Syria, Egypt, Iran, Israel, in fact, the entire Middle East is in turmoil at this moment. Russia, China and Iran have announced joint war games in the area. Egypt has just experienced what appears to be a military coup, and Israel has moved their tanks closer to the border with Egypt after several missiles were fired from the Sinai.

Ambassador Mark Johnson, director of the Montana World Affairs Council based in MIssoula says he has seldom seen the entire Middle East region in such an uproar all at once, and says America has no margin of error in attempting to deal with the situation. Over 12,000 people have been killed in Syria and Russian President Putin is opposing any outside interference in that strife-torn country. Johnson says the Montana World Affairs Council will be providing updates on the Middle East situation throughout the coming weeks.

Ambassador Mark Johnson