Wonderful Day for some posting eh? Iran claiming peace and goodwill due to ONE agreement! It would be comical, if you ignore the fact that Iranian backed and funded terrorists will be causing more violence, and the whole concept of violence begets violence and so on and so forth. We’ll have to see what the outcome is, but we would rather have a conventional regional conflict NOW, than a NUCLEAR one LATER.
By David Schenker, Special to CNN
Editor’s note: David Schenker is director of the Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The views expressed are his own.
The November 19 double-suicide bombings of the Iranian embassy in Beirut may have looked shocking in the headlines – they killed 23 people. But they also should not have come as a surprise.
Since 2011, Tehran has earned its karma in Lebanon. The attack, whose victims included an Iranian diplomat, was likely payback for the Shiite theocracy’s unwavering support for the Bashar al-Assad regime’s brutal repression of the largely Sunni uprising in Syria. Aided by Iranian troops, weapons and its Lebanese Shiite proxy militia Hezbollah, over the past three years, al-Assad’s government has killed nearly 130,000 mostly Sunni Syrians.
The real question is what comes now – and I expect a surge in regional violence. Paradoxically, the…
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