Citizens Commission on National Security member Clare Lopez with LTC Sargis Sangari at the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement on the recent assassination attempt against the Iraqi PM, Iran’s role in destabilizing the Middle East, Turkey, Russia & more – chaos in the absence of American leadership.
Claire answers the question, “Qui Bono. Who Benefits?” Ms. Lopez notes that both Iran and Turkey are major irredentist powers in the region. Iran is directing drone strikes against American interests in the region, including the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s own home, as Turkey is openly calling for re-establishing its #OttomanEmpire rule in the area, taking the lead of the global #MuslimBrotherhood movement from #SaudiArabia.
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