This thread will be the "one-stop-shop" so to speak on the topic of Russia, Iran, the USA, our involvement, and the middle east as it continues to become the center stage in the world. Of course, Afghanistan, China, N. Korea, and even Venezuela or other nations currently not on our best friend's list are also suitable to discuss for their relevance. YouTube - Former CIA Spy Speaks Out Starting off, I would like to bring up the question of round-table possibilities for Iran. Is the inclusion of Iran into the UN and global governance really an option, or is it only a smokescreen? Will we see a war with Iran in the future, and who will start the conflict? What about Israel and their part in all of this? Discuss.