It came with the start of the saber rattling in congress and at the White House. The accusations and declarations of the Republican Guard in Iran as terrorist organization (also here). The low, slow toward yet another front in this anamorphic war on terror.
It grew with Turkey’s parliament voting approval for the government to driveÂ across the northern border of Iraq to pursue Kurdish rebels. Into the only part of Iraq that has had any kind of continual sense of stability. The bull eyes the china shop.
It screams in Pakistan, where the return of exiled former prime minster Bhutto was marred byÂ two bombings in an assassination attempt (also here). The true front in the real war of necessity, descending closer to chaos. The stuff of nightmares if this lynch pin falls.
The floor is open for rebuttal, but isn’t this one of those worst case scenarios shaping up — a region-wide war? It’s not as though everything is as tenuous as the collection of coalitions that sparked World War I when Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, but this slope we’re on now is far too slippery for my tastes.