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It is No Longer aThreat - the Reality is on the Ground

Reader comment on item: 'We Should Stay Out' of Iraq Conflict
in response to reader comment: ISIS strategic threat, new homelands, and population exchanges

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 30, 2014 at 18:42

The contemplations of ISIS and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard coming to grips with their defining ideologies are heady enough were they merely to resolve ages old sectarian rifts derived from who gets to welcome al-Mahdi at the appointed time. But this is not the case. A greater thing than even a greater Syria is a play here and the Persians have a circumstance that even the Ayatollah Khomeini could never have planned for, even if suspected.

Further, while it is expectedly likely that the old lines of 'national' distinction derived after World War One are now as fluid as the lines of the former Yugoslavian state, a more direct issue as stated here is this: does the United States owe ANY duty to resurrect the former policies of the previous presidencies to save Iraq; or are we expecting the current Administration to generate its own political capital to underwrite what will be the next disaster of America foreign policy that will likely implode in our faces?

Damascus is on the verge of its own extinction if it cannot contain what it has started; the rewriting of the next historical chapters of its final moments as a sovereign nation. Iraq is being swept up into the same vortex of Middle Eastern geopolitical confluences because the vacuum left behind by the current Administration by not keeping a force in place is about to go pop. Iran will likely be next, but they may get to be nuclear before that happens. Are we ready for the close up, Mr. Demille?


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