Where’s Congess? ‘Terror TV’ buys Al Gore channel for access to U.S. households

Where’s Congess? ‘Terror TV’ buys Al Gore channel for access to U.S. households

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid If Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) lets the Al Jazeera-Al Gore deal go through without scrutiny, then every broadcast entity or communications facility in America is ripe for the plucking by any of our nation’s enemies and adversaries. For those who haven’t been paying attention lately, […]

When the serious Googling begins in N. Korea, where will it end?

When the serious Googling begins in N. Korea, where will it end?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The visit of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to North Korea this week raises intriguing questions about Internet usage there to which we may not get real answers for a long time. Belatedly, North Korea has had to open access to the Internet to highly select elite that includes […]

Xi Jinping emphasizing rule of law to secure Party’s monopoly on power

Xi Jinping emphasizing rule of law to secure Party’s monopoly on power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Xi Jinping, newly anointed general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has lost no time laying down what will likely be a leitmotif of his 10-year tenure: promoting “constitutional Socialism with Chinese characteristics.” This so-called “Back to the [Chinese] Constitution” movement will be kicked off after fellow […]

‘Almost noiseless’ 3rd Russian nuclear-powered sub begins sea trials

‘Almost noiseless’ 3rd Russian nuclear-powered sub begins sea trials

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia’s third Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), the Vladimir Monomakh, recently began sea trials from the northern shipbuilding town of Severodvinsk. The official RIA Novosti news agency called the Vladimir Monomakh “super-modern, powerful and almost noiseless.” The Borei-class SSBN is Russia’s first post-Soviet designed nuclear submarine. […]

Rolling the dice: The Chinese Communist Party bets it can beat the odds

Rolling the dice: The Chinese Communist Party bets it can beat the odds

Sol W. Sanders   Perhaps more than Westerners, Chinese have a gambling streak. Even during the darkest hours of Maoist oppression and pretended Puritanism, Beijing tolerated gambling on its southern flank in the Portuguese colony of Macau. Now reincorporated into China, in 2012 the world’s largest casino, holding the country’s only legal gambling monopoly, raked […]

Deathwatch for dictator a timebomb in Venezuela

Deathwatch for dictator a timebomb in Venezuela

Special to WorldTribune.com Global Information System CARACAS — Venezuela’s ruling Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (United Socialist Party: PSUV) has, since mid-December 2012, been working on devising a plan to initiate President-elect Hugo Chávez Frias’ new term in office without the president necessarily being physically able to govern. By the beginning of January 2013, there […]

Surrender: Republicans betrayed their own limited-government precepts

Surrender: Republicans betrayed their own limited-government precepts

Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Republican Party has capitulated to President Obama’s redistributionist tax agenda. Mr. Obama has won a significant victory. He has broken Republican ranks and effectively co-opted much of the GOP opposition. The Republican Party, especially House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, will rue the day. Many House […]

Two chubby young Koreans register on the global recognition scale

Two chubby young Koreans register on the global recognition scale

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com LONDON — There was a time when Korea was best known overseas for Samsung gadgetry and Hyundai cars. Now Korea is permeating the global consciousness in ways that would have seemed unlikely if not impossible two or three years ago. The latest proof positive is a New Year’s […]

N. Korean missile expert emerging as Kim Jong-Un’s new aide

N. Korean missile expert emerging as Kim Jong-Un’s new aide

Special to WorldTribune.com North Korea watchers in Seoul have been paying keen attention to a mystery man who was spotted beside North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un at a ceremony on Dec. 16 marking the first anniversary of his father Kim Jong-Il’s death. A senior South Korean government official said the man is believed to be […]

2012 marked end of American greatness

2012 marked end of American greatness

Jeffrey T. Kuhner This year has been a turning point in American history. Our constitutional republic is dying. President Obama’s re-election was more than a victory for liberalism. It represented America’s collective suicide — a national push into a fiscal, cultural and moral abyss. We are sliding toward Greece. Mr. Obama won despite chronic high […]