A reporter’s retrospective 10 years after ‘shock-and-awe’ in Iraq

A reporter’s retrospective 10 years after ‘shock-and-awe’ in Iraq

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The tenth anniversary this week of the opening salvos in the American “shock-and-awe” campaign against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq reminds us of the “axis-of-evil” speech delivered by George W. Bush in his state-of-the-union address on Jan. 20, 2002, a year after he was inaugurated. No one would dispute Bush’s […]

Ten years after start of Iraq War: Geopolitical shifts have favored Iran, China

Ten years after start of Iraq War: Geopolitical shifts have favored Iran, China

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brian M Downing The ten years since the outset of the Second Gulf War have provided time to assess the geopolitical consequences it has brought, though a fuller judgment will come only after many more years. Putting aside the justifications and criticisms from the war period, we might look at how […]

Behind Al Haig’s 1981 ‘I’m in control here’ statement

Behind Al Haig’s 1981 ‘I’m in control here’ statement

Special to WorldTribune.com By Greg Davis, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. — onetime U.S. Secretary of State, National Security Advisor to the U.S. President, Supreme Allied Commander-Europe (SACEUR), and more — died three years ago, but his legacy remains. An action he took on March 30, 1981, […]

Obama’s Alice-in-Wonderland foreign policy

Obama’s Alice-in-Wonderland foreign policy

Sol W. Sanders   That clanking and screeching you hear out of Washington, almost drowning out the caterwauling of the budget debate, is the Obama administration making a 180-degree turn on Pacific Ocean anti-missile defense. As usual with the cloying mainstream media, the significance of this complete reversal of strategy has been obfuscated at the […]

God not a Marxist: Leftist prayers for a Red Pope went unanswered

God not a Marxist: Leftist prayers for a Red Pope went unanswered

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid Tuesday night’s NBC News story, “America’s Hopes for a New Pope,” was typical of how the liberal media tried to force the Roman Catholic Church further to the left. The tone of the coverage was that the Catholic Church, in picking a new pope, had to make peace with […]

Syria’s future: Israel favors fragmentation while Saudis want reliable counter to Iran

Syria’s future: Israel favors fragmentation while Saudis want reliable counter to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brian M Downing The Syrian rebellion is bringing new security concerns to many countries, especially Israel. Under the Assads, Syria had been cowed by Israeli military superiority. Syria’s future, its intentions and capabilities, are in doubt. Israel cannot determine the outcome of events there – no state or group of states […]

Is God a Marxist? Top American Catholics and the far left

Is God a Marxist? Top American Catholics and the far left

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid A top aide to a left-wing American Catholic Cardinal, reportedly in the running for the job of pope, taught a course called “Matthew, Marx, Luke, and John” at a pro-Marxist think tank in Washington, D.C. The course included a discussion of “the future of the Christian alliance with Marxism” […]

Video reveals ‘Gangnam Style’ has infiltrated North Korea

Video reveals ‘Gangnam Style’ has infiltrated North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com South Korea’s latest pop culture, including the international hit song “Gangnam Style,” has found its way into the tightly-controlled North Korean world, a video footage shows. In the clips, two North Koreans are sitting in a dark room with a blanket over their head to hide themselves, moving their shoulders up […]

Mr. Paul goes to Washington and draws blood on both sides of the aisle

Mr. Paul goes to Washington and draws blood on both sides of the aisle

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Sen. Rand Paul has lit a fuse, one that threatens to blow up President Obama’s secret drone program. The Kentucky Republican on Wednesday held a nearly 13-hour filibuster opposing John O. Brennan’s nomination as CIA director. Mr. Paul’s action was prompted by a shocking admission from the administration: Namely, Attorney General Eric […]

Slam dunk for North Korea: Way to go HBO, and whose idea was this anyway?

Slam dunk for North Korea: Way to go HBO, and whose idea was this anyway?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com This just in — Dennis Rodman wasn’t quite Kim Jong-Un’s first choice as his guest for fun and games in Pyongyang. There was actually a move afoot to invite Michael Jordan, but there was a catch. The idea was that he would have gone with the blessing of […]