Saturday, April 11, 2009

Comment on The Belmont Club,
"The hand of Iran stretches West"


My hope is that the Hamas leaders in Gaza are scouting out locations in Egypt to retire to when Israel squeezes the toothpaste out of the tube. The use of Hezbollah is troubling but Iran has big plans. Fifty one years ago Egypt's Nasser absorbed Syria and Yemen in an escapade called The United Arab Republic. The result was geopolitical indigestion and three years later Egypt disgorged the meal. Now the Iranians are having big dreams of restoring the Sassanid Empire and are using their proxies in Syria to reach down to Egypt.

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