U.S. troops ordered to remove Kurdish insignias from uniforms

U.S. troops ordered to remove Kurdish insignias from uniforms

by WorldTribune Staff, May 29, 2016 The Pentagon has ordered U.S. special forces soldiers to stop wearing the insignia patch of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on their uniforms. Photos of U.S. troops with the insignia patches infuriated Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian president, who views the YPG as a terrorist organization linked to the Kurdish […]

‘I condemn it’: Erdogan blasts U.S. assist to Kurdish offensive in Syria

‘I condemn it’: Erdogan blasts U.S. assist to Kurdish offensive in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 29, 2016 Saying “there is no difference” between Syrian Kurdish forces and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 29 condemned U.S. assistance in the Kurds’ offensive on ISIL’s Syrian stronghold. “The support they give to… the YPG (militia)… I condemn it,” said Erdogan. […]

U.S. Special Forces embed with Kurdish forces, join fight for capital of ISIL’s caliphate

U.S. Special Forces embed with Kurdish forces, join fight for capital of ISIL’s caliphate

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2016 U.S. special operations forces are “present at all positions along the front” and are assisting a Kurdish-Arab coalition “on the ground and in the air,” in the offensive against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in its de facto Syria capital of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) field […]

Turkey not cool with U.S. forces wearing Kurdish insignia for Raqqa offensive

Turkey not cool with U.S. forces wearing Kurdish insignia for Raqqa offensive

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2016 It is not acceptable for U.S. soldiers to wear the insignia of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) when embedded with the Kurdish fighters, a Turkish official said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said photos showing U.S. special operations forces wearing the YPG insignia on their shoulders during operations against […]

Memo from U.S. intelligence veterans: Clinton emails ‘a concern’ – ‘also a felony’

Memo from U.S. intelligence veterans: Clinton emails ‘a concern’ – ‘also a felony’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2016 While the mainstream media continues to downplay Hillary Clinton’s email scandal to protect their candidate, a group of U.S. intelligence veterans are letting the public know just how serious the situation is. The 14 intel vets signed a memo saying Clinton endangered national security “by carelessly exposing highly classified […]

How green is Hillary? Emails reveal she ‘sold fracking to the world’

How green is Hillary? Emails reveal she ‘sold fracking to the world’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2016 Despite her pandering to environmentalists during her current campaign for president, Hillary Clinton was a major player in selling fracking “to the world,” recent emails and documents revealed. Documents recently obtained by The Intercept show the role of the U.S. State Department during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state […]

Group provided major funds to NPR to sell Iran deal to wary public

Group provided major funds to NPR to sell Iran deal to wary public

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 A group the White House said played a “critical role” in securing the Iran nuclear deal doled out large amounts of cash to National Public Radio (NPR) and Jewish lobby J Street to sell the deal to a wary public. The Ploughshares Fund group gave National Public Radio $100,000 […]

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 The leader of the Afghan Taliban was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, Afghanistan intelligence sources have confirmed. The May 21 attack killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the sources said. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Barack Obama and “showed the United States was […]

Polish leader: Bill Clinton should have his head examined

Polish leader: Bill Clinton should have his head examined

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The leader of Poland’s conservative party suggested a CAT Scan may be in order for Bill Clinton after the former president said Poland and Hungary craved authoritarian “Putin-like leadership.” During a campaign appearance for wife Hillary, Bill Clinton said “Poland and Hungary, two countries that would not be free […]

U.S. to Iraq: Keep ‘foot on the gas’, don’t be distracted by suicide attacks in Baghdad

U.S. to Iraq: Keep ‘foot on the gas’, don’t be distracted by suicide attacks in Baghdad

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 Iraqi forces should remain on the front-lines to “keep the pressure” on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) rather than redeploy to Baghdad to deal with an uptick in suicide bombings, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said. “Our advice to the Iraqi government is to keep the […]

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