Trump takes new actions, short of war, to ‘maximize pressure’ on North Korea

Trump takes new actions, short of war, to ‘maximize pressure’ on North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The U.S. has opened a bold new assault on North Korea’s nuclear-and-missile program with a one-two punch designating the North as a “state sponsor of terror” and then imposing new sanctions. Analysts doubt if these measures will result in immediate capitulation of the regime of Kim Jong-Un to give […]

Bannon slams ‘permanent political class’ and ‘lords of technology’, wows packed California rally

Bannon slams ‘permanent political class’ and ‘lords of technology’, wows packed California rally

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 In continuing the call for an “open revolt” against the Republican establishment, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon targeted the sacred cows of the American political establishment. Bannon ripped former President George W. Bush and also called out California’s tech giants and progressives for trying to break up […]

Having defeated both the Clinton and the Bush dynasties, President Trump takes return fire

Having defeated both the Clinton and the Bush dynasties, President Trump takes return fire

by WorldTribune Staff, October 20, 2017 President Donald Trump’s triumph over both Democratic and Republican political dynasties has prompted his predecessors to break with the long-standing tradition of previous administrations refraining from public criticism of the current commander in chief. At venues just 20 miles apart on Oct. 19, former Presidents George W. Bush and […]

Losers: How the Party of Jefferson became the ‘Party of Soros’

Losers: How the Party of Jefferson became the ‘Party of Soros’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2017 Blinded by their desire to defeat George W. Bush’s re-election bid in 2004, Democrats allowed leftist billionaire George Soros to buy out their party, an analyst said. Defeating Bush “is the central focus of my life,” Soros declared at the time. It was “a matter of life and death.” […]

Bush lied, people died: Donald Trump pulls out the Left’s playbook on Iraq

Bush lied, people died: Donald Trump pulls out the Left’s playbook on Iraq

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite some recent military successes against the Islamic State (ISIL) forces, both the security and the humanitarian situation in Iraq remain fragile and precarious. That’s the assessment from Jan Kubis, the UN special representative in a sobering report to the Security Council on the road […]

Hang on to that Nobel Appeasement Prize, Mr. President

Hang on to that Nobel Appeasement Prize, Mr. President

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Looks like Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize is safe for now. He won’t have to return the bauble he received in 2009 for doing his utmost to curb “nuclear proliferation” and talk nice to Muslims. He can keep the money too. Not too trivial a sum — about […]

A reporter’s retrospective 10 years after ‘shock-and-awe’ in Iraq

A reporter’s retrospective 10 years after ‘shock-and-awe’ in Iraq

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The tenth anniversary this week of the opening salvos in the American “shock-and-awe” campaign against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq reminds us of the “axis-of-evil” speech delivered by George W. Bush in his state-of-the-union address on Jan. 20, 2002, a year after he was inaugurated. No one would dispute Bush’s […]

Rumsfeld calls for regime change: ‘Where we are and how we got here’

Rumsfeld calls for regime change: ‘Where we are and how we got here’

Special to WorldTribune.com Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld spoke at the 30th anniversary celebration of The Washington Times at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2. Following is a transcript of his remarks. With the presidential election only a few weeks away, it’s appropriate to discuss where our country is […]

The Cheney precedent: Will Ryan serve as ‘assistant president’?

The Cheney precedent: Will Ryan serve as ‘assistant president’?

Sol W. Sanders   Jack Garner, a Texan whom Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose as his first vice president for “balance,” put it succinctly: The vice presidency was “not worth a bucket of warm p–” (later cleaned up to “spit”). But Garner, ironically enough, helped block FDR’s power grab when that most charismatic of presidents tried […]