Just look at the bloodbath taking place in Syria for the past two years. There may be some new actors who have appeared on the scene, like the Al-Qaida affiliated Jabhit al-Nasra militia, but the dominant actors are old acquaintances – Bashar al-Assad and his Alawite minions, and the Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, run by Hassan Nasrallah, getting his orders from Teheran. Their deeds over the years have...