The Iranians do not expect to be attacked

At the ripe old age of 90, Barnard Lewis has seen a lot, and the part of the ‘lot’ that we are interested in is Iran.

True, he’s controversial, 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 predictions have come true that you begin to wonder at some latent psychic power. He’s not perfect, mind you. Just good. Very.

Why do I bring up Professor Emeritus 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 this new broken ground comes from an article in The Jerusalem Post called 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 detail and excerpt over the next few posts.

As the article states,  

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.) 

No, really. The main thing for me is to make sure that you are able to understand that there ARE storm clouds on the horizon, and that they are coming YOUR way.


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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3 thoughts on “The Iranians do not expect to be attacked”

  1. Well crabby day to you ,too, Sunny Sunshine Rainbow.
    I think we get it, but maybe you could give us some directions? Instructions? I will bring them to my next baby shower.

  2. The more I hear about Ahmadinejad’s regime, the more nervous I get.

    The scary part is that I think that this is a completely appropriate reaction.

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