‘Kim Fatty the Third’: Weaponizing ridicule at ‘losers’ touted as effective strategy

‘Kim Fatty the Third’: Weaponizing ridicule at ‘losers’ touted as effective strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Satire and ridicule “are effective, inexpensive instruments of psychological warfare,” J. Michael Waller, vice president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., wrote in the September-October edition of Army University Press. “They require few resources and little infrastructure,” he said. Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip […]

Israel warns: Satellite images show Iran building long-range missile site in Syria

Israel warns: Satellite images show Iran building long-range missile site in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Security analysts say satellite images show Iran is constructing a facility in northwestern Syria for the manufacturing of long-range Scud missiles. The analysts said the facility was similar to a rocket factory near Teheran, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Aug. 17. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was closely […]

Analysts: Don’t assume N. Korea will play by doomsday rules; China seen exploiting crisis

Analysts: Don’t assume N. Korea will play by doomsday rules; China seen exploiting crisis

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct, June 14, 2017 Targets of a nuclear North Korea should not assume the Kim Jong-Un regime would adhere to the rules of war that constrain Russia and the United States, analysts say. Pyongyang would likely ignore the Outer Space Treaty prohibiting the deployment or use of nuclear weapons in orbit […]

Senior North Korea official and family commit suicide while in Chinese police custody

Senior North Korea official and family commit suicide while in Chinese police custody

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A senior cadre of North Korea’s Worker’s Party, along with his wife, son and two daughters committed suicide by taking poison to prevent being forcibly returned to North Korea by Chinese security forces. Last week, the family, along with 10 other North Korean defectors, were tracked down in China’s southwestern […]

Scaramucci’s deal with Chinese company to clear path to White House may have led to his exit

Scaramucci’s deal with Chinese company to clear path to White House may have led to his exit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2017 While an obscenity-laced interview with the New Yorker was given as the reason for the firing of Anthony Scaramucci, it was his dealings with a Chinese conglomerate that is intent on gobbling up American strategic assets that likely brought down the White House communications director, reports say. A “red […]

Report details China’s extensive military preparations along 880-mile border with N. Korea

Report details China’s extensive military preparations along 880-mile border with N. Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China is buttressing its defenses along its 880-mile border with North Korea in preparation for a crisis that could be sparked by a possible U.S. military strike, reports say. Recent measures include establishing a new border defense brigade, 24-hour video surveillance of the mountainous frontier backed by aerial drones, and […]

Syria-North Korea missile cooperation: Assad said to visit top-secret base

Syria-North Korea missile cooperation: Assad said to visit top-secret base

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Syria, with the cooperation of North Korea and Russia, is constructing a secret facility to manufacture long-range missiles in a rural area outside the port city of Tartus, a Syrian opposition website reported. The Zamanalwsl.net website said that Syrian President Bashar Assad recently visited the facility under the guise of […]

As China fails North Korea test, Trump approves major arms sales to Taiwan

As China fails North Korea test, Trump approves major arms sales to Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The Trump administration on June 29 notified Congress that it had approved a major arms sales package for Taiwan to beef up the island democracy’s self defense against an aggressive Chinese military threat. According to Heather Nauert, the spokesperson for the State Department, the package is worth $1.42 billion and […]

Paranoid in Pyongyang: NIS reports wary Kim focused on ‘decapitation’ ops

Paranoid in Pyongyang: NIS reports wary Kim focused on ‘decapitation’ ops

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Kim Jong-Un is not afraid of flying like his late father Kim Jong-Il and he has cultivated an outgoing buoyant personal like his grandfather Kim Il-Sung, Communist North Korea’s founder. But reportedly he shares one trait with his more reserved father: A tendency to check the rearview mirror often when […]

Flashback: Syrians, ‘equipment’ were in North Korea train blast

Flashback: Syrians, ‘equipment’ were in North Korea train blast

Special to WorldTribune.com By EastAsiaIntel.com, May 16, 2004 [Editors’ note: Occasionally, we republish articles of interest from our archives.] Syrian technicians accompanying unknown equipment were killed in the massive train explosion in North Korea on April 22, according to a report in a Japanese newspaper. A military specialist on Korean affairs revealed that the Syrian […]

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