During our daily roundup, our team ran across a very perceptive commentary by the BBC's Jim Muir. He laid out a true reality check on Syria today. Here is the link to the full article. For us, the most perceptive comment was this quoting a well-placed diplomat, "..."But a phase is ending, and things have to change. He has no more rabbits left in his hat." This is critical because Iran has a large vested interest in Syria and can be a catalyst for change so that a more credible Anti-Daesh (IS) force can be assembled.
Meanwhile, in Washington, the debate over the #IranDeal proves to be ever so challenging. One of the Washington "Think Tanks" that has come out in opposition to the deal had members of it testify before the US Senate Armed Services Committee and excerpts of their testimony were received at our offices for review and is hereby noted below--The Full Text is available by clicking on the "link" below as the perilous #Vote4Peace quest continues in Congress: