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Today in Terrorism

April 12, 2008 | Bombing of mosque in Shiraz, Iran

An Iranian monarchist group was behind a bombing at a mosque in Shiraz in 2008 that killed 12 and wounded 200

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Perspectives

One person’s terrorist is another’s bizarre asexual cultist/terrorist

Just because a government decides to ‘de-list’ a terrorist group does not mean it no longer is one.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Video

Podcast 29 – Discussion on terrorism and radicalization with Twitch streamer Destiny

Have a listen to me chatting with Twitch streamer Destiny on a broad range of topics all tied to terrorism (Iran, Israel-Palestine, and many more!)

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Podcast Quick Hits

QUICK HITS 14 – Al Shabaab and Iran

Reports that the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab may be in a ‘tactical alliance’ with Iran are an extraordinary claim and such require extraordinary evidence.

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Podcast Quick Hits

QUICK HITS 11 – The boy who cried Wolf

Intelligence is an important part of decision making but what happens when the officials using intelligence can’t be trusted?

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Podcast Quick Hits

QUICK HITS 10 – Iranian Missiles

The Iran-US mini-conflict seems to have ebbed – what is really at stake here?

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Phil in the media

The Morning Rush – Boeing jet crashes in Iran hours after missile strike on U.S. base: “One hell of a coincidence”

Phil Gurski from Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting joins The Morning Rush to break down the latest breaking news from Iran.

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Phil in the media

Former Iranian analyst for CSIS weighs in on Iran’s missile attack

Iran attack: US troops targeted with ballistic missiles. ‘This is localized conflict, not WWIII’ says Phil Gurski, former Iranian analyst at CSE and CSIS.

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

US assassination of IRGC General will do more harm than good

The decision to take Soleimani out points to a fundamental U.S. lack of understanding of the current terrorism threat and will lead to more, not fewer, deaths.

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Phil in the media

NewsTalk1010 – Tensions rising in Middle East in wake of drone strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

The assassination of IRGC General Soleimani in a US airstrike will make terrorism worse, not better, and takes our eye off a larger threat: Sunni terrorism.