Shame! The world’s silence at the execution of an 85-year-old French priest is inexcusable

Shame! The world’s silence at the execution of an 85-year-old French priest is inexcusable

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The almost total absence of public mourning for an 85-year-old Christian priest whose throat was slit by Islamicist terrorists while he led prayer in a small church in Normandy, France, is a scandal. Even the French have demonstrated less feeling for this horrendous deed than one would expect […]

Dump Trump now: Obama says Trump is ‘unfit’ and that GOP’s McCain and Ryan agree

Dump Trump now: Obama says Trump is ‘unfit’ and that GOP’s McCain and Ryan agree

by WorldTribune Staff, Aug. 2, 2016 President Barack Obama used a joint press conference with the prime minister of Singapore and his bully pulpit at the White House today to discredit the man who has promised to take his place. Obama said Donald Trump does not have the judgment or temperament or understanding to be […]

U.S. Intel: Turkey’s purge of military has undercut U.S. operations against ISIL

U.S. Intel: Turkey’s purge of military has undercut U.S. operations against ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Turkey’s purge of military leaders is hurting efforts to defeat the Islamic State militant group. Turkey’s purge of its military after a failed coup attempt is hindering cooperation with U.S. military and intelligence operations against the Islamic State […]

Can a nation so divided against itself stand?

Can a nation so divided against itself stand?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― The two top American political parties are so badly fractured you wonder if they’ll ever come together again. And that’s to say nothing of the American public: that is, the vast majority who don’t participate in party politics at all. It’s difficult to know which party is […]

The hellish barbarism spreading in the Mideast has arrived in France

The hellish barbarism spreading in the Mideast has arrived in France

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — The recurring terrorist attacks which have plagued France seem to have no bounds nor mercy. The murder of a Catholic priest saying Mass in a church near Rouen by two Islamic State thugs brought the crisis to a new low. The daily Le Figaro headlined “Murdered […]

Days after DNC hack, Obama issues guidelines for countering cyber attacks by foreign powers

Days after DNC hack, Obama issues guidelines for countering cyber attacks by foreign powers

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The White House on July 26 issued new guidelines on how government agencies should respond to major cyberattacks. The announcement comes amid suspicion in the U.S. government that hackers working for Russia may have engineered the leak of e-mails stolen from the Democratic National Committee in […]

With Turkey out of the Mideast power equation, what next for its neighbors, including Israel?

With Turkey out of the Mideast power equation, what next for its neighbors, including Israel?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey HAIFA, Israel — In 2015 column on Turkey, I wrote: “At the point that chaos threatens, the army will step in and take over”. Well, the army stepped in nine months later, but did not take over. The recent coup attempt was so badly planned and executed that it […]

Legacy watch: Obama said to weigh nuclear weapons policy shift

Legacy watch: Obama said to weigh nuclear weapons policy shift

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct From his first days in office nearly eight years ago, Barack Obama has been a consistent advocate for the ultimate and complete abolition of nuclear weapons, including U.S. nuclear forces. To this end, he has hosted several nuclear summits and with Russia signed New START, a major […]

The EU as Soviet lite: I’ve seen this movie before and it does not end well

The EU as Soviet lite: I’ve seen this movie before and it does not end well

Special to WorldTribune.com After the Brexit and recent attacks against migrants in Britain I can’t get rid of the deja vu feeling. I’ve already watched this movie, a quarter century ago. I know how its ends. By Alexander Maistrovoy In summer of 1989, the Lithuanian Sejm decided to withdraw from the Soviet Union and establish […]

Inside Kosovo’s Islamist cauldron: A 19-year-old ISIL recruit’s story

Inside Kosovo’s Islamist cauldron: A 19-year-old ISIL recruit’s story

Special to WorldTribune.com By Frud Bezhan, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Kacanik, KOSOVO – A plume of smoke hangs over our table in the corner of a dark, shabby café in this rugged town in southern Kosovo. The lanky 19-year-old sitting next to me is chain-smoking through half a pack of L&Ms, his hands […]