BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The decline of ISIS may lead to an “Iranian radical empire” according to veteran foreign policy elite Henry Kissinger. The former American diplomat stated this view in an article he wrote for the CapX online media outlet about one week ago.
According to Kissinger, the defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq may create the ideal conditions for radical Shia political entities – clandestinely guided by the Iranian state – to establish control over the regions seized back from the terrorist group.
Kissinger expressed the belief that the old rule of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ no longer applies in the contemporary Middle Eastern political affairs, writing that “the enemy of your enemy may also be your enemy.”
Thus with this understanding in mind, Kissinger argued that it is not easy to determine who is truly an American ally in the fight against ISIS, even hinting that US-led Western hegemony in the Middle East could be severely undermined if Tehran-aligned forces are the ones to retake the rump of territory currently occupied by the Salafist jihadist faction.
Although formally retired, Kissinger has between at the apex of American foreign policy decision making since the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is well known for his advocacy of blatant US military aggression as a means to achieve foreign policy objectives and as an ardent Zionist.