With America’s threat to bomb Iran’s cultural sites, the UN Security Council in paralysis, China and Britain ignoring international court rulings on maritime sovereignty, and Iran sponsoring a swath of terror groups, it’s time to call an end to the so-called international rules-based order. Those, like Iran, who overthrow corrupt, weak American-backed regimes pay a heavy price. China was in the cold 1949-79; Vietnam 1975-95; Cuba 1959-2015; Iran 1979-present; and so on. The United States controls the dollar-based global economy, its communications and it has the guns and money. It might not be fair. It might have always been thus. At least we now know.