A War for the World's Future

(Ynet News) Mordechai Kedar - This fight isn't about Gaza. The battle is about the future of the Middle East: Will radical Islamic forces rise and replace the current order, as already happened in Lebanon and in Turkey? The sail to Gaza is merely one event in this struggle. If Israel wanted to stop the flotilla, it could have done it more elegantly - for example, by sabotaging the ships underwater. Yet even such success would not have prompted a victory in respect to the big question: Who is the master of this region? It appears that Israel chose to tell Islamisizing Turkey, which is ruled by a group that is ideologically identical to Hamas - no more. Israel is located at a frontal outpost, where it fights the war of the enlightened, liberal, pluralist, open, and democratic world - in the huge struggle against the Islamic forces that threaten to take over the world and subjugate it. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence.

2010-05-31 09:59:44

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