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Iran and Syria are Getting Blown Up. And Sometimes Shot.

Is it a single battlefield?  The regimes in Damascus and Tehran certainly think so.  According to a Jordanian news site,

an operations room has been opened in Damascus and...it is continuously manned by officers from Syria and Iran, as well as by Hizbullah terrorists, all of whom coordinate their military operations in the event of external military intervention in Syria.  A similar operations room has been opened in Tehran, said the report, and is manned by Iranian as well as by Hizbullah terrorists...

Meanwhile, while we're on the subject of unnoticed news, did you know that the US Navy recently killed some Iranian sailors in the Gulf?  Four were killed and one is still missing, according to Kuwaiti press reports.  Reza Kahlili has some details.

Funny how we hear all about it when the Navy rescues Iranian hostages from the Gulf pirates, but when an Iranian boat enters a "forbidden zone" close to an American military base, and we blast it, it doesn't seem to make the evening news.

Par for the course.  No wonder it's impossible to have a serious debate about Iran.  We don't acknowledge simple facts:  Iran is at war with us, Iran and Syria are tied at the belly button and are engaged in a joint massacre of the Syrian people, there's a very lively resistance movement (or movements) inside Iran (as inside Syria), and our national "strategy" consists of asking these two terror masters to make nice so that we can retreat further.

"Lead from behind" is a long way of saying "retreat," don't you think?  Or is there still some geopolitical genius who believes we can get a meaningful and credible deal with these mass murderers?