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Memo to the president: Beware another Vietnam quagmire on the Tigris and Euphrates

An American soldier guides an unseen helicopter to a jungle clearing in a 1968 photo from Vietnam. / Art Greenspon / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman For those of us old enough to recall the Vietnam War, fact and reality were obscured and mangled by successive White Houses anxious to reach the delusional “light at the end of the tunnel.” […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 3 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm MST

Text of Netanyahu speech to Congress: ‘Very bad deal . . . paves Iran’s path to bomb’

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Special to WorldTribune.com Following is the full text of the address to the U.S. Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: NETANYAHU: Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you… (APPLAUSE) … Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 3 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am MST

Reports: Saudis might help Israel attack Iran

Israeli F-15 fighter jets refuel in the Negev desert. /Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Amid the drama of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Washington, another element of a major story has been overlooked. Arab governments share Israel’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program but also intensely feel the implications of […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm MST

Egypt court finds ‘terrorist’ Hamas joined forces with Brotherhood in Sinai

Palestinian security forces of theHamas government near the border of Egypt in Rafah on Feb. 10. / Abed Rahim Khatib / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — A civil court here has ruled on Feb. 28 that Hamas is a “terrorist organization” that has targeted civilians and security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. “It has been proven without any doubt that the […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 2 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm MST

French rattled by drone sighting near landmarks; Morocco bans imports

The Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Special to WorldTribune.com In the past week, the government of Morocco banned all import of drones for security reasons, and unidentified drones were spotted flying near the U.S. embassy in Paris. “Of course terrorists could very well use not just […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 2 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm MST

Desperate Libyan leader warns of more air strikes with Egypt against ISIL

Egypt's President Sisi, third from right. / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO – Libya’s Abdullah al-Thani has threatened new joint air strikes with Egypt against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Libya. Such strikes on ISIL sites in Derna were mounted Feb. 16 after ISIL […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 1 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm MST

Soros-backed J Street mounts all-out crusade against Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz The J Street lobbying group is running a media campaign opposing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress. J Street claims to be “the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 1 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm MST

Israel, Jordan sign historic water deal

The Dead Sea.

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel and Jordan on Feb. 26 signed a deal to provide drinking water to Jordan while helping revive the Dead Sea. The agreement calls for a pipeline between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and a […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 1 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm MST

Netanyahu on March 3 speech: ‘I am going there to try to stop the deal from happening’

Benjamin Netanyahu during a speech to Congress on May 24, 2011. / Avi Ohayon / GPO / Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a local radio station that his speech next week to Congress is critical because he believes only Congress can at this point can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. “I […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 27 Feb 2015 | 12:49 pm MST

Credit where credit is due: The Carter Administration and Iran’s fall to militant Islam

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn with the Shah of Iran at a state dinner in the White House. / www.corbis.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dario de Persis The question of whose actions — or inactions — contributed to the downfall of the Shah of Iran in and by extension, the success of the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1978-79, is […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 27 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm MST