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It’s crucial to put the Iranians to the test before they receive their windfall $100+ billion. And it is crucial to ignore neither incitement nor polemics coming from the Supreme Leader and his office or appointees, but rather treat them as a reflection of the true character of the regime.
The United States may have just dealt al Qaeda a double-blow: a US airstrike killed al Qaeda’s general manager and head of the virulent Yemeni branch, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Nasser al Wahayshi, in eastern Yemen Friday; and two F-15s, targeting a meeting of radical Islamist leaders in Libya Saturday, reportedly killed al Qaeda veteran operative Mokhtar Belmokhtar.