How to answer the ‘unprecedented’, increasingly overheated North Korean rhetoric?

How to answer the ‘unprecedented’, increasingly overheated North Korean rhetoric?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com Ho hum, here we go again. That seems to be the response to the latest rhetorical blasts from Pyongyang as U.S. and South Korean forces dive into their annual war games. A “preemptive nuclear strike”? Destruction of “bases of aggression”? Incineration of Seoul in “a sea of fire […]

Libya sinks further into chaos as terror, crime groups put down ‘deep roots’

Libya sinks further into chaos as terror, crime groups put down ‘deep roots’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Five years after the Arab Spring revolutions which swept the Middle East, the expansive North African country of Libya has descended into a dangerous downward spiral in which competing governments, militias, and terrorist elements are all part of a chaotic witches’ brew on the doorstep […]

Obama: Hillary’s Libya plan ‘didn’t work’ and now the country is ‘a mess’

Obama: Hillary’s Libya plan ‘didn’t work’ and now the country is ‘a mess’

Special to WorldTribune.com Libya is “a mess” and the plan pushed by Hillary Clinton that ended in the overthrow and death of long-time dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi “didn’t work,” President Barack Obama said. Sources have said that Obama leaned against intervention but was ultimately persuaded by then-secretary of state Clinton. “We got a UN mandate, […]

Trump? No: Being leader of the Free World is not a reality show

Trump? No: Being leader of the Free World is not a reality show

Special to WorldTribune.com By Matthew R. Drayton Like many Americans, I thought the Donald Trump phenomenon would have faded by now. Now that it is very likely that he could be the Republican nominee in November, I feel obligated to share my concerns about Donald Trump’s ability to be Commander in Chief. Donald Trump, if […]

Arizona sheriff: Obama has ‘handcuffed the Border Patrol’

Arizona sheriff: Obama has ‘handcuffed the Border Patrol’

Special to WorldTribune.com A local law enforcement officer has gone public with criticism of the Barack Obama administration’s border policies. President Barack Obama has “handcuffed the Border Patrol” and is preventing agents from enforcing immigration laws, an Arizona sheriff said on March 8. “We should be putting every resource to the border,” Pinal County Sheriff […]

Showdown looms as UN Security Council sanctions North Korea

Showdown looms as UN Security Council sanctions North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council has tightened the economic sanctions noose on North Korea in response to the Pyongyang regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation. The fifteen member Council voted unanimously to slam a wide range of economic, scientific and trade bans on the reclusive communist […]

Moment of truth: Tim Cook’s interests vs revealing San Bernardino plot

Moment of truth: Tim Cook’s interests vs revealing San Bernardino plot

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com They used to say the walls have ears. That was in a bygone era when eavesdroppers strained through ceilings and doors, peepholes and cracks to catch the incriminating words of enemy agents, political foes and adulterous spouses. Plenty of old-time movies revolve around scenes such as these. We […]

Obama won’t designate ISIL’s slaughter of Mideast Christians as genocide

Obama won’t designate ISIL’s slaughter of Mideast Christians as genocide

Special to WorldTribune.com Though the pope and the UN have designated Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) slaughter of Mideast Christians as genocide, the Obama administration is not so sure. “My understanding is the use of that word involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached,” White House […]

Congress orders Obama to pave way for his successor – soon

Congress orders Obama to pave way for his successor – soon

Special to WorldTribune.com Under a new law passed by Congress, President Barack Obama must prepare for the transition to his successor. And he must do it soon – perhaps as early as May. The legislation, which the House approved on Feb. 29 and the Senate passed last year, requires Obama to establish a pair of transition […]