National Review chairman and former assistant secretary of state John Hillen published an opinion piece, “On Iran: It’s Not about the Bomb, It’s about the Strategy,” in which he describes what it means, from a strategic perspective, about Iran and Yemen planning 14 direct flights weekly via Mahan Air between the two nations.
Not one trip will be carrying a passenger, Hillen says, but the planes instead serve as a mean for Iran to smuggle in large quantities of sophisticated weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.
Our concerns as a nation, Hillen argues, shouldn’t be about signing arms control agreements with Iran, but instead focus on their geo-strategy.
In just the past five years, Iran has created or consolidated well-armed satrapies from the Turkish border to the Gulf of Aden, and from the Mediterranean and Red Sea to the heart of Afghanistan.
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