Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Two Chinese bodyguards appointed by Beijing to protect the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator were mysteriously absent at the moment when he was accosted by two female agents in Kuala Lumpur on the day before Valentine’s Day. Kim Jong-Nam was the oldest known son of the late dictator Kim Jong-Il […]

Fake news and false flags: According to Kim Jong-Un, the CIA killed his brother

Fake news and false flags: According to Kim Jong-Un, the CIA killed his brother

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The assassination of Kim Jong-Nam promises to go down as one of those weird acts of terrorism that North Korea, in the face of all evidence to the contrary, will forever deny having perpetrated. The prevarication and obfuscation in this case would appear a little more ornate than North […]

Shame: Pope Francis betrays Christendom, denounces a U.S. president

Shame: Pope Francis betrays Christendom, denounces a U.S. president

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Pope Francis recently delivered a veiled attack on President Trump. The Holy Father strongly dislikes not just the president, but his “America First” agenda. Trump faces fierce opposition from multiple fronts — the Democrats, the liberal media, unions and establishment Republicans. He can add the Vatican to the list. […]

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, Taliban has revived and conflict escalation seems likely

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, Taliban has revived and conflict escalation seems likely

Special to WorldTribune.com By Jonathan Alexander Hoffman, Research Associate, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The security situation in Afghanistan continued to deteriorate rapidly through February 2017, and risked dragging the region and international community into a revived major conflict with no consideration yet being made by Kabul or major external powers as to the possible, or […]

Chess vs checkers: U.S.-Russia ties in 2017 have no relevance to the liberal media narrative

Chess vs checkers: U.S.-Russia ties in 2017 have no relevance to the liberal media narrative

Special to WorldTribune.com by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org The pack journalists of the liberal media are baying at the moon of “Kremlin-gate” trying to link President Donald Trump’s desire to improve relations with Russia to Moscow’s alleged attempt to rig the 2016 election in Trump’s favor. Putin supposedly thought Trump would be the weaker commander-in-chief. […]

Mattis makes unannounced trip to Baghdad as Iraqi forces advance on western Mosul

Mattis makes unannounced trip to Baghdad as Iraqi forces advance on western Mosul

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has arrived in Baghdad for a previously unannounced visit focusing on the effort to defeat Islamic State (ISIS) militants. Mattis’s arrival on Feb. 20 comes a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced a new phase in the operation […]

Part 3: Politicized intelligence, South Korean-style

Part 3: Politicized intelligence, South Korean-style

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Following is an excerpt from a book by WorldTribune and Geostrategy-Direct columnist Donald Kirk and the Korean author Kim Ki-Sam, “How South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung bought his Peace Prize and financed Kim Jong-Il’s nuclear program”. South Korea’s first woman president has been impeached over allegations involving a confidante, but […]

North Korean actions speak loudly as world leaders say little

North Korean actions speak loudly as world leaders say little

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As a North Korean medium range Pukguksong missile arched across the sky landing menacingly in the Sea of Japan, the intended political target of the nuclear capable rocket was the visit of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States. The rash gambit by […]

Brotherly love lost: More trouble in communism’s first and last dynasty

Brotherly love lost: More trouble in communism’s first and last dynasty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Kim Jong-Nam showed the warm and human face of North Korea’s dynastic family. You had to like the guy, judging from sightings in the gambling enclave of Macau, across the Pearl River estuary from Hong Kong off China’s southeastern coast. One time he was spotted in a Macao bus. […]

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