Christian leaders condemn ISIL holiday attacks on Syrian city

Christian leaders condemn ISIL holiday attacks on Syrian city

Special to WorldTribune.com Christian leaders in the Middle East are condemning the “sinister” holiday bombings of Christian-owned restaurants in Qamishli, Syria by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). ISIL claimed responsibility for three bombings on Dec. 30 that killed 20 people (13 of them Christians) and injured 40. Qamishli is home to a significant […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 1: Boston’s radical Islam problem and the media elites that dare not speak its name

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 1: Boston’s radical Islam problem and the media elites that dare not speak its name

Jeffrey T. Kuhner June 4: The Greater Boston area has become a safe haven for Islamic terrorists. Muslim extremism has taken root in fertile soil, spreading through an elaborate network of radicalized mosques and Islamic cultural centers. The result is a clear and present danger to public safety. The state’s elites, however, have deliberately turned […]

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle East, and Africa to a lesser extent, have expanded leading to a culture of conflict […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

Special to WorldTribune.com “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” — Barack Hussein Obama (address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 2012) By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jan. 9: The jihadist murders at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, on […]

Bodansky: Behind the Sept. 24 breakthrough by the ‘Islamist Alliance’ in Syria

Bodansky: Behind the Sept. 24 breakthrough by the ‘Islamist Alliance’ in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Sept. 24, 2013, saw the final nail driven into the coffin of the U.S. and Western effort to influence, let alone control, the Syrian armed opposition. Abdul-Aziz Salamah, the political leader of Liwaa al-Tawhid in northern Syria, announced that […]

Brits fear Gulf backlash over refusal to join strike on Syria

Brits fear Gulf backlash over refusal to join strike on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Britain appears anxious over the prospect that Gulf Arab allies would retaliate for parliament’s decision not to join any attack on Syria. The London government has denied concerns that Saudi Arabia and the other five Gulf Cooperation Council states could retaliate for Britain’s refusal to join in any U.S.-led strike […]

Another mind-numbing precedent: Obama arms Al Qaida with U.S. weapons

Another mind-numbing precedent: Obama arms Al Qaida with U.S. weapons

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama has crossed a moral red line. Recently, he did the unthinkable: He announced that the U.S. government would directly arm terrorist groups in Syria. Mr. Obama said that he would waive a federal law designed to prevent weapons from being sent to designated-terrorist organizations. In particular, the president cited a […]

Why Syria’s chemical weapons agreement will succeed

Why Syria’s chemical weapons agreement will succeed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Rael Jean Isaac Much of the current debate on Syria centers on whether Assad will in fact give up his chemical weapons. Not to worry. The chemical weapons agreement will be a resounding success. This is not because all or most of the weapons themselves will be found and destroyed. The […]

The strategic roots of the U.S. ‘defeat’ of Sept. 10, 2013

The strategic roots of the U.S. ‘defeat’ of Sept. 10, 2013

Special to WorldTribune.com Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs There should be no ambiguity: the U.S. and the West suffered a transformative strategic reversal on Sept. 10, 2013, and Russia and Iran each separately made substantial strategic gains and consolidation as a consequence. But the pivotal decision of Sept. 10 by President Barack Obama […]

End game: The former community organizer, the former KGB agent and Saddam’s missing WMD

End game: The former community organizer, the former KGB agent and Saddam’s missing WMD

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — We are witnessing an intense geopolitical chess game over Syria. The players: Barack Obama, President of the United States, former Senator, and Chicago community organizer versus Vladmir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and former Soviet KGB intelligence operative. Moscow has just made a move which appears to have […]

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