Democratic congressman: Obama has no long-term strategy in Iraq

Democratic congressman: Obama has no long-term strategy in Iraq

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration has no “clear endgame” in Iraq, said a Democratic congressman and former Marine who served four tours in Iraq. Rep. Seth Moulton, Massachusetts Democrat, blasted President Barack Obama’s strategy against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and slammed Obama’s refusal to say American troops deployed to Iraq are […]

Two-thirds of Germans say Islam does not belong in their country

Two-thirds of Germans say Islam does not belong in their country

Special to WorldTribune.com A majority of Germans now say Islam does belong in their culture, a significant rise sparked by the refugee crisis, terror fears and the mass sexual assaults by Arab men on New Year’s. A poll by Infratest dimap published on May 12 showed 60 percent of Germans saying Islam does not have […]

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jihad is escalating into Europe. The mid-November 2015 jihadist strike at the heart of Paris, the late-March 2016 jihadist strike at the heart of Brussels, as well as the host of smaller “incidents” such as the mid-May 2016 stabbing […]

‘Click farms’: China’s propaganda hubs proliferate Facebook likes

‘Click farms’: China’s propaganda hubs proliferate Facebook likes

Special to WorldTribune.com Inside China, EastAsiaIntel.com While China’s 700 million netizens are blocked from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) English-language propaganda machine is harvesting social media fans around the world. Following top-down orders from president Xi Jinping to “tell China’s story” to the world, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are now rife […]

Drudge: Trump charges WaPo’s Bezos using paper to block him, anti-trust action . . .

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — May 13, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com Trump: Bezos using his Washington Post against me and to save Amazon from anti-trust action … Zuckerberg wants to talk to conservatives … rolodex anyone? Billionaires flock to New Zealand Americans over 65 still working when possible … only the wealthy have retirement resources

How Facebook and big media control the message

How Facebook and big media control the message

Special to WorldTribune.com Spoiler alert: Actually, it’s no secret that Facebook makes clear to mostly left-leaning publishers what it wants on its mostly left-leaning News Feed. Peter Kafka, writing for recode.com, presented the “real Facebook media influence story.” Related: Former Facebook ‘journalist’: We routinely suppressed news favoring conservative values, May 9, 2016 The post included […]

Hizbullah commander, indicted in assassination of Lebanon’s Hariri, killed in blast

Hizbullah commander, indicted in assassination of Lebanon’s Hariri, killed in blast

Special to WorldTribune.com Hizbullah’s military commander, a main suspect in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria, Arab media reported on May 12. Mustafa Badr al-Din died after what was called “a major explosion” at a Hizbullah facility near the Damascus airport. Israel Defense Forces […]

Al Qaida’s Nusra Front captures pro-Assad Alawite village

Al Qaida’s Nusra Front captures pro-Assad Alawite village

Special to WorldTribune.com Al Qaida affiliate Nusra Front and its Sunni Islamist allies seized an Alawite village in central Syria on May 12. Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham, an ultraconservative Sunni Islamic militant group, launched an assault on the village of Zara, killing more than 30 pro-Assad regime fighters, according to the Local Coordination Committees […]

At UN debate, platitudes about terrorism and near silence about state sponsors

At UN debate, platitudes about terrorism and near silence about state sponsors

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Stressing that terrorism “can only be defeated by a sustained and comprehensive approach” involving the active participation and collaboration of all States, the UN Security Council hosted an open debate on developing a counter-narrative campaign to in effect dissuade, discourage and ultimately defuse this widening […]

Sworn statement by Green Beret delivers blistering indictment of U.S. Afghanistan command

Sworn statement by Green Beret delivers blistering indictment of U.S. Afghanistan command

Special to WorldTribune.com A U.S. Army Green Beret said a “profound lack of strategy” has plagued the 14-year war effort in Afghanistan. “The enemy operates with impunity throughout the country due to our relentless commitment to avoid principled strategy and decision-making processes,” the Special Forces soldier says in a sworn statement, according to a report […]

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