Iranian proxies in Iraq and Syria openly threaten global peace and stability. We may in the coming days see escalation of global tension, as advancement in warfare technology such as use of drones in assassinations, launching of cruise missiles, and other nefarious plots to harm opponents become widely available.
Iraq, a nation in the Middle East is currently occupied by Iran’s terror proxies and militias ready, willing, and able to do the Islamic Republic’s war games. These proxies include Hamas in Gaza, the Houthis in Yemen, and Hezbollah, which controls Lebanon to a large extent and runs roughshod over government regimes in Syria and Iraq.
Hashem Al-Kindi, an Iraqi researcher, recently revealed that in 2009, Hezbollah identified U.S. President Barack Obama at the Baghdad airport and had the ability to assassinate him using drones, but refrained from killing him because the Iraqi president was right next to him.
Seemingly, US military capability to deter the Persian kingdom is questionable. An American surveillance drone was brought down by Iran. A British flagged tanker was detained by Iran. Yet, apart from loudmouth talks by Donald Trump, the US watched helplessly.
Could Russia, China and Iran’s recently military activities have put into question America’s super power theory?