The Shia Crescent is Growing

A quick Middle East snapshot update.

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L. A. Marzulli

“‘Our frontmost line of defense is no more in Shalamcheh (in Southern Iran), rather this line is now in Southern Lebanon,'” Safavi was quoted as saying, adding that Iran’s strategic depth had reached the Mediterranean Sea.

The above statement is in my opinion, proof of the expanding Shia Crescent toward the Holy City—holy according to Muslims—of Mecca.  The Saudi’s must be quaking in their palaces.   The Shia Crescent extends from Iran to Syria and then west to Lebanon, where Hezbollah has entrenched themselves with upward of 170,ooo rockets, all aimed at Israel.

The number of rockets that Hezbollah controls, according to the above link is now over 170,000.  I have been watching this build up since the IDF went into Lebanon to wipe out Hezbollah positions in 2006.   They have an arsenal and when not if they decide to…

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