For those who aren’t familiar with Henry Kissinger, he was the secretary of state during the late Nixon and Ford years, 1973-1977.
He is considered by many to be the greatest secretary of state, in terms of statesmanship, of the last half of the twentieth century. He is the one who worked to open up China, to get America out of the Vietnam War, détente with the Soviet Union, and of course to engineer the Petrodollar system. Presidents and others have sought him for advice in the last four decades.
In this earlier post, he rightly believed that Iran was a greater threat than Islamic State (IS). Now in this Breitbart article he is quoted again as taking a position on IS as the power and territory of IS wanes:
“Most non-ISIS powers — including Shia Iran and the leading Sunni states — agree on the need to destroy it. But which entity is supposed to inherit its territory? A coalition of Sunnis? Or a sphere of influence dominated by Iran? The answer is elusive because Russia and the NATO countries support opposing factions. If the ISIS territory is occupied by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards or Shia forces trained and directed by it, the result could be a territorial belt reaching from Tehran to Beirut, which could mark the emergence of an Iranian radical empire.”
Wow. Did he read Daniel Revisited? Probably not. But it shows the mind of this expert statesman who knows the Middle East.
“An Iranian radical empire” is Iran, as told to us by the next coming Second Signpost.
And it’s interesting he didn’t say “Turkey” but said “a coalition of Sunnis” which nails the Third Signpost on the head.
Dr. Kissinger is in fact speculating that the next power in the Middle East will be an Iranian empire or a Sunni coalition. If the Signpost interpretation proves to be correct, he is right on both counts – one after the other.