Monday, December 29, 2014
Iranians demonstrate their capability to protect sea lanes
The Saudis have been soliciting the US for greater military cooperation with them and other monarchies in the area. Obama should tell them thanks for asking but no. The Iranians would make for far better allies and are capable of providing legitimate security to the sea lanes.
The Iranian economy is far more diverse and the US could save a considerable amount of money by reducing its presence. Iran has shown its willingness and capabilities in helping free Iraq from ISIS fanaticism.
Obama would do well in seizing this opportunity to release the US from being owned by the usual suspects in the region.