Discussion posted by: David McNamara
A week ago, on Jan. 3, Tony Burman, a contributor to the Toronto Star and former long-time employee of the CBC and then of Al Jazeera, wrote in the Star: “The assassination of Iran’s second most powerful leader at the direction of U.S. President Donald Trump will likely have the same seismic impact on the modern history of the Middle East that the disastrous U.S. invasion of Iraq had in 2003. It will be interpreted in Iran and beyond as an act of war. It will ensure severe Iranian retaliation against American military forces as well as vulnerable U.S. allies in the Middle East. And it will lead to a cascade of unpredictable events that will once again plunge the region, and the United States, into another cycle of death. This is a very dangerous moment.