To further complicate the situation, Iran has seemingly garnered indirect support from diverse political elements within the UN and the US.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps discussed attacking a US military base using an explosive-laden boat.
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It is highly questionable whether Washington will heed the order, as the court has no enforcement arm.
The entire dynamic is about to change.
Trump could launch a limited strike against Iran’s nuclear sites but that still could deteriorate into a war. Even a symbolic attack on one of the sites might bring a rapid escalation.
BEHIND THE LINES: The inability of the Iraqi central government to rein in the Shia militias might be dismissed as a colorful and lurid tale from somewhere distant. Unfortunately, it is not.
Diplomacy addicts always believe their lying eyes when a given reality is unpleasant – or when it’s touted by nemeses at home and those overseas in Israel.
There is a clear reason why the United States has labeled Iran a leading state sponsor of terrorism for decades.
The arrivals come on the heels of US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Israel last month.