There is a much bigger plan afoot in the Middle East than dealing with Islamic State. If Moscow, Tehran and Beijing succeed, there will be a polar shift in global economics — and Jerusalem will find itself in the crosshairs.
Iran's agenda is to expand its borders, and it is openly saying so. Yesterday a high ranking general bragged that Iran is extending its boundaries "from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean." It is a boundary reminiscent of the First Syrian Empire founded by Cyrus the Great in 550 BCE.
Today Jerusalem is watching America lead Syria to the worst possible solution for Israel: Assad in power, and Iranians in the Golan Heights.
Iran has a new military HQ. Called the 'Glasshouse' in downtown Damascus, it is directing Tehran's effort to defeat ISIS in Syria. Is it also a command post to establish a new Persian empire as a kind of 'womb' to deliver Islam's messianic Mahdi?
Last week an Iranian general pledged to fulfill a vow made by his country's 'Supreme Leader' two years ago. A new army has been established to destroy Israel, "Allah willing," in 23 years.