Going to make for a hotter than expected summer, with winds blowing from the east:
Iran is secretly forging ties with al-Qaida elements and Sunni Arab militias in Iraq in preparation for a summer showdown with coalition forces intended to tip a wavering US Congress into voting for full military withdrawal, US officials say.
Plausible. Look, I can buy Persian involvement in a peaceful Middle East. Just not these Mullahs and their Padrasan crazy eddies. But that's long term.
In the short term? Oh joy.....