Monday, August 31, 2015

Why The Current Wars In The Middle East Are Going To Escalate

Stratfor/Real Clear World: Why Middle Eastern Conflicts Will Escalate

Tehran's competitors in the region will not sit idly by without attempting to curb the expansion of Iranian influence. This will not manifest in all-out warfare between the Middle East's most significant powers; Iran is not the only country well versed in the use of proxies. But the conflicts that are already raging in the region will continue unabated and likely only worsen. These clashes will occur on multiple fault lines: Sunni versus Shiite, for example, plus ethnic conflicts among Turks, Iranians, Arabs, Kurds, and other groups. The Iranian nuclear deal in the short term thus means more conflict, not less.

WNU Editor: A sobering analysis .... and one that I cannot help but agree with.

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