The United States must sanction Lebanese Major General Abbas Ibrahim for his Hezbollah / Iran bidding. Ibrahim is but a political proxy extending the influence of the Assad regime and its protectors in Hezbollah and Iran. Al-Sharq al-Awsat wrote an article accusing Ibrahim of handing over non-Islamist Syrian dissidents to
Politicians across the globe tend to view Iran as a sovereign nation whose leadership is represented by men of religion. And like every sovereign nation, borders define its geography. The truth is far from this naive point of view. In fact, Iran is a religion and not a country. After
The U.S. military cyber forces launched a cyber strike against the Iranian military computer systems on Thursday. Iran pays heavy price for its recent terror activities. Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. A third official confirmed the broad outlines of the
Tom Rogan, a first-class journalist, wrote an opinion for the Washington Examiner in which he argued the “Two major differences between Trump’s Iran retreat and Obama’s red line“. In our opinion, small time Trump blinked big time. While Rogan makes a valid point by claiming President Obama’s red line was
President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Simultaneously, Trump also asked Iran to get back to the negotiating table. The more Trump seeks dialogue, the more violent the Mullahs get. The president held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to
Of the thousands of analysts and pundits who follow the Middle East tear itself apart, many notice a distinguishable pattern. Almost all powerful actors have one or more proxies fighting their battles. Except the Arabs who seem to be relying on the flavor du jour to press for their sovereignty.