Israel tests missile, warns ‘military option against Iran is not an empty threat’

Israel tests missile, warns ‘military option against Iran is not an empty threat’

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has reported the testing of a ballistic missile system. The Israeli Defense Ministry, in an unusual announcement, said it oversaw the testing of a rocket propulsion system on Nov. 2. The ministry said the test, which consisted of a launch from an Air Force base south of Tel […]

North Korean priorities: Neutrons over nutrition

North Korean priorities: Neutrons over nutrition

UNITED NATIONS — There’s rarely good news from North Korea. The quaintly-titled Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis, while at the same time the government is heightening political repression, and the communist rulers are vaingloriously pursuing their nuclear weapons program. Valerie Amos, the UN’s Humanitarian chief just returned from […]

Saudis deploy 3,500 special forces, 450 combat vehicles to protect Haj sites

Saudis deploy 3,500 special forces, 450 combat vehicles to protect Haj sites

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Security forces assigned to protect the Islamic pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have been bolstered by a huge armored fleet. The Interior Ministry has approved the deployment of more than 3,500 special forces troops to protect the annual Haj in Mecca. Officials said the forces would be bolstered by 450 […]

Who is more idiotic? The slaves of China or free (but clueless voters) in the West?

Who is more idiotic? The slaves of China or free (but clueless voters) in the West?

Lev Navrozov In 1949, Mao named his country the “People’s Republic of China.” Historically, China had practically no foreign visitors, just as practically no Chinese had visited the outside world. While Lenin and many other future “Soviet leaders” had been living a great deal in free Western countries, Mao was a pure product of China, […]

N. Korea accelerates the learning curve for its dictator-in-waiting

N. Korea accelerates the learning curve for its dictator-in-waiting

Special to WorldTribune.com from East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea is abbreviating the grooming period for 28-year-old Kim Jong-Un, the youngest son of current leader Kim Jong-Il, a lawmaker said. As part of efforts to shorten the learning curve, Kim Jong-Un practiced controlling the military during his father’s overseas trips, Hwang Jin-Ha from the Grand National […]

Managing America’s decline from 1600 Pennsyslvania Ave.

Managing America’s decline from 1600 Pennsyslvania Ave.

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is empowering radical Islam across the Arab world. He is presiding over both the American decline and the rapid advance of our mortal jihadist enemies. From the Middle East to North Africa, the Arab Spring has turned into an Islamist winter. Contrary to the administration’s claims, the popular uprisings […]

U.S. recalls Syrian ambassador after ‘credible threats’

U.S. recalls Syrian ambassador after ‘credible threats’

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has recalled its ambassador from Syria because of threats to his safety. Officials said the State Department said U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, has returned to Washington. They said Ford received threats by elements aligned with the regime of President Bashar Assad. “Ambassador Robert Ford was […]

Boom! Welcome to the shale gas revolution

Boom! Welcome to the shale gas revolution

Sol W. Sanders While the Obama Administration has been busy lining the pockets of its campaign contributors with solar power handouts, an energy revolution is taking place even the Washington Luddites and GOSplanners can’t buck. American technology, borrowing offshore deep-water drilling techniques, has started exploiting huge deposits of natural gas buried deep in the earth […]