At the ripe old age of 90, Barnard Lewis has seen a lot, and theÂ part of the ‘lot’ that we are interested in is Iran.
True, he’s controversial,Â and he’s stuck his foot in a lot smelly topics and come away with a bad smell himself… But, his insight is incredible. So many of his predictionsÂ have come true that you beginÂ to wonder at some latent psychic power. He’sÂ not perfect, mind you. Just good. Very.
Why do I bring upÂ Professor EmeritusÂ Lewis now? Because he’s been speaking and writing on Iran, and echoing quite a few things that I’ve been saying here. More than that, he has been breaking new ground, even for me.
Some of thisÂ new broken ground comes from an article inÂ The Jerusalem Post calledÂ The Iranians do not expect to be attacked by Tovah Lazaroff and David Horovitz. That article was the result of an intense interview of Dr. Lewis, an interview that I want to discuss in detailÂ and excerpt over the next few posts.
As the article states, Â
His English accent undimmed by recent decades spent living in America, Lewis, who was born in London into a middle-class Jewish family, sketched out a vision of extremist Islamic ambition at chilling odds with his placid, soft-spoken delivery.
I don’t mean to scare you… Or, maybe I do. There is a perverse element to my nature. (I think that it’s a writer thing.)Â
No, really. The main thing for me is to make sure that you are able to understandÂ that there ARE storm clouds on the horizon, and that they are coming YOUR way.
THIS. IS. NOT. A. DRILL.Â
If you can internalize the seriousness of what is about to happen, then you will have some preparedness. And who knows? Maybe some of you will be able to provide some basis of change? I doubt it, but it’s worth a try.
See you tomorrow.
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