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The more things change, the more they stay the same

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Sep 11, 2014 at 04:38

I'm surprised to see that this article appeared in 2009, two years before the "Arab Spring". The alignment in this "cold war" is very much what it was in 2009. The main difference was that Turkey and Iran were on the same page; but they have since split over Syria.

US President Obama is about as cozy with Iran now, as he has ever been. Once he has made a thorough mess of things in the region with his latest "anti-ISIL" talk, I expect the Americans to once more leave, and Turkey to somehow restore its friendship with Iran. In Gaza, Turkey and Iran were tacitly allied against Israel -- with both of them mainly providing rhetoric.

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