As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 19, 2016 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Part I, Part II. The initial alienation of grassroots, European-born and educated Muslim youth was a result of the overall deteriorating economic and social conditions throughout Western Europe. But this socio-economic frustration quickly transformed into a […]

View from Taipei: U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy will require muscle, not just diplomacy

View from Taipei: U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy will require muscle, not just diplomacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Foreign policy is an integrated structure of assumptions, objectives and means. Critics of American foreign policy contend that the decisive factor of the failure of U.S. policy toward China has been the imbalance between political ends and military means. Professor Tang Tsou’s classical study “America’s Failure in China […]

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 […]

Former Facebook ‘journalist’: We routinely suppressed news favoring conservative values

Former Facebook ‘journalist’: We routinely suppressed news favoring conservative values

Special to WorldTribune.com Facebook systematically blacklisted news articles cast conservative politicians and conservative values in a positive light, former workers for the social media giant admitted. News stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section were suppressed. A former “news curator” on the “trending” section, said workers prevented stories […]

International media silent as Turkey teeters on the brink of civil war

International media silent as Turkey teeters on the brink of civil war

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu resigned on May 5, in a move initiated by President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan in order to circumvent the lack of parliamentary numbers which could change the constitution to create an executive presidency. The increasing consolidation of power in the president’s hands, however, has […]

Sen. Ben Sasse’s open letter to the majority of Americans

Sen. Ben Sasse’s open letter to the majority of Americans

TO: Those who think both leading presidential candidates are dishonest and have little chance of leading America forward: (…or, stated more simply) TO: The majority of America: FROM: Sen. Ben Ssse, R-Neb. Note: If you are one of those rare souls who genuinely believe Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are honorable people – if they […]

The Trump theat: Patriotic nationalist terrifies a corrupt globalist establishment

The Trump theat: Patriotic nationalist terrifies a corrupt globalist establishment

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Boston Globe just hit a new low. Its recent fake front page allegedly demonstrating the violence, riots and chaos a Donald Trump presidency would unleash is more than gutter journalism. It is pure hysteria and fear mongering. The phony Globe front page in the Editorial section published multiple […]

‘By the way, go to hell’: Former Obama defense secretaries tell how they coped

‘By the way, go to hell’: Former Obama defense secretaries tell how they coped

Special to WorldTribune.com Three former defense secretaries were blunt in their criticism of President Barack Obama and his “inexperienced advisers” for their distrust, micromanaging and second guessing of senior military commanders. A report by Fox News anchor Bret Baier revealed that low-level White House staffers went so far as to place phone calls to the […]

Riveting Saudi television: Time to ‘admit terrorists adhere to the religion of Islam’

Riveting Saudi television: Time to ‘admit terrorists adhere to the religion of Islam’

Special to WorldTribune.com A gripping commentary from a Saudi TV host is making waves in the Arab world. Nadine Al-Budair said during a broadcast on Rotana Khalijiyya TV that terrorists are “everywhere” and “they adhere to the religion of Islam.” In a rare moment for Arab TV, Al-Budair said no one should be surprised that […]

Obama rejected CIA plan in 2012 to stop ISIL, ex-officials say

Obama rejected CIA plan in 2012 to stop ISIL, ex-officials say

Special to WorldTribune.com President Barack Obama in 2012 rejected a covert CIA plan to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad that likely would have stopped the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), former U.S. officials say. An upcoming book by a former CIA operative reveals the agency had forged a “muti-tiered plan” to […]

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