The people be damned: Recalling the odd friendship between ‘Snooky’ Sihanouk and Kim Il-Sung

The people be damned: Recalling the odd friendship between ‘Snooky’ Sihanouk and Kim Il-Sung

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com They formed one of the oddest, blood-stained duos in Asian history. Cambodia’s king and prince and then king again, Norodom Sihanouk, bonded with North Korea’s “Great Leader” Kim Il-Sung for reasons that had to do with their mutual hatred of the United States. Never did the adage, the […]

Gertz: U.S. intel officials charge ‘cover up’ of Iran’s terror role in Egypt, Libya, Syria

Gertz: U.S. intel officials charge ‘cover up’ of Iran’s terror role in Egypt, Libya, Syria

Times247.com Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa. Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support […]

Al Qaida’s new tactics deliver old message: U.S. out of the Middle East

Al Qaida’s new tactics deliver old message: U.S. out of the Middle East

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ABU DHABI — Al Qaida’s tactics have clearly changed, but the strategy remains the same — the expulsion of the United States from the Middle East. And last week, it worked. They’re now called Salafists, but thousands of them stormed U.S. embassies in Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen […]

Gulf states see Obama’s hand in rise of Muslim Brotherhood

Gulf states see Obama’s hand in rise of Muslim Brotherhood

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Gulf Arab states have detected a U.S. role in the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council was said to have been examining the growth of Brotherhood-aligned groups in the six member states over the last year. GCC sources said the Brotherhood’s expansion in […]

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

Wesley Pruden Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are men trapped in pickles. As the prime minister, Bibi’s first duty is to assure the survival of Israel. Against the prospect of another Holocaust, nothing else matters. Barack Obama’s pickle is a whopper made of his own bungling, and his stiffing the Israelis is part of that […]

What was that you said, Mr. Obama, about the return of U.S. prestige globally since 2009?

What was that you said, Mr. Obama, about the return of U.S. prestige globally since 2009?

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The killing of the American Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens, along with three other American diplomats, the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the tearing down of the flag replacing the stars and stripes with a black banner, all allegedly in response to an American-produced […]

Dangerous: An undetected Russian sub and the ‘likeability’ factor in U.S. politics

Dangerous: An undetected Russian sub and the ‘likeability’ factor in U.S. politics

Lev Navrozov “For Almost a Month, Americans Failed to Detect Russian Submarine Near Its Shores” reads the headline on an article by Yelena Sidorenko in the Russian newspaper “Vzglyad: Delovaya Gazeta” (“The View: the Business Newspaper”) of Aug. 15. A Russian “Akula-B”-class nuclear-powered attack submarine of Project 971 (as it is classified by the NATO), […]

Rice: ‘Peace really does come through strength’

Rice: ‘Peace really does come through strength’

Special to WorldTribune.com Condoleezza Rice’s remarks at the Republican Convention, Wed Aug 29. Good evening. Distinguished delegates, fellow Republicans, fellow Americans. We gather here at a time of significance and challenge. This young century has been a difficult one. I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, […]

Where is the U.S. indictment of Julian Assange?

Where is the U.S. indictment of Julian Assange?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid The story we get repeatedly from the press is that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London because he fears being sent by the British to Sweden to answer sex charges and then eventually being extradited to the U.S. to answer espionage charges here. […]

35 years later, who will be the next Anwar Sadat?

35 years later, who will be the next Anwar Sadat?

Special to WorldTribune.com   November 28, 2007 By Trude B. Feldman, White House and State Dept. Correspondent ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – It is now 30 years since Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar el Sadat electrified the world and altered indelibly the Arab-Israeli conflict with his startling three-day journey to Jerusalem. [See also:  Morsi looks to revise 1979 Egypt-Israel […]