Why Syria’s chemical weapons agreement will succeed

Why Syria’s chemical weapons agreement will succeed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Rael Jean Isaac Much of the current debate on Syria centers on whether Assad will in fact give up his chemical weapons. Not to worry. The chemical weapons agreement will be a resounding success. This is not because all or most of the weapons themselves will be found and destroyed. The […]

End game: The former community organizer, the former KGB agent and Saddam’s missing WMD

End game: The former community organizer, the former KGB agent and Saddam’s missing WMD

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — We are witnessing an intense geopolitical chess game over Syria. The players: Barack Obama, President of the United States, former Senator, and Chicago community organizer versus Vladmir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and former Soviet KGB intelligence operative. Moscow has just made a move which appears to have […]

Dennis Rodman’s ‘friend’ in Pyongyang and the only real fix for Syrian WMD: The Israelis

Dennis Rodman’s ‘friend’ in Pyongyang and the only real fix for Syrian WMD: The Israelis

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Dennis Rodman while in North Korea might have asked his friend “Kim” about North Korea and Syria. Too bad he missed the chance, along with any notion of getting “Kim” to “do me a solid,” as he once put it, and let him bring Kenneth Bae out of […]

Israel-Arab peace, in the Middle East context, actually exists

Israel-Arab peace, in the Middle East context, actually exists

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy Those who talk about peace between the Arabs and Israel don’t know the half of it. In fact, this peace exists – moreover, in recent years it has become significantly stronger. Obviously, this is not the peace in the style of post-modern culture – peace with open borders, visa-free […]

Syria: To avoid jumping to conclusions, don’t

Syria: To avoid jumping to conclusions, don’t

Sol W. Sanders   The old cliché has it that history is written by the victors. But the victors’ historians, too, are human. In an effort to write a narrative which the rest of us can follow, they pick up what we diginicks call a “thread”. Until someone identifies a major theme and writes [and […]

America is in danger of going rogue under Obama

America is in danger of going rogue under Obama

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of plunging America into another war. Unlike Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, however, bombing Syria would trigger a regional conflagration — one that potentially could lead to a global war. World War I began in Sarajevo. World War III may start in Syria. Hyperbole? In 1914, Europe […]

Syria’s fate: Does U.S. prefer Assad’s secular government or a hardline Islamist regime?

Syria’s fate: Does U.S. prefer Assad’s secular government or a hardline Islamist regime?

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The geopolitical chess game over Syria continues as the world enters autumn with the clouds of war swirling in the Eastern Mediterranean. The civil war which has engulfed Syria since 2011 killing 100,000, and now having crossed President Obama’s proverbial “red line” of chemical weapons use allegedly by the […]

Serious Syria: Shale oil’s global revolution, a weak NATO and the crisis that’s not going away

Serious Syria: Shale oil’s global revolution, a weak NATO and the crisis that’s not going away

Sol W. Sanders   President Barrack Obama’s sudden volte-face on a strike against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad has only put on hold the enormous stakes in the crisis’ ultimate outcome. In one of those curious turns of history, an ugly, bloody, little conflict in an always fragile, volatile, artificial nation-state created in […]

Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack

Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack

Special to WorldTribune.com Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the Aug. 21 chemical […]

Reports: Cash-strapped N. Korea ‘stepped up’ chemical weapons shipments to Syria

Reports: Cash-strapped N. Korea ‘stepped up’ chemical weapons shipments to Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — North Korea was believed to have sent chemical weapons technology to Syria. A United Nations panel and Western analysts agreed that Pyongyang was shipping CW technology to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. They said the CW assets could have facilitated non-conventional weapons attacks against the Sunni revolt over […]