Chris Hedges was way ahead of the curve. Back in October he wrote on his blog:
War with Iran — a war that would unleash an apocalyptic scenario in the Middle East — is probable by the end of [Prez Huha‘s] administration. It could begin in as little as three weeks.
Probable? Was he nuts? Three weeks? Really nuts? Well, his timing may have been off, but the clock is still running.
This administration, claiming to be anointed by a Christian God to reshape the world, and especially the Middle East, defined three states at the start of its reign as “the Axis of Evil.” They were Iraq, now occupied; North Korea, which, because it has nuclear weapons, is untouchable; and Iran. Those who do not take this apocalyptic rhetoric seriously have ignored the twisted pathology of men like Elliott Abrams, who helped orchestrate the disastrous and illegal contra war in Nicaragua, and who now handles the Middle East for the National Security Council. He knew nothing about Central America. He knows nothing about the Middle East. He sees the world through the childish, binary lens of good and evil, us and them, the forces of darkness and the forces of light. And it is this strange, twilight mentality that now grips most of the civilian planners who are barreling us towards a crisis of epic proportions.
This morning, interviewed on Democracy Now! about his latest book, “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America,” Hedges repeated his warning: “Before the end of [Huha’s] administration, they [the BananaRepublic] will make a strike against Iran. … I think these people live in an alternate reality.”
Hedges cannot be easily dismissed. You’ll see why when you check out the interview.