President Obama uses ‘fog of elections’ to re-engage U.S. forces in Middle East before leaving office

President Obama uses ‘fog of elections’ to re-engage U.S. forces in Middle East before leaving office

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Significant, and largely-unnoticed, changes, with long-term consequences, were being made in U.S. military commitments in the Middle East as the U.S. political system was preoccupied with the Nov. 8, election process. Outgoing President Barack Obama had initiated processes to attempt to commit the U.S. to comprehensive military […]

Mideast meltdown 2009-2016: A U.S. president leaves for his successor a living hell

Mideast meltdown 2009-2016: A U.S. president leaves for his successor a living hell

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The tumultuous events which have swept the Mideast like a malevolent sandstorm have hardly abated;  crises and conflict are now nearly entrenched. Thus looking back at the results of President Barack Obama’s two-term legacy, its clear we are facing a Mideast meltdown with dangerous and […]

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct When those in London are not fixated on the U.S. presidential election, they are immersed in their own set of controversial political issues. In late October a Geostrategy Direct editor was in the city to chair a multilateral cyber security conference and to participate in a series […]

Girl talk: Imagine what Hillary Clinton and South Korea’s Park Geun-Hye discussed in private

Girl talk: Imagine what Hillary Clinton and South Korea’s Park Geun-Hye discussed in private

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk [Editors’ note: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, the country’s first female president, is facing her biggest political crisis since coming to power in 2013. A close female friend, Choi Soon-Sil, 60, is accused of selling influence. She is the daughter of late religious leader Choi Tae-Min, who befriended Park […]

Baghdadi to ISIL fighters in Mosul: ‘Do not retreat . . . make their blood flow as rivers’

Baghdadi to ISIL fighters in Mosul: ‘Do not retreat . . . make their blood flow as rivers’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The leader of the Islamic State extremist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces enter the city of Mosul where he declared a “caliphate” two years ago. “Do not retreat,” said a voice presented as Baghdadi’s in an audio […]

Time to remove the Justice Department from the president’s cabinet

Time to remove the Justice Department from the president’s cabinet

Special to WorldTribune , October 31, 2016 By Chuck Ambrose The most recent revelation in the sordid saga of the Clinton email “investigation” — that Democratic Party officials funneled over half a million dollars into the campaign chest of the wife of the FBI agent supervising that investigation — has been met with yet another […]

In memory of Vince Foster who cannot rest in peace

In memory of Vince Foster who cannot rest in peace

Special to WorldTribune.com One name has been overlooked in the millions of pages of evidence, evasions and allegations surrounding Bill and Hillary Clinton. White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster was the highest-ranking U.S. official to die an unnatural death since the assassination of John F. Kennedy. A WorldTribune editor took part in the first interview […]

In late October 1956, it was Dwight vs Adlai here and a freedom fight for the ages in Hungary

In late October 1956, it was Dwight vs Adlai here and a freedom fight for the ages in Hungary

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—Autumn brings falling temperatures, chill winds, and mournful memories which swirl like fallen leaves on the historical landscape. Darting shadows hide in the golden sunlight to reappear as the specter of the past in the late afternoons.  History needs retelling as the calendar tells us it is […]