A Compact With the Devil | The American Spectator

The U.S. is now being asked to validate the Russian-Turkish-Iranian safe zones. We’d like the killing to stop, of course, but let’s recognize that the deal’s deeper purpose is the creation of a trans-border Iranian Empire, cementing Iran’s hegemony over its client state of Syria and establishing new borders around what Jordan’s King Abdullah has described as the “Shia crescent.” This is the arc that extends from Damascus to Tehran, thence to Baghdad and outward, and it is now dangerously close to becoming a “full moon” that threatens not only the region’s Sunni nations, but also some Shia countries like Bahrain who do not subscribe to Iran’s brand of militant Islam.

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The deal would further Iran’s goal of reaching the Golan Heights and a war with Israel that would erase the hated Zionist entity. Ironically, we can assume that Egypt, like Jordan, would prefer to have Israel rather than Iran as a neighbor.

A Compact With the Devil | The American Spectator