No one was surprised with the publishing of intelligence documents that revealed Iranian interference in Iraq. In fact, those documents have confirmed what was already known. No one was shocked by the continued exceptional relations between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian regime.
In the sitcom “The Office,” a bumbling manager spends much of his time distracting the hapless employees of a paper company’s local sales branch. Somehow, despite all the antics that seem to interfere with getting anything done, the branch consistently manages to be the company’s most profitable.
Forty years ago, in 1979, the story that deserves to be recounted over and over again, began with the expansion of Iranian influence in the Arab Mashreq.