Opinion – Israel’s Clash With Iran and Syria: 5 Takeaways – NYT

This NYT article distils five powerful threads but misses its own flawed assumption. Firstly, the five points:

  1. This isn’t over yet. It’s just the beginning
  2. Israel alone can’t stop Iran in Syria
  3. The US is focused elsewhere
  4. Russia can’t stay neutral for long
  5. Israeli jets aren’t invincible

As for the flawed assumption, perhaps it’s bias with the NYT editorial pen? But the headline assumes Israel as the aggressor, when the factual evidence is that Iran’s the aggressor, with it’s military build-up in Syria. Of the five takeaway points, the most important relates to Russia. If Russia wants to leverage her own enhanced position in the Middle East, surely it’s not in Russia’s interests for Iran through her proxies to threaten Israel?

OPINION | Trump must withdraw from Iran nuclear deal — now | John R Bolton – TheHill

John R. Bolton

John R. Bolton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Read John Bolton‘s highly cited op-ed in the Hill. Bolton warns that in the last six months, Iran has made six more months of progress toward posing a mortal threat to America and its allies.

Source: OPINION | Trump must withdraw from Iran nuclear deal — now | TheHill

Bolton is a very heavy-hitter and has often been decribed as a neoconservative.

The article is critical of Obama‘s deal with Iran and more importantly it cites Trump’s team’s turning a blind eye to the evidence coming from Iran.

Iran’s geopolitical influence has increased because of Obama’s disasterous Middle East policy. Now Iran looks to gain leverage in both Iraq and Syria because of Trump’s weakness. Already right wing sources in Israel are arguing in favour of Israeli unilateral action against Iranian interests.

Surely, it’s time to remove Team Trump before they precipitate another Middle East war and possibly WWIII?

Thoughts?