspect were unclear.









FWD ALL FIELD UNITS--