When world leaders talk about ‘human rights’ and when they do not

When world leaders talk about ‘human rights’ and when they do not

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The spectacle of the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh did more to lay bare the problems, conflicts and paradoxes of relations among the region’s wildly different and widely scattered nations than to resolve them. The fact that at least three of the leaders at this year’s ASEAN summit […]

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters […]

As Xi takes the helm, a foreign military ‘adventure’ is an attractive option

As Xi takes the helm, a foreign military ‘adventure’ is an attractive option

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com One of the biggest foreign and national security questions regarding the new Chinese Communist Party leadership is whether newly anointed General Secretary and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping will sponsor a foreign “adventure” to consolidate his relatively weak power base. Historical parallels are not lacking. […]

The dirty little, big secret of ‘Benghazi’

The dirty little, big secret of ‘Benghazi’

Sol W. Sanders   With each new story, each new interview, every Congressional hearing, it becomes clear the Obama administration presented a false picture of the attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Bengazhi, Libya. The Bozo Theory or the Conspiracy Plot explain this. The Bozo Theory writes off failures to prepare for the 9/11 […]

Republicans are about to drink the amnesty kool-aid

Republicans are about to drink the amnesty kool-aid

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Republicans are on the verge of committing suicide. In the wake of President Obama’s re-election, many conservatives are demanding the GOP embrace amnesty for illegal aliens. The official term is “comprehensive immigration reform.” Sean Hannity has now “evolved” on the issue. Others — Dick Morris, Charles Krauthammer and The Wall Street Journal’s […]

How Karl Rove, Inc. wasted conservative donors’ $300 million

How Karl Rove, Inc. wasted conservative donors’ $300 million

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Ward and Carter Clews Oddly enough, perhaps the biggest loser in last week’s Republican debacle wasn’t even on the ballot. He didn’t shake a single hand, nuzzle the napes of any newborn babes or promise eager voters pie in the sky or peace on Earth. His name was Karl Rove. […]

Venezuela gains seat on UN Human Rights Council: ‘Neither the U.S. nor the EU said a word’

Venezuela gains seat on UN Human Rights Council: ‘Neither the U.S. nor the EU said a word’

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — First, the good news. The United States has been re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council along with Germany and Ireland. So too have been South Korea and Japan. Now fasten your seat belts for the rest of the eighteen new selections to the 47 member Geneva-based Council which […]

Only a country that disses its Founding Father could possibly have re-elected this president

Only a country that disses its Founding Father could possibly have re-elected this president

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi Something is rotten in the State of Denmark — “The Tragedy of Hamlet” by Shakespeare (Act 1, Scene 4) “What Federal holiday can we do without?” It was the response to this question on the radio a few days post-2012 presidential election that provides a possible glimpse as to […]

Obama stumbles over the finish line into an exploding Benghazi uproar

Obama stumbles over the finish line into an exploding Benghazi uproar

Wesley Pruden What did the president know, and when did he know it? Of what steel are the Republicans in Congress made? We’re about to find out. Big scandals from little leaks grow. Watergate was at first only “a third-rate burglary.” Bubba thought he was only trying to cover up the details of a failed […]

Process wins out over substance: Sad story of a wasted ‘campaign’

Process wins out over substance: Sad story of a wasted ‘campaign’

Sol W. Sanders   For those of us who opposed the re-election of the President precisely for his announced effort “to transform” America into something tradition had never favored, there has been an even deeper and troubling election result. Most of the post-election blather has been just that. Exit-polling has always been extremely unreliable and […]