THERE IS never a dull week in the Middle East. We learned that a draft report commissioned by the intelligence services of the United States recommends preparing for “a post-Israel Middle East.” We also learned that a high-ranking Navy officer in 2007 wanted to provoke Iran into a war, Doctor Strangelove-style. Meanwhile, the USS Stennis battle group sailed for the Persian Gulf yesterday from San Diego, four months earlier than originally planned, reportedly due to increasing tensions with Iran.
Also: Sun-Myung Moon dies (see story on his bizarre coronation ceremony attended by members of Congress); banksters go free; and families of Aurora, Colorado shooting victims are upset at how money raised is being disbursed.
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