Interesting, but very scary analysis of the current situation in the Middle East and beyond


Whilst the world is understandably distracted by the brinkmanship of the North Korean dictator, it is worth noting that the real threat comes from Iran and its proxies, notably Hezbollah. One might say that is so for Israel, but not so for the US or even Europe. But wait, one matter has been forgotten. Iran and Hezbollah have equally threatened the US, not just Israel.

Recently, President Donald J. Trump hosted the Lebanese leader Saad Hariri and promised US assistance if firm action was taken against the Shiite terrorist organisation, to which Mr. Hariri politely accepted. However, it is a fact that Hezbollah is a state within a state, which not only controls its own territory but also that of the Lebanese government. Since then, though Mr. Hariri has distanced himself from those remarks and is claiming the US is putting undue pressure on Lebanon regarding continued foreign assistance to…

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