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Feb. 2, 2018: 'Nunes memo' revelations: we need no Gestapo here. From The Hill.

Jan. 20, 2018: Listen live at 1:05 PM eastern as I discuss the Turkish incursion into northern Syria and President Erdogan's outrageous threats to U.S. troops, with Jimmy DeYoung on Prophecy Today.

Also today: The Iran protests are far from over.
My talk with talk radio host John Loeffler on Steele on Steele today.

Jan. 12, 2018: Europeans disgracefully meet with Iranian foreign minister, not dissidents.
My talk with Frank Gaffney on Secure Freedom Radio.

Jan. 11, 2018: Iran protests are not about "reform," but about freedom.
My address before the European Parliament conference on Iranian minorities: the Islamic State of Iran has nothing to offer the people of Iran.

Jan. 3, 2018: The US doesn't have to lose the information war on Iran.
The Voice of America has been worse than inadequate in its coverage of the Iran protest movement. President Trump urgently needs to fire VOA leadership and replace them with his own team. From today's Frontpage mag.

Jan. 1, 2018: Revolution in Iran.
Donald Trump is no Obama and has voiced open support for the pro-freedom movement. Finally! From New Year's day edition of FrontPage mag.

Dec. 31, 2017: What can Trump do about Yemen? Support freedom inside Iran.
From The Hill.

Dec. 24, 2017: Media still taking its cues from Iran deal's 'spin' master
. "
Echo chamber" Ben Rhodes dismisses Politico report on Obama shut down DEA investigation of Hezbollah cocaine smuggling ring, aka Operation Cassandra. From The Hill.

Dec. 18, 2017: Words Not Enough to Deter Iran.
Brazen actions by quds Force commander Qassem Suleymani show he is not deterred. From FrontPage mag.

Dec. 15, 2017: Toxic Culture at Voice of America Revealed in Discrimination Lawsuit.
From The Daily Caller.

Dec. 11, 2017: New York Terror Attack: Luck is not a policy.
Mayor DeBlasio has committed unilateral disarmament of the NYPD. From the Hill.

Oct. 17, 2017: Debacle in Iraqi Kurdistan.  Bad news for the Kurds, and for President Trump's national security team, who took their eyes off the prize. Read my column at Frontpage mag, which goes into the "how" and the "why" behind Iran's attack on Kirkuk, and in The Hill, where I lay out the political consequences (as in, "Who Lost Kurdistan?")

Sept. 22, 2017: Bernie Sanders’s 1960s worldview makes bad foreign policy
For uncle Bernie, it's Back to the Future... From The Hill.

Sept. 18, 2017: Take Turkey's Kurdish group off the US terror list for good. From The Hill

Aug. 4, 2017: With Trump transcripts, White House leakers only make themselves look foolish. From The Hill

 July 28, 2017: US, Arab partners must keep cracking down on Qatar's terror ties. From The Hill

Reporting from Northern Iraq, July 2017:

y 26, 2017: Timmerman on Kurdistan. In my interview with RojNews in Suleymania, I remind viewers that the Trump administration considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters of the YPG as "allies of the United States," and that Erdogan must get used to this.
July 24, 2017: The Kurds Crave U.S. engagement.
We should give it to them. From The Hill. I repeated this message on Prophecy Today radio with Jimmy DeYoung.

I reported on the pan-Kurdish conference for Secure Freedom Radio. That interview is here.

July 19, 2017: Red Lines in Syria.
Will Turkey's attacks on U.S. allies in Syria stir Washington to action? From FrontPage mag.

June 1, 2017: How Trump can change America's "voice" to win over Europ
e. Just imagine what we could accomplish if taxpayer dollars were spent wisely at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe! From The Hill

May 24, 2017: Gen. McMaster Squanders Tremendous Capital Trump Earns in Saudi Arabia. From FrontPage mag.

May 22, 2017: Trump's Triumph in Riyadh shows America is back. From The Hill

May 18, 2017: Iran Election Farce, from FrontPage mag.

May 16, 2017: The Emperor of Ankara's Dangerous Liaison ("Trump, don't give in to Turkey's dangearous Iran-tied demands").
From The Hill.

May 10, 2017:
My take on the Comey firing... from The Hill.

May 8, 2017: The Turkey Trap: Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump. No way. From FrontPage mag.

April 4, 2017: America has lost her "voice." The Voice of America has been behaving with an immaturity, lack of vision, and unprofessionalism that have dismayed many of her dedicated, long-serving employees. From The DailyCaller

April 3, 2017: Jared Kushner, an advisor with eyes on ISIS Trump can actually trust. Here's my take on why the President sent his son-in-law to Iraq. From The Hill.

March 21, 2017: Comey hearing a dud for Democrats. FBI director Comey confirmed that the NY Times is fake news— and the NY times omitted that in their report on the hearing. From The Hill.

March 2, 2017: Defending Jeff Sessions: Democrats need to stop the overreach. The witch hunt against Attorney General - and presidential aide Sebastian Gorka - reveals how deluded the Dems have become. From The Hill.

Feb. 28, 2017: The Crimes of Qassem.
The U.S. must shut down Iran's top terrorist, Quds Force Commander, Qassem Suleymani. From the Washington Times.

Feb. 18, 2017: Ken appears on Fox & Friends to discuss the shadow warriors in the White House seeking to undermine President Trump

Feb. 17, 2017: The Next National Security Advisor Must Bring His Own Staff.
From The Daily Caller.

Feb. 14, 2017: With Flynn Leaks, the Shadow Warriors Draw First Blood.
From The Hill.

Feb. 10, 2017: The World's Biggest Islamic State turns 38 - let's make this year it's last. From The Hill.

Feb. 3, 2017: Putting Iran on notice-- the next steps.
My column from FrontPagemag today.

Feb. 2, 2017: Why the Democrats are declaring war on Trump: because they are terrified of 2018.
At The Hill.

Jan. 18, 2017: Dems are committing suicide by joining Lewis boycott of the inauguration.
At The Hill.

Jan. 10, 2017: Obama farewell: half the nation can't wait to be rid of him.
My take on the Farewell address. At The Hill.

Jan. 8, 2017: Rafsanjani dies of heart attack; Khamenei loses cover.
My commentary on the old snake who has snookered every U.S. president since Reagan into believing there were clerical "moderates" in Tehran. At FDI.

Jan. 5, 2016: Trump has more leverage against Iran than nuke deal.
A letter from prominent conservative leaders to House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce, outlines an Iran Assets Recovery plan as one way to intensify pressure on the Tehran regime. From The Hill.

Jan. 4, 2016: Non Persian Iran.
"...Even among so-called Iran “experts,” few consider this simple and far-reaching fact: in today’s Iran, Persians are at best a feeble majority, possibly as small as 51 percent of the total population." What this means for the incoming Trump administration. From the Jewish Policy Center's inFocus quarterly.

Dec. 14, 2016: Ken talks about the Trump cabinet with radio host Jeff Dunitz, on The Lid.

ec. 12, 2016: Persian News Nightmare:
America's 'Voice' has been transformed into the Voice of Tehran. It's time to shut it down.
My column from today's Washington Times.

Dec. 8, 2016: Watch What Iran Does, But Also Listen to What They Say.
The traditional foreign policy establishment consistently gets it wrong. From FrontPage mag.

Nov. 29, 2016:
- Our Next Secretary of State Must Tame the Bureaucratic Beast, from the Daily Caller
- Trump's Smart Cabinet Picks Will Make America Great Again, from The Hill.
Nov. 22, 2016: The end of nation-building: Fulfilling Trump's promise means halting the endless overseas cash flow. From The Washington Times.

Nov. 11, 2016: No Snowflakes these: Saluting and Protecting our veterans. From The Hill.

Nov. 9, 2016: The people's roar.
A revolution has just taken place. The people have risen up to take back their country. From The Hill

Nov. 7, 2016: Those Benghazi Stingers...
It's important to get the facts right. From Frontpage mag.

Nov. 2, 2016: Pardon me: The Hillary scandals are just getting started.
Even if Obama pardons her, she will carry her baggage with her for the next 4 years... From The Hill.

Oct. 26, 2016: No, Virginia: there is no such thing as voter fraud. (
Or maybe the Democrats know something we don't). From Frontpage mag.

Oct. 20, 2016: Debate proves media part of banana republic vote.
Trump wins if he talks directly to the American people, as Reagan did. From The Hill.

Oct. 18, 2016: Explosive Undercover Video Reveals Clinton Dirty Tricks Campaign.
I thought I was beyond being shocked... until this. From The Hill.

 Oct. 14, 2016: Podesta email leaks prove Democrats go low.
And Hillary is now running a ghost campaign. From The Hill.

Oct. 12, 2016: Did Hillary Make Unauthorized Release of Classified Information on Bin Laden Raid? If so - and it sure looks like it - she should be prosecuted. From the Daily Caller.

Oct. 10, 2016: Reality "Trumps" the pundits in debate.
Donald Trump delivers the performance his supporters have been waiting for. From The Hill.

Oct. 8, 2016: Memo to all weak-kneed Republicans: get a grip.
The smarmy, sanctimonious hypocrisy of it all... From The Hill.

Oct. 5, 2016: Debating down in the VP mosh pit.
From The Hill.

Sept. 29, 2016: Celebrating 40 years of The Paris Metro. But where have all the journalists gone? From Frontpage mag.

Sept. 27, 2016: Why Trump won the debate: Hillary's lips were moving.... From TheHill.com

Sept. 22, 2016: Obama and Hillary want to be the leader of the global elites; Trump wants America to lead the free world. From TheHill.com

Sept. 9, 2016: The Media Elites feel that shiver up the spine - and it's victory...! My latest from TheHill.com

Aug. 23:
Questions about Huma Abedin's Ties to the Muslim Brotherhood Won't Go Away. From The Hill

Aug. 22: The Turkey-Russia-Iran Axis: Why U.S. weakness is provocative--and dangerous. From FrontPageMag.

Aug. 19: Ransom, what Ransom?
Iran Takes Obama's Hostage money and takes more hostages. From The Hill.com
My appears on the Steve Malzberg show to talk about Deception.

Aug. 12: Fact-check: Were Obama and Hillary Founders of ISIS? You bet! From Breitbart.com

Aug. 10, 2016: "It's not about Trump: It's the Movement, Stupid."
My latest column at The Hill looks at the establishment onslaught against Donald Trump and why it will fail.

Aug. 8, 2016:
I discussed the Hillary endorsement by former acting CIA Director Mike Morell on Fox & Friends this morning.


Hillary Clinton
                                          in Tripoli, LIbya; Benghazi
                                          DeceptionAug. 5, 2016: Ex-spook who whitewashed Hillary, endorses Hillary. From the NY Post (Saturday print edition).

July 28: A tale of two Americas: a fantasy-land versus a republic of fact.
My latest column from The Hill.

July 26: Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Legacy. From the Daily Caller.

July 22: Donald Trump Awakens the Sleeping Giant of America. From The Hill

July 19: Bogus plagiarism narrative crafted to distract from Benghazi story. From The Hill

July 15: Terror in Nice: Time to get serious about jihadi ideology. From The Hill.

July 6: The Clinton standard: FBI says lying and crooked get a pass.
From The Hill.

June 29, 2016: Dems circle wagons of lies around Hillary after Benghazi report.

From The Hill.

June 22, 2016: Hillary lives up to lying crooked website.
From The Hill.

June 13, 2016: Political Correctness is to blame for the Orlando Massacre
. From The Hill

June 1, 2016: Trump's Temporary Ban on Muslims ban is a no-brainer. We are ill-equiped at present to distinguish between a non-practising Muslim, or a Muslim who does not accept the supremacist doctrines of Sharia law, and one who does.... From Newsmax.

May 24, 2016: Why Trump's temporary Muslim ban is necessary.
The Obama administration has dismantled our intelligence programs so we can no longer tell peaceful Muslims from violent jihadis. From the Washington Times. Local copy (no pop-up ads)

May 20, 2016:
Egypt Air and the Jihadi Problem. If you don't know the enemy and won't identify him by name, there's no way you can defeat him. From the Daily Caller.  Local copy (no ads)

March 31, 2016: Does ISIS Possess Saddam Hussein's WMD?
Want to know what happened to Saddam's WMD? I discuss this and related matters on "Your Turn" with Mike Bates and Jerry Gordon on 1330 AM WEBY. Transcript thanks to the New English Review.
March 24, 2016: Restoring America's Greatness Abroad (part 1).
A post-Obama foreign policy for a president seeking to make America great again. From Frontpagemag.com

March 21, 2016: Document released on Iran's involvement in Benghazi. The Iranian Connection to the Benghazi attacks, from today's Washington Times. View the original DIA document here.

March 2, 2016: American terror victims to collect $9.4 million from Iran.
Post from the Justice for Victims of Terrorism blog.

Feb. 23, 2016: Donald Trump and Truth-Telling.
Americans love Donald Trump for telling the truth. So he shouldn't repeat big media lies. From the Daily Caller.

Feb. 11, 2016:
Today the 1st Islamic State celebrates its anniversary. ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is the late-comer to the world of Islamic-inspired murder and mayhem. The regime that invented the genre will celebrate its 37th anniversary on Feb. 11. It’s official name: the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read more from Ken's column in today's Frontpage magazine.

Jan. 17, 2016: Welcome to the Banana Republic. Read Ken's article on the hostage-for-criminals swap at Frontpage mag.

Jan. 13, 2016: Hillary's Benghazi Stand-Down Order Exposed.
Testimony from Annex security contractor helps nail Hillary's coffin. DoD couldn't send a rescue mission because Hillary said no; and she controlled the dip facilities. From today's Frontpagemag.

Dec. 25, 2016: Ron Young wrong. A local state Senator fails Islam 101. I give him the basics. From the Frederick News Post.

Dec. 16, 2015: Questions for Travelers to the United States: Do you support jihad? Donald Trump was right that we have a problem, but his solution in impractical and unnecessary. From today's Washington Times

Dec. 10, 2015: Benghazi 'Smoking gun' email unmasks Hillary Clinton, shows she gave stand-down order that condemned U.S. Navy Seals to death. From the DailyCaller.

Dec. 9, 2015: ISIS training pilots in Libya: thank-you, Hillary! From Frontpagemag

Nov. 22, 2105: No to Muslim Immigrants from Syria. The UN Agency in charge of selecting refugees for resettlement is biased against Christians suffering persecution, and sends us jihadis instead. From the Frederick News Post.

Nov. 17, 2015: Exception Measures against Jihad. #1) deport the recruiting imams; 2) soak bullets in pig fat 3) give dead jihadis a "special" burial. From Frontpagemag.

Oct. 6, 2015: Earth to Democrats: No, Benghazi is not the "longest-ever" Congressional investigation.
Democrats in glass houses should not throw stones. From the Daily Caller.

Sept. 30, 2015: Party-line vote on Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism.
Blogpost at ftlaw.us.

Sept. 13, 2015: Iran Deal May Lead to War.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski was honest in her rejection of the Iran deal; Reps Chris Van Hollen and John Delaney were not. From the Frederick News Post.

Aug. 13, 2015: Rep. Chris Van Hollen is dead wrong on Iran.
In supporting the Iran deal, he demonstrated once again that he puts party before country. From the Washington Examiner.

Aug. 11, 2015: John Kerry is Compromised on Iran. Personal relationships and family ties make Kerry a clear counter-intelligence risk. From Frontpagemag.

July 15, 2015: Iran deal written in Tehran. It's hard to imagine anything worse than the agreement brought home by Secretary of State Kerry. Read why at the Daily Caller.

July 1, 2015: What Hillary is Hiding.
The drip-drip of scandal begins as State releases emails Hillary was desperate to keep from becoming public. From Frontpage mag.

June 9, 2015: The Clinton Record on Libya. Those Hillary emails reveal more than you might think. From Accuracy in Media.

May 13, 2015: Our Forgotten Hostages.
The Obama administration leaves Americans behind as it negotiates a bad nuclear deal with Iran. From Frontpage mag.

May 1, 2015: Iran and the art of the possible.
Is the Corker-Cardin bill  the best way to stop Obama's mistaken Iran "deal"? No. But it may be the only option. From Frontpage mag.

April 23, 2015: The Baathist Phoenix.
The alleged killing on Friday of a former henchman of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein by Shiite militiamen loyal to Iran could have far reaching consequences for the United States. From Frontpage mag.

March 31, 2015:
Agents of the Enemy.
Is John Kerry representing America, or Iran? From FrontPage mag.

March 18, 2015: Prominent Iranian Dissident Blasts Obama from Jail.
Freedom-loving Iranians understand all too well that a nuclear deal will the US will be a great victory for the Islamic regime and sound the death knell of freedom in Iran. From the Daily Caller.

March 13, 2015: Iran Deal Secrets Revealed... by Iran.
Read all about it - in Tehran, not Washington. From FrontPage mag.

March 11, 2015: Why was Sid Blumenthal advising Hillary Clinton on Libya?
Emails to Hillary, first exposed by hacker "Guccifer" and recentloy authenticated, show Hillary had private "intel" network. Why? Read my column at Accuracy in Media.

March 6, 2015: Hillary's War.
Don't believe Clinton's claim she wants her emails released. She's got too much to hide - starting with her deep involvement in the disastrous war in Libya. From FrontPage mag.

Jan. 28, 2015: Gowdy Comes Out Swinging.
Rep. Trey Gowdy came out swinging at Tuesday's hearing of his Select Committee, laying into Democrats for playing political games and blasting the State Department for refusing to produce documents and for preventing witnesses from testifying before the committee. From FrontPage mag.

Jan. 21, 2015: Death of a Prosecutor.
My take and recollection of Alberto Nisman, the courageous Argentinean prosecutor who nailed the Iranian regime in the AMIA bombing case, and the Iranian regime's ongoing attacks on pro-freedom organizations, including my own. From FrontPage mag.

Jan. 16, 2015:  The People Roared in November: Stop the 'Fundamental Transformation of America.' 
Read about the Citizens Mandate, drafted and signed by 53 conservative leaders from across the country (including yours truly), calling on Congress to exercise the mandate the people gave them in November. From CNS News.

Jan. 7, 2015: Carrying His Cross to Elam.
What do Iranian defectors, the Iranian opposition, and the underground house church all have in common? The CIA has mishandled or misunderstood them all. From FrontPage mag.

Dec. 24, 2014: Obama's White Whale.
Obama’s obsession with capitulating to rogue states won’t stop with Cuba. Next stop: Iran. From FrontPage mag.

Dec. 12, 2014: Turkey, Friend or Foe?
It's about time the U.S. held Erdogan to account for Turkey's support of ISIS. This week's column at FrontPage magazine.

Dec. 10, 2014: Will Hillary be called to testify?
My take on the second hearing of the Select Committee on Benghazi, from the Daily Caller.

Nov. 24, 2014: House intelligence committee: yes, the CIA was involved in smuggling arms from Benghazi to Syria
. From the Daily Caller.

Oct. 1, 2014:
Former Deputy CIA Director turns blind eye to Iranian involvement in Benghazi attacks. But Senator Lindsay Graham calls him out. At the New English Review.

July 8, 2014: Iraq: The Disaster Waiting to Happen, from Breitbart.com.
"Congress should say no to Obama's proposal to spend $500 million to train and equip yet another Islamist rebel group....We tried it in Libya with disastrous results."

July 3, 2014: TIMMERMAN: Finding a Patsy in Benghazi, from the Washington Times. The Obama administration wants us to focus on Abu Khattala, not look to Iran....

June 22, 2014: The Shadowy Iranian Spy Chief Who Helped Plan Benghazi

June 8, 2014:Obama administration provided Stingers to the Taliban. Read an excerpt from Dark Forces: the Truth about what happened in Benghazi.

May 3, 2014: Hillary Clinton should be worried as Benghazi coverup unravels, from the New York Post. The White House emails, released to Judicial Watch, spell trouble for the former SecState.

March 2, 2014: Tour de Farce: Obama administration let anti-gay Muslim leader into U.S. From the New York Post. At the same time Obama said he would personally boycott the Sochi Olympics because of "anti-gay" laws in Russia, his State Department rolls out the welcome mat to a Muslim cleric who calls for the death penalty for homosexuals. This story was written in collaboration with the American Media Institute, your alternative to the left-wing media.

Jan. 3, 2014: NY Times commits journalistic malpractice on Benghazi.
My latest column on Benghazi from the Washington Times.

Oct. 18, 2013:
Listen to Iran's Dissidents before believing its nuclear lies,
from today's Washington Times.

Sept. 19, 2013
: The Real Questions About Benghazi, from the Washington  Times.
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In 2011, I was honored by Accuracy in Media with its  Investigative Journalism award for 2011. Read "AIM honors journalists"

"Kenneth Timmerman has wrought a wildly inventive and highly gripping thriller that encompasses the secret and long-hidden origins of Islam… That makes St. Peter's Bones more than just a great novel, although it is assuredly that as well: it is also an enlightening insig
ht into today's increasingly conflict-ridden relationship between Islam and the Judeo-Christian/post-Christian West."
– Robert Spencer, editor of JihadWatch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad.
“Timmerman's  taboo-breaking thriller portrays authentically the politics and passions fueling the deadly persecution of Iraq's ancient Christian community: an unintended but ruinous by-product of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It's a powerful book America's political leadership on both the left and the right would prefer you not to read."
– Dr. John Eibner, CEO, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA)
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