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By Elijah J. Magnier: @ ejmalrai. A new school of confrontation is imposing itself in the Middle East, a region that is becoming a platform for regional and international wars. Following the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, the 2003 occupation of Iraq, the 2006 war in Lebanon and the 2011 (failed) regime change in Syria, now Iran is in the spotlight. But Iran’s style of confrontation is adopted from the western style: hitting the partners and leaving no fingerprints . The threat of direct attacks on US forces has been cited as a justification for the possible deployment of 120,000 US troops to the region, as reported by the New York Times. Citing administration officials, the Times said it wa... Full story

15 May