February 23, 2015 | Quote

Could ISIS’ Foray into North Africa Draw Another Western Intervention in Libya?

While the international community and Arab states oppose the Houthi coup, the Shi’ite group has been given a free hand, which has allowed Iran to impose its will on the country, as it already did in Iraq.

Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former terrorism finance analyst at the US Department of the Treasury, told the Post that “the chaos in both Yemen and Libya have the potential to worsen significantly.

“One only needs to look at Syria for a glimpse at how bad things can get,” he said.

“One thing to watch for is the impact of the interventions by Jordan and Egypt,” he noted.

“Both can easily be drawn into fights they were not prepared for. The US is not the only army susceptible to mission creep in the Middle East.”

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