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Even absent any development in Iranian missiles’ terminal guidance (which is probably underway) chances are pretty good Iran can sink a multibillion-dollar aircraft carrier for an investment of several million dollars in missiles.
The aircraft carrier (which various Saudi spokesmen have cited as a key indicator of US military commitment to the Gulf) is not likely to remain effective for long. The final history of the carrier has not been written, but we are on the first pages of the last chapter.
Lumbering ships lurking within easy missile range of the Iranian coast.
"If we don't obtain our rights through negotiations, we have the right to go to international institutions."
Israel is growing increasingly concerned that the Palestine 194 campaign is about to become part of the larger strategy of Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS).
The campaign has scored some small successes in academia, with a handful of European businesses joining, too. But should the majority of UN member states embrace the strategy of shunning Israel from multiple international organizations, BDS could evolve into a real threat to Israel’s legitimacy.
The US could be forced to choose between the State of Palestine and sixty-three different UN agencies.
The outcome of the war in Qalamoun has been settled, but battles are ongoing. Rankous, Assal al-Ward, Flita, Ras al-Maara, and Ras al-Ayn in Qalamoun will all see battles or ceasefires in the coming period. Many expect the fighting in Rankous to be very fierce, but that the battles to come will only serve to further weaken the armed opposition.