WORLD MATTERS: Yes, European conservatives agree, U.S. politics and media are in free fall

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America! As Kerry said, America’s friends around the world are shocked. I am a European conservative, and I am shocked. I […]

Cuba violently cracks down on protests days after Obama visit

Cuba violently cracks down on protests days after Obama visit

Special to WorldTribune.com The lasting impression President Barack Obama made on Cuba’s communist despots lasted all of two days. On March 22, Obama addressed Cubans about the importance of human rights and peaceful dialogue. On March 24, pro-democracy demonstrators in Havana were savagely beaten and arrested. The protesters were brutalized by Cuban police just three […]

How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea

How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com WASHINGTON – The hype surrounding President Obama’s visit to Cuba quickly gave way to fear and loathing as the world absorbed the news of the slaughter perpetrated in Brussels, for which ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, immediately claimed “credit.” No sooner were we treated to […]

Havana rejects Obama’s call for ‘change’: Cubans ’empowered themselves decades ago’

Havana rejects Obama’s call for ‘change’: Cubans ’empowered themselves decades ago’

Special to WorldTribune.com Days before President Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba, the Havana government said any attempt by the U.S. leader to call for the communist island to “change” would be a waste of time. The White House, meanwhile, said Obama still plans to deliver a pro-democracy message directly to Cubans. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez […]

Obama’s election year priority: Closing Guantanamo and possibly returning it to Cuba

Obama’s election year priority: Closing Guantanamo and possibly returning it to Cuba

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama promised yet again to fulfill his election pledge in closing the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo, Cuba. This time he means it. With less than a year ticking on the presidential time clock, Obama plans to release some of the 95 remaining […]

Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Frank Calzon On Jan. 8, 1959, as Fidel Castro entered Havana in triumph and the dictator Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba, Raul Castro opened up a mass grave in Santiago and immediately executed seventy one Cubans without due process. As the Obama Administration begins a final year of diplomatic appeasement of tyrants […]

Targeting Sen. Menendez: Obama’s push to ‘normalize’ U.S.-Cuban ties made strange bedfellows

Targeting Sen. Menendez: Obama’s push to ‘normalize’ U.S.-Cuban ties made strange bedfellows

Special to WorldTribune.com Global Information System/Defense & Foreign Affairs The seemingly unrelenting wave of media “revelations” in the United States against one of the key strategic policy officials in the government, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (Democrat, New Jersey), has its origins not in any malfeasance or misadventure by the Senator, but in […]

Barack Obama, Hugo Chavez, the Cuban DGI and U.S. national security

Barack Obama, Hugo Chavez, the Cuban DGI and U.S. national security

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid President Obama’s mind-boggling statement about Marxist Hugo Chavez of Venezuela not having “a serious national security impact” on the United States is getting little national media attention. But like the private conversation with outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in March, the comments about Chavez, who operates Venezuela as a […]