Entries by Kenneth R. Timmerman

Pompeo is right to warn Iran — Don’t target Americans

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled a scheduled visit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday to make an unplanned stopover in Baghdad, where he delivered a dramatic message to the Iraqi government about the need to protect Americans on Iraqi soil. Citing recent intelligence that Iran was planning “imminent” attacks on U.S. persons or U.S. assets […]

Iranian defector facing persecution for exposing Iran’s involvement in 9/11

A defector from Iranian intelligence has been sentenced to 17 years in prison by the Republic of Georgia on charges initiated by the government of the Islamic State of Iran, in retaliation for his efforts to expose the Iranian government’s involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks. I went to an Appeals Court hearing of […]

Netanyahu expected to remain Israel’s prime minister, after getting a boost from Trump

It’s all but certain now that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will continue in office for a fifth term, following Tuesday’s national election. His main opponent – retired Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Alliance – conceded defeat Wednesday. Israeli media report that Netanyahu’s Likud Party will be able to put together a coalition government […]

Ukrainian Prosecutor Reopens Corruption Case Involving Biden

The chief prosecutor in Ukraine recently revealed that he’s reopening a corruption probe into Ukraine’s largest private gas company that could have profound implications for the presidential aspirations of former Vice President Joe Biden. The company, Burisma Holdings, appointed Biden’s son, Hunter, to its board of directors in 2014, and reportedly paid him more than $3 million […]

For Islamic Iran, It’s Hunting Season—Again

Two weeks ago, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok blew the whistle on the Iranian regime, accusing it of hiring local hit teams to assassinate prominent Iranian dissidents living in Holland. Ahmad Mola Nissi, 52, was a leader of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, a group that seeks to create a breakaway Arab province […]

Here’s the biggest security threat now facing President Trump… and it’s not what you think.

OBAMA’S WAR IS UPON US How the ex-Radical-in-Chief created a security vacuum that Iran rushed to fill. Donald Trump has a name for everything and everyone, from Crooked Hillary to Little Rocket Man, who for a time became his best friend. Will he call the next region-wide conflagration in the Middle East, when it breaks out, Obama’s […]

LIFE AFTER ISIS: Christians slowly return to Northern Iraq.

I have just returned from a week-long fact-finding mission to Mosul and Christian towns in Northern Iraq, to assess the status of U.S.-led reconstruction efforts after the battle to defeat ISIS. During that time, I met with hundreds of local residents who returned to find their homes burned and looted by ISIS, or bombed into […]

Police Chief: Turkey Fueling Islamic State Pipeline to Iraq

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is helping the Islamic State (ISIS) rebuild a clandestine terror network inside Iraq that poses an ongoing security threat, according to Iraqi National Police Brigadier General Aref al-Zebari. In an interview in his Mosul office, General Zebari detailed a series of recent arrests of ISIS fighters who […]

TRUMP DOCTRINE VS. ROUHANI: Is Donald Trump Serious about Iran? You bet.

Is the President of the United States a mere “twitter warrior?” Or is he really serious about Iran? Here is his early morning, all-caps statement that is making heads explode in the Twittersphere: The proximate cause for Trump’s tweet was a threat by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani the day before to close the Strait of Hormuz to […]

No way Trump should cancel Putin summit over Russia probe

Calls by some Democrats in Congress for President Trump to cancel his Monday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – in response to the indictment Friday of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking emails of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton – make no sense. President Trump is wise to stick with his plans to meet […]

Clapper Spills the Beans on ‘SPYGATE’ — It was all a set-up from the get-go!

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spilled the beans on Tuesday in an exchange with Joy Behar on The View that will undoubtedly make its way into the history books. The question was whether the FBI had ordered undercover agents to “spy” on the Trump campaign in the spring and summer of 2016, well […]

Israel strikes back at Iranian aggression, while Iran lies and pretends it won a victory

 Israel responded forcefully early Thursday to about 20 Iranian missiles launched from Syria just after midnight local time against the Jewish state – and handed Iran a painful lesson in strategic deterrence. Israeli warplanes and missiles hit about 70 Iranian military targets in Syria and killed an undetermined number of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps fighters and Syrian soldiers, […]

Attempted Assassination of Iranian Dissident in New York

If confirmed, this is the first time since 1981 that the Iranian regime has targeted a defector on U.S. soil. Iranian dissident Mansoor Osanloo, the exiled former head of the bus driver’s union in Tehran, was savagely attacked on Tuesday, May 1, while traveling on a PATH train into New York City, and left for […]