Open letter to the American people: We Soviet emigres have already seen this movie

Open letter to the American people: We Soviet emigres have already seen this movie

Lev Navrozov Am I to believe that I have wasted forty years of my life in this country trying to explain the nature of dictatorship and what it meant to have been born and lived in Stalin’s paradise the first half of my life? Have I failed to pass on to you my first-hand knowledge […]

Gertz: U.S. intel officials charge ‘cover up’ of Iran’s terror role in Egypt, Libya, Syria

Gertz: U.S. intel officials charge ‘cover up’ of Iran’s terror role in Egypt, Libya, Syria

Times247.com Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa. Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support […]

Rumsfeld calls for regime change: ‘Where we are and how we got here’

Rumsfeld calls for regime change: ‘Where we are and how we got here’

Special to WorldTribune.com Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld spoke at the 30th anniversary celebration of The Washington Times at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2. Following is a transcript of his remarks. With the presidential election only a few weeks away, it’s appropriate to discuss where our country is […]

New regime closes Egypt’s last synagogue

New regime closes Egypt’s last synagogue

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Egypt’s new Islamist regime has stopped the last synagogue from holding services. The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue was told by the regime of President Mohammed Morsi that Jews would not be allowed to pray during High Holiday services in September. The synagogue’s rabbi was told that Egyptian police could not guarantee […]

Gulf states see Obama’s hand in rise of Muslim Brotherhood

Gulf states see Obama’s hand in rise of Muslim Brotherhood

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Gulf Arab states have detected a U.S. role in the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council was said to have been examining the growth of Brotherhood-aligned groups in the six member states over the last year. GCC sources said the Brotherhood’s expansion in […]

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

Wesley Pruden Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are men trapped in pickles. As the prime minister, Bibi’s first duty is to assure the survival of Israel. Against the prospect of another Holocaust, nothing else matters. Barack Obama’s pickle is a whopper made of his own bungling, and his stiffing the Israelis is part of that […]

Gaffes? No, Romney nailed it, speaking truth to media-bureaucratic power

Gaffes? No, Romney nailed it, speaking truth to media-bureaucratic power

Sol W. Sanders   Poor ol’ Mitt Romney. He forgot politicians are supposed to cater to the media. And when he spoke truth to power of the left-wing comme il faut Anglo-American journalist mob, they came down on him like the proverbial ton of bricks. And so what were all those uncommon observations labeled “gaffes” […]

World unhinged: A bumper crop of bizarre

World unhinged: A bumper crop of bizarre

Sol W. Sanders   Settling in with a drink and interesting talk a few years ago — it would be the last session we had, unhappily — with Ed Seidenstecker, the best of the WWII American Japan scholars, the conversation took a serious turn. As we dissolved in that witlessness that overtakes one in Hawaii, […]

Another ‘leading-from-behind-triumph’: Syria’s ‘nationalist’ disaster makes way for something worse

Another ‘leading-from-behind-triumph’: Syria’s ‘nationalist’ disaster makes way for something worse

Sol W. Sanders   Whatever develops out of the bloody, chaotic mess Syria has become, it is unlikely that the short-term outcome will be good or the long-term prospects much brighter. One has only to recall the dozens of post-World War II coups that preceded the arrival of the Assad/Alawite/Baathist dictatorship in 1970, a dictatorship […]

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun and Gregory Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense &  Foreign Affairs Iran, no less than the European Union or the United States of America, faces a series of problems which place it at a critical strategic junction. It now faces urgent challenges, the response to which will determine its viability — […]