American founding fathers as THE threat

American founding fathers as THE threat

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi It has been a century since the breakdown of the American way of life, as defined and protected by the Constitution, got underway thanks to foreign interests, ideologists, and “useful idiots.” WWI saw the rise and spread of Socialism and its children ideologies such as Communism, Progressivism, and Islamo-Marxism. […]

U.S. admits losing propaganda war to ISIL ‘fanboys’

U.S. admits losing propaganda war to ISIL ‘fanboys’

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States says it “ought to do better” to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Internet propaganda machine. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, speaking at Ecole Militaire military college in Paris on Jan. 21, said the terror group uses the Internet “to give encouragement or even instruction to people […]

China’s Xi calls for Palestinian state, announces aid for region

China’s Xi calls for Palestinian state, announces aid for region

Special to WorldTribune.com Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing supports the creation of a Palestinian state. Xi made the pledge of support on Jan. 21 during a visit to Cairo, according to Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper. The Chinese president said he supported creation of a Palestinian State with eastern Jerusalem as its capital, based on the […]

Reports: Obama paid $1.7 billion ‘ransom’ to Iran for hostages’ release

Reports: Obama paid $1.7 billion ‘ransom’ to Iran for hostages’ release

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration has paid a “ransom” of $1.7 billion in U.S. taxpayers’ funds to Iran for the release of American hostages, critics and Iran officials said. The administration insists the payment was a decades-old legal settlement with Teheran and was not tied to the recent release of five American hostages, according […]

Xi signs Egypt deals as China looks to boost Mideast clout

Xi signs Egypt deals as China looks to boost Mideast clout

Special to WorldTribune.com Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jan. 21 pledged billions of dollars in aid to Egypt as Beijing moved to boost its influence in the Middle East. “China supports Egypt’s efforts to maintain stability, develop the economy and improve livelihoods, and … play an even greater role in international and regional affairs,” Xi […]

A former U.S. diplomat’s inexplicable defense of Kim Jong-Un

A former U.S. diplomat’s inexplicable defense of Kim Jong-Un

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com Donald Gregg, former U.S. ambassador to Korea, makes an astounding statement in a piece published after North Korea’s fourth nuclear test. Striking “a very positive note,” he praises “the performance of Kim Jong-Un in improving the North Korean economy and downplaying nuclear threats and nuclear weapons development.” It […]

New U.S. ISIL strategy: bomb the ‘Daesh cash’

New U.S. ISIL strategy: bomb the ‘Daesh cash’

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States has unleashed a new strategy against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL): bomb the “Daesh cash.” According to Col. Steve Warren, a Baghdad-based spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, nine air strikes in Iraq and Syria in the past few months have destroyed “tens of millions” of dollars of […]

Iraqi prime minister: No evidence Turkey wants to fight ISIL

Iraqi prime minister: No evidence Turkey wants to fight ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said on Jan. 21 he is “not seeing evidence” of Turkey’s willingness to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). While attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Abadi told CNBC he believes Turkey views the Kurdish population within its border as a greater problem […]

Report: Swiss made secret deal with PLO to avoid terror

Report: Swiss made secret deal with PLO to avoid terror

Special to WorldTribune.com The Swiss government negotiated a secret deal with Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to avoid terror attacks in Switzerland, according to a report. The arrangement was made following the hijacking by Palestinian groups of two Swissair flights in 1970, according to the Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung (NZZ). Full details of the deal […]

Israel starts work on security fence on Jordan border

Israel starts work on security fence on Jordan border

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel is building a wall, actually a fence, along its last frontier without a physical barrier, the border with Jordan. Construction on 30 kilometers (18 miles) of fence is expected to be completed by the end of the year, according to the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Engineering and Construction Department. The barrier will […]