Tag Archives: Weapons

Sinai Monitor Updated

 
The Sinai Monitor has been completely re-written. It is now streaming discussions about weapons and other smuggling, incidents of violence, and issues related to Egypt and Israel.

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All Syria Monitors Updated

The Syria, Syria Widescreen, and Syrian Weapons Issues monitors have all received substantial updates today. The updates allow for better tracking of the new National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, and involvement by regional players ranging from Turkey, to Israel, to Hezbollah. Subscribers should refresh their browsers when loading the new monitors to ensure that they receive the updates.

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Iranian Weapons and Drones Monitor

Iranian weapons continue to find their way into the hands terrorists and other rogue states whether it’s alleged an missile factory in Sudan or drones in the hands of Hezbollah. The sheer numbers of weapons involved and their increasing killing power is turning this into a very serious problem. Today’s low intensity conflict could develop into something extremely intense if (ok, when) a larger war breaks out in the region.

With this is mind we’ve rolled out a new Iranian Weapons Monitor that tracks Iranian missiles and conventional weapons, Iranian drones, Iranian-made Hezbollah drones, and discussions about new Iranian weapon announcements. Subscribers will find it in their Topics menu.

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Monitoring Rocket Strikes on Israel

Subscribers will find a new Rocket Strikes on Israel Monitor in their Topics menu. This tracks Gaza, Hamas, and official Israeli military tweets on the topic. Of course, this has been an ongoing problem but things could be heating up:

An Israeli military spokeswoman, said 79 projectiles had been fired at Israel and that the Iron Dome system had intercepted eight of them. She said several homes had been damaged by Palestinian rockets.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is seeking a renewed mandate in Israel’s Jan. 22 election, visited an Iron Dome anti-missile battery near the southern city of Ashkelon on Wednesday and threatened stronger Israeli military action in Gaza.

“We did not choose this escalation, nor did we initiate it, but if it continues, we are prepared for a much wider and deeper operation,” he said, pledging to press on with “targeted attacks” against militants preparing to fire rockets.

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The Covert Contact Chemical/Biological Weapons Monitor

Live Streaming Social Media Intelligence - Chemical and Biological Weapons Montitor

World leaders are reacting swiftly to Syria’s threat to use chemical and biological weapons if attacked. They are, as you can imagine, not amused.

We showed you the Syria Weapons Issues monitor in the last post but there are other resources in Covert Contact for monitoring this issue. The most obvious choice is the Chemical/Biological Weapons Monitor pictured above. There’s also a WMD monitor which throws nuclear weapons in the mix. You can see the full list of topics included here.

Again, this is an absolutely critical issue going forward and Covert Contact is going to continue to look at news ways to monitor the situation.

Syria Threatens to Use Chemical – Biological Weapons if Attacked

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The thinly veiled threat is a troubling, although perhaps not surprising, development in this crisis. Covert Contact has been at the forefront of this issue with a Syrian weapons monitor (Pro Plan screenshot above) in active operation for months.

The Syria, WMD, and other monitors also pick up discussions about this critical topic but another dedicated monitor may be added to dive a little deeper in the days ahead.

You can see the full list of topics monitored on the Covert Contact Plans page.