The gods of news are working overtime. They delivered the twin bombshells from the Supreme Court, President Obama’s moving eulogy for one of the victims of the savage South Carolina church massacre and then the dramatic hunt for the two escaped New York convicts.
After those events, most people had no attention span left for anything else, including, unfortunately, the most far-reaching news of all. That would be the simultaneous expansion of Islamic terrorism by both of its main sources, the Islamic State and Iran.
With a Tuesday deadline for a negotiated deal, the stretch drive is following a familiar script. Iran raises its demands, and America, on behalf of major powers, responds with capitulations.
On Friday alone, jihadists left their bloody tracks in countries on three continents, striking France, Tunisia and Kuwait. The attacks left scores dead and came after an Islamic State leader demanded that Ramadan mark a “calamity for the infidels . . . Shiites and apostate Muslims.” Spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has said that “Muslims everywhere, we congratulate you over the arrival of the holy month. Be keen to conquer in this holy month and to become exposed to martyrdom.”
So much for the religion of peace.
But even those horrors would pale if Iran gets a nuclear weapon, a terrifying outcome that also advanced last week and could be sealed in writing any day.
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