Monday, June 19, 2017

Netanyahu's Wet Dream

"US forces have opened fire on Iranian-backed forces in Syria three times in the past month, amid mounting tensions that observers and former officials worry could easily turn into an unplanned, spiralling conflict. The three recent incidents took place at al-Tanf, a remote desert outpost near the point where the Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian borders meet. There a 150-strong force of US soldiers who are training local fighters to take on the Islamic State was approached by convoys of militias fighting for the Assad regime. They responded with air strikes... The string of incidents has illustrated has illustrated how the eastern Syrian desert is becoming an arena for confrontation between the US and Iran... Trump has portrayed Iranian influence as a global threat on a par with with Isis and al-Qaida." ('The war after Isis': has Trump opened the door to conflict with Iran?Julian Borger, theguardian.com, 18/6/17)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well OK, that was always going to be a safe bet when Trump was elected. I want to know where are the public in the US positioned on this? Are they too tired of trying to make ends meet, juggling rising health care costs and, fighting off crime and drug dependence? Oh wait, was I describing the US or OZ?