If history tells us anything - they will wake up far to late.
We are seeing a classic game played out.
1. Indoctrinate the youth and disenfranchise them
2. Create instability
3. Manufacture an enemy
4. Distract the masses with debauchery
5. Destroy the multi-party system(here a two party system)
6. Rise false God who will cure all ills
As to the 35 bases - that is the real question. That is the elephant in the room. They make it sound like Iran has developed a proper missile when the truth is a kid in Iran could hit 35 bases with a model rocket since there are so many nearby.