Entries by Kenneth R. Timmerman

New York attempted terror attack: Luck is not a policy

Luck is not a policy. That’s the mantra we’ve been hearing today on the cable news shows. Even politically-correct New York mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed this morning as they addressed the media that New York had been lucky. There’s no way you can prevent this type of thing from happening, they suggested. […]

Bernie Sanders’s 1960s worldview makes bad foreign policy

Bernie Sanders is exactly the type of Socialist Donald Trump had in mind when he explained the reasons for Venezuela’s failure at the United Nations earlier this week. “The problem in Venezuela,” the president said, “is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” In a major foreign policy speech delivered from the […]

Christian Genocide In Iraq: The Patriarch’s Plea

Once again, Christians are fleeing Iraq. But this time, it’s not because they are under attack from the jihadi extremists who have terrorized their communities for the past fourteen years. It’s not even because of ISIS, which physically occupied the Nineveh Plain until just recently. It’s because they have lost hope that they can ever […]

RED LINES IN SYRIA: Will Turkey’s attacks on U.S. allies stir Washington to action?

Suleymania, Iraq – With Saturday’s bombing of Afrin, a town controlled by America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria, Turkey appears to have crossed a line. Turkish artillery pounded the Ashrafiyeh neighborhood near the city center as well as surrounding villages. Reports from the region said the Turkish attack killed five civilians, including an entire family that was […]

How Trump can change America’s ‘voice’ to win over Europe’s elites

European leaders seemed to gloat over the way they treated Donald Trump at the recent NATO and Group of 7 summits. The newly-elected boy president of France, Emmanuel Macron, thought he could out-macho the U.S. president in what the media called a “white-knuckle” handshake. Macron weighs in at about 5’8” and 130 pounds, not bad […]

Trump’s triumph in Riyadh proves America is back on top of the world

Democrats who believe Hillary Clinton won the election and who remain dedicated to besmirching President’s Trump’s actions irrespective of facts need not read this column, since there is nothing this president can do that would win their approval. For those still in touch with reality, please read on. I was about to go the air […]

Iran’s Election Farce: President Trump must close Iran’s illegal election sites

Iranian voters go to the polls on Friday to select a new president from a list of the regime faithful chosen for them by the Supreme Leader and his aptly-named Guardians Council. Many opposition groups, both inside Iran and in exile, have called for a boycott on these sham elections, which are a masquerade of […]

President Trump, don’t give in to Turkey’s dangerous Iran-tied demands

Turkey has been on a steady glide path to dictatorship for well over a decade, as Islamist ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated power, eliminated his political foes, and bought out or shut down critical media. But the Reichstag fire that propelled him to dictator status occurred last July, when an amateurish coup d’etat allowed […]

WARNING: The Turkey Trap — Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump

Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan is coming to Washington, DC, on May 16 loaded for bear. He has an ambitious agenda and apparently feels he can achieve it all because he holds “trump” cards against the President of the United States. Erdogan and his proxies have publicly said they want to convince the United States […]

Jared Kushner, an advisor with eyes on ISIS who Trump can actually trust

My father liked to say that a man’s judgment is only as good as his information — and that was decades before the era of “fake news.” President Trump clearly understands that he needs multiple sources of information on sensitive issues, from the intentions of the Republican caucus on the Hill, to the status of […]

FBI Director Comey hearing a dud for Democrats

We truly live in two Americas. Every day the divide between Democrats and Republicans, Trump fans and Trump haters, seems to grow deeper. For the Trump haters, each day brings news of some dastardly treachery, some unprecedented betrayal of America and the American people. After Monday’s hearing with FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director […]