Original title: Endgame – A Future Scenario for Israel
Are we headed towards a doom scenario? What are the scenarios for the Near East in the foreseeable future? Tension in the Middle East is mounting again, as political decisions in both the United States and Iran are now being taken by neoconservatives. ‘Both places have idiots in charge’, states colonel Lawrence Wilkerson. And the weapon of mass destruction scenario has been dug up again, this time for Iran.
Plans of attack are being made and pre-emptive strikes are being considered. Backlight presents an ominous future view on the Middle East, the Place of Judgment.
Backlight spoke to: Martin van Creveld (Israeli military historian), Tony Judt (British historian), Brigitte Gabriel (Christian Lebanese emigre), Lawrence Wilkerson (former chief of staff to Colin Powell), Etgar Keret (Israeli writer), Anoush Ehteshami (British-Iranian political scientist) and Richard Perle (American neoconservative).
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2007.
© VPRO Backlight April 2007
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Research: William de Bruijn
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