Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
His Flock including the Taliban and Hezbollah in Lebanon are behind much drug smuggling to finance their military operations
Iran is being ever more squeezed so the drugs are an ends to a means
I used to meet smugglers on the border and buy Cigars and perfume they are also a mine of information that is why some of them live good lives
Syria is disintergrating , the Assad grip lessens by the day, his major Ally the Iranians now being hit by Israel across Iran and their instilations and bases in Syria under almost daily attack , their economy is in utter shreds BUT ISIL is in the wings , recovering , learning , incredibly adept and clever and very - very single minded in their leaderships view of the removal of Assad.
Assad I have always said will one day be thrown to the dogs , as long as the Russians can make a political accomidation with whomever replaces him they will ultimately have no problems , the KGB is highly pragmatic in its views and if they see Assad as a dog with no chance better to cut their losses and look for the next best leadership
Iran is now wondering what November will bring them - IF Trump wins then expect conflict as the Iranians will be bought to heel