The diverging U.S. and Israeli interests and a joint strategy on Iran

The diverging U.S. and Israeli interests and a joint strategy on Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi, FreePressers.com American and Israeli attitudes to the risk posed by an Iran in possession of nuclear weapons are based on diverging historical experiences. Having seen previous strategies fail to achieve their objectives, President Barack Obama is apparently set on pursuing a policy that focuses on hard international sanctions. A […]

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

Sol W. Sanders Looking around the world, the striking characteristic is waiting out a number of crises. Their outcome seems almost artificially suspended, and their interaction on one another and their ultimate effect on the world is at issue. We start with the Euro. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s supplications in Beijing were perhaps laudable but a […]

Can this global mess wait until January 2013?

Can this global mess wait until January 2013?

Sol W. Sanders Diverted by the essential — if sometimes burlesqued — pursuit of America’s quadrennial search for leadership, policymakers have tried to put international problems on hold. But dealing with wannabe-totalitarian outcroppings throughout the Islamic world from Casablanca to Zamboanga, is as critical and demanding and may take as long as the struggle with […]

‘For unto you is born this day … a saviour’

‘For unto you is born this day … a saviour’

The Bible (King James version), the Book of Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 2:3 And all went to be taxed, every […]

U.S. Air Force takes delivery of 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator

U.S. Air Force takes delivery of 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has acquired a massive bomb designed to destroy underground nuclear facilities in Iran. Officials said the U.S. Air Force has taken delivery of a new bomb meant to penetrate and destroy underground facilities. They said the Air Force first received the Massive Ordnance Penetrator in September under […]

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

By Alexander Maistrovoy, Freepressers.com Political commentaries about the events in the Middle East resemble mythological plots written by an experienced censor. Myth doesn’t need facts. It adjusts the facts to its own paradigm. And ideological mythology is not an exception. Western journalists’ commentaries on Middle East problems, give me a sense of deja vu. It feels […]

Israel tests missile, warns ‘military option against Iran is not an empty threat’

Israel tests missile, warns ‘military option against Iran is not an empty threat’

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has reported the testing of a ballistic missile system. The Israeli Defense Ministry, in an unusual announcement, said it oversaw the testing of a rocket propulsion system on Nov. 2. The ministry said the test, which consisted of a launch from an Air Force base south of Tel […]

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