Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but  CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding in Africa and the Middle East, according to the U.S. Congress and the CIA, a direct contradiction of President Barack Obama’s claim that the terror organization has been “contained.” ISIL “has created at least six functioning armies” in Libya, Egypt, […]

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. military has been engaged in a series of “small wars,” conducting low level combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This style of warfare has been focused on close combat and small unit operations, often supported by air […]

Kerry meets 8 of 51 State Dept. dissenters on disastrous Syria policy

Kerry meets 8 of 51 State Dept. dissenters on disastrous Syria policy

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry on June 21 met with eight of the 51 State Department personnel who signed a “dissent channel” cable criticizing the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and calling for action against the regime of President Bashar Assad. Reports say the eight dissenters left the meeting […]

Former DHS official: Deleted Muslim-terror data could have prevented Orlando attack

Former DHS official: Deleted Muslim-terror data could have prevented Orlando attack

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 The Obama administration ignored and even deleted information that could have prevented the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub that killed 49 people, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said on June 21. Philip Haney, in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity”, said there is […]

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey An historically significant event has just taken place which has been largely ignored by what the “Wall Street Journal” called the “obsequious” media: 51 active-duty U.S. diplomats issued what is called a “dissent channel memorandum” denouncing the policies of the Obama administration towards the Syrian conflict. The original dissent […]

Iraqi forces re-capture center of Fallujah from ISIL

Iraqi forces re-capture center of Fallujah from ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 Iraqi military and security forces seized the main government headquarters in Fallujah on June 17 with little resistance from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), top Iraqi commanders said. “The liberation of the government compound, which is the main landmark in the city, symbolizes the restoration of the […]

U.S. judge rejects gold trader’s bid for house arrest in Iran sanctions case

U.S. judge rejects gold trader’s bid for house arrest in Iran sanctions case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A U.S. judge has rejected a wealthy gold trader’s request to pay for his own house arrest in Manhattan as he awaits trial on charges of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on June 16 said Reza Zarrab, a […]

Hacker pleads guilty to sending ISIL the identities of U.S. military personnel

Hacker pleads guilty to sending ISIL the identities of U.S. military personnel

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2016 A hacker from Kosovo who provided the personal information of more than 1,000 U.S. military personnel and federal workers to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has pleaded guilty to material support of a designated terrorist organization. Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY, 20, also pleaded guilty to accessing a […]

FBI probes two trips to Saudi Arabia within a year by ISIL shooter

FBI probes two trips to Saudi Arabia within a year by ISIL shooter

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2016 The FBI is investigating a pair of trips to Saudi Arabia in consecutive years taken by the Islamic terrorist who killed 49 people at the Pulse Orlando nightclub. According to a Fox News report, the Saudi Ministry of Interior confirmed that Omar Mateen twice performed the umrah Islamic pilgrimage […]

Security firm that employed Mateen was contractor for the Department of Homeland Security

Security firm that employed Mateen was contractor for the Department of Homeland Security

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2016 G4S, the employer of the Muslim terrorist who killed 49 people at the Orlando Pulse nightclub, is a major contractor for the Department of Homeland Security and State Department. Daniel Gilroy, who worked with Mateen at G4S, said he made repeated formal complaints about Mateen’s aggressive behavior and alleged […]

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