Iran Bonds Trump-McMaster

THE BOND between people who are paranoid about Iran can be strong, which goes a long way in revealing the Trump-McMaster relationship.

Secretary of Defense Mattis is focused on deconfliction after ISIS is vanquished.

National security advisor H.R. McMaster is thinking more broadly.

From the L.A. Times over the weekend, via Axios.

Two days later, McMaster offered a different perspective. He called the war against Islamic State “one part of a much broader campaign” aimed at blocking transnational terrorist groups from taking root.

Speaking at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank, he argued that Iran is a disruptive force and suggested U.S. policy in the post-Islamic State era will focus increasingly on isolating Tehran and preventing it from expanding its influence.

He gave few specifics beyond “pulling back the curtain” on Tehran’s purported malign deeds, including support for Houthi rebels in Yemen and Shiite militias in Iraq, as well as Hezbollah in Lebanon.

We’ve seen this horror show before.

No one knows what happens in the aftermath of a post-ISIS Middle East but the LA Times article above informs us that experts are worried about it.

This week brings Trump’s second foreign trip and the G20 summit.

The current American President is so in over his head he’s the only one who doesn’t know it.