Entries by Kenneth R. Timmerman

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 […]

The Crimes of Qassem: The U.S. should shut down Iran’s top terrorist

He might not be a household name in America — at least, not yet. But throughout the Middle East, Qassem Suleymani makes the righteous and the innocent tremble. To the righteous — meaning, from his perspective, the Shiite zealots who believe the Islamic state of Iran should establish the caliphate and dominate the world — […]

Defending Jeff Sessions: Democrats need to stop the overreach

My advice to Democrats, regarding their demand for the head of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: turn off MSNBC and CNN, and calmly read the transcripts of the remarks that have been made. In Sessions’ Senate confirmation hearing, former Saturday Night Live comedy star Al Franken referred to scurrilous allegations being peddled around Washington by a […]

With Flynn leaks, the White House ‘shadow warriors’ draw first blood

The rogue weasels have struck. Terrified that Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn would tear them out root and branch, they connived and colluded, anonymously of course, to leak highly-sensitive intelligence information to destroy Flynn before he could destroy them. This type of operation is not new. I wrote a whole book about it in 2007. […]

Iran, the other ‘Islamic State,’ turns 38 — Let’s make this year its last!

On Friday, the Islamic “Republic” of Iran celebrated its 38th birthday by busing hundreds of thousands of Iranians to mosques and public squares to chant “Death to America.” Some of these celebrations are perfunctory. Without the buses, and without the vacation pay, working people would not show up. But the regime’s television cameras always focus […]

Putting Iran on Notice: When uncertainty is our friend

The announcement from National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Wednesday that the Trump administration was “putting Iran on notice” after its latest ballistic missile test is bad news for the ruling clerical elite and its Revolutionary Guards, and potentially good news for Iranians who love freedom. Pundits in the United States and Europe […]

Why Democrats are declaring war on Trump: They’re terrified

In a panic over their unexpected losses in November, Senate Democrats have declared war on Donald Trump. It’s not just Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer’s (N.Y.) pledge to filibuster the new Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, before his name was even announced, although that was indicative of a dangerous new tone that I have never […]