The Syrian civil war has created chaos throughout the Middle East, given rise to an unprecedented refugee crisis, and helped fuel terrorism internationally.
Award-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh predicted many of these events nine years ago in a detailed report for The New Yorker and warned that the United States and its allies in Israel and Saudi Arabia were helping to foment the unrest. Hersh began:
“In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, has significantly shifted its Middle East strategy. The ‘redirection,’ as some inside the White House have called the new strategy, has brought the United States closer to an open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region, propelled it into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.”