The Iran-Boeing deal: Business as usual with a state sponsor of terrorism

The Iran-Boeing deal: Business as usual with a state sponsor of terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s a deal! The Islamic Republic of Iran is set to buy 100 American made Boeing civilian airliners for a price tag near $25 billion. The sale which has been quietly in the works for some months now, can be directly linked to last Summer’s […]

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TORONTO — A drive across the American continent takes you through a strange land where the airwaves are full of personal invective mingled with expert analysis of what’s an automatic weapon or semi-automatic or plain old-fashioned pistol or rifle. Say what you want about the political charges and counter-charges […]

Out of control: Post-Gadhafi Libya goes from murderous chaos to worse

Out of control: Post-Gadhafi Libya goes from murderous chaos to worse

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a country awash with automatic weapons, overwhelmed by warring militias, and lacking an effective central government, there’s little wonder why global terrorist groups such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have found fertile ground for expansion. In the aftermath of the […]

Shooting it out in America, and may the good guys win

Shooting it out in America, and may the good guys win

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com [Editors’ Note: Don Kirk normally lives in Seoul under the constant threat of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea. Currently on a road trip back in the USA, he’s taking dead aim at the “gun nuts” on this side of the Pacific. Don is believed to be […]

Not so jolly England: Politics turns nasty on both sides of the pond

Not so jolly England: Politics turns nasty on both sides of the pond

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders No matter the outcome of the British referendum June 23 on leaving the European Union, the argument over the U.K.’s role in Europe and the world is up for grabs. It promises a troubled British political scene for some time to come. The argument over whether to leave […]

Only one strategy can answer the spreading blood lust of Islamic terrorism

Only one strategy can answer the spreading blood lust of Islamic terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders While the authorities continue to sort out the career of Omar Mateen, the killer who perpetrated the greatest mass killing in American history, U.S. strategy remains confused. There never has been a question of the enormous potential for Daesh [ISIS or ISIL] to inflict suffering on Americans and […]

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The artillery rumbles like a rolling late spring storm. Small arms fire reaches a staccato, only to fall silent just as quickly. And hapless civilians on both sides of an arbitrary divide endure and suffer as the forgotten slow burner conflict in eastern Ukraine continues […]

Surreal world: Ever notice how celebrity visitors to N. Korea have nothing to say about horrors there?

Surreal world: Ever notice how celebrity visitors to N. Korea have nothing to say about horrors there?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com North Korea, that is the people who run the place, likes nothing better than endorsements from foreign visitors. The list of foreigners paying obeisance to the Kim regime, Kim Jong-Un and his father and grandfather before him, is quite long. The operator of a website in Los Angeles […]

The rest of the story: Why Trump is right about Judge Gonzalo Curiel

The rest of the story: Why Trump is right about Judge Gonzalo Curiel

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The establishment is now looking to finish off Donald Trump. The presumptive Republican nominee is under intense criticism for his comments about the federal judge presiding over the Trump University class-action lawsuit. Our political and media elites are trying to turn this into Trump’s version of Mitt Romney’s infamous […]

Report on Syria: ‘Labyrinth of Hell which has no apparent exit’

Report on Syria: ‘Labyrinth of Hell which has no apparent exit’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Words cannot begin to describe the devastation and suffering which has befallen Syria, now in its fifth year of civil war. Upon his return from the ravaged country, the UN’s Humanitarian chief, Stephen O’Brien, solemnly told the UN Security Council, “I have run out of […]

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