An important article in which journalist Seymour Hersh discusses the Bush Administration’s “redirection,” meaning a policy shift to enter an “open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region” to propel the Middle East “into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni.” Muslims.” I think he was forecasting how Washington-Tel Aviv-Riyadh were planting the seeds of the Islamic State back in 2007, when this article was written. Here is a passage:
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.