The shale revolution, propaganda, sheer idiocy and an abundance of energy

The shale revolution, propaganda, sheer idiocy and an abundance of energy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The Shale Revolution continues to wreak havoc as revolutions are wont to do. The abundance of U.S. natural gas, in many ways a more satisfactory fossil fuel than either coal or oil because of its lesser emissions, has dynamited the whole worldwide energy market. Whether or not the […]

Congress asking questions about U.S. payoff to Iran

Congress asking questions about U.S. payoff to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Congress is investigating the Obama administration’s $1.7 billion payment to Iran that many observers say was “ransom” for the release of five U.S. hostages. While the White House insists the payment to Iran was to settle a decades-old financial dispute, lawmakers have questioned the timing of the payment, which was made just […]

Israeli official: Obama helped fund Iran’s next war against ‘our children’

Israeli official: Obama helped fund Iran’s next war against ‘our children’

Special to WorldTribune.com The leader of Israel’s Yesh Atid party said the Obama administration’s support for lifting sanctions on Iran “will translate to rockets aimed at our children.” “The next conflict in the North or South of Israel is just a matter of time,” Yair Lapid said on Jan. 25 during a briefing to the […]

Palestinian Authority commentary blames U.S. for 9/11, creation of Islamic terror threat

Palestinian Authority commentary blames U.S. for 9/11, creation of Islamic terror threat

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States engineered the September 11, 2001 attacks to create “an imaginary enemy called ‘terror,’ ” the Palestinian Authority (PA) said. An opinion piece by Dr. Osama Al-Fara in the official PA daily newspaper said the U.S. is responsible for all the chaos and civil wars in the Muslim and Arab […]

Realism not rhetoric needed to defeat ISIL, warns Gates

Realism not rhetoric needed to defeat ISIL,  warns Gates

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates slammed both the Obama Administration and the presidential primary candidates calling for long-term realism in America’s fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) terrorism. “I think that the president has all along underestimated ISIS, has underestimated the degree […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Frank Calzon On Jan. 8, 1959, as Fidel Castro entered Havana in triumph and the dictator Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba, Raul Castro opened up a mass grave in Santiago and immediately executed seventy one Cubans without due process. As the Obama Administration begins a final year of diplomatic appeasement of tyrants […]

Migration of ISIL jihadists: Out of Syria . . . and into Libya

Migration of ISIL jihadists: Out of Syria . . . and into Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs January 2016 saw an acceleration of the movement of Daesh (asad-Dawlah al-Islamiyah fi al-‘Iraq wash-Sham) — so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) — fighters out of Syria and into Libya. There were profound reasons for this “flight to safety” by Daesh, […]