Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cry havoc: Iran completes land bridge to Syria; all hell starts breaking loose

...This isn’t some nutty Middle Eastern ritual going on. The reason it’s all happening now is that a sequence of events is unfolding: one that’s visible on a map, but that there is virtually no reporting on in the U.S.

The sequence of events, taken together, equals Iran completing her land bridge – her military line of communication – across Iraq and into Syria. This is a major shift, one that under the best of circumstances would be a permanently destabilizing, if latent, condition.

But the best of circumstances are not what we face. The U.S. is out of position to contain this situation. No one else can contain it. It will metastasize; the only questions are how, and how fast....