Uh oh. Liberal Jewish Democrats realize Obama is not the One

Uh oh. Liberal Jewish Democrats realize Obama is not the One

Wesley Pruden The Democrats have a Jewish problem, and his name is Barack Obama. Reluctantly, many Jews, loyal Democrats by birth and tradition, have concluded that he’s not The One they thought he was. With even greater reluctance, the White House has concluded that their Jewish problem is real, growing, and they better do something […]

World unhinged: A bumper crop of bizarre

World unhinged: A bumper crop of bizarre

Sol W. Sanders   Settling in with a drink and interesting talk a few years ago — it would be the last session we had, unhappily — with Ed Seidenstecker, the best of the WWII American Japan scholars, the conversation took a serious turn. As we dissolved in that witlessness that overtakes one in Hawaii, […]

Saudi religious police cited in death of motorist playing loud music

Saudi religious police cited in death of motorist playing loud music

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia, facing continuing reports of abuse, has again pledged to reform the religious police. Officials said the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice would be guided by new rules meant to prevent abuse of civilians. In July, the police were blamed for the death […]

Another ‘leading-from-behind-triumph’: Syria’s ‘nationalist’ disaster makes way for something worse

Another ‘leading-from-behind-triumph’: Syria’s ‘nationalist’ disaster makes way for something worse

Sol W. Sanders   Whatever develops out of the bloody, chaotic mess Syria has become, it is unlikely that the short-term outcome will be good or the long-term prospects much brighter. One has only to recall the dozens of post-World War II coups that preceded the arrival of the Assad/Alawite/Baathist dictatorship in 1970, a dictatorship […]

National security, the Muslim Brotherhood and Sec. of State Clinton’s top aide

National security, the Muslim Brotherhood and Sec. of State Clinton’s top aide

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid Sen. John McCain has become a left-wing media darling for defending Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin against truthful charges that she has family connections to the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. Andrew McCarthy notes there used to be a time when McCain was alarmed by the advance of the Muslim Brotherhood. […]

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun and Gregory Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense &  Foreign Affairs Iran, no less than the European Union or the United States of America, faces a series of problems which place it at a critical strategic junction. It now faces urgent challenges, the response to which will determine its viability — […]

Russia to base six warships at Tartous, Syria through October

Russia to base six warships at Tartous, Syria through October

Special to WorldTribune.com MOSCOW — The Russian Navy has sent a flotilla to Syria for an exercise in the eastern Mediterranean. The Russian Defense Ministry said the Navy was sending at least six vessels for an exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean. The ministry said the flotilla, sent amid the intensification of […]

Israel eyes completion of Egypt border fence by August

Israel eyes completion of Egypt border fence by August

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel reported that it was about to complete its barrier along the border with Egypt. Officials said the Defense Ministry expected to complete the 220-kilometer border fence with Egypt by August. They said the barrier would be enhanced with electronic and other monitoring devices over the next few months. […]

It’s the oil, stupid: The coming energy revolution

It’s the oil, stupid: The coming energy revolution

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] If we can get your attention off Dred Scott II — the Supreme Court decision on health care costs with its byzantine political implications — something perhaps as fundamental for the U.S. and world economies is happening: a second fossil fuel revolution. The Saudis are pumping oil like mad. […]

As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the carnage against civilians continues across Syria, there’ a compelling humanitarian case for international intervention to stop the violence which has killed more than 10,000 civilians. Yet, what started as a political uprising against the authoritarian rule of Bashar Assad sixteen months ago, has morphed into a complex […]