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The Gathering Storm

Friday, May 19, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

While the quick condemnation of the proposed Iranian law imposing symbols of minority religious status upon Jews Christians and others is heartening, it is disheartening to realize that this law passed on Monday, and word only reached American ears via a Canadian newspaper and the blogosphere on Friday.

Where was the New York Times? The Times of London? Any major media outlet?

And from RegimeChangeIran comes a link to this story about an incredible speech by the recently retired head of Israel’s military intelligence, Aharon Ze’evi:

Ze’evi, speaking at a Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies conference in Tel Aviv University, said that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad has been overheard promising the “end of history in two or three years.”

Ze’evi recommended that the Iranian threats be taken seriously, saying that Tehran will soon have nuclear warhead compatible surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 5,000 kilometers, putting Europe within striking distance.

Many fine commentators are publishing thoughtful essays on how to engage Iran, and Greg Djerejian has a long list of experienced and serious people urging engagement.

But what if the regime doesn’t want any part of engagement? What if the regime wants a war?

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