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Credit where credit is due: The Carter Administration and Iran’s fall to militant Islam

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn with the Shah of Iran at a state dinner in the White House. / www.corbis.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dario de Persis The question of whose actions — or inactions — contributed to the downfall of the Shah of Iran in and by extension, the success of the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1978-79, is […]

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Rumsfeld on how to deal with ISIL threat, Valerie Jarrett and Vladimir Putin

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: "The president has got two more years. It seems to me the only thing that could change it is not going to be the press. It's not going to be the Congress." / Chad J. McNeeley / Department of Defense.

Special to WorldTribune.com Greta Van Susteren, Feb. 17, FOX News: They are savages. And tonight, more news breaking. ISIS militants have reportedly burned to death 45 people in Iraq. The horrifying slaughter taking place in the western Iraqi town of […]

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More disturbing details of Obama’s nuclear sell-out to Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
/ EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz In an article published today, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, a notorious Obama administration apologist, provided his latest endorsement of the president’s deeply flawed nuclear diplomacy with Iran. Ignatius also discussed some worrisome U.S. […]

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Fait Accompli: Bad Iran deal coming and in fact has already been decided

Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
/ EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. looks set to present its allies with a dangerous fait accompli on Iran’s nuclear program. The joint statement by Secretary of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif that there will be […]

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What Giuliani said squares with what Obama has done

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. / Rob Kim / Getty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked a media firestorm for stating the obvious: President Barack Hussein Obama does not love America. “I do not believe — and I know this is a […]

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Poor, disenfranchised terrorists like son-of-a-billionaire Bin Laden? Please, Mr. President

Obama speaks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Palo Alto, California

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Did President Obama really say at the “countering violent extremism summit” yesterday and in his recent LA Times op-ed that jihadist terrorist groups are winning recruits by exploiting economic, political and historic grievances that […]

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Fighting a primitive threat with a 21st century mindset? Think about it

Canadians F18 jets pilots from the 425 T

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Wealth is the great opiate. It creates a sense of invincibility, even when battles are lost, and wars fail to sustain or expand victory. The syndrome is exemplified […]

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Beijing foreign policy elites argue that U.S. policy is no longer the priority

Barack Obama, Xi Jinping

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Even as President Xi Jinping’s closest advisers are preparing for his first official state visit to the United States this September, influential members of China’s foreign-policy establishment have argued that the country’s relationship […]

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320 U.S. Marines, contractors face ‘threat’ as ISIL again approaches air base in Anbar

Training at the 320 U.S. Marines, contractors face 'threat' at the Assad Air Base in Anbar last November. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has approached a U.S. Marine Corp training base in Iraq. Officials acknowledged that ISIL fighters were advancing toward the Assad air base in the Iraqi province of Anbar, Middle […]

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Obama administration approved green cards for Iran MPs

Mohammed Nahavandian.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The administration of President Barack Obama has quietly approved permanent residence status to Iranian officials and parliamentarians. Iranian parliamentarians have reported that scores of senior Teheran regime representatives were issued documents that allowed them to […]

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