Gen. Hayden warns of Russian and Iranian gains following IS defeat

Gen. Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and NSA, is worried about the inroads that Russia and Iran are making in the wake of the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“The Iranians, Hezbollah, the Alawite forces in Syria,” Hayden told Kurdistan 24, “supported by the Russian Air Force, have actually been, in a race car sense of the word, drafting on the American success in Raqqa and the Euphrates valley.”

“I’m not optimistic,” Hayden continued, “because I see the construction of an Iranian land bridge that stretches from Tehran through Iraq through Syria, all the way to Beirut.”

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