Contrary to Gwynne Dyer and Murray Dobbin’s position, the greatest threat to the stability of the Middle East today is Iran’s belligerence, exploiting puppet groups in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza. Many in the global community—from the UN to the EU to NGOs—have raised alarm bells about Iran’s dangerous activities.
Iran has long used the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, led by Hassan Nasrallah, to terrorize Israelis, writes Paul Michaels. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia
To accept the theories recently put forward by Gwynn Dyer and Murray Dobbin in The Hill Times, one must ignore well-established facts to the point of indulging in fantasy.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'