Wednesday, October 11, 2006


let this be the most wacked-out, paranoid, delusional thing I've read in long time and have no basis in reality whatsoever. If not, this is the stuff of all of our collective nightmares.
The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it.

War with Iran—a war that would unleash an apocalyptic scenario in the Middle East—is probable by the end of the Bush administration. It could begin in as little as three weeks.
This wasn't written by some anonymous blogger (ahem) but Chris Hedges, the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times. Maybe he is "former" because he's a raving crackpot? One can only hope.

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