Entries by Kenneth R. Timmerman

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 […]

THE HALABJA GENOCIDE 30 YEARS AFTER — Kurdish victims now seek justice through the courts.

On March 16, 1988, after sustained shelling and aerial bombardments had driven most of the inhabitants of the Kurdish town of Halabja into their basements, Saddam Hussein ordered his air force to change munitions – and missions. Instead of softening up the Kurdish town for an assault by Iraqi government troops, the air force now […]

Boeing Must Produce Iran’s Air Contract to Victims of Iranian Terror

The Trump administration pointedly put national security over trade when it told an Illinois District Court judge it “does not take a position” on whether the Court should shield aerospace giant Boeing Corp from a lawsuit filed by victims of Iranian state terrorism. The family of Shlomo Leibovitch is seeking to collect on a $67 […]

DEADLY THREAT FROM IRAN: Former IRGC commander threatens to nuke Israel – and why he’s for real.

Maj. General Mohsen Rezai founded Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the early days of the revolution, upon the personal orders of Ayatollah Khomeini. While he relinquished control of the IRGC in 1997, he remains one of the regime’s most influential leaders. A “principalist,” who is considered a revolutionary purist, Rezai has occasionally shown a […]

Words Not Enough to Deter Iran

Brazen actions by Quds Force commander Qassem Suleymani show he is not deterred. In a dramatic press conference held at Andrews Air Force base on Thursday, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, accused Iran of violating its commitments under UN Security Council resolution 2231, the instrument that renders official the deadly […]

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 […]