‘Rove Republicans’ line Karl’s pockets on nation’s road to ruin

‘Rove Republicans’ line Karl’s pockets on nation’s road to ruin

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Ward and Carter Clews Karl Rove has declared war on the conservative wing of the GOP, and the Republican Party now risks being reduced to rubble. This is yet another in a series of internecine conflagrations that a certain segment of the party insists on reigniting every decade, or so, […]

Progress in Mumbai is held up by bureaucrats and ‘Indian Standard Time’

Progress in Mumbai is held up by bureaucrats and ‘Indian Standard Time’

Sol W. Sanders   MUMBAI (BOMBAY), India — Is the Indian economy retreating back into “the Hindu rate of growth” which characterized the stagnation of four decades when New Delhi ran the economy with its imitation of Soviet planning? A returning former resident finds more than a touch of Calcutta’s notorious chaos and poverty in […]

Xi Jinping warns Party faithful against ideological weakenss which caused Soviets’ collapse

Xi Jinping warns Party faithful against ideological weakenss which caused Soviets’ collapse

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com New Chinese leader Xi Jinping has flatly ruled out political reform in an unpublished internal speech during his recent tour of the quasi-capitalist Guangdong Province. According to a transcript of the speech obtained by East-Asia-Intel.com, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary bitterly accused party members who favored […]

After being repeatedly lectured by Netanyahu in Washington, Obama finally visits the Holy Land

After being repeatedly lectured by Netanyahu in Washington, Obama finally visits the Holy Land

Sol W. Sanders   JERUSALEM — One of the most quoted of Maynard Milord many clever aphorisms is: “You can’t push on a string”. Keynes was referring to extending credit to an unreceptive investment market. [Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are you listening?] The quip comes to mind this morning on the eve of President Barack […]

Feeding N. Korea’s nukes, starving the masses and mesmerizing the foreign press

Feeding N. Korea’s nukes, starving the masses and mesmerizing the foreign press

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The fields of North Hwanghae Province in southwestern North Korea looked lush and green when I was there in July. One of the North Korean minders helpfully explained why the farmers there had it pretty good. They divided their crops between the state and themselves. The more they […]

Ex-FBI agent: CIA nominee Brennan converted to Islam, visited holy sites

Ex-FBI agent: CIA nominee Brennan converted to Islam, visited holy sites

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the CIA is said to have secretly converted to Islam in Saudi Arabia. A former FBI agent reported that CIA nominee John Brennan secretly converted to Islam between 1996 and 1999 when he served as CIA station chief in the Saudi capital of Riyad. […]

Kim Jong-Un’s dangerous nuclear game with world seen signaling uncertainty at home

Kim Jong-Un’s dangerous nuclear game with world seen signaling uncertainty at home

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s high-profile nuclear threats despite international warnings of consequences that could jeopardize the country’s economic future signals instability in Kim Jong-Un’s regime that could trigger internal backlash, an analyst here said. The destitute nation, during its final stage of preparations for a third nuclear test, […]

All the president’s men and the music that moves them

All the president’s men and the music that moves them

Wesley Pruden Barack Obama says he’s not a Muslim, but a Christian. That’s his business, between the president and God. The president clearly has a soft spot in his heart for Islam. He once described the call to evening prayer, which he first heard as a child in a Muslim school in Indonesia, as “one […]

India close to TRIAD deterrence with successful test launch of SLBM

India close to TRIAD deterrence with successful test launch of SLBM

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com India on Jan. 25 successfully conducted a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Bay of Bengal which was hailed by security officials as a major milestone in the nation’s strategic weapons development. The K-15 ballistic missile was launched from an underwater pontoon that simulates a submarine launch platform, […]

Hustling, bustling Hong Kong still Asia’s financial leader, but its fortunes again tied to Mainland

Hustling, bustling Hong Kong still Asia’s financial leader, but its fortunes again tied to Mainland

Sol W. Sanders   An old saw has it that only the British would build a city on a small, mountainous, rocky, waterless island and only the Chinese would live in it. Something of a backwater until 1949 when the miseries and violence of Mao Tse-tung and the Communists inflicted on the Mainland of China […]