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The Continuing Disarray of the Middle East

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jan 28, 2020 at 18:06

If we are to examine both the contentions, however categorized from points of perspective or view to understand where the Middle East is currently heading, one is not easily convinced from the opposing observations in this exchange that there is an easy conclusion. Question: did the al-Quds leader actually play a pivotal role in the planned expansionism that is laid at the feet of the ayatollahs: or not?
One might say; we may never know. The pre-emptive action on the part of the American military did not merely belay whatever what planned for the next phase of displacing America's presence in Iraq, but it further put Iran on notice that their investment in the terrorization of the Middle East through the proxy war started by the ayatollahs of the last century would bring about an eventual loss of everything they ever hoped to gain. Even as this is being written, Iran will not be able to consummate a full implementation of their evil design because they no longer have full control, if ever they ever did.
But while the al-Quds leader was still active in the activities of his murderous schemes, there was the appearance of advancing the cause and keeping his adversaries guessing as to where he might strike next. All of that is in disarray now; for those schemes were apparently molded in his prowess for advancing the ayatollahs cause for a world-wide regime in a way that made it seem like they were in full execution and control of the terror they foisted upon the region; and indeed they were successful in deluding others not so convinced in opposing the Islamic Regime that they were willing to compromise to mute the possibility of becoming collateral targets.
However, all things being equal (or at least the perception of it all), now that the change of settings is underway, what all of this is leading up to is now being made more apparent to the understanding of what is now at stake; and the ayatollahs cannot control the next phase. So to Dr. Pipes' contention that the loss of the al-Quds leader to the plans of the Islamic Regime is not so central to their operations, this may be likely so, even if on the surface of what had been happening might contradict that implication. Now there appears to be the shift to the next arena of activities that is now coming into view, in which there appears to be a lessening of the differences between the aspirations of the Sunni and Shiite attempts of domination in the region and the alleged/purported dominance of Islam in the Middle East.
The stage is apparently being set next for Turkey......

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