Sleepless in Pyongyang: Three reasons for Kim’s anxiety

Sleepless in Pyongyang: Three reasons for Kim’s anxiety

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The killing of Qasem Soleimani by an American drone aircraft on orders from U.S. President Donald Trump as the Iranian general arrived in Baghdad to spur on Iran-backed Iraqi militia against the U.S. confronts Kim Jong-Un with serious problems. The first is that North Korea cannot publicize the episode […]

China’s disinformation conceals major Gulf role, backing Iran as its proxy

China’s disinformation conceals major Gulf role, backing Iran as its proxy

FPI / Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher China has used disinformation to conceal its role in promoting conflict with Iran in the wake of the spike in Persian Gulf and even global military tensions following the Jan. 3 American drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq, that killed Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Two days later, on […]

Decapitation? Assassination? Over in Pyongyang, Kim Jong-Un isn’t hung up on semantics

Decapitation? Assassination? Over in Pyongyang, Kim Jong-Un isn’t hung up on semantics

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk People who split hairs over semantics ask if decapitation is the same as assassination. The debate assumes relevance in the wake of the killing of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. No, he wasn’t exactly decapitated, meaning his head wasn’t literally cut off from the rest of his body though […]

How U.S. forces were alerted to an impending Iran ballistic missile attack

How U.S. forces were alerted to an impending Iran ballistic missile attack

by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2020 U.S. intelligence services exposed Iran’s plan to retaliate for the killing of Qasem Soleimani and alerted the White House hours before Iran fired over a dozen missiles at targets in Iraq, reports say. U.S. military leaders in Iraq were then able to safely evacuate all American personnel, leaving the […]

Flashback: Obama launched 2,800 airstrikes without approval of Congress

Flashback: Obama launched 2,800 airstrikes without approval of Congress

by WorldTribune Staff, January 5, 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, many other Democrats, leftist media outlets, hysterical celebrities and bloviating sports personalities scolded President Donald Trump for ordering the U.S. military to take out one of the world’s top terrorists, Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Pelosi said Trump should have asked for permission from […]

U.S. strike takes out Iran’s top commander, strategic mastermind

U.S. strike takes out Iran’s top commander, strategic mastermind

FPI / January 3, 2020 Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s legendary top terror commander who U.S. officials say was responsible for the killing of hundreds of American service members and wounding of thousands more, was killed in a Jan. 2 airstrike ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. “At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has […]

U.S. strikes Iran-backed forces in Iraq, Syria; Japan sends warships to the Gulf

U.S. strikes Iran-backed forces in Iraq, Syria; Japan sends warships to the Gulf

FPI / January 2, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com The United States will continue to confront Iran and its proxies for its attacks on American forces in the Middle East, Trump administration officials warned. The warning came after U.S. forces carried out airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria on Dec. 29. “We will not stand for […]

Impeachment outrage orchestrated by criminal abusers of power

Impeachment outrage orchestrated by criminal abusers of power

Special to WorldTribune.com Commentary by John McNabb The day after Christmas, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached yet another all-time high. Over 100 Dow Jones highs have been recorded during the three-year Trump Presidency. The Standard & Poors Average also reached an all-time high as did the NASDAQ which closed over 9,000 for the first […]

The China-North Korea axis, then and now

The China-North Korea axis, then and now

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk In the first annual “Transactions” published by the venerable Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1900, James S. Gale, one of the early missionaries, wrote, “The more we read, the more we are forced to the conclusion that Korea was under a mesmeric spell at the hands […]

After Pensacola, Navy pilots demand right to bear arms on base

After Pensacola, Navy pilots demand right to bear arms on base

by WorldTribune Staff, December 17, 2019 Following the Dec. 6 terror attack in Pensacola, Florida where three American sailors were killed and eight wounded, a group of U.S. Navy instructor pilots has asked the Pentagon for permission to arm themselves on base. “We trust 18-year-old privates in combat with grenades, anti-tank missiles, rifles and machine […]

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