Lack of outrage noted as Western rancher shot down by Feds

Lack of outrage noted as Western rancher shot down by Feds

Special to WorldTribune.com I.M. Justice, Asheville Tribune Whatever the purpose of the protest, which I can guarantee you does not come out of empty paranoia but from very real and experienced knowledge of how vulnerable we are to federal power, I am shocked at how little courtesy a western rancher is shown. The Occupy Wall […]

Palestinians praise killers of Israeli policewoman as ‘role models’

Palestinians praise killers of Israeli policewoman as ‘role models’

Special to WorldTribune.com Three Palestinian terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman are being hailed as “role models” by the Palestinian Authority’s Fatah movement. A photo of the three murderers, Ahmed Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh, and Mohammed Kmeil, published by Fatah on its official Facebook page was captioned: “They were three men who competed with each other […]

President Obama visits terror-linked mosque

President Obama visits terror-linked mosque

Special to WorldTribune.com The Baltimore mosque that U.S. President Barack Obama visited on Feb. 3 has been linked to Hamas and other terror organizations. In his first visit to a U.S. mosque, Obama spoke at the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB), whose former imam was linked to the financing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip […]

Shock in Israel at U.S. ‘coin-toss democracy’

Shock in Israel at U.S. ‘coin-toss democracy’

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel is not embracing “coin-toss democracy”. Knesset members from across the political spectrum were shocked to learn that six coin tosses helped decide the outcome of the Feb. 2 Democratic Party caucuses in Iowa. Just as shocking was the phenomenal “luck” of Hillary Clinton, who won all six of the coin flips […]

Iran’s detention of BBC Persian reporter part of trend as elections approach

Iran’s detention of BBC Persian reporter part of trend as elections approach

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran is continuing its crackdown on journalists and activists ahead of key elections later this month. According to Iranian opposition website Kaleme.com, judiciary officers on Feb. 3 detained Bahman Daroshafaei, formerly a reporter for the BBC Persian service in London. Officials in Teheran gave no reason for Daroshafaei’s arrest, the website reported. […]

Healing history’s bitter Japan-Philippines wounds

Healing history’s bitter Japan-Philippines wounds

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com MANILA ― No city suffered more in World War II than this sprawling metropolis of more than 10 million people. No enemy was more cruel, more hostile, more destructive than the Japanese after defeating U.S. forces in the Philippines at the outset of the war in the Pacific. […]

Tehran stock market hits one-year high after sanctions lifted

Tehran stock market hits one-year high after sanctions lifted

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Tehran Stock Exchange has surged to a one-year high since Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers went into effect last month. The Tehran TEDPIX index soared to 73,725 on Feb. 2, boosted by an outpouring of foreign investment of $16.6 million in the 10 […]

U.S. airstrikes destroy ISIL’s ‘Voice of the Caliphate’ radio station

U.S. airstrikes destroy ISIL’s ‘Voice of the Caliphate’ radio station

Special to WorldTribune.com A radio station in Afghanistan that was operated by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was destroyed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. “Voice of the Caliphate” radio, operated out of a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, was destroyed by two “counter-terrorism airstrikes” on Feb. 1, according to a U.S. military official. Afghan […]

Hamas ‘tank’ mocked on social media as parade float

Hamas ‘tank’ mocked on social media as parade float

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas recently rolled out what it said was a “captured and rebuilt Israeli tank.” The “tank” was mocked on social media as something more likely to be seen in a carnival than on the battlefield. Twitter users first spotted what looked like car tires between tank treads that were not moving and […]

Dunford: U.S., France planning ‘decisive military action’ in Libya

Dunford: U.S., France planning ‘decisive military action’ in Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, met in Paris on Jan. 22 with his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of France’s defense staff to discuss planning for a joint operation against Islamic jihadists operating in Libya. The two military leaders […]