As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jihad is escalating into Europe. The mid-November 2015 jihadist strike at the heart of Paris, the late-March 2016 jihadist strike at the heart of Brussels, as well as the host of smaller “incidents” such as the mid-May 2016 stabbing […]

France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli data-mining technology that could have given French authorities a chance to prevent the November 2015 terror attacks was rejected by higher-ups in Paris, an Israeli security expert said. After the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015, an Israeli company offered France terrorist-tracking software that could have helped authorities flag the terror […]

Air France female flight attendants protest head scarves on Iran flights

Air France female flight attendants protest head scarves on Iran flights

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Some female Air France flight attendants have been protesting an airline rule that they must cover their hair when Air France resumes flights to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on April 17. “Every day we have calls from worried female cabin crew who tell us that they […]

Belgium attack: Capture of Saleh Abdeslam revealed extensive network in Europe

Belgium attack: Capture of Saleh Abdeslam revealed extensive network in Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com The arrest of a jihadist linked to the November attacks in Paris revealed a large network operating in the Molenbeek area, the epicenter of terrorism in Brussels. Saleh Abdeslam was confirmed by authorities as the potential 10th suicide bomber from the Paris attacks who aborted his attack and fled back to Brussels. […]

NATO mounts covert campaign against ISIL in Libya

NATO mounts covert campaign against ISIL in Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com French, British and U.S. special forces are carrying out covert missions on the ground in Libya against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a Feb. 24 report said. French President Francois Hollande approved “unofficial military action” by special operations forces and the DGSE intelligence agency, according to a Le Monde report. […]

In blow to allies, Kerry walks back Gen. Dunford’s Libya statement

In blow to allies, Kerry walks back Gen. Dunford’s Libya statement

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct In another example of the Obama administration’s unwillingness to delegate authority and its inability to form a cohesive policy on fighting ISIL, Secretary of State John Kerry has publicly contradicted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford. Kerry has laid out U.S. strategy […]

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the U.S. In the past few years, however, this situation has changed dramatically. On the plus […]

Paris attack leader says he entered France with 90 jihadists: ‘It’s not over’

Paris attack leader says he entered France with 90 jihadists: ‘It’s not over’

Special to WorldTribune.com The leader of the Paris terrorist attacks slipped into France with a group of 90 jihadists who then spread out “everywhere” around the city. Abdelhamid Abaaoud “was proud of himself. That was the worst. He appeared to fear no one, a superman,” according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to […]

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 […]

Man carrying 2 firearms and Koran arrested at Disneyland Paris

Man carrying 2 firearms and Koran arrested at Disneyland Paris

Special to WorldTribune.com Police said a “28-year-old man of European origin” was arrested at a Disneyland Paris hotel on Jan. 28. A man carrying two guns and a Koran was detained at the theme park’s New York Hotel, French officials said. He had the guns, one an automatic handgun, concealed in a bag with the […]