Report: Israeli F-35s entered Iranian airspace undetected, locked on suspected nuclear sites

Report: Israeli F-35s entered Iranian airspace undetected, locked on suspected nuclear sites

by WorldTribune Staff, March 30, 2018 Two Israeli F-35 stealth fighters flew undetected over Iranian airspace in the past month, according to a report. Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on March 29 that the two F-35s flew over Syrian and Iraqi airspace to reach Iran and circled at high altitude above Persian Gulf sites suspected of being […]

U.S. fires warning shots at fast-approaching IRGC patrol boat in Gulf

U.S. fires warning shots at fast-approaching IRGC patrol boat in Gulf

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2017 A U.S. coastal patrol ship in the Persian Gulf fired warning shots at an Iranian patrol boat that had come withing 150 yards of the U.S. vessel on July 25, U.S. defense officials said. The Cyclone-class USS Thunderbolt (PC-12) fired “multiple warning shots” after an Iranian patrol boat approached […]

U.S. commander: Naval provocations show nuke deal did not change Iran’s behavior

U.S. commander: Naval provocations show nuke deal did not change Iran’s behavior

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2016 Iran’s use of fast-attack boats to harass U.S. vessels in the Persian Gulf shows the Islamic Republic has not changed its behavior since last summer’s nuclear agreement, according to the commander of U.S. Central Command. “We haven’t seen a significant change in their behavior, just as we’ve kind of […]

Oil and the other variables in the coming U.S.-Iran rapprochement

Oil and the other variables in the coming U.S.-Iran rapprochement

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi Currently the Middle East is in a state of upheaval from which it may never truly recover. Politically, the region as a whole is extremely unstable, as are several countries within the region. To ensure that permanent chaos does not ensue the United States and the Islamic Republic of […]

Israel-Arab peace, in the Middle East context, actually exists

Israel-Arab peace, in the Middle East context, actually exists

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy Those who talk about peace between the Arabs and Israel don’t know the half of it. In fact, this peace exists – moreover, in recent years it has become significantly stronger. Obviously, this is not the peace in the style of post-modern culture – peace with open borders, visa-free […]

Can this global mess wait until January 2013?

Can this global mess wait until January 2013?

Sol W. Sanders Diverted by the essential — if sometimes burlesqued — pursuit of America’s quadrennial search for leadership, policymakers have tried to put international problems on hold. But dealing with wannabe-totalitarian outcroppings throughout the Islamic world from Casablanca to Zamboanga, is as critical and demanding and may take as long as the struggle with […]

High stakes: Obama’s ace, Iranian oil and the 2012 election

High stakes: Obama’s ace, Iranian oil and the 2012 election

Sol W. Sanders President Barack Obama has launched new international diplomatic poker with “a trailing hand”. It is impossible to exaggerate the forces at play, economic as well as political, foreign and domestic, and their interplay. When he signed Dec. 31st the latest Iran provisos, Mr. Obama was handed new clout to cut Iran’s energy […]

In pursuit, globally, of the elusive soft-landing

In pursuit, globally, of the elusive soft-landing

Sol W. Sanders The new year’s worldwide economic downturn has an interlocking effect: every national economy is searching to accommodate itself politically as well as economically to what looks to be an extended period of low growth. After longer or shorter periods of historically unrivaled prosperity, they are feeling for a “bottom” — a level […]

Mesmerized by its enemies: U.S. spends trillions of petrodollars to nurture a virulent culture of hate

Mesmerized by its enemies: U.S. spends trillions of petrodollars to nurture a virulent culture of hate

Sol W. Sanders For those who lived through the World War II prelude and the Cold War, the current American dilemma dealing with Islam is all too familiar. To the extent historical analogies are valid, countering Islamic radical infiltration resembles nothing so much as a century of struggle against Communism before the Soviet Union, as […]