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 […]

China’s largest-ever paramilitary games tied to unemployment, crackdown

China’s largest-ever paramilitary games tied to unemployment, crackdown

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, ‘Inside China’, Geostrategy-Direct.com President and Commander-in-Chief Xi Jinping launched the largest-ever war game involving the nation’s People’s Armed Police late last month. Official news agencies said more than 30,000 commanding officers and “a few hundred thousand” troops in all 31 major administrative districts were involved. This was the largest […]

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 […]

Out of control: Post-Gadhafi Libya goes from murderous chaos to worse

Out of control: Post-Gadhafi Libya goes from murderous chaos to worse

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a country awash with automatic weapons, overwhelmed by warring militias, and lacking an effective central government, there’s little wonder why global terrorist groups such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have found fertile ground for expansion. In the aftermath of the […]

Shooting it out in America, and may the good guys win

Shooting it out in America, and may the good guys win

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com [Editors’ Note: Don Kirk normally lives in Seoul under the constant threat of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea. Currently on a road trip back in the USA, he’s taking dead aim at the “gun nuts” on this side of the Pacific. Don is believed to be […]

Not so jolly England: Politics turns nasty on both sides of the pond

Not so jolly England: Politics turns nasty on both sides of the pond

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders No matter the outcome of the British referendum June 23 on leaving the European Union, the argument over the U.K.’s role in Europe and the world is up for grabs. It promises a troubled British political scene for some time to come. The argument over whether to leave […]

AR-15’S flying off the shelves … 441 Syrian refugees admitted to USA since Orlando attack

AR-15’S flying off the shelves … 441 Syrian refugees admitted to USA since Orlando attack

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — June 16, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com AR-15’S flying off the shelves … Sales surge among gays, lesbians… 441 Syrian refugees admitted to USA since Orlando attack… Admiral: Clinton plotted with Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow Qadhafi… Hillary’s ad strategy: Re-introduce herself … again Clinton Foundation pocketed up to $40 million from terror-funding […]

Only one strategy can answer the spreading blood lust of Islamic terrorism

Only one strategy can answer the spreading blood lust of Islamic terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders While the authorities continue to sort out the career of Omar Mateen, the killer who perpetrated the greatest mass killing in American history, U.S. strategy remains confused. There never has been a question of the enormous potential for Daesh [ISIS or ISIL] to inflict suffering on Americans and […]

Trump jab? Iran’s Khamenei threatens to burn nuclear deal if revoked

Trump jab? Iran’s Khamenei threatens to burn nuclear deal if revoked

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that if the next U.S. president tears up last year’s nuclear agreement with world powers, Iran will “light it on fire.” The remarks, published on Khamenei’s official website on June 14, appeared to be aimed at Donald Trump. […]

Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told the Chinese defense delegation in Singapore that the U.S. will take appropriate action if China crosses the red line, i.e. further reclamation and militarization of the Scarborough Shoal in the Spratlys chain. The Philippines and China have fiercely clashed over the Scarborough Shoal […]