Am sure that Syria is itching to join the alliance and open its Lataqui seaport to the Chinese ever expanding navy. Iraq will eventually join once our remainng force leave by mid 2011. Lebanon will have no choice but to be a junior partner in the new axis of power. Israel will kick and scream with no avail. American by 2012 will be in such a bad economic shape that will be forced to cut its military presence in 144 countries. By then Afgan people would have gotten back their country. Israel should beware those potential developments.
Suspected assailant in car-ramming attack in West Bank shot (Haaretz)
from the article: Growing ties between Turkey, China, Iran worry Israel and U.S.