New leader of Free World: Netanyahu gives the speech an American president should have made

New leader of Free World: Netanyahu gives the speech an American president should have made

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto Israel will fight Iran alone, if it must. That is the striking message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered to a joint session of Congress, garnering thunderous applause and numerous standing ovations. The historic speech rebukes the appeasement foreign policy of President Obama. It recalls the battle of Chamberlain […]

#7 — What happened to SEAL Team Six? The most serious scandal of all

#7 — What happened to SEAL Team Six? The most serious scandal of all

TOP 2014 STORIES Special to WorldTribune.com, May 30, 2013 By Grace Vuoto The media is now consistently referring to three scandals engulfing the Obama presidency, even using a shorthand expression such as a “trifecta” of troubling incidents. Yet, there is a scandal brewing that is worse than the Department of Justice violating freedom of the […]

Benghazi e-mail finally answers the basic questions: Who knew what, when?

Benghazi e-mail finally answers the basic questions: Who knew what, when?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto The pieces of the Benghazi puzzle are falling into place and the conclusions are damning: America’s intelligence community, our leading military commanders and then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta knew within fifteen minutes of the commencement of hostilities on Sept. 11, 2012 that the American compound in Libya was attacked […]

Happy (post-shutdown) days are here again: Obama OKs missile sales

Happy (post-shutdown) days are here again: Obama OKs missile sales

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, ending its government shutdown, has resumed arms sales to the Middle East. The administration of President Barack Obama has approved billions of dollars worth of weapons and munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Defense Department notified Congress that the two Gulf Cooperation Council […]

Hamas ‘terror tunnel’ reached 300 meters into Israel

Hamas ‘terror tunnel’ reached 300 meters into Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hamas has been building advanced tunnels in Israel. The Israeli military has discovered what officials termed the most advanced tunnel constructed by Hamas. The military said Hamas started the 1.7 kilometer tunnel from the Gaza Strip that penetrated 300 meters into Israel. “The tunnel was built for purposes of […]

Turkey’s missile defense deal with notorious ‘China Precision Machinery’ worries U.S.

Turkey’s missile defense deal with notorious ‘China Precision Machinery’ worries U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com The U.S. government has sent NATO ally Turkey a message expressing “serious concerns” over Ankara’s decision to choose a Chinese state-run weapons firm to co-produce an air and missile defense system known as the Red Flag-9 or HQ-9. China is still under sanctions by the U.S. and most European Union nations. […]

Why the angst over out-of-work bureaucrats?

Why the angst over out-of-work bureaucrats?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MUMBAI — Indians have a great word for the plethora of petty bureaucrats who run all the ministries and agencies that make life difficult if not miserable for millions of people. The word is “babu,” which can be a term of respect for an elder but now is […]

Saudis turn to digital cameras at Mecca to monitor Haj

Saudis turn to digital cameras at Mecca to monitor Haj

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has acquired advanced security equipment to protect the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Officials said the Saudi Interior Ministry has overseen the installation of cameras and sensors to monitor the millions of people expected to arrive for the Haj pilgrimage in mid-October. The officials said the equipment included digital […]

Palestinian Authority troops in armored vehicles raid West Bank refugee camp

Palestinian Authority troops in armored vehicles raid West Bank refugee camp

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has conducted its largest operation against an insurgency stronghold in the northern West Bank. The PA deployed a force of more than 600 soldiers to raid the Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin. Officials said the special operations force, backed by armored vehicles, clashed with fighters from the […]

Saudis go green: Targeting 41 gigawatts of solar energy by 2032

Saudis go green: Targeting 41 gigawatts of solar energy by 2032

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has been consulting with the West for plans to develop a solar energy sector. On Sept. 30, the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom hosted a solar energy seminar to explore policy and resource management. The two-day seminar, Solar Arabia Summit, was told that Riyad wants to produce 41 […]