What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea?

What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Memories and images of Margaret Thatcher and her legacy as displayed in the media this week evoke an obvious question: What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea? The answer would seem clear. It’s hard to imagine the woman who dispatched troops to the Falklands in […]

UN survey cites rise of the Global South

UN survey cites rise of the Global South

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “The rise of the South is unprecedented in its speed and scale…when dozens of countries and billions of people move up the development ladder as they are doing today, it has a direct impact on wealth creation and broader human progress,” cites the glowing introduction to the UN Development […]

Report from Europe: For those who can afford to ignore reality, life is good

Report from Europe: For those who can afford to ignore reality, life is good

Sol W. Sanders   ZURICH – Europeans seem determined to ignore the depth of an approaching economic and political crisis which will end its longest period of prosperity and peace in history and threatens the very foundations of post-World War II democratic progression. In the fleshpots of Vienna and Zurich I have just visited, for […]

High speed trains make sense in bustling S. Korea, but not in depressed Britain

High speed trains make sense in bustling S. Korea, but not in depressed Britain

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MANCHESTER, England — The Brits face a problem that Koreans might — or might not — appreciate. By now Koreans have gotten thoroughly used to zipping up and down the Republic of Korea, that is, the Korean peninsula south of the DMZ, on super-fast trains at relatively inexpensive […]

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters […]

Remind me again: What is so great about Europe?

Remind me again: What is so great about Europe?

Sol W. Sanders   Maybe it’s because you can fly faster from America to Europe than westward to the U.S.? But for whatever reason, a standard politically correct mantra these days is how if we would just imitate the Europeans, everything would be better. Which of the accepted five categories of propaganda this argument falls […]

Stalin’s dentist: Talent, that mysterious quality, is a rare thing

Stalin’s dentist: Talent, that mysterious quality, is a rare thing

Lev Navrozov England was our first love. Good Old England. There was no way for us who studied English to go and live there, which was our impossible dream. We got to learn so much about it from books and recordings. Our son studied English by listening to Gielgud’s recitals of Shakespeare’s poems. He imitated […]

Where is the U.S. indictment of Julian Assange?

Where is the U.S. indictment of Julian Assange?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid The story we get repeatedly from the press is that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London because he fears being sent by the British to Sweden to answer sex charges and then eventually being extradited to the U.S. to answer espionage charges here. […]

Frenchman turns states evidence in murder mystery involving wife of once-powerful Bo Xilai

Frenchman turns states evidence in murder mystery involving wife of once-powerful Bo Xilai

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com A former intimate of Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted Chinese strongman Bo Xilai, flew to Beijing only days before prosecutors announced she was being charged with murder. Patrick Henri Devillers, the Frenchman who shared an apartment in Britain with Gu, surrendered to Chinese authorities on July 17. Gu’s indictment for […]

Hot air about the Falkland Islands reaches the UN

Hot air about the Falkland Islands reaches the UN

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Falkland Island Road Show has come to the United Nations, with all the political trappings of drama, hyper-nationalism, and self-righteous moralizing. The focus remains on the future of this windswept British territory in the South Atlantic claimed by, and also once invaded by, neighboring Argentina. Now thirty years […]